Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products (heart-healthy foods)
Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
Limited amounts of foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
Limit your intake of alcohol.
Also, if you are noticing a weight gain with Lamictal, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can suggest other ways for dealing with this problem. He or she may also look for other causes of weight gain, such as certain medical conditions. If the weight gain continues, your healthcare provider may also recommend other lifestyle changes or a possible switch to another bipolar disorder or epilepsy medication.
Lamictal and Weight Gain: Suggestions
If you are noticing unexplained or bothersome weight gain while you are taking Lamictal, there are some things that you can do. Some suggestions include:
* Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week.
o Lots of fruits, vegetables, grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products (heart-healthy foods)
o Lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts
o Limited amounts of foods with saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium (salt), and added sugars.
* Limit your intake of alcohol.
I tried to do the interaction checker 4 u but u will have to do it, zoloft is sertraline add lamictal, zoloft and ativan it will tell you all the interactions its very simple if u have any problems let me know ok (interactions checker)
As common as colds are, it is no surprise that you stand a good chance of getting one while pregnant. The only thing is, when you're expecting, weathering a cold or a nagging cough goes beyond the simple logistics of seeking relief from your symptoms. After all, now you have a baby and you have his/her health to think about as well. Read on for a rundown on the available treatment options that can keep both you and your baby comfortable during cold and flu season.
Today I had a couple cans…I guess tomorrow starts the detox. So not looking forward to it:-( I’m nervous:-/
Day three off Diet Coke for me. I’ve really bad headaches, blurry vision, stiff neck, irritable mood, constipation and general lethargy. I’ve been severely addicted for about 6 years now and am ready to be rid of this poison, which is all I can think to call it. I’m almost positive it’s responsible for a lot of my pain and inflammation, and am hoping once the withdrawal symptoms die down, I’ll notice an improvement in certain areas of my health. It makes me feel so awful when I go off it, I can’t imagine what it’s doing to my body!
I have been consuming diet coke for over ten years at about 400-600 oz a day am trying to make it thru third day cold turkey and the headaches dont stop im to the point of tears didnt think i would notice the caffiene withdraw but i cant seem to stay awake much outside work hating myself and should have listened to ppl along time ago
For years I have been hearing terrible things about aspartame and diet sodas, and unfortunately, did not give it a lot of thought. I so wish that I had been paying attention because over the last 15 years I have developed arthritis and it has gotten worse. It started in my left knee, then my fingers have started swelling. I have gone to doctors about my joint pain, and have asked if diet soda was a factor, and I was told no. It may be because they do not realize how much of it I drink. I am going to stop drinking Diet Coke. I drink two to four 12oz. cans per day. I should probably reduce to maybe one per day, so that I can wean away from it. I will miss the carbonation the most. I can switch to iced tea with lemon.
I do on occasion get headaches, and it probably is from the aspartame. I also get frequent flare ups with my arthritis. The pain has gone to arms. It is sometimes hard to move when I want to turn over when I sleep. I drank some diet coke with splenda. Besides not tasting that good, it gave me a bad migraine for three days. So, I don’t drink that anymore. I am happy to read on some posts that some of you have said that since quitting aspartame that symptoms have diminished. I hope that the aspartame did not do so much permanent damage that the effects can be reversed. That would be an incentive to use aspartame anymore.
Hi Guys, I was very worried when I saw these comments but just recently I had to visit our imminent Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, I was lucky enough to be treated by one of our best specialist in Australia. I told him about my habit of drinking too much Coke Zero and prior to that Tab, Diet Coket etc. He told me not to worry and that I should continue to drink it, that there are many theories re Aspartame as far as he was concerned it was A OK..
Doctors typically have very little training on diet. Not sure why this is, but it is a bad place to get food related advice (my researched opinion).
I agree. Doctors get very little class time on nutrition. Keep in mind the FDA was the one that approved aspartame despite all the evidence against it, and if you research how it was approved it will surpise and appall you. Keep in mind the FDA pushes through drugs every year, that after enough people die, they take it off the market. They’ve even confirmed that the Gulf War Disease was to due to Diet Coke that was heated by sitting in the sun. When it comes to things like this, listen to your body.
