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Symptoms And Side Effects From Tics
Depends greatly: The side effects of any drug treatment depends greatly on which drug is being used as well as who is taking it. Side effects vary from person to person. Additionally, you may have the option of several different classes of medications for chronic motor tic treatment, each with their own side effect profile. You can search each drug individually for their listed side effect profile. ...Read more
Talk to your Dr.: No medication is completely without risk of side effects, unfortunately. However, if your side effects are intolerable, please talk to your doctor. It's possible that you may need a different dose or even a different medication. ...Read more
Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more
I have ADHD and the medication side effects are beggining to give me tics/tourrettes. Should I stop?
Discuss with doctor: Many of the stimulant medications can exacerbate tics. Some of the other medications used for adhd also treat tics. It is important to discuss with you treating physician as options would include switching the medication, adding another medication, or stopping the medication. ...Read more
Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?
Not best long-term: Klonopin not usually the best long-term treatment for anxiety, at least not as initial choice. Zoloft (sertraline) is better choice for chronic anxiety. Klonopin could be used as-needed while waiting for zoloft (sertraline) to take effect-- other non-addictive medications could be tried first for the chronic motor tics. Klonopin is addictive if taken on regular basis; causes drowsiness; can cause depression long term. ...Read more
Can a child develop tic side effects from Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 1 year after stopping the medication?
Likely not: One year is a very long time. This is probably a red herring. ...Read more
Multiple effects: A truly non-functioning thyroid with almost no thyroid hormone synthesis will show many symptoms: most commonly dry hair/nails/skin, mental slowing, loss of eyebrows, weight gain, heart slowing, constipation, menstrual/sexual dysfunction, swelling, et al. This definitely requires thyroid replacement. However, the most commonly seen mild hypothyroidism (tsh 4-10) usually has very few effects seen. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?
Depends on variables: Depends on which areas were involved and the babies abilities to work around the injury. Different from a mature adult brain, a babies brain has some flexibility in routing new wiring to make up for injuries. Some kids will nor show deficits until we expect to see a function, like walking well, or reading, etc. ...Read more
Numerous: Multiple classes of anti-retrovirals each containing several different drugs and each with a wide spectrum of side-effects. Too much information to be transmitted in this venue. If you are concerned about a specific compound, rephrase the question. ...Read more
What's the best safest medicine for anxiety? I don't have all symptoms of anxiety but I feel like I may benefit from meds with no side effects.
None are LT safe: Long term use of any is not good. None are certain to have no side effects. Short term can be helpful esp if combined w/ CBT therapy to learn mgmt skills. If your spread of symptoms is not too bad, it might be sufficient alone. Also, you handle life more successfully. Let a good psychotherapist evaluate you and recommend Tx options. Best! ...Read more
A/W Dr. Schifilliti: Of interest, alphonse (al) capone was reported to have died in 1947 from cardiac arrest related to tertiary syphilis. His son, albert francis capone was born with congenital syphilis. Al capone was reported not to have been appropriately treated for syphilis ; mistook remission of symptoms for being disease - free. This mayo clinic article describes symptoms of tertiary syphilis:. ...Read more
About how long does the plan b one step pills side effects last? If my body is not used to these pills could the symptoms last longer?
5 days: It is unusual to have symptoms longer than 5-7 days. If they last longer or if you have worrisome symptoms such as excessive bleeding see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
How can I find out if I have Addison's disease? Or maybe my symptoms are side effects of levothyroxine?
What are the side effects of gabapentin? Which symptoms are most serious and require immediate medical attention?
My mom is taking remifemin. What are the common side effects of this drug? What symptoms are to be reported immediately?
See the direction an: See the box that drugs came with it for direction and drug side effect or call your pharmacyst. ...Read more
What are the main side effects of diabetes? Is it normal for a nineteen year old to feel these symptoms, ? It is in my family history
I was only on citalopram for 3 days dr took me off cause to many side effects can I have withdrawl symptoms after few days of going off?
