Medications To Help Kidney Function

Autism is defined as a medical condition of a child having some of the following impairments

a) Speech

b) Social and communication skills

c) Limited interest

d) Repetitive behaviour

These impairments are caused by the inability of the body organs to perform their functions, according to TCM. In this article, we will discuss how kidney functions affect autism.

Kidney essence (jing) is vital for fetus to develop properly. If the kidney prenatal essence is weak and deficient, the fetus is underdeveloped, leading to weakened constitution, internal weather and physical and mental retardation.

a) Kidney produces marrow to fill the brain that is important for the brain to perform its function of information garnering and intelligence reaction, person’s will and determination.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Effect of diabetes medication on Kidney function (GFR)?
    I don’t know if this is too technical but I’ll give it a go…

    My grandmother, who is 87 yrs old and a diabetic (Type 2), is in Stage 5 with a GFR that is now below 10. When she was officially told that she was at this stage about 1yr ago, the GFR was at 10.5 and remained at that level for a few months. But here is the confusing part. She has been on Diamicron (aka. gliclazide – diabetes medication) for a number of years until about 7 months ago when she ran out and the prescription was not renewed. When she went for her tests two months after stopping the medication, the GFR was at 13. The following month it was up to 19. Initially we thought the medication might have had something to do with the decreasing GFR. We asked the doctors about a possible correlation but they told us that there was no link. Yet, when we look at the description for Diamicron, it clearly states that people who have impaired kidney function should NOT take this medication. Of course her glucose levels went up without the Diamicron and a little over a month ago she was put back on the medication. Two weeks ago she went in for another set of blood tests and lo and behold, the GFR had plunged from the previous 19 to 8.4. I can’t help but think that this fluctuation in GFR is more than just pure coincidence. Does anybody here have any insight on the role that diabetes medication plays in GFR calculation or if it truly has an impact on the results. And if there is a link, is there another way of treating the diabetes that will not further reduce kidney function?
    P.S. She is currently not on dialysis and probably won’t be. Interestingly enough, potassium, sodium, phosphorous are all in the normal range and she is passing urine with negligible change in frequency and colour.
    Unfortunately I’m not in my home country @ the moment, but I can say that this diabetes medication was and still is successful in controlling her glucose levels. When she was off it; her levels went up to 8.9 from 4.7. Her blood pressure is also under control but I’m not sure what she was taking for that. She is also taking epo. injections every 3 weeks for anemia. Her appetite is poor, but has been like this for a while now, and consequently she has lost a significant amount of weight. She has a whole host of medications but of course I don’t have access to that information now. What I find curious though is that two years ago, the blood tests showed a GFR of 20, but this didn’t seem to alarm the diabetes specialist at all. Only when it went down to below 15 was she referred to a renal management clinic run by the same doctor who was treating her hypertension. Even with this supposed 8.4 GFR there is no real sense of urgency – potassium, sodium, urea, phosphorous – all normal.
    Cardiac markers are high but a stress test was perfectly normal even though she does have angina attacks which has been a long-standing problem as well as attacks of vertigo which has also been long-standing. The creatinine is @ 3.3-3.4 mg/dL now…a slight rise after two previous tests -notably those when she was off the diabetes medication – had shown a decrease.

    • ANSWER:
      You are correct that oral sulfonylureic agents should not be used in individuals with diabetic nephropathy. In fact I do not use these medications at all as they lead to premature pancreatic beta cell failure committing individuals to insulin. There is insufficient information for me to be able to offer an opinion as to whether or not this medication played a role in her decreasing renal function. You do not tell me what her medical regimen is now nor do you offer insight into her level of diabetic control. Reference laboratories have adopted the pernicious habit of calculating the GFR. These calculations have no predictive validity as they do not correlate with true renal function. To truly measure glomerular filtration rate a person must collect their urine for 24 hours and blood work is done when the urine is dropped off. If her GFR was not determined in this way then there would be no way to make sense of the GFR readings. If her GFR is truly at 8.4 then I would not be too quick to say that she will never need dialysis. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you both the very best of health and in all things may God bless.

  2. QUESTION:
    kidney disease diet?
    have early stages of FSGS and am on medication to treat my nephrotic syndrome (now under control} as well as blood pressure and cholesterol medications. my kidney function is still very good, and i’m not anemic or diabetic, so i don’t need to be on any radical or extremely strict diet, but I would like some guidelines on what particular foods I should be trying to eat more of or trying to avoid. Please don’t recommend any supplements, or just tell me “low protein” since protein really only needs to be controlled in relation to the kidneys’ functioning. What types of protein are best? Is it true that I should cut out dairy? Concentrating on fresh fruits? Vegetables? Which ones? Whole grains? Legumes? How much & what proportions? Not trying to lose or gain weight, just want to be eating the best I can to try to help control and slow the progression of my disease.

    • ANSWER:
      I work as a diet clerk in a hospital, and the dietitians told us we can’t serve renal patients dairy, citrus fruits, it must be low potassium for patients on dialysis, low phosphorus, and low sodium. The protein is generally half of what we give patients on regular diets.

  3. QUESTION:
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!
    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.

    • ANSWER:
      Don’t hate yourself, you did the best job that you could at making sure that he was able to keep alive for as long as he did. 16 1/2 years for a cat is pretty good, the average of cats are usually about 12-13 years old, so this is pretty good for the age. It could have been the complications of the thyroid problem, or it could have been the issue with the kidneys, or it could have been a little bit of both problems which are highly possible too. I know that it is sad, but you did the best thing that you could for your cat, and again as I mentioned, you were able to keep the cat a live for sometime.

  4. QUESTION:
    Uncle has stage four kidney disease, how can I help him with his diet?
    Should he be on a no meat diet so to eliminate too much protein intake? or just low protein diet? He vomited one night after eating a steak and movie popcorn. He is diabetic and has high blood pressure and does not exercies. Do you think his eating habits will worsen his kidney function unless he changes for the better? His doctor did not suggest any special diet for him. Is he to rely only on medication to help his condition? I would appreciate any suggestions or experiences with people who had kidney disease.

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  5. QUESTION:
    I’m a type 1 diabetic with high blood presure and I think my kidneys are acting up-Please help!!?
    I am a type 1 diabetic with hypertension who has been seeing a kidney specialist for about 1 1/2 years now.In december of 2007 I went to the kidney dr. and my Blood urea nitrogen was 40 and my creatinine was 1.3 which they said was a little high,well I started some medications and my kidney function returned to normal, blood urea nitrogen at 18, (which is normal) and my creatinine was 0.6 which is excellent.My question is this,I’ve been getting alot of backaches,my right ankle swells alot(dr.says if it is kidneys both ankles will swell),my blood pressure will go up really high and then bottom out (one morning upon waking my bp was 151/ 90 and then within 3 hours it was 80/60.I feel sick to my stomach alot and I have lost my appetite,however when I had my kidneys checked about 3 weeks ago my blood urea nitrogen was 30 which again is high (18 is the high end of normal) and my creatinine was 0.9 which is still within normal ranges (1.1 is the high end of normal).So to anyone out there who knows anyone with kidney problems could you please help me? By the way,my mom was a type 1 diabetic that died 9 years ago from kidney failure (she did not know that she had it until her kidneys completely stopped working and they started her on meds to help start her kidneys but she died before she could even start dialysis.) But everyone keeps telling me that I am not my mother and to stop worrying so much. But between the backaches and the severe headaches I can’t stand the pain any longer.PLEASE HELP!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Go back to the doctor. You sound like you could possibly have a kidney infection. This will cause backaches, nausea and loss of appetite. Many times an infection will cause stress on the body, which in turn will cause a higher blood pressure than usual. Kidney infections can be extremely painful, I have had my share of them, but they can be treated with antibiotic. Check with your doctor asap, they are nothing to play around with.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can kidney dialysis cause seizures?
    My wife done six weeks of kidney dialysis, and started having low blood preasure and seizures. At this time her doctor stopped the dialysis.She went two months without dialysis then got a kidney transplant 10-30-07. just before the transplant she was taken off the seizure medication. she went two months seizure free,no seizure medication,started having them again at the end of December.Can this be a result of something gone wrong with dialysis? Perhaps she didn’t need dialysis to start with. She still had some kidney function. They took care of her for two months from when dialysis stopped until her transplant.if you can help i need info thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Ok. It is impossible to say anything for certain ever. In general Seizures are not a known complication of Dialysis, even if it’s done unneccesarily.

      People on Dialysis are often on medication, and some of these might cause seizures. Other things caused by dialysis (a change in electroyltes (the constituents of the blood), stress or many other things) could possibly causes seizures. There is also always the probability of a coincidence.

      More info would help, but it will never be possible to give you a definite answer, your wife could be the first of many future recorded cases it is impossible to know.

  7. QUESTION:
    Help! Question about the Kidney!?
    Hi! I have questions about Kidney Failure…I have a relative that has their kidneys fail to work properly over the years (for taking too much pain medications which hurts the Kidneys). I was just wondering if there were a list of healthy foods that aren’t full of protein and salt that could help the Kidney Function better. Please have sources. Thank you very much!

    • ANSWER:
      The site at the link has lots of info on diet and other kidney disease topics.

  8. QUESTION:
    Options for older dog with probable kidney failure?
    Okay, first of all, I am discussing my options with the vet, but I’m waiting for them to look into some tests, so I thought I’d ask about other people’s experiences.

    My dog is a larger breed, and she is going on 9 years old. The only thing that gets her moving is her daily (slow) walk and her treats. For her treats, she will still prance and leap into the air, though since she almost fell down the stairs twice recently, I haven’t been letting her do that as much. She only eats her kibble if we put canned food in it. The current kibble is the only kind we’ve found that agrees with her stomach.

    Last year, she was having incontinence issues, so we took her in and thought it might be a UTI. Well, her incontinence cleared up, but the vet wanted to run some more tests on her kidney function. The results were inconclusive. We tried medication. No effect. The vet pushed for a prescription kidney diet, and said that was about the only option left, but no other snacks or treats. I brought up her food issues, and I was brushed aside. She’ll eat it, they said, most dogs like it fine.

    Most dogs are not my picky old lady. Her main joy in life is her food, and I don’t want to take that away from her. I’ve also done some research on my own and am not convinced these kidney diets really help. We switched vets, and we’re back where we started.

    Bascially: She’s getting old, sweet but not very active, and has lost a lot of weight in the past month. She has started drinking tons of water. She’s not much of a fighter, so I just don’t feel right putting her through tough treatments, but at the same time, I am afraid of not doing what’s best for her.

    Has your dog gone through this? If this is kidney failure, how much longer does she have? Will things get really bad? What treatment did you do, and were you happy with the results?

    • ANSWER:
      I’d say leave her as long as she still seems to be comfortable, happy and enjoying life. If you are paying attention, she will let you know when she’s had enough.

      It’s hard, I know, but I don’t think it’s fair to put them through all kinds of tests when they are already quite old, and they aren’t guaranteed.

      We had a 10 year old Shih Tzu cross we had to put down last summer because of his kidneys. He was still fairly normal up until the last month.

  9. QUESTION:
    Nephrectomy (kidney removal) due to pain?
    I have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) and have tried almost every medication and procedure to help the pain. The pain meds help for a short time but they make me spacey and I have a 10 month old baby. My husband, baby, and myself had to move in with my parents due to how sick I’ve become.

    The pain is in both kidneys but worse in the left. I still have good kidney function so a transplant is not an option yet. I was just wondering if anyone has ever heard of a Doctor doing a nephrectomy due to pain and not function? Thank you.

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  10. QUESTION:
    Cat with Kidney Failure and FIV?
    I have a 11 or 12 year old (I found him from what it looked like when he was 1yr old) male cat who is FIV+ and has kidney failure. In January we moved and since then it’s been downhill for his health (I really tired to make the move as comfortable as possible with my cats). In February he was at 30% kidney function, the vet prescribed him Hill’s k/d diet but I already know that food is crap so I tried putting him on a mostly raw/natural diet and gave him subcutaneous fluids (he was prescribed antibiotics, blood pressure medicine, and anti-acid medication too). He seemed to be getting better and actually gained 1 1/2lb in 2 weeks. But then his health went down again, and last week were told his kidney function went down to 5%.

    He isn’t eating much at all, is weak, and unstable when he walks. My family was thinking of putting him down last week but since he’s still eating and seems to have a fighting spirit, I said no. The last cat we had to put down was 19yrs old, had a tumor in her neck and liver, and an abscess in her cheek. I had to convince my family that putting her down was the best choice since she was not eating at all (even when he force feed her, it wouldn’t stay down). But, she was always a fighter and I felt like putting her down was the wrong choice, that maybe I should have just let her go naturally. I’m not sure what to do since I feel that last time I was, perhaps, too logical in thinking with a lack of emotion (not that I didn’t cry when she passed). But, at the same time I don’t want to think too emotionally without logical.

    I feel as if I’m doing something wrong, to make his condition wrong. And the vet doesn’t seem too optimistic either :( Anyone with experience out there to help me? I’ll appreciate it alot!

