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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What does zoloft do and what are side effects?
    My grandmother is going through menopause. She cant control her mood swings and is prescribed zoloft. She wants to know the side effects to taking zoloft.

    • ANSWER:
      Zoloft is SERTRALINE (SER tra leen) is used to treat depression. It may also be used to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-trauma stress, premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) or social anxiety.

      What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

      Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
      •allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
      •black or bloody stools, blood in the urine or vomit
      •fast, irregular heartbeat
      •feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
      •hallucination, loss of contact with reality
      •seizures
      •suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
      •unusual bleeding or bruising
      •unusually weak or tired
      •vomiting

      Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
      •change in appetite
      •change in sex drive or performance
      •diarrhea
      •increased sweating
      •indigestion, nausea
      •tremors

      This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

  2. QUESTION:
    I have been menopasal for 3 years and I still get Migraines, Why?
    I have been menopausal for 3 years and still I get migraines! I read in many articles that when a women reah menopause their migraine decreases , I still get as before Why is that?

    • ANSWER:
      Long … but well worth the reading.

      Make the connection!

      I am a nurse with over 25 years experience in this area and I have seen a lot of people with various illnesses caused from chemicals and fragranced products as well as VOC’s in their homes, schools and workplace. This problem is growing as more and more chemicals are being introduced into the market and used on a daily basis.

      We are now seeing more and more children and adults with Chronic Headaches, Migraines, Asthma, Allergies, Hives, Eczema, sinus / respiratory illnesses and Hormone related disorders. I can not emphasize how important it is to educate yourself about MCS (do a web search for MCS) and the harm you may be doing to your health by using chemicals and fragranced products.

      If you or a loved one suffers from Asthma, Allergies, Autism, chronic headaches, reproductive problems, Migraines, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus or Fibromyalgia, you need to read further and learn about the signs and symptoms of MCS - Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.

      Most doctors will not inform you about this because patients as a whole like to walk out of a doctors office with a prescription for some magical medicine and they do not want to be told that their expensive new perfume or newly installed carpet may be the culprit. So, the doctor will give you medications and many of these meds either do not work or cause other health problems.

      Chemicals and fragranced products are often the root of all evil when it comes to your health. Many of the below mentioned items are common triggers to sinus, asthma, itching, headaches, Migraines and allergy problems amongst other health issues. Get rid of them and your lungs will thank you and you will breathe easier.

      And, it is not only personal body or cleaning products causing havoc on your health….many people become ill after wearing brand new clothing, dry-cleaned clothes, installing new carpet, painting, buying a new mattress or after home renovations because of the Flame Retardants, Benzenes, Formaldehydes, etc. used in these products. So the answer is NO, you are not imagining that 2 weeks after your home, office or classroom got renovated you started to become ill, get dizzy or have headaches. This is happening more and more these days and adults as well as children are becoming sicker and sicker.

      Unfortunately, too many doctors compound the problem by prescribing chemical medications to try to alleviate the symptoms of an already chemical overloaded body and they rarely tell the patient to eliminate the chemical offenders. How many times have I seen people in the grocery store with Bounce, Glade Plug-Ins and Febreeze in their shopping cart along with a bottle of Benadryl , Migraine Excedrin and a box of Allergy Tablets ? Why don’t they make the connection?

      Keep in mind that your skin is the largest organ of your body and what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body. Then ... well... then it has to be filtered by your organs which are already working real hard.

      BIG NO-NO’s ---- I would SERIOUSLY recommend removing all of the below from your living / working area.

      No Bounce or dryer sheets - these are VERY toxic
      No Febreeze - your pets will even thank you for this
      No Glade Plug-ins - VERY toxic
      No Scented candles
      No Scented Dish Detergents
      No Fragranced Products on Body, Hair or Clothing
      No Smoke
      No Newspapers and Magazines - The ink is a huge irritant.
      No Dander
      No Sprays
      No Sharpies (marker pens)
      New Cartpeting, mattresses, paint, contain toxins that can trigger severe respiratory disorders as well as headaches and Asthma flare-ups.

      You will certainly want to read this article on how chemicals and fragrances affect your health.
      http://members.aol.com/enviroknow/perfume/EHPscents.htm

      And remember, it is NOT the smell it is the Chemicals that make up the smell. So, even if something is "Fragrance Free" these products often mask the smell with another chemical ! There are plenty of safe healthy products out there that work well and do not have added chemical fragrances. Look on MCS sites if you need help finding them.

      More and more workplaces & schools are creating “Fragrance Free Zones”… why do you think this is? Make the connection, your lungs , immune system and your general health will thank you.

      Are you wondering why you get Migraines or headaches?
      Look here.
      Here is a Brain Spect Scan Before and after a whiff of perfume: http://www.ourlittleplace.com/spect.html

  3. QUESTION:
    why does my face turn red and very hot in the evening?
    I am 47 year old, healthy female.. Every evening, about 8pm, my face turns bright red and hot, like the worst sunburn I have ever had. I usually have a glass of wine every evening, but I have been doing this for years and my face becoming very uncomfortable, has just occurred within the last 6 months. Every once in a while I will "hive" looking places on my chest and neck. If there is a physician or other medical provider, reads this, I would be interested in your opinion.

    • ANSWER:
      You may be premenopausal, which could be causing it. You may be experiencing hormone fluctuations.

      http://www.womentowomen.com/menopause/perimenopause.aspx

  4. QUESTION:
    I have hives on my highs, they itch and I feel a sensation in my stomach, as though I have hives there also?
    I have eaten no food that is strange, but I have experienced an decrease in my menses from the usual monthly it comes every forty-five days, is this the onset of menopause? may these symtons resultant from the commencement of my menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like an allergic reaction to something.

  5. QUESTION:
    I have been taking prednisolone tablets and have started with 'hot sweats' is this common ??
    I have already been through the menopause so I know its not that. These 'hot sweats' are very often and it is getting very uncomfortable.

    • ANSWER:
      Prednisolone is the active metabolite of prednisone.
      Prednisone is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of low corticosteroid levels (lack of certain substances that are usually produced by the body and are needed for normal body functioning). Prednisone is also used to treat other conditions in patients with normal corticosteroid levels. These conditions include certain types of arthritis; severe allergic reactions; multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly); lupus (a disease in which the body attacks many of its own organs); and certain conditions that affect the lungs, skin, eyes, kidneys blood, thyroid, stomach, and intestines. Prednisone is also sometimes used to treat the symptoms of certain types of cancer. Prednisone is in a class of medications called corticosteroids. It works to treat patients with low levels of corticosteroids by replacing steroids that are normally produced naturally by the body. It works to treat other conditions by reducing swelling and redness and by changing the way the immune system works.
      Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

      * headache
      * dizziness
      * difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
      * inappropriate happiness
      * extreme changes in mood
      * changes in personality
      * bulging eyes
      * acne
      * thin, fragile skin
      * red or purple blotches or lines under the skin
      * slowed healing of cuts and bruises
      * increased hair growth
      * changes in the way fat is spread around the body
      * extreme tiredness
      * weak muscles
      * irregular or absent menstrual periods
      * decreased sexual desire
      * heartburn
      * increased sweating

      Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:

      * vision problems
      * eye pain, redness, or tearing
      * sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection
      * seizures
      * depression
      * loss of contact with reality
      * confusion
      * muscle twitching or tightening
      * shaking of the hands that you cannot control
      * numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands
      * upset stomach
      * vomiting
      * lightheadedness
      * irregular heartbeat
      * sudden weight gain
      * shortness of breath, especially during the night
      * dry, hacking cough
      * swelling or pain in the stomach
      * swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
      * difficulty breathing or swallowing
      * rash
      * hives
      * itching
      Prednisone may increase the risk that you will develop osteoporosis.

  6. QUESTION:
    Why do I always feel depressed or shameful after I've fingered myself?
    I feel good while I do it and for like five seconds after but then I get all depressed. What's up?

    • ANSWER:
      Because you have all of the following:
      Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      Acne
      Allergies
      Antisocial Personality Disorder
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      Altitude Sickness
      Alzheimer's Disease
      Andropause
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Arthritis
      Aspergers Syndrome
      Asthma
      Autism
      Avoidant Personality Disorder
      Back Pain
      Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      Baldness
      Bedwetting
      Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      Bladder Cancer
      Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      Bone Cancer
      Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      Brain Cancer
      Breast Cancer
      Brain Tumors
      Brain Injury
      Bronchitis
      Burns
      Bursitis
      Cancer
      Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      Celiac Disease
      Cervical Cancer
      Cholesterol
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      Colon Cancer
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      Cradle Cap
      Crohn's Disease
      Dandruff
      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      Dehydration
      Dependent Personality Disorder
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Diaper Rash
      Diarrhea
      Disabilities
      Diverticulitis
      Down Syndrome
      Drug Abuse
      Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      Dyslexia
      Ear Infections
      Ear Problems
      Eating Disorders
      Eczema
      Endometriosis
      Enlarged Prostate
      Epilepsy (Seizure)
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      Eye Problems
      Fibromyalgia
      Fracture
      Freckles
      Flu
      Gallbladder Disease
      Gallstones
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      Genital Herpes
      Genital Warts
      Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      Gonorrhea
      Gout
      Gum Diseases
      Gynecomastia
      Head Lice
      Headache
      Hearing Loss
      Heart Attacks
      Heart Disease
      Heartburn
      Heat Stroke
      Heel Pain
      Hemorrhage
      Hemorrhoids
      Hepatitis
      Herniated Discs
      Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      Histrionic Personality Disorder
      HIV/AIDS
      Hives
      Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      Hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      Influenza
      Infertility
      Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      Iron Deficiency Anemia
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      Itching
      Joint Pain
      Juvenile Diabetes
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      Kidney Diseases
      Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      Leukemia
      Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      Lung Cancer
      Mad Cow Disease
      Malaria
      Melena (Blood in Stool)
      Memory Loss
      Menopause
      Mesothelioma
      Migraine
      Miscarriages
      Mucus In Stool
      Multiple Personality Disorder
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Cramps
      Muscle Fatigue
      Muscle Pain
      Nail Biting
      Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      Neck Pain
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      Osteoarthritis (OA)
      Osteomyelitis
      Osteoporosis
      Ovarian Cancer
      Ovarian Cyst
      Pain
      Panic Attack
      Paranoid Personality Disorder
      Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      Penis Enlargement
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      Personality Disorders
      Peptic Ulcers
      Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      Peyronie's Disease
      Phobias
      Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      Polio
      Pneumonia
      Post Nasal Drip
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premature Baby
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Propecia
      Prostate Cancer
      Psoriasis
      Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      Renal Failure
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      Rheumatic Fever
      Ringworm
      Rosacea
      Rotator Cuff
      Scabies
      Scars
      Sciatica
      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
      Schizoid Personality Disorder
      Schizophrenia
      Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      Sinus Infections
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Rash
      Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
      Smallpox
      Snoring
      Social Anxiety
      Staph Infection (MRSA)
      Stomach Cancer
      Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Sunburn
      Syphilis
      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      Tennis Elbow
      Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      Testicular Cancer
      Tooth Decay
      Trisomy Syndrome
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      Ulcers
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      Varicose Veins
      Vagina
      Vertigo
      Warts
      Williams Syndrome
      Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
      Yellow Fever

  7. QUESTION:
    do i have a skin condition of some kind?
    For a long time my face and ears have become very flushed at random no apparent reason, and always at the end of the day, and recently my face and neck have been itching constantly

    i'm not using any new facial products or washes and i don't have any other skin conditions, excluding occasional acne, but of course that's normal

    is this anything at all i should be concerned about or should i just wait it out?

