800 mg, three times a day, is a prescription dose (at least that's what I've been Rx'd after surgery.)
I take that much some days, and other days I take none. All depends on the pain level.
Tylenol will kill your liver, ibuprophen will give you a heart attack...well, you gotta go some way, so why not go out pain-free, LOL.
Hey, I've already had the heart attack - so I use wine. Pain free and smiling, at least in the evenings!
Tell your docter you want to stop that if your are on it as an anti-inflammatory.
Voltaren is the most powerful anti-inflammatory pill you can get (sodium diclofenac). It works for me with only 2 each 75mg pills for a day. Neck, back, leg pains go away with only one pill.
Tramadol is Ultracet for pain at 375 mg each. It is more effective for pain than Darvocet or Vicodin. Non-opiate and non-addictive.
I used opiates for a longer time than I should because of injuries and discovered these two are all I need before I realized I needed them no more. Try them. Tell your doctor to order these chemicals for you. I have bad disks. You can't take aspirin or ibuprofin with these.
It has been shown that swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time is nearly always fatal.