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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

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Purging (Definition)

Purging is a symptom in which a person clears his body of "undesirable" stuff, usually meaning intention vomiting to empty the stomach, but can also be the clearing of his bowels by using laxatives. The eating disorder called bulimia involves rapid over-eating (binging), followed ...Read more


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What are the side effects of purging?

What are the side effects of purging?

Purging forces hydro: chloric acid (stomach acid) up the esophagus, into the mouth and out. Acid burns tissues, so everything it touches could be damaged. Long-term side effects are ulcers, blistering, facial puffiness, graying of teeth (eating away the enamel to expose the duller tissue beneath), weight loss, anxiety of being found out. Go to an MD first, then to a therapist. Purging from the "other end" is... ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

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Does atenol 50 mg a day causes long term side effects. If so what are the alternatives?

Atenolol: Atenolol is a very safe drug. You don't say what your concerns are but we rarely have to stop the drug because of side effects. ...Read more

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What's a list of side effects caused by quitting weed I know sleep issues but what else? Good & bad please

What's a list of side effects caused by quitting weed

I know sleep issues but what else? Good & bad please

Insomnia: Vivid dreams or nightmares, depression, night sweats or increased sweating in general, productive cough, tremors and loss of appetite to mention a few. Marijuana is stored in fat so it takes as long as 90 days to detox completely. Check out www.marijuana-anonymous.org for more info. Thanks for Trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can adderal XR cause side effects & if so what kind? I have been on it for a long time can these still occur?

Can adderal XR cause side effects & if so what kind? I have been on it for a long time can these still occur?

Yes: Just as all medications have potential to produce effects, they all have potential to produce side effects. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR, a stimulant medication, can cause side effects. The most common of these are headaches, insomnia, anxiety, decreased appetite& abdominal pain. The medication can also be addictive. Talk to your doc about the risks, benefits & side effects that that apply to ur case& be well! ...Read more

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What is in Accutane and does that cause bad side effects?

What is in Accutane and does that cause bad side effects?

Accutane: Isotretinoin is the generic name for accutane. Like all medicines and like life, it has possible and probable side-effects and complications. It is an excellent medicine. You should be discussing this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are there other medicine I can take with Allegra (fexofenadine) D that won't cause bad side effects?

Are there other medicine I can take with Allegra (fexofenadine) D that won't cause bad side effects?

What medicines: Which medication you are taking that you are concerned if they are compatible with Allegra (fexofenadine) D? ...Read more