Ibuprofen vs tylenol for pain

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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.
acetaminophen does not help inflammation, does control pain but taxes the liver. Ibuprofen/advil/alleve etc are a class of drugs known as NSAIDs non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. NSAIDS help inflammation but are harmful to damaged kidneys. Your dr. can tell by blood tests such as creatinine levels and bun creatine ratios whether your kidney function is within normal limits or not. Drugs such as lasix which are used to control swelling (edema)also tax the kidney.
Tylenol or Ibuprofen............for myself, taking Tylenol is of no benefit. Ibuprofen is the only over the counter pain med. that will take away headaches for me. Thankfully, 1 - 200 mg. handles it, and thankfully, I have not had too many headaches on tx and now post.
first doc said to only take 2 grams a day of Tylenol, and no Ibuprofen. His current doc says Ibuprofen in moderation is fine. He tries to stay away from either unless absolutely necessary.
I take both tylenol and ibuprofen. My nurse says the ibuprofen helps better with the shot sides. Tylenol most other times. The main thing I worry about is taking to much Advil before I get blood drawn. Be careful with that bc ibuprofen is a blood thinner. Also, there are some days I could easily go over my limit with Tylenol so I alternate with Advil on those days.
before I bug my pediatrician for the 1000th time this week, what do you all think about Tylenol vs. Motrin for reducing a fever? I need to call the doc to get the right dosage (if I even end up trying it), but before I do I just wanted to see if you all had any insight.
Just received results from a liver panel from this morning. I've been worried about liver area discomfort after being off the meds for 3-4 weeks. ALT/AST were both 23 today - so I'm thinking that result pretty much rules out renewed liver inflamation. I know it has little bearing on whether the virus is gone, but I'll take what I can get. I'll have the PCR results in a few days.
For tx, I bought some tylenol too and alternated them. Tylenol worked better for fever and ibuprofen for pain. For nausea you can drink ginger ale and there are meds available from your doc. Did you have a low viral load. There is a study that indicates that a geno 1 person with your amount of liver damage (none) with a low VL (I think it was less than 6000 or 10,000 or something) may only need 24 weeks if clear at week 4. Of course, if you did not have a 4 week PCR, you will never know.
Tylenol does little for me, so I take ibuprofen. Drs can't tell you because they don't know for sure either. Friscosue: people post addresses to other sites all the time, please feel free to give the website you mentioned in the other post, We are open to knowledge. I used to read and keep with me "Back to Eden" that proclaimed good results with herbs and such, anything is possible. I am game for reading.
Everyone I know whos taken stuff exactally as the dr said has never become mentally addicted to any pills,just physically which when you withdrawal can be controlled sadly with other meds(usually benzos to help sleep,Immodium for stomach cramps,and Ibuprofen for the pain).
(My pain levels are somewhat variable) I'm hypersensitive and there are many drugs I can't take, such as NSAID's, neurontin, and I don't mix well with anti depressants medication used off label for pain. My pain is too diffuse for steroid injections. My doctor wants to put me on long acting meds with short acting for breakthrough pain, but I'm sure this is going to lead to a quicker tolerance.
The perks also gave me extreme nausea, dizziness, I only took two doses then stopped. Before you go in for surgery, if you already know what pain killers work best for you or the ones you have had issues with, make sure you talk to your Dr. about them so their side effects are not hindering your recovery. I had the surgery Wednesday, today is Monday. I work in retail and was originally scheduled to go back today, but requested to go back Thursday now.
When you take an opiate for anything, whether it's for pain, or you're doing it to keep away w/d, all opiates are interchangeable when dose is calculated with a milliequivalent scale. When you are addicted to an opiate, you are cross-addicted, by that very virtue. If you ran out of Vicodin and someone gave you Dilaudid, or morphine or Demerol they would all produce the same result. Again, dosing is the key.
I think 9-12 ibuprofen a day is too many also.. pdilly- tylenol does not do squat for me... might as well be eating skittles...I cant even tell I took them!! Hopefully this thread will give folks a reason to ponder the point where otc in quantity are more harmful than prescriptions... I am waiting on a call from my son, I'm going to get his advice, and I will post what he says (PA).
since feb i have been having severe muscle pain........we have not been able to find a reason for this.i read some time ago that abbott changed their filler and many people were having problems with synthroid.......at the time i started with the pain my neice in another state also was started on synthroid and had a severe toxic reaction.and guess what? she had the same symptoms i am still having.........can it be that the filler was indeed changed?
