Best Cold Medicine
I took some over the counter nighttime medicine and my UC hated it!! Lots of extra BM's and brought on some cramping. I've read that tylenol is the only medicine that is "safe" for us to use because all it is the acetaminophen, but I wonder if anybody had any other meds that helped them.
Actived: 9 days ago
(9 days ago) Although the medicine has a short half life, in my opinion, once an allergic reaction is set off it can take weeks or months for the body to detoxify itself and get back to normal. kbrown12. New Member. Joined : Feb 2015. Posts : 3. Posted 2/5/2015 11:29 PM (GMT …
GERD AS A RESULT OF BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION
(8 days ago) GERD AS A RESULT OF BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION. Over the years I have experienced slight GERD problems, but after a few months on a beta blocker, Atenolol, GERD became a major problem. I am blaming the GERD worsening because of this medication as it really became a huge problem when taking Atenolol for a few months.
1 pill, 4 times a day
(9 days ago) This is probably a dumb question, but when your doctor prescribes you a medication that you're to take 1 pill, 4 times a day, what HOURS do you take those pills? How far apart should you take them? Most of my Rx's are 3 times a day. So I usually go 6am, 12pm and 6pm. But with 4 times a day, it's screws with my brain because I go to bed so early
Asthma Medications Non-Steroid
(8 days ago) There are rescue inhalers for mild asthma like abuterol, you can take them as needed. I know that singulair is a medicine that does not contain steroids. Some people with really mild asthma can get additional relief from alernative medicine like caffeine and herbs. Good luck. Razzle. Veteran Member. Joined : Aug 2007.
Doctor who treats overall inflammation
(9 days ago) There is also integrative medicine ie Dr. Weil integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/ As others have mentioned, these types of programs seem to be very expensive and questionably so. Going to Mayo or another medical center like it might be less expensive and more likely to be insurance covered.
(9 days ago) Posted 3/26/2008 7:11 PM (GMT -6) Hi, I have Crohn's Disease, and will soon have to start taking 6MP (Mercaptopurine) which is an immunosuppressant. I'm a bit scared to take such a potent medication, and am wondering if anyone out there has taken it. I'd appreciate any feedback you can give me about any side effects you've experienced; and if
a good over the counter sedative
(8 days ago) BuSpar (buspirone) is an anti-anxiety medicine that affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. BuSpar is used to treat symptoms of anxiety such as fear, tension, irritability, dizziness, pounding heartbeat, and other physical symptoms.
Pain Clinic vs. Pain Management
(9 days ago) Posted 7/21/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -6) Hi, Skrape, Finding good pain management is a real challenge. A lot of PM's - be it with a "clinic" title or not - are just doing the high tech procedures like injections. You need to find a pm doctor who also prescribes medications, and the best way is probably to call around and ask.
Lortab no longer going to be made
(9 days ago) Posted 10/21/2013 9:30 AM (GMT -6) Was just e-mailing my oncologist's nurse to get a new refill of Lortabs. She called it in for me with no problem, of course. However, she said as of January, 2014, they will no longer be making Lortabs, so he is switching over all his patients to …
Cold Medication and Epilepsy
(8 days ago) Hi everyone, I am suffering right now with a terrible head cold and I can't take anything for it. I just have to sweat it out of me. I've been told by my neurologist and also my family Doctor that, If I should happen to catch a cold or the flu , Since I'm on medication for my EP, I should not take any over the counter medications, especially the ones that contain DECONGESTANT and/or
OT: How Do We Heal Medicine
(9 days ago) the only way to fix "medicine" is to put me in charge of everything. I think a couple folks missed Gawande’s point: we need to develop the pit crew mentality (as he successfully did in 8 hospitals around the world) specifically for containing cost. And by …
Run out of Meds early
(9 days ago) i seem to run out of one of my pain meds but that due to how the doctor had wrote the doseage. between the quantity and the doseage, the two never added up. i mentioned it to my doc a few times but just gave up. so what i did was if i needed the full doseage for the day i would take it, if not i would only take a half dose. not to wish any pain on everybody but ya might have to tough it out. doc
Headache for 5 straight days
(8 days ago) Well, the MRI was negative, thankfully, but the anti-nausea medicine did not work as well today, and my headaches seemed a little stronger. Not a good sign :( this really has me worried as the headaches and nausea, even though occuring together, do not seem to be overly related to each other.
