Patient discussion about ASK

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Q. is the one first question i asked here a lame one?

it's just that it's been 15 days. i think i put some real effort in confronting myself so as to benefit, not waste anyones or my time. i don't know i figured more feedback would be offered. hey if it's kind of a i don't know hopeless question maybe any answer, really any answer at all would be appreciated? thanks...
A1Thank you!
A2I tried to look at your old questions, and it does sound very sincere. However, I'm not sure I am the appropriate one to answer it - it seems like you may benefit from talking to someone more professional (e.g. psychologist or psychiatrist).

Take care,

Q. I am wondering if any of you are ENTHUSED about the use of COCONUT OIL. I ask because it IS SATURATED FAT.

I have trouble losing weight. That inculdes getting cold frequently, and was wondering if cocounut oil would help me maintain body temperture more easily. Also, I have notice that SOME claim that coconut oil has many health benefits not affiliated with polyunsaturates.
Ai know there was a Polynesian research about people that consume coconut oil on a daily basis in parallel to people who don't. they found out that there are high cholesterol levels among the people that consumed coconut oil but no significant difference in heart problems.

Q. Im 29 and i want to have a baby,but im scared to ask my doctor if i can because i dont want to know the answer

A1if u don't ask you will never know,have faith!

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A2After reading your profile, I get why you asked it…
First of all, you should know that dialysis doesn’t mean you can’t have a baby. It’s more complicated than usual, but every case is different.

Regardless of what your situation would allow you, if you refrain from even asking your doctor and trying to become pregnant, then eventually you are at the same state as if you received a negative answer.

Take care,

Q. I ask a client's Dr. to script flexaril for a lower back spasm and he made it for a drug called zanaflex?

I am unfamiliar with zanaflex, what is the difference between it and flexaril 25mg? Benefits? Risks? I got him to order the air mattress and extended bed because client is 6'3" and is already bedridden on my 1st day..try to beat the skin breakdown, already stage I decubitis ulcers. I tried to talk the client into slideboard and lift away arm wheelchair...noway..he wants to walk bent with a rolling walker. He already had a lift chair delivered, so he just goes from bed to lift chair. He refuses to let me bathe him. He can't see, and he has me check his draw up on insulin to make sure it's right. He sends the P.T. man right back out the door after he signs the sheet. Difficult pt.!
AFlexeril and Zanaflex are different drugs but are both muscle relaxants. There are hardly any differences between the two, clinically wise. If the doctor thought one is better than the other for your client I would suggest you take his advice and use the one he gave you.

Q. What are the recommended test we should go through during pregnancy? i am asking that because now days there

so many treatments that are just not necessary an they are very expensive .. now i know every one want feel safe during the pregnancy and want to be one the safe side as much as they can .. but do we really need all of those tests ? what are the "must do" exams ? Thanks in advance ...
Ai can tell you this- a lot of people think it's best to run all the tests just to be on the safe side. but most of the time tests like amniotic fluid test, but they don't realize they have risks. and sometimes the risk is greater then the risk of a genetic problem occurring. so i would consider carefully all my options and risks.

Q. I ask this because I've heard a doctor referring fibromyalgia as "the garbage pail of rheumatology."

Hello, Why are some doctors reluctant to recognize and diagnose this disease? I ask this because I've heard a doctor referring fibromyalgia as "the garbage pail of rheumatology."
AHello Markel. Unfortunately, I have heard that a lot before. But let's put it in perspective and look at when asthma was first being recognized. Thirty years ago, when someone had shortness of breath, they were told to go to a psychiatrist and calm down. No one treats asthma like that anymore. The problem is that we have a lot of information about what is wrong in fibromyalgia, but our treatments don't line up with the path physiology as well now as they will in five years. We need to develop better treatments. Once the treatments are available, the primary care providers will be more willing to treat it. Some rheumatologists are interested more in the autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. These diseases are treated with new and exciting chemotherapeutic agents. It hasn't been that many years since people with RA were told, "You just have to live to learn with your pain." Now, there are a lot of drugs for those diseases. However, there are still large gr

Q. hi everyone……I would like to ask everyone how reliable are the self tests that are being carried out for this.

hi everyone……I would like to ask everyone how reliable are the self tests that are being carried out for pregnancy? I did try few at home and results are negative but I can see that my symptoms are pretty positive...……. Should I visit the doctor or can I rely on the test that I did myself?
A1They are very reliable, however if they are done too soon or not done properly they can be negative when there is actually a pregnancy. However, they will NOT give a positive if there is NOT a pregnancy.

The best time to take the test is first thing in the morning and using the first urine of the day. It contains the highest level of the pregnancy hormones.
A2Well from my point of view and what I know about them, I think they are not much reliable. However if your period has still not started and if you are starting to have pregnancy symptoms, I would suggest you to test again after say 3-4 days and review the results . If you find this time positive then go & meet your doctor. I think the best suggestion would be to consult your doctor irrespective of test results.
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