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Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

Is it ok to take regular doses of medication in pregnancy?

It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read more

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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?

See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss , I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more

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Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Are there any alternatives for regular ADHD medication?

Yes: Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps
with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

Is it okay to take migraine medication for regular headaches?

No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more

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Are homeopathic medicines safe to take with regular western pain medications?

Are homeopathic medicines safe to take with regular western pain medications?

Yes: Homeopathic products are placebos and will not interact with western medications. You can take them safely but why would you? ...Read more

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I am diabetic since 2002.Now my sugar count rising inspite of regular medication.Please help me.

I am diabetic since 2002.Now my sugar count rising inspite of regular medication.Please help me.

See doc: You need to reevaluate your current treatment regimen. The disease progresses and might need additional diabetes meds or injections. ...Read more

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Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?

Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?

See a doctor: This sounds quite disturbing and could have many different possible causes, many of them potentially severe. You should be examined and possibly need labs and imaging studies to determine what is going on. Call your pcp and discuss with them. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s? Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s?  Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago

No good evidence: There is little evidence for doing regular blood tests. If your health is good and you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test any more often than once in 5 years.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose another 25 lbs. Would you recommend taking prescription medication to help or lose it through regular diet and exercise?

I'm trying to lose another 25 lbs. Would you recommend taking prescription medication to help or lose it through regular diet and exercise?

1200 calorie diet: with lots of vegetables,fruit and salads and regular exercise(at least 3x/week). If this fails, then prescription medication. ...Read more

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I have severe environmental allergies, I have tried regular allergy medications and the allergy meds with the D. Nothing is working.Any suggestions?

I have severe environmental allergies, I have tried regular allergy medications and the allergy meds with the D. Nothing is working.Any suggestions?

Try nasal sprays: Despite so many medications over the counter, sometimes allergies are so strong they blow right through them. And exposure may be unavoidable, such as outdoor pollen, or pets in homes. Contact an allergist who can identify which allergies are bothering you and can list the ways to control symptoms. There's no reason to be miserable! ...Read more

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Just need info on homeo meds..how much gap is needed to take homeo meds between or after meals & between other regular medications prescribed by dr!

It doesn't matter: when you take homeopathic "medicine" since it doesn't do anything. If you are trying to treat a problem for which your doctor has prescribed actual medication, you should follow up with that doctor if you think you may need different or additional treatment. ...Read more

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I've been on the same medications for months. I have regular blood tests, and my numbers are great. So why have i been feeling sick when i take them?

I've been on the same medications for months. I have regular blood tests, and my numbers are great. So why have i been feeling sick when i take them?

More information: There may be other factors, such as depression, anxiety, or others. It is important to speak to your primary care provider about any symptoms that you may still be having, particularly after being on your medications for some time. ...Read more

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Tried slowly going off a medication to see if i needed it, & i do. Do i slowly go back on it, or just take it like regular again?

Tried slowly going off a medication to see if i needed it, & i do. Do i slowly go back on it, or just take it like regular again?

Depends: It depends on the medication. Call your pharmacy or the doctor who prescribed the medication. In the future, it is best to consult with a doctor before discontinuing any medication. ...Read more

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My blood pressure has been regular for two years. can I stop taking medication?

My blood pressure has been regular for two years. can I stop taking medication?

No: Your BP has been controlled with medications.We don't know what medicine and at what dose are you taking it.I don't recommend for you to stop your BP medicine unless suggested by your doctor.Continue your meds and discuss with your doctor at the next scheduled visit ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent my asthma from acting up so frequently while still on my regular medication?

Are there any good ways to prevent my asthma from acting up so frequently while still on my regular medication?

Many ways: Often asthmatics have allergies which can trigger an attack. By reducing your exposure to them you can reduce the number and severity of the attack. Animal dander, dust mites, pollution, pollen and many other things we breathe in daily can be triggers. If you are having frequent attacks you should be on a "controller" inhaler as well as your rescue type. ...Read more

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I am a migraine patient an under regular medications.I am very stressful right now and this has triggered the migraine. What shall I do now?

