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Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Shy Drager is the clue: This falls into a group of conditions under the heading of dysautonomia. In my view you have overwhelming mitochondrial dysfunction, resulting in energy deficiency, particularly in the lower brain. Though it sounds unlikely, you need to be given intravenous water-soluble vitamins to stimulate the mitochondria. I suggest that you find a physician that practices Alternative Complementary Medicine. Though the symptoms may sound to be psychological, they are the result of abnormal chemistry. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more


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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) addictive?

Yes.: Dependence is possible and we see it regularly. Further, all sleep aids can cause issues with psychological dependence, and they truly change sleep architecture in unnatural ways. Ideally, these medications should not be used for more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

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Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Unisom is over the counter sleep aid. Ambien (zolpidem) is sleep medicine by prescription. ...Read more

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Can u mix vicoden and ambien (zolpidem)?

Vicodin/Ambien: Taken at same time, not good idea due to excess sedation. ...Read more

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Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more

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Can you take milk with ambien (zolpidem)?

Can you take milk with ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: In my practice, with my patients, I have not had anyone related any complaints regarding taking milk with Ambien (zolpidem) in the many years I have prescribed the sleeping pill. If you have any specific concerns, please ask the clinician who is prescribing you the ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more