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Why Do Doctors Prescribe Lovenox With Some Thing Ealse
Why are doctors reluctant to prescribe armour or any ndt? It seems that those who do use it feel tremendously better
Different doctors: have different reasons. In general, however, it is harder to titrate the dose. Since it is simply ground up pig thyroid, there is no guarantee how much hormone you will get with each pill (there is variability). Synthroid or levothyroxine is also biochemically identical to human thyroid hormone, pig hormone is not. Patients probably feel better due to the T4/T3 combo. ...Read more
Many, if not most: Generics are exactly the same as brand name medication. One noteworthy exception is thyroxine, where the brand name replacement is more consistent and reliable. Drugs that are replacement hormones, such as thyroid, have a much more variable effect in your body with only the slightest variation in the medication, the fda tests by drug levels, not by physiologic action in your body, which can vary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: You may want to get tested for gluten sensitivity and leaky gut. I know it sounds like an unlikely casue for ra, which is an autoimmune disease, but there is a growing body of evidence being published suggesting there is a correlation between sensitivity to a protein found in wheat, rye and barley (gluten), intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and autoimmune diseases like ra. ...Read more
Why do some doctors prescribe a hard collar after ACDF but others do not? What is the current philosophy?
It depends what on-: -physician choice & can also be driven by the # of levels fused as well as how securely the grafts are held in place. Also quality of bone of the patient. Stronger bones give better purchase of the bones & a stronger construct hence much more stable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom said psychiatrists are all crazy, charge u to give common sense advice & give meds for things that people need to just deal with. Is she right?
Maybe.: Is your mom a Scientologist? Or, has she had a bad experience? Care varies by the caregiver. Broad statements are seldom true and often betray bias. Love your mother but trust your own "common sense". ...Read more
Do you know of anyone bipolar who is successful in life with out meds? Why do diagnoses change with diff docters
Yes, w/ support: Bipolar is actually a fairly new Dx. It claimed the territory of Manic Depression and added to it - a Corporation on a take-over spree. To some, every pt can fit into the box. Dx by an experienced well trained pro can be fairly reliable, but it's still opinion - it's descriptive. These are still not germs, bacteria, etc. visible on a slide. MRIs don't show lumps, etc. Rxs may be the same. So, "?" ...Read more
How do I tell a doctor that certain meds work best for my ptsd when they think everyone is drug seeking?
Perhaps One Day: Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, has recently made headline news. Apparently there is evidence that it acts as an anti-depressant. Some studies have shown in severe treatment resistant patients that ketamine provides significant symptom relief after a single dose within two hours. It's effects can last up to one week. There are potentially dangerous side effects and further research is needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can you please give me some referrals to psychiatrists near me within 25 miles. It says you specialize in addiction medicine do you know any good suboxone psych docs for in office ?
Can't answer without: knowing what your insurance is. If you have no insurance, then need to know what your ability to pay for services is. If you are in Massachusetts, you should be able to get subsidized care in the Health Connector, as well as potential Medicaid eligibility. Answer about your insurance and what town you live in and I can give you some potential referrals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urge incontinence: Medications usually help with urge incontinence which is caused by an overactive bladder or bladder spasms. Stress incontinence is caused by a weakness of tissue under the urethra. Medications are not usually used to treat stress incontinence. Follow up with a gynecologist, urogynecologist, or urologist Resources: www.voicespfd.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
otc pain medication and most prescribed don't tend to work for me. my doctors have stopped giving me them because of it. what can I do for pain?
What do doctors do when their patients have a medication allergy to the medication they want to prescribe?
Find an alternative: This can make treatment difficult, but luckily there are usually alternative treatments available. Also there are some medication allergies that a board certified allergist can do a desensitization for that can allow for the medication to be taken without reaction. Also., some medications "allergies" are really only adverse effects that may be tolerated if needed. Get evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more
What literature do physicians use to know the onset times of medications? I have pdrs and nursing drug handbooks and nothing?
