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Gulf War Syndrome Medication
May include many different symptoms & conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Menstrual, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychiatric, respiratory, cardiac, sleep & dermatologic problems which are chronic in natures that are found in some Persian Gulf War Veterans. It is believed that exposure to pesticides & ...Read more
Gulf War Syndrome: May include many different symptoms & conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Menstrual, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychiatric, respiratory, cardiac, sleep & dermatologic problems which are chronic in natures may also occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gulf War Syndrome: Please see: Toxic Exposures Caused Illness in Gulf War Veterans. Roberta White & team indicate that exposure to pesticides & ingestion of pyridostigmine bromide prophylactic pills are causally associated wi GWI. Many studies show a link btwn neurological problems & exposure to nerve-gas agents (sarin & cyclosarin) & to oil well fire emissions. REF: ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gulf War Syndrome: May include many different symptoms & conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Menstrual, gastrointestinal, neurological, psychiatric, respiratory, cardiac, sleep & dermatologic problems which are chronic in natures that are found in some Persian Gulf War Veterans. It is believed that exposure to pesticides & ingestion of pyridostigmine bromide ...Read more
Hard to answer: I can't say no but also can't say yes. There are a lot of things that are unknown about the cause of each. It is clear that narcolepsy is relatively uncommon but that there are patients that have been diagnosed with gws and also have narcolepsy. More studying needs to be done on each condition separately and those that have both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gulf War Syndrome: Menstrual problems (heavy cycles, menstrual cramping, pregnancy losses, difficulty conceiving, hormonal imbalances, gain or loss of weight) which are chronic and not clearly medically explained (which may be paired with fibromyalgia or joint pain) are eligible to make claim for Gulf War Syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: Please see REF: http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/therespiratorysystem.html#wGet a more detailed answer ›
Gulf War Syndrome: Although there are a series of neurological conditions and symptoms that have been found to occur at a higher rate in some individuals who served in Desert Storm/ Shield - I have not seen any correlation that is specifically with Bell's Palsy. REF: https://www.bu.edu/sph/2016/01/25/toxic-exposures-caused-illness-in-gulf-war-veterans/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if mold spores cause fibromyalgia, gulf war syndrome, and chronic fatigue, is there anything that can?
Gulf War Syndrome.: I am not aware of hypothesies that associate this to mold. Please see: Toxic Exposures Caused Illness in Gulf War Veterans. Roberta White & team indicate that exposure to pesticides & ingestion of pyridostigmine bromide prophylactic pills are causally associated wi GWI. Many studies show a link btwn neurological problems & exposure to nerve-gas agents (sarin & cyclosarin) & to oil well fire ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does cfs relate to other illnesses such as fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities, gulf war syndrome, neurally mediated hypotension, Lyme disease, and candida?
Simply put...: The underlying theme describes a constellation of signs and symptoms that we have absolutely no clear, concise idea how it biologically works, how to effectively treat it, and how to address its neuro-psychiatric effects, unfortunately, it is this ambiguity that is being exploited by some quacks, to spread misinformation about each of the diagnoses mentioned (and it's not exhaustive). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult question: As Cogans Syndrome is so difficult to diagnose and you have to have both eye and inner ear symptoms and have a long list of other problems ruled out . There is no cure and treatment is aimed at controlling the eye symptoms and usually involve topical antiinflmatory drugs or steroids or if really bad oral steroids and or doxy cycline antibiotics ...Read more
Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Tourette's meds: Antidopaminergic for bothersome tics: tetrabenazine, fluphenazine, risperidone; neuroleptics: haloperidol, pimozide; Topiramate; alpha adrenergic agonists: guanfacine, clonidine; w/ ADHD: CNS stimulants eg methylphenidate; atomoxetine, w/ OCD: SSRI such as fluoxetine; 2nd generation antipsychotics drugs; botox. Many more all off label. ...Read more
Sensory overload: People with asperger's syndrome are often very sensitive to pharmaceutical medications. But, some use low doses of antipsychotics such as Risperdal or seroquel (quetiapine) to help with sensory overload. For more clear anxiety-related complaints, low-dose ssri's might be tried. Some patients may not tolerate any of these -- and classical homeopathy with a well-trained homeopath could then be an option. ...Read more
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My friend has a mild form of marphan syndrome. She takes her medication. What's her life expectancy?
Not much: Wernicke-korsakoff syndrome is a late complication of severe alcoholism caused by chronic thiamine deficiency. It is characterized by severe memory deficiency and difficulty speaking intelligently. "word salad" describes the random sentences they sometimes make. There is no definitive treatment although quitting alcohol is a must and taking thiamine supplements can help. See your doc for more. ...Read more
Carious Lesions: Xerostomia is one of the components of sjogrens syndrome. The best thing to do would be supplement your oral hygiene regimen with Fluoride based agents and if you want to be proactive xylitol based gums, rinses etc would be helpful in keeping you cavity free. See your dentist for regular checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exposure may help: Think of the triggers that evoke symptoms and expose yourself in a safe manner ie if coeds are a problem park by the mall until you can go in if middle easterners set you off go to a iddle eastern restaunt etc see a cbt therapist who can empathize with your trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Cramps can be reduced with well-timed doses of non-steroidals (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) and depression might be modified slightly by products with a resemblance to antidepressants like st john's wort or those with hormonal content. You should get much better more consistent relief from strategies designed for these symptoms by you and your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
POTS: There are multiple meds tried. If you find a doc who is very experienced in pots you are more likely to get results. ...Read more
Does Diltiazem often cause Steven johnsons syndrome? What's the occurance rate of SJS from taking this medication?
What if you had Steven Johnson syndrome from a medication that you need to take. Can you ever potentially take that medicine again in the future?
Unfortunately, No: you cannot have this medicine again in the future, your doctor will have to seek an alternative. If it were just a severe allergic reaction or even anaphylaxis, and no alternative available, desensitization can be tried by an allergist/immunologist, but in of case of history of SJS caused by the drug, desensitization won't work, the drug has to be avoided, good luck ...Read more
PCOS: To answer we'd need to know what medicine you are taking. ...Read more
Raynaud's: I do not have any experience with Gabapentin for this disease which is due to vasodilatation of the peripheral vessels. This results in blue, painful cold digits. It is exacerbated by nicotine. In my experience calcium channel blockers such as verapamil work well, the sustained release can be used once a day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Specifically, none: Several medications are tried. Some "work" for some for some time. Almost always cbt psychotherapy is also provided and it seems to be the most effective component of treatment. If pursued with a skilled therapist and patience, the condition is often significantly improved w/ or w/out medication. Have hope - you can feel better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin syndrome: Agitation or restlessness confusion rapid heart rate and high blood pressure dilated pupils loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles heavy sweating diarrhea headache shivering goose bumps severe serotonin syndrome can be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms include: high fever seizures irregular heartbeat unconsciousness http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsecti. ...Read more
Does cushing's syndrome and the moon face disappear after you stop taking the medication that caused it?
If you oab syndrome can you still have kids? If so, are there safe medications that you can take while pregnant?
Do any medications exacerbate Mass Cell Activation Syndrome? Can any meds actually CAUSE it? Pseudoephedrine maybe?
Yes: NASIDs , opioids, and alcohol can all do it. Attached is a response from expert:There are precautions with the ingestion of narcotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and alcohol with underlying mast cell disorders. These precautions are not contraindications and risk and benefits have to always be discussed and considered in clinical management. Reactions to these substances ...Read more
Can you still get stevens-johnson syndrome from medications you've tolerated both the first and second time in the past?
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