@windwalker Terri, I agree with you. I can't think of a drug that does not have any side effects. Once ingested they are foreign substance in our body. But we absolutely need to weigh the pros and cons and try not to scare ourselves into quitting to fight the diseases that can have debilitating effects on our lives. All we can really do is to be vigilant and be educated so we can be one step ahead of adversities. After reading about the side effects of Ibuprofen, I was very alarmed and almost decided to completely stop using it. But after some research, I realized that just about all the pain killers have similar side effects. Unless I completely stop using it for the rest of my life, I will have to deal with such side effects. I know that as we are aging, it is not practical to make a decision like that. All I can do is try to cut back to the least amount that I need and bear the risk for it.