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Is a 14 year old responsible enough to take the pill?

Is a 14 year old responsible enough to take the pill?

Difficult issue: A 14 yo can be caught up in peer related activities and more likely to be sexually active if it is the "in thing" for the group.Some become involved to "belong" or "become worthy" as evidence of poor self confidence.The pill may be just a necessary way to avoid pregnancy in someone who is unlikely to use other protection. Is is smart, maybe;fallible, certainly but you work with what you have. ...Read more

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Can a 14 year old take 2 cb-1 pills 30 to 60 minutes before each meal 3 times a day every day to gain weight?

Can a 14 year old take 2 cb-1 pills 30 to 60 minutes before each meal 3 times a day every day to gain weight?

No: Teens do not (and should not) be taking things to try to gain weight, other than the proper foods with higher amounts of healthy calories. The teen's pediatrician can make some helpful recommendations. Usually, eating extra servings of lean protein, plus some healthier types of fats (such as olive oil and nut butters) will help. Avoid sugars. ...Read more

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Could a 14 year old take a sleeping pill?

Could a 14 year old take a sleeping pill?

Insomnia in teens: First we need to find out what is causing the sleep disturbance in the teen. It's better to discuss with his pediatrician about the sleep issue and safe sleeping aid. Keep meds prescribed for adults away from the teen. ...Read more

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Can i take my 14 year old daughter to get birth control pills? Will she have to have a pap smear? I hope not. She is not sexually active ((yet)) but i want her to be protected if and when the temptation gives in. Thanks

Can i take my 14 year old daughter to get birth control pills? Will she have to have a pap smear? I hope not. She is not sexually active ((yet)) but i want her to be protected if and when the temptation gives in. Thanks

Yes: It is not inappropriate to prescribe birth control to a teenager. It is not necessary to perform a pap or pelvic unless there are symptoms of a problem. It is an excellent idea for you to be prepared and to prepare your daughter to be safe and responsible. ...Read more

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Please tell me what will happen if a 14 year old girl took testosterone pills?

Please tell me what will happen if a 14 year old girl took testosterone pills?

Bad idea: She's breaking the law. She can expect her periods to be disrupted, she can expect hair in un-feminine places, and she can expect acne and mood swings. If she's doing this because of gender dysphoria, she'd do better to get with a subspecialist who knows about dealing with this difficult situation and bringing her to a happier life through today's Rx's. ...Read more

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My 14 year old sister had unprotected sex and needs the plan b or morning after pill but dosent know how to get it, I would help but I live away?

My 14 year old sister had unprotected sex and needs the plan b or morning after pill but dosent know how to get it, I would help but I live away?

Encourage your sis: to see her pediatrician, with whom she can speak privately. Fear of pregnancy may be the acute issue, but she also needs counseling on current & future risks of unsafe sex. She can trust her pediatrician to help her get the care & protection she needs. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health to see results in there everyday workout or exercises ?

How long does it take for a 14 year old female good health  to see results in there everyday workout or exercises ?

Which results?: If you are talking about decrease is your blood pressure, heart rate and flow of brain endorphins, this happens immediately. If you are talking about weight loss, increase muscle mass, improved bone density, these start happening a few weeks into routine exercise. And all of the time, you are adding days on to the end of your life - but that may take 80-90 years to notice! ...Read more

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Would it be healthy for a 14 year old to take anti-depressants?

Would it be healthy for a 14 year old to take anti-depressants?

Depends: If a 14 year old is assessed by a psychiatrist and treatment is considered appropriate, the antidepressants are a valuable product. Close monitoring and followup is needed. I refer such evaluations to a psychiatrist who has the experience needed to select an appropriate med and recognize those patients where side effects emerge early.I believe few generalists have the training to do so for teens. ...Read more

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Is it alright for a 14 year old male to take a creatine supplement ?

Is it alright for a 14 year old male to take a creatine supplement ?

Don't do it: bad for kidneys and high risk , just eat well exercise well for your spot, practice makes perfect not supplements . some athletes got dehydrated on this and stresssed their kidneys and liver. not worth any minute advantage, hard work overcomes all this unnatural stuff plus your playing fair with only natural plus hard work builds character. ...Read more

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Is it bad for a 14 year old to take lorazapam?

Is it bad for a 14 year old to take lorazapam?

Consult doctor : It depends on the clinical situation. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medicine that is usually used in adults with anxiety disorder. If your doctor recommends lorazepam, then it's her judgment that it will help, if you're concerned about using it, please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more