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...
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.
What is stress doing to you? Before you can answer that question, you need to define what is stressful in your life. It’s useful to think of stress as if it is an actual “lion” in you life. Lions stalk their prey, provoke fear, and pounce at any opportunity. The natural reaction to a lion is to run, hide or fight. These survival instincts are controlled by the body’s built-in protective response called the “fight or flight” system, also known as the sympathetic nervous system. Thus, all stressful “lions” in your life can stimulate this part of the nervous system. Keep this important concept in mind as we discuss the 5 top stress-related problems.
Lack of Libido : Sex really is not a top priority when you are being chased by a lion. In fact, the body really does shut down the reproductive system in times of stress in order to conserve energy and concentrate all efforts towards survival. If you are worried about where the next meal ...
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