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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?
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
I've smoked pot for 3 weeks daily&i'm having breast lift & nose surgery. How long should I stop before surgery&after to start back? Dont smoke cigs!
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?
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
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
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Its been 3 days that i dtopoed smoking uding vapor pen what are withdrawal symptoms bern smoking for 35 yrs i sm 56 yo?
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
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
Have lost around 10 pounds since getting a puppy 6 months ago and taking her on daily walks. Is 10 pounds a safe amount to lose in 6 months' time?
Recent stent implant. Can eucalyptus oil be used in haus personal vaporizer device to end use of nicotine? I no longer smoke cigs.
Not advisable: May cause more problems than help.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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