I think I’m still clearing the effects of aspartame out of my body and I quit drinking it over 7 months ago. I did wean myself off of it slowly, slowly reducing it from 6 cans down to one can a day for the last five days before quitting for good. I drink plain seltzer water for the carbonation. It doesn’t have any sugar or artificial sweetners. LaCroix is an example of this, but I buy the store brand because it’s half the cost.
Wow, it is actually very good news to see someone else has experienced anxiety as a result of withdrawing from Aspartame! I quit cold turkey after a 1.5L a day diet coke routine that ran for about 6 years, because of the anxiety I suspected it was causing at the end, and the symptoms of withdrawal seem to be INCREASED and MORE FREQUENT anxiety. I’m hoping my brain chemistry can recover SOON because the anxiety/lack of confidence/down moods are pure H*LL! Thanks for having such a blog for this substance!
I told a few people about having to quit aspertame. Going through the withdrawels during work has been tough.
I have to push myself to work. Going through being so tired that all I want to do is sleep. Going through the headaches, body aches, and trying to stay focused to do my job has been tough.
It has been two weeks now and I still don’t feel back to normal.
Although a lot of the symptoms has have not come on as strong. The numbess in my fingers and legs is gone.
I am not as tired. I still get the little rush that feels like a shock is going through my brain, if that makes sense.
My gums would tingle and feel numb at times when I was drinking soda. It has almost stopped now. My ears are still ringing. But time will tell.
I hope it gets better soon. 🙂
My ears ring also and I have been asked by doc if I drink a lot of caffeine. Ringing of the ears, anxiety and my body fat probably being mostly from the effects of caffeine, aspartame and sodium in the diet coke should give me more then enough reason to quit. Not to mention that I would probably be in much better health over all. My body is so very sensitive to any change so I try the weaning but once I can down to just say a can a day the cravings start hitting hard again. I also can relate to someone else saying that their self confidence takes a hit.
Hello all..I have been a diet Dr. Pepper addict for ten years. I consumed at least a liter a day. I have kicked the habit for over a month and yes the withdrawals were terrible! I now have noticed a decrease in the severe fibro pain I suffered from daily but sadly I know this drug, and it is a drug in so many ways, has caused permanent damage. It has now been cleared to be used in non diet products as well so be careful…this includes gum and lower fat coffee creamer. I am amazed in all it is in and it’s for the addictive qualities. I will never willingly consume this product again or any other that has the one of aspartames many aliases. A month out and I can say I am thrilled to be free of something more addictive for me than even smoking was! Hang in there because it is so worth detoxifying! Also the water flavoring products contain artificial sweeteners as well….I couldn’t find one, including non diet, that was free of these toxins. Good luck and I wish you all the best of life and health!
On a side note my sugar cravings sky rocketed at first but only for the first two weeks and now I am swollen far less often and have begun to lose weight. I can also actually taste food again…this was the first thing I noticed! It altered my ability to truly taste all food! My skin condition and coloring improved as well…these changes felt dramatic in that I hadn’t realized the negative change and had grown accustomed. This stuff should be taken off the market, but it’s big business that is guaranteed loyal users due to addiction.
I have quit Diet Soda and Sweet n Low for iced tea and just a few days ago chewing gum. I had major headaches for a week, still have some but not as painful. My high blood pressure has come down a great deal. This web site has been most helpful for me! Thank you so much for all the comments and encouragement. I am determined to keep up the determination to better my health. Good luck to those just starting your journey of omitting this bad poison.
Giving up diet dr pepper for lent (thus today is day two) and hopefully giving it up forever. Have given it up before, but have always slowly picked it back up. It has way too much control over me, when I want to be free instead to follow God, to be at my best, and to do what is right!:/ Amazed at how strong its power can be. And now the withdrawl…I was completely exhausted last night, turned in early (something I very rarely do) and then overslept. When I did get up, felt light-headed, just as exhausted as the night before, “not right,” fuzzy-headed, and then developed a bad headache. A friend suggested trying L-Tryptophan to help with withdrawl. I thought I’d be fine, bc I was very mentally prepared to give this up. Interestingly, I do not crave a ddp – perhaps because I’ve gone cold turkey and it is not an option, but was not even anticipating a withdrawl outside of a potentially strong craving. This has caught me off guard, and demonstrates how badly I needed to cut it out of my life. Thanks for your helpful site.
