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Is there any medicine besides campral that helps with alcohol cravings?

Is there any medicine besides campral that helps with alcohol cravings?

Yes: Naltrexone helps with cravings and comes in pill or an injection that lasts 30 days. Other meds that have also shown some promise are topamax, (topiramate) baclofen, neurontin, odansetron, bases on genetics, some people respond to certain meds better than others. All can help if motivated and getting other support. ...Read more

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Is there any medicine out there that helps greatly with ibs?

Is there any medicine out there that helps greatly with ibs?

Variety: There are a variety of medications that may help with her ibs symptoms. It is best to see a gastroenterologist that can choose a regimen based on your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter medicine to help alcohol withdrawls?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine to help alcohol withdrawls?

No: There is nothing otc to help mitigate alcohol withdrawal. There are some charcoal preparations otc but they only help to reduce the absorption of alcohol. Alcoholics anonymous is a good resource. Seek professional help from your pcp or psychiatrist who would prescribe prescription drugs to you if they are indicated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

Is there a medication that can help fight the cravings and urges of alcohol addiction?

Yes, somewhat: Two meds are fda-approved to treat alcoholism: Naltrexone and acamprosate (campral). Naltrexone is available as a pill and a once-a-month injection (vivitrol). Campral is a pill. Both have been shown to be modestly effective, reducing heavy drinking by about 20%. Scientific studies have shown Antabuse (disulfiram) is not effective, although in rare patients it may be helpful. Rehab is usually essential. ...Read more

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Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Is there any type of drug to stop you craving alcohol ?

Yes, but . . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Are there any over-the-counter medications MS vitamins that help with alcohol withdrawal and seizure prevention ?

Under Supervision: Withdrawal from alcohol should be taken quite seriously. If one has been drinking sufficient quantities of alcohol, there is a risk of severe withdrawal symptoms including seizures and even death. In such situations, there are no vitamins or over-the-counter supplements that can prevent such symptoms. Withdrawal alcohol, only under the supervision of a physician who understands the dangers. ...Read more

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Is there any herbal medications in tablet form for insomnia that actually work. and which will help anxiety too. ?

Is there any herbal medications in tablet form for insomnia that actually work.  and which will help anxiety too. ?

Yes, but capsules: By asking about tablet form I'm guessing you want a pill as opposed to a tea or tincture but herbs are more likely to be in capsules than tablets. Many herbs are well-known to help insomnia & anxiety, including Valerian, Passion Flower, Hops, California Poppy, Chamomile, Ashwagandha, Magnolia Bark & Holy Basil. See http://ybertaud9.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/herbs-and-natural-remedies-for-insomnia/ ...Read more

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Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Is there any medication for someone with caffeine allergy?

Distinctly rare: Caffeine allergy is distinctly rare. It is reported in the literature but these are only rare case reports. As with food allergy, treatment is avoidance. ...Read more

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Is there any way except with medication to treat headache while pregnant?

Is there any way except with medication to treat headache while pregnant?

Yes, for some types: Some headaches respond to various massage and accu-pressure techniques. Accupuncture might help. Muscle tightness headaches and some sinus headaches are relieved with mentholated ice rub on the temples. I'm sure there are others and your obgyn may advise you of safe pills too. Good luck ; congratulations. ...Read more

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What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

What are the risks of drinking alcohol (~3 drinks) with oxycodone(not abusing, chronic pain, 30-50mg daily) and is there anything i can do to mitigate?

detox hotlines: Call aa/na hotline, or 1 855 detox 00 if you feel like stopping dependency provoking drugs. You may need detox, and stopping on your own may cause severe withdrawals including seizures in some cases. Stay clean. ...Read more

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Is there any treatments to overcome worsening of sppech with Parkinsons? Is there any medications?

Is there any treatments to overcome worsening of sppech with Parkinsons? Is there any medications?

Ehhh-Yes BUT---: JUST medications to help with speech changes in PD is far from ROBUST although some people (and some studies) suggest they work...at least for a while. However, combination between optimal medication for PD combined with BEHAVIORAL SPEECH THERAPY is likely far superior in the majority of individuals. Univ. of Indiana has one called TWANG THERAPY. Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT) is another. ...Read more

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Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Help please! is drug addiction formed the same way as alcohol addiction or any other addiction?

Yes: Yes often drug and alcohol addicition starts as a poor way to cope with stress and low self esteem and as reliance and use of these agents continue- an addiction is started. But it is important to note that addiction has a strong genetic component as well. Often this is reflected in strong family history of addiction. In any case seek help from your dr if you have an addiction. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements that aid with the cravings of opiates/ease anxiety (along with diet/exercise.) with some clinical proof?What doses of supps?

Are there any supplements that aid with the cravings of opiates/ease anxiety (along with diet/exercise.) with some clinical proof?What doses of supps?

See below: N acety cysteine 600 mg bid has been shown to reduce cravings for a variety of substances but has not been well studied with opioid s. If you have not tried naltrexone, please do. ...Read more

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Is there anything to help with stopping smoking?

Is there anything to help with stopping smoking?

Programs/meds: There are many things that can help you stop smoking. The first thing is to set your mind to it and pick a stop date. The American Cancer Society and the American Lung Association often offer programs to help smokers stop. There a nicotine replacements that are over the counter that can help. Finally there are prescriptions medications that your doctor can prescribe to help you. Good luck ...Read more

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Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?

Are there any meds besides ssri's that help with stress and the least amount of side effects and no withdrawal connected to them?

See your doctor: For a formal diagnosis and treatment.There are nsri's, mood stabilizers and Buspar (buspirone) which are not addictive. If you are on a high dose of any of these meds you may need to decrease the dosage and then stop them. ...Read more

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Take some alcohol before eating. Is there any side effect.?

Take some alcohol before eating. Is there any side effect.?

See below: Unless you have a problem with alcohol like an allergy, no issues prior to food should be experienced (as long as it is in moderation). ...Read more