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what do call a person who gets excessive impulse to spend and how to control them?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Co-Dependant: I don't know what you call your friend, but what we call you is 'co-dependant'. Your question is the classic definition of someone who very well may need a program such as al-anon.

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Why are parasitic diseases difficult to control?

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Agree: Parasitic infections occur more commonly in 3rd world countries where financial resources and conditions are less than optimal in dealing with these conditions.
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How do antiepileptic medications work to control seizures?

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Chemical way.: Anti epileptics work at molecular level by controlling ionic channel gate in cell membrane like na, k, ca, nmda. Etc thereby altering excitability of cell membrane. It is a very advanced detailed science.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is using natural galanthamine for dream control or lucid dreaming dangerous?

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I would not: Galantamine (galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) hydrobromide) increases cholinergic activity in the brain, which can cause more dreams. Like any medicine, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) can have side effects. I would not recommend taking it to cause more vivid dreams.
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Can the things you eat help control seizures at all?

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Seizures and diet: Yes it is possible to change some seizures with diet. For many years some patients have been treated with what is called a keto=genic diet, which has controlled their seizures. Talk to your doctor to see if you are a candidate for this diet and if so ask for a referral.
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Is my temper out of control if I bite myself?

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Ouch: Anger management training might be a reasonable idea. Just don't bite someone else.

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