Posted 5/22/2004 8:56 PM (GMT -7)
I am new and really hoping for replies about this. I am a victim of daily headaches, random and severe migraines, blackouts, TMJ, and numerous other symptoms related to those listed. For about 4 years, I have been taking painkillers nearly every day, which for me, has helped a lot, but hasn't prevented everything. (I will admit I am dependant on it for my daily headaches.)
With 200-400ml of ibuprofen in my system almost daily, should I be concerned that my liver and kidneys will become damaged and holes will burn thru my stomach? I hear repeated cases of this happening among older people, but at my age (16) and the amount of years I have been using the painkillers, I don't know whether it should be a cause for worry if I haven't experienced anything yet.
I should probably consult a doctor; however, they have never helped in the past but take time from school. (Probably the pair of sour grapes I should get rid of, but perhaps I can get help from someone here before I begin that challenge...)
Many thanx, --kate