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Posted by Lori on 8/28/99 at 00:00 (010300)

Hi all! Be CAREFUL of Arthrotec! I took it for over 6 months and yes, it did help with the pain. However, I quit taking it because I started getting stomach aches which reminded me of the ulcer I got when I took Feldine over 10 years ago when I was first diagnosed with PF. Arthrotec DOES have a 'buffer' type thing that's SUPPOSED to prevent problems with the stomach, BUT if you get ANY pain in your stomach, stop taking it IMMEDIATELY! Getting an ulcer from Feldine was a real pain in the neck. Many hundreds of $$ spent with all of the tests and then over a year of taking Pepcid to heal the ulcer than many hundreds of $$ spent to find out if it was healed. Just be careful!
Lori in AZ