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I'm a MSM and spoke to my doctor, who fails to acknowledge my orientation and concerns, about PrEP. Where should I go for this medication?
Be direct: This topic is just starting to get more attention in mainstream primary care. The medication can be expensive and not well covered. You might want to get more information on coverage of Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) through your insurance to see if it will be cost prohibitive. If treatment will be affordable it is definitely worth being more direct with him about starting treatment. ...Read more
Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about ...Read more
Shoulder pain. Doc says stress related, no neurological reason. Considering MSM, but are there any other medication options not harmful to health?
Will msm and alpha-arbutin eye drops lighten my eye color? If not what medication can I use to permanently kill the melanin in my eyes.
Why?: Why on earth would you want to do that? ...Read more
Male/male sex: Men who have sex with men, or msm, is currently considered the appropriate way to describe male same sex sexual partners. There are plenty of men who don't self identify as "gay, " but who do have male sexual partners. I don't see this term used in popular culture, but rather it is used in the medical community, often when talking about risk factors for stds. ...Read more
NOTHING HAS BEEN: Reported at the recommended dose.Get a more detailed answer ›
TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary. ...Read more
See details: This is an herbal supplement purported to have some anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more
Msm?: Could you please rewrite your question with what is msm. Thanks. ...Read more
Different supplement: Msm is sold as a dietary supplement and marketed with a variety of claims, often in combination with glucosamine and/or chondroitin for helping to treat or prevent osteoarthritis. There is little evidence that it works and it is not fda approved. Msm is the abbreviation for "methylsulfonylmethane." I do not recommend it for arthritis. It is pricey and of little proven value! ...Read more
What to do if I am curious if anyone can tell me the best source for msm. If so, can you also specify the dosage for hair improvement?
Waste of time: Do not waste your time. It has n o proven value for hair improvement. ...Read more
Very few in my exper: As above of course anything can cause somebody problems but for the most part it is well tolerated. ...Read more
See below: In my opinion (and not necessarily based on any head-to-head studies), I feel that osteo bi-flex and cosamin ds are two of the highest quality glucosamine and chondrotin products. There are very few studies that demonstrate a benefit from msm, so I personally do not endorse its use. ...Read more
What can you tell me about Triflex (glucosamine, msm, chond.) supplements? Are they all equally effective?
My current PCP does not acknowledge me as an MSM. How can I find LGBT-friendly PCPs that are in-network for United Healthcare?
You can call United Healthcare or try the directories below:
http://www. Glma. Org/
https://www. Radremedy. Org/ ...Read more
My doc. Prescribed me that I should take 1500mg of glucosamine, but I ran out of Procosa. Can I take Krklnd Glcsmine, chndroitin and MSM 300tablets?
Yes: These are very comparable products. Best wishes ...Read more
Ask the pharmacist.: Ask the pharmacist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I tweeked my knee I'm taking the following daily: msm 1000 mg, glucusamine 1500 mg, chondrain 1500 mg. Should I continue?
Depends on how long and if the injury led to swelling or fluid on the knee ion a short period of time. Pain while standing on the knee that prevents you from bearing weight is a sign of needing more medical evaluation
general recommendations are rice
rest, ice, compression and elevation for sports or orthopedic injuries.
Stretch frequently especially after periods of inactivity. ...Read more
No: It has no effect on ligaments.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not unhealthy: This supplement is not unhealthy but it not likely to help in any way in a 16 year old boy or girl. ...Read more
Pharmacist: I have heard mixed recommendations about this and more often there is felt to be no problem as the sulphur in msm is not a sulfonamide. Your pharmacist is best qualified to answer this question for you. ...Read more
No: MSM is great for decreasing pain in arthritic joints ...Read more