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View Poll Results: What is your favorite OTC pain reliever?
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 2 8.00%
Aspirin 3 12.00%
Ibuprofen (Advil) 11 44.00%
Naproxen (Aleve) 9 36.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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Pretty straight forward... when you have a headache, cramp, muscle ache, etc. what's your favorite OTC pain reliever to make it go away?
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Old 05-05-2012, 12:02 AM
 
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Aleve for anything musculo-sketal and Tylenol for fevers.

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Old 05-05-2012, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Aspirin works great for me and it has a pretty good safety track record......unlike some unnamed Frankenpainrelievers.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Lompoc,CA
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I had to vote tylenol,coz Ibuprofin and the like can aggravate tinnitus,,which I have
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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I'd take any that work if I'm desperate, but Advil seems to work good for me. Also I like those hot/cold patches. They're like heaven on a sore hand, arm or back.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Aspirin has been proven safe and effective for more than 100 years. It does not cause liver damage or have many side effects (some minor stomach bleeding is the only one I am aware of).

The only other pain killer I have ever used was Orudis, which is no longer on the market (probably because it worked so well). Now days if I have *especially* difficult pain (such as a monster tooth ache or serious sprain), I will break into my CAA which is Aspirin, Codeine and Caffeine, but that is rare.

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Old 05-05-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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Tylenol does nothing for me, Aspirin is a last resort because it takes for ever to take effect on me. Advil is my headache-be-gone of choice.
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Monadnock region
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I agree with SouthernBelle: for most of my aches & pains I take aleve - dose it up to scrip level if the tendonitis is persistant. For fevers I'll do aspirin.. but I don't remember my last fever; I think we got tylenol for DH in case he pops a fever though (oncs don't want him using aspirin). Thing that is totally useless is anything with codeine! I wont' even fill those scrips.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Tylenol does nothing for me, Aspirin is a last resort because it takes for ever to take effect on me. Advil is my headache-be-gone of choice.
plus to much can affect your liver. I just found this out from the doctor a few weeks ago. I like advil types or just plain asprin. Alive is great but has some side affects as well. I guess all meds affect people differently.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I take Aleve for my tendonitis and any other pain during the day. This was recommended by my doctor. For any evening pain so that I can sleep, I take Motrin PM.
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