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are depo medrol and dacadron same?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: But they are often used the same way by different practitioners.

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Can a jacuzzi have the same soothing effects as a warm bath or is it too hot?

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My dystonia symptoms have been stable for five years. Should I expect them to remain the same, or will they progress and become more debilitating?

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Probably stable: My experience has been that dystonia gets worse around puberty. Once you get past puberty the symptoms get stable or even improve. If you got through puberty you are probably safe.
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Do all lupus patients have the same symptoms?

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Is farsightedness the same aspresbyopia?

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Not quite same: Farsightedness, or hyperopia, typically is diagnosed in children, who may end up outgrowing this problem. Occasionally they will need correctsive lenses. Presbyopia is a natural aging process of the lens losing elasticity, that affects almost everyone starting in age 40s. The result is also difficulty focusing on near items; affected patients may need bifocal or reading lenses.
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Will an identical twin often get the same disease as the other?

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