Nausea Vomiting Headache Heartburn

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is painful sex also a sign of Pregnancy?
    I have all the signs of being pregnant sore breast, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headaches, and I'm exhausted all the time. Now when my husband and I have sex it's painful, like a sharp sudden stabbing pain that only last for a few seconds and it seems to turn into a dull pain that last for a 15-30 mins. I'm just wondering if this is also a sign of pregnancy, bc I have never felt anything like that in my 3 previous pregnancies.

    • ANSWER:
      It might possibly be - because pregnancy increases blood flow (circulation) to the vagina and this can make your vagina more sensitive or even painful

  2. QUESTION:
    Can a food intolerance develop into an allergy?
    I just found out I'm intolerant of peanuts. I already Googled the difference between an intolerance and an allergy, and I had all the intolerance symptoms: gas, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain and cramping, heartburn, headache. This is the second time it has happened after eating peanut butter, and it was even worse this time...

    My question is whether or not this intolerance can develop into an allergy?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe it can if you keep consuming the food you are intolerant to. They say allergies get worse with every reaction. I would stay away from peanuts and maybe get allergy tested by the docs to see for sure

  3. QUESTION:
    What are some natural remedies for treating heartburn?
    What are some natural (using herbs, etc) remedies for treating heartburn? and which is the best or most effective?
    I'm looking for a natural way reduce the feeling of burn after, say, a big piece of pizza slice.

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathy for Heart Burn/Acid Reflux/Acidity/Gastralgia :-

      Burning in food pipe with general sensation of burning Sulphur 30X 4 hourly

      Burning pain in stomach (Ulcer), with both water and solid vomited as soon as it reaches stomach Ars Alb.30X, 4 hourly

      Burning pain in the stomach, with water vomited but solid retained Bismuth 30X, 4 hourly

      Burning in food pipe,with sour stool Natrum Carb.30X, 4 hourly

      Excess of hydrochloric acid, burning in food pipe, heart burn, nausea and chilly feeling. Acid Sulph.30X, 4 hourly

      From nervous anticipation of coming events, desire for sweets. Argentum Nit.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric complaints after taking rich fatty food; less or no thirst; better in open air Pulsatilla.30X, 4 hourly

      Hyperacidity; sour and bitter belchings Iris V 30X, 4 hourly

      Slow and imperfect digestion; offensive flatuence in upper part of abdomen; better after discharge of gas or eructations. Carbo Veg.30X, 4 hourly

      Gastric derangement due to sedentary habits or over-Eating/Drinking. Nux Vomica.30X, 4 hourly

      Dyspepsia; better after eating Anacardium Or 30X 4 hourly

      Acidity with irritating eructation and frontal headache; worse in night. Robinia 30X, 4 hourly

      Constant belching; tongue thickly white coated.
      Heatburn. Desire for acids, pickles etc. Antim Crud.30X or 200X, 6 hourly

      Digestion slow, no change after passing flatus or belching. Flatulence affects middle part of the abdomen. China 6X or 30X, 4 hourly

      Abdomen bloated; easy satiety, gas affects lower part of the abdomen; worse in the evening - 4 to 8 P.M. Lycopodium 30X, 4 hourly

      Pain and flatulence in stomach, smell of food causes nausea Colchicum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Intercurrent Remedy Psorinum 30X, 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      Take Care and God Bless !

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to get addicted to pain killers such as Aleve or Motrin?
    I am a gymnast, so I have a lot of pains. I take 1 aleve or motrin a day. It seems that if after maybe 2-3 weeks of taking one of these pain killers a day, if i forget to take it, or don't take it, i get sick. Sick as in high fever and vomiting. Do you think this is just a coincidence or do i get addicted to the medicine and have withdrawals?

    • ANSWER:
      Below I have given side effects for both drugs. Actually yes, you can get addicted to any drug....a drug is essentially a poison. Taken in small amounts a drug can have a temporary beneficial effect, however taken in larger doses can be harmful and even fatal (cause death).
      Drugs dull down the perceptions so one does not FEEL the aches and pains, however the aches and pains are STILL PRESENT...just you are not able to perceive them anymore. The body becomes accustomed to most drugs so that gradually the amount of drug you "need" to get the same effect is MORE, and THAT is the addictive aspect to any drug. To understand more about how drugs do this read:
      http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/SH7.HTM

      I suggest you shift to relieving your aches and pains by taking calcium and magnesium which are both minerals and not drugs, and they both are important in the body nervous system and in healing. There is a drink you can make that is a very effective way of having these minerals.
      You can often get the drink as a powder at health food shops. It works REALLY well to deal with aches and pains and would be perfect for your needs as a gymnast. Hope this helps! (Side effects of Aleve and Motrin below)

      Aleve (Naproxen) side effects:

      Naproxen can cause stomach ulcers that bleed. The chance of
      this serious problem increases the longer you take naproxen and
      with higher doses of naproxen. Stomach bleeding can also
      happen suddenly while you take naproxen. Stop taking naproxen
      and call your healthcare provider right away if you get:
      • A burning stomach pain
      • Black bowel movements that look like tar
      • Vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds

      Allergic reactions: Naproxen can cause serious allergic
      reactions, including asthma-like symptoms (problems breathing,
      swallowing, and wheezing) and rash.
      Liver damage: Stop taking naproxen and tell your doctor right
      away if you have nausea, vomiting, tiredness, loss of appetite,
      itching, yellow coloring of skin or eyes, flu-like symptoms, and
      dark urine.
      Kidney problems: Naproxen can cause serious kidney problems,
      including sudden kidney failure or worsening of kidney problems
      that you already have.
      Fluid retention: Naproxen can cause fluid retention (holding of
      water in your body) and swelling. Fluid retention can be a serious
      problem if you have high blood pressure or heart failure.
      Pregnancy: Do not take naproxen during your last 3 months of
      pregnancy because it may cause problems in the unborn child or
      complications during delivery. Tell your doctor if you are
      pregnant or planning to become pregnant

      Motrin Sire Effects

      More common motrin side effects may include:
      Abdominal cramps or pain, abdominal discomfort, bloating and gas, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fluid retention and swelling, headache, heartburn, indigestion, itching, loss of appetite, nausea, nervousness, rash, ringing in ears, stomach pain, vomiting

      Less common or rare motrin side effects may include:
      Abdominal bleeding, anemia, black stool, blood in urine, blurred vision, changes in heatbeat, chills, confusion, congestive heart failure, eepression, dry eyes and mouth, emotional volatitity, fever, hair loss, hearing loss, hepatitis, high or low blood pressure, hives, inability to sleep, inflammation of nose, inflammation of the pancreas or stomach, kidney or liver failure, servere allergic reactions, shortness of breath, skin eruptions or peeling, sleepiness, stomach or upper intestinal ulcer, ulcer of gums, vision loss, vomiting blood, wheezing, yellow eyes and skin.

      Special warnings about motrin:
      Peptic ulcers and bleeding can occur without warning. Tell your doctor if you have bleeding or any other problems.

      This drug should be used with caution if you have kidney or liver disease, or are severely dehydrated; it can cause liver or kidney inflammation or other problems in some people.

      Do not take aspirin or any other anti-inflammatory medications while taking Motrin unless your doctor tells you to do so.

      If you have a severe allergic reaction, seek medical help immediately.

      Motrin may cause vision problems. If you experience any changes in your vision, inform your doctor.

      Mortin may prolong bleeding time. If you are taking blood-thinning medication, this drug should be taken with caution.

      This drug can cause water retention. It should be used with caution if you have high blood pressure or poor heart function.

      Avoid the use of alcohol while taking this medication.

      Motrin may mask the usual signs of infection or other diseases. Use with care in the presence of an existing infection.

      If you have diabetes, remember that the suspension contains 1.5 grams of sucrose and 8 calories per teaspoonful.

      Motrin chewable tablets contain phenylalanine. If you have a hereditary disease called phenylketonuria, you should be aware of this.

  5. QUESTION:
    Are heartburn and constipation symptoms of early pregnancy?
    I have been ttc for 3 months, ovulated around a week or so ago and have started to get heartburn and constipation. i read somewhere that this could be an early sign? period due on the 15th.
    i have never had problems with either of these things before, am also nauseus and tired and every emotional.

    • ANSWER:
      The First Trimester
      (Week 1 - Week 12)

      More about the First Trimester
      Your period stops or becomes very light.
      You may feel nausea or queasiness. Some women vomit. ("Morning sickness" can happen any time of day -- it may help to eat small meals throughout the day, snack on crackers or toast, or drink juice or lemonade.)
      Your breasts swell and may be tender.
      Your nipples and the area around the nipples (areola) get darker and broader.
      You have to urinate more often.
      You feel tired.
      You may become constipated and have heartburn (Tums may help).
      You may have headaches.
      You experience mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.

  6. QUESTION:
    What are the side effects of antidepressants?
    I'm 17 & my mom agree to get me on lexapro an antidepressant for my OCD and panic attacks. I am deathly afraid to vomit & I'm scared of getting sick from the pill. I hear it can make you nauseous. What should I do if I get sick? I have bonine and pepto bismol in case i do.

    • ANSWER:
      The following information on lexapro for side effects

      Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

      very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes;
      nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination; or
      headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, weakness, confusion, hallucinations, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or breathing that stops.

      Less serious Lexapro side effects may include:

      drowsiness, dizziness;
      sleep problems (insomnia);
      mild nausea, gas, heartburn, upset stomach, constipation;
      weight changes;
      decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm; or
      dry mouth, yawning, ringing in your ears.

      I think you are doing well but you may want to call a pharmacist to make sure that the pepto or bonnie don't have any interactions between lexapro. Wishing you the best and also side effects could last up to a month to subside and lot all side effects listed will effect you. Everyone is different. If you like you could also go to link below and scroll to the bottom of page and see reviews from others who take this med for your condition.

  7. QUESTION:
    Why does my aspirin box say that headaches might be a side-effect when it's meant to fix them?
    Also, how can I fix headaches if they're not broken? It seems stupid.

    • ANSWER:
      The side effects of aspirin DO NOT include headaches.

      Aspirin may cause other side effects:

      nausea
      vomiting
      stomach pain
      heartburn

      Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

      hives
      rash
      swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat
      wheezing or difficulty breathing
      hoarseness
      fast heartbeat
      fast breathing
      cold, clammy skin
      ringing in the ears
      loss of hearing
      bloody vomit
      vomiting material that looks like coffee grounds
      bright red blood in stools
      black or tarry stools

      BTW you don't fix headaches, you only reduce the severity of the symptom. Personally, I prefer a good stiff drink over aspirin any day.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are some symptoms of being pregnant?
    If my head constantly hurts.
    I have pains in my stomach where it hurts with the slightest move (which i've never had before)
    If i feel like I have to vomit but i DON'T
    Am I pregnant?
    I'm usually on my period by now but I'm not?
    I've also been eating way more which isn't me

    • ANSWER:
      If you have any of these pregnancy symptoms, be sure to take an at home pregnancy test. It is important to receive prenatal care immediately, if the result is positive. Your doctor will tell you to take prenatal vitamins with folic acid in them as it can prevent some birth defects. Pregnancy symptoms differ from woman to woman.

