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Asthma Medication: Zenhale is a brand name canadian version similar to Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) in the us. It is fairly new, so there is not a lot of long term data, but it appears to be as safe as other steroid containing asthma medications. The most common side effects can be seen at http://www.Dulera (formoterol and mometasone).Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more
Not breastfeeding: Risperidone is a strong medication for use in women with psychiatric illness. It can be used in pregnancy with your doctor's supervision. Some infants will show signs of withdrawl after birth, but the benefits may be better than the risks of stopping. Risperidone will pass into breast milk and a woman should use formula instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Books & schools: There are many excellent books on herbal medicine. One that i highly recommend is medical herbalism: the science principles and practices of herbal medicine by david hoffman. There are also many courses on herbal medicine, some in-person and many online. A guide to these courses is at http://www.Naturalhealers.Com/qa/herbal.Html. ...Read more
Safe not effective: Its probably safe, but not effective to take dated medication and we never advise it. Have your doctor renew it. ...Read more
No: Medication decays slowly over time and the expiration date is there to protect you. Risks of taking an expired medication doesn't outweigh the benefits. If you are thinking about restarting your medication program visit your MD to review your options. Medicine can be helpful if used correctly - don't take risks please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly: We're not seeing deaths from its being used normally. I know a couple of psychiatrists and they are not big on benzodiazepines especially in the short run. Don't exceed the recommended dose or use it with alcohol or other depressing drugs. Everybody can benefit from learning new living skills and mental tricks and maybe life-situation changes so you won't be a slave to anxiety. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: That totally depends on the local environment. It could be completely safe, extremely hazardous, or some where in between. It may even vary significantly from two different places that are less then a mile apart. Without proper testing there is no way to know. ...Read more
Yes: Go for it! exercise and stretching are great for most pregnant women. Be aware your joints will loosen up due to a hormone called realxin that prepares your pelvis for birth. Yoga also helps build much needed core strength you need now caring the pregnancy and also afterwards toting your baby around. Finally, it's such a great stress reliever nourishing a balanced mind. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used marijuana before pregnancy to help w/ anxiety & depression (quit while pregnant). Is it unsafe to use while breastfeeding?
Here's the thing: . As with cigarettes, smoking marijuana ?'s carbon monoxide levels in your blood, crosses the placenta & may impact fetal brain development as early as 3 wks. Post-conception.It passes thru breast milk & is inhaled by your baby even if you smoke outside, being stoned is not optimal for infant development or parenting, has a high risk of accidental death or injury & cps/ legal action. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I wouldn't: There's no evidence that "detox" helps your health in any way. I've taken care of several people in the ICU who almost died from a detox session. If you want to be healthy, eat fresh foods, cooked yourself, drink plenty of water, avoid artificial colors/flavors/chemicals. Get exercise daily - living a healthy life every day is better than any detox -. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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