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Perdiem Overnight Relief Medication
For constptn i take citrucil pwdr at nite ctrucil pills morns, 5 prns nite & perdiem pills with citru on wkends. Always ok. Not now! what todo?
Constipation: Citrucel is a brand of fiber. We need 25-36g daily along w/adequate fluids & regular exercise to keep our bowels moving. Risk for colon cancer increases as we age so we start screening at 50yo. If there's a change in bowel habits, especially if black or tarry stools, pencil thin or ribbon flat stools, unintended weight loss, etc, go see your family doc for appropriate screening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various: There are 3 classes of medications for this type of pain: 1- anti-inflammatory: steroids (solumedrol, decadron, etc)and nsaids (ibuprofen, motrin, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc) 2- muscle relaxants (e.g., soma, flexeril) 3- narcotics (vicodin, oxycodone, etc) i prefer using classes 1 and 2 before resorting to class 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Almost any of the extended release opioids. (er, sr, xl). ...Read more
I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday.I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?
I suffer from severe migraines and have tried all medications with no relief! desperate for relief! i need something to stop the pain once it starts.
I admire your idea: It is refreshing to hear of people who want to master this. Several schools of talk psychotherapy might be of interest to you. Certainly, cbt. Also non therapy coaches of mindful meditation or other meditation approaches, martial arts instructors and other physical coaches might have ideas. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Headache: Over the counter pain relief medications are extremely effective for the vast majority of headaches. These medicines can be bought at a pharmacy or a supermarket without a prescription. Examples are: - paracetamol (eg panadol brand) - ibuprofen (eg neurofen brand) - aspirin Don't forget to drink plenty of water and take some rest as well! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been suffering from chronic migraine for 3 years with only some relief from medication.Any tips ?
Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with a mixed vertigo. I was given medication but i still feel no relief. What can i do?
Vertigo: "Mixed vertigo" is not a real diagnosis. You have not told us anything about the history of your vertigo, who diagnosed it, what tests you had, and how you have been treated; therefore, we can't provide you with a relevant response. Please see an ENT for a vestibular evaluation. Lightheadedness is due to blood pressure problems and your PCP can help with that. Do you have anxiety disorder? ...Read more
I’ve been in severe pain for 5 weeks and the only medications I’ve received are listed. I’ve begged for pain relief but denied left suffering. Why?
OB: I encourage you to follow up with your OB gyn physician to further discuss your options. ...Read more
Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, cannabis can be very helpful for pain but at times it is not enough and can be combined with other medications. It can have a synergistic effect and may reduce the dose of other medicines needed. Consider forms high in CBD, which, while effective for pain, are less psychoactive. Cannabis can also be used topically, which again is not psychoactive yet can be very helpful for pain. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma is an inflammatory airway disease that occasionally causes reversible obstruction of the airway. Immediate relief is necessary for reversal of obstruction but anti-inflammatory agents are used to control inflammation of the airway. Key to control of asthma is control of inflammation to prevent airway remodeling hence need for chronic polypharmacy / immnuotherapy. ...Read more
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