      Top Ten Pregnancy Symptoms

      Missed Menstrual Period
      Tender Breasts
      Nausea and Morning Sickness
      Fatigue
      Frequent Urination
      Headaches
      Spotting
      Light Headedness
      Constipation
      Heartburn

  9. QUESTION:
    Every time I drink, even a little, I eventually vomit everything in my stomach. Why?
    I'm almost always sober by the time the vomiting happens. I then spend the next few hours with a terrible stomach ache, over a trash barrel. I don't believe the vomiting stems from drinking too much alcohol, as its usually just a few drinks. Medical opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      It's likely that you have an alcohol intolerance, which means you are more sensitive to the normal effects of alcohol. Alcohol can cause a variety of immediate adverse effects on the body, including headache, rapid heartbeat, nausea or vomiting, heartburn, abdominal pain, nasal congestion, or warm, red, itchy skin.

  10. QUESTION:
    What do i need to do? is it just side effects to claravis?
    I have been taking claravis for 3 months now. I am an athlete and have been having tons of joint pain. Today though I have notice I feel extremely weak and faint. I have a torn mcl and it feel like its going to give out. My arms feel as though I cant use them and I am shaking a good bit. I have had some bad headaches recently, vision has blurred sometimes, and hearing has become sensitive. what is this? what do i do?

    • ANSWER:
      By the sound of it, you're having serious side effects from the medicine, you should seek medical attention ASAP. This is copied from drugs.com, and I've noticed several of the side effects listed as "serious" If you don't seek medical attention, you should at least talk to your doctor right away about these side effects.

      Common side effects -
      Abnormal hair growth; abnormal skin sensations; bleeding and redness or swelling of the gums;changes in menstrual flow; chapped lips; decreased tolerance to contact lenses; dizziness; dry eyes and mouth; dry nose that may lead to nosebleeds; dry or peeling skin; fatigue; flushing; general body discomfort; hair thinning; headache; itching; lack of energy; nervousness; respiratory tract infection; sleeplessness; sweating; temporary worsening of acne; voice changes.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bizarre, aggressive, or violent behavior; bowel pain; chest pain or pounding in the chest; dark urine; depression; difficult or painful swallowing; difficulty moving; excessive thirst or urination; fainting; fast heartbeat; fever; fractured or weak bones; hearing problems or ringing in the ears; increased pressure in the brain (pressure in the eye; nausea; vision changes; vomiting); joint or back pain; leg swelling; muscle weakness with or without pain; nausea; new or worsening heartburn; rectal bleeding; red patches or bruises on the legs; shortness of breath; seizures; severe birth defects; severe diarrhea; severe headache; skin infection; slurred speech; stomach pain or tenderness; stroke; stunted growth in children; sun sensitivity; swelling of the pancreas (fever; increased heartbeat; nausea; stomach tenderness; vomiting); swollen glands; thoughts of suicide; tightness in the lungs; vision changes; vomiting; weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

      Read more: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/claravis.html#ixzz11RQYtNLR

  11. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a future heart attack?
    I'm only 25 but I've been feeling alot of stress this week. I've been having heart palpatations and a "heavy" or "tension" feeling in my chest, upper back, and left shoulder, and sometimes upper left arm as well. I've been trying to relax. also sometimes when I breathe my chest feels a little tight or constricted.

    How serious are these symptoms? They are not quite as bad as they were yesterday. Should I just try some exercise today?

    • ANSWER:
      Heart Attack Symptoms and Early Warning Signs:

      Heart attack is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Each year, about 1.1 million Americans suffer a heart attack, and 460,000 of these are fatal. Most of the deaths from heart attacks are caused by ventricular fibrillation of the heart that occurs before the victim of the heart attack can reach an emergency room. Those who reach the emergency room have an excellent prognosis; survival from a heart attack with modern treatment should exceed 90%. The 1% to 10% of heart attack victims who die later include those victims who suffer major damage to the heart muscle initially or who suffer additional damage at a later time. Fortunately, procedures such as coronary angiogram and PTCA (coronary balloon angioplasty), and clot dissolving drugs are available that can quickly open blocked arteries in order to restore circulation to the heart and limit heart muscle damage. In order to optimally benefit heart attack victims and limit the extent of heart damage, these treatments to open blocked arteries should be given early during a heart attack.

      Knowing the early warning signs of heart attack is critical for prompt recognition and treatment. Many heart attacks start slowly, unlike the dramatic portrayal often seen in the movies. A person experiencing a heart attack may not even be sure of what is happening. Heart attack symptoms vary among individuals, and even a person who has had a previous heart attack may have different symptoms in a subsequent heart attack. Although chest pain or pressure is the most common symptom of a heart attack, heart attack victims may experience a diversity of symptoms that include:

      * Pain, fullness, and/or squeezing sensation of the chest
      * Jaw pain, toothache, headache
      * Shortness of breath
      * Nausea, vomiting, and/or general epigastric (upper middle abdomen) discomfort
      * Sweating
      * Heartburn and/or indigestion
      * Arm pain (more commonly the left arm, but may be either arm)
      * Upper back pain
      * General malaise (vague feeling of illness)
      * No symptoms (Approximately one quarter of all heart attacks are silent, without chest pain or new symptoms. Silent heart attacks are especially common among patients with diabetes mellitus)

      Even though the symptoms of a heart attack at times can be vague and mild, it is important to remember that heart attacks producing no symptoms or only mild symptoms can be just as serious and life-threatening as heart attacks that cause severe chest pain. Too often patients attribute heart attack symptoms to "indigestion," "fatigue," or "stress," and consequently delay seeking prompt medical attention. One cannot overemphasize the importance of seeking prompt medical attention in the presence of symptoms that suggest a heart attack. Early diagnosis and treatment saves lives, and delays in reaching medical assistance can be fatal. A delay in treatment can lead to permanently reduced function of the heart due to more extensive damage to the heart muscle. Death also may occur as a result of the sudden onset of arrhythmias such as ventricular fibrillation.

      What should you do if you experience these symptoms? Doctors agree that if you’re in doubt, get checked out anyway. Even if you’re not sure if something is really wrong, you should call 9-1-1 if you experience heart attack symptoms. Prompt administration of drugs can help restore circulation to the heart and increase your chances of survival.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have been on the depo for 6 months now and have always gotten my period, Can I be pregnant?
    I've always had a brown discharge while on the depo but now I've been bleeding a light pink/red for over 2 weeks with headaches. I know these can be side effects but the Dr told me to take a home pregnancy test and that freaked me out! Is there a chance I can be pregnant? I have been feeling sick to my stomach lately but that's about it!

    • ANSWER:
      These are the known adverse effects of Depo-Provera:

      abdominal pain or cramping
      acne
      back ache
      breast swelling or tenderness
      brown spots on exposed skin, possibly long-lasting
      changes in menstrual bleeding:
      increased amounts of menstrual bleeding occurring at regular monthly periods
      heavier uterine bleeding between regular monthly periods
      lighter uterine bleeding between menstrual periods
      stopping of menstrual periods
      constipation
      decreased bone mineral density
      diarrhea
      dizziness
      fatigue
      heartburn
      hot flashes
      loss or gain of body, facial, or scalp hair
      loss of sexual desire
      mild headache
      mood changes
      nausea and vomiting
      nervousness
      pain or irritation at place of injection
      painful periods
      rapid heartbeat
      swelling of face, ankles, or feet
      trouble sleeping
      unusual tiredness or weakness

      However, if you missed your period for 7 to 10 days then it's ideal to take a PT there's a possibility that you're pregnant.

  13. QUESTION:
    How many and what types of bacteria are in your stomach?
    Also, what would happen if those bacteria somehow became more powerful, and what would happen if they reproduced at like twice the rate of what they usually do? Could they destroy your stomach or give you lots of ulcers? Thanks.
    In my original question, I meant what types of bacteria are in your stomach that aid in digestion?

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      If your stomach hurts after eating you should read this!Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers and this causes your stomach hurts after eating.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause,

  14. QUESTION:
    How Long before I start having symptoms?
    How long after you are pregnant do you start to have symptoms? What are some symptoms besides a missed period?
    I should have mentioned that my husband and I are trying to conceive so I am just wondering what to look for. It's not that I think I am. I am just trying to learn. Sorry peoples.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms are not generally noticable until around the fifth or sixth week of conception, after you miss your first period. However, many women say they feel symptoms within a couple weeks.

      Sypmtoms:
      - A Missed Period. Missing your period is the most clear-cut sign of pregnancy. But it is not definitive, as stress or other factors may cause irregular periods.

      - Frequent Trips to the Bathroom. Even before missing a period, most pregnant women report having to go to the bathroom more often. You may even have to get up during the night! This occurs after the embryo has implanted in the uterus and begins producing the pregnancy hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). This hormone triggers frequent urination.

      - Fatigue. Utter exhaustion is a very early sign of pregnancy. Fatigue is a result of high levels of the hormone progesterone.
      Morning (and Noon and Night!)

      - Sickness. Guess what? That queasy feeling isn't limited to mornings. Most pregnant women who experience morning sickness feel slightly nauseated at other times during the day as well. About half have vomiting, but very few have severe enough morning sickness to develop dehydration and malnutrition.

      - Sore (and Enlarged) Breasts. If you're pregnant, your breasts will probably become increasingly tender to the touch, similar to the way they feel before your period, only more so. Once your body grows accustomed to the increase in hormones, the pain will subside.

      More Symptoms:
      missed menstrual period
      nausea
      extreme fatigue
      frequent urination
      tender breasts
      headache
      heartburn
      constipation
      spotting
      feeling faint

  15. QUESTION:
    Drinking plenty of fluids during the day and not urinating as often?
    I'm 22 weeks pregnant. I drink plenty of fluids during the day but I don't urinate as much as I used to. I'm not peeing few drops either, it just isn't the waterfall amount of urine that it was before. I drink about 6 to 8 cups of fluids per day. Should I drink more water?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of severe preeclampsia include:

      Headache that does not go away
      Belly pain on the right side, below the ribs. Pain may also be felt in the right shoulder, and can be confused with heartburn, gallbladder pain, a stomach virus, or the baby kicking
      Irritability
      Decreased urine output, not urinating very often
      Nausea and vomiting (worrisome sign)
      Vision changes, including temporary blindness, seeing flashing lights or spots, sensitivity to light, and blurry vision

      if you have any of these other symptoms i would suggest you go to a doctor soon, but go get a check up just to be safe anyways. pregnancy is emotional and stressful time, don't worry yourself too much

  16. QUESTION:
    What are some alternatives to Prednisone for Crohn's Disease?
    After having abdominal pain for some time and recent blood in my stool I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy yesterday. The doctor believes I have Crohn's disease and has prescribed Prednisone. After reading about this drug I do not want to take it, what are some alternative treatments I can ask about?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry about your diagosis. The side effects of long term prednisone use are serious. You doctor is going to keep you on prednisone for a short period of time. There are several other treatment options available for crohn's disease, which have minimum side effects. Hopefully you will be in remission in short period of time. Next time you visit you doctor discuss the following options with him/her.

