You can learn to check your medications yourself too! 🙂 Here’s a link to: WebMD, it’s simple to use, just type the name of your medication into the search button at the top beside where it says WebMD, and it will give you a simple explanation in easy to understand words 🙂
Natural Salicylates as Medications
Quote from the book “What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Fibromyalgia” by Dr Paul St Amand and Claudia Merek. page 82 paragraph 2. subheading “Natural Salicylates as Medications”
These are found in dietary supplements. Gather everything you take as a medication that you have not yet discarded because they did not contain the chemical salicylate, camphor, or menthol. Look for the words oil, gel, or extract with a plant name. In nature, only plants make salicylates so you can use anything you can identify as not being a plant. Simply put: if it’s not the name of a plant, you can take it. For example: calcium, magnesium, and zinc. Not plants, no problem. Glucosamine, 5-HTP, malic acid, fish oil…again, not plants so they can’t block guaifenesin. On the other hand, gingko biloba, green tea extract, valerian, evening primrose oil, flaxseed oil, or wild yam are plants and so they do block guaifenesin. Also check for bioflavonoids (quercetin, hesperiden, or rutin), which are concentrated plant pigments and will block guaifenesin. (Don’t forget to recheck labels when replacing a product to make sure there have been no ingredient changes.) it’s simple: If it’s the name of a plant or contains bioflavonoids, don’t use it.
Make sure you check the labels on all your vitamins – look for plant names such as rose hips or ginseng and bioflavonoids. Vitamin C or multiple vitamins that contain vitamin C are common culprits. Ingredients such as lutein or lycopene that are not the names of plants are okay. Hormones are fine: hormones are not plants. But you can’t take the whole plant (such as saw palmetto or yam extract) to get the hormone. Use the purified form.
Click for more on: Vitamins, minerals etc, and salicylates.
ambien 10mg for insomnia
Cymbalta for generalized vulvodynia
famotidine for reflux
fibro-Aid cream from fibro pharmacy gabapentin Ibuprofen
lidoderm patches for pain,
Motrin and Flexeril for sleeping
oxybutynin chloride (overactive bladder) Oxycodone Oxycontin
prilocaine cream for painful lumps,
synthroid for hypothyroidsoma for tight muscles (NOT Soma Compound which contains sals)
sennosides (NOT Senna) Tramadol
triamcinolone acetonide cream for itchy ears,
topamax (migraine prevention)
Tenormin for B/P,
tylenol #3 for headache pain, Ultram Voltaren
Xanax for anxiety/panic