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Week of Week of June 3, 2002

    Question:   Have there been any studies on Phentermine and whether it has a helpful effect on fibromyalgia? Can Phentermine help with underactive thyroid by keeping the numbers within normal range?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   Is it true that patients with immune problems shouldn't take over-the-counter antihistamine?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer

    Question:   I recently had an abortion. I bled for two weeks after it was done. It's been two months since I've had the abortion and have not had my period. I've taken a pregnancy test and am not pregnant. How long does it take to heal after an abortion? Should I be concerned? How long should I wait before going back to the doctor?    Dr. McLaughlin's Answer