      Treatment Options:

      Anti-Inflammation Drugs. Most people are first treated with drugs containing mesalamine, a substance that helps control inflammation. Sulfasalazine is the most commonly used of these drugs. Patients who do not benefit from it or who cannot tolerate it may be put on other mesalamine-containing drugs, generally known as 5-ASA agents, such as Asacol, Dipentum, or Pentasa. Possible side effects of mesalamine-containing drugs include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea, and headache.

      Cortisone or Steroids. Cortisone drugs and steroids—called corticosteriods—provide very effective results. Prednisone is a common generic name of one of the drugs in this group of medications. In the beginning, when the disease it at its worst, prednisone is usually prescribed in a large dose. The dosage is then lowered once symptoms have been controlled. These drugs can cause serious side effects, including greater susceptibility to infection.

      Immune System Suppressors. Drugs that suppress the immune system are also used to treat Crohn’s disease. Most commonly prescribed are 6-mercaptopurine or a related drug, azathioprine. Immunosuppressive agents work by blocking the immune reaction that contributes to inflammation. These drugs may cause side effects like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and may lower a person’s resistance to infection. When patients are treated with a combination of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs, the dose of corticosteroids may eventually be lowered. Some studies suggest that immunosuppressive drugs may enhance the effectiveness of corticosteroids.

      Infliximab (Remicade). This drug is the first of a group of medications that blocks the body’s inflammation response. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the drug for the treatment of moderate to severe Crohn’s disease that does not respond to standard therapies (mesalamine substances, corticosteroids, immunosuppressive agents) and for the treatment of open, draining fistulas. Infliximab, the first treatment approved specifically for Crohn’s disease is a TNF substance. Additional research will need to be done in order to fully understand the range of treatments Remicade may offer to help people with Crohn’s disease.

      Antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine caused by stricture, fistulas, or prior surgery. For this common problem, the doctor may prescribe one or more of the following antibiotics: ampicillin, sulfonamide, cephalosporin, tetracycline, or metronidazole.

      Anti-Diarrheal and Fluid Replacements. Diarrhea and crampy abdominal pain are often relieved when the inflammation subsides, but additional medication may also be necessary. Several antidiarrheal agents could be used, including diphenoxylate, loperamide, and codeine. Patients who are dehydrated because of diarrhea will be treated with fluids and electrolytes.

      Nutrition Supplementation

      The doctor may recommend nutritional supplements, especially for children whose growth has been slowed. Special high-calorie liquid formulas are sometimes used for this purpose. A small number of patients may need to be fed intravenously for a brief time through a small tube inserted into the vein of the arm. This procedure can help patients who need extra nutrition temporarily, those whose intestines need to rest, or those whose intestines cannot absorb enough nutrition from food. There are no known foods that cause Crohn’s disease. However, when people are suffering a flare in disease, foods such as bulky grains, hot spices, alcohol, and milk products may increase diarrhea and cramping.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long will it take for 2000mg of Carbamazepine to leave my body ?
    For very stupid reasons I ingested 10 pills of what I think are 200mg Carbamazepine release tablets on Monday night. And now my hearing is different (I hear everything on a lower note) and my head is really spinning. How long will I have to wait for this to stop ?

    If it can help I'm a 17 year old male and the imprint on this white pill was T26.
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      First things first....
      You don't need to be honest with yahoo answers, but please be honest with yourself. If you feel any of the symptoms below or a multitude of them (that don't subside with time), you should probably contact the drugs info hot line or Poison control center (its a free phone call) and ask one of their representatives.

      Carbamazepine may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

      •drowsiness
      •dizziness
      •unsteadiness
      •nausea
      •vomiting
      •headache
      •anxiety
      •memory problems
      •diarrhea
      •constipation
      •heartburn
      •dry mouth
      •back pain

      Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:

      •confusion
      •loss of contact with reality
      •chest pain
      •yellowing of the skin or eyes
      •vision problems

      Carbamazepine may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

      NOW, since we have finished with that standard precaution. Lets talk about the drug and the half life.
      Drug: Carbamazepine (CBZ) is an anticonvulsant and mood stabilizing drug used primarily in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder, as well as trigeminal neuralgia. It is also used off-label for a variety of indications, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), schizophrenia, phantom limb syndrome, paroxysmal extreme pain disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Bio-availability: 80%

      Protein Binding: 76%

      ***Metabolized by liver

      Half-life: 25-60 hours.

      Any way...the auditory effects you claim to have have been reported and goes away when the drug falls below its effective therapeutic levels.

      Onto the math. Half life is measured exponentially. If the half-life time is based off the method your body metabolizes the drug. Since this drug is metabolized by the liver, it is reasonable to believe that the major role player in its excretion are enzymes. You liver will produce more enzymes of any substance that it has too much of. As of right now, youre enzyme levels are low and that is the reason you are feeling your current symptoms.

      So here it is. A=P(B)^t. Where A is the amount of the drug that is needed to reach a therapeutic level, P is your initial amount, and B is your rate of decay. t is just a measure of the time it takes to get to A (IN Hours).
      Lets say that the therapeutic level is 600mg daily. Below that is where you want to be:

      600=2000(0.5)^t ----------> [(0.5)/(25hrs)]= 0.02 = B = 1 - 0.02

      Therefore, 600 = 2000(0.98)^t =

      EDIT: Sorry, i fell asleep and entered the text so you can get an idea earlier. So "t" is the amount of time until you will feel normal so:

      For a half-life of 25 hours....
      t= (log (600/2000) / log(0.98))=59.6 (Hours)

      For a half-life of 60 hours B=(0.5/60)=.0083333333;
      1-B = .9916666667
      So 600 = 2000(0.9916666667)^t -------->
      t = (log(600/2000) / log(0.9916_)) = 143.9 (Hours)

      SO....to make it short, your symptoms should subside anywhere from 60-144 Hours after the drug reached its peak plasma concentration within your system.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards

      h2opololover

  18. QUESTION:
    What does it mean that my stomach begins to hurt after only two bites of food?
    Every time I eat lately, my stomach has started to cramp and occasionally I throw up. It's a pain mostly in my right hand side of my torso. It's gotten to the point where unless I'm high I can't eat very much.

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      If your stomach hurts after eating you should read this!Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers and this causes your stomach hurts after eating.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause,

  19. QUESTION:
    Is it safe to drink while taking the antibiotic Augmentin?
    My 25th birthday is tomorrow and I don't want to spend it with my head in the toilet!

    • ANSWER:
      I would not drink while taking Augmentin.

      Here is a little information on the medication for you. Link is provided below.

      What drug(s) may interact with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      •allopurinol
      •birth control pills
      •methotrexate
      •neomycin
      •probenecid

      Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

      What side effects may I notice from taking amoxicillin/clavulanic acid?
      Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
      •difficulty breathing, wheezing
      •dark yellow or brown urine
      •dizziness
      •fever or chills, sore throat
      •headache
      •increased thirst
      •pain or difficulty passing urine
      •redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
      •seizures (convulsions)
      •skin rash, itching
      •stomach pain or cramps
      •swollen joints
      •severe or watery diarrhea
      •unusual bleeding or bruising
      •unusual weakness or tiredness
      •yellowing of the eyes or skin

      Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
      •diarrhea
      •loss of appetite
      •nausea, vomiting
      •stomach gas or heartburn

  20. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a Motrin overdose?
    I'm writing a health paper on the dangers of overdosing on over the counter medications. What are the symptoms of an Motrin overdose and what percent experience the symptoms? Could you please cite your sources (I need them for the paper)? thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Important safety information:
      Motrin may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Motrin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
      Serious stomach ulcers or bleeding can occur with the use of Motrin . Taking it in high doses or for a long time, smoking, or drinking alcohol increases the risk of these side effects. Taking Motrin with food will NOT reduce the risk of these effects. Contact your doctor or emergency room at once if you develop severe stomach or back pain; black, tarry stools; vomit that looks like blood or coffee grounds; or unusual weight gain or swelling.
      Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
      Motrin has ibuprofen in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has ibuprofen in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
      Do not take aspirin while you are using Motrin unless your doctor tells you to.
      Lab tests, including kidney function, complete blood cell counts, and blood pressure, may be done to monitor your progress or to check for side effects. Be sure to keep all doctor and lab appointments.
      Use Motrin with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, including stomach bleeding and kidney problems.
      Motrin should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
      PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: Motrin may cause harm to the fetus. Do not take it during the last 3 months of pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of taking Motrin while you are pregnant. It is not known if Motrin is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Motrin .
      Possible side effects of Motrin :
      All medicines can cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

      Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; gas; headache; heartburn; nausea; stomach pain or upset.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; trouble breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody or black, tarry stools; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes; numbness of an arm or leg; one-sided weakness; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; ringing in the ears; seizures; severe headache or dizziness; severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea; severe vomiting; shortness of breath; stiff neck; sudden or unexplained weight gain; swelling of hands, legs, or feet; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision or speech changes; vomit that looks like coffee grounds; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

      I hope this helps! ---

  21. QUESTION:
    How does the body change during pregnancy?
    What changes occur in the appearance of the woman? And where does the weight normally go to? Do some women only gain in their belly area? I would think that a woman who is in good shape and continues to eat right during pregnancy would only get a belly, and not much more fat. Is this correct? I'm worrying about the shape of my body being different after baby because somebody told me, you can lose the weight but never get your shape back because it's different after the baby. Is this always true?

    • ANSWER:
      Pregnancy is a natural state and one that is different for every woman every time. I have had three pregnancies and deliveries and they were all different. You never know exactly what you¡¦re going to get, but it does help to be prepared by knowing what changes your body will likely go through. Follow the changes your body goes through trimester by trimester. You can expect to feel all or some of them.

      The first trimester (Week 1 - Week 12)

      „h Cessation of menstrual period

      „h Morning sickness that occurs at any time, day or night, or all day and night. This includes nausea and/or vomiting

      „h Excessive saliva

      „h Swollen and tender breasts

      „h Darkening of the areola

      „h Frequent urination

      „h Fatigue

      „h Constipation

      „h Heartburn

      „h Mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason

      „h Stuffy nose and allergies¡Xeven if you have never suffered from them before

      „h Food cravings

      The second trimester (Week 13 - Week 26)

      „h Weight gain and thickening of the waist

      „h Fetal movement

      „h Dry skin on stomach where the skin is stretching

      „h Breasts increase in size¡Xtime for new bras

      „h Hemorrhoids

      „h Heartburn

      „h Indigestion

      „h Constipation

      „h Nosebleeds

      „h Slight swelling of the feet, hands, ankles and face

      „h Development of a dark line on the skin between your navel and your pubic area.

