A 31-year-old male asked:
i have ocd and am taking zyprexa for schizophrenia. but i am constantly anxious bc of ocd. can ocd be experienced as constant anxiety? im always distressed bc of my ocd..
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Sure: Obsessive-compulsive symptoms, depression symptoms, and anxiety symptoms can occur together and feed on one another. Each patient is a little unique, so treatments are tailored to the individual. One's psychiatrist and primary care doctor can help with treatments and lifestyle changes, even environmental adjustments... to find the least symptomatic setting.
122 viewsAnswered Nov 21, 2019
A 22-year-old member asked:
What kind of impact does stress have on breast cancer?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Very Important: There is no link between stress and development of breast cancer. Stress can adversely affect a womans' ability to undergo complex and lengthy breast cancer treatment- this in turn can lead to inferior results. Patients without psychosocial support for stress can develop problems such as ptsd, strained spousal relationships, sexual problems, etc.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Do genetics play a role in the severity someone may experience a bacterial infection?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Genetics definitely play a role in people's immune system response. Genetics also play a role sometimes in physical characteristics that make people more or less susceptible to certain infections (small eustachian tubes for example would make you more susceptible to ear infections). However, the resopnse is multifactorial and probably not all due to genetic influence.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 35-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to die from a heart attack during a dobutamine stress test?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes, but it is rare: There is a 1 in 10, 000 chance of dying during any stress test.
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Saint Cloud, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:
If I have had one seizure in the past is it safe to undergo a light hypnosis for anxiety I do take Dilantin which is a untheroputic level?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get off it: Dilantin should be relegated to history. It is an old drug of high toxicity and major problems with use. Talk to your doctor about getting off or at least changing to a newer and safer seizure medication.
5.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Im having abnormally thick vaginal discharge with no odor. I have the mirena (levonorgestrel) in for about 4 months now. Never experienced this much discharge. Is this normal?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Progestrone only methods of birth control can change the consistency of your vaginal/cervical discharge. During the luteal (or second half) of your cycle, Progesterone cause the mucus to become thicker (preventing more sperm from entering the uterus). Thus, it is normal to have thicker discharge.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 21, 2019
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