Imagine living in pain for years only to find out that one of your medications is the reason that you are in pain. Medications are supposed to help not hurt, right? Unfortunately, some commonly used drugs can cause pain, even the ones available without a prescription. Some cause headaches, others cause foot pain. Where ever there is pain, a medication could be the root cause of it.
Two of the top five medications that cause pain are available over-the-counter, without a prescription, without physician guidance. You might be unaware that your pain could be related to these medications that are under your control.
Caffeine-containing medications (including Excedrin, Midol, Anacin): If you are experiencing headaches and you are also using a caffeine-containing medication more than two or three times per week, your headaches might be caused by these over-the-counter (OTC) medications. These drugs can cause “ rebound headaches ” because the brain screams for more when the...
Doctors are often asked to diagnose the cause of pain. Sometimes the cause is as close as the medication list. A number of medications can potentially lead to pain. The most common pains are: joint pains, muscle pains, stomach pains and headaches. Check your medication list to see if you might be experiencing drug-induced pain from one of these commonly prescribed drugs.
Cholesterol-lowering Medications : The class of drugs called the “statins” is by far the most common cause of muscle pain. These medications include: Crestor, Lipitor, and Zocor. Talk to your doctor about alternatives like Slo-Niacin or Red Rice Yeast if you are concerned that your cholesterol-lowering medications might be causing pain.
Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAID’s) : Drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen are readily available and often cause stomach pain. By increasing the stomach acid production, NSAID’s can easily irritate the stomach lining. Stomach pain is usually...
Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
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