Man suffered horrific consequences after taking 1,176 ibuprofen tablets in just one month

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By Nasima Khatun

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A man suffered the horrific consequences of over-consuming painkillers after he popped over 1,000 pills within a month.

Now, we've all taken a painkiller or two whenever we've got a headache, a toothache, or a general body ache that we don't need immediate medical attention for.

However, because they're readily accessible, it makes them easy to misuse.

One man shocked the entire internet after his story about popping 1,176 ibuprofen pills a month went viral.

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Recalling the story on the YouTube channel @Chubbyemu, it was reported that a 34-year-old avid runner called 'SB' was often suffering from aches and pains due to his hobby.

In order to battle this, he took a few tablets to get rid of the soreness, but things took a turn for the worse as he seemingly misunderstood the guidance of the medication.

SB started consuming seven ibuprofen tablets over a 24-hour period and saw the difference in his pains but after a few days, he quickly began relying on the painkiller, swallowing numerous tablets at once.

For the next few weeks, the runner was consuming as many as 28 tablets a day, which is way above the recommended adult dosage of one or two 200mg tablets, three times a day.

Not realizing the consequences of his excessive use of the drug, he continued doing this until one day when he swallowed a handful of ibuprofen and experiencing chest pains.

He stated that they "felt 'stuck in his chest.'"

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Instead of seeking help, he decided to pop more pills hoping his pain would go away.

He had no choice but to go to the hospital after vomiting blood, struggling to urinate, and experiencing dizziness.

Doctors discovered that he was experiencing haematemesis, which is vomiting blood from internal bleeding. Further tests revealed his excessive ibuprofen use had caused ulcers in his esophagus and his stomach which had begun to bleed, on top of the fact that his kidneys were failing.

Doctors managed to fix the problem and thankfully SB eventually made a full recovery.

Under the video, hundreds of people gathered to discuss the topic, with many wondering how the man got himself into this position.


"I honestly have no idea how some people don't tell their doctor about the 1000 ibuprofen tablets they have taken when being admitted for severe symptoms. Whenever I go to the doctor with mild symptoms my anxiety makes me share every medication I have even thought of taking in the last two months," wrote one user.

"It is actually unbelievable to me that people like this not only exist, but live long enough to make it to adulthood," added another.

A third agreed, commenting: "His 'entire course of meds' thought might have been excusable if it wasn't A THOUSAND PILLS IN A MONTH. This man is truly something else and I'm amazed he survived."

And this YouTube user also stated: "As someone who takes ibuprofen regularly for pain associated with mobility related disorders, I was worried this video would scare me off taking them. But after watching just the first minute I realize I have nothing to worry about because I DON'T TAKE 28 PILLS IN A DAY OH MY GOD."

At least he's made a full recovery!

Featured Image Credit: Grace Cary/Getty

Man suffered horrific consequences after taking 1,176 ibuprofen tablets in just one month

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

A man suffered the horrific consequences of over-consuming painkillers after he popped over 1,000 pills within a month.

Now, we've all taken a painkiller or two whenever we've got a headache, a toothache, or a general body ache that we don't need immediate medical attention for.

However, because they're readily accessible, it makes them easy to misuse.

One man shocked the entire internet after his story about popping 1,176 ibuprofen pills a month went viral.

GettyImages-155015320.jpgCredit: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Recalling the story on the YouTube channel @Chubbyemu, it was reported that a 34-year-old avid runner called 'SB' was often suffering from aches and pains due to his hobby.

In order to battle this, he took a few tablets to get rid of the soreness, but things took a turn for the worse as he seemingly misunderstood the guidance of the medication.

SB started consuming seven ibuprofen tablets over a 24-hour period and saw the difference in his pains but after a few days, he quickly began relying on the painkiller, swallowing numerous tablets at once.

For the next few weeks, the runner was consuming as many as 28 tablets a day, which is way above the recommended adult dosage of one or two 200mg tablets, three times a day.

Not realizing the consequences of his excessive use of the drug, he continued doing this until one day when he swallowed a handful of ibuprofen and experiencing chest pains.

He stated that they "felt 'stuck in his chest.'"

GettyImages-1677916762.jpgCredit: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Instead of seeking help, he decided to pop more pills hoping his pain would go away.

He had no choice but to go to the hospital after vomiting blood, struggling to urinate, and experiencing dizziness.

Doctors discovered that he was experiencing haematemesis, which is vomiting blood from internal bleeding. Further tests revealed his excessive ibuprofen use had caused ulcers in his esophagus and his stomach which had begun to bleed, on top of the fact that his kidneys were failing.

Doctors managed to fix the problem and thankfully SB eventually made a full recovery.

Under the video, hundreds of people gathered to discuss the topic, with many wondering how the man got himself into this position.


"I honestly have no idea how some people don't tell their doctor about the 1000 ibuprofen tablets they have taken when being admitted for severe symptoms. Whenever I go to the doctor with mild symptoms my anxiety makes me share every medication I have even thought of taking in the last two months," wrote one user.

"It is actually unbelievable to me that people like this not only exist, but live long enough to make it to adulthood," added another.

A third agreed, commenting: "His 'entire course of meds' thought might have been excusable if it wasn't A THOUSAND PILLS IN A MONTH. This man is truly something else and I'm amazed he survived."

And this YouTube user also stated: "As someone who takes ibuprofen regularly for pain associated with mobility related disorders, I was worried this video would scare me off taking them. But after watching just the first minute I realize I have nothing to worry about because I DON'T TAKE 28 PILLS IN A DAY OH MY GOD."

At least he's made a full recovery!

Featured Image Credit: Grace Cary/Getty