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Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more
VERY DANGEROUS: No, they do not. They can actually send you right into a manic episode. ...Read more
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
Energy drinks: often contain a lot of sugar or artificial sweeteners and chemicals. They are not a good way to gain weight. Please see your doctor to make sure all is well medically and then consider seeing a nutritionist who can create a food plan for you. Please avoid "empty calories" as are found in junk food, sugar, and products w/artificial colors. In general, protein from eggs, cheese, etc. is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The autonomic system: Blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate are influenced by your emotions--i.e. Being nervous/anxious can increase heart rate/blood pressure, and breathing etc.. High anxiety state constricts blood vessels hence reducing blood flow, thus reduces erection quality. Nocturnal erections are often of good quality because your mind is relaxed, enlarging blood vessels and hence flow/erection. So, relax. ...Read more
No answer possible: This type of question cannot be answered because the cost of answering the question would be enormous and no one is likely to pay for it. So some questions are best answered with another question? Why are you wondering? If the object is to boost sexual stamina I am no expert but I expect there are better ways. ...Read more
Are lamitrogine and wellbutrin (bupropion) helpful with bipolar depression, energy, and mental clarity?
I need help to sharpen my memory, fatigue, boost energy levels, improve skin, metabolism, sex & stamina?
Just some thoughts: You are 46 years old and if infer correctly from you name, a female...Although my response could apply to either sex. You are looking for 40 is the new 30. As with most things your hormones and body are changing. Start with a physical and thyroid and hormone survey. Look positively and set realistic goals. Examine your diet, stress and habits. Exercise. Hydrate! with work you may find what u seek. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High temp: If you are running a high fever and you have significant symptoms it is a good idea to see a doctor in person to examine you and diagnose. Once this is accomplished, your doctor can give you antipyretic and analgesic medicine to treat your fever and pain respectively. There may be anti infective treatment your physician will suggest. Remember to bring your medicine if any and know your allergies. ...Read more
Stable and creative: You don't have to trade emotional stability for creativity. With careful choice of mood stabilizers and fine adjustment of the doses, you can be stable emotionally and creative. Even better, when emotionally stable, you can make better use of your creativity, being more organized and more efficient, staying with a project until it's done rather than jumping impulsively from one idea to another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: interferes w.our ability to focus and concentrate. It also can produce memory problems. A mental health professional can help. Please don't use medication only but learn strategies for self-help. "Feeling Good" by David Burns is a good book about cognitive behavioral therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Bipolar depression: bipolar means alternating btween depression and mania, the opposite. it is a mood disorder and usually you don't need antidepressants if the mood disorcer is controlled, but not always. You mention anger and that is why you may need something for the mood disorder, tegretol, depakote, lithium are frequently used. Your doctor will discuss these otionos with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer