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Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?

Asthma at 73% peak flow unprodctv cough except formed ovoid balls lt yellow. Drinking tons! 97.5 singulair (montelukast) advair, proair -2 osteopenia, steroids bad?

Steroids: People with chronic asthma or COPD if they need steroid should not be withheld as it is lifesaving. We do have to protect the bones as we want to avoid most of all spinal fractures. We can give certain things like calcitonin or bisphosphonates if needed. Your doctor and you can make that decision when you discuss your problem. ...Read more

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I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?

Highly unlikely: Although corn starch may be used in medications, I am not aware of gluten products in pills. The best defense is reading labels. ...Read more

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Im 19 with a low platelet count, i rarely drink but i smoke marijuana and cigarettes everyday for the past 4 years.

Im 19 with a low platelet count, i rarely drink but i smoke marijuana and cigarettes everyday for the past 4 years.

REC- stop smoking: Perhaps you should stop smoking. You may already have found there is a change in your blood chemistry from smoking these two things, why would you want to cause harm to yourself? How low is your platelet count? We should also consider whether other causes are present. ...Read more

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Is a small dose of Methamphetamine safe(its clean) Ive quit opiates tobacco,marijuana,benzo 11 days. Meth i'm taking 1 small dose in the morning.

Is a small dose of Methamphetamine safe(its clean) Ive quit opiates tobacco,marijuana,benzo 11 days. Meth i'm taking 1 small dose in the morning.

NO: Not safe! You think it's clean, but unless it was manufactured in a commercial pharmacy with government oversight (or you made it yourself), you don't really know what you're getting. ...Read more

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Can my brother smoke weed after taking laxatives??

Can my brother smoke weed after taking laxatives??

No.: Your brother shouldn't smoke weed after taking laxatives. Or before taking laxatives. Or at any other time, for that matter. Marijuana is traditionally considered the gateway drug, leading to other, stronger and more dangerous drugs. ...Read more

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Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal. ?

Can you develop hives suddenly after long term use of daily baby aspirin (15 years). IgE normal. Recurrent hives x 9 months. Skin test/ labs normal. ?

Yes: Sorry to hear you have this very distressing condition. Random onset of hives is quite common and may not have anything to do with the aspirin particularly if there has been no lapse in the aspirin regimen. Labs cannot confirm or rule out aspirin allergy. A careful history taking and timeline is essential. FYI Aspirin / NSAIDS sensitivity (aka AERD) is a different animal. ...Read more

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I gave up the bread, cereal & sweets i ate everyday for 6 weeks and i've barely lost 5 lbs. Don't get it. I'm 45, 165 lbs. Occasional exercise. Help!

I gave up the bread, cereal & sweets i ate everyday for 6 weeks and i've barely lost 5 lbs. Don't get it. I'm 45, 165 lbs. Occasional exercise. Help!

Time: You are starting to lose weight. Would continue what you are doing and increase your exercise. You still need to look at the total amount of calories you are taking in every day. ...Read more

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I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

I exercise 50-90 minutes a day, eat clean food, never exceed 1600 calories and I cannot stop gaining weight. (174 cm; 64 kg). It is slow, but constant?

Something amiss: Based on your age, gender, weight and height your basal metabolic rate is around 1400 cal/day: thats what you need just to live without moving at all! Odds are you burn more than 200 cal just moving about, without including your exercise. So either something awry with you metabolism and/or your estimated caloric intake. You should review this with your doc. ...Read more

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I have slow transient chronic constipation & I've suffered for years. Over the last year, I've been taking a double dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. Safe?

I have slow transient chronic constipation & I've suffered for years. Over the last year, I've been taking a double dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) everyday. Safe?

Constipation causes: Common causes of constipation are dietary. Sit down and write out all the foods you have eaten over the past week or two. Eliminate all the grains: rice,barley,oats; also milk,bananas,apples. Within a few days your stool should soften dramatically. You don't want to become laxative dependent. You may have megacolon. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is drinking 4 units a day of beer unhealthy for male 23 ?

Is drinking 4 units a day of beer unhealthy for male 23 ?

Too much: 2 drinks (beers) a day for men and 1 per day for women is considered moderate drinking. More than that is not recommended. Some now feel that moderate drinking is harmful longterm. Other factors affect this. If your drinking if a problem to anyone close to you, or affects you negatively then that is way too much then. See http://www.cdc.gov/alcohol/faqs.htm ...Read more

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How much would one 10 mg propanolol lower pulse and bp ?

How much would one 10 mg propanolol lower pulse and bp
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Varies: each person breaks it down differently and so it is different in each person usually this small dose lowers the pulse by 10 to 15 beats and maybe the BP by 10% Some people do not even respond to 10 mg ...Read more

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How long does it take for a smokers alveoli to be damaged permanently? I smoked 10 per day for 1 year when I was 18. Havent smoked since and im now 23

How long does it take for a smokers alveoli to be damaged permanently? I smoked 10 per day for 1 year when I was 18. Havent smoked since and im now 23

Over 100 cigarettes: cause some damage which dose not repair but the fact you quit after 1 year the damage should e minimal and your risk of heart disease has returned to normal after 4 years,. Congratulations on making a smart decision 5 years ago. ...Read more

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Its been 3 days that i dtopoed smoking uding vapor pen what are withdrawal symptoms bern smoking for 35 yrs i sm 56 yo?

Its been 3 days that i dtopoed smoking uding vapor pen what are withdrawal symptoms bern smoking for 35 yrs i sm 56 yo?

So many!: Congratulations in doing one of the hardest things! Nicotine withdrawal symptoms are vast and largely depend on the person. Generally though- fatigue, anxiety, restlessness, headache and mood disturbance are not uncommon. ...Read more

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1st pregnancy last yr, blood clot pass every 10 or 15days, finally 13th week miscarried. Lung TB treated 10 yrs ago. Need to check anti phospholipid?

1st pregnancy last yr, blood clot pass every 10 or 15days, finally 13th week miscarried. Lung TB treated 10 yrs ago. Need to check anti phospholipid?

Possibly: Most first trimester miscarriages are due to fetal malformations or chromosome abnormalities. Classic APAS related are often second trimester or associated with other problems like infertility. But if no explanation otherwise for fetal loss, thrombophilia tests like for antiphospholipid antibody are reasonable. ...Read more

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My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish. Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.

Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?

What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more

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Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Doea drinking alchol at15-16 yrs age good or harmfull?

Depends: How much alcohol? Brain development is completed around age 20 so any drug is best to stay away from. When we are younger we often do not understand the consequences of our actions. Be careful and safe and always have a designated driver. ...Read more

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I had smoking habit daily I use to smoke ten cigarettes how can I conrol this?

I had smoking habit daily I use to smoke ten cigarettes how can I conrol this?

Several ideas: I've sent this to the addiction medicine folks, and at this level you can probably simply resolve to quit and be successful. But why not say, right now, "i am not going to give any more of my money to the rotten tobacco company ceo's that got me addicted in order to ruin my health in the first place.". ...Read more