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What would qualify as a soft liquid food that doesn't hurt (no citrus or salt). I got advice from a doctor to keep her on this but she's a picky eater?

What would qualify as a soft liquid food that doesn't hurt (no citrus or salt). I got advice from a doctor to keep her on this but she's a picky eater?

Diet: A sft diet could consist of puddings or custards. Even a mashed banana would work. You might also try yogurt or a milk shake/ice cream. Liquids could be anything non citrus. A soft diet is different from a liquid diet. All the best in finding something she will enjoy. ...Read more

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My mom was having chest pain on 29.11.2012 left side. . We immediately had ECG then we have taken advice from 2 doctors one doctor told do CT angio a?

My mom was having chest pain on 29.11.2012 left side. . We immediately had ECG then we have taken advice from 2 doctors one doctor told do CT angio a?

Cta is an option: Is an anatomic evaluation and not a functional one. It involves alot radiation and dye. If its markredly abnormal or perfectly clear its a great test. But often its not clear as an intermediate blockage may or may not cause chest pain. The next test they reccomend is then a stress test. Then if symptoms persist a catheterization is rec. Thats alot of dye a radiation. I would just go right to cath. ...Read more

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I have chronic myofascial paini need some advice from a new doctor?

I have chronic myofascial paini need some advice from a new doctor?

MPS: Chronic pain caused by multiple trigger points & fascial constrictions. It can affect several muscles & may be triggered by false posture or connective tissue diseases. Treatment can involve massage, antidepressants such as cymbalta, anticonvulsants such as lyrica, (pregabalin) or muscle relaxants such as baclofen. The urgency depends on severity of the pain. ...Read more

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What to do and who can I talk to: i feel that a neuropsychologist misdiagnosed my mother. I need advice from a certified doctor. What to do, i feel that a neuropsychologist misdiagnosed my mother; in need of some advice from a professional (doctor in this

2nd opinion: Neuropsychological reports can be complex, but they usually contain a great deal of detail and test scores that can help with proper diagnosis. Aksing, with mother's consent off course, to confer with the neuropsychologist or a neuroplogist and asking questions may help. As with any doubts in diangosis, you could seek a senior neuropsychologist w lots o experience to review the file and report. ...Read more

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Had a surgical abortion 11 weeks ago from doctors advice. 2nd period soaking through tampax and pads every couple of hours is it normal?

Had a surgical abortion 11 weeks ago from doctors advice. 2nd period soaking through tampax and pads every couple of hours is it normal?

Unknown: Abortion clinics are not held to the same standards as other medical/surgical facilities. The abortion procedure is often performed in a substandard manner. You need to be examined by a residency trained OB/GYN to see if you need further care. You may need some post abortion counseling. Care Confidential is a UK based pregnancy & post-abortion support agency. Best wishes to you Christine. ...Read more

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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin).  How long does the niacin stay in your body..  Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more