    • ANSWER:
      I know, this is a horrible situation, i have an FIV+ cat too. minus the kidney. all you can do is love him, and make him very comfortable. my cat was diagnosed last year, & he is 10. ive heard bad stories about them not making it, but GOOD stories, about them living a long life, and my cats is doing fine! he’s on a diet, and sleeping & eating right & thats all i could ask for. <3 he may have a cold, or stuff like that, but atleast he is eating and sleeping right? but with your cat, its probably tougher because of the kidney.

      You might need to check with the vet, to see if there is something they can offer that can help him. I know you said "he doesnt seem to optimistic either" but there has got to be something that can help.
      weather it be surgery, medicene, or something. just keep searching for your cat, hang in there!

      best of luck, and wishes to you & your cat. its very tough & heartbreaking. ):

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it harmful to take methotrexate for Rhematoid Arthritis?
    My dentist said that Methotrexate was very bad for me: that it “kills everything.” My recent blood test showed a decrease in kidney function. Is it due to the methotrexate. I am not sure if I even have RA because all of the tests for it have been inconclusive and I do not have many of the signs in that all of my symptoms seem to be only on my right side. I do have occasions when I am unable to make a fist. I should add that I have hypertension and diabetes. I take medication for both these conditions. Thank you for any help you can give me.

    • ANSWER:
      In a sense, your dentist is right. Methotrexate is a very powerful drug. A patient taking it should be under the care of a rheumatologist and have periodic lab work.

      Both hypertension & diabetes can cause decreased kidney function. Ask your rheumatologist about methotrexae & your kidneys.

      Having said this, it has helped a large number of arthritis (RA & other) patients.

  12. QUESTION:
    any body has herbal medicine to regrow the kidneys which are not functioning?
    i am on end stage renal disease and under regular dialysis, i would like to know some sort of medication which will help to regain my kidney functions

    • ANSWER:
      You might also try cranberries and cranberry juice. green tea is also used for breaking down crystals in your kideys that build up. Sorry to hear about diaysis. Hope this is useful. God bless and hope you get well soon.

  13. QUESTION:
    Methlyprednisolone Side Effects Help?
    My grandfather is 73 years old and suddenly stopped taking methylprednisolone about two weeks ago. His doctor prescribed it for a sprained tendon. He is a prostate cancer survivor. He has diabetes, high blood pressure, gout and decreased kidney function. Since discontinuing the medication on day 2, he has suffered from loss of appetite, a ten pound drop in weight, stomach cramps and restlessness. He also takes Clonidine, Enalapril, Nadalol, Amlodipine, Hydralazine, Tekturna (for high blood pressure); Baby Aspirin; Glimperide and Januvia (for diabetes); Colchicine (periodically) for gout; Furosemide, Lipitor and Ferrous Sulfate (for cholesterol, I think). His doctor advised him to discontinue the Baby Aspirin. His stools have been dark, almost black for about two months prior to taking the methylprednisolone.

    • ANSWER:
      Your Grandfathers symptoms are not typical of Medrol use or withdrawal 100%. Generally with Medrol use increase appetite is present, with this in mind perhaps the discontinuation of the medication decreased his appetite, a ten pound weight loss in 2 days is very significant and worrisome though. Abrupt stopping of Medrol can cause nausea, vomiting, joint pain, muscle aches, fatigue, headache, fever. Use of Medrol does have side effects of restlessness, increased energy, euphoria, which resolves after discontinuing the medication. Medrol can cause irritation to the stomach and along with Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal bleeding. Black stools can be indicative of old blood, however your Grandfather is also taking an Iron Supplement that can turn stools black (Ferrous Sulfate). So as you see, there is a lot of mixed symptoms that are not necessarily related at this point to taking the Medrol Pak. What is concerning is the weight loss and abdominal cramping, concerning enough to be evaluated especially with his extensive medical history, they will also be able to verify the presence of blood in his stool vs the blackness being secondary to Iron replacement.

  14. QUESTION:
    I have IGA nephropathy. I have had back pain. Doctor keeps prescribing wrong meds, what do I do?
    I have This rare type of kidney disease. My doctor keeps prescribing me anti-inflamitory drugs like Naproxen, ultram, etc. My nephrologist said I can only have pain medication w/ acetametaphine. The current doctor is not agreeing. I have been to physical therapy for 2 weeks. so of course I am still in the process of, and in much pain! For the first week, I had anexsia(hydrocodone). Then she said that it can be addictive, so she would not prescribe. I told her I am in pain but I am refusing medication that with ultimately destroy my kidney function. She won’t prescribe anything but tramadol. I tried it, and it doesn’t even work. So she suggested Acupuncture which my insurance will not cover. I hurt NOW HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      Have you looked into anodyne therapy? It’s a modality used by some PTs in the treatment of neuropathy…it’s getting mixed results and is really meant more for people with diabetic neuropathy, but is uses infrared light waves as opposed to medication. It is thought to induce more circulation to the nerves to help decrease pain.

      The research is a little slow, but it may be worth a shot.

  15. QUESTION:
    Can kidney disease cause chronic feelings of fatigue?
    I have been diagnosed with medullary sponge kidney for the past several years. For the past 5-10 years though, I have constantly felt tired. It’s to the point where I can barely drive and drag myself out of bed some days. I currently take pain medication to help alleviate my kindey symptoms, but not a huge amount. I wonder if my kindey function being impaired could be causing my feelings of constant tiredness. Last night I slept for 10 hours and I still could barely make it to work.

    • ANSWER:
      When was the last time you went to your nephrologist? You need to be discussing this with him/her. Never seek online medical advice…it’s a crap shoot at best. If your kidneys aren’t working well, of course you’ll be fatigued. But this is something you need to see your doctor about!!!!

  16. QUESTION:
    Have any diabetics out there WITHOUT high blood pressure been put on Cozaar to prevent kidney problems?
    I have once again been told by a doctor that as a diabetic I should be taking a hypertension medication for my kidneys. In the past, the medication made my blood pressure so low I swooned! I tried lower doses but still couldn’t function so I stopped using it. Now about 10 years later, I am spilling a tiny bit of proteins in my urine, so I was sent to a kidney doctor. He wants me to start taking Cozaar to help with my kidneys. I still have a normal blood pressure so I am scared to try this again. I now have neuropathy in my feet and have balance issues. If my BP get low and makes me dizzy, I am afraid of falling and really hurting myself. Anyone who can give me some feedback would really be helping out. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Ask for a different ARB or ACE medication until you find one you like. I had to try a few different types before finding one I liked. I take Atacand which for me has no side effects. Atacand also protects your kidneys like Cozaar does. I haven’t experienced dizziness on Atacand like I have on some other blood pressure meds, but just to be safe, you should always get up slowly if you’ve been sitting for a long time or after sleeping.

  17. QUESTION:
    Glomerlonephritis(GN) or Albumin Protein in Dogs Urine?
    My Dog has 2 Plus Protein in His Urine after his second Urine Test. His Bood Work is Great. Tomorrow they are testing which protein Glomerlonephritis (GN) or Albumin or if 2 Plus is normal for him? and when I know which one, then what? I have researched so much and have read so much my head is spinning. Depending on which is the type of protein they want to give him a blood pressure test I guess if it is the Albumin potein. The thing is I want to do the best for my boy. I belive there is no real medication to help his possible Kidney disease. Only how to maintain his kidney function. I hear 2 Plus protein is very high. I am fearing the worse he may leave this world in 2 months or it could be two years. I am looking for help and advice how I can handle this situation the best I can. Any advise on this subject would be much appreciated. Thank You!

    • ANSWER:
      I feel so sorry for you. Not good, not good at all. It’s one of those what the body needs to keep going is not good for the kidneys. Ugh. Any signs of anemia and how are the BUN and creatinine?

      Does this have anything to do with the dog food recalls ?? Your vet needs to report and may get additional help on how to treat.

      No matter the outcome, don’t make quick decisions. Think on it, check out the options, see what the cause is.

      It sounds like you have good veterinarians. Plus they can call and consult with vet colleges like Cornell or U of Davis.

      I have this site you can try to scan through if you are not cross-eyed by now.

      I don’t know if the links all work.– there are several at the bottom of the page

      http://www.thedca.org/kd-working.html

      They may can change diet, use binders to help, and supplements.

      This is a ‘wait and see.’

      Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    Renal [kidney] disease in dogs?
    My 5 year old black lab mix is sick. She stopped eating, started drinking more, her coat changed from black to brown, she started having tremors/seizures and she became very unstable on her feet. We brought her to the vet. The vet said from looking at her it was either lyme disease or kidney failure. She did some blood work, and the results came back. Her kidneys were functioning at 25%. In the hopes that it was acute kidney failure, she gave us antibiotics. If they didn’t help, she gave my dogs from days to a few months to live. You can’t argue too well with blood work, but I question this. Yes, she is still wobbly and weak. However, in taking the medication [we gave it to her for two weeks then stopped] it seemed at first that it helped her alot. She started eating again. She has a better appetite then she’s had in months. I suppose I’m just hopeful, she’s my first dog and so young. If anyone with some knowledge of this comes across this question, please give me your thoughts. Thank you.
    She throws up mucus and white foam alot. Yesterday she pooped in the house, shes only done this once before when no one was paying attention to her.

    • ANSWER:
      The fact that she is doing better is a good sign. I’d have the blood work rechecked just to see if the values have improved. She may need to be on some type of kidney sparing medication and/or diet for the rest of her life. Her quantity of life might be shorter but her quality of life should be fairly good as long as she is doing better.

  19. QUESTION:
    Please help me with my Anti-psychotic Pharmacology homework! I’m stumped on a few..definitely a brain teaser!?
    9) Regaurding Antipsychotic medication:

    Mechanism of action ___________________________ of ______________

    __________________________ is hypothesize4d to be due to______

    ______________ of ___________________________________.

    11) Blocking Dopamine:

    I need 3 dopamine pathway names, their function and the effect of a dopamine blkockage (can’t find this shit anywhere in my notes)!

    12) What happens when antipsychotics block:

    a) serotonin

    B) Histamine

    C) Muscarinic

    D) Alpha Adrenergic

    19) MR (metabolic rate?) for all second generation antipsychotic meds:

    clozaril

    risperdal

    zyprexia

    seroquel

    abilify

    geodone

    invega

    26) generic names of 3 anticholinergics

    (i thinbk cogentin, artane & diphanydramine but not sure if those are the generics)

    3 generic antihistamines

    3 generic beta blockers

    33) define hyperprolactinemia

    36) List medications that may cause QT prolonged interval: (what the hell is that?)

    a.

    b.

    c.

    d.

    e.

    f.

    g

    (I need alot of them)

    37. I need 1 more risk factor for an individual developing NMS so far I have:

    Death

    Brain damage d/t elevated temp

    kidney failure due to elevated bp

    reespitory problems d/t led pipe rigidity

    I only need 1 more that i justr canty think of! grrrrr lol

    40) i need 2 more tx for nms! so far I have:

    stop/hold medication

    take vs

    notify MD

    Tx sx

    only 2 more! grrr

    43) what labs do nursing staff need to monitor in patients taking antipsychotics? (i can’t think up the last two)

    leukocytes-wbc

    hematocrite

    lithium/depacote levles

    liver function

    kidney function

    pancreatic function- glucose levles

    (thats all i can think of!)

    any and all help is greatly appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      I really don’t know all these answers but I do know the generic name of Cogentin is benztropine.

      I know a generic beta blocker is propanolol (brand name is Inderal)

      hyperprolactinemia is when there is an elevated prolactin level in the blood I think (prolactin is a horomone).

      QT Interval has something to do with the heart.
      Medications that lengthen the interval that I know are:
      - Geodon
      - Invega
      - Fanapt (a newer antipsychotic)

      I know histamine blockage can help with sleep and cause sedation as a side effect.

      When antipsychotic medicines block Alpha Adrenergic recepters in the brain I know it can cause the dizziness upon standing.

      I don’t know the generic name but one antihistamine that I know the brand name of is Vistaril. You have the generic name of benadryl in your question information above.

      This is all I can think of off the top of my head for the above information you are looking for. I hope this helps.

      Best of luck,
      ~ Andy.

