ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Using ibuprophen

Re: Using ibuprophen

Reynolds, Nikki (jakar@aiinc.com)
Mon, 17 Feb 1997 09:30:40 -0800

Hi Rae,
I've often thought about the possibility of that happening when I hear
of people taking medications before and during rides. We all have a
tendency to forget hydrating ourselves enough while riding anyway, and
why compound the problem?
My 70-something friend, Virginia, and I were out in the desert
yesterday, a rather warmish day, riding a section of the pony express
trail near Hooten Wells. Her previously broken hip slipped out on her
during a trot/canter session and she was in pain enough to want
Ibuprophen, but both of us thought better of it since she hadn't been
drinking enough fluids. She layed down on the ground and did "crunches"
to slip the hip back in. It worked, and we mosied on back to the
trailer, none the worse for wear.
I don't even want to think what may have happened if she'd just popped
a pill and continued on! Her kidneys may have not been able to
withstand the abuse. Too many of us push beyond where our bodies tell
us we must stop and recover for our health's sake. Virginia is a tough
woman, but she's also smart enough to know when to stop and in what
situations painkillers are not warranted.
Safe Riding!!, Nikki, Virginia, Neggie, and JaPony

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