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Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

Can ginkgo biloba decrease libido?

Some Yes & other n0: Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) increases circulation and may improve sexual function, although one study found no effect. Ginkgo may increase the effects of certain blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants). Do not take ginkgo if you have a history of seizures. Ask your doctor before taking ginkgo. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Possibly so: Trouble sleeping, as well as vivid and unusual dreams can occur when taking Inderal (propranolol). Worsening of depression can also be a side effect. Other medications and underlying medical conditions may interfere with sleep. You list being on Klonopin - is that being prescribed for anxiety? Persistent mood and anxiety symptoms impair one's ability to sleep, as well as the quality of sleep. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Does ginkgo biloba help with tinnitus?

Probably not: There has never been a scientific study showing a statistically significant effect of ginkgo biloba on tinnitus. However, if you take it and feel better - great. ...Read more

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Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

Is ginkgo biloba effective for memory improvement?

It is, but this depe: depends on what caused your memory impairments(stress, car accident, depression, anxiety, ADHD, ) you may need other medication and or behavioral techniques to cope with this problem. Dont give up and thanks for your question. Daily Exercise and meditation help memory. ...Read more

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Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Taking propranolol 40mg, venlafaxinexr 112.75mg, amitriptyline 10mg for chronic migraine.Forgetting/confusion date, time & chores, sleepiness & fatigue?

Botox : Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Your meds combo as a preventive for chronic migraine is common. The side effects are common also (yin-yang). Do not stop using this drug without first consulting your physician. You can try botox, when injected at allergan protocol, is expected to produce results lasting up to three months. This way you will need less medication. ...Read more

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How can gingko biloba boost memory?

How can gingko biloba boost memory?

It can't: Gingko biloba is a flat out disappointment, and repetitive research has revealed no memory benefits whatsoever. Do not waste your money. Speech therapists who deal with cognitive rehabilitation can teach you coping skills which may make a difference and cognitive-behavioural specialists can also help. ...Read more

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I'm on synthroid, lexapro, (escitalopram) Ativan, Vit D & ferrous sulfate.Can I take melatonin to help with sleep?

Melatonin is safe: In a neurologically normal, generally healthy adult, there should be no adverse effects from melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone naturally secreted by the body that is suppressed by daylight and climbs with darkness to help entrain the brain's clock to go to sleep. Melatonin does not interact with the medicines and supplements listed. Lower doses are closest to what the brain secretes. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

Does fluoxetine cause insomnia?

It can contribute: It's one of the more stimulating ssris so we prescribe it in the am. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia on arimidex (anastrozole)? Is trazadone a good drug for sleep and anxiety

Severe insomnia on arimidex (anastrozole)? Is trazadone a good drug  for sleep and anxiety

See ans: If Armidex is causing insomnia, you might first try changing the time you take it. If you take it in the morning, try bedtime dose. Trazodone combined with Accuretic, (hydrochlorothiazide and quinapril) which you take, may have additive effects lowering your blood pressure. Melatonin at night may help with no drug interactions. Discuss with your doctor. Also limit caffeine which will keep you awake. I hope this helps. Take care. ...Read more

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What sleep medicine works the best? Melatonin, hops, passionflower

What sleep medicine works the best? Melatonin, hops, passionflower

Any : Any patient who has insomnia must pay attention to their sleep hygiene. You must avoid alcohol and sedatives after 6 pm, leave bed for sex and sleep only and no tv in bed. If you can't fall asleep in bed don't stay in bed just find something else to do and come back to bed when u are a little sleepy. This will train your brain that bed is not for worrying/watching tv etc and will improve sleep. If all this does not work then you can consider other alternatives. Since melatonin is a natural supplement thus should be the first step. Sleep aids have high risk of dependance and should be tried on as needed basis only. ...Read more

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Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Can i take eleuthero siberian ginseng extract if i'm taking Lexapro (escitalopram) and ramipril?

Probably not : Siberian ginseng can inhibit the metabolism of ace inhibitors (such as ramipril) -- making it build up in your system and possibly cause your blood pressure to be too low. One review also suggested siberian ginseng could inhibit metabolism of some antidepressants. You would not want either of these results! ...Read more

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Med interactions? Buspar, (buspirone) synthroid, clonazepam, trazodone, premerain, centrum silver, vit d and calcium? And atenolol at night.

Med interactions? Buspar, (buspirone) synthroid, clonazepam, trazodone, premerain, centrum silver, vit d and calcium? And atenolol at night.

Maybe!: 1. Consult with your treating physician to get a specific answer for your conditions. 2. A lot depends on the dose of the medications, when you take them, what you are taking them for, and how long you have been taking them. 3. If your thyroid replacement is not enough, you could have more side effects. 4. You may be completely fine if the medicines are done carefully. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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