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Last Stage Liver Cirrhosis - How Long Till Someone Passes If They Still Continue To Drink?

My boyfriend was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver a year and a half ago. Since then he has become more of an alcoholic than ever. He hasn't seen a doctor in over a year and doesn't want to see one. When he was first diagnosed his platelets in his blood were low and they wanted to do... read more

Can vitamin C prevent or treat COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

I got my Valium and Klonopin stolen from me at the store Saturday?

Since the doctor cannot write me a refill for it I was wondering if anyone knew of some non narcotic substitutes that I could get my doctor to give me to get me by for 30 days. I take the valium and klonopin for menieres disease but as we all know they are both for treatment of anxiety, which is... read more

Stage 3 kidney disease caused by 35 years of lithium use. Any tips?

I was just diagnosed with Stage 3 Kidney disease after 35 years of being on Lithium. I have tried to come of it several times (valproic acid, depakote, atypical antipsychotics) and now I've got kidney disease. I have my blood levels done every 6 months and they still didn't catch it until... read more

Chlamydia Infection - Hi I have taken 1 gram of Azithromycin and I feel great! I have tested?

... negative for Chlamydia and all other sexually transmitted diseases. However, I am feeling frustrated because I still have some symptoms that have not cleared up such as discharge, low energy from having the disease so long, I feel soar, bleeding in between periods and a slight discomfort. I am... read more

Gabapentin - Has anyone suffered a seizure from taking this medication?

My husband was born with a degenerative muscle and bone disease, much resembling MS, and has been through several different medications. The doctor recently prescribed Gabapentin to help with his problem of restless leg syndrome and pain. Within the first few days of taking this medication, I... read more

Has anyone used Topamax for nerve pain? If so, what was your dosage?

My neurologist prescribed 50 mg per day for some mild nerve pain. It seems like a pretty heavy duty drug with a ton of bad side effects so I'm not sure the cure wouldn't be worse than the disease, so to speak. I sure wouldn't mind the weight loss side effect, though!

Is COPD a contagious disease, can it be contracted by being around a person who has it?

I was always in close contact with my mother for several days, who due to her COPD condition could no longer breathe on her own.

Can Tramadol cause feelings of anger?

I have only been on Tramadol for a week now and today I experienced a sense of anger all day long. I am becoming very defensive and striking out at friends and family. I have Parkinson's Disease and am taking Tramadol for severe pain in my left leg. What is causing this feeling of anger all of... read more

Connective Tissue Disorders - I am gaining weight like crazy! And I am NOT on any steroids! Is there

... anyone out there with the same problem?? I have MCTD and I am showing new symptoms of 4 other diseases like every month. I am up to 6 specialists, will it get any better? 30lbs in 8 months is too much!!!

How long does the prednisone withdrawal joint and muscle pain last?

I was on 50 mg of prednisone for 6 months for a kidney disease called Minimal Change Disease. I started the taper in late July and slowly came down the dose over another 5 months to complete the regimen. I had Cushings while on prednisone, but it pretty much disappeared by the time I completely... read more

Sertraline - is sertralline gluten free?

I need to know if sertraline is gluten free, since I have celiac disease, and am experiencing diaharra. I know it can be a side effect, but that was my main ailment along with excruciating leg cramps for 8 years, and do not want to continue taking this if it has gluten. The mfg is Greenstone

Nystatin/Triamcinolone - Is this cream used for sexually transmitted disease?

I am just wondering why my boyfriend has this cream in his medicine cabinet and want to no if one of its uses is for treating sexually transmitted diseases?

Armour Thyroid - Help! Armour is now causing numerous unbearable side effects for me!?

HELP!! I am really suffering here! I was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 1996. Had to swallow radioactive iodine, which I now deeply regret after learning more. I am now turning 46 years old. I spent 15 years on synthroid which resulted in many negative, intolerable side effects and my... read more

What are the last few weeks like for someone with end stage liver disease?

I am asking because I was in a long-distance relationship and my girlfriend was feeling very ill and went to the ER and found out it was cirrhosis of her liver and she didn't know anything prior to this that she had it. She spent 10 days in the hospital and one day in hospice care and then she... read more

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