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Is It Okay To Take Amocicillian If You Have A History Of Cliff
Us it okay to take Dicyclomine 10mg if your also on 12.5mg of atenolol. Both were prescribed by different doctors. Gastro has my history of drugs.
Is it safe to take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety, if you have a history of stomach ulcers since childhood. They believe the ulcers are a result of the anxiety?
Yes: You can take xanax (alprazolam) as needed for the anxiety without significant stomach problems. The anxiety its self can contribute to stomach problems. However, it would be important to get into see a counselor to help manage the anxiety. You do not want to depend upon the xanax (alprazolam) for the management of your anxiety. ...Read more
If you have a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, & heart problems is it ok to take a tbsp of pure nonhydrogenated coconut oil a day?
No.: Adding more fat to your diet makes no sense. High blood pressure and cholesterol with heart disease means that you are past taking small steps in your diet. You need to cut your diet down to less than 2000 calories/day and reduce your sodium intake to less than 2000mg/day. Then only foods you should be eating are fruits, vegatables and lean protein sources. Water should be your only drink. ...Read more
This is with reference to Doctors who take history of a patient to diagnose a disease. I am not comfortable due to privacy. Could you please guide me.
Trust your doctor:
The doctor has to ask questions to help the patient with proper diagnosis if you do not trust your doctor with this information then you need ware a doctor that you can trust
The doctors are sworn to secrecy and they take patient privileges information to the grave not even a judge can make a doctor brake that trust doctor patient privileges information are protected by the law ...Read more
I have to take history from a patient with chickenpox he is isolated and I have had chickenpox before what should I do?
Varicella: You cannot get chicken pox again if you have already had it. I am not sure what your worry is or why you are asking this question. Go meet the patient and take his medical history and please do not worry. There is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My son has had high temperature for 3days now and got history of convulsion his got a cough as well. And vomits every food he takes?
I have history of diverticulitis and wanted to know if its ok to take grapefruit seed extract daily as part of my diet to avoid another attack?
Assuming that: You had sigmoid diverticulitis, a high fiber diet is generally recommended. However, it is at best marginally effective especially in the short term. Grapefruit seed extract seems harmless enough to me, but you should consult with your doctor or gi specialist, just to make sure. ...Read more
Is Celexa (citalopram) a safe medication to take? I'm starting back on 10mg, and will probably to to 20mg. I'm worried about long QT, though I have no history.
I once had cliff, I now take 1/2 of valacyclovir. Can this cause cliff to reaccure? Is this an antibiotic?
Cliff?: What do you mean by cliff? Do you mean C. diff? Which is a shortened version used by docs to mean an infection due to C. difficile, a bacteria that can cause severe diarrhea in some people, often due to antibiotics. Whoever wrote cliff, misspelled it, prob. An automatic Spellcheck fix! Big mistake in this case. If this is not what you mean, please ask again again and clarify. ...Read more
How long does it take for whiplash to heal I did a front flip off a 10-15 foot cliff over rotated and belly flopped it really hurt my neck howlongheal?
See someone: Whiplash is usually from rear end car accidents, but you may have strained your neck. Healing can take several weeks or more. On the other hand, if the pain is not improving, see your primary doctor or a spinal specialist to check for a serious injury. Definitely see someone if you have numbness, weakness, trouble using your hand, arm, leg. ...Read more
It's it okay for me to take spironolactone if I have a family history of breast cancer? I know it affects hormone levels.
Unknown: Great question! spironolactone increases free estrogen levels in the blood and decreases androgen effects, and in men can cause breast growth. There are no studies that have looked at this question. My best answer is that theoretically, it may increase your risk, as estrogen plays a role in breast cancer development. But if you need spironolactone, you should probably take it. ...Read more
I am a resident, can I use this to help me give advice to take better history, suggests differentials etc?
Not intended for that purpose.
