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Concerned on dosage lowered
My doctor reduced my levothyroxine from 125 to 100, because my count is still low. Is this normal? ## Hello, EV! How are you? The dosage does need to be changed regularly, to better balance your levels, so yes, it is normal. You may eventually hit a point where you are on one steady dosage for awhile, or it may need to be changed frequently. Side effects to his medication may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes, mood swings and hair loss. Is there anything else I can help with?
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in side effects
i am presently on tegretol and paxil, but gaining a lot of weight, a doctor introduce me to Asenlix but i would like to know if there is any side effect or interaction between these medications
Updated 3 minutes ago in Tegretol.
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Prozac and itching
I was removed from an antidepressant coctail 5 years ago and put on Prozac. It works for depression, but I have developed a horrible itching problem which I wonder if may be related to this drug. I have had diagnostics for everything. No rash. Just an increasing inability to tolerate any irritation to skin surface without literally months of horrible itching. I am being tortured to death. Any suggestions/help? ## How long has the itching been occurring? Do you take any other medications? Have you consulted a dermatologist? Itching can occur with Prozac, but it usually happens immediately, not after you've been on it for awhile.
Updated 4 minutes ago in Prozac.
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white oval pill ip466 side effects
do the Ibuprofen IP 466 and the Ibuprofen I8 have the same exact inactive ingredients? I have gotten muscle pain and headaches with the I8 and never got them with the IP466 I thought maybe something was different in the inactive ingredients. can you please help me ## Hello, Kate! How are you? As long as they are using ones from the FFA approved list, none of them have to be the same from one manufacturer to the other, so yes, it could be the in actives that are causing your problem. Headaches can also be side effects of NSAIDs, though most people take them to treat headaches. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness and stomach irritation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 minutes ago in Ibuprofen.
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Help with MORGELLONS
Please is ther anybody out there that could talk to me about MORGELLONS. As there is no help from the 9 docs I have asked for help! It's a living hell let's chat!!! ## There is alot of information on Tina Engressia's blog, about ways to try to get better. It doesn't seem very active anymore though. The Morgellons Support Network has people on it pretty much every day. Good luck. ## Help MORGELLONS is a living hell ## Good info at curezone. Its a good place to start. ## Hello, Cindy! How are you? What type of doctors have you been consulting? That may play a role. Morgellon's is actually not truly considered a diagnosis, but rather a delusional state that requires treatment and therapy. ## You are not helping anyone with this. Morgellons is not delusional and that has...
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Looking for caring doctor utah (near salt lake) that will prescribe methadone for pain or....
I've had chronic pain for fifteen years and been on many types of medications, opiate and non-opiate. When I changed insurance and couldn't see my regular doctor, I ran out of fentanyl patches and oxycodone. I had never abused my medication, but after going through a few days of horrible withdrawals, I became desperate and made the dumb mistake of trying H. That was three months ago and I'm too ashamed and embarrassed to attempt to try a new pain specialist. I did go to a suboxone clinic for about a week, but the pain was too unbearable and I went back to the dope. I have really bad veins, plus I'm not good at inj's. so I have bad bruises and marks. I want to get on legitimate pain meds, even methadone if that's all I can get. I can't go on like this anymore ...
Updated 10 minutes ago in Methadone.
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healthy protein bar and powder for weight loss.
yes my doctor wants me to go on a protein bar diet for weight loss. he suggested 15 protein bars daily with nothing but water for 4 weeks. then 4 bars daily with 1 small meal, 10 to 15 grams of protein no more than 250 calories and 15 to 20 percent fiber. this is very expensive since I am on a fixed income. what can I do I must lose weight because he said my sugar was a little elevated. any advise. ## Hello, Cat! How are you? That seems to be a very unusual weight loss method. How tall are you and how much do you weigh? Have you consulted an endocrinologist?
Updated 14 minutes ago in Diet / Weight Loss.
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ampitrexyl
hispanic antibiotic penicillin substitue??? ## what is ampitrexyl for ## Hi, I've been ill with cough and sore throat symptoms so far the medication that I've been taking has somewhat reduced it, but doesn't go away. A family member gave me these capsules by the name of Ampitrexyl 500 mg, a Mexican natural herb antibiotic. I'm allergic to penicillin would this herb contain penicillin? Thanks. Albert
Updated 14 minutes ago in Penicillin.
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Chronic Pain patients must get organized to lobby for their rights.
People with chronic, intractable pain are being discriminated against and it is imperative that we join forces to fight for our civil rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Please send information on existing associations and organizations that can help or how to establish one that can help pain patients fight for their rights with petitions, letters; emails to send to these state and federal politicians that are determined use prescription drugs, doctors and pharmacies to further their political careers. Drug abuse is not the same as opiate dependent because of chronic pain management and there are over 100 million people living with pain and many of us are unable to live without medication. If the deaths from abuse seems high, the suicides from pain patients that are un...
Updated 14 minutes ago in Vicodin.
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morgellons disease
What is Morgellons disease anf why has the Lord allowed it to infest my body with no cure? ## Hello, Brooke! How are you doing? Well, Morgellons is actually not a physical disease/illness, but a rather a mental issue. People that suffer from it believe that their bodies are infested with some type of parasite, even though medical evaluations have proven that no parasites are present. What type of doctor have you been working with? ## Hi Brooke, regardless what anybody tells you Morgellons is a real disease and you are not delusional. This is definitely a manmade infection and not the work of the Lord. Trust me when I say that the cause and the ensuing coverup will all be revealed. Keep your faith and try to stay strong because judgement day is coming for many people soon. All involved i...
Updated 15 minutes ago in Albendazole.
