Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
124 Doctors are Online

Mononucleosis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Men's Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2005
Answered : 2408 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey i just have a really quick question
Doctor :  
How can i help you
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   im an 18 year old 180 pound male getting over mononucleosis and i need to know how many milligrams of ibuprofen i can take safely
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   as per your histroy its mononucleosis
Doctor :   TAB. IBUPROFEN 4OO MG 2 TIMES A DAY after food only
User :   wow thats all?
Doctor :  
as it causes gastritis and ulcer to be taken after food only
Doctor :  
not more than 3- 4 days
Doctor :  
concentarate more on green leafy vegetables
Doctor :  
and fresh fruits this will help you to improve the body
Doctor :  
defense mechanism
Doctor :  
Consume of plenty of water
User :   I've been taking 800 mg 2 or 3 times a day for about a month now with not a lot of food just a ton of water and gatorade
Doctor :   yes this can cause gastritis
User :   whats that?
Doctor :   Ulcers in the stomach
User :   is that common? because all my team mates take at least like 6 or 7 200 mg pills of it before football games, i watched a kid smaller than me take like a dozen or more at once
Doctor :  
see its causes ulcers in the stomach
User :   do different people react differently?
Doctor :  
yes its body genes that makes a diffrence
User :   alright well i give up on ibuprofen then since i just took twice the safe amount about 45 minutes ago and still cant think because my head hurts so bad
Doctor :  
but its better to take 400 mg, 2 times a day, for 3-4 days will not cause any issues
User :   whats a good generic pill to relieve headaches so i can go get some and maybe sleep tongiht
User :   what about a situation like mono though cause going a day without some sort of relief is not an option
Doctor :  
Go for TYLENOL 500 mg, can take 3 times a day, after food
User :   arent tylenol kind of bad for you though
Doctor :  
no these have less side effects compared to Ibuprofen
User :   wow i was misled then
User :   i tried tylenol actually in 1000mg doses when i was at my worst because a nurse thought it would help
User :   i honestly thought it had little or no effect
Doctor :   Yes Tylenol is good can take 3 times a day, after food. can take even 4-5 days
Doctor :   do some exercises like aerobic
Doctor :  
this will help you to reduce the stress and tension
User :   im not supposed to do anything physical at all due to the size of my spleen
Doctor :  
like brisk walking will help you to reduce the stress and tension
Doctor :  
User :   alright i might as well walk to the store to get some tylenol or something
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Be relaxed not to worry
User :   whats the next best thing to tylenol for severe headaches
Doctor :  
you will get better soon
User :   since i dont seem to benefit from tylenol for some reason
Doctor :  
Yes its Brufen offcourse
User :   sounds good never tried it before, why not when im desperate at 2am haha
User :   are there any over the counter pills that enduce sleep but dont make you feel like a bag of crap if you dont get 8-9 hours of sleep
Doctor :  
no Mr Luke i am sorry for that
User :   oh well its fine, its a good mile round trip walk so that oughta help
Doctor :  
there are no over the counter medications to induce the sleep
User :   i'll get over it i spose
Doctor :  
yes you can get over it
Doctor :  
wash your face before you go to sleep
User :   whys that?
Doctor :  
this will help to induce some amount of sleep
User :   oh alright
Doctor :  
Now relax
User :   well i appreciate your advice you've been very heplful
User :   haha can do
Doctor :   wish you a good health
User :   thanks i appreciate it
User :   you have a good one
Doctor :  
Please fill the feed back form
User :   shes done
User :   thanks again
User :   good bye
Doctor :  
Thanks for consulting HealthcareMagic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   will do
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor