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How Do Patients Feel In A Coma
How often do patients go into septic shock. From spinal surgery? And do you tell the patients family when this happens?
Unusual: It is unusual for a patient to have septic shock from spinal surgery, although it is one of the known complications. This is more likely to occur if there was concurrent multi-trauma or other metabolic issues such as diabetes mellitus. Family should be informed about problems and complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a person have a seizure in their sleep and not know it? How does a person feel after a seizure?
Possible: Many pts with nocturnal seizures have no awareness in morning, unless sleep partner noticed abnormal activity. Clues in the am include: bed very untidy, blood on pillow or bite on tongue, pain over back or trunk, finding yourself out of bed on floor, loss of urine or feces, disorientation or confusion on awakening, new bruises not present nite before. ...Read more
Can living with severe anxiety for so long put you into a state of exhaustion and just overall fatigue where you don't do anything anymore?
Chronic anxiety: can produce exhaustion and adrenal burnout. The General Adaptation Syndrome means we expend a lot of energy and then get exhausted. Stress hormones flood the body. See your doc for a check up and then a mental health professional to learn ways to manage your anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Support: I am guessing the friend is already in the icu. While most of the time in the ICU is not remembered, some is. Patients may still respond and communicate even if sedated since goal is comfort, not amnesia. Give them support, as well as their family and friends. Critical illness is stressful for more than just the patient and good social support and communication helps the people caring for them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can illegal drugs in general do for someone under 18 and how to recognize someone that had took some!?
Illegal drugs: For a person of any age can ruin ones life, marriage, job, health, etc. If you have already asked the person and he/she has denied drug use and you are still concerned consider going to AlAnon meetings, which are for the friends/loved ones of people using substances. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?
Depends on why.: Amputation usually happens with trauma which could have other medical complications that would extend the hospital stay. If there are absolutely no other medical conditions associated with the amputation, the patient could be released anywhere from 2-7 days later depending on surgery and wound complications. Staple removal also depends on the specific surgery. ...Read more
It depends: It depends upon the drugs that wre ingested. It also depends upon the underlying psychiatric disorder in the patient, and how long it takes to get them to a safe place mentally. ...Read more
Until you're better: Ribs have to heal sufficiently to allow the thorax to function well enough for you to reliably breath on your own. Probably weeks. ...Read more
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
Medication and TMS: Sorry to hear of your travails. It is typical for people with severe depression. If you are this disabled, i would see a competent psychiatrist to evaluate your history and symptoms and get started on medication. If that does not work - either quickly enough or adequately enough for you to get on with your life and career - i would strongly consider tms (transcranial magnetic stimulation). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I find a psychiatrist when I'm so depressed and have anxiety to the point where I can't even pick up a phone because I'm scared of new people?
Use support: Ask a family member or trusted friend to help. Call your pcp for a referral. Have a family member or friend go with you to first visit. There are other ways to find a psychiatrist, eg, local hospital website doctor finder, your insurance company online, your state mental or behavioral health website community clinics. But starting with a doctor you know to recommend, will help lower anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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