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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friends Aren't Doctors NO NO!!

DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS AND WORKOUT PARTNERS DIAGNOSE INJURIES AND PRESCRIBE TREATMENTS AND MEDICINES

This one goes out to the poor guy who had severe shoulder pain, had previously been diagnosed by a real doctor with a real shoulder injury, and had his friend prescribe "NSAIDs" - not Advil but Aleve.

First of all, who knows what happened to that already weak shoulder? Maybe a doctor but not your friend. Second, who says that any medicine is appropriate? I have had orthopedic surgeons who say not to take anti-inflammatories for certain conditions. Finally, your friend thinks that Advil isn't an NSAID but Aleve is. He's wrong on that count too. You've only got 2 shoulders, take care of them!