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What Type Of Drug Is Pcp
PCP recently diagnosis me with tachycardia, didn't specify which type. Echo, 24hr ekg, cbc, thyroid bw good, no drugs, anx meds no help. What could be cause?
Relax: The underlying worry about your heart when thousands of dollars in testing has proven your heart is healthy. You are in your twenties. You are a female. You do not have heart disease. ...Read more
Phencyclidine (PCP): Pcp is a "dissociative" drug, distorting perceptions of sight and sound and producing feelings of detachment. Users can experience several unpleasant psychological effects, with symptoms mimicking schizophrenia (delusions, hallucinations, disordered thinking, extreme anxiety). Pcp affects multiple neurotransmitter systems in the brain. It is illegal. ...Read more
What is the best way to communicate to my PCP about pain? I don't want him to think I'm a drug seeker but the pain is real and effects me daily.
Write down details:
Go to your Primary Care Physician well prepaired;
Write down in details a comprehensive description of your pain; Answer the following questions;
When did the pain stat?, What does it feel like?,
Where exactly does it go in your body once it starts?,
What makes it better?, What makes it worse?,
How long does it last untill it subsides?, Have you ever had this before? ; Bring your notes to Doctor ...Read more
Phencyclidine: Pcp can be readily detected in urine 48 hours after use. However, because pcp is stored in fat cells, it can cause a positive drug test much longer after the last use. Some people have been found positive 2-3 months after their last use because it is fat soluble. Pcp is considered extremely dangerous & can cause psychotic symptoms leading to severe injury or death. Get help -- see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Congratulations on your sobriety! Keep it up and all your tests will be passable. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/low-blood-pressure/basics/causes/con-20032298 for causes of low blood pressure, including diabetes. Since you're taking Lisinopril, ask about taking a lower dose. Dehydration is a common cause of low BP so make sure you drink enough water each & every day since poorly controlled diabetes can leach water out of you. ...Read more
What types of measures can we employ as health care administrators to alleviate the misdistribution of pcps?
See details: You can stop underpaying them and loading them up with administrative responsibilities. You should also stop trying to force them to see 40 patients a day if you employ them. As a rheumatologist, it does not surprise me that fewer and fewer medical school grads choose primary care, especially with an average education debt approaching 200k. ...Read more
I have been hospitalized twice in last month n was told I had cocaine n pcp in my system. I DO NOT use drugs so how could in be in my system?
In basic urine drug screens, a number of over-the-counter medications can cause a false positive reading for PCP including Benadryl (diphenhydramine), even ibuprofen (Motrin). I'm unaware of any OTC meds that cause a false positive for cocaine.
If there is a question about accuracy, a more advanced confirmatory test can be requested but is impractical in an Emergency Department setting. ...Read more
I smoke pcp 10 days ago and I got urine tested today will it come back positive or negative for drugs
I smoke pcp 10 days ago and I got urine tested today will it come back for drugs positive or negative?
How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. Narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?
I think appropriate: Approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more
Pcp tells me Lexapro (escitalopram) is a very "clean drug". I think I understand what that means, but anyone care to elaborate?
Lexapro (escitalopram): In some, it is more tolerated and has fewer side effects, compared to other ssris. ...Read more
Who is the BEST doc type for tricky pain in left abd area. PCP has put me on wild chase and wrong diag 2x. It's been 3 mos, and I need it fixed.
Gastroenterologist: See aboveGet a more detailed answer ›
What can I do for my back issues and how do I go about asking the neuro surgeon, no pcp, about pain mgt without liking like a drug seeker? See imaging
Pain managment clini: If you have chronic back pain for injury or inborn problem and if surgical managment is not optionsl now- best to see Pain managment specialist. Besides using medication thry can involve phys. Therapy, electrical stimulators etc. Nobody will judgdge u as a " Drug seeker". Goal is to have quality life with pain managable. Talk to your Doc. About it. ...Read more
If only screening: Test, without confirmatory tests, there are MANY false positives, particularly for amphetamines. Every cold medicine and diet pill has a chemical structure very similar to amphetamines, and can give a false positive on the dipstick or instant tests. Confirmatory tests MUST be done if testing is part of a legal system, but you may need a lawyer to argue your case. See if there is appeal process. ...Read more
Is there a specific type of doctor to hire to consult/review records to help with dx? Complicated med hx, lost in sea of specialists, pcp no time.
