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Have pain under both feet left side leg both shoulders and lleft arm what is these symptoms for? I use low heart medication

Have pain under both feet left side leg both shoulders and lleft arm what is these symptoms for? I use low heart medication

Need to be seen: Your symptoms are significant but vague. Pain is usually caused by vascular deficiency or nerve damage. Your history of hypertension is a risk, do not just swallow Ibuprofen to kill the pain without knowing the cause. It's advisable that you get evaluated by a doctor ...Read more

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What should I do about my crazy neighbor? I think she is low on psychiatric medication.

What should I do about my crazy neighbor? I think she is low on psychiatric medication.

Neighbor: You should call the police or the social welfare agencies and they should intervene as best they can to get her as much as she will allow. ...Read more

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Want to pay a low price for medications; can I ask my doctor for off-patent medications?

Want to pay a low price for medications; can I ask my doctor for off-patent medications?

Sure: There aren't generic medications that work for every condition but you should certainly ask your doctor if a generic medication might work as well or almost as well. ...Read more

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Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

Are there any specific foods or products that can naturally enhance ones TSH levels? Would like to avoid a low dosage of medication if I can!

No: There are no such foods such as that. If your TSH level is low, that means your thyroid is overproducing thyroid hormone and that could be a goiter or other thyroid disease - you definitely need that checked and treated. If your thyroid hormone is low, then your TSH would be high. In that case, you need to take some form of thyroid replacement med - there are different options for that. ...Read more

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I have a thyroid disorder. I take a low dose of medication. I am trying to lose some weight but it's not working. Do you have any healthy recipes?

I have a thyroid disorder. I take a low dose of medication. I am trying to lose some weight but it's not working. Do you have any healthy recipes?

Thyroid: Please have your doctor re-check your thyroid labs so that necessary changes to your dose will be started.

Once your thyroid levels are OK go online and find a few things about diet. My favorite is "NuVal" because it is straight forward but there are many other good ones. ...Read more

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I gave my grandmother her low blood pressure medication 2 times today accidently, after the second one she threw up, what can be the consequences?

I gave my grandmother her low blood pressure medication 2 times today accidently, after the second one she threw up, what can be the consequences?

What meds?: Without knowing the particular meds involved, the potential effects of taking extra doses would be to lower her blood pressure too much. If she is not feeling well, the safest thing is to take her to an urgent care center or ER so her BP can be checked and monitored and she can be treated if her BP is too low! Her heart rate may also be too low depending on the meds she took so take her for eval! ...Read more

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Can a low TSH completely prevent pregnancy? Not extremely low but median low. Can the medication alap have an effect? Thanks in advance

Can a low TSH completely prevent pregnancy? Not extremely low but median low. Can the medication alap have an effect? Thanks in advance

Thyroid problem: Decrease TSH may be a result of primary disease of pituitary gland causing secondary hypothyroidism or it may be a consequence of negative feed back of elevated thyroid hormone (T4) in thyrotoxicosis. Both may (not always) cause infertility or menstrual cycle abnormality. After treatment, hormone levels return to normal and pregnancy is achieved more easily. ...Read more

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What medications cause low gamma protien?

What medications cause low gamma protien?

Not many: Gamma globulins are antibodies. They're made by the immune system and so the only drugs that might decrease them are powerful immunosuppressants used for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

University: Many universities have associated medical schools and high quality outpatient medical (including psychiatric) clinics--they are staffed by faculty members. In dc you can check with georgetown and george washington medical centers. ...Read more

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I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

I put on 7lbs in 3month on 250 Depakote a day. Will I keep gaining at such a low dosage? What safe medication can I take to lose the weight?

Depakote?: Can cause weight gain, but this depends on what u eat, how much u eat and how much u exercise. In addition I agree that 250 mg unlikely to be helpful. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Are there medications for low adrenal hormones?

Adrenal: Of coarse there are medications for low adrenal hormones but if that has been documented surely your doctor has prescribed appropriate treatment for you.
If you have not had any studies related to adrenal hormones what are you concerned about?
If you have not seen your doctor about this please do so as soon as possible. Making the low adrenal hormones studies is easy. ...Read more

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What is a medication for low sperm count?

What is a medication for low sperm count?