Medication to prevent situational crying
(8 days ago) First was Propranolol. In high doses it's a beta blocker for heart issues but in low doses it treats situational anxiety and panic such as fear of public speaking. The second medication was Alprazolam, generic for Xanax. There aren't any contraindications to …
Trimix -refrigerate or freeze
(9 days ago) Posts : 504. Posted 1/25/2010 3:28 PM (GMT -6) Hi, My 5ml of Trimix lasts 5-6 weeks so there is no need for me to freeze the vial, It stays good for 90 days refrigerated. I did speak to a patient once who said he filled syringes and froze them, I have never tried that though. I did ask my Dr about taking an oral med with the Trimix, and he said
I threw up my medicineI think
(9 days ago) Hi Flower, Hope you're feeling better now. I would suggest two things: 1. call your pharmacist and ask about whether you should take any more medicine or wait until the next dose. They are often more "in the know" than your doctor when it comes to drugs. 2. Talk to your doctor about the swallowing problem.
Traditional chinese medicine and prostate cancer
(9 days ago) Traditional chinese medicine and prostate cancer. I was alarmed for prostate cancer by my physician during a regular annual check up. My PSA was 3.0 and he felt there was something. I subsequently did a biopsy and confirmed that I have a stage 2a cancer with Gleason score of 3+3 on 2 cores and 3+4 on 2 cores.
Arimidex vs aromison medicine
(8 days ago) This medicine seems alot more do able for me epecially if I have to be on it for 5 years. I do know that while on this medicine I need to make sure I take enough calcium. I just wanted to share my experince with the two medicines with you guys. I know changing to …
Please explain my hid-a-scan results (for gall bladder
(8 days ago) Forum Moderator. Every department of nuclear medicine may have a different range of normal for gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF) as determined by a HIDA scan. I have seen > 30%, > 35%, and > 40% as being considered normal, but most healthy people have GBEF > 75 %. Therefore your result is likely on the low side.
how i cured my psoriasis
(9 days ago) Hi, I was diagnosed with psoriasis 13yrs ago, since then I have tried both pharmaceutical &alternative medicine until I lost count of the meds and herbs I have taken all with the aim of curing the psoriasis.. With the pharmaceutical medicines (which most have steroids) the psoriasis would clear briefly but reappear in a worse state and at times the meds simply didn’t work at all.
it says "take with food" -how much food really
(9 days ago) Dr. Weil most recently recommended at least 1,000IU daily of vit D. Make sure the vitamin doesn't have magnesium, which can cause diarhea and also irritate the GI tract. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, so you could try eating a rice cake with butter, peanut butter, or cheese.
Weight Gain Anyone
(8 days ago) Some other common offenders, says Fernstrom, include the antidepressants Paxil and Zoloft, the antiseizure medication Depakote, diabetes drugs like Diabeta and Diabinese, and the high blood pressure drugs Cardura and Inderal. Heartburn drugs like Nexium and Prevacid may also cause drug-induced weight gain.
Beta Blockers lower BP and can control adrenaline rush
(9 days ago) So after stopping bp medicine I ended up having normal BP averaging 123/82 even to this day (three years later) so I didn't even need it. I now laugh at how silly I was for going to the ER for BP of 160/105 and for being worried to death of high BP.
Pain Narcotics that are LEAST likely to cause nausea and
(9 days ago) Phenergren does work well for nausea but it is also sedating The main thing is if you have another flare up with this stone is go back to ER. At least in ER it appears the drs are willing to give you something strong to combat the pain. Just make them aware that that nausea is a big issue for you.
Need MRI but need pain medication to get through it
(9 days ago) Sorry to read about your experience. A cortisone injection with fluoroscope imaging would not have been appropriate for your situation. I was prescribed valium when I had my MRI's done. I was also instructed to take my pain medication & muscle relaxer 45 minutes before the appointment time.
Over The Counter (OTC) Help for UC
(9 days ago) Posted 9/17/2010 2:52 PM (GMT -6) Pepto bismol would be useless on UC, frankly. Immodium can help, if you need to try to calm you gut for a while. But it can't work miracles on a really really badly flaring gut. Otherwise the bigger dose of asacol and Rowasa are good meds.
Anyone taking Cholestyramine Powder for Diarrhea
(9 days ago) After reading all of these posts I am feeling positive about this medicine. I have no idea what it does but it seems to be working for you guys. I just want a normal life back where I don't have to miss out on days out, work, shopping!!!! It's ruled my life …
Chronic migraine & Raynaud's disease
(9 days ago) Waiting to consult a vasscular surgeon to take his opinion on Migraine and Raynods. Then will decide on medicine to use. My habits: no exercise. software engineer take 1 coffee per day take 1 tea per day no diabetes medium bulit personality. occasionaly non-vegeterian 5feet 11 inches height 72 kgs weight I live in Bangalore, India
Chinese Medicine support thread
(9 days ago) Chinese Medicine support thread. Hey everyone, it's been a while. I'm off abx and transitioned to acupuncture and Chinese medicine. My doctor is great, and I do believe it's helping. Unfortunately, all Lyme treatments come with reactions and herxing, but the CM approach is different, so all the things I've learned about backing off, slowing
Best Allergy Med that won't spike Anxiety
(8 days ago) try Zyrtec. vistirill is the parent drug of Zyrtec.vistrill is used as an anxiety med so stands to reason Zyrtec will have far less chance of causing anxiety. cilly. Veteran Member. Joined : Aug 2014. Posts : 1616. Posted 3/22/2017 1:14 AM (GMT -6) I have …
Nexium Side Effects
(8 days ago) The medicine is working well, but about a week after beginning treatment, I started to feel kind of lathargic and groggy. I've found that it's more difficult to concentrate remember things while on the medicine. I stopped taking nexium for a few days, and fortunately I'm starting to feel much better now, back to my normal self. Unfortunately
can allergies cause stomach problems
(7 days ago) Keep taking the medicine it will help over time. Joy explorer567. New Member. Joined : Apr 2010. Posts : 6. Posted 4/24/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -6) I have had a burning in my stomach where it feels very warm and often will result in several trips to the bathroom. I have discovered it is related to coffee (caffine and the acid).
