Janine Costanzo Posted September 20, 2012 Share Posted September 20, 2012 Hi all, I'm on day 20 of my Whole30. One of the symptoms that I was hoping to clear up a little bit is the chronic neck/shoulder pain that I have, which sometimes gives me a headache. I was doing well in that regard until last night, when my neck was tight for some reason and I had a really bad headache. Normally I would take two ibuprofen and it'll go away. I looked at the bottle, and saw a fairly long list of inactive ingredients. At least two of them aren't Whole30 compliant: corn starch and lactose. There's other things that may not be compliant either (I don't know what they all are). I don't have any other painkillers in my house, so I decided to go to bed and hope that it'd go away on its own. I woke up around 3 AM, and my headache was worse than before. I tossed and turned for half an hour before I decided that there was no way I was going to be able to get back to sleep while in that kind of pain. I got up and took two (200 mg) ibuprofen tablets. I was able to fall asleep about 15 minutes later, as the pain wasn't quite as bad by then. I woke up today and so far, I seem to be better. My neck is stiff but the headache is gone. Meanwhile, I'm feeling guilt about taking the pills that I knew had non-compliant ingredients in them. I'm really hoping this doesn't mean I need to start my Whole30 over...does it? I did a forum search and it was said that while NSAIDs aren't good to take, they are permitted. But nothing I found said anything about the inactive ingredients needing to be compliant or not. Do they have to be? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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