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Post op pain after removal of gallblader through lepriscopy band like pain above the stomach radiates to the back. Medication not working?

Post op pain after removal of gallblader through lepriscopy band like pain above the stomach radiates to the back. Medication not working?

How long?: Pain is normal in the first 1-2 weeks after surgery. But it should be getting better each day. If getting worse or associated with fevers, vomiting etc see your surgeon. If not, and Gerri g slightly better everyday you are probably ok. Add ibuprofen to your pain mess for additional pain control. See excellent posts here for additional techniques to manage pain ...Read more

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I am really dealing with bad osteoarthritis. My knees back no medication is working?

I am really dealing with bad osteoarthritis. My knees back no medication is working?

Who needs new knee: Osteoarthritis is severe crippling disease, reaches a stage the joint is completely wore off even in relatively young like you. Then no medication will help If you have weight problem most likely you have, work hard and loose weight, still not helping you consider knee joint replacement. Consult an orthopedic surgeon in your area, speak to your family doctor ...Read more

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I've had a fever for 3 days straight, and it keeps coming back. No medication working. What are my options?

I've had a fever for 3 days straight, and it keeps coming back. No medication working. What are my options?

See a doctor: How about the option of seeing a doctor and determining the cause of the fever. Fevers due to viral illnesses can last several days. ...Read more

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Missed 3 dosages of paroxetine, feeling very sick from withdrawal, today gotten back on medication - How long should it take to feel better again?

Missed 3 dosages of paroxetine, feeling very sick from withdrawal, today gotten back on medication - How long should it take to feel better again?

A few days: Medications such as paroxetine take several days to weeks to take effect and to lose effect. If you feel you are having withdrawal symptoms from missing doses, it may take a couple doses to get back up to normal levels. ...Read more

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Need sex drive back. Any medications help this. Are treatments different for men and for women?

Need sex drive back. Any medications help this. Are treatments different for men and for women?

Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more

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I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

I have bad back pain. I also have large breasts. Can this cause the back pain. Medication isn't working anymore. Please help!

Large breasts: Although sometimes can induce strain on the muscles that preserve the vertical posture it is an exclusion diagnosis. I would go to a MRI fist that can eliminate the vertebral and disc origin of the pain, and then to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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3 year old boy had dengue one month back, after medication he's ok but now he's experiencing leg pain at least twice a day is this a effect of dengue?

3 year old boy had dengue one month back, after medication he's ok but now he's experiencing leg pain at least twice a day is this a effect of dengue?

? Not related: If your child overcame dengue, he should be fine, don't believe current symptoms are related, just observe, if progresses or persists see his doctor for exam, he will be fine ...Read more

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Mris how often for multiple sclerosis? I have multiple sclerosis and just found out my doctor does not want to do another mri. This is suprising to me, because my syptoms came back and I got back on medication. I would think my doctor would want to know

Mris how often for multiple sclerosis? I have multiple sclerosis and just found out my doctor does not want to do another mri. This is suprising to me, because my syptoms came back and I got back on medication. I would think my doctor would want to know

It: It is important to know whether your medication for multiple
sclerosis is working effectively. If your current treatment is not
effective the treatment regimen may need to be altered. However,
response to therapy can be determined by ways other than an MRI scan.
Multiple sclerosis is most often treated by a neurologist. A skilled
neurologist will get much of the needed information to guide therapy
based on your symptoms and physical exam. There is no consensus
regarding how often someone with multiple sclerosis should get an mri
of the brain while stable on treatment. Some experts do not recommend
repeat brain mris for patients that are clinically stable. Others
recommend a repeat brain MRI once a year. Frequent mris may not be
practical for financial reasons, and may yield little useful
information. These are important considerations to discuss with your
neurologist. ...Read more

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I have widespread neuritis and pin prick sensations that came on suddenly after cortisone injections in back. If medication induced, will it go away? It feels like bee stings and firecrackers going off in my body.

I have widespread neuritis and pin prick sensations that came on suddenly after cortisone injections in back. If medication induced, will it go away? It feels like bee stings and firecrackers going off in my body.

ER: Please go for a full history and physical exam immediately to rule out infection, drug reaction, injury, and other potential etiologies of your symptoms. Call the MD who did the injection immediately to coordinate care. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for bipolar affective disorder. Age 25. Diagnosed 5 yrs back. Left medication after 3 months. Risperidone, pacitone, divalporex.

Natural remedies for bipolar affective disorder. Age 25. Diagnosed 5 yrs back. Left medication after 3 months. Risperidone, pacitone, divalporex.

Not a good plan: Bipolar disorder can have very severe episodes of depression & mania. So far, there are no natural remedies which consistently prevent these without the person also being on a mood stabilizer at least. Even as a homeopathic physician I do not take my patients off of their mood stabilizers -- although with good treatment they may be able to taper down or even off of other pharmaceuticals. Sorry! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat. My ENT doctor says I have chronic reflex and dysphasia. I've had a upper gi series and endoscopy both came back normal. Medication no real effect. Is surgery the next move or maybe a different medication.?

I am experiencing sore throat. My ENT doctor says I have chronic reflex and dysphasia. I've had a upper gi series and endoscopy both came back normal. Medication no real effect. Is surgery the next move or maybe a different medication.?

Gastroenterologist: Your next step should be to return to your gastroenterologist. It may be that you need an alteration of your current medication or change of the dosage. If you were still having dysphagia, sometimes in esophageal dilatation, or stretching of the esophagus is useful. He will be better able to tell you based on the details of your situation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am trying to figure out how to get back on the medication I was previously prescribed to?

