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My boyfriend is on chemotherapy medication and we do not use protection, will the chemicals be in his sperm? If so, how will that effect me?
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
Is it possible that the chemicals in the brain that occure during mania weakened or completely stopped my medication from working?
No: But its possible that you are not adequately treated. ...Read more
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
Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?
The Dr said I had some small sores on my throat she gave me a compound medication but no antibiotics I was feeling better now I have feel it irritated?
Hard: To tell what the doctor saw or what treatment he gave you. It may best to notify the treating doctor since you previously responded to the medications ...Read more
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 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
Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? Two metal rods still in place today. Allergic to anti inflammatory medication.
How can neurotransmitters influence behavior, and how do drugs and other chemicals affect neurotransmission?
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
Neutralized?: NO. Absorbed-YES.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can exercise lead to depression due to "runner's high", i.e. release of "happy" chemicals? With "happy" drugs depression always ensues.
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
Yes.: The test is for opiods and they are both opioids. ...Read more
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?
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
How to control/reverse liver cirrhosis & portal hypertension?
Is sr9238 compound effective in reversing fatty liver? If so, which drug contains it?
Control underlying: Depends on what the underlying cause is; for fatty liver disease/nash, control Insulin resistance; for alcoholic, stop alcohol, and for hepatitis virus, treat the virus. The compound is very new and exciting, but will take years of testing before it is available for clinical use. ...Read more
Is juvederm a natural alternative for reducing wrinkles? I'd like to have some age lines and wrinkles filled in, but I don't want to pump my body full of chemicals. A co-worker told me that juvederm isn't really a drug, that it's some sort of sugar-water.
Juvederm : Juvederm is a drug that can only be administered by a physician or a trained nurse injector in your plastic surgeon's office. Juvederm injectable gel is composed of a hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occuring sugar that is found in the body, but the hyaluronic acid in juvederm is cross-linked so it is more difficult for your body to break down, and hence it lasts for several months to a year. The product is used to fill in wrinkles in specific areas on your face. By adding volume, you get a smoother appearance. With any injectable product, there are risks including infection, pain, bruising, firmness, and lumps/bumps. www.dassmd.com. ...Read more
Will Adderall and ritalin (methylphenidate) show up as the same compound on a doctor's urine drug test?
No: They are distinctly different drugs. They are cousins, in drug terms and a simplistic test might simply be positive for their family, but most testing done today would detect the difference. ...Read more
Do you psychiatrists actually know for sure how psychiatric drugs effect brain chemicals? Or is it just speculation?
Observation & Theory: Drugs prescribed by physicians go through some clinical trials prior to fda approval, but it's also true that the for some drugs the exact mechanisms of action & how they specifically interact in the brain are unknown. It's also true that the theory of chemical imbalance causing some psychiatric disorders, such as decreased serotonin causing anxiety and depression is just that, theory. ...Read more
If you are taking Accutane isotretinoin, and you take a home pregnancy test will the results be wrong because of the chemicals in the drug?
No: In fact, most doctors require to take one before filling your prescription. ...Read more
How some drugs cause birth defect in pregnant womans?. Can it alter a baby's normal growth by producing some chemicals or change DNA & cause mutation?
All of the above: All the things you mentioned can happen. In addition, some drugs can block certain steps in the formation of proteins needed to build the body, and then abnormal proteins form and defects occur. There are sooooo many ways drugs and chemicals can affect the growing body — we probably don't even know al of them yet. ...Read more