Diagnostic problems: I understand that what you are feeling is that no one has taken an interest in your problems. What you need is a good family doctor to look at all your symptoms and review all your problems. Ask friends, local medical society or other doctors to recommend a good family doctor for you. I believe this will begin to give you help. ...Read more
I don't know how to comfront my pcp but he labeled me as a drug seeker and I honest to god am not im just in severe pain. What do u do. I'm In tears.
How do you know:
Relation with a physician could be complicated it is like relation with parent they are trying-to tell you to do the right thing and we thing we know more
And there is trust issue if a patient brake that trust once it is very hard to repair that
So either go to your old one and have heart to heart talk and see if he or she will trust you again
Or start with new physician a relation based on trust ...Read more
What type of specialist do I need to see for random rash outbreaks? Pcp isn't much help with it so far. Red rash comes and goes quickly. 7 months now
I get really bad headaches, had MRI done with no result... Pcp thinks im drug seeking as I do have a history don't know where else to turn for answers?
Another headache: A description of the type of pain the headache provides would help. Any family history of headaches - and the types and responses to treatment. Associated medical/neurological symptoms could provide clues as to an underlying illness responsible. A fever, elevated white blood cell count, and a stiff neck suggest meningitis. Suffered head or neck injury recently or in the past? Medicine withdrawal? ...Read more
My cousin is taking Consta Invega and Saphris (asenapine). She wants to taper off drug #2. PCP says symptoms elevate when she doesn't take it. Should she taper??
Good Afternoon, First of all, I would like to ask you if you are familiar with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hypermobility type)? I was diagnosed with hEDS in 2011 by Geneticist LaDonna Immken, M.D. here in Austin. Often I have questions and my PCP and other
Hypermobility: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III (EDS Type III, hypermobility type) typically presents with loose ligaments and flexible joints. This can cause joint pain after activity. The skin is not usually overly stretchy. Type III are not subject to the usual complications of more serious types of EDS. A normal lifestyle is expected. ...Read more
I'm on lamictal and zonegran for epilepsy. Random drug tests at work always show up positive for pcp. Why? I have never done drugs!
Technical answer: False positive blood tests are not unusual for many things. You should speak to the director of the laboratory doing these tests, asking whether lamictal, zonegran & whatever other meds you are taking could result in this "mis-identification"? Alternate testing procedures are often available to provide a clearer picture. Ask about this in your conversation. ...Read more
Was on clonadine for high blood pressure. 03 3 times a day. Switched pcp s how do you wein off this horrible drug, from my position? HELP?
Easy, decrease dose/: Day about 1/4 to 1/3 at a time (split pills), check BP response a few times a day over the next several days & then similarly decrease again. Clonidine in effect fools brain stem control that BP is higher than it really is. Thus if dose ↓ed to rapidly, brain perceives a sudden BP drop, tightens arterioles body wide & drives BP ↑. If you are monitoring BP, you can see ↑es & adjust accordingly. ...Read more
I took one tylonal pm the has 25mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) in it. I have a pre employment drug test in 12 hrs what's the chance of a false positive for pcp.
False + UDS: Chances are very slim to none.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take percocet & signed a contract w/ my pcp to not take other drugs. I took 1mg Xanax (alprazolam) & feel guilty. Should I tell my pcp? How long is it in urine?
Tell your PCP: You won't get anywhere by keeping secrets. All you will get in return is some measure of guilt and lowering of self-esteem. Consider going to a 12 step group for support and seek out a sponsor. Life can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
TheGoodThBad&TheUgly: Depends on the bacteria-& keep in mind that there are very few options in the stomach because the pH in there is very very acidic most of the time. But there's a pesky little bacteria that just loves it in there (H.pylori), living in the stomach's mucus layer. It can cause gastritis, hyper-acidity & ulcers. So, good to be gone. Anywhere else in the gut, the good bacteria can be replaced with a probiotic ...Read more
For the past few months, I seem to be leaking small amounts of poop after I go #2. PCP can't figure out why. What type of Dr to see?
Proctologist: A proctologist is a surgeon who specializes in problems with the rectum and anus. ...Read more