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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #90 on: June 04, 2011, 02:51:11 AM »
My youngest son spent 2 tours in Iraq as a Seabee/  He was working nights , because he  helped to  protect the supply convoy. It was almost impossible to sleep during the day, with the temp over 100 degrees.  He relied on Ambien.    After he came home, he managed to get off Ambien by using  Melatonin.  He tells me it works great for him.

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #91 on: June 04, 2011, 06:51:50 AM »
My youngest son spent 2 tours in Iraq as a Seabee/  He was working nights , because he  helped to  protect the supply convoy. It was almost impossible to sleep during the day, with the temp over 100 degrees.  He relied on Ambien.    After he came home, he managed to get off Ambien by using  Melatonin.  He tells me it works great for him.

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the Pineal Gland.  It is what regulates our circadian rhythm (our day-night sleep cycles).  It can get out of whack when a person is working night shifts.  It can be useful for people that are transitioning from day to night, night to day, or significant time zone changes.

It is likely not very effective in people that do not have day-night sleep disorders, since it does not cause drowsiness.  It helps to shift the circadian rhythm forward.  When combined with exposure to light (like seeing the sun) it can help re-adjust a person to a normal sleep pattern.

In people that take it "just to get to sleep", i.e. those without day-night sleep disorders, then it is probably working through the placebo effect.  That is not to discount it, since the placebo effect is very significant.

Just some stuff to think about.

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #92 on: June 20, 2011, 12:06:20 PM »
How about potassium  permangate and glycerine and acidolphis tables
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #93 on: August 10, 2011, 04:54:05 PM »
I'm not finished reading the entire thread yet but just had to stop &  add my Thank You! to the rest. This is great information for all of us. Seems we just forget some of it unless it's on a list. And the dosages are wonderful too.
Thank You so much for this!

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #94 on: September 03, 2011, 08:29:41 AM »
Hey Doc K,

if possible could you let us know the dosages for kids....

Having that info with what you have already given us, will be Very useful to many families.

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #95 on: November 04, 2011, 12:15:08 AM »
I do a lot of volunteer work and use stuff from my medical bag constantly as such, so thanks for posting such a comprehensive list. I'll definitely be updating what I carry!

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #96 on: January 19, 2012, 07:45:38 PM »
Re: "Does anyone know how to download the entire study from pubmed.gov? All I can ever get are abstracts from this site.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11399518"

Although getting the original publication may not be possible for non-medical folks, try Google Scholar instead.  I had no trouble getting the full article there.

To get to Google Scholar, click on Search in the Google toolbar, then More, then go down the list to Google Scholar.  Easy-peasy.


Doc K -- THANK YOU for this immensely helpful series of lists. 

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #97 on: January 21, 2012, 11:17:09 AM »
Wow! Awesome list!  Thanks, Doc!
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #98 on: September 16, 2012, 08:36:14 AM »
I didn't see anything for parasitic infections. Did I miss it? Or are those meds not recommended for storage?
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2012, 04:24:04 PM »
I didn't see anything for parasitic infections. Did I miss it? Or are those meds not recommended for storage?

Fantastic question! I totally skipped that section. I think if there were ever a total breakdown, then anti-parasitics will be much more important than they are in "modern" locations. Spending time in very rural Africa and in Brazil and the Middle East, I have seen some un-fun parasitic infections. I'll get some information together and post it here in a few days.

Thanks for the comment!
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #100 on: September 17, 2012, 04:51:08 PM »
Thanks! Looking forward to the info. I though of it because my middle child was sick off/on for 18 months. No doc figured it out until I finally took her to a small town country doc. He said lets deworm her. His dad (also a doc) wormed his kids once a year whether they needed it or not:)
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #101 on: September 17, 2012, 08:23:16 PM »
Thank you so much Doc K and Archer.  I, too have printed the PDF and put in my book.  It is awesome information for someone that does not take much medication...so totally clueless about meds and dosages.

