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What medications can I take for tmj?

What medications can I take for tmj?

NSAID's: Nsaid's such as Ibuprofen are typically the first medication to try. If low occasional doses of Ibuprofen don't do the trick, you really need to see a dentist about a bite splint (something to wear at night). I typically use an 'anterior bite plane' 24x7 for 2 weeks with a steroid for the first week. After this, the buite guard goes to nighttime use only. This does the trick in 99% of cases. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for depression?

What medication can I take for depression?

Many Options: Let's say you have been diagnosed by a mental health professional with major depression. Many different medications are effective in the treatment of depression. Your doctor will select an anti-depressant based upon your symptoms, your prior response to treatment, and even how family members have responded. If one medication doesn't work there are many options. Safe effective treatment exists. ...Read more

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What can I take for arthritis?

What can I take for arthritis?

MANY ANSWERS: I wish i could tell you exactly what to take, but that is diificult without knowing what type of arthritis a patient has. There are over 140 types of arthritis and the type of arthritis dictates what therapy is necessary. Further information on the arthritis type is necessay for more specific answers. ...Read more

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What can I take for a toothache?

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What can I take for a toothache?

Prescriptions: I would let your dentist know and typically pain meds and antibiotics are rxed. Over the counter advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also hold you over. There are no meds that will "cure" a typical toothache. For a long term solution, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for stretchmarks?

What medication can I take for stretchmarks?

None that I know of.: Stretch marks are merely redundant (excess) skin, generally appearing after birth. I know of no oral medication that would have any effect on this. Generally these will tend to disappear with time, except if you have multiple pregnancies.Some might suggest Botox injections; but these are unlikely to help. If the condition is severe and cosmetically unacceptable, consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for my anxiety?

What medication can I take for my anxiety?

Really you need: to see your doctor or even a psychiatrist. there are many treatments available, prescription drugs is just one of them. Hypnosis, meditation,acupuncture. Discuss your options ...Read more

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What can I take for depression?

What can I take for depression?

Lots of stuff: Way too broad a question for simple answer. Have you been evaluated for depression as well as other bodily as well as psychiatric disorders by the appropriate physicians. Sometimes people feel or are depressed and even can't work only to find their thyroid gland is underpowered and just needs a boost. Good medical evaluation with labs is tantamount to the right therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Meloxicam what medication can I take for pain?

Meloxicam what medication can I take for pain?

see details: I do not understand your question. Meloxicam is an anti-inflammatory medication that has some value for relief of pain. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for mouth ulsers?

What meds can I take for mouth ulsers?

TRY KENALOG (triamcinolone) ORABASE: Will relieve discomfort. Many remedies, none really work for all ulcers. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbal medicines can you use for joint problems?

I am wondering what herbal medicines can you use for joint problems?

Glucosamine: It is not really an herbal medicine but glucosamine may help. Take 1, 500 mg daily and you have to give it a 3 month trial before deciding if it is effective enough. ...Read more

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What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

What meds can I take for a sinus infection?

Nasal saline spray: Many sinus infections are viral. Over-the-counter medications can make you more comfortable, like anti-inflammatory meds (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc) and decongestants (puedoephedrine). Steam and nasal irrigation can help. If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than 7-10 days, you may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What kind,of medicines can I take for an ear infection?

What kind,of medicines can I take for an ear infection?

Depends: How did you know you have an ear infection? If a doctor had seen you and made the diagnosis, you should follow his/her advice. If you have pain but have not seen the doctor yet, you don't know if it is a middle ear infection caused by bacteria or viruses, or an external ear infection. The treatment is different for each of those conditions. You need to see a doctor if you have not yet. ...Read more

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Can i take advil cold and sinus with klonopin and lexapro (escitalopram)? What sinues medicine can i take can i get a list please? Can i also take ibuphrone with them?

Can i take advil cold and sinus with klonopin and lexapro (escitalopram)? What sinues medicine can i take can i get a list please? Can i also take ibuphrone with them?

Talk w/ Dr/druggist: The Advil IS ibuprofen. It's rare, but it can lead to bleeding w/ lexapro (escitalopram) in some folk. Watch for signs and call Dr immediately. It can also cause dizziness and fainting, so be careful and try to have someone near.The 1st two can also do that but if you've been ok so far - that's a good sign - just be careful. Ask your Dr for that list - for you overall case. ...Read more

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What can I do for cardiac wheezing? Is there any meds I can take to help it?