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any other symptoms and how long has this been going on!! Can you trace it back t a specific time when something may have changed physically in your life such as pregnancy, menopause, new job, new house, Etc.?? Does it go away by itself every night??? Are you using any products to try to help it?? You say that it has been going on for a long time - how long?? - anything longer than 2 weeks merits a doctor visit!!

      There are many things that could cause this!! The simple causes could be - are you getting too hot or overheated just prior to this breakout?, are you under any emotional stress?, have you also eliminated the use of any new shampoos, hair sprays, new make up brand(or make up that is old and should be thrown away), New clothes that have not been washed, new sheets or pillow cases, new hand soap at work, etc.??? And have you checked to see that none of your regular products have changed their ingredients?? All of those are the most obvious and the easiest for you to rule out on your own!!

      The less obvious - people with high blood pressure sometimes have the sensation of the blood rushing to their face and head which can cause itching, if you suspect this you need to get a doctor to check it out; Is it possible that your age and menopause may be a factor, when I started going through this the blood would rush to my face and especially my ears making me look all red and blotchy, itchy and flushed but not necessarily sweaty; are you out in the sun a lot - people can sometimes develop sun poisoning; are you taking any medications at all because you can build up a tolerance to medicines you have taken a while and then have a reaction to them; it is possible you are having episodes of hives that could be caused by something as simple as stress; and if none of this sounds plausible to you then - There are many skin conditions such as ezcema, psoriasis, roscea that this could be!! If you have been able to rule out everything else then go see a dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis!! You can also do some on line research using any search engine such as google, yahoo, etc. on skin deseases!! Just type it a condition and a wealth of informative sites will appear!! Many will have pictures and that may help you to figure out what it is!! At the very least it will arm you with knowledge before you go see a doctor!! I wish you well and hope you will seek out the right help!! I hope that some of my suggestions may be helpful to start your hunt for clues as to what it is, but I caution you to be careful of advise on YA because all we can do is offer our opinion!! You really need to do research and then see a doctor! Good Luck!!

  8. QUESTION:
    I get extreme waves of tingly sensation over my body.?
    I get this feeling when I lay in bed under the covers from time to time. It is often a really itchy feeling as well. It also comes when I get too warm or even think about certain things. It's actually happening right now as I type this post. It generally does not last long at all and is never followed by reddening or hives. Anyone know what this may be?

    • ANSWER:
      Some describe hormone surges as feeling like "waves". It could be cortisol, adrenaline or even sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. When a large amount of hormone is released into the blood stream it often feels like a "wave" once it reaches the heart. The sensation will start in your chest, neck or back, spread to your arms then down through your abdomen. The sensation usually isn't as strong past the upper legs. Sometimes it will be warm or tingly. Your face and neck will feel warm and/or itchy as well.
      This can happen if your nervous, anxious, sexually excited, going through puberty and menopause.
      I hope this answers your question.

  9. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had their lip swell as a reaction to food preservatives? Could this be hive?
    Since I have gone through menopause I have developed alleries. I seem to have chronic hives. Last night shortly after eating XLNT Beef Tamales my upper lip started to swell. I am wondering if this is hives or some other allergy that caused my lip to swell. Has anyone had this happen to them? Also does any know of anything that will take down the swelling?

    • ANSWER:
      Take this from someone who has had an actual seizure to an allerigic reaction. It is not something to just ignore. First of all is the lip swelling only when you eat the tamales? 2nd, do you experience any other symptoms, such as an itchy throat, an unexplainable cough, stuffy nose, or a headache. These are all allergic sypmtoms. Hives are actual little red spots a rash, so if you have hives, you should be able to see them. For anytype of allergy you can use benadryl, it has been a life saver for me. On numerous occassions I have had to break the benadryl capsule open and place some of it under my tongue for the immediate effect, when I have eaten something that I did not know had almonds or coconut in them, I am very allergic to both.

      P.S. I am 39 and had to have a complete hysterectomy at 35 so I can completely relate to the menopause issue, my allergies started after my son was born, and unfortunately have only gotten worse. Talk to your doctor about possibly seeing an allergist if your symptoms persist. In the meantime, read the label of the tamale package and see what is in it. Food allergies are Extremely common.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is 36 too young for menopause?
    I have been having hot flashes, and then break out in hives after wards. I can not think of any other reason this would be happening. Am I too young for menopause? What else would be causing this? It just happens periodically. When I was younger I would feel this way if I had to get out in front of a group of people and speak, or was overly excited (like at my first wedding). But lately it has been happening without anything seeming to trigger it.

    • ANSWER:
      i think thats not menopause, your too young to have that, but hre check this site and learn more about menopuase..

      http://menopauseandweight.com/

  11. QUESTION:
    Red blotches along the spine?
    Does anyone know what this could be a symptom of? My mom is 49, could it maybe be from menopause? They look like little hives that are on the bones of the spine and a few around.

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    Is anyone out there managing an illness without medication successfully, using natural remedies, nutrition etc

    • ANSWER:
      I had severely high cholesteral and I refused to take the prescription meds my doctor wanted to give me. I researched which supplements to take, herbs, and nutrition. I retested in 1 1/2 months and my cholesteral reading was perfect! My doctor was amazed.

      I also use bio-identical hormone cream for peri-menopause. It works wonderfully and I knew when the time came that I would never use conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy.

      Another time I was getting severe hives for months and the doctors want to put you on steroids and antihistamines. No way! Again I did my research and I did a 30 day colonix and detox and never had hives again!

      If you do your homework you can usually find something that works other than precscription meds. Now, on the other hand, there are times you do need prescription meds. I had strep throat and had to take antibiotics.

      You just have to do what feels right for you and listen to your body.

  13. QUESTION:
    43 years old and i have cold sweats is the part off menopause?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause comes with many things: hot flashes, night sweats, allergies (hives) for no apparent reasons, mood swings (tend to go overboard on the extremes), panic attacks are a few. I'm not saying that you'll have all of those, because some women I've spoken to don't have everything. It's a mixed bag. If it's unexplainable, after checking out the physical cause, then it has be menopause. The fluctuation of your hormones does do strange things to the body. Sometimes I say things and think "did I just say that?" Be careful with the mood swings because there are some things you say that you can never take back.

      To help yourself go through this a little better, start thinking of "what would make me feel good right now?" A walk in the park, a personal picnic, a candlelight bubble bath or a box of Godiva chocolates? If you give yourself a little leeway, you can both make yourself happy and not gain 15 lbs. Go see that movie you've been dying to see, do that project you've been putting off, hit your paints and start drawing again...bottom line: do something that you want. One little careful note: do not make life-altering decision while you are in the throes of a mood-swing. Save those for your more calm even thinking moments.

  14. QUESTION:
    why does my scalp itch so much?
    after I wash my hair later that day it will start to itch and i get dandruff or flakes or dry skin come out when i scratch it. it doesn't seem normal because my hair isn't dirty. should i be using a special kind of shampoo or conditioner?
    help me its really embarrassing to scratch my hair and have flakes hanging in my hair for the world to see.

    • ANSWER:
      1.Toxins from prescription drugs. When you’re under medication, toxins rise up to your scalp. You immune system has a peculiar way of “airing out” your body—through the scalp. Your scalp serves as these toxins dead end. Where they build up, they inflame the skin. If you’ve been sick for a long time, you get to a healing stage commonly known as “sweet itch” which means your sickly days are numbered. This leads to an itchy scalp. But the itch could sometimes be unbearable.

      2. Women in menopause. Women at this stage may have a drop in their estrogen level that their skin starts to dry up and it becomes most prominent on their scalp and arms. At this stage particularly, women who smoke lose a lot of oxygen in their blood, so the itchiness is twice as much. You’d do well to avoid soda, hair spray, and alcohol. These dehydrate your skin leaving it dry and prone to develop hives and rashes.

      3. Lice. They cause this creepy crawly feeling on your scalp that prompts you to scratch the itchy part right away. Women and men who grow their hair longer than the usual are likely to have lice. The part that itches the most is around your neck and just behind your ears. Lice can transfer magically to other heads in seconds. It is said that in a night they can move to as many as twenty heads.

      4. Folliculitis. This is when your hair follicle swells or a bunch of hair follicles get inflamed and irritated. Shaving and careless combing creates friction on your scalp that results in swelling. The itchiness gets more intense when you break out in sweat.

      5. Ringworm. It is a result of fungal infection minus the worm. This usually infects children through sharing of fungus-infected bathing tools such as body scrubs and towels. Children are prone to having ringworms on their scalp. Once the fungus settles in your skin it creates an indescribable itch.

      6. Dandruff. It’s when your scalp has flakes that may turn white, grey, or red when you start scratching them. Contrary to popular belief dandruff doesn’t just arise from shampoo and soap. It can also be brought on by stress, climate, and too much oil secretions on your scalp. Dandruff thrives in a hot temperature so the itchiness doubles in intensity the more you stay in a humid room.

      How to avoid itchiness on your scalp

      It’s a hygiene issue that calls for a total hygiene solution.

      Avoid too much sun exposure. This keeps the natural moist on your scalp.
      Use a mild shampoo. Use a brand with a baby formula to avoid itching on your scalp.
      Use a comb with rounded bristles. This way your scalp won’t have any scratches.
      Avoid using hair blower. Air blower dries up your scalp and leaves an unreasonable itch afterwards.
      A hair spa is also high on the list of recommendations, but your daily diet should take care of that. Vitamin E, zinc, and magnesium rich foods make your hair strong and loveable.

      please cshow a doctor thats better ok dear good luck

  15. QUESTION:
    why am i so itchy after i eat?
    literally EVERY time after i eat,no matter what i eat.. i get really itchy, mainly around my arms and legs.. sometimes my back, and then i get these weird bumps.. they arent red or anything.. they kinda blend in with my skin color but you can tell they are there because they pop up basically everywhere after i itch my skin? what should i do, is it an allergic reaction?

