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Ibuprofen 3x day/ for 3 days?

YANMD.... As I get older my menstrual cramps seem to be getting worse. How often / how long can I take ibuprofen every month without it being an issue? [more inside]
posted by nakedmolerats on Mar 26, 2014 - 26 answers

Pain relief for toothache please

Help me manage this toothache pain while I scout about for a dentist I can afford. [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Oct 2, 2013 - 19 answers

taking ibuprofen for tension headaches

How many days in a row can you take ibuprofen for headaches before it becomes unhealthy? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 31, 2012 - 25 answers

Dislocated swelling - Ibuprofen or let it go down itself?

Allow swelling to dissipate on it's own or use ibuprofen? Dislocated ankle, no break. I'm at the point where I can put my weight on it. Swelling is hindering a 90 degree stance and further flexing exercises.
posted by mrflibble on Aug 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Is there a consensus regarding antifebrile medication use for mid-grade fevers?

Is there a general consensus in the medical world regarding whether it is better or not to use fever reducing medications (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) for medium-grade fevers? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Mar 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Individually packaged OTC Meds in Canada?

Is there some (legal?) reason why I can't seem to find individually-packaged OTC medications in Canada (eg. acetaminophen, ibuprofen, aspirin...)? What are some alternative ways to package small amounts of meds for a backpacking first aid kit? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Nov 5, 2010 - 14 answers

Kicking the Advil habit

Trying to kick my ibuprofen habit. How can I ease my aches in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Sep 28, 2010 - 37 answers

Just landed in Dublin. Where can I buy Ibuprofen (Advil) on a Sunday afternoon?

American traveller just landed in Dublin. Airline seat caused back pain. Traveller needs ibuprofen or Advil. How do we find this? It's Sunday afternoon. All we can find is panadol. Is there a way to get ibuprofen over the counter? Or even get it delivered? Our location is near = Inchicore Rd near the Kilmainham Gaol.
posted by valannc on Sep 26, 2010 - 17 answers

Do you smell what the white blood cells are cookin?

IANAD. YANMD. Just sayin. Is taking tylenol or ibuprofen to lower a fever usually a way to prolong the infection ? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Jul 6, 2010 - 7 answers

New Ibuprofen Allergy - Ouch!

I've recently developed an allergy to ibuprofen...Symptoms: swollen and sore tongue. Questions: a) Is there an equally effective drug for menstrual cramps? b) Chance of worsening symptoms/permanent damage if I continue to take it? SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS [more inside]
posted by SixteenTons on Dec 11, 2009 - 44 answers

YANMD but did I just give myself an ulcer?

YANMD but did I just give myself an ulcer? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2009 - 7 answers

My back thanks you in advance

Will prescription-strength ibuprofen have expired since it was prescribed in March 2008? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Oct 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Why don't painkillers or caffeine affect me?

No matter how much ibuprofen, acetaminophen or naproxen I have, it does absolutely nothing for me. No matter how much coffee I drink, I'm just as sleepy as ever. What gives? [more inside]
posted by timory on Sep 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Germy McGerm calling

At what point is an adult fever too high? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Jan 20, 2008 - 23 answers

Which PainKiller is best? Aspirin, Paracetamol or Ibuprofen?

Which PainKiller is best? Aspirin, Paracetamol or Ibuprofen? [more inside]
posted by complience on Dec 4, 2007 - 24 answers

Can NSAID reaction look like Crohn's?

Medical/pharm filter: Could use of NSAIDs end up looking like Crohn's or IBD? (Warning: contains potentially gross descriptions of Crohn's.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Ibuprofen and Pregnancy

IANAMDFilter: My wife is in her 25th week of pregnancy and has developed costal chondritis -- that is, her last rib on the righthand side is being displaced a little bit by her uterus, making it inflamed, swollen and very tender. It was recommended to her by an OB doctor at her clinic that she take 600mg of ibuprofen (an anti-inflammatory) every six hours for a few days, and to repeat this if the pain returned. Wanting a second opinion, another doctor at the same clinic said this would be OK for a few weeks, but that during the third trimester, ibuprofen should not be taken because it contains prostoglandin, and during the third trimester, the baby is sufficiently developed to react to the increased prostoglandin levels, which can cause one of its heart valves to shut prematurely, resulting in, well, unpleasantness. Specifically, the second doctor said that the baby was sufficiently developed to have this reaction by week 32, and recommended taking ibuprofen no later than week 28. But my wife is a nurse from a family of nurses, and still thinks that taking a course of ibuprofen even at this stage is too much of a risk because, apparently, not a lot of research has been done with fetuses and ibuprofen. So, rather than medical advice, I'd like to ask: Does anyone have any resources they'd like to recommend that we consult? The pain is intense enough to make tasks like traveling by car or picking up our 19-month-old pretty unpleasant, so we'd like to be able to take something (besides percocet) to make things more bearable, but there's something ominous-sounding about a prematurely closed heart valve. Any pointers?
posted by blueshammer on Jun 16, 2004 - 14 answers

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