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Doctor insights on: Bright Beginnings With Fiber Medication

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Can I take "skinny fiber" with the other medications I take?

Who knows?: The ingredients of skinny fiber are: glucomannan powder, caralluma powder, and cha da bugre. Not only do we not know what medications you're taking, there are surely no controlled trials looking for interactions with those unusual ingredients. You're on your own! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Possibly: If this is the correct diagnosis is possible, but it may be a neuropathy caused by other issues and you need to have this clarified. If a medication reaction causes a problem after the medication is withdrawn often the problem will go away, but sometimes there are situations when it will persist. This is something you can ask your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Fibro/Depression/Rx: According to a well-designed research study, 34% of people with fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] are also depressed. That implies that 66% of fms are not depressed. Some authors have predicted that the depression in fms is caused by the pain but other evidence indicates that they are independent. Cymbalta [duloxetine] is the only drug which is separately fda-approved for both fms and for depression. ...Read more

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Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

OJ and drugs: Orange juice enhances absorption of iron. Orange juice specifically decreases absorption of Acebutolol, Atenolol, Aliskiren, Ciprofloxacin, Fexofenadine, Levofloxacin, Levothyroxine, and Mentelukast. ...Read more

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Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

See details: Rest, ice, physical therapy and local cortisone injection are all options. Speak with an orthopedist about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

Less starining: In spite of your soft BM, you need to spend lees time on the toilet and do less straining.
try to do a sitz bath by sitting in the bath tub full of warm water.
if keep bothering you, internal hemorrhoids could be easily ligated in the office, it is a simple procedure and painless. ...Read more

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I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

Gralise: The max dose of GRalise is 3x600mg tabs peer day taken at one time usually at around dinner 5-6 pm. Before you switch the dose should be optimized and then a decision made whether to switch. ...Read more

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Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Consider: Some benefit shown w/ sugar control taking cinnamon and gemnema - not enough that it would replace Insulin injections - I would not start these without supervision or input from your family physician or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Other options includ: You could try some other options. Two that I have used successfully include Lyrica (pregabalin) which is similar to gabapentin, but is a newer generation. Older drugs such as amitryptyline ; nortriptyline may also help. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both soluble & insoluble variety, provides health benefits--accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut; adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity; fills you up. Too much fiber can make you gassy, increase stool volume, interfere with drug metabolism. Ask your doc about appropriate timing of fiber and Rx intake. The good news--the pipeline for IBS-C drugs is exciting. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

See pain doctor: Most pain doctors or internal medicine doctors have lots of alternative therapies to try to help patients wean off pain medicines.
There are also herbal remedies with anti-inflammatory properties that can be suggested to use to start spreading out the time in between your doses. Look up pain doctors on this health tap. ...Read more

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Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Does supplemental fiber cause bright yellow urine?

Not necessarily: The fiber itself wouldn't but if the product you are using has dyes added into it those might. ...Read more

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Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Small Fiber Neuropat: Hello. How long have you been off this culprit -antibiotic? How long were you taking it? In my patient population, the longer someone has been on the offending medication, the lower the likelihood that the neuropathy will resolve on its own. For this reason, we treat & manage (using neuropathic meds like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc.) the symptoms related to the respective neuropathy. ...Read more

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When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

Hemi?: I think what you're referring to are hemorrhoids which are nothing more than prolapsed veins. Which does occur often in the low fiber diet. Simple measures to increase your fiber such as over-the-counter preparations or even just increasing vegetables and fruits. However, it can also be a warning sign of underlying problems. Always check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Had bright red blood on toilet paper after bm with pain. Dr said likely hemorrhoids. Have had bleeding since extra water and fiber. Need sigmoidoscopy?

Had bright red blood on toilet paper after bm with pain. Dr said likely hemorrhoids. Have had bleeding since extra water and fiber. Need sigmoidoscopy?

Need exam first.: Blood per rectum may be due to a number of conditions. Although hemorrhoids are very common, you should undergo a thorough history and physical by a physician. This should include both a digital rectal exam and anoscopy. Depending on findings, it is possible that a sigmoidoscopy or ever colonoscopy may be recommended if indicated. ...Read more

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Pain &bright blood w hard BMs. Since colace (docusate sodium) & fiber, seem WAY better, still little bump left side of anus. Is this fissure? No HPV- scared anal cancer

Pain &bright blood w hard BMs. Since colace (docusate sodium) & fiber, seem WAY better, still little bump left side of anus. Is this fissure? No HPV- scared anal cancer

Sounds like: You have hemorrhoids causing your lower GI bleeding and the lump may represent a clotted hemorrhoid.

You need to consult with a General Surgeon!


Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a referral
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is fiber good for you?

Is fiber good for you?

Absolutely: When it comes to GI health you should always have hope: high fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, propbiotics and enzymes for digestion. Fiber helps to bind and eliminate toxins from the bowel and will lower cholesterol. It softens the stool and bulks it up for a healthy daily bowel movent, and it speeds transit time thus lowering your risk of cancer, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What foods have fiber?

What foods have fiber?

Commensense: Most fresh fruits and vegetables have high fiber content. ...Read more

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Which foods have fiber?

Many: Raw fruits and vegetables and whole grains are typically high in fiber. Here's a good list: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. ...Read more

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What is fiber good for!

Fiber benefits.: Fiber is great for digestive health - stool regularity and bulk. As well, fiber lowers triglycerides and total cholesterol, keeps you full in between meals to curb the appetite and assist weight loss, keeps blood sugar lower. Good stuff! ...Read more

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Does fiber bind to fat?

Does fiber bind to fat?

No. ...: But it does have a favorable affect on fat metabolism. Soluble fiber--oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, strawberries, nuts, etc, etc--attracts water and forms a gel. This substance slows the rate at which digesting fat and sugar enter the blood stream, resulting in a steadier energy state. It reduces blood sugar spikes/crashes which can lead to hunger and overeating. ...Read more

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Does fiber block you up?

No: But it can make you feel bloated as if you were backed up (or blocked). ...Read more

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Can you have too much fiber?

Too much fiber: Yes it is possible to get too much fiber and this can cause a lot of trouble. See you doctor. ...Read more