    • ANSWER:
      That seems a little strange considering it doesn't happen after the consumption of selective foods, but all foods in general. Are there any things that make your condition worse or weaker? Itchy skin after eating, is also connected to menopause, because that's when your digestive tract begins to slow down, and it has to work twice as hard to get that food through. So any type of irritation such as hives as you described, may be expectable. However, if you aren't going through menopause, I found this article about a condition called "daily hives"...you might wanna check it out:
      http://www.healthcentral.com/allergy/c/112/17421/skin-daily-hives

      Good luck! ♥

      Help with mine please! (:
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AgGycM0yviv38FudN0eKVH3sy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100304173213AAzogoR

  16. QUESTION:
    whats another name for provera i can get over the counter?

    • ANSWER:
      GENERIC NAME: medroxyprogesterone acetate

      BRAND NAME: Provera, Cycrin, Amen
      DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Medroxyprogesterone is a progestin that is derived from the naturally occurring female hormone, progesterone. Progestins and estrogens comprise the two major classes of female hormones. Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, promote menstrual cycles, and to treat symptoms of the menopause.

      Progestins are responsible for changes in the mucus and inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) during the second half (secretory phase) of the menstrual cycle. Progestins prepare the endometrium for implantation of the embryo, and once an embryo implants in the endometrium, i.e., pregnancy occurs, progestins help maintain the pregnancy. At high doses, progestins also prevent ovulation (release of the egg from the ovary). Progestins were first isolated in 1933, and progesterone itself was synthesized in the 1940s.

      PRESCRIPTION: Yes

      GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

      PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 2.5, 5, and 10 mg. Sterile aqueous suspension for intramuscular injection: 400mg/mL in 2.5 mL vials.

      STORAGE: Medroxyprogesterone should be stored at room temperature, between 15-30°C (59-8677°F).

      PRESCRIBED FOR: Medroxyprogesterone is used to promote menstruation when women do not begin naturally to menstruate at puberty (called primary amenorrhea) or if they stop menstruating before menopause (called secondary amenorrhea). Medroxyprogesterone also is used for treating abnormal bleeding from the uterus in many situations, though only after attempts to determine the cause of bleeding have been made. It is not used to treat bleeding due to fibroids, tumors, or other correctable causes of bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is used in combination with estrogens for treating symptoms of menopause in order to prevent unchecked growth of the endometrium that may lead to endometrial cancer. It also is used for treating the pain of endometriosis.

      DOSING: The usual dose of medroxyprogesterone is 2.5 to 5 mg daily for 5 to 10 days for abnormal uterine bleeding and primary and secondary amenorrhea. When used to induce menstruation, therapy can be started at any time. When treating abnormal uterine bleeding, therapy should be started on the 16th or 21st day of the menstrual cycle. When used in combination with estrogens, for example, for treating postmenopausal symptoms, the dose of medroxyprogesterone is 1.5 to 5 mg daily. Although medroxyprogesterone is approved for cyclic therapy (during only a portion of each 21 day cycle), it usually is prescribed daily.

      DRUG INTERACTIONS: Aminoglutethimide may increase the breakdown of medroxyprogesterone by the liver leading to a decrease in the concentration of medroxyprogesterone in blood and a possible reduction in effectiveness.

      PREGNANCY:Medroxyprogesterone inhibits fertility at high doses. Medroxyprogesterone should not be given during the first 4 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to the fetus.

      NURSING MOTHERS:Medroxyprogesterone is secreted in breast milk. The effect on the infant has not been determined.

      SIDE EFFECTS: Breast tenderness and leakage of liquid from the nipple occur rarely. Various skin reactions, including hives, acne, hair growth and hair loss , also have been reported occasionally. Break-through bleeding (menstrual-like bleeding in the middle of the menstrual cycle), vaginal spotting of blood, changes in menstrual flow, increased or decreased weight, nausea, fever, insomnia, and jaundice have all been reported.

      Blood clots are an occasional, serious side effect of progestin therapy, and cigarette smokers are at a higher risk for them. Therefore, patients requiring progestin therapy are strongly encouraged to quit smoking .

      Diabetic patients may experience difficulty in controlling blood glucose when taking medroxyprogesterone, so monitoring of blood sugar and adjustment of medications for diabetes is recommended. The reason for this is not well understood.

      The Women's Health Initiative study found an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, breast cancer, pulmonary emboli, and blood clots in the veins in postmenopausal women (50-79 years old) who took medroxyprogesterone in combination with estrogens for 5 years, as well as an increased risk of dementia in the participants over age 65. Although medroxyprogesterone alone has not been demonstrated to promote breast cancer, since breast cancer has progesterone receptors, physicians usually avoid using progestins in women who have had breast cancer. Medroxyprogesterone should not be used for the prevention of heart disease.

  17. QUESTION:
    Severe allergies, but i dont know what to? PLEASE HELP!!?
    All throo my life my mum has never had and allergic reaction to anything, but recently (within the last 2 years) she has started to take really bad allergic reations to something, but its unclear what. she is 54, and healthy. Her reaction consists of a rash almost hive-like, she gets big raised lumps under her skin the size of kidney beans all over her torso, legs and arms. Her face swells up and comes out in a slightly different rash, its almost like prickly heat, millions of tiny wee lumps like pins pricks all over her face and neck, its bright red and itchy!! She starts to feel her throat getting ichy and she gets a little wheezy. Sometimes her eyelids can swell and close completely. It looked like it could be food, fruit like apples and banana's, pastries, chips, bread, milk, butter, pasta, salad, veg almost everything causes this reaction! She is on 3 different types of anti-histamines (unheard of at the pharmacy!!) on a high dose, but it doesnt seem to be working!

    Please Help!

    • ANSWER:
      Many times we build up to developing an allergy. Sometimes it may be triggered by life changing events such as menopause. Your mother may be experiencing that life changing moment of menopause and it is causing her to have hives and that could be all it is.

      OR

      She may want to see an allergist and get tested. She may have developed an allergy to the laundry detergant or something in the house and an allergist can test for numerous allergies such as pollens, molds, pets, foods, and so on to help determine exactly what is causing the problem.

      Hope this helps.

  18. QUESTION:
    Menopause help? does anyone use the combipatch 50/140? do you have regualar monthly bleeding?
    I HAVE BEEN ON THIS PATCH FOR ABOUT A YEAR AND THEY TRULY HELP WITH MENOPAUSE SYMPTONS BUT I BLEED EVERY MONTH LIKE A REGULAR PERIOD AND I AM TIRED OF THIS, IS THIS NORMAL, I CAN NEVER GET A STRAIGHT ANSWER FROM MY DOCTOR,, SO LADIES ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED VERY MUCH AND CAN YOU JUST STOP USING THE PATCHS IF YOU WANT TO OR DO YOU HAVE TO BE WEANED OFF THEM?? THANKS FOR ANY HELP

    • ANSWER:
      These are the side effects of the combipatch

      Estradiol and norethindrone side effects
      Treatment with estrogens long-term may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, and blood clots in the lungs or legs. Because of these risks, you should contact your doctor or healthcare provider to discuss your individual risks and benefits before using estradiol and norethindrone long-term. You should also talk to your doctor or healthcare provider on a regular basis (for example, every 3-6 months) about whether you should continue this treatment.

      If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop using estradiol and norethindrone and seek emergency medical attention or notify your doctor immediately:
      an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);

      sharp chest pain, coughing of blood or shortness of breath (possible blood clot in the lung );

      pain in the calf (possible blood clot in the leg);

      crushing chest pain or heaviness in the chest (possible heart attack);

      sudden severe headache or vomiting, dizziness or fainting, disturbances of vision or speech, weakness, or numbness in an arm or leg (possible stroke);

      partial or complete loss of vision (possible clot in the eye);

      stomach pain or tenderness, yellowing of the skin or eyes, fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or light-colored stools (possible liver problems); or

      new or changing breast lumps.

      Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use estradiol and norethindrone and talk to your doctor if you experience

      nausea and vomiting;

      tenderness or enlargement of the breasts;

      weakness;

      swelling of the hands or feet;

      spotty darkening of the skin, particularly on the face;

      difficulty in wearing contact lenses;

      vaginal irritation or discomfort;

      a rash or reaction at the patch application site; or

      changes in menstrual cycle, painful menstruation, or breakthrough bleeding.

      Estradiol increases the risk of developing endometrial hyperplasia, a condition that may lead to cancer of the lining of the uterus. Using a progestin, such as norethindrone, with estradiol lowers the risk of developing this condition. Visit your doctor regularly and report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away.

      Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome
      http://www.drugs.com/mtm/combipatch-topical-patches.html

      This is all I can help you with.

  19. QUESTION:
    I'm 38 and I think I'm going to have to have a hysterectomy (SP) is it a bad surgery?
    how long were you in the hospital?
    getting my tubes tied was easy, I didn't feel a thing, I have great doctor. He said i have severe endometriosis

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on your current health, the skill of the surgeon, what type of anesthesia and other drugs they use, and the reason for the hysterectomy. If you have any health problems which might be aggravated by the anesthesia or other drugs, find out NOW before the surgery (search online, ask around, whatever it takes) so you can tell them what to not use, to prevent any adverse reactions. Also make sure the surgeon and anesthesiologist have a complete list of all the meds you are currently taking, prescription and over the counter.

      If you are scared, let the doctor know. He'll likely let you have a shot of something to calm you down.

      I had surgery twice for endometriosis, at ages 24 and 26. The first time they took everything except the cervix and a piece of ovary to prevent menopause. The second surgery was to remove the remaining bit of ovary and the cervix. The first surgery, they didn't know exactly what was wrong, so they first did a laparoscopy, then went ahead and did the hysterectomy. That was the more difficult surgery for me to recover from, I believe partly because of the scoping they did first. The scoping involves a small incision through which they fill your abdominal cavity with gas, then they tilt the table up to push the organs up and out of the way.... Anyhow, this gas left my chest very painful for several days, so if the doctor needs to scope you before going in, that could also affect your recovery time. I also had a very difficult time getting my digestive system to begin working again properly (they shut down during anesthesia, and I don't imagine that gas they used helped any), with horrid stomach and intestinal cramping for about a week. Then the incision (they did a "bikini cut") got horribly infected, and I had to go back to the doctor several times. I was out of commission for a good month...

