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What are common side effects that come with glucosamine chondroiton msm?

What are common side effects that come with glucosamine chondroiton msm?

Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more

Msm (Definition)

Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about ...Read more


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Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

Is taking joint supplements containing glucosamine, MSM, chondroitin harmful or has any side effects in any way, especially on the kidney or liver?

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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Insomnia - can this be a side effects of drugs?

Insomnia - can this be a side effects of drugs?

INSOMNIA: Yes it can be but you have to tell which drugs are you taklng. Are these prescription drugs or street drugs. Several drugs can cause insomnia. ...Read more

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Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Need help with side effects of dexedrine; is insomnia common?

Not Unusual: Deexedrine can cause insomnia, especially if taken later in the day. Increased anxiety, irritability, and moodiness can also occur. Other physical seide effects include headaches, stomach complaints, and decreased appetitie. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking long term alprazolam? Can I get some tips to quit taking pills and not to suffer insomnia?

What are the side effects of taking long term alprazolam? Can I get some tips to quit taking pills and not to suffer insomnia?

Tolerance/withdrawal: Alprazolam (brand name xanax (alprazolam)) is a short-acting, non-sedating tranquilizer that is quite habit-forming. Depending on dosage & duration of use, it may need to be decreased very gradually over weeks or even longer. Sometimes xanax (alprazolam) is replaced with a similar drug that is easier to stop. This is best discussed with the prescribing doctor, who may also offer other remedies for the insomnia. ...Read more

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Do light therapy boxes work for people with insomnia? Are there any side effects?

Do light therapy boxes work for people with insomnia? Are there any side effects?

Light therapy: Light therapy has been used to treat: Jet lag, transitions to night work schedules, shift work related sleep disturbances, Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS), Advanced Sleep Phase Syndrome (ASPS), non-24-hour sleep-wake syndrome & age-related sleep maintenance insomnia. For risks of light therapy see: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/light-therapy/details/risks/cmc-20197423 ...Read more

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Started vibryd 3 weeks ago. Side effects are insomnia, increased appetite and RLS. Will they subside eventually or do I need to try a different med?

Started vibryd 3 weeks ago. Side effects are insomnia, increased appetite and RLS. Will they subside eventually or do I need to try a different med?

Change drugs: It is unlikely that these side effects will all go away, so I suggest telling your prescribing doc about these effects, so you can be safely switched. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Is one of the side effects of levoxyl (thyroxine) insomnia?

Theoretically: This is medication used to treat hypothyroid or thryoid replacement. Usually taken first thing in morning without other medications. If thyroid levels are up too high, can see insomnia. Usually the medication itself does not cause significant degree of insomnia. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for insomnia. What are the side effects?

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My doctor prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for insomnia. What are the side effects?

Seroquel (quetiapine): U calm down, fall asleep, and wake up hungry, depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Side effects of insomnia and constipation of cabergoline still persistent after a month, on lowest dose, now what?

Side effects of insomnia and constipation of cabergoline still persistent after a month, on lowest dose, now what?

Discuss with doctor: If the side effects you have are so severe that you can not tolerate this drug, discuss it with your doctor as to what can be done. If it is so important that you continue the medicine, then you can take a laxative or stool softener to treat constipation and a hypnotic to make you sleep. So talk to your doctor, sometimes as you take the drug over a period of time side effects become much less. ...Read more

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Is it okay to mix ambien and benadyrl to treat insomnia? I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) around 4hrs after taking ambien bc it didn't work, are there side effects?

Is it okay to mix ambien and benadyrl to treat insomnia? I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) around 4hrs after taking ambien bc it didn't work, are there side effects?

No don't mix drugs: Please don't mix ambien with benadryl (diphenhydramine). I would first suggest you speak with your doctor who prescribed you ambien and him/her that you are still experiencing insomnia. Mixing prescription medication with drugs like benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be dangerous. Perhaps you should improve your sleep hygiene first. Sleep same time every night, bed is used only for sleep, cool dark room, no distractions (TV) etc. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but I am not sure about side effects.

Is it harmful to take L-Tryptophan on a daily basis? It helps a lot with my insomnia / falling asleep, but I am not sure about side effects.

Unsure: Generally I would say no but L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin which is a powerful hormone, There is little data on taking this long-term and often it may create a grogginess. Try to use lowest dose possible recommended and see why you may need it. ...Read more

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If 0.25 mgs of cabergoline is causing side effects, is it ok to cut it in half? My prolactin is now a 5. Side effects of constipation and insomnia..

If 0.25 mgs of cabergoline is causing side effects, is it ok to cut it in half? My prolactin is now a 5. Side effects of constipation and insomnia..

Already at half dose: If you're taking 0.25 twice weekly and your prolactin is 5, it couldn't have been very elevated to begin with as you're still on the starting dose. You might talk w/your doctor about stopping it and rechecking the prolactin level to see if rx is still required. If it is, try an even lower dose as your level seems easy to control. ...Read more

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I have frequent insomnia. Only get 3-4 hours sleep a day. Dr gave me klonopin (clonazepam) to help. Can I take this occasionally? Any risk of serious side effects?

