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What are some changes that I should watch out for when taking inh?

What are some changes that I should watch out for when taking inh?

INH: One main thing is that inh can lead to liver problems and you should be monitored regularly with lab tests. Inh can also cause a rash. Many on inh will complain about some GI distress like nausea and/or vomiting. In rare cases, inh can cause depression. It is important to stay on the inh long enough to completely get rid of the tb, and that is generally for one year. Talk with your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have Orthostatic Hypertension, and I am only 18. What are some precautions I should take and some tips that would be useful?

I have Orthostatic Hypertension, and I am only 18. What are some precautions I should take and some tips that would be useful?

Postural: First an internal medicine specialist or cardiologist would evaluate you to check for causes such as neuropathies, insufficiency of leg veins, any medications you may be taking, anemia,electrolyte imbalance, adrenal insufficiency,etc. You could try extra salt intake, medication like florinef, (fludrocortisone) elastic stockings. You must avoid standing up too quickly. Sit up at the edge of the bed before standing ...Read more

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I am going off Birth Control (Ortho-Tri Cyclen) and want to know if there are any side effects or problems I should worry about when doing this. ?

I am going off Birth Control (Ortho-Tri Cyclen) and want to know if there are any side effects or problems I should worry about when doing this. ?

Pregnancy: I see no medical risk of coming off BC pills other than pregnancy.The pill basically fooled your body into thinking it was pregnant so eggs would not be released, but retained for later. By coming off the pill, your body's hormone system re-sets and acts as if you were never on it. You may experience some irregularity in your cycle pattern as the re-set occurs. ...Read more

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I have diabetes and currently taking metformin. The metformin is not working like it use to. What are some other drugs i can bring up to my doctor.

I have diabetes and currently taking metformin.   The metformin is not working like it use to.  What are some other drugs i can bring up to my doctor.

Depends: Depends on your a1c. If its over 9.0 you need insulin. Less than 9.0 consider Invokana or victoza (liraglutide) in combination with metformin. Have doctor check a gad antibody to see if you have lada in which case you will need insulin. ...Read more

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I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent drowning. Are there some steps I should be taking?

I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent drowning. Are there some steps I should be taking?

Drowning prevention: Most drownings occur in swimming pools in residential areas. The best strategy is to install appropriate fences around pools. Ask your city/county about the specific requirements. Studies have shown that the vast majority of pools in the US are not fenced! Also, there are alarms (like baby alarms) that your child can wear, which send a signal to the a base as soon as your child hits the water. ...Read more

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I have chronic pain and take oxycodone 15mg Q6. I am concerned about the possibility of becoming physiologically (not psychologically) addicted. What are some warning signs to look out for to make sure that doesn't happen?

I have chronic pain and take oxycodone 15mg Q6. I am concerned about the possibility of becoming physiologically (not psychologically) addicted. What are some warning signs to look out for to make sure that doesn't happen?

It's biology: Anyone taking a regular dose of opioids for enough time develops physiological dependency, and this is a biological event, and really cannot be prevented. Nor, does it have to have any adverse consequences. At that dose, the level of dependency is likely minimal; however, if you are taken off, it should be tapered over several weeks, or medications can be used (like clonidine) to lessen symptoms ...Read more

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Why do some doctors recommend stop Metformin after the first trimester and some not . What effect it could has if you stay and dont necessery need to.

Why do some doctors recommend stop Metformin after the first trimester and some not . What effect it could has if you stay and dont necessery need to.

Because no science/: or clinical trials to answer & ?es GI problems. Metformin is a weak agent to ? ?es in blood glucose by ?ing liver conversion of protein/fat into glucose. Far bigger issue is blood glucose & avoiding sugar (i.e. carbohydrate) intake. Carbohydrates are only absorbed by breaking them down (digestion) to single or double sugar molecules, nothing larger absorbed. Thus all carbs come in as sugar. ...Read more

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What to do if only other medications I'm on are the Depo-Provera and kalonopin. should I bring it up to my doctor?

What to do if only other medications I'm on are the Depo-Provera and kalonopin. should I bring it up to my doctor?

Yes: You should always bring a list of any medication or other product you take to your visits.This would include herbal preparations, vitamin supplements, probiotics, aspirin,etc. These products may or may not interfere with a med the doc is considering using for you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been taking simvastatin for several years and wanted to know if there are any long term side affects I should be concerned about?

What to do if I have been taking simvastatin for several years and wanted to know if there are any long term side affects I should be concerned about?

Simple answer - no: The statin drugs have now been used for indefinite periods in humans now for over 25 years and are incredibly safe and well tolerated without long term side effects. Muscle soreness can happen even after being on a statin for a long time, but almost never causes true medical harm. They are very safe and wonderful drugs that have prolonged countless lives and greatly improved quality of life. ...Read more

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I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent breast carcinoma. Are there some steps I should be taking?

I always forget to ask my doctor about how to prevent breast carcinoma. Are there some steps I should be taking?

Diet exercise: Low fat diet and keeping your weight down may help. Avoid a lot of alcohol. Probably should not take estrogen replacement continually for many years. Remember that 1 in 7 women get breast cancer - and most can't be prevented. Get your mammograms. In this case, early detection is a reality and prevention is only a hope. ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer but low grade just wait and see now, are there any special foods or vitamins I can take to help keep it in check? ty

I have prostate cancer but low grade just wait and see now, are there any special foods or vitamins I can take to help keep it in check? ty

No: I am glad your cancer is low grade. You would be doing yourself a major disservice at this time to buy into made-up stuff about what you should and should not be eating. There is zero real science here. Some environmental something may contribute to prostate carcinogenesis, but I have never known a physician with prostate cancer to adjust his diet to manage it. ...Read more

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Are there dietary changes I should make after menopause? I haven't had many symptoms of menopause, but am wondering if there are any changes I should make in my diet to make sure i stay healthy through this process? .

Are there dietary changes I should make after menopause? I haven't had many symptoms of menopause, but am wondering if there are any changes I should make in my diet to make sure i stay healthy through this process?

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That : That is a very good question. Most women, after menopause, need more fiber in their diet, such as more fruit and vegetables, because their bowel motility slows. More calcium is needed as is vitamin d in order to prevent osteoporosis. Magnesium in your diet can prevent muscle cramping and also helps with slow bowel motility. Many women have problems with weight gain, so sticking with fruits/veggies/low fat diet can be helpful of course for that. ...Read more

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What are the sign to look for when taking warfin that things are not going right?

Bleeding: Easy bruising, swollen joints, dark bms, bloody urine, spontaneous bruising... Avoid excess etoh and green vegetables while on warfarin. ...Read more

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If taking methotrexate for long periods do you have to undergo constant monitoring and testing? If so, what kind?

If taking methotrexate for long periods do you have to undergo constant monitoring and testing? If so, what kind?

Methotrexate : Methotrexate is used in rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory joint disease and several other conditions . Patients on Methotrexate long term need to be carefully monitored with blood tests and urine tests for any side effects and at times with chest x-ray and abdominal ultra sound ...Read more

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What are some changes that I should watch out for when taking inh?

INH: One main thing is that inh can lead to liver problems and you should be monitored regularly with lab tests. Inh can also cause a rash. Many on inh will complain about some GI distress like nausea and/or vomiting. In rare cases, inh can cause depression. It is important to stay on the inh long enough to completely get rid of the tb, and that is generally for one year. Talk with your dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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