Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy - used to manage a known or potential serious risk associated with a drug or biological product. A REMS will be required if the Food and Drug Administration determines that a REMS is necessary to ensure the benefits of the drug or biological product outweigh its risks.View Thread
I think a visit with your opthamologist makes sense at this point. Sometimes opthalmic migraines can present with triggers such as you describe. A evaluation by an opthalomogist is good start to try and understand the cause of your pain and potential treatments. Good luck!View Thread
Thank you for your post. There really could be numerous causes and unfortunately it really takes and exam and focused history to sort these things out. I hope you are able to see a doctor in the near future. Good luck.View Thread
Thank you for your post. If you are unsure consider getting a second outside opinion within the same specialty. Sometimes that can add clarity and give you confidence in the treatment path you choose. I hope that helps. Good luck.View Thread
Overdoses from acetaminophen send thousands of people to the emergency room in the U.S. each year according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration. Johnson & Johnson will now place prominent warning labels on caps of Extra Strength Tylenol bottles alerting users to the potentially fatal risk of acetaminophen toxicity.
The take home point - always know what you are taking. Acetaminophen is commonly included in several prescription and OTC combination drugs. Make sure you know what you are taking. Most experts agree that acetaminophen is safe when used appropriately (Max total daily dose of 3500-4000mg).
Thank you for your post. You may want to discuss with your PCP. A focused muskuloskeletal exam including the cervical spine may be helpfull to try an elucidate a cause. Did you have any further studies (EMG, MRI)? You should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck!View Thread
Thank you Annette. I am bit confused by the question. Normally a treatment plan is provided at the time of consultation. Sometimes that involves further studies, imaging, or even a referral to another specialist. I really can't answer the second part of your question as there can be tremendous variability pending on the practice setup and focus.View Thread
Thank you for your post. You should be able to see a specialist at any point (you may need a referral pending insurance). I would ask your doctor about seeing a specialist (perhaps pain or spine). It can be very frustrating when concerns are not validated and hopefully you will find answers, compassion, and effective treatment options in the future. Good luck.View Thread