Austen, I take both ibuprofen and Tylenol. This is how I've controlled the pain for over two decades. Because I have Crohn's, I have to be careful about ulcers so my doctor has me taking Prilosec daily. He said it protects the stomach 70% of the time. I thought those were good odds. If I don't take ibuprofen, I can barely get out of a chair. But, be sure to take it with food...every time. That helps protect your stomach, too.
When I'm in a flare, I take 3 ibuprofen every six hours around the clock. In between the ibuprofen doses, I'll take 2 extra strength Tylenol...if I need it. I'll do that every six hours around the clock but usually I don't have to take that much because I stay active and that really does help with the pain.
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