OUCH Why do these pain meds hurt my stomach 31 hours later??
January 18, 2007 10:14 AM Subscribe
Ouch! Why does this medication hurt my stomach a day after I've taken it for the last time? Please explain before I have an ulcer or an alien growing inside me or something...
posted by sneakin to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
So, I was perscribed 500 mg pills of Naproxen. The second time I took it, I got a horrible stomachache that woke me up in the middle of the night. I thought it was unrelated to the Naproxen because I had already taken it once with no ill effect. So, I took it a third time (brilliant, I know). That was yesterday (January 17 at 7:30 a.m.), about 18 hours ago. I am still experiencing really awful stomach pains, alternating with intense hunger pangs, which makes no sense since I have been eating. By the way-- every time I have taken it, I have done so with food.
The question: is this related to the Naproxen? If so, why is it still bothering me 31 hours later. Anyone else experience this?