Reccomendations instead of Topamax
(8 days ago) Tiagabine (Gabitril). Side effects include dizziness, fatigue, depression and confusion. Topiramate (Topamax). Also used to treat cluster headaches, topiramate can decrease the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. The drug also can prevent you from sweating and may increase your risk of …
Has Donnatal (generic) been discontinued
(9 days ago) Posted 3/23/2013 6:33 PM (GMT -6) I had taken Donnatol as a child because of severe cramping due to a sensitive stomach. about 5 years ago, I started back on Donnatal & it was in a generic form. Last week, I needed a refilled & CVS told me they have discontinued it in generic form. Now, it will cost me $69.00 instead of $10.00.
Antihistamine to help with GERD
(9 days ago) Hi all-- I know this is an older forum, but has anyone tried the DAO supplements that suppress histamine production 'naturally' without medicine. If so-- any success-- what brand name. It is pricey and the web has a lot of info regarding 'histamine intolerances' and the effect on acid reflux.
Suramin for Autism/Lyme
(9 days ago) Suramin for Autism/Lyme. If you follow the work of Dr. Robert Naviaux - he did a small trial of Suramin for autism patients and the results were good. Some non-verbal kids spoke sentences for the first time in their lives. Suramin, which is a 100 year old drug, treats river blindness and african sleeping sickness.
lactulose used to treat high amonia levels for liver disease
(8 days ago) Yes, sometimes people come through and live longer than expected, but they have been fighting the disease and getting various treatments (Lactulose for high ammonia levels, special diet with elimination of red meat, paracentesis (draining of the fluid in the belly), etc., for some time.
Heart Disease and Bruising
(8 days ago) Upon further research, I've found that there are other reasons for this as well, and wanted to share this with youHugs, Teri. "Certain dietary supplements such as fish oil, ginkgo, ginger and garlic also may increase your bruising risk, since these supplements have a blood-thinning effect.
Symptoms developing many years after tick bite
(9 days ago) They tend to have functional medicine backgrounds, integrative medicine, naturopathic training, etc. Their websites might say something like "chronic infections" rather than Lyme, but you can call and ask if the doctor treats chronic tick-borne infections ("late-stage Lyme" or "chronic Lyme" is very different from acute Lyme disease).
Esophagitis: How long does healing take
(9 days ago) Please dont take tension regarding esophagitis now , it can be cause of non suitable medicine reactions or very spicy food as well. But i can understand this kind of situation very hard for a patient and feeling too much dangerious like now going out from world.
Bimix users: how much do you use
(9 days ago) So when the pharmacist says that was 5 units (big numbers) he is saying that each big number equals 5 units, hence you are using 50 unit syringes, and the current dose you are using (.4ml prescribed on the medicine bottle) is 40 units on an insulin …
trichloroethylene and PD
(8 days ago) I was examined by the company Doctor who had a diploma in occupational medicine DR Adrian Lee, Calverley medical centre, 43 upper care lane calverley leeds LS28 5PL he said it was severe anxiety and he was only aware of the chemical causing narcosis and …
The Danger of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(9 days ago) Posted 7/25/2018 8:34 PM (GMT -6) Use of complementary and alternative medicines increase risk of death by two-fold. It is not so much for prostate cancer patients because most (75%) in these 5-year studies were low or intermediate risk. But if we had 20 years of follow-up, there's no reason to think that the deaths due to complementary
In Case Of Emergency Info
(9 days ago) In your cell phones- you can set up an ICE-In case of emergency listing of phone numbers- including family members, doctors, pharmacy phone numbers and addresses, and I have found several apps that you can upload or input your medications and medical history information into, so that it is readily available on the phone in case of an accident or medical emergency.
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) on gastric reflux
(9 days ago) In TCM, gastric reflux is a symptom and not a disease itself. It can be treated with medication or acupunture. The type of medication prescribled with be according to the individual patient's body constitution. If the body constitution is "heaty", the herbs prescribled will clear the "heat" from the body and restore the circulation of Qi.