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No: The only thing irreversible is cutting out the testicles. ...Read more
Known side effect: This can happen with the first dose. It will go away but can be very painful. Sometimes doing the injection as a deep subcutaneous can help. Hopefully the benefit from dropping your psa fast will be worth it. ...Read more
Could anyone prescribe Firmagon (degarelix) to someone in Australia. Don't ask why. Just prescribe please. Thanks. Urgent.
Firmagon (degarelix): This is impossible as presentedGet a more detailed answer ›
I have been receiving degarelix injections for a year or so and have a lot of hard masses under my skin. Can they be removed? Are they harmful?
Wait: Most injection site reactions to this drug will resolve over time. They are not harmful, just cosmetic concern. ...Read more
..According to the nci, hormone therapy can be reversed before giving the second shot of degarelix is that true?
The only way to reverse this drug would be to give testosterone? This is odd...Testosterone is not advised in prostate cancer pts.
Firmagon or dagarelix blocks testosterone for a month and perhaps longer....Within days of the injection testoterone levels are said to be castrate. ...Read more
Is firmagon (degarelix) a contraceptive? Can a 33 old male take it as he hates his testosterone and not worried about side effects?
I m not a transgender. I m a normal male who wants to chemically castrate myself as I hate sexual arousal of any kind. That's just me. I m shy to tell this to my GP or psychiatrist so how am I supposed to get Firmagon or degarelix?
Speak with your Dr.: You won't be able to get this medication thru Health Tap. Hating sexual arousal is not normal. You must confide in your psychiatrist and discuss the reasons for your desire to chemically castrate yourself. ...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