World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2011 . Choosing to breastfeed is an important decision for every mother, especially mothers who live with rheumatoid arthritis. The medications we take for RA are powerful drugs with serious and potential side-effects. Every mother wants to know that the health of her child is not being affected by these medications.
Knowledge of what are safe medications to take is vital. BabyCenter.com offers a consolidated chart of medications which are usually safe to take while breastfeeding , probably safe in usual doses, hazardous, and not safe to take. The list was compiled by Philip Anderson, a pharmacist and editor of LactMed which is the National Library of Medicine’s drug and lactation database.
Mothers want to know how various medications or chemicals may impact their children, especially breastfeeding infants. LactMed provides information regarding the impact of many drugs and chemicals on lactation, in...
There has been a lot of news lately about medication overuse headaches (MOH) that may be linked to those of us who have chronic headaches each month. Do you think taking a 50mg tablet of Tramadol daily (for fibromyalgia) could be enough to cause MOH? Peggy.
Some patients can take tramadol daily without getting into a medication overuse headache. For others, that 50mg a day could cause MOH. If the tramadol IS causing you MOH, it should be relieved when you take the tramadol.
This is a rock-and-a-hard-place problem for people who have both headache and pain issues. Sadly, there's no good solution for it.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Definition Safe sex means taking precautions during sex that can keep you from getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), or from giving an STI to your partner. STIs are also referred to as sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs. These diseases include genital herpes, genital warts, HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, and others. Information A sexually transmitted illness (STI) is a contagious disease that can be transferred to another person through sexual intercourse or other sexual contact. Many of the organisms that cause STIs live on the penis , vagina , anus, mouth, and the skin of surrounding areas. Most of the diseases are transferred by direct contact with a sore on the genitals or mouth. However, some organisms can be transferred in body fluids without causing a visible sore. They can be transferred to another person during oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. Some STIs can also be transferred by nonsexual contact with infected tissues or fluids, such as infe...
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