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Doctor insights on: Slow Release Iron Medication

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website:
http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm

Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more

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Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more

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I don't recognize this as purely psychological. I'm concerned that it's something e.g. neurological. Especially the loss of memory of close people and the physical slowness is worrying me. ?

I don't recognize this as purely psychological. I'm concerned that it's something e.g. neurological. Especially the loss of memory of close people and the physical slowness is worrying me. ?

Neurological eval.: See that you are a 44 year old female. Are you concerned about these symptoms in yourself or another party? The only way to know what to attribute these symptoms to - is through medical evaluation. ...Read more

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On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

Depends: Usually hypothyroid has accompanying labs done. While your dose maybe within range you might need to ask your physician to consider an increase as clinically you are not feeling as good as expected.
I usually treat the patient, the labs are guidelines and I would refer you back to whom ever prescribed the med. Need more information as well to consider additional medical diagnosis . ...Read more

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Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Get another opinion: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as an adjunct to antidepressant meds. It is not a drug to treat fatigue per se unless the doctor is fairly certain that the fatigue is due to major uncontrolled depression. ...Read more

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Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more

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I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

Anxiety: You have symptoms of Anxiety /panic disorder. You should see your physician for a trial of some prescription anxiolytics or a referral to psych if this is a chronic problem, affecting your overall well being. in the meantime, learn some relaxation techniques to feel better! ...Read more

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I'm on 2a day 43mg of slow release iron i've had diarareha for 2months . Could i be taking to mush iron thats causing that. Problem?

I'm on 2a day  43mg of slow release iron  i've had diarareha for 2months . Could i be taking to mush iron thats causing that. Problem?

Yes: Iron supplements can have variable effects on bowel function. Some add stool softeners to try to avoid constipation, and some are absorbed differently to try to avoid, but diarrhea can definitely be due to your supplements. ...Read more

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Slow fe supplements and slow release iron supplements of cvs pharmacy are same?

Slow fe supplements and slow release iron supplements of cvs pharmacy are same?

iron supplements: These are very similar, but may have dose differences or type of iron used differences. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to take 1, 170 mg of slow release iron supplements at once?

Sort of but...: That dose is not toxic, so in that sense it's safe, but iron supps are known to cause stomach upset and constipation & such a high dose may well cause those side effects, so i advise against taking so much at once! ...Read more

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I took 2 vitacrave gummy multivitamins, and 1 slow release iron pill, I started to feel sick to stomach, is it bad to take these two together?

I took 2 vitacrave gummy multivitamins, and 1 slow release iron pill, I started to feel sick to stomach, is it bad to take these two together?

For you, maybe: I doubt we could find any reports or documentation that we know these two things are bad to take together. But taking iron, even by itself, can frequently cause nausea as a side effect. It is not impossible to theorize that the presence of the softened gummies in your stomach influenced the absorption of the iron. It sounds like its a good idea for YOU not to take these two together. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Any side effects to iron supplements? I have anemia & am starting 60mg of a slow release tablet of iron tonight. Anything I should know before taking?

Any side effects to iron supplements? I have anemia & am starting 60mg of a slow release tablet of iron tonight. Anything I should know before taking?

Constipation and...: Iron supplements often cause constipation and will turn your stool black. They can also cause stomach upset and occ. Diarrhea and cramping- these tend to lessen over time. But they are usually well-tolerated. Taking vit. C with them improves absorption.
The best-absorbed form of iron is actually iron bis-glycinate so you might want to try that form. ...Read more

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I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

I would like to know what the high iron can do yo me though. It id not heridtary, I always had low iron before. I am not on any medications?

Recheck labs: It is very difficult for a person to have high iron if he does not take iron-containing supplements and doesn't have a hereditary or genetic disorder where his body holds onto iron inside the liver. People with that disorder get liver damage. One can recheck the tests, which is not just the iron level, but also ferritin, transferrin, and transferrin saturation. A doctor can discuss the results. ...Read more

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Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.

Are iron infusions safe and more effective than the medication, and do you stop taking the iron pills once you get iron infusions.

Anaphylactic Risk: Severe allergic- type rxns ( including fatal) associated with infusions (intravenous) Iron Dextran administration can occur. Therefore should only be given when oral iron is not effective or possible. Test does should be given and then rest given when lab-confirmed iron deficiency confirmed. Need to continue oral iron until iron stores are repleted--about 3 months. Very effective when used. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

I was prescribed Levofloxacin and cant have iron within two hours. are there any low iron foods I can eat before taking my medication?

Levofloxacin: It is important to take oral levofloxacin at least 2 hours before or 2 hours after any antacid or mineral supplement containing iron, calcium, zinc, or magnesium since these bind levofloxacin and prevent its absorption into the body. Dietary intake of foods should not significantly alter the uptake of this medication. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it okay if i take an iron supplement while i'm on homeopathic medication for acne ?

Is it okay if i take an iron supplement while i'm on homeopathic medication for acne ?

Yes: Iron supplementation is very important if you're deficient because of your monthly loss. You can also combine homeopathic and allopathic treatment for your acne if you need it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do ? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?

I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do ? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?

Ok then: we all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more

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A person who can't take iron medication and has sickle cell what would be good for them to gain back iron in the body?

A person who can't take iron medication and has sickle cell what would be good for them to gain back iron in the body?

Dietary iron: Usually the iron in dark greens and/or red meat (in moderation) will be tolerated, and is better for absorption than large dose supplement of it. ...Read more

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