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How long do you need to be purging for it to start causing bad side effects?

How long do you need to be purging for it to start causing bad side effects?

Eating disorder: It all depends on what you mean by binging and purging. It is possible for purging to result in a esophagus tear which could bleed, electrolytes like potassium are very important especially for heart rhythm could cause lethal problems. Usually these problems aren't severe the first time you purge-but they could be. Please confide your disorder to a trusted adult and a physician and seek help asap. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Purging (Definition)

Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight..The use of laxatives is another mode of purging. This is the behavior of someone diagnosed with the eating disorder, Bulimia ...Read more


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Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

 Are side effects of antidepressants rare and how long will it take to see if I will have any?

SE, how soon?: Most antidepressants are known to cause some uncomfortable, usual non-lethal although very uncomfortable. SE are more frequent at the early stage, usually the first week. Less frequently there is total intolerance, and an alternative SSRI could be more tolerable. Late side effects are less frequent. ...Read more

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To know how long do the side effects last after you finish your meds this from taking avelox or could it be something else?

To know how long do the side effects last after you finish your meds this from taking avelox or could it be something else?

Avelox: The half life of Avelox is 12.7 hours. It takes 5 half lives to clear the medication from your body. Thus, in 63.5 hours 99.9% of Avelox is out of your system. The side effects should resolve after 63.5 hours. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to stop taking topamax (topiramate) because side effect are too bad and long will it take to get out off my body?

Would it be safe for me to stop taking topamax (topiramate) because side effect are too bad and long will it take to get out off my body?

Don't just stop: With a medication like this I would urge you to not just suddenly stop this. Depending on why your are taking this you could cause your mood to rapidly destabilize or cause seizures to occur. Please talk with your prescribing physician before you embark on something like this. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?

More to it: well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? was it a suicide attempt? are they suicidal? they should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death. ...Read more

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Is it common for the pancreas to stop working after chronic pancreatus? What can you do to get it going again?

Is it common for the pancreas to stop working after chronic pancreatus? What can you do to get it going again?

See below: Your pancreas can get "burnt" out with chronic pancreatitis. Other conditions can do it too. It won't make enough pancreatic enzymes. You can't get it going again, yet. Your gastroenterologist, may prescribe supplemental pancreatic enzymes (e.g. Pancrease) to take with every meal and snack to compensate. Other conditions can also lead to diabetes in which you don't make insulin. ...Read more

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How often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

How often can you have to self-induce vomit to start seeing side effects of bulimia?

Not sure.: This undoubtedly varies across people and depends in part on extent of vomiting. It's a bit like asking how many cigarettes are too many. In both cases, the answer is, the sooner you seek help, the more likely you are to get over the problem and avoide later complications. Trying to limit yourself to one self-induced vomiting a week is definitely not the answer. ...Read more

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Can to many prescription steroids cause joint pain and how long should I let it go on?

Can to many prescription steroids cause joint pain and how long should I let it go on?

Limit steroids: These medications are strong and should be limited to people with severe immunological diseases and other appropriate indications. Long term turn side effects can occur including muscle weakness and bone loss. thus it is best to check with your doctor to see if every other day dosing is possible. ...Read more

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If you breakout in hives and think it might be food, how far back should you track your food back to? Or how long does it take to react?

If you breakout in hives and think it might be food, how far back should you track your food back to? Or how long does it take to react?

Minutes to 2 hours: Acute urticaria (hives) and angioedema (swelling) are the most common cutaneous manifestations of food allergy. Food hypersensitivity reactions are classically rapid in onset, typically beginning within a few minutes to 2 hours from the time of ingestion. ...Read more

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How long should it be before you start losing weight on topamax (topiramate) and what dose do you need for it to start?

How long should it be before you start losing weight on topamax (topiramate) and what dose do you need for it to start?

No guarantee: Tpm is indicated for the treatment of certain types of seizures in children and adults, and for the prevention of migraine headaches in those that have them frequently. Not everyone loses weight on tpm. Standard dosing for migraine is 50 mg twice daily; for seizures the dose is higher. Tpm does not have an fda-indication for weight loss. Many possible side effects so wudn't use unless indicated. ...Read more

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How much alcohol and for how long do you have to drink to get serious withdrawal symptoms?

How much alcohol and for how long do you have to drink to get serious withdrawal symptoms?

Varies: Everyone is different in how they react to alcohol and when withdrawal comes. It depends on the liver, on how much crosses the brain barrier, and a number of other factors-- so not a really easy answer. ...Read more

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What causes your stomache to bloat out only after eating? What can you do for it to make it stop? Thank you.

What causes your stomache to bloat out only after eating? What can you do for it to make it stop? Thank you.

Digestion : Bacteria help digest your food. Depending on the type of food you eat depends on how much gas is produced. Drinking carbonated beverages can cause bloating as well and also besides the amount of food you eat taking in air while you eat with , ie eating while talking can be a factor. Modifying the above can make a difference in bloating ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long it takes your body to get used to the side effects of a new medication?

Depends: This depends on the specifics of the drug, as well as how you specifically metabolize it. Talk to your doctor about the specific drug to get best information about that question. ...Read more

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What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?

What causes episodes of gastroparesis when you have Bulimia? And how long does it take to stop happening after you recover?

Medical supervision : Please see your doctor, such symptoms may need medical supervision to avoid complications. ...Read more

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What can you do to take growth hormones, what are the side effects and does it work?

What can you do to take growth hormones, what are the side effects and does it work?

Yes. it works: Only a selected small group of patients needed gh after diagnosed to have growth delayed or congenital status. Do need a complet chechup hormonely before decided about taking gh. ...Read more

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How long does it take for naproxen to be out of your system as i want to breastfeed again..

How long does it take for naproxen to be out of your system as i want to breastfeed again..

24-36 hrs: The majority of the med should be metabolized by 24-36 hours--but, you are "storing" some of it in your current milk. Should pump-n-discard at least once during that window. Naprosyn (naproxen) is a close cousin of ibuprofen, which is used in children routinely, so is not likely too worrisome if there is no allergy or other issue. ...Read more