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Can Low Dose Naltrexone Do Anything For Psoriasis
Hmm...: Best advice is to ask your docotr/gastroenterologist! there are currently studies of low dose Naltrexone use being done at penn state and other institutions around the globe to determine this; as well as usage of "ldn" for the treatment of other diseases. Always ask your doctor if this is right for you; and if it is available to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything i can do to decrease side effects for zoladex (goserelin) or make them more manageable? Add back therapy will be used.
Is lyrica (pregabalin) addicting? Doctor wants me on lowest dose but I tend to get addicted easily, so Should I take it or not for small fiber neuropathy?
Can you tell me success rate with MSM? Using it to treat chronic pain & arthritis . Low dose by choice but we think it's helping been using for amonth
No evidence: There are no well-conducted studies to show that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is safe or effective for any disorder. ...Read more
Is low dose naltrexone therapy an option for fibromyalgia pain? Do I have to stop taking opioids first?
Have schizophrenia 21yrs. Clozoril works, but low wbc. Others bad side effects. Any suggestions what to do? Taken them all.Nothing else works.
How low?: It depends on how low of a WBC count you mean. Prescribing guidelines don't allow Clozaril (clozapine) to be dispensed if WBC count is <3500, or absolute neutrophil count is <2000. As long as your counts equal or surpass these limits, you are safe to continue, esp if it's working for you! please talk with your psychiatrist. For other issues: http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=hearts_and_minds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If sombody have depression and anxiety can he use clomid (clomiphene) for low testosterone? Dose this medication well make it worse? Or only temporarily
Check with your doc: In general it does not but you should never add or stopped or replace any medication without informing your doctor.they need to be aware of all your medications and supplements and herbal and all OTC medicine and drugs legal and illegal street drugs that you take otherwise they could not help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately...: Not much - best bet is to get off the high dose pred as soon as you can. Obviously, that's not always possible with certain pathologies. ...Read more
Are there bad side effects to valtrex (valacyclovir)? Why would anyone decide not to stay on it for daily suppressive therapy?
Gabapentin worked for me for 2 days only, now it does nothing at all at any dose. Can tolerance build that quickly? How do I reverse tolerance?
Horizant: Gabapentin enacarbil gets around this problem by providing predictable even blood levels of gabapentin. Regular Gabapentin is unpredictably absorbed in the stomach whereas the enacarbil component of Horizant delays absorption until the small intestine where it is very predictably absorbed. ...Read more
Does high or low dopamine create insomnia? I was on zyprexa (olanzapine) for awhile but it did not sedate me I needed to take a moderate dose of Ativan to sleep..
I'm taking methadone for chronic pain and also have low testosterone due to it. * is it safe to start testosterone treatment?
Yes and appropriate: Patients on opiates for longer periods of time may suffer hormonal issues including low testosterone. Assuming the opiate is required and alternatives have been discussed, then testosterone replacement can improve fatigue, libido, strength, and even pain! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Discoid lupus: Yes, several treatments are topical as well as the possiblity of pulsed dye laser. Remember sunscreen and sun protection with clothing including hats. Stop smoking if you are because it worsens the problem. A visit to a dermatologist to discuss all of the options and devise a treatment plan for you is highly recommended. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1065529-treatment ...Read more
I'll be on oral prednisone for 12 days for an MS relapse. Is there anything i can do to control the weight gain side effect?
YES: First, recognize the need to keep low salt intake, with some supplementation of potassium. Second, fluid retention mostly "water weight", and a mild diuretic such as hydrochlorothiazide is useful. Third, if you take all your dose once daily, side effects may be lower, and med still works fine. Am i missing something? You do not list a specific ms drug! if no dmt on board, get this started. ...Read more
Insomnia 2+ years.
On pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) lithium for bipolar.
No sleeping pills work.
Valium does not work.
A high dose Xanax can. 2 to 5 mg.
What can I do?
Insomnia suggestions: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after a big meal. Avoid or minimize caffeine & alcohol. Exercise regularly, but not within 3-4 hrs before bedtime. Use relaxing pre-sleep routine (warm bath, light snack, reading). Bedroom temp at 60-68f. Learn relaxation skills. Find sleep specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not reported but...: High doses of Vit. C are widely used and generally well-tolerated. The most common side effect of doses of 2 grams or more is loose stools and nausea. Other side effects are rare. In searching I have not seen any reports of insomnia. See http://tinyurl.com/zzz5rdx However, most Vit C is derived from corn. If you are allergic to corn you might react to corn-derived C. Try a corn-free form. ...Read more
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