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A 39-year-old member asked:

whats the disease called when a soldier comes home from war with scary flash backs and nightmares?

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Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry 26 years experience
PTSD: The symptoms of ptsd include flashbacks (bad memories that happen out of the blue or from a small trigger that feel like the event is actually happening), nightmares of the trauma and an increased feeling of edginess (either more irritable or more nervous and scared, also called hyper vigilant). Other symptoms can include difficulties relating to others and episodes of dissociation.
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry 14 years experience
Treatment options: Ptsd can be effectively treated using exposure and response prevention therapy as well as medications in the class of ssris and/or seroquel (quetiapine) to reduce anxiety and edginess. Additionally, prazosin (a blood pressure medication with effects of norepinephrine in the brain) is very effective for reducing nightmares, particularly doses above 5mg. Studies suggest doses up to 10-12mg may be necessary.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
These may be: symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
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What's a lumbar sympathetic block procedure?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Local anesthesia: This is a block in which a local anesthesia is injected into the lumbar plexus of nerves to alleviate the symptoms of nerve irritation.
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A 38-year-old female asked:

I have pain, deep and sharp and its located above my right pectoral region radiating to my upper back. What could this be!?

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A 18-year-old male asked:

My sister got her period last week and it came back 4 days later what could it be?

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Need Gynecology Eval: Vaginal bleeding is not always your menstrual peiod. Sometimes women get miscarriages that happen about the time that they expect their periods. Also, there are a lot of conditions that can develop in the uterus that can cause bleeding such as fibroids, uterine polyps, cancer, infections, etc. Your sister should go and see her pcp or a gynecologist for an evaluation of her vaginal bleeding.

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