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Dr. Roxanne Lewis

Clinical Psychology
OH
female

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Clinical Psychology

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Washington

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

126 Answers
31 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
No: This is a serious side effect and I would contact your practitioner immediately. This can worsen and it is best to nip it quickly. Call your provid... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Be Mindful: Lithium has many side effects, and if you experience any of them you should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed the medicine. Blood tes... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Dehydration may be an issue, as the body leaches out Potassium and Sodium during intense sweating. Body Fluid level decline can also cause tiredness... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Personal Wellness: Congruence between mental health and satisfaction with daily life are highly correlated to well being. When something is impacting the psychological ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
20 mg of Prozac is a therapeutic dose. 50 mg of Zoloft is not. The Prozac is out of your system, but the Zoloft has not been adequately dosed, so t... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Panic attacks are caused biochemically and are random, without a trigger. Current approach is to rule out some physiological causes and then use the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Not very: Taking vitamin E and exercising certainly can improve your health, but there is no known evidence that either of these are an effective treatment of a... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Causes anxiety.: Klonopin (clonazepam) and Ativan are both Benzodiazepines. We now know that using benzodiazepines for other than very short term treatment, ( 30 day... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Therapy may help: Anxiety has biological roots, but are stimulated through psychological perceptions. Consider adding therapy to your medication and see either a talk ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Depends: Hair follicle tests are tricky--metabolites are deposited and can show up--but the real issue is not how much you did, since I assume you did enough t... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Not very: Do not use: Licorice Root contains isoflavin and isoflavine which suppresses the breakdown of cortisol and slows the reuptake of serotonin, which may make it effe... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Well;: Factors assessing effect: Your weight, the age of the medicine, if you took it with food or an empty stomach, if you used stimulants like caffeine or... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
In a word, No.: SSRI's like Zoloft (sertraline) are among the safest medications for depression and anxiety. The danger is that if a person is suffering from somethi... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
2 Little, 2 Much: Mirtazapine at low doses should help with sleep; perhaps higher does of the sertraline and amitriptyline might better control your anxiety, depression... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes--perhaps: Studies suggest that almost as soon as you stop smoking your lungs begin to clear. If you have not done permanent damage through cellular changes, yo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
One should consult your primary care provider about unusual bumps. Vertigo can be caused by anxiety as well. When dealing with the diseases of anx... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Alone, not very: But when used with other techniques such as prolonged exposure, deep muscle relaxation, cognitive rehearsal, thought stopping, can be very helpful in ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Personal Choice: The answer to this question lies within your own priorities. Spiritual dissonance within oneself can and does often lead to a stress response from t... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Available for help: Hope Recovery Center in Westerville, Ohio is a full service Suboxone and Psychological service. Induction is done in the office by a an Internal Med... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Best not.: Since it is possible to overdose on caffeine and diphenhydramine I would not mix the two. Sleeplessness, restlessness, possible tachycardia, confusio... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Well-many: This is a complex question, and the answer is many. The number of receptors for both of these are throughout the brain and body and are controlled by... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes.: Stress causes sympathetic nervous system activation; leading to a reduction of blood to the stomach and kidneys and activation of the large muscle gro... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
The combination of benzodiazepines and alcohol are potentially fatal. The benzodiazepine is fat soluble and may stay in the body, so the impact, whi... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Your symptoms all come under the heading of non-specific, except for the tinea, but even that can be related to allergies to a chemical or food to whi... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Optimum Sleep: Studies suggest there is a sweet spot when it comes to sleep. seven to 9 hours a night. Less, and one runs increased risk of DM2, and greater than 9... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
De-stress yourself.: There is no cure, but there is an answer. Alter your diet to reduce acid--have a good diagnostic work up to exclude hiatal hernia. GERD can turn in... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Opiates are a danger: Suboxone, a combination buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine, and Naloxone, as low as 16 mgs a day, could replace all your opiates. When used as part of ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Do No Harm: A major principle of medicine is to do no harm if it can be avoided. There are a lot of alternative better medicines than benzo's and amphetamines. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
No, and yes.: Part of this is about how you define "crazy." We all do things in life that are not really explainable, and if we have done them impulsively, we may ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Ignore: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is very treatable with medication, therapy, and supportive counseling.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Not a done deal.: Mental Illness is too complex to be diagnosed from SPECT scans or other single use tools. And treatment is very complex as well, depending upon the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Honesty is the best.: Mental illness is not a crime, and you are not going to be jailed for it. If you tell them honestly what is happening and if you are a danger to your... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Knowledge: The best medicine is knowledge. Talk to your doctor and find out if there is anything other than normal causing floaters --probably will not be. The... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
No,BUT: If your anxiety is at clinical levels this supplement is not FDA approved. Supplements like this are not well regulated and it is hard to be sure wha... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Worth treating: Anytime a condition has caused you to consider suicide it is worth seeking help--suicide is a separate issue from vision and pain issues. Talk to so... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
No: This is not an approved use of Zoloft (sertraline) and other than increasing the expense of your treatment has no evidentiary value for the treatment ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Night is best: This medicine in low doses can be sedating, which helps people initiate sleep and is not so good for people trying to wake up. At the higher does th... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Wait: Boiling water is never safe to drink. Attempting to do this can cause severe injury and death. Boil the water, filter it, and allow it to cool bef... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: Weight gain is a factor with this entire class of anti-depressants, and with Depression itself. In some cases the relief from depression makes peopl... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
OK: Part of becoming an adult is taking control of the values and actions of your own life. You have the right to control your own sexuality, and to hol... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Highly unlikely;: Highly unlikely from a single event, but how much and how often you drink, what other medicines you take, genetic predisposition, and current health s... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Far: A nuclear disaster area has hazards of heat, radiation, contamination, and fire. Immediately upon notification head for a shelter or, if possible, h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Rest: You must take good care of yourself. Rest, eat, rejuvenate. Depression is in this case a energy deficiency. The human body only has so much it ca... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
NO!: Aricept (donepezil) is a class C drug, meaning it has not been studied in human pregnant women because of the danger, but in animal studies it has dem... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
The brain: Currently the thought is that Alzheimer is the result of amyloid plaques, Tau protein, deposited in the brain creating neurofibrillary tangles and imp... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Use Doc's Staff: You are correct that a lot of busy doctors do not have time to answer simple questions. Be willing to call the doc's assistant, ask your question, a... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes, but: It is OK to feel good, and love your life. However, if you are concerned you are having a Mania episode, triggered by the fluoxetine, you need to tal... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Bad News, Feeling Lo: News cycles are designed to tell us the bad news and this can be depressing to those who are sensitive or worried about the state of life. Sometimes... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Math, my friend.: You took .25 mgs of narcotic. This is the equivalent of taking 250,000 nanograms. The test threshold is 300 nanograms /ml. It will register on th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Urgent Issue: Pain in the lower right abdomen that spreads to back and comes in waves could be extremely serious and life threatening. This is not how Anxiety usua... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lewis is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 27, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thankyou I started having night mate recently and wondered if taking them together was what started them again now I know I need to stop it with your help thankyou again...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks doctor i have quit it has been 22 days already and i dont feel like ever smoking again and i feel like i have become independent of cigarettes!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. I just find it so hard to do anything with my life. The issues I've been facing have made me feel less than human, and worthless in general.

Awards

Top Psychologist, First Place, Ohio - Spring
2015
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