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New Treatments For Ibs
A lot: People with fibromyalgia may benefit from medications like lyrica, gabapentin, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, elavil, nortriptyline, etc. Exercise has always been a mainstay to help with this disorder. Sometimes pool therapy is more helpful initially in this treatment algorithm. Correcting vitamin d deficiency can also be helpful. Improving sleep architecture and getting psych treatments also very helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: There are many different immuno modulating medications currently being evaluated for the management of ibd. They target different aspects of the immune system with hopes of dowregulating the inappropriate immune response present on most patients. ...Read more
Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more
Yes: ? whether any new meds for fibromyalgia. Dr. Arnoult provided us with the academic answer. With recent states' leniency toward medicinal cannabis, this substance has become an option. Medicinal cannabis has therapeutic benefits for appetite, muscle spasm, mood disturbance, peripheral neuropathy, sleep & pain; symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on Bentyl (dicyclomine) for 6 months now with basically no relief from IBM symptoms. What are some other options, I am currently looking for a new GI doctor.
Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)
Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more
Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.
Functional Medicine: You need to find a functional medicine expert in your area to determine if there are microbial imbalances or leaky gut leading to inflammation. They can do more specific testing such as comprehensive digestive stool analysis to determine what the underlying problem is and help you work to correct it. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First diagnosed the : First you need to diagnose the type of tinnitus, is this from the ear itself is it hearing loss, a neurologic syndrome, metabolic disorder, psychiatric disorder, as they can be found in many clinical settings. obviously depending on etiology there are many ways in which it can be treated. There are not any new therapies I'm aware of, but again as you can see therapy is specific to cause. ...Read more
Narcolepsy: Modafinil (provigil) has replaced Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines; newer antidepressants like venlafaxine r replacing tcas & ssris; sodium oxybate (xyrem) is now being used via monitored rx program to treat all forms of narcolepsy. Newest approach is immuno-globulin therapy to counter autoimmune hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Neurologist should have info on new treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my new GI insist its only IBS but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?
Probably IBS: I agree with that your G.I. Doctor that this may be irritable bowel syndrome and not also have colitis crohn's disease or other types of active colitis. Lymphoid hyperplasia is a very common condition in the colon and terminal ileum. Chronic inflammation is very nonspecific and when mild with out features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...Read more