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Coming Off Coumadin
Tracheostomy : Oftentimes, you're correct; however, you should discuss the exact circumstances and prognosis with the healthcare team. ...Read more
Off celexa (citalopram) for 45days now. Was on it for 6months. Didn't stop cold turkey. Tamp slowly. Still getting neaseous & shocks. When will this stop?
Usually Two Weeks: Two weeks would be a normal maximum time for withdrawal. Symptoms you are experiencing now are more likely from an underlying condition. ...Read more
Can u develop another clot while on coumadin (warfarin). My clot was gone within a month im atill on Coumadin (warfarin) can I develop another colt after 6month on coumadin (warfarin)?
Most Likely Perio: Without more information i can't be specific, but the most likely answer would be a form of periodontal disease or gingivitis. There is also a stress induced disorder called anug (also known as "trenchmouth " from ww1 soldiers would develop while in the trench's of ground warfare) which can cause gum pain throughout mouth. Best idea is to see a dentist asap for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
On 600mg lyrica&30mg oxynorm daily 6/12.Had back op now and going cold turkey off both as consult wont start weaning yet.How long to withdraw?
See your doc: See your doc or nurse that manages your blood thinners. A tongue will stop bleeding on its own usually. Your blood may be too thin and can be dangerous. A tea bag can help, as well as direct pressure with gauze, but i can't stress enough to see your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. switched me to lorazepram from Xanax (alprazolam) to help ween off benzo.. Cannot reach her tonight. Side effects of switching same day? Been on .5 2-4x daily
My psychiatrist just took me off my Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg 1xper day due to im very off balance from it.How long until this off balance thing stops?
Last 4 days in hosp for blood clots that formed from putting screws in my leg. 72hr heparin sent home on Xarelto. Having anxiety could I throw again?
Chances low: take the xarelto as prescribed and continue regular follow up wth your doc. Keep well hydrated. ...Read more
I've ust gone off Lexapro (escitalopram) and starting on 50mg Zoloft tmrw for anxiety. I've heard the side effects are bad?I've already been off work for 2 days
Zoloft (sertraline): Starting dose is low, make sure u take it with food on full stomach, & keep your prescribing doctor up to date on your progress. Good luck. ...Read more
Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?
. I mistakenly licked off some of the smoothie off my finger & noticed I still had residue from the vine charcoal from drawing ..already spit out the smoothie , what should I do?
Been on plavix (clopidogrel) 75 mg since december (switched from effient) dr. Will now stop after a year. How long until the plavix (clopidogrel) is out of my body.
Plavix (clopidogrel) out: Plavix (clopidogrel) is rapidly with absorbed-peak plasma levelsof the main circulating metabolite occurring in~1hr. In humans, 50% excreted in urine and ~ 46% in feces five days after dosing. Plavix (clopidogrel) effect lasts for the life of the platelet (~ 7–10 days). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common side effects of coming off of cymbalta (duloxetine)? I took 30mg for ~2.5 months. Psych said to merely cease taking it. Shouldnt i be weaned off?
Flu like symptoms: 30 mg is not a big dose to get off of but a lot of factors effect the discontinuation symptoms. 1 is how long you are on it. 2.5 months is long enough to have symptoms. Why you were on it, are you switching to something else and what. You will know in a few days of stopping it how you will do.Some of the symptoms can be a flu like syndrome, feelings of electric shock, anxiety and mood changes. ...Read more