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Pain Relievers Medication
Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks
Gbs diag3/11/13, MS symptoms, ascending pain from foot to hip, what causes ascending unilateral pain, pain medication not relieving pain.
Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Sometimes you can't : Pms is complicated by emotional and physical changes. As simple as it may sound, sometimes it really helps to just acknowledge that you will be sensitive at certain times of the month. It's also helpful to eat a clean diet and get exercise. Yoga has helped a lot of people too. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: This depends on the kind of anxiety you're experiencing, other conditions you may have, and other medications or substances you may be using also. A good psychiatric evaluation will yield reasonable and helpful choices in your case. It's also possible that psychotherapy could be of even more help than the medications. ...Read more
Doubtful: I do not believe there is any such method. Drugs for migraines are often very successful. ...Read more
Diet, sleep patterns: To relieve insomnia without medication, the evening diet should be evaluated. All caffeine and stimulants should be avoided in the evening. Sleep patterns, such as napping, amount of sleep should be considered. Melatonin, which is a natural supplement (not medication) helps rebalance sleep cycles. Proper amount of exercise will help as well as removing external stimulus (tv and lights) warm milk! ...Read more
Exercise: Many times exercise can release endogenous endorphins that can be helpful in some painful conditions. Stretching is also helpful to release muscle tension. Other techniques like breathing exercises and visual imagery are very helpful for other painful conditions. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Yes: There are many of agents. Some examples are: spiriva (tiotroprium ) has been around for a while and is effective at helping shortness of breath. A new drug called Daliresp (roflumilast) has been approved for COPD use. For advanced COPD there is role for mechanical therapies as well ( surgical and now bronchoscopic lung volume reduction) in select patients. COPD patients should speak with their md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?
Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get very dry sinuses from air conditioning. Are there any medications or home remedies to relieve the discomfort?
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