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Wonderful discovery

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:43 pm
by pedrime
Hi everyone--

Maybe I'm living under a rock but until recently had never used/heard of a drug called Ponstel (NSAid). I have a non-RLS, painful condition and this is the best non-narcotic drug I have ever used. If anyone is unsuccessfully trying to treat pain I recommend asking your dr. about this.

Have a great day-

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:17 am
by Sojourner
p, just curious what you are taking it for, how long etc. Seems like it comes with all the nsaid caveats and side effects.


Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:33 am
by SquirmingSusan
Interesting. I took Ponstel about 30 years ago for "female pain." That was before ibuprofen was sold OTC. I didn't know that it was still around.

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:31 pm
by pedrime
that's exactly what i'm taking it for. (same as susan). for me it works much better than 800 mg/ ibuprofen--i'm astounded i hadn't heard of it until recently. hopefully this is only short-term b/c i should be having surgery soon. anyway not a lot of good painkiller options-- harm your stomach & kidneys w/ nsaids or ask your dr. for narcotics and appear a drug-seeker! you can't win :roll:

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:37 pm
by pedrime
oh, i neglected to mention that when i took ponstel for the first time i realized i had no hip pain or back pain either, which is never the case unless i take narcotics. so for me, it really wipes out the pain shockingly well.