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Which Works Best For Nerve Pain Naproxen Or Ibuprofin
Is there a stronger combination of medicines than lyrica (pregabalin) and naproxen for treating nerve pain in the feet?
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
What can help severe tooth nerve pain until I can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?
Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...Read more
B6 toxicity is well recognized:
There are a few questions that need to be asked in this case. Exactly how much B6 was the patient taking? According to recommended standards 200mg daily is the limit. Toxicity is thought to occur at levels of 1000mg. Daily and above though much lower have been reported on rare occasions (100-300mg). Secondly, what exactly was the quality of her pain? Described symptoms of neural toxicity involves sensory neuropathy described mainly as burning dysesthesias and numbness. The case talks about a RADICULOPATHY. That is typically not the same type of pain as we find in chemical toxicities. Pain in the feet could very well be dysesthesias but the history could be a bit more specific there in order to attach more positive points for B6 sequelae.
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What medicine works the best for pinched nerve in the leg? Can robaxin help? I have ibuprofen, naproxen and extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen)...Which one?
About the same: The onset time for these should both be about 30 minutes. ...Read more
No major difference: Both can be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
What pain killer gets rid of severe headaches tied to menstruation, PMS? Nothing works. Tried Ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, naproxen atdiff. Times Ideas?
Addition of caffeine: For these types of headaches, without getting into prescription medication, and anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, combined with caffeine (i.e. coffee or Mountain Dew) often helps. An ice pack 15 to 20 minutes at a time is also helpful as is stretching affected neck, etc. Muscles. ...Read more
See details: The one that works best for you. ...Read more
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
I have swollen cheeks due to piercings. (3rd day) now I don't know which is best to take ibuprofen or naproxen 550mg. Which is best to reduce swelling?
Ibuprofen: They are essentially cousins. Ibuprofen starts working more quickly, but doesn't last as long so you have to repeat the dose more often. Naproxen takes longer to reach it effectiveness, but lasts longer so you don't have to take it as often. Ice might help more with the swelling. Are you sure you do not have an infection? Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I have a severe toothache and can't see my dentist until Tuesday, which is the best pain relief, ibuprofen 800mg or naproxen 500mg?
Priorities: Make it a priority to be seen sooner. Severe toothaches can't wait. The pain may become unbearable in a very short period of time. Pain meds can provide little relief when proper care has not been rendered. ...Read more
My doctor gave me 500mg of naproxen to take for a sore throat. I also have 800mg of ibuprofen. Which is best for inflamed tonsil?
Inflammation: Both of these medications are nonsteriodal antiinflammatories. They both will work but should not be taken at the same time. Naprosyn (naproxen) is taken twice a day and Ibuprofen is taken three times a day. Which ever one you choose take it with food as it can upset your stomach. Hope you feel better. ...Read more
I have pain on the right side of my back, I think I my have sat in a weird position for a period of time, but the pain still persists a week later, thoughts? Started taking Aleve today, ibuprofen was not helping. I feels the best when standing, sitting is
Ans: Most likely you straine a muscle. Try heat over the back and do passive stretching exercises. Will help may take a few weeks to be back to normal ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But it probably won't help much and can harm your stomach. Use omeperozole if stomach hurts. ...Read more
Hi I'm 36 years old and am having lower back pain after laying down for too long. What's best for this? Ibuprofen? Aleve? Tylenol? Thanks.
What is the best/most effective otc med for tension headache? Aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve or Tylenol (acetaminophen)? Or do they all work equally well?
I've been taking Amitryptiline for 4 wks for trigeminal neuralgia. Can I take Naproxen also, while I am waiting for Amitryptiline to become effective?
Can Supraorbital Neuralgia cause naseau? Dr suspects this. Can SN go away without anything like Aleve (naproxen)? Does SN show up on MRI bran scan? Mine was clean
Stomachache: That's the concentrations I thought about while answering your question. Once again, the combination of advil and aleve (naproxen) can give you a belly ache. Try not to do it again, but I don't think that anything else needs to be done at this point if it was a one time thing. ...Read more
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