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After many years & without warning, my dr. Cut my methadone from 60 mg/ day to 10mg/day. Is this safe? I'm having an extremely difficult time!

After many years & without warning, my dr. Cut my methadone from 60 mg/ day to 10mg/day. Is this safe? I'm having an extremely difficult time!

Very Uncomfortable: Probably safe, however, I wonder why such a rapid change in dosage was made. There are many reasons that dosages are changed that are justified. On the other hand, rapid dosage decreases can cause severe withdrawal symptoms which generally are not dangerous but are extremely uncomfortable but it depends on the patient's other medical conditions. Talk with your doctor and ensure that was intended. ...Read more

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Feel as if I will explode if I don't cut. Cant get in to dr until mon. Where is best place to cut to cause least permanant damage? Tryin to overcome it

Feel as if I will explode if I don't cut. Cant get in to dr until mon. Where is best place to cut to cause least permanant damage? Tryin to overcome it

Emergency care: Since I don't know all the details of your problem, I cannot guarantee I will be able to give you the best answer, but it sounds like you are in unstable mental state -- go to the nearest er. Don't wait until monday. ...Read more

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If someone asked you to cut them what would you think?

If someone asked you to cut them what would you think?

Problematic.: A healthy person does not ask another person to hurt them. Whether this is to feel the experience, to release an inner hurt, or another reason, it is a big red flag that something is wrong. Please encourage your friend to get help, or share your concern with a trusted grownup that knows this person. If it's you, please find an adult you're comfortable with to talk to about this. ...Read more

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Estoy experimentando erupción cutánea (calidad: picazón/ comezón, en forma de anillo).

Estoy experimentando erupción cutánea (calidad: picazón/ comezón, en forma de anillo).

No comprendo espanol: I'm sorry that I do not speak Spanish. You might be able to get a Spanish speaking physician to get your question and reply to you. ...Read more

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My dr. Left some of my tubes so in case I want to have kids again. But. Cut and burned them so can they grow back together since he left some there?

My dr. Left some of my tubes so in case I want to have kids again. But. Cut and burned them so can they grow back together since he left some there?

Very unlikely: The combination of cutting and burning tubes makes it VERY unlikely that they will be able to grow back together naturally. Some fancy micro surgery might allow a return to fertility but even this is not likely. ...Read more

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I recently have been circumsised and noticed thst the frenulum hasn't been removed. I wanted a full circumsion, should my dr have cut it? Can he still?

I recently have been circumsised and noticed thst the frenulum hasn't been removed. I wanted a full circumsion, should my dr have cut it? Can he still?

Probably but Why: Cutting the frenulum will greatly decrease sensitivity. While it is often done when an infant is circumsized, most try to avoid it. The frenulum has a tremendous number of nerve endings in it that greatly add to pleasure and sensation and you did have a "full circumcision" even if the frenulum was not cut. Still, ask your surgeon/doctor if you are not happy with what they did. ...Read more

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Dr said ok to stop 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you split or cut 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you safely go to 2.5 mg or do you need to do 3.75 mg for a week then 2.5 mg

Dr said ok to stop 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you split or cut 5 mg bystolic (nebivolol). Can you safely go to 2.5 mg or do you need to do 3.75 mg for a week then 2.5 mg

Safe to cut in 1/2: You can wean off the bystolic (nebivolol) by taking 2.5 mg for a week, then stop the bystolic (nebivolol). Shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Arm pain and nick pain I also have diabets?

Arm pain and nick pain I also have diabets?

What's the question?: Ok so you have neck and arm pain and possibly diabetes. What is your question? ...Read more

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How do I fix my cut?

How do I fix my cut?

Depends: It depends on what, length and with what the cut was made with. ...Read more

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What happens if I cut a nerve?

What happens if I cut a nerve?

Severed nerve: Loss of function of the areas it supplies, if it is the only or main supply to that area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to keep a cut from scaring?

Depends: 1) get stitches if needed 2) good wound care - keep it from getting infected - wash twice a day with soap and water and cover with thin film of antibiotic ointment 3) after it heals -- plenty of sunscreen so it doesn't pigment differently from the rest of your skin 4) vitamin E may help - you can buy the gel caps and break it open and rub it in once a day. ...Read more

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What is an open cut?

What is an open cut?

Break in skin: An open cut is either a partial thickness injury to the skin or a full thickness injury to the skin. Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and keep covered. ...Read more

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Can I cut pill in half?

Can I cut pill in half?

Pills: Only some pills should be cut into half, some pills loose their efficacy when they are cut so please check with your chemist. ...Read more

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How do you infect a cut?

How do you infect a cut?

