Medication adjustments

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October 2nd, 2006, 6:41 am #61

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October 17th, 2006, 11:34 pm #62

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November 10th, 2006, 8:07 am #63

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November 12th, 2006, 9:03 am #64

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December 8th, 2006, 3:36 am #65

Treating many conditions is a partnership between you and your physician. The doctor needs your input to effectiveness of any treatment, whether it be by physical measurements or by verbally communicating how you feel while under treatment. The treatment for one condition though is your primary responsibility. The condition--nicotine addiction. It is by no means a minor medical issue, it is in fact probably the greatest controlable health threat anyone will ever face. Afterall, what other lifestyle issues carry a 50% premature mortality rate? Not to mention all the other crippling side effects that go along with long-term smoking. The treatment for this condition is your primary responsibility. To effectively treat smoking for the rest of your life simply remember to never take another puff!

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February 3rd, 2007, 4:11 am #66

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February 4th, 2007, 10:33 am #67

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February 24th, 2007, 3:09 am #68

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March 6th, 2007, 8:45 am #69

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April 13th, 2007, 7:40 pm #70

From above:

The treatment for one condition though is your primary responsibility. The condition--nicotine addiction. It is by no means a minor medical issue, it is in fact probably the greatest controlable health threat anyone will ever face. Afterall, what other lifestyle issues carry a 50% premature mortality rate? Not to mention all the other crippling side effects that go along with long-term smoking. The treatment for this condition is your primary responsibility. To effectively treat smoking for the rest of your life simply remember to never take another puff!
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May 2nd, 2007, 4:39 am #71

From Paragraph 2 of Joel's initial post:
The first few days quitting can be very difficult to determine, what is a "normal" withdrawal and what is a medication dosage issue. But once through the first few days, if a person who is on medications for medical disorders finds him or herself having physical symptoms that just seem out of the ordinary, he or she should speak to the doctor who has him or her on the medications. Point out to the doctor that you have recently quit smoking and started to notice the specific symptoms just after quitting and that they haven't improved over time. The doctor should know the medication and potential interaction that not smoking may be adjusting for and which way the dosing may need to altered.
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July 4th, 2007, 8:33 pm #72

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July 6th, 2007, 6:52 am #73

I saw a post up earlier asking when a person returns to "normal" after quitting. This string addresses the issue of what is "normal." "Normal" levels for certain people of certain neurotransmitters or hormones or other chemicals may not be what is normal or the right amount of these substances. That is why symptoms lasting longer than a few days should never be simply ignored or written off to longer term withdrawal. Prolonged symptoms should be medically evaluated to insure that the individual is indeed normal for various conditions.
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July 6th, 2007, 6:27 pm #74

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September 27th, 2007, 6:39 am #75

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October 10th, 2007, 10:18 pm #76

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February 2nd, 2008, 7:34 am #77

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February 10th, 2008, 7:03 am #78

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February 21st, 2008, 3:36 am #79


From Paragraph 2 of Joel's initial post:
The first few days quitting can be very difficult to determine, what is a "normal" withdrawal and what is a medication dosage issue. But once through the first few days, if a person who is on medications for medical disorders finds him or herself having physical symptoms that just seem out of the ordinary, he or she should speak to the doctor who has him or her on the medications. Point out to the doctor that you have recently quit smoking and started to notice the specific symptoms just after quitting and that they haven't improved over time. The doctor should know the medication and potential interaction that not smoking may be adjusting for and which way the dosing may need to altered.
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March 11th, 2008, 7:14 am #80

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May 2nd, 2008, 8:47 pm #81

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July 7th, 2008, 10:06 pm #82

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July 18th, 2008, 7:54 am #83

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August 6th, 2008, 10:19 am #84

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August 12th, 2008, 5:59 am #85

Medical advice - getting and giving it online
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