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Does Low Dose Accurate Work
Can a low dose pill work 8 years later if it did not work before. My records indicate that I only took it for 3 months and was switched back to 1/35.
It is rarely helpful: There are some theoretical reasons why it can help and anecdotal evidence for its utilization although amantadine is a relatively challenging medicine to both tolerate as a patient and dose as a clinician so it requires a lot of fine tuning to be a useful intervention. I would talk with your prescribing doctor about how it makes you feel and I hope it could be a useful treatment approach for you! ...Read more
Dr. Refuses to prescribe even a low dose of an atypical because of diabetes...If a low dose would help should I try and work with a different dr.?
I have servere migrains an prescribed meds an over counter don't work or ease, is pain killer such as a low dose of noroco etc. Prescribed an helpful?
Opiates can reduce: headache (HA) pain. Often, other types of HA are misdiagnosed as migraine just because pain is severe. If migraine meds don't work, maybe it's not migraine. Could be due to whiplash (strained occipital tendons)/inflamed nerves/cranial bone dysf., etc. Exacting history & phys./osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers. Proper diagnosis is KEY. Manipulation, neuroprolotherapy, diff meds may help. ...Read more
My dr gave me minocycline 90mg for acne but from what I heard it's a really low dose so will it work?
Hello is this safe I'm on 40mg propranolol a day and 250mg ranitidine I've recently started a very low dose of mitrazapine may be weaned off propranolol after 6 weeks if it works?
I have been on low dose amoxicillin for about 3 months. Will this prevent accurate test results for a uti?
Curious as to why I still get elevated BP readings due to white coat htn even while on a low dose arb. What good is a med that works part of the time.
Its the syndrome: White coat HTN might persist despite medication. Sometimes a beta blocker can blunt the hypertensive response. Sometimes one simply needs another medication in addition to the other medications. Check your BP sitting and standing each morning at home to judge the adequacy of your medications. ...Read more
sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.
Determine Cause: Important to determine cause so that sinus infection aren't recurrent. Do you have allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or a combination of both? If you have allergies have you tried starting allergy shots? Daily medicated nasal sprays are key, there are various types that you can try. Important to use daily controller therapy to prevent recurrent sinus infections in the future. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Lexapro (escitalopram) works wonders for depression where no others have but is somewhat stimulating. Need to take low dose Ativan. ..is this often prescribed?
Lexapro (escitalopram): You are right about this particular property frequently reported about escitalopram. However, this has been mostly considered a positive effect. In some instances, the medication has to be adjusted if a stimulant effect is uncomfortable. One possibility is to adjust the dose a notch down. Also, undiagnosed bipolar conditions could be activated. Ativan (lorazepam) might not resolve this problem. ...Read more
My dr added low dose klonopin to my luvox (fluvoxamine) for ocd. Told me that luvox (fluvoxamine) will raise the klonopin level only 'slightly'. Is this accurate?
Trusting Drs: The combo can increase the risk of drowsy, dizzy, out-of-it feelings. If you notice this call them ASAP. Try to avoid driving or doing risky things and don't just stop w/o a good taper. Advice from Dr or pharmacist is needed. Ask? S - ask for references to read. Decide if you trust and find another if you don't. ...Read more
Possibly: You are right in that is a very low dose. It's better to start at a lower dose and see if it is effective. Although Ativan (lorazepam) is not typically used for muscle spasms, it is in the same class of medications as Valium, which is longer-acting and more often prescribed for muscle spasms. ...Read more
If I take a low dose of levothyroxine (25 mcg) for life, would my thyroid become lazier/ slower? Can this low starting dose work for hypothyroid?
No: Your thyroid won't become lazy or tolerant. The dose your on is a good starting dose and may be the right dose. ...Read more
When can I start having sex while on a low dose birth control pills; does it work with the first pill or do I have to take a few pills then have sex?
Lst day: You are protected from the first pill if you start to take it when you are supposed to. ...Read more
Using low dose Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) for IBS, works great. How can I prevent tolerance and needing more? Should I stop occasionally?
Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) IBS: Librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) is a combo drug- and it contains a benzodiazepine as well as an anti-spasmodic drug. It would be beneficial to avoid long term continual use of a benzodiazepine for IBS as it potentially can cause dependence. There are alternatives with the benzodiazepine ...Read more
No final connect tissue disease yet. Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) helps but not enough. Low dose daily predisone works great. Md to start me on methotrexate. Good idea?
Is it true @ almost 40 too much thyroid med (lyvoxyl) can make U grow taller? I'm on a very low dose; TSH always around 1.1 - 2 when blood work tested.
Hello & welcome to HealthTap,
Typically Males attain their maximum height in their late teens- early 20's. People who have growth Hormone deficiency, early replacement have benefits in growth & development. At the age of 40, it is highly unlikely to gain more height, having said that posture plays a very role in height and doing stretching exercises would help. Good news, Ur TSH is normal :)
Thx! ...Read more
Doc prescribed metronidazole 250 mg 2x a day for 7 days for BV but it was a low dose and now 500 2x or clindamycin don't work. Can I increase dose?
Asked and answered: I believe you have been given gracious and accurate answers already. The answers were no. Period. If treatment is failing then the exact diagnosis matey be incorrect and a re-evaluation is in order. ...Read more
1st Depo shot 7 weeks ago. Had bleeding, took low dose birth control pills for two days. On the second day I had sex did the pills make shot not work?
No: The birth control pills have no affect on the effectiveness of depoprovera. ...Read more
I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?
Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL for good health and your baby could have bleeding problems if you are deficient. While lack of Vit K increases bleeding, taking Vit K does NOT increase risk of clots. See http://bit. Ly/1nzsOh0 for more on K.
You should be taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid).
For more on MTHFR issues see
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Using low dose naltrexone for lung cancer; just now began using cannabis oil to treat the cancer. Will the naltrexone somehow affect how oil works?
Doctor added low dose clonidine during occasional public speaking presentations to maintenance prescription verapramil. Can this work to decrease htn?
Not sure...: ...What you mean by "low dose chemo" but tolerance to chemo depends not only on the dose but also on the kind of chemo and how healthy your dad is. Make sure he keeps his doc informed on all side effects so he/she can adjust treatment accordingly. Best to both. ...Read more
Not sure: But sounds like low-dose means low dose steroid. Some research shows that low dose steroid injections work as well as high dose steroid injections (which is current standard of care). ...Read more