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Self Medicate Kidney
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
No: No one should take any prescription medication prescribed for some on else without their physicians knowledge and approval due to possible dangerous interactions. ...Read more
Need more information: It is extremely unusual to have vertigo your entire life. Vertigo is defined as the sensation of motion in the absence of motion. Is that what you are experiencing? If it is unsteadiness or off-balance that is not vertigo. I would strongly recommend seeing an ear nose and throat doctor or a neurologist to start. ...Read more
Please don't: Your risks of what? You're saying nothing about your symptoms, other medicines or drugs you might be taking, etc. If you feel the need for medication, it's best to get your own evaluation rather than taking something which hasn't been prescribed for you. Why not consult a psychiatrist, or even your family physician? These doctors could at least suggest something tailored to you, if needed. ...Read more
Please don't: Self-medicate for depression. Visit your doc for an exam and one medical problems are ruled out you can see a mental health professional. A nutritionist or natural doc can help you also. David burns book "feeling good" is an excellent self-help tool. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Exercise: The best self-medication for depression is aerobic exercise. Use it if you have no physical reasons to avoid it (in that case consult your primary care doc). This will probably start working quickly for mild to moderate depression, but for anything greater than you might need to do talk to your doctor about psychotherapy and/or medications. Good luck! ...Read more
I have some terrible manerisms I developed. I'm having bad ticks. I also have ocd. What can I do best? Can I self medicate? If so what is it? Thanks
Please Don't: Self - medicate. You would do best to seek psychiatric evaluation (neurological evaluationmay or may not be recommended). That provider can offer appropriate treatment options. ...Read more
Is it legal to self medicate hormones my self or do I have to see the doctor? Will I be breaking the law if I purchase and self medicate myself?
Legality of hormones:
Some hormones like thyroid hormone, testosterone, and growth hormone are regulated as prescription medicine and are only legally available with prescription. Others like dhea and melatonin are available otc.
That being said, it is rarely helpful or safe to take extra hormones in the absence of a defined deficiency. ...Read more
I've had IgA nephropathy, are there methods to self-medicate, and is this disease serious or really incurable?
Fishoil, fishoil: So far no other options to self medicate. It is usually incurable. Some people do better spontaneously or with fishoil. Others do worse and may need dialysis in the future and/or transplant. People tend to ignore f/u since there is no proven treatment. F/u will save you bad surprises also new treatments may develop.Blood pressure is ideal. Aggressive salt restriction under 2000mg/day if high bp. ...Read more
Good day all, I have a 2 week old baby suffering from a blocked nose and now she struggles to breath when she's feeding. Can I self medicate and if so what medication should I get at the pharmacy?
I have whole body allergy from years and I self medicate with antihistamine. I have disturb sleep and severe pruritic at night. I develop hair loss.
See specialist: An allergist is uniquely qualified and specifically trained to diagnose and treat individuals with severe allergies. While self medication may help, a person may be able to find significant more relief with the guidance of a specialist. ...Read more
Wellbutrin, (bupropion) zoloft, clonaz, do not help anxiety, after a month lamictal has not helped. It's so hard not to self medicate w opiates. Idk what to do there is too much time between count sendlein sessions?
Please: Please go to an na meeting. Please call your sponsor. Please go help another addict. Please get out of your fear. Please know that no pill will solve this problem. None. ...Read more
I constantly sleep. I self medicate with caffeine and nicotine. I'm always tired have been for years. I have periodic episodes of sleep paralysis. I've had blood work and a cat scan which came back normal. What could it be?
Have you had a...: ...sleep study? The amount of time you get restorative sleep may be much less than the amount of time you spend in bed. Periodic episodes of sleep paralysis aren't necessarily abnormal, but, in the context of an abnormal sleep pattern, could be significant. Depression, lack of exercise & self-medication can contribute to chronic fatigue. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
I am having cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should I see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?
Depends on: How long you have been having symptoms, and whether or not the otc medications are working for you. We are still in flu season and if the symptoms have been present for less than 48hrs you may benefit from the use of a medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir). Beyond that we usually encourage supportive therapy with the otc medications. Hope you fell better soon. ...Read more
Keep B/P: Under control, stay well hydrated, avoid all nsaid's and follow up with your doctor regularly for renal function testing. ...Read more
I have kidney stone in my ureter size 6.4 mm it can come out its self. Or I should need to do surgery?
Depends: Generally a stone this size has about 60% of passing spontaneously. If not passed in 4 weeks, it will probably not pass. If it has been 4 weeks, have it removed endoscopically. Best wishes for you. ...Read more
I've always wanted surgery and I have a kidney stone. What were the risks of a self kidney stone removal surgery?
For young age as you are, stone removal from kidney may be needed, when and how? These questions should be addressed by your urologist according to the size, shape, location of the stone, the history of spontaneous stone passage, and the symptom from the stones. Besides, how to prevent further stone recurrence after current stone removal needs to be addressed before procedures.
Talk with doctor. ...Read more
I have a small rash by kidney area on my back, sensitive to temperature & stiff neck for 1 week+. Can I self-treat or should I be seen?
Father has recurrent infections of UTI as he does self cath for a neurogenic bladder. Are his kidneys getting damaged?
Treatment for PID or Kidney infection. Have intense flashbacks and have hurt self/others during attempts @ pelvic exam. Help me find a sedation gyno?
Have really bad lower back pain in the past 2 days is a medicated hot and cold patch ok? It went from being my upper and neck and now it's lower
2 Days Back Pain: Use ice over heat for acute (new) areas of pain. For many folks, heat aggravates the already acutely inflammed body part. Topical medications like diclofenac gel (dull, ache, throbbing pain) or lidocaine gel (burn, stab, sharp, pins & needles etc.) may be beneficial for your acute symptoms. ...Read more
I was only on clozapram for 20 days. I am nervous, anxious, my lower back hurts bad, im having trouble concentrating/focusing fully like my old self?
Clonazepam?: I don't know the medicine "clozapram, " but thought maybe this was a mis-spelling for clonazepam, the benzodiazepine? If you were taking it multiple times daily for 20 days and stopped it suddenly, you could now be experiencing some withdrawal. This is what your symptoms sound like to me. I suggest contacting your prescribing physician, in order to taper Clonazepam more gradually. Good luck. ...Read more