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Dr. Armando Favazza

Psychiatry
Columbia, MO
male

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Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

32 Answers
191 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Herbs won't help: Unfortunately there is no good treatment of ssri induced sexual dysfunction. Taking a drug holiday for a few days sometimes helps but not with fluoxet... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
YES: Don't know what side effects you are having Maybe you need your meds changed. Buspar (buspirone) often is not very effective for GAD but you can take ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
No problem: Yes you can take risperdal with brintellix. You list Abilify (aripiprazole) as one of your meds. Is the risperdal replacing the Abilify (aripiprazole... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Need more data: Your diazepam dose is low. Clonazepan 1mg 3x a day should help as should 20mg Lexapro (escitalopram). There's a possibility that you are bipolar in wh... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Doubtful: True gluten intolerance is rare and self diagnosis is unreliable. There is no proven true link between gluten ingestion and psychiatric symptoms. I su... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Relax: "Vaginal" orgasm is a bit of a misnomer since almost all female orgasms spend upon clitoral stimulation and this is difficult to achieve during sexual... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Ignore: Bipolar disorder can be inactive and then flare up suddenly ; take your meds regularly.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Ophthalmologist: Ophthalmologists have full medical training and can provide you with a more definitive answer and possible treatment for your symptoms than can an opt... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Go Slow: Reduce the dose by .5mg every 3 days and you should be fine.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes, but: It's perfectly fine to take 5mg of Paxil (paroxetine) but I doubt that it will have much effect on anxiety at that dose. If 10mg is working why lower ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Eat what you want: As long as your mouth doesn't hurt you can eat whatever you want. If you're really anxious about this then call the dental surgeon who extracted your ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
You're Fine: 13 cigarettes over 3 weeks won't do any lasting harm. You're breathing normally now except maybe for your anxiety. Go on living and don't smoke cigare... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
What's the concern?: If the penis is really small or really large you should see a pediatrician. I'm not sure what your concern is since you didn't provide much informatio... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
I don't think so: All the ssris quite similar mechanisms of action so it is doubtful that another one would help. Unfortunately there are no truly effective meds for oc... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Always a risk: I try to get my pregnant patients to stop taking any meds if possible [there are exceptions]. The first 3 months are the most crucial. Is talk therapy... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Get Checked: If Parkinson's disease runs in your family then it would be a good idea to get your handshaking checked. Depending on the findings you may or may not ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Not a problem: Wet dreams are normal especially in a 21 yo man. When you get into a sexual relationship the wet dreams probably will decrease.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
No: Too much is vague. Coffee/tea increase urination but won't harm your kidneys; too much caffeine is not good for anxiety and may worsen panic attacks. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
See pharmacist: Talk with a pharmacist who will recommend any one of many over the counter meds that will help you achieve regular bowel movements.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes: Fear of flying can be quite anxiety producing and may cause a gagging sensation. If you fly rarely then a low dose benzo of beta blocker may control y... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Stop: Sam E isn't for everyone. If you symptoms started after taking it then you should stop. If your mood is clinically depressed then you should see a psy... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
No problem: A tablespoon of metmucil will do no harm. Relax and go about your life.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
You should be fine: If you are clean from the meds your should be fine in a few days. Nicotine urges may persist for quite a while. Don't give in to them. The urges may b... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
?Zoloft (sertraline) effect: All ssris, including zoloft, can have sexual side effects. Don't know why you have been prescribed both zoloft and buspar (buspirone).
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Yes: Emotional states such as anger can cause a temporary rise in blood pressure. BP can vary quite a bit during every day, i suggest taking your BP daily ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Alternatives: The best antipsychotics for sedation are Seroquel and Saphris (asenapine). See if your doctor will prescribe some clonazepam for sedation but it shoul... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Multiple factors: Nonsmokers as well as smokers can develop lung cancer, a disorder that involves genetic and other factors. Smoking is a major contributing cause but o... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
IT'S COMPLICATED: The mechanism of action of brain dopamine is not full understood. Low levels are associated with Parkinson's disease and probably ADHD and restless le... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
GIVE IT TIME: If your symptoms are all due to anxiety then Lexapro (escitalopram) is a good medication but it often takes 1-3 weeks before it kicks in.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Not to worry: A "little low" platelet count has nothing to do with leukemia. The blood spot on your lip also has nothing to do with leukemia.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Armando Favazza
Specializes in Psychiatry
Treat anxiety: Your sx seem to be caused by high anxiety. Medications such as ssris [prozac, lexapro, (escitalopram) zoloft, celexa] and low dose benzos [klonopin] m... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Favazza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Favazza is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I did get allergy testing and started treatment - I hope that helps!
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Your answer saved my life! Thanks :) this is exactly what is going on!! thank you for everything
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doctor gave me buspar for anxiety! but I steel I didn't get the answe
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