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what is a paradoxical effect

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Paradoxical effect: is an effect of medical treatment, usually a medication, opposite to the effect which would normally be expected. Some patients may react to benzodiaz ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samyukta Mullangi
6 years experience Dermatology
Arises inversely: Paradoxical anxiety is anxiety arising from use of methods or techniques which are normally used to reduce anxiety, such as cognitive behavioral thera ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Opposite reaction: Paradoxical anxiety usually is referred to as the anxiety one experiences as a side effect of a medication whose purpose is to reduce anxiety.
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Dr. David Reynoso
8 years experience Infectious Disease
Apparent worsening: it can happen up to a couple of weeks after starting therapy for active tuberculosis, with some worsening fever, chills, cough or chest pain, dependin ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Wheezing: Wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath are the symptoms of paradoxical bronchospasm that occurs after use of an inhaler.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: It's possible, but not likely. If it's not clear that the previous experience was based on valium alone, it is more possible. Having taken another d ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Stop: If you gad no response or if you had a paradoxical response then this medicine is not for you. It would be better to try another technique or approac ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
It may happen AGAIN: Some people simply do have paradoxical agitation with benzos, period. This will happen every time they use a benzo. If the benzo is taken along with ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
High tolerance: You ; your contacts must have high tolerance for benzodiazepines or other related drugs/substances like alcohol. People with high tolerance to alcoho ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
32 years experience Internal Medicine
No breath: The spasms limit your bodies ability to get oxygen in to the system.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Difficult: This is a vague question. If paradoxical hypotension is occurring during a stress test, it may mean significant coronary artery disease, for example. ... Read More
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