Die Grippe ist in Deutschland eine meldepflichtige Erkrankung. Deshalb wird der Arzt das Gesundheitsamt darüber informieren, dass in seiner Praxis ein Grippefall diagnostiziert wurde. Das Melden der Grippe dient vor allem der Kontrolle von Grippewellen oder Grippepandemien.
Die beste Therapie gegen Grippe ist Bettruhe. In den ersten Tagen der Infektion wird es vermutlich kein Problem für Sie sein, das Bett zu hüten – Fieber, Kopf- und Gliederschmerzen sowie Schwächegefühl werden es Ihnen einfach machen. Die Bettruhe sollte allerdings auch noch etwa bis drei Tage nach Ende des Fiebers eingehalten werden. Die Ruhezeit ist wichtig, um Ihrem Körper die notwendige Energie zu geben, sich gegen die Grippe zu behaupten.
Gegen die Schmerzen bei Grippe können Sie schmerzlindernde Medikamente einnehmen. Bestimmte Wirkstoffe helfen auch gegen Fieber (etwa Ibuprofen). Kinder und Jugendliche sollten nur nach Abstimmung mit dem Arzt Schmerzmittel bekommen. Medikamente mit dem Wirkstoff Acetylsalicylsäure dürfen von Kindern und Jugendlichen während einer Grippe keinesfalls eingenommen werden. Bei einer Grippeinfektion kann die Einnahme von Acetylsalicylsäure bei jungen Menschen zum Reye-Syndrom führen. Das Reye-Syndrom ist eine sehr schwere Erkrankung, die Leber und Gehirn schädigt und in etwa der Hälfte aller Fälle zum Tode führt. Anzeichen für das Reye-Syndrom sind Krämpfe, starkes Erbrechen, Körperstarre und bald einsetzendes Koma.
Gegen anhaltenden Husten bei Grippe können Mittel mit dem Wirkstoff Kodein verschrieben werden. Auch schleimlösende Medikamente helfen dabei, die Atemwegsbeschwerden etwas zu mindern. Auch, wenn es schwerfällt – achten Sie während der Grippe auf eine ausreichende Flüssigkeitszufuhr. Eine ausreichende Vitamin-Versorgung, vor allem mit Vitamin C, über die Nahrung oder mithilfe von Vitaminpräparaten, unterstützen Körper und Immunsystem zusätzlich.
Gelegentlich kommt es zu einer zusätzlichen Infektion mit Bakterien. Bei der sogenannten Superinfektion werden deshalb als Therapie zusätzlich Antibiotika gegeben. Die Superinfektion stellt eine Komplikation im Verlauf der Grippe dar. Die bakterielle Infektion in den Griff zu bekommen, ist sehr wichtig, da der Körper aufgrund der Viren schon geschwächt ist.
Je nach Schwere der Erkrankung dauert eine Grippe bei einem unkomplizierten Verlauf bis zu zwei Wochen an. Unkomplizierter Verlauf bedeutet, dass Sie ansonsten gesund sind, also nicht unter einer anderen Grunderkrankung leiden, nicht schwanger sind oder aus sonstigen Gründen Ihr Immunsystem schon vor der Grippe geschwächt war, und während der Grippe keine weiteren Krankheiten auftreten. Schwere Komplikationen können Lungenentzündung, Herzmuskelentzündung oder Herzbeutelentzündung, das Toxische Schocksyndrom oder das Reye-Syndrom (bei Behandlung von Kindern und Jugendlichen mit Acetylsalicylsäure) sein.
Leichtere, etwas häufiger vorkommende Komplikationen sind Mittelohr- und Nasennebenhöhlenentzündungen Sie kommen oft bei Kleinkindern und Kindern vor. Tritt eine Superinfektion – also eine zusätzliche Infektion mit Bakterien – auf, wird deshalb Antibiotikum gegeben. Die Grippe dauert dann meist etwas länger.
Normalerweise sind Sie nach ein bis zwei Wochen wieder gesund. Das Fieber tritt ganz am Anfang der Grippe auf und klingt nach einigen Tagen bereits wieder ab. Dann ist es empfehlenswert, dass Sie weiter das Bett hüten und sich weiter schonen, auch wenn Sie sich wieder „fit“ fühlen. Der Körper braucht seine Zeit, um sich gegen die Grippe wehren zu können.
