So, this morning I was speaking to a fellow co-worker. This lady told me that last night her tooth started to ache so badly she was forced to take as much ibuprofin that was in the house (some 1800 milligrams) as well as trying “old wives tales” methods such as salt water and such. She managed to go to sleep without pain but this morning the toothache returned. So she told me she took 3 aspirin.
Immediately, I told her it wasn’t good to mix ibuprofin and aspirin or to take them so close back to back. She told me she had never heard that (she’s a good deal older than me) but I mentioned I heard it on TV. So she asked me from where?
I then began to describe that Billie, Chelsea’s estranged slutty mother came home after being kidnapped by a brainwashed, one-eyed dude who got them into a minor car accident. An incompetant shrink who was formerly possessed by the devil took her to the hospital to be checked out and everything was fine, but they gave her some simple over the counter drugs for the pain and sent her home. Once home, Chelsea, a self-absorbed brat but through the love of a geeky man is learning to think of others, put aside her own anger towards her mother for sleeping with said geek and asked her which medications she was given while at the hospital before giving her more. Billie didn’t know. Chelsea took that time to call the hospital to check so she could give her the same (and to leave her mom alone so she could easily spy into Chelsea’s diary.)
Needless to say my co-worker was unimpressed with my pharmaceutical research. She did wind up going to the dentist today though for an emergency appointment and the dentist verified that you should not mix ibuprofen and aspirin.
So I give credit where credit is due.