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Thanks dr ali for ur reply, kindly note that I took with prozac, risperidal 2 mg (1/2 tab per day) and anafronil 75 mg 2 tablets/day also with no effect then I took prozac with effexor xr with no effect, now I want to stop all medication and try to st
Coming off of med's.: Lack of response to few combos does not necessarily exhaust all your options. Worth a try, but be careful of withdrawal. ...Read more
Dr. Ali, let me rephrase my q - can gas cause palpitations and high pulse rate? Or is it just panic/anxiety. It subsides in a few hours
Dr. Alan ali, fourth day of Lexapro (escitalopram) and have had so many side affects. The newest one is difficulty breathing. Is this a coincidence of something else?
? This am re narcolepsy dr's machanic and ali answered but did u look at my records? How could I be cpap compliant without a study? Osa diagnosis 1993.
Are you considering: You may not have narcolepsy b/c you may not be using CPAP properly? There are devices which measure compliance if this is the case. There are also home sleep studies. Most with significant apnea will be assoc. W/ high blood pressure, how is yours? Armodafanil (nuvigil) or modafanil (provigil) is indicated for sleepiness in both conditions. It can be like a miracle if you respond. Gdluc. ...Read more
Sincerely thank dr. Alan h. Ali, I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 100mg morning&50 evening, can I switch to single dose 150mg after dinner as you advise? (ocd),
Dr alan h. Ali - past9 mnths lower levels of consciousness, sweating, headaches upon waking + pink eyes -effect of past casual weed smoking? Or what?
Could be: Pink eye is not in any way correlated with your use of recreational weed. ...Read more
Common Practice: It is a long-standing belief among fighters that sex weakens the legs. I have known boxers who believed that sex before a fight was a good thing because it sharpened the reflexes. I suppose it's worth experimenting to find out. Just don't do your first experiment around an important fight. ...Read more
About my kidny I have a Ktopic right kidny I have a broblem how can I removed it ali radwan Egyptian my age is 27 years old?
Ectopic kidney: Probably a normal finding. Why do they think it should be removed??? ...Read more
Don't use it!: It's a plant from indonesia which has some traditional medical uses such as for malaria. However, it is mainly being used for sexual performance enhancement. And is called natural viagra (sildenafil). Many studies are touted, but none that I would recommend as indicating the product is effective or safe. Some fake versions contain prescription drugs and are dangerous. If you have a problem explore for the caus. ...Read more
Hello.. Thia is syed ali. I wanna ask that is it ok if I masturbates 2 times in a day or a week. And tell me some medicines that helps grow memory?
Masturbation: One question at a time here on health tap. Masturbation is a common and natural part of the human experience. There are no negative health consequences to masturbation. Every man or boy you know masturbates or has masturbated. Medicine is to have no opinion on when or how or with whom you have sexual activity. ...Read more
Numerous brain injuries cause disruptions in the fragile circuits that govern brain function. When injuries occur deep within the brain, they may affect a part of the brain that regulates movements.
The part of the brain most involved in suppressing Parkinsons movements is called the substantia nigra. Mr. Ali has had injuries that damaged this part of the brain, which leads to his tremor. ...Read more
Treatments...: Copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is not curable but it is treatable. Smoking cessation is vital to decrease airway inflammation and slow disease progression. Other treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers as well as oxygen therapy, if the systemic oxygen level is low enough to warrant it. ...Read more
Can small bilateral rotator tears be overcome (pain!) by exercise alone? Damaged in 1998. Ok only if elbows as side, or ouch ali
Hmmm...: Best answer is to tell the tester that you are taking "alli" (i think that is the correct spelling) before you get the test. Honesty is the best policy! Of course, stopping the supplement about 1 week prior to the test should give your body ample time to metabolize it out of your system. Ask you doctor just to be sure. ...Read more
Unclear: As unfortunately, presently there is limited data about tongkat ali (Eurycoma Longifolia) and medication interactions. I don't think anyone will be able to answer this with good certainty. ...Read more
Diastolic dysfunctio: There are many causes of diastolic dysfunction, coronary disease, myocardiopathies. It depends on the ejection fraction of the left ventricle. There is no simple fix, you have to the cause. ...Read more
My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How? Ali
Let us see if could: Having a lump on the base of the neck indicate you have a problem in the cervical spine, try to go to spine surgeon he will be able to help you. ...Read more
Why, when gals don' feel 'cuddly', or can't stand being in the room w/ their baby (as on the doctors tv show) are they not prescribed oxytocin? Ali
Good thought: Synthetic oxytocin, pitocin, is only used intravenously to help with labor. The new mom should be making plenty of her own oxytocin. Being a new mom, and not getting enough sleep, can make it difficult to bond with a baby at first. This will come with time. If her feelings are intense, and do not improve, she should be seen by her doctor to see if she has postpartum depression. ...Read more
Hi this is ali from pakistan I am 25 and have 110 kg weight n 5'11 height. How I lose weight 15 kg in 1 month? I'm waiting for a quick response. Thnks
See Dr., and then...: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more
Alli: I don't know much about detoxing. I have never been convinced that it is useful. As far as medicines to lose weight, I think most of them have not been shown to be safe long term. I don't generally recommend them because almost everyone gains the weight back as soon as they stop them. That said, of the medicines out there, Alli seems to be one of the safest, and is effective while using. ...Read more
Unknown: Icariin (one of the ingredients in Goat Weed) can probably be taken for up to 6 months. The effects of chronic use have not been formally studied. Women with estrogen responsive tumors should avoid this agent. Tongkat needs further study as well. You might discuss issues relating to sexual dysfunction with the doctor who prescribes the Lexapro (escitalopram) before experimenting with these agents. ...Read more
Can tongkat Ali be taken together with warfarin. Person has replaced the valve and is 74years old. Thanks?
