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Why Should We Slowly Decrease Prednisone And Not Stop Quickly
How do you stop qvar inhaler? Can you stop immediately or do you gradually decrease it? I was supposed to continue until spring finished.
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
After increasing saroxat dose to 25 mg i feel so hypotonic no energy any idea if this will continue? I am always too lazy to exercise now
Saroxat: The dosage seems to be too strong for you. See your doctor about reducing the dose or changing meds. ...Read more
Sugar decreases testosterone so if i change my diet where there is hardly any sugar, testosterone will increase, but how long will it take to increase?
Sugar, not alone!: Sugar intake is strongly associated with obesity. Fat cells through cyclic aromatase turn testosterone to estrogen. If you are lean and not a diabetic, this would not be a cause, and my true medical skills are showing, because I am a "preacher for low carb diets." you need a metabolism, endocrinology, urology evaluation! ...Read more
So how long will it take to start feeling normal after stop taking the cholesterol medicine and will my Q 10 levels are just on their own or do I have to take another form of medication?
Statin adversity: Interestingly, the original application for statin approval in the US included Co Q 10 as a combined med ! FDA would not approve because Co Q10 is a nutrient. Still, all statins reduce muscle Co Q10, not just in skeletal muscles but in myocardium as well. Stopping the statin is important when its adversity mounts but taking hi quality Co Q10 is truly beneficial too. Dietary meat helps a bit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you get shaky from low blood sugar, then eat something to help it- how long does it take for the body to absorb it and stop the shaky response?
I'm no longer producing enough breastmilk, and want to stop all together. Can i do it without taking that pill that drys you up.?
Three basic plans: Cold turkey: bind yourself & send baby to others to bottle feed until they will for you.(painful & frustrating for both but some do ok.) gradual: drop a feeding every day or two, using bottle instead. At some point body drops supply & you can accelerate coming off. (less pain)third: us baby to soften soften the full breast for a minute or two followed by a bottle.This will slow milk production. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tapering off of 10mg amitriptyline, taking halves, how long and how should I get to where I can stop? Pills r making me worse, anxious to stop....
How long can I take red yeast rice for cholesterol? I've heard the body can become dependent on it and your cholesterol will spike if you stop.
Indefinite: Red yeast rice contains a very low dose of the drug, lovastatin. This is a member of the statin family of cholesterol medicines. Studies have been done showing that statins can be well-tolerated and remain effective for many years. The cholesterol levels will go back up when statins are stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it OK to kickbox 5 times a week and go to the gym when taking Abilify (aripiprazole) as you are not meant to overheat qhile taking it. Don't want to have to stop.
Now knowing that older antihistamines like hydroxyzine make you gain weight, how soon after I stop taking it will I start to lose the weight?
If you take amitriptyline and it raises your prolactin levels will they go back down again when you stop the amitriptyline ?
2-4 weeks: If you have stopped your statin, i would wait 6 weeks amd get your cholesterol checked. ...Read more
Do you and how to taper or wean off amlodipine. Can you stop abruptly when switching to spironolactone, ? Thanks.
Doctor's advice: Starting and stopping medications can be complex. The proper way to stop a medicine depends on the reasons that the medicine is being used, and the effects that the medicine is having. It is impossible to answer your question without more detail and you should ask your doctor for advice. Amlodipine and spironolactone are not similar medications and one does not replace the other. ...Read more
Can antidepressants cause you to develop food allergies? How long do these tablets stay in your system if you stop after having them for 8 years?
5htp - been taking 50mg morning and 100mg at night for 8 weeks for mild anxiety. Can i just stop this medication or do I need to slowly taper down? Limited effect (if any) so just want to stop med.
How should I taper of 150 mg of Trazadone need to do quickly as doctor thins it's raising my liver enzymes?
Easiest way: Easiest way is decrease to 100 mg. x 3 days, 50 mg. x 3 days then discontinue. Unless your liver is severely impaired - this should be fine. However, at this speed ... Be prepared for your sleep to be interrupted a bit. This should diminish within a few days however. Also, I saw in the profile -- be aware that Xanax (alprazolam) is also metabolized through the liver. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Starting an exercise regime, to try and combat raised alt, i was informed this can elevate them further if so how soon before the test should I stop?
Here's why: Alt can come from both your skeletal muscle and your liver. Especially while you're sore from working out beyond what you're accustomed to, don't take a slight rise in the alt (coming from stressed muscle) as being of any concern. What we're most interested in is building long-term good habits. ...Read more
Do antipsychotics stop working and return you to your original state before medications when discontinued? I am definitely not the same as pre medicat
NO: No one and no disease is the same after being on medication, most of medical illnesses have no curative solutions, rather controlling and managing ones. I.E someone with hi blood pressure can't stop his meds and assume he will be the same . Psychopharmacology has advanced significantly and your doctor can work with you so you get the best results with the least possible side effects. ...Read more
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