Don't clean it out.: Don't keep tetanus shot up to date. Don't keep it clean. Hope you don't want to infect a cut. ...Read more

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How to cut down on sugars?

How to cut down on sugars?

Read ingredients: Read labels on products you buy and try to decrease your intake of sugars. For example, orange juice has 29 grams of sugar in 8 ounce serving, Either decrease your portion size, or go for a natural orange. An orange only has 17 grams of sugar. ...Read more

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Can I cut benadrly in half?

Can I cut benadrly in half?

1/2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) OK: Cutting a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg (pink tab) is ok and may help your allergy symptoms with less side effects. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can xarelto be cut in half?

Can xarelto be cut in half?

Yes, YetCarefulAbout: Dose/day. Xarelto inhibits clot formation & is Rx'ed because of evidence/concern of forming clots inside blood vessels (not just at blood vessel breaks) thus any bleeding problems are ↑ed. Xarelto does NOT thin blood; blood viscosity does not change. Can efficacy of Xarelto to ↓ clotting be checked? Yes, using TEG machine, see: http://goo. Gl/XxOW9c, good for checking any kind of clotting issue. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on alcohol?

How can I cut down on alcohol?

Cutting down is hard: For someone with alcohol dependence or alcoholism cutting down is likely harder than stopping completely and usually does not work well. People without drinking problems rarely would ever even think they need to cut down. Sometimes they may be able, but most recovering alcoholics will tell you they tried again and again and could not succeed, the craving was to strong after the first drink. ...Read more

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Cut gum off will it grow back?

Cut gum off will it grow back?

I would have this: Evaluated by your dentist. He or she will be in a better position to assess that. ...Read more

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Is it bad to cut your forearms?

I do not believe you: Can not possibly think its good for you, do you? Please seek advice and help promptly if you are doing this or even considering it. ...Read more

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Is it bad to cut your forearms?

Is it bad to cut your forearms?

Yes: The biggest issue with self cutting is why are you doing it. The cutting itself can cause scarring, infection and blood loss. If you hit a major vein or artery you could cause serious harm. Most people who self cut are trying to feel something different than what's truly causing them pain. Trying to substitute one pain for another is not a healthy thing. Seek medical/psychiatric help immediately. ...Read more

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Why do bipolars cut themselves?

Why do bipolars cut themselves?

Many possible: Reasons. Someone who feels empty inside may cut to feel "something". Someone who is hurting emotionally may cut so that physical pain will distract them. Some cut to punish themselves. One may cut in the belief that they will let out negativity or evil. Regardless of why one cuts to cope it is unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Is vaseline ok to put on a cut?

Not a good idea: It is not a good idea as it is not sterile. But if you can get sterile vaselin gauze it is ok to use. ...Read more

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How to know if a cut is infected?

How to know if a cut is infected?

With what?: Cats carry bacteria in their mouths which can infect people, their stools may carry toxoplasmosis and other parasites but the cat seldom is affected adversely by these or shows symptoms. If you are concerned about what could be transmitted to you either get rid of the animal or have a veterinarian examine and test for risk-factors. ...Read more

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How can I cut down on my smoking?

How can I cut down on my smoking?

Not easy: This is an addiction and not an easy habit to break, hypnosis has helped many people, there are also patches and pills now available.....There is always cold turkey....Discuss with your internist. ...Read more

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How to tell if a cut is infected?

Red? Swollen?: Pus? Increased tenderness? Red streaks? Fever? If you believe that you have an infection please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Will a urethral opening cut heal?

Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Can kneehighs cut off circulation?

Restrict not cut: If the upper band of the knee high is extremely tight and does not have graduated compression, it is possible to cut off circulation similar to a tourniquet but this would tend to produce severe pain. It is more likely to restrict venous return causing swelling. ...Read more

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How to know if my cut is infected?

How to know if my cut is infected?

Infection.: Red? Swollen? Drainage? Increased pain? Red streaks? Warm? More tender? Get medical care for signs of infection. ...Read more

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How to cut down inches from waist?

How to cut down inches from waist?

Weight reduction: It is quite difficult to target your waist for weight loss but aerobic exercise in your target zone for at least 49 minutes per day, plant based diet and stomach crunches are your best bet. Also integrate weight training twice a week, don't rest more than 10 seconds between exercises and work to fatigue your muscles. These tips will boost your metabolism. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

How can I disinfect my child’s cut?

Soap and water: Wash thoroughly, making sure there are no foreign materials left in the wound. A local antiseptic would not hurt. Hopefully their immunization for tetanus is up to date. If not, go and have them see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long for a cut on face to heal?

How long for a cut on face to heal?

Natural Process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Keep it covered with an occlusive dressing changed every other day and avoid further trauma. It will heal very quickly. ...Read more