Dr. Ian Cook
Dr. Ian Cook
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Yale University School of Medicine, CT
NIMH Fellowship in the Psychobiology of Major Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Disorders (T32 MH17140) UCLA NPI/H
Professor-in-Residence of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Professor of Bioengineering, UCLA
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I broke my 5th metatarsal on my right foot 2 days ago, I was put in a boot yesterday & now today I notice parts of my toes are bruised, is this normal? In brief: Blood flows downhillSee 2 more answers
While the fracture was in the metatarsal, fluids (including blood) can track along tissue planes in the foot and produce bruise-like discoloration at other, remote spots.
My child has cerebral palsy and a sleep disorder associated with this. He takes chloral hydrate for sleep. Can this be harmful to take over time? In brief: Benefits > risk probCEREBRAL PALSY CHILDREN CHLORAL HYDRATE DAY NIGHT REVERSAL DECREASED SLEEP DIFFICULTY GETTING BACK TO SLEEP HYDRATION NOCTEC PALSY PARALYSIS SLEEP TROUBLE FALLING ASLEEP TROUBLE STAYING ASLEEP CHILD
Chloral hydrate has been used to help since the 1830s (http://bit.ly/1EkYmde).
How does amitriptyline differ from ssri's? Sounds like it increases serotonin as well, and is used for headaches. In brief: Broader effectsAMITRIPTYLINE ELAVIL ENDEP HEADACHE SEROTONIN SSRI
Amitriptyline is among the original antidepressant medications (FDA approved in 1961 for depression) with effects on serotonin like the SSRIs, but also with significant effects on norepinephrine and other neurotransmitters.
Will Senokot help hard to pass stool already formed or only stool forming thereafter? If it can do the first, please explain how. Thank you. In brief: By nerve stimulationFECES SENNA SENOKOT LAXATIVE CONSTIPATION TREATING CONSTIPATION
Senokot contains "senna" which is converted in the intestines to senna aglycones.
Have some anxiety, on Librax for IBS. Recently a course of ciprofloxacin after 4 days became very panicky, panic attack for no reason. Is it Cipro? In brief: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) CNS effects
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is reported to have some CNS side effects incl "nervousness, agitation, insomnia, anxiety, nightmares or paranoia" as well as convulsions and some others (http://www.univgraph.com/bayer/inserts/ciprotab.pdf) so potentially this could be related.
Best to contact the doctor who prescribed this for guidance about alternatives.ANXIETY CIPRO CIPROFLOXACIN CLINIDIUM AND CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE FEELING ANXIOUS IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME) LIBRAX PANIC ATTACK
Can I relieve anxiety and depression without medication or therapy? In brief: Remember NeuromodANXIETY ANXIETY RELIEF DEPRESSION FEELING ANXIOUS TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION YOUNG HEALTH OLD HEALTHSee 3 more answers
"Neuromodulation" or "brain stimulation" can be an alternative for therapy and meds.
I took 2 ambien at 2pm and stayed awake till 12am. Now im afraid if i go to sleep i go crazy. What should i do? I hace bromazepam does that help? In brief: Talk with prescriberAMBIEN SLEEP
Some people have adverse reactions to medications (e.g.