      „h Development of a "mask" or darker area on your face

      „h Backaches that can remain throughout pregnancy

      „h Nipple secretions

      „h Muscle cramps, particularly in the legs and at night

      „h Gas pains

      „h Changes in your hair: it can become less oily

      „h Skin problems

      The third trimester (Week 27 - 40)

      „h Increased fetal movement

      „h Protrusion of navel

      „h Increased backaches

      „h Shortness of breath

      „h Braxton Hicks contractions AKA false labor

      „h Groin pains

      „h Stretch marks

      „h Difficulty sleeping

      „h Varicose veins

      Your entire system is readjusted when you¡¦re pregnant. The heart pumps more blood and the lungs work more efficiently, as does the digestive system. With these and more changes occurring, it is no wonder that pregnancy can be uncomfortable. Minor aches and pains can be dealt with; however, you should never ignore pain or extreme fatigue, which can be warning signs of trouble. Always consult your health care provider if you experience any of these changes:

      „h pain or burning during urination

      „h vaginal spotting or bleeding

      „h leaking or gushing from vagina

      „h blister or sore in vaginal area

      „h uterine contractions

      „h severe nausea or vomiting

      „h severe abdominal pain

      „h chills and fever over 100 degrees

      „h dizziness or lightheadedness

      „h severe headache

      „h swelling of the face, eyes, fingers or toes

      „h sudden weight gain

      „h visual problems

      „h noticeably reduced fetal movement

      „h absence of fetal movement for 24 hours

      „h a hot, reddened painful area behind your knee or calf

      And just when you think you can¡¦t take it another day¡Xta da! ¡Xthe biggest changes of all: labor and delivery!

  22. QUESTION:
    Can you drink coffee the morning before a swim meet?
    I have a swim meet tomorrow at 5 pm im just wondering if it would hurt if i stopped by starbucks in the morning.

    • ANSWER:
      Contrary to other answers, the caffeine in coffee will do you no benefit and one cup will do you no harm. There is no crash effect from caffeine however, there is a crash effect from sugar if you eat too much. If you put a tablespoon in your coffee, it won't affect your performance (and I'm totally anti-sugar).

      The negative effects of caffeine include:
      nervousness, headache, increased heart rate
      anxiety, upset stomach, irregular heartbeat
      irritability, GI irritation, elevated blood pressure
      agitation, heartburn increased cholesterol
      tremors, diarrhea, nutritional deficiencies
      insomnia, fatigue, poor concentration
      depression, dizziness, bed wetting

      People who use large amounts of caffeine, when stopping their addiction (and it is addictive) must go through withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms include:

      headache, constipation, runny nose
      craving, anxiety, nausea
      irritability, nervousness, vomiting
      insomnia, shakiness, cramps
      fatigue, dizziness, ringing in the ears
      depression, drowsiness, feeling hot and cold
      apathy, inability to concentrate

      The most common withdrawal symptom is a throbbing and/or pressure headache, usually located at the temples but occasionally at the back of the head or around the eyes. A vague muscular headache often follows. Of course, caffeine cures the symptom; but this is not the answer.

      It’s ok to have a piece of chocolate or a small cup of coffee every now and then but please be sure not to use caffeine on a daily basis, especially if you are a woman.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of pregnancy. I dont want to do the urine test because I dont want to be disappointed?
    I am about 20 days late on my period, but this is a common thing for me to miss cycles. We are trying to get pregnant and I am trying to find signs in my body to tell me whether I am pregnant or not. I decided to wait a couple of weeks before taking the pregnany test but I'd like to know :-D
    What are some common early signs that ladies out there experienced?

    • ANSWER:
      Your period stops or becomes very light.
      You may feel nausea or queasiness. Some women vomit. ("Morning sickness" can happen any time of day)
      Your breasts swell and may be tender.
      Your nipples and the area around the nipples (areola) get darker and broader.
      You have to urinate more often.
      You feel tired.
      You may become constipated and have heartburn
      You may have headaches.
      You experience mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.
      Implantaion bleeding and cramping

      Hon, i know exactly what it's like to take a test, get a negative result and be totally crushed! my husband and i tried for 3 yrs to get pregnant. BUT it happened. you can't hide away wishing it were so..you must TEST.
      if you want to feel like you have more control of the situation and your test shows that your not pregnant, i would suggest getting some home ovulation kits. they help you chart when you are ovulating and that way you will know exactly when to have sex in order to have a better chance at pregnancy.
      my husband and i tried (like i said) for 3yrs, about 2 1/2 yrs without the ovulation kits, mostly because i too didn't want to be disappointed. BUT i got over that, and got serious. 6 months after charting my ovulation we were pregnant! i have a beautiful daughter w/him (our first together, we each have a son from a pervious marriage as well). so when we wanted another child i used those kits!! and 2 months after trying we were pregnant again!

      don't give up, don't get discouraged, and DON'T wait around because your scared! take control!

  24. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of being pregnant?
    I just wanted to know for a friend of mine.

    • ANSWER:
      The First Trimester
      (Week 1 - Week 12)

      Six Weeks: By twenty-one days after fertilization, the embryo's tiny heart has begun beating.

      More about the First Trimester
      Your period stops or becomes very light.
      You may feel nausea or queasiness. Some women vomit. ("Morning sickness" can happen any time of day -- it may help to eat small meals throughout the day, snack on crackers or toast, or drink juice or lemonade.)
      Your breasts swell and may be tender.
      Your nipples and the area around the nipples (areola) get darker and broader.
      You have to urinate more often.
      You feel tired.
      You may become constipated and have heartburn (Tums may help).
      You may have headaches.
      You experience mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.

  25. QUESTION:
    What are the very very first signs?And how soon is too soon to take a pregnancy test?
    My last period was Jan 20-25...i still havent gotten it so i guess im not late..i took a pregnancy test on sunday and it said it was nagative...but ive been having te waves of nausea, troubles sleeping, the odd hints of dizziness, hot flashes..have to pee all the time...me and my boyfriend have been a little careless lately too so its a possibility..but if the test was negative could i have taken it too early?
    i read up on the first signs...but i just want to know how soon is too soon to know

    • ANSWER:
      If you do not chart or monitor your fertility in any way, and you think you may have conceived, you should wait 19 days (or longer) after having sex to test. Why 19?! Sperm can live approximately 5 days in the proper environment; if the sperm managed to live until you popped an egg, the actual conception could have taken place several days after the sex act that got the sperm there. To make sure you're not testing too early, assume the sperm had very long lives (5 days is considered a very long sperm life) and that conception occurred then. Then allow 14 days for the embryo to implant and develop enough hCG to show up on a pregnancy test (96% of pregnant women will test positive by then.)
      http://www.peeonastick.com

      The First Trimester
      (Week 1 - Week 12)
      More about the First Trimester
      Your period stops or becomes very light.
      You may feel nausea or queasiness. Some women vomit. ("Morning sickness" can happen any time of day -- it may help to eat small meals throughout the day, snack on crackers or toast, or drink juice or lemonade.)
      Your breasts swell and may be tender.
      Your nipples and the area around the nipples (areola) get darker and broader.
      You have to urinate more often.
      You feel tired.
      You may become constipated and have heartburn (Tums may help).
      You may have headaches.
      You experience mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.
      http://www.epigee.org/pregnancy/symptoms.html

  26. QUESTION:
    What happens if you take too much vitamin C?
    I took 4-5 tablets of 500mg of vitamin C in 1 day in the last 3 to 6 hours what is going to happen?

    • ANSWER:
      heh usually just some Diarrhea
      "For adults, the recommended upper limit for vitamin C is 2,000 milligrams (mg) a day. Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements can cause:

      Diarrhea
      Nausea
      Vomiting
      Heartburn
      Abdominal cramps
      Headache
      Insomnia
      Kidney stones
      Remember, for most people, a healthy diet provides an adequate amount of vitamin C."

  27. QUESTION:
    The difference between a food allergy and a food intollerance?
    I know that with an allergy your body releases histimine because the food product you ate is considered a 'foreign' or 'bad' product. (Histimine 1 deals with above the neck, histimine 2 deals with the stomach releasing excess acid)... With food intollerance, what kind of symptoms/signs do you have? Is it just having gas problems?
    oh, and with allergies one might have problems with hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, etc

    • ANSWER:
      From web MD.

      What Is a Food Allergy?
      A food allergy is an immune system response. It occurs when the body mistakes an ingredient in food -- usually a protein -- as harmful and creates a defense system (antibodies) to fight it. Allergy symptoms develop when the antibodies are battling the "invading" food. The most common food allergies are peanuts, tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds), fish, and shellfish, milk, eggs, soy products, and wheat.

      What Is Food Intolerance?
      Food intolerance is a digestive system response rather than an immune system response. It occurs when something in a food irritates a person's digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest or breakdown, the food. Intolerance to lactose, which is found in milk and other dairy products, is the most common food intolerance.

      What Are the Symptoms of Food Allergy?
      Symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe, and the amount of food necessary to trigger a reaction varies from person to person. Symptoms of food allergy may include:

      Rash or hives
      Nausea
      Stomach pain
      Diarrhea
      Itchy skin
      Shortness of breath
      Chest pain
      Swelling of the airways to the lungs
      Anaphylaxis

      What Are the Symptoms of Food Intolerance?
      Symptoms of food intolerance include:

      Nausea
      Stomach pain
      Gas, cramps or bloating
      Vomiting
      Heartburn
      Diarrhea
      Headaches
      Irritability or nervousness

  28. QUESTION:
    can you experience pregnancy symptoms from 1- 2weeks after intercourse?
    i had sex on the 3rd of December i felt fine until Monday the 6th. since then i have had cramps in my lower tummy and sides, heartburn's, hot flashes, increase burping & gas. and tired more than usual.
    i just finished my period on the 3rd the day i had sex.
    so can you experience pregnancy symptoms from 1- 2weeks after intercourse?
    thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. Some women feel pregnancy symptoms within 24-48 hours after conception. From personal experience, I felt nausea and abdominal discomfort. The common telltale signs of pregnancy are the following: nausea/vomiting, breast tenderness, headaches, backaches, missed period, food cravings and of course fatigue.

      As a side note you should also know that the best time to test for pregnancy is between 2-4 weeks AFTER you're missed period.

  29. QUESTION:
    I take about 6 ibuprofen a day, what are the side effects?
    I train 21 hours a week at a gymnastics center, the pain gets unbearable sometimes, so i take 5 or 6 before each practice, i eat with it. I get a little dizzy sometimes, but I'm usually alright. What are the side effects to this? The bottle says to take no more than 6 a day, at most, so I'm not overdosing.

    • ANSWER:
      They mean 6 per day throughout the day - not all at once. I need some more info though - what are the milligrams in each pill? I mean, 6 IB tablets at 200 mg is much different than 6 at 600 mg.

      WebMD says: This drug may infrequently cause serious (rarely fatal) bleeding from the stomach or intestines. Also, related drugs rarely have caused blood clots to form, resulting in heart attacks and strokes. This medication might also rarely cause similar problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefits and risks of treatment, as well as other possible medication choices.

      If you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects, stop taking ibuprofen and seek immediate medical attention: black stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech.

      Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headache, diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, and dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

      If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: stomach pain, swelling of the hands or feet, sudden or unexplained weight gain, ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: vision changes, rapid or pounding heartbeat, easy bruising or bleeding, difficult/painful swallowing.

      Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: change in amount of urine, severe headache, very stiff neck, mental/mood changes, persistent sore throat or fever.

      This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. If you notice any of the following highly unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking ibuprofen and consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately: yellowing eyes and skin, dark urine, unusual/extreme tiredness.

      An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

      This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  30. QUESTION:
    Can you be addicted to a vitamin?
    I feel like I've got a hangover. I just keep taking vitamin C and now I'm starting to take vitamin C supplements because I've drunk 3 litres of orange juice, 5 peppers and some strawberries and I don't think I should take anymore because I have a splitting headache.

