By: Terry Graedon November 11, 2013 9 Comments
    How to Use Herbs and Diet to Get Off Prevacid De…

    Q. I came off lansoprazole (Prevacid) over a year ago after taking it for four years for stomachaches. (I'd never had heartburn.) I stopped because I was suffering with muscle pains and couldn't sleep…

    By: Joe Graedon October 21, 2012 139 Comments
    Metformin (Glucophage) Side Effects & Compl…

    The fascinating compound called metformin was discovered nearly a century ago. Scientists realized that it could lower blood sugar in an animal model (rabbits) as early as 1929, but it wasn't until th…

    By: Terry Graedon August 26, 2012 12 Comments
    Bad Bellyache Could Be Deadly Drug Reaction

    Stomachaches are part of the human condition. Few symptoms are more common, though abdominal pain may be more complicated than it seems. Discomfort can range from mild to excruciating. As many as one …

    By: Terry Graedon September 9, 2010 10 Comments
    Sleeping Pill Linked to Upset Stomach

    Q. My wife was taking Ambien for insomnia. She was also having stomach pain that her doctor could not diagnose. Recently she stopped taking the medicine so she could remain alert during a period when …

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2008 9 Comments
    Are Antibiotics Responsible for GI Woes?

    Q. My teenage daughter has been taking antibiotics to treat her acne for years, but she's also had terrible GI problems (stomachaches and diarrhea) for much of that time. I didn't think of a connectio…