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I have regular glaucoma but I don't know what kind of medication I can take someone please help me?
See eye doctor: Since uncontrolled glaucoma can lead to blindness or significant vision loss, I urge you to see an eye doctor ASAP. The blindness can come on at any time. In the meanwhile, avoid all 1st generation antihistamine (Benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc), any drug with anti-cholinergic activities, and oral or injected steroid just to name a few until your eye doctor tells you otherwise. ...Read more
Behavior modification, learning to focus on one thing at a time, hypnotherapy, which helps
with focused attention, and restructuring behavior patterns. In hypnotherapy, one becomes aware of the observing ego, which may help monitor and alter behavior patterns. ...Read more
Yes: Homeopathic products are placebos and will not interact with western medications. You can take them safely but why would you? ...Read more
Since three dsys I am having pain in my rear part of head: what could be the cause? I sm hypertensives and on regular medication. Pl suggest?
How often is it necessary to get blood work done in your 30s? Feel fine, no regular medications, normal weight... blood work was normal 1.5 yr ago
No good evidence:
There is little evidence for doing regular blood tests. If your health is good and you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test any more often than once in 5 years.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
It depends on....: The medication. Some medications are safe in pregnancy, some are absolutely contraindicated and some we simply don't know one way or the other. You need to discuss this issue with you obstetrician and be absolutely certain about any medication, over the counter agent, dietary supplement, etc. Before you take it. The stakes are just too high. ...Read more
No.: Migraine-specific medications are designed to work for migraine headaches. Depending on the medication, they may provide little or no relief for other forms of headache and instead, only expose the patient to unnecessary side effects or complications. Check with the physician that manages your headaches as to his/her advice for treating common cephalgias. ...Read more
I'm trying to lose another 25 lbs. Would you recommend taking prescription medication to help or lose it through regular diet and exercise?
1200 calorie diet: With lots of vegetables, fruit and salads and regular exercise (at least 3x/week). If this fails, then prescription medication. ...Read more
I have severe environmental allergies, I have tried regular allergy medications and the allergy meds with the D. Nothing is working. Any suggestions?
Try nasal sprays: Despite so many medications over the counter, sometimes allergies are so strong they blow right through them. And exposure may be unavoidable, such as outdoor pollen, or pets in homes. Contact an allergist who can identify which allergies are bothering you and can list the ways to control symptoms. There's no reason to be miserable! ...Read more
Just need info on homeo meds. How much gap is needed to take homeo meds between or after meals & between other regular medications prescribed by dr!
It doesn't matter: When you take homeopathic "medicine" since it doesn't do anything. If you are trying to treat a problem for which your doctor has prescribed actual medication, you should follow up with that doctor if you think you may need different or additional treatment. ...Read more
Diagnosed with pco as I had period every 2 months but I had a baby very fast& no medications and after prehnancyy period is so regular is it gone?
Possible: If you are having regular periods, then pcos is not an issue. ...Read more
I've been on the same medications for months. I have regular blood tests, and my numbers are great. So why have I been feeling sick when I take them?
Tried slowly going off a medication to see if I needed it, & I do. Do I slowly go back on it, or just take it like regular again?
Depends: It depends on the medication. Call your pharmacy or the doctor who prescribed the medication. In the future, it is best to consult with a doctor before discontinuing any medication. ...Read more
No: Your BP has been controlled with medications. We don't know what medicine and at what dose are you taking it. I don't recommend for you to stop your BP medicine unless suggested by your doctor. Continue your meds and discuss with your doctor at the next scheduled visit ...Read more
Are there any good ways to prevent my asthma from acting up so frequently while still on my regular medication?
Many ways: Often asthmatics have allergies which can trigger an attack. By reducing your exposure to them you can reduce the number and severity of the attack. Animal dander, dust mites, pollution, pollen and many other things we breathe in daily can be triggers. If you are having frequent attacks you should be on a "controller" inhaler as well as your rescue type. ...Read more
I am a migraine patient an under regular medications. I am very stressful right now and this has triggered the migraine. What shall I do now?
I found out my AST level is 41 & ALT is 58. I am a 31 year old male. I am a regular drinker, I don't take medication or do drugs. Is this worrisome?
Blood sugar is little high but when I do regular walking and control on sugar it comes to normal. Do I need to start some medication increase workout?
