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Essential Woman Medication
Clomiphene or Femara (letrozole): The choice of medication depends on the type of patient, but the first line of treatment is clomiphene, an oral medication used to induce follicular growth and ovulation. It is inexpensive and relatively safe, but can lead to multiple pregnancies (8%) and supresses the uterine lining. Femara (letrozole) is an oral alternative to Clomiphene that does not affect the endometrium. Both are equally effective. ...Read more
A = safest:
Category a: these drugs have been tested and found to be safe during pregnancy. Category a includes drugs such as folic acid, vitamin b6, and some thyroid medicines in prescribed doses.
Category b: animals studies say safe, but no randomized controlled studies done in humans. These drugs are frequently used during pregnancy and do not appear to cause major birth defects or other problems. ...Read more
I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman I also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?
Before all else-: Lets address that you have described yourself as a "heavy drinker" and conditions as "alcohol intoxication, confusion and memory loss". Do you know that you kill your brain cells when you do this. It will not help your anxiety or difficulty going into public. Encourage you to get into treatment to deal with this. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Psychiatric medications may be. ...Read more
Why are all studies done on medications done on male subjects? A mans body is different than a womans. This is incredibly sexist for this day and age!
Depending: Some studies are women only. Except for hormonal variations, bodies are pretty similar. ...Read more
I am a 35 years old woman diagnosed with MDD and on medication for the same. I have suicidal bouts and in the last 12 days have popped atleast 3000mg?
Yes, discuss w. Dr: Some women with low blood testosterone levels (yes women also have circulating testosterone, much lower levels than men) which can reduce libido. Small application of testosterone gel (1/7th of packet) boosts the libido in some women. Your dr. Or sex therapist are best people to advise. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a woman of 35 an keep getting these boils in between my butt checks an keep coming back I don't eat many sweets an don't take medication?
MRSA: This is most likely due to MRSA (staph bacteria resistant to methicillin) living on your skin (colonization) and causing infection from time to time. You need a regimen to clear this colonization which usually includes bleach baths or hibiclens for every household member for a whole week, plus Mupirocin to everybody's nostrils. ...Read more
Abortifacients: You are looking for a class of drugs called abortifacients. I believe the first one was RU-486. Speak to your OB about it. ...Read more
How easy is it to pass herpes from a woman to man? And what about if both are on anti viral medication?
Herpes Newest INFO:
Gender has nothing to do with this. Herpes viruses do not discriminate.
So here is what we know:
a person with hsv 2, the 'genital' form of herpes can shed virus irregularly and without sores. Medication can lower this risk by 50% but not more than that. A person who already has hsv 2 cannot get it again.
The same goes for the hsv 1, the simplex virus. I am unsure why you are both on meds. ...Read more
Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?
You can take it: Usually the dose is about 1500mg a day. I cannot promise you it will help you at all. I'm uncertain what you're taking her for but you can discuss this with your physician. You need a correct diagnosis before you start any type of therapy, even therapy that doesn't work ...Read more
I would like to know about gonorrhea in woman gentile organs。I have seen some symtoms and I think its honorreah. Please I need advice on medications?
Complicated: Find a good doctor to discuss this with. It is an area of evolving knowledge... Meaning we don't have all the answers yet. The easy answer is that treatment of depression (which is reasonably common at this time) with something that doesn't worsen sexual desire (try to avoid a serotonin reuptake inhibitor) is a good idea. Some have suggested very low doses of testosterone might help. ...Read more
Can salt water baths help a woman's pH balance? I am very sensitive so medications always throw my levels off after I am done taking them.
Maybe.: Epsom salt baths can help lots of problems - muscle aches and pains and some wounds. I'm assuming you're speaking of your vaginal ph balance? If so, ingesting healthy bacterial flora such as acidophilus and bifidophilus, and active yogurt cultures would be most helpful to replenish your normal vaginal ph. Good luck! ...Read more
I am 23yrs old woman with depression problem. I used to have all my medication but lately, my suicidal thought getting often. What can I do?
49 yr old healthy woman takes no medications began experiencing constant aching all along lower back out of nowhere. No falls or injuries. What is it?
Tough to say: Especially since you are healthy and 49yo without any pre-existing issues, . it is difficult to tell you what that may be. I would recommend you get a good physical and clinical exam to properly diagnose your ailments. Simple viral illnesses to Lyme's, rheumatoid, Fibromyalgia, etc. Etc. Could all be possibilities Best to get it checked out. Best wishes. ...Read more
If doctors did their job properly they would understand that a womans body does not work like a mans at all, therefore medications should be adjusted.
Yelling at Doctors:
Perhaps this is not the forum to take out your frustrations. The physicians here are volunteers, trying to make the world a better place and to bring understanding of health and the health care system to all humans outside of any overriding bureaucracy.
If you have had a negative experience with a male physician it is well within your right to not see them again and to choose one to your liking. ...Read more
What is the normal blood pressure for a 63 year old woman who weighs 116 lbs? For the past 6 years my pressure has been around 150/85 with and without medication.
Systolic: Is greater than 140 & thus too high. ...Read more
Can a woman go through post pardom depression without knowing it? I ask because I think its happening to me. If this is possible what red flags should I look for and is it possible to handle it without medication?
I'm a 47 y o woman who had a total hysterectomy at the age of 34. I've never taken h.R.T. Are there any risks? I made the decision to not take medication. It's been almost fifteen years now. I'm just wondering if I should be taking them. I had to have the
I am a female woman and I need to know what can I take to help with low libido? Is there a medication or treatment to raise my libido?
Probably not: The studies with testosterone in women in your age group, assuming you have your own functional ovaries, suggest no benefit to libido, and pages of side effects. Weight loss and exercise can increase endogenous Estradiol which will help, and reduce endogenous testosterone which will help. ...Read more
I am a woman with no particular allergies, take no medication, and have been coughed on by a sick friend. I am wheezing a lot. How do I stop?
Need physical exam:
Often times a "cold" is followed by a wheezing illness, and often times it is a mild undiagnosed asthma.
Usually bronchodilators medications (such as albuterol/proventil) prescribed by an MD can help. You will need to see an MD to get examined and treated appropriately ...Read more
When is blood pressure high in a 78years old woman. She has had TIA and is under medication for hbp. What are the safe high and low limits for her bp?
Above 130/80: A safe BP is 110-130/65-80 taken sitting and standing. A TIA signals the need to know more about ones heart, bp, cardiac rhythm and carotid arteries. This merits a careful cardiovascular evaluation, including a history, physical exam, ecg, 24 hr holter test, chest x-rays, echocardiogram, and blood and urine tests. ...Read more
Should a 85 year old woman with several existing medical conditions and medications begin a wellness therapy that includes raw milk and phytoplankton?
Not advised.: Raw milk is unpasteurized, which means it can harbor bacteria that can make people very sick. Those at highest risk are babies and elders over 70 years. Phytoplankton has never been shown to be an effective treatment for any disease in any well done medical studies. Please proceed with extreme caution. ...Read more
See your doctor: Sounds like you have a couple of different things going on. You should see your regular doctor who can determine what is appeopriatwe for you. ...Read more