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Is There A Pill That Can Prevent Hangovers
No: You can start by not drinking more than 5 alcoholic drinks (of normal size) a night. No more than 3 in a 2 hour period. You also want to make sure you have had at least 5 cups of water & a full meal before you drink alcohol. Another thing that may help is to alternate your alcohol with water (beer, water, beer, water; for example). Stick to light alcohols, and to the same type (don't switch). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccine: The annual influenza vaccine will have the strains you need to fight off the anticipated outbreaks of influenza that year. ...Read more
There isn't a cure that i'm aware of but is there something that can perhaps decrease the sleep attacks during the day?
Sleep attacks: A "cure" is possible! but firs you have to find out why the sleep attacks occur. See your doctor or a slew specialist for further evaluation such as with a sleep study. Some causes of sleep attacks include narcolepsy, sleep apnea, insufficient sleep, sleep disrupters such as periodic limb movements, possibly mood disorders, and more. ...Read more
Many options: Most all combined birth control pills containing both an estrogen and a progestin help acne for most women. Anxiety or mood changes can sometimes be a side effect for some women, and this is most likely due to the progestin component. You may want to ask your doctor about a birth control pill that contains a different progestin than ones you've taken before that caused anxiety. ...Read more
Doc, is there a possibility that a risperidone can prevent menstruation and that has a contraceptive properties?
Hyperprolactinemia: Sometimes use of risperidal (risperidone) can lead to increases in prolactin (hyperprolactinemia) which has led to reduced fertility & menstrual changes (lack of periods or light periods). Risperidal (risperidone) should not be used for contraception. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sedation medication for a colonoscopy cause a migraine? If so is there any way to prevent it from happening?
Migraines: Typically patient's receiving sedation for colonoscopy receive either Midazolam (versed), fentanyl (sublimaze), or Propofol (diprivan) or a combination of the above. I am not aware of these medications typically precipitating migraines but the trigger's for migraines are multiple and could easily include not eating prior to your procedure or mild dehydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a contraceptive pill that a migraine (w/ aura) sufferer can use that will help acne too?
IMO NO: Any OCP is contraindicated (extremely dangerous) in any woman with migraines, let alone migraine with aura. You are at greatly increased risk for a stroke by using them. Hardly worth it. You would be far safer better off with an IUD or baarrier contraceptive. For acne try adding Vitamin A and zinc to your regimen & an acne preparation containing benzoyl peroxide. Good luck! ...Read more
Not necessarily: Heartburn is the common term for gastroesophageal reflux. Reflux describes the passage of stomach contents up into the swallowing tube and throat. When it causes burning, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or lung issues, we call it reflux disease, or gerd. Avoid fatty foods, caffeine, and chocolate. Acid suppressing medications may be needed when diet alone is not enough to control your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This may be odd, but is there a way to reduce the flow of a period without using the pill? More natural way?
Exercise: Exercise can help reduce the flow of menses. Also non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen can be helpful. Talk to your doctor about an appropriate dosage for you to try if you are interested. Eating well with many veggies and lean protein is always helpful in feeling your best too. ...Read more
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