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What medication is recommended for mild OCD? Which one got less side effects? Is there any herbal/nature medication for OCD?
Medication could be worse than the problem: . There are many psychotropic medications which could help with OCD. Unfortunately the side effects are numerous and it really depends on the patient. Perhaps you could try some relaxation therapy such as yoga or massage to help you overall relax. ...Read more
Could nausea be caused by an increase in Nature-Thyroid medication? Other symptoms include bloating, constipation/diarrhea, loss of appetite, dizzines
Sure!: Never talk non-prescription thyroid meds. Get checked to see exactly how much you need and so take only as much as necessary. The prescription form of thyroid replacement is probably cheaper than the over the counter form. The FDA does not monitor over the counter meds very well, who know what you are doing to yourself! See a doc. Well worth it! ...Read more
I have big swollen spots. About 1cm in diameter. Can I get medication to get rid of these? Or should I leave them and let nature take its course
Hard to tell: It is hard to tell what you are describing? Sounds like could be hives or bug bites? If itchy and raised off skin could be either. Hives can be caused by many things- viral infection, food allergy, medication allergy, insect sting, etc. Try an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps ...Read more
My wife is diabetic, approaching 40, and on multiple medications from hypertension, cholesterol, and anxiety. We are often at odds on room temperature. I tend to be cold natured, but she we'll be burning up. She we'll often be the only one in a room fu
Agree to get along: Options: (1) defer to her temperature preferences; (2) take turns determining the temperature on a given day; (3) compromise somewhere in the middle. Whatever you do, don't let the temperature of the room interfere with your enjoyment of your relationship and what you're doing together, which is far more important. ...Read more
Can the brand nature made, iron supplements mess with birth control? On the back it says can mess with some medications.
I have high cholesterol, I don't want to take drugs. Heard with diet plant sterols can help, like CholestOff by Nature Made. Are they safe?
LDL: Please go to framingham risk calculator (http://cvdrisk. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov) and calculate risk for having heart disease within next ten years. If risk is greater than 7.5% American expert panels recommend considering a statin medication. European experts do not consider statins until your risk is much higher - 20%. The other agents you are discussing do not have the same benefit as statins. ...Read more
Will any of the ingredients in Natures Measures weight loss pills cause a false positive on a drug sceen?
Weight loss pills:
The ingredients of Natures Measures should not cause you any problems.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
I take nature made sleep aid and it is 100%drug free an I just found out im pregnant can I still take them?
Sleep & pregnancy:
Congratulations. I would show the product to your gynecologist so that she or he can check the ingredients. How about going super safe and working with your sleep hygiene.
Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals >>>. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more