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Dr. Laura Wuarin

Psychiatry
Denver, CO
25 years experience female

Locations

Laura Wuarin, M.D.

Denver, CO

Address

1290 Williams Street, Suite 205, Denver, CO
Directions

Fax

(866) 678-6196

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Specialties
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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

89 Answers
5 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
We don't say insane: Fiona- if you have obsessive irrational thoughts and compulsive behaviors at least an hour a day, it often can be due due to ocd. This often begins in... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Mostly recurrance: The most likely effect is recurrence of anxiety. If you are dependent on it, you could experience muscle aches or twitches, insomnia, agitation, irrit... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Need to rule out bmd: Indeed, staying up for 3 days, without sleeping and having too much energy is usually a sign of mania or substance abuse. Please look up bipolar mood ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Several: You are already on several good medications. I wonder if topamax (topiramate) (an anticonvulsant) can help bulimia and anxiety as well as stabilize mo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
It depends: Olanzapine is known to increase appetite and cause weight gain. With good diet and exercise, you can expect to rapidly shed weight. There are other si... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Yes: What are your main symptoms of adhd? 20 mg of vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a low dose considering spread over 8 hours or more. You may use extraxt bu... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Maybe: The good thing is that you have taken Lorazepam at bedtime for 6 years without developping tolerance. Ambien (zolpidem) can cause tolerance. Much fast... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
See a gynecologist o: It sounds like you are on a lot of medications. PCOS often causes mood swings surrounding menstruation. Women are sometimes placed on diabetes medica... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Mostly recurrance: The most likely effect is recurrence of anxiety. If you are dependent on it, you could experience muscle aches or twitches, insomnia, agitation, irrit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Not really: Pcos is a medical condition that is often associated with mood swings, depression or anxiety. Often mood symptoms improve after treatment. Risk of dia... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Ask surgeon: Speak to your cardiologist. There are many potential effects of smoking on circulation and thc and tobacco should often be avoided.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Watch heart!: Low calcium can affect electical conduction in muscle and nerves. That is probably causing your symptoms. Taking meds to help anxiety will help your a... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Best is SSRI: Hello, best treatment for anxiety is an antidepressant. If you have insomnia recommend Remeron (mirtazapine) 15-30 mg at night. Other options are cita... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Yes: Strattera (atomoxetine) affects norepinephrine mainly. I would have recomment sustained release Ritalin or extened release adderal for adult.Add as l... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Lots of possibilties: There can be several causes for your increased boewl movement frequency. Anxiety alone can cause it, anti-anxiety medications can also cause increased... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Dry cold air?: There are several possible reasons, the most likely is dry cold air. Sometimes dabbing vaseline in nostril can help dryness and inflammation leading t... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Is this new?: Before your question can be answered, consider- is this recent? In multiple settings? Inside and outside? Consider seeing neurologist as it can be a ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
No: While many people use etoh to help relieve anxiety and/or pain- it is not a good idea to try to fix something you don't understand. In your case, i wo... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Maybe paxil (paroxetine): All ssris can have sexual side effects of decreased libido or function. If however, there is sexual dysfuction due to depression or anxiety, function ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
2 different microbes: Best way to treat is to use most effective antimicrobial for each microbe found.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
2 days or so: Prozac (fluoxetine) has a very long half-life. You haven't reached a steady state blood level yet. I think that with a few days the side effects will ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Use scale: There are great adhd rating scales. When medication works, symptoms decrease from all the time, to often, to sometimes, etc... There are clusters of i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
It depends: Medications such as Celexa and zoloft (ssris ) are a category c for pregnancy- assumed safe. But it is safer to avoid medications inpregnancy if able.... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Lots of reasons.: Try walking and drinking a lot of water and fruit juice. It is not normal to not have a bowel movement for a week unless yours are very infrequent. Re... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
"straight jacket": In the old days it used to be called a straight jacket, . This is a clothing that wraps around you to prevent arms from scratching or hurting self or ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Maybe.: while cannabis can be used to help pain and mood, CBD CANNABIDIOL IS THE COMPONENT MOST HELPFUL FOR INSOMNIA, ANXIETY AND MUSCLE SPASMS. THERE is lit... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Good job: You'v done nicely with slow taper. I would continue tapering to decrease risk of withdrawal or rebound symptoms.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Physical therapy: Physical therapy and magnesium as a muscle relaxer can help your scolisosis. Watch out for which exercises you do.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Lots of possibilitie: Many things can cause night sweats including medications and several medical conditions. Would recommend hat you see your doctor.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
First check mood: Distraction and cognition difficulties can occur with anxiety or depression. Is there a recent stressor or event that has caused your mood to change? ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Lots of reasons: There are many reasons for chronic headaces. First, idem\ntify type of headache (aching, tightness or sevre, pounding, nausea, light and sound intoler... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Cannot answer: It is impossible to acurately predict life expectancy. However, chronic pancreatisits is often related to alcohol dependency. Congratulations for stop... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Swollen glands?: It sounds like lymph nodes may be affected. This happens with infections, inflammation and tunors less often. I recommend that you see a local physici... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Both: Both are good options. Ssri's are easier to use because less side effects and once daily dosing wheras Buspar (buspirone) has multiple side effects an... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
It isn't: All benzodiazepines can help muscle relaxation. Valium is used often because of long half-life so less rebound adverse effects.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Very little: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is a stimulant and it is mostly out of your system in 24-48 hours. Also, Prozac will take several weeks to reach a steady s... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Can be serious: Headaches can have multiple causes including migraines, infections and more serious causes. Does taking a pain medication help? Is there confusion, ne... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Good idea: Gatorade provides fluid and electrolytes. But you need to get checked if appetite doesn't return as there can be many reasons.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Can be either: Uaually the best treatment for these kind of mental health problems is psychotherapy. If your functioning is poor, you may benefit from good medica... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Actually it can: Since Cymbalta (duloxetine) increases norepinephrine- it can actually cause increased blood pressure and all the symptoms you describe. If you take st... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
See endocrinologist: It sounds like you would benefit from seeing an endocrinologist. Several diseases can cause your symptoms pcos is not uncommon.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Great question!: You may consider using vitamin B12, sublingually (under the tongue) Nuvigil is a stinulant used for excessive sleepiness. What is the cause of your sl... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Your mind and body: It sounds like there are several important issues- unwanted sexual relations and unwanted pregnancy. Both need to be addressed. How old are you? In my... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Maybe: It sounds like your symptoms could be related to one of several conditions. Most worrisome would be appendicitis or ovarian cyst. Both can cause seri... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam): Because Klonopin (clonazepam) has a longer half-life, it is easier to taper.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
No: No, but anxiety can. Shortness of breath, sweating, racing thought, shaking- can occur in severe anxiety or panic attacks. Panic attacks are severe bu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Yes: Having an infection can hurt pregnancy. Medication also. Your health is the most important right now. See your doctor right away.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Wuarin
25 years experience
Blood pressure: It sound like you fainted. This is not uncommon and can mostlybe due to low blood pressure, dehydration. It is a way for body to make sure that blood ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wuarin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wuarin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much. :) I plan on being seen on Monday, if not sooner.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you, I get hyper & manic episodes - I'll go back to my doctor.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer my question.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University Medical Center of Geneva Faculty of Medicine, Switzerland
Graduated 1997MD

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Colorado - Spring
2014
Top Psychiatrist, First Place, Colorado - Spring
2014
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