Klonopin (clonazepam) & sleep: With insomnia, it's very important to discover its cause. Sometimes this is related to sleep hygiene issues that can be addressed: http://tinyurl. Com/ltjeke3 sometimes the insomnia is part of depression, and a psychiatrist & psychologist can be the best help. Other times, sleep studies are needed. Klonopin (clonazepam) is habit forming, and can oversedate you. There are better meds for sleep if needed. ...Read more

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How long for Prozac (fluoxetine) start up side effects (anxiety, insomnia)to go away? Started at 10, up 10mg a week for two months, been at 80 just over four weeks

How long for Prozac (fluoxetine) start up side effects (anxiety, insomnia)to go away? Started at 10, up 10mg a week for two months, been at 80 just over four weeks

Talk to your doctor: Unless the condition being treated is OCD, a dose of 80 mg/day of Prozac (fluoxetine) is excessive.
For depression or anxiety, a dose of 20 to 40 mg/day for more than 4 weeks is considered an adequate therapeutic trial for Prozac (fluoxetine). If primary symptoms have not resolved at this dose/duration, it's prudent to re-assess the diagnosis and to consider at a different treatment strategy. ...Read more

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I'm taking atomic weight loss pills there's side effects im having, insomnia, horrible dreams, and more...is this normal?

I'm taking atomic weight loss pills there's side effects im having, insomnia, horrible dreams, and more...is this normal?

Insomnia, dreams. ..: No this is not normal. You must see a Psychologist who will work you through your current problems. Have your doctor refer you! ...Read more

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Can lutein or zeaxanthin cause side effects such as insomnia, tiredness, dizziness, or constiipation? I want to take it to improve my vision.

Can lutein or zeaxanthin cause side effects such as insomnia, tiredness, dizziness, or constiipation? I want to take it to improve my vision.

No, however...: Lutein and Zeaxanthin are carotenoids naturally found in fruits and vegetables and do not have any side effects, but they may be in capsules that have additives or preservatives some may react to, so I advise companies like Pure Encapsulations and Thorne that don't use those. Many other nutrients are good for eyes such as Vit. A, C, D, E, zinc, selenium and EFA's. See http://tinyurl. Com/b56ua4 ...Read more

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Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Apparently so: As dr. Howell says, there's controversy about this, as there's money in selling aspartame-sweetened diet drinks and more. However, cleansing your system of toxins when you have unusual symptoms makes sense. "non-nutritional" sweetener is what it's euphemistically called. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food. Aspx. ...Read more

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Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Is doxepin 10mg a good sleep aid for insomnia and what is the main side effects from it?

Doxepin: At higher doses, it works as an antidepressant, but at the dose u mentioned it is prescribed for sleep mainly. ...Read more

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Can one use a sedative to combat Atroiza's side effects. Side effects like insomnia, aggression, hallucinations etc?

Can one use a sedative to combat Atroiza's side effects. Side effects like insomnia, aggression, hallucinations etc?

Defavirenz: Atroiza is a generic version of Atripla. It contains defavirenz that can be the cause of sleep disturbance and mood changes and "feeling crazy" Often these symptoms get better over time, but if they do not, it can be a reason to change the medication regimen. ...Read more

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Depression, insomnia, agitation, are they side effects of chemo when will body be back to normal after last cycle of chemo?

Depression, insomnia, agitation, are they side effects of chemo when will body be back to normal after last cycle of chemo?

Which chemo drugs: To answer your question I would need to know which chemotherapy drugs were administered. Please resubmit the question with those medications listed and we will do our best to answer your question. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?

I think my 2 yr old has allergies. I bought childrens zyrtec (cetirizine) but im afraid of side effects. Is it more common for insomnia?

Not really: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is able to cross into the brain and effect the thinking process. Most kids or adults are actually sedated by its actions, which is why they advise giving it in the evening. A percentage of folks will have the opposite effect, probably 1/20, which could interfere with sleep.The response is unique to each & consistent. You can try it once and see if the kid gets hyper. If not it should work fine ...Read more

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I take oxycodone daily for back pain. Can I take a ssri in addition for anxiety/insomnia? The oxy might help with early side effects ssri's have to.

I take oxycodone daily for back pain. Can I take a ssri in addition for anxiety/insomnia? The oxy might help with early side effects ssri's have to.

Antidepressants: Are becoming a mainstay in the treatment of many chronic pain conditions, even when depression is not recognized as a factor. Low back pain is one of the many conditions. Mechanism not fully understood. May increase neurotransmitters in the spinal cord that reduce pain signals. They don't work immediately. Ssri and tricyclic are commonly used. Talk to your pain physician before starting any drugs. ...Read more

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Having increased anxiety, insomnia, and hot flashes. I increased Zoloft (sertraline) 50 to 100 two weeks ago. Can these be delayed side effects or just my anxiety?

Having increased anxiety, insomnia, and hot flashes. I increased Zoloft (sertraline) 50 to 100 two weeks ago. Can these be delayed side effects or just my anxiety?

Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) can be used to help all those symptoms, but in some people causes sweating, jitteriness, and insomnia as side effects. Please contact your doctor and let him/her know what's happening. You might need a different medicine or a slower titration upwards -- your doctor will want to help you get the best results. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I've been taking fluoxetine for 20 days now. I'm experiencing the side effects, insomnia, heartburn, perspiration, nervousness. Should I switch?

I've been taking fluoxetine for 20 days now. I'm experiencing the side effects, insomnia, heartburn, perspiration, nervousness. Should I switch?

Talk to doctor: If taking fluoxetine's on the advice of a doctor then, you should 1st talk to the doctor & get THEIR opinion if they agree these are TRUE side effects or are interactions with other drugs or conditions possibly interfering. You shouldn't just switch to something else without their approval. Wanna discuss this in a live consultation? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is there a medicine for OCD, not part of SSRI drugs, SSRI caused to me fatigue and drowsiness or insomnia, these side effects affected to my life.

Is there a medicine for OCD, not part of SSRI drugs, SSRI caused to me fatigue and drowsiness or insomnia, these side effects affected to my life.

OCD: I understand your need for medication for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to relieve obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors.

Since SSRI Medications caused insomnia, discuss with Psychiatrist Benefits and side effects of Anafranil or Effexor (venlafaxine). Continue follow up for monitoring

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you 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