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Medicine For Death
No: There are some semi-serious sites where folks can enter numbers and get an estimate of how much time their bad lifestyle choices are taking from them. But this pathologist assures you that however many years of actual life a drug abuser loses, the loss in quality of life, meaning, and loving relationships is far greater -- and rehabilitation can come only from within. Peace. ...Read more
Suicide attempt: We're not here to tell you or anyone else how to commit suicide. Besides, what's over-the-counter in the States isn't necessarily available elsewhere & vice versa. Instead, you need to chat w/your Family Doc and/or Psychiatrist if you're trying to hurt yourself. If s/he isn't available, go to your nearest ER or A&E. But don't hide your pain. Share it w/your family & friends so they can help you. ...Read more
What to do if i dislike taking my medicine for my asthma even though its a matter of life and death for me?
Very common problem: You are not alone in this. Many asthmatics dislike taking their meds. However, as you say, it very well may be a matter of life or death. Keep in mind that the inhaled drugs you use are the cornerstone to your treatment. Their minimal absorption into your blood stream make them a very good choice since adverse reactions are reduced. Good Luck. ...Read more
I don't like taking my medicine for my asthma even though its a matter of life and death for me ! any sugestions ?
Psych counselling: I agree with dr ferguson's suggestion that you get some counseling. On the other hand, compliance with medication when one has little or low symptoms is quite low and thus you are not alone on this. I think it is time for you to consult an allergist who may be help you to avoid the triggers for asthma and even consider allergy shots which may reduce your medications in the long run. Now take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister committed suicide from a drug/alcohol overdose. I know it depends on the drug(s) & amount of alcohol. Would this been a painful death?
Usually not: People who have witnessed such deaths describe them as peaceful. I'm very sorry about your sister and whatever it was that caused her to decide life wasn't worth living. Our minds play tricks on us, and each of us has times when we are not ourselves. I hope you'll cherish the memories that you had together, and live your own life richly and well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benefits vs risks: If the benefits significantly outweigh the risk is one way. Another reason is that there may not be any other treatment options, and the condition itself will cause death as well. Any patient can refuse to take a medicine if they feel the medicine side effects is too risky. ...Read more
Take fewer drugs.: People take and doctors prescribe many medications that are not necessary. Part of the issue is the attitude of the public expecting that if something is wrong there must be a pill to fix it. There is alot that one can do personally by making healthy lifestyle changes in diet, exercise, weight and bad habits that would significantly reduce drug use and prescriptions. ...Read more
Hi doctor, can i know the risks of grapefruit for drug interaction and death ? I need a detailed answer plz ❤️
I am scare to death about child birth.I have tocophobia.But i still want a baby., l have very low tolerance of pain.Plz give me a strong drug plan?
Is it true that with today's medicine HIV is usually more of a chronic, manageable disease rather than an automatic death sentence like it once was?
Yes: This has been the case for many years. However, I'd urge everyone to be VERY careful to avoid becoming infected. It's not easy or pleasant to manage, and one is still chronically sick. ...Read more
Has anyone ever died from taking misoprostol? I am concerned about taking misoprostol. Have there been any reported deaths related to this drug?
No drug is risk free: I have to tell you that any drug can have serious consequences . You may be surprised that even water when taken inappropriate can be killer. I would like to remind you that tylenol (acetaminophen) , the medicine we take it every day one of the most dangerous drug and one of the commonest cause of liver damage . The short answer is yes ...Read more
Scared to death to start Lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg. Just reading the side effects of the medicine is causing me dread. is there natural ways to cure hyperchondria?
Yes, there are: It is sadly uncommon to find both a patient and provider who'd rather try non-drug treatment - but you've got half of it in yourself. Hopefully you'll find the other half. Targeted talk therapy is often effective for that issue. Interview therapists to find one willing to work w/ you on it. I hope (and expect) that you'll succeed. ...Read more
ACEI's & BB's: Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and their daughters, angiotensin receptor blockers as well as several of the beta blockers have been shown to reduce mortality in diabetics. Following a good diet, avoiding high glycemic index foods and getting regular aerobic exercise is your best bet though, not only to control your diabetes, but also to reduce mortality and morbidity. ...Read more
My fiancé is always angry and his nerves. He's always ready to fight. He is depressed about the death of his dad. What kind of medicine might help?
Talk medicine!: If you suspect this as part of a grief reaction, the best approach is not to alter his brain chemistry through medications but to get him processing his feelings about the loss. Tranquilizers often compound the problem, as does alcohol, as they mask or alter emotion and it's regulation. That being said, a sleep-promoting antidepressant, such as remeron, (mirtazapine) can be very helpful in addition to talking. ...Read more
What's the best depression medicine on the market my dr prescribed me celexa (citalopram) it makes me sleep i don't wanna wake up i've had 3 deaths in one year?
Talk Therapy!: While you search for a better antidepressant, definitely get involved in supportive talk therapy. The losses you've faced and your grief will not be resolved by drugs alone - they may not even be necessary. You need to work through your feelings which may be fairly normal and healthy. But, un-dealt with, they can fester leading to worse symptoms. Be picky, this therapist is one you need to trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild to moderate asthma. Is dulera (formoterol and mometasone) a safe medicine to take? I have read that it increases asthma related deaths? Is it well tested?
No evidence: Although the initial study involving only a long acting bronchodilator (laba) often on patients who were not on inhaled steroid at the same time showed a slight increase in risk for asthma deaths. Subsequent studies failed to confirm this finding as long as the patients were on an inhaled steroid (ics). In fact, the combination of a laba and ICS (dulera) works better than doubling the ICS dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a drug overdose lead to death by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or is this condition always genetic?
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetically inherited condition. Having said that, a person using drugs could die from drug use and have this condition as well. It can predispose to abnormal heart rhythms which can be fatal and drug use can elicit abnormal heart rhythms. ...Read more