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    best over counter pain relief pill

    which one is the best to have in ya medicine cabinet

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    Aleve
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    I prefer Aleve or the generic equivalent naproxen. The reason I like it is it lasts 12 hours instead of 4-6 hours like other pain relievers.

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    cool ill get some aleve

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    My niece highly recommends celery juice.

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    I recommend 400 mg Advil Gels.

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    Naproxen Sodium. 12 hour relief. Without it I have shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, and more. With it, there is no pain.

    It it is an NSAID, so it's not for everyone.
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    I take some pretty good medications to control pain and neuropathy... if I need a bump I take good old fashioned Aspirin as it is an effective anti-inflammatory and does not cause me to bleed like a sieve as Ibuprofen does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    Aleve
    I've been popping the generic version (Family Dollar) for some wicked tennis elbow.

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    I used to pop ibuprophen like crazy. Wound up with ulcers and kidney damage.

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    Aspirin. Lately, Advil for dental surgery. It is very effective for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    I used to pop ibuprophen like crazy. Wound up with ulcers and kidney damage.
    I've got to alternate. One recent time threw my back out and did only Ibuprofen. I think I was popping 2400-3000 mg a day just to be able to sit down/walk. Told the doctor after a couple days when I finally got in to see them and they all freaked out on me because of what it might be doing to my liver. Now it's alternating naproxin sodium and extra strength acetometaphin (or however you spell generic Tylenol) in their recommended doses and just grit my teeth.
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    Advil or BC powders.
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    If it weren't for pain, I wouldn't know I'm alive. HTFU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cache View Post
    If it weren't for pain, I wouldn't know I'm alive. HTFU.
    +1

    but, the best thing for migraines is a bag of frozen peas
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
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    but, the best thing for migraines is a bag of frozen peas
    I don't know. The two full blown migraines I've had in my life were best treated with hydrocodone.
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    I'll keep that mind, I think I have some Vicodin left over from last summer

    "Hydrocodone is an effective antitussive (anti-cough) agent, and as an opiate it is also an effective analgesic for mild to moderate pain control. Five mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to 30 mg of codeine when administered orally. Early comparisons concluded that hydrocodone and morphine were equipotent for pain control in humans. However, it is now considered that a dose of 15 mg (1/4 gr) of hydrocodone is equivalent to 10 mg (1/6 gr) of morphine. Hydrocodone is considered to be morphine-like in all respects.


    There are over 200 products containing hydrocodone in the U.S. In its most usual product forms hydrocodone is combined with acetaminophen (Vicodin, Lortab), but it is also combined with aspirin (Lortab ASA), ibuprofen (Vicoprofen), and antihistamines (Hycomine). Both tablet and liquid forms of hydrocodone are available (e.g., Tussionex) Hydrocodone is in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. Preparations containing hydrocodone in combination with other non-narcotic medicinal ingredients are in Schedule III.


    Vicodin, hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen, is a commonly abused version of hydrocodone. Vicodin, as with all narcotic analgesics, can be habit forming---causing dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms if not used as it is prescribed."
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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    I've got to alternate. One recent time threw my back out and did only Ibuprofen. I think I was popping 2400-3000 mg a day just to be able to sit down/walk. Told the doctor after a couple days when I finally got in to see them and they all freaked out on me because of what it might be doing to my liver. Now it's alternating naproxin sodium and extra strength acetometaphin (or however you spell generic Tylenol) in their recommended doses and just grit my teeth.
    You think ibuprofen is bad for your liver? Tylenol is much worse.
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    The stuff guido sells in that delapidated house around the corner will kill any pain if you inject it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    You think ibuprofen is bad for your liver? Tylenol is much worse.
    Yeah, but it's about the dosage involved. If you use an NSAID and a non-NSAID at each of their recommended dosages on an alternating schedule, it's much better than tripling the recommended does of either one alone. At the end of the day, a good muscle relaxant like Flexeril is much more effective at relieving back pain than an over the counter pain relief pill*, but it usually takes me a day or two to be able to get into the doctor to get pain pills.

    *Keeping up on my physical therapy exercises to keep my back strong so events requiring pain relief happen less frequently is better still, but when I haven't had a spasm or issue in 6 months, my compliance tends to drift off.
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    Aleve and Tylenol - used together. Generally I take one Aleve and 2 Tylenol and its works as good as Vicodin except I don't get all sleepy and stuff...PS this was the recomendation of my orthopedist after treating for a serious of bad injuries and I refused Vicodin etc.. He was right, it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    I'll keep that mind, I think I have some Vicodin left over from last summer

    "Hydrocodone is an effective antitussive (anti-cough) agent, and as an opiate it is also an effective analgesic for mild to moderate pain control. Five mg of hydrocodone is equivalent to 30 mg of codeine when administered orally. Early comparisons concluded that hydrocodone and morphine were equipotent for pain control in humans. However, it is now considered that a dose of 15 mg (1/4 gr) of hydrocodone is equivalent to 10 mg (1/6 gr) of morphine. Hydrocodone is considered to be morphine-like in all respects.


    There are over 200 products containing hydrocodone in the U.S. In its most usual product forms hydrocodone is combined with acetaminophen (Vicodin, Lortab), but it is also combined with aspirin (Lortab ASA), ibuprofen (Vicoprofen), and antihistamines (Hycomine). Both tablet and liquid forms of hydrocodone are available (e.g., Tussionex) Hydrocodone is in Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act. Preparations containing hydrocodone in combination with other non-narcotic medicinal ingredients are in Schedule III.


    Vicodin, hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen, is a commonly abused version of hydrocodone. Vicodin, as with all narcotic analgesics, can be habit forming---causing dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal symptoms if not used as it is prescribed."
    Well that explains why my self medication with left over Vicodin worked so well when I had pneumonia and why my doctor gave me a new script for it.

    If it is addictive it sure isn't fast doing it. I was popping one every 4 hours or so for a while and had no problem backing it off as soon as the body healed.

    I was in considerable pain. Best way I can explain is that the old script for it was for post surgical pain, and filled before the surgery. I took 1 grand total one the evening of the surgery. I didn't need it, but I did have some discomfort and did not want to risk a bad night trying to get to sleep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    You think ibuprofen is bad for your liver? Tylenol is much worse.
    Interesting, on a current stay at a hospital, the doctors insisted on Tylenol 500. Matter of fact they said they couldn't reccomend anything else. Now, this wasn't just 1 doctor, there was a multitude of them and they all agree.

    The reason I got into it with them was that I swore by Advil for muscular pain relief.
    Now all I take is Tylenol as per their reccomendation.

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