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 am i over weight or underweight?
im 15 114 lbs and 5'7 ? just wondering lol hahah just for fun ...

 Does drinking a gallon of water help you get built body wise?
i remember in high school id see guys with gallons of water cause supposedly it helped them get bigger and i was wondering if that was true. I want to get bigger cause im pretty skinny and i havent ...

 What do you think is the leading cause of obesity among children in today's world?

 What is the best diet drink?
I love my coke. But since I have started dieting, I had to cut down on it. Right now, I love drinking diet Dr. Pepper and water with lemon....

 How long can you last without eating?
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 How much do I look like I weigh now?
I lost some weight.
I'm 5' 7" and 19 yrs old.
How much do you think I weigh (just curious) ?
And how much more weight should I lose?
Thanks ahead of time <3

 wots the longest time u've gone without eating?

 Why do people want to be skinny?
I remember in school one day, I walked inside this class room, and this girl was like come over here, and she grabbed my waist. and then she started talking about how she is jealous of me, and she ...

 Do guys just like skinny girls?
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i usually eat around 700 calories. i don't eat that much
today i had 7 pancakes with eggs lots of syrup i also had 12 chocolate cookies. i drank 7 bottles of water. im trying to lose 16 ...

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Used to help children grow when their bodies do not make enough of their own growth hormone.

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Used to help children grow when their bodies do not make enough of their own growth hormone.

  • Keep the powder in the refrigerator.
  • After the powder has been mixed with the liquid that comes with it, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 14 days.
  • Do not freeze. Do not use the medicine if it is cloudy after you mix it.
  • Do not use any medicine that appears cloudy. If you have your treatments at home, you should be given a special container to throw away used needles and syringes.
  • Keep this container where children or pets cannot reach it. Throw away, unused medicine after the expiration date on the bottle label has passed. Keep this and all medicine out of the reach of children.

How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Injectable. Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • This medicine is given as a shot under your skin, into a muscle, or into a vein. You may need to use this medicine for a long time, until you reach your final height and stop growing. You may see small specks or particles in the mixed medicine after it has been refrigerated.
  • This is not unusual and the medicine can still be used. A nurse or other caregiver trained to give injections will give your treatment. Sometimes you or a family member can be taught how to give your medicine at home.
  • Make sure you understand all instructions before giving an injection. This medicine is a powder that must be mixed with a special liquid before it is given.
  • You should receive instructions on how to mix the medicine before injecting it.
  • Follow these instructions carefully. The liquid usually used to mix with the powder contains benzyl alcohol.
  • If you are allergic to benzyl alcohol, you may need to mix the powder with sterile water instead.
  • Discuss this with your doctor. Always wipe the top of the medicine bottle with an alcohol pad before each use. To add the liquid to the powder, inject the water into the Protropin® vial, aiming the stream of liquid against the glass wall of the vial. After the liquid is added to the powder, gently swirl the medicine inside the bottle.
  • Do not shake the bottle. Stick the needle into the rubber stopper at the top of the Protropin® vial.
  • With the needle still stuck in the bottle, turn the bottle upside down and hold it at eye level. Pull the plunger until it lines up with the number of your dose on the side of the syringe. Gently tap the syringe with your finger to make any air bubbles float to the top of the syringe, just under the needle.
  • Push the plunger in just enough so that the air bubbles go up into the bottle, and pull enough medicine back down into the syringe to make the correct dose. Use a new syringe for each shot.
  • Never share syringes, needles, or medicine with anyone else.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in face or hands, swelling or tingling in the mouth or throat, tightness in chest, trouble breathing Blurred vision or other change in vision Hip or knee pain, limping Increase in how often or how much you urinate Increased thirst or increased hunger Unexplained headache, nausea, or vomiting

  • You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to somatrem or if you have cancer or a growing tumor.
  • This medicine is usually mixed with Bacteriostatic Water for Injection.
  • You should not use Bacteriostatic Water for Injection if you have had an allergic reaction to benzyl alcohol.

Missed Dose
  • Use your medicine as soon as possible unless it is almost time for your next dose. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose. Do not give two doses at the same time or give two shots in one day.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine. Talk to your doctor before you use somatrem if you have thyroid problems, diabetes, or scoliosis (abnormal curve of the spine) Make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had cancer, a tumor, or any other disease in the brain or head. Very rarely, a person using somatrem develops a resistance to the medicine, and the medicine stops working.
  • If you think growth has slowed down too much, talk to your doctor. If you become ill or are in an accident and are placed in an intensive care unit, be sure the doctor knows you are using this medicine.
  • The doctor may want to stop treating you with somatrem until you get better. A few patients treated with growth hormones have developed leukemia.
  • It is not known if growth hormone causes leukemia.
  • If you have any questions about the risks and benefits of treatment, talk with your doctor.

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