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I am 60 yrs old. I always feel like there is something in my throat. Got EH and benign thyroid tumor. Took propulsid and felt better. Stop& bcome wors?
Ans: If you feel there is something in the throat you should be checked and scoped. You could have a multitude of possibilities so get checked ...Read more
I've been diagnosis with gastroparesis not caused by diabetes. My GI prescribed reglan which I took but began having painful muscle spasms. He wants to put me on propulsid which has been taken off the market. I have concerns about taking either of these p
Difficult to say:
Here is a lot of info that you already may know about:
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-disorders-gastroparesis
In any case, I wouldn't advise propulsid. Also I wouldn't advise reglan (metoclopramide) given your response.
hope this provides some help! ...Read more
My 2 week baby had a stool analysis with +1 undigested sugars; Doctor said breastfeed no dairy prod and gave us Cisapride and Ranitidine, is it ok?
Not sure.: Usually cisapride is given for reflux and ranitidine is used for hyper acidity causing severe episodes of crying and may be used concurrently if a mixture of symptoms are present. But u have mentioned only a stool test which tells us only about 1+ sugar. So the history is incomplete about making a judgment. ...Read more
Had sex for the 1st time 10 days ago, doc said I had a perineal abrasion. Taking cisapride for sth else, ketanserin gel for perineum. Now peeing frequently (not at night, no burn, no pain) and have anal itch. Why? Cisapride, ketanserin, the abrasion?
Examination: These drugs are not available in the US. Your doctor is probably able to answer the indications for ue more specifically. Cisapride is usually for GI disorders. Ketanserin cream can be used for anal fissures. Perineal abrasions can be caused by poor lubrication during intercourse. Sometimes they are confused with a genital herpres outbreak. Consider a follow up visit with an Obgyn to help clarify ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more