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What are doctor-recommended strategies for helping fibromyalgia symptoms?

What are doctor-recommended strategies for helping fibromyalgia symptoms?

See details: Aerobic activity can be very helpful. There are specific meds for fibromyalgia that can be very helpful (gabapentin, lyrica, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta). Beware of doctors who try to tell you that fibromyalgia can be treated with supplements or that it is related to hyper extensible joints or increased elasticity of soft tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Medical opinions:  nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?

Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read more

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Can HIV symptoms persist for 5months?

Can HIV symptoms persist for 5months?

HIV: Without treatment HIV symptoms will persists until you die from an opportunistic infection. ...Read more

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Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

Will Medical Marijuana CBD strain with no THC help for anxiety/depression caused by lymphoma and chemotherapy treatment? No luck with ssri and benzos

It could : Dear Cesar: yes, CBD could help with anxiety although THC could also help with mild depressive symptoms. There are no clear guidelines here and you will have to try different mixes. There is a brand called care by design (CBD) that makes sprays with different percentages of CBD/THC. I usually recommend my patients to try both CBD and THC and see what works for them. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more

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Apart from anti depressants and cbt any other advanced medication available for health anxiety. Doctor has written echo@lveh. Stress test negative.

Apart from anti depressants and cbt any other advanced medication available for health anxiety. Doctor has written echo@lveh.   Stress test negative.

Health Anxiety: I understand your concern about health Anxiety. Believe in Blessings of Breath of Life (PRANA) and Healing power of your Body. Experience Wonders of World Heritage Sites in your Country. See a Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects including Lorazepam, Alprazolam, and Buspar (buspirone) for Anxiety; and Therapy for stresses in your life. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation. ...Read more

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Are there any contraindications for Neurontin (gabapentin) therapy for pain in a bipolar person taking carbamazepine? Seeing a neurologist in january...

Are there any contraindications for Neurontin (gabapentin) therapy for pain in a bipolar person taking carbamazepine? Seeing a neurologist in january...

Www.drugs.com: Management: during concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Can acupuncture or hypnosis relieve for depression symptoms?

Possibly: Published data do suggest that acupuncture -- including manual-, electrical-, and laser-based -- helps with depression on its own, and is well tolerated. It may also help with some of the side effects caused by antidepressants. More study of using it to augment antidepressant treatment is needed. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22762294 cognitive hypnotherapy may help depression. ...Read more

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Might acupuncture help with a person's chronic pain and menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Yes and yes. Please be aware that what is ideal is to have acupuncture augment whatever care is provided by your physician. Acupuncture is often used for both chronic pain syndromes and menopausal sxs. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any tested and proven diet therapy for acute malaria?

Is there any tested and proven diet therapy for acute malaria?

Malaria: To get rid of malaria, you need anti-malarial medications. Diet will not get rid of the disease. Malaria lives within your red blood cells and while you can find diet therapies on the internet based upon foods with a high quinine content (a drug used as an anti-malarial), these are unproven. Malaria can be a very dangerous disease and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for a HIV positive individual?

HIV Symptoms: Often times there are no symptoms. And once you are (if you are) positive there may not be any symptoms for a long time. But, when someone feels their new infection it is like the worse flu of your life. Muscle aches, fatigue, and sometimes a pale full body rash. If you have high risk behavior then please find a doctor or clinic that knows how to do the new testing with an HIV rna/dna viral. ...Read more

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How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

How successful is tms therapy for someone with physical anxiety symptoms?

Fair to good: i have seen some studies showing benefit from tms therapy for many forms of anxiety. in my practice, ssri therapy is far better and insurances rarely cover tms therapy which present another obstacle. ...Read more

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What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

What are treatments for a HIV positive patient?

...: There are many well tolerated and effective treatment options for hiv. Some people are able to take only one pill a day for treatment (that has 3 medications combined in one). If a person does develop side effects, the doc can usually find other meds that are tolerated. Once HIV treatment is started it is important to take the meds consistently so the virus doesn't become resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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Lyme is there any profylactic treatment for tic borne Lyme disease?

No: Lyme is a disease that is spread by the bites of tics to humans. The only way to prevent lyme disease is to use proper insect repellant ( with deet ) to avoid getting bitten by the tics. If you are in wooded areas or areas where lyme is prevalent, make sure when you get home you check yourself and all others in your family for tics embedded in your skin. Remove them as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Can medicinal marijuana help with symptoms of fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? if cannabis helpful for fibromyalgia. Scores of fibromyalgia sufferers have informed me of cannabis benefits. Cannabis reduces pain, stimulates appetite, relaxes muscle spasm (applied as topical), eases IBS symptoms, potentiates sleep, & allays anxiety & depression. Is possible to prepare cannabis to minimize "the high". Doctors who regard medicinal cannabis as ploy to "get high" are misguided. ...Read more

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Can a high fever for several days with no other symptoms be an MS exacerbation?

Can a high fever for several days with no other symptoms be an MS exacerbation?

Fever and MS: MS should not cause a fever. Often, MS will feel worse with a high temperature, either in the weather, or when you have a fever. In fact, a simple infection can make MS symptoms feel much worse. If you had a fever and fatigue, or if your old MS symptoms came back, the fever was probably the cause, but the MS probably did not cause the fever. You should not consider this to be a relapse of MS. ...Read more

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Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron (interferon beta 1b) for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Would you agree with a recommendation to discontinue betaseron (interferon beta 1b) for a patient with secondary progressive ms, who no longer experiences relapses.

Yes: The american academy of neurology has issued an about lack of value of interferons and Copaxone in the treatment of secondary progressive ms, so not worthwhile to continue. However, there are newer oral meds, especially gilenya, (fingolimod) which may have promise with spms. Research studies may be available. Do monitor your vitamin d intake, and get about 5-10, 000 units daily. ...Read more

Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more