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How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

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

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I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?

Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you have control right now! ...Read more

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How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily. My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

How long can one take the prescribed medication cymbalta (duloxetine) or dulexotine? I take 120 mg daily.  My mother takes 60mg daily and has since 2012.

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression and Klonopin (clonazepam).
Let the Wise woman within you reflect Reason to use:

Cymbalta 120 mg daily when side effect can be worsening of depression.

•Klonopin (clonazepam) when side effect can be depression.

•Both medications due to increase in dizziness, confusion

See Psychiatrist to discuss side effects, interactions of both medications,, decreasing the dose; Therapy ...Read more

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I took 1(one) 50mg tramadol hcl. Will it show up on a drug screen for a job? I don't take them daily.

I took 1(one) 50mg tramadol hcl. Will it show up on a drug screen for a job? I don't take them daily.

Depends: Tramadol is not chemically an opiate, and most urine drug screens will not detect it. However, this depends on how extensive the panel your employer is using. If you are taking someone else's prescription, or are getting this medication without a prescription, you have more of a problem than passing a drug test. You need to think about whether you have a drug problem. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a daily multivitamin and hair, skin & nails is it ok to take a daily multivitamin (equate one daily women't pro-active) and hair, skin & nails (spring valley collagen support) together daily or will i be overdosing on vitamins? Please he

Is it ok to take a daily multivitamin  and hair, skin & nails is it ok to take a daily multivitamin (equate one daily women't pro-active) and hair, skin & nails (spring valley collagen support) together daily or will i be overdosing on vitamins? Please he

Actually : Actually one of the best resources for over the counter "mixing" is your the pharmacist in your drug store. They know tons about otc supplements that doctors don't deal with.

Biotin (found in eggs) is a great hair and nail supplement. Black currant oil (capsules) have been recommended for thinning hair, too.

But show your pharmacist both boxes with the supplement amounts and see if he/she notices any potential overdosing. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg.Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! :(

My doc just prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) 20mg and Metopropol Tartrate 50mg.Take one of each daily. Is this in any way a DANGEROUS combo of drugs? I am scared! :(

Not dangerous.: This is an acceptable combination of drugs. However, if metoprolol is prescribed specifically for anxiety, rather than some medical condition, then it is debatable whether it will help (Doctors have conflicting views about this.) ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm taking the medications. is there one I shouldn't be eating with grapefruit?

What do you advise if I'm taking the medications. is there one I shouldn't be eating with grapefruit?

Grapefruit/ juice: may interact with a # of meds to include: Dexedrine, Adderall, Desoxyn, Ritalin, Halcion, Versed, Mogodon, Norvir, Zoloft, Lustral, Lipitor, Mevacor, Zocor, Buspar, Levothyroxine,Xanax, Doral, Valium, Verapamil, Prandon, Luvox, Codiene, Seroquel, Serzone, Oxycodone, dextromethorphan, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, (vardenafil) Trazodone, Tegretol, cisapride, etc. Ask your pharmacist for more info. ...Read more

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My emotions are out of control one second ill be happy the next i'm extremely angry is there any medication that can't help controls my emotions?

My emotions are out of control one second ill be happy the next i'm extremely angry is there any medication that can't help controls my emotions?

Seek help: Seek the services of a psychiatrist who will be able to help you. You may going through the emotional ups and downs that all teenagers go through. Some can make it without help and some need help. Don't be ashamed of this. Good luck and don't delay seeking the treatment you need. ...Read more

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I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman i also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?

I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman i also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?

Before all else- : Lets address that you have described yourself as a "heavy drinker" and conditions as "alcohol intoxication, confusion and memory loss". Do you know that you kill your brain cells when you do this. It will not help your anxiety or difficulty going into public. Encourage you to get into treatment to deal with this. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Psychiatric medications may be. ...Read more

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Crippling anxiety. Need medications but doctors won't prescribe me the ones that work. Advice?

Crippling anxiety. Need medications but doctors won't prescribe me the ones that work. Advice?

Do No Harm: Physicians take an oath to first of all do not harm. Doctors withhold treatments only if the treatment might harm the patient. Physicians use their many years of education and experience when determining any appropriate treatment. Patients must remember this when their opinion differs from that of the physician. In these situations, ask questions and try to understand the doctors reasoning. ...Read more

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As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

As an older adult, why must I avoid some medications? Which ones?

