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3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more
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Got 20/1 omega6/3 ratio. Arthritis bad. Take 2k of grill oil. Got afib take padaxtra. Can i take large dose plant DHA supp. Ok. Am vegan exc. Krill?
Plant vs fish omegas: The type of omega 3 fatty acids (including dha) in plants are shorter in fatty acid chain length than the ones in fish. Our bodies use then longer chains much more efficiently, perhaps 6-10 times more efficiently. ...Read more
My cholesterol level was 6.7 before 3 month s, after exercise and diet now it is 5.3, HDL 0.9, LDL 3.7, tg 1.56, vldl 0.6, should I start tablets?
May be: Please talk with your doctor and discuss about your risk factors and the need for meds or not. ...Read more
I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?
Does Zoloft (sertraline) interact with supplements like omega369, b vits, calcium/magnesium, oregano (juice) & airborn? Also, does it interact with tylenol& gas x?
Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?
Diet and uric acid: Yes.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not quite yet: Most months have 4 weeks in them, so you are a little over 2 months pregnant. I always use that old poem: "Thirty days hath September, April, June, & November. All the rest have 31, except February, etc." If all goes well, & it often does, you'll get there in a couple of weeks.Remember, dating the age of an unborn baby is approximate and not written in stone.Good luck, eat smart, happy thoughts! ...Read more
Thoughts about dental bridge made of Zirconium. Any issues cons /pros please. My 4 unit bridge (#11 -14) made of Porcelain/PFM broke off 2 times. ?
Etiology: Must determine reason for failure. Did ceramic break or did bridge come off teeth ? #11 - 14 is a long span if only supported by those 2 teeth. #11 does double duty as it is a corner transition tooth and gets loaded in many directions. Overloading the bite and insufficient tooth to support this are most common causes. See a Prosthodontist for opinion. Consider 2 implants #12,13. Good Luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are nuvarings good for longer than 4 months if kept in fridge? Ordered 90 day supply, forgot had 3 in fridge. Exp dates on boxes are 3/16 & 7/17.
Conditional, yes: If the Nuvaring are kept in the refrigerator then they tend to remain active in preventing pregnancy for up to one year. However, I would use supplemental barrier contraceptive such as a condom to be certain that there is no failure with the "expired" Nuvaring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?
Hypothyroidism: Eltroxin (levothyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism. If your TSH is 18, then you probably need an increase in dose of your eltroxin, although 100 mcg is probably enough to make you feel better, but a dose that normalizes your TSH will make you feel normal. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and without hot liquids. See your doctor. ...Read more
Im 39,5'8",235 lbs no meds/no real med probs. my bloodwork read 377 triglycerides.HDL 25 & LDL 93. Whats that mean?
My HDL is 24, trig 97, total 135 i'm a 38yo male in "good health" BP 110/60ish.
Are there any long term risks in taking 6g fish oil @60%=4g of omega3?
What for?: Why do you feel the need to take so much fish oil? First of all, you are better off getting your fish oil directly from fish like wild alakan salmon or sardines. Second, high concentrations of fish oil can cause anti coagulation that can make you susceptible to bleeding. Good health will not come from a pill. ...Read more
Male, 40yrs, 72kg, 5'7", ser cholstrl 214, triglycerds 387, HDL 36, LDL 98, vldl 77. Good diet, salt n sugar contrlod. What is causing prob?
Lmp 1/14/14. Hcg drawn every 2-3 days: 66, 54.7, 140.7, 465, 782, 1235, 1730, 2050, 2589. U/s shows 9.1 gestational sac + yolk sac. Viable pregnancy?
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
I take 250mg of sertraline , 100mg bupropian and 0.5mg clonazepam each morning. What are the effects of all 3 together?
Good combo: Sertraline is the drugs of choice for the management of depression. Bupropion differs from other antidepressant more selective for inhibiting dopamine reuptake. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant properties. The combo is used in chronic pain and depression conditions whose symptoms overlap. ...Read more
Doc recomm Naproxen 500 mg 2x day to treat my tendonitis (inflammation.) Worried that bottle says health risk for women of childbearing yrs. Worry?
Only if pregnant: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory which should be taken with food for short period of time for pain/inflammation. Short term, there should be no contra-indications if taken as directed. Of cause, the cause of the inflammation must be addressed. Lastly, your overall health should be good and there should be no interactions if you are on other medications. ...Read more