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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Works in animals: Dopamine, an important neurotransmitter, is depleted in the basal ganglia of the brain in parkinson's disease. As a result, the glutaminergic neuron... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Depends: Xanax (alprazolam) is a minor tranquilizer used often for anxiety or panic attacks. It does tend to be physically addictive. If you take it with any... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Primary Care: You should see a primary care doctor. This would be a doctor specialized in internal medicine or family practice. They will talk with you, do a comp... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Psychiatric diagnosi: It sounds like the er doctors "ruled out" or excluded the possibility that your heart was the cause of the chest pain. Then it appears that they deci... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Hyperventilation: Dizziness and pins and needles in the arms may be caused by hyperventilation. Hyperventilation occurs when someone is anxious and breathes in a shallo... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Chemotherapy: Some types of chemotherapy can damage the nerves, starting with areas furthest from the spine (hands and feet). This is called a peripheral neuropath... Read More
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Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
May be seizure: This could be an emotional disorder presenting as a physical symptom. However, you first need to exclude the possibility of a seizure coming from the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Muscle contraction: The muscles in the arterial wall contract, causing the lumen, or space inside, to become smaller.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Possible emergency: I don't know enough based on this information. However, because the pain increased after a bm, i suspect the problem is in your gastrointestinal trac... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Beth Howell
Psychiatry 44 years experience
For Calming: I'm sorry this happened and do not know why. If you were screaming a lot, or if you were thrashing and fighting with the er staff, they may have deci... Read More
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