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Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more

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Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins (spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?

Yes, should be fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people need more vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generics are fine if one trusts the store or maker. ...Read more

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I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

I was just put on atenelol 25mg 2x a day I started on 8/22 how long for full benefit from this medication.

Atenolol: It depends on the indication for the drug, for steady state response in BP treatment one looks for 2-3 weeks before making further medication change.Atenolol can work well as a once a day drug. Avoid Aleve (naproxen) (other NSAID's-ask your pharmacist) ...Read more

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How come I'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

How come I'm wide awake at night and then sleep during the day, why is trying to reverse it impossible without medication?

Sleep reversal: This is a complete reversal. There are several disorders that can do that, such as delayed sleep phase disorder. Try to avoid all medications, get up early in the morning with plenty of light, try staying awake during the day (plenty of coffee if needed - is very safe). Then you should be tired for the night.

Otherwise sleep doc is useful. ...Read more

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I'm 68 and have been getting migraines for 10 years now but my medication wears off throughout the day, what else can I do?

I'm 68 and have been getting migraines for 10 years now but my medication wears off throughout the day, what else can I do?

What medication: The name of the medication you're taking would be important to help understand how or why it is "wearing off." preventative medications for migraine (prophylactic treatment) are varied in their underlying function, so a change in the dose or the type of medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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Was anorexic (now a normal weight), I now graze on food all day long, using food to calm me or zone out. Any medications that could help solve this?

Was anorexic (now a normal weight), I now graze on food all day long, using food to calm me or zone out. Any medications that could help solve this?

Congratulations: On managing your eating disorder! Please do what your doc asks but you might be better served to learn some behavioral approaches. See www. Relaxationtresponse. Org for one. Peace and good health. Others include clinical hypnosis and biofeedback. See www. Asch. Net ...Read more

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On medication for high blood, reading was 117-125/76-83 on my day off but it can shoot up to 135-143/85-93 on certain days. Please advise is it normal?

On medication for high blood, reading was 117-125/76-83 on my day off but it can shoot up to 135-143/85-93 on certain days. Please advise is it normal?

Tell us about ur Med: We need to know more about your history: How long have you had High BP and which medicines/dose are you taking at the present time? Do you have a PCP checking you and guiding you about your BP control and meds?
Your BP values are fairly good but you need to record your BP twice daily and write it down for the next 2 weeks and then tell us how many times was your BP over 140 or over 90 mm. ...Read more

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Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Should I go to work one day after starting medications for bronchitis and laryngitis? Need mask?

Bronchitislaryngitis: As long as you do not have a high fever, you can go back to work. I hope you did not get prescribed an antibiotic because your conditions are caused by a virus. There's no need to wear a mask as long as you cover your mouth when you cough and, of couse, wash your hands when they are used). ...Read more

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What type of pain medication and/or surgery can help me with my pain and day to day struggle having CARPITUNAL?

What type of pain medication and/or surgery can help me with my pain and day to day struggle having CARPITUNAL?

Splint use: Best results with wearing splints on the wrists at least during the day. The surgery is carpal tunnel release, but some try corticosteroid injection first. Try and stop doing repetitive wrist motions such as typing and twisting caps for now, if able, or at least wear the splints to keep your wrists immobilized. Pain medications like antiinflammatories, if not allergic can help. Paracetamol as well ...Read more

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If a person has slight delusions of reference lasting a few sekonds a day but still on medications what does it mean?

If a person has slight delusions of reference lasting a few sekonds a day but still on medications what does it mean?

See your doctor: Your medication may be sub therapeutic. See your doctor about a possible adjustment in your medicine dose. ...Read more

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Is it better to take carvedilol in the morning or evening? What time of the day gives the better effect of this medication?

Is it better to take carvedilol in the morning or evening? What time of the day gives the better effect of this medication?

