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First day or so, not much except feeling weak and hungry; after 2-4 days muscle mass gets smaller due to needs of the body for energy to run the basal metabolism (to keep bodily functions working). So hungry ++. Eventually death occurs if the energy requirements are not met for the day to day survival.
Not a good idea! ...Read more
Fracture fear: A fall and associated fracture, particularly of the hip, is the biggest fear during a transfer. In addition, you have to be careful of a tear of the skin during a transfer if there is any existing skin breakdown. ...Read more
Dangerous!: Assuming you are referring to clonazepam? That is as a serious issue and may result in death depending on how many you take and at what time intervals etc. You need to immediately call your psychiatrist or prescribing dr. And get medical attention, or call the local emergency department or crisis center. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can you clarify?: They die with the owner, stopping working and beginning to decompose. The rate of cell death varies -- brain neurons are usually dead at or minutes after the heart stops beating effectively, but skin and bone can have live cells for many hours. They may be recognizable for days or even years after decomposition has set in even if unbalmed. Pathologists may preserve specimens if autopsy is done. ...Read more
Yes: I assume that you mean the occipital lobe which is the vision processing center of the brain. If the left lobe is damage the vision the right 1/2 will be compromised or lost if the damage is severe. The same and opposite, for damage to the right lobe. So loss of one lobe ends vision on one side from each eye but the other side still can see normally. ...Read more
Unrelated: Tazing has no interaction with implanted titanium rods. The only ill effect might be if the rod was in a vulnerable spot, and the sharp muscular jerking in relationship to the application of the tazer, could move the rod in some way. But most tazer hits will not do this although I don't recommend doing tazer for fun. ...Read more
Don't know if this: Would always happen. I once prescribed an inpatient antipsychotic medication. He felt so sick from the medication that he confessed to me that he had made up his symptoms. In his case he was malingering. ...Read more
What's the worst that can happen to a highly anxious person that has not slept well in a few days? :/
You'll get tired: Sleep deprivation can lead to many problems including irritability, tiredness, and poor concentration. If truly not sleeping for several days, you can become more anxious and even hallucinate. If you're bipolar or have seizures, ongoing insomnia can worsen these conditions. Longer term insomnia can also be related to weight gain. ...Read more
What happens if a person takes 5 gms of paracetmol at a timeafter his lunch at a time?? And again 7 gms after 5 hrs of previous dose?
He will poison: Himself and destroy his liver. Don't do it... ...Read more
What is wrong with a person who imagines things, thinks people on tv are communicating with him, accuses people of things that never happened?
Paranoid delusions: Your description matches someone who is at least experiencing paranoid delusions, and perhaps has a thought disorder. Multiple conditions could be causing this, and the person needs help from a doctor. Evaluation with primary care physician can be the first step, but most likely consultation with a psychiatrist will also be needed. ...Read more
Tetanus: Tetanus occurs in susceptible individuals (those not vaccinated) after exposure to the bacterium clostridium tetani, commonly found in soil. The most common symptoms involve muscle spasms and muscular rigidity. The muscle spasms usually start with the chewing muscles, hence the term lockjaw. Spasms may also include the throat muscles, creating difficulty swallowing, and may extend to any muscles. ...Read more
Unknown: There have been several studies on using growth hormone in non deficient patients (those with severe cachexia, malnutrition, ICU setting, aids wasting), and there was no real bad side effect. The hormone may alter glucose metabolism, but there are mixed results about diabetes development in patients. But, why take more than you need. You won't grow taller once your growth plates are closed. ...Read more
May cause burning of mouth/ throat, ^ed thirst, abdominal pain, nausea/ vomiting, agitation, muscle spasms, irritation of skin, rapid heart rate slow breathing rate, rigid muscles, seizures or loss of consciousness.
REF: http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/poison/camphor-overdose/overview.html?mcubz=0 ...Read more
If you are the one..: Who is neutropenic, at 33yo, you would likely know the answer to the question if your neutropenia was clinically significant. You would have had recurrent bacterial infections, some even life threatening. If you're asking for someone else, it depends on the cause of the neutropenia. If the neutropenia is clinically significant, you need to be vigilant and contact your dr for anyfever/infection. ...Read more
Deficiency: Micronutrient deficiencies will tend to happen. These can adversely impact your short and long term health. ...Read more
No: Not unless there are other medical issues beyond just pleurisy. ...Read more
Rohypnol effects.: Rohypnol is also called the date rape drug. Rohypnol can cause anterograde amnesia, loss of inhibition, sedation, confusion, urinary retention, GI upset & drop in blood pressure. When Rohypnol is used with alcohol (or other drugs) there may be slurred speech, red eyes, poor judgment and decreased motor skills. There are reports of violent behavior on rohypnol. ...Read more
You'll know it.: CPR is needed when the heart isn't pumping i.e. Cardiac arrest. In this situation the patient will remain unresponsive even if "fast and hard" chest compressions are being given. If the patient is not in cardiac arrest (sleeping, intoxicated, etc), they will respond in some way when compressions are begun as compressions are not pleasant. Look at it this way, if they wake up, your job is done. ...Read more
Brief version: A great deal happens: injuries can include hypoxic injury to the brain, direct carotid arterial injury, and injury to the spinal cord / neck vertebrae. Said differently, the structures of the neck can be directly injured leading to paralysis and even brain damage from lack of oxygen to the brain. ...Read more
Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kinds of rashes) are not actually allergies, but different reactions that may or may not recur when you take the medicine. While it may be easier to just avoid penicillin, if it's important, you can find out if you have a "true" allergy by testing. ...Read more