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How Can I Get Help With Fibromyalgia
See a specialist: See a doctor who has a special interest and experience in treating fibromyalgia. There is no one specialist that sees fibromyalgia, the most common physicians who treat fibromyalgia are primary care, rheumatologists, neurologists or pain management specialists. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Activity management: First arrange for regular aquatherapy. Next, optimum nutrition needs institution with view to weight loss if needed. Gentle yoga, massages, medicinal cannabis, and mindfulness therapies need managing. Over time the sufferer will spiral toward improved health and well being. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See Below: If in a nursing home, and depending on the severity, the pt. Will be escorted to the dining room and fed. If lives by himself -- that's the danger of the dementia, patients will forget to eat or forget that they've already eaten. Basically, people with dementia, especially at a later stages, need constant reminders, feeding and being taken care of. ...Read more
Start w med eval.: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Please call dentist!: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do not self-medicate: Regardless, acute or chronic migraine. With or without aura here is the migraine management: abortive care preventive care physical approach behavioral approach the goals of migraine therapy are relief from pain and associated symptoms and the restoration of normal function. Rec. See a headache specialist. Do not self-medicate. ...Read more
Research: Research mental health centers online or in the phonebook and give them a call. I just did a brief internet search foe free mental health care in louisiana. The following link provided a list of clinics in louisiana, including new orleans. The link is: http://www.Needymeds.Org/free_clinics.Taf?_function=list&state=la . Help is available. ...Read more
Proper assessment: There are many causes of sleep disorders, some physical, others psychological. You first need to be assessed by a qualified md: a primary care physician (pcp), sleep disorder specialist (internist or pulmonologist), or psychiatrist. There may be some diagnostic studies; treatment may involve medication, cpap, psychotherapy - depending on the source of the problem. ...Read more
Encourage your: Girlfriend to start with a medical evaluation by a physician. A doctor can not only assess for a mood disorder but can also check for underlying medical conditions that may be the cause of depressive symptoms. Talking therapy (such as cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is extremely important for lasting change. Psychiatric medications may be indicated. Here are some. ...Read more
See below: You might want to start with your primary care provider to find out if there are medical reasons for your depression. You can ask your primary care provider for a referral to psychiatrist and/or psychologist. You can call your insurance company or go on their website to find providers in your area, or you can call your local health department for the info. There are options. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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