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Z-pack and electric blue by Clare Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Aug 2009 10:23pm Went to the doctor today. Definitely not just a cold. Got a prescription for antibiotics. Hope they kick in soon! Besides some walks and one slow 25 mile bike ride Saturday I have not worked out AT ALL. However, my boobs finally gave up and have shrunken down to normal or below-normal size. Which actually makes me feel much thinner! Even ... Read on »
Another drawback... by Gabriela R. Health Maven Posted Tue 10 May 2011 12:00am So my husband and kids got sick on their Spring Break, you know what that means right? I got sick the day they went back to school. Problem is, I don't just get a cold. Since the medications I take for RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) are immune suppressants I get really sick. This time it was bronchitis, thank goodness it was JUST bronchitis. I h ... Read on »
latest ows by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 07 Apr 2010 12:35am latest ows A couple of things I need to keep track of... I have an eye/sinus thing that's well into its third week. I let it go for a while but then it became painful -- I thought it was just a temporarily blocked tear duct, but then it moved into my face and is not fun. I ... Read on »
Pertussis: n. \pər-ˈtə-səs\ by Erica P. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 22 Sep 2011 7:39pm Main Entry: per·tus·sis Pronunciation: \pər-ˈtə-səs\ Function: noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin per- thoroughly + tussis cough Date: circa 1799 whooping cough So I finally broke down and went to the doctor this morning, at the exasperated urging of the sweet man who has to sleep next to me, and as requested by several well- ... Read on »
Q&A Session at by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Sat 20 Oct 2012 11:00am dignose acute bonchits 9/1212. doxycycline didnt worktook z pack and prednione & now I hve weezing, bad coughing fts, mucus. is this somethig worse? Follow @alvinblin Read on »
Q&A Session at by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Tue 30 Oct 2012 11:00am I took a z pack of antibiotics on 9/24/12 have had mood swings head aches and unprotected sex since first week of antibiotics could I be pregnant? Follow @alvinblin Read on »
staying on top of things by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Apr 2010 2:41pm staying on top of things The shooting pains in my hip this morning convinced me to call my rheumatologist. I had perfect timing in calling, because they just had a cancellation so I'm getting to see her tomorrow afternoon. That's practically a miracle. It has been quite a wh ... Read on »
Got lungs? by Krista L. Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:54pm So.... this whole remodel thing we've got going on.... Yah, not so good for the old allergy-crazy asthma lungs. BUT, on a good note, everything with this project has gone WAY better than expected (minus the lung problems), and we are so excited about it all! Pictures soon, I promise... I'm waiting on Shane to load them! Last Thursday Shane ... Read on »
Pregnancy and the safety of allergy or asthma medications by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:26am The Food and Drug Administration has a classification for safety of drugs during pregnancy, as in the table. Some comments: there is no medication in the A category and there never will be. To be placed in this category the drug maker would have to do double-blind, placebo-controlled studies of the drug in pregnant women. Of course, there is the ... Read on »
Baby it’s cold outside. Is that why people get sick? Or is the cold weather story a myth? by Craig At Balanced Immune Health Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 03 Dec 2009 8:35am According to my research, the Cold Weather School of Thought — that being outside in cold weather can greatly increase the chance of getting a cold or flu–has some validity and some myth to it. I’m especially tuned into the Cold Weather Theory today because the temps in Iowa have gone from a balmy 61 degrees this week (who needs California???) ba ... Read on »