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One of our greatest food challenges has been to find sweets,
especially candy and cupcakes that our son with acid reflux disease can
tolerate. After six years, we are up to four types of candy that work well for
him in small amounts. Of course, each individual with acid reflux will have his
or her own short-list of foods that do not make his or her symptoms worse. The
list below is what my son can tolerate, and I hope this can serve as a starting
place if you are searching for special treats for your child.
Lollipops - Made by YummyEarth. These are free of eggs, soy,
nuts, gluten, wheat, casein, and dairy. You can find out more about them at www.yummyearth.com . Our local health food
store special orders them for us.
Maple Candy - Made from 100 percent pure maple sugar. Our
local health food store has several brands in stock, and most are brought in
Fruit Leather - We call this "flat candy" and my son can
have the apple flavor made by the Stretc...
There has been a lot of news lately about medication overuse headaches (MOH) that may be linked to those of us who have chronic headaches each month. Do you think taking a 50mg tablet of Tramadol daily (for fibromyalgia) could be enough to cause MOH? Peggy.
Some patients can take tramadol daily without getting into a medication overuse headache. For others, that 50mg a day could cause MOH. If the tramadol IS causing you MOH, it should be relieved when you take the tramadol.
This is a rock-and-a-hard-place problem for people who have both headache and pain issues. Sadly, there's no good solution for it.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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T he study called ACCORD (Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes) is back in the news. The study, which included 10,251 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and who were at especially high risk of cardiovascular events (such as heart attacks, stroke, or death from cardiovascular disease). The study should not be extrapolated to patients with type 2 diabetes "who are younger, whose diagnosis is more recent, or who have a lower risk of CVD than participants studied in the ACCORD trials. It is not known what effect more intensive therapy might have on CVD in younger people with type 2 diabetes or in patients with a lower risk of CVD than were studied in ACCORD" (per a NIH Q&A about the study).
I have previously written (several times!) about earlier results from the ACCORD trial, which surprised experts when it was announced that patients in the tight-glucose-control part of the study (aiming for A1C below 6.0) had more deaths than patients in the standard-glucose...
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