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Painful Intercourse Can Have Numerous Causes

Dear Pharmacist, Sexual intercourse has become very painful since stopping HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy). I’ve tried progesterone and Vagifem, but nothing helps. I think this is a concern for many women. Do you have any other suggestions? E.K., Ocala, Florida ANSWER: Indeed, many women have this problem, especially older ones who experience vaginal dryness while […]

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Glucosamine Sulfate Is Worth It’s Weight In Gold

Dear Pharmacist, I have arthritis and wonder what you think of glucosamine and chondroitin. As a diabetic, is it safe for me to take this supplement along with my insulin? K.L., Lake City, Florida ANSWER: Glucosamine is found in the body naturally, and is essential for the maintenance of tendons, cartilage, blood vessels, heart valves […]

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Migraine Makers

Dear Pharmacist, I suffer with migraines and have to take Maxalt 2 or 3 times a month. My girlfriend says that certain foods trigger these for her, like parmesan cheese and red wine but I don’t consume either of those. Anything else that can cause them?  –G.L. Idaho Falls, Idaho Answer:  Many foods precipitate disabling […]

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