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Bright Beginnings With Fiber 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 If a medication reaction causes a problem after the medication is withdrawn often the problem will go away, but sometimes there are situations when it will persist.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
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
I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.
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
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
Pm docs- what type of interventional treatment other than medication and pt have proven to be successful in treating small fiber neuropathy?
Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?
Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.
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?
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
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
What kind of doctor should I see for hemorrhoids? I am a woman and suspect I have hemorrhoids because my anus itches all the time. I've tried over-the-counter medications (tucks), and have changed my diet to make sure I am getting plenty of fiber and wate
Do medications (eg: lyrica, (pregabalin) prednisone, methotrexate, azathioprine) have any effect on a skin test for small fiber neuropathy?
Neuropathy test: None of these should affect the test. ...Read more
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
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
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
34, F. Months ago I had a bit of bright red blood on stool, hasn't happened since I ate more fiber/drank more water. No tummy pains. Ca? No fam history
Pain &bright blood w hard BM. Since colace (docusate sodium) & fiber, seem WAY better, still little bump left side of anus. Is this fissure? No HPV- scared 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
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
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