      The second surgery was a breeze in comparison, I was only in the hospital for 2 nights. I did throw up a lot coming out of the anesthesia, which caused some tearing of the stitches, so they had to redo some of them. I was also covered in hives at the time they did that surgery. Later I was diagnosed with a systemic mast cell disease, and I found out that the anesthesia they used on the second surgery was not a good one for someone with my disease.

      Also, keep in mind that if they take both ovaries, you will go into menopause. Surgical menopause is rough, don't turn down any hormone replacement therapy for now. I was unable to take hormones, and was in total misery for several years before everything calmed down and balanced itself out....

      Sending you positive, healing thoughts and best of wishes.

  20. QUESTION:
    Do you have a cure for this?
    I am a 54 year old woman, started my menapause at the age of 49. I like to find out why does my body goes all red and itchy, when the weather goes from hot to cold and cold to hot. When I touch my body it is very hot. I also notice my skin goes very dry and scaly. And when the temp. is constant It is alright. Is there any cure for this or are there any medicines. Pls help i am really suffering and sometimes it is really annoying.

    • ANSWER:
      You have hormonal hives. I get them sometimes too (I'm 43). I have found out through reading that your body does a lot of crazy things during peri-menopause and actual menopause. Try some lotions for the dry skin, and I use Evening Primrose Oil. It seems to help with night sweats/hot or cold flashes.

  21. QUESTION:
    skin allergy?
    i have this skin allergy problem which haunts my life in these recent 4 years. I usually end up with chronic hives. I go to dermacologist every once in a while for steroid injection to flatten some of the blemishes...

    unfortunately i have not identified what is the main cause of the skin allergy i suffer... nor do i went for allergy prick test. i usually got some skin problem whenever i travel around...

    is there any way to cure the allergy forever? or is there any way to prevent the outbreak from happening?

    thanx

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Kersing

      Here is an unusual but very effective method to heal many issues (especially skin).
       
      INTRODUCTION TO OIL PULLING ("OP")
      REPORTED CURES WITH OIL PULLING:

      Mouth & Gum Disease; Stiff Joints; Allergies; Asthma; Acne, High Blood Sugar; Constipation; Migraines; Bronchitis; Eczema; Heart, Kidney, Lung Diseases; Leukemia; Arthritis; Meningitis; Insomnia; Menopause (hormonal issues); Cancer; AIDS; Chronic Infections; Varicose Veins; High Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Polio; Cracked Heels,.

      Here's are a few paragraphs from Bharat Savur's article on The Hindu Business Online

      ..."When Dr Karsch examined the swished milk-white oil under a microscope with 600 magnification, he saw live organisms swimming in it. It's poisonous, so never swallow it, he warns. These poisons are bacteria-embryos, which, if not eliminated, cause diseases. Apparently, Dr Karsch cured his own chronic blood disease and 15-year-old arthritis.

      The first sign of improvement is in the teeth-they become firm and white, he says. Other healing indications: fresh, relaxed feeling on waking up, disappearing dark pouches below the eyes, anew appetite and energy, better memory and deep sleep.

      Dr Karsch swears by the mouth oil-wash for anything from organ-disorders, skin-diseases, menstrual problems, paralysis to every ache and it is in the human anatomy. You can swish even when you have fever, he says, adding, it takes anything from two days to a year to cure a disease.

      And if these claims sound exaggerated, he told a conference of Ukrainian cancer specialists, try out the process yourself.

      Interestingly, Ayurveda advises oil swishing "to purify the taste-buds and the entire system", as explained by Dr Deepak Chopra in Perfect Health.

      According to this life science, the tongue is mapped by organ-locations — that is, each section of the tongue is connected to the kidneys, lungs, spleen, liver, heart, pancreas, small intestines, stomach, colon, and spine.
      Thus, an oil-mouth-massage soothes and stimulates the key meridians where taste meets organ. Simultaneously, as in any skin-massage, the inner skin and lining of the mouth, palate and tongue become warm and supple and the lubrication prevents dryness (the vatic effect).
      In modern dietetics too, dryness is discussed.

      For example, lack of Vitamin A (retinal) causes the outer lining of the eyeball to dry and wrinkle, and affects vision.
      And as any dietician would tell you, all oils contain 960 micrograms of vitamin A per 10 gm (the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A per adult is 600 micrograms). So, it's possible that oil gargling helps in reaching the required retinal to the eyeballs and keeps them elastic and smooth.
      Likewise, the Ayurvedic `purification of taste-buds' also has its equivalent in dietetics as `antioxidants'. Oxidation literally means `the putrefaction of body-tissues'.

      And oil-soluble vitamins, A, C, D, and E are antioxidants that protect and prevent the decaying process and help maintain the integral functioning of cell membranes. That's why many people are ingesting vitamin E pills to stem `aging' (oxidation). "
       
      Here is the link to learn more about OP

      http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/oil_pulling.html

      Best of health to you

  22. QUESTION:
    how many disesas in world?
    I accept accordind to world health orgrnicen.How many diseasas prevented?how many can caure?

    • ANSWER:
      Your question is pretty much impossible to answer in exacting terms. Cancer for instance has over 200 varieties itself. Some are curable, some not. Some are curable in early stages, others not. A lot also depends on the patient. Have they good nutrition and diet, are they physically well, and are they old or very young--all these things factor in as to whether a disorder or disease is curable.

      In addition, it depends on the recognizing body of persons from where the conclusions are drawn. Yes, everyone will include tuberculosis (one example) but other more obscure or rare conditions or ones that appear infrequently in the race of people which the question is being asked.

      All that said I would add that 204 general disorders or maladies have generally recognized, each has from a few to hundreds of variants and types.

      These 204 are:

      A
      •Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      •Acne
      •Allergies
      •Antisocial Personality Disorder
      •Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      •Altitude Sickness
      •Alzheimer's Disease
      •Andropause
      •Anorexia Nervosa
      •Arthritis
      •Aspergers Syndrome
      •Asthma
      •Autism
      •Avoidant Personality Disorder
      B
      •Back Pain
      •Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      •Baldness
      •Bedwetting
      •Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      •Bladder Cancer
      •Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      •Bone Cancer
      •Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
      •Brain Cancer
      •Breast Cancer
      •Brain Tumors
      •Brain Injury
      •Bronchitis
      •Burns
      •Bursitis
      C
      •Cancer
      •Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      •Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      •Celiac Disease
      •Cervical Cancer
      •Cholesterol
      •Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      •Colon Cancer
      •Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      •Cradle Cap
      •Crohn's Disease
      D
      •Dandruff
      •Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      •Dehydration
      •Dependent Personality Disorder
      •Depression
      •Diabetes
      •Diaper Rash
      •Diarrhea
      •Disabilities
      •Diverticulitis
      •Down Syndrome
      •Drug Abuse
      •Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      •Dyslexia
      E
      •Ear Infections
      •Ear Problems
      •Eating Disorders
      •Eczema
      •Endometriosis
      •Enlarged Prostate
      •Epilepsy (Seizure)
      •Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      •Eye Problems
      F
      •Fibromyalgia
      •Fracture
      •Freckles
      •Flu
      G
      •Gallbladder Disease
      •Gallstones
      •Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      •Genital Herpes
      •Genital Warts
      •Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      •Gonorrhoea
      •Gout
      •Gum Diseases
      •Gynecomastia
      H
      •Head Lice
      •Headache
      •Hearing Loss
      •Heart Attacks
      •Heart Disease
      •Heartburn
      •Heat Stroke
      •Heel Pain
      •Hemorrhage
      •Hemorrhoids
      •Hepatitis
      •Herniated Discs
      •Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      •Histrionic Personality Disorder
      •HIV/AIDS
      •Hives
      •Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      •Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      •Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      •Hyperthyroidism
      •Hypothyroidism
      I
      •Infectious Diseases
      •Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      •Influenza
      •Infertility
      •Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      •Iron Deficiency Anemia
      •Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      •Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      •Itching
      J
      •Joint Pain
      •Juvenile Diabetes
      •Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      K
      •Kidney Diseases
      •Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      L
      •Leukemia
      •Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      •Lung Cancer
      M
      •Mad Cow Disease
      •Malaria
      •Melena (Blood in Stool)
      •Memory Loss
      •Menopause
      •Mesothelioma
      •Migraine
      •Miscarriages
      •Mucus In Stool
      •Multiple Personality Disorder
      •Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      •Muscle Cramps
      •Muscle Fatigue
      •Muscle Pain
      N
      •Nail Biting
      •Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      •Neck Pain
      O
      •Obesity
      •Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      •Osteoarthritis (OA)
      •Osteomyelitis
      •Osteoporosis
      •Ovarian Cancer
      •Ovarian Cyst
      P
      •Pain
      •Panic Attack
      •Paranoid Personality Disorder
      •Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      •Penis Enlargement
      •Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      •Personality Disorders
      •Peptic Ulcers
      •Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      •Peyronie's Disease
      •Phobias
      •Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      •Polio
      •Pneumonia
      •Post Nasal Drip
      •Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      •Premature Baby
      •Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      •Propecia
      •Prostate Cancer
      •Psoriasis
      R
      •Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      •Renal Failure
      •Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      •Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      •Rheumatic Fever
      •Ringworm
      •Rosacea
      •Rotator Cuff
      S
      •Scabies
      •Scars
      •Sciatica
      •Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
      •Schizoid Personality Disorder
      •Schizophrenia
      •Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      •Sinus Infections
      •Skin Cancer
      •Skin Rash
      •Sleep Disorders (Sleep Apnea)
      •Smallpox
      •Snoring
      •Social Anxiety
      •Staph Infection (MRSA)
      •Stomach Cancer
      •Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      •Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      •Sunburn
      •Syphilis
      •Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      T
      •Tennis Elbow
      •Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      •Testicular Cancer
      •Tooth Decay
      •Trisomy Syndrome
      •Tuberculosis (TB)
      U
      •Ulce

  23. QUESTION:
    Can menapause cause hives?

    • ANSWER:
      Menopause doesn't usually cause hives. Menopause isn't a sudden thing; it usually starts slowly as perimenopause, which can last a few years. Some women complain of hives during menopause, but at this time some doctors think those hives are caused by the stresses some women feel due to menopause symptoms.

      Heat (such as a fever or hot shower or hot weather) can aggravate hives, so perhaps hot flashes are causing hives to appear or worsen. But most likely the cause of the hives is something other than menopause itself.

