During the height of my shoulder pain/inflammation, I took (the maximum) two pills with breakfast and then two more pills with dinner. Then when the pain substantially subsided, I cut back to just one in the morning and one at night.
But I was wondering if it was OK just to continue that dosage on a regular basis. After all, don’t arthritis sufferers take it every day?
I happened to run into a surgeon friend and asked the question.
His answer (as a runner, with knee pains) was: you should surely take a strong dosage to serve as an anti-inflammatory; but when that is gone, you should STOP. His logic was that Pain is the body’s way of telling you there is something wrong; and if you just take a continuing dose of pain killers, you will never solve the problem. And it will most likely become a bigger problem.
So, I have stopped taking them, am now four days “drug free” and we shall see.