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The questions on alternative meds is increasing… A 25-year-old foreign medical student comes to you to get a Pap smear. She has no complaints besides having to study for Step 1. She has a regular period every month. She is sexually active with her ONE boyfriend. But, she has also has migraine headaches and is status post a tubal ligation. She obviously does not wish to have any children. She states that she uses numerous alternative medications for mood, sleep, and STD disease prevention. Examination, including pelvic and breast examination, is non-contributory. Which of the following is necessary to tell the patient? 1-“Stop taking the alternative meds, there is no proof they work” 2-"Please tell me all the alternative meds you are taking, as it will improve my care for your treatment" 3-“If there are no side effects, please continue the use of them” 4-“Please tell your husband all of the meds, and the risks and benefits” 5-“It is great that you are able to self medicate, you are a better doctor than me” 6-“Continue taking the FDA approved traditional meds with the alternative meds”

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The questions on alternative meds is increasing…
A 25-year-old foreign medical student comes to you to get a Pap smear. She has no complaints besides having to study for Step 1. She has a regular period every month. She is sexually active with her ONE boyfriend. But, she has also has migraine headaches and is status post a tubal ligation. She obviously does not wish to have any children. She states that she uses numerous alternative medications for mood, sleep, and STD disease prevention. Examination, including pelvic and breast examination, is non-contributory. Which of the following is necessary to tell the patient?
1-“Stop taking the alternative meds, there is no proof they work”
2-"Please tell me all the alternative meds you are taking, as it will improve my care for your treatment"
3-“If there are no side effects, please continue the use of them”
4-“Please tell your husband all of the meds, and the risks and benefits”
5-“It is great that you are able to self medicate, you are a better doctor than me”

6-“Continue taking the FDA approved traditional meds with the alternative meds”

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