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If someone had a systolic reading of 150 and then it was lowered by hbp medication to 100-110 range, could there be a physical feelng from that drop?

If someone had a systolic reading of 150 and then it was lowered by hbp medication to 100-110 range, could there be a physical feelng from that drop?

Sometimes: A systolic of 100-110 is normal and well tolerated by many people. If you had a systolic of 150 for awhile and lowered it too quickly you may feel lightheaded until you get used to the new pressure. Often times, though, any feeling you may have could be due to your medication and not the change in BP itself. Definitely let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I have taken medication off and on for vit d for about 6 years now. If I stop taking it for sometime, my vit d drops way below the lower limit. Why?

I have taken medication off and on for vit d for about 6 years now. If I stop taking it for sometime, my vit d drops way below the lower limit. Why?

Good question: Our natural source of vit d is from the effect of sunlight on the skin. We were designed to "live under the sun". Vitamin d is poorly absorbed via the intestine because it was not designed that way. Get out into the sun and expose the body without sun screen, but do it gradually so that you tan and do not get suburned. ...Read more

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Total Bilirubin level was 1.36 mg/dl one week back. Taking sylabon70 for a week. Now the level is 0.57. Can I stop the medication. Is the drop normal?

Total Bilirubin level was 1.36 mg/dl one week back. Taking sylabon70 for a week. Now the level is 0.57. Can I stop the medication. Is the drop normal?

Stop it: You should not have been given the stuff In the first place. Lab reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. These values fluctuate. A slightly high value is no danger, just something for which, if persistent, an explanation should be sought. ...Read more

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Have to drop 10 medications that I have been taking religiously for the last 3 years in a week because I can't get a new PCP. Is this ER worthy?

10 Meds: If I read you correctly I strongly recommend that you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please take with you your bottles of meds.

Hope all goes well -- cannot see why not! ...Read more

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Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

Are there any medications or eye drops that improve astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism results from asymmetric curvature of the cornea. Influenced by variety of factors, including size and shape of the eyeball, position of eyelids, bone structure around eye, age, stiffness of cornea, use of contact lenses, even excessive eye rubbing or pressure on the eyeball at night from sleeping face down. Usually vision correctable w glasses, contacts or lasik. ...Read more

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How do dr.'s treat a 79 yr old with oxygen levels that drop dangerously even while using oxygen? She is on heart medication.

How do dr.'s treat a 79 yr old with oxygen levels that drop dangerously even while using oxygen? She is on heart medication.

Needs to be seen: Hypoxia, or the dropping of oxygen levels, can be due to a number of reasons. However, first and foremost, she should be seen urgently for a full evaluation, as her risk for decompensation is high with a history of heart disease. ...Read more

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I always expirence blood drops each time in stool, mostly when I take some alchohol, what medication can I take?

I always expirence blood drops each time in stool, mostly when I take some alchohol, what medication can I take?

Blood in Stool: Alcohol is very hard on the lining of your stomach. If you are noticing blood when you drink it is time to stop drinking.... At least for a time. Your stomach and intestines and your liver may need to recover their normal function.

While you are not drinking you may find that a good antacid such as Prilosec otc helps. ...Read more

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I am 23, recently diagnosed with diabetes 2. I am trying to diet and exercise in addition to medications. What are some safe ways to drop weight fast?

I am 23, recently diagnosed with diabetes 2. I am trying to diet and exercise in addition to medications. What are some safe ways to drop weight fast?

Diet AND exercise: Make sure you exercise at least 30 minutes a day, don't skip meals, avoid soda, juice, dairy, alcohol and fried foods. Eat a healthy well balanced diet! also water, organic vegetable broth, green leafy vegetables, natural pickles, apples are great to fill you up so you don't feel hungry and they are very low in calories. Being overweight can increase ur risk of hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea. ...Read more

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I'm sick (mostly a cough) and one of my eyes has turned red. What kind of medication/drops can I use to get it back to normal?

I'm sick (mostly a cough) and one of my eyes has turned red. What kind of medication/drops can I use to get it back to normal?

Send photo: Could be pink eye/viral or bacterial. Treatment depends on cause and we can help determine this with a consult. In meantime, see Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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Hi, I am trying to get pregnant, I had brown bleeding for 3 days just a tiny drop. Is it normal or not as I had levothyroxin medication previously.

Hi, I am trying to get pregnant, I had brown bleeding for 3 days just a tiny drop. Is it normal or not as I had levothyroxin medication previously.

Need more info: This question is best answered by your OB-GYN physician. Thyroid problems may interfere with getting pregnant plus several other conditions e.g. anxiety, hormonal problems, partner has low sperm count etc. ...Read more

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I got toe nail medication drops. I don't feel is working. : (what can I do to process to heal faster?

I got toe nail medication drops. I don't feel is working. : (what can I do to process to heal faster?

Change treatment: There are a variety of medications used to treat toenail disorders. Natural and herbal medications are also commonly used without side effects. Consult a Podiatrist in person or virtually for the proper diagnosis and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?

I need some sort of medication for the scratch in my eye, no type of over the counter drops are working?