What can I do for cardiac wheezing? Is there any meds I can take to help it?

Wheezing : Discuss with the doctor who diagnosed cardiac wheezing. You need to know what's going on. There are treatments for cardiac wheezing if the cause is diagnosed. ...Read more

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What medications can you take for phimosis?

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What medications can you take for phimosis?

None...: No oral drug is available to be taken for this inborn long, tight, non-retractable foreskin. To define what you really need, go to see and talk with urologist for detailing. Best wish ... ...Read more

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What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

What can I take to relieve anxiety treatments?

Consultation: I assume you mean what treatments can you do to relieve your anxiety. Consult first with your family physician, and then possible a psychiatrist. Psychotherapy may be very helpful, but you need a thorough medical exam first to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

What can I do to treat my severe chronic sinus headaches? Otc medications don't work for me.

Sinus headache: If you have chronic sinus headaches they could be allergic or infection. See your dr and get proper diagnoses and treatment please. ...Read more

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What can I do for tmj?

Orthodontist: First step is to see a dr who can fit a device to try and align the jaws. ...Read more

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What medications can I take for tmj?

NSAID's: Nsaid's such as Ibuprofen are typically the first medication to try. If low occasional doses of Ibuprofen don't do the trick, you really need to see a dentist about a bite splint (something to wear at night). I typically use an 'anterior bite plane' 24x7 for 2 weeks with a steroid for the first week. After this, the buite guard goes to nighttime use only. This does the trick in 99% of cases. ...Read more

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I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. there are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that i should take, is it safe?

I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. there are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that i should take, is it safe?

Drug safety: I agree with Dr Sandler. Do not self medicate. Use medications that are recommended or prescribed by your physician or dentist. TMJ dysfunction is usually caused by either chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching, or a bad bite. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Medication will not cure TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does it take to cure tmj?

I'm wondering how long does it take to cure tmj?

Hard to "cure": Tmj dysfunction can be rather complex. Treatment may be simple or quite involved. Tmj joints, like all other joints, are slower to heal than some other parts of the body. Tmj dysfunction may involve muscle activity levels and their "memory"--habitual pattern of movement, as well as remodeling of the joints. Upon treatment, you may become free from symptoms but TMJ condition will need be monitored. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, causes and medications for tmj.?

What are the symptoms, causes and medications for tmj.?

Many: Meds are generally not the answer to treating tmj/tmd. I often see new patients in my office that are already heavily medicated with no results. I ethically do not tell them to ditch the meds, but i offer other alternatives like physical therapy, exercises and mouthpieces, which tend to treat the source of the problem, not mask it as meds often do. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

Is it unusual for TMJ to take two to three years to heal  and go through lots of different symptoms. Is it bad to have it this long?

May not be healing: Acute tmd will often resolve if the causes for it are addressed. If the causes persist, however, it can become chronic and persistent. You will need an evaluation along with some imaging to figure out the state of your joint(s). Once chronic it may require a more aggressive intervention. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take for an adherence to form in the tmj? Is it possible after an arhroscopy to have again adherences formed down? Thank you

How long does it take for an adherence to form in the tmj? Is it possible after an arhroscopy to have again adherences formed down? Thank you

Within months : Unfortunately, adhesions in such a small joint space as the TMJ are common. I would discuss this with your omfs. Physical therapy can be of benefit, along with stabilization of the bite with either a bite splint or minor equilibration. Arthrocentesis ( a mini arthroscopy ) as an in office procedure may also help. ...Read more

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Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Can I take muscle relaxer for tmj?

Short term: Drugs provide momentary relief, but fail to address the underlying reason for the muscle pain. ...Read more

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Could i take fiorcet for TMJ pain?

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Could i take fiorcet for TMJ pain?

Not treatment: It will probably make you feel better for a while, but it doesn't do anything to treat the underlining problem. ...Read more

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Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

TMJ - Prednisone: Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck. Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists. ...Read more

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What precautions do I need to take when eating with tmj?

What precautions do I need to take when eating with tmj?

TMJ: Tmj is worsened by overworking the jaw. Avoid hard foods and hard candy. Avoid foods that require a lot of chewing. Eat softened foods e.g. Apple sauce instead of apples, nut butter instead of nuts, ground meat instead of steak, cooked vegetables instead of raw. Drink meals with smoothies etc. Instead of a solid meal like a sandwitch. ...Read more

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Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

Can TMJ sometimes take a very long time to go - even with treatment - like three years?

