I Got Into a Fight With a Doctor

2014-11-03T19:32:34+00:00

Doctors are my friends, so I was dismayed to lose my cool with a physician recently. My husband Sam (who has Lyme disease from a tick bite years ago) developed symptoms that might get diagnosed

Can Your Pet Cause Illness?

2013-07-15T15:03:04+00:00

Dear Pharmacist I read your article on Bartonella, and how pets can indirectly give it to you. What other diseases do pets transmit? Are there antibiotics? --S.J., Orlando, Florida Answer: Great question since pet lovers

Strange Causes for Seizure Disorders

2012-12-04T12:05:11+00:00

Dear ReadersThis is the EXTENDED more comprehensive version of the article that printed in your local paper:    Dear Pharmacist,  My brother suddenly developed seizures, at the age of 26, never having a history. I’ve searched

Long History of Pain? Think Lyme Disease

2012-09-04T13:47:14+00:00

Dear Suzy,  My life’s never been the same since 2004. Overnight, I developed arthritis, vertigo, headaches  and fatigue. I used to run every day! I’ve been to 10 doctors for never-ending symptoms too embarrassing to

Maybe You Don’t Really Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

2012-08-16T13:41:20+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, I’ve tried everything for rheumatoid arthritis, and I’m still disabled, worse now than several years ago. I’ve spent thousands on Enbrel, Humira, Remicade and Cytoxan. Any advice? --S.C., Miami, Florida Answer: I’m sorry