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i have irritable bowel syndrome and stress , what otc meds can i use for a headache?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Acetaminophen, NSAID: Can use the usual headache type pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, nsaids like ibuprofen. Perhaps the headaches are also due to stress or your reaction to it. May do better longterm with stress reduction techniques, e.g. Meditation, yoga, relaxation exercises, biofeedback; these can be helpful in ibs as well.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Migraine "triad": In addition to dr. Heller's excellent preceding answer to your question, please also consider that a clinical triad is often recognized that links ibs with migraines and fibromyalgia. As such, please pursue more formal evaluation of your headaches in this context, so that anti-migraine medication can be prescribed as appropriate.

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38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

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I have a very sharp pain in my stomach or intestines in mornings. It lasts about 15 min and it ends with a small burp from that area. Please help.?

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Can bronchitis and an upper respiratory tract infection elevate liver function?

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Can a CT scan properly diagnosis a hernia or abdominal pain?

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