    • ANSWER:
      Because you took too much Vitamin C. A few strawberries is enough to fulfill your nutritional needs for Vitamin C, however too much causes diarrhea, headaches, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal cramps and even kidney stones.

      While I don't think you can become addicted to a vitamin perse, I do think there is always too much of a good thing and too much causes bad things to happen.

      Vomiting and diarrhea will cause dehydration, so it's essential that you drink some water to prevent dehydration. How do you know if you are dehydrated? Check your heart rate, if it's near 100, you need water stat. Go a head and lay down, but make sure you drink at least two or three glasses of water and can hold it down.

  31. QUESTION:
    What can Naproxen 500mg pills do to you?
    I now what they are used for but if you take a lot like 6 what would the effects be? I'm not asking if they make you high.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms

      Body as a whole
      Unsteadiness
      Respiratory
      Slow, labored breathing
      Wheezing
      Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
      Ringing in the ears
      Blurred vision
      Skin - rash
      Gastrointestinal
      Nausea, vomiting
      Diarrhea
      Stomach pain
      Heartburn
      Possible bleeding in the stomach and intestinal areas
      Heart and blood vessels
      Circulatory failure
      Nervous system
      Severe headache

  32. QUESTION:
    How serious are the side effects for abilify?
    My doctor is switching me from Zyprexa to Abilify due to blood sugar problems and minor wieght gain... I know most people gain some weight from Zyprexa, how serious are the side effects for weight gain and high blood sugar like with Abilify?

    • ANSWER:
      Anxiety, headaches, and insomnia are among the common side effects reported with Abilify. Side effects that are not as common include hemorrhoids, gas, and acne. Most people tolerate Abilify well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.

      The most common Abilify side effects:
      •Headaches -- in up to 27 percent of people
      •A sedated feeling -- up to 23 percent
      •Agitation -- up to 19 percent
      •Insomnia -- up to 18 percent
      •Fatigue -- up to 17 percent
      •Anxiety -- up to 17 percent
      •Drowsiness -- up to 16 percent
      •Nausea -- up to 15 percent
      •Vomiting -- up to 14 percent
      •Restlessness -- up to 12 percent
      •Constipation -- up to 11 percent.

      Some other common side effects (occurring in 2 percent to 10 percent of people):
      •Dizziness
      •Indigestion or heartburn
      •Shakiness (tremors)
      •Weight gain
      •Restlessness
      •Fatigue
      •Dry mouth
      •Joint pain
      •Throat pain
      •Blurred vision
      •Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
      •Pain
      •Cough
      •Nasal congestion
      •Increased salivation
      •Swelling or water retention in the arms, legs, or feet.

      There are a number of side effects with Abilify that you should report to your healthcare provider. Although most of these side effects are quite rare. Serious side effects include but are not limited to:
      •Signs of diabetes, such as high blood sugar, increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger
      •Large or rapid weight gain
      •Suicidal thoughts
      •High blood pressure (hypertension)
      •Dizziness or fainting when going from a sitting or lying-down position to standing
      •Feelings of internal restlessness or jitteriness
      •Any abnormal muscle movements (these movements can become permanent if Abilify is not stopped quickly)
      •Signs or symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome, which can include a high fever, stiff muscles, confusion, iIrregular pulse or blood pressure, an increased heart rate (tachycardia), sweating, irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias)
      •Signs of an allergic reaction

      Abilify works well for most people.

  33. QUESTION:
    My wife is pregnant and her mood swings are crazy and what happen to her sex drive?
    My wife is 13 weeks along today and her mood swings are crazy and I don't know the best way to approach them. Do any of you guys out there know how to handle the constant nagging and changing of her attitude? And her sex drive went from all the time to 3 times a month is this normal for the 1st trimester?

    • ANSWER:
      Steven, I understand your frustration with everything being so different and difficult. Men don't understand pregnancy all that much because they never have to go through it. I am going to completely outline what your wife is going through in terms that you will be able to relate to. Hear me out. Give your poor wife some sympathy. I'm 15 weeks prego, so I know what she is going through.

      When a woman finds out she is pregnant, there are hormones rushing through her body and completely flooding her system. All these hormones cause an extreme imbalance. Imagine having a really hard day at work or when you were out and about. Someone hit your car, your wallet got stolen, your tires were slashed, your food that you ordered was all dried up and icky, a bird crapped on your new shirt, and you got stuck somewhere with a really annoying person on their cell phone. You'd be pretty flamed, right? Well, thanks to the hormones in your wife's body, that's how she feels, too. Except none of the bad stuff happened to her. That's just the way hormones are.

      Morning sickness...ahh, the moniker that someone gave this awful pregnancy epidemic. I'd like to find the person who dubbed morning sickness and give him a good swift hard kick in the marbles!! Morning sickness lasts ALL DAY AND NIGHT. Being nauseous all the time...you know that feeling you get after you rode a rollercoaster one too many times? The feeling that lasts a few mins and goes away? That's what the nausea is like for us, but turn it up by 10 and know that it does NOT go away. Then the dry heaving. For no reason, we dry heave at many times during the day and at any point during the day. We could look at a white wall and dry heave. It's not fun. It's us walking around having to throw up all day long but we fight it. Imagine a time where you got terribly poo-poo faced. You felt that cold wave of nausea, your mouth salivated, and you knew that your stomach was about to reverse gears on you. So you run to the bathroom, but it won't come up because you can't help but almost fight it. But you long for relief and you stare into a place that was never designed for your face. It still won't come up. So you leave for a few mins to get some fresh air. It's not helping. You've been about to vomit for about a half hour now. Remember THAT feeling?? THAT'S MORNING SICKNESS!! ALL DAY AND NIGHT. EVERYDAY! That's the life of a pregnant woman!
      This would also explain why her sex drive has nearly died. She's really tired from all the hormones, she's probably very sick, her breasts hurt as though they have been snapped in a bear trap, she's got headaches that have no relief, and then there's heartburn and so forth. Pregnancy is not always a fun thing. Not to mention...it can take a toll on our skin, too. I never have acne. As soon as I got prego, I look like a 15 year old girl. I actually use about 6 different acne face washes just to try to keep it under control, to barely no avail. It's a nightmare. I want to cry every time I look in the mirror.

      There's just a little insight. Please give your wife a little more credit and sympathy. Understand that this is not a personal thing. She's going through so many changes. Just let her know that you love her no matter what and that you are there for her. Congrats on your new baby, too!

  34. QUESTION:
    What happens if you have an overdose on couprofen?
    How many does it take to kill you? (dont worry im not suicidal, just wondering what happens when you overdose.)

    • ANSWER:
      Cuprofen's active ingredient is ibuprofen.
      overdose of ibuprofen can be fatal. symptoms of overdose include:

      Eyes, ears, nose, throat, and mouth:
      •Ringing in the ears
      •Blurred vision

      Gastrointestinal:
      •Diarrhoea
      •Heartburn
      •Nausea
      •Stomach pain (possible bleeding in stomach and intestines)
      •Vomiting

      Kidneys:
      •Little to no urine production

      Lungs:
      •Breathing - difficult
      •Breathing - slow
      •Wheezing

      Nervous system:
      •Headache
      •Agitation
      •Incoherence (not understandable)
      •Confusion
      •Coma
      •Drowsiness
      •Seizures
      •Dizziness
      •Unsteadiness

      Skin:
      •Rash
      •Sweating

      Cuprofen Plus's active ingredients are ibuprofen and codeine. codeine in overdose can easily kill. symptoms of cideine overdose are:

      •Muscle spasticity
      •Shallow breathing
      •Pinpoint pupils
      •Itchy skin
      •Bluish skin
      •Bluish fingernails
      •Bluish lips
      •Gastrointestinal spasms
      •Weak pulse
      •Reduced blood pressure
      •Constipation
      •Slowed breathing
      •Cold skin
      •Clammy skin
      •Seizures
      •Drowsiness
      Coma
      Death

      death is possible even if a small overdose is taken. an overdose is any dose taken over the directed or prescribed dose.

  35. QUESTION:
    I took a diet pill years ago, is there something else like it?
    I used to take a diet pill that I think had "Phin Phin" Phentermine in it. I lost 50lbs. It has been ten years and another 40lbs. Is there anything like the old diet pill I used to take. All I remember is I had a ton of energy to lose weight and exercise. I really need something to help with my energy. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      phentermine is basically a class A amphetamine, this is a drug also common amoungst drug addicts, but for a while was classed as an appetite suppressant and gave hectic energy in the dieting drug industry. depending on the country you are living in, some laws have banned the sale of phentermine in the country. britain for example, and therefore you wont find it in the pharmacies or on the shelf. this drug has many negative side effects inluding:
      Insomnia
      Hypertension
      Irritability
      Nervousness
      Euphoria
      Dry mouth
      Unpleasant taste
      Blurred vision
      Heartburn/Acid reflux
      Changes in libido
      Clumsiness
      Confusion
      Diarrhea
      Dizziness
      Headache
      Arrhythmia
      Nausea or vomiting
      Psychosis
      Skin rash or itching
      Stomach pain
      Fatigue
      Pupil dilation

      this drug is also known to be the cause of "sudden death", a small but fatal heart attack. if this info hasn't put you off, like i said it is illegal to SELL the drug in some countrys, but it is not neccissarily to buy it. check out the laws, and try your luck ordering it in off the net. hope this has helped :)

  36. QUESTION:
    What are some vitamins and minerals that are dangerous to take too much of?
    I mean, in a supplement.

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of Toxicity (mild and severe)

      Vitamin A - Headache, vomiting, diplopia, alopecia, dryness of mucous membranes, dermatitis, anemia, insomnia, bone abnormalities, bone and joint pain, hepatomegaly, liver damage, hypercalcemia, hyperlipemia, menstrual irregularities, spontaneous abortions, and birth defects.

      Vitamin D - Nausea, vomiting, excessive thirst and urination, muscular weakness, joint pain, hypercalcemia, disorientation, and irreversible calcification of heart, lungs, kidneys, and other soft tissues.

      Vitamin E - Exacerbation of the coagulation defect produced by vitamin K deficiency caused by either malabsorption or anticoagulant therapy.

      Vitamin K - Menadione (vitamin K3) but not phylloquinone (vitamin K1) causes hemolytic anemia, liver damage, and, in newborns, kernicterus.

      Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) - Nausea, diarrhea, kidney stones, mobilization of bone minerals.

      Vitamin B1 - Gastric upset and prolonged large parenteral injections can lead to sensitized anaphylactoid reactions.

      Niacin - Nicotinic acid - vascular dilation, gastrointestinal irritation, increased muscle glycogen utilization, decreased serum lipids, decreased mobilization of fatty acids from adipose tissues, and hepatomegaly.
      Nicotinamide - nausea, heartburn, fatigue, dry hair, sore throat, and inability to focus eyes.

      Vitamin B6 - Dizziness, nausea, ataxia, perpheral neuropathy.

      Folic Acid - Can obscure the diagnosis of pernicious anemia by preventing anemia and permitting nerve damage and may reduce zinc absorption.

      Pantothenic Acid - Occasional diarrhea and edema.

      Choline - Nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, depression.

      Calcium - Nausea, constipation, hypertension, hypercalcemia, kidney stones, myopathy, and may inhibit absorption of iron and zinc.

      Phosphorus - Calcium antagonism which can result in tetany and convulsions.

