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Do Tums Really Work
Neutralize: Neutralize excess acid from GI tract.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can be effective: Anti-depressants can be effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have acid reflux and have tried Prilosec OTC and Zantac (ranitidine) 150 they don't seem to work. What med would you recomend that would work better.
I drink water it gives me heartburn I've taken over-the-counter meds and they still don't work what can I do to solve this?
EGD: Your gold standard test in this regard would be the EGD (esophagogastroduodenoscopy) in which a GI doctor puts a camera down your throat while you're under sedation and looks for things like hiatal hernia (causes reflux), ulcers, gastritis and duodenitis. Reflux (esophagitis) doesn't have to burn to cause damage to the esophagus. You need to investigate further. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have bad anxiety &have taken everything but benzos only seem to work but I don't want to seem like a druggie asking for them. What do I do?
See a specialist. : I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist. They are trained to deal with anxiety and situations like this. Sometimes a steady doctor-patient relationship can help with continued prescription management. It also helps to speak with someone to develop coping strategies and be able to talk things out. ...Read more
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or a mineral oil enema as second line. If these are not working, a visit to your md or an er may be necessary for further management. General recommendation is to focus on prevention by plenty of fluids and high-fiber diet on a day to day basis. ...Read more
Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at a dose of 1500 mg of glucosamine per day. The chondroitin probably does not help. Other supplements have never been proven unequivocally. ...Read more
I have bad GERD n take Pepcid 20mg and reglan (metoclopramide) 5mg. The Pepcid doesn't work what else can I take for my bad acid?
Bad gerd: You may need to try different medications, e.g. Proton pump inhibitors like over the counter omeprazole, which may work a lot better. Also try not to eat after 7pm, avoid alcohol, do not smoke as this irritates stomach, try to place 6 inch blocks under head of bed posts so your upper body is on a slant so fluid from your stomach can not easily get into your throat. Evening meal should be small. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you cure an upset stomach, when you don't have any tums, (calcium carbonate) rolaids etc., are there home remedies that work?
More specific please: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location(s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60? ...Read more
see details: Has the problem been thoroughly evaluated medically? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Establish the cause first. ...Read more
Problems sleeping & when I do sleep im excessively tired no matter how much sleep i get. Otc meds do no work. Prescibed pain meds do not help. ?
I feel like I do not deserve any good things in my life. Even if I work really hard and make sacrafices. How do I overcome this?
Therapy: Also a loving relationship with someone who knows everything about u & still loves u.Some people read & listen to positive affirmations to reprogram their negative thought patterns. ...Read more
In many ways: There are many appetite suppressants on the market all working in different ways..... The classic appetite suppressant is in the stimulant class and works to increase energy and promote satiety so that you think about food less and when you eat food you are satisfied sooner....This is the class that Phentermine falls in. Another appetite suppressant works on filling the stomach or delaying ..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some take work and: Some don't, largely based on the degree of positive emotional chemistry present or absent. Relationships become work as the degree of positve chemistry decreases. However, even a strong relationship with lots of good chemistry should never be taken for granted but regularly nurtured.Trying to force a relationship into a desired structure is even harder work. Relationships can't be structured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep a diary: If correct preventative measures are taken , most patients improve.If your headache is truly intractable, try keeping a diary of headaches to identify trigger factors, look into your life style and total life situation, biofeedback? Botox injections? Treating coexistent problems such as hypertension or depression? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer