• I am taking a low dose aspirin 81mg i want to know can i take aleve 220mg alone with the aspirin for osteoarthritis pain?

    Best answer: Do not take aspirin, naproxen(Alieve), or ibuprofen within 8-12 hours of each other.
    Best answer: Do not take aspirin, naproxen(Alieve), or ibuprofen within 8-12 hours of each other.
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • I'm a chronic pain patient and I accidentally took my grandmother's meds! I have a drug test! Please help?

    Best answer: why would you take three? you would have been vomiting and gouched out alllll day!

    yeah,.. expect to fail any test you have this week. just be honest and tell them first.
    Best answer: why would you take three? you would have been vomiting and gouched out alllll day!

    yeah,.. expect to fail any test you have this week. just be honest and tell them first.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • I need to get my bloodwork done to see if i’m not prediabetic anymore, will the doctor see that i smoke weed?

    i smoked like 4 days before , hit the blunt like 4 times and before that i didn’t smoke for like 2 weeks, before that, likeba momth and that was it
    i smoked like 4 days before , hit the blunt like 4 times and before that i didn’t smoke for like 2 weeks, before that, likeba momth and that was it
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Did My Friend OD?

    Hello. I hace a friend that just took 22 pills each containing 250mg of acecaminphen 250mg of asprin and 60mg of caffeine. So thats 5,500mg (5.5g) of acetaminophen. 5,500mg (5.5g) of asprin and 1,320mg (~1.3g) of caffeine. Hes pretty big weighs around 250lbs. Im wondering if hell be ok. He took them litterally a... show more
    Hello. I hace a friend that just took 22 pills each containing 250mg of acecaminphen 250mg of asprin and 60mg of caffeine. So thats 5,500mg (5.5g) of acetaminophen. 5,500mg (5.5g) of asprin and 1,320mg (~1.3g) of caffeine. Hes pretty big weighs around 250lbs. Im wondering if hell be ok. He took them litterally a few mins ago. Thank for any answers.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Does the doctor remove the gown before an operation?

    Best answer: If you are worried about patient dignity (I cannot find the details everyone seems to be referring to anywhere!), then please set your mind at rest. I had a complete csection with a gown on. Obviously it didn't cover everything. But most of the upper half of my body was quite covered by the gown. What... show more
    Best answer: If you are worried about patient dignity (I cannot find the details everyone seems to be referring to anywhere!), then please set your mind at rest.

    I had a complete csection with a gown on. Obviously it didn't cover everything. But most of the upper half of my body was quite covered by the gown. What wasn't (obviously aside from the actual incision opening in a very sensitive area) was under a surgical tent. I even had hot towels draped over my arms (I was experiencing the shock of labor suddenly ending and my first surgery beginning, and was freezing.

    The wonderful (male) anesthesiologist videotaped for us, using my husband’s phone. The team working on me - a team that received perhaps ten minutes of warning before I arrived in the operating room, and including a wonderful (male) OB/GYN - discussed Florida vacation plans as they prepped me. I know they handled very sensitive areas. I also know my husband wasn't in the room yet; he wasn't allowed in until I was fully prepped for surgery. I also know that nobody was standing around gaping. Everyone had a job to do. Everyone did it. Nobody stared.

    When our son arrived, the nurses gushed over him. I'm sure the doctor gave him a glance or two. After all, he had just pulled him from my womb seconds before! Yet, once our son was handed off to the staff, the doctor turned his attention directly back to putting me back together. The same professionalism that kept him from gaping at me, kept him from staring at the miracle of a new baby boy bursting on the scene. I strongly suspect hundreds and hundreds of quite similar occasions contributed to that; what is a huge deal to a woman and her family (nudity and a newborn!) isn't exactly news to the attending professionals.

    I can tell you I didn't think twice about who saw what. Successful outcome of surgery was what was on our minds.

    For reference - I had never been examined by a male OB/GYN until the doctored who delivered our son checked me several hours before. I'd never been unclothed in my adult life around ANY male besides my husband until that day. I landed a male doctor on call and a male anesthesiologist. And I was not uncomfortable at all.

    If that doesn't put it in perspective, try this: My first kiss was with my husband on our wedding day. I wear ankle-length skirts and loose tops most of the time, and I'm never seen in public with a skirt above the knee. I firmly and undeniably and passionately believe in feminine modesty. And yet when an entire O/R staff surrounded me, including two male staff members (one of whom was a good-looking doctor less than 10 years older than me) I didn't blink.

    What matters is professionalism. Yes, I realize there are exceptions to the professionalism - but they are not as common as paranoid people would have you think.

    Doctors see naked people all the time. It's just part of life. You don't have to fear it.

    PS - in the two years following that day, I delivered another son, spent a hectic few days in the hospital with a flu bug just before then, and had three cysts drained. That involved male nurses, male ER techs, male techs attaching heart monitors all over my chest, male nurses transporting a barely-alert me through elevators, and a male anesthesiologist once again. Never once was any of them alone with me. Never once did I feel violated. And never once did I really care.

