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Can I take "skinny fiber" with the other medications I take?

Who knows?: The ingredients of skinny fiber are: glucomannan powder, caralluma powder, and cha da bugre. Not only do we not know what medications you're taking, there are surely no controlled trials looking for interactions with those unusual ingredients. You're on your own! Good luck. ...Read more

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Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Does small fiber neuropathy heal if it is caused by medication?

Possibly: If this is the correct diagnosis is possible, but it may be a neuropathy caused by other issues and you need to have this clarified. If a medication reaction causes a problem after the medication is withdrawn often the problem will go away, but sometimes there are situations when it will persist. This is something you can ask your physician. ...Read more

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Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Is there any other medication to treat fiber mialga and depression besides cimbalta?

Fibro/Depression/Rx: According to a well-designed research study, 34% of people with fibromyalgia syndrome [fms] are also depressed. That implies that 66% of fms are not depressed. Some authors have predicted that the depression in fms is caused by the pain but other evidence indicates that they are independent. Cymbalta [duloxetine] is the only drug which is separately fda-approved for both fms and for depression. ...Read more

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Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

Does the fiber or anything else from orange juice affect how medications are absorbed in general?

OJ and drugs: Orange juice enhances absorption of iron. Orange juice specifically decreases absorption of Acebutolol, Atenolol, Aliskiren, Ciprofloxacin, Fexofenadine, Levofloxacin, Levothyroxine, and Mentelukast. ...Read more

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Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

Best treatment other than medication for small fiber neuropathy pain?

See details: Rest, ice, physical therapy and local cortisone injection are all options. Speak with an orthopedist about which option is best for you. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

I'm 21 and experiencing recurrence of internal haemorrhoids. What medication should I do. Faeces is soft and my diet is more fiber.

Less starining: In spite of your soft BM, you need to spend lees time on the toilet and do less straining.
try to do a sitz bath by sitting in the bath tub full of warm water.
if keep bothering you, internal hemorrhoids could be easily ligated in the office, it is a simple procedure and painless. ...Read more

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I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

I have been on 1200mg of Gralise for small fiber neuropathy and have not found relief. Will 1800mg help or should I consider another medication?

Gralise: The max dose of GRalise is 3x600mg tabs peer day taken at one time usually at around dinner 5-6 pm. Before you switch the dose should be optimized and then a decision made whether to switch. ...Read more

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Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Are you a type 1 diabetic. Do you take any herbal medication or fiber to assist you in your keeping good blood sugars?

Consider: Some benefit shown w/ sugar control taking cinnamon and gemnema - not enough that it would replace Insulin injections - I would not start these without supervision or input from your family physician or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Good medication to relieve symtpoms of small fiber neuropathy with few side effects? Gabapentin caused too many side effects.

Other options includ: You could try some other options. Two that I have used successfully include Lyrica (pregabalin) which is similar to gabapentin, but is a newer generation. Older drugs such as amitryptyline ; nortriptyline may also help. ...Read more

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What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

What is a diet to help with IBS and is there a over-the-counter medication I'm taking fiber and probiotics I got constapation form of ibs?

It depends: It's not easy to find the right diet when you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Eating certain foods can cause major discomfort for people with ibs, but figuring out which foods cause the symptoms is a highly individual process. ...Read more

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I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

I have IBS and am often constipated. But I also have hypothyroidism and know that fiber can interfere with my medication I take for it. What do I do?

Fiber conflict: Fiber, of both soluble & insoluble variety, provides health benefits--accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut; adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity; fills you up. Too much fiber can make you gassy, increase stool volume, interfere with drug metabolism. Ask your doc about appropriate timing of fiber and Rx intake. The good news--the pipeline for IBS-C drugs is exciting. ...Read more

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What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

What is the safest way to get off of a medication, been taking tegratol, well the generic form for over a year. 1200mg a day taking it for foot and leg pain from a reduced nerve fiber concluded from a neurologist, I have been having issues with taking

See pain doctor: Most pain doctors or internal medicine doctors have lots of alternative therapies to try to help patients wean off pain medicines.
There are also herbal remedies with anti-inflammatory properties that can be suggested to use to start spreading out the time in between your doses. Look up pain doctors on this health tap. ...Read more

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What is the tastiest high fiber natural food that you can give a child?

What is the tastiest high fiber natural food that you can give a child?

Fresh fruit: Fruit is amazing food. Like vegetables, they contain natural things, some of which are probably still unknown. It is all in the "plan of life" and the closer we are to mother nature, the better. ...Read more

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What is the most comfortable way to keep regular? Besides increasing fiber. Is there a natural or OTC product that you would recommend?

What is the most comfortable way to keep regular? Besides increasing fiber. Is there a natural or OTC product that you would recommend?

Prunes: Try prunes to eat daily. Make sure eating healthy with every meal. Increasing your fiber in each meal will help keep you regular. The other way is senna and docusate, but try primes first. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a really good, natural food that is high in fiber?

Anyone know what is a really good, natural food that is high in fiber?