      Magnesium - Nausea, diarrhea, hypotension, bradycardia, vasodilation, EKG changes, coma, and cardiac arrest.

      Iron - Bloody diarrhea, vomiting, hemosiderosis, hemochromatosis, cirrhosis, diabetes, cardiac failure, increased incidence of hepatoma, and may compromise zinc and copper absorption.

      Zinc - Gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting, impairment of copper status, microcytic anemia, impairment of immune responses, and decline in serum high-density lipoproteins.

      Copper - nausea, gastric pain, diarrhea, vascular collapse.

      Fluoride - affects bone health, kidney function, and possibly muscle and nerve function.

      Iodide - Blocks formation of thyroid hormones usually temporarily but can be permanent and may cause goiter.

      Selenium - Fingernail changes, hair loss, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, irritability, and peripheral neuropathy.

      Manganese - severe psychiatric disorder, reproductive and immune system dysfunction, and kidney and liver disorders.

      Molybdenum - Antagonistic to copper and increased incidence of gout.

  37. QUESTION:
    If I were to be 15 weeks pregnant what would be some signs and symptoms?
    I haven't had any nausea, I haven't really gone to the bathroom a lot, not really gaining weight at all... and I'm not showing(i'm 5'4 and I weigh 117 lbs.) But I have been getting a lot of bloody noses(but I don't know if it's from the dry season or what) Can someone help me?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually a bloody nose is a sign of pregnancy. Its due to increase blood volume.

      My mother is 5'3 and weighed 110. She was 6 months and didnt show at all. She was also very sick though.

      Common pregnancy signs are: increase or decrease in appetite. Weight gain or weigh loss. Vomiting, constipation. Nausea. Heartburn. Headaches. Dizzy spells. Breasts become heavy and/or sore. The areolas may darken. Veins will appear. Acne. Cravings. Cramps. Backpain. Moodiness. Emotional. Sleeping issues and the list goes on!

  38. QUESTION:
    How do you feel in your 17th week of pregnancy?
    Is there a spotting, nausia, bitter taste, backpain, tummy cramping, baby fluttering or kicks, It doesnt mean i have all these things, but want to know what others havehad

    Kindly list down what you have.

    • ANSWER:
      Every woman has different "symptoms" during pregnancy. A woman may even have different symptoms compared to previous pregnancies. However, in a book I've been reading it lists some things you MAY be feeling for each month of pregnancy.

      -Fatigue
      -Decreased urinary frequency
      -An end to, or a decrease in, nausea and vomiting (in a few women, "morning sickness" will continue; in a very few it is just beginning)
      -Constipation
      -Heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, bloating
      -Continued breast enlargement, but usually decreased tenderness and swelling
      -Occasional Headaches
      -Occasional faintness or dizziness, particularly with sudden change of position
      -Nasal congestion and occasional nosebleeds; ear stuffiness
      -"Pink toothbrush" from bleeding gums
      -Increase in appetite
      -Mild swelling of ankles and feet, and occasionally of hands and face
      -Varicose veins of legs and/or hemorrhoids
      -Slight whitish vaginal discharge (leukorrhea)
      -Fetal movement (but usually this early only if you are very slender or if this is not your first pregnancy)

      Emotionally:
      -Instability comparable to premenstrual syndrome, which may include irritability, mood swings, irrationality, weepiness
      -Joy and/or apprehension-if you have started to feel pregnant at last
      -Frustration-if you don't really feel pregnant yet but are too big for your regular wardrobe and too small for maternity clothes
      -A feeling you're not quite together. You're a scatterbrain, you forget things, drop things, have trouble concentrating

      Make sure you discuss any concerning issues with your practitioner.

      Best wishes and good luck:)

  39. QUESTION:
    What are the chances of death from a tileptal overdose?
    I can't find much info on the symptoms of a trileptal overdose

    • ANSWER:
      More common

      ; Change in vision; change in walking or balance; clumsiness or unsteadiness; cough, fever, sneezing, or sore throat; crying; dizziness ; double vision; false sense of well-being; feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings; mental depression; sensation of spinning; uncontrolled back-and-forth and/or rolling eye movements

      Less common

      Agitation; awkwardness; bloody or cloudy urine; blurred vision; bruising; confusion; congestion; convulsions (seizures); decreased urination; difficulty in focusing eyes; disorientation; faintness or light-headedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position; fast or irregular heartbeat; frequent falls; frequent urge to urinate; general feeling of illness; headache ; hoarseness; increased thirst; itching of the vagina, with or without white vaginal discharge; loss of consciousness ; memory loss; muscle cramps ; pain or burning while urinating; pain or tenderness around eyes or cheekbones; poor control in body movements-for example, when reaching or stepping; problems with coordination; shaking or trembling of arms, legs, hands, and feet; shortness of breath; skin rash; stuffy or runny nose; tightness in chest; trouble in walking; troubled breathing; unusual feelings; unusual tiredness or weakness; wheezing

      Rare

      Anxiety; bleeding or crusting sores on lips; burning feeling in chest or stomach; chest pain; chills; decreased response to stimulation; hives or itching; irritability; joint pain; muscle pain or weakness; nervousness; purple spots on skin; rectal bleeding; redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of skin; restlessness; sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth or on lips; stomach upset; swelling of legs; swollen glands

      Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome.

      More common

      Abdominal pain; burning feeling in chest or stomach; nausea and vomiting; runny or stuffy nose; sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

      Less common

      Acid or sour stomach; acne; back pain; belching ; bloody nose; blurred vision; change in your sense of taste; constipation; diarrhea; difficulty in speaking; dryness of mouth; feeling of warmth and redness of face, neck, arms, and occasionally chest; heartburn; increased sweating; increased urination; nervousness; trouble in sleeping

      Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

  40. QUESTION:
    My husband is suppose to take trazodone to sleep?
    Only it keeps him awake, so they told him to only take a half and it still does the same thing, should he quit taking them? I think so.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a nurse, and yes, trazodone is supposed to help with sleep. If a full dose does not work, usually a half a dose will not work either.

      Trazodone should not be stopped abruptly.

      http://health.howstuffworks.com/define-trazodone.htm/printable

      Trazodone is used to relieve the symptoms of mental depression. It is thought to relieve depression by increasing the concentration of certain chemicals (called neurotransmitters) involved with nerve transmission in the brain. Trazodone may also be used for other medical problems when prescribed by your doctor.

      Trazodone Facts
      Brand names (manufacturers):
      Desyrel (Apothecon); Desyrel Dividose (Apothecon); trazodone (various manufacturers)

      Type of drug: Antidepressant

      Ingredient: Trazodone

      Dosage form: Tablets (50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg)

      Storage: Store this medication at room temperature in a tightly closed, light-resistant container. Like all medications, trazodone should be stored well out of the reach of children and pets.

      Treatment

      Take trazodone exactly as your doctor prescribes. It can be taken with water, milk, or food to lessen stomach irritation (unless your doctor tells you to do otherwise).

      If you miss a dose of trazodone, take the missed dose as soon as possible and return to your regular dosing schedule.

      However, if the dose you missed was a once-a-day bedtime dose, do not take that dose in the morning; check with your doctor instead. If the dose is taken in the morning, it may cause some unwanted side effects. Never double the next dose of this medication.

      The benefits of therapy may not become apparent for two to four weeks.

      Side Effects

      Minor: Blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, gas, headache, heartburn, light-headedness, nausea, sleep disorders, vomiting, or weight gain or loss. These side effects should diminish or disappear as your body adjusts to trazodone.

      Trazodone can cause increased sensitivity to sunlight. It is important to avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and sunlamps. Wear protective clothing and sunglasses, and use an effective sunscreen.

      Dry mouth can be relieved by chewing sugarless gum or by sucking on ice chips or a piece of hard candy.

      To relieve constipation, increase the amount of fiber in your diet (fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, bran, and whole-grain breads), exercise, and drink more water (unless your doctor directs you to do otherwise).

      If trazodone makes you feel dizzy or light-headed, sit or lie down for a while, get up slowly from a sitting or reclining position, and be careful on stairs.

      To avoid dizziness and light-headedness when you stand, contract and relax the muscles of your legs for a few moments before rising. Do this by pushing one foot against the floor while raising the other foot slightly, alternating feet so you are "pumping" your legs in a pedaling motion.

      Major: IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR about new or increased thoughts or actions of suicide (killing yourself), increased feelings of sadness, or depression.

      Tell your doctor about any side effects that are persistent or particularly bothersome. IT IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR about chest tightness, confusion, difficult or painful urination, hallucinations, loss of coordination, mood changes, muscle aches or pains, palpitations, prolonged or inappropriate erection of the penis, rash, ringing in the ears, shortness of breath, tingling in the fingers or toes, tremors, unusual bleeding or bruising, or unusual tiredness or weakness.

      Interactions

      Trazodone interacts with several other types of medications:

      Extreme drowsiness can occur when trazodone is taken with central nervous system depressants (drugs that slow the activity of the brain and spinal cord), including alcohol, antihistamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepine tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, narcotics, pain medications, phenothiazine tranquilizers, medications to promote sleep, or with tricyclic antidepressants.

      The blood-pressure-lowering effects of antihypertensives may be increased by trazodone, which can be dangerous.
      BE SURE TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR about any medications you are currently taking, especially those mentioned above.

      Warnings

      Tell your doctor if you have had unusual or allergic reactions to any medications, especially to trazodone.

      Be sure to tell your doctor if you have a history of alcoholism or if you now have or have ever had electroshock therapy, heart disease, a heart attack, kidney disease, or liver disease.
      If this drug makes you dizzy or drowsy, do not take part in any activity that requires alertness, such as driving a car or operating potentially dangerous tools, equipment, or machinery.
      Before having surgery or any other medical or dental treatment, be sure to tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking trazodone.

      Do not stop taking trazodone suddenly. Stopping trazodone abruptly may cause nausea, headache, stomach upset, fatigue, or worsening of your condition. Your doctor may therefore want to reduce the dosage gradually to help prevent or minimize these effects.

      The effects of trazodone may last as long as seven days after you stop taking it, so continue to observe all precautions during that period.

      hope this helps!

  41. QUESTION:
    Why do I have abdominal pain, eye jaundice, occasional red spots on my tongue, and headaches?
    For the last 3 weeks or so my eyes have been bloodshot and I noticed a week or two ago that there are strips of yellow on the sides of each pupil. The yellow is an obvious tinge.
    Also, I've had off and on right side abdominal pain that comes and goes. When it occurs, it lasts for maybe 1-10 minutes, and it's not extreme, but it is rather noticeable. Sometimes, when it starts, it starts as a jolt of sharp pain, but then diminishes to something more sore and gnawing. Also, I have occasional red, irritated spots on my tongue that look as if I burned or bit my tongue as they are dark red (almost purple in some areas at times). The spots are oddly shaped, and usually on the right side, though sometimes on the left in the back. Aside from headaches, there are no other major symptoms. Anyone know what may be wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds potentially like a gallstone to me. I'm no doctor, so I'll post a copy of a symptom list for gall stones:

      Symptoms

      Symptoms usually start after a stone of sufficient size (larger than 8 mm) blocks the cystic duct or the common bile duct. The cystic duct drains the gallbladder, and the common bile duct is the main duct draining into the duodenum. Together, these ducts form part of the biliary system.

