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Hemoptysis And Methamphetamine
Would the prescriptions d-amphetamine and benzphetamine 50mg show up in a hair test as amphetamines and methamphetamines?
Yes: Please stop both immediately and seek help. ...Read more
Is antibiotics the first line of cough treatment for an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, and blood clot in leg?
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. All the other problems require their own treatments. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more
Too subjective to do: People's reports of 'withdrawal' vs. Objective measurements (vital signs) - what a mess. Heroin withdrawal is very painful/achy and people hate it- but it doesn't 'kill'. Yet a sudden withdrawal from alcohol could cause memory loss and seizures - far worse in my opinion. Depending on what you call extreme, i would say alcohol ! ...Read more
Don't use it: If Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is predictably causing jaw pain and shortness of breath, it's not a good drug for you. Although rare in your age group, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can precipitate myocardial ischemia (inadequate circulation). Avoid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, blood clot in leg take cough syrup for her cough?
Yes: Yes, if your doctor prescribed it for you. He/she already factored in all of your problems and medications you are currently on with any new medication recommended. ...Read more
On steroids and antibiotics for asthma. Smoked two hits of MJ earlier, and tightened me up. Does marijuana smoke constrict airways like tobacco?
Yes it does : Long?term use of cannabis is known to cause chronic bronchitis and airflow obstruction. Remember polluted air has adverse on pulmonary function. No matter what you smoke it's not clean air. Instead of steroids learn causes of asthma and treat them. Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn how to treat the cause ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can interstitial lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis and those like pulmonary fib. Be ruled out pretty good with pulse ox, CT of lungs, and chest xra?
Can theophylline for asthma show up as an opiate or other illegal substance in employment drug tests?
Please Clarify: The question left for us here is why do you keep asking this question when you have been told that no. It will not show up as an illegal substance. ...Read more
Would parachuting and smoking crystal meth, smoking, cause cancer-like growths on the stomach, liver, and added reflux?
Clot in lung: Pulmonary clots can be very dangerous, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
Can prolonged recreational use of Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) sometimes staying up for days, cause small fluid filled blisters to form on chest and hands randomly?
No: Unlikely, but watch out this is a dangerous drug can cause serious problems, misuse can cause sudden death ...Read more
Hand/pedal edema smoking crystal meth, will resolve after high pressures/vasoactivity are normalized when quit meth? No cardio/renal symptoms now.
Every choice we: make can leave a footprint in our body and mind. The Good News is that we can reverse many of these. Please start by stopping smoking and see your doctor and tell him/her. Your doc will examine you and monitor you and hopefully you may return to good health. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Pulmonary function test was normal, will quitting smoking make breathing in cold weather normal. What a horrible addiction and ridiculous product. ?
Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) make my blood pressure go higher and cause chest pain? Need expert opinions!
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) ??: Yes, this med can cause blood pressure to go higher and may cause chest pain. If these symptoms are present you need to dontact your doctor right away for further instructions. Either a reduced ddosage or a switch to a differnet med may be necessary ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continine test: Hi Zkrishnan, if you are past the smoking stage on chantix and have been off nicotine for a couple weeks, then your nicotine test should be negative. Chantix contains verenicline, which can act like nicotine but is not picked up on a nicotine test. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer