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Ok my dr ain't in until monday this ativan (lorazepam) is not working aniexty is horrible can I quit and go back to my clonazepam what I was taking before ativan (lorazepam)?
Switching meds: None of us know you well enough to answer that question. You may to go to the er so they can help. ...Read more
Of three anti-emetics (ativan, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and zofran) used on a pediatric oncology floor, why is ativan used?
It works for some: Each of the three drugs you listed work by targeting a different mechanism to help battle chemotherapy-induced nausea. It is not uncommon for a patient to require a schedule of all three, depending on the chemo being administered and the individual patient. Ativan can help with anxiety, but it is also an anti-emetic. Reglan (metoclopramide) is also commonly given with Benadryl to help fight nausea. ...Read more
Can I use the supplement rhodiola with the anti-depressants Paxil 40 mgs and Effexor 112mgs and the sedative Ativan 1mg or will it effect seratonlevel?
My doctor prescribed erythromycin for me to take for 3 month because I have acne and wanted to know will in interfere with Ativan (lorazepam) if I take it?
Ask her: Let her know that she is loved and is not alone. See if there is anything in particular that would be meaningful to her. For instance, does she long to walk on the beach before she dies. Are there things that are important to her that she would like to have with her if she is bedridden. What comforts her in specific - ask. ...Read more
Be wary: The best anti skin care lines are sold in physicians offices since they combine many medical grade treatments such as Alpha hydroxy's, retin-a, hydroquinone, etc any time one tries to buy similar products online, you can not guarantee where it comes from. All physician grade products are not sold online so who knows where this stuff is coming from. Be careful. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the cause, frequency, consistency, presence of blood, associated symptoms, and medical history. For infection, no - anti-diarrheals should not be taken. But if an organic chronic cause, then a short course may be appropriate. Discuss with your own doctor. ...Read more
Specifics, please!: In general, if you are talking supplements, an organization like Life Extension will provide you with a broad range of supplements as well as a steady source of information about anti-aging topics. Http://www. Worldhealth. Net/library/ contains a broad range of information also without specific brands (and therefore less sales hype!) If you mean SKIN aging, there's a lot out there. I like NIA 24. ...Read more
Not fluctuation: Weight gain is a possible side effect of nearly all antidepressants. However, each person responds to an antidepressant differently. I have had patients who have lost weight on certain antidepressants, such as wellbutrin (bupropion). However, weight fluctuation, where weight goes up and down, is not typically seen. Consider lifestyle and diet as more probable causes, but bring this up to your prescribing md. ...Read more
Would take a book:
So if you are interested would suggest a live consult.
However, one new product category, Nrf-2 activators, are very promising because they turn on your body's own genes to produce the anti-oxidants you need to fight the damaging effects of free radicals and pollutants you are constantly exposed to. And actually the best source of these is...home grown broccoli sprouts! So not even expensive! ...Read more
Many choices: There are many supplements thought to help with anti-aging in various ways. Let's start with 2: CoQ10 100-200 mg per day will help your cells and mitochondria to keep functioning optimally and will therefore help you maintain strength and metabolism. L-Carnitine has several anti-aging functions, the most important being that it helps your cells burn fat for energy. Take 1-3 grams per day. ...Read more
Several: Getting plenty of rest yet exercising, eating a health and balanced diet, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol to excess, no drugs, avoiding stress, keeping a positive outlook, establishing loving relationships, seeking a higher power, praying or meditating and generally having a good outlook on life. These things will sever you well. Wash hands often, avoid crowds when possible. ...Read more
Never too young...: Anti-aging medicine is the effort to slow the detrimental effects of aging. This is done through a healthy diet, exercising, avoiding harmful behaviors like smoking, and yes there are certain products which will promote healthier aging: skin creams, supplements, anti-oxidants, etc. You are never too young to start, though most do not consider this topic much before 30 - 35. ...Read more
Myths: Do you really still believe that there are any products that are actually 'anti aging'? ...Read more
Anti bullying: You need some skills and focus to do this, and you sound like you already have the inspiration. Here are a couple of resources for info, and examples: http://tinyurl. Com/mjkwdtd and http://tinyurl. Com/mt9fy44 and http://www. Stopbullying. Gov/ good luck! ...Read more
Brain Medications: Nope. Anti-psychotic medication is designed to prevent flare ups and to keep a patient in the best mental state possible. They do not work if you just take them on the 'worst' days. ...Read more
Scientific Rx: I'm sorry that your acne hasn't been addressed already. Start with benzoyl peroxide topically; if this isn't sufficient, get with your physician who can write for topical clindamycin, topical retinoic acid derivative, or something similar. If still not good, a systemic antibiotic that's right for you (maybe tetracycline 500 mg 2x/day); failing this, a dermatology visit for accutane. ...Read more
Anti-reflective: These are eyeglass lenses that have a coating on the surface that is 1/4 wave in thickness which cuts out some of the stray light and improves acuity. It is similar to the greenish blue coating you see on cameras. It is useful especially for out of door use to cut down glare. ...Read more
Protandim.: There are quite a few in the market. One of them is Protandim, a plant derived product that is found to decrease oxidative stress which causes aging. The company that promotes it also has anti-aging cream. There is another one called Laminine but you could google these products to compare them. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
Tretinoin: The one product - and it should only be prescribed by a physician that will make the greatest improvement in your skin is tretinoin. It stimulates all of the cells in your skin in different ways to repair and correct the damage done through time, sun exposure, acne, and a host of other problems. My second choice would be a great sunscreen. Be well. ...Read more
Healthtap Doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more