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Synthroid - How long after I eat must I wait to take thyroid meds if I forget to take it?

Question asked 28 Jul 2014 2 answers

Support groups: synthroid, thyroid, hashimoto's disease, underactive thyroid, thyroid disease

endlessPred's comment: Dear Readhead. This is not the place to criticize. I asked for where I could read this information from you. Anyone who knows me knows I do plenty of reading. The conversation is a much longer string of information. If you allowed private ...

Is capsaicin in capsule form good for diabetic nerve pain?

Question asked 3 Oct 2014 2 answers

Support groups: pain, capsaicin, neuralgia, diabetic, nerves, nerve

endlessPred's answer: Generally gabapentin is used for the nerve pain. Opiates will not help nerve pain.

What is a good over the counter pain medication that will not harm liver or kidneys?

Question asked 2 Oct 2014 2 answers

Support groups: pain, diabetic, medication, kidney, liver, pain medication

endlessPred's answer: Your doctor will want to know what type of pain you are having. Also the condition of your liver and kidneys. It is dependent upon your condition and what else you take. Both organs are affected with me and so we use acetaminophen based pain ...

Has anyone had a sudden paradoxical reaction to gabapentin?

Question asked 2 Oct 2014 2 answers

Support groups: trigeminal neuralgia, neuralgia, gabapentin, brand, postherpetic neuralgia

endlessPred's response: Gabapentin was given to me for severe nerve pain from shingles. Although it helped some, I had a lot of side effects including arms flying out, twitches and such. And something I called brain zaps. Like an electric shock in my head. I was at full ...

How long after getting a flu shot can I take prednisone?

Question asked 2 Oct 2014 1 answer

Support groups: prednisone, influenza

endlessPred's answer: I am on constant prednisone. I get a flu shot even though my immune system is suppressed. You cannot get the nasal spray or be near anyone who has received the nasal spray. That one has a live virus and will give you the flu. The shot is dead virus ...

Help I need some answers?

Question asked 2 Oct 2014 3 answers

Support groups: remeron, depression, clomipramine

endlessPred's response: Also, it will make you sleepy so take it before you sleep. Should it be something that makes you too hyper, let your doctor know right away.

What happens when you mix prozac, soma, xanax and percocet?

Question asked 1 Oct 2014 4 answers

Support groups: percocet, prozac, soma, xanax

endlessPred's answer: It depends upon the dose, which you do nt mention. Death can be an outcome if not carefully controlled with proper doses.

Methylprednisolone - I am on the last dose of my 6 day oral steroid. My back pain has not changed.?

Question asked 1 Oct 2014 2 answers

Support groups: pain, back pain, methylprednisolone, steroid, dosage

endlessPred's answer: The methyl pred is to reduce inflammation. It is not a pain killer. It would be used in case something is pressing against a nerve. Time to go back to the doctor for that followup appointment.

Can oxycontin cause anxiety?

Question asked 30 Sep 2014 3 answers

Support groups: oxycontin, headache, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, side effect, nausea/vomiting, prescription, medication, ...

endlessPred's answer: The answer is yes. The more you take the more anxious you can become. Let your doctor know. This may not be the right medication for you.

I have blood vomiting for 45 days with severe abdomen pain and my lost period was 14 extended days?

Question asked 30 Sep 2014 3 answers

Support groups: vomiting, pain, period, blood

endlessPred's response: You have lost a lot of blood. The ER will help you replace fluids. Without it you may not survive.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - is prednisone the only drug of choice for this condition?

Question asked 29 Sep 2014 4 answers

Support groups: polymyalgia rheumatica, prednisone

endlessPred's answer: Generally the prednisone is first because it works quickly and last long. Methotrexate can be contraindicated if there are any lung or organ problems. Prednisone is then preferred. If condition is under control and the flare is subsiding, generally ...

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