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I have been taken Toradol and Vicodin for my migraines for a year now. They do help when I get really bad attacks. Are they harming by body? If so is there anything not as strong but that works? Wanda.
While Toradol and Vicodin may not be harming your body per se, they're not generally considered the best choices for treating Migraine, and there is evidence that they can, in the long run, make Migraines worse. Research has shown that any use of opioids (including Vicodin) is associated with increased risk of developing transformed Migraine. NSAIDs, including Toradol, also increase this risk if used very frequently. You can find more information on this in Transformed Migraine - Risk Increased by Some Medications .
Most doctors suggest Migraine abortive medications such as the triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, etc.) or ergotamines (D.H.E. 45 and Migranal Nasal Spray) should be the first treatment used for Migraine attacks and...
You've probably been hearing in the news that an FDA advisory panel has recommended lowering the maximum recommended dose of acetaminophen from 1,000 mg per dose to 650 mg. They also recommended lowering the maximum daily dose, which is currently 4 grams (4,000 mg). Although they didn't specify what the maximum daily dose should be lowered to, it would most likely be in the neighborhood of 2,600 mg per day. The reason the FDA is considering changing their recommendations is that acetaminophen overdose is currently the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S. What many news reports are not telling you, though, is that this same advisory panel, by a narrow margin, also recommended banning hydrocodone and oxycodone products like Vicodin and Percocet that contain acetaminophen. (Vicodin and its generic counterparts contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Percocet and its generic formulations contain oxycodone and acetaminophen.) According to a 2005 stu...
Exercise is commonly broken up into two subcategories- aerobic and anaerobic exercise. Technically, these terms refer to the presence (aerobic) or absence (anaerobic) of oxygen in cell metabolism, the process by which the cells of the body obtain energy.
In aerobic work, the body uses oxygen to produce energy. Often, this means that the heart and lungs are working harder than usual, in order to get enough oxygen into the muscles. In aerobic activity, the muscles utilize oxygen to convert glucose (often from muscle glycogen stores) into adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which is essentially a molecular unit of intracellular energy transfer. If the glucose stores in the body become low, the body begins to use fat as fuel.
Aerobic exercise is sustainable for longer periods of time; it is usually performed for twenty minutes or longer. (Examples include running, cycling, cross-country skiing, or walking.) Aerobic works strengthe...
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