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Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5 mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

Take Xanax (alprazolam) .5  mg & amitriptyline 12.5mg HS for sleep. Is it ok to take st johns wort in the morning to help with positive mood?

No.: St. John's Wort hastens the breakdown of Amitriptyline and taking both will be counterproductive. If you still need something to make you feel positive, go back to your doctor and have him reevaluate your medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are pregnancy symptoms for being 5 months pregnant?

What are pregnancy symptoms for being 5 months pregnant?

Maybe nothing--just : Often by 5 months, most pregnant women feel nothing else beside an enlarging belly and possibly craving of some foods, eating more, peeing more (uterus pressing on bladder). Some may have some back-ache because of the change body shape/wt etc..Otherwise, morning sickness should not be a big issue at this stage for most women. Congrats on pregnancy. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should my progesterone level be at 5 weeks pregnant?

What should my progesterone level be at 5 weeks pregnant?

Highly variable : There is not a definitive number. Less than five has a high rate of miscarriage. Greater than 25 has a high success rate. Anything in between can not be used statistically for predictions. ...Read more

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Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?

Could be: If you have symptoms suggestive of carcinoid repeat 24 hour urine collection and also serum chromogranin-a level. Make sure you are not on nexoum or similar for few days. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?

Check: You can use an interaction checker when you have questions about drug interactions with herbal or natural medications. Here is one example: http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com/nd/search.aspx?s=nd&pt=7 ...Read more

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Pregnancy I am 43 years old took 5 pregnancy tests all negative but my 10 days late?

Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
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Pregnancy I am 43 years old took 5 pregnancy tests all negative but my 10 days late?

Trust the test: With 5 negative tests, it does not appear you are pregnant. Everyone can have an anovulatory month now and again in which their cycle is off. Stress, weight amd hormonal changes can cause this. If you don't return to your regular cycle pattern next month call your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

I'm 26 weeks pregnant & have taken 8 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast infections during my pregnancy by my ob. Didn't know it was category c! have i hurt baby?!

Diflucan (fluconazole) - pregnancy: It is extremely unlikely that Diflucan (fluconazole) caused any harm to the baby. Most studies have shown the medication to be safe. High doses used less than 10 weeks of gestation are one exception. The overall risk is low, especially if you had a normal anatomy ultrasound at 18-22 weeks. ...Read more

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Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Will I get serotonin syndrome if I take two 5/325 percocets while I'm on 20 mg Prozac and 50 mg Zoloft (sertraline)?

Possibly: If u under medical supervisdion -,such combo require petiodic check up snd possibly adjustment if dose. If u ise it for while most likely not setotoninevsymptoms...?but sertsin food can trigger it ( aged cheese., alcohol..)Other is : combo Prozac (fluoxetine) + Zolft can causev(SIADH) low Sodium.. And Petcocet + Prozac (fluoxetine) may affect livet metabolism of drugs and cause additivevaffect ( slow liver clearence) . ...Read more

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8 wks pregnant with second child look 5 months?

8 wks pregnant with second child look 5 months?

See your obstetrician: you might an ultrasound exam, or it could be just fat, better see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to travel by plane?

I'm 5 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to travel by plane?

Yes: Congratulations! yes you are completely safe to travel by plane. As you progress through your pregnancy, and as you approach your due date, it is generally recommended to not fly after 30 weeks. The main reason is that if you were to go into labor, the last place one would want to be is on an airplane! :). ...Read more

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Missed period (now 5 days late), virgin. Started low carb diet 3 weeks ago. Dr said blood sugar 122, so started low carb to prevent future diabetes

Missed period (now 5 days late), virgin. Started low carb diet 3 weeks ago. Dr said blood sugar 122, so started low carb to prevent future diabetes

Diet may play a role: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Ttc; 5 days late, hpt neg, passed 3 large blood clots today, stringy. What is this? All signs of pregnant until today, confused. Help!?

Ttc; 5 days late, hpt neg, passed 3 large blood clots today, stringy. What is this? All signs of pregnant until today, confused.  Help!?

+ hCG test if preg: If you are pregnant most urine HCG tests will turn + two weeks from ovulation. A blood test will pick up an early pregnancy sooner. If you are + i suggested that you schedule a visit with your ob. ...Read more

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On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can i still take folic acid 400mcg with the pregna care which is includ folic acid 400 much or that will be over dose? I'm pregnant 12 weeks now

Can i still take folic acid 400mcg with the pregna care which is includ folic acid 400 much or that will be over dose? I'm pregnant 12 weeks now

Yes: Not an overdose at all, in fact many prenatal vits contain 800 mcg. Folic acid is non-toxic at any dose. However, 1/3 to 1/2 of people have difficulty converting Folic Acid to the active form, l-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (l-5-mtfh) so to be safe you might want to take the l-5-mthf form in future pregnancies. Folate (folic acid) is most important the first few weeks of pregnancy when the neural tube is forming. ...Read more