Over the counter anxiety medicine medications

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Avatar f tn Is it possible to become addicted to over the counter medications? My 75 year old mother recently moved to my town so that I could help her financially, etc. I have become very concerned about the amount of excederine, prilosec, nasal spray, aleve, and other antacid medicines that she takes. She has a history of bleeding ulcers, she smokes about 2 packs of cigarettes a week, high blood pressure, and other ailments of old age. I didn't realize that she was taking so much of this medicine.
Avatar n tn But, I would like to know if there is an over the counter medicine. I only get the urgency after a little stress. It stops after 10 hours or so on it's own. But, a cheaper "as needed" OTC medicine would sure be something I am interested in.
Avatar f tn Anyone have experience with any over the counter depression medicine that works well?
Avatar f tn yes yes, I am clean from Vicoden, Antidepresants but still am using a sleep aid, have been using over the counter meds for sleep since the 80's then went to prescription sleep aid and now I only sleep 3 or 4 hours using them. I am going to go off them soon. My Dr would like to see me wait until Jan just because I came off two meds this year and had surgery's but please don't go to prescription sleep aids I think it is harder to get off them than OCT.
2075937 tn?1334884194 And for the over the counter kind I've heard to get the 7 day
Avatar n tn What drugs are you referring to? You would not want anything that dries out the lungs and you certainly don't want any inhalers that you can buy OTC but the mucous thinners are OK. Nothing else really would be good for you.
Avatar f tn I have a cold an taking no medicine is killing me. Is there Any over the counter meds I can take?
165078 tn?1255606407 Benedril is a huge no no for us unless the doctor suggests/highly recommends it - my dd will literally run into the wall over and over again. She gets the opposite reaction - makes her over-hyper to the point of her hurting herself.
Avatar n tn Finally if going to the bathroom is painful run water over the area, urinate in a tub or shower. All these help to dilute the acid in the urine. If you have a lesion in an area that is causing a lot of pain and if it is so positioned that by putting a finger or two on it then put some thing on your hand and cover the area by pressing down and covering the area which will make it less painful to go to the bathroom. To make you feel better as well bath in either Aveeno or Epson (sp?
10514421 tn?1412442873 Get your mum to bend her head over the bowl, cover the head and the bowl with a towel and breathe the steam in with her nose and out through her mouth. She needs to do this for a duration of about 10 minutes and 4 times a day. Any time is better than not doing it at all. She can carry on doing this for a few days until her symptoms clear. There are no side effects with doing this, but just take care with the hot water.
765828 tn?1306263868 , there could be a serious reason why this is happening, i dont mean to scare you, it could be that you are constipated and pushing to much, but if the bowl is filled up, i would call your doctor right away, and this way, they can rule out different causes and hopefully get to the problem, i wouldnt take anything over the counter until i was seen by a doctor, good luck, let us know how you make out.
Avatar f tn You should consult your doctor before taking any medication without prescription or over the counter as they can harm baby... in uk all medications have been stopped for pregnant women.. i was not even able to get nasal spray as it can harm baby..
Avatar f tn My doc thinks my vomiting and indigestion could be helped with over the counter indigestion meds. Is anyone else taking anything? Have they worked? How have they reacted with your anxiety meds? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I see questions where people ask if they can take hydrocodone (from a friend) for pain. Another post asked about over the counter medications. I get wanting other people's opinions on how a medication that your doctor prescribed affected them, but the majority of the posts aren't like that.
467977 tn?1262714747 Fish oil and Zinc supplements have been shown to be mildly beneficial. All the over the counter supplements that claim to help ADHD are scams.
Avatar f tn You know, I thought maybe that is what happened because I understand his Dad made a comment "be careful taking perscription or over the counter meds even if they are a low dose." It sounds like he mixed too many of those pills at one time even if it was a small dose too many is TOO MANY. I told my doctors-all of them that my body is VERY sensitive to medication. I went in for surgery where I just needed a "twilight" and that put me to sleep like I was actually put under.
Avatar f tn I understand. I'm always careful about starting medicine too. There are over the counter medications that work pretty well such as Pepcid or Tagamet. I've taken both of those as has my teenage son. Without hesitation I would suggest those are pretty safe.
612551 tn?1450022175 I provide the symptom explanation as the cause of my question about over-the-counter (non-prescription) anti-congestion medications that any have found helpful. I have tried several (will list if this post goes anywhere) with minimal benefit. Problem: I've experiencing chronic nasal congestion, worse this spring than usual, especially when I lie flat on my bed, but also worse in the afternoon than during earlier part of the day.
2021910 tn?1339896686 Anxiety is caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes us to panic for no reason and to think bad things are happening or are going to happen. The medicine can help re-balance the unstableness and get ur mind back on track. Discuss it with ur physician.
Avatar n tn My doctor is the one who prescribed the Naproxin. He is aware of course, that I have high blood pressure. He said controlling the blood pressure is more important than my hands feeling better. He said if I have a stroke, I won't care if my hands hurt. But I think the Naproxin is raising my blood pressure. So if you are staying away from all anti-infammatory medications, what are you doing for your arthritis pain???
Avatar f tn I have several presentations that I have to give next week and I was hoping for some suggestions as to what I can take to help ease my anxiety. Whenever I have to give major speeches or presenations like these, I get shaky and nauseous and dizzy, and now I've realized that I'd like to take something to try and prevent it from happening again. I've been looking into it, and I've read about St. John's Wort, Valerium Root, but that's about it.
1756199 tn?1312596025 t take any over the counter medications (even natural) without consulting with your doctor, they can interact with your medication. If nothing seems to help, be sure to call your doctor and let him know the problem you're having, he may suggest an anxiety med to take at night to help you relax enough to fall asleep. I hope this helps and best wishes.