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Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?

Is there a more natural alternative for nexium, (esomeprazole) besides prilosec, omeprazole or any other p.P.I medication, I'm highly allergic to them. Thanx?

Careful: There are many natural alternatives to treating gerd, but make sure your physician is aware of what you are trying. Here is a link to just a few options. Http://www. Foxnews. Com/health/2011/11/29/natural-remedies-for-acid-reflux/. ...Read more

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Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

Could I lump in upper leg be a blood clot even though I am on. I medications, 28 yrs old; have not traveled? Concerned about up coming trip.

It depends: If suspected a clot, we need to do an ultrasound of the area. But, I am not sure what you meant by taking medications. If you are taking blood thinners and the levels are not within the required range then you still have a chance to develop a clot. If you are planning a trip, please walk or get up at least every 2 hours, that will help you to prevent a blood clot.
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I need medication for my adhd?

I need medication for my adhd?

ADHD MEDS: How do you know you have ADD? Many adults I see, think they have ADD, but they actually have other conditions. I recommend seeing a Board Certified Psychiatrist for a Comprehensive Evaluation. The Stimulant medications, like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall are powerful medications and are very closely related to Crystal Meth. They can be addictive with lots of side-effects. I usually try alternatives. ...Read more

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Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

ACNE PLZ: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. No lasers. ...Read more

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What isthe best anxiety medication? And how can I get medication for my anxiety?

What isthe best anxiety medication? And how can I get medication for my anxiety?

Evaluation first: There is no one "best" anxiety medication, but there are several options which might be effective when needed. Psychotherapy may be even more effective than medication. An evaluation with your physician is a place to start. S/he may also want a psychiatrist to participate in your care. ...Read more

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Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Unless I use medication, I don't ever seem to get tired... day or night. Help! ?

Insomnia: Do you take any supplements besides your meds? How much caffeine do you drink (coffee/tea/cola/energy drinks)? Diazepam normally causes drowsiness, but in some people it causes overstimulation. Overactive thyroid might also cause constant alertness, nervousness, etc. Discuss your problem w/ FP; take along ALL meds for review. May need lab work to determine cause if not over-caffeinating. ...Read more

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How can you stimulate an erection? If I can't do it on my own, do I need medication?

How can you stimulate an erection? If I can't do it on my own, do I need medication?

Here are some...: Clinically, you have been in the usually slow process of developing ED as men age but at widely variable pace. Before embarking its care with drugs, learn more about how male sexuality goes and works by perusing articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. Html & those in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc for care ...Read more

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What does 47.90 of SGPT/ALT means when normal range is 0-45 U/L? Do I need medication ASAP?

What does 47.90 of SGPT/ALT means when normal range is 0-45 U/L? Do I need medication ASAP?

Probably not, no.: ALT of 47.9 is so close to the ULN, that there doesn't seem to be reason to get alarmed. Medication ASAP is unlikely to be indicated. The best thing to do is contact the doc who ordered the test and ask why it was ordered? Were you having any sxs? Any other abnormal labs/tests/findings? Next steps may include repeating the test, picture tests of the abdomen/liver, or stopping a current med. :) ...Read more

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I am I my 20s but I am diagnosed with osteopenia, do I need medications? What is the risk and benefits?

I am I my 20s but I am diagnosed with osteopenia, do I need medications? What is the risk and benefits?

Endocrine eval: Knowing that you have less calcium in examined bones may reflect everything from disuse to a systemic disease. Work up includes blood tests and supplements with calcium with vitamin D. Left untreated, this will lead to fractures n affected bones, so do get evaluated for parathyroid, diet choices, vit D, calcium, activity review. Endocrinologists specialize in this, but discuss w your primary doc ...Read more

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If I had medication induced Erythromelalgia, would coming off that medication reverse the Erythromelalgia?

Yes it is reversible: Drugs that cause erythromelalgia are triggers for such a phenomenon. Stopping the medication can result in reversal of the symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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If I got toxoplasmosis today and I started medication a month later, could my baby be born ok? (3rd trimestre)

If I got toxoplasmosis today and I started medication a month later, could my baby be born ok? (3rd trimestre)

You're okay: If you contracted toxoplasmosis in the 3rd trimester you've missed the most dangerous period. If you are positive for it, you need to be treated. Here's a great website for more information.

http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/toxoplasmosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop my problem of snoring please advise home remedies I tried medication to finish it bt didn't help?

