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Grinding Teetlh While On Mental Meds
Chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism) is not a mental disorder. It is a habit, usually in response to stress. It may also result from an uneven bite. Bruxism most often occurs during sleep, but also often occurs during waking hours. It is also common in people who have sleep apnea.
Talk to your dentist about behavior modification during the day and treatment for nighttime bruxism. ...Read more
Probably not: Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, is a fairly common sign of tension, and it can cause problems with one's teeth. However, by itself, it is not suggestive of a mental illness, just that you are reaching your threshold of how much pressure you can handle. It's your body's signal for being overwhelmed. ...Read more
My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. I already had one surgery. I've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. What can I do next.?
Extremely tense jaws, causing pain and discomfort. Grind teeth in sleep. Got a lot worse with Ritalin (ADHD), but even off meds it remain. What to do?
Suggest a visit with an dentist who specializes in oral medicine. After evaluation of the dental musculature and a thorough examination of the occlusion a specific treatment plan may be prepared. An occlusal guard will improve your comfort, coupled with appropriate TMJ medication. Schedule an appointment ASAP. ...Read more
You have the right to refuse meds as long as your are not an imminent danger to self, others and gravely disabled
you may not refuse meds in some forensic or civil commitments where the judge has approved involuntary psych meds. ...Read more
I don't believe we: Have studies regarding this except for those cases where the psychotropic agent is being used to treat a totally separate medical condition. In those cases the side effect profiles appear to be the same. I would expect the risks and dangers would be the same any person without psychiatric illness but the benefits would be lacking obviously. Interesting question. Best wishes. ...Read more
It depends what?: Mental illness she has and what medication we r talking about. Most likely she will have relapse of her symptoms and get worse, best thing have her talk with her psychiatrist. ...Read more
I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what I agree to take. Suggestions?
See a psychologist: Or psychiatrist. Why do you want this? Start with outpatient tx. Mental eval's can be given without hospitalization or forcing meds on you. Are you worried about the effect of STD's (mentions them in the "Conditions" section of your question)? Sounds like you might have significant anxiety... ...Read more
How do I admit me to a mental health fac. Have physical mental pain, am not able to cope or function, meds help somewhat, have no counsellor, hopeless?
Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more
Possibly: Marijuana is not a particularly addictive drug, but it certainly can be associated with what we call physical and mental addiction (in the medical profession these are called "physical tolerance" and "dependence"). Physical tolerance refers to the fact that the brain adapts to the effects of the drug, and that the person experiences withdrawal when the drug is stopped. ...Read more
Not specifically: This medication contains vitamins b6 and doxylamine. It is used for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It will be released in United States in june. Psychiatric symptoms reported have included irritability, anxiety, insomnia, and confusion. I could not find any evidence thatcauses any specific psychiatric illness per se. It should be avoided being with other strongly anticholinergic medications. ...Read more
Mutual Support Helps: You might consider attending a meeting of al-anon or codependents anonymous, twelve step programs for the families and friends of alcoholics or addicts. ...Read more
Any ideas on what to do if u have full medical coverage, but simply cannot afford mental health meds? Not even the cheap ones.
Affording medication: Depending on what medications have been prescribed, some pharmaceutical companies offer assistance programs to help with medication costs. The applications are usually accessible online. I would also suggest confirming what your prescription coverage is with your health insurance plan, to see whether they at least cover generic medications. ...Read more
Can someone have a very high tolerance on many kinds of drugs (mental health, pain, ...)?? Can he have a fast metabolism for any drug???
The rate of: Metabolism for certain drugs can vary from person to person. Some drugs inhibit or stimulate the metabolism of others Thyroid problems can affect metabolic rate. Discuss w/your doctor. ...Read more
A friend has been on heavu pain meds morphine, oxycoton for 10 yrs can this effect there mental health become unstable & irrational, perinoad.
This is a very tough area of medicine.
Laws in fl Prohibit most of us from rxing these drugs.
Mental health issues may be exposed. ...Read more
I am 18 and in the past for numerous mental issues, I have been on 20+ meds. I am off all now but could I have really screwed my body up from them?
Medications generally leave the body within a few days of taking them. Some psychiatric medicines may stay around for weeks. Your medications are probably out of your system.
However, mental problems usually don't just go away and not taking meds may be more dangerous than medication side effects. You should discuss the risks and benefits of taking or not taking medicine with your doctor. ...Read more
Psych. Or C/A pscyh.: Psychiatrist describes medications fopr mental illenss--emotional, behavoiral and mood diiorders. If he prescribes for adults he is a n adult psychiatrist. If he prescreibes medciations for children and adolescent s with mental disorders he is a child and adoescent psychiatrist. ...Read more
Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible. ...Read more
Wish I knew: We do have drugs to increase concentration, and memory enhancing agents for the elderly, and even a couple medical foods, such as axona and cerefolin-nac. However, effects modest at best. Otc preps reputed to help alzheimer's include alpha-lipoic acid, phosphatidyl serine, but gingko has been shown to be worthless in all cases. Tumeric, and some vitamins may preserve brain fnctn, not enhance. ...Read more
Shall I give my son meds before his mental health exam. He takes aderral and geodon (ziprasidone)?
Yes: If he has been receiving these medications, I would continue to provide them. ...Read more
Can a drug or poison make you mental? I was given something 2 weeks ago and scared. Hardly speaking : (
If someone is a danger to themself can you get them committed to a drug rehab center against their will? I know you can do this with a mental ward
No: Not at a drug or alcohol treatment facility. They will not take dangerous individuals there. Psychiatric wards will and do admit those that are dangerous to themselves or others involuntarily, but it also a complicated procedure. I would call your local hospital about their policies and practices before rushing to a decision. ...Read more
Can you have physical symptoms of anxiety with minimal mental symptoms? How do you know if it is truly anxiety. I got more anxiety from psych meds.
Can affect folks to a mild, moderate, or severe degree, including symptoms that are butterflies, stomach/chest discomfort, with or without the unpleasant emotional issues. If the anxiety is interfering with your social/occupational functioning, please have an evaluation. Certain meds may cause anxiety as a side effect in some folks, which your MD would need to be made aware of.
Good luck! ...Read more
In mental health unit, to get my meds controlled, and pysch counseling, - as in patient, how long should I stay here, am getting rest that I so need?
Ask staff's opinion: The in-patient staff who comprise your team are the best people to discuss the optimal duration of your stay. Practical matters will play a role - but, that's a truth in today's world if you are not independently wealthy. They'll discuss your service and follow-up recommendations w/ you. Make sure you understand them and get that needed rest. Best wishes! ...Read more
I'm forty five and female, haven't had treatment or meds for multiple mental diorders in a year and half, can I use Health tap as proof of treatment?
I don't think so: You probably need a regular office visit ...Read more
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