• Does motrin contain Tylenol?

    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to get rid of heartburn?

    Best answer: Keep a food diary, see if there are certain foods that trigger an attack. Stop drinking soda, or caffeinated drinks. Don't eat for a couple of hours before bedtime. Try eating a few slices of apple, or fresh applesauce (easy to make) to relieve the symptoms. A couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar also... show more
    Best answer: Keep a food diary, see if there are certain foods that trigger an attack. Stop drinking soda, or caffeinated drinks. Don't eat for a couple of hours before bedtime.

    Try eating a few slices of apple, or fresh applesauce (easy to make) to relieve the symptoms. A couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar also works for some people, but who would want to try that if fresh apples work? Save it for a last resort.

    You also might consider that it isn't heartburn. Unless you're obese, it's unusual for a 17 year old to experience a lot of heartburn. It might be a good time to schedule a routine physical checkup with your doctor.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • How are painkillers addicting?

    Best answer: Opiates are obviously highly addictive. They directly and massively affect nerve action & long use can lead to hypersensitivity due to the nerves being messed up. "Over the counter" painkillers actually have a similar effect when taken long term though in a somewhat different way. Occasional use... show more
    Best answer: Opiates are obviously highly addictive. They directly and massively affect nerve action & long use can lead to hypersensitivity due to the nerves being messed up.


    "Over the counter" painkillers actually have a similar effect when taken long term though in a somewhat different way.

    Occasional use has no effect. However, if someone is taking significant amounts for a long time, such as for a chronic back pain problem, the body gradually adjusts its sensitivity to pain and overall sensations to try and compensate for the reduction caused by the painkiller.

    In effect, it "turns up" all forms of sensation sensitivity that have been dulled by the painkillers.

    When you stop taking them, all normal trivial discomforts that you normally ignore out of habit suddenly become very unpleasant and actual pain can be amplified.

    The natural reaction is to take some more normal "non-addictive" painkillers...

    Stopping is unpleasant but nothing like opiate withdrawal and your body should be back to normal pain sensitivity in a week or two.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • My hands are hurting a lot why?

    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • I want to cut?

    I don't want to cut because of 'bad' things happening in my life, or because I have trouble expressing my emotions, but because I'm terrified of pain. Like, I am literally TERRIFIED of pain. I want to get over this by experiencing pain, but I don't have the balls to actually hurt myself. How do... show more
    I don't want to cut because of 'bad' things happening in my life, or because I have trouble expressing my emotions, but because I'm terrified of pain. Like, I am literally TERRIFIED of pain. I want to get over this by experiencing pain, but I don't have the balls to actually hurt myself. How do I just push through my fear and do it?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I go to the hospital?

    I woke up this morning with a dull pain above and to the left of my belly button. My stomach is swollen and I feel constipated and gassy but I'm not really passing gas. The pain in the upper left has gone away but I'm not having random sharp pains in the lower right side of my stomach. I had a low grade... show more
    I woke up this morning with a dull pain above and to the left of my belly button. My stomach is swollen and I feel constipated and gassy but I'm not really passing gas. The pain in the upper left has gone away but I'm not having random sharp pains in the lower right side of my stomach. I had a low grade fever this morning (100,1) and it's now at 98.9. I don't want to go the hospital but I'm worried about my appendix. What do I do? Just wait to see if the pain becomes persistent since it just comes and goes in sharp waves now?
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best medicine for Knee with severe arthritis?

    Best answer: I don't know if I have a recommendation for the best one but I would suggest looking into Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs. Often times they don't have too bad of side effects and you don't have to worry about what you are taking with it because the drug interactions are kept to a minimum. However,... show more
    Best answer: I don't know if I have a recommendation for the best one but I would suggest looking into Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs. Often times they don't have too bad of side effects and you don't have to worry about what you are taking with it because the drug interactions are kept to a minimum. However, this sounds like it may be a pain that may need a higher dose, something like a narcotic would be suggested for discussing with your doctor as they would be able to help and suggest what strength would be best for you
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Rheumatoid?

    I have uveitis in both my eyes, the doctor questioned the cause could be due to an auto immune disease so he had me do a blood draw. A few days later I got a call saying my blood tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis. So for the past three years my joints have been hurting here and there but I just associated it... show more
    I have uveitis in both my eyes, the doctor questioned the cause could be due to an auto immune disease so he had me do a blood draw. A few days later I got a call saying my blood tested positive for rheumatoid arthritis. So for the past three years my joints have been hurting here and there but I just associated it with wrestling. (I wrestled in college) so I thought it was because my body was recovering slowly from the brutal toll of the sport. Now I also blew my back out 4 years ago lifting so I ve always had more pain in my lower back and middle of my spine. When I wake up in the mornings my back can be extremely stiff and painful. I occasionally have pain so bad in my neck where I can t turn my head but that has only occurred a few times. Also another thing is that my hands shake randomly and I don t know if rheumatoid can do that. I guess my question is if I was tested for rheumatoid arthritis, is it possible that I have may e ankylosing spondylitis? And what neurological problem could I possibly have that causes my hands to shake? I should say that one knuckle of mine is deformed since high school and I know rheumatoid arthritis can cause deformity in the hands. I am a 23 year old male.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Pain downstairs?

    Hi guys. So a couple weeks ago in the gym after training legs i had a pain in my right testicle. I went to the doctors and she found no lump or swelling and my glands were fine so basically she couldn't find whats wrong. Now i sometimes feel a dull pain in them which is barely noticable and also a dull groin... show more
    Hi guys. So a couple weeks ago in the gym after training legs i had a pain in my right testicle. I went to the doctors and she found no lump or swelling and my glands were fine so basically she couldn't find whats wrong. Now i sometimes feel a dull pain in them which is barely noticable and also a dull groin and abdomen pain. Would anyone have a clue as to what could have happened? A muscle tear maybe? Any help is appreciated. Thanks heaps
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Proof of stolen pills?

