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Good Start Medication
Blood Pressure: You seem a little young to have developed hypertension already. You might want to talk with your primary doctor about trying more conservative measures first before starting on daily medications. At your age you'd be surprised what lifestyle changes including better diet, weight loss, and exercise can do to your blood pressure control. ...Read more
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed medications for generalized anxiety disorder. These include fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, and citalopram (among others).
They are more or less equal in terms of likelihood of therapeutic response.
Ideally, they should be started at low doses since they can sometimes worsen anxiety if the starting dose is high. ...Read more
Shouldn't cause pain: Osteoporosis itself should not cause pain. However if you develop a compression fracture from osteoporosis for example it could be very painful. Otherwise you probably are suffering from arthritic type pain. Highly recommend anti-inflammatory medications to start off with. ...Read more
Rapaflo: It is a medication used commonly in prostatic hypertrophy to treat urinary symptoms including nocturia and frequency. Side effects are minimal. Good Luck ...Read more
Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatories and ice can help along with good, comfortable shoes. These treatments only treat the symptoms. Surgical correction is necessary to address the structural deformity. Discuss with your foot surgeon to see what options are best for your particular situation. Dr l. ...Read more
Antidepressants: As with most general medical illnesses, there are categories of medications that tend to be specific for a specific range of illnesses. For bacterial infections, antibiotics generally are first line treatments. For clinical depressions, antidepressant medications have consistently been shown to be the most effective class of medications. See you family physician or psychiatrist to discuss best. ...Read more
It is up to you..: If you are physically and mentally well to have the desire for self-pleasure, why not. This should not affect you taking TB medications. If you are too ill from the TB and/or the medications and not feeling up to it, then hold off until you feel like doing so. No right or wrong here. Make sure you follow doc's advice on taking your TB meds and keep follow-up. Good luck. ...Read more
ADHD medication: Is not meant for weight loss. It should be used for attention deficit and prescribed by a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Any time: No real difference. Just take it regularly and at a time you can remember. ...Read more
SEVERAL CHOICES: If you have relapsing-remitting form, many meds are available. Many ms specialists are now recommending using the most potent drugs available, especially in first few years. Tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and possibly bg-12 (not yet available) might be good items. Copaxone if a young women who wants kids, but not very potent. Vitamin d-3 supplements are crucial in some. See ms specialist. ...Read more
Medications with low adverse effects include melatonin and other ones at the health food store.
Ambien and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are widely used these days but both have quite some side effects. Hopefully prescription free drugs will do the job.
However, sometimes there is an underlying problem that may cause sleep problems. Having it diagnosed by a sleep doc is useful for many patients. ...Read more
There: Is an inherent risk/benefit analysis implicit in any treatment, including medications. Side effects and adverse reactions (e.g. severe allergic reactions) can occur, although, for the most part, severe reactions only occur in a very small percentage of patients. If you happen to be one of those patients with a severe reaction, the medication may have caused more harm than good. ...Read more
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Ahedonia: Lack of emotion may be a sign of depression so antidepressants SSRIs, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) may be of benefit. The B vitamins B6, B12 folate also are of benefit. But this is a complex area best discussed with a psychiatrist in person or on Health tap prime, Dr. Alan Ali and Dr. Fowler are psychiatrists. ...Read more
Cold remedies: And stomach remedies may be taken with penicilin ...Read more
My answer may: Disappoint you. I actually don't recommend taking pills for weight loss for the average person. Weight loss that is sustained requires a life style change. ...Read more
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