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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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My psychiatrist prescription trazodone 50mg for insomnia on 4/3. Still having a hard time sleeping. No caffeine, take concerta early am. Thoughts/what can I do?

My psychiatrist prescription trazodone 50mg for insomnia on 4/3. Still having a hard time sleeping. No caffeine, take concerta early am. Thoughts/what can I do?

Sleep medications: Continue to talk to your psychiatrist about what the medication is or isn't doing for you. There may need to be a medication and/or dosage change with your medications. Also consult a psychologist or mental health practitioner to help learn skills that will assist with your sleep (such as relaxation exercises and other good techniques). ...Read more

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Have pvcs - md said >4, 000/day. V. Uncomfortable! prescription prevacid (lansoprazole). I d/c sudafed, reduced caffeine. Trying to reduce GERD & stress. Any other suggestions?

Have pvcs - md said >4, 000/day. V. Uncomfortable! prescription prevacid (lansoprazole). I d/c sudafed, reduced caffeine. Trying to reduce GERD & stress. Any other suggestions?

Find the cause.: To determine the treatment, one must always ask, "what's the underlying cause?" in this instance, one should seek an exam (careful history, physical exam, ekg, chest x-rays and blood tests to fill in the total picture. Hypertension, valve problems, coronary heart disease, thyroid disease and drugs are all high on the list of factors contributing to premature ventricular contractions. ...Read more

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Australian with ADHD-previously had prescription for MPH (in Australia).Now travelling to US for~9mo. What do I need to provide to get stimulant meds in the US?

Australian with ADHD-previously had prescription for MPH (in Australia).Now travelling to US for~9mo. What do I need to provide to get stimulant meds in the US?

Just a doctor: Your doctor can prescribe the medications possibly for the year. I would ask him/her. Otherwise you would have to establish a doctor here in the US if needed. Check with your doctor as ADHD medicines are usually controlled and they do not recommend 9 month supplies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a perscrition bottle of fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) that was filled in january of 2012 and it says to discard after january 2013. Can i still use it tho?

Yes.: Manufacturers routinely recommend discarding medications after a period of time. 1 year is common. This is based on the knowledge that meds will degrade and lose their potency over time. The amount is based upon the drug, storage conditions, etc. It isn't precise. For this drug, at worst, it's a little less effective. ...Read more

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Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Is there any over-the-counter appetite suppressants that aren't stimulants?

Weak agent: N-acetyl cysteine has helped some of my patients with cravings. I may reduce glutamate release caused by food triggers and thereby reduce compulsive food cravings. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Yes: Because it stimulates cells to function. It is not a good way to go if you have a loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Can caffeine increase appetite?

Can caffeine increase appetite?

Not usually: Caffeine may, in fact, decrease the appetite. For this reason, it often appears in herbal weight loss pills ( which, in general, I do not recommend). Some people will eat less at meals if they have a cup of green tea before each meal. ...Read more

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Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Does caffeine suppress appetite?

Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read more

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