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Cotuss Ex Medication
3 years s/p ex lap for endometriosis, symptoms returned, no insurance and can't afford medication, intense pain, what do I do?
Every country I feel might have different medication depending it's prescribed usage. Where/what/why would I buy medication from another country? Ex?
Most medications: Are made by large multi-national pharmaceutical companies that try to get approval in all countries. There are a few that are only available in maybe Europe for example. Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more
If I had an adverse reaction to a medication should I put it on my allergy list, ex while I was on a med I was having multiple seizures a day?
Yes: This may help save your life. Medi-alert gives you many options. ...Read more
Is there an over the counter medication or alternative treatment for adult ADHD with reasonable efficacy? Ex: St John's Wort for depression or Glucosamine+Chondroitin for OA
NO: Sorry- no OTC medicine is used to treat this condition. ...Read more
Ex-addict: Life style changes and maintaining healthy support system. ...Read more
Ex-Abuser curious to find out if drug abuse is considered a strong risk for developing diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis? Thank you :)
Interesting question: At this time, answer is a definitive NO, as we do not find either legal or illegal drugs associated with MS risk factors. Some drugs, such as amphetamines, and cocaine, and METH, cause risk of stroke and/or heart attacks, and other drugs can cause Parkinson's like symptoms. But not MS. ...Read more
I'm a smoker/ ex drug addict. I have been having this itchy feeling in the inside my lungWhat could it be? I've had bronchitis and pneumoni before
This will require: An actual assessment to be able to diagnose. ...Read more
Lyrica (pregabalin) Xanax fatigue: Up to 28% of people on Lyrica (pregabalin) experience sleepiness. Adding in other psychotropics on top of that of course the situation is only going to be worse. Talk to your treating providers and have them consult with each other and come up with a better solution to your dilemma. Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year. ...Read more
No studies done: Oxy elite is sold as a fat burner and we do not know how the prescription drugs will do with this over thecounter drug. But I will suggest you ask your pharmacist or doctorif it is safe to take with the drugs you have beev prescribed. ...Read more
Can you get hep c through unprotected sex? My ex told me he had it after we got done. When we were dating I'm assuming he had it since he shot up drugs but I want to make sure I don't have it!!!
Low risk, get tested: As I answered your other question, you are at little or no risk of hepatitis C from your former partner. It't not sexually transmitted nearly as often as some people say. To the extent you were at risk from him, it was more because of the possiblity of blood exposure than sex. But to be certain, have a test. If you have not otherwise been at risk for hep C, you can expect a negative result. ...Read more
My ex has been smoking meth for a while. Never touched a drug besides alcohol ever. If its been on her skin and mouth how long does it stay. Test fri.
If you didn't ingest: Methamphetamine, the amount that made be transferred through skin (which is essentially zero) or through kissing (which is close to zero) shouldn't result in a positive urine test. If you have depression, and are "blacking out" (losing consciousness?) you should seek medical attention for the cause and treatment. Having a methamphetamine user in your life isn't helping either, I imagine. ...Read more
Unlikely: Since exposure chicken pox, the virus is already replicating days before pox are noted. This is ample time for a person's immunity to start making antibodies. Recurrence of cp is more likely to be based on an individual's innate immunity when they first acquire the infection and later health. Rx needs to be started in 24 hours after pox appear, and important if newborn or other health issue. ...Read more
My ex is addicted to crack cocaine (15yrs). I use no substances. I recently had twins. Could his drug use harm his sperm affecting our kids health?
Ex drug addict drugs and bad choices left my teeth ruined, trying to save up for implants or something to fix my mouth, any advice about options I have?
Dental schools: Offer reduced rate and good quality care by students who are well supervised. See if you can find one in your location. Congratulations on your recovering. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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
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
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
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
And: And that means what medication?Get a more detailed answer ›
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Many anti-depressant medications with a low side-effect high therapeutic profile. It can be used ALONG WITH other anti-depressants (eg Trazadone) for a combined effect!
Its a good choice and has a fairly rapid response!
Hope this helps!
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