Advice some supplements or medication to help me to gain body mass and to bulk the body with no side affects. Regular at gym. Age 33.Height 5'8"60kg?
Nutrition: I would rather emphasis on healthy nutrition, rather than supplements. To gain body mass, take food with high calories and good amount of proteins, in a balanced diet. Take food rich in micro nutrients, anti oxidants and variety of fruits and vegetables. The other aspect is to get correct work out along with food. Otherwise, you may end up being over weight, rather than building muscle. ...Read more
What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesn't wor?
I haven't had a period in two months now. I'm usually very regular, there's no chance of me being pregnant and I'm not currently taking any medication?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am a diabetic and whenever I lay down my feet start burning but when I am out and about they don't bother me at all I haven't been taking my medication on a regular cause it makes me sick
First let me address your statement about not taking your medication regularly because it makes you sick. This is the root of your problem because uncontrolled diabetes (high sugar) leads to something called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage. This causing burning, tingling, and numbness, mainly in your lower extremities, and commonly at night.
If you can control your diabetes, this will likely improve as well. In the meantime your doctor can prescribe medications to help ease your discomfort.
Please schedule a visit with your doctor, discuss your problems with the medication you are currently on, and try a new approach. If you don't things will only get worse.
Take care of yourself. ...Read more
Period is 8 days early, usually very regular, not sexually active. No medication except iron which I have been taking for 3ish months?
I am 39 & with essential hypertension since 18yrs. Also type 2 dm. I am not on regular medications. I am getting occasional left sided chest pain. Why?
I had ovarian follicles 5-8mm 4 or 5. I was on some medication. Now my periods are totally regular since 6 months without any meds. So am I cured now?
Regular menses: If you have had irregular cycles in the past, they may continue in the future. ...Read more
I am a 69 year old hypertensive. Besides my regular medications, I was recently prescribed glycomet sr 1000 mg at night. My blood sugar was 90 in fasting and 130 in pp. Is this medication required?
Check with doctor: Glycomet (metformin) is for treatment of Insulin resistance, diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc... As with any medication, the doctor and the patient have to balance the benefits of the medication against it's side effects (so, one must discuss this with the doctor). Metformin helps prevent the cardiovascular complications of diabetes, and somewhat lowers LDL & tg. ...Read more
I have been having a cough for the more than a month at first I thought it was just a regular cold I have tried Nyquil, and other over the counter medications nothing has helped I now get a blood taste when I cough sometimes with green mucus.
Allergic cough??: You don't mention any fever or production of a lot of mucus or people nearby you (family, coworkers) being ill. That makes me think you might have a cough brought on by a post-nasal drip irritating the back of your throat and making you have a dry hacking, non-productive cough. If you have thickly feeling just a second or so before cough easily treated without antibiotics. (Benzonatate 200 q8h) ...Read more
I've been seeing va doctors for chronic pain but recently the switched my provider at the va. I was given my regular drug screen to insure I was taking my medication. The results came back negative so my Dr agreed to do a levels check. The Dr put in a blo
The question is?: I'm sorry to hear you have chronic pain. Can't see a question here. Please re-submit with a question and one of us here will respond. Thanks. ...Read more
I have high ALT (a bit over the regular range) but normal AST. I Don't drink, don't take any medications & negative hepatitis. Female, 25. Any ideas?
Probably a virus.: Repeat the enzymes in a couple of weeks that the enzymes are even higher than you might be more concerned. Not only these tend to go back to normal. The other important point is that we do not treat lab tests, we treat people. ...Read more
I have high blood sugar found on bloodwork but not diabetic. A1C is 5.5. Is there medication I can take to keep blood sugar steady for non diabeties?
Fusobacterium Nucleatum found in comprehensive vaginal culture. What medication can get rid of this? Thank you. My regular gyn does not deal with this
Don't culture vagina: Normally the vagina is inhabited by many different types of bacteria...and this is normal. Fusobacterium Nucleatum occurs normally in the vagina and is NOT an infection. If you have a heavier than normal vaginal discharge or a very malodorous discharge, then the cause of this should be sought. It would most likely be "bacterial vaginosis" and there are treatments for this. ...Read more
Whiplash: Both may be useful. Your doctor will decide what the best approach should be. ...Read more