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I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

I have been experiencing a funny smell, like dust or chemicals for a few weeks. It went away for a while but came back the past week. Can it be stress? Or due to current medication?

Smell: Distortion of smell or presence of odors that others can't smell can occur with certain brain lesions, but the fact that the symptom cleared for a period of time is reassuring even though the symptom recurred. If you're quite disturbed by this symptom, consult an Otolaryngologist for careful examination of your nose and mouth. ...Read more

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What are some medications for Parkinson's disease that mimic or replace the dopamine chemicals?

What are some medications for Parkinson's disease that mimic or replace the dopamine chemicals?

List: The classic is L-DOPA, and dopamine agonists include Requip, Mirapex, Neupro (rotigotine) patch, All of these supplement dopamine directly or indirectly, but other medications are available to prolong the effect, such as entacapone, or Aziiect. ...Read more

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Can I ever stop taking my diabetes insipidus medication I got it after my car crash and I wanna stop taking it?

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Can I ever stop taking my diabetes insipidus medication I got it after my car crash and I wanna stop taking it?

Talk to your doctor: Noone can fully answer this question except the doctor who put you on the medication in the first place. The answer depends on how severe or persistent your illness is. If you continues to urinate and have to drink water often, then you are not ready to go off it. Talk to your doctor about your individual condition. ...Read more

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My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?

My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?

Nerve pain: Neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of nerve pain. Alternatively, pain management physicians and neurologists can help your sister reduce the nerve pain. There are many excellent neurosurgeons in the phoenix area that help your sister. A neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of pain can offer additional or alternative treatments to medication. ...Read more

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Taking multiple medications for heart burn. Will this compound the problem or help it?

Taking multiple medications for heart burn. Will this compound the problem or help it?

Heart burn: These medications aim at neutralizing or decreasing stomach acid production in general. They can help inflammation and ulcers heal if that is the cause of the symptom. You should consult a physician for diagnosis to be reasonably sure of what is being treated. ...Read more

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Can chemicals in the brain during a manic episode cause medications to just stop working?

Can chemicals in the brain during a manic episode cause medications to just stop working?

Mania: Once mania is going it might take more medication than what was required for maintenance to bring someone back down. Once the mania resolves then sometimes med doses can come down too. If you are manic/hypomanic then please see your MD asap or present to an ER. There are several psychiatric emergency rooms in the NYC metro area ...Read more

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Gf got anxiety a month ago from a car accident now everyday she gets dizzy feels weak n has a headache she take medication but she's not getting better?

Gf got anxiety a month ago from a car accident now everyday she gets dizzy feels weak n has a headache she take medication but she's not getting better?

After doc has: Identified or ruled out medical conditions, your girl friend would be most helped by getting treatment for an anxiety disorder by a mental health professional. This is easily treated over a period of weeks or months. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?

Do psychiatric medications curb someobes ability to workout aggressively due to changing the brain chemicals?

It's uncertain.: Many would have no effect.
Some would probably enhance a workout as you feel a lot less depressed and want to be fit.
Some of the antipsychotics can increase appetite and weight substantiailly and that would certainly decrease your ability to workout aggressively. ...Read more

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I need to ask a doctor about quitting pain medication while being 35 weeks pregnant, can my baby be addicted if I quit now? I was in 2 major car accidents and been taking them the whole pregnancy thus far.

I need to ask a doctor about quitting pain medication while being 35 weeks pregnant, can my baby be addicted if I quit now? I was in 2 major car accidents and been taking them the whole pregnancy thus far.

Difficult: Situation. People who have pain and use their meds as prescribed have the lowest chance of addiction for themselves. However, the baby does get the meds as well. Part of this depends on your dosage and how often you take it. Talk to your doctor about your pain issues and how little you can use and be comfortable. Your OB should tell the Peds so they can watch for signs of withdraw. ...Read more

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I have had a bad car wreck that messed my neck and lower back up and I also have sever anxiety I was on medication for both but my doctor retired and I need my prescriptions refilled?

I have had a bad car wreck that messed my neck and lower back up and I also have sever anxiety I was on medication for both but my doctor retired and I need my prescriptions refilled?

It is time to start: Looking for a new physician. Were you followed by a pain specialist or general physician? I would not wait until you have run out to do this. ...Read more

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Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Is there any medication or supplement that would be similar to remeron (mirtazapine) as far as gastric pain relief goes without screwing with my brain chemicals?

Anti-depressants: There are many different types of antidepressants, and sometimes these will help with gastrointestinal symptoms. If you find the Remeron (mirtazapine) is working but does cause you side effects, contact the prescribing doctor, to see if they recommend switching to a different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? Two metal rods still in place today. Allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Throbbing pain in wrist, compound fracture radius ulna 14years ago? Two metal rods still in place today. Allergic to anti inflammatory medication.

Check with a Hand MD: With a history of previous wrist trauma, it is worrisome that you are now having increased wrist pain. Recommend xrays and a consult with a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

What makes up Vyvanse other than its active compound? In other words, what additional compounds or elements, chemicals, 'inerts' etc are in the drug?

Vyvanse is a prodrug: Its chemical structure consists of dextroamphetamine coupled with the essential amino acid, L-lysine, called Lisdexamfetamine (L-lysine-dextroamphetamine). It must be converted in the body to the active stimulant, dextroamphetamine. It is useful for treatment of ADHD because the time necessary for the body to convert it allows it to be active much longer than dextroamphetamine itself. ...Read more

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There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals, ect)?

There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals, ect)?

Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more

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Could being in the car while people are smoking weed show up on a drug test?

Could being in the car while people are smoking weed show up on a drug test?

Rarely, yes: But the smoke has to be so thick you couldn't see out the window, and the exposure will likely be felt - "contact high." the cut-offs used in cannabis testing (50 ng/ml) are quite high and if you reach them, you were inhaling enough marijuana smoke to have a clinical effect on you. If a positive test is confirmed, you may not be hired, may lose a job, or have legal issues. Pick better friends. ...Read more

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How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients? Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

How does taking medicaction help in OCD patients? Will they produce some chemicals that stops unwanted or rational thoughts?

Also Try Non-Med Tx?: Exposure & response prevention= gold standard non-medication treatment 4 ocd. Read jane singer's article about how erp helped her 20-y-o son recover from ocd here: http://bit. Ly/z7dftt caution: erp is hard as it involves not giving in when ocd orders u 2do something. Requires letting urself experience rising anxiety 4a while. Get ppl u're close 2 involved in ur treatment 2help u stay motivated. ...Read more

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What chemicals fall from the sky or your car that make you quit sweating for months?

What chemicals fall from the sky or your car that make you quit sweating for months?

None: If you 'stopped sweating for months', you would be long dead well before a month. The human body can not survive with out sweating. ...Read more