I had a doc recommend Ibuprofen for a wrist problem (800 mg 2x day). It took care of the problem (which had been lingering for months). I just hurt my other wrist, and was taking Ibuprofen for that (with success, I think), but after reading this thread I am reluctant to continue. I'm not sure whether that is smart or not. My wrist has gotten worst since I stopped.
My go to pain reliever has always been aspirin.