A study for a 41-year old woman who takes Mucinex, Cipro
Summary: 4 female patients aged 41 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 41 year old female patient who has Sick Sinus Syndrome. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Mucinex has active ingredients of guaifenesin. It is often used in cough. (latest outcomes from 5,831 Mucinex users)
Cipro has active ingredients of ciprofloxacin hydrochloride. It is often used in urinary tract infection. (latest outcomes from 6,864 Cipro users)
What are the conditions
Sick sinus syndrome (a collection of heart rhythm disorders) (latest reports from 2,239 Sick Sinus Syndrome patients)
On Dec, 30, 2014: 4 females aged 34 (±5) who take Mucinex, Cipro are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
Conditions: Sick Sinus Syndrome
- Mucinex - 1.2GM (guaifenesin): used for 6 - 12 months
- Cipro - 1200MG/120ML (10MG/ML (ciprofloxacin): used for 6 - 12 months
Drug interactions have: moderate lightheaded
eHealthMe real world results:
Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:
|Interaction||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Lightheaded||0 (0.00% of females aged 34 (±5) who take the drugs)|
(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)
|Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Lightheaded in Sick Sinus Syndrome||1 (12.50% of females aged 34 (±5) who have Sick sinus syndrome)|
(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)
|Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)||Number of reports on eHealthMe|
|Lightheaded in Mucinex||1 (0.31% of females aged 34 (±5) who take Mucinex)|
|Lightheaded in Cipro||0 (0.00% of females aged 34 (±5) who take Cipro)|
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Pyelonephritis (inflammation of kidney caused by bacteria)|
|Nephritis Interstitial (a kidney condition characterized by swelling in between the kidney tubules)|
|Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)|
|Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)|
|Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract)|
|Myalgia (muscle pain)|
|Pain In Extremity|
|Generalised Anxiety Disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry)|
|Muscular Weakness (muscle weakness)|
|Headache (pain in head)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- What has been the overall treatment plan for people suffering from champix/chantix side effects? (2 answers)
I took Champix for the full 12 weeks prescribed. While taking Champix I was happier than I've ever been, it was like a revelation, I had it all figured out and wanted everyone around me to be happy. I quit smoking on my quit date, no cravings, etc. That part worked. I had a couple episodes of just not being myself during the first week after stopping, I had a panic attack, an argument, my reactions were exaggerated. Come the following Monday I was near hysteria, crying, feeling upset, sad but couldn't articulate why. Panic attacks occur pretty frequently now & out of nowhere. My doctor has no experience with this happening. I'm looking for information on treatments that worked and ones that didn't from others having similar reactions; as well as success rates and recovery rates.
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- Pacemaker experience
I had a pacemaker installed about 5 weeks ago. I went to the doctors because I was feeling fatigue, shortness of breath, I felt as if someone was holding my heart in their hand and I had some confusion and dizziness.
To get to the point, after my first visit with my PCP I decided to go directly to emergency via 911 since my PCP was basically ignoring, or better put, had no sense of urgency regarding how I was feeling even though she knew my heart rate had dropped and was steady at 44 bpm, my normal rate 62 bpm.
The night I was in observation at the hospital I dropped to 20 bpm, next day I had a pacemaker installed, had I not taken the initiative to call the hospital I don't know if I would have continued dropping until I was dead, I don't know enough about the science behind this to draw that conclusion but common sense tells me yes.
I have explained this in another post but I cannot find it, not sure what I am doing wrong, so I am writing another post because I have more to add after a couple of weeks since my last post.
The issue I have is I am still tired after more than a month after the installation of the pacemaker. I had the bpm (beats per minute) on my pacemaker increased from 60, the factory settings, to somewhere in the mid 60's.......so I thought. I went to the hospital twice to have my pacemaker "tweaked" but when I met with the cardiologist for my "one week" follow up, which took almost three weeks to see him due to his heavy schedule, he told me there were never any changes made to my pacemaker, I was still at 60 bpm. How could this be since I was told twice it had been increased? I had the wand on my chest and the nurse made the changes which were made due to my complaining about being exhausted still, the reason I went to the PCP in the first place five weeks ago.
