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Does Hydrocodone Increase Alzheimers
I read an article that refers to a study that concluded that taking benzodiazepines can increase the possibility of having Alzheimers. Is it true?
Possibly: A few years ago there was a study indicating that those over the age of 65 who begin taking Benzodiazepines have a 50% greater chance of having dementia. It was not determined if this was causative or just a correlation. It may be that these individuals are taking Benzodiazepines to off set the early symptoms of dementia. ...Read more
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
How would I know if my memory and expressive difficulties are more than stress related, and what can I do to rule out alzheimer? I am concerned about frequent short term memory deficit and increased difficulty trying to express myself. Examples: thinking
At age 51 alzheimer's disease is uncommon, so first you should reduce your anxiety about this until you have been evaluated; it is unlikely to be alzheimer's. If you have a significant family history of early-onset dementia, that is a different situation, of course, but you have not mentioned this.
If your difficulties prominently involve expressive language, it is possible you have one or another condition affecting specific speech areas in the brain, such as a small stroke, or one of the less common neurodegenerative diseases which are something like alzheimer's but are in other ways quite distinct....Such as the "frontotemporal dementias". I endorse the idea that you should see a neurologist to see if you are clearly depressed, or clearly have a different kind of neurological problem. ...Read more
Mercury toxicity: There is no single cause of alzheimer's but a growing body of evidence implicates mercury toxicity as a significant cause (see http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/733465). Exposure to mercury has increased over time, primarily from dental amalgam fillings but also from contaminated seafood. Research shows those who got flu vaccine preserved with mercury 5 years in a row had 10x risk of alzheimer's! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had anxiety and stress for most of my life. (i'm 38) do I have an increased chance of alzheimer's or dementia when I get older?
New Lancet article: Obesity in middle age lowers Alzheimer's risk by a third. New Neurology: Obesity in middle age increases risk fourfold. What gives?
Haven't seen either: Article are written many ways and you need to see the article to clarify it. They may have looked at different groups, may have assumes the wrong information, put in misinformation, used different statistical models etc. An in depth analysis may explain this ...Read more
There is Excessive Hair loss from my chest. And I always forget where I kept my mobile at home. Is this a sign of alzheimers disease? Dandruff in hair, if I wash my hair, it decreases, but again the next day it increases.
On hydrocodone 5/500 for 7 years before asking for dose increase. Is hydrocodone 5/325 a weaker medicine?
Can you tell me if on hydrocodone 5/500 for 7 years before asking for dose increase. Is the hydrocodone 5/325 weaker med?
Less tylenol (acetaminophen): Because of an increased prevalence of tylenol overdoses and numbers of people with tylenol-induced liver problems, the FDA ruled that no acetaminophen-containing combination can have more than 325 mg. Pills with more than 325 mg will not be available in the near future. Talk to your doctor about your tylenol dose - it should not be more than 2000 mg a day in general. Opioids should never be only RX ...Read more
Dr switched me: hydrocodone to oxymorphone. I can tolerate hydrocodone, will oxymorphone be any different? Will it cause high bp? Increase PVCs?
Depends on dose: Opioids generally have the same effects if given in equipotent doses. However, hydrocodone is usually used only in small doses (5-10 mg) in combination with tylenol, (acetaminophen) although 2 new higher dose long-acting preparations are now available. Oxymorphone can be given in much higher doses in both immediate and extended-release forms. Opioids are not usually associated with hypertension or PVCs. ...Read more
I was prescribed butrans patches to supplement/reduce need for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Pain has increased enormously since then. Should I continue using patches?
Need Time: This medication is intended for patients requiring pain medications 24hours per day. Nocro is a short acting opioid and will not provide a consistent level of medication in your system. The transition to sustained released opioids can take time and be a little challenging for patients who have been on short acting opioids for a long period of time. You likely need a dose adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had hernia surgery yesterday. Dr prescribed Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain, 1-2 tablets every 4 hours. Took 1 with minimal improvement should I increase dose to 2?
I took a half of a 10 mg norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) now im having increased anxiety and im supper tired fat heart rate is thst Normal?
No: A half tablet of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should not, in of of itself, cause an anxiety state or increase your heart rate. The hydrocodone could conceiveably cause some fatigue or down feeling however. I would think that your anxiety and some stress cause your described symptoms. Discuss this with your psychiatrist who could best evaluate and advise you. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) making me feel wired nausea, dizziness, increased heart beat and seadeted feeling. And it's caused some itching I've taking 4 of them since yeste?
Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, I would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alzheimer's Associat: Check out www. Alz. Org for info on Alzheimer disease and other dementias. ...Read more
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