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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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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
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User :   shes done
User :   thanks again
User :   good bye
Doctor :  
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User :   will do
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