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Ludiomil Maprotiline Effect
Some side effects: Ludiomil (maprotiline) is a "tetracyclic" antidepressant that is quite safe, although you might initially experience mood swings, fatigue, and/or headache as your body is adapting -- remember that, in order to get a more robust response, you should consider not just increasing the dose but also decreasing it -- sometimes less is better -- and certainly will result in fewer adverse side effects -- good luck! ...Read more
G.I. and others: Dry mouth (22%), constipation (6%), and nausea (2%) as well as vomiting, g.I discomfort, diarrhea, bitter taste, drowsiness (16%), dizziness (8%), and tremor (3%), nervousness (6%), anxiety (3%), insomnia (2%), and agitation (2%), weakness and fatigue (4%), headache (4%). ...Read more
There are a host: Of possible side effects, as with any medication. The common ones are nervousness, agitation, anxiety, insomnia, drowsiness, dizziness, tremor, dry mouth, constipation, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue and headache. As with any other medication, tell your doctor if you experience any thing you do not expect. ...Read more
Give your OB, family: medicine doctor & psychiatrist a complete list of your prescription & OTC medications + herbs, vitamins & supplements. There are no published studies on outcomes in human progeny prenatally exposure to Ludiomil (maprotiline). Animal studies have shown no teratogenic effect or disruption of fetal brain development, so the FDA lists it as a pregnancy Class B medication , with no known adverse fetal effects. ...Read more
Can taking BCAA (branched chain amino acids) alter the effectness of birth control (tri sprintec)?
Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more
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Penis size: Am I OK?:
When ever i meet a patient who feels his penis is too small I have them do some reading online about what the average sizes of penises are and try to have them feel like they are probably normal and okay.
My experience talking to sexually active adults is that size is not as important as how one makes love... What you do with it is what counts to a partner. ...Read more
Vaginal or C section: A child is born either vaginally (naturally) or via cesarean section (surgery), typically 9mo after conception which can either be natural (via sexual relations) or artificial (via assisted reproductive techniques). There are plenty of instructional/informational videos on natural & surgical deliveries available online simply by searching. Info is also available re conception & fetal development. ...Read more
Yes, but why???: Haven't heard of any regulations against the eating of raw lamb, but why would one not cook his meat. Undercooked meat has bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are bad for people. One can enjoy a healthier lifestyle by cooking to death all those "germs", before eating. ...Read more
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