Yes: No scientific basis that it is at all effective or active ...Read more
Can hiatial hernias resolve (ok) without medical hellp? Does chronic stress (fear) cause them? Or chronic eating? Ali
I haven't taken the '-ozoles'@ years of gerd. Will sleeping elevated in my left side be enough or do I have to take the meds? Ali
The answer to your: Question requires the knowledge o how beat up your esophagus an stomach look. ...Read more
How can I stimulate/ increase my leydig cell count/ stimulate them? I read tongkat ali possibly can, zinc can possibly. I am asking about herbal/ natural things. Please do not say "can't advise on those things"
I CAN ADVISE:
I can advise on "these things" THERE ARE NO MAGIC SUPPLEMENTS which will "Increase your Leydig Cell Count!!! If any are advertised they are untruthful!!!!!! If you mean increase your POTENCY that's a different matter.
See a UROLOGIST for some rational Scientifically based answers
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Supplements: The body generally does not need supplements to produce hormones. The regulatory system of hormone regulation generally does not react well to artificial manipulation and often causes more harm than good if there is not a hormone deficiency. Hormone deficiencies are generally treated with synthetic versions of the hormones, not pro-hormones or supplements. ...Read more
My male fiance has had no sexual desire since starting on 10mg of Lexapro and 150mg of wellbutrin (bupropion). Would horny goat weed or tongkat ali help at all?
Reduced sexual desir: I agree with dr. Wartenburg on the need to be careful with herbs here in the us, and speaking with your husband's physician before adding any of these. There are no interactions between horny goat weed, tongkat ali (actually eurycoma longifolia), lexapro, and wellbutrin (bupropion). There is also not sufficient research data to assure that either of these herbs will work for the intended purpose. ...Read more
I got a reaction fromvmakeup I wore under my eye a couple days ago it got worse were it has a big bump were the eyelash starts and my eye is a red ali?
Reaction to makeup: Keep the area clean and dry. Try not to touch it so as not to irritate the area more. See you doctor to evaluate what the "big bump" is. ...Read more
I would NOT recommend that you take ANY HERBAL REMEDIES with WARFARIN....MANY MANY MANY examples of inter-action of herbal remedies (for example GREEN TEA!!!) with Warfarin or Coumadin (warfarin) exist!
No sense in "taking chances"!
Hope this helps'
DR Z ...Read more
Ali had a tooth removed 3 days ago after the tooth fractured from a root canal. I still have pain in my gums and jaw. Is that normal?
Yes: You can expect to have some post operative pain for 7-10 days post an ext. But the pain should be manageable first few days with meds that control moderate levels of pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, but after the third day, over the counter meds like extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg should be enough. If after a week, you are still having pain, or if the pain is severe, see your dentist for a possible dry socket. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex 5 days before my period which was not normal ali. I'm having cramps and lower back pain 1 week after my period. Could I be preg?
If your period was: Not normal - may be it wasn't your period. Check a pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant from prior to that time. ...Read more
What can be done for untreated 'lichen planus' - the lining of my mouth is swollen and sore, and front of tongue is numb, same as roof of mouth- ali?
Lichen planus: Special gargles containing anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medication often help reduce symptoms. If this topical treatment is not helpful then a brief course of steroid pills will likely help. If this persists, make sure it gets a biopsy to rule out other causes. ...Read more