Whenever I buy a bottle of Advil, Aleve, Tylenol, Aspirin, or any other over the counter pain medication, I never take the prescribed amount. If I do, it's like I never took anything at all.
I was a pain med pill popper when I was in high school (over ten years ago), and the tolerance has stayed the same. Most medicines tell you to take 2-4 every 4-6 hours, depending on the mg amount per pill. I usually take 4-6 whenever it hurts.
I get terrible headaches and knee aches (childhood injury that was aggravated after joining the service) and the recommended amount never cuts it. Shortly after moving to eastern TX this summer, I was taking Advil like it was candy. Every night, it was at least 4. I don't have anymore, so now I'm taking Tylenol when I need to.
Whenever I'm prescribed narcotics Vicodin and Percocet, however, I take the minimum. While it really makes the pain go away, I feel like a zombie if I take more.
Answer by LostTheSlipper at 12:19 PM on Sep. 5, 2010
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