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Tandem Dual Action Medication
Is it safe to tandem skydive from 14, 000 feet if you donated blood 2 weeks ago and have hypertension that is under control with medication?
Yes and No: For your question specifically - the answer is 'Yes' - you can go about ordinary functioning 2 weeks after donating blood and keeping on track with your medicine for hypertension. BUT, jumping out of a plane seems extreme!! I suppose if it's on your bucket list, then you can go ahead - I just think it's a bit insane personally. If it was me, I wouldn't do it... Sorry to rain on your parade! ...Read more
Had tremendous adrenaline with recent tandem skydive before and after for many hrs on both ends. Can I get this feeling often naturally. Felt high!
I'm really glad: I'm a longtime skydiver and there is no reason you cannot continue in the sport as long as your neck injury permits. A mainstay of treatment for fibromyalgia is intensive, frequent aerobic exercise as you can handle; swimming or running hard to the point of reaching an endorphan high is supposed to be specific Rx. It would take courage and start as pain, but this may be just what you need most. ...Read more
I have multiple myeloma. How soon after the first transplant do you advocate doing the second transplant? What is the success rate for the tandem transplants?
Rapid onset adult amblyopia. Vision worsening, mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem. Did patch method 4mo. No change. Causes?
Puzzling assumption: Vision worsening because of wandering eye is expected, but often the wondering is triggered by other eye or eye muscle issues. If alignment cannot be maintained the brain will deny input from one eye=amblyopia. Get the best evaluation by an ophthalmologist you can and hope for the best. ...Read more
I am going to undergo removal of malignant 0.7cm nodule along with the surrounding tissue followed by the reconstruction of one breast. Should I get one anaesthesia with both surgeries in tandem or get the removal done and wait for a few weeks for the rec
For a breast: Reconstruction after a total modified radical mastectomy a tissue expander can be placed immediately after the surgery by the plastic surgeon. But, the plastic surgeon will expand later and you will need another surgery to finished the process of reconstruction. Consult with your surgeons for specifics for your case. ...Read more
Probably yes: Fibromyalgia is not a problem. If her upper cervical spine is not involved by her disease, and she does not have severe osteoporosis, she should be fine. Her rheumatologist will know. Quadriplegics have made successful tandem skydives. Expect an impact about equal to jumping off the tail gate of a truck, or less. ...Read more
24 y/o female kc asthma developed dysdiodochokinesia, positive romberg, some difficulty tandem walking. Finger to nose & heel to shin normal. Worried?
Tinglings, numbness in arms. Fatigue and dizzyness. Hands pronation in mingazzini1, asymmetrical smile, abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?
Overnight joint/muscle soreness and pain in knees/hips/wrists/neck/back in tandem with a one day 102 fever and vomiting. Paint/soreness has persisted for 1 week, other symptoms vanished next day.
Postviral arthralgia: Joint pains are a common symptom after a viral illness. They usually subside after the viral syndrome resolves. ...Read more
Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more
Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more
Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more
No: Not every medication makes people darker. Drug-induced skin pigmentation is however often seen. Pigmentation may be induced by many drugs. The primary drugs implicated include antipsychotic drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), phenytoin, antimalarials, amiodarone, cytotoxic drugs, tetracyclines, and heavy metals. ...Read more
That is a very: Patient specific question and will have to addressed by your cardiologist. It will depend on whether you had just angioplasty, or also a stent. If stent what type. And your other health issues. Talk to your doc. ...Read more