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Will Advil (ibuprofen) help my chest pain?

Will Advil (ibuprofen) help my chest pain?

Advil (ibuprofen): If musculoskeletal chest pain it'll help, it heart attack or pulmonary embolus...Not likely. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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I'm 24yr old and experiencing chest and backpain. Is it ok if I take Advil (ibuprofen) everynight for my chest pain and backpain? Is there no side effect?

I'm 24yr old and experiencing chest and backpain. Is it ok if I take Advil (ibuprofen) everynight for my chest pain and backpain? Is there no side effect?

As long as you have: No allergy to aspirin. Or Aspirin like products and are not on any blood thinners or have any medical issues that would preclude or limit their use like an ulcer, liver or kidney problems, then you can take advil (ibuprofen) but if the pains persist for a while, see your physician. Taking advil (ibuprofen) has side effect risks mostly related to GI issues that increase with dose and length of use of the medication. ...Read more

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Hi I'm a 16 year old female and I take Advil (ibuprofen) about once daily and have for years. Lately I get light chest pain when I take it. Is this connected?

Hi I'm a 16 year old female and I take Advil (ibuprofen) about once daily and have for years. Lately I get light chest pain when I take it. Is this connected?

Possibly: If you can relate your chest pain to the timing of your ibuprofen, it is likely swallowing tube irritation/reflux. This is relatively common in teens whose eating habits are irregular and often include caffeine/chocolate and spicy foods. It is not heart related, but it would be worth reviewing the issue with your doc. A few changes in lifestyle/ diet/etc. Will usually end this problem. ...Read more

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Chest pain goes thru to the back. Very right side, only with movement. Stabbing pain. Advil (ibuprofen) didn't help.

Chest pain goes thru to the back. Very right side, only with movement. Stabbing pain. Advil (ibuprofen) didn't help.

GO TO THE ER NOW: You may be describing a cardiac (heart-related) event. This is nothing to mess around with and could be life threatening. You should take yourself to the emergency room nearest your home or call 911 now. ...Read more

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Chest pain that won't go away. I take Advil (ibuprofen) and still have pain in back, chest, shoulder after fall. Can it be heart after 8 months of pain?

Chest pain that won't go away. I take Advil (ibuprofen) and still have pain in back, chest, shoulder after fall. Can it be heart after 8 months of pain?

Unlikely: Heart issues at your age are rare, especially in light of your fall history. May represent a rib fracture or spine fracture near thoracic nerve root. If not acute changes over the last 8 months, then schedule appointment with your doctor. If a sudden change occurs or shortness of breath develops then report to ER ...Read more

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I have chronic left chest pain. Not sure if its in my breast or behind. Doctor won't order tests and told me to take advil (ibuprofen). Its not working now what?

I have chronic left chest pain. Not sure if its in my breast or behind. Doctor won't order tests and told me to take advil (ibuprofen). Its not working now what?

Left chest pain: Differential for a left persistent chest pain can be broad and finding the cause is important. If your doctor is not working it up, and advil (ibuprofen) is not helping, did you try changing ergonomics? From your name you appear to be young at 19 and no reason to be having chest pain. If concerning, change doctors, and start with a cxr.... ...Read more

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Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Have stomach flu like symptoms along with severe leg pain & chest pain, should I go to Er? There's no relief with Advil (ibuprofen).

Chest pain: Anyone with unexplained chest pain alone should be seen ASAP by a doctor. In your case there are several issues that deserve an examination. ER would be a good idea. Hope it all turns out to be easily resolved. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Having chest pains on&off. Advil&pain meds aren't helping. Gets worse when laying down. Have shortness of breath w activity. Sharp pains. What could it be?

Evaluation: There are many causes for chest pain and shortness of breath. For evaluation including history, physical examination, tests are required to properly diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Help please! Is chest pain caused by ibuprofen serious or just an annoyance?

Help please! Is chest pain caused by ibuprofen serious or just an annoyance?

