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Pain Relievers Which One Works Best For You?

Rae Hall By Rae Hall on
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Pain Relievers-Which One Works Best For You?

When you are in pain you want relief. Trying to decide how to best deal with your pain and what pain reliever one should take can be a confusing issue. As a person who suffers from chronic pain I have tried everything to relieve pain. I have tried aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, Naproxen Sodium and various other pain relievers. However you should consult with a doctor as to what will best relieve your pain without causing further health problems.

Aspirin, which has been around for over 100 years, has many uses. It can help with tooth aches, headaches and other minor pains. However, in high doses or long term use it can cause stomach ailments and other problems. In children it can cause Reye’s Syndrome. On the other hand, under a doctor’s guidance, a low dose of aspirin can be used to help stop heart attacks in older people.An aspirin regiment for heart attack prevention should be discussed with a doctor before undertaking.

Acetaminophen, which is marketed under names like Tylenol, can be used for muscular aches, backache, toothache, menstrual pain and other minor aches. Although it can be easier on the stomach than other pain relievers, in high doses, this medicine can cause liver damage.

Ibuprofen temporarily reduces fever and relieves pain. It can be used for earaches, toothaches, fevers, headaches and muscle aches. Ibuprofen has been known to cause stomach problems and stomach bleeding.

If you plan on using pain relievers consult with a doctor as to what will work best. Some pain relievers can raise blood pressure or can not be taken with other medicines or if you have certain medical conditions pain relievers can be dangerous.Once you consult with a doctor follow his advice and read all labels and warnings that come with the medicine.