Corneal infection?: Some apparent eye scratches are actually infections that require antibiotic eyedrops by prescription. You need to see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

When I put eat drops in I sit with my head tilted to keep the medication in my ear. Is this correct? How long do I keep my head tilted?

30 to 60 seconds: Most drops a placed in a dose of two to four drops. Usually keeping your head tilted for 30 to 60 seconds will allow the drops to get deeper into the canal and not drain out. ...Read more

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With Norvasc (amlodipine) my systolic BP drops to 118 but the diastolic hovers around 90? Is that ok are their medications/cures that work better to reduce diastol

With Norvasc (amlodipine) my systolic BP drops to 118 but the diastolic hovers around 90? Is that ok are their medications/cures that work better to reduce diastol

Not good enough: At your age, a diastolic of 90 is too high! There are many BP meds available. Norvasc (amlodipine) is an excellent drug but sometimes the dose needs to be increased or a second drug added. If you are nervous when you go to your doctor, you could get a BP cuff and check your BP at home. Also there are ways other than drugs to control your BP such as avoiding salt, weight loss, excercise and smoking cessation. ...Read more

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I need a medication that stops drop in immunity in order not to develop Herpes simplex infection frequently..

I need a medication that stops drop in immunity in order not to develop Herpes simplex infection frequently..

Oral Herpes: If you are an otherwise healthy 21 year old male, there is nothing you need to do about "drop in immunity". If you know that you have a disease process or take medications that suppress or compromise your immunity, you need to talk to your doctor; otherwise, you need to be on antiviral meds such as Acyclovir • Famciclovir • Valacyclovir especially when you have active eruptions. ...Read more

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I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?

I'm 22 Y.O.A. I've been taking Iodine (2 drops a day) I'm not on medication. I'm not allergic to anything. Somehow my period did not come. Why?

OrthoIodination: I presume that you are taking Lugol`s solution. Each drop has 3.0 to 3.125 mg of Iodine (1.875 of KI and 1.25 of Iodine). This is probably not the cause of your period not coming. Can you be pregnant? If you want to take this amount of Iodine per day you should check your spot urine for Iodine and then a 24 hours urine collection for Iodine after 50 mg of Iodine. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking 4 days ago and I'm on high blood pressure medication should I go get checked out to make sure my blood pressure don't drop to much?

I stopped smoking 4 days ago and I'm on high blood pressure medication should I go get checked out to make sure my blood pressure don't drop to much?

Good stop smoking: Hypertension (b p) will give serious complications if you do not take care of it, you must see your doctor regularly ned to follow all the instructions given, besides the medication (s) to stay health. ...Read more

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Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

Should I trust this remedy? It says homeopathic eye drops, but the ingredients look like medications!

Be careful: Some labels say "homeopathic" because of dilutions in manufacturing. But these products may not be "homeopathic" to your case -- meaning, individualized specifically to the symptoms that you have. Thus these would not be likely to help you at a deep level -- although the substances in them may be dilute enough not to "harm" you. Most true homeopathic remedies come from substances found in nature. ...Read more

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Blood sugar drop down to 54 mg/dl every 3 hours. Enough eaten (at least 700 cal. Every meal). Daily. Symptomatic. NO MEDICATION. Insulinoma likely?

Blood sugar drop down to 54 mg/dl every 3 hours. Enough eaten (at least 700 cal. Every meal). Daily. Symptomatic. NO MEDICATION. Insulinoma likely?

Insulinoma: It is very rare. How are you checking your glucose and has the device been recently calibrated? Not certain what you mean by every 3 hrs? 3 hrs after eating or after fasting. ...Read more

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Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Odd Blood Pressures, 167/145, 171/150, then drops to 90/50. What type of medication? Emerg Room Dr said it was Labile Hypertension/headaches when High

Merits an evaluation: Two of the pressures mentioned are clearly very high; the 3rd pressure is quite low. It merits a careful visit to ones doctor to attempt to clarify the reason for the marked fluctuation. A thorough history and exam with blood and urine testing should determine the cause of the marked pressure variations. ...Read more

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Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son? What is this medication used for? Thank you for your time :)

Are ofloxacin eye drops safe for my four month old son? What is this medication used for? Thank you for your time :)

Antibiotic: In the pediatric population, Ofloxacin eye drops are used to treat bacterial keratitis and severe bacterial conjunctivitis involving susceptible organisms. However, I can't find any evidence for the indication or use of Ofloxacin eye drops in children less than a year of age. Please see a pediatrician, perhaps one who specializes in treatment of ophthalmic (eye) problems. ...Read more

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EYE Dr. Prescribed me Blephamide eye drop for complete year 12 refills. Dr.said this is high risk medication. What does it mean to say that?

EYE Dr. Prescribed me Blephamide eye drop for complete year 12 refills. Dr.said this is high risk medication. What does it mean to say that?

Steroid containing: This prescription duration seems rather excessive to me. I don't know your diagnosis, but if an Eye MD is prescribing Blephamide™ for this duration, he/she better carefully manage your condition and frequently assess your vision, eye pressure, and treatment area. The medication contains prednisolone (steroid) and sulfacetamide (antibiotic). Glaucoma, cataracts, infections are some of the risks ...Read more