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Why Isn T Medication Prescribed For Painful Emg
Been prescribed diazapam 2 mg for anxiety but it doesent seem to do anything is this the usaual dose for this or not.
Tolerance: 2mg is a low dose of diazepam. It is a medicine that induces tolerance, or the need for gradually higher doses for the same effect. You may need a higher dose than you're currently taking to control input symptoms. Please note that benzodiazepines are not a good long-term solution for anxiety because of tolerance and habituation factors -- psychotherapy, however, can be much longer lasting. ...Read more
Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more
I am taking Nefopam Hydrochloride this has been working but my doctor does not want to prescribe long term, any alternatives available ?.
Nefopam...: ...is a painkiller which is prescribed to relieve moderate pain which is not being controlled by other painkillers such as paracetamol or aspirin. There are always pain management alternatives, but you haven't shared the nature and extent of your pain for us to accurately opine. ...Read more
Would bipolar medication work if i'm not bipolar? What would be side effects if i did not need it? I've been diagnosed with bipolar for 5-6yrs, now.
Questioning dx?: I see your meds include "mood stabilizer, abilify, (aripiprazole) depakote". Some people with unipolar depression that is recalcitrant to treatment require addition of Abilify (aripiprazole) or mood stabilizers. So, these medications can be beneficial in certain cases with bipolar or unipolar affective disorder. ...Read more
Your Options: There are many treatment option available which can be confusing. I would check out curecrowd.Com which crowd sources a multitude of type of treatment option available. Sometimes you have to play with the data on the site but there seems to be a lot for depression so i would use a minimum of 5 filter you can also filter activity or herb. Here is the link http://curecrowd.Com/ailments/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would neurontin (gabapentin) show up in my drug screen if I'm not on it? I have never taken it and have no reason to take it. I only take methadone.please help
How would i taper off 0.5 mg. Alprazalam 2 x's daily given as an rx? My general doctor does not seem so familiar but agreeable if i care to decrease.
See below: There is no precise answer to this, but cutting the dose in half every week as follows would be more than adequate. 0.25 mg twice each day for a week then 0.125 mg twice a day for a week then 0.125 mg each day for a week then stop. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my primary care doctor prescribed me hydroxzine HCl 25 mg and it's not doing anything for me, an?
Unclear Question: Need to know what prescription was for and what symptoms you feel it has not helped. Also how often your are taking it and how many milligrams. ...Read more
Why does my bottle of gabapentin say to wear I.D.that you take it? Other epilepsy meds don't say that. I do not take it for epilepsy.
I've been diagnosed with COPD. Why the inhalers do not work for me. Yes I mentioned it but they haven't done anything about it. Why not they help ?
Maybe not COPD: You will likely need to see your physician about your diagnosis, however looking at your medical history above, you have never smoked and so for a young person at age 44 to have COPD is unlikely (unless you have asthma or a genetic cause of COPD). It's important to ensure that you were diagnosed by a pulmonologist. You should have had a pulmonary function test. If not, ask for one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety medication is making me worse I don't see any improvement I'm taking Citalopram 20 mgs, but side effects are horrible I tried few meds paroxetine, venlofaxine. But the side effects were unbearable I don't know what to do anymore please help.
I cannot find a dr that will prescribe me the pain meds i need. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) isn't working anymore. What can I do? I don't have insurance.
Need further eval: Your conditions list "all over body pain, arms tingling, back pain." further evaluation as to the source of this by your pcp, and if no answer, then a neurologist. Neuropathic pain can respond to other medications that are not in the narcotic family. Additionally, if things remain severe and incapacitating, a pain management specialist, as a consultant, can provide much wisdom to help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it legally required that I have counseling to continue taking meds for depression. I do not find counseling effective for me.
I have recurrent yeast infections. my doctor usually prescribes metronidazole but that no longer works. recently he prescribed polygnax. . what cause?
Hello: Metronidazole is normally for Trichomonas or Bacterial Vaginosis. Polygnax is like an all purpose antifungal, bactericidal antibiotic. I would touch base with your doctor to determine the exact cause of your infections and get a better explanation for why you are on this medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have psychotic depression and no medication is helping me. I need ketamine but doctors are not prescribing in Australia. Can I visit USA to get it?
Not Rx of Choice: Ketamine is not the treatment of choice for psychotic depression. . There may be some experimental studies using Ketamine but you should be treated by the usual medications as well as considering combining with psychotherapy Sometimes hospitalization is needed for more intensive treatment ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I just started Neurontin (gabapentin). I know that it isn't a common side effect of Neurontin (gabapentin), but it's making me have some intense hostility. Will it go away?
Won't subside: I've had to stop gabapentin in a few isolated cases for development of spontaneous irritability, unusual excitability, and even symptoms of anger and hostility in patients who are not normally so inclined. You should report this change to your doctor and ask to be changed to another agent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel i've been prescribed lamictal prematurely. Can taking this medicine without an actual diagnosis hurt me?