I am trying to figure out how to get back on the medication I was previously prescribed to?

Medication: I have no idea what that medication is or why you are not on it now. Your best bet is to see your doctor. If it is a controlled medicine then there are probably good reasons for you not to be on it. If it is not I apologise. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for back pain without medication?

What are home remedies for back pain without medication?

Ice/Heat/Rest/Exer: I usually recommend buying some "biofreeze". A great counter irritant. I heard you can get it at walmart, but almost all chiropractors sell it. Make an ice cup by freezing water in styrofoam cup. Put on biofreeze. Ask someone to massage in circular motion until uncomfortably cold, then mosit heat. Google mckenzie back exercises. Common and easy. Rj. ...Read more

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What other things could I try for back pain besides medication?

What other things could I try for back pain besides medication?

Back pain: Often improves from changes in lifestyle, including dosed exercising and flexibility stretches as well as walking. A sedentary lifestyle usually leads to worsening back pain, while core strenthening and healthy eating-and-drinking habbits are good for your back too! Try joining a gym and find pilates- or yoga classes to go to; even 2x1hr a week will do wonders! ...Read more

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I had amoeba in stool before will it come back again after medication?

I had amoeba in stool before will it come back again after medication?

Amebiasis: If the medication treated it successfully chance of it coming back is low, especially if it has been a while since treated. If not treated successfully it may even come back in other parts of the body. But the medications are quite effective. ...Read more

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How do I go about getting back on my medication for bi polar and get help for depression?

How do I go about getting back on my medication for bi polar and get help for depression?

Bipolar: See a Psychiatrist to monitor your medication & help you get back on track. ...Read more

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My mhmr doctor wants to remove clasapam. It's an anti-anxiety medication. How do I get this medication back? I need it for anxiety.

My mhmr doctor wants to remove clasapam. It's an anti-anxiety medication. How do I get this medication back? I need it for anxiety.

No need to stop: If Clonazepam is helpful, there's absolutely no need to be stopping it provided that you are not increasing the dose on your own or abusing it anyway. At any rate, if the Clonazepam is going to be stopped, it should be done extremely slowly and spread over months. I don't know what dose you run now but a typical taper in my practice could take over six months. The real problem is how to control your anxiety with another class of medication and that is something that your psychiatrist is going to have to explain to you. If you are unhappy with the psychiatrist that you have then seek out a second opinion. ...Read more

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How can I get back on my medication for bipolar and get help for depression?

How can I get back on my medication for bipolar and get help for depression?

See a doctor: If you don't have one, contact a local Mental Health America affiliate for help.

http://www. Mentalhealthamerica. Net/

Or check the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance page for info and resources.

www. Dbsalliance. Org

If you're in a crisis, call 800-273-8255 (National Suicide Prevention Helpline). ...Read more

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Wisd tooth extracted2days ago, on medication, gum swelling subsided but cheek swelling did not, pain comes back strong when medication wears off, normal?

The healing process: Swelling, pain and jaw stiffness may persist for 7 -14 days. A limited mouth opening may persist for up to two weeks. This is a normal reaction to surgery. ...Read more

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Will liver infection recurred back? 1 month ago my sgot &sgpt higher. After medication back to normal. Recently I have back the symptom. Please advice

Will liver infection recurred back? 1 month ago my sgot &sgpt higher. After medication back to normal. Recently I have back the symptom. Please advice

High liver enzymes: First of all we need to know why your liver enzymes are elevated. Some time it could be temporary elevation from medication, that might normalize with discontinuation of that particular medication. If it is because of any other liver disorder it may or may not completely gets back to normal based on the status of the liver involvement. ...Read more

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Why do hives appear I swear out of no where I start getting hives and they appear all over my arms and back, I take medication but I don't like to bcz it makes me sleepy. If anyone could help

Why do hives appear I swear out of no where I start getting hives and they appear all over my arms and back, I take medication but I don't like to bcz it makes me sleepy. If anyone could help

Hives: Hives are in response to an allergic reaction. Are you taking any new medications? Eating new foods or using any new soaps, lotions, or detergents? Some people get hives when they have a panic or anxiety attack. Consider seeing an allergist for allergy skin testing for food and environmental factors. Also you must be a detective and try to figure out what new exposure is causing this reaction.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so I can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?

Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so I can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?

Pad?: Severe pain can cause nausea. Some women get nausea during their period, especially if they have endometriosis (which can also cause back pain). Some pain patches can also cause nausea. Talk to your doctor to obtain a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had turbinate reductions surgery but a sniffly nose and sneezing still persist. Should I go back on allergy medication (steroids)?

I've had turbinate reductions surgery but a sniffly nose and sneezing still persist. Should I go back on allergy medication (steroids)?

You should resume: Your surgery reduced the swelling of the turbinates (normal structures inside your nose), but did not remove the cause for the swelling, which is allergy and possibly air pollution and other, non-allergic factors. If you don't resume your inhaled nasal steroids, you will be return to where you were before the surgery within a few months, if lucky, within a few years. ...Read more

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I have high sgot, sgpt & ggt. After 1 month all back to normal (medication be given). but my ESR 51. I still have sign nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

I have high sgot, sgpt & ggt. After 1 month all back to normal (medication be given). but my ESR 51. I still have sign nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.

Hepatitis: By definition, you have hepatitis -the question is 'what kind' - so hopefully your doc did some investigation - because once you know what it is caused by, the treatment plan can be implemented. An ESR or 'sed rate' is non-specific and could relate to the symptoms you have. Hope your doc has some answers because u should find out what this is and therefore how to handle your symptoms. Feel better. ...Read more