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Freestyle Control Medication
Psychotherapy & meds: There's no specific "anger management" medication. Antidepressants (ssris or nssris) and anti-anxiety meds are often prescribed. This issue needs to be discussed with the psychiatrist to help you figure out if medication is the right choice for you. However, anger management also involves lots of work in recognizing triggers, listening to your body (when you're getting angry), stress management. ...Read more
Gastroparesis: Yes. There are numerous medications, surgical procedures, and even gastric pacers that can be used. See a board certified gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Mindfulness or CBT: There are a variety of therapies and techniques that can help manage or alleviate anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) links thoughts, feelings, and actions such that you regain a sense of control of your anxiety. Mindfulness techniques and mindfulness based therapies also help. Techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery or meditation help. ...Read more
Things to help: I agree w dr. Re's recommendation for cbt & dr. Fox's for journaling, meditation, imaging & relaxation. Even if you don't desire meds it is important to be medically evaluated. Sometimes anxiety can be caused by underlying medical conditions that need to be addressed. Try to exercise daily. Spend time outside with mother nature. Have a healthy nutrition plan. Consider acupuncture or yoga. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on cause. Can usually control formed stool better than liquid, so diet (fiber) to bulk up stool may help. Sometimes problem is due to muscle weakness in pelvis, or anus as a result of pregnancy/birth trauma. May be a candidate for pelvic floor rehab. Can at least try kegel exercises (try to "hold it in" 6 seconds at a time, 6 times in a row, several times a day). Meds help/ see your doc. ...Read more
Addict: Absolutely - yes - get him some help. ...Read more
If oxycontin isn't strong enough to control my pain, is there a different medication I should try?
Yes: Depending on type of pain, other non opiate meds may be a good add-on. Other answer given by a.N. Is inaccurate and dangerous on several levels. There is no maximum dose for opiates used in chronic pain such as oxycotin. Their are maximum doses for short acting or combination opiate products. However rapid increase could result in overdose. Talk to your doctor about any changes in dose. ...Read more
How long are cholesterol levels affected by cholesterol controlling medication after you stop taking it?
I have trickotillomania and its starting to get out of control....Should I try counsuling before medication?
Counselling & Meds: Pulling/plucking hairs is a common problem, which while not usually leading to bodily harm, can be time consuming and distracting from other priorities in life. The condition is considered one of compulsion, where one is compelled to do something again and again. This is considered a neurosis & may be helped by psychotherapy and medication, specifically the antidepressant family of medications. ...Read more
How can I control my anxiety without medication? It's really bad to the point I usually don't want to leave my house.
See a psychologist: See a psychologist to learn relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy helps. Avoid use of stimulants such as caffeine. Sometimes medication is needed and is the best treatment for severe and incapacitating anxiety. Don't rule out your options. Best wishes to you for an improved quality of life. ...Read more
I have ADD, and I understand the medication is controlled; I was wanting advice/knowledge on better medications; methods getting them?
Hard to say: You did not mention what you are/were taking to help the ADD so I don't know what else to recommend. In terms of getting them, I would not recommend obtaining them in any way other than with a prescription monthly. Some docs will give two separate written Rx's for 2 months worth at a time but we cannot do much better than that due to laws. Do you see a psychiatrist? May be helpful for other suggestions ...Read more
How risky is grade 2 fatty lever? Is it possible to control the desease with balanced diet and medication? What diet should be followed?
Be careful: You do not want it to worsen. Watch processed carbs and sugar, limit alcohol. Consider methionine 500-1000 mg daily, Alpha lipoic acid 100-300 mg daily, and nac 600 mg twice daily. Choline from egg yolks is beneficial. Get organic eggs. If cannot eat eggs, consider phoschol 1/4-3/4 tsp daily. ...Read more
My emotions are out of control one second ill be happy the next I'm extremely angry is there any medication that can't help controls my emotions?
Seek help: Seek the services of a psychiatrist who will be able to help you. You may going through the emotional ups and downs that all teenagers go through. Some can make it without help and some need help. Don't be ashamed of this. Good luck and don't delay seeking the treatment you need. ...Read more
I have been having this ongoing struggle with anxiety. I worry a lot, especially about my health. Is there a way to control it without medication?
The mainstay of: Treatment to manage anxiety disorders is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & other therapies by an experienced psychologist. It is always wise to seek referral to a psychiatrist, as well, to confirm diagnoses of specific anxiety disorders & comorbid illnesses like depressive disorders, etc. If symptom control is not maintained with consistent therapy & "homework", medications may be a useful adjunct. ...Read more
I need serious help getting my anxiety under control. Itstotally ruining my life. Any suggestions besides medications? I'm on quite a few as it is.
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). Meds alone are not best treatment. ...Read more
Symp. Nervs. Is out of control when triggered by small things I need to lower my BP and hr respons to very small triggers. Which medication? Which beta
Glomerulonephritis: Treatment of glomerulonephritis is often targeted at the underlying cause of the disease. Blood pressure medicines, steroids and immunosuppresants are sometimes used. There are no specific supplements per say; but it is even sometimes recommended people limit their intake of salt or protein. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Many antibiotics decrease effectiveness of birth control pills and if someone is taking both at the same time, they should use condoms consistently for one month following completion of antibiotics to be safe ...Read more
Asthma therapy...: The treatment of asthma consists of decreasing airway inflammation and controlling bronchospasm. There are various medications, some inhaled and others systemic, to accomplish this. Exacerbations are reduced when prescribed medications are taken and smoking is avoided. Exercise under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more
Keralyt, axelaic aci: Prescription creams that are helpful are keralyt gel, finacea, lac hydrin, or urea. This need to be used long term. The addition of oral zinc and essential fatty axis xan help. Flaxseed oil 2 tablespoons or flax powder can be a good source of the essential fatty acids. ...Read more
Impulse: Depends on the diagnosis, for example, adhd is treated with stimulants. ...Read more
Hard to say: Asthma is quite variable in it's expression across all the affected patients. Some will have a cough variant asthma and never know they have it & never have a significant event. Some will never be off meds without ending up hospitalized or dead. The rate of abrupt death in asthma sufferers remains a significant problem in spite of progresses in treatment. Not having some treatment available is risky. ...Read more