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Subj: Lost 6 pounds already
Date: 10/8/2006
I've been using asenlix for 4 days now. I've lost 6 pounds already. I didn't eat the first 4 days, only drank water. Today is the 4th day and I only eat a plum and a chicken thigh that was baked. I'm 182 now and trying to reach 145 by December. Is that healthy?
Kerri

AskDocWeb: Loosing about a pound a day is good but, losing weight by not eating anything is not healthy and it doesn't work in the long run. Your body responds to the starvation by increasing your appetite and you wind up gaining weight instead of loosing it. You need a balanced diet to provide the vitamins and minerals required for health, just reduce calories to l000 or 1200 a day. You also need an exercise program to burn off the fat. Remember, feed the muscles and burn the fat.


Subj: Phytoshape
Date: 3/25/2007
What are the side effects of phytoshape?
Maha

AskDocWeb: According to chemical analysis by the National Health Authority (NHA) Phyto Shape contains a chemical called sibutramine which is dangerous to your health.

Sibutramine has grave side effects. It can cause increased blood pressure, allergic reactions which could lead to breathing difficulties, closure of the throat, and a swollen tongue. It can also lead to easy bleeding, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats, severe headaches, blurred vision and seizures.

Phyto Shape was banned on the UAE market after the country's Ministry of Health declared it was not a herbal supplement as claimed.


Subj: Rogaine pages
Date: 3/25/2007
I would like to know what happen to rogaine pages? Thank you,
Jameshb1

AskDocWeb: It's under minoxidil.


Subj: What is this for?
Date: 4/26/2007
Wellbutrin, what is it for? Seriqual, what is it for?
Hilda

AskDocWeb: Wellbutrin is an anti-depressant, seroquel is for acute manic episodes associated with a bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.


Subj: Abreva
Date: 5/9/2007
May I use the Abreva in my children (age: 7)? He has cold sores on lips (herpes simplex). Thanks a lot,
Carlos

AskDocWeb: It cannot be used for children under 12 without consulting with the child's pediatrician first.


Subj: This is about Lamictil
Date: 5/30/2007
I was put on this (along with wellbutrin) by a doctor after an extremely horrible event (death) where I couldn't stop crying. I was diagnosed bipolar, and have been on this combination of drugs for close to 5 months. I have always been a pianist (serious one) - and I can't play a thing now, which has distressed me greatly. I want to get off these drugs, and not sure about the advice to not worry about stress. Music has been my beloved companion for years, and not to be able to play anything (at the level of my 6 and 7 year-old students I've taught)...is more than I can handle. Advice? THANK YOU.
Hillary

AskDocWeb: Wow, this is an awful thing to happen. Because it's been five months since you went through that horrible event, you should be going forward with your life by now. It sounds like you need both medical and counseling help. Hopefully the loss is not permanent.


Subj: Xanax
Date: 5/31/2007
How long does xanax stay in your system?
Summer

AskDocWeb: The half-life ranges from 6.3 to 26.9 hours so it could take several days.


Subj: This pill
Date: 6/1/2007
Hi, I am currently taking this pill, and I was wondering what if I put the timing back 5 hrs? Meaning what if I start taking it everyday 5 hrs ahead? I'll be waiting for your reply. Thank you .
Rose

AskDocWeb: You will have to tell us what product you are talking about in order to get an answer.


Subj: Mobic
Date: 6/16/2007
I was actually trying to get some info on the anti-inflammatory drug MOBIC. I was just prescribed this for my thumb (I've been having burning sensations). I was wondering if anyone has taken it and if there were any major side effects to beware of.
Jennifer

AskDocWeb: You could have abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, headaches, anemia, arthralgia, insomnia and upper respiratory tract infection.


Subj: Anti-aging cream
Date: 6/20/2007
I just started using an anti-aging cream containing retinol, however I found that it made me break out. Are pimples a normal side effect of retinol? I know that it is often used to treat acne.
Camille

AskDocWeb: Without knowing what product you are referring to, it is not possible for us to look it up to find out if it works like Retin-A or not. If it does then your skin condition typically gets worse before it gets better.


Subj: Is it safe?
Date: 8/9/2007
I am interested in ordering this for my son. My concern is - is it completely safe?
Jacquie

AskDocWeb: Is what safe?


Subj: Obagi
Date: 8/22/2007
I would like to ask about Obagi, if there are any negative long-term effects from using the Rx C or Nu-Derm products?
Debbie

AskDocWeb: Sorry, we don't have any information on them.