  20. QUESTION:
    Did I do the right thing for my cat?
    My boyfriend and I rescued our 2 year old kitty, Winston from the humane society just about 2 years ago in September 2008. We went in to look at another kitty, and when we met Winston he immediately started talking to us, and came and sat down on my lap and started purring–he chose us. He was the greatest little kitty always happy, never hissed or growled…he thanked us every day for bringing him into our family and home.
    About three weeks ago I noticed him licking his penis area a lot more… but he was still acting the same…I googled this, and didn’t find much, just that he must be frisky…but he is neutered and hasn’t really done that much lately… by the time i thought to take him to the vets to see what was going on, we were watching him closely the following week and he wasn’t peeing anywhere differently, wasn’t straining or having trouble peeing, and was no longer licking himself- as he was the week previous… ok, no need to take him to the vet, he wasn’t doing it anymore…

    This week we went home to our parents and took our two kitties with us. My mom said Winston wasn’t licking or anything, he was peeing as far as she noticed… by Thursday I noticed he was back to licking himself, and was now growling… this is not normal for him, as I said that he has never growled…he accidentally peed on my bed at home, and i noticed there were a lot of white crystal-y things that looked like salt… I followed him to the litter box because he was still growling and licking, I stayed up with him for 5 hours till 6am, and i noticed that he was having trouble peeing in the litterbox, he only peed small amounts…
    I decided to take him into the vets early in the morning, they did a urinalysis, gave him antibiotics, gave him amitriptyline for bladder spasms, and got him the Royal Canin Urinary SO diet. She told me at this point he could really go either way…for the better, or for worse…
    We locked him in the bathroom by himself so we could monitor the litterbox, making sure it was fresh and clean, making sure that he was eating his wet Urinary SO cat food, the vet showed us how to help him express his bladder, and we did and it was helping him pee… he was still licking and growling, but sure he is to be irritated with struvite crystals in his bladder coming out his little urethra.. I stayed with him the Friday all day, and the Saturday he was looking better, came into our room in the morning for our morning cuddles, he was purring and peed in the bed… i figured he was just relaxed and peed! It went downhill form there, he wasn’t peeing, having his penis come out, and him growling.. i think it was really hurting him as he was trying to pass a crystal or possibly a stone..
    I told my boyfriend if he didn’t pee by the morning we would take him into the vets… i woke up, went in to see how he was.. he didn’t pee, and by this time his bladder was pretty full looking.. i took him into the litterbox to see if he would pee…he got out, started growling, then puked up all his food from the day before… we paid the extra money to go to the emergency vets as it was now Sunday and the vet told us he was blocked… which i already knew at that point… she quoted us 00 for the overnight stay and without all the special stuff it was still going to be 00, that was just for his pain medications, bladder irrigation with a catheter… this is excluding him being in recovery for a week to monitor his kidney function and that he was peeing well… it was heartbreaking because we did not have the extra money to be able to pay for this… we are already in a little debt because of our careers and schooling… this was the most heartbreaking thing i had to ever do… I wasn’t too impressed with the vet at the emergency place, she was pushy and wouldn’t let me take my time with deciding what we were going to do… this was a big decision..
    I called my mom, and we decided to get him a shot for his pain @ the emergency place and take him where we took him in the country (instead of the city where we were @ the emergency vets that wanted 0 to euthanize him..) we took him there and it was only 0… the vet there let us take our time, no big rush.. when we were ready… i know that he wasn’t in pain when it happend…but i am still second guessing myself as to why there arent’ places to help people with their pets… why i didn’t get insurance.. then i could’ve helped him… why i didn’t notice earlier and take him to the vets.. btu he was acting normal.. i knew nothing different… i just… its not fair and i keep thinking of ways i could’ve helped him before we got to this point…

    Can someone answer these questions..why do you need to put an animal under anesthetic to insert a catheter when in a human being they do not need to be catheterized… I was hoping the vet could lightly sedate him and insert it… why do they want
    It cut off my questions… anyway..i understnad that it sucks and there was nothign i could’ve done since i didn’t see the signs ahead of time… he was just my favourite kitty, we got lucky to have him, and have him be as awesome as he was!! i just wish i knew about this problem before hand.. and it didn’t have to come to this.. that’s all.. :(
    Has anyone else had to put their pet down for money VS love? its not fair, and it sucks

    • ANSWER:
      First of all, I’m very sorry you had to part with your beloved kitty. It is never an easy decision. Whether it be something fixable with the right amount of funds or inevitable due to old age. I’ve had to part with a kitty for similar reasons. My kitty’s problem was not the crystals in the urine but prolapsed colon. It just wouldn’t move the waste matter along anymore and he needed the occasional enema. Not pretty. I did everything I could for him but eventually he got so blocked he stopped eating and things went downhill from there. The vet that I took him too was none too sympathetic once they realized I didn’t have the funds for the surgery. Yet once the decision was made, they let me take my time with him. He was uncomfortable and I didn’t want to see him suffer anymore. That was 6 years ago and I still feel him nudge me from the other side at 7:20am and pm as that was when he wanted to be fed. How do I know? Why else would I look at the clock at that moment??

      Anyway, I found that making a memorial booklet or blog of all your fond memories and pictures of your kitty helps put closure on the pain. It doesn’t erase it or make you feel better immediately but it’s all together and you may feel better putting all the memories on paper.

      Know this.. Your kitty is not suffering anymore and you did the best thing for him. He was so lucky to have a loving home for the time you had him. There are so many kitties that are not so lucky. I hope you will find that spot in your heart to let another kitty choose you. I have. and this kitty loves me just as much.

      Best of luck to you during this difficult time.

  21. QUESTION:
    Pill-less way to help a very old lady sleep?
    How can I help my mom sleep? She’s 95 and while she can fall asleep, she usually wakes up about 20 minutes later. On some occasions she can sleep straight for an hour or 2 hours the most, but she never gets the 8 to 9 hours of sleep she needs and used to get years ago.

    She used to be on sleep medication but her doctors will no longer allow he to take any because they make her dizzy and confused; after taking the sleeping pill, she would get up out of bed and walk around only to fall and had to be brought to the hospital twice for this. They are also afraid that sleep medication may interfere with her breathing, plus she has kidney failure(20% kidney function).

    So what can I do to help my my mother sleep that doesn’t involve pills or chemicals? Also, why do the elderly have so much trouble sleeping? Is it because their pineal gland no longer produces melatonin, our own natural sleep hormone? Would light therapy help?

    • ANSWER:
      Read her Twilight.

      Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, but on a more serious note, I’d suggest playing her soothing classical music or other soothing recorded sounds, such as the sound of a babbling brook. I know this isn’t medicinal, but it is psychological, and I’ve found that it works for me.

  22. QUESTION:
    Oedema-medication not working?
    I posted a while ago about my oedema and the fact that I was tempted to try another diuretic without consulting my GP.
    I did as I was advised and decided to wait until I had seen the doc, she decided to give me a months trial of Furosemide provided my kidney function was ok..a blood test confirmed this.
    She did tell me at the time that if the Furosemide wasn’t successful at removing or reducing the ankle and foot oedema significantly, the furosemide would be stopped and I would have to continue with my previous diuretic, Bendroflumethazide. She made it quite clear, in the nicest way, that there would be nothing more they could do to help me.
    The month is practically up and the oedema is unchanged, it is so bad I have real trouble getting my footwear on.
    I feel so depressed I don’t even want to make the appt at the docs (I know it will be a different doc as thge last one has left). Surely there must be something they can do to help me? Seriously, is it right that they try me on 2 different tablets and then say that’s it?
    I have tried to help myself, I am attempting to lose weight, have stopped ordinary salt and only use sea-salt and am drinking more water. I am a full time carer to my disabled daughter and can’t be put in this position where I am unable to do normal activities..it is vital that I stay well but the surgery don’t seem interested.
    Please can anyone advise me on what I should do?

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      what condition do you have that causes the edema? how long have you had the edema? is it getting any worse? Furosemide or Lasix is, i think, the most popularly used diuretic that i know of, i’ve seen good things come from it. it sounds like your doing everything right.. im sorry i have seen people in similiar situations and i feel for you. i don’t think you should sit back either, go see another doctor until you get what you want.

  23. QUESTION:
    Did my inactions and wrong decisions cause my 16 1/2 year old cat to die? Please Please help me!?
    How long has a cat had declining kidney function say 50% or more before the vet detects 75% dysfunction?
    My cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I had to maek the decision to pill him with methimazole or go ahead with I131 radioactive Iodine which is a cure however there are risks with both procedures. The risk with the I131 is your cat could go into acute renal failure if it has preexisting renal failure prior to the I131 injection-AND SOEMTIMES AFTER TREATMENT OF I131 THE KIDNEY FAILURE IS FOUND THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN. DO YOU THINK MY CAT HAD KIDNEY FAILURE PRIOR TO BEING DIAGNOSED WITH HYPERTHYOIDISM AND IT WAS BEING MASKED OR HIDDEN?

    my cat was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in Nov 06. My cat was diagnosed with kidney disease & 75% kidney loss in Nov 07. I decided to pill him with medication to control but not cure his hyperthyroidism out of fear that if I had the I131 he would go into acute renal failure. There was no evidence suggesting that but I wanted to play it safe but having not gotten the cure may have caused him to die 2 years later instead of a cure of his hyperthroidism. Should i have gotten the I131 when he was first diagnosed with hyperthyroidism or do you think i made the right decision to pill him by allowing extra bllod flow to the kidneys which helps kidney function. But i feel really really guilty like i didnt make the right decison and have been cryign for 1 month straight. My cat dies 2 years later after being diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism on 12/29/08, and I balme myself becuse I think if i had gone ahead with the I131 he would still be here. The doctors dont know why he died. they just say he was severly dehyrdated, lethragic, anemic. I dont know if the hyperhtroidim killed him or kidney failure. I Ijust blame myself either way and will never forgive myself. I will never own another cat becuse I am not worthy or deserving of a cat. My cat was 16 1/2 when he died. I was giving him subq fluids under the skin for his dehydration and wellness can food 2 cans daily with hyperthyroid medicine. I hate myself!

    I am an awful awful person. if my cat had another mom instead of me he probabaly would have lived longer. Im th eone who should be dead nt him. if i could die 4 him and he live I would do it becuse my life is meaningless & empty without him.
    I will do the cat world a favor and never have a cat again.

    • ANSWER:
      God, give yourself a break! It sounds like you truly loved your cat & went out of your way to do everything possible for him. Loss is extremely hard, but he was 16 1/2 years old & I’m sure he lived a great life with you! I’m very sorry for your loss but please go easy on yourself!

  24. QUESTION:
    Am scared something is wrong!!!bad bad period problems?
    I had just got done with my Progesterone challenge I was on 10mg for 7 days however it’s only been 3 days since my last pill and i still have not had any withdraw bleeding and to my understanding it’s not a good thing if you don’t have withdraw bleeding after taking this hormone. I have had my pituitary gland, thyroid, prolactin levels, liver/kidney function, white/red blood cell count and everything was perfect, i went in today and had my LH and FSH levels tested but i have to wait for the results. I am 20 years old have been married for a year and possibly thinking about conceiving. I have not had a period in over a year and i do not have PCOS. What is wrong with me, anybody ever had this happen to them. my doctor said something might be wrong with my brain but all the most likely causes have been ruled out due to my blood tests, I do not take medication nor drugs am very clean…I do smoke cigaretts..I have tried ovulex, female toner, vitex, rep raspberry ect nothing worked..help

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry to hear about your problem i believe only the doctor can give you a diagnosis, and it sounds like that is going to be difficult. However, since you have been willing to go through all this teating, please also quit smoking. Honestly, the docs may not know exactly why, but smoking can be a factor. Also, when you do reach the time when you get pregnant, you will be glad you have already quit. I hope your doctor can help you solve this soon.

  25. QUESTION:
    Older dog with congestive heart failure ~ what would you do?
    I will be talking about this with a vet tomorrow but wanted some other opinions.

    Going out of town and was wondering what you would recommend:

    I have a 18 year old dog with congestive heart failure; he is about 16 pounds
    - until March he had been on 20mg of lasix daily for over 5 years.
    - in March he developed major kidney failure, so the vet took him completely off the lasix.
    - 3 weeks ago he developed very bad breathing problems and his enlarged heart was constricting his bronchial pipe.
    - he went back on the 20mg lasix for a few days and are trying to wean him down to the lowest level of lasix possible.
    - as of Wed he has been on 10mg lasix every other day
    - but last night he started to develop slight shortness of breath & for the past several days he has drank excessive amounts of water, at night only. I know this is due to the reduced kidney function.

    My problem is this coming weekend I will be out of town for a long weekend. A pet sitter will be staying with him. I want to have as limited risk as possible while I am gone:
    - should I keep him on this medication course which I know is not the best for his heart and I know is causing some kidney distress?
    - or should I up the lasix to 10mg daily (instead of every other day) which I know will help his heart but further weaken his kidneys?

    If I was here, I would just continue watching him and adjust things as needed.
    But with me gone for a few days, I want to have a plan that seems like will get him through the long weekend with the least amount of problems.

    Thank you!!
    Add’l Info: He’s not some old decripit dog who has one foot in the grave. When he begins suffering, we will take appropriate action. For now, he’s just a happy guy who has had heart problems since he was a pup, that we don’t want to worsen because of his change in routine.

