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What negative health consequences are associated with snorting anxiety medication?

What negative health consequences are associated with snorting anxiety medication?

Which ones?: Sorry, not enough data. In the meantime don't go shoving strange stuff up your nose. ...Read more

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Health issues worse as I age. I'm really scared and have lost hope. Prayers or medications?

Health issues worse as I age. I'm really scared and have lost hope. Prayers or medications?

Both: Faith is powerful it may help you heal, you should not lose hope ;you should also continue taking the medications prescribed to you unless your doctor tell you otherwise. ...Read more

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Hi I'm 32, I'm not on any medication. I have no underlying health issues that I know about. I have never experienced an orgasm in my life. Help!?

Hi I'm 32, I'm not on any medication. I have no underlying health issues that I know about. I have never experienced an orgasm in my life. Help!?

No orgasm: If you did not have abusive sexual experience in your life, ask your doc to prescribe testosterone cream 2%. Use 1 ml
daily applied to the skin of lower body
for 1month, than 2x a wk for 2 mo. Ask as well for prescription for oxytocin spray, 40 units/ml. 2 nasal sprays in each nostril 1 h. Prior sexual encounter. You may have to go to compounding pharmacy for prescription. Happy traveling ...Read more

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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?

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

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I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

I was seeing a dr. In nc monthly for mental health. I've recently moved to dc area and medication is low. All the appointments around here r months ou?

University: Many universities have associated medical schools and high quality outpatient medical (including psychiatric) clinics--they are staffed by faculty members. In dc you can check with georgetown and george washington medical centers. ...Read more

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How good are medications for mental health and are there risks?

How good are medications for mental health and are there risks?

Risks vs Benefits: Statistics on americans w/mental health condition: http://1.Usa. Gov/uywxi most common: #1 mood disorders (esp types of depression); #2 anxiety disorders. In any given yr about 25% have mood disorder (esp depressn); 20% have anx disorder/ocd. Depressn, anx/ocd now mainly treated w/ ssri-class drugs. They seem esp helpful 4moderate-2-severe depr. Yes, risks 2 using them. But also risks 2 not using! ...Read more

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How can I wean off mental health medications?

How can I wean off mental health medications?

"wean" is right: Most medications have some effects when they are discontinued, especially if they are done suddenly. Benzodiazepines, seizure medications (used in psychiatry as mood stabilizers), certain blood pressure medications (used in children who have adhd and behavioral and sleep issues, and some adults with anxiety and panic), and some antidepressants, all nead careful withdrawal. Your dr. Can guide you. ...Read more

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What kind of mental health professional can prescribe medications?

What kind of mental health professional can prescribe medications?

Depends: It depends on the state. All states recognize that Psychiatrists can prescribe. In some states Nurse Practitioners can prescribe and in some states Psychologists who have advanced training can prescribe. ...Read more

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Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

Does tumeric interfere with medications. Does it interfere with health problems. If so which medications and health problems? Tyvm

No: It's a very safe spice taken many times a day by people in many countries such as India. It has mild antiinflammatory properties and many others, so could be additive with any medications you are taken. ...Read more

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How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?

How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?

Primary Care Physici: This is what primary care physicians do. Can be a family doctor, internal medicine doctor or gynecologist. You might also ask for copies of all labs and notes and keep your own separate record on your computer. There are plenty of programs to organize these records; but scanning as pdf and saving in a single file on your computer should work well. ...Read more

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What do I do about being anxious/worried about my health (besides therapy & medication)? Sometimes even dr. Saying "it's ok" doesn't calm me down.

What do I do about being anxious/worried about my health (besides therapy & medication)? Sometimes even dr. Saying "it's ok" doesn't calm me down.

Has to be therapy: A professional can guide you / offer you education and reassurance, but if you refuse to accept it, you will continue to suffer. It can be a big hill to climb, and may be best in pieces (...OK, "this" is OK...so is "this" and that and...) until you get ahead of it. Look at the VAST majority of people w/o major health issues (not the small % with). Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best medication for erythrophobia anxiety. It don't matter if 2 meds combined. No health issues. Please name meds by name not category. HELP!!!

Fear of blushing is: Considered a phobia & a form of social anxiety. First, see your doctor to rule out rosacea or Autonomic Nervous System problem like hyperhidrosis, as well. A combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Hypnosis and medications like an SSRI, Zoloft, (sertraline) Prozac, etc. Or a Beta-Blocker like Propanolol may be the most helpful treatment regimen. ...Read more

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I was just put on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg I have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should I be concerned. No other health issues.

I was just put on Lipitor (atorvastatin) 20 mg I have heard bad things about women being put on this medication should I be concerned. No other health issues.

Lipitor (atorvastatin): Lipitor (atorvastatin) aims to reduce total and LDL cholesterol blood levels. Side effects are not common b these include muscle weakness, liver inflammation, and even muscle or liver "cell deaths". Data show that statins reduce our body's production of Coenzyme Q 10; depletion of this essential co-vitamin is largely responsible for side effects. Supplementing with CoQ10 is wise. Females are not "more prone." ...Read more

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What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

What are the top ten phone/ipad apps (other than health tap of course!) that would benefit an elderly person taken care of by a non-medical health aide? Apps that could connect family members to stay up to date on (1) medications schedule and (2) weight/b

Try these. ..: Not sure about "top 10", but I do like: Elder 411 (for caretaker role), Elder 911 (for caretaker emergencies), WebMD Mobile (RX & other info) & iPharmacy Pro (RX info), iBiomed (track medical & RX info; can share data), Pain Care (track pain episodes, & care team-doctors, therapists, family), Kindle (read novel at doctor appts, Pocket First Aid & CPR ($3.99), Balance ($0.99; Alzheimer resource) ...Read more

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Can an hiv baby survive for one year without any medication? Growing health without illness!

Can an hiv baby survive for one year without any medication? Growing health without illness!

HIV infection: In the US and developed countries the mortality rate among HIV infected children in the era of highly effective combination ART is 0.5-0.9 per 100 children per year
this treatment prolonged the life
in a resource limite dsetting the mortality is 4.5, 6.9, 7.7 percent at 1yr, 2yr, 3yr
combination anti retroviral therepy is associated with a good response if started early enough ...Read more

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Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?

Wrong site: The public Healthtap site is an information center. We do not diagnose or treat any medical condition. That disclaimer is provided within the site materials. There is a separate paid concierge service called Healthtap Prime that offers some services when they can reasonably be done online. Check site details for information. ...Read more