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I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body. Flushing?

I've been taking advicor for five years and now my doctor is switching me to zocor (simvastatin). How long does the niacin stay in your body. Flushing?

Good question: I researched your question: the half life of extended release Niacin in Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) is very variable, & depends on gender, dose, & individual characteristics. It peaks 5 hours after a single dose. Following years of treatment, it's probably safe to assume that it will take days (3-5) to wear off completely. Possibly longer depending on dose. ...Read more

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Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Cholesterol medicine advicor (lovastatin and niacin) side effects.?

Med side effects: Advicor (lovastatin and niacin) contains a statin as well as niacin. Side-effects include muscular aches (statins), inflammation (both), lft elevation (both), and flushing (niacin). Dangerous toxicity is rare, but muscle aches can occur in 10% patients. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, I'm 18 yrs old and my height is only 5'2 stressed out about my height help! I need great successful advice to be taller please?

Hi doctors, I'm 18 yrs old and my height is only 5'2 stressed out about my height help! I need great successful advice to be taller please?

Teen height: Height growth depends on a variety of factors. Have you always been on the shorter end of the chart? How tall are your parents? Are you otherwise healthy? Has a doctor ever expressed concern about your height before? Chances are that you don't have a lot left to grow in height at your age, but it is impossible to tell without some bold work testing and a bone age x-ray. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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Hello doctors, I need advice tapering lorazepam! Please help?

Hello doctors, I need advice tapering lorazepam! Please help?

Slowly, gradually...: I don't know your dose or how you've been taking it; but tapering should be done by lowering by very small increments very slowly. Best thing would be to be discussing this with the dr who has prescribed it for you. ...Read more

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Hi, Doctor I want healthy body please tell me advice about health?

Hi, Doctor I want healthy body please tell me advice about health?

I'm so glad you are: Interested! A lot of what makes for good health has already been determined by your parents: genetics! But a tremendous amount is in your hands. First, develop a daily habit of exercise...moving more. Put a healthy combination of foods in your body, mostly fruits and vegetables. Be safe in your personal behavior. Embrace relationships that nurture you. Pursue what gives your life meaning. Be well! ...Read more

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Cause I'm experiencing something and I would like the doctor advice?

Cause I'm experiencing something and I would like the doctor advice?

Request or post: By requesting a personal consult, a physician of your choice will be able to speak with you, review your records and answer your question personally. ...Read more

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Bad memos! Dear Doc, please advice me how can I forget bad ppl & bad memories. Tnx?

Bad memos! Dear Doc, please advice me how can I forget bad ppl & bad memories. Tnx?

"ppl" refers to: People, right? (There are 42 references to "ppl" on Google). Bad memories are psychological and for that, consult with a psychologist who can use various techniques--hypnosis, CBT, even EMDR. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I need to lose my wight, can you please help me or give me some advice? Thank you.

Hi doctor, I need to lose my wight, can you please help me or give me some advice? Thank you.

The Secret: The secret to weight loss and exercise is that to burn fat you need to burn sugars. Excess sugars are turned into fat. Moderate regular exercise combined with a diet high in proteins and low in fats and sugars is the best rapid way to burn off excess energy storage known as fat. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I'm f. 22y, 43kg, 158cm. I want to gain more weight to be 48 or 50, what's your advice?

Hi doctor, I'm f. 22y, 43kg, 158cm. I want to gain more weight to be 48 or 50, what's your advice?

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a Dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, . .. Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, . ... ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am thinking of finally taking my social anxiety problem to the doctors. Advice, please?

Need expert help. I am thinking of finally taking my social anxiety problem to the doctors. Advice, please?

Non-Med Options, Too: Before see you doc, consider learning more about social anxiety & its treatment. Educational & self-help tools for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www. Anxietybc. Com/resources/social. Php effective treatment will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Hey doc. I have random headaches which last for 15 seconds. They happen 5- 6 times a day. Please advice. Thanks?

Hey doc. I have random headaches which last for 15 seconds. They happen 5- 6 times a day. Please advice. Thanks?

Neuralgia?: Brief, shock-like pains could be neuralgia (due to irritation of a nerve in your scalp, head, or face. You also may have tension headaches. If you have vision changes, vomiting, syncope (pass out), see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Respected doctors, I have married woman from 4 years and I have no right now. Please give me advice and what test I do?

Respected doctors, I have married woman from 4 years and I have no right now. Please give me advice and what test I do?

Vague question: Your concern is not clear. Best to see a dictor to listen to your history and complaints. I am sure you will get reasonable advice and treatment ...Read more

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Doctors, if you want a challenge please read. I've had ballance problems for almost a year. Been diagnosed with mega cisterna magna. Any advice?

Doctors, if you want a challenge please read. I've had ballance problems for almost a year. Been diagnosed with mega cisterna magna. Any advice?

