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Son (ASD) fear of chocking has caused him to stop eating solid food. Prescribed Respiradone & not working. Any other medication recom. That may help?

Son (ASD) fear of chocking has caused him to stop eating solid food. Prescribed Respiradone & not working. Any other medication recom. That may help?

Rule out dental: There are other atypical antipsychotics to try like Abilify (aripiprazole) and Seroquel. Treatments for anxiety disorders like zoloft may also help. Has a psychiatrist evaluated him and recommended psychotherapy? I don't know how severe his ASD is, some are mild. Is there a reason he might be afraid of choking? Can he talk and tell you he is afraid of choking? If not, perhaps he has tooth decay causing pain. ...Read more

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Question about medication I have been taking 10 mg of terazosin and it is a solid robin's egg blue. The pharmacy gave me a green and white capsule that is green and white with i4339 on the green side and 10 mg. On the white side. It makes me feel very

Question about medication I have been taking 10 mg of terazosin and it is a solid robin's egg blue. The pharmacy gave me a green and white capsule that is green and white with i4339 on the green side and 10 mg. On the white side. It makes me feel very

Honestly: Honestly the only way to know if there was a mistake is to call or present to the pharmacy that gave you the medication. Please know that the medication could very well be the same, different pharmaceutical companies may manufacture the same drug, however there may be changes in color and size, especially if it is the generic form. Also if it is generic, there may be different preservatives or additives used which could be causing you to feel "strange" you can request to have the original pill given to you due to adverse side effects.
Take care. ...Read more

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How do you know if a solid pill form of any drug or vitamin is being dissolved in your system?

How do you know if a solid pill form of any drug or vitamin is being dissolved in your system?

Testing: Some medications can be tested for to assure there is adequate levels in your system. Mostly all drugs are digested and "dissolved" in your "system" and metabolized. Some pills do have an outer coating, but may have a gits (gasro-intestinal timed system) with a small pin-hole in them that slowly releases the drug. These may be visible in your stool, but rest assured the medication is usually out. ...Read more

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I was told that the body only absorbs a % of wut u'r taking (drugs/supplements), even when split into sessions. So, is it a solid # (dosage) or a %?

I was told that the body only absorbs a % of wut u'r taking (drugs/supplements), even when split into sessions. So, is it a solid # (dosage) or a %?

Bioavailability.: The dose that is prescribed already takes into account the "bioavailability" of the medication (which varies depending upon the route of administration) and a host of other processes which may reduce the amount of medication that the body eventually receives. Additionaly people do not have the same body volume and do not always metabolize the drug in the same way. Dosing is an art. ...Read more

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Test +hbv on silibrom 140 doctors on strike severe chest/lever pain can't eat solid food now. What should I do/drugs to take before they end strike?

Test +hbv on silibrom 140 doctors on strike severe chest/lever pain can't eat solid food now. What should I do/drugs to take before they end strike?

More info needed: Hep B is complicated. To give you any valid comments here you must provide the complete panel of Hep B results. What test was positive? What tests were also done? Have you been vaccinated fir Hep B in the past? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take drug that caused cataplexy? Geodon (ziprasidone) 50mg gave best sleep of my life but at 75mg gave me full blown cataplexy. And best sleep! I slept deep solid 8 hours and woke up feeling great!

Is it safe to take drug that caused cataplexy? Geodon (ziprasidone) 50mg gave best sleep of my life but at 75mg gave me full blown cataplexy. And best sleep! I slept deep solid 8 hours and woke up feeling great!

Geodon (ziprasidone): If the medicine gave you the best results discuss with your prescribing physician the dose adjustment for optimum response and tolerability. ...Read more

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When to start my baby son on solids?

When to start my baby son on solids?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk&karo. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. ...Read more

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When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

When to feed a baby solids and what is best?

6 months: Years ago, breastfeading was frowned on & many made "formula" from boiled cow milk. Since cow milk is designed for calves, infants were fed early & often to make up for deficiences in cow milk. Now that breast is back, or formulas mimic breast, solids are optional. The sitting child is more capable of participating & few sit before 6m. Babies can wait past a year and thrive. Rice cereal to start. ...Read more

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When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

When should I plan to start my baby on solids?

