Pain, pain, go away

Written by on August 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

How do you spell relief? Here are some tips for proper use of medication and painkillers along the MS Challenge Walk route.

If you experience any pain along the MS Challenge Walk, the medical tents at each rest stop and at the Sea Camps can offer non-prescription painkillers to help relieve what ails you. Whether you're asking us to distribute this medication to you or you've brought your own, be careful with your choice of pain relievers and how much you take. Too much Tylenol (acetomenophin) can cause liver damage, too much Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen sodium) can lead to kidney damage and bleeding, and too much aspirin can cause bleeding problems. Try alternating pain relievers so that your body doesn't develop an immunity to any one. The recommend dosage for adults varies; follow the directions on the bottle.

Jacqui is a registered nurse working in home dialysis, living in Denver, Colorado. Born and rasied in Gray, Maine, Jacqui was diagnosed with MS in 2003 and has been participating in the MS Challenge Walk since 2007. This year is the first time she's had her own team, Whittaker's Warriors.

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