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Problems with painkillers.

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Here's a summary of some problems with ibuprofen, acetaminophen / paracetamol and aspirin. I'm sure there's more, but I wanted to make a fb note because of the new one: an atrial fibrillation paper (April 2014).

NSAIDS give you atrial fibrillation, which a) makes you die faster, and b) makes for a higher risk of strokes.

Of course, ibuprofen can easily kill you by frying your liver

as can acetaminophen (paracetamol).

Ibuprofen sales per capita in any given country is indicative of asthma cases (free full paper).

Both ibuprofen and aspirin can cause kidney damage.

The long-term baby aspirin given to heart attack people often causes internal bleeding.

Try alternatives to NSAIDs if at all possible.

The heart attack people might benefit from fish oil + garlic or ginger (or similar).

Some folks with pain can do something about the cause of the pain instead of using magic pills to wish it away.

Do your best.

NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, that is, anything not corticosteroid-based. Cortisones, corticosteroids etc. are bad in their own ways, including the enormous weight gain (eg. with prednisolone), the lack of healing (with any of them used internally or externally) and the thin skin (with long-term use of any of them).

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