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Hello I suffer from SAD generalised type even in most social events and actions. What's the best drug? Can I take remeron or zoloft? Which is better? In brief: Look for underlyingMIRTAZAPINE REMERON SERTRALINE ZOLOFT
I assume SAD refers to social anxiety disorder vs seasonal affective disorder vs schizoaffective disorder Finding the underlying cause is always better than taking a pill to mask the symptoms and create more symptoms.
Can a community psychatric nurse stop medication if a patient refuses treatment and they are on a shared care performer? In brief: Do what is best for
a nurse works under her doctor's license.
Hello my gf has taken the plan b pill and is experiencing dizziness and bad headaches and nausea after eating and also has had some bad mood swings for a couple days and i was just wondering if all this is normal and if you know when these side effects sh In brief: Brain fog, leaky gutDIZZINESS HEADACHE NAUSEA DIET LEAKY GUT SYNDROME LEVONORGESTREL PLAN B FEMALE HEALTH
nausea after eating indicates possible gut problems (low stomach acid, leaky gut).
Resting heart rate suddenly between 80-95 over the last week. Have mitral valve and anxiety but take atenolol? In brief: Relaxation, dietATENOLOL FEELING ANXIOUS HEART RATE DIET ANXIETY
atenolol is a beta blocker which can interfere with many metabolic pathways including the conversion of T 4 to T 3 (thyroid).
My regular sleeping time is 5 hours. Is it OK? I wake up relaxed, but in the afternoon I don't have energy. When the sun begins to go down so am I In brief: Poor sleep risk factSLEEP MELATONIN
Poor sleep is a risk factor for cardiac & Alzheimer's disease and poor gut health which is related to autoimmune disease and basically all other diseases.
I usually feel very sleepy during the day and get excited in the evening? What's the problem with me? In brief: CortisolDROWSINESSSee 1 more answer
May be due to a cortisol cycle that has big cortisol in pm and low cortisol in am. Coffee, stimulating activities at night may contribute as well.
If I have some problems with anger management and could be bipolar should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist? In brief: DependsBIPOLAR DISORDER (MANIC DEPRESSION) ANGER CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY PSYCHIATRY MANIC DEPRESSIVE DISORDERSee 3 more answers
A psychiatrist is best equipped to diagnose mental illness such as bipolar..
Does giving too much vitamins and protein filled foods to a child add on weight later as an adult? In brief: DependsADHD (ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER) VITAMIN DEFICIENCY CHILDREN PROTEIN CHILD YOUNG HEALTH OLD HEALTHSee 1 more answer
Is best to get vitamins directly from a healthy diet with colorful salads, fruits and vegetables.
What are some bad things about dating a guy who had a child with another female? In brief: It dependsCHILDREN CHILD MALE HEALTH FEMALE HEALTHSee 1 more answer
Depends on the nature of their relationship.