This question has also been asked and answered here: Aleve vs Advil: What's the difference?
It is really a personal preference. They are both NSAID drugs. Some people feel Aleve does a better job and some feel ibuprofen (Advil) does a better job. I prefer the Aleve because you take less pills and it seems to last longer.
Remember to read the interactions closely on the NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Anti Inflatory DrugS).
Also best to take with food or a glass of milk. Advil is great and would really be "step 1" for these types of medication. I would try that first . Alleve is stronger per dose and lasts up to 12 hours. FYI ADVIL generic is IBUPROFEN and Alleve is Naproxen Sodium.
I would try the Advil 1st as long as you check all the information on the bottle.
(Which will include not mixing NSAIDs)
If you have no conditions that apply and you are trying to sleep thru the night Alleve will work longer. Alleve is definitely a bit rougher on the digestive system. Using Advil and Alleve (or generics) helped me stay away from prescription pain relievers for over a decade despite chronic spinal pain!
Good luck and don't forget analgesic topical creams and patches as well for relief !
Ah, you hit the second week, unless you're doing exercises for a medical condition. Remember to stretch those muscles out if jogging, weight lifting, running-whatever-some hot baths- some liniment- are you trying to bulk up or aerobic weight lifting to slim down? Good luck and don't give up-don't over do it-whether it's yoga or weight lifting- build up slowly.
My first choise is Aleve. I been a runner for a lot of years and after finish a narathon I take to pills with food and work great. Don't take it while doing exercises,take it when funish. Regards:
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.