How much ibuprophen?: If you take more than a few pills daily for a while you could be having an ulcer or stomach bleeding. If your stool is black it could confirm that suspicion. These drugs used in large amounts can cause many health problems. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with constochrondritis. Ibuprofen doesn't help me 600 mg or 800 mg it's been two years no relief from the chest pain.

I have been diagnosed with constochrondritis. Ibuprofen doesn't help me 600 mg or 800 mg it's been two years no relief from the chest pain.

Reevaluate.: Maybe you don't have costochondritis. You may want to go back and see your doctor or get another option. Long term use of nsaids (ibuprofen, aspirin, alieve) can lead to stomach ulcers, hypertension, and kidney disease so you may want to go back and be reevaluated. ...Read more

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Mild chest pain that feels worse when I press on it. Feels like a muscle but I'm not sure. Cause by exercise? Ibuprofen helps.

Mild chest pain that feels worse when I press on it. Feels like a muscle but I'm not sure. Cause by exercise? Ibuprofen helps.

Chest pain: If local palpation exactly reproduces symptoms then likely it's a local musculoskeletal chest pain that should resolve & respond to mild OTC analgesics ...Read more

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Severe headache taking ibuprofen 600mg tab now some sob and chest pain er? Hist:tachy hbp and palps

Severe headache taking ibuprofen 600mg tab now some sob and chest pain er? Hist:tachy hbp and palps

CONCERNING: Am focusing on difficulties with breathing and chest pain, which could involve cardiac or pulmonary issues, and may be associated with an aortic dissection or a pulmonary embolism. I do not agree with your "headache medications", as these will certainly result in more severe symptoms in near future. Would strongly urge you sit down with your doctor and sort all of this out asap, or seek er help. ...Read more

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Chest pain on left side with movement and deep breathing started in shoulder took ibuprofen pain went away and got better with more movement?

Probably Pleurisy: May be pleurisy....Viral. See pmd if recurs and have leg pain/swelling.......Will indicate dvt/ pe. ...Read more

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Can sinus tachycardia cause left chest pain? Is it safe to take Tylenol and Ibuprofen and meds with caffeine in them with having sinus tachycardia?

Sinus tachycardia: Will not cause chest pain if you have normal coronary arteries but chest pain can cause sinus tachycardia. Tylenol or Ibuprofen as directed on the bottle are safe to take but caffeine containing medications might increase your heart rate. Sinus tachycardia is a physiological response to something else going on in your body. Identify and treat this and the sinus tachycardia will resolve. ...Read more

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I have chest pain I feel like my heart races fast then slow im 18 went to doctor and only gave me ibuprofen for swelling of chest...Would that help? :/

Atrial fibrillation: Heart rate that speeds up & slows down w/o good reason (like exercise & rest) is suggestive of atrial fibrillation. Other heart rhythm problems can cause this too. First, stop drinking anything w/caffeine eg coffee, cola, tea, etc. Also stop taking anything w/stimulant effect whether prescription, otc or illegal. If that's not enough, get an ekg plus either holter monitor or event monitor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: left) (seve...

I am experiencing chest pain or discomfort (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)) (side: left) (seve...

Although it is: Highly unlikely that a 32 year old woman would be having a cardiac issue from the description of your symptoms, it cannot be fully evaluated over the internet. It would be prudent to go to a health care facility for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Had upper back pain then it felt like chest pain for 48hrs but I got my period today and had bad cramps took ibuprofen and now I feel fine. Am I okay?

Had upper back pain then it felt like chest pain for 48hrs but I got my period today and had bad cramps took ibuprofen and now I feel fine. Am I okay?

It is most likely: That your symptoms were related to your premenstrual state. It is highly unlikely that your symptoms were due to cardiac disease. You are most likely "ok." ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.), rest) (side...

I am experiencing fatigue, chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.), rest) (side...

Chest pain: Your symptoms could be from various causes. Please kindly get evaluated by your physician for possible causes including but not limited to fluid accumulation in lungs, chest muscle pain, viral illness etc. ...Read more

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