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Doctor insights on: Prescription Appetite Stimulants

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
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Are there any OTC or prescription meds for migraine that are caffeine-free?

Are there any OTC or prescription meds for migraine that are caffeine-free?

Magnesium: Magnesium oxide is effective for migraine prevention, as is butter burr. alleve at higher doses, 4 pills, and advil (ibuprofen) at higher doses (800 mg) are just as good to relieve a migraine attack as caffeine containing products. ...Read more

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What are some prescription metabolism stimulants?

What are some prescription metabolism stimulants?

See MD: There are many medical problems that can effect your metabolism causing fatigue, eg., thyroid, diabetes, anemia, autoimmune disorders, viral infections. Suggest you see your pcp for a complete exam/evaluation and guidance. Need to first identify the problem, if in fact, you have a metabolic disorder, to know how to treat. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat insomnia when nothing else seems to work? I've tried cutting out caffeine, meditation, melatonin, prescription drugs…

What's the best way to treat insomnia when nothing else seems to work? I've tried cutting out caffeine, meditation, melatonin, prescription drugs…

A patchwork quilt: approach is best. Try improving sleep hygiene across the board. Sleep Hygiene is Key. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, > ...Read more

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Dependant on stimulants. No prescription. They feel like a miracle. I want to tell my doc the truth. Scared tho. I can go w/o them. Think im add anyws?

Dependant on stimulants. No prescription. They feel like a miracle. I want to tell my doc the truth. Scared tho. I can go w/o them. Think im add anyws?

Truth is needed: A doctor's job is to help you and not to judge you. Thus withholding information from him is like leaving a major cut unstitched. Holding back information may actually harm you in the long run. ...Read more

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Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) available without a prescription?

Is fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) available without a prescription?

No: No it is not. Try excedrin migraine in the meantime. Make sure no liver problems. Look at the ingredients and make sure you are not allergic to any. And, discuss it with your doctor please. ...Read more

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Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

Is it true that Ketoconazole and Caffeine inhibit DHT in hair? There's only one non-prescription Ketoconazole shampoo, might try with caffeine shampoo

No.: Lots of internet nonsense about this. Ketoconazole shampoos kill yeast organisms in the scalp, which reduces seborrhea ("dandruff"), but has no effect on hair growth. There is no credible evidence that topical caffeine will grow your hair. Oral finasteride will decrease DHT (and hair loss), but you'll need a prescription for that, and there are potential side effects that you should know about. ...Read more

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How much caffeine is act like ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 for adhd? or what is a good not prescription drug which is ritalin (methylphenidate) alternative? thank you

How much caffeine is act like ritalin (methylphenidate) 10 for adhd? or what is a good not prescription drug which is ritalin (methylphenidate) alternative? thank you

Impractical: If you are ready to drink strong coffee continuously through the day and run to pee every hour or two you can achieve some of the stimulant effect of ritalin (methylphenidate).Each person has a different effect to any level of intake. ...Read more

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Is smoking marijuana for the management ADHD symptoms a reasonable solution? Is it worse or better for my health than prescription stimulants

No: Long term stimulant use has been very well studied and when used correctly and monitored by a health professional - safe. Marijauna for all intents and purposes is illegal and cannot be recommended. Cannabinoid receptor research is a new and exciting area of research. ...Read more

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