You will have to get that the same way we all did before you:
Read, study, lean, repeat. ...Read more
Yes: Assuming you have no other medical problems a history of preeclampsia does not disqualify you from taking birth control pills. ...Read more
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I feel like my doctor takes nothing I say serious, due to the fact that I have a history of hypochondriasis. Should I switch doctors?
I understand your frustration.
Thank you for informing about Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Acid reflux
Commend yourself in your achievements in education, work, relationships and hobbies.
Do not think about symptoms a lot.
Focus on satisfaction in your daily activities.
Discuss with your Physician about stresses in your life, to develop coping skills; and your need to have empathy from him. ...Read more
I have a half pack year history of smoking for the last one year. If I quit within two months, how long will it take for my lungs to detoxify?
Do it fast!: Every day of smoking causes damage. So sooer you quit better of you are. The benefits start showing within a matter of days. Lungs improve within one to two months. Rest of the systems take a little longer. But quit now...Why wait for two months? ...Read more
I have history of prostatitis. Now have flare-up. Two months of antibiotics still have symptoms I hear this could take time to clear up. How long?
PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & testosterone if no response, cipro (ciprofloxacin) may be needed for 8-10wks. Recheck labs and culture. You also need abdominal/pelvic/prostate US R/O prostate stones. Also switch to gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may also be tried if no change. ...Read more
I am 32 year old female with history of acid reflux and anxiety. I get painful spasm feeling, takes my breathe away. Could be esophogialspasm? Ekgnormal
It's possible.: It is possible to get esophageal spasm from acid reflux. If this is the cause of your spasm, you should note that as you successfully treat the acid reflux, the symptoms of the esophageal spasm get better. You should continue with your reflux medicine and adopt antireflux precautions. If the symptoms attributed to spasm continue, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Asthma that is active with airway bronchospasm makes a non selective beta blocker like Inderal (propranolol) problematic, because beta 2 receptor sites line the bronchial airways (wheezing might get worse). If beta blocker needed in that case would use a beta 1 specific agent (metoprolol). That said, history of asthma with no active wheezing probably not a problem for inderal (propranolol). ...Read more
Might be: There is definitely a reported relationship between inflammatory bowel disease (uc and crohn's) and pancreatic insufficiency. It isn't entirely clear why. Proposed mechanisms include (a) the same auto-immune process that attacks the bowel attacks the pancreas (b) repeated episodes of pancreatitis some of which may be medication side-effects. You may need Creon for life. ...Read more
Is it safe for someone with a history of partial seizures to take melatonin 3mg. Please help. Thank you?
Please repost: Please repost your question but please include the answer given to you by the doctor who treats your seizures; or if you haven't asked your doctor, why not. ...Read more
Is it safe to take alendronate if I have a history of acid reflux? I know not to lay down for 1/2 hour.
Yes: Alendronate can cause irritation of the esophagus and stomach and cause erosions. You can take the medications but must monitor closely for symptoms such as burning of throat or stomach or dark stools. You may also consider being on antacid medication to protect your stomach. Speak with your PCP regarding other classes of medications. Make sure you have good calcium, vit d levels and exercise. ...Read more
How do I get help for a friend who suffers from kleptomania? She has a history of depression and she believes what she takes is truly hers.
I take Zonegran but not for seizures, I don't have a history of seizures, if I stop taking it without tapering am I still at risk for seizures?
Seizures can occur: Anybody who takes an epileptic medication for any length of time is at risk for rebound seizures if they simply cold turkey the medications. They should always be weaned off over time. ...Read more
Is the microgynon pill ok to take after a history of abnormal cells CIN 3? Only been on the pill 2 weeks my friend said I shouldn't be taking it?
Is methyliprednisolone and inhaler safe to take with ifib history and taking metoprolol 0.25 got choking from smoky wood fire 3 w and still continue?
Yes: The steroid inhaler is safe to use. However, more important would be an examination by a pulmonary doctor if one is "choking" after smoke exposure. ...Read more
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