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Natural Home Remedies: Immune Boosting Teas and Proper Dosage

An adult dose of medicinal herbal tea (of leaves or flowers) is 1 tsp of the herb placed in 8oz of boiled water. Cover and allow to steep for 15-30 minutes. Drink this tea 3-4 times a day. 

An adult dose is based on a 150 lb adult. To determine your child’s proper dose, divide his/her weight by 150. For instance, for a 50lb child: 50/150 = 1/3. Thus a 50 lb. child would receive 1/3 of an adult dose of tea. 

anonymous asked:

I've just been swapped off dexamphetamines to Ritalin 10 and my psych never really told me how much to take, just to experiment And find a dose that suits me. I took my first 10mg 50mins ago and am yet to feel anything, can anyone tell me what I should expect? I've been given no info on these meds whatsoever and I have no idea what the deal is and Its stressing me out!

Just experiment?! Was that psych kidding?! A patient could accidentally overdose with terrible advice like that! Call your psych and ask for clarification. It could be that you didn‘t hear the instructions correctly.

If the psych isn’t telling you what to do, I would ask the pharmacist. None of us are qualified to tell you what dose you should take.

—Elise

anonymous asked:

i was talking with my mom the other day about birth control, and she mentioned that if teenagers go on the pill for reasons like regulating their periods, getting rid of acne, etc, that doctors prescribe a 'lower dosage,' since theyre still young/ dont need to worry about getting pregnant unless sexually active. how would the difference in dosage affect the possibility of getting pregnant? or does the amount prescribed just depend on the type of pill/person's weight?

There are a few different doses of birth control pills that are prescribed these days, but all of them prevent against pregnancy.  There is no “half-way” dosage.

There are some new pills like “LoLoestrin Fe” that have a very low does of estrogen, but they still protect against pregnancy.  Those super-low doses, however, are more likely to have breakthrough bleeding and need to be taken within the same 3 hours every day, so unless a patient specifically asks for them, I’m not likely to prescribe them.

You’ll see on there that the 1st column is progesterone levels and the 2nd column is estrogen levels.

Lo Loestrin Fr gets down to 10mg of estrogen in each pill, but the average birth control pill is closer to 35mg per pill.  No matter what, though, all birth control pills are effective against pregnancy, otherwise they wouldn’t be birth control.

anonymous asked:

i've been on the same meds (same dosage) since i was 13 or 14 and i'm 20 now. in high school i did very well, even though i always procrastinated a lot. now that i'm in college it bothers me that i procrastinate so much, but i can't make myself /not/ do it yet. i'm constantly turning things in late these days bc instead of staying up all night to finish them i just give up or put it off more. i have a hard time motivating myself even to do work that i like (1/2).

But often once i’ve made myself start doing it i can keep going + enjoy myself. sometimes, though, it seems like there’s no point to trying. for a while i wasn’t doing most of my homework or going to class, but that’s mostly stopped. it used to rly stress me out when i needed to get things done. now i don’t get very stressed out, but sometimes i just give up instead. i’m wondering if this is just what properly-managed ADHD looks like, or if it sounds like i need more/different help (2/2)

Look back over what you just wrote. Do you think it sounds like properly managed ADHD? Would you even define properly managed ADHD as staying up all night the night before every assignment is due? I feel like seeing this written out in words will help you figure this out.

You might need to increase your medication, but you also might need to look into counseling or ADHD coaching because some of this is a time management problem rather than a focusing problem. Talk to your doctor and the college disability center.

—Elise

Obese Cancer Patients Don’t Get Enough Chemo

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: the overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they should. They use ideal weight or cap the dose out of fear about how much treatment an obese patient can bear. Yet research shows that bigger people handle chemo better than smaller people do.

Even a little less chemo can mean worse odds of survival, and studies suggest that as many as 40 percent of obese cancer patients have been getting less than 85 percent of the right dose for their size.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/09/obese-cancer-patients-don%E2%80%99t-get-enough-chemo

Determining Dosage in Children by Weight:

To determine the child’s dosage by weight, you can assume that the adult dosage is for a 150-pound adult. Divide the child’s weight by 150. Take that number and multiply it by the recommended adult dosage. For example, if your child weighs 50 pounds, she will need one-third the recommended dose for a 150-pound adult. If the adult dosage is three droppers full of a tincture, she will need one third of that dose, which is one dropper full (1/3 of 3 droppers full). A 25-pound child would need one-sixth the adult dose, so he would receive one half of a dropper full (1/6 of 3 droppers full).