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Doctor insights on: Antivenin Latrodectus Mactans Medication

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Do ambulance services stock or carry antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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Can most ambulance services stock (or carry onboard) antivenins such as crotalidae polyvalent immune fab (corfab)?

No, not at all: Antivenins are extremely expensive and require special care / handling. They are stored at regional Poison Control Centers--and when a call comes in (usually from ER) about subject with exposure, the antivenin in cabbed to them ASAP. ...Read more

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I want to know if any of you used a natural medication for s.A.D. And did it work?

I want to know if any of you used a natural medication for s.A.D. And did it work?

Sun light: Ample sun light is the best natural treatment for sad or seasonal affective disorder. Since once cannot get this in winter, this can be replicated by using a white light lamp of at least 10, 000 lux intensity kept at a distance of one foot. This should be used only with start of fall and discontinue with advent of spring. ...Read more

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What medication/s treat h pylori?

What medication/s treat h pylori?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics and bismuth salts are the usual treatment. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

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Why won´t my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

Why won´t my doctor prescribe s stronger pain medication?

No easy answer: It is difficult to say why your doctor won't prescribe a stronger pain medication without knowing the details of your specific clinical situation. However, rarely is pain medication the answer as these are only pain "maskers", whereas we want to look for the source of the pain and treat the cause of the pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Will my arthritis medication (s) interact with other medications?

Yes.: Medications for pain and arthritis can interact with many other drugs. This is why your doctor needs to know all the medications you take. ...Read more

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My anti anxiety medication (s) are causing me to have mental and physical confusion. What should. I do?

My anti anxiety medication (s) are causing me to have mental and physical confusion. What should. I do?

Discuss with doc: If you are certain that your anxiety medication is the culprit, you have to stop it. If the anxiety medication your are speaking of is a benzodiazepine (clonazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, etc.), depending on dose, you may have to avoid abruptly stopping the med. Abruptly stopping these meds can be dangerous. Therefore, I would suggest discussing this problem asap with your physician. ...Read more

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When I mean wiggly tongue. It wiggles back and fourth. She is in her 40's and I'm not sure if she is taking medication.

When I mean wiggly tongue. It wiggles back and fourth. She is in her 40's and I'm not sure if she is taking medication.

Tongue and mouth: Movements can be a side-effect of medication, especially psychotropic medicine. Please have this person see her doc. If not that, there are other possible reasons. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

I'm currently not taking any medications. I wake up and my heart rate is high 90's to low 100's everyday. Should this be a concern?

It may be, but: You have provided so little information that it would be difficult to guess, at 45 years old you should probably discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

If tinnitus was caused by a medication/s then should it disappear when the medication stops (been more than 1 year)? -Risperidone, Cetalipram

Maybe: I know that's unsatisfying - but true. Most providers say it should go away or diminish greatly. But 'may' is not for sure. It also could be that there's other reasons for it too and they remain after side effects are gone. Be examined for the simple wax type causes and ask that provider for ideas. Psych (and other) meds have side effects. Only use w/ care. Https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Tinnitus ...Read more

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I am on bp medications;i feel unwell, just checked my body temperature now and it. S 35.5, I feels weak. Should I go and see the doc. Immediately?

I am on bp medications;i feel unwell, just checked my body temperature now and it. S 35.5, I feels weak. Should I go and see the doc. Immediately?

Go to ER now: 35.5 Celsius converts to 95.8 F. Hypothermia or lowers temperature is dangerous if below 96 F. GO TO ER NOW. If you are sure your temp is so low. It can be dangerous to you. You feel lethargic clammy and weak. May be due to one of your medications. AT LEAST CALL YOUR DOCTOR. ...Read more

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26yr unmarried girl complain of on n off amnorrhea u/s shows poly cyclic overies, her weight is abt 70kg, how to treat n what medications to give?

26yr unmarried girl complain of on n off amnorrhea u/s shows poly cyclic overies, her weight is abt 70kg, how to treat n what medications to give?

Irregular periods: Pcos is a common syndrome where most patients have irregular or absent periods, acne, abnormal female hair growth and weight gain. Not all have all of these symptoms. It is due to a complex imbalance if Insulin and the female hormones. Weight loss is key to prevent diabetes and other medical conditions. Many need help with ovulation when trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Why does medication for parkinson’s produce an on/off effect?

Dose?: Depends on the medication but some parkinson medication required "drug holiday" to allow the drug to clear and be restarted, some medications work differently causing brekthrough symptoms. It could be that dosing needs adjusted as well. ...Read more

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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more

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What s the best medication for the problem androgen insensivity? Thank you.

What s the best medication for the problem androgen insensivity? Thank you.

Is the Dx correct?: If this describes your condition: androgen insensitivity syndrome (ais) is when a person who is genetically male (who has one x and one y chromosome) is resistant to male hormones (called androgens). As a result, the person has some or all of the physical traits of a woman, but the genetic makeup of a man.

The tests include: testosterone, fsh, lh, genetic karotyping

see: endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What causes low cortisol level even after you have been on medication s for more than six months?

What causes low cortisol level even after you have been on medication s for more than six months?