      A stone blocking the opening from the gallbladder or cystic duct usually produces symptoms of biliary colic, which is right upper abdominal pain that feels like cramping. If the stone does not pass into the duodenum, but continues to block the cystic duct, acute cholecystitis results.

      If the common bile duct is blocked for a long period of time, bacteria may grow behind the stone in the stagnant bile, producing symptoms of cholangitis. Cholangitis is a serious condition and usually requires hospitalization. Continued blockage of normal bile flow may produce jaundice (yellow skin and eyes).

      Stones blocking the lower end of the common bile duct (where it enters the duodenum) may obstruct secretion from the pancreas, producing pancreatitis. This condition can also be serious and may require hospitalization.

      In general, pay attention to the following symptoms:

      * Abdominal pain in the right upper abdomen or in the middle of the upper abdomen, which:
      o May be recurrent
      o May be sharp, cramping, or dull
      o May radiate to the back or below the right shoulder blade
      o May be made worse by fatty or greasy foods
      o Occurs within minutes of a meal
      * Jaundice
      * Fever

      Additional symptoms that may be associated with this disease include:

      * Clay-colored stools
      * Nausea and vomiting
      * Heartburn
      * Excess gas
      * Abdominal indigestion
      * Abdominal fullness

      Does this describe your problem? Don't know about the tongue spots...

  42. QUESTION:
    I definitely think im pregnant! What are some symptoms that i should be getting in the 1st month of pregnancy?
    I get head aches, my boobs feel bigger, i pee often, my face is clearing up and im suppose to be getting my period & when i get my period i usually break out really bad. So im suppose to be getting my period but i know i have to take a pregnancy test & i have a doctor's appointment soon, so i know that but what might you think?

    • ANSWER:
      The First Trimester
      (Week 1 - Week 12)
      six week embryo
      Six Weeks: By twenty-one days after fertilization, the embryo's tiny heart has begun beating.

      More about the First Trimester

      * Your period stops or becomes very light.
      * You may feel nausea or queasiness. Some women vomit. ("Morning sickness" can happen any time of day -- it may help to eat small meals throughout the day, snack on crackers or toast, or drink juice or lemonade.)
      * Your breasts swell and may be tender.
      * Your nipples and the area around the nipples (areola) get darker and broader.
      * You have to urinate more often.
      * You feel tired.
      * You may become constipated and have heartburn (Tums may help).
      * You may have headaches.
      * You experience mood swings -- feel angry, sad, or happy for no reason.

  43. QUESTION:
    How long does a hangover last?
    just wondering, neva had one
    and i know everything sounds louder, but does your own voice?

    • ANSWER:
      I have had PLENTY of hangovers and never had the headache and nothing has ever sounded louder, thats weird..

      They can last from a few hours until 2 or 3 days, everyone has a different reaction.

      I get the shakes, nausea, heartburn, vomiting, dizziness, hot flashes, its kind of like having a combination of vertigo and food poisoning. I cant keep anything down, not even water.

      I find it helps to drink alot of water when you're hungover and gaviscon, it makes you be sick so you feel a bit better. Also if your hangover is bad your body will be trying to be sick anyway so you will be throwing up bile and after all thats done you will just be heaving stomach acid (- worse heartburn) so it is better to drink alot of water and gaviscon to help you be sick.

      Try and avoid painkillers, the alcohol destroys your stomach enough and makes your stomach lining bleed. Painkillers will just make it worse and you usually end up with really bad cramps and other ... undesirable effects.

      Also to eat ALOT of ice pops until feeling better, mine usually lasts until 8pm-9pm the next day, then at about midnight i would get real hungry as i wouldn't have eaten in over 24 hours so i get a chicken, mushroom and garlic pizza and eat it, then some cookie and cream haagen dass, then i would drink about a pint of really cold milk.

      After that i feel so sleepy i just go straight to my bed for a 12hr sleep, my stomach still feels a little bad in the morning and still a little shaky but i just take an alka seltzer and im sweet!

      If you have never had one...you dont want one!

  44. QUESTION:
    How difficult is it to get a prescription for adipex?
    I've gained 50 lbs since being on antidepressants and it's extremely difficult to lose weight and control my appetite - no matter how hard I try. Do you think my family doc would prescribe this for me if I asked for it or do most docs poo poo it? It's rated very well on askapatient.com....

    • ANSWER:
      This, like any medication, is prescribed as needed. If you are obese, you should have no issues acquiring a prescription. If you are mildly overweight (under 200 lbs for a woman) then a doctor may be less inclined to give you a prescription.

      I would be very wary of taking Phentermine (Adipex, also known as Phen Phen). This is a very powerful Amphetamine. Even though it is a strong stimulant and appetite supressant, Phentermine can have a host of side effects (listed below).

      Only you and your doctor can really determine if this is an option for you.

      Common Side effects.

      Insomnia
      Lactic acidosis
      Hypertension
      Irritability
      Nervousness
      Euphoria
      Dry mouth
      Unpleasant taste
      Blurred vision
      Heartburn/Acid reflux
      Increased libido in females
      Clumsiness
      Confusion
      Diarrhea
      Dizziness
      Headache
      Arrhythmia
      Nausea or vomiting
      Psychosis
      Skin rash or itching
      Stomach pain
      Fatigue
      Pupil dilation
      Increased Thirst

      Less Common side effects

      Convulsions (seizures)
      Fever
      Hallucinations
      Hostility with urge to attack
      Irregular blood pressure
      Lightheadedness or fainting
      Periods of mania followed by period of depression
      Tremors, trembling or shaking
      Overactive reflexes
      Panic
      Restlessness
      Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
      Stomach cramps
      Weakness
      Constipation

      Note
      As Phentermine (Adipex) is a Amphetamine, there is a very high chance that you could become dependent upon it. Amphetamine addiiction can be very serious. Use with caution.

  45. QUESTION:
    What would happen if I took all three dietary pills together?
    I want to know what would happen to my body if I took my Vitamin tablets, Omega 3 tablets and Super enzyme tablets together? Would it be extremely bad for my body due to hypervitaminosis or too much concentration?
    Death is too far fetched but are there any other serious threats?
    Thanks in advance

    • ANSWER:
      (Here’s the end of my answer...)

      Vitamins (and minerals) are good for you but too much of a good thing can become a bad thing.

      Death, being the toxicity symptom of excessive intake of vitamins usually only applies to iron and only when popping iron supplements or multi-vitamins containing iron, like they’re candies, by unsupervised kids who got access to vitamins that are not in child proof containers and mistook them for candies.
      If you ask me, vitamins supplements containing iron should be in child proof containers. Other multi-vitamins pills should not contain iron. Nobody who’s eating a healthy diet needs iron supplements (one cup of beans or half a cup of prune juice would cover half of my daily need). I do not eat cereals but that would cover twice my daily need...just for breakfast!
      Iron supplement should be separate and prescribed by a doctor, like for pregnant women (who would better hide their stash from their other kids).

      Depending on which specific vitamins to which you’re referring, toxicity symptoms can give you annoying headaches (A, D), nausea and/or vomiting (A, Selenium, Zinc), heartburn, diarrhea (B5, C, Selenium), intestinal irritation (Selenium, Zinc), loss of appetite (A, D), joint pain (A), dry skin/hair + cracked lips (A), skin rash, vascular dilatation (= red face...Niacin), irritability (Selenium), fatigue/weakness (D, Selenium), numbness (B6), water retention (B5, Sodium), high blood pressure (Sodium), hair loss (A), weakened immune system (Zinc) and really more than annoying kidney stone (C, Calcium), ulcers (Niacin), liver damage (A, Niacin), congestive heart failure and cardiac arrest (Potassium)…and this is nothing compared to what they can do when combined with drugs and medicines.

      Some high dose of vitamins are not that bad, like vitamin E (you need separate supplements to get some benefits as you would never be able to get enough from the food), but then it interferes with vitamin K (blood-clotting) so should only be prescribed by a doctor (even if you buy them OTC). Then do not be surprised if you don’t clot that fast when you cut yourself...and stop taking them 2 weeks before surgery.

      ALWAYS have the complete list of all the vitamin supplements (+ meds and drugs) you take ON YOU AT ALL TIME, so if you get into an accident and end up in the hospital, they will know what medicine NOT to give you so some vitamin does not interfere with it in a way that you can see your story later on the TV show House, MD!

      Just having a regular check up with your doctor, or because you’re sick and they will want to know exactly which vitamins you take and also exactly which dosage and when…as to not prescribe you the wrong medicine. You’ll have to fill out a form and don’t forget to list any vitamins you take or you won’t be able to sue them if you get a bad reaction from some drugs they gave you, because you did not list that particular vitamin you took.

      You have a lot of huge, big hundreds of pages books, devoted to vitamins, herbs and drugs interaction, maybe buy one of those.

      Every years, kids die because they overdosed on vitamin supplements that they found in the kitchen or in their baby sitter’s purse and they thought were candies (some are sugary coated and taste good). I have a calcium supplement (when I run out of milk) that is pink, sweet and tastes like a hard nice candy that lasts for a long time, yummy. Make sure your vitamins are 100% inaccessible from any kids in your house.

      What are the toxicity symptoms of iron? Death!
      Kids mostly die because they accidentally have access to illegal drugs that were not in child proof pharmaceutical containers (coke-head parents tend to kill their kids that way).
      The problem is that people, who live a healthy life, do not think that vitamins containing iron can kill a child if s/he takes excessive intake, eating them like they were candies (unsupervised kids often get into shenanigans).

      On the bright side, deficiency symptoms are worse than toxicity symptoms (except in the case of iron which causes death).
      Deficiency symptoms cause night blindness, xerophthalmia, hyperkeratosis, depression, beriberi, Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (mental confusion, amnesia, muscular incoordination), hypochondria, burning and itching of the eyes, sensitivity to light, infertility, anemia, epilepsy, dermatitis, anorexia, glossitis, scurvy, bruises, rickets, osteomalacia, osteoporosis, impaired growth, damage to the brain and spinal cord, constipation, caries (lack of fluoride), mental retardation, enlargement of the thyroid gland (goiter), abnormalities in heart rhythm, coma, pellagra (dermatitis, diarrhea an dementia), bone loss and pain, drowsiness and irrational behavior, cardiomyopathy, muscular discomfort and cramps...

      When you know all that, you just want to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

  46. QUESTION:
    Why is it that when my stomach hurts really bad it feels like I am going to throw up?
    My stomach does not hurt that often, but when it does, I always feel like I am going to throw up. No, I am not pregnant and it only happens sometimes and I am wondering why that could be. I would go to the doctor, but I am not too concerned about it and I do not have insurance anyway; I am just curious to know. I have tried the internet, but I have not had much luck. Also, has this sort of thing happened to you or am I just weird? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      If your stomach hurts only after eating there several diseases but especially three that affect a large number of people around the world are:

      Gastritis
      Ulcers
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Both gastritis and ulcers are closely related and similar diseases, their symptoms are very similar and both diseases are very common, causing heartburn, stomach pain after eating, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, constipation, and more symptoms.