PAckage insert: Usually the package insert, which is basically what the pdr is, has the data about the onset and duration and half-life of the medication. You can get a pretty good idea from that about when the medication starts to have an onset of action. This is all data the fda requires the companies to analyze before they approve a drug. ...Read more
They're suffering: Some conventionally trained physicians may not realize that by its very nature, medicine is "holistic" -- involves the whole person (body, mind, emotions, and spirit) and relationships are essential too. Conventional training may also downplay the role of healing in patient recovery. In allowing this, we disconnect ourselves from what drew us into medicine in the first place. Great loss for all. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It's a quick,easy: way to test strength and symmetry thereof in hands and lower arms. ...Read more
Why do doctors think pain pills can fix back problems and do not endorse chiropractors as the ones who can help? I would not even consider going to an eye doctor when I have pain with my teeth.. Why would you as md's, do's send me to a phyical therapist,
Depends: On why you are getting lovenox (enoxaparin). If it's for deep vein thrombosis, and their are no other risks, it will often stop after 6 months. If it's for pulmonary embolism, anticoagulation should go for at least a year. If there is an underlying hypercoaguable state (cancer, enzyme deficiency, other chronic illnesses) it may be given indefinitely. In pregnancy, it would continue until after delivery. ...Read more
Why does my doctor have me come off warfarin 5 days before a surgical procedure and take lovenox (enoxaparin) instead?
Because...: Your doctor does not want you to bleed during the surgery and in the same time your doctor does not want you to develop another kind of blood clots while you are not taking your warfarin. That is why your doctor wants you to stop the warfarin and bridged you on the Lovenox (enoxaparin) while you are off the warfarin. Please discuss with your doctor for other question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc Im19 weeks preg, from week 5 taking lovenox (enoxaparin) 20 mg daily (due to very early 2 miscarriages before), now tummy is bigger.where can i inject now?
How common is osteoporosis with long term use of lovenox. I have recurred twice (pe, leg thrombosis) on Coumadin (warfarin) and my doctor has me on lovenox ?
Doc, what causes burning sensation on hand left palm with some veins are visible on week 20 of pregnancy? Im taking lovenox (enoxaparin) injection from week 5 aps
Carpel tunnel syndro: Burning dysaesthetic pain derives from nerve injury or compression. Hand digits 1-3 are covered by median nerve; the 4-5 digits, ulnar nerve. Pregnancy with its systemic volume expansion (blood, serum, etc.), the carpal tunnel, housing the median nerve, gets narrowed. ...Read more
13 weeks pregnant. Doctor said to stop the progesterone and baby asprin now and continue with lovenox to 36 weeks. Is there any concern with this?
Diagnosis: You will need to ask the doctor the diagnosis and seek clarification on why these medications are being prescribed. This sounds like a normal treatment plan for someone who has antiphospholipid antibody syndrome or some other coagulation disorder. Without knowing your medical history we can not comment on specifics ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I see alot of doctors prescribe prilosec instead of nexium (esomeprazole) why is that? I thought it does the same thing.
Correct - insurance?: Prilosec (omeprazole:10,20mg) is available generic, and likely better covered by US insurance formularies. Nexium (esomeprazole: 40mg i.e. double) is an isomer (same chemical formula) with some property differences but not generic. Several other "proton pump inhibitors" available too, working by same mechanism. Some patients still may respond better with one over other, depending on the patient ...Read more
Yes: It will hurt your pocketbook. Hcg shots are a worthless way to lose weight. It is given by quacks to make you nauseated - which is why pregnant women have nausea in the first trimester - their own hcg. If HCG is given orally as drops it will be digested in the stomach like any protein and be ineffective in causing nausea and weight loss. ...Read more
Is there a such thing as medical marijuana? If so which doctor prescribes? What affect does long term marijuana do to the body?
Accutane caused me to have rosacea and i'm a 20 year old male. What is this thing doing to my body? Why do doctors prescribe this for mild acne?
Accutane treatment: Accutane is a vitamin a derivative used to treat acne. It is fda approved but has siginificant potential side effect and should only be used in stubborn to clear acne or widespread pustular acne which does not respond to more traditional topical and oral medications. Rosacea should be a temporary side effect from the Accutane and should clear once you are off the medicine. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?
Healthier Suggestion: How about we figure out why a 23-year-old woman has insomnia that is so pervasive she needs to be tried on so many different sleeping medications that don't seem to work? Don't you agree that finding the root cause would be the better solution? Be happy to guide you as a neurologist. Write to me @ www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Generally, no: You have posted a question on HealthTap's free, informational forum. This forum is not for obtaining medical care. Try a premium forum that provides medical care (such as HealthTap PRIME or CONCIERGE in the US). The fees do not change with regard to whether or not the doctor prescribes a medication. That said, patients should NOT receive narcotic, psychiatric, or potentially abusable drugs online. ...Read more
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