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Forum: Health and Drug Concerns

  1. Question Tramadol/Ultram- anyone using these?

    My new doctor just put me on 50 mg (once every 6 hours) of Ultram (generic Tramadol) for severe arthritis. I looked up this drug online and I see many complaints of seizures resulting, including Grand Mal. Needless to say Iam afraid of using this yet I have been as I am out of my usual Lortab. I'm...

    Started by RedGlitter, 12-29-2006 07:28 PM
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  2. Post Polio Syndrome Late Effects of Polio

    PolioNetworkVictoria ( Interesting series of videos of some of the notables in the PPS world discussing this condition. Some of the people interviewed are Dr Richard Bruno; Dr Sophia Chun; Mr Richard Daggett; Dr Marcia Falconer; Ms Melinda Guttry;...

    Started by tedhutchinson, 04-02-2009 08:05 AM
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    04-03-2009 03:27 AM Go to last post
  3. Running Around

    Well, didn't know which forum to stick this in exactly. In tae kwon do, the master makes us run before class. 3-5 minutes before exercising. Now, I have never been a runner. It is not the leg work, the breathing, by the end my stomach is quite upset. I do not want to get sick and all in...

    Started by chonsigirl, 03-16-2009 04:07 PM
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    03-17-2009 02:38 AM Go to last post
  4. heart burn

    Does anyone know what causes heart burn and also the best remedy to get rid of it ? my wife has been suffering for a while and gets worried in case it is something serious.

    Started by redman, 02-17-2009 06:24 AM
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  5. Question Help!! Arthritis!!

    It's been humid and rainy here and I'm seriously feeling it. For three days I've been mincing and wincing. I have arthritis in both ankles and it acts up in wet weather. What can I do for it? I've used every OTC drug made, including cocktails of such, I've taken hydrocodone for almost four...

    Started by RedGlitter, 08-09-2008 04:48 PM
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    10-26-2008 03:21 AM Go to last post
  6. How to Really Communicate with Your Doctor

    Don't Just Show Up "My doctor doesn't listen" is one of the most common complaints Americans have about their medical care, according to research from Boston's Picker Institute. Small wonder. Given that a typical appointment lasts about 15 minutes and doctors interrupt patients, on average,...

    Started by RedGlitter, 07-13-2008 03:56 PM
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    07-13-2008 06:57 PM Go to last post
  7. Exclamation Check Up on Health Care Professionals

    The Internet can be a valuable tool not only for researching your medical conditions, but also for learning more about who's caring for you and your loved ones. Consult the following sites to educate yourself about how doctors and nurses get their credentials and other patient concerns. American...

    Started by RedGlitter, 07-13-2008 03:43 PM
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    07-13-2008 05:30 PM Go to last post
  8. Exclamation 8 Drugs Doctors Would Never Take

    With 3,480 pages of fine print, the Physicians' Desk Reference (a.k.a. PDR) is not a quick read. That's because it contains every iota of information on more than 4,000 prescription medications. Heck, the PDR is medication — a humongous sleeping pill. Doctors count on this compendium to help them...

    Started by RedGlitter, 07-13-2008 03:40 PM
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  9. Allergy to mosquito bites

    Does anyone in the FG know a good way to stop mosquito's biting.....I get an allergic reaction everytime, it must be about ten bites a week on my arms and legs mostly. It's not just the itching, but I swell up so much, last week I had 11 bites all on the same nite 5 on one leg and 6 on the other,...

    Started by pina, 07-28-2005 03:32 PM
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  10. Five symptoms men shouldn't ignore

    Five symptoms men shouldn't ignore Story Highlights Chest tightness or pain or shortness of breath are signs to seek medical attention Doctor: "Belly fat is the worst fat you can have" Men often don't realize they've been taking prescription drugs too long, physician says By...

    Started by RedGlitter, 06-13-2008 03:32 AM
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    06-13-2008 09:14 AM Go to last post
  11. The Cholesterol Hoax

    Ive discovered an incredible book, and an author who is a MD who cares about people, and their health. Sherry Rogers. The Cholesterol Hoax. I would urge anyone of you who is on Cholesterol medication, to read this book, and consider what she has to say. After reading it myself, I wish that every...

    Started by weeder, 05-13-2008 03:36 AM
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  12. Group Urges FDA to Yank Birth Control Patch

    May 9, 2008 Group Urges F.D.A. to Take Contraceptive Off Market By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A consumer advocacy group petitioned the government Thursday to pull the birth control...

    Started by RedGlitter, 05-09-2008 03:15 AM
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  13. Know someone on Zyprexa? (olanzipine)

    I was just reading my email and this stupid drug is still on the market, much to my irritation. Zyprexa (chemical name is olanzipine) is a drug used to treat bipolar disorder and some other types of mental disorders. It works very well. But it is known to cause diabetes in people. I used it and am...

    Started by RedGlitter, 04-09-2008 01:53 PM
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  14. Anemia

    I just got a call from my Gynos nurse telling me I am Anemic. I have to get on iron, b-12 & folate pills. I went in because I wasn't feeling right.. always tired, leg cramps, tingles in my arms-feet & hands & I was really bitchy. My mom and sister have the same problem. They are the ones that...

    Started by AngelEyes82, 03-28-2008 11:38 AM
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  15. Neti Pots

    Looking for someone who has acutally used them, if you have please give your input, it would be greatly appreciated

    Started by Indian Princess, 09-15-2007 07:13 AM
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    03-02-2008 09:44 AM Go to last post
  16. Medications Donated

    Has anyone heard of any organization / agency accepting medications. I have some medications and with the prices of meds I'd prefer to donate them to help. I haven't started searching/calling around - I was thinking of starting with the Red Cross and the Lions Club, hopefully someone will know...

    Started by Patsy Warnick, 02-12-2008 09:13 PM
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    02-13-2008 04:24 AM Go to last post
  17. Social Security Backlog Getting Longer

    December 10, 2007 Social Security Disability Cases Last Longer as Backlog Rises By ERIK ECKHOLM ( RALEIGH, N.C. — Steadily lengthening delays in the resolution of Social...

    Started by RedGlitter, 12-10-2007 04:09 AM
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    12-10-2007 08:03 AM Go to last post
  18. Medical Alert / Medical Response Sys

    My wife and are looking the best alert system for her Mom, have any of you had any experience with any of these systems? Like Phillips lifeline or life station medial alert system? Thanks

    Started by Richard Griess, 11-24-2007 11:25 AM
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    11-25-2007 09:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Exclamation New Brain Cancer Vaccine

    Breakthrough Vaccine May Prove Successful for Treating Brain Cancer Thursday , November 15, 2007 By Tina Benitez

    Started by RedGlitter, 11-15-2007 10:48 PM
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    11-18-2007 02:51 PM Go to last post
  20. omeone else dies from lack of insurance

    Imagine getting chemo only on days you can afford it! November 3, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist Worsening the Odds By BOB HERBERT ( Lonnie Lynam, a self-employed carpenter...

    Started by RedGlitter, 11-03-2007 10:38 AM
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    11-04-2007 06:33 AM Go to last post

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