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    Default Proper Use of Ibuprofen?

    If I recall correctly, you mentioned something recently about using ibuprofen "properly." What did you mean by this? Something other than the directions on the bottle? I'm dealing with shin splints at the moment and want to be sure to get the ibuprofen piece right in addition to the ice, massage, and stride work.

    I tried the Google site search method and didn't get much.

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    By this I meant using it 800mg 4x/day x 5 days. Then get off.

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    How long would you wait after those 5 days before you'd do it again, if something else requiring it came up?

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    I'd wait a few weeks to let your stomach heal up a little. High-dose NSAIDs will ding your stomach.
    Last edited by stef; 03-04-2011 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    I'd wait a few weeks to let your stomach heal up a little. High-dose NSAIDs will ding your stomach.
    As someone who has had a gastric ulcer (partially) as a result of this, allow me to add that you should really take Rip seriously here.
    It is not a good time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe View Post
    By this I meant using it 800mg 4x/day x 5 days. Then get off.
    Just to be clear so I don't kill myself you mean 3200mg total daily, split into four doses? I think I am going to try this for my shoulder

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    Yes, for FIVE (5) days. Standard dosing, look it up.

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    How about with naproxen, coach?

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    Thanks for making this topic. i have been taking just a single 800 milligram ibuprofen daily for my slight shoulder and knee pain. I had no idea that you could take four of them a day. I will start this tomorrow and go till friday and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaddix View Post
    Just to be clear so I don't kill myself you mean 3200mg total daily, split into four doses? I think I am going to try this for my shoulder
    Two doctor friends of mine say a daily total of 3200mg is fine.

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