LadyCrimson Posted February 27, 2007 Share Posted February 27, 2007 Common pain relievers may increase blood pressure in men (also women, but the article is on a male study) I find this personally interesting, not so much because it's surprising to me that a drug may have potential long-term harm, but because the numbers in this one study are so high. My husband has suffered from constant headaches for 20 years; first it was loads of asprin, more recently it's ibuprofen. He can go through a 750count bottle in a few months (that's around 50-60 a week). We 'discuss' this a lot... ... He pops these things like candy, I think in part because he believes that there's no lasting harm to doing so as long as he's not seriously "abusing" them via taking lots more than recommended on the label each day, on average. I wonder if this is a common attitude. Do you try to to avoid taking OTC painkillers for all but the worst aches and pains? Do you think there should be more regulations/restrictions on how non-narcotic painkillers are sold to consumers? “Things are as they are. Looking out into the universe at night, we make no comparisons between right and wrong stars, nor between well and badly arranged constellations.” – Alan Watts Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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