I thought Aleve was my go-to painkiller, until I started experiencing ongoing pains. I have a lot of luck with it for cuts, sore gums, or other aches that I need dulled. It’s the “real” pains that I find it completely unhelpful with - severe tension headaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, etc. Everyone’s body is so different with pain relief products that I would still recommend anyone try it before making a decision, because honestly, for the things it DOES work for on me, there’s nothing that works better. It’s just not a cure-all.