You don't state what: It has been prescribed for. Is it for a seizure disorder or is it for major depression or for a form of bipolar disorder. Please resubmit the question and include that information. As far as it hurting you, the only thing you really jneed to be aware of is possibility of allergy. That could include rash or any problem from the neck up including swollen glands, swollen lymph nodes, hi sores in your mouth, headaches, or sores around your eyes or swelling around your eyes. ...Read more
L testicle, abs painful/achy. Had 2wks doxyc no effect. GP and gum unhelpful and reluctant to prescribe meds. What can I do next? Std and urine clear
I've been taking seroquel (quetiapine) XR 50mg for a week and i feel no different when will its effects become apparent? Does my doctor need to prescribe more?
Need more info: Really need more information to help you. It appears that the seroquel (quetiapine) cab be used to modulate the antidepressant that you're on. You should be able to see the effects of the medication within several weeks. If that is not the role of seroquel (quetiapine), then best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
Thoughts on gabapentin for nerve pain? why does it have withdrawal effects? I am nervous to take this medication. other ones to ask dr about?
Effective: Gabapentin is very effective for nerve pain due to neuropathy or pinched nerve. It does cause tolerance which is why it must be tapered. I have many patients who have gotten significant relief using it. Discuss with your doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a prescribed muscle relaxer medication and an Anti-anxiety med result in abnormal/positive EMG finding of Carpal tunnel syndrome.
Not likely: medications cause weird symptoms but CTS has a fairly specific presentation that is usually evident on examination or testing. EMG/NCS is a very reliable indication as to nerve compression. Ultrasound examination is another simple diagnostic. There are treatment options that depend on those test results. ...Read more
Hello, it's been four days. And I can't feel the pain medication prescribed. Since I was on Suboxone prior. It seems it's still in me for some reason.
Be Patient: The half-life of Suboxone in the body is up to 2 days so it may still be in your system and affecting the new pain medication you are taking. I recommend giving the new medication more time to see if it becomes more effective. You should speak with your prescribing health care provider further about this. ...Read more
What can be done if medication prescribed does not work .
How serious is this issue is it life threatening ?
Return to prescriber: It is not possible to answer or even guess at your question without more information. But you must have a physician, and sometimes the first medicine for a problem does not work. So go back, explain this, and ask what else might work. Also ask about your fear that whatever it is might be life threatening. Good luck! ...Read more
Eating preservatives in food cause me severe migraines, why will no medication prescribed or otherwise take this pain away?
Hello I just wanted to ask if it is possible for my GP to change details on my medical record such as medication prescribed to me that I have not taken for years?
Changes: Anything is possible but it is unethical and illegal to change your records with intent to defraud in any form ...Read more
Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, i'm not really answering your question. Still i hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl.Com/8c7vqlw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one that works: best without intolerable side effects for each individual patient. The 2 stimulants, amphetamine & methylphenidate, work about equally as well. Long-acting preparations make life easier for most patients. Some need to add a non-stimulant like atomoxetine or 24-hour-release guanfacine or clonodine. Some can only tolerate a non-stimulant. Doctor-patient communication is the key to success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always have the "rare side effects" of any medication prescribed for me-gotten to be predictable- what's wrong with me? Genes? Liver?
Nocebo effect.: Nothing. There is no plausible physiologic explanation for such a phenomena. Rare side effects are generally statistically independent events ( unless of course, the side effects are from medications in the same class). Having a rare side effect from more than a few meds has vanishingly low probability. ...Read more
Does montelukast cause bad side effects? Like anxiety & aggression? I have sinus drainage but don't feel like this is the right medication prescribed
I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have been a thin woman for all my life. The medication prescribed by doctors make me loose weight?
What is a very good sleep medication prescribed by psychiatrist to help fall asleep and stay asleep?
Sleep can be a real: Issue for people w bipolar disorder ; anxiety. See that you take abilify, (aripiprazole) Cymbalta ; alprazolam. The first thing i would want to do is to get the bipolar disorder under control because that can really impact sleep. Did starting Cymbalta effect your sleep? If that was an issue - i might reconsider the antidepressant. I would also want to ensure that you were using excellent sleep hygiene. Even. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medication prescribed to me for ulcerative colitis was salofalk. Are you familiar with this drug and how long can a patient take it and side effects?
Colitis: I see where you are going but i don't think so. Ask your GI specialist what he thinks. ...Read more
Two types: Relieving pain in a patient with a brain tumor should involve two different approaches: treatment of the tumor or of related swelling, as with steroids, to decrease pressure inside the head; and pain medication (analgesics) from tylenol (acetaminophen) on the low end to morphine at the top. Each patient is individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have erectile dysfunction as a side effect of a medication prescribed by my psychiatrist. (EKEVE owould like to get something to help with that.
Complex: drug-drug interaction is common with psychiatric medications and many other drugs, counselling is important too, as we need to know if ED is due to the psychiatric problem or the medication. Start with your psychiatrist and see if the medications you are on can be modified or changed, your PCP would take care of the rest of the health issues, good luck ...Read more
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