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Depressed cold: Mucinex (guaifenesin) or afrin/neosynephrine nasal are largely considered safe. I tend to avoid oral decongestants as they cause ones heart to race - remember these are modified to make crystal meth. Be careful with afrin nasal if you have hypertension. Otherwise i hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let your Dr. Guide U: Depending on how long you've been on it, your dr. May recommend different discontinuation regimen. Also, you'd wanna talk to your dr. About your reasons to get off of it. Be open with your dr. Good luck! ...Read more
Trigeminal neuralgia 6 mth.On carbamazepine 300mg tds.Still on&off symptoms.Does switching to lyrica (pregabalin) or oxcarbazepine help? Or decompression surgery?
Go higher: Carbamazepine (tegretol) is still the drug of choice. If no side effects and blood tests (cbc, liver functions) are within normal limits, increase Carbamazepine up to 1200mg/day or higher. Before switching to oxcarb try another option by gradually adding up to 10 mg of Baclofen tid. Rec:do not self-medicate. Always consult with your physician before changing any protocol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sore: Acyclovir is a drug used to treat herpes virus infections. Many cold sores are caused by herpes virus and will respond to such treatment. However, not all cold sores are caused by herpes. In this case, the cold sore may not respond to the treatment. The good news in all this, most cold sores get better within a couple of weeks, even without treatment. Keep it moist with ointment. This helps. ...Read more
Yes: I like your term "brain zaps"! that's a good description of what happens with the discontinuation syndrome when stopping an ssri antidepressant. Technically speaking, Mirtazapine is not an ssri, but i suspect it could still cause aspects of the discontinuation syndrome with abrupt discontinuation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im taking Trileptal for tinnitus& hyperacusis &recently started Topamax (topiramate) for migraines.Is it true that trileptal reduces amount of topamax (topiramate) in system?
Taking Neurontin (gabapentin) 900 mg daily. Causing dizziness. Been taking 6 weeks. Peripheral neuropathy causing feeling of cold toes in warm house. Suggestions?
NO, however it is: No. Stopping any medication without first consulting your doctor is not advised, other mild to server complications can follow. ...Read more
No: Epileptic seizures are due to pathological areas of the brain which electrically discharge inappropriately. Some issues triggering increased seizure risk include missing meds; recreational drugs; suddenly stopping tranquilizers, sedatives, or alcohol; irregular sleep; poor nutrition; low blood sugar; intense stress; infections and many more. But no real relation to ambient temperatures. ...Read more
Time: Any topical cream for cold sores helps with the pain however only time allows them to heal. ...Read more
(Allegra, ortho tri-cyclen, Cymbalta)-GP prescribed.
(Baclofen, Carb/Levo, & Adderall)-added by Neurologist. Interact. b/w meds to cause hypnic jerks?
Reconciliation: If different doctors all use electronic medical records, and they perform "medication reconciliation" at each visit so that they all know what doctor prescribed which medication, likelihood is high that the systems alerts of any potential problems with the medications. The Affordable Care Act (=Obamacare) mandates medication reconciliation. ...Read more
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