As an avid weight lifter, I often suffer strains and and muscle pulls. In order to decrease inflammation, I will sometimes take Aleve for a few days. As instructed on the bottle, I will take two pills to start, and then another in 12 hours. After the first three pills, I will then take a pill every eight hours—as instructed on the bottle. I never take more than the recommended amount, and I never take it more than three days in a row. I will probably take Aleve maybe five days out of every month—but never five straight days. I have been doing this for the past ten years. Is there any chance that this could be contributing to my new tinnitus? I haven't taken Aleve in a month and my tinnitus started a few weeks ago and has not stopped.