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Coach Sports Medication
Depends on the dad: I coached all my kids in several sports. It was fun for me and, at least they say now, it was fun for them. They now appreciate the effort and time commitment involved. To be a good coach at the pee wee level, you have to have the right priorities. Having the kids learn the skills, develop a love for the sport and learn good sportsmanship and the need for teamwork is key. Dr l. ...Read more
I have pinching in my back for three weeks. My coach thinks it's a slipped disk. I've had to sit out my sports practices. What should I do?
See a doctor: As much as I believe your coach is a great guy, he (or she) is not a doctor. I would rather you had a doctor diagnose a slipped disc than your coach. There are many causes to back pain. Slipped disc is just one. The doctor will consider your symptoms and do an exam to come up with the most likely cause. If the doctor is uncertain, he (or she) will order specific tests for the diagnosis. ...Read more
Too make them quit: Since one requisite to be a pe teacher or coach is some degree of sadomasochism, pushing someone roughly and to hard, makes them dislike the activity. Encouragement and slow progression is better and helps a young person enjoy exercise and games! ...Read more
Tried hard to please coach. Now I feel like crying all the time? Knee pain is keeping me out of sports.
Get it examined: From injury to illness, it is not fun to feel knee pain. Damage to the soft tissue like ligaments or tendons, fractured kneecaps, gout or arthritis can all keep you from walking, and can become worse if not attended to. Again, get it examined. As for the dysphoria, you may also want some therapy to help cope with having lost some function, such as walking or sports activity. Get help. ...Read more
Sports are over for a while and i'd like to get on some medications... I've put off getting on medications for some issues I've been having for a while. In high school, I could get away with being unable to focus because, well, it was high school. Now tha
Anxiety is the most common reason people seek psychiatric consultation. So you are not alone. Medication can be helpful in to treat the symptoms. However, underneath the symptoms are the cause of the anxiety, panic, and difficulty sleeping. Anxiety is usually a secondary emotion to deeper emotions. Psychotherapy (considered to be therapy anything less than three times a week) and in particular, psychoanalysis (anything three or more times per week) can help understand the deeper emotions and change patterns that will eliminate the anxiety, panic and sleeping difficulties.
It also sounds as though you might be coping with add and it may be helpful to be tested and treated for this as well. Being treated for the symptoms (with medication) can make a tremendous difference in one's productivity and therefore self-esteem.
The best approach would be to see a psychiatrist that also specializes in psychotherapy. This way you will get good treatment for your symptoms with medications, but also have the option of psychotherapy.
The psychiatrist with the most advanced training in psychotherapy are those trained in psychoanalysis. If you choose to look for someone, you may want to ask about contemporary analysis and call a few. Most of them will allow a phone interview for you to see if you are comfortable with them and if it is a good fit. Larger cities have psychoanalytic institutes that may offer some names, or reduced fee analysis by trainees that are supervised by senior analysts. ...Read more
Absolutely: This sounds like a great idea. I hope athletics will remain a lifetime source of enjoyment and health for you. ...Read more
After how much time I can go to gym to make treadmill from taking my two anti-hypertensive medications, what is the duration between sports and medica?
No science on this: Probably not. Osgood schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It resolves when the growth plates close. The best cure for it is to stretch, stretch and stretch, supplemented with rest, ice and anti inflammatory medication. Save your money and don't buy it; there are no proven benefits and no evidence that is safe. ...Read more
Husband clears his throat all the time, he has sports asthma that is under control with daily medication avair for 12yrs now..
Many possibilities: Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more
With hyperthyroidism and muscle-weakness. Is it good to sport? (grouplessons sometimes with weigths)or is it better to wait till the medication works?
I have RA. If I took the proper medication and eat healthy and do sports. Do I still havr the probabilty of getting heart and lung desease?
Discuss with MD: Controlling the advancement of your ra, with medications, diet, exercise; gives you the best chance to avoid complications, with hardened and blocked arteries, or inflammation of the sac around your heart, as well as lung scarring. It also can help to avoid osteoporosis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. A host of other health benefits would be gained by following your rheumatologist' plan for your ra. ...Read more
I've got asthma and shortness of breath and stuffy nose with a nominated pick up medications sensitivity of the chest and nose what sport occasion?