Mega cisterna magna: May not necessarily be the cause of your balance issues (most often it is asymptomatic) Make sure your Vit B12 is > 350 (Ideally >550) Intoxication (medication) and B12 deficiency are the most common causes of unsteadiness in my patients with MCM and Dandy Walker Variant! ...Read more

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I've taken my BP over 175 times in two days. I'm always worried about low BP. It's controlling my life! Doctors appt on the 5th. Any advice??

I've taken my BP over 175 times in two days. I'm always worried about low BP. It's controlling my life! Doctors appt on the 5th. Any advice??

BP Obsession: My advice to you is to stop taking your BP for a while, and certainly do not check it nearly so often. Even if your BP is on the low side, it is generally not a problem if you're not having associated symptoms (dizziness, lightheaded, feel like passing out). If you do have symptoms but normal BP, then it is likely not the BP causing the symptoms. Go out and enjoy life and focus on feeling healthy! ...Read more

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Help please, my doctor took me off my anti-depressants, need advice on how to cope?

Help please, my doctor took me off my anti-depressants, need advice on how to cope?

Never smart to just: Stop a medicine like that. Google on Discontinuation syndrome and you will see. Why were you taken off? Also, some people experience Akathesia (Terrible inner restlessness, like to want to unzip ones self and crawl of of your own skin). ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I got problem in my fallopion tiub. Both sides blocked, any chance to remove the blocks? Your advice please

Hi doctor, I got problem in my fallopion tiub. Both sides blocked, any chance to remove the blocks? Your advice please

Maybe, depends: On "where" in the tubes the blocks are, and "what" caused them. Tubal surgery is effective for some, not others. Ivf is often successful without removing the blockages. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I've been had sinusitis for 10 years. Please give me some advice or rules that I can follow please. Thank you?

Hi doctor, I've been had sinusitis for 10 years. Please give me some advice or rules that I can follow please. Thank you?

ENT: The best advice if you have chronic sinusitis is to see an ENT doc who specialized in sinus disease, He can examine you and make specific recommendations ...Read more

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Dear Doc., Good Day! Please advice me on how to reduce heat in our body. I feeling uncomfortable at all times in a day...

Dear Doc., Good Day! Please advice me on how to reduce heat in our body. I feeling uncomfortable at all times in a day...

Good day to you too: If it is because of Hot weather, then use the cooling fan or Air conditioning.
If you feel Heat intolerance check out for some Metabolic abnormalities like High functioning Thyroid. ...Read more

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I am scared of having sex because I have never had sex before. Please doctors advice me not to be scared. Is it painful when you have sex for virgins?

I am scared of having sex because I have never had sex before. Please doctors advice me not to be scared. Is it painful when you have sex for virgins?

Take your time: Don't feel pressured into having sex. Experience it when you feel you are ready. When you find yourself ready for it remember to use proper precautions. ...Read more

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Doctor am having pe and my doctor advice me not to trust faster during sex that I should trust slowly. Please is there any other advice you can give me?

Doctor am having pe and my doctor advice me not to trust faster during sex that I should trust slowly. Please is there any other advice you can give me?

Yes: Pe is common problem that most men occasionally experience. Anxiety can make it worse. What your doc says is correct--decreasing sexual sensation will inhibit ejaculatory response. Also try methods like distraction, lying on back, condom. Meds. To help: sildenafil (you take), clomipramine, dapoxetine and tramadol. Dr should rule out medical problem. Psychotherapy for anxiety could help. ...Read more

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I have sudden anxiety when I need to leave the house doc put me on Urbanol 10mg at nite that don't help any advice please my life suddenly became a nite mare.

I have sudden anxiety when I need to leave the house doc put me on Urbanol 10mg at nite that don't help any advice please my life suddenly became a nite mare.

Fuller treatment: Your agoraphobia calls for a full evaluation, from a mental health profession. And it probably requires more treatment than you're getting: an alternative medication psychotherapy are strong possibilities. ...Read more

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I am seeking a doctors advice to something that's bothering me I'm 16 and Its not enough space to explain?

I am seeking a doctors advice to something that's bothering me I'm 16 and Its not enough space to explain?

Start by mentioning: The general situation, e.g., pain, depression, body part, etc. When you get a response the doc may suggest a private consult to which you can say yes. I'll try to do that also if appropriate for me or refer you. Hope it will give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Should you always follow your doctor's advice?

Should you always follow your doctor's advice?

Partnership: The best treatment relationships are partnerships between patients and their physicians. Your physician has much training and experience that can be useful to you in assessing your health and recommending treatments. Ideally, you & your doctor are discussing options -- and you're able to have your questions answered. If uncomfortable with treatment recommendations, you can seek a second opinion. ...Read more