how do i get off of my meds...desipramine 3-25mg per day and clonazepam 2-1mg per day. prescribed after 15 yrs of other meds/clinical depression/comp?
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Psychiatry 42 years experience
Gradual process: If you've had 15 years so far of clinical depression, the first question is where you are with the basic condition leading to prescriptions in the first place. If you're no longer depressed & are feeling well, then you and your psychiatrist can review your current need for medications . . . And develop a gradual plan for tapering them if they're no longer needed.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How many times per day should I have my baby do "tummy time"?
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Pediatrics 37 years experience
Often: The more "tummy time" your baby gets, the rounder her head will be and the easier it will be for her to learn to roll, sit and crawl.
Tummy time - as much as possible!
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How many hours a day should my baby be sleeping?
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Specializes in General Practice
Depends on his age: Babies need less sleep as they age. The following is the average amount of sleep babies need at different ages; each individual baby is slightly different.
Newborns: 16-18 hr/day (half during the day, half at night)
3 months: 15 hr/ day
9 months: 14 hr/day (but now it's 10 hr at night, 4 during the day)
2 years old: 13 hr/day (most at night with a 2 hour nap)
4 year old 11 hr (no nap).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Son had chicken pox vac 11 days ago. Wen to bbq party today, some infants there. Are they safe?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Chicken pox vaccine has been studied since the late 70's and a wealth of knowledge has been accumulated. The vaccine virus is a much weakened strain that has the same structure as the wild virus so it can turn on the immune system but seldom cause harm. In some cases an infant may shed vaccine virus, but normal kids have negligable risk.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it normal for my period not to have started after taking birth control pills for two days?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Your period shouldn't start until the end of the pack during the placebo portion. During days 22-28.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Can pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Buspar or klonopin affect your heart or kidneys?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): At therapeutic doses, should be safe.
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