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Drug Induced Long Qt Permanent
How long after stroke can one distinguish short term (reversible) /permanent (irreversible) damage?
Stroke: There isn't a simple answer. Some strokes appear likely to be irreversible from the start but improve notwithstanding. Healing of nerve damage can take many weeks and therapy can also modify what's going on so a simple answer that fits all situations isn't possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not fully: Can work to improve (with pencil & paper or computer games, etc.), but unlikely to see >80% of prior function (unless minimally impaired). Worth the effort! ...Read more
Yes: Benzodiazepines such as klonopin, ativan, valium, and xanax (alprazolam) can all cause sedation anytime they are used. Dose adjustments and monitoring are very important. When used long-term and consistently, they can produce physical habituation and dependence. This is one reason ssri and other less habit-forming medications are safer (plus effective) when anxiety is chronic. ...Read more
It may.: Ecstasy overdose can cause palpitations, chest pain, heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris, destruction of blood vesselscoma, organ failure, coma and death. So, yes it can have long lasting effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do not experiment: Talk with to u physician and listen to his advise. ...Read more
Hopefully,: At your young age i'm fairly confident that you can find ways to live a satisfying and good emotional life if you want to. But, in addition to the medications you really should do some serious psychotherapy to learn more about yourself and how to manage moods. Cbt is an excellent way to start and now is a wonderful time. You are at a good age to learn and have the energy to work at it. Good luck. ...Read more
Long term side effects of short-term prednisone use? Took 60,60,40,40,20,20,10,10 mg for migraine. Expect any longterm effects?
COMMENTS: A good approach to break up a chronic daily headache pattern. Unlikely to experience any long-term consequences of 8 days of high dose steroids, but if you were to use over several weeks to months, risk rises for osteoporosis, anti-cholinergic effects, glaucoma, cataracts, avascular necrosis of shoulder, hip, or knee, etc. You are at extremely low risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Negative: Neither drug will prolong your qt interval. Nor will the combination prolong it. ...Read more
Not well: Wouldn't do it. Interesting article in neurochem res - april 2013 (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23585124) - control of Dopamine 2 receptors in the brain appears to be altered. "this upregulation may contribute to behavioral changes in response to repeated exposure to cocaine." check out www.Pubmed.Gov for more citations. ...Read more
If Long QT syndrome or Brugada detected on ECG/Echo as a result of Flecainide use, does this revert to normal if medication is discontinued?
EKG and Flecanide: Flecanide will not cause Long QT but may manifest Brugada like EKG. Brugada EKG is Dynamic. i.e not present all the times but certain drugs like Flecanide may manifest it. It is true: removing the drug will correct the EKG, but in individuals who had Brugada like EKG on Flecanide and who are symptomatic with loss of consciousness etc. further testing for risk assessment is needed. ...Read more