Elder meds: You need to take all meds your body needs = your doc knows you from inside out knows what not to ad on to your regimen. In general, avoid meds that directly cause sleep problems = some blood pressure meds, some anti-cholesterol meds, diuretics. Anything that can be used in the morning be switched to morning doses, or change to equivalent med that do not affect sleep. Avoid meds that cause dizzine. ...Read more

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How am I going to get my medication since I have collected my last one from the chemist?

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

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Breaking open indomethicin 25mg what exactly could happen if someone were to break one open and take the medication that way?

Not much: The capsule is a convenient way to ingest the full and proper dose. If you break it open, you probably will lose some of the powder but the part taken in will have the proper action. Some have problems swallowing capsules and are advised to break open the dose and sprinkle the contents over something that you will be eating like jello or mashed potatoes. ...Read more

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I'm sleeping until 3pm everyday. I take medication but, I don't know which one is causing me to sleep so much. Help?

I'm sleeping until 3pm everyday. 
I take medication but, I don't know which one is causing me to sleep so much. Help?

Consider: going through your full list of medications with your physician or your pharmacist to get a better idea of which medication (s) or combination of medications is causing the problem. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there another wy i can lose weight like by medication or shots instead of lipo cause i try exercising daily but it doesn't quite help?

Is there another wy i can lose weight like by medication or shots instead of lipo cause i try exercising daily but it doesn't quite help?

Make Lasting Changes: For any weight loss program to work well, it has to be something you can live with for the long-term. Diet is the most important thing, and eliminating "white" carbs will go a long way. This means sugar, white flour products as well as white rice and white pastas. These carbs offer almost no nutritional value and only serve to make you hungry. This + regular exercise = steady weight loss. ...Read more

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I had a hemi thyroidectomy (right side) because I had a tumor. Shouldn't I be on medication if now the left one is enlarged and overcompensating ? I

I had a hemi thyroidectomy (right side) because I had a tumor. Shouldn't I be on medication if now the left one is enlarged and overcompensating ? I

Need Blood Test/ultr: You need a ultrasound and tsh, freet4, T3 (liothyronine) levels and you may or may not need a boipsy of the left lobe of thyroid to find the proper treatment
consult your endocrinologist if you have not done so. ...Read more

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The medication called "polytrim" the correct one to use?

The medication called "polytrim" the correct one to use?

Polytrim (polymyxin b and trimethoprim): Is an antibiotic for superficial eye infections. Being composed of Polymyxin B sulfate & trimethoprim sulfate, it should be used with caution in those with sulfa allergies. If using this medication, do not take vitamin b complex or folate (folic acid) supplements, as they will counter the activity of the trimethoprim. If eye condition worsens, see doc. ...Read more

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What medications do you feel are most effective for agoraphobic patients? Are there any effective ones that are not benzodiapenes?

What medications do you feel are most effective for agoraphobic patients? Are there any effective ones that are not benzodiapenes?

NiteOfTheLivingNumb: Forget the meds. Go for cognitive-behavioral therapy with or without some form of suggestion/ visualization/. meditation or some treatment related to PTSD. In other words some form of behavioral therapy that addresses the phobia by means of integrating the conscious and subconscious mind, not just some drug that dulls the senses or feelings. (No zombie I know-of has agoraphobia.) ...Read more

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Should i take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Should i take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though. ...Read more

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What is the number one way to treatment depression without medications?

What is the number one way to treatment depression without medications?

No "best way": Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, journaling, herbal supplements ( 5 htp, same and st john's wort) and supplements (vitamin d, b complex, omega 3). I can't really say there is one particular treatment that is the best. For severe depression a combination treatment of medication and therapy works best. ...Read more

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If one vomits after taking medications, do yu double up?

If one vomits after taking medications, do yu double up?

Depends: If you vomit up the pills intact this may require you to repeat. If you think it may be one of the drugs your are taking, discuss it with your physician. Perhaps an alternative that does not make you vomit is available. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using lithium medication 1800 mg daily?

Lithium: Discuss with your Dr why you want to stop and how to stop if indicated. Dangerous to do it on your own. ...Read more

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When can one use b complex medication?

When can one use b complex medication?

B complex: B complex is talking about a complex of B vitamins. There should be no reason why you couldn't use B complex. ...Read more

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How should one take care of anxiety without medication ?

How should one take care of anxiety without medication ?

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

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Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

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

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Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

Is it safe to take any medication after it expired one year ago?

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