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How Long Does It Take To Get Over Anxiety
It depends...: On what you were using it for and what dose you were on. If you were using it for insomnia, you might find that you are sleeping better even after just one sleepless night off it. If you were on a large dose, you should taper it off slowly to avoid a seizure. For many people, Lorazepam is prescribed because of an anxiety disorder, and that doesn't go away on its own. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Depends: If you treat with radioactive iodine (131-I), it could be resolved in as little as 6-10 weeks (but could take longer, and sometimes the treatment dose is too low, and doesn't cure it at all). If you're trying to treat it with methimazole, the data suggest that if you treat for 2 years, you have about a 50% chance of it being cured. Thus most patients' preference for radioactive iodine. Good luck! ...Read more
Acute/chronic hives: Hives vary greatly in duration, so we call hives lasting <6 wks acute, and >6 weeks chronic. It depends on the cause. A mild drug reaction may cause hives lasting only a day or two; a severe one up to 6 months. Chronic idiopathic urticaria resolves at a rate of approx 10% each month, but not every case resolves. Hives due to a known cause recur whenever re-exposure takes place. No simple answer! ...Read more
Depends : Generally, the longer, deeper, and more fixed the depression, the longer it might take to recover from it. Your doctor can guide you appropriately through the most effective treatments for your particular depression. There are multiple ways to successfully treat it. Combined treatments are often most effective. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Longer than flu: "bird flu" , or avian influenza, in general is moe serious than seasonal influenza. It is not uncommon to be sick for longer than a week, and for some symtoms such as cough to last for weeks as this influenza causes moe irritation of the airways and that takes longer to heal. Take it much slower and get plenty of rest. Thank goodness bird flu is extrememly rare in this country. ...Read more
4-6 hrs: Usually drug works for 4-6 hrs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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