Medication adjustments

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

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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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November 12th, 2008, 8:24 am #88

From: Kristen_Goldx3 Sent: 1/10/2006 8:09 AM
This thread is important for anyone who is on a maintenance drug for long-term medical conditions. Please see your doctor if you have any issues or questions about your condition and if perhaps you might require a dosage adjustment based upon any symptoms you might have.

Kristen
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