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How do I know if minoxidil is starting to work?

How do I know if minoxidil is starting to work?

Minoxidil: If hair growth is going to occur with the use of minoxidil, it usually occurs after the medicine has been used for several months and lasts only as long as the medicine continues to be used. Hair loss will begin again within a few months after Minoxidil treatment is stopped. ...Read more

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I wanted to know what is biofeedback therapy? What does it involve?

I wanted to know what is biofeedback therapy? What does it involve?

Biofeedback is: Simply feedback of your own biological information. By feeding back information to you about your own internal biological activity, such as muscle activity, breathing, heart rate, sweating, skin temperature, or brain waves, you can learn to regulate them with practice. Find qualified therapists at www.Bcia.Org and at www.Aapb.Org. ...Read more

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How do I know that the i-pill is working?

How do I know that the i-pill is working?

Time: The i-pill works over 90% of the time. It occasionally doesn't work, and pregnancy occurs. If you miss a period or get pregnancy symptoms, then do a pregnancy test. The i-pill sometimes causes a missed period, so if the test is negative, wait a week and test again. ...Read more

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How do I know if the interferon is working in treating hepatitis?

How do I know if the interferon is working in treating hepatitis?

Check viral levels: Your treating provider should periodically check viral loads (level) to determine the efficacy of your treatment. When viral loads become zero and continue to stay like that even after the treatment concluded then you will know if you are cured. ...Read more

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How do I know if my thyroid medication is working?

How do I know if my thyroid medication is working?

Thyroid Rx working?: 1) your symptoms should improve. 2) your labs should improve and hopefully, be boosted to optimal levels as a function of the thyroid medication regimen you are on. ...Read more

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How can I tell if hormone therapy is working?

How can I tell if hormone therapy is working?

Hormone working: You cannot tell unless you have some changes in your wellness. If you have changes you must see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I was given Lamictal to "control my impulses" what does this mean? How do I need to feel to know that the med is working?

I was given Lamictal to "control my impulses" what does this mean? How do I need to feel to know that the med is working?

See a psychiatrist: Presumably your psychiatrist prescribed lamotrigine (Lamictal) for impulsivity (acting on whims without thinking of the long-term consequences). Impulsivity can be found in patients with bipolar disorder, drug abuse, ADHD, and personality disorders. See your psychiatrist to discuss whether your symptoms improve with Lamictal. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695007.html ...Read more

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How do I find out what is the deal with music therapy?

How do I find out what is the deal with music therapy?

Music Therapy: Call your state psychological association and ask for psychologists who practice music therapy in your area. Best. ...Read more

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What is cognitive behavioral therapy, how do I find it, and what should I expect during treatment?

What is cognitive behavioral therapy, how do I find it, and what should I expect during treatment?

Coping skills: Cognitive therapy seeks to help the patient overcome difficulties by identifying and changing dysfunctional thinking, behavior, and emotional responses. This involves helping patients develop skills for modifying beliefs, identifying distorted thinking, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. It helps to change perception - you can contact your local social srvs dept or dys. ...Read more

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How does meditation work? Is it scientifically supported, and what do I have to do?

How does meditation work? Is it scientifically supported, and what do I have to do?

Many ways, yes &...: A common factor in poor health is stress & meditation is an incredible tool to reduce stress.It improves brain function & even changes brain structure beneficially, reduces anxiety, lifts mood, improves cognitive function, balances the autonomic nervous system, boosts immunity, prevents & reverses heart disease etc. See http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/articles/200105/the-science-meditation & comment:. ...Read more

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Dr, what do you know about interstim? How well does it work and how safe is it?

Dr, what do you know about interstim?  How well does it work and how safe is it?

InterStim : InterStim can be quite effective dealing with urinary urgency and urgency incontinence. It Is also used for urinary retention. ...Read more

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How do you know androgel is working?

How do you know androgel is  working?

Symptoms and labs: If you are using AndroGel for treatment of low t, your symptoms should improve as you use the medications. It is important to recheck your hormone levels, to include estrogen, to make sure your hormones are going the right direction. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if cognitive behavioural therapy is right for me?

How do I know if cognitive behavioural therapy is right for me?

CBT: Depends on what symptoms u are having, how experienced your therapist is, & what motivation u have. It is definitely worth a try, especially for anxiety & mood disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?

What to do if i want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?

Can be very helpful: At 37, a knee replacement may not be the best answer for you unless there are very unusual circumstances typically a total knee refers to resurfacing the end of the femur bone at the top of the knee, resurfacing the tiba bone at the lower leg, and resurfacing the undersurface of the kneecap. ...Read more

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How do I know if a medication is actually work for me?

How do I know if a medication is actually work for me?

Hard to Answer: This is really a difficult question that unfortunately has no single answer that will fit every medication and every medical condition. For medications to work, they need to get to the site in the body where the problem is. Because each medication has it's own unique properties, there is no single time period for every drug. In addition the condition being treated will affect the time frame. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a dental dam and does it work?

How do I know exactly what is a dental dam and does it work?

A rubber barrier: A dental dam is a square piece of thin rubber that stretches over the teeth you are having treated. This creates a barrier between your teeth and your mouth. This is critical with bonded dentistry, such as tooth colored fillings, so all moisture can be controlled also when removing old silver fillings you eliminate the risk of the patient accidentally swallowing anything. Absolute must! ...Read more

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How do I know if shoulder replacement surgery is the best thing for me?

How do I know if shoulder replacement surgery is the best thing for me?

Talk to your doctor: Joint replacement is not to be taken lightly. No man made joint will work as well as what you were born with. When pain and dysfunction start to affect quality of life, joint replacement surgery becomes a reasonable option. Talk to a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in shoulder replacement surgery. Overall, the function and pain relief are quite good. ...Read more

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