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Can medical marijuana be prescribed for anything other than pain or nausea?

Can medical marijuana be prescribed for anything other than pain or nausea?

Yes: There several other condition for which it may be beneficial. Unfortunately, all that is required is poor judgement in a patient and greed in a few doctors. I cannot tell you how many inappropriate med marijuana patients I have encountered. ...Read more

Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Drug Use: Narcotic medication can induce a euphoria that can be similiar to a manic episode of depression. However, when the effects of the med wears off, so does tge euphoria. You won't experience the same effects unless you would take more of the med, while mania tends to cycle regardless of environmental triggers. There are a number of other differences as well. ...Read more

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Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Can there be anything you can do for a child with seperation anxiety other than medication?

Important Side Note: According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer(ed yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age?";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age?" get kids help early! help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively. ...Read more

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Have severe back pain, along with other fm pain, for some reason i've not responded to usual drugs added with tramadol, r there less known ones to try?

Have severe back pain, along with other fm pain, for some reason i've not responded to usual drugs added with tramadol, r there less known ones to try?

Need evaluation: There are lots of reasons why you may have back pain. Things related to your spine, vascular system, GI system, gu system, rheumatologic issues (like fm), etc. You need to ensure all these systems are ruled out as pain generators, and there are no occult issues like tumor, infection etc. That can also cause severe back pain. Pain medications use is not advised as a long-term solution. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for alcohol withdrawal to present as only anxiety and insomnia, or are tremors, nausea, sweats, etc. also expected?

Would it be unusual for alcohol withdrawal to present as only anxiety and insomnia, or are tremors, nausea, sweats, etc. also expected?

Alcohol withdrawal : It depends on the amount of alcohol you ingest as well as duration and tolerance. Anxiety and insomnia would be mild withdrawal symptoms and the other symptoms would suggest moderate withdrawal. DTs which can include hallucinations, seizures and fever are major symptoms and require immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Could there be harmful consequences if you take aleve (naproxen) all day strong 220mg for chronic pain in the long term (I don't have any problems with bleeding)?

Could there be harmful consequences if you take aleve (naproxen) all day strong 220mg for chronic pain in the long term (I don't have any problems with bleeding)?

Chronic NSAID use: Yes, there are potential side effects to prolonged NSAID use. Damage to your liver and kidneys, easy bruising/bleeding to name a few. Speak with your doctor about alternatives and perhaps rotate these medications in and out of your regimen from time to time. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary HTN (moderate) could be characterized by days better than others in chest pain or discomfort& general status? + i don't get any treatment

Is pulmonary HTN (moderate) could be characterized by days better than others in chest pain or discomfort& general status? + i don't get any treatment

Yes. Depends on many: Pulmonary hypertension affects not only the lungs but also the heart (as the two organs are very closely connected). Using oxygen (continuously) will generally help, but depending on the conditions of the day (heart status, blood pressure, pollution, smoke, &c) you can clearly have some days worse than others. It's important to get properly tested & have diagnosis confirmed (right heart cath). ...Read more

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Is there any pain relieving medication that i can take for a shoulder fracture?Preferably a medication with less side effects if possible.Thanks

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetomino: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominiphen woud be fine and over the counter NSAIDs like ibuprofen and naproxen at your age should have very low risks. These questions are best asked to your physicians. ...Read more

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What can be done about severe mouth pain other than pills. Orajel?

What can be done about severe mouth pain other than pills. Orajel?

Determine the cause: What is causing your pain? Toothache? Abscess? Periodontal disease? Canker sore? Unknown lesion? Burn? Cut? Please see a local dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What med would be more suitable for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron.Thanks or could you suggest some other medicine which does not cause a decreased sex driv?

What med would be more suitable for G A D.Lexapro (escitalopram) or remeron.Thanks or could you suggest some other medicine which does not cause a decreased sex driv?

Well...: There are different classes of medications aimed at treating anxiety. I see you are already on diazepam which can be very addictive. Adding another med to help your anxiety is reasonable. Are you seeing a psychologist too to help you? A psychologist helps as much or more than taking more medications in most cases. SSRI's can cause sexual problems but try first to see then check back 1 month. ...Read more

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In addition to opiates for chronic pain would klonopin (clonazepam) or Valium be better for anxiety & muscle relaxant? Or take something different 4 both ailments?

In addition to opiates for chronic pain would klonopin (clonazepam) or Valium be better for anxiety & muscle relaxant? Or take something different 4 both ailments?

Consult Pain Doctor: This decision should be made with the expert help of a pain physician. Using multiple medications may be an option, but should be taken with the guidance of a professional. ...Read more

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With hemicrania continua, is there anything that can be done medically/surgically or just with indomethacin and other drugs?

With hemicrania continua, is there anything that can be done medically/surgically or just with indomethacin and other drugs?

See below: Indomethacin is the best medication. For those that can't tolerate it Celexa (citalopram) has been helpful. Tricyclic antidepressants have also been used.Other medications with case reports of efficacy include melatonin, topiramate, verapamil and gabapentin. Radio frequency ablation of supraorbital branch of trigeminal N, Botox, and deep brain stimulation have been used. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I can do other than Aleve (naproxen) to relieve pain from a concussion?

Is there anything else I can do other than Aleve (naproxen) to relieve pain from a concussion?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually adequate for a post concussion headache. I prefer it to nsaids like advil. Sometimes, i see patients with bleeding around the brain after a concussion. Advil can make this worse. ...Read more

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Can a cyst that has been untreated for years lead to fatigue or any other physical symptoms?

Can a cyst that has been untreated for years lead to fatigue or any other physical symptoms?

More information: What kind of cysts are we talking about? Try to cut back on the amount of caffeinated drinks, try to sleep 8 hours a day and exercise regularly, check your blood count to make sure you don't have Anemia and also your thyroid function to make sure your thyroid works ok. ...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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Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more


Ganja (Definition)

Ganja is a Sanskrit word ...Read more