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See your doctor : It would be important to note how long these symptoms have been present. Nausea, severe fatigue, anorexia, facial flushing, and cough are systemic (internal) symptoms and can be caused by a number of things, such as viral infections, rheumatological disorders, white & blood cell disorders, neuroendocrine tumors, etc. Really need an in person exam, +/- chest xray, +/- basic labs to start with. ...Read more
More commonly known as accutane, Isotretinoin is an oral medication that is incredibly effective for severe acne. It is especially useful to bring a halt to acne that is causing scarring. Isotretinoin has a variety of side effects including birth defects, liver damage, and problems with cholesterol, and careful monitoring ...Read more
One possibility is: A thyroid imbalance. Please see you doc so he/she can check it. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am experiencing slow thinking, hair loss, drowsiness, difficulty finding words, flashbacks and fatigue.
Cognition & fatigue: Issues indicate the need to see your doctor. You MAY have a thyroid imbalance or other hormonal issue. Your doc can find out. As for the flashbacks, please see a mental health professional to evaluate them. If none is available a prudent spiritual leader may be helpful, perhaps a woman, Peace and good health. ...Read more
Dehydrated, nausea, fatigue. Been having issues sleeping. Anxiety all day, jittery, low grade fever, irritable, aggressive, No appetite. Ongoing week?
Exam needed: Your symptoms are nonspecific and nondiagnostic at this time and there seem to be a few unrelated issues ongoing. Your best move is to see your physician who will take a thorough history and perform a careful physical examination. If deemed advisable appropriate tests will be ordered in order to make a diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment. For anxiety and insomnia stress management is helpful ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29 f sx-2mo w lost appetite/unwanted weightloss, extreme fatigue, headaches, cough, sweating d/n, allover musccle/joint pn, and bruising.No ins.Help!?
Started 20mg celaxa 4 weeks ago.Awful nausea, appetite loss, insomina, headaches, worsened anxiety.Should i quit?
Consult your Doctor: Have you reported your side effects to the prescribing doctor? It would be best to discuss this as the medication you are on may not be the right one for you. ...Read more
I am taking 100 mg azathioprine; 25 mg prednisone for Crohn's flare. I have constant headache and fatigue. Side effect?
Non specific symptom: Unfortunately, headache and fatigue are non-specific. You are on relatively high doses of azathioprine and prednisone. The Prednisone is a steroid. Side effects include trouble sleeping, nervousness, heartburn. Azathioprine suppresses immune system. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite. The crohn's flare alone can cause fatigue and headache, just like any illness. ...Read more
I'm on day 2 of wellbutrin (bupropion) sr 150 mg and experiencing brain fog and memory problems.Should i discontinue?
Seriously?: Talk to the doctor who prescribed the medication! ...Read more
Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel (liothyronine) but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?
Mood and hormones: Hypo or hyper thyroid states may serious impact not only the body but the brain...mind. 1% of the chronic patients in state mental hospitals are cured and released each year, when their thyroid status is corrected. See your family medical doctor or endocrinologist soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have anxiety, photofobia, increased sweating, weakness, dizziness, forgetfulness, palpitations, constant urination, weight loss. What can it be?
Need eval: You need to be seen by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more
Fatigue, insomnia, lack of appetite, jittery, anxiety at times, Haven't had caffeine, no fever. Feel spaced out. Period just ended, nightmares, queasy?
Day 2 on Prozac (fluoxetine) feeling really depressed. Nausea, frequent use of toilet, lethargic, tired, no motivation, low, sad.
Have all hypothyroid symptoms but TSH 2.8, gerd, roaming joint pain, insomnia, fatigue, anorexia, neutrophils^, mcv112, b9def, bp88/55, t97.2, p102, tired of bn tired?
See details: Your thyroid function is normal so one needs to consider other causes for your symptoms. The gerd is likely unrelated. The possible causes are several and include physical issues as well as chronic depression. I would see a rheumatologist if your own doctor cannot find a specific cause. ...Read more
Weight loss, mood swings, staph infection, dizziness, memory loss,headaches, fatigue what's wrong with me? I feel lile im goung crazy
Going crazy: I would recommend seeing your doctor for a full exam and work up getting an answer will make you feel better ...Read more
I am taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) (5mg) and celexa (20mg). Having trouble climaxing, tired/ unfocused still. ?
Is this hyperthyroidism?
Symptoms include: insomnia, weight loss, eczema-chin, hunger, tsh: 1.51, strong tremors, anxiety, polyuria, weak upper str.
Probably Not: If your TSH is 1.51, then you are not hyperthyroid. I would see your doctor and ask him to evaluate you in person - he will probably want to order labs to rule out diabetes, which can cause weight loss and polyuria. If you have underlying anxiety, that can cause your tremors and insomnia. Find a doctor you are comfortable with and make an appt. ...Read more
Fatigued, very irritable, moody, breast soreness, mild chest pain, missed periods, fogginess/ trouble concentrating, i feel so off!
Experiencing for 2 yrs severe chronic fatigue, hair loss, no menstrual cycle, shortness of breath, nausea, frequent bronchitis, joint/muscle pain.Been taking adderol.Rbc platelet tibc others off.Med cause?
