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Are there medications that I can take to get over my fear of the dentist?

Are there medications that I can take to get over my fear of the dentist?

Sedation!: Find a dentist experienced in conscious sedation (check out www.Sedationcare.Com). When you call to make an appointment, make sure to let the office know that you are very interested in sedation and that you'd like to schedule an initial consultation to meet with the doctor. The two of you can discuss what level of sedation/anxiolysis you need and what medication would be best for your situation. ...Read more

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Is there anything i can do to help myself get over my fear of the dentist?

Is there anything i can do to help myself get over my fear of the dentist?

Break the cycle!: Usually fear keeps some patients away from a dentist until their dental issues become major problems requiring more invasive dental work. If all of your visits to a dentist begin with you in pain, not too much positive reinforcement there for you. My advice is to bite the bullet, explore sedation if necessary, get your oral health in order, than start fresh with regular maintenance visit. ...Read more

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I have intrusive thoughts that are not like me and I want to be free from them and erase them from my mind for good. Is there any over the counter medication that is safe that I can take?

I have intrusive thoughts that are not like me and I want to be free from them and erase them from my mind for good. Is there any over the counter medication that is safe that I can take?

Seek an evaluation: to determine nature and cause of your intrusive thoughts. There are many possible causes. Do not try to self medicate as this may lead to complications. Psychotherapy, anxiety management, mindfulness, and other strategies may help. Medication by a skillful prescriber may be necessary. Intrusive thoughts may be vey distressing and relief is available, Best regards in your search for relief. ...Read more

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Is there any way to rid myself of the great fear of taking my own blood pressure or have a doctor take it? I have tried so many ways. On meds now.

Is there any way to rid myself of the great fear of taking my own blood pressure or have a doctor take it? I have tried so many ways. On meds now.

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What medications cure ascariasis? And can you get any of them over the counter?

What medications cure  ascariasis? And can you get any of them over the counter?

Ascariasis: The most common are Albendazole (albenza), Ivermectin (stromectol) and mebendazole. Each can be curative with a single oral dose, but may produce abdominal pain and nausea. None of these is available in the usa without a prescription. Before being treated you should submit a stool specimen for diagnosis. If you are not reinfected this may cure itself if you really have ascaris. ...Read more

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I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?

I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?

NSAIDs: NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen are probably the best for the pain. I would take those regularly as directed on the package and if you have pain between doses you could take tylenol (acetaminophen) according to the package instructions. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that can help me get over my fear of flying?

Is there a medication that can help me get over my fear of flying?

Yes. : In my practice, i regularly treat patients with fears of flying. After a thorough evaluation, i may prescribe a medication like Alprazolam or clonazepam, which they can take an hour or so before flying. This calms them down enough to allow them to fly and become desensitized to the fears. Other types of exposure therapies are helpful, but this treatment regimen has worked well for my patients. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that I can take to prevent myself from getting HIV in the future?

Are there any medications that I can take to prevent myself from getting HIV in the future?

PrEP: Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is now approved for daily use in hiv-negative, high risk people to prevent HIV infection. Examples would be people who are having unprotected sex with multiple partners. This strategy is called prep, which stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis. ...Read more

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I just get down all the time and think im worthless and want to be different. Are there any tips to help with it?

I just get down all the time and think im worthless and want to be different. Are there any tips to help with it?

Yes: Everyone excels in something. Just helping others is something that makes us feel good and worthwhile and special. Surround yourself with those individuals who make you feel good and avoid as much as possible those who don't or bring you down. Discuss your feelings with someone, anyone-a friend, relative, health care provider, or best: a therapist. It takes time but you can turn your life around. ...Read more

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Are there any other things i can do to get rid of my fatigue during the day?

Are there any other things i can do to get rid of my fatigue during the day?

Depends on cause: It depends on why you are fatigued. Fatigue is a symptom of dozens of medical and psychological conditions. It is recommended to consult your pcp to discern the cause of your fatigue. A proper history, examination, and ancillary lab tests can help determine the factors responsible. Then a treatment strategy can be employed. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hello, i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Hello,  i want to know in brief that , is there any medicine or treatment by which i can kick the feeling of love out of my life permanently?

Doesn't work.: Love is a big part of human nature. Seems that it can't be removed. Not sure it would be a good thing anyway. We are all about health here....Might want to consult lovetap. Com. ...Read more

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What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

What amount do you have to take and can you make it purer by getting rid of all the other chemicals in cough medicine?

Don't test: Cough syrup is generally safe to use as it is directed and formulated. Altering the ingredients is not safe and not recommended. ...Read more

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I have almost exhausted the list of medications which are used to treat unipolar/bipolar depression. If none of them help, then what? Give up?

I have almost exhausted the list of medications which are used to treat unipolar/bipolar depression. If none of them help, then what? Give up?

DEPRESSION: Research has shown that there is a much better outcome to relieve depression if you have Psychotherapy in addition to your medication. Please consult with a Clinical Psychologist. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with patellar tendonitis and been to numerous ortho docs none of them want to do anything is there a way to get rid of the pain?

Patellar tendonitis : Consider seeing a non-orthopedist since this they've told you it's surgical. A doctor specializing in pm&r (physiatry) or sports medicine, as well as some pain management doctors may provide you with lots of useful tips & specific exercises. If pt has failed, certain types of injection therapy (prp, prolotherpay, "cortisone") may be tried and can be very effective in controlling your symptoms. ...Read more

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What do antibiotics do to your intestines? I've taken a few antibiotics over the years and i've always bloated, i was curious as to why and how they do that and what else they are up to down there : ).

What do antibiotics do to your intestines? I've taken a few antibiotics over the years and i've always bloated, i was curious as to why and how they do that and what else they are up to down there :  ).

Some : Some of the most common side effects of antibiotics are abdominal discomfort and change in bowel habits (usually diarrhea). Some antibiotics are worse than others depending on their chemical make-up and the classes of bacteria they are designed to kill. Medications such as Erythromycin can cause diarrhea by speeding up gut motility after interacting with a naturally occurring receptor. Other antibiotics may kill off the good bacteria in our guts along with the bad bacteria causing infection. This causes an imbalance in the gut bacteria causing bloating, pain, gas and diarrhea until the good bacteria grows back. Things you can do to help your symptoms are to take your medication on a full stomach (unless specifically told not to) and to eat live culture yogurt to help recolonize your gut with good bacteria. If you ever experience severe pain, fever or bloody stool after being on antibiotics, call your doctor right away. There is a dangerous bacteria called clostridium difficile that can set up shop in your gut after the good bacteria which normally protects you gets killed off from an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Are there any substances, medications, or things i can take to get rid of nervousness before a speech? Answer please!

Are there any substances, medications, or things i can take to get rid of nervousness before a speech? Answer please!

Stage fright: The commonest medicine taken by performing artist for stage fright or before an important public speech is 'propranolol' or Inderal. It is contraindicated in people with asthma. ...Read more