    I have a friend who decided it would be a bright idea to steal pills from his mom. She got a new script with morphine and hydrocodone pills and she hasn’t opened the pharmacy bag it was in yet. He replaced the hydrocodone pills for some gabepentin pill bottle and re stapled it. Now he’s nervous that when she opens... show more
    I have a friend who decided it would be a bright idea to steal pills from his mom. She got a new script with morphine and hydrocodone pills and she hasn’t opened the pharmacy bag it was in yet. He replaced the hydrocodone pills for some gabepentin pill bottle and re stapled it. Now he’s nervous that when she opens it she will take it to the pharmacy and they will some how prove they have her the hydrocodone and she will file a police report. If she does is there anything the police will do? Will they investigate?
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Did I make my brother get appendicitis?

    When we were about 12 me and my other siblings dared him to drink a litre of unmixed cordial, 2 days later he had to get his appendix removed. Is that a coincidence or did we cause it. We never asked our parents or nude because we didn't want to get in trouble?
    When we were about 12 me and my other siblings dared him to drink a litre of unmixed cordial, 2 days later he had to get his appendix removed. Is that a coincidence or did we cause it. We never asked our parents or nude because we didn't want to get in trouble?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Intense lower left abdominal pain only when standing?

    For 6 days now I have had an intense pain in my lower left abdomen but only when I stand up. The pain comes on fairly instantly within a minute of me standing up I m in agony so much so I ve vomited. I went to the doctor 4 days ago who said it was a UTI but to me the symptoms didn t fit as I had no symptoms of one... show more
    For 6 days now I have had an intense pain in my lower left abdomen but only when I stand up. The pain comes on fairly instantly within a minute of me standing up I m in agony so much so I ve vomited. I went to the doctor 4 days ago who said it was a UTI but to me the symptoms didn t fit as I had no symptoms of one at all. I was on anti biotics for 3 days but they haven t helped at all. Any ideas?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Have chest pain... but doctors assure it's nothing??? ( please help med students!)?

    Best answer: The most common cause of radiating chest pain, as well as abdominal pain, in a 16/17 year old, especially one who has been checked and cleared of cardiac explanations for that pain, is acid reflux. Go see a gastroenterologist if you haven't already. The esophagus runs right next to your heart, and acid reflux... show more
    Best answer: The most common cause of radiating chest pain, as well as abdominal pain, in a 16/17 year old, especially one who has been checked and cleared of cardiac explanations for that pain, is acid reflux. Go see a gastroenterologist if you haven't already. The esophagus runs right next to your heart, and acid reflux pain there is commonly perceived as scary cardiac pain and has sent many people to hospital emergency rooms. Many teens develop acid reflux. Please go get checked for that. There are always other possibilities for symptoms like this, but the most common is a good place to start.

    Also especially if your pain is worst at night or first thing in the morning, avoid eating or drinking for several *hours* before lying down for bed. Elevate your head and chest with pillows. Eating and then lying down too soon is a common cause of your complaint. Some over-the-counter antacid medication may help; some people need prescription-strength antacids. Give it a month of daily medication to see if it helps. You may have damaged tissue in your esophagus that doesn't get better on day three of antacids.

    And anxiety can definitely amplify pain in this area. Dizziness is a common symptom for many issues, but anxiety is one of them. And here you are worrying about your chest pain, and worrying that you're about to die! You almost certainly are not. Yes it's good you got your chest pain checked by a doctor, but now you have to believe your heart is almost certainly not the cause of your pain. A prominent cardiologist on the radio who hears his callers say what you said will say, "Stop worrying about heart trouble! *Stress* is what will hurt your heart long-term."

    You would benefit from some extra activity, just simple walking outdoors daily if nothing else, some yoga, deep breathing, relaxation training (see YouTube for free videos). Give it a shot, along with a gastroenterologist checkup. All this may relieve your chest and abdominal pain.

    Wishing you good luck, great care, and an end to your pain and worry soon.
    3 answers · 5 days ago
  • Hip locking in a 6 year old?

    My child had an issue with her hip yesterday. She went to stand up and her hip locked. She couldn’t move for over 10 minutes, nor could she put her foot on the floor. I’m concerned with this, it hasn’t happened before and eventually she was ok. Why did it lock? Is it a form of a slight dislocation? When she was... show more
    My child had an issue with her hip yesterday. She went to stand up and her hip locked. She couldn’t move for over 10 minutes, nor could she put her foot on the floor. I’m concerned with this, it hasn’t happened before and eventually she was ok. Why did it lock? Is it a form of a slight dislocation? When she was born, we were told her hips were slightly forwards meaning the bottoms of her feet could touch even when her legs were straight but said it should fix itself. She does dance, gymnastics, karate, swimming. She is very fit, strong and flexible, she does the splits every day. What can I do to help? Did this dislocate? Is it a one off?
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why are my boobs so stiff/hard?

    Best answer: There's nothing wrong with firm boobs. As you age, or have a child, they will soften and sag. Then you'll wish they were firm again.
    Best answer: There's nothing wrong with firm boobs. As you age, or have a child, they will soften and sag. Then you'll wish they were firm again.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Im scared for my friend because he snorted tylenol what can that cause?

    Best answer: Bloody nose. Liver damage. Lung damage. Not much else unless it is an overdose. It will act just like any other administration of the drug.
    Best answer: Bloody nose. Liver damage. Lung damage. Not much else unless it is an overdose. It will act just like any other administration of the drug.
    4 answers · 6 days ago