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Doctor insights on: Side Stitch Prevention

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COQ10 for migraine prevention, how does it work&should I try it? Other nonprescription options? Tried 5 diff prescrpts, too many side effects.

COQ10 for migraine prevention, how does it work&should I try it? Other nonprescription options? Tried 5 diff prescrpts, too many side effects.

?no effect: There are good treatments for migraine,see a neurologist. Keep a headache diary to discover trigger mechanism and avoid them,especially with regards to lifestyle and food ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having a side affect from the cervical cancer prevention shot?

How to tell if I am having a side affect from the cervical cancer prevention shot?

Describe symptoms...: You ask if you are having side effects, but don't have any symptoms you are having listed. Please give an idea of what you are experiencing to see if related to the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you get mild numbness feeling in your left side from a regular migraine or only hemiplegic ones?are antidepressants safe prevention for hemiplegic

Can you get mild numbness feeling in your left side from a regular migraine or only hemiplegic ones?are antidepressants safe prevention for hemiplegic

Some comments: Focal unilateral numbness can represent a migraine aura, but your questions imply a need for further discussion and evaluation, especially in presence of Ehlers-Danlos, and the multiple ways of stopping migraines should also be considered. Schedule Concierge visit and we can go further. ...Read more

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Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

 Neupogen can increase WBC after late onset neutropenia (LON). Any prescription that gives long term  prevention of the LON side effect after Rituximab?

Neutropenia: is not usually treated except for absolute neutropenia. Hence usual practice is to use Neupogen or G CSF or prevent or treat absolute neutropenia so that benefits outweigh the adverse effects ...Read more

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Really bad stitch on right side when running?

Really bad stitch on right side when running?

Colonic flexure: What you're describing is called a "runner's stitch" altho it can occur during any kind of exercise, particularly high impact. It's due to pressure from a collection of gas where the colon takes a sharp bend under either side of the rib cage. Avoiding eating and drinking carbonated or hot beverage at least 2 hours before exercise may help. "Stitches" aren't serious and resolve quickly at rest. ...Read more

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Strange sudden side pain? Not stitch in side.

Strange sudden side pain? Not stitch in side.

Is it persistent: Any pain can be a warning sign. If transient we all forget about it. If persistent you need to see a doctor. Any other symptoms? Bowel changes, fever, cramps, pain on urination? If any of these other things are present and persistent see a doctor. ...Read more

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I started running a week ago. Now I have a side stitch on my left side every time I walk through the the day. Help!!

I started running a week ago. Now I have a side stitch on my left side every time I walk through the the day. Help!!

Slow down: That sounds like a muscle spasm of your abdominal muscles, which got overworked when you started running. Take it a little slower. When you get the "stitch", slow down or stop walking, take slow deep breaths until it passes. Try stretching your arms overhead and count to 10 to stretch out those muscles. In a wk or so, gradually restart your running program, but go easy and work up slowly. ...Read more