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Cure, Unlikely...: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part for nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. ...Read more
Im 6 weeks pregnant the only symptom is tiredness & restless limbs. Its aching & frustrating. What can I do to ease it, ?
Must Diagnose First: I'm afraid that we are unable to treat what we haven't diagnosed. There are many different causes of abdominal pain, each with different ways to treat. If your pain is persistent, severe, associated w/high fever+/-vomiting, you should seek hands-on medical attention. We can then sort out the cause and get you well. Good luck. ...Read more
Sure: Warm shower or a bath can decrease muscular tension and spasms/cramps. Make sure you are well hydrated and consider a multi-vitamin as these can cause cramping. Green tea and other foods may lessen inflammatory processes. Plenty of sleep also will your body to naturally heal itself. ...Read more
Menstural Cramps?: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more
Heat and stretching: Unless there is some unusual cause for your symptoms, most muscle spasm will respond to conservative treatment. Heat is used to warm up the muscle and reduce spasm and stretching will allow you to make the spasm decrease over time. If you're not responding, see a spine specialist like a physiatrist or orthopedist to see if you might need trigger point injections for more chronic complaints. ...Read more
Hormonal evaluation: First, start 2 aleve (naproxen) 2 x daily or 800mg Motrin 3 x daily 2 days prior to onset of menses and take till finished bleeding as you proceed to your next step: go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you evaluate your hormones and get them balanced to resolve your discomfort! ...Read more
Many options: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more
Monistat 500 for 7 days prescribed for yeast. Severe itching & even cramps (like menstral pain) when i used it. How can i relieve side effects?
Stop it!: If you get worse when taking a medicine, you may have a problem with the medicine as well as the disease. Stop it for now and talk to or see your doc to see if you should continue it or use something else. If you take diphenhydramine and it stops the itching, there's a good chance that you are allergic to the medicine. ...Read more