By: Terry Graedon August 30, 2018 0 Comments
    More Indications for Medical Marijuana in Connec…

    Although many physicians are skeptical of its benefits, medical marijuana is gradually gaining acceptance. Medical marijuana in Connecticut was already approved for several serious conditions, includi…

    By: Joe Graedon May 7, 2018 12 Comments
    Can the Antidepressant Amitriptyline Mess Up Mem…

    It is estimated that nearly two million people take the antidepressant amitriptyline every day. We suspect that most are not taking this drug to improve mood. That’s because amitriptyline (Elavil) h…

    By: Joe Graedon August 3, 2015 130 Comments
    Gabapentin for Pain Drove Patient to Brink of Su…

    How could a medicine that is supposed to relieve pain make someone suicidal? Turns out it happens far more often than most health professionals realize. If physicians and pharmacists do not warn patie…

    By: Joe Graedon November 5, 2012 23 Comments
    Listerine Mouthwash for Shingles

    Q. Three weeks after a shingles attack I was suffering excruciating nerve pain across the right side of my scalp and behind my ear. Acetaminophen with codeine was not working. One morning at 3 am I fi…

    By: Joe Graedon August 16, 2012 3 Comments
    Hot Chili Pepper Spices Up Dreams!

    Q. About a year ago you wrote that some people use spicy gumbo soup to alleviate migraines. I have been looking for a solution for food allergy headaches and was willing to try almost anything. I star…

    By: Terry Graedon April 25, 2011 185 Comments
    Listerine Helps Ease Shingles Pain

    Shingles is a common affliction that happens to middle-age or older people who had chickenpox as children. The rash, which can be excruciating, is often one-sided because it follows the route of th…

    By: Terry Graedon September 13, 2010 11 Comments
    Hot Pepper to Ease Pain

    Q. I have diabetes and high blood pressure. My blood sugar is under control with insulin and I am on Diovan for the blood pressure. Over the last few years, I have suffered with numbness and pain in m…