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Do Anti Inflammatories Cause Constipation
Some do, many don't: Lots of meds can cause constipation. Narcotics routinely do, iron and calcium supplements can; calcium channel blockers (bp/cardiac meds) can; parkinson's meds, antidepressants (tricyclic more than ssri), sucralfate (ulcer drug), Cholestyramine (cholesterol med), many other prescription and otc drugs. Check with md if new symptom, med change, worsening, pain, bleed. Diet, hormones can play a role. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why not?: Are NSAID's helpful in fibromyalgia? Dr. Shah of NIH has shown tender points to be anoxic, ischemic, replete w. reactive substances; ala inflammation. FM sufferers have elevated substance P in spinal fluid. FM pain loci match tendon insertions & hurt upon mechanical pressure. Tendonitis? Concept of FM as a cognitive disorder is theoretical; as is idea that is not, in part, a peripheral neuropathy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check stool color to: make sure it is not tarry black indicating ulcer bleed. You must call your doctor to help you manage this medically as you may be past the stage of DIY remedies, and need to protect against the consequences of the ulcer. Plus, you may need further work up for H. Pylori, and small bowel dysbiosis. Make sure to hydrate. Go to the ER if still in pain for IV and further medical triage. ...Read more
Aleve (naproxen) hurts my stomach. What are other over-the-counter meds that are anti inflammatory? Thank You!
Advil (ibuprofen) or: ibuprophen. Take them with food onyour stomach. ...Read more
Yes: IV antibiotics are more potent than po antibiotics and almost all of them have the potential of disrupting the normal intestinal flora. ...Read more
Slow Bowel Down: There are many possible mechanisms as to why opioids cause constipation. The most common theories include that opioids cause increased anal sphincter tone slowing/stopping defecation. Opioids cause reduced peristalsis in the small intestine and colon slowing bowel movement. They also increased electrolyte and water absorption thereby dehydrating fecal material. ...Read more
Nausea means allergy: Most practitioners will not say nausea is allergy , but narcotics upset a lot of balances in the body and there are degrees of upset. You would have to trey many to find one you might tolerate. They all are slightly different and you could find one to use. The best thing is to find the cause of the pain and get rid of the cause rather than take pain med that treats the symptom only. ...Read more
Are there any muscle relaxant medications that do not cause drowsiness or tummy upset? for back pain, thanks
I'm afraid not: Tizanidine is the least likely to cause drowsiness (50% of people taking it get sleepy). The trade-off is that it's less proven to help acute back pain than cyclobenzaprine which seems to make almost everyone drowsy. Baclofen is just as bad. I usually recommend cyclobenzaprine at the 5mg dose taken just at bedtime for those who find it overly sedating during the day. Usually short-term use only ...Read more
Yes and No: Narcotics (opioid pain medications) only relieve pain. Typically when pain is under better relief you may potentially get better sleep. Also when your pain is under better control your mood elevates or improves. However this medication should never be used for sleep or mood/psychiatric disorders only as that would be a dysfunctional use of these medications. ...Read more
Allergic to nsaids and most narcotics; pain from inflammation & headaches alot. Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't working. What natural or drug remedies will treat inflm?
Sometimes: In a mild case, a high potency probiotic may be of some use, but if the diarrhea is due to clostridia dificile, another bacteria that sometimes overgrows due to antibiotic use, then it will not be useful. If the diarrhea is persisting, please be evaluated by a physician to make sure you don't have clostridia. ...Read more
Mebeverine can: ..cause indigestion, more so the tablets that use sucrose (table sugar) or lactose (milk sugar) as a filler AND you're lactose or sucrose intolerant. IBS does NOT typically nausea, vomiting, weight loss, blood in the stool or change in the COLOR of the stool. Symptoms like these suggest something else is wrong. Please follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
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