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That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
In some cases the: Therapeutic action of the medication might make you ill. Your are also exposing yourself to the medication's potential side effects. ...Read more
About the amount that is in your last part of your thumb would be close.
Or go to store and look at teaspoon measure. Then estimate how much that is like your thumb or little digit end and use that. ...Read more
That depends.: It depends on what the medication is & how out of date it is. Some medications may be fine to take out of date for a period of time. Some may lose efficacy if past expiration. Some medications may deteriorate & may not be safe to take. Please ask your pharmacist about specifics. Take care. ...Read more
Incomplete info: You did not provide units of measure, it is mg/dl or mmols/l? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. It is preferable to have the whole lipid profile rather than just cholesterol levels. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Not likely: At the present time, there is no cure for FM. The goal of treatment is to decrease physical symptoms and increase psychosocial functioning. ...Read more
Depends on drinking: How much of what, and what otc drugs you are talking about. Anything that is potentially sedating, like antihistamines that are in cold/allergy medications or otc sleeping aids, can cause major problems when taken with excessive amounts of alcohol. If we are talking 1 or 2 standard drinks, probably few if any problems, but higher doses of alcohol can cause harm. ...Read more
Do I need to take medication in case I am diagnosed with sarcoidosis, but don't have any symptoms?
No but you need dr.: It is essential that you establish a therapeutic relationship with a doctor usually a Pulmonary Specialist to monitor you through the years. ...Read more
When you take medications for anxiety how do they make you feel? What are they supposed to do to you?
I'm having surgery on february 11. I'm suppose to take medication 3 days before surgery. When do I start taking it?
I had caught a cold and had coughed from start of yesterday. I don't want to take medication and so what could I do to get relief?
I am unable to deal with stress in my life and have tried a lot of different methods. I don't want to take medication. I am feeling hopeless.
Need therapy: You may benefit from working with a psychotherapist who can help you learn to deal with your stress. Psychotherapy can also help with depression & hopelessness -- but if you have a full-blown major depressive episode, medications may still be suggested. The therapist would not be able to prescribe them, but starting there would be a reasonable path to getting well. Good luck. ...Read more
I want to get an apartment with my friend and she has mersa. She has had it for four years now and she takes medication. Can I still get the mersa?
Yes: If she is a carrier, nasal culture positive, you will be exposed. ...Read more
I get a left sided migraines then take medication and the left side goes and a right sided one starts! Why does it start one side and go to the other
Hello, I'm doing a debate for a school project on why people should not take medications. So far it's been pretty challenging but I need good explanations. For example, so far I have that there are other alternatives such as exercise which can help treat/
Some medications must be taken with food due to their effect on the stomach. Some medications are better absorbed when taken with medications. Diabetic medications may cause a drastic reduction in your blood sugar if you do not eat. As you can see there are many possibilities. Check with your physician before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more
Hone down: There are many, many alternatives to medications for specific conditions. There are however some conditions that warrant medication treatment. I think that to obtain useful information here, you would need to hone this down to the specific conditions that require attention. ...Read more
NO: Fever is just a symptom, not a disease that needs to be treated in some way. It's your body's way of saying there is something going on that needs to "ramp up" the immune system to get the body back to its healthy state. Most often a mild infection, but sometimes other health things can cause a fever. Just rest, consume lots of fluids, and watch for other symptoms. Usually clears by itself! ...Read more
Yes, discuss w. Dr: Some women with low blood testosterone levels (yes women also have circulating testosterone, much lower levels than men) which can reduce libido. Small application of testosterone gel (1/7th of packet) boosts the libido in some women. Your dr. Or sex therapist are best people to advise. Good luck. ...Read more
Hydrocele medication: Your surgeon will give you pain medication to take as needed after the operation. He/she will decide if you need any antibiotcs. Many patients do not, but sometimes antibiotics are given if the surgeon decides to leave a drain in for a day or two to limit swelling. You will also likely have a scrotal support. You will be given a full list of intructions with prescriptions after your operation. ...Read more
After you have received informed consent (google it), you have the right to refuse any treatment including psychiatric treatment as long as you are capable and not
1. Imminent danger to self
2. Imminent danger to others
3. Gravely disabled
i the above scenarios, the law permits an md to medicate or treat against patient's will. ...Read more