Fatigue: First must look at common causes such as thyroid disease and pituitary dysfunction. Assuming you dont have an eating disorder where restriction leads to malnutrition then the search needs to go other diseases such as autoimmune disease and rheumatological disorders. Adderal will not help as it may cause rebound depression making mood worse along with physical symptoms. Dysautonomia can cause this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Joint pain, depressed mood, fatigue, overweight, difficulty concentrating, get tired quickly, weakness (generalized). Hypothyroidism?
Thyroid?: Possible, need workup to rule that in/out. ...Read more
Iquit my multivitamin/mineral and am taking D3 ( deficiency), riboflavin ( migraines),b6( PMS).Now Ifeel shaky,fatigued,& inattentive. Coincidence?
Coincidence : Not likely due to stopping the vitamin. If symptoms persist then see your Doc. ...Read more
Isotrentoin: There can be significant side effects so contact the prescribing doctor and discuss ...Read more
Not going to do so: This is not a known side effect. However if you're taking the isotretinoin pills or capsules, it must be taken with a high-fat meal, one that may involve up to 20 g of fat in order for to be maximally absorbed. So if you're taking it on an empty stomach, or a meal that doesn't include much fat, for the vitamin A derivative to be fully absorbed, you might experience less absorption of the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: After december 31, 2005, only patients enrolled in the ipledge program may obtain and use isotretinoin. You will need to register with ipledge and view a video at your doctor's office before receiving your prescription. Only physicians enrolled in ipledge may prescribe isotretinoin, and only pharmacies enrolled in the program may dispense it. ...Read more
No: Hepatitis A, B, and C, are caused by viruses, so by definition cannot be caused by isotretinoin. This medication does cause abnormal liver tests in about 15% of people who take it, however, although marked elevations occur only rarely (<1%) and this is not usually a reason that patients need to stop the medication. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: If you are a woman trying to conceive then absolutely not. Otherwise, it does have a significant number of potential adverse effects which need to be monitored. There are other, safer acne medicines but they may not be effective for you. It is not a medicine I use first line, but if the acne has not responded well to anything else, you have to weigh the risk vs. Benefit. ...Read more
Lots: A few common: itching, nosebleeds, muscle aches, headache, elevated liver enzymes, elevated lipids, ringing in the ears. Major: increased pressure in the head, bone problems, liver toxicity, severe rash, behavior changes, hearing problems, visual disturbances, anemia, kidney problems, and severe birth defects if taken during pregnancy, especially early on. It is not a first line acne treatment. ...Read more
'Bad' can mean good: This is a rough medication. You'll experience some real discomfort. You can't go out and get drunk, and you'll have to promise not to get pregnant. It will also clear you acne -- and if it's severe enough to require isotretinoin, it's severe enough to keep you from getting the job you want. It's not for the faint-hearted. But if you're offered it, consider taking it. It's your choice. ...Read more
accutane: Not a good idea to drink alcohol with accutane. Whether Accutane can be continued depends upon blood tests of liver function and fat metabolism. These are affected by alcohol as well as accutane. You may have to have your Accutane treatment prematurely discontinued if blood test abnormalities show up. If moderation was 1 glass of wine a month, it might be ok. But not 7 drinks per week. ...Read more
Usually too much: If you're on an adequate dose of isotretinoin, your skin is likely too dry to tolerate Epiduo also. I don't think I've ever treated a patient with a topical retinoid (like Epiduo) while they're on isotretinoin. Sometimes use afterward for scarring and/or persistent blocked pores. ...Read more
Not long: The dry skin side effects resolve as the skin continues to heal. Use oil free moisturizers. Other disturbances go away once the drug is out of your system. If you are pregnant birth defects will ensue. Wait up to 6 months before having unprotected sex if you are thinking about getting pregnant. ...Read more
Several: Your dermatologist should be able to cover this for you. Dryness of your face and mucous membranes are pretty much a guarantee. Always wear sunscreen to protect as you will be very ensitive to the sun. Your triglycerides and sometimes liver function tests can increase, but this will be followed by your doctor. Pregnancy prevention is a must. Others are possible but not enough room to cover all. ...Read more
Exercise caution: Isotretinoin is a highly effective medication for acne vulgaris, however it has numerous potential adverse effects. You need to coordinate with your dermatologist and be followed very closely. Your skin doctor needs to have you on two forms of contraception with periodic pregnancy tests. The drug is typically started at a low dose during the first month and then increased to 1 mg/kg/day. ...Read more
Can you say if it could isotretinoin ( a.K.A Accutane among other generic names ) stunt my growth?
WHY does isotretinoin cause your skin to get WORST purge pores before it suddenly stops and clears?
Exfolliation: the medicine works by causing the deeper layers of the skin to grow up to the surface faster. This causes pores deep in the skin layers that are already affected to move up to the surface thus making it look like your acne is getting worse before it gets better. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more
Im taking clarivis which is isotretinoin capsules & my face is getting very dry what should I put on my face?
What happens if I'm pregnant while on 10-20mg/day isotretinoin? Is the baby being deform a 100%? Kindly advise.
Do doctors ask patients about their past and present and hereditary mental health before prescribing Isotretinoin?
They should be.: Doctors should be asking about all present and past medical history, including mental health issues, of the patient and their family, before prescribing any medications. This would especially be the case for Isotretinoin, which can cause depression.and suicidality, as well as other side effects. Doctors prescribing this will weigh the benefits vs risks before doing so. ...Read more