The importance of having a good relationship with your health care providers cannot be emphasized enough. This truth was reinforced through a recent interaction I had with my neurologist’s office before I left on vacation a couple of weeks ago.
The experience causes me to ask - If you call your neurologist’s office with a request that seems a bit unusual, what kind of response do you expect?
During the past month, I have been traveling . First it was a few days downtown in Washington, DC. Then two short trips to Chicago and New York City. Followed by last minute travel to Oklahoma to attend a family funeral (and spend a couple of days with the fabulous nephews). And finally, a really BIG trip to Washington State, Alaska, and Canada.
As mentioned in a previous post, my MS was threatening to get a little noisy a couple of weeks ago . Symptoms were beginning to boil, just under the surface, and I was waiting to see which way the...
Many news sources recently reported that new research suggests that the negative effects of taking low-doses of steroids may be modest and that taking steroids at early onset can significantly minimize joint damage from Rheumatoid Arthritis . Researchers in Britain recently completed a review of 15 previously published studies including more than 1400 patients that focused on the effects of treating RA with glucocorticoids (steroids such as prednisone).
For years, doctors have tried to avoid prescribing high doses of steroids to patients over extended periods of time because of the health risks involved. High doses have been proven to contribute to osteoporosis, heart disease, cataracts, weight gain, high blood sugar and high blood pressure. Because of this, there is concern about prescribing them at any level, low or high, over the long-term.
But after considering all of the evidence before them, these researchers believe that patients should have the option of taking low ...
Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN - ORAL Pronounced: (gwye-FEN-e-sin) Cough Control (Guaifenesin) Oral Uses
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