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To: neverdem

Well, isn't this special....I have to take 375mg naproxen (prescription) for pain of RA......although I'm only taking it once every other day right now......maybe I should go back to 6-8 aspirin a day instead!


2 posted on 12/20/2004 8:22:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tax cuts, Tax reform, social security reform, Supreme Court, etc.....the next 4 years.....)
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To: goodnesswins

as of 3 hours ago, I quit taking 375 mg naproxen twice daily after nearly 2 years of it. No need for me to discuss it with anyone.

Also, the reason I was switched to it from Motrin is that motrin-Advil-ibuprofen crowds the cox-2 receptor on platelets, preventing the anti-platelet benefit of aspirin. (Feb 03 NEJM, if memory serves)


5 posted on 12/20/2004 8:31:31 PM PST by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: goodnesswins

I sure hope you don't have to start taking that many aspirin. They are very hard on your stomach. My husband takes Aleve for knee pain and he raves about it. I like it too. I don't think we will stop taking it until they do lots more research that is more definitive. If it turns out that all these NSAIDs are dangerouse I don't know what some people are going to do...lots of people can't take aspirin.

We will remain loyal Aleve users for now.


7 posted on 12/20/2004 8:35:44 PM PST by DestroytheDemocrats (My screen name has come true!!!! W whipped the Dems ! Yaaaaaay!!!)
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To: goodnesswins

My prescription dose is 500 mg twice a day, as needed. I haven't needed it for a while but it definitely works and I haven't noticed any side effects.


25 posted on 12/20/2004 10:04:43 PM PST by littleleaguemom
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