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Does treatment for sex addicts always work?

Does treatment for sex addicts always work?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www.martyklein.com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more

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Is abstinence till marriage really going to work for most people for preventing std's?

Is abstinence till marriage really going to work for most people for preventing std's?

Yes: If you both do not have sex prior to getting married and stay monogamous then neither of you will catch a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

Why doesn't fertility treatment  always work?

Healthy eggs: The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy. Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Married. Husband treated for chylmadia. Took meds but still positive for chylmadia. If second treatment doesn't work what to do?

Married. Husband treated for chylmadia. Took meds but still positive for chylmadia.  If second treatment doesn't work what to do?

Reinfection: Get a new husband. Sounds like you are being exposed by re infection through a third person. If you and your partner both take effective antibiotics, then you would not test positive again unless there was another sex partner involved. ...Read more

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How bad does an addict have to be to be considered for Suboxone treatment? What type of people do doctors turn away for Suboxone treatment

How bad does an addict have to be to be considered for Suboxone treatment? What type of people do doctors turn away for Suboxone treatment

Suboxone: Suboxone is medication approved for the treatment of opiate dependence. If you are addicted to opioids you are considered. First you start with subutex for a few days and continue with suboxone for the maintenance phase. Subutex and suboxone are the first narcotic drugs available under the drug abuse treatment act (data) of 2000 that can be prescribed in your physician office. ...Read more

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Does ibogaine actually work for opiote withdrawl and addiction? And how does it work?

Does ibogaine actually work for opiote withdrawl and addiction? And how does it work?

Potentially: Ibogaine has been reported in several studies to be helpful in the treatment of various addictions, including opioid addiction. It is a hallucinogenic drug and is a scheduled i controlled substance in the us. Side effects include nausea, dry mouth and potential cardiac arrythmias. The national institute on drug abuse did not choose to develop clinical studies for this drug. ...Read more

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I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

I was treated for chlamydia and gonorrhea. How long does it take for the treatments to work?

7-10 days: The standard treatments clear the infection in 1-2 days, but symptoms take longer to clear up. Discharge or painful urination usuallly start improving within 2 days, can take 7-10 days to be gone entirely. If things aren't clearing up this soon, return to your doctor to be rechecked. Don't resume sex until at least 7 days have passed, all symptoms are gone, and your partner(s) have been treated. ...Read more

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Is rehab necessary for addiction treatment, or can I do it myself?

Depends: There are many options for treating addictions. There is aa or na meetings, there is outpatient rehab where you would go to rehab but still work and stay at home. Medications can help for some addictions. So there is lots of help and you don't have to do it alone. If you feel your addiction is severe and you have the resources, in patient rehab is an excellent option, its a great headstart. ...Read more

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Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Must I go to therapy for my sex addiction?

Yes if: It bothers you and affects your relationship with your loved ones, and/or affects your health and sense of well-being negatively. ...Read more

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Diagnosed+treated for Chlamydia. Treatment over, I feel better. Want to get re-tested for future sexual partners. How many weeks should I wait?

Diagnosed+treated for Chlamydia. Treatment over, I feel better. Want to get re-tested for future sexual partners. How many weeks should I wait?

Chlamydia re-test: It is very rare for the standard chlamydia treatments to fail (azithromycin 1 dose or doxycycline 7 days), and testing to check for cure usually isn't necessary. But if done, not before 3 weeks. Up til then, the test can still be positive due to persisting DNA, even though cured. It's more important to retest at 3-6 months, because reinfection is common once people resume sex. ...Read more

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I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

I have used someone's condom for masturbation.is there any risk? so much worried..gone for HIV testing and negative..second time testing is required?

More info needed: It is not clear from your question whether you were exposed to someone else's semen. If so, a repeat HIV tests should be done after the exposure at regular intervals until 6 months have passed from the exposure of concern. ...Read more

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If a cont. Pill before sex fail, can a plan-b work d same day after sex?We have no std's.We'll use this combo only for our 1st time sex.Will that work?

If a cont. Pill before sex fail, can a plan-b work d same day after sex?We have no std's.We'll use this combo only for our 1st time sex.Will that work?

Need a plan : You should take Plan B if it has been less than 72 hours since unprotected intercourse. Please see a doctor to discuss long term birth control options. Use condoms until then. ...Read more

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Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment

Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatment. Stay the course, make sure you and he both complete your full antibiotic regimen, then both get checked to ensure that H.pylori is gone. ...Read more

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Why would someone want treatment for a sexual addiction?

Repercussions: Because it can ruin & consume subject's life. Subjects seek multiple partners & are or become emotionally barren. It wrecks marriages and other relationships. Sex addicts are usually compelled to have sex. Men often grope & act inappropriately and often don't even enjoy sex. Children of sas can be embarassed as well developing slanted beliefs about sex. Hence treatment, which hopefully helps. ...Read more

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Positive HPV16. Will remove CIN1 with laser. How can I have a safer sex next time with partner? Condom all the time for him? What about me?

Positive HPV16. Will remove CIN1 with laser. How can I have a safer sex next time with partner?  Condom all the time for him? What about me?

Maybe no need: It is likely you had HPV16 for several months before CIN was diagnosed. If regular sex during that time, you can assume your partner is already exposed and likely infected and there's no point in precautions now. For a new partner, consistent condoms will help but frankly not much. Partners can be vaccinated, but you're beyond recommended age. Most couples just don't worry about HPV. ...Read more

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Is Xyzal unlikely to work for someone for whom Zyrtec does not work?

Is Xyzal unlikely to work for someone for whom Zyrtec does not work?

Worth a Trial: Both are second generation antihistamines and have the same mode of action.But these are different compounds and for some people swithing helps with their symptoms.It is worth trying.Xyzal is available by prescription and zyrtec is over the counter ...Read more

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Does accupuncture really work for sexual disfunction?

Does accupuncture really work for sexual disfunction?

See Urologist 1st to: Determine cause. You may need a western medicine approach. But in answer to your question, auricular acupuncture can be beneficial for tx of sexual dysfunction. ...Read more

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