  24. QUESTION:
    Is this a stress issue or something more serious?
    I don't stress easy per say, but I do tend to stress when things are going on. Normally, I break out in hives, headaches/migraines or will start getting stomach pains/nausea...all are fairly common. I know that as a female, it can effect my cycle...but I'm fairly consistent, either way. This last week or 2, I've been experiencing all of the above, with more things going on...such as feeling nauseated and hungry all at once. Or, being hungry and cramping all at once...topped off with a headache or lower back pain, or all of the above. I've also been getting random fevers, or I guess better known as hot flashes too. When I'm at work, I tend to move around a lot, and get light-headed. At first I thought maybe it was my blood pressure, but it's not. It's been normal, as I've been monitoring it all week. I've been getting pains in my lower abdomen and areas lower then that...or as I like to say, pains in areas I didn't even know I could get them in! Also, I've started seeing white flashes in my right eye, and don't know if that's linked to all of this too. The only other thing I should note is I've noticed I'm starting to gain a little weight. Oh, and I don't believe I'm pregnant...though I can't confirm that till Monday. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hot flashes can be caused by:

      Low estrogen
      Low progesterone
      Low testosterone
      Stress hormones and cortisol
      High follicle stimulating hormones (FSH)
      High luteinizing hormones (LH)
      Thyroid imbalance
      Elevated insulin levels
      Magnesium deficiency (magnesium balances blood glucose)

      http://www.hellolife.net/explore/menopause/menopause-myths-hot-flashes-are-due-to-low-estrogen-levels/
      http://www.psha-inc.com/guai-support/sf/tastetests.htm

      Just to note: Hives can be caused by higher than normal thyroid antibodies.

      Thyroid tests to request >>>
      http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/recommended-labwork/

  25. QUESTION:
    hives can't seem to find out why ?
    i am a 44 yr old female i have been getting hives all over my body lately for no apparent reason. i am not allergic to anything that i am aware of. but it seem if i get upset them i break out all over.. i am just sitting here and have them all over my legs. the only thing i am taking is blood pressure medicine and ativan for axienty. i just started getting them about a month ago and tried everything to figure out why.. no new perfumes or fabric softner ect.. is it my age.. or menopause or what do you think ?

    • ANSWER:
      Ativan does list a side effect of..skin problems...in the PDR.

      I used to go to school with a girl who got hive all around her neck whenever she had to give speech. The poor girl was just so nervous, and scared.

  26. QUESTION:
    my small regrowing hairs on my head are falling out.!?
    my hiar has been "thinning" for almost three months but now my small little hairs that are regrowing are falling out too. i do have a dry scalp right now and have bad dadrif <-- cant spell. and my eating habbits have been pretty poor because 8 months ago i was in the hospital for 5 days for allergic reaction to amoxicillin. when i was in the hospital i freaked out and thought i was allergic to everything i ate. i had the worst freakin hives ever for 8 days straight.. and since ive always bbeen understress. i think all these things are causing my hair to fall out but im just freaked out because the regrowing hairs are falling out. can someone help me. ohh and my family has no history of balding at all. so i dont think its that either.

    • ANSWER:
      Find the 'cause' and eliminate them. Your hair will improve. Remember, whatever it was that caused them to fall out in the first place, it took years to get in your system, it will takes years to flush them down, so don't expect miracles overnight.

      So many reasons why you have hair loss:

      Supplements, steroids, hereditary, hair dyes perming, straightening, diet, having babies (yes I read once it happened to her), stress, medications with testosterone, certain antidepressants, menopause, anti-acne, and too much of everything. Add to that the 7,000 + toxic found in your home, plus pollution found outdoors. Your hair is crying for help!
      When your teeth falls or get cavities, do you blame the toothpaste?

      When your hair is crying for help, that's when it's too late to do anything about it, and hair products can not reverse the problem.

      They also say you normally lose 100-200 hair a day, but I don't. I lose about 7-8 every time I brush it, so that's about 100 per week, give or take.

      The majority of hair problems here are from girls in their 30s, asking how to care for their damaged hair, what product to make their hair grow, why their hair falls out, and why their shampoo or conditioner don't work. Women between 60-80 have that same problem, but it took them years to get there. And those same 30 & under girls are giving advice here? Now, I'm answering more problems re: hair fall or hair not growing. Go figure!

      Even the cheapest shampoo can do magic for your hair, so it must be what you're doing AFTER you wash it. Shampoos and vitamins might make your hair look and feel healthier, but they won’t put more hairs on your head.

      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      Source(s):
      Hair DX
      I know hair. I am in my early 60's, and I've been having menopause, and I am not experimenting hair loss, for those who said I don't know what I'm talking about when it comes to hair. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy long hair. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing. What you see on my profile is what I have now. It's as thick as when I'm in my teens.
      Stress, seldom. I went through stress when both parents died, plus sister taking me to court & selling the house, on my own and still no hair loss here!

  27. QUESTION:
    Byetta and possible side effects?
    Last night I woke up and it felt like I had a fever. When I got up my face started getting hotter. I wasn't sweating and it wasn't really spreading. My face and neck region only.

    I started to get a bit frightened and woke my husband and by this time it felt like my face was on fire. He called 911.

    I had no other symptoms except some palpitations. I believe because at this point I was so scared.

    This has never happened to me b4. I am a new diabetic type II. My blood glucose was 222 not the highest I have been.
    My BP was 107/ 82. Pulse 92 and regular.

    No chest pain , no other symptoms.

    But, I have been told that my thyroid is slightly off. and they want to put me on synthroid (low dose). Could this be the problem.

    It isn't menopause. That is ruled out.

    Anyone? Any ideas?

    I did notice something unusual during the day before last night. My nose kept tingling at the tip. I would rub it and it would go away for a bit but come back. Lasted a couple hours.

    Christine

    • ANSWER:
      Byetta is an injectable diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar levels. Byetta helps your pancreas produce insulin more efficiently.

      Byetta is used to treat type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes. Other diabetes medicines are sometimes used in combination with Byetta if needed.

      Avoid drinking alcohol. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.
      If you are using any type of antibiotic or birth control pill, take these medicines at least 1 hour before you use Byetta.

      Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
      Call your doctor at once if you have severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, with nausea, vomiting, and a fast heart rate. These could be symptoms of pancreatitis.

      Less serious side effects may include:

      nausea, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea;

      loss of appetite;

      weight loss; or

      dizziness, headache, or feeling jittery.

      This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect.

      Know the signs of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and how to recognize them:
      hunger, headache, confusion, irritability;

      drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, tremors;

      sweating, fast heartbeat;

      seizure (convulsions); or

      fainting, coma (severe hypoglycemia can be fatal).

      Always keep a source of sugar available in case you have symptoms of low blood sugar. Sugar sources include orange juice, glucose gel, candy, or milk. If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use an injection of glucagon. Your doctor can give you a prescription for a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to give the injection.

      for more on diabetes and byetta visit
      http://www.reddiabetes.com

  28. QUESTION:
    Burning Facial Sensation....?
    Last night I woke up and it felt like I had a fever. When I got up my face started getting hotter. I wasn't sweating and it wasn't really spreading. My face and neck region only.

    I started to get a bit frightened and woke my husband and by this time it felt like my face was on fire. He called 911.

    I had no other symptoms except some palpitations. I believe because at this point I was so scared.

    This has never happened to me b4. I am a new diabetic type II. My blood glucose was 222 not the highest I have been.
    My BP was 107/ 82. Pulse 92 and regular.

    No chest pain , no other symptoms.

    But, I have been told that my thyroid is slightly off. and they want to put me on synthroid (low dose). Could this be the problem.

    It isn't menopause. That is ruled out.

    Anyone? Any ideas?

    I did notice something unusual during the day before last night. My nose kept tingling at the tip. I would rub it and it would go away for a bit but come back. Lasted a couple hours.

    Christine

    • ANSWER:
      Wow....I've been having the same weird stuff happen to me too lately. Me it feels like a fever too or even more like my face is sunburnt, but I haven't been in the sun at all. When it first started it was all over my body....like I had been in a tanning bed or something.

      Then...it was mainly just my face. They put me on predisone (a steriod) and it did go away.

      Since I'm not allergic to anything and I was VERY VERY stressed out when this started happening I self diagosed myself with having anxiety attacks and I was getting hives???? However, it does happen to me in the middle of the night....so I'm really confused too.

      A friend of mine says I needed to be tested for Lupus, but my doctor doesn't seem too concerned with that.

      Also, my nose didn't tingle but the bottoms of my feet and the palms of my hands itched like crazy. I was thinking maybe it was nerves and those are sensitive nerve endings or something.

      If you want to discuss further shoot me an email jessica.dudley@yahoo.com maybe we can figure out what is wrong with us???

