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Not the right.......: Not the right question. You should not normally have pain with sex. Are you menopausal, normally or surgically. Lack of estrogen will causes atrophic vaginitis which will cause pain. This a too complex for a description of all the causes for pain, but the cause should be determined. I know of no female being treated with meds to prevent pain during sex! also is it vaginal, or hip or back? See pcp. ...Read more
Can u please introduce me a free app about medication and pills and capsuls? Uses side effects of them. Useful info obout medications.
Medcoach or drug. Com medication guide are free apple apps you can try but I would recommend consulting your doc to guide you in the right direction--find out what you have and/or whether you need medication.
Good luck. ...Read more
No "cure" for PE...: There is no "cure" per se for premature ejaculation. There are many treatments however, including behavioral techniques which can delay ejacualtion, such as the "squeeze" method, and some are topical therapies that numb the sensation of the penis to delay orgasm. Some medications, such as some antidepressants, can be used as well. Unfortunately, there are no fda-approved medications for pe. ...Read more
Can Antabuse (disulfiram) be taken on occasion? Instead of every day.?? I've taken it for 80 days and would like to be medication free now
Do you honestly: Think you can stop it and not go back to drinking?? If so, then stop it and see how you do. ...Read more
A lower BP.: Unless there are drastic changes in lifestyle (diet exercise, wt loss or use of alcohol or medications) meds for high BP are generally for life. You may get small reduction in BP with minor changes but they are usually not substantial enough to modify therapy. However, if you have wt to lose, exercise to start and a better diet to eat, there is no down side to getting with the program. ...Read more
Maybe: A person on blood thinners can ask his prescribing doctor to look for a tablet that does not contain lactose. Some medications contain lactose, while others do not. If no lactose-free tablets are available, the person can just take the lactose-containing medication with a lactaid lactase enzyme tablet, to digest the lactose from the medication. ...Read more
What happens if I were to be medication free and symptom free for a certain period of time would I have a chance to join the military?
Yes, sort-of: Totally depends on the illness, symptoms & medication regimen. ...Read more
OTC Steroid Cream: If you have a localized red, dry, itchy rash limited to ears you could be suffering from contact dermatitis secondary to exposure to jewelry. Costume jewelry has a high content of nickel in it which is a very common allergen people can become sensitized to. Consider avoiding earings if you wear them for the next few weeks and apply OTC hydrocortizone cream to area twice a day to see if resolve ...Read more
My sister has weak cartilages since birth. When she kneels down it's painful n she cannot make free movements with her knees What can she do? Is there any surgery r medication to strengthen them?
Please make an apt with Orthopedics for a complete evaluation.
Answer will be then available as to etiology and treatment options ...Read more
How can I treat insomnia without medication. Try to go to bed by 10:30pm sometimes up till 3am : I am caffeine free.
See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a"i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read more
I have intrusive thoughts that are not like me and I want to be free from them and erase them from my mind for good. Is there any over the counter medication that is safe that I can take?
Seek an evaluation: To determine nature and cause of your intrusive thoughts. There are many possible causes. Do not try to self medicate as this may lead to complications. Psychotherapy, anxiety management, mindfulness, and other strategies may help. Medication by a skillful prescriber may be necessary. Intrusive thoughts may be vey distressing and relief is available, Best regards in your search for relief. ...Read more
I use my cell phone as long as I'm free so my eyes get blurry and I experience tunnel vision so what can I do to relieve my eyes without medication?
Do psychiatric medications keep on blocking or acting on receptors after they are discontinued. Are the same number of receptors freed up again ordead?
Not exactly: Vulnerable genes only produce dire effects when the environment triggers them. Psych medications can indeed have a persistent, sometimes permanent beneficial effect after long use (1 yr +) this is because the receptor changes alter signals into the nucleus and these change the proteins that regulate the genes. In effect, they restore gene functioning to "pre-trauma" baselines. ...Read more
Free fluid in pod. Foul vaginal discharge. Took treatment for a month. Still not cured. What kind of medication to go for? .Its been 6mnths with discharge.
Not the same: Non-comedogenic generally refers more towards the tendency not to clog pores, but some cross over in definition occurs because fragrances and other additives can cause inflammation which promotes pore blockage. Hypoallergenic fragrance free products are often accompanied by non-comedogenic formulations and labeling. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Does going gluten free help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Or can you recommend anything that will help? Medication isn't helping with symptoms at all.
