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Hx nsaid use. Recent severe abdominal pain. Doc gave me prescription antacid med. Started Monday. Severe pain continues. Call doc ? Give med time?
Call doctor!: NSAID use is harsh enough on your gut. Depending on what antacid med he gave you can affect the pain level. Sometimes those that are calcium based cause a increased acid secretion to neutralize the calcium. He needs to hear about it before you develop an ulcer, or you'll have more on your hands that abdominal pain. You've given meds enough time after 4 days! Call her/him! ...Read more
Dr. Donald f yorkie d.O. Westbrook maine a prescribing Suboxone treatment doctor use the prescription monitoring program?
Yes, he's listed: Yes, i did see that name on the samhsa list of suboxone (buprenorphine) doctors in maine: http://tinyurl.Com/kku959b they are not listed in any particular order, but his name is near the bottom. That same page also shows treatment programs which offer suboxone treatment. ...Read more
There is none: OMPHALITIS IS A SERIOUS INFECTION OF NEWBORN'S UMBLICAL STUMP AND CAN BE FATAL IF NOT TREATED WITH APPROPRIATE ANTIBIOTICS.AND IT HAS TO BE DONE IN NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT There is no other way to treat this condition If your question is for some other condition than that can not be Omphalitis If the baby is at home take the baby to hospital where born for appropriate treatment asap ...Read more
Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?
Experience: Glaucoma can be a very challenging disease to treat and sometimes difficult to diagnose. If one of the doctors that you saw was a glaucoma specialist then I would lean towards their words of expertise. However if you have not seen a glaucoma specialist then I would recommend getting a third opinion, if possible, with an experienced specialist to settle which direction you should go. ...Read more
Take chinese herbal medicine together wif diabetes med.(injection n oral) high blood med. , cholesterol med. , and other regard bones med. . Is it ok?
Be careful: "chinese medicines" are often not what they are supposed to be. "chrysanthemum petals" may be potent steroids or even fungal poisons. Do your best to find out what you are really taking -- and this may be difficult. There are a variety of interesting supplemental / complementary medicines for diabetes available from reputable sources; discuss this with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, in fact most practitioners of orthomolecular medicine are md's (though do's & nd's also practice orthomolecular medicine). There are professional societies such as the american board of integrative holistic medicine, the american college for advancement in medicine & the orthomolecular health medicine society that offer excellent conferences and workshops related to orthomolecular medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc gave me ciralopam. I would like another docs opinion on this anti anxiety medicine. And suggestions? Risks? Opinions?
Citalopram pros/cons: This common ssri type of medication that is used to treat depression and anxiety is thought to be relatively gentle when compared to other similar medications. It has the rare effect of too much sedation and too much energy in small amounts of people. It can cause a minor delay to ejaculation in sexually active men. It is a good medication in general and i recommend it frequently for my patients. ...Read more
Aqua therapy: Query about best medicine for fibromyalgia leads to the best answer that aqua therapy is the most important therapeutic modality; to re-establish muscle tone and resultant musculoskeletal stability and support. Gravity is part of the mechanism of injury in fibromyalgia. Exercise within the gravitational field is too painful for most fibromyalgia sufferers. Water buoyancy negates gravity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For GI issues. Taking Ranitidine , Carafate , Compazine, (prochlorperazine) and GasX... any contradictions interactions to watch out for ? Medications by primary dr. and Gastroenterology dr.
Ok: These medications all have different mechanisms of action and I don't think there are contraindications or interactions to worry about. In situations or questions like this, your pharmacist, who has access to information about almost all medications, can be very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several can: Although most tramadol withdrawal is milder than other opioid withdrawal syndromes. Low doses of Methadone or Buprenorphine (suboxone, subutex etc) with a taper will help most people come down from tramadol. It is usually mild enough that just treating the symptoms - nausea, diarrhea, muscle pains - with proper medications and Clonidine may be enough. Underlying psychiatric issues need treatment. ...Read more
Gp prescribed midrin-only migraine med that doesnt interact w myother meds.medicaid won't cover it!cant take NSAIDs or caffeine otc's,have IBS&anxiety?
Dr. Tom heston faafp, fasnc, facnm is it ok to take wellbutrin, pristiq, and savella (milnacipran) together?
I am not Dr Heston, : And in my opinion, that combination is very good as long as those medications work together to relieve the symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. When the illness is severe enough, combining several agents is more effective, causes less side effects, although it can be more costly and cumbersome to maintain the treatment. Hope this answer to your question while awaiting for dr heston's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autonomic issues: Tachy & bradycardia, hyper & hypotension. Doctor prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) to see if an SNRI will help. Trouble sleeping. Any suggestions?
Not ok.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is both Seratonin and norepinephrine (noradrenaline= stress neurochemical) increasing can overactivate cardiovascular and neurlogic autonomic system e.g. mild tremors all the way to cardiac arrhythmia Instead Seek a second opinion asap if not already seeing a cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more