Subj: I have a question
Date: 9/24/2007
My mom is 56 years old. She has like little bumps on her preveit part, she said it's like snake skin. Do you know what it might be from? Thank you for your time.
Beth

AskDocWeb: She would have to have a doctor look at it and may require some testing to find out what is causing it.


Subj: U.S. food supply
Date: 9/26/2007
Really enjoyed this article. I am researching additives in food/U.S. food supply for a college paper and would like to site this article could you please pass along to me information on the publication date and any other particulars as to the origin of this article so that I may cite it properly. Help is much appreciated. The article is located at www.askdocweb.com/virusinfood.html.
Roger

AskDocWeb: The article was written for and copyrighted by Askdocweb, Inc. published August 8, 2007.


Subj: Vitamin B2
Date: 10/25/2007
What is b2 vitamin used for??
Celi

AskDocWeb: Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) is used by the body in the consumption of oxygen, amino acids, fatty acid, and carbohydrates. It also creates niacin, assists the adrenal gland, and is used in the formation of red blood cells, the production of antibodies, cell respiration and growth. If you don't get enough vitamin B2, cracks and sores will start showing up at the corners of your mouth then inflammation of the mouth and tongue, and skin lesions. It is essential for skin, nails, hair growth and overall health.


Subj: Taized
Date: 4/23/2008
I need to ask something my husband was taised for trying to check on his grandkids. It happen about a month ago. He also has grandma seizure seen then his nerves has been really bad. He works every day, it hard for him to do anything. He is 49, we have never had a problem, haven't sex but we can't make love now because he has erectile dysfuntion. I need to know did that taising might have mess his nervous system please e4mail me back thank you.
Colleen

AskDocWeb: Sorry Colleen, we've seen no evidence that getting taized might cause erectile dysfunction. At 49 he should still have full sexual function so it may be time for him to consult with the urologist.


Subj: Age restriction
Date: 6/6/2008
What is the age restriction on this product I am 19 and wondering if it is safe to take at my age?
Sam

AskDocWeb: You will have to give a hint as to what product. Mind reading is not reliable.


Subj: Tick removal
Date: 6/29/2008
A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough to share -- And it really works!! I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of dark hair, etc.

Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and let it stay on the repulsive insect for a few seconds (15-20), after which the tick will come out on it's own and be stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This technique has worked every time I've used it (and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic for the patient and easier for me. Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used this method and immediately called me back to say, 'It worked!' Please pass on: everyone needs this helpful hint.
Trlumley


Subj: Lactic acidosis
Date: 8/4/2008
My doctor said I may have lactic acidosis, because of a medication I was on. What is it? And how worried should I be? I had x rays, I am going to the heart doctor next week, and they are setting me up for other tests. She said she is concerned about my heart and kidneys, she also mentioned possible renal and kidney failure!
Brandy

AskDocWeb: Lactic acidosis is a disorder characterized by an accumulation of lactic acid in your blood which causes oxygen starvation in tissues throughout the body. Take this seriously and keep your appointment.


Subj: Hot Rox with Cymbalta?
Date: 9/26/2008
I have been on Cymbalta for quite some time and I wanted to ask you a question. Can I take Hot Rox (a thermogenic) and Cymbalta at the same time? Or will the fat burner cause a dangerous situation when taking with a Cymbalta? Thanks,
Harry

AskDocWeb: That's a good question to ask the maker of Hot Rox. We are not familiar with their product.


Subj: Weird smell?
Date: 9/30/2008
Some products or creams have a weird smell to it, does this product have a distinctive smell to it?
Daedae

AskDocWeb: There are many products discussed on this website. You'll have to name the product before we can answer your question.


Subj: Order drugs
Date: 10/11/2008
Hi, I just want order this drugs and I dont know how can I do it. Please answer me as far as u can.
Raffal

AskDocWeb: Take your prescription to your local pharmacy and tell them that you want to place an order. We no longer recommend online pharmacies.


Subj: Questions
Date: 10/14/2008
Where do you answer all these questions? I would like to know the opinion...
Mana

AskDocWeb: If the person who posts mentions a product name we can answer on the pages devoted to that product. Otherwise the answer ends up in the miscellaneous pages like this one did.


Subj: Raynaud's phenomenon
Date: 10/16/2008
I have raynauds and it is getting much worse. Why is there not more research on a cure for this painful condition? I was taking premarin and for years had no flare up. When I went off it I got it worse than ever.
Kathryn

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