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If I had a few drinks and have a headache can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as long as I don't do it regularly? I only drink occasionally and cannot take any NSAID's

If I had a few drinks and have a headache can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as long as I don't do it regularly? I only drink occasionally and cannot take any NSAID's

Sure!: Go ahead, it's fine, unless you have liver disease or take other meds that may be affected by acetaminophen. Only take the dosage recommended on the bottle. ...Read more

Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more


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If I am h pylori negative & I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I don't take nsaids & I eat a balanced diet, what causes are left for gastritis?

If I am h pylori negative & I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I don't take nsaids & I eat a balanced diet, what causes are left for gastritis?

EXCESS ACID: Production, stress, poor sleep, caffeine, bile reflux, eating too fast, emotions, being a worrier... There are plenty other risk factorsd and triggers, as you can see. ...Read more

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I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, don't take nsaids, don't drink caffeine & tested negative for h pylori where did my ulcer & gastritis come from?

I don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, don't take nsaids, don't drink caffeine & tested negative for h pylori where did my ulcer & gastritis come from?

Happened to me: Speak with a gasrtoeotertoiogist who has a special interesting the genesis of n. Pylori. Try the closest medical centre. A phone call may do iit or get the perfect referral.
Particularly where forefront of research is being conducted.
Try goggle. ...Read more

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I have serious pain in stomach when drinking beer, or taking nsaids?

I have serious pain in stomach when drinking beer, or taking nsaids?

You could have: Gastritis or another GI condition. Both nsaid's ; alcohol can be tough on your GI track. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to drink alcohol while taking low dose nsaid? If so how harmful?

Is it harmful to drink alcohol while taking low dose nsaid? If so how harmful?

Depends: Both alcohol and nsaids are irritants of the lining of the stomach, so they are dangerous to take together, especially if you are sensitive to them - can cause gastritis and bleeding from the lining of your stomach. If you can avoid alcohol while on nsaids, that is best. Treatment for gastritis would include Omeprazole (otc) 20 mg twice daily for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Having headaches everyday all most all day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids don't help. B/p runs 110/70. Don't smoke or drink. I drink just water. Any ideas?

Time to see: A headache specialist, usually a neurologist or a pain physician. Daily headache is unusual and other potentially devastating causes should be ruled out first. ...Read more

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A year ago my stomach started bleeding from taking too many NSAIDS. It was cauterized and I haven't had any problems since. Would drinking wine occasionally hurt my stomach, or should I stay away from alcohol completely?

A year ago my stomach started bleeding from taking too many NSAIDS. It was cauterized and I haven't had any problems since. Would drinking wine occasionally hurt my stomach, or should I stay away from alcohol completely?

Gastric Bleeding: I admire you for being honest about taking too many NSAIDS.
Do not use Alcohol if you are using following :
Medicines that contain alcohol and Aspirin
Medicines that contain alcohol and Indocin
Medicines that contain alcohol and Lodine
Medicines that contain alcohol and
Medicines that contain alcohol and Relafen (nabumetone)
Or using Levodopa, Indocin
Or you are stressed
See Psychiatrist for stress. ...Read more

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Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer? I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Can you drink lemon water with an NSAID-caused gastric ulcer? I've heard lemon is actually alkalizing when ingested but not sure.

Not true.: Despite a lot of hype on the Internet and a book trying to espouse this theory, lemon juice is not alkalinizing. It contains citric acid and does not convert to any alkaline form. It would not be recommended in the setting of a gastric ulcer. ...Read more

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Don't have bacteria but do have worsening gastritis. Don't drink. Don't use NSAIDs. GERD is under control. Could this be related to IPF & large heart?

Don't have bacteria but do have worsening gastritis. Don't drink. Don't use NSAIDs. GERD is under control. Could this be related to IPF & large heart?

It's all in the ches: All the conditions that you mention - idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, cardiomegaly (enlarged heart), and gastritis / acid reflux affect the chest. The simplest answer is usually correct. I suspect that IPF has caused pulmonary hypertension (high pressures in the lungs) which causes an enlarged heart. IPF is often treated wit steroids which increase acid production & weaken muscles leading to gastri ...Read more

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I forgot I took 1 Alleve this morning at 11:30am and I just had a couple drinks at 6pm will I be okay? I don't take NSAIDS hardly ever

I forgot I took 1 Alleve this morning at 11:30am and I just had a couple drinks at 6pm will I be okay? I don't take NSAIDS hardly ever

Yes you will be fine: There's about 7 hours difference, which should be fine, but remember if taken together or closely together, the risk on your stomach inflammation / irritation increases as both are stomach irritants, and better avoid alcohol in any form for good health, best wishes ...Read more

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If I don't have H-Pylori, and I don't take NSAIDS, and I don't drinks alcohol excessively... What is causing my chronic gastritis and gastric IM?

