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Coping With Pregnancy Loss
Find support: Groups like the hearing loss association of america and self help for hard of hearing people can provide emotional support for those with hearing loss. Depression can be a common result of hearing loss and isolation, so please also consult a mental health professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Frustrated, migraines, lupus, pd, osteoarthritis, raunoids, dizziness, memory loss, loss of concentration, is there any way to deal with this daily?
Lots of treatment: It would be good if your treatment providers could become a team. It may still be a fantasy, but one to work towards. A powerful therapist might be able to corral all of these folk to coordinate care. Failing that, that therapist might help you accomplish that, at least in part. I wish you success and would value feedback if you can do it! ...Read more
Exercise medication: Anxiety disorders can be treated with different classes of meds - safest in terms of low risk potential are probably the ssris but many of those can in fact cause weight gain. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is approved for depression - may or may not help for anxiety and may reduce weight a little. Cognitive-behavioral therapy directed at lifestye, exercise, stress reduction, etc is very effective, but takes work. ...Read more
No: Antibiotics don't affect weight loss, but the infection you're taking them for can certainly affect weight. ...Read more
Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more
Struggle w/ wt loss and have hypothyroidism. Is it best to follow a certain ada diet to assist with weight loss?
Weight Watchers: If weight is a struggle for you, you may find that the support of a program like weight watchers, overeaters anonymous, or take off pounds sensibly helps you more than trying to stick to a diet on your own. The best diet is one that you'll stick to! you'll definitely want to make sure your thyroid labs are normal so this is not working against you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes. Always will.: The stage you refer to is the final fear: dying. In the past month, I have celebrated the birth and life of two of my pts: elderly italian, proud women with a spark in their eyes. One is 101, the other ten years her senior! one of the giants in geriatric medicine (and colleague at hopkins) described aging as 'homeostenosis': all narrows & stiffens. Letting go is the only way of going on. Relax. ...Read more
Do I have to see a gynecologist for emotional distress, depression, stress, loss of appetite, loss of sleep because of sexual infection or disease
They can be: A major depression, or even a depressed reaction to a situation can lead to many bodily changes. While some people lose weight when depressed, others gain weight. If you are losing weight without trying, it could be depression related. Check this out with your doc to be certain that you are not having any physical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need an evaluation: Hearing loss and deafness is such a serious problem that recommending something over the counter without a good history or exam is not wise. Could it be wax? Sure, but i've seen many cases thought to be wax that were more serious. Please see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try to normalize all: Aspects of your life as much as possible. Even if you aren't particularly hungry - still work to maintain an eating schedule. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Your dr can assess for mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing. ...Read more
Types of Depression: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. See doctor & ask about low-carb, higher protein diet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fear of gaining weight obsession with food weight loss calorie counting, depression, low self esteem, self harm, preoccupation with food what is this?
Fear and Depression: This is something that you seek professional help for, to help you figure it out. Depression sounds like the main thing here, and is causing everything else to feel even worse. There is help available for this. Contact your family doctor first, and then you can have your doctor recommend a counselor. I would do this sooner than later. You really can get over this! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to deal with dizziness, loss of balance and sleep deprivation? Is there any good medications?
All are similar: The various ssri antidepressants have similar mechanisms of action but differ in serotonergic potency and specificity, length of action, metabolism and--most importantly--efficacy and side effects with any given individual. No valid claim can be made as to the 'fastest-acting'. Some people respond in a week, some in 6-8 weeks, some have an early activating side effect felt as helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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