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Old 06-08-2019, 08:01 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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if you don't mind, for what medical condition(s).
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Do you feel you are taking too many? Don't use over the recommended amount unless your MD suggests it. Talk with your MD about other medication options....
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:18 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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Do you feel you are taking too many? Don't use over the recommended amount unless your MD suggests it. Talk with your MD about other medication options....
Naproxen (Aleve) causes my systolic BP to spike so I rarely use it. Two tabs gives moderate relief from musculoskeletal issues for 24 hrs. No more Aleve for at least another week, or risk BP spike.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Ibuprofen and TOO LONG, and all higher dosing since advanced OA and hip surgery mess and then knee infection. I was taking 2 ibuprofen every 6 hrs for just about straight 2-3 yrs and now since I've found the HGH gel, I'm down to 1 ibuprofen ever 6 hrs and would like to be off that but time will tell with the more time of HGH

Naproxen spiked BP when I tried it years ago.

I make sure I have FOOD in my stomach no matter.
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Old 06-08-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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Are Ibuprofen and Aleve the same thing? I get confused with these OTC meds.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Are Ibuprofen and Aleve the same thing? I get confused with these OTC meds.
Ibuprofen is the generic term for Advil, Aleve, Motrin and not sure what else. Less $$$ than the brand prices.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:25 PM
 
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Are Ibuprofen and Aleve the same thing? I get confused with these OTC meds.
Ibuprofen is Advil/Motrin

Naproxen is Aleve

They are different, but both nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (as is aspirin).

I donít take any of them regularly. I used to take it regularly for headaches but ended up getting rebound headaches from too many NSAIDs (and also heartburn) so I have cut back. I have no lasting stomach problems from it, but I find that Aleve in particular is the harshest. Now I take it mostly if I have muscle pain since it works the longest.
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:34 PM
 
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Studies show Aleve causes the fewest side effects of the OTC NSAIDS, and they actually found that it was roughly just as effective as Opioids, so you should be fine. From what I understand, as long as you dont take more than like 3000mg a day and dont have a history of stomach ulcers, the risk for ulcers, blood pressure disregulation, stroke etc is minimal.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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I took Aleve for two weeks straight one time when I was having back problems, then one morning I started eating breakfast and had stomach pain so severe I was doubled over. I have had ulcer problems ever since then, and that was 8 years ago.

The only way I’ll take an NSAID now is if I take it with a decent sized meal. Never take it on an empty stomach!
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:19 PM
 
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If you’re taking it routinely I would ask your doctor about safety. I was switched over to Celebrex from OTC nsaids.
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