A 16-year-old female asked:
i am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events) , blackouts, impulsive or reckless behavior, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , emotional problems (quality: detachment) , feeling depressed (quality:
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Psychiatry 40 years experience
Need help.: What you are mentioning is quite a handful. I think most concerning would be the blackouts and reckless behavior, but the other things are certianly not trivial. It certainly sounds like you could use some help. I'd urge you see see a professional. and it sounds like there is some urgency. You could get a referral from your school or your primary care doctor, or perhaps your family can suggest.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
How does vaginal child birth lead to stress incontinence in women?
6 doctor answers • 19 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Damaged muscles: Childbirth can be traumatic to the muscles and nerves surrounding the bladder, vagina and rectum. The nerves can be damaged and small tears in the muscles can lead to prolapse and incontinence is some women. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. It is common and fixable.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How long will it take to heal a stress fracture under the knee cap?
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Sports Medicine 23 years experience
It depends...: Stress fractures of the patella or the groove in the femur are relatively uncommon. Healing time depends on many factors: severity of the fracture, age of the patient, compliance with rest and immobilization and whether other negative healing factors are present (smoking, diabetes, etc.). Generally speaking, 8-12 weeks would be typical time for healing.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
If I am having serious alcohol withdrawal and anxiety/panic attacks can I take ativan (lorazepam)?
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Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Must be supervised!: Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) are the typical treatment for alcohol withdrawal, but it must be treated on an inpatient basis. The dose must be tapered gradually over several days and you must be supervised. Alcohol withdrawal can be fatal and it is imperative that you seek medical attention quickly. Benzodiazepines are undesirable for long term use. After recovery stick with a support group ega a.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Does normal EKG & stress test rule out heart issue? Enlarged heart in xray, edema, no breath, sweats
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Cardiology 46 years experience
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Which is a better anti depressant drug to treat panic attacks, anxiety and depression. Lexapro (escitalopram) or zoloft?
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Child Psychiatry 34 years experience
Both Potentially: Lexapro (escitalopram) and zoloft are similar medications and have both been shown to be helpful for panic, anxiety, and depression. There is probably a decreased percentage of side effects with lexapro (escitalopram), (escitalopram) so it might be preferable for that reason. However, plenty of people do well with either medicine, and I have had some patients do well with zoloft after not getting benefit with lexapro (escitalopram).
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Last updated Feb 24, 2018
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