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Not quite yet: Most months have 4 weeks in them, so you are a little over 2 months pregnant. I always use that old poem: "Thirty days hath September, April, June, & November. All the rest have 31, except February, etc." If all goes well, & it often does, you'll get there in a couple of weeks.Remember, dating the age of an unborn baby is approximate and not written in stone.Good luck, eat smart, happy thoughts! ...Read more
Yes-- but: It is still functional-- but if it is that old, it sounds like you are no longer under a doctor's care. It is never a good idea to take medicine unless your doctor knows about it. You might have been placed on new medicines that interact with it, or, at the very least, you need to have someone to call if you have side effects. ...Read more
I have celiac disease & I'm on a strict 100% gluten free diet. I take Propranolol 20mg tabs & Levothyroxine 137mcg tabs daily. Do these contain Gluten?
Prevacid (lansoprazole) for barrett's esophagus. Armour thyroid 120 mg( graves thyroidectomy 40 yrs ago), bupropion 75mg bid. Drug interaction? Hair loss sick etc
No interactions: No interactions between these medications that I am aware of. ...Read more
I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).
Can Barrett's esophagus stay the same over years time ? I take nexium (esomeprazole) 2x daily 40mg. 30 yo
My husband is taking mestinon, (pyridostigmine) methotrexate, and prednisone for myasthenia gravis. Are all 3 needed?
Quite possibly: About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties. In appropriate candidates, minimally invasive thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure or stabilize disease or decrease amount and/or types of meds. This link may help: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The otc cold remedies taken as directed are safe with antibiotics. ...Read more
Having gout, taking diclophinac 50 sodium, loric 5 mg but no relief in pain. Any diet for this, ( uric acid 8.2) please give advice?
Diet and uric acid: Yes.Take in tart cherry juice and tart cherries, 20/day. Add Lemon extract 4 tblspns / day. And avoid alcohol, animal fats, organ meats, anchovies, sardines, tuna, salmon, and shellfish. Limit other meats to 4 oz per day. Avoid high fructose corn syrup containing drinks and foods. Add egg whites, quinoa, soy as protein. Eat lots of citrus fruit and veggies. Drink 3 liters per day. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3 1/2 yr old with constipation...Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) safe? If so, what is recommended dosage?
Normal: Your test results are normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
24 YO Male. Trigs were 500+. Lipids: Total & Trigs~200/LDL 115/HDL 39. Dx E88.81 & E66.01 54mg/Tricor. Myalgia w/ statins & tricor (fenofibrate). Any suggestions?
I need more info: In young patients like this I've sometimes had remarkably good results with diet, exercise and weight loss. Before I can give an informed opinion I'd like to know some more information: family medical history of lipid disorders, heart disease, diabetes, liver disease, obesity, and personal details including illnesses, medications, liver enzymes, BMI. Maybe you would like a video consult ...Read more
Yes: Different people have different sensitivities to narcotics and hydrocodone, the active narcotic in norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is no different. Particularly when combined with other medications or alcohol, taking 3 or 4 Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) tablets could result in a fatal overdose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'd elevated TSH;around 18, taking eltroxin 100 mcg daily, it's under control now but I look bloated, height 5.7", 145 lbs, age 29. What is wrong here?
Hypothyroidism: Eltroxin (levothyroxine) is used for hypothyroidism. If your TSH is 18, then you probably need an increase in dose of your eltroxin, although 100 mcg is probably enough to make you feel better, but a dose that normalizes your TSH will make you feel normal. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and without hot liquids. See your doctor. ...Read more
Unknown: Nobody knows what will happen if those two non-medications are taken together. They are not fda approved medications, which means they may not have any good research, reliable data, verified quality control, etc., etc, ... It's a "use at your own risk" situation, but one can feel a bit more confident about it if one finds no news reports of bad side effects on the news or the internet. ...Read more