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Dr. Livingston, is this you? I'm Julie, Ryan Mearns' wife and have a question.

Bump?: Could be wrong but I believe this direct personal level inquiry is intended to be done through a private consult. Read more

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My name's Julie. I'm not usually bothered by seasonal allergies I am this year. If you take enough antihistamines will it build up in the system?

My name's Julie. I'm not usually bothered by seasonal allergies I am this year. If you take enough antihistamines will it build up in the system?

Nasal allergies: Antihistamines can offer relief for mild symptoms and may build up. Nasal steroids (Namsacort and Flonase are nonprescription) are going to be more effective for most people. The nasal steroids usually take 2-3 days to start making a difference and reach full effect the in 2 weeks. They are best used regularly in the season. Prescription antihistamine nasal sprays that work in 30 minutes. Read more

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Does your office do laser tattoo removal? Julie

Does your office do laser tattoo removal? Julie

Yes: I have been performing LTR for about 7 years. I am on long island I would recommend you only go to a physician well trained in LTR using FDA approved Q switched lasers. A serious office will have 2 to 5 lasers specifically for LTR
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My wife Julie has extreme shaking from head to toe. Walking down stairs is impossible. It went away for 3 days but now it's back. Can we know why pls?

My wife Julie has extreme shaking from head to toe. Walking down stairs is impossible. It went away for 3 days but now it's back. Can we know why pls?

This is a simple?: Although I suspect the answer will not be simple. Take her to the hospital now. She needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Your earlier question which I also answered about numbness tingling and loss of strength in the arm in the context of what you describe is worrisome for MS or a stroke. You live in a region with increased risk of MS. She has a neurological problem, this needs prompt attention Read more

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My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal. What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

My name's Julie. I'm having almost all symptoms of hyperthyroidism but my thyroid is normal. What can mimic it? I'm 36 so I don't think it's menopause.

Graves' disease: This is an illness caused by antibodies to the pituitary that cause increased thyroid hormone production since the antibodies mimic thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, and cause a hyperthyroid state. The diagnostic feature is a low level of native TSH with high T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels Read more

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How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

How much does the allegry vaccine only from pollen rye cost in lebanon? During which season of the year must it be done? Julie

Allergy vaccination: The vaccination is a long process and is usually given all year round, you need to check with a local doctor about pricing. Read more

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Julie still all her body shaking. Hyperactive reflexes, even in one touch. We are not worried about stroke. Is there's anything emergency?

Julie still all her body shaking. Hyperactive reflexes, even in one touch. We are not worried about stroke. Is there's anything emergency?

Unclear: From your question, I am unsure what the problem is. If you are concerned, go to the nearest emergency room for an evaluation. Read more

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My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation Read more

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What does angelina jolie's brca test, double mastectomy and oophorectomy mean for the average woman?

What does angelina jolie's brca test, double mastectomy and oophorectomy mean for the average woman?

For the AVERAGE...: ...Risk woman, it should create awareness about: getting routine screening, knowing your family history well, and living a healthy lifestyle. It should not: make people want genetic tests without reason or make women ask for mastectomies out of fear. Of course, it is important to know if your risk is average or high in order to make the right decisions. Talk to your gyn about this. Read more

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What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may. I get married in june and will want to have at least one child. What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

What age for a woman is considered a health risk to be pregnant? I am 35 and will be 36 in may. I get married in june and will want to have at least one child. What are the health risks of someone my age getting pregnant?

In: In general, pregnancies after 35 are considered higher-risk, although many studies now show that the vast majority of women who get pregnant after 35 have very successful pregnancies. Usually women after age 35 are followed more closely and sometimes have more testing performed. It may be a good idea to see a gynecologist that you would like to be followed with before you get pregnant to discuss your medical history and to have a general health screening. Read more

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If a woman' was given the due date of June 28, is it possible to have conceived oct 14-15? Pregnancy was confirmed dec 3, and scans a few wks later...

If a woman' was given the due date of June 28, is it possible to have conceived oct 14-15? Pregnancy was confirmed dec 3, and scans a few wks later...

Depends: If you cycle length is more like 35 days then yes. But based of typical 28-30 day cycle its more likely around Sept 5th. If any question because of more than one partner, please get paternity testing done. Read more

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Can a pregnant woman drink pickle juice?

Can a pregnant woman drink pickle juice?

Sure: Should not be a problem. However don't if it gives u nausea or makes u feel unwell. Read more

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I am currently hospitalized and my doctor judged me for bronchitis. I am a 25 years old woman. I feel so sad. What can I do to get better and healed?

I am currently hospitalized and my doctor judged me for bronchitis. I am a 25 years old woman. I feel so sad. What can I do to get better and healed?

Ask for therapy: Hopefully if your bronchitis resolves you will start feeling better; however, if you are depressed. Anxious or both, you may require antidepressant/anxiety medication and psychological counseling. Read more