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Dose Cns Lupus Cause Excessive Saliva
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Possibly: Each person is unique with regard to clinical response and development of side effects to medications. If you have developed "brain fog" after starting elavil, (amitriptyline) it is important to talk with your doctor about this. Often early side effects resolve after about 7-14 days, but if it is not tolerable in the meantime, you may need a change of medication. ...Read more
Can high doses of inhaled steroids cause or intensify depression or anxiety? Can it cause insomnia (early awakening)?
Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?
Can high doses of prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) (110mg) cause brain damage? Memory loss? Apathy? Is this reversible?
110 mg IS a lot: The maximum approved dose of methylphenidate/Ritalin is 60 mg/day so all the side effect data is based on this dosing. High doses raise concern for abuse causing a picture similar to cocaine abuse. High doses would be expected to cause disorientation, hallucinations, confusion more than memory loss and apathy. Close medical supervision to reduce dosage is needed. This is a dangerous situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Apparently, you have endured and adapted well with vomiting and diarrhea for 9-12 months; clinically, you've a low likelihood to affect your CNS. CNS functional changes commonly occurs in acute conditions of the elderly. Of course, individual variation may widely manifest and fluctuate. Nonetheless, it would be more beneficial and logical to direct this Q to your existing Doc because he/she knows ...Read more
Methotrexate :The most common adverse effects include: hepatotoxicity (liver damage),but could this be seen in low dose
for Lupus affecting skin ?
Neurontin: Yes it causes fluid retention- most common with increasing doses but can be seen at any dose. ...Read more
Can prolonged serotonin syndrome (4 1/2 months of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol taken together) cause damage to the central nervous system?
Serotonin Syndrome: It's possible, if a hypertensive crisis or spike in BP occurred . Micro vascular CNS infarcts may be a residual. It doesn't seem likely as it went on for months and would have been picked up by your md. Serotonin syndrome is a serious condition which makes people very sick. Symptoms are significantly debilitating. Milder forms would be very unlikely to leave sequelae. ...Read more
Can 7.5mg methotrexate+low dose pred. cause frequent (mainly unilateral) muscle spasms/twitches &mild shakes? Or more likely new autoimmune symptom?
Autoimmune: Typically when you have a reaction to medications, it should happen bilaterally. Unilateral symptoms would make me concerned for other etiologies. ...Read more
NO: I am not aware of any connection. ...Read more
Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?
Not autoimmunity: Have you got Conn's? A renal tubulopathy? A genetic potassium wasting / Fanconi syndrome? Don't focus on autoimmunity just because of the huge amount of "pop" writing about it -- an immune interstitial nephritis is low on my list for you. Low potassium is a huge red flag. Has your vitamin D been checked -- it's a very common cause of bone pain though not the rest. Best wishes. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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