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Dr. Cynthia Rector
28 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin: If you are looking for a sleep aid Try Melatonin.
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Several: Diphenhydramine in low dose ( 12.5 to 25 mg - some people have to take 50...) is a common component of sleep aids. Melatonin works well for those wit ... Read More

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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Coffee: Can be helpful. Also, minimize the amount of hydrocodone and supplement with Acetaminophen and nsaids.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Likes
17 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. ... Read More
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Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Start w/fiber: Often low fiber intake is cause. Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyeth ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Weight loss: I can’t personally make recommendations for weight loss products but the following is OTC and FDA approved: Alli, Xenical (orlistat).
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approve ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Nothing: Gout is an inflammatory process. Taking Ibuprofen may help but you really need a prescription for some gout specific medications.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Nsaids: There is really no best over the counter nsaid. Ibuprofen comes in many varieties such as motrin, advil, nuprin etc while Aleve (naproxen) is the ot ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Meds don't work: In general, you can't treat boils (abscesses) with medication. They have to be opened and drained.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
No best: One which is most frequently used is ipobrufen 200 mg.

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