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Should I change my migren medication to something else bcause im been taking ponstan and confergot for 10 years plus. What harm if I keep on taking it?

Depends: It depends upon how often you have migraine attacks. If the migraine is severe and frequent then you would be better off taking something to prevent these attacks. There are several meds approved for that purpose. Cafergot (ergotamine and caffeine) is useful only if you have infrequent migraine and its long term use is harmful. ...Read more

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Due to a pinched nerve-took 12mnths to diagnose-i now suffer with anxiety. Is this plus the medication im on make it more difficult to get prpregnant?

Due to a pinched nerve-took 12mnths to diagnose-i now suffer with anxiety. Is this plus the medication im on make it more difficult to get prpregnant?

Pinched nerve: Hello, sorry you are in so much pain around the holidays. You may want o check with your doctor or psychiatrist related to pain which can make the depression worse. An anti-anxiety medication may help in your case such as a small does of Klonopin (clonazepam) for the anxiety. Again, check with your doctor. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?

What's the medication for bronchitis spasm. Or rather how do you manage it. What action should be taken. Plus could you refer us to any pulmonologist?

Inhaler: A beta 2 agonist via inhalation is usually the treatment. A general physician can provide this care. Cannot refer in Mombasa sorry. ...Read more

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How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

How should I cope with my depression in addition to medication?

See a psychologist: Psychologists and other psychotherapists provide treatment that not only helps now and but helps prevent reoccurences. ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Along with CBT use: Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to be on 3 medications right now plus pain medication?

Please advise if it's bad to be on 3 medications right now plus pain medication?

Not a simple answer: It depends on which medications you are on at the moment. If it is 3 medications for pain control, then it my not be the best course of action. If it is 3 medications for blood pressure, then it may be appropriate depending on the doses of each and which mechanisms of action are being utilized. ...Read more

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Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Good morning riza here still in pain with upper left chest and shoulder blade area daily no medication seems to help plus my whole body mussels hurt?

Pain: Riza - would need more information. If muscular you may try higher dose magnesium malate - 1000 mg daily or to bowel tolerance (if diarrhea reduce does) this usually helps relieve muscle pain where some medications do not ...Read more

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Marijuana plus ssri. Bad combination? The ssri is a follow up to nicotine deaddiction medication.

Marijuana plus ssri. Bad combination? The ssri is a follow up to nicotine deaddiction medication.

Bad combination: Sounds like you're still in an addiction pattern, if still using marijuana. And yes, this is a bad combination if you want to end your addictive behavior. ...Read more

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I am taking meloxicam. Can I take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while I am on this medication?

I am taking meloxicam. Can I take alka-sektzer plus cold and flu also while I am on this medication?

Avoid mixing manyMed: There has to be a good reason for adding any pills or taking each one of the pills. If your condition is a head cold, then you do not need to mix more than Tylenol (acetaminophen) / or Cold/Flu meds and or a decongestant. Alka- seltzer is not a safe medication to mix with Meloxican ...Read more

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Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.

Any feedback regarding juice plus on hypothyroid patients? Not looking to cure but to feel better without leaving my medication.

OK but can do better: I like that juice plus is a concentrate of healthy fruits ; veggies but several of its ingredients are on the ewg's dirty dozen list of most pesticide-laden produce ; there is no indication juice plus is organic. You'd be far better off choosing a product like orac energy greens which is entirely organic or wildcrafted; one serving has the antioxidant power of 24 servings of fruits ; vegetables. ...Read more

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I have irregular periods. I have to induce it by medication every time. Would this affect my fertility? Plus, I'm 24...

I have irregular periods. I have to induce it by medication every time. Would this affect my fertility? Plus, I'm 24...

Ovulation: If you have irregular periods then you may or may not be ovulating spontaneously. If you are not ovulating on your own then assistance may be needed when you are trying to conceive. Regulating your cycles now will not affect your future fertility. ...Read more

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I did liver test and I don't have hepatitis a, b, or c and my sgpt is 66 (>45)plus I'm taking olmesartan 10mg+lercanidipine 20mg, is it due to medications?

