U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Australia
A 46-year-old female asked:

i have anorexia and massive fear of gaining weight and i am forced into taking 30mg mirtazapine as a plan . can't take it and can't talk to anyone ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Need to talk: If having concerns about your treatment plan, you do need to talk with your physician and your psychologist (you list "pyschology" in your additional information). Generally no one can "force" anyone to take a non-emergency medication. Your doctor may have prescribed it to help with depression, insomnia, anxiety, etc, but the decision to take it or not, is yours. You risk worse symptoms, though.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there ways to prevent pain and fear when my child has medical procedures for leukemia?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Distraction: Depends on the age of your child. You may be able to use guided imagery or biofeedback to help tolerate procedures better. A psychologist can help with those techniques. For younger children, try reading books, singing songs, telling stories about your childhood, and having a lovey to accompany them. Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream is a topical anesthetic that can be used to decrease the pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to lose weight if I have type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
See a Nutritionist: See a nutritionist to find what foods you should eat, how often, the amounts and portion size. Eat a whole food diet, and minimize processed foods which can cause your blood sugar to spike, low glycemic foods keep your blood sugar stable. You should also discuss with your doctor if it is safe to start an exercise program. Exercise will help you lose weight and maintain your weight loss.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

38 f obese (but losing weight) have fatty liver. My right side under my arm around back be cramping. Could this be from the fatty liver?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
No: Fatty liver at your age should not be causing pain in that area.
Raleigh, NC
A 26-year-old male asked:

Blood in stools weight loss constipated. Blood on tissue paper. Im 26 freaking out what to do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
More likely minor pb: If constipated, the rocks you pass likely caused a fissure or scratch in the anal passage which leaks bright red blood onto the stool or puddles in the stool ready to pass. Dark red or purplish stool is more likely to represent polyps or other issues higher in the colon.See your doctor & have this assessed.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What could cause fatigue, weight loss, anaemia, pelvic pain & dizzyness?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Consider tumor.: Weight loss and anemia can contribute to both fatigue and dizzyness. The question is is the anemia related to the pelvic pain. Hypothetically the answer is yes. Tumors of the sigmoid colon, rectum, bladder, uterus ovaries or prostate can cause anemia and the related symptoms although high on the list are colorectal cancers. See your md for possible colonoscopy and/or ct scan of the pelvis.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Dec 20, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.