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Coming Off Decadron
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What are the effects of coming off Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone)? I've been off it for about 2 months and I'm experiencing sore breasts?
Irregular bleeding: If you took Provera (medroxyprogesterone) to start your cycle, it suggests you have irregular cycles. The Provera (medroxyprogesterone) will cause the lining of the uterus to shed. If it has been a while since your last period, the lining may be very thick, causing you to bleed for a longer time. Still, if it continues, it may be worthwhile to have an ultrasound to see what is going on in your uterus and ovaries ...Read more
Upper an low back muscles are throwing off my balance an making me anxious..is this from comin off seroquel (quetiapine)?
NOT SURE: Not quite sure what you mean by this but there could be some muscle issues involved with Seroquel (quetiapine) as a side effect. Depends on a variety of things like the dose and how long you have been on the Seroquel (quetiapine). I would definitely bring this up with your physician. ...Read more
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
Could take a number : Of months until all the depo is out of your system, the longer u have been on it usually the longer it takes to get out of your system. ...Read more
I just came off Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) &i'm experiencing pregnant like symptoms. I started my period right after coming off it. What can this be?
I'm stuck on mirtazapine, suffered nausea and vomiting, even with tapering off gradually. Very nervous about coming off it now. What can I do? Thanks
Since weening off propranolol 160mg for anxiety/headaches ive suffered with acid reflux. Will this stop when ive completly come off propranolol?
The Depo-Provera shot will last up for 3 months. I no longer want to the Depo-Provera shot. Will my appetite decrease while coming off of it?
On and off headache inside right temple started this morning. Took advil (ibuprofen) and it's still keeps coming. Anything serious?
Consider Migraine: 32 year old female gets, On and off headache inside right temple started this morning. Took advil (ibuprofen) and it's still keeps coming. Anything serious. If one had prior Migraine headache, could be. But there are many other possible causes; Tension, Trauma, Not Sleeping well, Infection in head and neck area, High Blood pressure, Eye Strain.. Consider repeat of Advil (ibuprofen) and if headache persists see MD ...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?
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?
Tracheostomy : Oftentimes, you're correct; however, you should discuss the exact circumstances and prognosis with the healthcare team. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): Dexamethazone.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can decadron (dexamethasone) make your weight go up the day after an injection and will it go back down once it tapers off?
Any steroid can make: U gain weight so it is possible although it is rare after just one dose ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone): With a single shot usually none. Sometimes a steroid shot makes you have insomnia or retain water. Repeated shots or pills will have the potential for many other side effects including immune alteration, changes in your appearance, worsening of glucose levels, osteoporosis etc. ...Read more
Steroid side effects: Decadron also known as dexamethasone is a potent steroid that can be taken as pill, injection or cream. Side effects are like other steroids but can include stomach upset, headache, dizziness, menstrual changes, trouble sleeping, increased appetite, weight gain, and mood changes. With prolonged use it may decrease body defense to infections, affect bones, muscles and eyes. ...Read more
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
Good thinking: The longer you are on it, the more likely, you will have side effects. ...Read more
Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus. There is no antibiotics for croup, but rather airway management. If croup is more severe, decadron (dexamethasone) either by injection or by mouth is the standard of care since it has lasting effects for generally 48-72 hours and no additional medication is needed. ...Read more
Decadron (dexamethasone) how.: I assume you are being treated with an oral Decadron (dexamethasone) product. But even so I am not aware of any relationship between eating and flushing from steroids. That is not to say that steroids can not result in some flushing symptoms but I am not aware of a relationship to eating unless the food is one that might cause flushing and the steroids exacerbate the phenomenon. ...Read more
Yes: As long as they are medically necessary. ...Read more
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