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If I was to take penicillin every 4 hours 4 times a day, Is 11am > 3pm > 7pm > 11pm a reasonable schedule? As in is 11pm > 11am ok to not take doses?

If I was to take penicillin every 4 hours 4 times a day, Is 11am > 3pm > 7pm > 11pm a reasonable schedule? As in is 11pm > 11am ok to not take doses?

Penicillin half-life: The 'half-life' of a medicine is how long it will stay in the system. Penicillin has a very short half-life. If a medicine is prescribed 4x a day, ideally u take it every 6 hours, since the clearance of the medicine out of ur system will occur by then & it needs to be redosed. The way you've outlined it is 'wrong' since u don't get any medicine overnight. Try another schedule as close to every 6hr ...Read more

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I work 3pm to 11pm and cannot get to sleep by 2am. It is getting later and later, some nights 5am. How can I break this pattern?

I work 3pm to 11pm and cannot get to sleep by 2am. It is getting later and later, some nights 5am. How can I break this pattern?

Sleep hygiene.: You need to get back on a schedule for sleep. To reset your sleep clock, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken at the same time every morning, don't nap during the day, use the bed for sleeping (not eating, TV watching, reading, etc), if you awaken during the night, stay in bed until your determined awakening time. Shoot for 6 to 9 hours of sleep nightly. ...Read more

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I'm hypothyroid I feel the best between 11pm-2am why is this? I feel the worst between 3pm and 9pm I want to feel like I do between11pm-2am all th time

I'm hypothyroid I feel the best between 11pm-2am why is this? I feel the worst between 3pm and 9pm I want to feel like I do between11pm-2am all th time

Feeling tired: The first thing you need to do is to see your physician (p) and have your TSH tested. If it is low, perhaps an increased dose of your thyroid replacement hormone may be all that is necessary to make you feel better. If it is not low, you need to be evaluated by your p. Good luck. ...Read more

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I usually take my symbicort inhaler at twice 3pm and then 3am. Missed it today and took it at 7pm. Do I have to take it at 7am now?

I usually take my symbicort inhaler at twice 3pm and then 3am. Missed it today and took it at 7pm. Do I have to take it at 7am now?

Not necessarily...: ...however, why were you told to wake up at 3am? If it is because you are night shift worker, then I understand. But if not, you may consider rotating to a more tolerable schedule, such as 7am and 7pm. But if you want to remain 3pm and 3am, you do not have to wait until 7. Taking Symbicort again within 8 hours won't hurt if done this one time. ...Read more

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If I took a tramadol 100 mg at 3pm today if pain not better could I take hydrocodone 10mg at 11pm!!! Been hurting really bad today!!! ?

If I took a tramadol 100 mg at 3pm today if pain not better could I take hydrocodone 10mg at 11pm!!! Been hurting really bad today!!! ?

Yes, you can, but: Combining the 2 defeats the purpose of each drug's usage. Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Hydrocodone is a Schedule II opiate, and as such has many side effects that Tramadol doesn't. Adjust your medication with your physician. ...Read more

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I took theraflu severe cold at 3pm and its now 7pm. Can I take regular sudafed now?

I took theraflu severe cold at 3pm and its now 7pm. Can I take regular sudafed now?

Should be ok: Theraflu usually contains phenylephrine which has a short half life. Could use saudafed which has a long half life. A word of caution though as decongestants can increase your heart rate and blood pressure so consult your doctor if u think u may have a heart condition or glaucoma ...Read more

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When I was young, I was going to bed at 6-7pm, now I go to bed at 10-11pm. Does this mean I became a night owl? I have no trouble getting up at 6am.

When I was young, I was going to bed at 6-7pm, now I go to bed at 10-11pm. Does this mean I became a night owl? I have no trouble getting up at 6am.

Not yet: You wouldn't qualify as a night owl as you're going to bed no later than 11pm. It is advisable for you to get at least 8 hours of quality sleep, however. ...Read more

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Myself & partner took treatment for chlamydia on same day (me at 2pm & him at 7pm) we had sex at 11pm. Will I have reinfected myself?

Myself & partner took treatment for chlamydia on same day (me at 2pm & him at 7pm) we had sex at 11pm. Will I have reinfected myself?

Possibly: U both should have been instructed to avoid sexual activity for at least seven (7) days after your last dose of medication. U should also both be tested for other STIs prior to resuming sex, and should definitely use male/female condoms to reduce the risk of reinfection. Please notify any other current/recent sexual partners so they can also be tested and treated. Take care! ...Read more

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If I took my RX of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) @3pm & its 11pm now is it safe to take NyQuil. I can't sleep due to my chest congestion & coughing I've been up 40hr now?

