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Nts Step 1 Medication
My name is Brianna, I went to a party and had unprotected sex. Wasn’t planning to but just happened. I took plan b one step 1.5 mg. Almost 2 days after the intercourse. I’m freaking out, please help me! That was my first time having sex. ?
Unprot'd sex/ Plan B: Plan B should be "the morning after". It is not certain to prevent pregnancy, even then. If your period is late, ( and you usually are very regular), get a serum HCG test (very accurate for pregnancy detection) about a week after your period is due. If positive, see your healthcare provider for an exam and advice. ...Read more
No: There is no restriction, as far as I know. ...Read more
Evaluation: Gout is a symptom complex due to elevated uric acid in the blood and the precipitation of monosodium urate crystals in the tissue and joints causing the gout attack. There are lifestyle things such as decreased alcohol intake and medications depending on the type of gout you have. There are more reasons than one to cause the elevated uric acid. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Ask lots of questions. What's causing your hyperthyroidism? Can it be thyroiditis which will go away on its own? Is treatment needed? What treatment option(s) does he recommend? These may include medications to treat symptoms, medications to slow production of thyroid hormone, surgery to remove thyroid, radioactive iodine to kill thyroid. Not sure what you mean by "mcq from step 1". ...Read more
Preparing for exam: Several suggestions: begin some regular exercise, about 30 min at least 3x/wk, avoid caffeine, eat well but not a heavy meal the night before the exam. Study with friends if possible, will help you feel less anxious. Avoid sleeping pills or alcohol, will lower your performance. If you are using marijuana daily, lower dose slightly. If you are occasional user, avoid day before test. Good luck! ...Read more
What to do if I start bleeding after taking Plan B step 1 and the bleeding has stoped for 3 days and then start bleeding again?
Question: Your question with its abbreviations is unclear. Why don't you rephrase it, maybe it will get an answer ...Read more
Which is the best way for a young italian doctor to become a physician in the usa? Maybe try to obtain a phd in the usa? Or step 1, 2, 3....?
It is a calling:
If you feel the motivated urge go through the hoops; step 1, 2, 3. Put one foot in front of the other and soon you will be an us doctor after a long journey.
However, if the academic lifestyle complements your mindset, after a long journey you can obtain a phd.
Keep your mind open, explore possibilities. Maybe become a mdphd. ...Read more
Please clarify : I'm not sure what your question is? Please rephrase and an l'll be happy to help. ...Read more
Avoid anxiety & geting a good sleep b4 step 1 USMLE day-it's at end of march?advised with Mg and phosphatidylserine. Not sure about doses, time(already on escitalopram 20mg at bedtime for 1 y/r). Not fan of supplements. Thorough discussion is valuable.
Discuss with doctor: You say you are on Escitalopram at bedtime for about a year. Have you found it to be generally effective in addressing anxiety symptoms? If you are experiencing breakthrough anxiety, you may benefit from an adjustment of Escitalopram. Make sure you exercise regularly, eat healthfully and getting sufficient rest is imperative as you prepare. Recommend discussing with doctor. Good luck on USMLE!! ...Read more
Have swelling very low on gum between cheek & jaw,dentist said cracked tooth, did step 1 of root canal, still some pain & swelling still there, why?
Infection: You didn't tell us how long ago procedure was done. Treatment will take time to be fully effective. Sometimes when tooth is cracked even root canal treatment can't save it. Call your Dentist and report your symptoms. If they don't recede, extraction or referral to an Endodontists (root canal specialist) may be indicated. ...Read more
Plan B can interact: With acitretin, adapalene, heparin, lamotrigine, warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, barbiturates, ampicillin, cotrimoxazole, tetracycline, clarithromycin, isotretinoin, phenytoin, primidone, St. John's wort, cyclosporine, tretinoin, dexamethasone, oxcarbazepine, rifampin, topiramate, voriconazole, Griseofulvin, mifepristone, apixaban, dalteparin, enoxaparin, tinzaparin, mycophenolate, > ...Read more
Girdfriend took Plan B one step last week while she was sick. Does other medication suck as advil, (ibuprofen) or ones that treat cough and nose affect Plan B?
No: If she kept it down and used it properly cold meds will not change the outcome. ...Read more
Psychotherapy that..: Goes well beyond the line "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc. Org. ...Read more
Control symptoms : This may be viral. Control any fever that is present. Over the counter medications that have a nasal decongestant with cough suppressant would work the best. Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If your symptoms do not improve over the next two days, you should see a doctor. Lack of resolution of symptoms suggests a bacterial infection. ...Read more
No -- toss it: No -- you should not take expired medication. After that date, the pills or capsules could be deteriorating. Discard in the trash or in a medicine take-back program -- not in the toilet. All of us who use the water supply will thank you for helping to keep it clean. ...Read more
Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more
Start with eval.: After your medical provider evaluates you fully, he or she will be able to determine if medications are indicated & if so, which medications are the most appropriate for you specifically. Not all anxiety requires psychiatric medications. Since you are concerned — recommend you be evaluated. ...Read more
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Question?: Not sure what you are asking here, but any Rx'd medicine should be followed up by your Prescribing Doctor, and based on their protocols of Maintaining medications, and when and how often they need to see you to keep prescribing the medications, would be up to them. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is it good to use safeway brand medication like there vitimins(spellcheck), vs sombody like one a day?
Yes, should be fine: If a person has knowledge of nutrition and has a very balanced diet, then he may not need to take a daily multivitamin because his foods contain enough. I recommend each person take a multivitamin because many people don't have a truly balanced diet. Some people need more vitamin d, calcium, folate, omega3, etc..., depending on individual issues. Generics are fine if one trusts the store or maker. ...Read more
How will I get my medication since I have collected my last one from the chemist last month on 04/12/2017?
Go to the hospital: they will give you it if you need it ...Read more
I have a 5yr old that has odd/add if I was to give her medication which do you feel is the best one for this condition?
No one answer...: Deciding on the "right" medicaion to give a yung child with add & odd takes into account a number of things, not just your child's age. Your doctor needs to take into account her specific symptoms, what time of day they are most problematic, how they are affecting her daily function, side effect profiles etc.... There is not one medication that's "right", except what is right for your child. ...Read more
I have persistent caugh for about one month now, I have taken some medications but the caugh still persist. What can I do?
Depends: There are a number of causes for cough. It can be from something as simple as a post-infectious cough. A cough after a respiratory infection. It could be bronchitis — the vast majority of the time bronchitis is viral. Other causes of cough are allergies(post-nasal drip syndrome). Asthma, gerd and ace inhibitors(bp medication) can also cause cough. You need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more