Case Study: Prescribed Drugs with CAMs
A 35-year-old male, Mr. NX, presents to your clinic today
with complaints of back pain and “just not feeling good.” Regarding his back,
he states that his back pain is a chronic condition that he has suffered with
for about the last 10 years. He has not suffered any specific injury to his
back. He denies weakness of the lower extremities, denies bowel or bladder
changes or dysfunction, and denies radiation of pain to the lower extremities
and no numbness or tingling of the lower extremities. He describes the pain as
a constant dull ache and tightness across the low back.
He states he started a workout program about 3 weeks ago. He
states he is working out with a friend who is a body builder. He states his
friend suggested taking Creatine to help build muscle and Coenzyme Q10 as an
antioxidant so he started those medications at the same time he began working
out. He states he also takes Kava Kava for his anxiety and garlic to help lower
his blood pressure.
His historical diagnoses, currently under control, are:
Type II diabetes since age 27
High blood pressure
His prescribed medications include:
Glyburide 3 mg daily with breakfast
Lisinopril 20 mg daily
Coumadin 5 mg daily
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