Dr. James Lawrenzi

Family Medicine
Archie, MO
17 years experience male

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Family Medicine

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25 Answers
11 Agrees
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Soma (carisoprodol) isn't good: Soma is converted into a form of a horse tranquilizer in the body. I do not personally prescribe it. Skelaxin, (metaxalone) zanaflex, or Flexeril wo... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Unfortunately: The current climate of the profession is making it difficult to find doctor's that are willing to treat chronic pain. Even if you find a pain managem... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Please see your doc: Congrats on stopping your drinking! i would see your doctor with your partner. There are many reasons that one cannot get pregnant. You may have me... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Could be: Related to your anemia. It depends on how low your iron stores are. Hopefully they have performed a pelvic ultrasound to help diagose what is occuri... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Good question: Usually, pms symptoms occur before your periods. Some women can experience pms like symptoms around their time of ovulation too.. Wait and watch for y... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
See your physician: I would see a doctor to get some basic lab tests and to check your thyroid. I would also suggest getting some protein powder similar to what body bui... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Not sure: Ketamine functions in the brain as a “dissociative anesthetic, ” where dissociative indicate a shutting off of the brain from the body rather than sim... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Yes: Congratulations! yes you are completely safe to travel by plane. As you progress through your pregnancy, and as you approach your due date, it is gen... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Yes: That is perfectly fine to break them in half. Make sure your doctor knows that you are doing this. Benzos are a class of meds that you do need to ta... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
You need OMT: I am an osteopathic physician, and i perform a lot of omt, which is similar to chiropractic care. I would advise you to see a good chiropractor or fi... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
No: There is no risk of transmission of HIV to you from blowing your friends whistle. Even if your friend had a minute amount of blood on the whistle from... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Possibly: Low back pain has many causes. It is one of the most common reasons that people seek medical care. Having said that, low back pain on either side ca... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
In general, yes: But it depends on where the fish is from. Stay away from fish from the pacific! because of fukushima, which is still spewing incredibly high amounts ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Yes to both: Viral infection of the heart is relatively common and usually of little consequence. It can, however, lead to substantial cardiac damage and severe ac... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Complicated question: Assuming that neither of you have other partners (for they would need to be treated as well), you both should be ok. But i would still recommend cond... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
See your doctor: It could be one of several things. You could have strep, even without fever, but unlikely. Could be from post-nasal drip from allergies. Since it i... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Depression or sleep: Usually used for above two disorders. Can be used for other conditions as well. Side effects can include headaches, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, ner... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
What do you mean: Everyone has a thyroid. Are you asking how do you know if your thyroid isn't working properly, either overactive or underactive? What symptoms are y... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Yes: You should be fine taking both medications together. No worries.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
That is elevated: But we need more information. What was your glucose (sugar) level? We need both pieces to have better information. But in general, that Insulin lev... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Good question!: New research indicates that melatonin does much more than help some people sleep better. Studies show that melatonin’s multifaceted effects may improv... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Possibly: What cancer are you worried about? It will usually detect cancer of pelvis/ovaries. Why did you doctor order ct? What was he/she concerned about? ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Ice: I think you mean chicken pox shot...Lol...Just ice the area...As long as there is no rash on the rest of the body she should be fine.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Good question: Status of evaluation for stillbirth  fetal autopsy  placental evaluation  karyotype  indirect coombs’  serologic test for syphilis  screen for f... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lawrenzi
17 years experience
Did you have mirena (levonorgestrel)?: It is probably ok. If you had the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, you are likely experiencing hormone withdrawel, and this should normalize over several... Read More
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Testimonials
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Oct 13, 2013
I would like to welcome Dr. Lawrenzi to Healthtap. He is already making great contributions to Healthtap & is providing an excellent service to the public. His responses are clear & informative. I end...Read More
Sep 4, 2013
Very accurate and timely responses.,
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lawrenzi is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Well iam 24 and thats what I was thinking but this never has happened to me when I had gotten one usualy it burns ichy thank u
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I take melatonin too. Nice to know about the additional benefits. TY
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, I did! Got to love auto correct!

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Top Family Physician, First Place, Missouri - Summer
2013
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