Acetaminophen or ibuprofen for headache

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A friend told me Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is bad for the liver. Is this true? Are other pain killers/headache meds. also bad for the liver? I suffer from migraines, so I take a lot of excedrin which has acetaminophen, and I've been diagnosed with fatty liver. Can you recommend an alternative?
Ibuprofen is bad for our livers. Try getting a massage if you can. Bromelian, a natural supplement made from pineapples helps reduce swelling but it takes time to work. Also, make sure you're drinking lots of water, and getting some exercise. Try some yoga too. Pot brownies worked the best for my back pain.
After treatment is finished, if I have a headache or something, I should use aspirin or Advil, but not Tylenol. Tylenol is best when on treatment. Does that make sense?
Acetaminophen is the only thing you can take that won't harm your baby.. it won't thin out your blood. I'd just stick to Tylenol.
If you regularly take any other medications that also contain acetaminophen, you need to take something else like ibuprofen or naproxen for things like headaches. Good old buffered aspirin is a great pain reliever to add to the rotation too. If you aren't sure about drug interactions with your other daily meds, check with your pharmacist. That's what they're there for, and I've found them to be a lot more knowledgeable and helpful about these things than my doctors.
Dear all, Peace to everybody. Hope everyone is doing well, or better. Quick question: Does anybody suffer from daily headaches/migraines, or weird pressure-like sensation in the head/neck? I had this for about a year when I suffered my first undiagnosed attack about 12 years ago, and I've had it for 10 months already since my optic neuritis in April. What do you do to treat it? It doesn't prevent me from carrying out with my daily life... but God, it's annoying. Really annoying.
Hi! If you were my patient, I would advise you that headaches are common in early pregnancy. Often they improve as time goes on. You can take acetaminophen as directed. Often the pain may respond to massage or acupuncture. I will let the ladies of the forum chime in with home remedies. IF all else fails, contact your doctor, we often will prescribe Fiorcet for patients who don't respond to Acetaminophen Goog luck!
Patients with cirrhosis should not take Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) such as Advil (Ibuprofen), Motrin (Ibuprofen), or aspirin-type drugs. Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is safe if you take less than six 325 mg tablets each day (2,000 mg per day). Because cirrhosis patients are at increased risk of ulcer disease, you should discuss with your doctor about taking an anti-ulcer drug.
I almost lost my job, I am a hotel industry executive, high level with lots of responsabilties. Now after 4 month off the treatment I do feel much better but have constant headache, (any suggestions?). Is tylanol the right medicine ? My Dr. says yes but I read acetaminophen is damaging your liver I need to to go back on treatment but do not know when since I might have to give up my career. Have not checked my actual count since August 08 when I stopped the treatment. Might do a biopsy next...
You can take OTC painkillers like acetaminophen(Tylenol) or ibuprofen(Advil).These may help. But my advise is a thorough physical examination by a physician/ENT surgeon to rule out sinus headaches. I hope that helps. Please do keep me posted on how you are doing or if you have any additional doubts.Warm regards.
A person who only takes acetaminophen when appropriate, such as for an occasional headache, should not experience any symptoms as the pill wears off. A person suffering from acetaminophen addiction, on the other hand, may suffer from nausea, anxiety, excessive sweating and other withdrawal symptoms if he or she stops taking the pills.
Two completely different compounds. Tylenol, or acetaminophen has been deemed safe during pregnancy, ibuprofen, or Advil has NOT. As for aspirin, that's correct, it's a blood thinner.
So I have been suffering from major headaches for about 4 days, and I'm allergic to acetametophen. Is it safe to take ibuprofen or will it hurt the baby?
For some reason I believe that I read somewhere that Tylenol should be the "pain relief" drug to take for headache, muscle/joint ache, etc. versus Ibuprofen. Can someone comment if you know anything. Tylenol does nothing for me. I experience headaches every now and then. I try Tylenol, but after 3 hours, the headache is still there and sometimes worse. Ibuprofen seems to always take care of it.
yes, acetaminophen only! no ibuprofen!
But, aside from acetaminophen, painkillers like aspirin, ibuprofen, and most prescription headache medicines are restricted to women who are pregnant. Make sure that you consult your physician first what are the safest medications you can take in if you can no longer tolerate the pain. take care and don't worry . All the best.
Thanks for using the forum. I am happy to address your questions, and my answer will be based on the information you provided here. Please make sure you recognize that this forum is for educational purposes only, and it does not substitute for a formal office visit with a doctor. Without the ability to examine and obtain a history, I can not tell you what the exact cause of the symptoms is. However I will try to provide you with some useful information.
There is no specific cure for migraine the aim is to prevent symptoms by avoiding the triggering factors. In mild pain medications like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin are helpful.You should consult a neurologist and discuss about it.
It could be a sinus headache, or it could be something like trigeminal neuralgia, where the trigeminal nerve is being aggravated.
each acetaminophen tablet or pill typically contains 500 milligrams of acetaminophen.) In fact, acetaminophen is the recommended medication for relieving minor aches, pains, and headaches in people with liver disease. However, when taken in excessive quantities or when combined with alcohol, acetaminophen may cause death due to liver failure.
No, do not take Excedrin Tension Headache or Ibuprofen (Advil, Motion) when trying to conceive. Do not take it before, during or after ovulation. During your period may be permissable. Tylenol is OK to take.
Try over the counter analgesics like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, apply ice pack alternately with hot compresses or heat pads. Be careful not to sleep off with the heat pads on. Limit your physical activity for a few days. Try simple exercises for neck muscles like up and down, side to side, ear to ear. Try to sleep on a flat firm mattress without a pillow or with a special pillow.
I have fatty deposits on my liver and suffering a pressure headache. What can I take for it?
I believe the headache is from the medication they had me on last night at the hospital..
Not to be a noodge, but can you describe your headache? thant might help to pint point what type it is and what may or may not work for pain relief. My journey includes headaches of all kinds.
Is taking ibuprofen for a headache during vicodi withdrawal okay - or will it prolong the withdrawal?
If you get a post-LP headache, does it do any HARM to stay upright and moving around if the headache is not too bad? (Or is the headache always bad??) Do ibuprofen and acetaminophen help with this kind of headache? I am having an LP done Thursday (probably a useless exercise, but I'm doing it anyway) and am helping with a birthday party for an elderly aunt on Saturday (I thought the party would be today, but it was changed to Saturday, and I'd already offered to be one of the organizers).
This has been happening frequently lately and especially if the room is warm or I am wearing alot of clothes. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen don't really seem to be helping that much. I don't smoke and I haven't been drinking any alcohol for months. I'm looking for a doctor at the moment but was wondering if any of you had any suggestions on what it could be?
For the last 2 months I've experienced severe headache pain on the left side of my head, but ONLY when I move my head (either up/down or side/side). Also, I have experienced an intermittent (several hours a day) roaring/ringing sound in my ears, accompanied with mild dizziness. The headache is 24/7, and not alleviated by ibuprofen or aspirin. Whenever I mildly shake my head, the pain is there. Dull, pressure pain. And then with the ears, it's like a loud, dull roaring sound.
It persisted for 2 1/2 weeks until I took Aleve (I'm allergic to ibuprofen and acetaminophen) a night prior to my visit to the doctor The next morning I woke up with none of the symptoms. When I got checked it was just a body check no blood test or urine test but the doctor said I seemed fine and told me if the symptoms came back I should come back to get lab tested and blood withdrawn and spinal tap but the symptoms did not come back.
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