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Dr. Christopher Lynch

Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL
18 years experience male

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Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL

Office

Chicago, IL

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Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

40 Answers
48 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Not long : With regular use, Klonopin (clonazepam) can reach a steady state in your system, days to weeks after which one can develop a physiologic dependence. The good news is that since your anti depressant has become active your can now in initiate a taper to get off the klonopin (clonazepam). This should be done under your physicians supervision. The idea is that now that the antidepressant is working, it's addressing your sympt.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Likely not serious : Especially since you just noticed it after waking up, then this most likely represents a self limited nerve palsy.In your case, the description is consistent with the ulnar nerve being involved which is very common. To alleviate the discomfort and expedite the symptom resolution, take anti-inflammatory especially as directed if you have no contraindications.Also, wearing padded elbow guards pm helps.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Lynch
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Not too long : The amount of time would vary slightly based on the formulation. However, despite the medication being 'out of their systems', many women find that the return of a birdman menstrual cycle can take on the order of weeks to months.

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Testimonials
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Mar 22, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Lynch provides personalized attention and is always unrushed and seems to always be able to resolve my issues with skill and compassion. I have the highest degree of trust in this doctor. Highly...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Lynch continues to provide top-notch quality care after 3 years of his caring for me. This doctor is a truly remarkable clinician. He always puts me at ease with his confident, candid style. Wo...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thankyou doctor for your help , she seems to get one thing after another , abcesses on gums , asthma , apthous ulcers recurring and psoriasi
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Thank you, Dr. Christopher R. Lynch for your prompt response. Looking forward to the urologist referral.
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Thank you for your prompt and knowledeable response!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

University of Illinois Medical Center

Awards

Patient's Choice Award 2008-2012
Patient Compassion Award 2011, 2013
Clinical instructor, Feinberg Northwestern School of Medicine

Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Board of Internal Medicine
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