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Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
You can use a drug interaction checker whenever you have questions about drug-drug interactions or drug - food interactions. Here is one option (Drugs.Com): https://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php Your pharmacist is also an excellent source of information.
I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).
Had ketoacidosis and pancreatitis. Could "diabetes" just have been temporary due to stress of illness? A1c is 5.3, 1x daily shot insulin, no spikes?
Endoscopy result (antral gastritis) and dr. Said it is GERD and prescribed rabeprozole(no fix). Antrum shows diffuse gastric erosions. D1 & d2 normal.?
Frequently urine causes .?. I m taking "amcard AT" 0.25mg and blood glucose fasting 85 , blood glucose PP 102.(glucose test took on march 2014)
I am a t2 diabetic taking insulin. A1c 6.2; 55 yrs old. What does a fasting c-peptide result of 3.4 indicate? Am i making normal levels of insulin?
Yes: We need to see the blood sugar level at the time the c-peptide of 3.1 was drawn but in general, this is a good and adequate level. This means that your body is still producing and releasing its own insulin. It means that you are a type 2 diabetic and not close to being a type 1 yet if ever. ...Read more
Leg/trunk lethargy for 4 weeks & hypoglycemic spells. Clean : echo, lung CT scan, brain MRI. ER visit findings : potassium 3.2, d-dimer 270, A1c 4.6?
EGD today showed severe gastritis & slow motility. Zero food x13 days. severe N/V. down 22lbs in 3 months no constipation. Can gastritis cause this?
Your system is out o: As far as the gastritis and slow motility your doctor must tell you what to do. No food at all for 13 days will cause you to lose a bunch of weight. Sounds like you need a good trial of antacid medical treatment. So kits time to quit treating yourself and talk to your doc. ...Read more
Need more tests: An a1c of 5.7-6.4 is in the prediabetes range according to american diabetes association guidelines and aace since 2010. However you need 2 positive tests to give you a diagnosis. Another a1c > 5.6 or fasting glucose 100-125. It is time to put together a healthy diet and exercise routine. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm taking dulifan & nystatin liquid meds together been burping alot is it cause from these meds? Also should stay away sugar ? Don't have diabetes
Upper endo multi gastric polyps 3-6mm all were benign, Prilosec cause them, should stop Prilosec, or ok keep taking, On Prilosec 10+yrs, scared risks?
Abs: Well interesting question the proton pump inhibitors as well as the h2 blockers were designed to be used up to 8 was. Most people who start them stay on them forever this was not the intended use. You have to modify your lifestyle in other words eat better and exercise. Get rid of all that junk food and soda erc. Eat a healthy lifestyle protein fruits and vegetables and exercise everyday. ...Read more
I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: eating shortly before bed, eating certain foods, lying flat) . Constipated. Burping. Feeling weak?
GERD.: The symptoms you have described could be consistent with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Given your age, it would be fine to trial a one month course of an over-the-counter medication like Protonix or Prevacid. Should this medication not work, or should your symptoms worsen during the month trial, then an evaluation with a gastroenterologist would be wise. ...Read more
Left side abd pain under rib,nausea, back pain, diarrhea,constip. Take lipase supplmnts b/c no gallbladder. Drank alcohol, usually dont. Pancreas?
I'm 22, female, type 1 diabetic 20 years & graves disease. Had baby 12/2 & sick for month. Angina, irregular heartrate, syncope, short of breath. Help?
Yes: The otc cold remedies taken as directed are safe with antibiotics. ...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?
Chronic constipation X's 1 yr. Often I'm bloated, stomach distended & my stools are gray. Wt. gain. I take Tamoxifen X's 2 years. What could it be?
Diet and exercise: With increasing age metabolism slows down and people gain weight with their usual food intake. Reduce your intake, drink plenty of water, add fiber to your diet or take a laxative like Metamucil. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
W 30 yo. low HDL (0.85 vs 1.3 max ), high triglycerides (1,74), neutrophile (8 vs 7,5 max), normal LDL 2.15, hba1c 5.2 and fgp 4,6, TSH 2.23.no medica?
