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Pain medication? What are some ways to cut back on taking pain medication without feeling excessive withdrawl symptoms?

Pain medication? What are some ways to cut back on taking pain medication without feeling excessive withdrawl symptoms?

Gradual: You should try and wean yourself by 20% a week which is very gradual, and should help to limit severity of withdrawal. You may need the assistance of your pcp who can prescribe non addictive medication to decrease any withdrawal symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Rash after putting medication in a cut?

Rash after putting medication in a cut?

Some people: Are allergic to the antibiotic in the ointment, so you should stop using it. If rash persists, try Hydrocortisone cream otc. If this doesn't work or if the cut becomes infected, time to get medical help. ...Read more

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Is it OK to give 1 and half year old baby adult paracetamol cut in half or the medicine in baby medication is different than in adult paracetamol?

Is it OK to give 1 and half year old baby adult paracetamol cut in half or the medicine in baby medication is different than in adult paracetamol?

Hard to say: Dosing of any medicine in kids is usually weight dependent. Since you did not describe the dose (mg) of the pill you cut in half, it is hard to be specific about whether or not this was proper. When you submit a question, please provide as much specific information as you can so we can be more specific with answers. Your questions are not linked so each must have all needed info. ...Read more

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I am having a thorocoscopy in a month and was just wondering what the pain is like post op and what medication I will get? They may cut off blebs.

I am having a thorocoscopy in a month and was just wondering what the pain is like post op and what medication I will get? They may cut off blebs.

Don't worry: Pain will be minimum that will lost for just for few days and do not need strong narcotics and your doctor will decide. 19 yr getting pulmonary blebs is unusual. It is relatively painless procedure. ...Read more

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What can stop my period or cut it off without medication?

What can stop my period or cut it off without medication?

Nature: The natural course of things will stop your period. Nothing else without hormonal manipulation (medications) will do so. ...Read more

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Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. Normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. Warning signs?

Husbands liver ammonia levels elevated even with medication. Normal cut off 38, his 56. he doesn't take all his medicine properly. Warning signs?

Elevated ammonia: For elevated ammonia lactolose is used as is rifaximin.. it is important ot take medications. With elevated ammonia you get confused, disoriented, slurrign of speech ultimately lethargic when very high can result in coma. Hydration and low protein diet is important as well


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Is it safe to cut a. 6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Is it safe to cut a. 6mg tablet of colchicine in half and take it that way to lessen the severity of diarrhea from the medication? Or not safe to cut?

Probably not: Diarrhea is a common complain in patients taking Colchicine and may sometimes be a reason to stop taking this medication.

Furthermore, the standard dose is 0.6 mg and it is questionable if 0.3 mg would be efficacious in a person with normal functioning kidneys. It would be best to talk with your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Which medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) no other medicine makes me sleep I was tortured when I was a kid so hard for me to sleep without it

Which medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) no other medicine makes me sleep I was tortured when I was a kid so hard for me to sleep without it

Important to ask Doc: It is important that you ask your physician directly about your medication prescribed and whether any changes in your meds can decrease your appetite. ...Read more

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I have accidentally bitten my tongue. There is no bleeding but there is a small cut present. Do I need to take any medication or will it self heal?

I have accidentally bitten my tongue. There is no bleeding but there is a small cut present. Do I need to take any medication or will it self heal?

Should self heal: Tongue injuries should heal completely within a few days. Drinking adequate water and doing mouth rinses frequently may help speed healing. ...Read more

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Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Since tincture merthiolate, iodine, or mecreocochrome is not recommended for use anymore, what is a good medication for minor cuts. Thank you, john?

Maybe nothing: The best thing is to keep the wound clean by washing with soap and water 2-3 times/day. If you want to put something on it, Bacitracin ointment can be purchased without a prescription and should be fine. ...Read more

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A friend have C H F notice his stomach is getting big is that normal he is on medication should he cut down on salt and do push up excise?

A friend have C H F notice his stomach is getting big is that normal he is on medication should he cut down on salt and do push up excise?

CHF: Friend with CHF has belly getting bigger. What to do. Your friend needs to be following exactly the guidelines given by his team. Swelling stomach likely means he is getting way too much salt in what he eats. Find out what his goal is in mg Na per day and use Loseit app to track his intake. But check with his team. They know him better than you or I. ...Read more

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What medications and precautions should a person take if his ggtp for liver is 790. Reason being alcohol. The person has cut down on alcohol.

Continue abstinence: The most important thing is to stay abstinent and don't drink any alcohol. After that, best to avoid common liver toxic drugs like Acetaminophen in excessive amounts. Good luck. ...Read more

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What medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) I've tried other medication this is the only one that can make me sleep I tried adipex cut in half

What medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) I've tried other medication this is the only one that can make me sleep I tried adipex cut in half

? Metformin: Metformin - an antidiabetic medicine that you might want to discuss with your prescriber - is sometimes helpful in drug-related weight gain. Also, mild degrees of hypothryoidism can make it difficult to lose those last few pound even with diet and exercise. A more problematic (more side effects) medication sometimes used with other psychotropic meds to control appetite is topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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On a high pollen count or when grass is cut. Medication is not stopping my sneezing attacks. What can I do?

