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Week of May 8, 2000

    Question:   I have bad allergies in the spring. I have tried claritin without much help. Should I see an allergist to consider allergy shots?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I have heard that the Atkins diet can be very helpful with rapid weight loss. Do you recommend this diet?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   My blood pressure is always higher in my doctors office than when my sister checks it (who is a nurse). I am on two medications for blood pressure already. Should I be concerned?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I heard that vanceril inhaler was recently recalled. I have been taking it for several years now for my Asthma. Should I be concerned?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   My wife suffers from Irritable Bowel syndrome. She has been on multiple meds without much relief. She frequently has Abdominal pain and diarrhea. Is there anything new she could try?    Dr. Shiller's Answer