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What''s the best otc treatment for diarrhea? I just need something that works really quickly and can be picked up at most grocery stores.

A: Pepto Bismol seems to solve most tummy troubles for me. immodium. Immodium, definitely! I have had Diarrhea now for 16 days! I got it from those new Kinoki Detox Pads on the market that rid the body of toxins. It backfired on me, because I take Narcotics for my pain from Fibromyalgia, and instead of just taking the toxins and metals out of my body, my doctor said it pulled out all my narcotics at the same time and I''m now going through withdrawals. In th beginning I was just throwing up, had itching of the hands and feet and diarrhea. I''ve taken Pepto Max, Immodium, Tums, Gaviscon,...


What kind of side effects might occur from taking Vitamin B12 vitamins?

A: Your situation is serious. Seek doctor’s advice ASAP and medical treatment fast. (I’m not a doctor. I only know where to search for medical data.) Let’s start from Vitamin B12. B12 deficiency is big issue. B12 is not only for energy. Vitamins B12 B12 deficiency can cause: 1. anemia: “Symptoms of anemia are paleness, weakness, and fatigue. If severe, anemia causes shortness of breath, dizziness, and a rapid heart rate. Occasionally, the spleen and liver enlarge. Younger adults who have pernicious anemia (due to lack of intrinsic factor) are more likely to develop stomach and other gastrointestinal cancers.” 2. nerve damage “the legs...


What are probiotics and why are they good for the stomach?

A: Probiotic bacteria are live microorganisms that are added to foods, such as, in your case, yogurt, because they are believed to be beneficial to our intestinal environment by maintaining a microbial balance. Probiotics may be helpful by overpowering other bacteria present that could release certain toxins or pathogens, thus causing forms of illnesses or infections. Medicinal uses of probiotics have been investigated for some time now and research, though limited, has suggested that certain probiotics do seem to have positive effects on the immune system, may have anti-cancer potential, and may counteract the effects of some bacteria-induced...


What can help cure a stomach flu??

A: I just got over the stomach flu yesterday, your best bet is to find a comfortable position where your head is propped up and not flat like an armrest on a coach or something, this way you wont feel nausea when your stomach is churning trying to release all the acids and gas in your system. Your gonna feel really tired the whole time . When you fell like throwing up, just do it.. it might seem scary to force yourself but trust me when its done your gonna feel so much better. Drink plenty of fluids like Gatorade, water, clear liquids you can see through, tea as well. And finally you have to eat something. i know you don''t feel like eating...


Should I allow my 14 yr old to take her perscription of amitriptyline ( elavil ) for head aches?

A: {This is a log list taken from the Drug search at top of this page. Please read and awear of problem that could arise} Important safety information: Elavil may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Elavil . Using Elavil alone, with other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks. Avoid drinking alcohol or taking other medicines that cause drowsiness (eg, sedatives, tranquilizers) while taking Elavil . Elavil will add to the effects of...


Arthritus does anybody know of something which will glibness the condition?

A: Arthritis is one of those things where some things that work for one soul may be useless for someone else. I have be told that orthopedic surgeons in a hospital practical me will not recommend glucosamine and chondroitin to their patients but - guess what - they all bring it themselves. Studies have incontestably shown it has a appropriate effect on the knees. I have have problems with my wrists (I am a shiatsu practitioner) and own been taking ''jointassure'' from Boots which have worked almost instantly and much better than glucosamine alone. I suspect it''s the combination of fish oils, vtiamin E and ginger beside...


Protonix /PPI''s How long to work?

A: I noticed that I felt an improvement on day 4 and a real improvement in about a week. I just weaned off of Protonix, and the rebound started at about day 4-5, so it makes sense that it takes that long to start really working as well as wear off completely. Hope you are feeling much better very soon. Lisa Thanks Lisa, lakelover about 4-5 days for me with Prilisec! gentleman k I think it was about 4 or 5 days for me the first time also. WOw, that was a long time ago. Take care, BIll I have been on Protonix this year for a little over a month..came off cold turkey..symptoms came back in day 3/4..so I started Nexium 40mg for a little over 2...


What appetite suppressant works best and why? What was your personal experience using this product?

A: Phentermine Top ''O the day to ya! I''ve had good experience with... Phentermine Celtdancer said: 1 Frae, regarding your answer ''Phentermine'': there are more natural ways to achieve results. the liver takes a beating everyday and I can''t understand why anyone would want to use drugs instead. This is NOT a slam against you. This is simple a statement I''ve been of a mind to share for 17 years and seldom have. It''s a shame that we pay so little attention to the body temple and are so willing to add more distress to...


Do you think I have a problem with fructose?

A: Jonathan, I do think it is more likely that you have an issue with your stomach than with your liver on intestines.  I think I said this in an earlier communication, but the area where you primarily report discomfort - the epigastric area - is a strong indication of a stomach problem.   Here"s the thing:  While there are palliative herbal treatments for stomach inflammation (DGL, Slippery elm, etc), they do not eradicate the most common cause of the problem which is the infection H. Pylori.  


how to start your period early?

A: My daughter had the same problem and we worked hard to help her overcome it without resorting to birth control pills which is what most doctors want to use these days.  I don"t recommend that approach.  She used Ponstel, which is a pain reliever.  It helped as much as anything and then she lost her period for 4 years and it has just returned without the cramping.  We don"t know why.  Here is an article with some information that might help you.  Beyond this information I have not other suggestions. [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] This article was...
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