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A 20-year-old male asked:

is there any probably relation between ssris or beta blockers and sleep apnea?.i had snoring +nightmare and now drowsiness.best regards to all drs.

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Associations Below: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were associated with a lower percentage of rapid eye movement sleep and lower sleep efficiency values in patients with osa, compared with those not taking any medications. The use of ß-adrenergic receptor-blocking agents had no consistent associations with the indexes of sleep architecture. www.aasmnet.org/jcsm/articles/020208.pdf‎.

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I recently had surgery on my left knee for a meniscus tear. They removed approximately 33% of the cartilage, will I be able to run still?

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Yes: You should be able to run with minimal risk of accelerating any arthritic problems in your knee.
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Some tears are repairable. Some have to be removed to prevent locking of the knee. You should be abl
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A 25-year-old member asked:

I had oral sex for the first time with a very experienced guy and now I have a sore throat could I have gonorrhea?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Depends : The timing is crucial here. Is the sore throat immediate? Next day? Condoms? Rough or gentle oral sex? Most likely it's not gonorrhea. But it is best to be safe. Did the guy ever have gc? Did he have other std's? If so, you should be checked.

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