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #102 on: October 23, 2012, 02:56:14 PM »
Thanks for posting this and I am sure my family will use it but what about a more natural way to treat some of these aliments.  I have started to use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils to aid my family when the ailment is minor.  Do you have much experience with these?  I have found since I started to do this that my kids get over their symptoms much faster than if I use OTC.  Here are just a few that I have in my reference at this time:
Condition    Essential Oil    Application
Allergies     Wintergreen, Lavender, Chamomile   Inhalation, Topical
(Asthmatics should not inhale - put on soles of feet.)
 Bronchitis   RC, Thieves, Myrtle, Pine, Eucalyptus, Idaho Balsam Fir   Topical, Inhalation
Burns   Lavender   Topical
Colds   Thieves, Eucalyptus Radiata, RC, Raven, Peppermint   Topical, Inhalation, Ingestion
Cough   RC, Raven, Peppermint, Eucalyptus Globulus   Inhalation, Topical
Constipation   Peppermint, Di-Gize, Fennel   Ingestion
Cramps (Stomach)   Di-Gize, Ginger, Peppermint, Rosemary   Ingestion, Topical
Headache   Peppermint, Wintergreen, PanAway, Deep Relief   Inhalation, Topical, Oral (tongue against roof of mouth)
Infection   Thieves, Oregano, Thyme, Mountain Savory, Lemongrass   Inhalation, Topical, Ingestion
Indigestion   Peppermint, Ginger, Di-Gize, Fennel, Ginger   Ingestion, Topical
Inflammation   Lavender, Peppermint   Topical, Ingestion
Influenza   Thieves, Ravensara, Oregano, Mountain Savory   Ingestion (except Ravensara), Inhalation, Topical

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2012, 10:14:32 AM »
Thanks Doc, just a couple of possible rabbit trails we might benefit from...Health issues that are specific to Women and also a recommended resource to help us identify when illnesses should be considered "complicated".  Women no doubt suffer from some very difficult disorders that we guys don't, and while our women may not say much about it right now, I know they are going to really need some help when the SHTF.  Seems prudent to be ready with Diflucan when using antibiotics for example. And what about a Merck Manual?  For someone with some medical training already (former Paramedic) would that be a good resource?  Are there others?  I don't have any of my old books, and I may only buy one in my preps.  There is so much to buy, I may only buy one good book and not really get around to buying others. 
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2012, 11:38:00 AM »
Just in case someone hasn't seen them...

For those looking for medical guides and things specific to women, check out Hesperian: http://hesperian.org/books-and-resources/

The PDFs are free and have tons of information.  They're designed for someone who may not have access to the medical profession as we know it.  They have some on sanitation, some specifically for women, midwifery, dentistry, etc.

Note that you do NOT have to register to get them.  Just click No Thanks when it asks for your information.
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #105 on: November 18, 2012, 11:37:57 AM »
This is one of the best prepper threads on the internet.  Wow.

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2012, 03:22:45 PM »
If one is allergic to bactrim or sulpha drugs, is there an alternative for MRSA?

ANTIBIOTICS

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (Bactrim, Septra)
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Single Strength (SS) Tablet: Sulfamethoxazole 400 mg and trimethoprim 80 mg
Double Strength (DS) Tablet is 2 SS tabs in one tablet
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Urinary Tract /Kidney Infections:  1 DS Tablet PO twice a day for 3-5 days (Mild); for 7-10 days (complicated); for 14 days (Kidney Infection)
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2012, 10:13:10 PM »
Great info!  Looking forward to the parasitic info. +1




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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #108 on: January 08, 2013, 10:44:08 AM »
Quick question...the "glucose paste" is listed as prescription, but I'm seeing glucose gel and other products marketed for hypoglycemia that appear to be OTC. Are these basically the same as glucose paste, or is there something fancier about the prescription stuff?


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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2013, 11:18:54 AM »
If one is allergic to bactrim or sulpha drugs, is there an alternative for MRSA?
MRSA: TMP/SMX and tetracyclines most likely susceptible.
Clindamycin 300-450mg PO three times a day
TMP/SMX 1-2 DS tabs PO twice daily
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2013, 11:20:14 AM »
Quick question...the "glucose paste" is listed as prescription, but I'm seeing glucose gel and other products marketed for hypoglycemia that appear to be OTC. Are these basically the same as glucose paste, or is there something fancier about the prescription stuff?
same stuff we use at the hospital
http://www.amazon.com/Glutose-Oral-Glucose-LEMON-Flavour/dp/B000OWK7RU

NOT prescription

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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2013, 11:39:16 AM »
If one is allergic to bactrim or sulpha drugs, is there an alternative for MRSA?