Look to irritant: While you may have an allergic component to your events they can also be caused by the volume of irritants in the air. Having particle filters in your sleeping quarters & use of steroid nasal sprays (in season) may give you more relief than simple antihistamines. Using a nasal saline to wash out your nasal passages can also help remove any accumulated debris that would trigger an event. ...Read more

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I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

I have been getting what my dr calls abscesses on my inner thigh or groin area for about a year now I have been on so much medication and it doesn't seem to help the dr cuts them open and it goes away but in a few days or weeks a new one comes up around t

See a dermatologist: These abscesses might result from chronic inflammation of hair follicles or of the sweat glands in that area (this is called (hidradenitis). Many treatments can be helpful, including antibiotic lotions or chronic use of some oral antibiotics to decrease the bacteria, medications that decrease male hormone levels (for women), some acne meds, like acutane, or anti-inflammatory meds (steroids). ...Read more

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I have been on the same medication for chronic pain. I am disabled and pain keeps me in bed. I recently went to my monthly visit and thru a pa my doctor cut my pain medicine totally in half (only one that relieved me) and put me on something longer lastin

Physicians: Physicians really can be in a bind some times. It can be difficult to acheive a balance between adequate control of pain and concerns about developing tolerance or side effects to strong narcotics. It may be even trickier when a doctor has over-sight of the care delivered by a physician's assistant. Each physician is different in his or her approach to chronic pain and regarding what pain relievers and medication combinations they are comfortable prescribing.
It is best when the pa/ doctor and patient are working as a team and keep each other informed of what is going on.
I would like to present another option. There are many do's and md's in the United States who are trained to provide medical acupuncture. Some doctors provide acupuncture as their sole practice. However, there are more and more internists, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, family doctors, sports medicine specialists etc, who practice acupuncture as one of a number of treatment modalities. Acupuncture has the potential to offer excellent relief for both chronic pain conditions and for acute problems. Often chronic pain patients are able to reduce the amount of narcotics they take and in some situations can come off some of their medications altogether. It could be a beneficial adjunct to the care you are already receiving. If you are interested, discuss this with your medical provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tuesday had hemmroid removed, pouch repaired and cut area fixed. Pain medication is not helping and had 1st bowel movement today and pain is extreme.

Tuesday had hemmroid removed, pouch repaired and cut area fixed. Pain medication is not helping and had 1st bowel movement today and pain is extreme.

Normal post-op: This is normal after hemorrhoid surgery. The important thing is to keep your bowel soft, don't stop a bowel movement it will get worse if you stop it. Use sitz bath twice a day with worm water to relax the sphincter. Take a pain medicine before a bowel movement or ask your doctor to change the dose for you. Take stool softners every day. ...Read more

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I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

I keep getting recurring blood spots on my tongue and when I spit out saliva its mixed with blood and it heals in a day. What do I do? It looks like cuts but I am not too sure and my gums bleed sometimes when I brush? What are the medications to be tak

See a dentist ASAP: Bleeding gums can be a sign that you are at risk for or already have gum disease. This is a serious problem, which should be checked by a dentist. The good news is that this condition is curable. Call your dentist today! ...Read more

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If a drug test cut off level is 5 ng how much drug would have to be present for it to show with that cut off?

If a drug test cut off level is 5 ng how much drug would have to be present for it to show with that cut off?

Can t tell: Depending on many factors, such as the drug (which one?), your metabolism and the time between the use and the sample. Best way to screen negative is to stay actually clean. ...Read more

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Will drug remain in hair forever unless it's cut off or will disappear after a certain time?

Toxins are detected: In the hair closest to the scalp/body. Some gets washed away over time and some remains as hair grows out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What's a good drug to take to cut down on nighttime urination?

Here are some...: Before taking the drug to decrease nighttime urination, one has to figure out why one has to wake up to pee often? How? It is not that hard to sort things out correctly by following the instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby you gain insight on how to work with doc so to reach right Dx for right Rx, care, and counseling. ...Read more

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Does having a desire to cut down on recreational drug use, mean that I am addicted?

Does having a desire to cut down on recreational drug use, mean that I am addicted?

Drug use: Not necessarily but if you are asking the question you are probably concerned that you are over using a particular drug. Ask someone close to you what they think and if those around you think your use is a problem attend an aa or na meeting in your area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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From dr point what can I say to a person who dose not believe me, that a friend is snorting & doing drugs, I even have a cut straw & a small bored.?

From dr point what can I say to a person who dose not believe me, that a friend is snorting & doing drugs, I even have a cut straw & a small bored.?