I have been using the acne medication, neutrogena oil-free acne wash for maybe 3 or stop using the acne wash?
Can you clarify?: This is very weak stuff and if you're still having acne, move to something stronger. Salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and/or retinoic acid are your best friends. If they don't clear you in a few weeks, or if you have severe acne or it's on your trunk, your physician can add something stronger that will work. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm 21. Which medication is more proper for ovarian cysts (5-8mm. No free fluid) in both ovaries- homeopathy or allopathy?
Medical systems: Homeopathy and allopathy are systems of medicine, not medications in themselves. Allopathy means "other suffering" -- and refers to using treatments that cause effects different from those of the disease being treated. Homeopathy = "similar suffering" -- and uses minute quantities of medicines that would produce in a healthy person, symptoms similar to those of the disease. Please see comment. ...Read more
What's the best medication for over active thyroid? Free T4 of 4.7 also I want something safe to take while trying to conceive.
Would any doctor perform a thyroidectomy on me with free T4 of 88.6? It's been a year since on medication and radio treatment is not recommended.
I'm on medications like ginette 35, finasteride and aldactone (spironolactone).Will I be able to take a 24 hour free cortisol test? Will my medications affect the result
Test will work: Hi. Your BCP, finasteride, and spironolactone will not interfere with your 24-hour urinary cortisol test. PCOS is a "diagnosis of exclusion", meaning things like Cushing's may need to be excluded for PCOS to be a valid diagnosis. Your doctor has considered that Cushing's is possible, so has ordered the 24-hour UFC to screen for Cushing's. Good luck! ...Read more
Diagnosed with pid. Finish medications. Period started but seem heavy. It seems very red luke fresh blood. Is this normal? Also have anal fissures.
Observe: Events like pid may temporarily affect your period. This should become regular after a cycle or two. The annal fissures may not be related to pid. ...Read more
Docs, could a multivitamin/can of diet caffeine-free sprite/blood pressure medication affect a blood glucose test?
Shouldn't: I would think that would be okay although, to be really safe, it's usually recommended that you fast beforehand. ...Read more
I have hoshimotos and celiac. What sinus/cold medication can I take to help that's Gluten Free and won't interact with my thyroid?
Free T3 (liothyronine) 3.2 range 2.3-4.2, free T4 1.4 range0.8-1.8 but TSH elevated 8.2 what does it mean and do I need medication?
Failing gland: Your thyroid is in the process of failing. The elevated TSH is at least partially compensating right now. You may/may not have symptoms. If you feel well, you can wait, but you will likely become completely hypothyroid eventually. ...Read more
Good evening. I had bloodwork done today and TSH is 5.61. Free T4 is. 9. ESR is 39. What do these numbers mean? Will I need thyroid medication?
Thyroid tests: One would have to know what the normal values are for the lab which did your testing. If the tsh level is higher than normal and the free t4 is lower than normal, it indicates that you have an underactive thyroid and would be treated with a thyroid supplement. The sed rate is slightly elevated but this is a very nonspecific finding. Your MD can advise you best. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and am trying to find out if my daily medications are gluten free. I take propranolol, Synthroid, (thyroxine) and Lactulose.?
My TSH level is 0.11 free T4 is 15.4 free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.8 Do I need to take any medications? If so, what?
Mild hyperthyroidism: Hi. That would be a total T4, not a free T4. Your TSH is suppressed but not undetectable. If it is stably like that, this would be one or more hyperthyroid nodules. If the TSH goes up or down over time from the 0.11, you caught the thyroid a stage of a process which could be self limited, like a subacute thyroiditis (usually goes back to normal on its own), or need treatment, like Graves' disease. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my TSH level is 0.11 free T4 is 15.4 free T3 (liothyronine) is 4.8 should I be on medication is so what.?
Something wrong: Hi. In the labs we use, if your FREE T4 was really 15.4, your TSH would be undetectable. Is it a total T4 (a test NO NONE should ever order, but some old docs still do)? That TSH is either a brief snapshot of a changing TSH, or if stable at that value, a hyperthyroid nodule (1 or more). We would need more history or a nuclear medicine thyroid uptakes and scan. Good luck! ...Read more