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what to do if you took too much
I have been on oxycontin 15mg twice a day for a year now. Today I think I may have taken my second dose twice. I'm super anxious. Will I be ok?
Updated 17 minutes ago in OxyContin.
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can a single 2000mg dose be harmful?
I have an infection. I was wondering if (4) 500mg capsules can be taken at once. I remember being prescribed the same dosage of another antibiotic and was instructed to do all at once. It was a chalky metallic tasting pill cant remember the name of it. ## Hello, Curious Cat! How are you? What type of infection? Has it been confirmed by your doctor? A high dosage at once isn't actually harmful, but when it comes to this antibiotic, it is not going to effectively eradicate the infection. It needs to be taken at regular intervals, throughout the day, for the full dosing period. Side effects to this antibiotic may include nausea, dizziness, non-allergic skin rash and diarrhea.
Updated 17 minutes ago in Keflex.
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ethamsylate tablet
I'm 24 years old. my marriage is in next month. and I'm having menses from last 18 days. so I consult my doctor and she suggested me ethamsylate tablet. I want to know that is this tablet really help me out in stopping bleeding. plzz reply its urgent.......
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chlortab interaction other meds
Taking: Synthoid Lysinopril Hydrochloride Fluoxetine Dexilant Advair Vivence Vicoprophen Chlor tabs ## Hello, Silvie! How are you? If you have high blood pressure or a cardiac condition, then you need to check with your doctor, before taking the Chlortab. Some antihistamines can elevate blood pressure and heart rate, so it may not be safe for you to take it. It would also be worsened due to the Vyvanse. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 23 minutes ago in Fluoxetine.
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Klonopin Blue vs Green
I usually am given the GREEN #98 833 1mg clonazepam, but when I filled px today, she gave me the BLUE v2531 1mg clonazepam. Could someone please let me know which are known to be better? Thanks ## It truley a shame that SO MANY PEOPLE are going through these awful circumstances of not being able to gain access to Pain Medication that they desperately need for chronic pain. I'm not particularly religous but It's absolutely a SIN! Seriously, to hear of all of the ppl out there suffering, I find it extremely dis-heartening and very sad! ## Hi Sarah, There's only two differences that I noticed between the two pills; one being that they are manufactured by different companies. 93 833 is manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and V 2531 is manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceutica...
Updated 28 minutes ago in Klonopin.
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elongated white pill omega one side s20 on other
Found this pill and was wondering if anyone may know what it is. It's white elongated with an omega symbol on one side and s20 on the other with a line in the middle separating the s and 20. ## Hello, Guy! How are you? I'm sorry, but so far, I've been unable to find anything that matches this description. However, I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone else recognize this tablet?
Updated 29 minutes ago.
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Roxicodone 30 IR ISSUES
I am on roxicodone 30 mg two three times a day and I pans 40 twice a day. I was wondering what other immediate release would be equivelant to what I'm already on. The DEA is making doctors in my state only perscribe 4 immediate release per day so I was trying to figure out if there was another drug equal to what I'm on yet only 4 times a day? Can anyone help please?? ## Hello, Nikki! How are you? Roxicodone is not immediate release, it's a regular release formulation. What other medication were you asking about? It seems autocorrect got the best of you. Did you mean Opana? In most cases, the best ways to handle chronic pain is to prescribe a long-acting mediation, such as Opana ER, which is taken twice a day and a regular release, such as the Roxicodone, to be taken 3 to 4 t...
Updated 34 minutes ago in Roxicodone.
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Cheap suboxone doctors
I am looking for a doctor who prescribes suboxone in the New Orleans, slidell Louisiana area. I am a sing le mom with no insurance, can't afford 350 a visit and prescription cost. My kids have mdicaid but I don't. Thanks, ## Suboxone treatment is still pretty new, so I am not aware of any doctors that offer cheaper prices, because they do have to maintain special approval and monitoring to treat patients with it. Learn more Suboxone details here. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to check into Methadone clinics in your area, as it is usually much cheaper, since it's been used for a very long time. Learn more Methadone details here. Does anyone else have any suggestions to add? ## dr. adriean talbot excepts all insurences if you dont have insuren...
Updated 39 minutes ago in Suboxone.
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What's proper "cocktail" for kicking opioids?
I have allways been told that when getting clean you are best to "treat the systems " rather than the disease.... I am sure there is some truth to this but here is my real question.... If a person has 4 steady years of pain meds (oxys, tabs, percocets,ect) what "formula" is the best one you know of to prepare for detoxification if thats what your planning on doing? I have heard of vitamin packs, and cold meds, and just getting zonked out...I mean what are the best remedys for detoxifying or to get you through that 4-6 days ahead? I am really thinking about trying to clean out and just battle my pain on my own.... Anyone care to share? ## Hello, Gary! How are you? Actually, the best method is a slow tapering of the relevant medications. That can prevent the severe withdra...
Updated 46 minutes ago in Percocets.
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Doctors Willing To Prescribe Heavy Pain Medication In Colorado
I have a serious problem. My dr. had two patients start dr. shopping and has decided it is too big of a pain in his butt to continue prescribing, even though I have gotten MRIs and Xrays to prove my problems. I have over a half a dozen herniated discs in my low back, along with degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, scoliosis and arthritis in my facet joints. I am currently on5 30mg oxycodone a day for breakthrough and 60mg of methadone for my long lasting meds. I REALLY need a doctor in the Denver, CO area who will not judge me because of my age, thinking I'm just some drug seeker as I TRULY need my meds to function. I am even being placed on disability until I can get my back healed because if something doesn't change I will be in big time pain for the rest of my life. If...
Updated 46 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
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