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  1. Sheryl

    Oral OTC decongestants in Thailand

    You can easily get phenylephrine OTC, major cold remedy brands like Tiffy switched to it when the law re pseudophedrine was changed. But it does not work at all well in my experience. Personally I now use nasal drops containing oxymetazoline instead when I have congestion. Their effectivess is increased if you administer them lying down with your head hanging off side of the bed. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. To do so free of charge they would have to have a letter of referral from the hospital where they are registered. Hospitals with their own HIV units will usually not provide this. On a self pay basis then of course, can go anywhere, but for HIV tx this will add up to a lot of money over time.
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    Parathyroid surgery recommendations?

    Do you need a surgeon straight away or further endocrine investigation? Surgery would be indicated only if it were confirmed to be primary hyperthyroidism due to an adenoma or carcinoms. This is an excellent endocriniologist: https://www.bumrungrad.com/doctors/Jun-Srimanunthiphol She will recommend a surgeon if it is indicated. Even if you have already been definitively diagnosed with a parathyroid adenoma or carcinoma in your home country I would still advise starting with the endocrinologist.
  4. Where is she listed in a tabien ban? As to get free care she has to go to the govt hospital that covers that location.
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    Birth Control Pills in Thailand

    A change in pill may help. Suggest seeing a GYN and explaining the problem. The pills that tend to cause acne contain, in addition to an estrogen, one of these progestens: norgestrel, norethindrone acetate and levonorgestrel. If on one of those and suffering acne, a change in pill will probably help. Pills that instead contain drospirenone or cyproterone acetate are less likely to cause acne and may even help it . Justima, Yaz and Yasmin are some brands that contain drospirenone. They vary in their estrogen dosage though so need to consider a number of factors including risk factors for complications of estrogen and also whether there is ever a tendency to forget a dose. Lower estrogen dose is safer in terms of estrogen associated health risks but mush more likely to result in pregnancy if a dose is missed.
  6. I recommend going to PSI and seeing a psychologist there. Ben Weinstein is especially good. If the therapist thinks medication is indicated s/he will refer you to a psychiatrist for the prescription (it is possible to buy antidepressents OTC but not advisable - there are different meds and takes some knowledge to select the best one for a particular patient)). The combination of therapy and meds usually works better than either one alone http://www.psiadmin.com/ http://www.benweinstein.com/contact.htm
  7. Sheryl

    CBD oil

    What you quote was an automated response, because the precise term cannabis oil is nto on the FDA list. Please note subsequent posts with specific response, by email, from the FDA itself. CBD oil is currently illegal in Thailand.
  8. Sheryl

    Male Breast Reduction Surgery

    What type of procedure specifically is being considered? Liposuction or mastectomy? It makes a big difference to the likely cost. And has the diagnosis been confirmed i.e. fatty tissue (pseudogynecomastia) and breast cancer (which can, rarely, occur in men) already been ruled out? Most "man boobs" are not true gynecomastia. Assuming it is true gynecomastia has medication already been tried? Many cases will respond to aromatase inhibitors and/or testosterone, as the condition reflects an underlying hormonal imbalance. Surgery would be a last resort.
  9. Sheryl

    Where to report food poisoning @ govt ?

  10. Sheryl

    worried I'm HIV positive

    People always focus on HIV nut Hepatitis B is also a major risk and actually more easily transmitted. There is an effective vaccine but it is nto routinely given in the west (as opposed to Hep A vaccine which is) and most people don't think to get it before coming here. A disease well worth avoiding, to say the least.
  11. Sheryl

    worried I'm HIV positive

    I get panicked PMs from people who did exactly that multiple times a year. They may not have come here with this specific intention but once here, they leave their brains/common sense at the airport and go ahead and do this, and then when they are getting ready to go back to Farangland the reality sets in and they freak out. Believe it.
  12. Sheryl

    question about blood pressure meds

    As it is a scored tablet splitting it in half should be fine.
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    Specialist peripheral neuropathy

    If it is related to spinal surgery then first recourse shoould be going back to same surgeon who did your spine surgery. It might not be peripheral neuropathy. If that has already been tried without success then I suggest Prof. Surat Tanprawate at Sripat.
  14. Same price. Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app