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B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

B12 deficiency. I take cobalamin. Should I be taking Methylcobalam instead?

Methylcobalamin best: You must be taking cyanocobalamin (most common) or hydroxocobalamin. These are both effective but methylcobalamin has some significant advantages and is the optimal form to take if possible.
See http://centraldrugsrx. Com/doctorblog/comments/brief-comparison-of-the-three-formulations-of-vitamin-b12
and http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html for more information. ...Read more

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Is 200 too low for cobalamin? I eat enough meat, fish etc. In 2012 it was 430. My doctor asked me if I'm taking any B12 supplements. Would that help?

Is 200 too low for cobalamin? I eat enough meat, fish etc. In 2012 it was 430. My doctor asked me if I'm taking any B12 supplements. Would that help?

See below: If you have been taking the diet you described, your intake would be sufficient yet your B12 level is at the low end of normal. You may try taking oral supplements of b12, if that does not work it may be that you are not absorbing B12 properly and may need periodic injections. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Is it possible that a cobalamin deficiency during pregnancy cause both the mother and child to form mental illness?

Child risk: efects: The child's risk is birth defects, including anencephaly and spina bifida and some other birth defects. The mother is more likely to form depression, anxiety, psychosis, or memory difficulties. I can;t find any literature on intrauterine B12 deficiency and mental illness per se. ...Read more

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What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

What pain medication can be taken for r.S.D.?

RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more

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If you have crohn's, what medication (s) should you be on?

If you have crohn's, what medication (s) should you be on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have crohn's, what medication (s) are you on?

I'm just wondering, if you have crohn's, what medication (s) are you on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

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I want to know if any of you used a natural medication for s.A.D. And did it work?

I want to know if any of you used a natural medication for s.A.D. And did it work?

Sun light: Ample sun light is the best natural treatment for sad or seasonal affective disorder. Since once cannot get this in winter, this can be replicated by using a white light lamp of at least 10, 000 lux intensity kept at a distance of one foot. This should be used only with start of fall and discontinue with advent of spring. ...Read more

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Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

Should I be taking medication for p.C.O.S? I also would like to start trying for a child, any tips?

See below...: Women with pcos benefit from a combination of ovulation induction (using Clomid (clomiphene) or letrozole) and oral hypoglycemic medications (such as metformin). Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is the generic medication for Venlor? I am forced to pay a big levy for my medication because Discovery says there’s a generic.

What is the generic medication for Venlor? I am forced to pay a big levy for my medication because Discovery says there’s a generic.

Venlafaxine: Is the generic form of Venlor or Effexor. A less expensive generic should work just as well, while saving you considerable amount of money. Take Care! ...Read more

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My pressure is constantly on the 130's sometimes goes up to 150 upper number not on medication lower is 70's is that bad am 40yrs lady living healthy?

My pressure is constantly on the 130's sometimes goes up to 150 upper number not on medication lower is 70's is that bad am 40yrs lady living healthy?

Medication may help: If you eat healthy and are not overweight and exercise regularly, you may consider blood pressure medication in consultation with your doctor. The blood pressures you mention (130s to sometimes 150s) systolic should be treated in my opinion. ...Read more

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What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage (s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

What is the minimum time allowed between taking Vyvanse dosage (s)? Is there a dosage set point where the intensity of the medication extends the time?

Vyvanse dosage: These are one daily drugs. They are stimulants. If taken too late they will interfere with sleep. Usual time to take this med is in the morning, before school or before work. Should only be taken under physician supervision. If you are taking it for "ADD" or ADHD, I would advise that you be evaluated by a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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What is best pain medication?

What is best pain medication?

There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more

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I need refills on my medications?

Not here: For that you will likely need the prime service of healthtap. Easier to call your pop imo ...Read more

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Are expired medications effective?

Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more

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Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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Safest medication to take for pain?

ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more