Was she playing mind games, thinking the power of suggestion would make me feel better? If so I am disgusted to think she would feel I was faking my feelings of exhaustion, what she did had absolutely no effect on how poorly I was feeling.
To get to the point, I finally had my first meeting with the surgeon, he raised my bpm to 75 from 60, was going to go to 80 but changed his mind. The moment he made the change to 75 bpm from my original 60 he asked if I was feeling better, feeling better after 60 seconds of changing the bpm, how is that possible? I told him no, kind of too soon to tell. His reply was "it looks like we have done everything we can on our end, your heart was not significantly damaged, your pacemaker is working as it should, therefore there must be something else making you feel so poorly so I suggest you see an internal medicine specialist." My brain had a big WHAT sign flashing, I couldn't believe what he was saying, basically beat it and move on, I don't have the time to deal with you anymore. Lets see, the appointment lasted 25 minutes and he does not have the time to work with me anymore, sorry but that irritates the hell out of me.
He was washing his hands of me, nothing else he could do so spend time and money finding out what the problem is with an internest, it is not my heart according to the cardiologist. The appointment ended and I left wondering how I was going to find out what is causing my issues.
To my great fortune a nurse with 20 years experience teaching doctors and nurses how to use the pacemaker computer asked me to come into her office after my appointment with the cardiologist, she asked me this prior to seeing the doctor. Thank God she did as the doctor did not do a thorough job adjusting the pacemaker, she adjusted what the doctor had, tweaked the pacemaker a bit, had me walk for 10 minutes and come back to the office and did a bit more tweaking, I slowly started feeling a touch better. She asked me to come back in two weeks and she would see if the pacemaker needed to be tweaked a bit more. I was walking on air, still not close to my "normal", thrilled I was not just a number being tossed in the heap of unfixed people. I am feeling 70% better than how I felt prior to the doctor and her tweaking the pacemaker. Had she not been there that day and had the opportunity to do this I would be on a never ending search for what is making me feel so exhausted and!
There is a moral to this which I will let you draw your own conclusion. In my mind it is trust God will intervene, he certainly did when the nurse asked me to see her after the appointment with the surgeon. The reason I feel this way is because she was there and is only there on Fridays, the day I had my appointment. I never would have gone back again after my meeting with the doctor and I would have been spending needless hours and money looking through the wrong box for what ales me. Now it is obvious it was my pacemaker settings, my heart rate was set too low and the pacemaker was not fine tuned properly with the proper slope and other settings.
Don't let these doctors do what mine tried doing with me, be aggressive and insist on more adjustments if you have issues similar to mine.
AS I sit here I am still tired, I could easily take a nap but I am better than I was yesterday, significantly.
Best of luck to all. Your comments will be very much appreciated.
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I'm not exactly sure when I contracted this bacteria or how, but on 04/14/2014 I went to the doctor for what I called "a bruise on my leg that had been there for months and had'nt healed" I saw Dr. F Magno of San Benito medical associates in Harlingen tx. I told him that my odd bruise is now hinted with green and yellow color with dark black round spots in its middle as well as what seemed like wide open pores. He ran both swab skin test on the area as well as a blood test. He gave me a general antibiotic, as well as some medication for the ringworm I was also fighting. After that he said they would call when the results came in and not to worry because "more than likely its a minor bacterial infection seeing how the bruise is on the shin and the source is probably minor shin splints"
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Upon going there D.O Kanaan was the physician who read me my results, now ive been seeing her as my primary physician for the last 5 years. She lets her patients know everything she can about their diagnosis and treatment, good and bad. She's always on the ball and never gives you room to doubt her care. However this time was different. She stared at the test result papers blankly "Yep... you got it... and i got a list of approved medications to give you... uh, lets put you on Ciprofloxacin no penicillin in that so we don't have to worry about your allergy..." with this I knew she didn't know much about this so I told her what I found on the internet and that got her asking questions but we came to a dead end. Just as I was leaving she asked "what kind of specialist do i send you to if the antibiotic doesn't work?" i looked her in the eye and said fearfully "I don't know doc, I was hoping you would".
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