A 34-year-old female asked:
Anxious fear meds: Many people with anxiety and OCD fear medication for no reason. Ativan or Xanax (alprazolam) is the BEST help you can get, and will relax you, not kill you or make you feel weird! Have a friend hold your hand for half an hour after taking your first pill. I promise you will feel much more relaxed! See the book Hope and Help fort Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes, "don't be bluffed by a thought!" she said!
A 17-year-old female asked:
Weight loss: Worms are not as common as they used to be, but still occur as you know. They are easy to treat with medication, so I would not worry too much. Weight loss is a good sign of worms if you are eating a lot of food. I would ask the doctor who treated your sister. They may want to treat you or examine you if this was recent and you live in the same home. Try not to worry too much!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Sounds like guilt...: When we do something we know is not wise, we often have a guilty conscience afterward. Guilt can cause us to worry about things that will probably not happen. Herpes usually takes longer to develop, but a throat culture by your doctor is usually taken and may show cause. If it does not clear up, return to your doctor. It is wise to know a sexual partner well enough to know their sexual history
A 20-year-old male asked:
If still alive then: A 40 mg dose x 3 pills is enough to kill someone with no tolerance, and enough to cause a regular user unconsciousness. That is dangerous. You should not need Ambien (zolpidem) after 120 mg of OxyContin. You should haver someone watch you, or even go to the ER
A 19-year-old male asked:
Obsessive thoughts': The person should be prescribed a standard antidepressant and a mild dose of xanax (alprazolam) prn for severe anxiety attacks (if addiction not present). Staying inside, sitting about, watching tv, and over-thinking causes more anxiety. He feels anxious about his or her odd or sad thoughts, can't focus"due to anxiety, when he really needs a brisk walk and some fresh air, but is too anxious to go out !
A 48-year-old member asked:
Post-acute withdrawa: Post-acute withdrawal symptoms can last six months to a year I am told. Anxiety and loss of concentration are symptoms.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dont hyperventilate: Try not to focus too much on breathing, which can worsen symptoms, but deeply and slowly....
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Life stress: If you are not working (retired) and have more time to think, or if you have more life stress your symptoms will increase. Ptsd has chronic symptoms that fluctuate based on triggers, life stress, and is often affected by retirement. If you are not in therapy, please see a therapist.