How can I stop my problem of snoring please advise home remedies I tried medication to finish it bt didn't help?

See below: Snoring may be part of a larger disorder. It might help by maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding caffeine, alcohol, ; nicotine. If you have allergic rhinitis or another cause of nasal congestion, treating it can help with snoring. Nasal strips ; sleeping 7.5 to 8 hours a night can be beneficial. If a deviated nasal septum is present, fixing it can help. See a sleep dr. To evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have ulceritive colitis which has flared up. I have an 4cm section that is affected. Will that repair itself when I use medication?

I have ulceritive colitis which has flared up. I have an 4cm section that is affected. Will that repair itself when I use medication?

Yes: Multiple medications, when used properly, can heal an affected region of ulcerative colitis. Many patients will need maintenance medication to maintain that remission, however. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have medication that I do not need anymore instead, instead of throwing the whole thing out, can I put it down the drain?

Please don't: Because those drugs can find their way into our waterways. Many pharmacies publish dates that they accept unused medications. Our fire and rescue sponsors these events as well. ...Read more

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My b.P reads 90/150. Should I start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?

My b.P reads 90/150. Should I start medication or change the life style. My age is 34 and have a family history of high b.P. Please suggest?

Change your ways now: If your blood pressure is 150/90 and you have a family history of high blood pressure, you would be smart to control any risk factors which contribute to high blood pressure. For example: get exercise, reduce weight if you are overweight or obese, and minimize your intake of salt. If you are a smoker, that habit's just got to go! All of these measures will help tremendously in the long run. ...Read more

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I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

I noticed medication dosage for children is based on weight/age. What if you're a petite adult under 90lbs? Would my body require less dosage for the same effect?

Prudent: It would be prudent to adjust the dose to suit your weight, especially for drugs with narrow margin of safety. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and pharmacist for specific drugs.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I start medications for adhd?

Should I start medications for adhd?

Depends: The first thing to do is make sure a good evaluation is done by someone with expertise in the diagnosis, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or a primary care provider with experience. Then, if the symptoms are mild they can respond to psychosocial interventions, such as sitting in front of the class or creating better structure in life. However, medications work very well and are very safe. ...Read more

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Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Do I need medications for the pain from my disability?

Not necessarily: Every person has a different tolerance for pain. Millions of people in this country have chronic pain. Some people cope quite well and carry on normal lives despite chronic pain. Other people cope very poorly and become severely disabled by chronic pain. Seeing a physician who is experienced in the management of chronic pain can be helpful to those who are not coping well. ...Read more

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How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

Teaspoon.: About the amount that is in your last part of your thumb would be close.

Or go to store and look at teaspoon measure. Then estimate how much that is like your thumb or little digit end and use that. ...Read more

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I took medication for six months, and despite this, my symptoms continued. How can this be explained?

Continued symptoms: Please reframe your question so physicians can know what medicine (s) you are taking and what the symptoms are that you are taking about. You question can be better answered after you do that. ...Read more

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I have anosmia will I get medication?

I have anosmia will I get medication?

See a doctor: The inability to smell is a serious sign and needs evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I need medication for my wife to get pregnant?

I need medication for my wife to get pregnant?

First, you: Mayyou may want to see a doctor, for there are many problems and many medications. As well, you may need a semen analysis, 40% of the time it can be a male issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If I have a asymptomatic herpes, should I take medication?

If you are sexually: Active you should take a medication to decrease viral shedding to prevent spread of the herpes which you can do even when you are asymptomatic. ...Read more

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My triglycerides are high around 256 I'm 29 how bad is it do I need medication?

My triglycerides are high around 256 I'm 29 how bad is it do I need medication?

Not for TG's: We treat triglycerides with medication when they are greater than 500 mg/dl to reduce the risk of pancreatitis. If elevated >150 but less than 500, the concern is whether or not they represent risk for heart disease. This is best assessed by looking at first the LDL cholesterol, then the non-hdl cholesterol and finally either apob or LDL particle concentration. See a doc for a complete evaluation. ...Read more