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A 26-year-old female asked:
debating on whether to start my antidepressants again i used to take remeron now im switched 2 lexapro (escitalopram)..how do these exactly prevent anxiety attacks?
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Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Discuss this with Dr: Hopefully your dr (or others) can explain too. Drugs will not prevent pas, in fact they can be side effects of those drugs. That said, those are both used for tx of anxiety as well as both being prescribed in depression. I'd like to suggest trying talk therapy too. Cbt can really work for learning ways to both reduce the freq, severity & manage the symptoms you identify. Best wishes.
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How can I prevent ear infections in my child?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Airway inflammation: Since ear infections begin with inflammation in the upper airway (nose and throat), parents should avoid situations that may lead to inflammation. These include, but are not limited to: cold viruses, irritants like cigarette smoke, and aeroallergens such as pollen, in certain susceptible children.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Can genetic testing prevent birth defects in pregnancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
No: First genetics are responsible for only some birth defects. Second the genetic tests that are usually done in pregnancy are for chromosomal problems (like down's syndrome), not for single gene problems or genetic syndromes.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can having type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure prevent the penis from having a full erection?
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Can antidepressants such as Zoloft and wellbutrin (bupropion) cause a flare up of ulcerative colitis?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
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A 29-year-old male asked:
I have a uric acid level of 8.6. I don't want to start allupurinol. Is there some herbal option.I'm 29 yrs old male.Im also on Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 56 years experience
Unlikely to help: If you do not want medication , try not eat too much meat especially red meat , shell fish, avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water. Elevated uric acid is a bad metabolic disease not just painful gout, it will damage blood vessels including coronaries, best advice take medication.
5.7k viewsReviewed May 02, 2019
Last updated Jan 1, 2021
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