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Medications For Hairtuism
1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease.
2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects.
3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids
4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
From what drug: Used how much and how often. Cannot answer a question the way you posed it. Also depends on the kind of test they are using and how sensitive it is. For the majority of drugs, 3-5 days is the usual period of detection. However, some drugs stick around a long time - like marijuana or Methadone - and can be detected for many weeks in heavy users. ...Read more
Unanswerable: If you have worrisome symptoms after street drug use see a doctor, quickly. But be prepared to answer a few other questions before they can help. What symptoms, what drugs, how where they taken and when they were taken - just as a starting point. Please realize that street drugs are often cut/laced with other substances which can be toxic or infectious making it difficult to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
An Endocrinologist: Find a trans-competent endocrinologist. An endocrinologist working w/u would tailor hormone treatments just 4U They will likely consider 2 classes of agents: (1) agents that block production of andogens -"male" sex hormones like testosterone. One commonly used is the drug spironolactone. (2) "female" hormones -typically some mix of estrogen & progesterone. Specifics: http://bit. Ly/1Cv7UXL ...Read more
Your INR is normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
There are no studies:
There are no sudies have been done to see if it is safe to take pycnogenol with any meds
so we can not answer this question based on evidence
but according to alternative meds experts it is ok. So make your own mind. ...Read more
This depends on: The type of surgery you are having. Sometimes just basic pain medications, such as opioid based pills like Percocet can be effective pain control. If the surgery is more invasive, you may need anything from patient controlled analgesia or timed IV medications like morphine or dilaudid. Your surgical team will most likely make sure your pain is controlled effectively, but let them know if they dont. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia impact: Impact of symptoms is the best measure of disease severity. Dr. Robert bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr) that makes it easy for patients to find out. There is a "fibromyalgia" app that makes using and scoring fiqr easy. Based on your fiqr score, you will know how you compare to other patients. This will give you a good idea whether you have fibromyalgia. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Fm remains a complex disease for which conservative therapies such as cymbalta, Lyrica (pregabalin) or Gabapentin are often not significantly effective or at least not effective enough. For those individuals, pain medications can be added and often provide much needed relief. ...Read more
Contact your doctor: Side effects are not necessarily "normal" but they can be "expected." this will depend on the side effect and the medication taken. Some side effects are not serious, but others can be life threatening. Best to contact your doctor for specifics. ...Read more
No: Although smoking and heavy drinking are not good for your health, not doing either does not guarantee health. ...Read more
Psychosis & Relapse: Often times, medications need adjustments, even as an outpatient so the patient can get back on track. Smoking and tobacco use may reduce the levels in one's system of certain medications. A patient may have been stabilized on an anti- psychotic medication in the hospital and then after discharge and when the smoking starts back, the levels fall and the person may become more psychotic. ...Read more
Should be OK, but: Ask your doctor first... It should be ok... ...Read more
See below: Get an independent lab to run tests on you and speak to your boss. ...Read more
European name.: Pyridoxine disulfide (pyrithioxine) can be purchased in European under name of Encephabol, ...Read more
Internet Search: An Internet search on almost any of the available search engines can likely provide you with the information you want or need, or provide you with other options. ...Read more
Ex-addict: Life style changes and maintaining healthy support system. ...Read more
Yes: Some relatively unusual medicines for heart rhythm problems (amiodarone), some medicines for diabetes (pramlintide or symlin) should not be used with alavert unless you have discussed it with your doctor. Also talk to your doctor before using other antihistamines (like claritin, (loratadine) benedryl, atarax, zyrtec or the like) or drinking alcohol. Foods are not really a problem. ...Read more
Look for cause first: To assess if one's erections have weakened, he should visit a primary doctor, who can check for possible causes: stress, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, low testosterone, artery disease, high cholesterol, smoking, alcohol, etc... Causes found can be treated to help make erections stronger, firmer, longer lasting. A urologist can evaluate. Meds like viagra, cialis, or Levitra (vardenafil) may help. ...Read more
Depends: The need for LDL lowering therapy should be determined after a sequence of events. First, conditions that may contribute to elevated LDL levels should be identified and managed. Next, the individual's cardiovascular risk and appropriate LDL target based on that risk need to be determined. If diet, exercise and these steps do not result in optimal LDL levels medical therapy should be utilized. ...Read more