  29. QUESTION:
    Name all diseases in the world?

    • ANSWER:
      A
      Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
      Acne
      Allergies
      Antisocial Personality Disorder
      Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
      Altitude Sickness
      Alzheimer's Disease
      Andropause
      Anorexia Nervosa
      Arthritis
      Aspergers Syndrome
      Asthma
      Autism
      B
      Back Pain
      Bad Breath (Halitosis)
      Baldness
      Bedwetting
      Bipolar Disorder (BD)
      Bladder Cancer
      Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
      Bone Cancer
      Brain Cancer
      Breast Cancer
      Brain Tumors
      Brain Injury
      Bronchitis
      Burns
      Bursitis
      C
      Cancer
      Canker Sores (Cold Sores)
      Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
      Celiac Disease
      Cervical Cancer
      Cholesterol
      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
      Colon Cancer
      Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
      Cradle Cap
      Crohn's Disease
      D
      Dandruff
      Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
      Dehydration
      Depression
      Diabetes
      Diaper Rash
      Diarrhea
      Disabilities
      Diverticulitis
      Down Syndrome
      Drug Abuse
      Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (DUB)
      Dyslexia
      E
      Ear Infections
      Ear Problems
      Eating Disorders
      Eczema
      Endometriosis
      Enlarged Prostate
      Epilepsy (Seizure)
      Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
      Eye Problems
      F
      Fibromyalgia
      Fracture
      G
      Gallbladder Disease
      Gallstones
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
      Genital Herpes
      Genital Warts
      Glomerulonephritis (Nephritis)
      Gonorrhea
      Gout
      Gum Diseases
      Gynecomastia
      H
      Head Lice
      Headache
      Hearing Loss
      Heart Attacks
      Heart Disease
      Heartburn
      Heat Stroke
      Heel Pain
      Hemorrhage
      Hemorrhoids
      Hepatitis
      Herniated Discs
      Hiatal Hernia (Hiatus Hernia)
      HIV/AIDS
      Hives
      Hyperglycemia (High Blood Sugar)
      Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
      Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
      Hyperthyroidism
      Hypothyroidism
      I
      Infectious Diseases
      Infectious Mononucleosis (Glandular Fever)
      Influenza
      Infertility
      Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM)
      Iron Deficiency Anemia
      Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
      Irritable Male Syndrome (IMS)
      Itching
      J
      Joint Pain
      Juvenile Diabetes
      Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)
      K
      Kidney Diseases
      Kidney Stones (Renal Calculi)
      L
      Leukemia
      Liver Cancer - Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
      Lung Cancer
      M
      Mad Cow Disease
      Malaria
      Melena (Blood in Stool)
      Memory Loss
      Menopause
      Mesothelioma
      Migraine
      Miscarriages
      Mucus In Stool
      Multiple Personality Disorder
      Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      Muscle Cramps
      Muscle Fatigue
      Muscle Pain
      N
      Nail Biting
      Narcissistic Personality Disorder
      Neck Pain
      O
      Obesity
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
      Osteoarthritis (OA)
      Osteomyelitis
      Osteoporosis
      Ovarian Cancer
      Ovarian Cyst
      P
      Pain
      Panic Attack
      Parkinson's Disease (PD)
      Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)
      Personality Disorders
      Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
      Peyronie's Disease
      Phobias
      Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis)
      Polio
      Pneumonia
      Post Nasal Drip
      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
      Premature Baby
      Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
      Prostate Cancer
      Psoriasis
      R
      Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
      Renal Failure
      Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
      Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
      Rheumatic Fever
      Ringworm
      Rosacea
      Rotator Cuff
      S
      Scabies
      Scars
      Sciatica
      Schizophrenia
      Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)
      Sinus Infections
      Skin Cancer
      Skin Rash
      Sleep Apnea
      Sleep Disorders
      Smallpox
      Snoring
      Social Anxiety
      Staph Infection (MRSA)
      Stomach Cancer
      Strep Throat (Sore Throat)
      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
      Sunburn
      Syphilis
      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
      T
      Tennis Elbow
      Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)
      Testicular Cancer
      Tooth Decay
      Tuberculosis (TB)
      U
      Ulcers
      Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
      V
      Varicose Veins
      Vertigo
      W
      Warts
      Williams Syndrome
      Y
      Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)
      Yellow Fever

  30. QUESTION:
    my wifes menstrual problems?
    hi i asked a question about my wife being pre menapausal a few months ago since then she has had councilling for panic attacks which has not helped she has been tracking her cyle for the past 3months and it seems to be about 3-4 days before bleeding she has very itchty hands then arms legs face neck which results in hive headaches bad mood swings bloating stomach very bad panic attacks she has been over the doctors and explained this to them and they told her it is all hormonal and to wait till it settles i would like to know your opinionson this and if it is only pms what can she take to settle hormones down she has no sex drive at all and is alwys complaing her breast are sore are these classic signs of pms or peri menopause please help as she is at her wits end she is going to see the doc tomorrow and it would be helpful if she could take some info with her thank you

    • ANSWER:
      This isn't all classic symptoms of. She really needs to go see a doctor...even better a specialist that specializes in womanly hormones. They can do wonders for her. They will know exactly how to test to find out what is wrong and exactly what to do from there to help her.

  31. QUESTION:
    having period for 2 weeks and taking toresmide?
    never had a period this long always just 3 to 7 days but i started taking toresmide on the 17th of May and it is June 7th and I started my period on the 21st could it be because of this medcine or what

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Jojo, you could also call a pharmacist for a quick and professional opinion.

      COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Torsemide:

      Constipation; dizziness or lightheadedness when sitting up or standing; excessive urination; headache; increased cough; nasal inflammation; nausea.

      Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Torsemide:

      Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; diarrhea; dry mouth or unusual thirst; fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; hearing loss or ringing in the ears; loss of appetite; muscle pain or cramps; rapid or irregular heartbeat; rectal bleeding; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; restlessness; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; vomiting.

      The monthly period is already something that women don't really look forward to. And it seems even more foreboding if you know that you're bound to experience heavy bleeding during your period. For along with the heavy bleeding, you fall prey to other uncomfortable conditions as well. It is considered normal if once in a while, a woman bleeds heavily during menstruation. However, if this continues on a regular basis, then it could be a matter of concern. If you too experience an unusually heavy flow during your period, do not take it lightly. Your body may be trying to tell you something. This Buzzle article will help you identify this gynecological problem better and find some possible solutions for it.

      Causes

      Hormones: Generally, a woman nearing menopause or a young girl may experience heavy bleeding at least once within the first year of getting her period. This is a normal situation resulting from hormonal changes, but should be monitored closely because if either loses too much blood, it may lead to other complications.

      Uterine Fibroids: Some women may develop uterine fibroids as a result of the excessive or quick production of estrogen in the body. It is important to note that a fibroid tumor is benign and non cancerous. However, it can lead to bleeding more than usual which causes much discomfort. Since it is caused due to estrogen, the tumor develops quickly during menstruation and pregnancy when estrogen is produced more.

      Lochia: It is natural to experience excess bleeding after pregnancy. This bleeding after a normal delivery or a c-section is termed as Lochia. It is the body's way of discharging any excess fluids like mucus or placental tissue that remains inside you before childbirth. It begins almost immediately after delivery and lasts for about 6 weeks.

      Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): PID is caused due to an infection in the uterine lining, the ovaries or the fallopian tubes. The causes of PID can be unprotected sex, surgical procedures like abortion or cesarean delivery etc. This is a very serious problem and many sexually active teens are falling prey to PID without realizing its dangers.

      Polyps: Uterine polyps are small in growths on the lining of the uterus. Polyps are generally caused by hormonal changes in a woman's body. Women in their late 20s to mid 40s have a greater tendency of experiencing polyps in the uterus, which is also a cause of heavy blood flow during one's period.

      Medications: Some women may experience heavy flow while on birth control pills or some medication for some other ailment. Other medications for inflammations may also cause heavy and continuous flow for quite some time. Hence, women must take care of what medications they're taking and take them only if prescribed.

      Take care.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is my wife in perimenopause?
    hi my wife has been getting panic attacks for two years it started after she had a virus the doctors have put her on meds and have now referred her to a counciller we think it is more to do with peri menopause she is 42 years old nad for about 3 weeks in a month she is very moody we cant talk to her as she flies off into a rage her stomach gets very bloated just before her period we no longer have sex she is always tired she keeps getting panic attcks pefore her period she comes out with a bad case of urticaria as well she also has nausea her mother had her menopause at 39 which we told the doctors she also complains of general aches and pains and is constantly taking paracetomal she has told her doctors of her symptoms and they said that they cannot find any medical reson for her pannick attacks or hives and have given her antihistimins she seems to spend most of her time at the docotors and has continious bouts of viral infections please can you help thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it certainly does sound as if she is perimenapausal. I suffered with the same symptons as your wife and I can tell you its very debilitating. Trouble is you know your doing it but you cant stop it. If I were you I would get her to go and see her g.p. again and ask him to get a blood test done to see the state of things. They can tell by doing this special blood test and if it turns out her hormone level is diminishing then he could suggest putting her on HRT (hormone replacement therapy). This is one tablet a day and it does help you to feel better. Please try this as I feel this step could really help her. If early menapause runs in the family the g.p. should really look to this. I wish her all the very best and it will get better, I promise although right now it probably seems it wont. Its no ball game either for you sir, but just be there for her and let her know how much you care. It will help. Good luck and hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    Can HRT cause skin ageing?
    I have noticed a difference in my body over the past couple of months and feel that my body now looks older than it should. I am on estrogen only, and have been now for about a year, due to having to have a hystorecomy because of a cancer scare. Have any other women noticed this while on estrogen and if so is there some way to solve this problem? For some reason I have not noticed a difference in my face, only on my body. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      If you have had a hysterectomy, including the loss of ovaries, you are Estrogen Dominant.
      And now, you are pumping MORE estrogen into your already overloaded hormone system.

      In addition, synthetic estrogen is known to CAUSE cancer!!

      Get a saliva test done to evaluate your hormone levels. I'm willing to bet that you need progesterone. NATURAL progesterone.

      Estrogen Dominance & What Are The Symptoms

      Doctors have historically recommended, and prescribed, synthetic estrogens and progestins to treat the symptoms of menopause and PMS. This is largely because most of the information that the doctors receive about new treatments are from the pharmaceutical companies. And because a product that can be produced naturally can not be patented the pharmaceutical companies have to create a synthetic version with a slightly modified molecule in order to patent the product.

      This however has been shown to be extremely unhealthy for your body. A New England Journal of Medicine article in 1995 involving 121,700 women showed that the chance of developing breast cancer went up to 40 percent in women that used estrogens and progestins (synthetic progesterone) for more than five years. Estrogen dominance is a term coined by Dr. Lee. It describes a condition where a woman can have deficient, normal, or excessive estrogen but has little or no progesterone to balance its effects in the body. Evan a woman with low estrogen levels can have estrogen-dominance symptoms if she doesn’t have any progesterone.

      The symptoms and conditions associated with estrogen dominance are:
      ******Acceleration of the aging process******
      Allergy symptoms, including asthma, hives, rashes, sinus congestion
      Arthritis
      Autoimmune disorders such as lupus erythematosis and thyroiditis, and possible Sjogren’s disease
      Breast cancer
      Breast cysts
      Breast tenderness
      Candida
      Cervical dysplasia
      Chronic fatigue
      Cold hands and feet as a symptom of thyroid dysfunction
      Copper excess
      Decreased sex drive
      Depression with anxiety or agitation
      Dry eyes
      Early onset of menstruation
      Endometriosis
      Endometrial (uterine) cancer
      Fat gain, especially around the abdomen, hips, and thigh
      Fatigue
      Fibrocystic breasts
      Foggy thinking
      Gallbladder disease
      Hair loss
      High blood pressure
      Headaches
      Hot flashes
      Hypoglycemia
      Increased blood clotting (increasing risk of strokes)
      Infertility
      Irregular menstrual periods
      Irritability
      Insomnia
      Magnesium deficiency
      Memory loss
      Mood swings
      Osteoporosis
      Painful swollen breasts
      PMS
      Polcystic ovaries
      Premenopausal bone loss
      Prostate cancer
      Sluggish metabolism
      Skin: Rosacea, rashes, dermatitis
      Thyroid dysfunction mimicking hypothyroidism
      Uterine cancer
      Uterine fibroids
      Water retention, bloating
      Yeast infection
      Zinc deficiency
      The above information was taken from "What Your Doctor may not tell you about Premenopause" by John R. Lee, M.D.

