Ok. It has come to my attention recently, that I am taking way too much over the counter pain meds. Maybe not too much, but for too long. For as long as I can remember, I have been taking pain medication. As far back as high school.
Everyday I take something. Is it possible to build a tolerance to NSAIDs? I know they are bad for the stomach. Tylenol is bad for the liver.
800 IBU's are a joke to me. So is Tylenol. The only thing over the counter now that even slightly helps is Naproxen.
I guess my concern is that I am hurting myself with over the counter pain meds. (and prescription NSAID) And doctors just keep telling me to take them. Take motrin, take tylenol, this and that. THEY JUST DON'T WORK
Anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions? It can't be safe to keep taking this stuff. Maybe if I lay it all out to my Dr, the way I have here, he will understand.
Thought and ideas would be appreciated.