I did liver test and I don't have hepatitis a, b, or c and my sgpt is 66 (>45)plus I'm taking olmesartan 10mg+lercanidipine 20mg, is it due to medications?

Alcohol, fatty liver: Could be meds but just as likely this mild elevation in transaminase liver levels could be due to other things (like mild-moderate alcohol use, or fatty infiltration of liver). Fatty liver is more likely if there are elevated triglycerides or signs of Insulin resistance (low hdl, elevated triglycerides, obesity, or hga1c > 5.6). Can also be seen if associated sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis. I'v started with 5 mg medication.

Can escitalopram be used as an antipsychotic? I have major depressive disorder plus symptoms of psychosis. I'v started with 5 mg medication.

Treatment: Escitalopram is an effective antidepressant. 10-20% or major depression can be complicated by psychosis. Standard of care for psychotic depression is antidepressant plus antipsychotic

for non affective psychosis (not psychotic depression) escitalopram is not effective by itself. ...Read more

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On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

On 2 different blood pressure medications plus clonodone @night. He wakes up w/ arm ice cold, numb from shoulder down to bottom of rib cage. No pain?

Certainly: Doesn't sound related at all to b/p meds. You failed to mention whether it feels "cold" to him, or if it is actually "cold" to touch. In either case have his doctor evaluate that. ...Read more

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I had irrigular period and a doctor gave me a diapetes medication plus hormons. Is that means I have pcos?

I had irrigular period and a doctor gave me a diapetes medication plus hormons. Is that means I have pcos?

Possible: The treatment you describe is commonly used for pcos. You should be able to ask your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I'm a 20-plus year opiate addict who has had problems with PTSD and depressive anxiety. I have tried all sorts of medications antidepressants and mild?

I'm a 20-plus year opiate addict who has had problems with PTSD and depressive anxiety. I have tried all sorts of medications antidepressants and mild?

Opiate addiction: You mention that you are dependent of opiates. It might be a good to consider treatment for the opiate dependency. I am not trying to dodge your question. Opiate use is likely contributing to the anxiety and depression. It would be difficult to effectively treat these other conditions while you continuing to use opiates. Likely you know some of the options for treating opiate dependency. ...Read more

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I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

I have itchy and watery eyes plus running nose wt occassional redness of the eye and ithyness at d back of the throat. Cause and medication pls.

Allergies: Sounds like you are allergic to something in your environment. This time of year pollen allergies are very common. Avoiding exposure is ideal, but often impractical. Try daily use of otc antihistamines like claritin, zyrtec, Allegra (available generically) and use salt water (saline) nasal spray to clear the passages. If no better, ask your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are there particular medications that work in addition to psychotherapy in teenagers for depression?

Are there particular medications that work in addition to psychotherapy in teenagers for depression?

Absolutely: There are many medications. However, only a fully qualified medical doctor, specifically a child psychiatrist, is positioned to make this determination. ...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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Can you tell me in addition to medication, how can I prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation?

Can you tell me in addition to medication, how can I prevent the recurrence of atrial fibrillation?

Get fit: Risk factor modification has been shown to reduce and occasionally eliminate atrial fibrillation. Weight loss and moderate intensity aerobic exercise is very effective. Avoid stimulants and alcohol as well ...Read more

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Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Need medication increase I am only 25 years old but have scoliosis through out my spine and arthritis in my upper back which are both extremely painful and crippling. Even simple tasks are hard because of these issues. In addition to my back I have severe

Scoliosis and pain: Scoliosis is a non painful condition and if you are experiencing pain then a complete workout is indicated to find the source of your pain and begin proper treatment. At your age your scoliosis should not be crippling you and other sources should be found. Treatment properly can result in a painless life style and you should be able to enjoy all the activities your desire with proper care. ...Read more

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I have psoriatic arthritis and suffer chroinc fatigue. Can you suggest additional medication to ask my gp for in addition to methotrexate?