      John R. Lee, M.D. is internationally acknowledged as a pioneer and expert in the study and use of the hormone progesterone, and on the subject of hormone replacement therapy for women. He used transdermal progesterone extensively in his clinical practice for nearly a decade, doing research which showed that it can reverse osteoporosis.

  34. QUESTION:
    Problem wearing a bra?
    Anyone else out there hate wearing a bra?! I have been having a hard time tolerating a bra for the last few years. Could it be menopause...im 58...or medications that i'm on? I have gained weight too and can't find a bra that fits right or is comfortable. My skin is really sensitive around the elastic area. Been breaking out in hives on my right breast. Been wearing a sports bra. But, now its even bothering me. Not much support either . I am a 46 D . I've gotten to the point that i don't want to go out anymore cause i don't want to wear a bra. It makes my skin crawl just the thought of putting one on! Am i going crazy?! LOL Someone help me!

    • ANSWER:

  35. QUESTION:
    Getting my period every 2 weeks?
    I first got my period when I was 12, I'm 18 now. It has been 6 six years since. For a while my periods were HEAVY. A year after my first period, it became irregular. For years my periods came once every three to even six months. The doctors found nothing wrong with me. I was even given birth control to but it didn't work out (I broke out in hives. It may or may have not been from the birth control).

    After my irregular periods, my periods became normal. They've been normal for about two years now, more or less. But these last four periods have come every two weeks! The first one came as a regular flow, the second was weak and so was the third but the fourth one has become a regular flow again.

    I'm thinking it's a cyst problem. I've had one before. It became large and hurt like hell.

    However, it could not be a cyst as well. Has anyone ever experience this problem? I'm sure it's not menopause, I'm only 18. Nothing has really changed with me. I'm not stressed at all (I was stressed during the time my period came every three to six months though) and I'm not going through any changes in diet. The only thing I can think of is that I'm sleeping later than usual.

    So, please, help.

    I am going to go to the doctors but I don't want them to do another blood test and to say nothing is wrong. It's very tiring to get a period every two weeks.

    I just want suggestions on what could be wrong with me. IF my doctor says I'm healthy, I want to tell him your suggestions. Maybe he can test me for those suggestions.

    Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      You could request that your dr gives you an ultrasound scan of your ovaries to rule out polycystic ovaries. You mentioned you had a painful cyst before, but there may be cysts on your ovaries. It doesn't cause a problem for everyone thouh so try not to worry. Your dr may try you on another birth control pill that siuts you better. good luck x

  36. QUESTION:
    what is provera?
    i thought it helps to stop your period if it has been on longer than usual. Can i still become pregnant by using this? plz someone answer me rigth away

    • ANSWER:
      Provera is derived from the female hormone progesterone. You may be given Provera if your menstrual periods have stopped or a female hormone imbalance is causing your uterus to bleed abnormally. Provera is also prescribed to prevent abnormal growth of the uterine lining in women taking estrogen replacement therapy.

      Other forms of medroxyprogesterone, such as Depo-Provera, are used as a contraceptive injection and prescribed in the treatment of endometrial cancer. Medroxyprogesterone inhibits fertility at high doses.

      Some doctors prescribe Provera to treat endometriosis, menopausal symptoms, premenstrual tension, sexual aggressive behavior in men, and sleep apnea (temporary failure to breath while sleeping).

      You should never take Provera during the first 4 months of pregnancy. During this formative period, even a few days of treatment with Provera might put your unborn baby at increased risk for birth defects. If you take Provera and later discover that you were pregnant when you took it, discuss this with your doctor right away.

      Side effects may include:
      Acne, anaphylaxis (life-threatening allergic reaction), blood clot in a vein, lungs, or brain, breakthrough bleeding (between menstrual periods), breast tenderness or sudden or excessive flow of milk, cervical erosion or changes in secretions, depression, excessive growth of hair, fever, fluid retention, hair loss, headache, hives, insomnia, itching, lack of menstruation, menstrual flow changes, spotting, nausea, rash, skin discoloration, sleepiness, weight gain or loss, yellowed eyes and skin.

      Provera should never be taken during pregnancy. Avoid it if you even suspect you're pregnant. Doctors once prescribed Provera as a test for pregnancy, but no longer do so for 2 reasons:

      Quicker, safer pregnancy tests are now available.
      If you are in fact pregnant, Provera might injure the baby.
      Similarly, Provera used to be given to try to prevent miscarriage. However, doctors now believe that this treatment is not only ineffective but also potentially harmful to the baby.

      Do not take Provera if you have:

      Cancer of the breast or genital organs
      Liver disease or a liver condition
      A dead fetus still in the uterus
      Undiagnosed bleeding from the vagina
      Do not take Provera if you have, or have ever developed, blood clots. Avoid it, too, if it gives you an allergic reaction.

      Provera may cause some degree of fluid retention. If you have a medical condition that could be made worse by fluid retention--such as epilepsy, migraine, asthma, or a heart or kidney problem--make sure your doctor knows about it.

      Provera may mask the onset of menopause. In other words, while taking Provera you may continue to experience regular menstrual bleeding even if your menopause has started.

      Provera may make you depressed, especially if you have suffered from depression in the past. If you become seriously depressed, tell your doctor; you should probably stop taking Provera.

      If you are diabetic, Provera could make your diabetes worse; your doctor will want to watch you closely while you are taking this drug.

      There is some concern that Provera, like birth control pills, may increase your risk for a blood clot in a vein. If you experience any symptoms that might suggest the onset of such a condition--pain with swelling, warmth, and redness in a leg vein, coughing or shortness of breath, vision problems, migraine, or weakness or numbness in an arm or leg--see your doctor immediately.

      Tell your doctor right away if you lose some or all of your vision or you start seeing double. You may have to stop taking the medication.

      If Provera is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either may be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Provera with aminoglutethimide (Cytadren).

      You should not take Provera during pregnancy. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately.

      Provera appears in breast milk. If you are a new mother, you may need to choose between taking Provera and breastfeeding your baby.

      To Restore Menstrual Periods
      Provera Tablets are taken in dosages of 5 to 10 milligrams daily for 5 to 10 days. Make sure you discuss what effect this will have on your menstrual cycle with your doctor. You should have bleeding 3 to 7 days after you stop taking Provera.

      Abnormal Uterine Bleeding Due to Hormonal Imbalance
      Beginning on the 16th or 21st day of your menstrual cycle, you will take 5 to 10 milligrams daily for 5 to 10 days. Make sure you discuss what effect this will have on your menstrual cycle with your doctor. You should have bleeding 3 to 7 days after you stop taking Provera.

      To Accompany Estrogen Replacement Therapy
      The recommended regimen is 5 or 10 milligrams of Provera a day for 12 to 14 days each month, beginning on either Day 1 or Day 16 of the cycle.

      GENERIC NAME: medroxyprogesterone acetate

      BRAND NAME: Provera, Cycrin, Amen

  37. QUESTION:
    Alright...dumb question....but I'm curious to know what PREMARIN is?
    just tell me please...i know its hella expensive...and for females..but what does it do?...or do i actually wanna know this...
    nevermind i got it

    • ANSWER:
      Premarin® is a medication that may be available in pill or cream form, and contains several types of estrogens. The company Pfizer manufactures this brand-name drug, but there are generic forms and a few other companies that synthesize this medicine from the collected urine of pregnant horses. A number of animal rights groups are opposed to collection methods and housing of mares used to create the medication, and the overall use of Premarin® has declined in recent years. This is not so much due to ethical objections, but more resulting from concerns about risks of using hormone replacement therapy.

      The most common reasons to prescribe Premarin® are to alleviate symptoms associated with menopause. These include strong symptoms of vaginal dryness, mood changes, hot flashes, and others. In particular, the medicine may be recommended if women have total hysterectomies long before they would ordinarily experience menopause. In these cases, the medication or other hormone replacement therapies (HRT) could be recommended. Some women also take the drug during onset or after normal menopause when symptoms of declining estrogen become severe.

      Dosage of this medicine in pill form is similar to the way birth control pills are dispensed. People may take it for a little over three weeks and then take a break of five days before starting it again. Cyclical dosing isn’t always used, and the dose dispensed depends on a patient’s medical condition.

      Important warnings about hormone replacement therapy apply to drugs like Premarin®. HRT elevates the risk for certain cancers of the breast and reproductive tract. It may be associated with higher risk for heart disease and blood clot disorders like stroke. People with family history of these cancers or elevated heart disease or stroke risk should not use this medicine. Those who do need to be especially vigilant in performing breast self-exams, and should report any changes or lumps felt to doctors.

      Some side effects may occur with Premarin®. Women might note increase in body hair, nausea, headaches, and weight loss or gain. The breasts may become swollen or tender, libido may decrease, and women may have an increase in vaginal discharge. Other effects may include bloating in the stomach or cramping.

      More severe adverse effects include jaundice or yellowing the skin and the whites of the eyes, which may indicate liver problems. Allergic reactions with hives, difficulty breathing and swelling of the face occasionally occur and is medically urgent. Severe migraines, very heavy menstrual bleeding, a sense of confusion or any suggestion of heart attack or stroke are indications to get medical help immediately.

      Many drugs interact with Premarin®, including some antidepressants, some mood stabilizers, blood thinners, seizure drugs and certain forms of drugs for diabetes. It’s important to bring a full list of medications, including any herbal supplements or over the counter drugs, to the doctor’s so these can be evaluated before a prescription is given. Knowing personal and family medical history is also valuable in determining whether drugs like Premarin® are appropriate.

  38. QUESTION:
    Do I Have IBS, Perimenopause or Other?
    I have just now turned 39. I had a year and a half of stomach aches, severe acid reflux that had to sleep sitting up in bed for 3 months, severe bloating, diarrhea, constipation, anxiety, panic attacks, humming in my ears, smelling strange smells, sinus attacks, eyes wattering and itching, anal and vaginal area itching attacks, nauseau, throat itching, metal taste or bitter taste on tongue. I have been diagnosed with Raynaud's Disease in my hands and feet and I have 2 thinning discs in lower back with slight bulge to left side in L4 and L5 area.

    I lost 20 pounds as the food I was eating was not sticking and my immune system and digestive system were not working together and told doctors this but they did not listen to me. I had every test done for digestive issues and all came back normal from CT scans to colonoscopy and my body after 8 months said time out! So far 4 gasterologists later from 4 different hospitals - a total of 7 doctors all together. The only thing the gasterologists could come up with was to diagnose me with IBS - trash can diagnosis and anxiety and all wanted to give me a low dose antidepressant but in reality no one knew what was wrong with me and seriously thought about going to the Mayo Clinic in Florida. I told them to go take a hike as that was given to my brother and he is no longer with us anymore.

