Data from 140,000 patients suggests that some common pain killers double the rate for a heart attack.
“One thing that has confounded me ever since I was in medical school is how easily doctors — people whom you’d think would know better — are bamboozled into prescribing and using, not only for their patients but for themselves and their families, new drugs.
Motrin, Advil, Vioxx, Celebrex, the parade never ends.
They cost many times what the old stand-bys do and don’t work as well, yet because of powerful advertising they somehow insinuate themselves into the medicine chest.
I’ve never taken anything but aspirin and/or Tylenol for the aches and pains of everyday life, nor do I believe anyone else should.
Here’s my foolproof remedy for almost anything that hurts, be it a headache, sore muscles, joints, you name it:
Three (3) regular aspirin tablets and two (2) extra-strength (500 mg apiece) Tylenol.
Repeat every 3-4 hours as needed.
It’s that cheap and easy.
Don’t be fooled into believing newer is better — in this case, it’s not even as good.”