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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?

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

Msm (Definition)

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


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Is msm beneficial?

Maybe.: I usually ask patients to tell me if they feel it works. There is not a lot of evidence to support it, but some patients feel it does. It would not be right to stop it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: msm?

What is the definition or description of: msm?

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

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Is it okay to take 1200mg of MSM everday for OA? I am 18 and I have OA.

Is it okay to take 1200mg of MSM everday for OA? I am 18 and I have OA.

OA RX, Yes.: Hi. I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher pedi MD with health tap.
It's ok to take 1200 mg MSM for OA and a diet rich
with calcium as well: green leafy legs, milk products. ...Read more

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What do docs think about taking msm?

What do docs think about taking msm?

See details: Msm or DMSO is a liquid that is applied to the skin. It is one of the agents that is supposedly to be used for numerous issues but has little scientific evidence to support its benefit. The one thing it will do is give you horrible bad breath. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take biotin msm and fishoil?

Is it ok to take biotin msm and fishoil?

Yes: Yes, it's ok to take them but msm and biotin supplements are pretty useless. Fish oil can help reduce triglyceride levels. ...Read more

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What are differences are between msm & chondroitin?

TWO TOTALLY: Different compounds, supposed to work differently and possibly complimentary. ...Read more

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Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

Glucosamine msm-- how long does it take to take effect?

3 months: You need to give glucosamine a 3 month trial at a dose of at least 1, 500 mg daily. Even then, its value is far from certain. ...Read more

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I've been hearing of msm a lot lately. Can you tell me what it is?

I've been hearing of msm a lot lately. Can you tell me what it is?

See details: This is an herbal supplement purported to have some anti-inflammatory properties. ...Read more

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Can msm cause kidney damage?

Can msm cause kidney damage?

Not reported: Msm, methylsulfonylmethane is an inert product sold as a dietary supplement. There are no known medical uses and the fda has not approved it for any applications. That being said, no reports of kidney damage were identifiable on a rapid search of the literature. ...Read more

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I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

I just want to know side affects injecting the cutting agent msm?

DEATH: Toxic reaction, air embolism, septic reaction, -this is an ORAL supplement and not meant for injection:
www. Webmd. Com/...supplements/ingredientmono-522-msm%20 ...Read more

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Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

Can you explain the difference between glucosamine sulfate and msm?

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

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Is it okay to use msm cream for scars?

Is it okay to use msm cream for scars?

Yes: Silicon based ceam or pad can reduce the prominence of keloids or scar formation. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with glucosamine chondroiton msm?

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

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What's the best glucosamine hci, chondroitin sulfate and msm product out there for athletes?

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

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What would you recomend for a women in her 50s with osteoarthrosis? She is taking glucosamine and msm.

See details: The therapeutic options depend on the area involved and the severity of the involvement. Glucosamine and msn can be tried but these supplements are often not that effective. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about Triflex (glucosamine, msm, chond.) supplements? Are they all equally effective?

Not proven drugs: These drugs individually and separately have not been proven to benefit arthritis even though often taken. There is limited but unconfirmed evidence they help some joints, but there is not uniform agreement. ...Read more

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My current PCP does not acknowledge me as an MSM. How can I find LGBT-friendly PCPs that are in-network for United Healthcare?

My current PCP does not acknowledge me as an MSM. How can I find LGBT-friendly PCPs that are in-network for United Healthcare?

Some resources: You can call United Healthcare or try the directories below:
http://www. Glma. Org/
https://www. Radremedy. Org/ ...Read more

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With rheumatoid arthritis, is there any help from using msm?

With rheumatoid arthritis, is there any help from using msm?

MSM in RA?: Probably not. Msm is a mild nati-depressant, which may help. No scientific studies exiss that it benefits the joint damaging inflammation of ra, or makes cartilage more resistant to injury from ra! ...Read more

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I tweeked my knee I'm taking the following daily: msm 1000 mg, glucusamine 1500 mg, chondrain 1500 mg. Should I continue?

I tweeked my knee I'm taking the following daily: msm 1000 mg, glucusamine 1500 mg, chondrain 1500 mg. Should I continue?

Ok: 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

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Can you tell me the benefits of msm for your hair skin and nails?

Can you tell me the benefits of msm for your hair skin and nails?

There is none.: Msm or otherwise known as DMSO has been purported to have numerous uses with the vast majority never proven with any scientific data. Hair loss is one of those purported uses. ...Read more

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Are glucosamine, chondroitin, and msm healthy for a 16 year old boy?

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

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If I have Allergy to Sulfa can take something that has MSM Sulfur in it?

If I have Allergy to Sulfa can take something that has MSM Sulfur in it?

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

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Can't have MRI but have every other sign and symptoms of ms. Could it be something rlseelse or is there a way to diagnose msms without mri?

Can't have MRI but have every other sign and symptoms of ms. Could it be something rlseelse or is there a way to diagnose msms without mri?

Some thoughts: Since MRI not an option (? metal within your body??), one approach is to get a lumbar puncture and do immunological survey within the spinal fluid. Evoked potentials are rarely used these days but might be of value in your case. ...Read more