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Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

Are there natural meds that I can take to help with insomnia?

See your doctor: I recommend consulting your doctor before starting any natural remedies as insomnia can be a symptom of another condition, such as depression, anxiety or sleep apnea. You should go to bed at the same time every night, get some sunlight and exercise during the day, and minimize your intake of caffeine, stimulants and alcohol. Taking magnesium, calcium, zinc, melatonin, or valerian may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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What are some natural ways to induce ovulation or OTC meds that i can take

What are some natural ways to induce ovulation or OTC meds that i can take

Inositol: There is some research evidence that the use of the b vitamin component inositol can be helpful in ovulation. Keeping weight in a healthy range, good diet, exercise, managing stress can all help. Acupuncture may help as well. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21744744. ...Read more

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What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? .

What are some lifestyle changes that can help fight insomnia? Are there things i can do at home, without medication, to help my insomnia? 

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Sleep hygiene : Good sleep hygiene is critical to relieving insomnia. 1) go to bed each night at the same time and get up each morning at the same time, at least seven hours later. 2) avoid large meals before bedtime. 3) don't do anything in bed except sleep or sex. No gadgets. 4) if you awaken, leave bed for a comfortable chair and read in soft lighting until tired and return to bed. Get up at prescribed time. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Is there any over-the-counter medications I can take to help with my PCOS?

Metformin might help: Nothing that is going to make a big difference. A doctor could prescribe Metformin, a prescription medicine that has been shown to have a positive effect on PCOS ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to help with clonazepam withdrawl?

What are some natural remedies to help with clonazepam withdrawl?

Think differently: There are no "natural remedies" for anything. "Ancient wisdom" is a myth. It's an indulgence of the ignorant. You can bank on it: Anything touted as a "natural remedy" by health hucksters is almost certainly worthless. Try yoga, meditation, breathing, exercise. Nothing mystical or magical here: These help focus attention and create a sense of well-being. "Ch'i" doesn't exist, either. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read more

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Are there supplements you can take to help with erection?

Are there supplements you can take to help with erection?

Oh Yeah!: My favorite is a product called steel libido from the health food store. I find it to work as well as viagra (sildenafil) without the severe headache that viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis give me. Best use is one cap daily and 2-3 caps taken about 1-2 hours before intercourse. After a few months you may find you no longer need the extra before intercourse. Ease and quality of erection seem enhanced www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal symptoms?

What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal  symptoms?

See a doctor: First of all congratulations for making the first step of recognizing you have a problem and wanting to do something about it. As far as withdrawal, it really depends on specifically what and how much you have been using. It is better to taper rather than going cold turkey. A doctor can also help you get connected to a support system so you can stay off. Keep up the good work. ...Read more

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Are there any vitamins i can purchase that can help with anti-flammatory?

Are there any vitamins i can purchase that can help with anti-flammatory?

The ProThera: company has a formula call InflaThera. You need a professional to order it for you but you can look at it on the web and check out the ingredients. Tumeric is in it and is a good anti-inflammatory by itself. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) over the counter is Meclizine 25 mgm. It will cause drowsiness. The problem is you do not know why you have the vertigo, nor do you know if it is the result of inflammation in the inner ear or the brain. Although the dramamine (dimenhydrinate) will give you some relief of the vertigo, i urge you to get a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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What are some meds to help with narcolepsy?

What are some meds to help with narcolepsy?

Several: Stimulants are most commonly used such as dexedrine, (dextroamphetamine) methylphenidate (ritalin) or variations of these. Provigil and Nuvigil are more recent additions to treatment which are also helpful. If cataplexy is present zyrem (sodium oxybate) is very helpful. ...Read more

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I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks but I want to get rid of them. are there any natural ways to help? Certain vitamins or food?

I have meds for anxiety and panic attacks but I want to get rid of them. are there any natural ways to help? Certain vitamins or food?

Panic attacks can: be treated w/beahvioral medicine, e.g., psychotherapy, clinical hypnosis, (www.asch.net), biofeedback, and nutrition. Please do not make any medication changes w/out consulting your doctor. Then find a clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Are there any good herbal medicines to help with depression?

Not really: St johns has a lot of interaction with medication and surgery and takes a while to get out of system. Aerobic exercise and avoiding processed foods and poorly balanced diet are of great benefit. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some suggestions for best l-theanine brand (or other types of supplements) to help with anxiety?

Can you tell me some suggestions for best l-theanine brand (or other types of supplements) to help with anxiety?

Supplements anxiety: Supplements can help with a variety of emotional responses. However, it's important to know what might be causing the anxiety first. Is it a medical problem, or something that a psychologist should address first? Consider that before checking out supplements. ...Read more

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I suffer with TMJ are there any other meds except for diazepam that can help me?

I suffer with TMJ are there any other meds except for diazepam that can help me?

Meds short term: Meds manage pain and spasm short term. Fora long term solution, fix the problem with your bite. ...Read more

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How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

How to deal with a cold while pregnant? Any natural remedies or medicines that are safe?

Salt water: The best and safest remedy is saline, or salt water. Nasal saline or sinus rinses work in two ways. First, they rinse out the virus particles out of your nose so you can clear the infection faster. They also pull the fluid out of your swollen nasal tissues in a process called osmosis. I also recommend Pseudoephedrine and antihistamines to my patients; check with your doctor for specifics. ...Read more

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Are there any medicine that help fix acne scars? Or are there certain vitamins that help with acne and if there are how often should I take it for ?

Scientific Rx: Nothing you can do or take will repair acne scars. I'm sorry you weren't treated as you should have been. A dermatologist can make the scars less visible by dermabrasion or other methods. Vitamins won't touch acne, but if your benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you, your physician can write for prescription-strength rx -- an antibiotic, retinoic-acid derivative, "the pill", others. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies, for a person with anxiety that does not want to be on pharmaceutical drugs?

What are some natural remedies,  for a person with anxiety that does not want to be on pharmaceutical drugs?

DRUG ALTERNATIVES: One of the differences between prescription drugs and natural remedies is the former controls the body whereas the latter aids the body in solving its own problems. Natural alternatives for anxiety include: the Amino Acid theonine, valeriana tea, and/or the homeopathic kali phosphoricum. When using a homeopathic remember it's the frequency of dosage, not amount, that matters for acute episodes. ...Read more