    • ANSWER:
      CHF and CRF are both progressive diseases, untreated heart failure is likely to cause acute distress whereas Chronic Renal Failure will be less dramatic. So support the heart function over the weekend.
      I’ve lost 3 dogs to CRF over many years and there are things you can do to help lessen their experience of the symptoms. Consider visiting this site for more info:

      http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/K9KIDNEYS/

  26. QUESTION:
    My grandmother had hip replacement now in critical condition in hospital, maybe someone has an answer…..?
    She is almost 88 years old. Was in the nursing home for 3 weeeks, sub acute care. Was set to be released last Fri. May 30th. Sent her to the hospital instead because they said she is throwing up. I go Sat. to see her. She in intensive care. She is severly dehydrated, blood pressure dropped too low, coumadin levels were out of whack, thinned her blood out too much, blood levels dropped needed transfusion, In acute kidney failure, kidney function less then 15%, something is wrong with liver but too weak to do anything, distended stomach, pocket of fluid in pelvic area, don’t know where it is coming from and retaining water. Can only be treated with medication too weak for any kind of surgery or dialysis. Diruetics aren’t helping take off the fluid she just keeps swelling. Now has Thrush and a wheeze. Can anyone tell me what is going on and if there is any chance of her pulling out of this?? Can’t believe this happened in a 24 hour period. Thanks for any help!!!

    • ANSWER:
      When things start to go bad in a person her age, they go bad FAST. Elderly people’s immune systems aren’t nearly as strong as someone in youth or middle-age.
      Your grandma is in multi-system organ failure, and has ascites (fluid in her abdomen because of the liver failure). The kidney failure will kill her, since she’s too weak for dialysis.
      Call in your family and have the nurse call the chaplain.
      Sorry; I wish I could give you better news.

  27. QUESTION:
    Why do my parents feel they have to “protect” me?
    My grandfather is very ill and I know that. He has been living in a nursing home since around Halloween 2009. He went in due to sorosis of the liver, and now he is at less than 10% for liver function and about 12% for kidney function. He can barely speak now, and doesn’t even recognize his own sons and wife. The doctors say he is delusional because he refuses to take his medication, however I saw him like this last week. It broke my heart, I couldn’t stop crying because I know that this is serious, he is going to die. Soon. Now my parents won’t let me go back to see him, and I think this is very unfair, he and I always had a special bond, and I want to spend as much time with him as I can before he passes. Why do parents think they are doing something for “our best interest”, because now I am very pissed off at them because they won’t let me see my grandfather. Can someone please help me understand this??
    Thanks

    BTW, I’m 16
    I would go by myself, but it is about 45 mins away from my house (it’s near his house that his wife now lives in alone, she isnt my grandmother and we don’t get along) and I only have my permit so I can’t drive alone :(

    • ANSWER:
      First of all im Very sorry about your grandfather. This is a hard question , please understand in no way do i want to upset you.
      You are right your grandfather is going to die soon, and if you Really want to see him again you have to understand your grandfather is only going to be getting worse. He will no longer look the same and will not be able to comunicate with you at all, i think if you understand this100% then and Only then when you are sure, you should go and see him.
      On the other hand,
      If you where so upset the last time You really have to ask yourself , do you really want to put yourself through the pain again, which would be even worse.
      I have heard many times from friends and family that have been in your situation who Have been to see there loved ones on there death beds have lived to regret it as its there last time they spent with them was not Really with them , if you understand what i mean by that.
      I think your parents are totally thinking only about you and how much this could upset you for a very long time.
      I wish you all the best of luck , and wish your grandfather a peaceful passing ♥ x

  28. QUESTION:
    Hashimoto’s and normal tsh levels? Possible to feel hypo?
    Any tips from others dealing with this would be greatly appreciated and would make me feel like I’m not crazy. :)
    I had doctors telling me my thyroid gland felt enlarged since January 2010,they’d test my tsh and everything was normal. Finally this May a different doctor ordered an ultrasound of my thyroid gland, radiologist and my doctor agreed it is “mildly enlarged”, they also found that 2 of my parathyroid glands are also enlarged. I was sent to an endocrinologist late May and she ordered a load of labs, parathyroid function, kidney function,tsh, metabolic panel, vitamin d and tested for thyroid antibodies.My tsh was .93 (late may), my last tsh was this january and was 1.9. I tested positive for thyroid antibodies and my level was 69, my vitamin d is also low and is the supposed reason for my parathyroid glands being enlarged,am now taking 1000 units of vitamin d daily now.
    At my initial appt. with my endo she talked to me mainly about hyperthyroidism because of they way my level dropped, I told her I have none of those symptoms. She called me at work to tell me I have Hashimoto’s and low vit d levels, take vitamin d daily and she will recheck my tsh and vit d in 6 months. She had no time to answer any questions and said absolutely no to any medication.. so I did my own research. I have just about every symptom of HYPOthyroidism and have had them for years. My mother had hashimotos and no longer has a thyroid gland, almost every one of her siblings is hypo and a few are hyper (there are 9 total). I called her back w/my concerns and still said absolutely no to treating it.
    I’ve had pain in the joints of my fingers x 3 years
    pain/swelling in my knees x 8-9 yrs (i do not have lymes or arthritis, mri and xray done on my knees show nothing wrong at all) I’ve seen orthopedic doctors for this.
    my muscles ache all the time in all sorts of places, legs,arms, back.
    my skin is very dry and seems to be bad yr round, am now using a prescription scalp solution for my horribly dry scalp that seemed to come out of no where 2 yrs ago.
    I cannot get pregnant again (5 yrs of trying-finally gave up and decided it was’nt meant to be), i missed 2 days of birth control 9 yrs ago and got pregnant instantly.
    I could sleep all day if I did’nt have a life, I am tired all the time and feel like I’m in a fog. I have been on 3 antidepressants (over 5 yrs) the doctors threw at me and nothing really worked so I just stopped them.
    I used to be someone who never really got nervous or scared about things..over the past few yrs I have anxiety over many stupid little things that shouldnt bother me,even meeting w/friends for dinner and sometimes break out in hives on my chest and back when my anxiety is bad.
    my weight fluctuates every couple months w/ no change in diet. I gain about 10 lbs and a month or so later I lose that plus maybe some more. (i am not a large person, so this usually goes unnoticed by most people)
    I have and have had bad menorrhagia for many yrs. but usually don’t get anything to stop the bleeding because I have a clotting disorder already and extra hormones puts me at higher risk for a clot.
    the list goes on…
    If my tsh was only .93 in May, why do I feel like someone with hypothyroidism? Maybe it’s just coincidence? I have a very slim neck and my enlarged thyroid is a tiny bit noticeable (by my endo and now me since she showed me) Why is this a “wait and see” disease? Why would they allow your thyroid gland to get bigger? It does’nt make sense.I would rather feel hyper than hypo any day, I have felt like crap for way too long.
    (fyi- i am 28 yrs old..going on 80) I have an appt with a new endo on Thursday but he works alongside with the last one I saw so I’m guessing he wont be of any help either and just a waste of another copay.

    • ANSWER:
      Oh my goodness, the TSH test as the only thyroid test, and no treatment? ugh
      This is NOT a wait-and-see disease. The thyroid is one of the most
      important glands in the body. It regulates the entire metabolism, and when
      the thyroid is not functioning properly it can affect everything from
      adrenals, sex hormones, bones, circulation, hair, and weight, to energy,
      mental acuity, eyesight, and so on…

      Here is an article that might help you find a better doctor:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/how-to-find-a-good-doc

      Here is the Hashimotos article:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/hashimotos

      Lots of great thyroid treatment info:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/things-we-have-learned/

      Recommended tests:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

      What the test results mean:

      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/lab-values/

      There are a couple of thyroid groups that I think will benefit you:

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Naturalthyroidhormones/

      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/thyroidless (co-mod has Hashis)

      I sincerely hope this info helps you.

  29. QUESTION:
    What should you think when a doctor says, “You’re going to get me in trouble,” after you’ve had a problem…?
    with a new medication they prescribed? I misunderstood the dosage instruction on a new medicine, I took 6 times more than was prescribed. When I realized this, I went to my doctor and said I’m very concerned I’ve misunderstood how to take this Rx nd I’m having such and such problems. The doctor says ” You’re going to get me in trouble,” then proceeds to pretend like everything with my body is okay. I know I’m having these problems and the doctor is still telling me I’m okay. I’ve tried to get a new doctor but in this BFE plce that I live it’s not that easy. Should I have tests to check my liver and kidney function (I’m thinking this because of my symptoms)? And if so, can I just go to the ER and asks for these tests (what are they called?). I have good insurance, if I could just get someone to help.

    • ANSWER:
      if he gives u a medicine and u overeat it its going to be trouble for him to treat it

      thats what he meant by saying u r going to give me trouble

      but the truth is that some of medicines are pretty damn safe that even if u take 10 or twenty of them u can still get nothing big health problems…

      not so for a few other dangerous drugs…..
      if u take accidentally more of some drugs u may have to take stomach wash or some medications or kept in hospital till u r out of danger………

      liver function tests—-sgot sgpt albumin/globulin ratio serum bilirubin etc

      kidney function tests serum creatine /blood urea/urine output to usg kub

      do u really need to do all these?lol

      of course ask for a second opinion…..still if u get worse only even consider doing tyhese?

      best of luck

  30. QUESTION:
    Skin rash that has puzzled 4 doctors so far. help.?
    I got a rash in November 2010 around one armpit and a little bit on one hip. Gradually this rash has spread from my armpits to my wrists (only the inner arm) On both arms.and from my hips down to My ankles all over my legs. None on my tummy Back or chest (trunk). This rash is not itchy, raised, scaly. It is red and in fairly big circles Some clustered and some not. Had bloodtests done. Blood count okay. Liver and kidney functions Okay And no glandular fever. I am getting a skin biopsy next week But just wondered if anyone here could help? And I’m not on any medication excePt microgynam and ceterizene. Thus is almost 3 months its lasted and is getting worse by the day. Please help.

    • ANSWER:

  31. QUESTION:
    Will my mom need to go on dialysis?
    My mom, who only has one kidney because she had to have one removed when she was a small child, I’m worried may have to go on dialysis. About two months ago at a routine check up, found out that her blood pressure was very elevated. Her doctor wanted to admit her, but she refused since she does not have any health insurance. He decided to check the function of her kidney, which turned out fine. It was functioning at 79% which is just fine for one kidney. The doctors have tired several medications over the last few months and unfortunately none have helped. She went in today to get her kidney tested again and found out that her kidney is now functioning at 67%, this is a 12% decrease in the last 8 weeks. Her doctor is sending her to a kidney specialist, but the appointment is not until the 20th. I am wondering is anyone may have some insight on what is going on or thinks she may end up on dialysis??

    • ANSWER:
      I am a teen and i will tell you from Personal experience that one is put on dialysis when there kidneys cannot remove waste and purify the urine. Generally the doctor will make the ultimate decision as to what should be done for your mother. If one kidney is functioning at 67% and she does not have a second kidney then more then likey she will be put on dialysis. I am terribly sorry!

      Good Luck :)

  32. QUESTION:
    My old male cat’s pee is too clear (problems with kidneys), vet reccomends euthanasia?? Please help!?
    My male cat is approx 18 years old. I know, very old, but his health is fine, other than the fact he’s having troubles with his kidneys. His pee is not very yellow at all, it’s clear, and he keeps drinking water constantly. My vet who has many years of experience says it’s a common thing to happen to old male cats, when their kidneys stops to function properly, they simply do not make all toxins come out in the pee anymore, and in response to that the cat tries to drink more and more water but to no avail.
    He reccomended we put the cat to sleep, he says so far the condition is not to the point where he will start having urine infections and eventually urine poison, so it’s most humane to let him rest now. I do know my vet is normally against euthanasia and only reccomends it if it’s really neccessary, but I love this cat so much and I come on here to ask if anyone has any experience with cats having this problem and if there is anything at all that can be done to save him? Keep in mind he is very old (18 yrs), and I am quite positive it’s the kidneys which is the problem and not something else. Is there any medications that works?
    Thanks in advance for your time and help.
    I found something online called Tripsy for cat kidney diseases. anyone has any experience with that medication?

    http://www.petwellbeing.com/products/cat-kidney-disease?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=cats%20kidney%20disease&utm_content=!acq!v2!s-b-7735617405-1884917685&utm_campaign=PWB+-+Search+-+Direct+-+USA+%28KW+focus+%E2%80%93+optimized%29&gclid=CPe8kNiEtqoCFYnr7Qodinom4w

    • ANSWER:
      I know that this is desperately upsetting. I had to let my vet put my beloved cat to sleep last year. It broke my heart and I still haven’t got over it. You say that your cat is healthy apart from the kidney problems. My lovely girl went from apparent good health to really poorly at a terrifyingly fast rate. Her kidneys were failing, she was incontinent and had trouble eating. She was 17 years old. The vet told me that an operation and medication could extend her life but the very best prognosis she could offer me was a year to eighteen months. I would have to have put her through a lot of pain and discomfort simply for a few extra months. I could not put her through it so I opted for euthanasia. It was probably the hardest thing I have ever done but I love her so much that I simply could not let her suffer.

