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Suggest medication for joint pains due to chikungunya

Dear Doc , have got chikungunya since last two months , the fever went away in the first 7 days but persistent pain in evry joint still remains and weakness upto an extent, is still very much prevelent , till when will i have to bear the pain and what to do about it, no medecine which i have taken is working pls help
Tue, 27 Oct 2015
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Hi & Welcome.
I can understand your concern for the joint pains following Chikungunya fever.
Usually the residual joint pain following the attack of Chikungunya persists for some time and it responds well to anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac.

Since it seems these drugs are not helpful in relieving the pain, then the possibility of inflammatory joint conditions like rheumatoid arthritis must be ruled out. You are therefore advised to consult a physician for certain lab tests such as CBC, ESR, C reactive protein, Rh factor, Anti-nuclear antibodies, Anti CCP antibodies to confirm the diagnosis.

Meanwhile you may take tab Indomethacin for the symptomatic relief of pain along with Pantoprazole to prevent gastritis.

Hope the suggestions given above could be useful to you.
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Suggest medication for joint pains due to chikungunya

Hi & Welcome. I can understand your concern for the joint pains following Chikungunya fever. Usually the residual joint pain following the attack of Chikungunya persists for some time and it responds well to anti inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen or Diclofenac. Since it seems these drugs are not helpful in relieving the pain, then the possibility of inflammatory joint conditions like rheumatoid arthritis must be ruled out. You are therefore advised to consult a physician for certain lab tests such as CBC, ESR, C reactive protein, Rh factor, Anti-nuclear antibodies, Anti CCP antibodies to confirm the diagnosis. Meanwhile you may take tab Indomethacin for the symptomatic relief of pain along with Pantoprazole to prevent gastritis. Hope the suggestions given above could be useful to you.