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Phrenilin W Medication
I have taken four Phrenilin this week for a tension headache. 2 on Tuesday and 2 on Friday. Do I need backup BC other than the combination pill?
No: Taking this medicine should not interfere with your effectiveness of your contraceptive pill. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
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I have been taking Phrenilin for tension headaches for the past two days. Do I need a backup form of Birth control besides just the combination pill?
No effect: This medication does not decrease the effectiveness of birth control pills if that is what you are asking. ...Read more
Headache for 5weeks. One sided. Somedays switches sides Nothing works massages Ice/heat 2 tordol shots Chiro Peppermint Phrenilin pill Sed rate 15?
Can't be exact about:
The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Biofeedback or clinical hypnosis (see www. Asch. Net for referrals) can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Nutrition & exercise: Same old story. Proper nutrition eg mediterranean diet, plus regular physical activity is best to improve overall health, lower all-cause mortality, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, possibly even parkinson's disease & alzheimer's dementia. Also dash diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) is an excellent way to lower bp. Check out http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet for more info. ...Read more
How to increase the male libido w/o taking any medications, what are some natural ways to increase it?
Any tips to help my reynauds disease I can't be put on medication because it interferes w my add medication?
Not true: Thete are meds that will not interfere with ADD meds. ...Read more
What to do if I have multiple food and medications. What to do if I have done everything I can to avoid having an allergic reaction. W?
To avoid adding medication w/side effects, if pressure lowered to target pressure, is it likely pressure will need to be lowered below target pressure?
I quit cig. Smoking almost 2 years ago w/ no medications, lapses, or urges. What is relapse rate per yr after 2 years? Is it about 10%/yr the next year then decreasing to <1%/yr after a decade. True?
You are doing well. This is the best decision you have made for your health and wellness. I do not expect you to be at risk for any relapse as you will realize that you never want to get back in to this dirty and unhealthy habit. People who quite on their own and without any help/medication have near zero chnace to have a relapse.
So you should not think/worry about that any more. ...Read more
Many ways to try...: A variety of strategies can help reduce the severity and frequency of chronic tension headaches without using medicine. Manage your stress level. Applying heat or ice to sore muscles may ease a tension headache. Good posture can also help keep your muscles from tensing up. Acupuncture, massage and meditation are also helpful for some people. ...Read more
If a medication does not interact w another one, does that apply even if the dosage is raised such as more biotin per day? Double checking Ty.
Yes: Typically. Medications that don't interact with each other have no worsened interaction at higher doses. There are many medications which at higher doses can have an increased frequency of side effects. ...Read more
Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range
HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...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