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Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should I take a motrin?

Have sharp pain behind left ear at back/mid of head for past few days but today's worst. Pinched nerve? What could this be? Should I take a motrin?

You may need a good: A good doctor for the long haul is what you need in order to help you with your problems. I doubt that you have a pinched nerve. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good all purpose pain medicine. If it does not control your pain well, then you may take a Motrin but not for more than once or twice as it can cause ulcers in your stomach. So you will be best served by having a primary care doctor whom you can go and see. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

I have a pinched nerve and I am having pain down from my knee down and sharp pains at the bottom of my feet what should I do to to keep the pain down ice and heat is no longer worker and im also on motrin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)

Evaluation: If you havn't been evaluated for this problem I would see and orthopaedic surgeon. Physical therapy can help as well as oral steroids. Injections in the spine, called esi's or epidural corticosteroid injections can be helpful as well. If several months of conservative management does not work then sometimes surgical management is necessary to resolve the pain. ...Read more

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Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

Have odd feel in left shoulder/arm for week like pinched nerve or something w/ tingling & sleep feel. Heart feels normal. Would it hurt to take motrin?

No: You can take a Motrin to see if it helps, as long as you have been told not to take medications such as Motrin. Even though Motrin might help, it would be wise to see a doctor to give a full history and to get a full physical exam to figure out what is causing the pain. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have several old injuries to my back, like dislocated tail bone which caused pinched nerves and broken vertebras. Anyway, I recently rehurt my back and I'm in a huge amount of pain. I've tried 800mg Motrin and flex aril that the er prescribed but noth

I have several old injuries to my back, like dislocated tail bone which caused pinched nerves and broken vertebras. Anyway, I recently rehurt my back and I'm in a huge amount of pain. I've tried 800mg Motrin and flex aril that the er prescribed but noth

Suggestions: Would visit a physiatrist and try to localize cause of your discomfort. Meds are merely palliative, and will coverup but not cure. Physical therapy may be useful, and eventually a back exercise program will help. You may benefit from back injections, acupuncture, osteopathic treatments, or even prolotherapy, but you need to uncover pain generator! ...Read more

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Extreme pain from pinched nerve, Cant sleep & will see chiro tomorrow. Ibuprofin & icing yesterday did not relieve, so I took etodolac & still in pain?

Extreme pain from pinched nerve, Cant sleep & will see chiro tomorrow. Ibuprofin & icing yesterday did not relieve, so I took etodolac & still in pain?

Keep at it...: What you're describing sounds like what's typically called "sciatic" pain. If the pain/tingling is radiating down the leg, but your strength is preserved, then I'd recommend continuing what you're doing. With some medications, it should resolve itself over the next few weeks to months. If you have any weakness in your leg/foot, I'd recommend urgent MRI. ...Read more

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I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

I rarely if ever take medications and I just popped 1000 mg of ibuprofen before realizing 800 mgs is the recommended dosage for adults im 24 yrs and b?

No problem: You may have some stomach upset though. Just don't take any more for a day or so, if pain killers are needed, use acetaminophen, (Tylenol), wish you well ...Read more

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I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

I have arthitis in the neck, knees, and elbows. Which is better advil, (ibuprofen) motrin, or alieve. What woud be the recommended dosage?

Advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin R: The same. They r both ibuprofen. Aleve (naproxen) is Naproxen sodium. Nsaids are all about the same, but some seem to work better for one person than another. Try what u like; use the dose listed on the bottle. I see that I have GI problems, so b sure to continue on those meds. Take nsaids with food. Take care. ...Read more

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Does ibuprofen make pinched nerve worse?

No: Ibuprofen reduces the inflammatory response. This should not have a negative effect. ...Read more

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What if a child's fever won't go down even after taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen?

What if a child's fever won't go down even after taking the recommended dose of ibuprofen?

Common issue: The amount of fever generated by a child with a normal immune system is determined by the brain sensors detecting fever triggering particles in the blood. Fever reduction may not occur if the stimulus is intense enough, & does not warrant exceeding the recommended dose or crude measures (ice packs, cold baths, etc.). Concentration on fluid needs & other comfort measures gives more benefit. ...Read more

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Upgraded warnings on NSAIDs have me concerned. Advil (ibuprofen) always wks for me @ recommended dose on pkg, but now afraid to take it. Is it really that unsafe?

Upgraded warnings on NSAIDs have me concerned. Advil (ibuprofen) always wks for me @ recommended dose on pkg, but now afraid to take it. Is it really that unsafe?

Safe: Advil (ibuprofen) and similar medications are safe but all medications come with potential adverse effects. You are correct that you shouldn't exceed the recommended dose on the bottle but chronic use (daily for more than 6 weeks) requires discussion with your doctor to screen for side effects and consider alternatives. Best wishes ...Read more

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What is stronger naproxen 500mg or ibuprofen 800mg? For pinched nerve.

Naproxen or Iburofen: Naproxen is regarded by some to be 'stronger' but it might not work as well as Ibuprofen for you... Every person is different; both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, (nsaids) and they need to be taken with food. Try Ibuprofen 800mg 3x/day or Naproxen 500mg 2x/day both for a week and see what works best for you. Watch out for stomach upset to prevent bleeding ulders! Possibly try neurontin (gabapentin)... ...Read more

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I seem to have pinched a nerve in my back. I’m not able to move much without being in severe pain. Do I need to see a GP or would over the counter ibuprofen for a day or two help ease things?

