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October 21st, 2003
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Medical question
So, the ibuprofen seems to be irritating my stomach even though I'm taking it with food. Should I continue to take it like my doctor said? It's one 800 mg pill three times per day.

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From:cthulhia
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:06 am (UTC)

for how long?

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you shouldn't take high doses of ibu for more than a week or two, before it starts doing nasty things to your liver or kidneys or something.

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From:queue
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)

Re: for how long?

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2 weeks.
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From:theora
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:15 am (UTC)
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Why don't you call up your doctor and ask that question?
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From:treacle_well
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)
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Yup, that's more or less what I was going to say (except I expect the answer is that queue hates dealing with doctors.)

But, yeah, ask your doctor--he might be able to suggest an alternative.
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From:mattlistener
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:21 am (UTC)
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Or rather, call your doctor's office with a "medical question" and talk to a nurse -- I imagine it's a FAQ for them.

Or talk to the nurse on call (your insurance probably identifies a number for such a service).
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From:queue
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:28 am (UTC)
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Did the former, but the receptionist said she'd just take my name and number and have my doctor call me back, since my doctor is on tonight.
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From:queue
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:27 am (UTC)
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Called. We'll see what happens. (See the response below for more detail.)
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From:magid
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
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Or above.
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From:queue
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:31 am (UTC)
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Err, yeah. I failed to think about the hierarchy of comments.
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From:queue
Date:October 21st, 2003 11:26 am (UTC)
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What T_W said.
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From:rosefox
Date:October 21st, 2003 02:03 pm (UTC)
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I recommend liquid ibuprofen to at least stave off a bit of the irritation. Liquid-filled gelcaps of Advil are obtainable OTC in 200mg doses.
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