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Piggybacking pain killers?

(8 Posts)
SlightlyJaded Mon 15-Oct-12 13:48:39

Am in bed with tonsillitis. I have penicillin but my throat is completely swollen and really tender to to the point where i cant even swallow my saliva. Which is nice

I also have bad headache, earache a temperature and muscles all hurt. <feels sorry for self> Soooo can I piggyback painkillers? I have been gargling then swallowing aspirin but it's not strong enough to make a huge difference and I wondered if I can maybe take two paracetamol then two hours later two ibuprofen and so on?

CrikeyOHare Mon 15-Oct-12 14:02:30

Yes, you can.

Make absolutely sure that the ibuprofen & paracetamol don't come mixed with anything else, and stop taking the aspirin.

Had to do exactly this last week to cope with toothache.

CrikeyOHare Mon 15-Oct-12 14:03:51

If swallowing is a nightmare, by the way, try Nurofen Meltlets & Calpol - hell of a lot easier on a sore throat than bloody great tablets!

SlightlyJaded Mon 15-Oct-12 14:04:29

Thanks Crikey. Toothache is the worst. Hope it's better now.

SlightlyJaded Mon 15-Oct-12 14:05:25

Oooh will send DH to chemist now

sashh Tue 16-Oct-12 06:50:31

You don't even need the gap. Take them together if you need to.

HaveALittleFaith Tue 16-Oct-12 13:13:05

Yup they work differently so you'd be fine either way - alternating or having them both at the same time. I hope you feel better soon.

SlightlyJaded Tue 16-Oct-12 13:17:07

Thanks everyone. I am doing them in 2 hour alternate shifts and it's definitely taking the edge off.

Thank you

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