Grippe vorbeugen: Wie man sich vor Influenzaviren schützen kann
Die Ansteckung mit den Erregern der Influenza, den Grippeviren, erfolgt durch Tröpfcheninfektion auf direktem Weg oder indirekt über Oberflächen, auf denen sich Grippeviren befinden. Wenn Sie einer Grippe vorbeugen möchten, versuchen Sie, während der Grippesaison hustenden Menschen aus dem Weg zu gehen. Wenn Sie selbst Grippe haben, seien Sie fair und bleiben Sie zu Hause. So schützen Sie andere davor, sich bei Ihnen mit Grippe anzustecken. Waschen Sie sich die Hände gründlich mit Wasser und Seife, wenn Sie nach Hause kommen. In den Wintermonaten schadet es auch nicht, sich die Hände noch etwas häufiger als sonst zu waschen. So vermeiden Sie, dass Grippeviren über Ihre Hände zu Ihren Schleimhäuten gelangen.
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Twin flame signs and symptoms – no matter how brief or how seemingly meaningless an encounter with another person, you must realize, there is no such thing as coincidence. Often this experience will unfold opportunities, explorations, and self-introspection. If you don’t just shuck it away or file it as some blip on the screen and start to discover there really is something there, you may also find yourself awakening to a new level of meaning and synchronicity.
Here are some twin flame signs and symptoms that you may have just experienced a meeting with your twin flame or twin soul.
4. Peppermint Essential Oil
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Peppermint essential oil (Mentha piperita) has antiseptic and anti-viral properties and can be useful as an expectorant. Use peppermint oil in a steam inhaler, but not where babies or young children are present.
5. Thyme Essential Oil
Thyme essential oil (Thymallus) is antiseptic and anti-bacterial. Many aromatherapists recommend you use it in a blend with tea tree, lemon and eucalyptus oils in the bath or in an inhaler to help fight congestion. Do not use this oil if you have high blood pressure, however.
6. Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil (citrus limon), with its high vitamin content, helps boost the body’s immune system and stimulates the production of white blood cells, thereby increasing your ability to fight off illness.
Lemon oil also improves circulation throughout the body.
7. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
As an antiviral and a decongestant, eucalyptus essential oil (eucalyptus globulus) helps treat colds and congestion. In her book Aromatherapy A – Z, author Patricia Davis recommends using eucalyptus oil in a steam inhaler to help open blocked nasal passages, to soothe inflammation and to fight bacteria.
8. Rosemary Essential Oil
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Household bleach mixed at a ratio of 1:32 is a inexpensive and effective way of destroying the virus on washable items.
Cat flu cannot be spread to humans.
Feline Herpes Virus symptoms usually lasts for about 7 -14 days and Calicivirus symptoms usually last for about 7 - 10 days.
Will my cat be a carrier of Cat Flu?
When cats have recovered from Cat Flu they continue to shed the virus especially at times of stress. Although they do not show any symptoms they have in fact become a carrier of the virus.
With Feline Herpes Virus the carrier state can last the lifetime of the cat.
How can I prevent Cat Flu
There are vaccinations available for Feline Herpes Virus-1 and Feline Calicivirus (FCV) Discuss a vaccination regime with your veterinarian.
Avian Flu Symptoms: How Can You Tell If You Have H5N1?
North America's first death from the H5N1 virus, also known as avian or bird flu, was reported in Alberta today, contracted by a victim who had just returned from China. While officials have been quick to reassure Canadians that this was an isolated incident and not related to the seasonal flu, this potentially fatal illness has many wondering about the symptoms of this influenza.
Most avian flu viruses do not infect humans, but some, like the highly pathogenic H5N1, can cause severe infections, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
When the H5N1 strain of bird flu appears in humans, it mimics a severe case of the flu, like H1N1 (swine flu). Flu.gov, the U.S. site for flu information, notes that symptoms of H5N1 in humans include:
The diagnosis of H5N1 based on symptoms alone is difficult because they are so similar to other flu strains; laboratory testing is required to confirm infection, according to the the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The bird flu is generally spread to people through direct contact with infected birds or poultry livestock. The H5N1 virus can live in the environment for extended periods, but cannot be contracted by eating properly handled, cooked poultry or eggs, and thus far has not shown any sign of spreading easily from person to person, though that is always a likelihood, warns the CDC. As the Lung Association notes, there has been limited transmission in the case of long-term contact with sick relatives.