See below: Most fruits, vegetables and grains are high in fiber. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/high-fiber-foods/nu00582. ...Read more

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How should the problems with flame resistant sleepware be solved? I want my baby in organic cotton and oko-tex natural fibers.

How should the problems with flame resistant sleepware be solved? I want my baby in organic cotton and oko-tex natural fibers.

Make your own: Rules requiring flame resistant sleep ware grew out of injury or death when a sleepy kid got near a fire & clothes went up in flames. The risk may be small now but the possibility remains & manufacturers do not have a clue to the setting their product will be used. If you want cottons, there are many fabric shops that will sell you both the cottons & patterns. ...Read more

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My friend is taking skinny fiber and her blood is up 200 over something, but it's high. It's heritage in her family. The bottle say all natural?

My friend is taking skinny fiber and her blood is up 200 over something, but it's high. It's heritage in her family. The bottle say all natural?

Natural: Just because something is natural it dies not mean it is safe. She needs to stop using this product and see her physician. Soon! ...Read more

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What herbs, vitamins and natural fiber are healthy to take?

This question has...: ....Too many answers! Supplementing with vitamins is often unnecessary if you eat a good and varied diet. Many vegetables and grains are great sources of fiber. Lots of herbs are good, either as food, flavoring, or medicine depending on the herb and what you're using it for. ...Read more

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I try to pack my body with fiber and healthy natural foods, but I still can go days without going to the bathroom. Help! Any ideas?

I try to pack my body with fiber and healthy natural foods, but I still can go days without going to the bathroom. Help! Any ideas?

Fiber overload: You may have "fiber overload" by too much fiber. The key is hydration, exercise and eating well balanced. Try adding magnesium to your diet and/or over the counter MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as well. ...Read more

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I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

I regularly eat a brand of low carb wrap with 26 grams of fiber. Is fiber in a processed product like this as beneficial as naturally occurring fiber?

That depends: There are benefits to both soluble and insoluble fiber. They affect the gut bacteria in different ways. So it's hard to say if it's "as beneficial". If the wrap mostly organic, I would continue to include it in your diet and I would fill it with lots of fresh vegetables! ...Read more

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I heard some cultures take 2 or 3 tablespoons of flax seeds with hot water as a natural laxative. Is that safe to do? How about daily for fiber?

I heard some cultures take 2 or 3 tablespoons of flax seeds with hot water as a natural laxative. Is that safe to do? How about daily for fiber?

Flax seed: Flax seed is indeed an excellent source of fiber, whether eaten whole on cereal or salad or washed down with water. Some recommend the ground form to enhance absorption of nutrients—omega 3's & lignans, which, when converted by body into phytoestrogens, may help prevent breast, colon, & prostate cancer. Fiber can help reduce cholesterol levels. If you have diverticulosis, be careful with seed form. ...Read more

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Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Can small fiber neuropathy that cause from drug (antibiotic) get worse with time?

Small Fiber Neuropat: Hello. How long have you been off this culprit -antibiotic? How long were you taking it? In my patient population, the longer someone has been on the offending medication, the lower the likelihood that the neuropathy will resolve on its own. For this reason, we treat & manage (using neuropathic meds like gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) etc.) the symptoms related to the respective neuropathy. ...Read more

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Diet and exicerise while Depo-Provera shot is good. Anything else I can do or take to suppress my appetite. Naturally like fiber pills. I need tips!

Diet and exicerise while Depo-Provera shot is good. Anything else I can do or take to suppress my appetite. Naturally like fiber pills. I need tips!

May: Continue exercise, low calorie diet, frequent small meals. If al fail may see a weight loss doctor for counselling on behavior modication and if indicated an apetite suppressant. ...Read more

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What's the best soluble fiber ingredient to look for in a fiber supplement? Right now mine uses xylitol, but seeing if there's something more natural.

What's the best soluble fiber ingredient to look for in a fiber supplement? Right now mine uses xylitol, but seeing if there's something more natural.

Xylitol: Is a sugar alcohol, or artificial sugar. It's not fiber. It acts as an osmotic laxative, but has significant side effects of bloating and gas. Look for citrucel or Metamucil. ...Read more

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Does shore natural fiber therapy work for anal fissures?

Difficult to treat: Anal fissures are often difficult to treat and slow to heal. Avoidance of constipation is a necessary component of treatment and fiber can help. Usually a prescription cream containing 0.4% Nitroglycerin is necessary to expedite healing. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Skinny Fiber safer to take during a normal pregnancy? It helps reduce hunger speed up matbolisim and it's all natural ingredients I'm 16 weeks

Is Skinny Fiber safer to take during a normal pregnancy? It helps reduce hunger speed up matbolisim and it's all natural ingredients I'm 16 weeks

Unknown: All natural does not equate safe. I reviewed this product ingredients and none of them would be things tested by the FDA for safety in pregnant patients. I am assuming you might be overweight already and the best way to control weight during pregnancy is to eat a healthy diet that avoids simple carbohydrates (sugar). Lots of veggies and lean protein are best. Also limit your complex carbs. ...Read more