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Should the pediatrician advice 10 year old kids if she miss any day of the 6month medication time frame, she will need to restart all over?
Yes: IT'S always a good idea to check with the physician about this type of question as he/she knows the patient best. Sometimes when a day's dose is missed we instruct the patient to take a double dose the next day, but mostly we just have him take his normal dose the next day. It all depends on the type of medication,however. ...Read more
Develop a team: In my experience, in complex situations the best outcomes occur when people work together. Find a caring and dedicated pediatrician, endocrinologist, and child psychiatrist, and form a good working relationship with each. Foster communication among this team. Involve the child in decisions, when appropriate, and encourage his/her involvement in care. ...Read more
I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor. 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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My boyfriend never had kids with his ex of 5 years should I be concerned that he can't have kids because me and him keep trying and nothing any advice?
Be patient: The cited average is 6 mo of trying before pregnancy and that include earlier and later successes. Balanced nutrition, rest and healthy exercise will maintain your best chances.If you try for a year or more without luck, it may be time for you and partner to be evaluated at a fertility center.It takes 2 and a problem with either can stand in the way. ...Read more
Stay Safe: Do not do anything immoral, illegal, or unsafe. Have fun. Do not put yourself in harms way. Do not take unnecessary chances if you are doing a beach type spring break with your friends...Many kids like to just go home and relax. No matter what you do...Be safe....As a parent and a physician, this is our ultimate desire for you. ...Read more
I really want children later in life and worry that if I get the SCS implanted, I might not be able to have kids. Any advice?
No evidence: There is no evidence that a spinal cord stimulator implant leads to infertility. There is no scientific reason that I can think of that would lead one to suspect that infertility would be linked to this treatment modality. The specialist doing the implant may have more experience to guide you through the process. ...Read more
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