NO: No do not think that this is a possibility. Not on the medication long enough for withdrawal to occur. ...Read more
What would u say is the best medication for fibro type symptoms is with the least side effects? Also does chronic pain or fibro ever just go away
The best is you.: The best medicine is to work on becoming well. Normalize your sleep, eating, exercise, learn to breathe through the pain, and seek joy in the moment. Surround yourself with loving positivity, and learn to separate who you are from the way your body feels. You can make pain go away, but since we do not know what causes the conditions, we have no cure. Your mind is the most powerful medicine. ...Read more
I had 25+ facet Rhizotomies L3-4-5-S1- (every 3 months)What r the long term side effects-can this cause disc issues-have facet anth.-what r symptoms?
49 & have yopd. I have terrible side effects from all meds. Mid level motor and non motor symptoms. Do not want dbs. See mds. Can I wait to start meds?
See my answer below: Have you tried the newer medicines like Azilect and Neupro (rotigotine) patch. These are better tolerated and have a sustained action. ...Read more
I’m having severe side effects to Serlife, I have no appetite for over 2 days and even lost the taste of food. Is there an alternative or will these symptoms go away with time? I'm even struggling even on a day I have not taken the pill...!
Ranitidine: Although it is possible for any drug to have side effects, ranitidine is one of the more safe drugs in use these days. Most people who require ranitidine long term for acid reflux do not suffer any adverse effects. If you notice any symptoms that you think may be due to your medication, you should contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it possible to mistake symptoms as from a serious illness but they are actually side effects from medications?
Yes: You need to discuss your symptoms with the provider who prescribed your medications ...Read more
Most have none: Most women who take birth control pills have no side effects, but the most common side effect in the first 1-3 months is irregular, unpredictable bleeding that gets better over time. Other possible side effects include breast tenderness, nausea, mood changes, headaches. One way is to see if you feel better when you're on the placebo pills. If so, talk with your dr. There are many bc options. ...Read more
Many side effects.:
Body as a Whole: abdominal pain, chest pain, infection, thrush and sarcoma
Cardiovascular System: cardiomyopathy and palpitation
Digestive System: constipation, dry mouth, hepatomegaly, increased salivation and oral thrush
Metabolic and Nutritional: LDH increased, edema and peripheral edema
Nervous System: paresthesia, confusion, convulsion, depression
More. Many side effects ...Read more
Have not seen or: Heard about any cases where Topirimate side effects did not go away after the drug was stopped. You don't say what your symptoms are, so I have no clue. It certainly has been reported to have a discontinuation syndrome with anxiety, insomnia, and even seizures, and it is always recommended, with ANY anticonvulsant, to taper it and not stop abruptly unless for severe side effects. ...Read more
Are there any other side effects or have anyone experienced symptoms from prolong use of prednisone?
Many side effects: Prednisone has considerable risk with longterm use. That risk depends on the dose taken and the length of time it is used. Side effects include infection risk, weight gain, diabetes, bruisability, cataracts, osteoporosis, muscle weakness and sometime known as avascular necrosis. ...Read more
I take Oxybutinin 5mg 3xday and I want to stop because of the side effects. Will I have withdrawal symptoms?
Here are some...: Generally speaking, discontinuing oxybutynin should leave no undue withdrawal side effect. Since the process of doing so is not urgent, you may just decrease 5 mg per day every 2-3 days so to totally rid its use in 6-9 days. If still in doubt, ask the prescribing doctor timely. Best wish to health, urinary urgency, etc. ...Read more
I've been on fentanyl patch 12.5 mcg for two weeks. I decided to stop it due to side effects. Can I expect any withdrawal symptoms?
Yes: Discuss with prescribing physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was curious as to a hypothetical situation of the side effects/symptoms of the succinylcholine chloride injection administered orally.
Dangerous: This is a very potent drug that is given intravenously only. Using it orally there is some possibility of it being absorbed through your mucus membranes. It is really playing with danger to attempt oral administration. Death is one side effect. ...Read more