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Candida diet: Because it is bogus until properly tested. ...Read more
Few: Advance directive, living will etc.Get a more detailed answer ›
Homeless. Jobless+No Support. Have compounded PTSD. Abused as a child. Dating a Sociopath is what got me here. How can I heal? Who can I call? Where?
I trust you are no longer dating the sociopath! I am a psychologist in San Diego and have suggestions that might be of real help to you. The preferred treatment for PTSD is Subliminal Therapy (visit www. Stii. Us) with hypnotic methods in second place (www. Asch. Net for a referral). If you will tell me what city you live in, I will give you more informa ...Read more
I am 25yrs old and on hypertension medication. I have damaged knee cartliage, my Dr suggested I do something called RICE and perhaps see physio. I just bought arthro choice joint support. Is this safe to take with the bp meds?
Congenital analgesia: Congenital insensitivity to pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Menopause: The lay term is the woman is "barren" ...Read more
Depends: It could be that some thing unexpected and urgent came up and you may need to give the person some time. If the person has a habbit of being unreliable, it may be healthier to sever the relationship. ...Read more
Coping: You've learned to cope with your pain. ...Read more
I think about suicude everyday but don't want to tell anyone or even call a hotline. What should I do?
See a psychologist: You should get evaluated. Schedule an appointment with a psychologist for an evaluation. Therapy and/or medication will help if in fact you are depressed or have chronic feelings of emptiness. Make sure you talk about your symptoms and not a diagnostic label. You may need to see a psychiatrist as well. Look for a clinic with a multi-disciplinary staff. ...Read more
What to do if I had it 3 months ago! If I had a disease wouldn't they have called and told me since it's so important?
Call and ask: If you had any tests and you don't know the results, you should call and ask. If you feel well, chances are that you are well. But you have a right to ask about your test results for your peace of mind ...Read more
I used to be called good looking etc now people actually say I'm ugly I constantly look at myself in the Mirror and don't like to go out?
Not a good practice: A lot of people think that when their child has a fever, he needs an antibiotic to "cure it". The fact is fever is most commonly caused by viruses, and the condition usually goes away in a few days. Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections, and your pediatrician needs to see your child to determine what kind of infection he might have first. ...Read more
Lighter periods: Lolo often results in lighter periods. It is important to take your bcp consistently not missing any days. If you missed pills and have been sexually active, you might be pregnant. Check with a home pregnancy test if you have missed pills. Followup with the doctor who prescribed your bcps. ...Read more
His supervisor: Ask the senior resident or the attending physician. ...Read more
Skin separation: There are a number of diseases where the skin doesn't hold together properly. The main genetic disorders are in a family of diseases known as epidermolysis bullosa. However many other skin diseases that feature blistering are due to the fact that the skin is not holding together. (pemphigus, bullous pemphigoid, allergic contact dermatitis, etc). ...Read more
Does he mix them up?: Is he color blind?Get a more detailed answer ›
Call your surgeon: Or request records from the hospital at which you had the procedure done. Your medical records are your own, and any hospital is required to release them to you with the proper paperwork. If you call your surgeon's office, they can probably look up your records and tell you basics over the phone. ...Read more
What is it called when your drive is so routine that you don't remember going from point a to point b?
Automatic behaviors: You are experiencing a habit that becomes symptomatic because you are not concentrating on what you are doing. ...Read more
Is there over the counter meds for 1 mth old just started w/cold and now coughing can't call Dr till Monday?
No: A 1-month baby is very young, and eating and sleeping are the main activities. Anything out of the ordinary needs to be discussed with the baby's doctor now (that's one reason every baby needs a primary doctor who knows how to care for new babies). If 4 weeks old, an exam is usually needed now. Whether the baby needs to be seen now or tomorrow also depends on other symptoms, and family illnesses. ...Read more
I just started taking a drug called provigil, but I can't afford it. Can you tell me how to apply for hardship case?
Provigil: There is a patient assistance program for provigil. Your physician can help you apply for this if you go to this link: http://www. Provigil. Com/prescription_assistance_patient. Aspx good luck to you. ...Read more
What to do if I had met with accident on 29th march n I'm taking tablets called eptoin 100mg from many days I don't know?
You have been placed on a drug known in the USA as Dilantin, or phenylhydantoin, and the principle use is to prevent seizures. Perhaps you had a significant head injury, and need future interventions to stabilize and restore your normal functioning. Work closely with a neurologist, and do NOT suddenly stop your eptoin.
Hope healing rapidly ensues. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my daddy can't see red and green colors. I would just want to know, what is this condition called?
Color blind: Color blindness is the inability to see certain colors in the usual way. About 1 in 10 men have some form of color blindness but very few women. There is no known treatment. ...Read more
Why is it important for HealthTap doctors to have my health records? Can´t they just ask me directly during the video-call?
Records: The most important part of a medical encounter is getting a patient's medical history. To the extent that that is already written down in a previous encounter that is helpful. It may offer clues or a roadmap as to what paths to pursue. I always ask patients who are coming for the first time to bring their prior records. Also, tests that I might think should be done have already been performed and ...Read more
So tired that you just don't have the strength to do anything anymore. What is this condition called and how can it be treated?
Depends: There are many things that can cause tiredness- from a low red blood cell count (anemia), to low thyroid function, chronic disease, high blood sugar (diabetes), chronic infection, to depression etc. Treatment will depend on what is the problems. So, the first thing is to go to see your doctor and tell your doc about your tiredness - get some more evaluation /blood work and go from there. ...Read more
I don't know if this is the right forum for my question. I'm falling in love with my daughters roommate! She calls me dad also! Help!
One important thing: You forgot to include was the age of your daughter's room mate. If she is a minor - acting on impulses may move into the realm of criminal conduct very quickly. The fact that she calls you dad means that you would have the potential to cause her some real emotional harm if you pursue this. Are you in love with her or are you in lust with her? I suspect that "going after" the room mate might >. ...Read more
My chest is shaped like this: \ / (its pointy, and I know I don't have a normal body) what's it called, and could it be fixed in anyway?
Is there medision for people who are a fraiden scared to go out there house what is that call when u can't go places with out get anxiety?
Fear: Agoraphobia. Many treatments are available, most helpful would be cognitive behavior therapy plus medications such as ssris. Discuss with your primary doc. ...Read more
My bf went for a 2 week vacation with friends. He never texts or calls me. I always have to reach out for him. I feel like he doesn't miss me.?
Healthy relationship: Two weeks seems like a long time. I'm sure your boyfriend is having fun -but something doesn't seem quite right. This would be an important discussion point with a psychologist if you have access to one. Or just a 'seasoned' adult such as a parent, aunt or uncle. Hopefully you can find someone to talk about with these frustrations. This would be an 'ongoing' work in progress I imagine. Hope its OK ...Read more