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Sometimes I get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Sometimes I get terrible headaches that extra strength medication doesn't help. I can't move or the pounding would get worse. Due to my allergies?

Unlikely: Frequently a severe "pounding" headache is from a migraine headache. These can be one sided or both and may present with visual changes. A headache specialist could provide direction on triggers and more effective treatment. ...Read more

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Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

Do psychiatrist medications cause extra creaky or weakened joint strength? Can they also cause arthritic symptoms?

A rare side effect: You do't specify the medication - so all one can say is that some do have rare reports of joint pain. Some are actually being prescribed to relieve such pain - and it is not likely to make sense anytime soon. Trust yourself - if you are not able to justify the negative side effects for the help - ask Dr. To get you off that one. Either try another or rely on CBT therapy. ...Read more

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I get bad menstrual migraines. Nothing helps. A friend get relief from 2 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken together. Is this safe?

I get bad menstrual migraines. Nothing helps. A friend get relief from 2 Advil and 2 extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) taken together. Is this safe?

Should be safe: Yes, this is safe, as long as you do not use it often. If you use this three days in a row and not at all otherwise, this should be safe. Exceptions would be for people with kidney or liver disease, or for people who take other medications. ...Read more

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I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

I have taken a pill of Prilosec and extra strength tums (calcium carbonate). any suggestions on quick relief?

Relief for what: Condition? Tums (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. Prilosec is indicated for of dyspepsia,  peptic ulcer disease, GERD,  laryngopharyngeal reflux, and Zollinger–Ellison syndrome. If you tell us what symptoms / condition you are trying to treat we can provide a more helpful answer. Take care. ...Read more

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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Possibly: Kroger brand xtra strength pain relief is acetaminophen, which is essentially tylenol. It may be weaker for pain than vicodin, but you will likely have less side effects than the vicodin if you are sensitive to narcotics. If the pain is not severe, I would go with the tylenol. Motrin and Ibuprofen are good over the counter options, but I would not take it constantly for a long time. ...Read more

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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic and the chronic use of narcotics for pain control can cause serious side effects, including narcotic dependence, narcotic tolerance, and hyperalgesia (hyspersensitivity to pain). This class of drugs should not be used to treat arthritis pain unless no other options are effective. ...Read more

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Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Can prescription strength acid reflux medication damage teeth? I have heard the medication does not let you absorb calcium and magnesium.

Acid reflux: Acid reflux will damage your teeth. Te acids will erode your teeth. It is not the medication that is the problem so keep taking it. Talk to your dentist about strategies that will help strengthen your teeth. ...Read more

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Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Does prescription strength acid reflux medication take away calcium from your body? Some patients are stating that their teeth become brittle, I'm worry

Not usually: Teeth are much more likely to be damaged from the long term effects of acid reflux than from the medication. However, one of the common side effects is dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum problems. I would recommend using biotene mouthwash and toothpaste to improve the dry mouth situation and perhaps a Fluoride gel in a custom tray at night for maximum protection against decay. ...Read more

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Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Aerius=desloratadine: I suspect that you're not in the states b/c aerius (http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/aerius. Html) is not a brand of Desloratadine sold here. There's not likely to be an issue combining Desloratadine (antihistamine) w/cold medication (decongestant) unless you're an older male w/enlarged prostate. However, b/c you didn't mention specific name, I can't check 4 u. Instead, use drugs. Com's interactions checker. ...Read more

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72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

72 yrs old woman is on Zyloric (allopurinol)100 mg/day for excess uric acid pblm but still has pain around ankle area).Should medication be increased?

Not the issue: Allopurinol will not help with the pain. It is a preventive medicine and changing the dose may bring on an attack. She need anti-inflammatory for pain. ...Read more

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Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Which pain medication is prescribed for relief of a pinched nerve?

Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain:
1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc)
2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril)
3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc)
i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can improve sperm strength?

Is there a medication that can improve sperm strength?

Do you need to?: If your counts are in the normal ranges you don't need to improve them. If any of 5 parameters is low, which requires a semen analysis, talking with a md familiar with this will be your most efficient and effective plan. There are no medicines, prescription or otc, that reliably improve sperm function. ...Read more

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What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

What's the best pain relief medication for the headache?

Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription.
Examples are:
- paracetamol (eg panadol brand)
- ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand)
- aspirin

Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read more

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What is a commonly prescribed medication for the relief of perimenopausal water rentention?

What is a commonly prescribed medication for the relief of perimenopausal water rentention?

Diuretics: Are commonly used but I discourage this practice. I recommend the use of natural progesterone. Women in perimenopause are not ovulating regularly so they are deficient in progesterone. Progesterone is a natural diuretic. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for gas relief?

What is the best medication for gas relief?

MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter. ...Read more

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I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?

REST/FLUIDS: First let your parents know you are ill. They will know if you need to see a doctor or not. Adequate rest and fluids. Chicken soup, tea with honey and other home remedies are helpful. ...Read more

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I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! Desperate for relief! I need something to stop the pain once it starts.

I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! Desperate for relief! I need something to stop the pain once it starts.

AAN guidelines: American academy of neurology came out w/evidence-based guidelines last april. Check it out here to consider ways to prevent them rather than just treating them after the fact: http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/2012/04/evidence-based-migraine-prevention. Html. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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Can cannabis be used for pain relief alongside other medication?

Can cannabis be used for pain relief alongside other medication?

Yes: Yes, cannabis can be very helpful for pain but at times it is not enough and can be combined with other medications. It can have a synergistic effect and may reduce the dose of other medicines needed. Consider forms high in CBD, which, while effective for pain, are less psychoactive. Cannabis can also be used topically, which again is not psychoactive yet can be very helpful for pain. ...Read more

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What kind of pain relief medication can I take while I'm pregnant?

What kind of pain relief medication can I take while I'm pregnant?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): In moderate doses (less than 2-3 grams a day) and opiods are safe. No drugs are absolutely safe in pregnancy and some are outright dangerous. Talk to your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

Rectal bleed and swelling... Painful what are the medications suggested for pain relief?

What do you have?: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone overcome severe ADHD by strength of will? Or he'll need medications?

Can someone overcome severe ADHD by strength of will? Or he'll need medications?

Snoring: Children with adhd frequently snore because they have large tonsils and they can't breathe easily during sleep. So they snore. This sleep apnea has been shown to be a factor in adhd. Soda evaluation with. An ENT may be indicated.
Don't discount the power of will power. It can work wonders, but help maybe needed with this approach. Good luck. ...Read more