Some people don't wa: Seeing is believing. Some people don't want to know the truth. The urine drug screen would confirm was going on WHY are you involved with the situation. Moses times best-selling involved with relatives or friends. Usually intervention are confronting individual the group is most effective ...Read more

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Young mans bilirubin was 45 then it lowered with liver drugs and when hit cut drugs it elevated? Is it gilberts syndrome?

Young mans bilirubin was 45 then it lowered with liver drugs and when hit cut drugs it elevated? Is it gilberts syndrome?

Interesting.: I am not sure I understand the question or the units properly. What units for the bilirubin - what liver drugs? Please resubmit complete question as we will not be able to see this question when your new one comes through. ...Read more

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I want to have abdominoplasty and am on immune suppressing drugs for r. A. Cuts take a long time to heal. Am I a poor candidate for surgery?

I want to have abdominoplasty and am on immune suppressing drugs for r. A. Cuts take a long time to heal. Am I a poor candidate for surgery?

Yes: Tummy tuck is a big operation with potential healing complications. The wound is long and if ever it gets infected, your body will not be able to defend itself. Stay away from tummy tuck unless you can be off of immunosuppressants for a while. ...Read more

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Which blood pressure drugs cut death rate in diabetics?

Which blood pressure drugs cut death rate in diabetics?

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

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When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

Yes: Hair sample drug testing is a way to measure up to a 90 day history of drug use. The proper procedure is to take approximately 100 hairs cut as close to the skin as possible. That way the most recent time frame is measured. ...Read more

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Can you fail a drug test for taking the diet pill called, ab cuts.?

Can you fail a drug test for taking the diet pill called, ab cuts.?

Very unlikely.: Abdominal cuts main ingredient is an Amino Acid compound, which helps to replace fat with muscle. However, many of the otc medication to help lose weight or fat have stimulants, usually the in the caffeine family. These will not cause a positive drug test for amphetamine. Nothing is perfect, however, and even some drug tests can make mistakes, especially if there are multiple other compounds. ...Read more

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Since there isn't a ng/ml cut off level for spice in army drug tests yet, is it possible to test positive for spice from second hand smoke?

Since there isn't a ng/ml cut off level for spice in army drug tests yet, is it possible to test positive for spice from second hand smoke?

Second hand smoke: If by spice you are referring to marijuana then the answer is yes. You can test positive on a drug test from second hand smoke especially if you are in an enclosed area and for an extended amount of time. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for a cut on the ear until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for a cut on the ear until I can see a doctor?

Sure: Assuming you don't need stitches, clean it with soap and water and apply an antiseptic cream like neosporin or bacitracin. Band-aid therapy may be indicated. If the bleeding won't stop or the wound is gaping, you'd be better off having it looked at. ...Read more

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Never done IV drugs/had sex. But at work I got blood on my hand during venipuncture. Unsure if any superficial cuts present. Should I get tested HIV?

Never done IV drugs/had sex. But at work I got blood on my hand during venipuncture. Unsure if any superficial cuts present. Should I get tested HIV?

Not additional tests: Adults can get periodic screening for HIV, just like they get periodic screeing for colon cancer and high cholesterol. Just because a person gets blood on her hands does not mean additional testing is needed. Generally, if there is a high risk exposure to some contagious disease (one's primary care doctor can help define "high risk" after an incident), additional tests can be done. ...Read more

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I cut when depressed, bored, stressed, upset, in pain. I've been diagnosed with major depressive disorder recurring and borderline personality disorder. I have tried to commit suicide 9 times in the last year. I used to abuse alcohol and drugs. Now I

Full question: Was cut off. You have some serious medical issues. Not knowing the full extent of your question I would recommend speaking with your physician asap. If you are feeling suicidal please go immediately to the er or all the suicide hotline. ...Read more

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I smoked heavily for 6 years. I had a diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in June. I cut down from 3 ppd to 1/2 ppd. However, I just started rehab for IV drugs after almost dying from sepsis. Rehab says not to stop smoking now; but what about my lung issue?

I smoked heavily for 6 years. I had a diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in June. I cut down from 3 ppd to 1/2 ppd. However, I just started rehab for IV drugs after almost dying from sepsis. Rehab says not to stop smoking now; but what about my lung issue?

ECigarette: I wonder if you could successfully use eCigarettes. This would give you the nicotine which would avoid that kind of withdrawal and not further damage your lower respiratory tract the way that tobacco can. Discuss this with your rehab physicians treating you now. ...Read more

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What are the pros & cons of Nitazepam as a sleep medication?

What are the pros & cons of Nitazepam as a sleep medication?

How about what are: The Con's to using nitrazepam as a sleep medication? It is a benzodiazapine. You can develop a tolerance to this class of medications. This is NOT a HEALTHY choice for a sleep aid. ...Read more