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Are Pain Relievers Stimulants
How to relieve migraine headaches? What are the main causes of migraine hearaches? Can it be allecviated by caffeine or vitmains?
What's the daily maximum dose of 500mg Acetaminophen + 15mg caffeine + 8mg codeine Tablets for relief from severe acute headache?
2, 000 mg is max: Have you ever tried Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) for your headaches? It's a combination of aspirin, caffein, and butalbital. In my experience, Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) is much more effective than the combination you're taking. Acetaminophen is highly toxic to the liver. Codeine can actually cause headaches in some people. ...Read more
Options for bipolar depression? I Take stimulants for it but crashing every night. Need 24hr relief for normal life. Tried Latuda + other antipsychotics. Didn’t work. Lamictal also not working and if I go above 250mg it makes me non functional.
Change or Adjust Med: Stimulants are not the treatment of choice for bipolar depression, IF you have true bipolar depression you probably need another mood stabilizer. You should have a psychiatric evaluation with proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Sometimes the meds may need to be changed or adjusted. Therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more
Sustained a slight concussion/ moderate whiplash 2 weeks ago. Been taking fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) for headache for 8 days, little to no relief when wears off. Typical?
Need diagnosis: The head and neck issues may be interacting, and the neck may be a trigger for the headache, but might consider possibility of disc protrusion, or even thoracic outlet syndrome secondary to shoulder strap. Also, might wonder about intracranial problem. See your doc and try some conservative meds and physical therapy first. ...Read more
Cramps in stomach mainly in the morning made worst by caffeine and relieved by lying down. All blood test, ultra sound and h pylori test normal.?
Possibly stress.: This sounds like a general symptom that might be associated with stress or anxiety, possibly from the tests just done. If the tests were not done, I would have suggested a possible stomach ulcer. I would say relaxation, less caffeine, a bland diet (milk, vegetables), and rest should help a lot. If not, go back to your doctor, and get checked again. ...Read more
Two weeks straight migraine seen doctor he put me on amitriptyline and prednisone. No caffeine intake having no relief. Any suggestions?
Suggestions: Follow up with the doctor who's treating you for your migraines, so that s/he will be able to help you get the results you're seeking. You may also want to discuss magnesium and coq10 supplementation with your doctor, as in some cases these can improve migraine control but not conflict with pharmaceuticals. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Is it safe to take the recommended amount of stimulant and stool softening laxatives consistently to relieve constipation caused by psychotropic meds?
Use fiber: The ideal would be to eat your fiber in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet, as well as to increase your intake of water to help with constipation. Then using stool softeners daily is fine (must drink water with those). Try not to take laxatives but those that simply add fiber and bulk are ok, such as miralax, metamucil, fibercon, citrucel, etc. Also ok is amitiza, (lubiprostone) by rx. ...Read more
I have IBS with constipation. I've tried miralax (polyethylene glycol) but it didn't help. I occasionally take stimulant laxatives as a last resort. What can I do relieve the symptoms? I eat a healthy diet and drink plenty of water.
Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency can contribute to constipation and is a very common mineral deficiency. Magnesium has many functions in your body, one of which is to stimulate the parasympatheric nervous system. Low magnesium can therefore increase sympathetic tone and contribute to constipation. There are many forms of magnesium available otc, including magnesium citrate, magnesium sulfate, and aspartate. ...Read more
But you need to know what the cause of you pain is rather that just taking pain meds for no reason.
Get rid of the cause and stop the need to treat the pain, . ...Read more
Ever since I stopped drinking all caffeine I've had s hard time continuing to lose weight. Does caffeine really help with weight loss?
Symptoms of caffeine overdose may include:
Restlessness, ^ heart rate, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ^ sweating, dizziness & cardiac arrest. Possible side effects of caffeine: nervousness, insomnia, restlessness, irritability feeling hyper, ringing in ears, rapid or irregular heart rate, nausea, vomiting, GI upset, shakiness, dizziness or allergic reaction. ...Read more
Some of the effects of caffeine are to help you concentrate, breathe better and speed up your heart rate
these may help you with sports and activities
but it can also be a diuretic - you may have to
urinate shortly after drinking it so keep that in
mind if you go for any hour run. ...Read more
TAPER OFF: Depends on the amount of caffeine. Brewed coffee has the highest caffeine content. So the best is to decrease by 1/2 a cup a week if you drink several cups a day. This method. Applies to any caffeinated beverage. The withdrawal can be headache, feeling achy and irritability and tired. Then begin a good sleep wake regimen and exercise for the energy replacement. And yes too much caffeine is bad! ...Read more
Caffeine: Any quantity is too much that makes you jittery and anxious rather than pleasantly awake. You can also get into a troublesome cycle with caffeine to wake up by, and sleeping pills to rest by. Much better to have your body exercise its own sleep-wake cycle, without drugs. Occasional coffee is okay -- but even 2 cups/day will habituate you such that stopping will cause withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
Caffeine: To compare, a regular 8 ounce cup of drip-brewed coffee generally has 65-120mg of caffeine in it. Otc no-doz contains 200mg caffeine. Caffeine may increase blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart arrhythmias, & raise cholesterol. It can also cause nervousness, irritability, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal disturbances. If sensitive to it, you could experience all these effects. ...Read more
Good sleep: Caffeine is ingested as a stimulant and a counter to a need for sleep. These seems to be common problems as caffeine containing drinks and foods are widely used and adored. You will need less caffeine if you sleep well, get a good diet and exercise and of course substitute drinks and foods with no caffeine. The health risks of caffeine are probably rather small however. ...Read more
See below: Caffeine is a drug ; although it is present in coffee (among other food products) it should be used cautiously ; in moderation. The exact mechanism is debatable, but large doses of caffeine can cause cardiac arrhythmia leading to cardiac arrest. It is recommended that energy drinks that have excessive caffeine be avoided ; rather try to regularize your sleep so you're not tired in the mornings. ...Read more
Caffeine is a diuretic and high doses can lead to dehydration. However, avoiding constipation should be thought of as a balance of hydration, fiber in the diet, exercise, stress reduction, proper diet, and dietary adjustments when medicines that cause constipation are taken. Thyroid problems and IBS can contribute to constipation. See this link please:
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