You are suffering: It seems you are suffering. You should not be see the doctor for a diagnosis. Then you will have a treatment plan that will help you ...Read more

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Day 3 left shoulder pain into outside of arm, and bone. No trauma. Pinched Nerve? Ibuprofen doesn't help much.

Day 3 left shoulder pain into outside of arm, and bone. No trauma. Pinched Nerve? Ibuprofen doesn't help much.

Issues intrinsic 2-: -the shoulder can refer pain 2 this area. It usually stops @ the deltoid tubercle. If you are involved in overhand sports. Volleyball, tennis, some swimming strokes all can cause impingement in the shoulder or wearing of the rotator cuff. If it is made worse putting on a coat or shirt, you should have it looked at. ...Read more

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I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

I've been having a persistent pressure and tension in my head the last couple of days. What would be the best dosage of ibuprofen for me?

Ibuprofen: You can take 200mg tablets, 1-2 every 6 hours as needed but if the problem persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

What is the appropriate dosage of ibuprofen for infants?

Ibuprofen: Appropriate doses of ibuprofen in children is weight dependant. The maximum recommended dose is approximately 100 mg per 22 pounds of body weight every 6-8 hours for the shortest period of time possible. Long term use of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can cause organ damage even in recommended doses. Ibuprofen should not be given to infants under 6 months of age. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I took a dosage of Ibuprofen for a menstrual headache. Afterwards, I became so dizzy that I could barely walk, my heart rate sped up and be?

Yesterday, I took a dosage of Ibuprofen for a menstrual headache. Afterwards, I became so dizzy that I could barely walk, my heart rate sped up and be?

Migraine: Sounds like a migraine, but it could be a reaction to too much ibuprofen. Make sure you're not taking more than 3200 mg per day, and no more than 600 mg at a time. Make sure you're drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have an ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

I already went to see my doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics and a stronger dosage of ibuprofen for the pain I have an ruptured eardrum and infection. What can I do for the discharge that is coming out of my ear.

Followup: Discharge will stop when problem taken care of. Would certainly need to follow treatment with your doctor and may potentially need a referral to an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

What to do if I discovered boots ibuprofen/codeine 200/12.8mg which gives 25.6mg overall each dosage. Is there any better?

You misunderstand: Ibuprofen/ Codeine 200/12.8 is not a fraction. It signifies a dose of 200 milligrams of ibuprofen together with 12.8 milligrams of codeine. A normal adult dose
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If they were prescribed for you, take them as directed. If you found someone else's pills, get rid of them. Never take prescription pills belonging to someone else as they might do more harm than good. ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

I'm 19 years old. I only have childrens ibuprofen ages 2-11 100mg per teaspoon. Is it safe for me to take and if so what would be the dosage?

Drink up: Typical dosage for adults is typically 200-400mg every 6 hours. So grab your teaspoon measure and take 2-4 teaspoons. ...Read more

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I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

I'm looking for an Ibuprofen and Aleve dosage chart for adults based on height/weight. I'm 6'4, 200 lbs and standard dosage doesn't cut it. Thank you!

Standard: There is no benefit for taking more than 600 mg 3 times a day or 500 mg 2 times a day even for a person of your size. If the NSAIDs are not helping consider adding acetaminophen or seeing your doctor about another agent. Taking NSAIDs at high does does come with risks so it is best to minimize your intake or use for short periods as needed. ...Read more

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Provided I use two pain relievers, paracetamol & ibuprofen for example, do I need to watch their daily dosages seperately or should I reduce usage?

Provided I use two pain relievers, paracetamol & ibuprofen for example, do I need to watch their daily dosages seperately or should I reduce usage?

Separate: Paracetamol or Acetaminophen is of particular importance to track because of its effect on the liver. The official limit in the U.S. Is 4000mg per day. But the unofficial limit has now been reduced to 3000mg.

The limit of Ibuprofen per day is 2400mg. It has more of an effect on the gastrointestinal system, so be on the lookout for anything from stomach upset to bleeding in the stool. ...Read more

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What is the maximum safe dosage of ibuprofen?

What is the maximum safe dosage of ibuprofen?

800 mg - 3x per day: The maximum dosage of Ibuprofen is usually 2400 mg per day, but no more than 800 mg at one time. ...Read more

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What would be the children's ibuprofen dosage for a 100lb teen?

400mg: 100 pound person (child or adult) = the normal does is 400mg. Don't take Ibuprofen if the patient has allergy to ibuprofen, advil, motrin, pamprin etc. ...Read more

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What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

What dosage of ibuprofen is generally prescribed for sciatica?

Radicular Pain: Anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen may help with sciatica pain. Usually prescribed doses are 600-800mg of Ibuprofen every 6-8hrs. However if you are not feeling better after 1-2 weeks, you may need to see a doctor to evaluate for stronger medications, physical therapy or further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so, what dosage and for how long

Would ibuprofen help or stop breakthrough bleeding? If so, what dosage and for how long

NSAID: Ibuprofen is known as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and is used for fever control and anti-inflammation. It will not stop breakthrough bleeding. It can actually worsen bleeding symptoms - especially if you have a known bleeding disorder. See your physician for any breakthrough bleeding. ...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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