I know what you mean. I have been on NSAIDS for many years. It never bothered my stomach until recently. However, I am having a lot of problems recently. The doctor has me on vimovo, which is very strong naproxen and stomach medicine combined. I am also having to take tagament now. So far, my kidney tests are normal. I have tried, over the years, not to take the meds, but my C-reactive protein sores to the point that the doctors insist. By that time I am willing to do anything they say because I am in such pain and barely functioning. I have decided that I had rather possibly live a few fewer years, to have good, mostly functioning years. It's not living if you can't get out of the bed or leave home because of pain. Maybe my attitude is off, but that's where I am of now. Also, I have had 15 surgeries and all of the major surgeries do take one year to get over, so I hope after the year has passed, you are much better.