I have psoriatic arthritis and suffer chroinc fatigue. Can you suggest additional medication to ask my gp for in addition to methotrexate?

See details: If your disease is poorly controlled you need to be on a biologic agent in addition to the methotrexate. You need to be under the direct care of a rheumatologist even in the National Health System. Finally, stop smoking as this makes the psoriatic arthritis much worse. ...Read more

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Is the any kind of drug in mega ditex plus chromium?

Is the any kind of drug in mega ditex plus chromium?

Vitamins/Minerals: It contains several vitamins and minerals plus fiber. There are no active drugs in it that fall outside these categories. Like most diet pills, it has never been shown to lead to long-term, healthy weight loss. Please discuss weight loss with a registered dietitian who can help you create a sustainable diet for your needs. ...Read more

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What does a high diastolic reading in a BP reading stand for? What are the causes and implications? In addition to drugs, what can a patient do?

What does a high diastolic reading in a BP reading stand for? What are the causes and implications? In addition to drugs, what can a patient do?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure readings give two numbers. The higher number is systolic. The lower number is diastolic. Systolic is when the heart is contracting/pumping blood. Diastolic is during the time the heart is relaxing. Hi readings for either one is considered abnormal and should be treated if persistent. Other than medication, weight-loss and low-salt diet may help lower these numbers. ...Read more

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Which drugs can I take for typhoid and malaria plus?

Which drugs can I take for typhoid and malaria plus?

Many drugs: All require prescription and are dependent on the type of malaria and the resistance pattern and stage of typhoid ...Read more

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Female 22 years old pregnant at 4th month take pregnacare plus ' are this drug harmful to fetus? Thanks

Female 22 years old pregnant at 4th month take pregnacare plus ' are this drug harmful to fetus? Thanks

Shouldn't be: Pregnacare plus is a supplement designed to help the developing fetus grow healthy by providing important nutrients like folic acid (to prevent spinal cord defects) and omega 3 Fatty acids, which some people believe may help with brain development. I have not heard anything negative about the Pregnacare products, but I would definitely let your doc know ALL the supplements you are taking! ...Read more

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In terms of bioequivalency, is it true that generic drugs, can vary, plus or minus, 25% according to both the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, and FDA?

In terms of bioequivalency, is it true that generic drugs, can vary, plus or minus, 25% according to both the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, and FDA?

No more than 5%: According to the FDA "The drug content of the test product cannot differ from that of the reference listed product by more than 5 percent." The average difference is about 3%. ...Read more

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I'm starting oxycodone but it's making me horribly nauseas plus headaches. Is there a way to acclimate to this drug or will I always be miserable?

I'm starting oxycodone but it's making me horribly nauseas plus headaches. Is there a way to acclimate to this drug or will I always be miserable?

Probably acclimate: Nausea is a side effect of narcotics to which most patients become tolerant to over time. Your physician may consider prescribing medications to help with your nausea if it is markedly interfering with your normal activities. ...Read more

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Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?

Aviva Plus gluco-meter readings fluctuate btw 102-122/mL over 3 yrs, ie @Pre-Diabetes T2 Genetic. 5'10 165lbs healthy. Need I take prescribed drugs?

Prediabetes.: Medications are not necessary for prediabetes, only lifestyle measures such as high fiber diet with complex carbohydrates, smaller more frequent meals, leaner proteins, regular aerobic exercise and weight training and weight reduction if necessary. Supplementing cinnamon and chromium can help as well. ...Read more

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Can I possibly test positive for something? I was told I had a plus 1 on my drug test and it would be sent to the lab. I do not do any drugs besides take Claritin-D 24 hour.

Can I possibly test positive for something? I was told I had a plus 1 on my drug test and it would be sent to the lab. I do not do any drugs besides take Claritin-D 24 hour.

Once the results: Return - you can determine if the rerun test showed anything. Some things can cause false positives on drug screen panels. But you will need to see what it was positive for before you can see if that might be the cause. ...Read more