      If you really love your cat you must consider letting him go peacefully without pain. It would be selfish to keep him alive for your own sake. Medication may help for a while but if he is an elderly cat it will almost certainly not be long before something else fails and you are in the same position.
      Most vets will not offer euthanasia unless they think it’s really necessary. I am so sorry for you and for your cat. I will think of you both.

  33. QUESTION:
    My 7 yr. old Ridgeback mix has been sick for about 2 1/2 years. He was diagnosed with many things by many?
    different vets. First, it was seasonal allergies, then to a cleaner (candles, incense, laundry soap and everything else under the sun), then an allergy to his food and after cutting all of these things out of his environment, he is still sick. I’ve switched his food four times in 2 1/2 years, the most recent being by Holistics, made of salmon and anchovies, because my vet was suspicious of an allergy to chicken. It didn’t help. He has an underactive thyroid, which is being corrected with medication. He is also being given ketokonisol and prednisone on an regular basis for rashes, yeast infections and inflammation of the skin. I was also told to give him three benedryl twice a day for his itching. He is very lathargic and he scratches and bites to the point of bleeding and also has a bad case of gas most of the time, which is really unpleasant for the both of us. I need help detoxing him, what’s best for kidney and liver function and what type of food would you suggest?

    • ANSWER:
      Oh your poor dog!

      I would look closely at the food and make sure there is no RICE or TURKEY in the food. My dog requires a food that has potatoes as the grain. (Natural Balance Duck and Potato – available at Petco). He cannot do most any other formula (including beef, venison and salmon)

      The lethargy and skin issues are really symptoms of hypothyroidism. I would test his thyroid again – sounds like he is still low. If you have tested this and he is within the “low” range of normal – increase his dose. It is too low.

      It should be .01 mg of med per pound of dog. An 80 lb. dog gets .08. A 100 lb. dog gets 0.1. If this is not close to what you are giving your dog – you are not giving enough.

      Keep the Benadryl – it does help. That should be 1 pill per 25 lbs. of dog. So a 75-80 lb dog gets 3 pills. A 100 lb dog gets 4 pills. And yes – give it twice a day.

      As for detox:

      Milk Thistle (amazing liver detox’er)
      Dandelion Root
      Vitamin C
      Vitamin E
      Vitamin B complex

      How much to give is determined by the weight of your dog again – I’d check with a holistic vet or Ridgeback group on what would work.

      But – two Milk Thistle pills a day to start won’t hurt. (I think they are 600 mg?)

      Good luck!!! Auto-immune issues are terrible with dogs. :(

  34. QUESTION:
    Can anyone help me?? Why is this happening to me?
    i had a baby 6 months ago and have had alot of trouble with my body and now anxiety.
    Now ever since my pap smear 3 months ago i urinated blood. At the start i was in hospital having tests, blood tests and urine cultures and ultrasound on my kidenys. Now infection was found and nothing was wrong with my kidneys or bladder. I was still given uti medication just incase.

    So i kept urinating blood and at time sit was phase 3 (a large amount)
    Then for 3 more urine tests it was negative and that was over a 5-6 week period. I had nother test last week which showd traces, and i had 1 yesterday which showed no blood.

    Ive also had a ctscan on my urinary tract and nothing is wrong with my kidneys or bladder or ureters.No masses were seen.
    Also, my pap smear came back clear.
    What could casue the blood in my urine. Like is aid i dont have it now but the last time i did, it was only traces which can be normal, i was told everyone realeases a certain amount per day.
    I was also having fortnighty blood tests to check kidney and liver function and theyw ere all good although my iver shows signs of being dehydrated but thats because im lucky tii drink2 glasses or fluids a day, i just drink coffee.

    I always have pain in my left side, upbove my hip bone an dits half on my stomach, half on my back. It feelslike a pulled muscle but i dono if it is. To push on the muscle its sore.

    I also have swollen glands but docs think this all started because of glandular fever. I having more blood tests tomorrow and stool test.
    My thyroid function is perfect also and red and white blood cells are normal. One blood test releved slighty elevated protein in blood, is that bad??
    Im 18

    • ANSWER:
      Damn…Now what lay person can answer this…Obviously ur not happy with your Docs answers, maybe u need to calm down and realize your body is still adjusting to the birth or get another opinion or google the word hypochondriac

  35. QUESTION:
    Can my health problems be fixed?
    Dear friends,

    I have stage 5 Kidney failure, my kidneys are only functioning at 6%, doctors are only speaking of dialysis, but can anyone please help me and give me some sort of a solution, weather clinically proven or not to help me with my kidneys besides diaylsis? Weather it be Yoga, herbal medication, Ayurveda or anything i’m willing to take it. Please help me, i would really appreciate it.

    my email is: jensen@y7mail.com

    God Bless,

    Jensen

    • ANSWER:
      your other question would not let me post my complete answer as it was too long so I am continuing it here for part one go here. It would only let me post so many words no matter how often I tried to get it all to post necessitating my answering the rest here,,so go here for part one first

      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjtHSHkVtYRfFZgK8gC5U0Tsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20080714185300AApAx4V&show=7#profile-info-IhUnbfWzaa

      One must never forget that medicine is big business and lots of money is involved in keeping that system in place and discouraging other treatments, Look at the AMA once a small trade union making all the other practitioners of health into quacks with their quack files. Around the days of Hoxsey, it was proven in court that he did cure dying people of cancer and he won his case and the AMA lost it as patient after patient produced medical records showing their cures and outliving by many years their doctors predictions. TPTB will stop at nothing to maintain their monopoly on health care and even doctors hands are tied as to what they can do (only the approved methods generally) without losing their medical licenses. There have been doctors giving vitamin shots that had their offices invaded by gun toting officers and all their records sized and their licenses removed–for giving unapproved brands of VITAMINS

      Notice how many of the treatment call for lifelong measures to control not cure like insulin treatment and dialysis and others require tremendous expense like chemo/radiation/surgery for cancer and triple bipasses for heart disease and yet there have been patients who healed their hearts when triple bypasses failed by taking a few cheap herbs like cayenne, hawthorne and garlic. see the book by Dick Quinn (left for dead) as he did this and wrote a book about it. Look at how despite persecution, Renee Caisse cured so many of deadly cancer for over 50 years with her essiac tea that was passed down from the native Americans. Alternative health often works IF you know what you are doing and if you do a comprehensive program. Even doctor Loraine Day a allopathetic medical doctor cured herself of cancer naturally (and did a tape called cancer doesn’t scare me anymore) and was harshly persecuted for talking about the big business of cancer and following the money and spoke of why doctors do not know of these treatments (in short medical journals being folded for publishing about successful, natural treatments that are safe when the people supporting the magazines with their high priced pharmaceutical ads do a concerted effect to pull out their advertising dollars in realization and to use the medical journals they help go out of business as examples for other to not follow suit..thus doctors who are so busy they rarely read outside the medical library do not often hear of the success of herbs and alternative means..they are suited from med school by the drug companies and makers of expensive medial equipment. the real victims are the patient’s..yes allopaths are necessary some times..if you are in an accident and have a limb severed or a ruptured organ, you need the high tech help of these doctors and emergencies rooms, but they often fail dismally on chronic illnesses that have been helped by simple nutrients and herbs etc,

      The trick is to do a comprehensive program..for jenson this should have been done months ago but there is always hope. One never knows the workings of God as well, Remember that allopathetic medicine has only been around about 100 years. We discount the wisdom of centuries of man’s study into food and herbs and hydrotherapy and so forth for the modern but often nature holds the keys to health and today studies are finding many folklores have in fact real cures. the hoxsey formula above has shown in modern testing that of the 15 or so herbs all but one has definite cancer fighting properties,…this is coming out of medical school labs. Many drugs in fact, came from plants or finding the chemicals in plants. so these are not worthless plants. Often doing natural medicine with allopathetic is not good nor is it recommended by Dr Richard Schulze who cured so many of every type of disease as they often clash. Many of today;s herbalists in attempts to get recognize used watered down herbs and tow the line of the FDA to try to be considered as complementary medical in get a piece of the money pie but often these modalities contradict and really often using naturopathic cures alone is superior to using them together with doctors often toxic methods. So personally, I feel going on natural treatments without allopathetic medicine is superior but in Jenson’s case, a case could be made for using the dialysis to extend his life while doing the incurable program and some of the other suggestions I made till he is stronger, yet this is fear talking as I don’t want him to possible die from this decision but as I type I am more than certain that Schulze would say do not do dialysis but immediately do a full out comprehensive incurables program and I am hopeful that he will follow these recommendations as I strongly do not feel just an herb, mushroom, or nutrient will help as far gone as he is..he needs to do many things and do them together..that said here is what I want to say.

      I am repeating a previous answer from this point on in case anyone else reading needs this information.
      My mom just died this year from the effects of dialysis which caused her to have 9 heart attacks in the last year of her life..she was on dialysis two years. She never would listen to me. I was able to stop her 7th and 8th heart attacks (one within 2 minutes) using natural treatments as I just happened to walk in when she was having them and she was bad and 4 nitros did nothing…it was amazing and finally people listened to me a little after 10 years of trying. Sadly, noone gave her the herbs at her last heart attacks and the hospital killed her 4 of us felt. The week before she died she finally took some tincture I left her and she called and told me that she was shocked, she said it is the first time in 2 years that she never got sick after dialysis, she finally consented to go on Dr schulze incurables program but died a week later before we could start the program the following week…It was most tragic. I think the herbs I made for her/gave her were burdock blend by herbpharm and I made her a tincture of parsley root as it is good for the kidneys and burdock is a blood cleanser..you might want to get Dr Christopher’s book and study the chapter on blood cleansers as some are better than others for the kidneys and of course when the kidneys are not working, the blood is dirty and that is why they clean it. If you decide to do dialysis look into home dialysis that one does overnight as people say this makes them less sick as it is cleaned slower and over a longer period of time and more frequently…doctors rarely tell you this as the dialysis centers make lots of money and they work hand ion hand..definitely research it. Despite lots of testimony that this frees people up more and is less hard on the body, my mom never listened to me and she was scared cause some dialysis nurse told her that people getting infections were on home dialysis (despite them often screwing up with my mom and causing her to be hospitalized a few times and taking out too much or too little causing her blood pressure to drop dangerously low or else feel washed out. I tried to point out that this nurse who I think worked in er only saw the people that got infections,,not all the ones who did not so her view was skewed. also do Dr schulze incurables program..email me and I will tell you where to download the videos or you can purchase the videos on ebay..(they are no longer in print) this is imperative as I do not feel the blood cleansers are enough but they may buy you a little more time as they will help clean the blood while you are not on dialysis and hopefully, doing the incurables program. usually they are 85 to 150 dollars and do not include the manual but two people have starting bids of 20-25 with the 700 manual..there was a guy selling it in dvd form for only 35 at the buy it now price but he does not have them on their now. these are invaluable and well worth the price. If buying be sure to ask if it is Dr Christopher or Dr schulze on the videos as originally it sold with 12 hours of schulze and 7 hours or so of Christopher..though Christopher (who trained schulze and originated the incurables program is great, you want the ones with schulze..some of the ones on amazon are Christopher so ask if buying.

      go to ebay or amazon and type save your life videos (these are the ones with Sam Biser and Richard Schulze and contain 12 videos (some have a tree on the cover/some a bald guy/ and some the blue ridge mountains (these did releases) there are 12 videos that one for 1995 only has two of the videos so be cautious if buying to read it..most do not include the 700 page manual but currently you can download free bids on ebay are starting at 20 to 25 but luckily you can download them if you want free…someone just send me the link but I do not want to publicly post. so email me if you can so you can get free & view ASAP try to build up the kidneys with kidney herbs and be aware since our kidneys are not functioning well that this program releases the toxins and they do need to get out..I always hesitated to do it till her kidneys improve and looking back this I think was the wrong decision..Just be sure the other areas of elimination are excellent & this includes bowel cleansing, liver/gall bladder, blood cleansing, lung cleanse (see Linda Page’s detoxification book for this cleanse called the mucous cleanse (sorry end will not post see his other questions for the end of this answer)

  36. QUESTION:
    Constantly fatigued and miserable. Need help please!?
    Hi, My name is Matt and I apologize in advance for the long question. I’ve been having a chronic health problem for the past year and half now, and I’m not much closer to solving the problem of why I feel so awful than I was at the start. Different doctors will tell me I have things that other doctors say there is no way I have. Others tend to throw antibiotics at me, push me out of the office, and hope the problem magically disappears. My faith in health care professionals is ebbing away more and more everyday.

    Anyways, here are my regular symptoms:
    Loss of focus/concentration, extreme fatigue, constantly hungry, feeling very faint and weak kneed, stiff joints and muscles, stuffy nose, sore/tight throat, chest pain/tightness right along my sternum, and heavy breathing.

    For the past year and a half, I’ve exhibited these symptoms on and off. I have good days and bad days, but especially lately, much more so bad.