I feel 6-7 extrasystols daily. Some during swim or sauna, few in rest. My cardio CT shows healthy heart. Ultrasound showed mitralis prolapsus. I regularly sport. Is this serious? Need medication?
Palpitations: Palpitations are often benign. Everyone has few extra heart beats and some people feel them. As long as the amount of extra systoles is not high, there's nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Very few: Drug testing is used as a deterrent to using, and only a few public high schools require a drug test as part of a physical exam. As they will only be testing for illegal drugs, not prescriptions, we all hope as an athlete you would not be positive. Get help if you are and need help stopping so you will be available for heathy pursuits. ...Read more
Hi, I wanna leave smoking, I have started about 10 years ago. What should I do? Sport, drug. Which one is better?
Ignore failure: Motivation to quit is great first step. Discuss with your doctor. Use multiple strategies e.g., nicotine replacement + meds + behavioral approaches. Take one day at a time, and if you don't succeed, ignore failure and try again, and again, and again, until you succeed. Don't let failure sap your self-esteem. If it were really easy to quit, it wouldn't be an addiction. All the best! ...Read more
Seeing life coach (2nd session) he asks again (this session) if I do drugs. I said no last time and again. He laughs and says are you sure? Feeluncomf
Express how: You feel to your life coach. Having a life coach won't be much help if you don't communicate the things that matter to you. Take care. ...Read more
Depends: For a typical high school physical, not usually. For collegiate and elite level it depends on the school or governing organization. For olympic level, yes. Check with your athletics dept or coaches. That's your best resource. ...Read more
Depends on Sport: Some sports ban different substances than others. Best place to look is at the websites o regulatory commissions such as WADA, USADA, USOC, NCAA, NFL, etc... Look for the "Banned Substance List". They are extensive and always changing. They usually can't keep up with the rate at which new substances are developing. It's a much larger list than can be said in 400 characters :) ...Read more
I want to play sports but I have to do a sports physical first. What do they do at them & do I get drug tested?
HaveFunPlayingStoned: Ask them. Wouldn't hurt. Just wear a bag on your head and disguise your voice. Oh, or use the phone. A sports physical always includes a routine physical exam. The rest depends on your scholarly jurisdiction and the discretion of the examining physician. Sometimes it's blood, sometimes, x-rays or heart tests, most of the time nothing extra. Depends on what they find or what you tell them. Consent is required ...Read more
I do not believe that this is routine at the high school level. It is at the college level.
The head of athletics department would be the best source for a response. Some medications if prescribed and monitored by a physician are allowed by the ncaa. However the athlete still has to be very careful especially regarding sports drinks and otc medications and supplements. ...Read more
I took ONE 50mg Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) Saturday, I have a drug test Monday, I've never taken this drug before. I play sports everyday, will I pass my drug test?
Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is converted to amphetamine. The conversion takes place slowly, and continues even 24 hours after ingesting the drug. If you were tested on Sunday, you would definitely have amphetamine in your urine. But amphetamine is cleared very quickly, so once the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) has been converted, the amphetamine will quickly disappear.
Will it disappear by Monday? That's a toss-up. ...Read more
Hi I ask Q 's before and u keep saying steroids are bad there's been hundred study's that say they are safe in sports at low doses I never ad probs?
What kind of studies: Is the question. All companies will say that studies show the wonderful benefits of their product. 'the problem is: are the studies good ones? There are good and bad ways to do a study. When looking at results, see who paid to have the study done? Check that there is no conflict of interest. A study with only a few people is not definitive. Good study results will be reported by reputable groups. ...Read more
Good for you:
Badminton and sports in general have many benefits, it is known that moderate to vigorous exercise improve health and well-being, and decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease stroke and certain types of cancer
Also exercise improve the chances of quitting smoking in smokers, improve cognitive function and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression
ask your doctor if you have heart or lung condion ...Read more