      A common cause of gastritis and ulcers is a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium is one of the major reasons that most people develop ulcers and gastritis. This bacterium infects adheres to the stomach, causing an excess of acid, which in turn causes gastritis and ulcers.

      Both gastritis and ulcers can lead to major health problems without treatment and with the passage of time the gastric cancer may appear.

      For all the above is very important to look after our health and assist with a medical gastroenterologist.

      Irritable Bowel syndrome is another condition placed very common, the United States alone, 14% of the population has suffered from this disorder, in other countries like Mexico to 35% of the population have suffered from irritable bowel syndrome.

      Irritable bowel syndrome has many symptoms for it is sometimes difficult to diagnose, the most common are that your stomach hurts after eating, often intermittent abdominal pain, anytime, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal swelling, intestinal dysmotility, in some patients also have fever, nausea and even vomiting.

      This syndrome has more symptoms such as esophageal reflux (heartburn), fibromyalgia (muscle pain and fatigue), chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, headache, backache.
      What Causes Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

      So far has not discovered the exact cause leading to the emergence of this syndrome, but there are factors that most likely originate from this disease are:

      After having an intestinal infection many patients develop irritable bowel syndrome, although the causes are unknown.

      It is believed that stress is a major cause, since in periods of great stress, the intestines contract causing constipation, heaviness, indigestion, etc..

      Anyone can develop irritable bowel syndrome, however in most cases originate in adolescence, and for some unknown reason affects more women than men.

      Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

      Appropriate treatment should be determined by a gastroenterologist, but we recommend the following:

      Reduce levels of stres, this is important.Exercise.
      Resting.
      Eating foods high in fiber and vegetables.
      Reduce irritating foods such as sugar, coffee, alcohol.
      Smoking Cessation.

  47. QUESTION:
    I have mirena been having many pregnancy symptoms could i be pregnant?
    Symptom include, nausea almost to the point of vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, food cravings/aversions, lower back pain, cramps, heartburn, headaches. fatigue, mood swings, frequent urination, cold/flu like symptoms, tender boobs!

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    what are the long term side effects of omeprazole?
    I want to know about the long term side effects of the medicine, omeprazole.

    • ANSWER:
      Omeprazole decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach. It is used to treat ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD or heartburn), and other conditions involving excessive stomach acid production.

      Before taking omeprazole, tell your doctor if you have ever had any type of liver disease. You may not be able to take omeprazole, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring.

      Do not use over-the-counter omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) without first talking to your healthcare provider if you have
      · trouble or pain with swallowing;
      · vomiting blood;
      · bloody or black stools;
      · had heartburn for over 3 months;
      · heartburn with sweating, lightheadedness, dizziness, chest, shoulder, neck, jaw, or arm pain;
      · frequent chest pain;
      · heartburn with wheezing;
      · unexplained weight loss;
      · nausea or vomiting; or
      · stomach pain.
      Your doctor should evaluate your condition before taking over-the-counter omeprazole (Prilosec OTC) if you have any of the conditions listed above.

      Omeprazole is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether omeprazole will be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take omeprazole without first talking to your doctor if you (female) are pregnant or could become pregnant during treatment.

      It is not known whether omeprazole passes into breast milk.

      If you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives), stop taking omeprazole and seek emergency medical attention.
      Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take omeprazole and talk to your doctor if you experience
      · drowsiness, dizziness, or headache;
      · diarrhea, increased gas, or bloating; or
      · itching.
      Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

      Before taking omeprazole, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines
      · warfarin (Coumadin);
      · digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps);
      · a medicine for insomnia or anxiety such as diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), temazepam (Restoril), clorazepate (Tranxene), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), and others;
      · cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune);
      · phenytoin (Dilantin);
      · theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair, Elixophyllin, Slo-Phyllin, others);
      · itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral);
      · ampicillin (Omnipen, Principen); or
      · iron (Feosol, Mol-Iron, Fergon, Femiron, others).
      You may not be able to take omeprazole, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.
      Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with omeprazole. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products.

      ADRAC (Australian Adverse Drug Reactions - Therapeutic Goods Administration) has received 19 reports (13 female) describing musculoskeletal problems associated with omeprazole. Ages ranged from 43 to 91 (median 55) years. Of the 16 patients for whom the information is available, 14 took 20 mg daily, 2 took 40 mg and the onset of symptoms occurred as early as one day and as late as 12 months after starting omeprazole. Eight reports documented joint pain and/or swelling including gout in two cases (one of which was confirmed by rechallenge). Nine reports described muscle pain and/or atrophy and symptoms recurred on rechallenge in two of these. Two reports documented both myalgia and arthralgia occurring simultaneously. One report documented a marked elevation of plasma creatine phosphokinase. Ten reports documented recovery, usually within a few days, 4 patients had not recovered a few months after the drug was stopped, and except for an elderly man who died from an unrelated cause, the outcome is unknown in the 4 other cases. Recent overseas reports1 have also documented similar problems and the product information has been updated to include mention of arthralgia, myalgia and muscular weakness.

      Recently the Committee received a report of a 51 year old man who developed interstitial nephritis several months after commencing omeprazole (Losec) 20 mg daily as treatment for reflux oesophagitis. He had tolerated omeprazole well for the first two months but then developed marked fatigue and rigors. Urine microscopy revealed over 40,000 red cells and 8,000 white cells per mL. His serum creatinine peaked at 0.19 mmol/L and a peripheral eosinophilia of 4.7% was noted. Renal biopsy revealed a marked interstitial infiltrate with prominent eosinophils consistent with acute interstitial nephritis. Omeprazole was withdrawn, he was treated with prednisone and improved rapidly.

      Two other Australian1,2 and four overseas3 case reports have similarly described interstitial nephritis in association with omeprazole therapy. In these 6 patients who ranged in age from 58 to 86 (median: 75) years, onset occurred from a few weeks to 6 months after commencement of omeprazole therapy and for 3 patients, the reaction recurred on rechallenge. The triad of fever, rash and eosinophilia, is described as the classical presentation of drug-induced interstitial nephritis, but this was observed in only one of these 7 cases. Prescribers should be aware that interstitial nephritis can occur within the first few months after starting omeprazole.

  49. QUESTION:
    How can I know if my girlfriend is pregnant?
    Symptoms, or something? help me.. we need to know!

    • ANSWER:
      1. Nausea or morning sickness: Morning sickness is term to describe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. This occurs in approximately 50% to 95% of all pregnant women as early as the first week of pregnancy. Morning sickness probably got it's name due to the fact that most of the nauseating symptoms start in the morning right after you get out of bed when your blood sugar levels are low. However, it may happen at any time of the day.

      2. Headaches: If you have never experienced regular headaches before pregnancy, be prepared for some throbbing pain in your head and neck during pregnancy. Changes in your body's hormonal patterns is the primary cause of headaches during pregnancy. Other conditions like lack of sleep, poor posture, stress, dehydration and low blood sugar levels may also worsen of cause headaches.

      3. Dizziness and fainting spells: Due to the lowered blood pressure in your body during pregnancy, blood flow to the brain may cause dizziness and fainting spells in serious cases.

      4. Mood swings: With your hormones raging, it is common for women to feel moody during their pregnancy. All women have to go through a period of adjustment to settle into their new roles as a pregnant women and that takes time.

      5. Fatigue: If you feel tired and experience some or all of the symptoms mentioned in this article, you have a good chance of being pregnant. Hormonal changes are usually the main cause of fatigue followed by the additional weight you have to carry around.

      6. Food cravings: Craving for food that you normally would not eat could be a sign that you are pregnant. Normally, women report cravings for salty and sweet food during pregnancy while others report a uncommon desire for spicy or starchy food.

      7. Weight gain and bloating: The combination of your baby's growth and your increased food intake will cause you to put on weight and your clothes to fit tighter than usual. An inexplicable increase in size of your stomach is also a definitive sign that you may be pregnant.

      8. Heartburn: Hormones created during pregnancy may relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which opens the valve to allow stomach acids to flow up into the esophagus causing a burning sensation.

      9. Lower back pain: As your baby grows in size, the additional weight pulls your spine to the front of your body and causes you to experience some back pain from time to time.

      10. Constipation: Hormonal changes during pregnancy slows down the movement of food through your digestive system which results in constipation. This could be a sign of pregnancy if you do not experience constipation frequently.

      11. Constant urination: Your growing baby in the uterus puts a lot of pressure on your bladder and you may find yourself visiting the toilet more frequently than usual.

      12. High Basal Body Temperature (BBT): If your BTT stays in the high temperature range for 18 days or more, you have a good chance of being pregnant.

      13. Cramping: As the uterus grows and stretches, it is normal to feel cramps that feel similar to menstrual cramps.

      14. Spotting: Slight bleeding occurs when the fertilized egg begins to implant itself into the uterus any time from 3 to 6 days after fertilization. This usually happens outside of a normal menstruation cycle so it should not be confused with a normal period.

      15. Darkening of the areolas: Your areolas could darken and increase in diameter during pregnancy. This is caused by your body's preparation for your breasts to produce milk.

      16. Tender or swollen breasts: A lot of women experience sore, swollen, tingly or tender breasts during pregnancy due to the increasing hormones that are used to prepare a woman for breastfeeding. This feels like a amplified version of how your breast feels before your period.

      17. Missed periods: If you have been sexually active and you missed a period, it is a good indication that are you are pregnant. A pregnancy test should be taken to confirm if the missed period is really caused by your pregnancy.

      18. Positive pregnancy tests: Only a positive urine test or blood test can give you solid indication that you are pregnant. The problem is, they may not be fool proof. Remember to visit a doctor to conduct further tests to confirm the results.

  50. QUESTION:
    I am 6 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to use Neosporin for fever blisters in my nose?
    I also wondered if it is normal to feel a little bit crampy during this phase?

    • ANSWER:
      Condition
      Safe Medications to Take During Pregnancy*

      Allergy
      Benadryl

      Cold and Flu
      Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Tylenol Cold
      Warm salt/water gargle
      Saline nasal drops or spray

      Sudafed, Actifed, Dristan, Neosynephrine*

      Robitussin DM, Trind-DM, Vicks Cough Syrup, Romilar, Halls*

      *Do not take "SA" (sustained action) forms of these drugs or the "Multi-Symptom" forms of these drugs.

      Constipation
      Metamucil
      Citrucil
      Fiberall/Fibercon
      Colace
      Milk of Magnesia
      Senekot

      Diarrhea
      For 24 hours, only after 12 weeks of pregnancy:
      Kaopectate
      Immodium

      Parepectolin

      First Aid Ointment
      J & J

      Bacitracin

      Neosporin

      Headache
      Tylenol (acetaminophen)

      Heartburn
      Maalox
      Mylanta
      Tums
      Riopan
      Titralac
      Gaviscon

      Hemorrhoids
      Preparation H

      Anusol

      Tucks

      Witch hazel

      Nausea and Vomiting
      Vitamin B6 100 mg tablet
      Emetrol (if not diabetic)

      Emetrex
      Sea bands

      Rashes
      Hydrocortisone cream or ointment
      Caladryl lotion or cream
      Benadryl cream

      Oatmeal bath (Aveeno)

      Yeast Infection
      Monistat or Terazol

      Do not insert applicator too far

      *Please Note: No drug can be considered 100% safe to use during pregnancy.


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