Lab data: It is very difficult, if not impossible to interpret lab data in the absence of clinical information or relevance. My advice is to discuss this with the doctor who ordered these tests and not try to self-diagnose over the internet. Best wishes. ...Read more
After meals if . . .: Take antacids such as calcium carbonate after meals if you notice heartburn. If you can, avoid those foods that make it worse. Stop smoking. Keep alcohol to a minimum. Stay upright as long as possible after meals. If antacids aren't enough, consider h2 blockers like ranitidine. Failing that, consider proton pump inhibitors (ppis) like omeprazole. Go see your family doc if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to endo after gtt test as advised, said *not* diabetic, hypoglycemia. A1c is 5.9. Dr on here says hypoglycemia not real; im underweight. Other dx?
Not good at all: Hgb a1c should not be used to assess for hypoglycemic episodes or trends. It indicates only average blood sugars over months, and if there is concern or symptoms of hypoglycemia, then fingerstick blood sugar levels should be checked. Do some random ones, especially at night, and after high demand glucose things like exercise. Also check if having any symptoms - don't drive if you are low! ...Read more
Poor: Hba1c is fair at detecting chronically high bgs, but very poor at detecting low bgs. Fortunately, true low bgs are very rare and almost never sustained or recurrent. The sensation of "hypoglycemia", when related to sugar at all in people not treated with diabetes medications, is usually the normal response to low-ish sugars, which corrects them and keeps the body well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My A1c is 5.9 & cortisol after 8 am test 33.5, insulin 28.7. I always feel shaky after meals . Dr says I have reactive hypoglycemia are my test bad?
Needs evaluation: The hba1c is mildly high and could indicate pre-diabetes. You need a fasting glucose and lipid profile to see more. The cortisol level appears high, you need to do an overnight Dexamethasone suppression test to evaluate. Most people who feel shaky after meals do not have low sugars causing it. You should check your sugar with a glucose monitor when you have symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More I read about hypoglycemia more confused I get. If I miss bkf AND lunch I feel weak + hands shake, no other sx. A1c and 12h fasting gluc normal.
Most of it is bunk: Miss a few meals and your body will produce epinephrine to keep your blood sugar normal. That's why you shake. Please forgive me -- if you're so worried about "hypoglycemia", please adopt more sensible eating habits. Think about getting back into heavy-duty fitness. Almost everythingyou read about "hypoglycemia" apart from diabetes is rubbish. Best wishes. ...Read more
Fasting glucose 36mg/dl w/ fainting spells, after meal 82mg/dl, A1c 5.5 (math err?). Can a 8mm adrenal cyst cause hypoglycemia? Also-abd pain, acnes.
You don't: Have hypoglycemia after meals, as it's not a disease and doesn't exist in the absense of diabetes medication, cancer, end-stage liver or kidney disease, GI surgery, etc. If it's a finger-stick it's not accurate in that range. Your adrenal cyst is benign and has nothing to do with your complaints. Cyst should be followed over time. Glucose should be ignored ; it's a natural response to your obesity. ...Read more
Glycosylated protein: Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c is a type of protein in your blood that is formed in the presence of sugar..Non-enzymatic glycation of the hemoglobin protien, thus higher sugar/glucose over time will cause higher level of hemoglobina1c. Docs order this test to assess the average/approximate level of sugar in blood over several months (3 or so), thus level of diabetes control. Consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
HBA1C: Is a form of hemoglobin that is measured to identify the average plasma glucose concentration over prolonged periods of time typically 3 months. Hba1c level upto 5.9 % are considered normal. 6.1 % is mild elevation. If you are not a diabetic then this would be considered normal in most cases. ...Read more
Yes & yes: Hi. So, you're diabetic. Now get to work adopting a healthy lifestyle! Eat healthily, exercise regularly FOR LIFE (not just the next couple of weeks or months). Talk with your doc about the great new type 2 drugs out there that control blood sugar without risk of hypoglycemia AND help with weight loss! Best time in history to be a diabetic! Be healthy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers