August 19, 2013 |
Lindsay Lohan is addicted to alcohol but not to cocaine, though she did use cocaine more often than she's admitted in the past because it allowed her to drink more alcohol. You get the picture. Oh, she's also off Adderall, which she used to think grounded her, and has never injected anything stronger than a B12 shot. But she takes Nexium because she has acid reflux. Admit it: If you were Lindsay Lohan, you'd probably have acid reflux too, because girlfriend said she's also addicted to chaos, something she picked up early in life.
April 22, 2013 |
Busy Philipps has announced that she's having another girl. The pregnant "Cougar Town" actress is expecting a second child with husband Marc Silverstein, which she originally announced on Twitter in December. "We've known for a long time now, I just haven't had any reason to say it , but we're having another girl. We're really excited," she told The Huffington Post . PHOTOS: Hollywood baby boom The 33-year-old opened up about her pregnancy at the premiere of "A Case of You" at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Sunday.
September 1, 2012 |
Pillows. They're not just for nestling your noggin anymore. They're also for keeping your stiff neck from aching, your sinuses from congesting, your acids from refluxing, your snores from snorting, your tinnitus from tintinnabulating and -- yes! glory be! -- your face from turning into a prune. Or, so go some of the claims. Here's a heads-up on how well the hype holds up. -- Pressure points Laying your head on a bunch of pointy spikes may not sound especially therapeutic.
August 23, 2011 |
A welter of medications sold over the counter and by prescription can spell fast relief from the churning discomfort of acid reflux and heartburn, and the class of drugs known as proton-pump inhibitors has grown powerfully popular with Americans. But the watchdog group Public Citizen on Tuesday asked the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to warn Americans that these drugs can be habit-forming and carry a wide range of other dangers. Public Citizen complained that medications known by such commercial names as Nexium, Prilosec, Zegerid and Prevacid are widely overprescribed and used routinely by people who don't need them.
December 28, 2009 |
I suffered from cluster headaches for 14 years. Some doctors said the pain was psychosomatic. Others told me I was allergic to chocolate. Doctors prescribed Demerol for the pain, and I became dependent on this narcotic. I eventually kicked the habit. Then I quit smoking. Within a week my headaches stopped. They only return when I am in a room with a smoker. Cluster headaches are sometimes called suicide headaches because the pain can be so severe. It tends to occur on one side of the face, near the eye. The pain can last several hours and recurs in clusters for weeks or months at a time.
July 20, 2009 |
My doctor just prescribed Prevacid for acid reflux. I am reluctant to take this medicine because I have heard it might lead to weakened bones. I already have severe osteoporosis because of a lengthy course of cortisone. This drug caused significant bone loss, so I am now taking Fosamax. I would hate to undo the benefits I have gotten on Fosamax, but the drug does cause bad heartburn. I feel caught in a dilemma. A surprising number of medicines have a negative effect on bone density.