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Doctor insights on: Benzoin Compound Medication

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I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

Smell: Distortion of smell or presence of odors that others can't smell can occur with certain brain lesions, but the fact that the symptom cleared for a period of time is reassuring even though the symptom recurred. If you're quite disturbed by this symptom, consult an Otolaryngologist for careful examination of your nose and mouth. ...Read more

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What are some medications for Parkinson's disease that mimic or replace the dopamine chemicals?

What are some medications for Parkinson's disease that mimic or replace the dopamine chemicals?

List: The classic is L-DOPA, and dopamine agonists include Requip, Mirapex, Neupro (rotigotine) patch, All of these supplement dopamine directly or indirectly, but other medications are available to prolong the effect, such as entacapone, or Aziiect. ...Read more

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Taking multiple medications for heart burn. Will this compound the problem or help it?

Taking multiple medications for heart burn. Will this compound the problem or help it?

Heart burn: These medications aim at neutralizing or decreasing stomach acid production in general. They can help inflammation and ulcers heal if that is the cause of the symptom. You should consult a physician for diagnosis to be reasonably sure of what is being treated. ...Read more

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Can chemicals in the brain during a manic episode cause medications to just stop working?

Can chemicals in the brain during a manic episode cause medications to just stop working?

Mania: once mania is going it might take more medication than what was required for maintenance to bring someone back down. once the mania resolves then sometimes med doses can come down too. if you are manic/hypomanic then please see your MD asap or present to an ER. there are several psychiatric emergency rooms in the NYC metro area ...Read more

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Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?

Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?

It's uncertain.: Many would have no effect. Some would probably enhance a workout as you feel a lot less depressed and want to be fit. Some of the antipsychotics can increase appetite and weight substantiailly and that would certainly decrease your ability to workout aggressively. ...Read more

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Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Anti-depressants: there are many different types of antidepressants, and sometimes these will help with gastrointestinal symptoms. If you find the Remeron (mirtazapine) is working but does cause you side effects, contact the prescribing doctor, to see if they recommend switching to a different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? two metal rods still in place today. allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago?  two metal rods still in place today.  allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Check with a Hand MD: With a history of previous wrist trauma, it is worrisome that you are now having increased wrist pain. Recommend xrays and a consult with a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

Vyvanse is a prodrug: Its chemical structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid, L-lysine, called Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-dextroamphetamine). It must be converted in the body to the active stimulant, dextroamphetamine. It is useful for treatment of ADHD because the time necessary for the body to convert it allows it to be active much longer than dextroamphetamine itself. ...Read more

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How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients?Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients?Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit.Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...Read more

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There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?

There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?

Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about which drugs are used to relax muscles during major surgery. which of the two chemicals described next would make the best muscle relaxant and why?

Can you tell me about which drugs are used to relax muscles during major surgery. which of the two chemicals described next would make the best muscle relaxant and why?

During surgery the-: -drugs used are paralytic agents, those U take4 muscle rrelaxants R not the same. 2 good relaxants R valium &flexeril. These R commonly used. ...Read more

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Will tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and lortab show up as the same compound on a drug test?

Will tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and lortab show up as the same compound on a drug test?

Sometimes: Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid synthesized from codeine, which is the ingredient in Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 Many commercial opiate screening tests react indiscriminately with hydrocodone, other opiates, and their metabolites, but chromatographic techniques can easily distinguish hydrocodone uniquely ...Read more