If the OP was in enough pain he was willing to go to a doctor and get a prescription for it, I’d guess he needs it. And being in that kind of pain should come before trivial concerns about protein synthesis rates.
I used to work a physical labor job that resulted in joint pain that I would consider painful enough to see a doctor for. Flameout solved the problem.
You “guess” he needs it. But then again, OP said his doctor didn’t even check out his knee, so maybe that’s what he did, too. Well done, “future pharm[acologist?].”
Drag stupidity from another thread in here. Again, well done.
While fish oil has anti-inflammatory properties, they are not the same as ibuprofen or acetaminophen taken once or twice to stop pain and inflammation.[/quote]
Clearly they’re not the same. Either way, I’d rather be taking fish oil daily than ibuprofen or acetominophen daily.
If he NEEDS his Rx, he needs it, but taking fish oil and other natural anti-inflammatories aren’t going to hurt.