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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Still Possible: Steroids decrease our ability to heal and fight infection. Depending on the dose, you still may be able to have a mentoplasty. I would consult with a well respected facial plastic surgeon who can coordinate things with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Does steroid anti-inflammatory medication influence the eligibility for mentoplasty? I suffer from a rheumatic disease called vasculitis. My medication regimen consists of steroid anti-inflammatory drugs. How does this affect the outcome of mentoplasty su

Healing: Steriods generally slow down the healing process as they affect the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a major protein made by the body in healing and forming scars. You will need to discuss this with your surgeon who may or may not want you to be off the steroid for a period of time around the surgery. ...Read more

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I have myocarditis from rhuematic fever. I've developed arrhythmias and severe chest pain. What medication can help? What can I expect from doctor?

I have myocarditis from rhuematic fever. I've developed arrhythmias and severe chest pain. What medication can help? What can I expect from doctor?

Myocarditis: Lifestyle changes such as consuming a low-salt diet and not drinking alcohol may help in the management of myocarditis.

Antibiotics help treat the bacterial infection causing myocarditis. Corticosteroid drugs may be prescribed to reduce inflammation of the heart wall. Specific medications to control arrhythmias and heart failure should be discussed with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Mainly Biologic DMAR: The biologic DMARDs are bioloigical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These type of DMARDS are effective in ankylosing spondykiitis (AS). The non biologic DMARDs in scientific studies have not shown much efficacy. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

I have rheumatic heart disease and some venous insufficiency; are there single drugs that treat both?

2:1 Drug Rx: These are two different disease processes. Venous insufficiency is treated most often without medication but with compression. With your ra, you may feel uncomfortable with the compression that may require some compromise (a palliative approach) between yourself and your clinician. ...Read more

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Wht medications can I take to help ease my chronic pains?

Wht medications can I take to help ease my chronic pains?

Let it be food...: When it comes to chronic pain, the usual medications prescribed or recommended by doctors include analgesics, non-steroidals, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, anti-depressants, and others. Dr. Neal barnard has written a book about a revolutionary dietary approach which has helped many of my patients who have tried it--without any side effects. It is entitled "foods that fight pain.". ...Read more

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Have this body pains and feverishness, went to see a doctor and was giving medications but still have the body pains?

Illness: From your description it sounds like a viral illness, not sure what medication you were given, but you should typically be feeling better within five days from most viral illnesses. ...Read more

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I have high BP am on medication I have bad pains in my right side chest atm. I just took my BP and it is 152 over 96 should I worry?

I have high BP am on medication I have bad pains in my right side chest atm. I just took my BP and it is 152 over 96 should I worry?

Get treated: Your blood pressure is still on the high side. You need to follow-up with your dr. And continue to get treated for hypertension. Several studies confirm that to get optimal control, a person may need 2 or even 3 different BP pills. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Since this morning I am getting sharp pains on both side of my lower back when im breathing. I walk 30 mins twice a day and am on no medication.

Sharp pains: Sharp, shooting pains on inspiration, coughing or with certain motions are often due to pinching of intercostal nerves or muscles that run between 2 ribs. In your case the pinching may occur at the very bottom of the rib cage. If your pains are well below the lower ribs, they may due to some stretching of mildly strained or inflamed lumbar muscles caused by some of your exercise or activities. ...Read more

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I usually get severe chest pains, I got diagnosed with bronchitis before when I was 11-12 years old. Any medications?

Confusing question: The average kid of 11-12 would have an episode of bronchitis at least once, and I doubt that has anything to do with your present problem. Pain in your chest can originate from the lungs, lung linings, heart linings or heart blood vessels. It can also come from your digestive tract. An exam and review of physical findings would narrow down the possibilities. Treatment would depend on evaluation. ...Read more

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I've been having chest pains for over a year now and I once went to the hospital cause it got worse. No pain medications work. What do I do?

I've been having chest pains for over a year now and I once went to the hospital cause it got worse. No pain medications work. What do I do?

Go for follow-up: To find out what to do you need to be seen by a doctor and evaluated
the symptoms you are having can't be diagnosed without being seen and examined. ...Read more

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How do I reduce my period pains without any medication/pills?

How do I reduce my period pains without any medication/pills?

U can have an: Endometrial ablation that I do in office do theramchoice method www. Thermachoice. Com easy safe, gets rid of the endometrial lining so u do not bleed or have much less bleeding and cramps please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

Can the medication vistaril (hydroxyzine) 50 mg cause chest pains?

See below: Chest pain is very rarely reported by those taking vistaril, (hydroxyzine) an antihistamine used for allergies, anxiety, insomnia. Definitely follow up with your doc concerning this symptom. Make sure u tell doc all the meds & supplements u are taking as the chest pain may come from a drug interaction. If chest pain is severe & lasting, call ambulance to go to er for evaluation. ...Read more