    I’ve been diagnosed with a severe dust mite allergy, pumped full of medications, continued to get sick, and later found I had no allergy to dust mites according to another doctor and another test. The new doctor diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. I’ve tried corticosteroids, antihistamines, nasal rinses, vitamins, and all sorts of things. The only thing that gives me any real relief is the sinus rinse, and that relief is pretty fleeting. Now I’m being told that I have allergies again, despite the fact that no allergy medication has done me any good, and the skin tests say I’m not allergic to anything.

    I’ve also recently had some new symptoms, on top of the old ones being more severe than usual (especially the fatigue, hunger, and faint feeling). They are: constantly thirsty, nausea, frequent urination (happens a lot, regardless of how much water I drink, always comes out crystal clear, and I can’t seem to hold it at all), about 10 pounds of weight loss 2 weeks ago, and now, very little weight gain, despite eating like crazy.

    I’ve had a complete blood count recently. It showed my glucose as normal, so diabetes is not the problem. Kidney and liver functions were also normal. My lymphocyte level came in a little high at 47 (12-44 is normal), absolute neutrophils came in a little low at 1.67 (normal is 1.8-7.7). It looks like I have a slight anemia, because my hemoglobin came in at 13.2 (normal: 14-18) and my hematocrit came in at 38 (normal: 42-54). I’ve started taking a multivitamin, and eating more red meat in case of iron deficiency.

    Yet, I find it hard to believe that anemia is to blame for all of my new/worsening of symptoms, and more importantly, I’ve had numerous blood tests over the past year and a half, and never came up as anemic, so even if it is the complete cause for my new and worsened symptoms, it still doesn’t explain my regular fatigue and general feeling like garbage for over a year.

    As for my habits, I generally eat a very healthy diet, and also exercise frequently. I’m in pretty good shape, and am in the right weight range for my height (6 feet tall, 170 lbs). Also, I’m only 20 years old, so I feel like I shouldn’t be getting winded by taking the stairs, or needing a nap after 2 hours of work. The only hospitilizations I’ve had are for a concussion at age 16 sustained while playing rugby (very light concussion, blacked out for 10 seconds, can’t remember some of that day, but I was fine after a few hours), and a surgery to take out my tonsils and open up my sinuses (which did seem to help my breathing a bit, but didn’t stop the sickness from coming over and over and over).

    As for medications, I’ve been on pretty much every allergy medication around, and none of them stop me from getting sick. Plus, most of them leave me in an even worse brain fog than when I’m just feeling sick. I’ve also been pumped full of more antibiotics than I can count. At this point, I’m quite adverse to taking more medications, considering that none has helped me thus far, and they always, always come with side effects.

    I really just want to know whats wrong with me, whatever it is, so that I can get about fixing it. It’s a number one priority for me, because it just makes everything in my life so much more difficult. Even the simplest classes and tasks and work become grueling when I’m feeling like this, and I’d say I feel like this about 85-95% of the time, especially as of late. My problem is, I’m at the end of my rope. My doctor’s can’t give me any good ideas or directions to take, they just tell me the other one is an idiot and that I need to just keep putting money in their pocket. I’ve tried so many options and been tested for so many things, and I can’t seem to get a truly conclusive answer. I’m ready to try just about anything. In fact, I’m getting ready to make an acupuncture appointment, and maybe start taking some herbs. I mean, it may be a shot in the dark, but at least I’m taking a shot.

    Anyways, if you’ve made it this far, I appreciate you taking the time to read

    • ANSWER:
      ok i lived this already you need to see an endocrinologist i suffer from multinodular goitor never detected i have normal tsh t4 t3 i have a high globulglobin antibody which is a precurser for an auto immune defect in my case hashimoto thryoiditis , i have hypo thyroid symptoms with normal thyroid levels i am on VIT D as it was dangerously low giving me chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia symptoms the IBS symptom depression and now i have a gluten sensitivity so you can try swollowing vit D at walmart and VIT E high doses my VIT D rx is 50,000 IU 1 x per week so the second thing i would do is pump up your VIT B drink vitamin water like propel , stop eating wheat products so i am eating puffed rice corn flakes potatoes etc stay away from MSG also , cream of rice grits read the boxes eat lots of fresh fruit and vegs and meat PLAIN no seasoning see if you perk up, i am on synthroid 37.50 mcg a day and i feel human again, so have an ultrasound of your thyroid , start drinking pomegranite juice 4 oz a day and eat yorgurt with ACTIVA like enzymes , the antibiotics are slowing your system down yeast build up , unless you can get a RX for nystatin its suppose to break down the yeast in your body , or maybe swollow Diflucan to remove yeast that is what i have been living , now my mom likes those chinese foot toxic pads for your feet she says her burning feet has miniumized with this? try a massage also, stop smoking and drinking alcohol detox your body , drink V8 splash soy milk silk milk? hope something i do helps you? walmart sells all natural snacks world gourmet when pigs fly.. it gives you a serving of fruit or sensible portions co are all natural NO WHEAT in these snacks no preservative ,

  37. QUESTION:
    My doctors can’t give me a good answer or direction to take. Can you help?
    Hi, My name is Matt and I apologize in advance for the long question. I’ve been having a chronic health problem for the past year and half now, and I’m not much closer to solving the problem of why I feel so awful than I was at the start. Different doctors will tell me I have things that other doctors say there is no way I have. Others tend to throw antibiotics at me, push me out of the office, and hope the problem magically disappears. My faith in health care professionals is ebbing away more and more everyday.

    Anyways, here are my regular symptoms:
    Loss of focus/concentration, extreme fatigue, constantly hungry, feeling very faint and weak kneed, stiff joints and muscles, stuffy nose, sore/tight throat, chest pain/tightness right along my sternum, irritability, and heavy breathing.

    For the past year and a half, I’ve exhibited these symptoms on and off. I have good days and bad days, but especially lately, much more so bad. Also, even the good days give me some fatigue, but the difference is pretty night and day. I feel a lot more capable.

    I’ve been diagnosed with a severe dust mite allergy, pumped full of medications, continued to get sick, and later found I had no allergy to dust mites according to another doctor and another test. The new doctor diagnosed me with chronic sinusitis. I’ve tried corticosteroids, antihistamines, nasal rinses, vitamins, and all sorts of things. The only thing that gives me any real relief is the sinus rinse, and that relief is pretty fleeting. Now I’m being told that I have allergies again, despite the fact that no allergy medication has done me any good, and the skin tests say I’m not allergic to anything.

    I’ve also recently had some new symptoms, on top of the old ones being more severe than usual (especially the fatigue, hunger, and faint feeling). They are: constantly thirsty, nausea, frequent urination (happens a lot, regardless of how much water I drink, always comes out crystal clear, and I can’t seem to hold it at all), about 10 pounds of weight loss 2 weeks ago, and now, very little weight gain, despite eating like crazy.

    I’ve had a complete blood count recently. It showed my glucose as normal, so diabetes is not the problem. Kidney and liver functions were also normal. My lymphocyte level came in a little high at 47 (12-44 is normal), absolute neutrophils came in a little low at 1.67 (normal is 1.8-7.7). It looks like I have a slight anemia, because my hemoglobin came in at 13.2 (normal: 14-18) and my hematocrit came in at 38 (normal: 42-54). I’ve started taking a multivitamin, and eating more red meat in case of iron deficiency.

    Yet, I find it hard to believe that anemia is to blame for all of my new/worsening of symptoms, and more importantly, I’ve had numerous blood tests over the past year and a half, and never came up as anemic, so even if it is the complete cause for my new and worsened symptoms, it still doesn’t explain my regular fatigue and general feeling like garbage for over a year.

    As for my habits, I generally eat a very healthy diet, and also exercise frequently. I’m in pretty good shape, and am in the right weight range for my height (6 feet tall, 170 lbs). Also, I’m only 20 years old, so I feel like I shouldn’t be getting winded by taking the stairs, or needing a nap after 2 hours of work. The only hospitilizations I’ve had are for a concussion at age 16 sustained while playing rugby (very light concussion, blacked out for 10 seconds, can’t remember some of that day, but I was fine after a few hours), and a surgery to take out my tonsils and open up my sinuses (which did seem to help my breathing a bit, but didn’t stop the sickness from coming over and over and over).

    As for medications, I’ve been on pretty much every allergy medication around, and none of them stop me from getting sick. Plus, most of them leave me in an even worse brain fog than when I’m just feeling sick. I’ve also been pumped full of more antibiotics than I can count. At this point, I’m quite adverse to taking more medications, considering that none has helped me thus far, and they always, always come with side effects.

    I really just want to know whats wrong with me, whatever it is, so that I can get about fixing it. It’s a number one priority for me, because it just makes everything in my life so much more difficult. Even the simplest classes and tasks and work become grueling when I’m feeling like this, and I’d say I feel like this about 85-95% of the time, especially as of late. My problem is, I’m at the end of my rope. My doctor’s can’t give me any good ideas or directions to take, they just tell me the other one is an idiot and that I need to just keep putting money in their pocket. I’ve tried so many options and been tested for so many things, and I can’t seem to get a truly conclusive answer. I’m ready to try just about anything. In fact, I’m getting ready to make an acupuncture appointment, and maybe start taking some herbs. I mean, it may be a

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, have you tried cutting out gluten in your diet. I have this friend who did exactly this and she became human again and she felt more alive than she had in years. She had some of the symptoms that you have been suffering. Hope this helps.

  38. QUESTION:
    Are we just a slave to the chemicals in our brain?
    There’s nothing we can do about the genetics we are born with. Just as a physically beautiful person has done nothing to deserve their beauty, so neither has someone born with a positive, well-wired brain done anything either. It was just DNA luck. How much can meditation and therapy really help if the problem is a chemical imbalance in the brain? I know people who are thick as a plank yet always optimistic because this is how their brains are naturally wired, I also know highly intelligent people who have wonderful lives and meditate and have therapy but are clinically depressed.
    For these people is there ANY alternative but a life-time of medication just as a diabetic needs insulin for life because of a badly functioning pancreas/kidney?

    • ANSWER:
      This was an intelligent and well thought out question. It seems that you understand the entire situation of human genetics and what we can expect in our lives. So, yes, we are slaves to the chemicals in our brains and in the rest of our bodies.

      We can only help alter the chemicals to obtain health through appropriate medications that react to the chemicals.

      Our quality of life has less to do with what kind of hand we are genetically dealt than what we do with our cards and how we play them in life. Not everyone is dealt a great hand and those with winning hands often don’t play them well. If you know what I mean?

  39. QUESTION:
    Ughh. Mean Yeast Infection Issue,, Any Ideas or Advice?
    OKay, I’ve always been susceptible to yeast infections/uti’s for some evil reason & usually have 1 yeast infection a year. Have only had to get prescription help rarely in the past & could nix them mostly w/ home remedies: cranberry juice, non~sweetened yogurt containin Acidophilus, cut caffeine, etc…But a lil more than a month back (maybe 2 months…), I got awful sick. Bad uti that quickly became a Kidney infection (I knew I was comin down w/ another infection, but this moved quicker than any previous one by a long~shot) & was in severe pain even when I wasn’t havin to run to the restroom bc I felt like I constantly had to pee. & when I went to see my gyno she said if I’d waited another day they would’ve had to admit me & even wanted to right then! Along with all this I also got an upper respiratory infection, had migraines, & was starting to get fevers (fevers were night after I wen2 doctor & cont. for a while.) & they thought I was trying to come down w/ the flu too. I couldn’t hardly function from the pain & **oodles** of prescribed medication & antibiotics for 5 days. Once it let up it all disappeared relatively quickly. What I’m concerned about is starting around 4-5 days ago I started havin symptoms of a mild yeast infection. & the burning when I gotta pee is gradually increasing but if i drink water only for a whole day it aleviates it temporarily but it returns :( . It shouldn’t be happenin this soon & I’m worried it’s becoming chronic. I don’t want what happened last time to happen again but at the same time it’s killing me that I can’t figure out why this is happening??? I stay clean of course I bathe very regularly!! lol. & have had the same partner- my fiance- for a long time. Can any of you help me figure out why this is happening so I can fix whatever I maybe doing wrong??? Like, has this sorta thing happened with any you???
    Bc this sucks badly & I’m lost at how to fix this problem. If any of you know a way I can stop this before it gets started again without me having to go to the gyno again so soon I’d soooo appreciate it.
    Sorry so long…just wanted to explain it all out so I can get the best advice. Thanks for your time :]
    <3Ash
    **Note: I did finish all the rounds of my anti-biotics & medications completely except for the pain-killers for the migraines bc they were "as needed" & I didn't need them after I had half a bottle or more left. AND I also was given anti~biotic or steriod shots or something like that in the hip the day I came in when I was last sick (left side) & had to return the next day at 8a.m. for another (right side) & couple/few days later to return & get ANOTHER (back on left). Not all 3 shots were the same medication neither. The first 2 were, but the last was diff. & I would list what these were called exactly, but I was too busy cryin my eyes out once they said "shot" like a 3yr old instead of an 18yr old. Sorry :/
    But Do Help Please!!! Any Advice Welcome :]:]:] Thanks sooooooo much again ya'll<3

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What are they looking for, or what do they think I have, and why is my vitamin D low?
    “I have hashimotos, my doctor had tests done and put me on vitamin D I assume the 50,000 is a standard dose (which was moderately low), but my doctors office called and said that my calcium is fine but that my kidneys are functioning high. They said my calcium was fine to but when they sent me in for a second set of tests and when I asked what they were for (my dr. office wasn’t willing to give me any idea why even after I asked) she said it was for high calcium. I have hashimotos, I am also on a bloodpressure medication because I am retaining water, have joint swelling and breathing is so difficult I feel like I’m drowning ( this medication is no longer helping me to breathe like it was btw), and I am on a hormone replacement. I’m 36.”I feel like my questions are being avoided. No one will explain the extra tests either. I had a free T4, TSH, cortical, and a bmp. I don’t know what the additional tests were for. I do know one was a retest. And now a CMB.

