Re: Too much Aleve? Horrible stomach pains
one BIG difference with aleeve(naproxen sodium) vs ibuprofen type NSAID meds is that aleeve actually is ment to last like eight hours. it is not supposed to be multidosed like say motrin. you really just HAVE TO read the literature that comes along with every med that is OTC and Rxed to you to really understand THAT particular meds qualitys,risks and contraindications.
you just took way too much of a med that is only ment to be dosed two times a day,at only two tabs per dose even at that(plus motrin before it if i read this right?). thats way too much and really hard not only on your stomach,but your kidneys too. this would also place you at a much higher risk for bleeding as well. even tho this kind of stuff is OTC,it still can be very detrimental to your health when not dosed properly. you just always always have to read thru the dosing instuctions and follow them exactly. there IS good reason that they are there and why they are dosed the way they are. i am not a doc but am willing to bet the pains you experienced were most likely due to overdosing the aleeve by alot. its just very danagerous to do things per your own doseing and not following what the box states or the Rx states is proper.
aleeve is just NOT the same drug as motrin even tho they are both considered to be in the same NSAID family. one can be dosed multiple times per day and the other only twice at most two tabs per day, very different. honestly,there ARE better migrane meds availiable thru your doc that would help tons better with actual migrane than taking motrin or aleeve would.
i personally have been geting the classic migrane since i hit puberty back in the 70s. back then there just was nothing to help with the ugly pain and aura that comes with it. it wasn't til a med called midrin hit the market(finally) when i was about 22? that i actually found any med that just actually "aborted" the whole freaking headache cycle. this was a wonder drug for me that gave me my life back. i still use midrin today at like 47? it has just worked that well for me all these yaers.
have you ever actually had the headaches evaluated by a neurologist or is what you actually have the classic migrane with the aura? there are just so many new meds availiable thru Rx that can really help you so much better with much less risks than what you have been doing all this time. i would see your doc for an eval for these and get a new Rx med that would help you alot. what you are doing right now is just very risky to your health and in some cases,downright dangerous to you in alot of different ways.there just ARE better ways to handle and manage migrane than what you have been doing. why risk this occuring again,ya know? i do know just how much head pain sucks,but there are many better options out there and availiable to you. i wish you luck and hope you can find your "wonder med'.please keep me posted. **
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