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Are there any contra indications with taking butterbur and taking dilitiazem for migraine?

Are there any contra indications with taking butterbur and taking  dilitiazem for migraine?

Not really, but : Although you could use both together with impunity, could be easiest if you just took the butterbur and pushed the dosage to about 75 mg of purified butterbur 3 times daily, and see if that alone succeeded, as in 76 % of research pts, it did indeed work well. However, the Diltiazem could well have been chosen due to your specifics, so discuss with your doctor prior to going in the above direction. ...Read more

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Electroconvulsive Therapy (Definition)

Passing electricity through the brain to improve depression, and previously, many other conditions, ...Read more


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Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Any recommended alternative medicines and/or home remedies for depression?

Integrative therapy: Alternative treatments for depression include acupuncture, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, meditation, coaching, and herbal supplementation. St. John's wort has been shown to improve mild depression. Of course, it is best to see a trained holistic professional before starting this or any alternative or traditional therapy. ...Read more

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Is ECT effective for depression?

Is ECT effective for depression?

Very: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has one of the highest success rates of any treatment for depression. But because it involves anesthesia and other risks, it is reserved for severe conditions that do not respond to less intensive treatments. ...Read more

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Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Are there any contra indications for taking butterbur with  dilitiazem. The dilitiazem i take for my heart. Prevention magazine recommended butterbur.?

Save your money.: No significant contraindications, but then again there does not appear to be much benefit to taking butterbur. There are some significant side effects. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/butterbur. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medications for vertigo?

Are there any alternative medications for vertigo?

Depends on cause: No good medication is available that treats vertigo. For those with migraine vertigo, specific migraine medications may help. For those with inner ear vertigo, antihistamines and decongestants may help. For those with disorders of blood pressure, specific treatment would be appropriate. Brain disorders need special care. Some have found that herbs or diet management helps. ...Read more

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I can't tolerate taking antidepressants for anxiety. Are there any other options?

I can't tolerate taking antidepressants for anxiety. Are there any other options?

Lots: There are medication and psychotherapy options. Benzodiazapines are very effective for anxiety but have high risks for abuse and dependence. Buspar (buspirone) is a non addictive anxiety medication. But, more than 70% of people can be taken off meds or efffectively treated with cognitive behavior therapy by a psychologist: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns. ...Read more

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Any good alternative medicines for the flu?

Any good alternative medicines for the flu?

Not Really: For a cure, nothing proven. For comfort, hydrate and use fever reducers . Avariety of products are mentioned such as vitamins, herbal products, but nothing proven to work. ...Read more

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Im not receiving therapy for bipolar treatment. Should i be? Or only meds required?

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Im not receiving therapy for bipolar treatment. Should i be? Or only meds required?

Bipolar: Success rates are higher when medications are combined with psychotherapy, both individual as wewll as group therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any long term meds for insomnia?

Are there any long term meds for insomnia?

Yes: Some hypnotics and sedating medications can be used longer-term safely. On the other hand, persistent insomnia warrants a careful review of sleep hygiene, and more medical history and evaluation. It is not uncommon for insomnia to be scappy and difficult to treat with the first effort. ...Read more

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Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Are there any safe treatments for diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The safest treatment for diarrhea is adequate hydration, preferably with water and/or electrolytes and avoidance of its cause. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Yes: Anti-inflammatory and other medicines can cause problems for some people (heart disease, liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, etc). Arthritis symptoms can be improved by gentle aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening exercise, topical treatments like paraffin wax baths, massage and accupuncture. Supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin/5-loxin can also help some people. Orthotics and shoes can help. ...Read more

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Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with hypertension?

Which drugs for psvt are safe for someone with hypertension?

Beta Blockers/Ca Cha: Beta blockers and calcium channel blockers are often used for PSVT(Persistant Supra Ventricular Tachycardia) But other drugs like Ace inhibiters and Angiotensin Recepter Blockers are also safe to use as there is no conrtraindications to use if Beta Blockers And ARBS are not able to bring BP down ...Read more

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Do light therapy boxes work for people with insomnia? are there any side effects?

Do light therapy boxes work for people with insomnia? are there any side effects?

Light therapy: Light therapy has been used to treat: Jet lag, transitions to night work schedules, shift work related sleep disturbances, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome (ASPS), non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome & age-related sleep maintenance insomnia. For risks of light therapy see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/light-therapy/details/risks/cmc-20197423 ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Are there safe alternative therapies for dengue fever?

Nothing proven: Evidence-based medicine has no specific therapy for dengue beyond rehydration, pain management, and transfusions as required. Water and blood may be the most natural of all treatments. A complementary practitioner familiar with dealing generally with muscle pain and distress might be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC medications for insomnia?

Is there any OTC medications for insomnia?

Some options: First off, try to find out the cause for the insomnia and treat it if possible. Best not to use any medications at all and treat the root of the problem. However, there are some otc options to help with sleep including: tylenol (acetaminophen) pm, Benadryl or other forms of antihistamines. Melatonin can also help resetting circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Any uses for sotalol?

Any uses for sotalol?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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Are there any substitute herbal medication for hypertension?

Are there any substitute herbal medication for hypertension?

Not really: Most herbals are mild versions of the perscription treatment. Herbals are not regulated .Contrary to common beliefs herbals do have side effects and can interact with other meds.Make sure you tell your doctor if your on an herbal. I know it sounds better to most of us to be on an herbal rather than a perscription but would you eat mold for your strep throat or use penicillin? ...Read more

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What does contraindication mean?

Contraindication: It means something shouldn't be taken or done. ...Read more