View Full Version : Naproxen, Advil and lupus

02-24-2007, 05:11 PM
My rhumy put me on Naproxen and Plaquenil. I can't start the plaquenil until I go to see an eye dr. but I have started the Naproxen. I get really bad migraines and my rhumy told me to stop taking advil because advil in lupus patients can cause hepatitis and/or menengitis...so I stopped immidiately, and I haven't had a migraine since starting the Naproxen, but I was just wondering if any of you experience migraines and if the Naproxen helps. If not what do you use...I'm trying to be hindsight with this! thanks in advance!

03-12-2007, 03:25 PM
I experience numerous migraines that my doctor has described as "Lupus Migraines". I do not use Naproxen, however. I am happy that your migraines have ceased. :lol:


06-07-2007, 07:14 AM
I use imitrex for my migraines. I can't take anything with Ibuprofen because one of my Lupus symptoms is a low platelet count. This can actually be caused/contributed to by Ibuprofen, so I have to stick to acetaminophen products. I've taken Excedrin Migraine for the migraines, the only problem is you can only take two in a twenty four hour period and I find that the headache comes back before I can take anymore medicine. The good thing is, it really does seem to eliminate the symptoms pretty quickly while it lasts (usually around 16-18 hours)

The imitrex which you take at the first sign of a migraine seems to stop my migraine symptoms, but does leave me with the mild headache I have all the time.