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Womens Daily Medication
I can't go out in public without medication (1-2 etizolam daily) and still cannot approuch woman I also get well to drunk which is unattractive help?
Before all else-: Lets address that you have described yourself as a "heavy drinker" and conditions as "alcohol intoxication, confusion and memory loss". Do you know that you kill your brain cells when you do this. It will not help your anxiety or difficulty going into public. Encourage you to get into treatment to deal with this. Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful. Psychiatric medications may be. ...Read more
Is it safe to take glucosamine daily and how much is recommended for a 54 year old woman on no other medications?
You can take it: Usually the dose is about 1500mg a day. I cannot promise you it will help you at all. I'm uncertain what you're taking her for but you can discuss this with your physician. You need a correct diagnosis before you start any type of therapy, even therapy that doesn't work ...Read more
Is it true that if a male takes medications daily, there are chances of his sperm being low and not getting a women pregnant?
What are they?: What are the medications you referred to? Specifically, taking testosterone will suppress sperm production due to no biofeedback to induce the secretion of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH). Besides, some chemotherapeutic agents may suppress sperm production also. Otherwise, the commonly used drugs would not affect sperm production. ...Read more
What can happen to 66-year-old female who has high calcium level. She's currently on new medication slightly heavy but solid taken 500mg/daily ca?
Too tired and sleepy all the time: (dear doc I have been having this problem for awhile now, like years to be honestand I think maybe its my medications that I have to take daily, I'm 46 yrs old ad a female and have several health issues, here they are: d
Both: Both your medical conditions, your psychiatric conditions and your medications could be contributing to your exhaustion. Dont' know when the last time your thyroid, carnitine and vitamin d levels were checked there are three common issues that can cause problems with fatigue. If these have not been checked it would be a good place to start. Having your diabetes well controlled is also very important. Ask your psychiatrist to assess you for atypical depression as it may respond well to a medication like wellbutrin (bupropion) if present. ...Read more
16, female. I suffer from anxiety daily. My face burns red I sweat uncontrollably, my heart races and my head pounds, should I consider medication?
Is Calcitonin Salmon nasal spray (200 IU daily for 3-months) is a safe medication for osteoporosis treatment of 57+ yr female? Any risk?
Nasal calcitonin: Yes it is safe with the exception that longer use may lead to irritation of nasal mucosa ...Read more
Fenofibrate?: I think you mean fenofibrate... Generic Fenofibrate should be taken up to 160mg per day with foods. 300mg daily would be too much for a daily dose of fenofibrate. ...Read more
That depends: There is no one best blood pressure medication based on age or sex. The choice of blood pressure medicine depends on several different factors including your race, severity and what other medical conditions you may have like allergies, diabetes and heart or kidney failure. Therefore the only person who can determine this is your doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
Clomiphene or Femara (letrozole): The choice of medication depends on the type of patient, but the first line of treatment is clomiphene, an oral medication used to induce follicular growth and ovulation. It is inexpensive and relatively safe, but can lead to multiple pregnancies (8%) and supresses the uterine lining. Femara (letrozole) is an oral alternative to Clomiphene that does not affect the endometrium. Both are equally effective. ...Read more
Menopause: Please be more specific about your question. What medication are you taking? ...Read more
A = safest:
Category a: these drugs have been tested and found to be safe during pregnancy. Category a includes drugs such as folic acid, vitamin b6, and some thyroid medicines in prescribed doses.
Category b: animals studies say safe, but no randomized controlled studies done in humans. These drugs are frequently used during pregnancy and do not appear to cause major birth defects or other problems. ...Read more
I just got a shot of ketoralac 30mg, 1cc injection. Can I get daily injections of this medication?
Ketorolac frequency: Ketoralac is a nsaids non steroidal anti inflammatory drug used for various moderate to severe acute pain conditions. The combined (inject-able or by mouth formulation) duration must not exceed 5 days. One must use the lowest effective dose and shortest treatment duration; because of very serious adverse effects like GI bleeding, GI perforation, strokes, heart attacks, renal failure and death. ...Read more
My new husband is very allergic to my cats. Is there a shot or daily medication to help me keep the cats?
Not easy 2 deal with: This is a tough situation. Sorry...With no easy answer. Since you say "severe" I presume it may include breathing trouble. An allergist would ask detailed questions about your home environment, his exposures (? In bedroom) etc before prescribing medication or making other recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more
Is there any safe medications to take for anxiety? I don't want medication but its getting worse and its effects my daily life.
Anxiety: Of course. There are plenty of safe medications. ...Read more
I am 33 years old female and planning for 2nd child since one year but not getting conceived. Kindly let me know how to plan or do I need medication.
Why are all studies done on medications done on male subjects? A mans body is different than a womans. This is incredibly sexist for this day and age!
Depending: Some studies are women only. Except for hormonal variations, bodies are pretty similar. ...Read more
I am a 35 years old woman diagnosed with MDD and on medication for the same. I have suicidal bouts and in the last 12 days have popped atleast 3000mg?
Yes, discuss w. Dr: Some women with low blood testosterone levels (yes women also have circulating testosterone, much lower levels than men) which can reduce libido. Small application of testosterone gel (1/7th of packet) boosts the libido in some women. Your dr. Or sex therapist are best people to advise. Good luck. ...Read more
The mind. The: Biggest aphrodisiac is mental. Lots of stimulants, to specific genital areas enjoy popularity, but I'm not sure that science backs the claims. ...Read more
Cough med: Do not take any medication unless your OB says it is ok and safe for your baby. ...Read more
Not usually: Only in extreme episodes of diarrhea would absorption of medications be affected. Usually, the medications are still in your system long enough to be dissolved and absorbed, even with diarrhea. Good luck. ...Read more
Sort of: Medications are given a 'pregnancy category' based on whether: they've actually been tested on pregnant women & found to be safe (a), no anecdotal or animal evidence of harm (b), possible animal study evidence so use only if benefit outweighs risk (c), probable evidence of harm (d), definite harm (x). Most meds used would be b or c. I don't know of any that are category a. ...Read more
Pretty much the same: The ability/rate at which your body clears and processes compounds and/or elements generally increases a little bit (e.g. Gfr: glomular filtration rate/kidney). Overall, this affect has no real significance when it comes to half-life matters. ...Read more
The best medication: For you is one that controls your symptoms with the fewest side effects. There is no drug - prescribed, OTC, naturopathic, homeopathic, or other- that has no potential side effects or adverse effects for everyone who takes them, including foods, caffeinated, 0-calorie & alcoholic beverages. Cognitive-Behavioral, Therapy, the mainstay of treating anxiety, has no side effects. Pills don't teach skill ...Read more
More specific: Are there specific medications you are referring to? ...Read more