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Effects Of Self Induced Vomiting
What is more effective in PREVENTMENT/treatment of nausea and vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis? Metoclopramide or Zofran (ondansetron)?
Nausea~: hello~ Zofran is reserved for severe nausea that accompanies chemotherapy, so I would use something safer and first line like Compazine (prochlorperazine), (prochlorperazine) which would work better than metaclopamide, but metaclopamide can be used in mild cases.You will need to ask your doc for a script for Compazine (prochlorperazine). thanks ...Read more
Street, Prescribed: Street: many, if not all, especially methamphetamine, cocaine, hallucinogens, ecstasy. You could include alcohol and marijuana. Prescribed, usually only if overdosed: anticholinergics, steroids, stimulants, L-Dopa. You are safest if you avoid street drugs, and take prescribed in prescribed doses. ...Read more
Can klonopin (clonazepam) trigger increased appitite? Do side effects include uncontrolled or binge eating?
Klonopin (clonazepam): Increase hunger has been reported. Not sure about the binging. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
Can one oral dose of a castrating med cause long term changes including insomnia blurred vision lack sex drive muscle loss psychotic behavior?
Which medication?: Check out http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/detailedguide/prostate-cancer-treating-hormone-therapy for list of anti-androgens used as daily pills (there are other ways to lower testosterone to treat prostate cancer). Then review each at www.drugs.com for side effects. Most of all, discuss your concerns w/treating physician. But in general, one dose shouldn't have long lasting effects. ...Read more
Random brain pain associated with bad memory/event. Low self esteem. History of mental illness on mother's side. Causes?
Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.
Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more
DepressionWithdrawal: low-motivation, lack of protecting own safety/self- injury & any of a variety of behaviors which demonstrate a lack of self-respect, self-caring, self-love, seeking & expecting appropriate appreciation from others. These can also result is multiple bodily function problems. Are you asking for yourself, a friend, a family member, someone else? Study & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do short-term side effects of alcohol and other drugs include: disrupted sleep, temporary blindness and shortness of breath?
Yes: Blindness may be more than temporary.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there any effective over-the-counter medications to stop diarrhea and vomiting associated with gastroenteritis?
Yes: Imodium (loperamide) a-d is available. Never use in children unless directed by your doctor (hardly any pediatrician will recommend). In older kids (over 12) and adults use cautiously only if diarrhea is watery, with no fever or abdominal pain and is causing dehydration (excessive loss of fluids) and you are not being able to drink enough back up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Numerous: There are many, many causes of vomiting. Just about anything that irritates or upsets the stomach or gastrointestinal tract can lead to vomiting. ...Read more
How come some stomach viruses cause vomiting while others only cause diarrhea? Is there a way of preempting vomiting by forcing diarrhea?
G.I. viruses.: There are many different viruses that affect the G.I. tract, some of which cause diarrhea, and others which cause vomiting or other symptoms. Nothing that you can do will change what the symptoms of a particular virus will be. The best thing to do is to maintain adequate hydration and get plenty of sleep. Good luck. ...Read more
Overwhelming feeling of emotional withdrawal and upset when faced with smell/sight of chewing tobacco or vape. Allergy? Or mental reaction?
Probably emotional: Since sight of these substances is in the equation, this would suggest it is an emotional response which you raise as a possibility. Discussion with a psychiatrist should help you resolve this question ...Read more
Quite possible: Diets, especially extreme ones, produce lots of changes, physically and psychologically. Your body and mind well may react by being "out of sorts, " especially early on. If such feels continue past a few weeks, this may not be the diet for you. Talk to an expert (nutritionist) to help find one that works better. ...Read more
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