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Are there risks associated with taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines on a long term basis, for 1-2 migraines per month?

Are there risks associated with taking Imitrex (sumatriptan) for migraines on a long term basis, for 1-2 migraines per month?

None that we know of: So long as the long term usage remains at 1-2x/month. If at some point the patient or doctor recognizes that things are escalating to 2-3/month or 3-4/month...even though these are still below what would be considered CHRONIC patterns of dependency it should be clear that something is changing that needs to be dealt with...otherwise, long term use @ 1-2x/month is fine. BTW, you should start DIARY ...Read more

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Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

What are the possible pharmacological basis of a patient's complain of non response to Sildenafil recommended for management of sexual dysfunction.

Other illness: When a medication for erectile dysfunction doesn't work, assuming the person took the medication as directed, it may be because there are other medical illnesses. Diabetes, high blood pressure, alcohol dependence, or other medications interfering with the sildenafil. Discuss all of this with your treating physician to determine the cause, and you should be able to get this cleared up. ...Read more

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Hand practice for males...does hand job for males for mastburation effects the penis? Are there any side effects of continous mastburation in males?

Hand practice for males...does hand job for males for mastburation effects the penis? Are there any side effects of continous mastburation in males?

No worry.: Remember that saying: "If masturbation lead to hair loss, just about everyone on the planet would be bald". Shouldn't be any problem. However, moderation is the key. Rec.: If concerned check with your physician to address specific needs. Take care. ...Read more

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Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?

Which is safer for anxiety and headaches 20 milligrams of amitriptyline everyday or 50 milligrams of 5-htp everyday?

5 HTP is generally: used for depression. Please do what your doc says and don't change meds w/out asking him/her first. Having said that, there are many behavioral and natural approaches to anxiety. Consider seeing a clinical psychologist who can teach you some techniques. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

Is taking DHEA dangerous or have side effects for men over the age of 30?

No: Generally it is safe. It is a hormone, however, so I recommend you only use under the advice and supervision of a doctor trained in age management medicine. ...Read more

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Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Spironolactone: Spironolactone is used to treat many different disorders, from high blood pressure to fluid retention. Although the U.S. Food and drug administration doesn't recognize spironolactone as an acne treatment, it is often prescribed off-label to treat hormonally influenced breakout in women. This medication isn't a first line of defense against acne breakouts. It is only effective for hormonal acne. ...Read more

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Safe to split the beige 25mg hydroxyzine HCL tablet with 276 on one side and IG? For health related anxiety. Any side effect? Enough for Sx abatement?

Safe to split the beige 25mg hydroxyzine HCL tablet with 276 on one side and IG? For health related anxiety. Any side effect? Enough for Sx abatement?

Yes but: Yes you can safely split the pill into halves. However the dosage and dosing frequency varies from person to person even if the drug works on your anxiety. The major side effect of this drug is drowsiness. ...Read more

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Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Difference b/w Prostate Congestion and Prostatitis Problem? Is both can cause Urine Retention and Treatment for Both for male of 27 Years?Thank Doctor

Presumptive diagnosi: Prostatitis is a common diagnosis in many young mails. Prostate Congestion is a vaguely defined term used to describe a suspect diagnosis of Prostatitis( when the doctor is not sure about it. As it is difficult to pin down the diagnosis, doctors often treat it as an infection but it is often hard to prove infection of the prostate. You Need to find a good medical doctor for long term follow up. ...Read more

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I'm a 29y/o woman diagnosis with ADHD and anxiety. I was prescribed 10mg of fluoxetine, 25mg of hydroxyzine and 0.2mg of clonidine at bedtime. Is that safe?

I'm a 29y/o woman diagnosis with ADHD and anxiety. I was prescribed 10mg of fluoxetine, 25mg of hydroxyzine and 0.2mg of clonidine at bedtime. Is that safe?

Probably safe.: The doses you have listed (10 mg of prozac, 25 mg of vistaril, (hydroxyzine) and 0.2 mg of clonidine) seem reasonable to me, especially if there was at least a few days between starting each (so that the cause of any adverse effects might be more easily known). Taking Adderall (as indicated) with these has some risks of adverse interactions, thus close monitoring for potential adverse effects is indicated. ...Read more

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What are the dietary recommendations for someone with a migraine headache with nausea?

What are the dietary recommendations for someone with a migraine headache with nausea?

Please see below.: Many people who get migraines have food triggers. In addition to eating a balanced diet, not skipping meals, and getting plenty of sleep, i routinely recommend heal your headache, a book written by david buchholz, md (a neurologist), which contains a great elimination diet that can help decrease the migraines. During a migraine with nausea, a bland diet can help. ...Read more

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What is the safest painkiller for headache and backache especially for those having hypertension?best regard.

What is the safest painkiller for headache and backache especially for those having hypertension?best regard.

Analgesia: If you have chronic lumbago or tension headaches that cause an unacceptable amount of discomfort, I would start with the lowest effective dose of an NSAID, assuming you have no allergies to medications. Ibuprofen is one such drug. Acetaminophen could also be used, but it might exacerbate your blood pressure problem. Besides, ibuprofen has anti-inflammatory properties that acetaminophen does not. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of topamax (topiramate) 50 mg a day for migraine

Potentially : Drowsiness, hand tingling, metabolic acidosis, risk of heat stroke (mostly kids), narrow angle glaucoma, kidney stones, weight loss, interference with speech and memory. So, does that seem to fit with your complaints? Do seek out your doctor, as there are plenty of meds available to deal with migraine, and maybe topirimate is not your best drug. ...Read more

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