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Doctor insights on: Commonly Used Psychotropic Drugs That Pregnant Women Shouldn T Handle

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Are psychotropic drugs the real answer to mental illness?

Are psychotropic drugs the real answer to mental illness?

Sometimes: Medications are one tool to help treat mental illness, but keeping a regular schedule, having a good support network, support groups, exercise, psychotherapy, yoga, and meditation can all help various psychiatric disorders, and sometimes medication is not part of treatment of a particular person with a particular mental illness. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is topamax (topiramate) also used to curb weight gain in patients using psychotropic drugs?

Is topamax (topiramate)  also used to curb weight gain in patients using psychotropic drugs?

Not primary use: Topamax (topiramate) is an anti-seizure medication. It is also used to treat different phases of bipolar disease. It has many side effects. Anorexia leading o loss of weight is a less common one. However, your dr might just prescribe it to counteract weight gain from other psychotropic discuss with your dr? Don't try to use it without medical supervision. ...Read more

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Is it safe to undergo sedation dentistry if you are taking psychotropic drugs?

Is it safe to undergo sedation dentistry if you are taking psychotropic drugs?

Sedation: Yes , it is safe provided the dentist is well trained and certified. Many times anesthesiologist will do the sedation while the dentist does the dentistry. They will review all your medications and provide the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Had the genetic assays for psychotropic drugs, the 2 meds they told me should have no side effcts made me sick or were bad enough to dc, any ideas why?

Had the genetic assays for psychotropic drugs, the 2 meds they told me should have no side effcts made me sick or were bad enough to dc, any ideas why?

Assays = part of ans: Assays for drug response are more about metabolism of the drug and i wouldn't expect would be able to (in a binary yes/no manner) predict the full spectrum of side effects likely to occur on you as a patient. Remember that in medicine as in life, there are few absolutes. I would be wary of anyone or anything that ever predicts a 100% response. Nothing is perfect. ...Read more

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How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

How does increased ambient heat affect side effects of long term psychotropic drugs like zoloft (sertraline)?

Doesn't matter: Long term use of medications shouldn't be affected by ambient temperature unless you're referring to its storage in which case usually cool dark cabinet should be fine. Ambient temperature is more a matter of comfort. What's warm for you might be cool for someone else. But temperature shouldn't affect effectiveness nor side effect profile of medications. ...Read more

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Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

Does caffeine reduce the effect of psychotropic drugs? Particularly Effexor, Buspar, (buspirone) Trazodone, and Topamax.

No interaction but..: I ran the interaction checker and there is no known interaction between caffeine and any of the meds you mentioned. However, it is well known that caffeine disrupts sleep patterns and can increase anxiety either on it and while withdrawing from it. Therefore, it is best to cut caffeine to a very minimum ...Read more

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I have stopped all psychotropic drugs during my pregnancy, i feel like i'm going crazy, do I have to wait till i'm done breast feeding to go back on?

I have stopped all psychotropic drugs during my pregnancy, i feel like i'm going crazy, do I have to wait till i'm done breast feeding to go back on?

Consult with your: Psychiatrist. They can advise you. Some meds have less risks and depending on your symptoms and issues they can help you. Also are you in therapy? If not please get back in psychotherapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is handling or eating parsley during pregnancy good or bad?

Is handling or eating parsley during pregnancy good or bad?

Very good: It is important to eat as healthily as possible while pregnant ; parsley is incredibly healthful as it is a rich source of phytonutrients as well as vitamins k, a ; c. It's esp. Beneficial to eat in the weeks before ; in early pregnancy as it is also a good source of folate, (folic acid) which prevents certain birth defects (more than foic acid). See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=100. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and have chickens. Is there any problem with pregnancy and handling chickens or cleaning the coop?

I am pregnant and have chickens. Is there any problem with pregnancy and handling chickens or cleaning the coop?

General advice: This lists the main lifestyle considerations for someone who is pregnant. For more specific advice to your situation please consult your obstetrician/gynaecologist. http://patient.info/health/diet-and-lifestyle-during-pregnancy ...Read more

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Mild cp. What will pregnancy be like for me? I don't use aids to walk, very moble just slight ataxic gait and spastic/tight legs. How to handl walking?

Mild cp. What will pregnancy be like for me? I don't use aids to walk, very moble just slight ataxic gait and spastic/tight legs. How to handl walking?

See Neurologist: Need neurological evaluation to assess the degree of your ataxia and spasticity.There are several symptomatic treatment for each of them and the focus should be on the one that most affect your gait at this time. During pregnancy you'll probably need ob/gyn determination of a high risk pregnancy or not that may have more to do with the type of pregnancy, ex., twins, rather than with the cp. ...Read more

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Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Easy way locate drug information for pregnant women?

Ask your doctor: Your doctor or pharmacist are the best source. Many drugs have warning about using them in preganancy. These professions will help explain what is safe or not. ...Read more

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What's sideeffect if women use a drug during pregnancy ?

What's sideeffect if women use a drug  during pregnancy ?

Depends: I am assuming drugs mean medications. Medications are put into different categories depending on their affects on baby , some of which are totally safe others are contraindicated during pregnancy. So it depends which drug we are talking about. Check with your doctor or pharmacist for further information. ...Read more

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Can a woman become pregnant even with a heavy drug problem?

Can a woman become pregnant even with a heavy drug problem?

Possibly: You may become pregnant but the problem is the risk you pose to yourself and more importantly the risk you would place on your unborn child. Get clean and stay clean before considering getting pregnant! ...Read more

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What happens to a baby if a pregnant woman is addicted to drugs?

What happens to a baby if a pregnant woman is addicted to drugs?

Depends: it varies depending on drugs used , can be low birth weight, cleft palate , ADHD mental sub-normality amongst many other complications ...Read more