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Hi doctors.. Plz help me am addicted to panadol (acetaminophen) night medication and i want to quit that but i can't i also have a little fobia from sleeplessness?
I have upper stomach pain, hurts when i eat fatty foods, & take night medications. Hurts through back. Gallbladder taken out 13 yrs ago, what this be?
Bp: Low bp can be caused by many things including some medications. ...Read more
If i i took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus night time medication now?
Yes: Because these 2 are from different classes of medication, it is fine to alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a short term basis. I am also assuming that you have normal liver and kidney function. However, if your symptoms do not improve with this regimen, you should see your doc. ...Read more
For the past 2 weeks i've had constant headaches, a bad taste in my mouth, nausea and sweating at night. No medications or pregnancy. What is this?
See a doctor: Hi. That could be any number of things. We'd just be guessing out here in internet-land. Please go see your doctor for a real, in person evaluation. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
I have swelling rashes all over body, in the night.What oral medication or tablet would be helpfull?
Oral antihistamine: Need derm to eval for diagnosis and work up. ...Read more
My body feels weak and i'm having a diarrhea, i also can't sleep properly during night time. Any medications?
Your doctor needs: To examine you so that he/she can give you the proper treatment. You may be feeling weak because of the diarrhea but need to get to the cause of it all. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Loosing waight when obese I am starting healthy eating but need to eat at night to take medication. Would like tips on what is healthy to eat?
If you have to: Eat at night, try to stick with a snack that's low in calories and has limited simple carbohydrates. Snacks like skinless, boneless chicken strips, carrot sticks and a small amount of hummus are all reasonable. ...Read more
Depends...: The best treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. Are you coughing at night when you lie down? If so, this could be due to post-nasal drip which has a very different treatment than bronchospasm (which is another possibility). Other etiologies include gerd which also worsens when lying down. All these possibilities have very different treatments. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Before trying medication, you may want to check and be sure you are promoting sleep.
Avoid caffeine late in the day. Go to sleep around the same time in a quiet dark comfortable place. Get regular exercise during the day, but not too close to bedtime. Don't eat heavy meals close to bedtime. Avoid excess alcohol.
If you are doing these things, and still can't get to sleep, see your doctor. ...Read more
TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more
If i'm 18 and having really bad headaches and can't sleep at night, what kind of medication will the doctors prescribe me?
Treatment is last: First is finding out the cause of the problem before deciding on a treatment. ...Read more
Can I take Prozac (fluoxetine) at night? Just starting the medication. Worried it will keep me up at night. I take levothyroxine in the mornings.
Not a worry: Hi. Prozac at night is usually fine but insomnia has been described, but insomnia is so common, we can't guarantee a relationship. If you want, go ahead and take the fluoxetine in the morning WITH the l-thyroxine. There is a myth about taking l-thyroxine on an empty stomach that drives me crazy. Take it (consistently) however you want to...your doc will adjust the l-thyroxine dose to accommodate. ...Read more
Can you take thyroid medication at night instead of in the morning? I heard it would help with fatigue.
Thyroid: Yes you can take thyroid medication at bed-time. Best taken at least one hour after last food intake. ...Read more
I have this rash on my arms. It irritates me all the time at night and I got medication for it but it doesn’t work. ?
Needs consultation: Will need to view the rash to try and make a diagnosis plus also go through what treatments have been tried before. Best to do this via an inperson consult. If concierge video service is available in your area you may be able to do this via a virtual consult. All the best. ...Read more
I like taking medication at night to lower side-effects. Can i take citalopram a half hour before i go to bed to sleep? Or is it too close to bedtime?
My husband is having dental implants done tomorrow. Should he still take his cholesterol medication the night before or would it thin the blood?
Hour do I get rid of the redness around my pimple on my nose without using medications over night ?
Cover up: Although some lasers such as ipl may work that is probably excessive. Your best way to get rid of the redness is to conceal it. The redness is due to the inflammatory process which takes place over a 48-72 hour period. Salicylic acid may help but it is a medication and you do not want to use these per your request. ...Read more
Is it ok to take both Epilim & Tegretol on an empty stomach? I take a higher night dose of both medications on an empty stomach at bedtime.
No restriction: You can take these medication on empty stomach. Always ask your doctor about the side effects you may have and how to take your medication. ...Read more
I took my medications last night 8 pills .I woke up early this morning and could feel pill in my throat, it slides up /down on outside like in a tube?
It may be stuck: Some patients have a zenckers diverticulum which is a small pouch formed in the esophagus and pills can get stuck in this pouch. ...Read more
Doctor prescribe Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Zantac at night are these two medications common and how long do I have to take them for my acid reflux to go away?
Within weeks: If you're not getting significant relief within two weeks, see your prescribing physician for followup. ...Read more
Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so
Talk to her doctor: There's no way that i can guess how complex your mother's condition may be. And she may have arrived at the current treatment regimen slowly, effectively, under close medical supervision. Therefore, you need to find out if she is dosing her medication precisely per doctors orders, then discuss any potential consequences of therapy with that physician. ...Read more
I have some abdominal discomfort for the last couple of hours. I did consume a moderate amount of alcohol last night. I am on medication for depression, cholesterol, and hypothyroidism. What could this be?
This could be any: of a number of different things. If it persists for more than 36 hours go and see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Medications with low adverse effects include melatonin and other ones at the health food store.
Ambien and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are widely used these days but both have quite some side effects. Hopefully prescription free drugs will do the job.
However, sometimes there is an underlying problem that may cause sleep problems. Having it diagnosed by a sleep doc is useful for many patients. ...Read more
Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more
What to do if i can't sleep at night no matter what . Are there any safe medications to resolve my issue?
Melatonin: Melatonin is available over the counter. It is the substance your brain uses to set your biological clock. Take 1/2 to 1 hour before bed time. Stop tv and computer activities 1/2 to 1 hour before trying to go to bed as the light lowers your natural melatonin levels. Avoid afternoon and evening caffeine. Or other stimulants.. See your doctor to discuss other measures and possibly have a sleep. ...Read more