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Coming Off Allopurinol
Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?
Biofilm: So, these stones are a part of a chronic tonsillitis. The 'perfect' way to get rid of them is to have the tonsils out. But, most people don't want to do that so, why not try to brush the tonsils or use a waterpik (or other type of jet) to blast them? Then, you can try mouthwash with Chlorhexidine in it to kill the bacteria. Good luck! ...Read more
Misdiagnosed with ulcer (turned out to be referred pain from kidney stone). Weaned off PPIs but getting BAD acid rebound after stopping Zantac (ranitidine). Help!
Might want to...: ...consider resuming your acid blocker drug. Sure, you can get rebound acid production off PPI's, but maybe you weren't "misdiagnosed" afterall regarding a peptic component to your distress. ...Read more
I have gad. The attacks are gone. I've never used the meds. I noticed yesterday my balance was off. Are the attacks coming back?
Dr thought I had hives, put on prednisone 50mg 9 days now, then taper off. Turns out its bed bug bites. Can I stop taking the prednisone now or taper?
Here is the issue: You are under another doctor's care. Once I direct you how to discontinue this medication, I have now interfered with the care you are receiving. I know what the answer is, but this site is for general medical education. I believe it would not be ethical for me to give you information, that would enable your medical provider to be by-passed. ...Read more
Im 8weeks off off Suboxone and on naltrexone still no energy and terrible RLS .Just started lyrica (pregabalin) &doc is slowly raising dose will this ever end?
Ask for specific : Treatment for rls. Narcotics such as suboxone do a great job blocking rls. Naltrexone on the other hand can have the opposite effect. Your doctor should order a ferritin level to make sure that your total iron body stores are not diminished. I would not be surprised if you also have periodic limb movements of sleep which often accompanies rls. This can cause a great disturbance in sleep continuity and daytime fatigue and sleepiness. The treatment is the same as for rls. ...Read more
Dry mucus and blood wont stop building in nose blocking breathing.Can peel off but comes back 30 mins later excessivelly. Going 10d w 3d of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?
Weaning myself from predezone. Started at 15 mg now down to 8 mg. is it possible to get off of predezone and be cured from inflamation?
It depends: As in it depends on the cause of the inflammation. Some forms of inflammation are temporary like that related to infections and some forms like from autoimmune diseases are quite chronic and in more severe cases require long-term, if not life long, steroid therapy - just be aware that is rare! ...Read more
Cousin went off of anxiety meds and gained 15lbs in the weaning process. I start weaning off Lexapro (escitalopram) July 10th. Will this happen to me also?
My question was - can coming off Flomax (tamsulosin) after the stone passes cause bladder spasming result from coming off FloMax (tamsulosin)? Stone passed - still bladder pain
Yes, if...: If voiding symptoms are related with stones, yes, you should be able to be off Flomax (tamsulosin) - a alpha-blocker. However, few elderly men like to keep it on because they incidentally noticed Flomax (tamsulosin) help improve their already quietly impaired urine flow. For details, ask urologist for specifics and details. ...Read more
It can happen: Oral contraceptives can produce a wide variety of effects, and so can coming off of them. If concerned about depression, please talk with your physician. You need to be assessed and offered personalized suggestions to help you. You can see a psychologist or other therapist also, as therapy can have very good effect in depression. So can exercise, healthy eating, etc. Psychiatrists help too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hygiene and : avoidance of areas likely to have strep. Streptococcal species are ubiquitous and we rely on our immune response and hygiene to protect us from these pathogenic bacteria. When we are infected, antibiotics can be considered. So, the answer is be healthy and clean. Hand wash, etc. ...Read more
I've been have lower left side stomach pain on n off.. Heart burn..on n off...on the 28 of may. a lot of clear discharge came .now its white watery discharge coming out with smell....
Probably not related: Causes of recurrent LLQ abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more
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