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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body.. Flushing?
Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi risk!: People with high astigmatism are the toughest to fit properly with contact lens. Please see an eyecare provider to fit you well and recheck the fit after a few weeks use! you are not obligated to buy any product there. Ask for references and a copy of your prescription to buy anywhere! ...Read more
Here are some tips: Limit daytime naps, limit activities in bed to sleep and sex, create a regular bedtime schedule, keep the room dark and quiet, avoid alcohol/nicotine, no caffeine after 2pm, exercise earlier in the day, de-stress, keep the room temperature a little cool, for some white noise machines may help and get comfortable. If those don't help sometimes sleepytime tea, warm milk or melatonin can be beneficial. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please sit down: with your psychiatrist to discuss this. Medications should be carefully planned and monitored if you want to become pregnant. ...Read more
Losing weight: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more
Bipolar/depressive/: Schizoaffective Disorder uninterrupted period of illness with a major mood episode(major depression/mania) concurent with Schiizophrenia Criteria A. Delusions & Hallucinations for 2 or more wks in absence of a major mood diisorder (depresion/mania). Symptoms meet a major mood episode for lifetime of illness. Not due to substance abuse, medication, or medical condition. Types Bipolar/Depressive. ...Read more
He would need to be: Highly motivated to change to work through this. Rather then you trying to obtain info for him, if he has interest in becoming more healthy- he needs to do the foot work. No matter how much you care and love your husband - it needs to start with him. Take care. ...Read more
Consider working w: A nutritionist and a trainer. Engage in regular aerobic exercise (i.e. Running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. ...Read more
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Encourage either: Psychologic or psychiatric evaluation for a clear cut and accurate diagnosis. A treatment plan will follow. Take care. ...Read more
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