New use for Tylenol? - page 5

Occasionally I have run across old ladies that say they use Tylenol to help them sleep (not Tylenol P.M., mind you -- the regular stuff). I would always blow it off, thinking that it was all in... Read More

  1. by   silverheart
    My young son had a hernia repair and the surgeon pulled me aside and said to give my son Tylenol to help him rest. When I questioned it the surgeon replied that Tylenol was original made for a sleep aid not a pain reliever. You could have knocked me over. I couldn't believe it. I've never researched it , but you never know...
    I know when I take the Tylenol I can sleep for hours. I am not a pill person. I hate taking pills. But whenever I take Tylenol, I have got to be sick......
  3. by   BLCaldwell
    I've been following this thread for awhile now and thought that I would try some "research". I have degenerative arthritis. I take Celebrex 200mg bid. I work full time 3rd shift on a psych unit in a cold (read well air conditioned unit). There are mornings that I am so stiff that it's got to be funny watching me leave the hospital and walk to the parking lot. WEELLLL, I started taking x1 extra strength Tylenol about an hour prior to end of shift and saving the Celebrex until just before I went to bed.... Voila!!! I will suggest to MD's and to anyone else that will listen...IT WORKS with the stiffness and if I have errands planned- I take the Celerex before shift change and take x2 Tylenol extra strength before bed...naturally with something in my stomach so I don't have to worry about GI side effects.