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    In addition to precautions of taking activated...

    In addition to precautions of taking activated charcoal with the meds as KLD says I would also be worried about it possibly decreasing certain drug levels in your body. In overdoses, multiple dose...
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    There is a medication called Marinol. Also a lot...

    There is a medication called Marinol. Also a lot of debate over how effective that is too (many claim that it is not as effective as smoking marijuana).
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    That is a great question but unfortunately just...

    That is a great question but unfortunately just extremely complex. The stigma (and legal status) has to a degree limited research and use of marijuana for many conditions such as muscle spasms. The...
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    It may increase your risk of bleeding from the...

    It may increase your risk of bleeding from the Coumadin. The doctor may want to monitor your PT close while you are on it.
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    It is pretty much impossible to determine if he...

    It is pretty much impossible to determine if he has salmonella without testing his stool. Having said that the concern with gastroenteritis is dehydration as KLD mentions or if you develop a fever...
  6. Yes, my insurance covered it. I had to end up...

    Yes, my insurance covered it. I had to end up paying around 550 dollars which is my deductible. I had came close to meeting my deductible by the time I had this done. I paid around 200 for a CT...
  7. No problem. I wish I had done it sooner. I go...

    No problem. I wish I had done it sooner. I go back for my final follow up this coming week. I don't even think about my nose anymore--it just works lol.

    It also will end up saving me quite a...
  8. Coblation treatment for chronic nasal congestion

    I have seen a couple threads on here about chronic nasal congestion or using Afrin chronically and just wanted to give my story. I am not being paid or recommending anything, just giving my...
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    I think it is an estimation on how much bacteria...

    I think it is an estimation on how much bacteria is present. Not literally, such as 1 bacteria or 4 bacteria but more like +1 (trace) and +4 (bacteria seen everywhere).

    When I was working in the...
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    Generally, yes they can test you without consent....

    Generally, yes they can test you without consent. Most of the time though you consent to be treated and this is part of treatment. Pain clinics often specifically state that they may do a drug test...
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    Pretty much. Urine drug screens can have several...

    Pretty much. Urine drug screens can have several problems affecting their accuracy--they raise the limit in order to try and filter these out. For instance, if someone tests positive for marijuana...
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    I would never be so brave as to say any type of...

    I would never be so brave as to say any type of medicine/supplement (natural, synthetic, etc) is completely safe. There are many different variables involved. As mentioned, the human body is...
  13. I have been there! You probably have a few...

    I have been there! You probably have a few issues. One as many mentioned is the rebound congestion. Usually it goes away in a few days but I have read where it can take weeks. When I was younger...
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    I don't think we know for certain everything...

    I don't think we know for certain everything behind the science. Baclofen acts upon receptors in the brain. By doing this it affects the way the brain responds to its own chemical...
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    Tramadol really isn't that strong of a pain...

    Tramadol really isn't that strong of a pain medication, especially when dealing with pain associated with SCI. That is just my opinion. Better options may be a form of hydrocodone such as Lortab or...
  16. Thread: Cracked rib?

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    I think it would be a good idea to have an x ray...

    I think it would be a good idea to have an x ray tonight. Most cracked ribs aren't that big of a problem (aside from hurting like the dickens) but if the rib is completely broken, unstable or jagged...
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    The issue that I have been reading is that breast...

    The issue that I have been reading is that breast self exams may cause unnecessary biopsies which can have serious risks.

    My opinion is that we are still far from perfect in our knowledge of the...
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    Yeah it sounds like extracorporeal shock wave...

    Yeah it sounds like extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy.
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    A major trend in healthcare now is evidenced...

    A major trend in healthcare now is evidenced based medicine. Meaning that interventions should be proven to be effective. I am not aware of the studies with the pneumonia vaccination. From what I...
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    That is very interesting. Why do they compound...

    That is very interesting. Why do they compound it in suppository form then? Is there a difference in the solution that could affect absorption? We discussed this about 2 years ago in another...
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    I cannot seem to find an exact length of time...

    I cannot seem to find an exact length of time either but have read a few case reports of withdrawal lasting more than a week.

    I understand their concern with the bowel but do they also realize...
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    We talked about this same issue here in the past...

    We talked about this same issue here in the past year or two. Not sure about Canada but injectable Baclofen is not readily available in the states. I am not a surgeon and I realize he is to have...
  23. Thread: nails infection

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    Fungal nail infections are difficult to treat...

    Fungal nail infections are difficult to treat especially if it has advanced and involve multiple nails. You said that the infection is increasing fast, usually a fungal nail infection isnt that...
  24. Thread: Flu shot/H1N1

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    I am healthy and AB but I also got it. I don't...

    I am healthy and AB but I also got it. I don't like being sick, but I also don't want to infect my co-workers or miss time from my job. Nothing is perfect, vaccinations included. But there is a...
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    Yes you will be at a higher risk for bleeding and...

    Yes you will be at a higher risk for bleeding and should have your blood checked regularly to help minimize this risk. You should always report any abnormal bleeding such as this to your healthcare...
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