Why No NSAIDs for You

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NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are standard treatment for inflammation and pain. But if you have GI “issues”, and Celiac Disease, take a moment to read why you should consider other options for treatment. 

WHY NO NSAIDs FOR YOU

If you have an autoimmune disease and/or gastrointestinal issues, strongly consider not taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) for pain relief or as an anti-inflammatory medicine, and discuss with your doctor other options for pain or inflammation treatment.

Yes, that’s you, even the one who is saying, “But I don’t have Celiac Disease,” but you do have GI “issues”.

I cannot tell you how many times medical providers over the years have attempted to prescribe me a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, also referred to as an NSAID, and then stare blankly when I remind the physician I have Celiac Disease.

*insert the sound of crickets*

Perhaps you too have wondered about this. The medication itself does not contain gluten in it; therefore, it is safe for people with Celiac Disease and Autoimmune Disease, right?

Um, nope.

Read more about why you want to avoid NSAIDs.

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