A 37-year-old female asked:
doctors have all been rude anymore and will not prescribe me vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) i've taken many years for my lupus and fibromyalgia in tx, what can i do?
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Neurology 36 years experience
Hydrocodone: is not recommended for non cancer pain with perhaps the exception of some cases of neuropathy. The American Academy of Neurology just issued a statement to that effect. More people have died from narcotic overdose from prescriptions in the past 10 years than died in the Vietnam War. Fibromyalgia has never been an indication for narcotic use. If you have neuropathy from SLE you may qualify for Tx
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How many times per day should my baby eat, and how should I deal with any feeding problems?
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Pediatrics 13 years experience
When they are hungry: As infants you should feed your baby whenever they are hungry. Generally this is every 2-3 hours. As they get bigger they will eat more with each feeding and the time between will lengthen. But even 3 and 4 mo babies will eat every 3 hours or so during the day. Count number of wet diapers if there are not 6-8 daily see your dr. If you are concerned about any feeding problems see your dr.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I've had pain and problems with my low back for many years. What can I expect from myspine surgery?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends....: There are many types of back surgery for many different back conditions so answering specifically will be difficult; however, generally you can expect to be up and walking within 1-2 days after surgery. You'll also likely be limited in the amount of bending/twisting you are allowed to do, maybe even in a back brace. Pain/discomfort should be expected but diminishing. You may also have a catheter.
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A 16-year-old member asked:
How many puffs per day of an albuterol inhaler for asthma are too many?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Variable: If you are using more than six puffs of a short acting rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) for your asthma or going through two or more canisters per month your asthma is poorly controlled and you need to consider addl medications.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Can I take ibuprofen and aspirin together to relieve headache?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
No: Prob not a good idea. You double the potential for stomach problems, is you take lo dose Aspirin for heart protect, Ibuprofen may block this benefit, may also compete with each other at sites where your sticky clotting cells bind together. And why do you see the need?
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old member asked:
Can ibuprofin cause stomach pains and bloody stool?
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Gastroenterology 39 years experience
YES -- get HELP!: Ibuprofen, and other nsaid's, particularly in a dose-dependent fashion (based on milligrams consumed & duration of use) can cause ulcers in any part of the GI tract. Due to the platelet inhibition effect of ibuprofen, ulcers caused by it may indeed bleed massively. If that is the scenario you're describing--immmediately stop taking Ibuprofen and get to the er!
5.7k viewsReviewed Jun 26, 2020
Last updated May 23, 2016
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