Need more informatio: What medications have you been on? How do know your cortisol level is low? Do you have any symptoms? We need more information to provide any reasonable answer. ...Read more

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3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?

Free clinic: Consider low dose birth control from planned parenthood or a local free clinic in your area. Generics are available for as little as $10 for a three month supply (or free from the above clinics). ...Read more

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Hi, my sugar level on average is 7, without any medication, is this normal, I’m 55, and there’s family history. I thank you.?

Hi, my sugar level on average is 7, without any medication, is this normal, I’m 55, and there’s family history. I thank you.?

Probably normal: Please get your blood sugar done in fasting state, i.e., after a minimum of 8 hours after eating.
Consult this site for information on diagnostic criteria for diabetes:
https://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2172154-overview? Pa=maCCS%2FQK3zRcah%2FHx6usi%2BCNxNjVaHqxVElg0AmEqUU8d5gsADgcjpremRcLBvHr3geImKlwZ8IFkpETWWoMQCchrzF%2F7vlnSF6AEX%2F09M8%3D
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What should I do when someone is having S A D seasonal affective disorder....???? Can foods help? Need medication or sunlight????

What should I do when someone is having S A D seasonal affective disorder....???? Can foods help? Need medication or sunlight????

Sunlight or lights: That mimic sunlight (full spectrum lights) can help with SAD. It is something like other types of depression, since getting up and out (especially on sunnier days, even when they are cold) can help. I don't know of any foods that help. Alcohol can however hinder anyone who is depressed, since it is a depressant. ...Read more

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Many people think they can feel their hypertension. Maybe it is the inevitable side effects of their medication (s) they are experiencing?

Many people think they can feel their hypertension. Maybe it is the inevitable side effects of their medication (s) they are experiencing?

Hypertension: Hypertension is not something you can dependably feel. Much of the time it may be completely asymptomatic. If someone believes he has symptoms when his blood pressure is up, he should also check the blood pressure when not symptomatic; it may be elevated then too. ...Read more

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I have been taking escitalopram (feliz-s) 10 mg for about a week and I'm starting to have difficulty breathing. Should I stop my medication?

I have been taking escitalopram (feliz-s) 10 mg for about a week and I'm starting to have difficulty breathing. Should I stop my medication?

Yes and be seen now: Any new symptom in the setting of a new medicine should raise the possibility of an allergy. Not breathing well is a scary and serious problem. Please be seen right away as other things can cause it. As you have only been on the medicine for a week, it is likely safe to stop now, but talk with the physician immediately. ...Read more

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I have my blood pressure controlled with medication but I have noticed that my pr has increased into the 110- 130 area for which same used to be 80's?

I have my blood pressure controlled with medication but I have noticed that my pr has increased into the 110- 130 area for which same used to be 80's?

Well: That doesn't sound right unless the arteries are relaxing too much from dose, that could lead to light headiness. Its important you talk to your doctor about if is due to too much diuretic or to high of a dose on the BP medication. ...Read more

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Can you explain my number Cholesteron is the same from last year till now There s no diet and medication Total 240 LDL 102 Hdl 90 Trig. 245 Thanks?

Can you explain my number Cholesteron is the same from last year till now There s no diet and medication Total 240 LDL 102 Hdl 90 Trig. 245 Thanks?

Why the?: Are you saying that your cholesterol was normal then became abnormal this year? If the change is <5%, it is likely just normal variation. If you have a cholesterol issue, it is not unusual that it rises with aging. You do need to discuss with your doctor re. Your high lipid issues. ...Read more

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Can you explain my number Cholesteron is the same from last year till now no changeThere s no diet and medication Total 240 LDL 102 Hdl 90 Trig. 245 Thanks?

Can you explain my number Cholesteron is the same from last year till now no changeThere s no diet and medication Total 240 LDL 102 Hdl 90 Trig. 245 Thanks?

MFO & RYR: You can use good quality marine fish oil to lower triglycerides and red yeast rice to lower ldl. Some folks need one or the other, some both. Nutrition accounts for 15 to 20 % of lab results, the rest is familial. ...Read more

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Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication (s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Resubmit #: is there a thiazide diuretic medication (s) that does not raise glucose levels?

Glucose: We keep learning that more of our meds cause some elevation of glucose. I am unaware of any members of the thiazides family that don't cause this. The long term importance of this effect is not certain. ...Read more

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Have nausea that is unrelated to my medication-can my MS be causing this? P.S. It is not vertigo related either.

Have nausea that is unrelated to my medication-can my MS be causing this? P.S. It is not vertigo related either.

See below: Am confused regarding your information; you are mentioning treatments which have no relationship to ms, and rather relate to hematological issues, and congenital immune deficiencies. Do you really have ms, or is this a questionable diagnosis, are you currently taking both Prednisone and acthar together? I do not see any ms disease modifying agent, not sure why nausea. Suggest 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication (s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Are there situations where adverse side effects of a medication (s) can actually increase a blood pressure reading?

Sure there are: Some meds are even designed specifically to raise blood pressure, so yes, meds that have similar effects for unintentional reasons can do the same. Still, hypertension as a med side effect is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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