3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc > Ideal Protein Diet

Over the counter meds

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #1
Member
 
DannaA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 300/277/150

Height: 5' 4"

Default Over the counter meds

Hi all,
Newbie here and I was wondering if someone can answer a question for me about over the counter meds.

I see a lot of people posting about killer headaches in the first week and have noticed that the general response is to drink water with salt in it.. but I havent noticed anyone suggest a good dose of Advil or tylonel... which is likely what i would do if i was suffering from a migraine type headache!? Are we not supposed to take over the counter meds?

Another otc that i use regularily right now is Tums for heartburn... and i usually need it at night when i lay down. Does anyone have experience with not needing these anymore ...are they ok to take?

Thanks in advance for your replies!!
DannaA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #2
Reboot 9/2014
 
scorbett1103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,856

S/C/G: 198.6/173/165

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DannaA View Post
Hi all,
Newbie here and I was wondering if someone can answer a question for me about over the counter meds.

I see a lot of people posting about killer headaches in the first week and have noticed that the general response is to drink water with salt in it.. but I havent noticed anyone suggest a good dose of Advil or tylonel... which is likely what i would do if i was suffering from a migraine type headache!? Are we not supposed to take over the counter meds?

Another otc that i use regularily right now is Tums for heartburn... and i usually need it at night when i lay down. Does anyone have experience with not needing these anymore ...are they ok to take?

Thanks in advance for your replies!!
The salt suggestion is because VERY often in the early part of Phase 1, the headaches are a direct result of electrolyte imbalance, which adding salt takes care of. If that doesn't work or you have a true migraine, take whatever OTC meds you need to

TUMS is going to be an issue while on IP - there is sugar and starch in them, neither of which you can have on Phase 1. You MAY actually find that your heartburn significantly decreases from being on IP, the diet is very anti-inflammatory on your digestive system. If you still have issues with the heartburn, you should talk to your doctor about sugar-free alternatives to the tums.
__________________
scorbett1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 79

Height: 5'2 1/2

Default

I take Aleve when I have headaches or cramps and it has not stalled my weight loss. I believe OTC cough meds might have an affect on your weight loss because of the sugar in these meds but I'm not 100 % positive on that.
__________________


1.11.14. 3rd restart
2.15.14. Under 200lbs
9.17.14 Half way to goal!



IntheEvening is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 11:59 AM   #4
Reboot 9/2014
 
scorbett1103's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,856

S/C/G: 198.6/173/165

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IntheEvening View Post
I take Aleve when I have headaches or cramps and it has not stalled my weight loss. I believe OTC cough meds might have an affect on your weight loss because of the sugar in these meds but I'm not 100 % positive on that.
You are correct about the cough meds. We basically have to think like diabetics while in Phase 1. The good news is that there are sugar free liquid medicines available, and the pill forms of most cold/flu remedies do not contain sugar. When in doubt, ask your pharmacist and tell them you need diabetic safe medication!
__________________
scorbett1103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 12:05 PM   #5
Member
 
DannaA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 300/277/150

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Thanks guys I am really hoping that I can wean off the tums... my two pregnancies totally killed my reflux and i take anywhere from 2-6 tums a night.. although i do find that if i have eaten close enough to bedtime it isnt so bad.

I was on a prescription for my heartburn.. but it was way to expensive so i switched to the tums! Again i really hope that the heartburn goes away
DannaA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 12:40 PM   #6
Dukanista
 
April Snow's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Denver
Posts: 2,547

S/C/G: high263/current257/ticker/198

Height: 5'7"

Default

they do make sugar free tums. They are orange creme flavored and say sugar free right on the front.

(btw, I'm not an IP person but am also doing a low fat, low carb diet, and my reflux has cleared up completely after just a few weeks. I was taking generic Pepcid every night, and now take nothing at all)
__________________
Restart 1/6/13 - GOAL (for now) back to prior low

HAPPY SPRING & APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE
April Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 02:53 PM   #7
Member
 
DannaA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 44

S/C/G: 300/277/150

Height: 5' 4"

Default

thanks April for the heads up about the sugar free tums.. its nice to know there is an alternative if i need it .. although i am really hoping that the reflux and even my ibs take a long long long hike out of my system
DannaA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
NinjaNurse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 593

S/C/G: 267/159/150

Height: 5"3

Default

I used to get heartburn ALL.THE. TIME. Don't remember the last time I did, but certainly not since I started IP. You may find with this diet overall, yours goes away too.
__________________
NinjaNurse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 10:08 PM   #9
Working to be an after!
 
crazynette826's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Utah
Posts: 862

S/C/G: 269/151.6/149

Height: 5'2''

Default

This diet is a very alkaline diet. Which helps with acid reflux! I used to take tums every night, and since starting IP haven't needed them at all.
__________________
"If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!" - Walt Disney
W1-8.4 W2-7.6 W3-1.8 W4-3.6 W5-3.6 W6-3.0 W7-3.6 W8-2.2 W9-2.4 W10-3.2 W11-2.2 W12-4.6
W13-2.4 W14-2.0 W15-2.6 W16-1.4 W17-3.4 W18-0.8 W19-3.6 W20-2.0 W21-1.6 W22-3.2 W23-0.6
W24-2.0 W25-0.4 W26NWI W27-6.0 W28-1.2 W29-2.0 W30-2.4 W31NWI W32-6.2 W33+1.2 W34NWI
W35-5.4 W36+1.0 W37-3.6 W38NWI W39-3.4W40NWI W41-1.0 W42-1.4 W43-2.4 W44-1.0 W45-0.0
W46-0.2 W47NWI W48-3.4 W49-2.4 W50NWI W51+0.4 W52-0.4 W53-3.4 W54+0.2 W55-2.2



crazynette826 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
aliboo723's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 112

S/C/G: 251/188/135

Height: 5' 4"

Default

I suffered with heartburn and reflux before IP. I've been on the program for 6 almost 7 weeks and have had NO issues since practically day one! I was dreading the water intake because that's when my burn was the worst, but alas, no issues! Not only am I losing weight, but I feel more alert and have no reflux issues! Loving IP!!!!
aliboo723 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2