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I Missed Shooting Up
What happens if you shoot up a pill and I guess you miss and it swells up and gets red all around the spot? Please answer
See below: Hot compress for 10-15 minutes 4-5 times per day. This will increase blood flow to the area and help to absorb what is under the skin. ...Read more
Go to an ER: There are a couple of concerns based on your description. First, you could have injured one of the blood vessels in your wrist, leading to either bleeding under the skin, or an aneurysm. Second, you could have a 'shooters access' which is a collection of pus under the skin. Either way, you should get checked out sooner rather than later. No judgements! ...Read more
My foot and ankle are swollen because I missed the vain when I was shooting ice. What can I soak it in to help it???
Swelling: I would suggest That you stop shooting drugs! You can use warm water soaks with a little Epsom Salts. Watch for infection and if redness associated with pain occurs please see a doctor ...Read more
Two days ago I let a friend shoot me up with meth in the neck I believe they missed the vain, because there was a shooting pain in my neck and since?
Not your friend: A friend does not inject a friend with meth. They injured a nerve. Please, please, get away from these people and this stuff. Nothing in your life, past or present, should make you feel that you belong with these people. Get to a church or other faith or self-help community. ...Read more
Am an IV meth user and missed when shooting in arm 2 days ago, its now swollen and red and appears to be abssessed, what do I do I have been taking clindamycin 150 mg cap
Hello.: Hello. I am assuming by the fact that you wrote in for medical input that the Clindamycin was not prescribed to you for this incident. Abcesses often need to have an incision and drainage. Do not recommend that you perform surgery on yourself. Do recommend that you be medically evaluated as this needs medical care. ...Read more
ER: I would say get to the closest emergency room, immediately. There's no telling what kinds of infections you've been exposed to. Do this right now. Or dial 911. ...Read more
Yes: Usual instructions for "missed" pill are: "if you 'Miss' a pill, take it as soon as you remember; take the next pill at the regular time." In these instructions, a "missed" pill could be one that was late. If you are supposed to take it in the morning but didn't remember until the afternoon, it is a "missed" pill. Its not a big deal until you miss 2 pills. Best wishes! ...Read more
Just resume it...: Missing one pill is not that detrimental and the fact that you had protected relation, you are likely covered. Just resume the pill and I think you should be fine. I am so glad to learn that despite being on the pill, you used protection--it protects against sexually transmitted diseases! live well, live safely! Good luck. ...Read more
Where?: In a hospital, nursing home or other care facility a missed medication should always be reported on an incident report, and the attending physician and supervising RN should be informed immediately. ...Read more
Time: Serious emotional feelings for someone will fade over time. This is accelerated by finding a substitute or successor. Keeping busy and distracted from thoughts of the loved one also can help. ...Read more
Birth Control: That is exactly what is recommended when one misses a pill. ...Read more
Missing Doses: Nope. Just get back on schedule with your next dose. ...Read more
Test agan: Menstrual irregularities may occur from a wide variety of causes, or without obvious causes. Pregnancy is certainly a common one, and if you tested negative once, try it again. If you remain negative and you do not get your period you might consider seeing a gynecologist and being examined. ...Read more
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2 pills: If you missed 2 pills (not the last 2) then I would double up for 2 days to catch up and use condoms as a back up until you start a new pack. ...Read more
Definitely take: We want you to try to take the pill as soon as you realize you have forgotten. Consider back-up if greater than one day. ...Read more
Serenity: Take a deep breath, breathe out slowly, and put it all in perspective. Things could be much, much worse. And now you have time to actually eat something prior to boarding! ...Read more
Take it now: The rule of using oral contraceptives is generally this, if you missed one dose take it as soon as you remember and then the next dose as scheduled. If you forgot and see that you missed one when you go to take the next dose take them both that the same time. If you miss two doses take two pills for two days in a row. You don't need a backup if you missed one dose and take it as outlined above. ...Read more
Probably not.: Estrobuild (estradiol) if used as hormone replacement therapy varies in dosage depending on the person. If you miss a pill, take it as soon as you remember. If it got destroyed, don't worry. Missing several pills is different and call your doc about that. ...Read more
Neither: You may be a workaholic. Good to have a job these days! Sounds like you need a little balance in your life. Becareful not to turn whatever you choose for recreation into work--learn how to play! (:. ...Read more
Worms?: Require each member to be examined, tested, diagnosed and treated. Call for a family exam. ...Read more
Get it soon.: If you have missed your period and think you may be pregnant, get the test now. Many women know they are pregnant just by the way they feel. BEst wishes to you and your partner. ...Read more
I work seven days a week haven't missed a day since easter. Does that mean I am healthy or insane?
