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What are some natural alternative to prescription medication for focus and attention for children?
How to fix severe dry eye from zoloft (sertraline). Medicine needed for anxiety, and no med alternatives improve condition with eyes. What alternatives are there?
None, unless...: Unless a patient has a neuro-psychiatric condition such as Attention Deficit Disorder, doctors don't use meds to increase a patient's alertness and focus for studying or taking tests. We don't want students to use ADD drugs as "perfomance enhancing drugs". If worried, one can write down his symptoms he's had over the past 3 years, and visit his primary care doctor 2-3 times to see if ADD is there. ...Read more
With a international flight soon, i will try to get ativan for the flight. To sleep good while there, would 1-3 mg of melatonin or sonata (zaleplon) be better ?
I would start with: Melatonin taken about two hours before your desired bedtime. If that does not work, you can use 10 mg of sonata (zaleplon) if prescribed for you and in this situation i write may repeat x 1 if you wake up and have at least three hours of sleep time left, so you can take another and go back to sleep within about twenty minutes. Have a great flight and a happy new year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i improve kidney health for better . ( by alternatives and healthy food )especially if the problem due to accident with epileptic seizures.
Possibly: We don't know your age or your kidney function. If the kidney function is normal, then no. If it is abnormal, it is possible that some patients might benefit from a diet that provides the rdi for protein intake or if you are followed by a nephrologist, a lower protein diet could be used. Use of drugs like Ibuprofen regularly can cause kidney damage. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are your thoughts on the efficacy of "brainwave optimization" as a supplemental (not replacement) treatment for ptsd (me) or bi-polar (wife)? Considering brain state technologies.
Extremely variable: Brain state technologies is a franchise business opportunity which requires no previous health professional training or experience to own or operate. Neurofeedback technologies need to be applied in a context, and not indiscriminately. If you want to explore these therapies for your issues, please find someone through international society for neurofeedback & research -- http://www.Isnr.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having lightheartedness and feel surroundings are moving.Did not take any new medication escept for dental work (nerve removal with additional medicin?
If Estroven better then I cool ? Which is more successful? And our herbal over-the-counter menopausal supplements better to try then a prescription for the patch for hot flashes? :-)
Can you recommend to a patient any iphone/ipad apps for controlling intake of prescription medication, like pain meds, to ensure against abuse?
Not yet...: I'm sure the tech-ies are developing apps like that as we speak; the problem will be that there is no oversight nor regulatory agency that will provide oversight for it...Yet. ...Read more
In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage.Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?
SHORTER ACTING: I would recommend the shorter acting xanax or Ativan as these are more manageable to avoid over-sedation and lasting too long into the trip. As far as sleep aids to help with the whole time change thing, consider melatonin over the counter or even sonata (zaleplon). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Treat the condition: The thyroid gland is a hormone producing gland that is very active (hyper) or underactive (hypo). If hyper this may require suppression with radioactivty. If hypo this may require thyroid medication. If not controlled and a goiter develops or a mass, this may require surgery. ...Read more
Work schedule changes often and causes difficulty in falling asleep. I need harmless but efficient medication to sleep quickly. Any suggestions?
I lack the determination to do the psychotherapy required for treatment of OCD, Example: exposure. I also refuse meds. Is treatment for me impossible?
Never impossible!: You're demonstrating at least some determination just by asking your question. Don't underestimate the accumulating power of small steps in exposure, healthy risk-taking, and self-encouragement. Just keep moving in the direction of what's important to you. If you wish, a treating professional can be your ally and collaborator. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
29/F.Rapid onset amblyopia,closed affected side to read occsnly,now for everything. Loss of ability to see after dark=no driving. Indicative of...?
Retinitis pigmentosa: This could be retinitis pigmentosa (RP) an inherited loss of retinal function with an incidence around your age. Causes night blindness, lowered color vision, and loss of the peripheral field. Do you have other family members with this? You should see your ophthalmologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more
Have 2neurostimulators possible removal and place morphine pump for reduced med intake your thoughts please.
Severe pain: Sorry to hear about your severe pain. Neurostimulators can be very effective for neuropathic pain, but don't work for everybody. The intrathecal pump can also be effective and is preceded by a trial that should let you know if it is going to work. Before explanting your neurostim devices, make sure you exhaust all other potential options (reprogramming, lead adjustments...). Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?
Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What is a tolerable diet to help prevent or worsen the pain associated with pancreatic cancer, while providing optimal nutrition?
2 issues: I think there are 2 issues you bring up. Humanly people with pancreatic cancer are digestive enzyme deficient, and thus don't absorb nutrients well. Replacement enzymes are available in pill form-pancrealipase might help. The trade name is creon. Pain is a separate issue that needs to be controlled with analgesics. Medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine and hydromorphone ... ...Read more
Want to stop using eye drops and try laser treatment for glaucoma. Which is the preferred treatment - slt or alt?
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