My roommate is overdosing on asprin daily.

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  1. Sterling
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    Okay, so I just found out that my roommate seems to think that taking 2 times the suggested dosage of extra strength Tylenol PM is okay because he has taken the stuff all his life, and it has never effected him. I tried telling him that taking 4000 mgs of this stuff in a 24 hour period is not only BAD, but extra strength has been proven to expedite liver failure. He said that as a kid he was taking adult medicine for migraines (He had a sort of extreme migraine syndrome). I am genuinely worried. He keeps blowing me off, and get's all huffy because it hasn't affected him. Honestly he also seems to have kidney trouble. He's a tough guy, but over dosing daily is just going to bring bad stuff his way. He really seems to think that because he's taken this stuff so much that he doesn't feel the effect, so the only logical thing to do is take more to compensate. I'n no medical expert, but I can read the health and safety warnings.
     
  2. Veho

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    But why is he taking it in the first place? Headaches? Toothache?
     
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    Yes, and general body aches as well.
     
  4. Veho

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    So he's treating the symptoms instead of the cause, and he's building up a tolerance to painkillers. Really smart [​IMG]

    I wish I could help but he sounds too pig-headed to listen to good advice or common sense.
     
  5. Sterling
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    He can't afford a doctor soooo, yea. I'm not sure what to do. I really don't want to wake up to find him dead, or in excruciating pain. Also, I could possibly pin the big stuff on his step mom. She's a bitch that never took him to the doctor at all. She even kicked him out of the house and gave him a date before his stuff would mysteriously disappear. What's worse, is that she now employs him, and I think she's withholding jobs to spite him. (Jabs are call by call basis. Plumbing sucks getting started).
     
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    Paracetamol or Aspirin? Paracetamol is bad for liver. Aspirin irritates stomach but safe for liver, take it after eating. If he take Paracetamol too long, may change to Aspirin.
     
  7. Schizoanalysis

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    Maybe he is addicted to them.

    It can happen.
     
  8. Blood Fetish

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    I'm so glad we don't have any of that socialized medicine here in the US.