    As for the gown, when my doctors drained pilonidal cysts multiple times (google it and you'll get why the location matters) it's the attending nurse who moved the gown.

    Again I shall say: what matters is the professional staff delivering the medical care you need. It is not the place for modesty.

    Every healthcare professional I have met has gone out of their way to ensure I could be as covered as was physically practical during the scenario.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I know I'm ready for a drug test?

    Not gonna lie. I've been to college and turned a little bit into a stoner. Not crazy. But I did smoke at least once or twice a day. I'm trying to get a state job so I can save up for my own apartment. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to do a drug test and I really need this job. So far I've... show more
    Not gonna lie. I've been to college and turned a little bit into a stoner. Not crazy. But I did smoke at least once or twice a day. I'm trying to get a state job so I can save up for my own apartment. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to do a drug test and I really need this job. So far I've gone a whole week without smoking. Is there a way for me to make sure it's out of my system before the test? Because I really don't need a failed drug test on my permanent record.
    4 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Can I open up amoxicillin capsule and drink the powder with water ??

    Best answer: Silly way to reason. Don't create a Hazard or you might be taken to task. You return the amoxicillin capsules to the Pharmacy and get a set of amoxicillin dispersible tablets. (Mox DT). This tablet is dissolved in water in a tablespoon and taken orally.
    Regards.
    Best answer: Silly way to reason. Don't create a Hazard or you might be taken to task. You return the amoxicillin capsules to the Pharmacy and get a set of amoxicillin dispersible tablets. (Mox DT). This tablet is dissolved in water in a tablespoon and taken orally.
    Regards.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I continue to take antibiotics for swollen lymph nodes?

    So I've been taking an antibiotics for my eczema, boils and jock itch that causes my lymph nodes to swell.. I've take an antibiotic for 1 week but the derma said I should take an antibiotic for 3x a day but I've only taken an antibiotic for 2x because I can't wake up early. She prescribed me a more... show more
    So I've been taking an antibiotics for my eczema, boils and jock itch that causes my lymph nodes to swell.. I've take an antibiotic for 1 week but the derma said I should take an antibiotic for 3x a day but I've only taken an antibiotic for 2x because I can't wake up early. She prescribed me a more stronger antibiotic and said that I should take it 2x a day because I can't take it 3x. Now I've taken only one antibiotic and feeling nausea, having bad taste in my mouth, my upper lip swell last week, I've searched for the side effects of antibiotics and I think I'm feeling it. I've read that swollen lymph nodes sometimes doesn't go back to its pre-infection state? I've also read that it should go back? I'm confused! I feel my swollen lymph nodes in only one side of my groin like in the upper part but in the other side I can feel it too but not that big I think :/ I'm worried about overuse of antibiotics and bacteria being immune so should I continue to take an antibiotics?
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can Zoloft be fatal?

    Is Zoloft fatal by itself? I have been having a conversation with my friend about it and she is certain that there is no way It can be fatal since there are no death reports of it being so. I’m convinced if you took a combination of other drugs and alcohol it could be.
    Is Zoloft fatal by itself? I have been having a conversation with my friend about it and she is certain that there is no way It can be fatal since there are no death reports of it being so. I’m convinced if you took a combination of other drugs and alcohol it could be.
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can the minor health benefits of alcohol be applied to a drug like xanax?

    Some studies suggest that alcohol consumption used appropriately may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. I wonder if these benefits from alcohol are actually from its blood pressure lowering, relaxing, stress reducing effects on the body rather than its inherent chemical make up. If this is the case, why... show more
    Some studies suggest that alcohol consumption used appropriately may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. I wonder if these benefits from alcohol are actually from its blood pressure lowering, relaxing, stress reducing effects on the body rather than its inherent chemical make up. If this is the case, why couldn't xanax also incur these same benefits since it does a lot of the same that alcohol does?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you ever get sick of taking so many medications?

    Best answer: Risk vs. Consequence That is the main argument. What is the risk with taking the medication? What is the risk with not taking the medications? What are the consequences? As a pharmacist, I have seen patients with as much as 20 medications. Depends on the health issues the person has: Asthma, diabetes, high blood... show more
    Best answer: Risk vs. Consequence

    That is the main argument. What is the risk with taking the medication? What is the risk with not taking the medications? What are the consequences?

    As a pharmacist, I have seen patients with as much as 20 medications. Depends on the health issues the person has: Asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.

    There are no magical cures and most long-term diseases can only be "controlled." It use that term loosely. Most medications just alleviate effects of the diseases. However, there is no perfect drug and they all have side effects.

    Lovastatin helps to lower cholesterol, but an cause muscle pain. Omeprazole helps to lower stomach acid, but can cause bleeding. Ibuprofen is used to lower inflammation and pain, but can increase blood pressure.

    Don't forget the extra medications taken just to combat the side effects of the other medications.

    Ask yourself: "What are the risks and the consequences?"

    As stated by others, you can try a healthy lifestyle and diet. However, sometimes that is not enough.
    10 answers · 6 days ago