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posses difficulties not only for you but also to the clinicians treating you. The best way of treating this condition as known to the clinicians now, is by the use of anti-inflammatory drugs every day. Naproxen is a NSAID, an anti-inflammatory drug. The side effects of this drug(long term use) are incidence of gastritis
, ulcer, renal dysfunction
, liver dysfunctions
. Montoring the symptoms, regular liver and renal function test is essential to prevent complications.
Strenous physical activity are to be better avoided to prevent compications.
There are positive reports, as far as prognosis is concerned. A good amount of people have shown improvement and no or relatively less recurrence after 16-18 months of NSAID's (preferrably colchicine
Hence, continue with the present treatment, watch out for the side effects and restrict physically strenous activities.