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Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Can reiki help with both depression and pain?

Possibly: There have been studies conducted by the nih cam center and others, but there is no supportive scientific evidence that reiki works for any condition. That said, working with someone who cares about you and your condition can be therapeutic. The healing power of touch and contact with someone who cares is helpful for someone with pain and depression. A pain psychologist might be more helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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What is snri and how does it work? What drugs are in this class? Is tramadol an snri? What is seratonin syndrome? Do these treat depression and pain?

What is snri and how does it work? What drugs are in this class? Is tramadol an snri? What is seratonin syndrome? Do these treat depression and pain?

SNRI: Snri = serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Effexor, pristiq, meridia, savella (milnacipran), (milnacipran) and Cymbalta are in this class. Tramadol is not. When serotonin and norepinephrine are not taken back up into the neuron, they are more available in the synaptic cleft between neurons. Cymbalta & savella (milnacipran) treat fibro pain; the others more for depression. Cymbalta can treat depression; savella (milnacipran) perhaps less so. ...Read more

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I'm taking Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg at night for Depression, TMJ pain, and insomnia. My Dr is over 2 hrs away and I think I need an increased dosage?

I'm taking Amitriptyline HCL 25 mg at night for Depression, TMJ pain, and insomnia. My Dr is over 2 hrs away and I think I need an increased dosage?

Face-to-face: Unfortunately TCA (Amitriptyline ) medication monitoring must be done face-to-face or via video conferencing. The only allowable exception is when a patient is experiencing adverse symptoms from psychotropic medication and phone consultation with another professional is necessary. Call your doctor for appointment. ...Read more

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Can anxiety/depression cause pain in the veins on my hands and arms?

Can anxiety/depression cause pain in the veins on my hands and arms?

Possible, see doctor: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. Depression can trigger chronic pain. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist about your meds and whether these sensations could be due to any medication you are taking. But please talk with your doctor if these sensations continue. Good luck ...Read more

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What csuses low frre thyroxiinre (0.66) and what is treatment. Sympons are fatigue, depression, joint pain and hopelessness?

What csuses low frre thyroxiinre (0.66) and what is treatment.  Sympons are fatigue, depression, joint pain and hopelessness?

Very complicated: T3 (liothyronine) is produced by the thyroid gland just like t4. It is fast acting while T4 is longer acting. The numbers refer to iodine molecule. Problems can arise is production, transport to cells, entry into those cells, then T4 transformation to T3 (liothyronine) at peripheral cells etc. Check healthtap apps for more info e.g.Epocrates on line. Also dr sneed and dr. Long and others specialized in thyroid can elaborate. ...Read more

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Gout, RA,PTSD,maj depression,chronic pain,anxiety,mentally, physically exhausted,neckspine injury,from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Gout, RA,PTSD,maj depression,chronic pain,anxiety,mentally, physically exhausted,neckspine injury,from mva extreme grieving how is one to cope in life?

Coping: Your burdens are many and heavy. Coping requires others - special relationships. And trusting in the Lord God Almighty. Pray daily. Read scripture daily. Start with Psalms. Psalm 23 is very assuring. Believe it. Ask for clergy visits. Listen to soothing music. Envision nature's beauty in your mind. Sing. ...Read more

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