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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience Neurology
Hesitant.: I am hesitant about prescribing benzodiazepines to the ovary, because of higher incidence of confusion.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
After careful eval.: It may be cautiously prescribed and must be closely monitored. She should not be alone. It is very important in someone of that age to look for med ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Overusing a drug: Yes. It is addictive behavior to take this drug daily and then to take it several times per day. This drug is numbing you up. It is a sedative. It i ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Dynamic Systems: Life can be quite dynamic at times. This means that the level of stress we are exposed to is also dynamic. This stress causes our neurochemistry to b ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudhir Gadh
17 years experience Psychiatry
Get help at hospital: I'm suprised you're not on an antiepileptic like Phenytoin or valproic acid. Ativan (lorazepam) can stop seizures but people can get used to it's eff ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
I am concerned: Your note says you're only 18 years old. If this is true, i'm very concerned about a doctor telling you that you need to be on Ativan (lorazepam) or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Messamore
23 years experience Psychiatry
Possible, but...: As you probably already know, this is not the classical picture for panic attacks. On the other hand, it is possible that the symptoms you describe ar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
You're wise to ask!: It's good to get off Ativan (lorazepam) - your Dr should help you do it safely, but if you need to do it alone, do taper over the next few weeks and w ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mind Control: It is possibly a withdrawal symptom but not necessarily. Please contact your prescribing doctor immediately to learn what is causing your thinking to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Buspar (buspirone) side effects: Call your physician and stop the Buspar (buspirone) until a substitution is made.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
IBS not celiac sprue: Gut symptoms of pain, diarrhea/constipation with gliadin IgA sounds like celiac sprue-confirm diagnosis with bowel biopsy. Rx is dietary exclusion of ... Read More
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