If I don't have H-Pylori, and I don't take NSAIDS, and I don't drinks alcohol excessively... What is causing my chronic gastritis and gastric IM?

Gastritis: Consider checking a fasting serum gastrin level to evaluate for gastrinoma. Also avoid smoking and other acid foods, as well as caffeine.

https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Gastrinoma ...Read more

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Is it safe to simultaneously take 2 OTC NSAIDS if the max dose of one doesn't relieve menstrual cramps? If so, which two are best?

Is it safe to simultaneously take 2 OTC NSAIDS if the max dose of one doesn't relieve menstrual cramps? If so, which two are best?

Yes: If you try one 220 mg naproxen and it doesn't help, then you can try two of these, for a total of 440 mg. This is almost equivalent to the prescription dose. Watch out for stomachache! Hope you are feeling better! ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take multiple OTC NSAIDS in the same day, if the maximum dose of one does not relieve the pain of migraines and menstrual cramps?

Is it harmful to take multiple OTC NSAIDS in the same day, if the maximum dose of one does not relieve the pain of migraines and menstrual cramps?

Need to look for: Cause as taking too many OTC NSAIDS can affect your kidneys. So, you don't want to have gastritis, and also possible kidney problems to take the pain of your migraines away. Look for possible dietary triggers, stress, and other factors that bring it on. Have your PCP work with a neurologist to get it under control. Stop gluten, processed foods, sugars, sodas too. Eat organics, hydrate, de-stress. ...Read more

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Waiting for medicaid to approve midrin script. Meanwhile what can I do? Can't take OTCs w NSAIDs or caffeine--severe IBS&anxiety&fibrocystic breasts!

Waiting for medicaid to approve midrin script. Meanwhile what can I do? Can't take OTCs w NSAIDs or caffeine--severe IBS&anxiety&fibrocystic breasts!

Yes: If not already done, it is worthwhile to check with your doctor and medicaid formulary for the popula drug Imitrex (sumatriptan) as an alternative in the meantime, while trying OTC pain relief. You should also learn to recognize and avoid the triggers for your migraine headaches. ...Read more

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Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesn't interact w myother meds. Medicaid won't cover it! Cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's, have IBS&anxiety?

Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesn't interact w myother meds. Medicaid won't cover it! Cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's, have IBS&anxiety?

Talk to your doctor: As long as a doctor can request exceptions for those patients who need exceptions, and exceptions can be given, you may be eligible for Midrin. It's important that you and your doctor are able to communicate well so you can get what you need. ...Read more

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Migraines out of control, almost daily! Been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs every day! Cant take NSAIDs, get nausea&bad tummy pain a LOT. What OTC meds 2 take?

Migraines out of control, almost daily! Been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs every day! Cant take NSAIDs, get nausea&bad tummy pain a LOT. What OTC meds 2 take?

Migraine Treatment: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Treat symptoms: Use tylenol for fever, headache or body aches.
Use a netti pot or nasal rinses with water or saline for congestion.
Use non-prescription antihistamines and/or steroid nasal spray for congestion.
Honey, lime and whisky in hot water for sore throat.
It should pass in 5-10 days if it's a virus. ...Read more

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I take Advil (ibuprofen) for period cramps, but have read reports of OTC NSAIDS raising risk of heart attack/stroke even in small doses. Any safer options?

Many options: You could schedule a visit with an Obgyn and discuss all the options for painful periods. You could consider birth control pills, patch, Nuvaring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, Depoprovera, Lysteda. If you are doing having children you could consider an endometrial ablation or other surgical options. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to nsaids what other meds can I take?

If I'm allergic to nsaids what other meds can I take?

It depends: People should take acetamionphen or or trilisate (choline magnesium salicylate). Specific cox-2 inhibitors, such as celexocib or Meloxicam are good anti-inflammatory medications and are tolerated by nearly all NSAID intolerant patients. They are available by prescription only. If NSAID are absolutely necessary, some patients may tolerate one nsaid, but not another. Sometimes, patients can desensitized. See a good allergist. ...Read more

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What medicines can I take if I am allergic to nsaid's?

What medicines can I take if I am allergic to nsaid's?

NSAID Allergy: Many times, Acetaminophen is safe to use but there has been some question about this as well. It is uncommon to also be allergic to acetaminophen, so I would try that first and document any reactions. ...Read more

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Do you know are nsaids safe to take if you have a seroma?

Do you know are nsaids safe to take if you have a seroma?

Probably: What was cause of bleeding and hematoma? Usually precedes a seroma?
If no bleeding history, NSAIDs should be fine. ...Read more

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How long does it take for gastritis to heal if caused by NSAIDS?

NSAIDs-ulcer: I believe it takes about 6-8 weeks for soft/mucosal tissue to heal. I recommend use of PPI or Pepcid (famotidine) like medications with use of NSAIDs to prevent ulcers/gastritis. ...Read more