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Ambien Empty Stomach
I can't take Ambien (zolpidem) on an empty stomach so it doesn't work. The sublingual preparation is far too costly. Can standard Ambien (zolpidem) be taken sublingualy?
I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?
I finally broke down and asked for Ambien (zolpidem) I took it on a empty stomach 10mg and did absolutely nothing? Insomnia is taking over my life
1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more
Severe Constipation: The cause of this patient's constipation is partly due to Shy Dragar Syndrome and partly due to the meds she has been on. She is taking Dilauded and may be some others as well. Lizess is being given and not helping along with laxatives. I will add Movantik to counter the effect of dilauded. Modification of diet.high fiber, stool softners, and plenty of fluids. For Hypotension may need more salt in the food. The abdominal pain may be secondary to severe constipation. Suggest nutritional consult. Also suggest shared informations by all treating specialists. Gi.Rheumatologist and any others have to be in communication about this patient. And at some stage if the Dilauded can be tapered and discontinue, that will definitely help the constipation and the pain as well ...Read more
Garlic: I know of no benefit of eating garlic on an empty stomach. In fact it likely would make you feel bad, at least those around you would feel bad. ...Read more
? Ampyra (dalfampridine): You could use with or without food twice daily, but some patients do have mild GI upset. Hopefully drug will assist. Note you do not list your meds, and not clear if you have been diagnosed as secondary progressive. Might discuss management with your neurologist, as multiple interventions may help. ...Read more
Why not?: Coenzyme Q10 is similar to a vitamin & is made in your body. Your cells use it to produce energy for cell growth & maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant. Can be found in many foods, but is high in organ meats (heart, liver, kidne)y, beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, peanuts. (See: http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview) ...Read more
Yes: But there is a chance of increased nausea as as side effect. ...Read more
Caffeine pills: Can reportedly be taken with food or on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Depends on Med: Painkillers generally involve narcotics &/or anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) or acetominophen. On an empty stomach, these may be absorbed more quickly BUT, NSAIDS can cause stomach irritation, gastritis, ulceration.Narcotics slow down the bowel, so constipation may be enhanced with bloating & discomfort. Be cautious when taking any of these, esp. NSAIDS without food. ...Read more
Yes and yes but...: Turmeric is perfectly fine to take on an empty stomach but some people might have stomach upset with it, in which case you should take it with food. It can be taken raw, but is better absorbed when combined with oils & fats. Curcumin is an important component. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract which is combined with phosphotidylcholine & is up to 26 times better absorbed than plain curcumin. ...Read more
Not really: No there is no truth and you can eat fruit anytime without relation to empty or full stomach. ...Read more
Add some protein: Breakfast is an important time to get your body's 'furnace' stoked with the proper fuel, so even though two apples will fill you up, having a more balanced breakfast with fiber, protein, and less saturated fats as well as carbs will make you feel awesome until the next mark, lunch. If you need help with the meal planning, check out a nutritionist for some ideas based on your age and lifestyle ...Read more
As opposed to...: ...consuming them on a full stomach? Its all about your overall nutrition--I hope your diet is better balanced than just eating spicy noodles every day. Enjoy the noodles in moderation if tolerated, but add whole grains, fresh fruits/vegetables, minimize alcohol please, & allow yourself to explore new foods to broaden your preferences. ...Read more
Intestinal bacteria: The food you eat empties out of your stomach in about 2 hours. However, you have a very long segment of small intestine where digestion takes place. Bacteria live here and even more so in the large intestine. The bacteria use any "leftovers" that you don't digest and absorb. One of the by products of bacterial digestion is gas. ...Read more
See below: It depends on who you ask. It is good to drink water in general, however there is no proven benefits of drinking water in morning on an empty stomach in particular. ...Read more
Impaired fasting gl: IFG (impaired fasting Glucose) is a type of "PRE diabetes." Type 2 Diabetes can be diagnosed with 2 fasting Glucose levels over 126. The normal fasting levels at most labs is 70-100, so the range of 101-125 is a "grey Zone." You need to watch your diet with decreased carbs and sweets, exercise, and be followed regularly by your Dr. Best wishes ...Read more
How to take meds: Best to take one hour before a meal or 3-4 hours after meals. ...Read more