I was first prescribed bactrim when I dealt with a nasty MRSA infection about 5 years ago.  I was allergic to it as well, broke out in a rash all over my torso (not a serious rash, but it looked bad).  MRSA reoccured two other times, I was given clindamycin and cephalexin in each of those subsequent infections.

I've been free of a MRSA infection for over 4 years, but still inform doctors I see because you never know how long you will be colonized.  For that very reason, I have obtained, and stock all three of these as well as doxycylcine in my medical preps.   I wouldn't hesitate to use sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in an emergency situation.  Even though I get a rash, it is better than MRSA.   If side affects worsen, I would discontinue and switch to another.   
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« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2013, 12:07:17 PM »
such a great source of info.

Archer, makes me think some of the other great posts could be put to PDF and add as part of MSB? Consolidated "books"
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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2013, 01:26:33 PM »
I was first prescribed bactrim when I dealt with a nasty MRSA infection about 5 years ago.  I was allergic to it as well, broke out in a rash all over my torso (not a serious rash, but it looked bad).  MRSA reoccured two other times, I was given clindamycin and cephalexin in each of those subsequent infections.

I've been free of a MRSA infection for over 4 years, but still inform doctors I see because you never know how long you will be colonized.  For that very reason, I have obtained, and stock all three of these as well as doxycylcine in my medical preps.   I wouldn't hesitate to use sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim in an emergency situation.  Even though I get a rash, it is better than MRSA.   If side affects worsen, I would discontinue and switch to another.
FYI I review adverse drug reactions at my hospital and I would say Sulfa allergies are the most common culprit. 

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« Reply #114 on: January 08, 2013, 08:51:24 PM »
same stuff we use at the hospital
http://www.amazon.com/Glutose-Oral-Glucose-LEMON-Flavour/dp/B000OWK7RU

NOT prescription

Thanks for clearing that up, ryerle. :)

To anyone up there ready to edit Doc K's med list for accuracy, another change is that Primatene Mist is no longer available as of December 31, 2011.

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« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2013, 05:26:50 AM »
Thanks for clearing that up, ryerle. :)

To anyone up there ready to edit Doc K's med list for accuracy, another change is that Primatene Mist is no longer available as of December 31, 2011.

Dainty,
Primatene folks say they are finalizing a CFC free version, available "soon", however long that is.

http://www.primatene.com/doc/PrimateneMistCFCInformation-01-04-2012.pdf

As an asthma sufferer, I can't wait.   I got my scripts for other inhalers, but Primatine seemed to work better for me albeit not as long lasting as albuterol.  Now that I think about it, when I saw it coming, I bought a bunch of it...I guess you could consider it my first prep :).   I still have several in my medicine cabinet.
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« Reply #116 on: January 20, 2013, 08:12:00 PM »
Excellent post. It was my first stop in the forum and I hit pay dirt. Thank you.
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« Reply #117 on: January 21, 2013, 06:36:04 AM »
bridgewaterjones glad you found it useful. Head on over to the intro thread and introduce yourself. Welcome, and glad you are here!
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« Reply #118 on: February 01, 2013, 08:45:52 PM »
I am a critical care nurse but have a little different outlook for myself.  My plan is to grow my own herbs for most health problems.  I am learning to make herbal medicine at present.  it is safer and very effective.  I take some medicines myself at present, but am working on replacing those with herbs or discontinuing those with better health.  I have already gotton off several medicines with the  paleo diet and a little exercise





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Re: DOC K'S MEDICINE LIST
« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2013, 08:01:46 PM »
I just thought I would take the time to thank you for a comprehensive and detailed thread on how to stock an FAK, I have always thought my kit was fairly stout however I have picked up some great tips to add to my own FAK. I have recently made a great contact through work who is a pharmacist and he is happy to help me stock some of my FAK preps @ a reduced cost. Cheers Doc I appreciate the reference to build off. 
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