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Dr. Omar Reda

Psychiatry
Salem, OR
26 years experience male

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes, if mointored: Please maintain a close follow-up with your provider. It is generally safe to take Alprazolam (xanax) and paroxetine (paxil) at the mentioned doses to... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Un-processed trauma is confusing and can manifest itself as a re-experience either while awake (flashbacks) or while asleep (nightmares)
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
-ve self-talk: 'All in my head' is a common unhealthy cognitive (thinking) style and can make the cycle of anxiety worsen. Once we change our thoughts, we can chang... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Life-changer: Very interesting question that can take a whole book to answer. Children are the best gift life has to offer, they need both parents to be healthy, l... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Anti-depressants sexual side-effects can: -Get better on their own -Get better once we lower dose -Get better with addition of other meds like viag... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Cycle: It is a cycle of connections between our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and bodily sensations, any of the four could trigger the others and so forth. ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Unlikely: Small dose of a necessary pain medicine for a short period of time is unlikely to cause addiction. Make sure you consult your MD before, during and af... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Follow your doctor recommendations, but generally they can be taken together
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Rest and water: Lactic acid from muscle breakdown could be the reason, make sure you are well-hydrated, get some rest and drink lots of water
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Follow up with doc: First, I would like to thank you for stopping using, this is admirable and means that you are a good mother. This is a good answer to your question... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Go for it: Rather than getting anxious, face your fear head-on. There are many causes for such finding. Your doctor will know the best next step. Do not procrast... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Be careful: Alcohol and benzodiazepines like valium, Xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin and Ativan are central nervous system depressants, and could be dangerous if tak... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Possible: That is a possibility. You can easily confirm through a quick pregnancy test available at most stores. Good luck
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Multiple: People who are anxious could use multiple techniques especially cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). You would learn to lessen your anxiety through rel... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Depends: All anti-depressants have pros and cons. You have to check with your psychiatrist to see if the benefits to continue outweigh the risks to discontinu... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Criteria: PTSD has 6 strict criteria: 1. Experiencing trauma 2. Reliving trauma (nightmares or flashbacks) 3. Avoiding trauma reminders 4. Hyper-arousal (vi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Together is fine: You do not need set number of hours, you can take them together or apart, whatever fits your schedule.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Honestly: As you talk about any other symptom. PTSD is nothing to be ashamed of. Open your heart to your therapist and get rid of the skeleton hidden in your cl... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Grief: Interesting question indeed. Life can and should go on after losing a loved one, that is not betraying them, they wanted for you to be happy and prod... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Wellbutrin are potent anti-depressants. They are not usually prescribed together unless it is a severe case of depression. A... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Absolutely. Multivitamins are compatible with antidepressants. Just take a well-known brand recommended by a pharmacist or your MD, not the online one... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Depends: Many people think about their therapists (and vice versa) for multitude of reasons. Some have what is called transference, that the therapist reminds... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Check: Check with your gynecologist to have peace of mind. Anxiety could be treated using cognitive behavior therapy alone or with medications, consult your... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Diagnosis?: Propranolol is a beta blocker anti-hypertensive agent usually used for side effects of medications (akathesia) or for social anxiety like public speak... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
They should not: Please check with your provider. Antidepressants have different efficacy and side-effect profiles. Hope next one works better for you.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
What for?: It is a big dose, and given that propranolol can lower blood pressure and slow heart rate make sure you consult your MD
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Likely: Prozac (fluoxetine) has a long half-life, that is to say it stays in your system, for upto 5 weeks, so hopefully you would notice improvement soon
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Yes: Absolutely, none of the psychiatric medication is contra-indication to donating blood
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omar Reda
26 years experience
Not recommended: I am sorry that you had to endure such trauma. I would agree with Dr. Fowler that psychotherapies like trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, EM... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reda is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you! I will take that advie in the future.
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Thanks, im Losing my mind.. Idk what to do no one believes me.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Benghazi Medical School
Graduated 1996MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Salem Region - Summer
2014
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Oregon - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Salem Region - Summer
2014
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