TESTOSTERONE not ok: Many men with low sperm counts are found to have low testosterone. While there are many advantages to recommending testosterone replacement sperm count and fertility are not one of them. In fact, testosterone replacement will suppress FSH levels and over time sperm production may cease entirely. If you desire fertility, please seek out a urologist trained in fertility medicine or an rei md. ...Read more

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Are there medications for low sperm motility? Thanks

Are there medications for low sperm motility? Thanks

None proven to work: Varicocelectomy, spermatic vein clipping or occlusion improves sperm motility in many men with varicoceles. IUI, intra-uterine semen injection increases chances of fertility with or without clomid (clomiphene) or if necessary IVF, in-vitro fertilization or finally ICSI, intra -cytoplasmic sperm injection. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Can thyroid medication cause low blood count?

Possibly: Methimazole, used to treat overactive thyroid, has been reported to cause aplastic anemia, decreased production of some white blood cells and low platelet count. ...Read more

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How to increase low blood pressure without medications?

How to increase low blood pressure without medications?

If you are healthy: Don't worry, talk to some one who has high blood pressure, they want to trade your problem. See your doctor to make sure you did not have any systemic diseases (like heart problem etc) and have healthy life style from diet to exercises, you will be fine. ...Read more

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Hi my wife has a low thyroid and on medication since more then a year now. As of now she is taking 75 mcg levothyroxin. Can this be cured forever?

Hi my wife has a low thyroid and on medication since more then a year now. As of now she is taking 75 mcg levothyroxin. Can this be cured forever?

Unfortunately, no.: Unfortunately secondary acquired hypothyroidism has various causes. Thyroid hormone replacement while monitoring for TSH, free T3, (liothyronine) free T4, or additional diagnostic tests depending on the tests and conditioning is the standard treatment modality at this time. Overtime, as her endogenous thyroid hormone production decreases, or condition changes, her Levothyroxine dose will need to be adjusted. ...Read more

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What are medications for low sperm motility? And how does it take long to father a child after treatments

What are medications for low sperm motility? And how does it take long to father a child after treatments

Depends: Depends on what the cause of low motility is. There isn't one treatment for low sperm parameters. Your infertility doctor should guide you in this. Some conditions don't have a medical treatment. Avoid internet claims of natural supplements improving sperm counts. They are usually vitamins that do very little to correct serious sperm problems. ...Read more

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Does medication for low TSH hyperthyroidism cause you to gain weight?

Does medication for low TSH hyperthyroidism cause you to gain weight?

Thyroid and weight: As the medication (eg. Methimazole) normalizes your thyroid levels, your metabolic rate will return to normal. Your appetite, however, may still be in hyper-mode. Weight gain is common, but if you take care with what you eat you can minimize this. ...Read more

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Insurance doesn't cover medications for low testosterone is there any over-the-counter treatment for low testosterone?

Insurance doesn't cover medications for low testosterone is there any over-the-counter treatment for low testosterone?

Cost: Over the counter products are not effective. The best way to replace low testosterone is either with testosterone gel or as intramuscular injections. Both of these need to be prescribed by your doctor. You do have the option of paying for it out of pocket if your insurance does not cover it. In this case the intramuscular injection is cheaper. ...Read more

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If sombody have depression and anxiety can he use clomid (clomiphene) for low testosterone? Dose this medication well make it worse? Or only temporarily

If sombody have depression and anxiety can he use clomid (clomiphene) for low testosterone? Dose this medication well make it worse? Or only temporarily

Check with your doc: In general it does not but you should never add or stopped or replace any medication without informing your doctor. They need to be aware of all your medications and supplements and herbal and all OTC medicine and drugs legal and illegal street drugs that you take otherwise they could not help you. ...Read more

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My Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. What that mean? Is my thyroid gland hormon low? Thank. Not yet medication, doctor said to come again for 3 months

My Tsh w/reflex t-4 free is 6.25. What that mean? Is my thyroid gland hormon low? Thank. Not yet medication, doctor said to come again for 3 months

6.25: Sorry, but each laboratory has a different reference interval for each test including thyroid studies.
Till you know the normal range for your thyroid lab you won't know whether the result is good or not so good.
Your doctor should have that information. ...Read more

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3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

3 yr old taking CEFDINIR 4 ear infection (4 days now) suddenly is running low grade fever tonite - medication side effect or new viral infection?

Low grade fever: Hello,
This could be your little girls liquid I take over the course of the day. If she takes in little, then during an infection, her temp may spike. We also have different times our body temp rises normally too. You'll be he king hers more often because she is ill. I'd recommend acetaminophen, encourage her liquids and call your Doctor if it persists or worsens. Good Luck ...Read more