7 days a week: I am not sure if you are married, single, your age, sex, having financial problems, having certain fears such as fear of failure, future financial plans, the quality of your current relationship...Etc. So no matter how your question is answered it is the quality of your life working 7 days a week. Eventually if a balance is not found you body, brain and mind will begin to react to the stress. ...Read more
I have had a cycle for 14 days am I ok could it be because I missed my weekly dose of cambergoline?
Once in a while ok: Usual cycles ranges from 21 to 35 days. If you are taking BCP and if you miss for more than 3 days then you will have early period. If you do not take BCP and gets irregular/Early period occasionally that is ok. ...Read more
Missed my dose last night of cymbala. Took it at 6am. Can I take it again at my usual time tonight (11 Pm)?
Yes: The advice is to take it unless you are very close to the next dose and 6AM is certainly a clear "Yes". I'm glad it wasn't 6PM - I'm not sure where the line is - but your's is okay. Try to find a way to help remember in the future if you can. Best wishes! ...Read more
I started getting nausiated last night and it hasn't subsided so I had to miss work. Can I get a drs excuse on here?
No: You need to see a doctor in person for that. ...Read more
What to do if I missed an evening dose of Lithium? I take 900 mg daily - 300 mg in the am and 600 mg in the evening.
Breakthrough 2 wks in July. 6 days in Aug (missed a few pills on the week). Over 3 wks in Sep. What's happening now?
Due to missing pills: When you miss birth control pills, the hormonal levels are not consistent with frequent ups and downs, which leads to irregular bleeding and unpredictable patterns. May want to use your pills regularly. If the problem still persists please see a gynecologist. Based on your sexual activity, if necessary, please do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Taking gracial, missed 3 pills of week 1 consecutively do I take the missed 3 together or just continue with taking them?
Missed pills: You don't catch up by taking 3 together, keep taking as you have - 1 pill a day. If you missed it during the 1st week, it's less chance that you got pregnant than if you did on week 2 or 3, although, if there's any concern you may be pregnant, don't hesitate to do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
What should I do when I miss my peiod for about 2 months & then have it for 18 days. Then miss again for so far as of a month & a half.?
It means irregular: Ovulation. Look up pcos but not an uncommon issue. The pill could help. It could also be irregular from non pcos issues, there are times when u ovulate irregularly but ur kinda young to have these kinds of issues outside of ovulatory dysfunction. Have u been gaining weight? That can add, pregnancy isn't impossible unless it's, well, impossible. ...Read more
Just started orthoticyclenlo 3 weeks ago. I missed 1white 1stwk.& 1darkblue 4 days ago. Should I take two blue ones tody its the last 1b4 green?
Miss one pill and don't replace it, will it affect the next cycle, will you have to wait seven day for it to be effective after starting a new one?
Should be ok: Missing just one pill shouldn't be a problem. Stay on schedule and don't miss anymore. ...Read more
I am not able to regularly work out. I started it an. Really enjoyed a lot those days work again took priority and I miss it and feel bad about it?
Very important to do: Yes I know that exercises keep you in shape. ...Read more
I've been finding it very difficult to read and understand, sometimes I even miss some words when reading, I read some wrongly! What could be wrong?
S.A.D. Starting already! I TRY stay active in my home but do sit a lot & take breaks watch TV, go nowhere. HOW I FIX this! I'm Miss out on kids/life?
Psychologist.: Depression in the context of seasonal affective disorder is terrible. Hurts both emotionally and physically. Counseling with a psychologist would be your best bet to find a lasting remedy. Medications can help in the short term, but are not an appropriate replacement for counseling. Good luck. ...Read more
Haven't had a cycle since june 5 I missed it on july 3rd I suppose to come on july 31 but on the 28-29 I spotted light pink/brown what does this mean?
Pregnancy: Are you sexually active? Check a pregnancy test. If negative, then could be just an anovulatory cycle, if no real period for 3mths - see a doctor. ...Read more