You mean TMD?: Temporal mandibular joint dysfunction is often a life long condition that may or may not be progressive depending on factors unique to the individual. If you feel you have this condition, it is best to see a dentist who can diagnose and treat your symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

How long does it take to get a TMJ splint made after diagnostic records have been made?

Depends: If a dentist makes it himself, it can be overnight. If sent to a commercial lab, it will often take a week or longer. There are emergency appliances (aqualizer) that can help if something immediate is needed. The dentist making the appliance will be able to answer your question ...Read more

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How helpful and how long it takes for TMJ mri?

How helpful and how long it takes for TMJ mri?

MRI very helpful: A TMJ MRI is really the only way to visualize the structures of the temporomandibular joint without surgery. It usually takes about an hour. An MRI will show disc displacement, fluid collections, arthritis, muscle impingement, condylar degeneration and degeneration of the disc or bone. It can be very helpful to your doctor in determining your best treatment . An MRI is necessary for TMJ surgery. ...Read more

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Best way to take ibprofene?Don't want to damage my body.Taking it for TMJ developed after wisdom extraction for 2 weeks. 600mg every 6 hours.

Best way to take ibprofene?Don't want to damage my body.Taking it for TMJ developed after wisdom extraction for 2 weeks. 600mg every 6 hours.

See OFP specialist: If you rely on NSAIDs or other not a definitive treatment or if your TMJ goes untreated it can worsen. For this reason, if you suffer from TMJ , you shouldn’t delay a diagnosis and you should find treatment from an experienced Orofacial Pain specialist. ...Read more

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I have TMJ issues.But em suffering from tinnitus from last two months i but aftr medications also its not curing please help its driving me crazy..

I have TMJ issues.But em suffering from tinnitus from last two months i but aftr medications also its not curing please help its driving me crazy..

TMJoint issues: Try soft diet, nsaids, warm moist heat to outside of face right in front of ears near joints, no gum chewing. There is not much else you can do on your own without seeing a dentist for an evaluation and treatment. This might include a bite guard to be worn, especially at night. The tinnitus may or may not be related to tmjoint inflammation. You should also see physician or ENT specialist for eval. ...Read more

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Can you get on treadmill to exercise if you have tmj? i have high bpressure but take meds. will exercisse make it worse for me? i need to exercise!!

See your dentust: It shouldn't be a problem to use a treadmill with tmj. Ask your dentist to make you an occlusal gaurd so your teeth aren't clenched during strenuous workouts. This soft plastic cushions your teeth and relieves joint stress. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg with valerian or passionflower? I have taken 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 years (tmj) at bedtime only.

Is it ok to take Xanax (alprazolam) 0.5mg with valerian or passionflower? I have taken 0.5mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for 10 years (tmj) at bedtime only.

Probably add: The active ingredient in valerian works through a specialized "gaba receptor" in brain cells. So does xanax (alprazolam). So the odds are they add together. Roughly, it's as though you are taking a higher dose of xanax (alprazolam). (other meds that "quiet down" neve cells also use gaba--such as valproate, related! someone with a solid background in psychopharmacology may help you simplify a bit. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Etolodac long term ? It helps with my TMJ pain whilst I'm waiting for jaw surgery. Going to get the joints washed out.

Is it okay to take Etolodac long term ? It helps with my TMJ pain whilst I'm waiting for jaw surgery. Going to get the joints washed out.

Nonsteroidals: All NSAIDs like etolodac have side effects and "black box" warnings. which include cardiovascular events like stroke and heart attack. And etolodac can cause or worse hypertension .Drugs like etolodac have short half lives, so they must be taken 3 or4 times daily, leading to the "up/down" of pain control. Other longer acting NSAIDs are a better choice--mobic or celecoxib, which are once daily. ...Read more

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I have fibromyalgia, arthritis and tmj. What pain pills can I take long-term?

I have fibromyalgia, arthritis and tmj. What pain pills can I take long-term?

Nutrician: Rather than taking pain medication for an extended period of time, it may be in your best interest to eliminate processed foods as much as possible and get 90% of your caloric intake from foods high in nutrients. Tmd is often a symptom of sleep apnea, so an evaluation by your physician for this malady may also be helpful. ...Read more

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