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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?

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

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What are the negative consequences of taking metformin in tandem with exercise?

What are the negative consequences of taking metformin in tandem with exercise?

Possibly: Both exercise and metformin reduce blood sugar. It is possible when used in close tandem, hypoglycemia may result. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take letrozole 2.5mg in tandem with gh therapy?

Is it ok to take letrozole 2.5mg in tandem with gh therapy?

Yes: I think that the two medication should not have harmful interactions. The bigger question is whether growth hormone is proven to benefit fertility. It has come and gone and come back again. I suggest a chat with your doc to discuss which combination of meds would best help you. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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?

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?

It depends: I am not a "transplanter", but I would not word your question the way you have.
Some mm patients benefit from a second (tandem) autologous sct.
This is something that needs to be discussed with the transplant team and I don't think is amenable to a generic answer. ...Read more

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Rapid onset adult amblyopia. Vision worsening, mostly due wandering eye that seems impossible to keep in tandem. Did patch method 4mo. No change. Causes?

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

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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

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

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Can my mother tandem skydive with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

Can my mother tandem skydive with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis?

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

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Tinglings, numbness in arms. Fatigue and dizzyness. Hands pronation in mingazzini1, asymmetrical smile, abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

Tinglings, numbness in arms. Fatigue and dizzyness. Hands pronation in mingazzini1, asymmetrical smile, abnormal"tandem gait"are pathologic due to obesity?

No: What you are describing certainly is not related to obesity alone and is definitely not normal. You need to see a neurologist as soon as possible and probably an MRI of the brain among other tests to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

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

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

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

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

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

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more

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How can I tell my friends I'm on medication?

Your decision: It is your decision whether or not you wish to share this information. I think it is fine to be candid. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Has anyone ever used the medication nauzene?

Nausea: Nauzene is used to treat nausea. It is a combination of dextrose; fructose; phosphoric acid. Though it is a rather safe drug, your need for a drug for nausea (i assume it is chronic) should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Can any medication make someone to be darker?

Can any medication make someone to be darker?

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

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What medications needed after the angeoplast?

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