    So I went on my own diet thanks to a nutritionist out in California who helped keep some weight on me during all the doctors visits and horrible tests. My body is very sensitive to those drinks you have to take before scans and radioactive iodine and all - which one made me break out in hives the next day and the drinks made my skin turn yellow and blue and have a panic attack right in the doctors office. I now take 50% soluble and 50% non-soluble natural gluten free fiber everyday, take 1 natural multi-vitamin, 1 align pro-biotic and 2 viactive chews for calcium every day. I have stuck to a 95% gluten free diet of eating lots of brown rice, vegetables, some fruits, white meats and more natural sugar like agave syrup and have not had any milk products for over a year and I started working out and doing pilates to keep my stomach calm. I have been following this regimen since this summer and finally gained back 5 pounds and the anxiety and panic attacks have subsided and other symptoms are not so severe. Sometimes I have to take an acid reflux pill or digestive enzymes as I tend to get so bloated but that is once in a while. My friends say I look so much healthier now but not 100% perfect.

    I also have been keeping track of my periods and they have been consisten since being off the pill of 17 years for over a year now. I will say my vaginal area and anal area gets very dry and my period sometimes ghosts and this past month was late. I also have noticed that my worst symptoms - those mentioned above take your pick as it changes monthly but I get 3 days of an attack and comes right around day 12, 13 and 14 when I am ovulating. My periods start typically right on day 24 of the cycle and lasted sometimes for 14 days but lately is now about 8 to 12 days and sometimes it is just there and no flow and then gets really heavy. I just get the sense that all these crazy things have happened to me like my mom when she turned 37 but she was diagnosed with full fledge menopause at 39 and my grandmother at 35. I have not had the hot flashes yet and my blood tests a year ago did not show that much fluctuation in hormone levels.

    Lastly, I bought a ph balance home test. I was curious to see if maybe my ph levels are off. I took the tests in the morning each day before 9 am and noticed that my acidic levels and alkaline levels fluctuated everyday and maybe got one to 2 normal readings a month. I would taste metal on my tongue about 4 months ago and this month the bitter taste on my tongue has come back. Once again, one of the symptoms that I mentioned in first paragraph comes to revisit and I never know what it will be each month but yep started on day 12, 13, 14 during ovulation. So I drink apple cider vinegar and water mixture and usually that makes it go away the next day but sometimes it comes back but it has been 4 months since had the bitter taste so why is it back again?

    So here is my question - is it all related to early menopause or something else? I have now been living with this for 2 years and thankfully I have it mostly under control but will I have to live like this forever and do I simply just have IBS? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I have a gyno appt on Monday and will be taking my journal with me to show my gyno and see if he will retest me for perimenopause. I am scared to turn 40 now as my mom said that is when she got the hot flashes and she was in the hospital with the hives as well - menopause was not fun for her - must be her Hungarian/European blood in me? Ha, ha Thanks for your comments ahead!

    • ANSWER:
      I feel bad for you, that you would have to go through this. I would say to go to a specialist . From what I have read up online shows that you do have symptons of IBS, but there could be more that is wrong. Im not sure because in no way am I a doctor. Im pretty sure the aniexty and all is just your age and the premenopause. Docotors arent always realiable .

  39. QUESTION:
    Itching in different spots on body?
    I thought that maybe it could be caused by hormonal changes since my period is 15 days late...I'm not sure if that can cause itching? Could pregnancy be a possible thing for itching? Im really not sure I have no kids. But it is itching that has no true hives or bumps until I itch the spot that's itchy... Haven't changed soap or detergent or anything... No diabetes or health issues except an abnormal pap smear and regularly missed periods... 20 years old so not menopause and no medications or vitamins taken

    • ANSWER:
      Usually itching during pregnancy is due to skin stretching over that expanding bump. Itching could be from any number of causes. I'd go with the simplest and most common cause: dry skin first. Try a nice lotion for a at least two days.

  40. QUESTION:
    I'm itching everywhere. It wont stop.?
    I have this horrible itch and its all over me. I'm leaving nail marks all over myself and have even scratched to the point of bleeding. And I have little lines welp up on me. (They are nail marks cause the nail marks look completly different then these) within the first five seconds of me scratching. I don't know what to do or what could cause it. HELP PLEASE.
    I did swtich to a cheaper detergent but this happened and I switched back and it went away. I can't think of anything I'm doing differently and I've tried lotion it just makes it worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see your family doctor! BECAUSE:

      There are many causes of itching. Itching may either be:

      localised (in a particular area), or generalised (affecting the whole body). Itching can be a symptom of any of the following:

      skin disease,
      an allergy or skin reaction,
      a parasite infestation or insect bite,
      an infection,
      a systemic disease (disease that affects the whole body), such as diabetes, or
      hormonal changes, during pregnancy or the menopause.
      Skin conditions

      Skin conditions or diseases that cause itching include:

      dry skin,
      eczema or dermatitis,
      hives (urticaria),
      lichen planus,
      psoriasis,
      prickly heat (an itchy rash that appears in hot, humid weather) and
      sunburn.

      Allergies and skin reactions

      Itching can be caused by exposure to an external factor, such as:

      cosmetics,
      dyes or coatings on fabrics,
      contact with certain metals (such as nickel), and
      some foods or medicines. An allergy to these can cause itchy red welts (hives) on the surface of the skin.
      Itching can also result from contact with the juices of certain plants or stinging plants.

      Parasites and insects

      Itching can be caused by the following pests:

      the scabies mite (which causes scabies),
      head lice, pubic lice or body lice and
      insects that bite or sting. Bites or stings may cause localised itching and skin irritation.
      Infections

      Itching may also be a symptom of an infection, which may be:

      chickenpox or other viral infection,
      a tinea (fungal) infection, which can cause itching between the toes (athlete's foot), in the groin (jock itch) or on the body (ringworm), or
      a yeast infection such as thrush, which can cause itching around the genitals.
      Fungal and yeast infections tend to cause itching in a particular area.

      Systemic disease

      Itching can be a symptom of many conditions, including:

      diabetes,
      thyroid disease (overactive or underactive thyroid),
      conditions affecting your liver, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, liver cancer and hepatitis,
      kidney failure,
      leukaemia,
      Hodgkin's disease, and
      iron-deficiency anaemia.

  41. QUESTION:
    OKAY, so I don't get it?
    I know that human race has intercourse for pleasure and not just to reproduce. But isn't the point of mammals to Reproduce? And why would people be born gay if they are unable to naturally reproduce? Really I have NOTHING against gay people. But this is more a scientific question. It almost seems like a mutation, because how could a certain group of people continue their species? I also know that they have found gay penguins, but doesn't that lower the population of that species?

    So do you think that maybe somewhere a long, long, long, long, long time ago something happened to Genes & cause people to become gay? I know this might come off as disrespectful & dumb, but I think it's all really interesting & I'm just really curious.

    • ANSWER:
      It is an interesting question. It's difficult to bring up without sounding offensive, but as a biologist it's somthing I myself find particularly intriguing. It is perfectly possible that being gay is essentially a biological 'accident' or mutation, and I don't think that saying that should be offensive, and more than knowing that albinism or colour blindness are mutations.

      Just as an example of a different way to look at things; having homosexuals in a population is not necessarily a disadvantage. There are other examples in the animal world of individuals who give up their reproductive potential in order to help raise other members of the family, and these are well-documented.

      - Female whales of some species go through menopause when they reach a certain age. Aside from humans, they are one of the only animals known to experience menopause. Why not go on reproducing until they die? Biologically, what is the point in continuing to live (and taking up resources that the next generation could use) if you aren't going to reproduce any more? Well, menopausal female whales (and humans) tend to turn their attentions to helping raise grandchildren, increasing the survival chances of their grandkids so that their own genes will continue to be passed on.

      - There are species of tropical birds (I forget which ones) where if the surrounding areas are too crowded and it would be difficult to find a territory to raise their own chicks, the fledged young stay at home and help their parents to raise the next clutch of brothers and sisters rather than even trying to reproduce themselves.

      - In insects such as ants and bees, nearly all the females are infertile workers who only labour to look after the queens and the larvae - their brothers and sisters - rather than reproducing themselves. But look how brilliantly an ant nest or bee hive functions in nature under this method!

      - Lastly, although studies on homosexuality in nature are in their early stages, some studies have found that at least in male/male partnerships, gay pairs can be more successful than straight ones in raising offspring. I think most studies so far are of waterfowl such as swans, geese and ducks. Male/male pairs will lure a female to their nest, where one or both males mate with her. They wait until she lays her eggs in their nest, then immediately chase her off! They then raise the eggs themselves. Two males are capable of protecting a larger territory, and so have access to more space, more resources, more food etc., and can potentially do a better job of raising the cygnets/goslings/ducklings than a male/female pair could.

      So provided that homosexual individuals remain in low frequency within populations, they are not necessarily a bad thing. It's a fascinating subject and something I hope to learn more about myself.

  42. QUESTION:
    why is my period late?
    My period is always here at 27 to 29 days after the start of the prev. period. My last period was oct. 23. I am 27 days late now. i took a test about 4 days after it should have started. negative. i went to the doctor about 9 days after it should have started and he took more pee..not pregnant. still hasnt started.. i usually feel cramps a day b4 my period should start . about a week after it should have been here i got cramps one day and they stayed for a few days but then the cramps went away with no period. usually, my breasts will be sore a few days b4 it starts and then during but i havent had any soreness...i have not been stressed. and i am def not athletic, and i am not overweight either. what is going on? about two years ago, i was trying to get pregnant. i tried for a year and a half and i couldnt get pregnant. doctors didnt know why. MY period has always been regular. Is it possible i am pregnant? I have also gained like 10 pounds and eat more too.
    i've seen a spot of blood on the tissue about a week ago and today...but then it went away.

    • ANSWER:
      I think you need to go to see a gynecologist. I wonder if it might have something to do with your birth control. Or you might have some kind of hormone irregularity. I have blamed hormones for pretty well everything for most of my life. In fact, I used to break out in hives around the time of my period for about six months one year. Now I am in the menopause and haven't had a period for two years, and guess what - I am having one right now. So I am going to go to the doctor and find out why. But you are young, and you need to have answers especially if you want to have children some day. So make an appointment, because if it doesn't do any good it won't do any harm! and you might get some peace of mind!


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