Just curious what experience you guys have with taking short acting NSAIDs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.). I know people with arthritis probably take them often and for long periods of time. I know there are side effects, but it’s hard to find much information on how many mg/day is generally safe. Anyone have any experience.
When I was taking 2600mg/day of aspirin, I was bleeding a lot (especially from the hemorrhoids). I’d been taking that dose for about 2 weeks. The doctor didn’t explicitly say I should stop, but strongly suggested I taper off it ASAP, or I’d be at the gastroenterologist with an ulcer. Not looking to complicate things, I cut back to 650mg/day immediately. For me, I get twice the relief or more from one 325mg aspirin as I do a 200mg ibuprofen.
What doses do you guys take and how long have you been taking that dose? Any complications?