4-7 months: It is important to start when your baby is excited and interested in food. Breastfed babies are already getting optimal nutrition with a range of flavors and really need very little in the way of solid food before 6 months. Formula fed babies are already getting a one flavor, processed food and may benefit from earlier introduction of solids. Aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for one year. ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Please give advice on how to feed a baby solids?

Opinion varies: I believe that feeding solids should be done only when a baby is developmentally ready, the solids nutritional content should be balanced in proteins, fats and carbs, the food should not be overly processed as to have an indiscriminate texture, and should exclude honey until a year and true peanut butter until choking is less of a risk. ...Read more

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How many oz of solids should my 8mo approx get a day?

How many oz of solids should my 8mo approx get a day?

Wrong question.: Different foods have differing numbers of calories and different varieties of nutrients. Also, children of the same age can be of very different weights. At such a young age, milk or formula has a very appropriate mix of nutrients for your infant and there is no great urgency to supplement it. See how your child is growing and then check with his doctor for further advice. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months so should I start giving him solids?

My baby is 4 months so should I start giving him solids?

Unnecessary: 50 years ago infants were fed solids early & frequently to make up for deficiencies in the evaporated milk formulas moms made at home. Today early feeds are an antiquated practice & do not add to the child's nutrition. Today solids are viewed as a tutorial to transition baby to the table. Starting at 6m as the tongue thrust fades & baby begins to sit is early enough. ...Read more

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What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

What number of nighttime feeds for a baby starting solids?

Please resubmit: Your question with your baby's age in months & weeks, current formula intake in ounces/24 hours or number of times you breastfeed/24 hours. If you're asking if a healthy, typically-developing 6-month old should be fed when he night wakes, the answer is no, unless you want to train him to be a night feeder & increase his risk of dental caries. ...Read more

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I'm in doubt. Please tell me how to start a baby on solids?

I'm in doubt. Please tell me how to start a baby on solids?

Start slow: The main goal of introducing solids today is to help baby learn a new feeding method & gradually get them to feed from the table. By 6m most have lost their tongue thrust & can sit & learn. A simple rice cereal made up as a paste is a good starter food & should be offered from a spoon, not in a bottle. Gradually introducing one new food every few days to a week, allows you to monitor food reactions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

Can you tell me how to know if my baby is ready for solids?

Depends: In a baby who is meeting developmental milestones and has no underlying medical conditions that would prohibit introduction of solid foods, the earliest they should be introduced is between age 4-6 months. Breastmilk or formula should still be the main source of calories at this age. Make an appointment with your pediatrician to talk about how to introduce solids and to see if your baby is ready. ...Read more

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What are arguments in favour of not banning the chinese meds?

Chinese meds ban?: Hi Coojaa ~ none. These meds should be banned. Thanks ...Read more

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Have you even seen these arguments in favour of not banning the chinese meds?

Not certain what: You are referring to but I have noted that some Western medical providers are leery about Traditional Chinese Medicine. ...Read more

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I'm in trouble with stepgrandkids coming. Please tell me how to feed solids to baby?

I'm in trouble with stepgrandkids coming. Please tell me how to feed solids to baby?

If 6 mos. Or older: Give a scant half tsp. Of a single pureed food. Allow baby time to finish it before next mouthful. Respect baby's food cues, leaning forward with mouth open for more, turning away or spitting out food when full. Feed sitting up in high chair at the table during a family meal. Do not feed out of a jar of commercial baby food then put what's left in the fridge. Baby-proof your house. ...Read more

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My 18 month baby not eating solids after being on moxypen for 5 days. Is this normal?

My 18 month baby not eating solids after being on moxypen for 5 days. Is this normal?

No: Moxypen is a penicillin class antibiotic. He might develop diarrhea but it shouldn't stop him from eating solids. Is he swallowing liquids easily? Speak to the prescriber about the situation. It may be the underlying situation, not the medication! ...Read more

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I am pooing 4-6 times a day, it is solid every time, is it normal i;m male 47 yrs old.?