Depends: Coreg (carvedilol) immediate release should be taken twice daily. Coreg (carvedilol) cr is taken once daily with food. The best time of day to schedule medication is based on compatibility with other prescriptions, personal history of medical compliance and lifestyle. You can discuss concerns with primary care provider and pharmicist. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed wd gastroenteritis. Given 14 pills for 14 days. Should I continue medication cuz I'm well now on the 6th day?

Was diagnosed wd gastroenteritis. Given 14 pills for 14 days. Should I continue medication cuz I'm well now on the 6th day?

Stay on treatment: Best to stay on the prescribed treatment but certainly follow with the physician after treatment ends. If symptoms worsen or recur, return to see the doctor quickly. ...Read more

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I have trouble remembering to take my oral medication every day. What's a good way to remember? What should I do if I forget a dose?

Cell phone alert: Almost everyone has a fancy enough cell phone with various alert sounds that is possible to select a specific daily one as a medication reminder. This really does help as long as you keep the medication in a small, individual pill box with you. ...Read more

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I have a pressure in the middle of my chest almost all day long, im on medication but it never goes away, could it be something serious?

I have a pressure in the middle of my chest almost all day long, im on medication but it never goes away, could it be something serious?

Chest pressure: You need to discuss this with your doctor. It doesn't sound like a cardiac symptom but can't know from out here. ...Read more

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I take 600 milligrams of lyrica (pregabalin) a day and I have put on 30 lbs what should I do and what if I stoped taking this medication?

I take 600 milligrams of lyrica (pregabalin) a day and I have put on 30 lbs what should I do and what if I stoped taking this medication?

Weight gain: Is common in females and less so in males. Cut your dose to 400 and then 200. Talk to your doctor about alternatives! ...Read more

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I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

Depakote?: Can cause weight gain, but this depends on what u eat, how much u eat and how much u exercise. In addition I agree that 250 mg unlikely to be helpful. ...Read more

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My grandmother aged 76 was diagnosed with MDR TB recently and was given some medication, and on her very first day of medication she fall very sick?

My grandmother aged 76 was diagnosed with MDR TB recently and was given some medication, and on her very first day of medication she fall very sick?

Drug toxicity: Unfortunately, MDR TB is a difficult condition to manage and requires toxic medications to be given. Adjusting dose may be helpful. It may be helpful to take anti nausea medicine if nausea is the main issue. She should be seen by a medical professional and have labs done. ...Read more

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How much inositol is safe to take in one day? I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit. Is this better than medication

How much inositol is safe to take in one day? I have been taking 1 gram per day and it helps my anxiety a little bit. Is this better than medication

18 grams/day or more: Studies have been done using up to 18 grams of Inositol per day and found it safe & well-tolerated with few mild side effects. If it works for you it's better than drugs as it's safer & less habit-forming, but also try exercise, meditation & counseling. Many other supplements may help as well- see http://www. Lef. Org/Magazine/2011/3/The-Chemistry-of-Calm/Page-02
Also consider classical homeopathy. ...Read more

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I've started getting headaches every day (most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?

I've started getting headaches every day (most)I suspect medication overuse because I use a non steroidal on those days. How long would it take 2 impove?

Ok: Try switching to Tylenol, (acetaminophen) or let it ride with no treatment for few days. If pain a result of the Nonsteroidal then I suspect discontinuation should lead to improvement within 4 to 48 hours ...Read more

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Is their a pill or medication to reduce alchol craving I currently drink 1 pint every day it seems to be getting worse, years ago I took a mild tranqualizer for something else it worked on my craving, but I forget the name

Is their a pill or medication to reduce alchol craving I currently drink 1 pint every day it seems to be getting worse, years ago I took a mild tranqualizer for something else it worked on my craving, but I forget the name

Hello,: Hello, any of these sound familiar: disulfiram, naltrexone, and acamprosate. The problem with using a tranquilizer is that is a substitute for the alcohol and you are still under the influence of a mind altering drug. You might want to consider medical accupuncture as a way to help with your sobriety. ...Read more

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