I am a migraine patient an under regular medications.I am very stressful right now and this has triggered the migraine. What shall I do now?

Relax: As you rightly noted, your stress seems to be exacerbating your migraine headaches. Try engaging in activities that reduce stress. Practice deep breathing, meditation , et.C and seek help in addressing the stress in your life right now if you can't do it yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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I found out my AST level is 41 & ALT is 58. I am a 31 year old male. I am a regular drinker, i don't take medication or do drugs. Is this worrisome?

I found out my AST level is 41 & ALT is 58. I am a 31 year old male. I am a regular drinker, i don't take medication or do drugs. Is this worrisome?

Yes: Chances are you'll have it repeated off meds and alcohol. If the levels are back down, you got your warning -- cut way back or stop drinking. ...Read more

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Blood sugar is little high but when I do regular walking and control on sugar it comes to normal.Do i need to start some medication increase workout?

Blood sugar is little high but when I do regular walking and control on sugar it comes to normal.Do i need to start some medication increase workout?

Workout and diet: Exercise and diet are the most important first step in controlling diabetes. Its best to avoid medications if possible. But if you can't control your glucose levels then you may need a medication to help. It's best to talk with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym.Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?

Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and  to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym.Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?

Nutrition: I would rather emphasis on healthy nutrition, rather than supplements. To gain body mass, take food with high calories and good amount of proteins, in a balanced diet. Take food rich in micro nutrients, anti oxidants and variety of fruits and vegetables. The other aspect is to get correct work out along with food. Otherwise, you may end up being over weight, rather than building muscle. ...Read more

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I had high vaginal swab test and says minimal candida species. Do i need to takd medication? What it means?

Maybe: The vagina has several organisms present which could show up in a culture. It would not be unusual to see candida species on a culture as this organism causes yeast infections. The key is whether symptoms are present. If so, medication may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesnt wor?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesnt wor?

Best OTC 4 migraine: Excedrin migraine has ibuprofen and caffeine. If you use these within the first 30 minutes of your aura or migraine symptoms, there is a good chance you will have relief. Other medicines, such as acetaminophen, alleve, etc., may also be helpful. ...Read more

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I haven't had a period in two months now. I'm usually very regular, there's no chance of me being pregnant and I'm not currently taking any medication?

I haven't had a period in two months now. I'm usually very regular, there's no chance of me being pregnant and I'm not currently taking any medication?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic and whenever i lay down my feet start burning but when I am out and about they don't bother me at all i haven't been taking my medication on a regular cause it makes me sick

I am a diabetic and whenever i lay down my feet start burning but when I am out and about they don't bother me at all i haven't been taking my medication on a regular cause it makes me sick

First : First let me address your statement about not taking your medication regularly because it makes you sick. This is the root of your problem because uncontrolled diabetes (high sugar) leads to something called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage. This causing burning, tingling, and numbness, mainly in your lower extremities, and commonly at night.
If you can control your diabetes, this will likely improve as well. In the meantime your doctor can prescribe medications to help ease your discomfort.
Please schedule a visit with your doctor, discuss your problems with the medication you are currently on, and try a new approach. If you don't things will only get worse.
Take care of yourself. ...Read more

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Period is 8 days early , usually very regular, not sexually active. No medication except iron which I have been taking for 3ish months?

Period is 8 days early , usually very regular, not sexually active. No medication except iron which I have been taking for 3ish months?

Irregular period : If you continue to have irregular periods you should follow up with an OB/Gyn, but one abnormal period can just be a variant and not something to worry about. ...Read more

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I have an herbal detox medication and I am needing to go in for an oral mouth swab if yesterday was my last cigarette, could I pass by Monday?

I have an herbal detox medication and I am needing to go in for an oral mouth swab if yesterday was my last cigarette,  could I pass by Monday?

Nicotine check: You may not pass your test if you are a smoker even with your detox medication . Please talk to your Doctor about quitting cigarettes. ...Read more