I am pooing 4-6 times a day, it is solid every time, is it normal i;m male 47 yrs old.?

Maybe: Have you done this most of your life? If so, then it's normal. If this is a change for you and it doesn't go away in a week or two, then talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How soon can u start introducing solids to your baby. Her dr said 4 months but im a little skeptical?

How soon can u start introducing solids to your baby. Her dr said 4 months but im a little skeptical?

No need: There is no biologic need to introduce solids to infants under the age of 1 yr. It is a practice that arose when parents prepared homemade formula that was better for cows than humans. The solids made up for the deficiencies. Today the breast or formula fed infant can do well without. As a culture we begin the process of introducing solids when the kid can sit up, to transition them to the table. ...Read more

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My boy is 5 months and eating solids... Should his pops be hard? And what colour is not right and what's normal?

My boy is 5 months and eating solids... Should his pops be hard? And what colour is not right and what's normal?

Stool will harden: As babies transition to solid foods, their stooling patterns and consistency and colors will change. It is normal for the stool to get hard, but you do not want it to get hard to the point of constipation. Increasing fluid intake can help. The only colors I concerned about are white, black and tarry, and stool with bright red blood mixed with it. Everything else is ok (yellow, green, brown, etc.). ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of formula a 28 week old needs to consume in 24hrs. He has been on solids for a month now.

What is the minimum amount of formula a 28 week old needs to consume in 24hrs. He has been on solids for a month now.

Depends: No set guidelines. Depends on baby's weight, age, appetite, and, once solids are introduced, how much food he/she is eating. Once solids are added, formula ounces should be scaled back. Baby may be drinking up to 6-8 ounces of formula per feeding. Try to limit total intake to no more than 32 ounces per 24-hour period. That’s the upper daily intake for babies 6 months and younger, according to AAP. ...Read more

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I SHRUNK! I'm 16 and a GUY, I went from at 15, 5'4 3/4 to now I'm 16 5'4 solid! WHY? WHAT HAPPENED! WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!

I SHRUNK! I'm 16 and a GUY, I went from at 15, 5'4 3/4 to now I'm 16 5'4 solid! WHY? WHAT HAPPENED! WHAT'S GOING ON HERE!

Different instrument: Did you get measured at the same place with the same instrument? Were you wearing different shoes? Shrinking is unlikely, and it's very difficult to get an accurate height at times. Repeat the measurement in a few months, and try to do it the exact same way. If you are still getting smaller, do get checked and find out why. ...Read more

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6moson refusing bottles but still wants solids even feeding with bottle first he pushes away and only eat couple ounces but still wants solids. Help!

6moson refusing bottles but still wants solids even feeding with bottle first he pushes away and only eat couple ounces but still wants solids. Help!

Nutrition First!!: Go with the flow. Let him have the solids- just make sure you make-up for the lost protein with legumes or yogurt or cottage cheese and the fluids with water or non-fat milk. Not every kid likes bottle formula at that age. You try it and you may guess why. If it's milk he abhors, maybe soy milk will work. Or milk with lactose removed. Don't try to force feed. Just work around it with other sources ...Read more

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My 6mo son started solids about 4.5mo. Just in last few days he is refusing his bottles and only eating a couple oz atime but still wants solids help!

My 6mo son started solids about 4.5mo. Just in last few days he is refusing his bottles and only eating a couple oz atime but still wants solids help!

Feeding a 6 mos old.: If your son fills up on solid food, then give him the formula at a different feeding by it self, try to alternate, solid food at one meal, next give firmula. I hope that work for him. Good luck ...Read more

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What is andnexal solid-cystic lesion?

What is andnexal solid-cystic lesion?

Adnexal cyst: The term adnexal refers to the ovary and surrounding fallopian tube. Cystic-solid describes a growth which is part liquid filled and part solid. These findings on ultrasound studies require an evaluation by a gynecological surgeon and advice regarding further study or surgical removal. ...Read more