    • ANSWER:

  41. QUESTION:
    who can help? a charitY? you? please help?
    To Whom It May Concern,
    Good day to everyone whose reading my letter. I am Evelyn Lajom, 30 years of age, Filipino Citizen, presently living with my sister and his family in Valenzuela City, Philippines. My province is in PAMPANGA. I wrote this letter with the help of my friend named Joy, I want to ask a little help to scatter this letter and send this message to everyone. This letter is primarily asking for financial help to all kind-hearted and fortunate ones in this world. I was diagnosed with END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE SECONDARY TO CHRONIC GLOMERULONEPHRITIS six years ago immediately one year after I graduated from Manila Central University of Business Administration Major in Management.
    ’m one of the patients of the well-known National Kidney and Transplant Institute here in the Philippines and currently undergoing Hemodialysis to filter the waste products in my blood (My Kidneys are greatly damage and are not functioning anymore and I’ll die when my blood continues to accumulate these toxins). I kept undergoing to this procedure twice a week for 6 years in Asia Renal Care Philippines and if unfortunate, I’m only having my Hemodialysis twice a month because I need to divide our money for the dialysis and blood-transfusions. The hemodialysis ranges from P3,000 – P4,000 or U – 80 plus the same fee for my needed blood transfusions which is very hard for us to accumulate. I am very thankful for all the financial support I’m getting from all the persons who never ceases to sponsor me in able to survive.
    My siblings already have their own families and is not earning so much money to fit for the daily expenses. Though, I’m so grateful that all of them are also hunting for a donation to help me in this struggle. They cannot handle the bulk of financial burden I’m bringing to my them anymore most especially this time. Because of this crisis, we cannot anymore produce or accumulate money for my hemodialysis and kidney transplant. “I really really really want to recover from this. I’m hoping that God never take me for granted and hears all my prayer.”
    For now, I’m operating a small business beside a Day Care Center in Valenzuela but is greatly not enough to save for my hospital needs.
    The doctors advises me to accumulate a equivalent amount of P 1,000,000 or U$ 20,000 for my Kidney Transplantation and maintenance medications post operation.

    Any amount, even how small it is would be a great help to prolong my life. Your single cent is my life, Please, Please… I’ll never stop to wait for your response.
    If ever this letter would be lucky to reach doctors, and persons who know doctors who can sponsor my operation, It will give me hope to be more positive in life and let your goodness be blessed with God the Father.
    I am also asking help for those who are linked with the government like the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, to all Senators and Congressman who has fund in the National Kidney & Transplant Institute. I think this is the only possible way to prusue my dreams, help my family in return and continue to spread the Inspiration, The miracle happened to me.

    Thank you very much and God Bless.
    HELP PROLONG MY LIFE THROUGH: (Please indicate your name and I’ll send my appreciate)

    - Bank Account: Metrobank Account no. 3029496642 , Account name: Evelyn Lajom

    Branch Address: 12 mc arthur highway marulas , Valenzuela City
    Swift Code: MBTCPHMM
    Branch Code: 029

    - Send via mail: Evelyn Lajom. 90 Ilang-ilang Circle, Don Pedro Village, Marulas, Valenzuela City, Philippines. Postal code: 1440
    Contact details: 02-4321419

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    -Or Simply just forward my letter to all the people you know… I be glad if you do it,,, please…….. please……..

    evelynlajom@yahoo.com

    • ANSWER:
      May God be with you.

  42. QUESTION:
    Grandmother Who Has Never Given Up and Desperately Wants To Live.?
    I need your help PLEASE! My 72 yr. old grandmother has one kidney and it has stopped functioning. She is passing dark brown urine only 20 to 30 units a day for the past 4 days. She has low blood pressure ranging from 53 over 39 to 73 over 43. She has 3 bed sores on her hip area that is being treated by vacuuming. She had septic and she has been hospitalized for 3 weeks. She has severe swelling in her arms and legs as well has her face and severe swelling in the abdomen. Yesterday she passed 300 units of clear urine the doctor says there is nothing he can do for her severe swelling and bloating. He has her on lasix and another diuretic. She no longer gets fluids through her mouth but she does have I.V. with antibiotics and she is also diabetic. Her sugar has been ranging from 202 to 100 and it has even got lower the 50. She is alert and in a lot of pain. Is there any other treatment such as dialysis and other medications that could help her? P.S. She has been a quadriplegic for 22 yrs and has always been taken care of and loved at home. She wants to live and we want her to live. Please respond ASAP. ONLY SERIOUS RESPONSES PLEASE!!
    Thank You all for your prayers and concern. My grandmother passed away yesterday morning. She was our rock and she meant everything to us. She taught us about God, about love, and about life and we will always miss her.

    To the dumb b*****d named Rico. This was a serious question and I asked that people answer it in a serious and respectful way. My grandmother was strong and beautiful woman. She raised 6 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren while being paralyzed from the neck down for 22 YEARS! She taught us about respect something you obviously never even heard of. She cared about everyone and never once spoke a hateful or cruel word to anyone even when they deserved it. She is probably shaking her head at me right now but I hope she’ll forgive me as well as God. You are a disgusting disrespectful a** who has probably never met anyone as loving and caring as my grandmother in your pathetic life. I hope you think about this when it’s your turn to lose a loved one!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi: The answer given by “Nils baby sister” comes pretty close to hitting the nail on the head. There are a lot of problems here. I retired from nursing last April, and passed much of the last 25 years tending just this sort of patient, and sadly there aren’t any quick fixes.She’s probably been diabetic for some time I imagine- in the long term, the vast number of those with chronic renal failure are due to this disease. Also, there has been poor nutritional intake for some time in all likelihood- this leads to low albumen levels in the blood(lack of protein), which allows accumulation of fluid, beside the poor-to-no renal function. The very low blood pressures being seen -if they go on longer than a few hours contribute to decline in renal function even more, as well as poor perfusion of liver, peripheral areas such as limbs, bowels,etc. Being quadriplegic so long usually means long term foley
      catheter in the bladder, which nearly always leads to chronic bladder and kidney infection, which is even more serious in a diabetic.A person in this condition would never be a transplant candidate- too much susceptibility to infection in giving anti rejection drugs. Dialysis, too, is most likely impractical as pumping the blood through the dialysis machine would most likely be fatal. I know all of this sounds horrendous, and the truth of the matter is- it is….. I’m nearly 66 now,
      use 0 of meds every month to keep the old ship going, so you see, just having been in health care is no guarantee of good health in old age. The other aspect you and any other family members need to do is realize that asking the doctors to “DO EVERYTHING!!!!” isn’t always a kindness. Without the knowledge of what is being asked for
      and _IF_ it is feasible can be frustrating, I know..I liked my work, but,
      couldn’t do heavy work any more as I already have 1 hip replacement, wil soon need one on the other side, plus pinched nerves between vertebrae, and would need a spinal fusion- So I cope by taking pain killers.The point is you work with what you do have. But above all, you need to meet with the attending physician to get her on_good_ and _effective_ analgesics for the pain.. Nearly all patients in pain _CAN_be relieved..Even in terminal cancer, so this is a priority..

      I really wish there were some hopeful response as opposed to the above, but during my 25 years, 7 of it in palliative care, I’ve found truth
      is the best way to approach problems so later, one doesn’t end up feeling you’ve lied to yourselves.. If you’re religious, a prayer about now might not come amiss.
      John Allcock R.N. (RET.) Montreal, Canada

  43. QUESTION:
    I have blood in my urine and its excruciating when i urinate.?
    I’ve had a history of kidney stones and uti’s but I have no health insurance. Ive done some research and from what I’ve seen kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and medications are the leading causes behind these symptoms. I don’t want to go to the hospital and pay huge medical bill just to get some pain pills, I want to find out what is wrong. But I don’t quite know what to do but at this point I can barely function and I know that I need to do something soon. Please help!!!

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Will depression medication work if I have A DAMN GOOD REASON to be depressed? I just confirmed my husband…
    … is having a long-term emotional (cyber) relationship. My friends tell me to go to my doctor to get help, but I have a solid, tangible reason I’m depressed.

    I also have many health issues, the primary one being that I have a kidney transplant. For years my husband said it was “in my head…” but now I know better.

    Will meds’ work? I can’t confront him yet… I’m in the process of gathering stuff together for a divorce, but I can’t sleep, eat… need advice, please!

    I don’t need med’s or whatever for long term… that’s just not me… I take enough med’s already!!

    I need something to help me sleep, eat, function in this short-term!

    • ANSWER:
      every one is different but depression almost ruined my 30 plus year marriage.. wife finally went to dr and got help and her life back,and our life too..

  45. QUESTION:
    I think I’m addicted to painkillers? PLEASE HELP!?
    Hi, I’m 15 years old.
    For the past two years or so I’ve been taking a painkiller called Solpadeine for headaches. I suffer from migraines, but am on medication which controls them. Solpadeine is notorious for being very addictive. Lately I’ve been thinking that I may be addicted. I take Sopladeine everyday. I never take more than the maximum daily dosage (8 tablets). I usually take 3-4 a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, but I very rarely go a day without taking any. Sometimes I take them even if I don’t have a headache. Sometimes I just take them because I get a ‘high’ off them. I have gone for a while without taking any before (I once went a week), but I was often thinking about it and wanting to take some. I don’t feel ‘ill’ if I go a while without taking any, but it’s not uncommon for me to get a headache that only goes away if I take Solpadeine. No other painkillers seem to work. I don’t want to be an addict. I don’t want to be dependant on them for the rest of my life. The problem is, both my parents are addicted to them as well. They know that I may be addicted to them as well and so have hidden them away before, and that worked, but as soon as they stopped hiding them I went straight back to taking them. My parents have told me that they don’t want me to end up like them, dependent on pain killers. My Mum isn’t that badly addicted, but my Dad is. Also, I have a bad kidney anyway (it doesn’t function as well as the other one) and I don’t want to make it any worse by damaging it through taking painkillers all the time.
    Am I addicted? 
    I really want help with this. Should I 
    limit the amount I take and then gradually lower the limit until it’s at zero? I REALLY want to stop taking these painkillers, for my sake.
    Thanks in advance,
    Hannah.

    • ANSWER:

  46. QUESTION:
    I think I’m addicted to painkillers? Please help me!?
    Hi, I’m 15 years old.
    For the past two years or so I’ve been taking a painkiller called Solpadeine for headaches. I suffer from migraines, but am on medication which controls them. Solpadeine is notorious for being very addictive. Lately I’ve been thinking that I may be addicted. I take Sopladeine everyday. I never take more than the maximum daily dosage (8 tablets). I usually take 3-4 a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, but I very rarely go a day without taking any. Sometimes I take them even if I don’t have a headache. Sometimes I just take them because I get a ‘high’ off them. I have gone for a while without taking any before (I once went a week), but I was often thinking about it and wanting to take some. I don’t feel ‘ill’ if I go a while without taking any, but it’s not uncommon for me to get a headache that only goes away if I take Solpadeine. No other painkillers seem to work. I don’t want to be an addict. I don’t want to be dependant on them for the rest of my life. The problem is, both my parents are addicted to them as well. They know that I may be addicted to them as well and so have hidden them away before, and that worked, but as soon as they stopped hiding them I went straight back to taking them. My parents have told me that they don’t want me to end up like them, dependent on pain killers. My Mum isn’t that badly addicted, but my Dad is. Also, I have a bad kidney anyway (it doesn’t function as well as the other one) and I don’t want to make it any worse by damaging it through taking painkillers all the time.
    Am I addicted? 
    I really want help with this. Should I 
    limit the amount I take and then gradually lower the limit until it’s at zero? I REALLY want to stop taking these painkillers, for my sake.
    Thanks in advance,
    Hannah.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey, I’m around the same age as you, and I know the stress and things that come with being a teenager. I think you should go see a doctor first before you take further action. Ingesting drugs, even painkillers, may damage your body organs such as liver and kidneys. Your kidney condition may worsen. Try decreasing the dose you take. Take a bit less everyday,or just hide them and control yourself not to touch them. Or, distract yourself with other treats. Sugar, for example. Keep your thoughts, try, away from the painkiller, and think about the good things of life. Are you depressed? Hang out with friends and ask their opinion. Make sure your life is colorful, don’t think about dark stuff.
      I’m sure you’ll get over the painkillers one day. I’m very sure. :) have faith in yourself.
      Good luck!!

