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Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Are there any meds for costochondritis?

Yes: Any antiinflammatory like nsaids( Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) like meds) will help. Remember to use the smallest possible dosis for the shortest period of time protecting your stomach with food, antacids, h2blockers ( zantac) or ppis (prilosec). ...Read more

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Any meds to prevent nervous breakdowns?

Any meds to prevent nervous breakdowns?

Not really: I don't really know what a "nervous breakdown" is for you. If you have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, then there are medications to prevent mood instability -- perhaps a type of "nervous breakdown." for all of us, the best things are a clean lifestyle -- healthy whole foods; regular exercise; healthy relationships; enjoyable work; restful sleep on a regular schedule; a spiritual practice. ...Read more

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Are there any meds that help with flashbacks?

Are there any meds that help with flashbacks?

Ask your DR: To prescribe you some meds to relieve anxiety and help you sleep. Adequate sleep will alleviate your symptoms. Staying active, exercising, living each day, staying positive and experiencing good memories @ present may replace the negative effects of these flashbacks. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Are there any meds that would show up as cocaine?

Are there any meds that would show up as cocaine?

No: The drug test for Cocaine is the most specific of any of the substances tested. There is no substantiated false positive. ...Read more

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3 hours post drinking are any meds safe to take at this point?

3 hours post drinking are any meds safe to take at this point?

Sure: There is chronic drinking (every day or so, all the time and how this might affect the liver) and there is acute drinking (a one time binge). The way that drinking can effect other meds is by damaging the liver, metabolizes and disposes of the med, the drug can stay around longer and thus screw you up. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with pleurisy and haven't been given any meds why?

I have been diagnosed with pleurisy and haven't been given any meds why?

What meds?: Pleurisy is not a diagnosis, simply a broad term meant to include acute illness with a pain that comes with breathing/coughing etc., the causes can fill up a text book. Most of these have no (and require no) specific treatment and are self limited (like influenza, or other viral illnesses of the respiratory tract). If there is antreatable cause, then you would be told what it is, and treated. ...Read more

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Doctors iam not on any meds. For high b/p iam my b/p is 113 /64 is that goof?

Doctors iam not on any meds. For high b/p iam my b/p is 113 /64 is that goof?

Yes: 113/64 is a healthy blood pressure that confers the lowest risk for heart disease and other blood-pressure related problems. Bps of 120/80 or less are thought to be optimal. In general, bps that do not cause symptoms are not "too low", so if no lightheadedness or other symptoms are present, that BP is excellent. If symptoms occur, you may need to seek the advice of your pcp. ...Read more

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I have vitaligo fortunetly not as bad as others is there any meds i can take to help?

I have vitaligo fortunetly not as bad as others is there any meds i can take to help?

Some options: I'm passing this along to the dermatologists on the team. Some folks with vitiligo like the distinctive look, others are troubled by it. The literature has not reached a conclusion, but a trial of topical tacrolimus is something i'd consider. I have a couple of colleagues with vitiligo that have opted for no treatment. I hope you get what you want. Keep alert for addison's and melanoma at ur age. ...Read more

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I just found out that my cortisone levels are pretty high? What are some conditions I should be worried about? (i am not on any meds)

I just found out that my cortisone levels are pretty high? What are some conditions I should be worried about?  (i am not on any meds)

Many factors: 1-cushings syndrome a metabolic disorder caused by overproduction of corticosteroid hormones by the adrenal cortex and often involving obesity and high blood pressure 2-stress 3-hypercortisolism 4-diabetes 5-depression. ...Read more

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What happend if I refused to take any meds for my sarcoidosis? It will gets worst? Or will be the same? I really don't want to take anything .

What happend if I refused to take any meds for my sarcoidosis? It will gets worst? Or will be the same? I really don't want to take anything .

Can not comment: We can not comment without knowing details of your condition.Sarcoidosis can be asymptomatic to affecting one or more bodily organs.If your doctors have prescribed the meds, and you did not say what meds have been prescribed by not following your doctors treatment you are taking a big risk and it can do serious damage to your body so talk to your doctors and follow their advice. ...Read more

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I menstruate for 2 days only, 2 pads/day, flow is not good, wt shud I do to increse th flow, don't wana use any meds, kindly suggest sumthing?

I menstruate for 2 days only, 2 pads/day, flow is not good, wt shud I do to increse th flow, don't wana use any meds, kindly suggest sumthing?

Menstrual: Flow varies from woman to woman. As long as you are getting a regular period it doesn't matter if it is light. This may change with time. No need to take medication. Take care! ...Read more

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I notice green stains on my underwear regularly for the last few months (very strong green). What could this be? (I'm not taking any meds anymore)

I notice green stains on my underwear regularly for the last few months (very strong green). What could this be? (I'm not taking any meds anymore)

The Tide is Coming: Too bad Saint Patrick's Day isn't anywhere's near. But save your underwear for next March 17th. What meds have you stopped taking? Certain meds can turn the urine a light greenish color. So can an infection!! -Even if you don't hurt. I don't imagine your penis has been coughing up green sputum, so see a doctor for this ASAP. What you save on the Tide laundry detergent will help pay for the visit. ...Read more

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I had endometriosis back in 1989 and it was supposedly removed but i'm still having symptoms, do I still have it bc i'm not taking any meds for it?

I had endometriosis back in 1989 and it was supposedly removed but i'm still having symptoms, do I still have it bc i'm not taking any meds for it?

Lifetime: There is no quick fix for endometriosis. No treatment for this permanent. Menopause usually resolves the problem. If you're still having problems see your doctor and discuss your options. ...Read more

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Have been getting 0 relief from RLS latley. Very painful sometimes several days in a row non stop. Is there any meds that will help i am on lyrcia?

Have been getting 0 relief from RLS latley.  Very painful sometimes several days in a row non stop.   Is there any meds that will help i am on lyrcia?

Other RLS treatments: Treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome or RLS can be very difficult. Options include medications such as gabapentin or Lyrica, (pregabalin) which help with sensations (burning, tingling). Requip and Mirapex, two Parkinson's disease medications, have also been used. Some cases of RLS respond to over-the-counter supplements such as iron or magnesium oxide--discuss with your doctor which is right/safe for you. ...Read more

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Are there any meds for ADD not ADHD? I have ADD.

Are there any meds for ADD not ADHD? I have ADD.

ADD meds: All the stimulant medications address both the ADHD and ADD symptoms. The other meds such as clonodine, tenex, Kapvay and Intuniv generally are added to help with the hyperactive components. Strattera (atomoxetine) may be an option to consider outside of the stimulant meds. ...Read more

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Any meds for flat affect?

Any meds for flat affect?

yes: Flat affect as a symptom of (whatever type of) psychosis, can be treated with antipsychotics effectively. Now, other types of problems can be confused with the flat affect of psychosis, such as parkinsonian lack of facial expression, etc. Psychiatrists and neurologists usually differentiate those easily. Consult your dr. ...Read more