If I took my RX of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) @3pm & its 11pm now is it safe to take NyQuil. I can't sleep due to my chest congestion & coughing I've been up 40hr now?

No, there are drug: Interactions between the components of the various Nyquil products & Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Also, some of the components dry & thicken secretions & suppress cough, leading to greater risk of pneumonia. See your doctor in AM or go to a hospital ER now if you have wheezing or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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How come I start coughing around 11pm and can't stop until I take something?

How come I start coughing around 11pm and can't stop until I take something?

Possibilities...: If the cough starts when you lie down to sleep, possibilities include bronchospasm due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can be effectively treated once diagnosed so see your doctor for evaluation. If you smoke, you need to quit and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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I am going to start working 11pm to 10am next week. How can I get ready for this?

I am going to start working 11pm to 10am next week. How can I get ready for this?

Routine changes: Start by staying awake at night as much as possible, make sure you do not eat more. Make sure you have protected 6-7 h at least sleep time during the day. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Is there any truth to eating too late? If I remain under my daily caloric count does it matter if I eat at 11pm?

Is there any truth to eating too late? If I remain under my daily caloric count does it matter if I eat at 11pm?

No: You can eat at 11 p.m. and it is actually a good idea to eat a small snack before bed in order to limit the time your body is "fasting" between bed time and morning. Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of getting up too. ...Read more

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I had my fbs test. I was told to fast but I ate at around 3am high carbo had my fbs test in the afternon at 3pm is this proper. Result was 6.7?

I had my fbs test. I was told to fast but I ate at around 3am high carbo had my fbs test in the afternon at 3pm is this proper. Result was 6.7?

See below: 6.7 mmol/l is above normal range of 3.6-6.1
3am snack shouldn't have affected test drawn 12 hours later. Do u have symptoms of diabetes: frequent thirst/hunger, frequent urination, slow healing, vision changes? If overweight, losing 5-10 lbs (2.27-4.5 kg) may help lower fasting blood sugar. Exercise also increases uptake of glucose by muscles & lowers blood sugar levels. Discuss results w. Pcp. ...Read more

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On combination pills, do you have to take pill at exact same time? I take my pill at 11pm, but sometimes take them at 10pm, 12am or sometimes 1-2am.

On combination pills, do you have to take pill at exact same time? I take my pill at 11pm, but sometimes take them at 10pm, 12am or sometimes 1-2am.

Within reason: Varying the dose time by 4 hours is not bad. It's when you skip days that you get into trouble. All the best. ...Read more

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I work a long shift; begins at 9am and I don't get home until 7pm. Is there a certain time/food that I should consider for lunch to last me until 7pm?

I work a long shift; begins at 9am and I don't get home until 7pm. Is there a certain time/food that I should consider for lunch to last me until 7pm?

There is no perfect: Science of timing meals. Whether you decide to adopt a three meals a day with several snack in between or six small meals a day (or other variants in between), aim to try to space things out evenly. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat fruit or vegetables after 7pm?

Is it okay to eat fruit or vegetables after 7pm?

Yes, but...: If you're trying to lose weight, try to keep the fruits to a minimum at night. Especially high sugar (high glycemic) fruits like bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples, etc. I generally recommend a cup of low sugar fruits like berries or melons at night or 1-2 cups of green veggies at night. Fructose in fruits is a major cause of weight gain and diabetes. ...Read more

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I just took first dose of zpak at 3pm when should I feel relief?

Hard to say.: In general antibiotics take a few days to kick in. You should not be getting worse, but improvement takes at least a day and probably three depending upon infection. Better relief might be obtained with an analgesic or nonsteroidal agent. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent myself from eating after 7pm?

Are there any good ways to prevent myself from eating after 7pm?

Healthy eating: Thank you for your question on principles of healthy eating. Consider the following:
[1] Main meal of the day between 10AM and 2PM; avoid late night eating.
[2] Include all six tastes: sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent in each meal. This discourages binges.
[3] Eat according to your body type, age and activity level.
* Express gratitude for all who made your meal possible. ...Read more

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I sleep from 3pm to 7am, what's wrong with me? How do I fix this?

I sleep from 3pm to 7am, what's wrong with me? How do I fix this?

Sleep: You may genetically be a short sleeper, most studies show we need between 6 to 8 hours of sleep.
If this is a new change you need to address it
sleep hygiene
meds like ambien
cbti. ...Read more

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