  47. QUESTION:
    How do I get a diagnosis? I am desperate.?
    I’m so desperate, I’m asking an internet forum.
    I have been sick for six months. This illness continues to get more painful and more debilitating. I have seen multiple doctors, to no avail. Is there ANYONE out there with advice? My doctors are seeming to get sick of me. My life is non-existent. I can’t leave my house. I can’t function. I am constantly in pain, all over my body.

    I am a 20 year old female. I have had digestive symptoms for months.
    I have frequent bowel movements (7+ times per day), most of which are diarrhea or extremely loose. Anti-diarrheal medications do not work; the only thing that “works” to solidify my stool is Vicodin, but this constipates me, which doesn’t help either.
    My stool contains a great deal of undigested food – vegetables (lettuce, tomato, etc), meat, grain (rice cereal, etc.).
    I have severe abdominal distension.
    I have sharp pains throughout my abdomen constantly.
    My stool is usually extremely fatty, foamy, and foul-smelling.
    Nearly every bowel movement is painful.
    I am nauseous daily. I never know if I will be able to keep down food. Accompanying food with milk seems to ease the nausea.
    My weight fluctuates extremely. My typical weight is 140 (I am 5’11″) and it drops down to 125 and back up within a week or two.
    This is accompanied by many other symptoms – joint pain, extreme fatigue, chest pain, heart palpitations, inability to control body temperature (alternating quickly between sweating and shaking with cold chills), muscle weakness, hand tremors, hypoglycemia, low blood pressure, blurred/distorted vision, memory loss, confusion, frequent urination, near-daily low-grade fevers, constant headache.

    I have seen an internist, a gastroenterologist, and a gynecologist.
    In May, I went in for surgery to remove a ruptured ovarian cyst, at which point they also noticed appendicitis and removed my appendix. The biopsy of my appendix returned somewhat normal, except they had found multiple stones and stool within the appendix, but said it seemed normal.

    During a follow-up gynecologic exam, my doctor did an ultrasound due to my abdominal distension, and saw that my large intestine was in between my uterus and my bladder.

    I have since had a colonoscopy, an endoscopy, a great deal of bloodwork (vitamin levels, ANA, CSR, RA,H.pylori, liver and kidney panels, CBC) an EKG, and a stool study to test for bacteria and parasites.

    All of these tests have come back clean/negative.

    What do I do next? My doctors are literally guessing. I’m currently taking meclizine, in the off chance that I may have an inner ear infection that they can’t see? The medicine is not helping.
    They have not given me any more medicine.
    I am completely lost, and constantly miserable. Any advice would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m sorry to hear all that you are going through. I don’t know if your gastroenterologist or other docs checked you out for this (doesn’t sound like they did) but I’d have a GES (gastric emptying scan) done to rule out Gastroparesis. Most of the symptoms you’ve listed are the same ones I deal with and I was diagnosed with Gastroparesis. Also, have your hormone levels checked too. If your estrogen levels are off it can cause some of the symptoms too. A possibility with your bowels is that you probably have IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome – diarrhea dominant). I’d ask your gastroenterologist about that. I hope this info helps.

      Praying you get a diagnosis soon and feel much better soon.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is my dad dying? Failing kidneys?
    My parents have never really shared much with my sister and me about illnesses and severity. It has always been frustrating. My mom almost died once from pnemonia and we didn’t really know how sick she was because no one told us. I assume they didn’t want us to worry. Now my dad has informed me that his kidneys are failing. I don’t really understand the severity of this. He didn’t tell my sis (she is going thru divorce so I assume it’s the ‘don’t want her to worry’ thing) but I did. He is 60 years old, has had 3 strokes, is overweight, diabetic and has high bloodpressure. He has had kidney stones twice and takes 9 medications daily. He went for some sort of testing and was told his kidneys were failing rapidly and are at 45% (I don’t know if that’s the functioning or non-functioning part) what is happening? Is he going to die? Is that why he told me? Will dialysis help him? What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      My dad is in a similar boat, although he is in the final stages on kidney failure. He is 68-nearly 69 years old and the last I heard his kidney function was at 12%. That was a year ago…NOT good. Smaller the number..the less your kidneys are working.

      I know you don’t want to worry but if he is to stay healthy, he needs dialysis at some point. My father was recommended to have dialysis but my father’s will to live is gone. We lost my mom when I was 16 (I’m 24 now) and ever since then he has not wanted to live. He took care of my mom for years while she battled M.S. and at this point he doesn’t want to continue going on. He is diabetic and he is suffering now. He had two strokes after my mom died and started to lose his vision so he’s got other issues too but diabetes and kidney failure often go hand in hand and are definitely lethal if not taken care of. He legs are starting to swell and it is becoming harder to breathe at this point. He barely eats anything as everything makes him sick to his stomach and he can’t keep a lot on him when he does eat (diarrhea). I am trying to arrange hospice care for him this will not be a graceful death.

      Please ask your father how he feels about his kidney failure. Tell him your concerned. Tell him that you don’t want to be shielded from the truth. I can’t do anything for my dad since he has made a decision not to procede with dialysis but your father may want to do dialysis. Educate yourself, get online, ask him questions about what his doctor said. I had to! Now that I am basically his only care-giver it has been necessary for me to do this.

      I don’t mean to frighten you but this is real and you need to talk to him and tell him how you feel. Maybe he will open up.

      Good luck dear.

  49. QUESTION:
    Why in Malaysia the doctor don’t allow us to take vitamin and supplement? What do you thinks about this?
    What are vitamins?
    Vitamins are substances that your body needs to work properly and keep you in good health. Most vitamins cannot be made by the body, so they have to be provided by your diet in small regular amounts.1
    Why do I need vitamins?
    Your body uses vitamins to do a number of things, including building and maintaining tissues and organs. Vitamins provide energy, boost the immune system, keep skin healthy and help keep the brain and nervous system in good working order.2
    Improve Overall Joint Health Without Using Pain Killers
    Reduces joint pain
    • Relieve pain caused by inflammation commonly arising from arthritis, joint injuries and everyday aches and pains
    Reduces inflammation and swelling
    • Uses potent, natural anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce swelling
    Improves mobility
    • Improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation leading to increased mobility
    • Nourishes joints and speeds healing
    Safer for your liver, kidneys and stomach
    • A safe and effective alternative to traditional pain medications
    • Uses Boswellia – an herb with pain reducing benefits – as a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen)
    Buy Motion for your joint and muscle pain and inflammation
    ………………………………………………………………………………….
    DRUGS are chemicals that can prevent, prolong the life, treat other effects of a health condition, improve the quality of life, and/or cure ailments and diseases, or alter the function of any part or chemicals inside the body. These drugs have approved therapeutic claims.
    Drug Side Effects
    A side effect is usually regarded as an undesirable secondary effect which occurs in addition to the desired therapeutic effect of a drug or medication. Side effects may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health.
    Side effects can occur when commencing, decreasing/increasing dosages, or ending a drug or medication regimen. Side effects may also lead to non-compliance with prescribed treatment.Medication
    A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure and/or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms.
    (Redirected from Adverse effect (medicine))
    In medicine, an adverse effect is a harmful and undesired effect resulting from a medication or other intervention such as surgery. An adverse effect may be termed a “side effect”, when judged to be secondary to a main or therapeutic effect, and may result from an unsuitable or incorrect dosage or procedure, which could be due to medical error. Adverse effects are sometimes referred to as “iatrogenic” because they are generated by a physician/treatment. Some adverse effects only occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. Using a drug or other medical intervention which is contraindicated may increase the risk of adverse effects. Adverse effects may cause medical complications of a disease or procedure and negatively affect its prognosis. They may also lead to non-compliance with a treatment regimen.
    The harmful outcome is usually indicated by some result such as morbidity, mortality, alteration in body weight, levels of enzymes, loss of function, or as a pathological change detected at the microscopic, macroscopic or physiological level. It may also be indicated by symptoms reported by a patient. Adverse effects may cause a reversible or irreversible change, including an increase or decrease in the susceptibility of the individual to other chemicals, foods, or procedures, such as drug interactions.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………
    Chemotherapy
    The overall impact of chemotherapy on cancer survival can be difficult to estimate, since improved cancer screening, prevention (e.g. anti-smoking campaigns), and detection all influence statistics on cancer incidence and mortality. In the United States, overall cancer incidence rates were stable from 1995 through 1999, while cancer death rates decreased steadily from 1993 through 1999.[1] Again, this likely reflects the combined impact of improved screening, prevention, and treatment. Nonetheless, cancer remains a major cause of illness and death, and conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy has proven unable to cure most cancers after they have metastasized.

    As is obvious from their origins, the above cancer chemotherapies are essentially poisons.

    Side-effects
    The treatment can be physically exhausting for the patient. Current chemotherapeutic techniques have a range of side effects mainly affecting the fast-dividing cells of the body. The most common side effects include (dependent on the agent):[citation needed]
    Pain, Erythema, Nausea, Diarrhea or constipation, Anemia,Malnutrition
    Hair loss, Memo
    relax…laa..red thin line…I don’t talk too much I type too much…so how can I shut down…. I only can off the lap top that’s means I sleep…

    • ANSWER:
      they want to keep people ill… so they can get continues income.

  50. QUESTION:
    Do I have a malpractice law suit on my hands?
    I’ve been seeing a urologist/gynecologist for the past 8 months for pelvic pain and bladder problems. I was peeing constantly, up to 50 times a day, with pelvic pain and pressure. I had to quit my job, quit school, and was a prisoner in my own home. During the 8 months of my care, I saw no improvement in my symptoms.

    This doctor kept me on Valium, 2mg four times a day the entire duration of my care, along with Ambien to help me sleep. My new, current doctor said taking this medication is way over the recommended length of time, and created the possibility for addiction. I also told the doctor several times that the medication did nothing to relieve my symptoms, and that I was becoming very tolerant to it. He did nothing but tell me to continue to take it as directed, forcing me in a situation where I had to self-medicate in unhealthy ways to make it through a day of peeing several times a day.

    He prescribed pelvic floor muscle therapy, where a probe electrically stimulated the muscles inside my pelvis to fatigue them and therefore stop the “muscle spasms” that he said was the main contributor to my illness. 6 sessions were performed, and my symptoms did not get any better, but continued to worsen. I also informed him that this therapy was not effective, but he continued to say that it would work “eventually.”

    No diagnostic imaging took place without me having to vehemently request it. Cysts were found on my kidney, stones were found lining the insides of my kidneys, two cysts were located on either side of my urethra, and a bladder diverticulum was also noted. He said none of these had anything to do with my symptoms.

    I decided that after several tests and procedures that failed, I wanted to be invasive and do a laproscopy. (I’m sorry if that is misspelled). I explained that I had suspicions of endomitriosis since my symptoms occurred primarily around my menstrual cycle. I also wanted another cystoscopy of the bladder done since the doctor who performed it last diagnosed it incorrectly. He said the last thing he wanted to do was be invasive, and that I should just continue my regimen and therapy. He also said that it was unnecessary to check for endomitriosis because I was not trying to have a baby any time soon. He said to stay on a continual dosage of birth control and my Valium. At this point, he decided to supplement the Valium with Elavil. When the time came for me to try and conceive, and failed over a year’s worth of time, then, he said, he would check for endomitriosis.

    I also said that there was a procedure I read about called Intrastim, which is an implant that could be used to regulate the overactive nerve firings to and from the bladder to stop the intense urge to urinate. He said this is rarely done, and only in its experimental stage in Europe. We later found out from my current doctor that it has been used in the U.S. for several years, and is a very common procedure for patients with my particular illness.

    My primary care physician said to get a second opinion. Within 5 days, I was scheduled for surgery. They found endomitriosis all over the top of my bladder, unnecessary tissue developing that was pushing my organs together that obstructed my fallopian tubes and ovarian function, and a mild case of interstitial cystitis. Had this procedure never been performed, I could have possibly never been able to have children. Here I am, in recovery, and I’ve never felt better.

    I am very bitter, and very angry at how much of my life was wasted because of the run around this doctor gave me. I feel that I was treated completely unethically, considering it took one doctor 5 days to figure out what was wrong with me, and the other 8 months with STILL no consistent diagnosis when I left.

    Based upon the above facts, do I have sufficient evidence to sue for malpractice?

    Thank you all for reading this lengthy question. I appreciate your answers.
    I did do the research. The only way I got anything out of him was my own research. I failed to mention this was doctor #8, after other doctors had failed in the same way. So saying that it’s my fault because I didn’t do the research, or try other doctors, is unwarranted.

    • ANSWER:
      No. You do not have a case, unless you can prove you suffered irreparable harm, or your condition was irreparably aggravated by the doctor’s negligence.