Then I had some cramps and started bleeding lightly. This lasted for about 1 hour until I took some ibuprofen. I pretty much rested all day and then that evening I passed the big clot (it didn't hurt or anything since the ibuprofen made the cramps very light). The next day I think I passed another smaller clot and had some very light spotting for a few days. I really didn't have any cramping the 2nd day.
But I still took the Vicodin off and on for an 18 month period for other back pain that still remained from the injury. At the end I was using it constantly, addicted, and taking it more for my brain than the pain. I also got hooked on Ambien. I was totally miserable and I also felt out of place at my AA meetings. So, I decided to quit everything while I was ahead. I went through giving up the pain meds about 155 days ago, and in turn living and dealing with pain. I find I'm able to do it.
An arthritis pain medicine may not work for other kind of pain. In general, ibuprofen and acetaminophen are two most common active ingredients in most readily available over-the-counter pain relievers. Neither of them is completely safe. From what I learned, if you have little or no liver damage, you can use either ibuprofen or acetaminophen. But if your liver damage is more advanced, acetaminophen is safer AS LONG AS YOU DON'T OVERDOSE IT OR MIX IT WITH ALCOHOL.
I was told low dosage of Ibuprofen was OK as long is it was outside of the coverage period for the dosage of Tylenol I was taking. I've found the Ibuprofen works better for headaches and muscle pains than Tylenol for me, but none seem to help when headaches appear to be caused by anemic condition. Given my doctors credentials in the hepatology and transplantation fields, I feel quite safe following his recommendations.
Chronic genital pain that affects sexual function and quality of life is a catastrophic outcome for the affected men. Information on this issue should be presented at the time of vasectomy. Acute post-vasectomy problems with bleeding or infection have an incidence of approximately 2 to 5%. The incidence of chronic pain that can affect sexual enjoyment or function is also around 2 to 5%.
He also gave me a stronger form of vicodin (norco 10/325 vs 5/500) for the pain. I just started today. I still have a deep, throbbing pain in my back and chest, but feel "high" from the norcos. What can i take to ease the pain but net get all looped from them?
30 again in pain, but just saw the dentist yesterday. At times it hurts on top and then sometimes it throbs on the bottom. The bones in my face are feeling the pain at times. This isn't just casual pain, but one that reduces me to muttering not so gentile words and popping handfuls of NAISDs, to say nothing of bringing me to tears. Fortunately the longest this has lasted is about 20 minutes of pain.
I napped most of the day away afterwards. When told to take tylenol for pain, I responded it doesn't do sh*t for me, so she said OK, take some ibuprofen. All I needed was 4 spaced out over 8 hours, fyi. Haven't needed any today. This whole thing had me worried, but I see now what a big baby I was. I know my Doc tried to put a Crystalens in me but she took it well when I objected.
For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
In my experience, narcotics were / are the only thing that work for my pain. You didn't mention what drug is being used for your pain. How long have you used the same medicine? Can you change to a different one? Does the pain back off at all between surgeries? Is your pain treated by a pain specialist or your gastro doc or surgeon? Do you see a pain psychologist?
Try Ibuprofen (Motrin) vs Tylenol; it is better for pain-related inflammation. Keep off the arm while lying. Do not do any lifting, but try to move the arm throughout the day. I just had the same problem myself a week ago; I like to hold onto my husband while sleeping and did it in the same position two nights in a row. My arm was in alot of pain, aching and such. Never had any problems with this in my life until now, but attribute it to getting older.
Tylenol vs Ibuprofen? I've heard it both ways- hoping I can use the Ibuprofen, as that has always worked well for me with "regular" headaches...
He had me take some ibuprofen 3x a day for 4 days and see how it is. After the first day or so I wasnt having pain anymore. After the days it stayed gone for a bit too. It started to come back a few days later and now it seems to be back again. It isnt as localized to "bending over" like it seemed to be before, it does happen then but it happens alot more now, getting up walking around can trigger it, movement in any way it seems.
I am now seeing a Physcotherapy/pain center, trying thier approach for pain relief. So far, it is starting to work and I decided to give it a year. I am in constant pain but I can tuff that out. Cosidering the past, it's going to be a pleasant future. I've quit smoking, don't drink hardly at all and, just happy with who I am now. Still grieving the loss of my wife at the ripe old age of 44 and dealing with insurance for losses but, that's another 2 stories I won't bore you with.
hi, i've been seeing lots of negative things about tylenol for pain in terms of liver issues, what do you think is good in place of tylenol? you always have such good info, just wanted your take...of course none of us are docs...
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