Marble Falls, TX
A female asked:
taking ibuprofen 600 for tooth surgery. having the beginning of gout attack. can i take my indomethacin 50mg this morning and after 4 take ibuprofen?
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Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
No: They are the same type of medication, so taking them both would put you at increased risk for NSAIDs related side affects. A better idea if the gout is not controlled by NSAIDs would not be to take more NSAIDs, but rather to contact your pcp about other possible medications to try (colchicine being one example).
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A 33-year-old member asked:
If I have high blood pressure, am I at higher risk of a heart attack when I am pregnant?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Is Neurontin better than Advil (ibuprofen) for nerve pain?
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Anesthesiology 29 years experience
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Which is a better anti depressant drug to treat panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft?
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Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Both Potentially: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are similar medications and have both been shown to be helpful for panic, anxiety, and depression. There is probably a decreased percentage of side effects with lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) so it might be preferable for that reason. However, plenty of people do well with either medicine, and I have had some patients do well with zoloft after not getting benefit with lexapro (escitalopram).
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Gulf Shores, AL
A 51-year-old female asked:
I had a nerve block in my neck during and after shoulder surgery it was causing ringing in the ears so I discontinued it the ringing has never stopped what can I do?
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Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from a wide range of underlying causes. Sometimes spontaneous, Aspirin toxicity or in your case, possibly related to your surgery and something as simple as a potassium imbalance. This explains the many home remedies you .
It might be best to consult with an ENT for a complete workup as this may or may not have been related to your surgery.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is surgery helpful for sciatic nerve damage. Burning in leg, numbness, tingling & stumbling?
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Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Yes: You describe symptoms of radiculopathy which is when a nerve malfunctions due to some type of pressure on the nerve.
You should see your family md for evaluation and they can do an MRI for evaluation. Of course, before surgery, you should try physical therapy and epidural steroid injections if possible.
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Last updated Apr 5, 2017
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