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Aleve and Tylenol

I have been taking either Aleve (2 every 12 hours) or Tylenol (1250mil every 8 hours) for my pain, but either one wears off before I can take another dose.  The pain is so bad, it's hard to wait for the next dose.  How much of each of these can I safely take and can I mix them--ay take Aleve and then take Tylenol after 6-8 hours and then Aleve after say 6 hours?  
Thanks so much
Age
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55
Sex
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Female
Weight
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150
Current Medications
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estrogen, progesterone, unithroid, wellbutrin, nortryptaline
Drug Allergies
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none
Medical Conditions
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migraines, menopause, currently having serious pain near tailbone--doctor now thinks it may be pelvic floor pain
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The maximum daily dose of Aleve is 1500mg per day and the maximum daily dose of Tylenol is 4000mg per day. You may alternate Aleve with Tylenol every 6-8 hours.
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