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Hypnopompic Hallucinations Treatment
See your doctor: Having brief hallucinations when falling asleep or waking up (hypnogogic and hypnopompic) does not necessarily indicate a pathological problem. However, these can be part of other treatable conditions such as narcolepsy, schizophrenia, and alcohol or drug abuse. Important to have these issues evaluated, especially if you're concerned enough to ask about treating them. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Can be normal: These are not considered pathological and can occur in just about anyone. ...Read more
My wife (having treatment for hallucination finds it very difficult to stand up and walk even if she sits for a few minutes. What can be done?
Call her doctor: I'm not sure what treatment your wife is receiving, or what medication she might be on. But, some of these can cause a lowering of blood pressure when the person tries to stand -- with dizziness, weakness, and inability to walk. Please call her doctor & tell about this. Your wife's medications may need adjusting or changing. ...Read more
Is haloperidol used for schizophrenia treatment only? I am prescribed with halo. I am expriencing voice hallucinations and was diagnoised with ptsd.
Haldol (haloperidol): Can be used 'off-label'. It is an older antipsychotic medication that has indications for schizophrenia ; tourette disorder. It can be used for psychotic or dissociative symptoms (such as can occur with ptsd). I prefer working with the newer class of atypical antipsychotics. Take care. ...Read more
Are there any treatments for terminal viral illnesses that induce hallucinations/other psychological effects? Answer please!
Dr. Can look for why: A hallucination is an experience in which a person sees (or hears, feels, or tastes) something that seems real, but is not really there. The person is awake during the hallucination. Treatment depends on the cause, which can be chemical imbalances (liver or kidney failure), drug abuse, medicine effects, psychiatric illnesses (schizophrenia, PTSD), brain tumors, dementia, sleep disorders, etc... ...Read more
Piles = Hemorrhoids:
There are three steps to self treating hemorrhoids (blood clots in the rectal veins).
1. Soak: keep the area clean so that infection doesn't set in.
2. Soften your stool: keep from bearing down hard when having a bm so that the clot doesn't grow
3. And finally, steroids to shrink up the inflammation. ...Read more
Aluminum chloride: Antipersperants with aluminum chloride are good--need liquids or gels with higher concentration. The canadian hyperhidrosis advisory committee treatment guidelines recommends an aluminium chloride hexahydrate salicylic acid gel as initial treatment for underarm, hand or feet. Botox can be used under the arms. Oxybutinin (ditropan) is a pill. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/0072. ...Read more
MR Guided u/s tx: Exablate is mr-guided ultrasound treatment. A list of providers may be found at www. Insightec. Com. In california there are centers for fibroids and for cancer. The fibroid centers are at universities in sandiego and la and the bone metastases centers are at standford and the city of hope, and I hope you find this information to be useful. ...Read more
For herpes sores?: Oral antiviral medications are helpful in preventing or clearing up herpes sores. Topical antiviral creams are somewhat helpful but not as helpful as oral medications. To treat an outbreak, one should start the medication as soon as possible to get the best effect. To prevent future outbreaks, one can ask his primary care doctor about preventive options. ...Read more
Liver cancer: If possible, curative resection will be the best to do. If not a good candidate for surgery- if localized- radiofrequency ablation, tace, gamma knife may be considered. In metastatic disease- when the cancer has spread beyond the liver for instance to the bone etc- palliative treatment with sorafenib should be considered. Discuss further with your oncologist. ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more
Stretching Release: Soft tissue release, a technique that works to break up adhesions & scar tissue, improves mobility & circulation to the tissues. It is deep tissue massage & assisted stretching but should not be painful. Str is reported to hurry up healing time of muscle and tendon injuries. It’s different from other methods in that the muscle or tendon is pressed on at the same time the muscle is stretched. ...Read more