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Is Kava safe? I'm trying to take it for some social anxiety and for the stage freight. Thank you

Is Kava safe? I'm trying to take it for some social anxiety and for the stage freight. Thank you

Good Kava is safe: Kava drinkers relate a pleasant sense of tranquillity & sociability upon consumption. Original scientific studies of Kava was performed by the noted pharmacologist Louis Lewin in 1886.
Anxiolytic dosage 40-75 mg of kavalactones three times daily- as needed basis.
Kava must be bought from a reputable source. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm on 2.5mg ramipril and I've started suffering anxiety. Is it ok to take kalms with ramipril?

Hi, I'm on 2.5mg ramipril and I've started suffering anxiety. Is it ok to take kalms with ramipril?

Call the dr: It is probably a good idea to call the doctor that prescribed ramipril and ask. They will be able to know your history and talk through your anxiety and rule out the anxiety as a side effect of your meds. ...Read more

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How can smoking hookah stunt/ hinder 16 yo boy? I'm a kate bloomer and started to smoke it at 16 till 18.5. Does it affect anything?

How can smoking hookah stunt/ hinder 16 yo boy? I'm a kate bloomer and started to smoke it at 16 till 18.5. Does it affect anything?

Yes affect growth: Smoking hookah, will take carbon out but not nicotine, which will affect the growth plates. Also nicotine has several other untoward effects on blood vessels, and other parts of body, hope you learned your lesson and stop smoking ...Read more

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My appetite has increased significantly over the last 10 years. I'm in my late thirties. I crave full, rich, comfort meals and not just kale, light foods. Is this a problem?

My appetite has increased significantly over the last 10 years. I'm in my late thirties. I crave full, rich, comfort meals and not just kale, light foods. Is this a problem?

Increased appetite: Your craving MAY be from physical or emotional changes in your life. Please see your doctor who MAY check your thyroid and other hormone levels. If all is well please balance your food intake w/some exercise. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

I'm curious as to what should I put in my family's first aid kit?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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How to go about the mifegest kit for abortion I took and havnt bleed and its been 12 hours. I'm worried.

How to go about the mifegest kit for abortion I took and havnt bleed and its been 12 hours. I'm worried.

Doctors instructions: Medications for medical abortion in the United States must be prescribed by a physician. I am not sure how abortion laws work in your state of Virginia. Never take a medication without knowing the exact instructions. Contact the prescribing doctor for clarification and instructions ...Read more

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I been using ovulation kit and it's 4 days and showing I'm fertile still when will It show ovulation day?

I been using ovulation kit and it's 4 days and showing I'm fertile still when will It show ovulation day?

May, may not: It's not unusual. A woman isn't a clock, most have variation in the day of ovulation, that's why monitoring can be so important. The home OPK do NOT - repeat not - tell you when you ovulate, they measure the amount of LH is high enough to call a surge, which is the natural trigger for ovulation. Generally you should TTC as soon as it turns positive, the number of positive days is not important. ...Read more

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When I get off Accutane I'm going to ve so scared to break out again! Do you reccomend the dermalogica kit for combo/oily kit as a regiment?

When I get off Accutane I'm going to ve so scared to break out again! Do you reccomend the dermalogica kit for combo/oily kit as a regiment?

Ask your doctor: Isotretinoin is a highly effective treatment with lasting benefits. Most patients do not require any treatment for their acne after completing a standard course of isotrenoin therapy. A small percentage of patients will have a recurrence of their acne but even then it tends to occur a year or more after stopping isotretinoin. If that happens, consult your dermatologist. ...Read more

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TTC. Using ovulation kit. First day (10th in cycle) neg. Then 7 days in a row "high". Still no peak. Should I be concerned that I'm not ovulating?

TTC. Using ovulation kit. First day (10th in cycle) neg. Then 7 days in a row "high". Still no peak. Should I be concerned that I'm not ovulating?

Ovulation kits: Ovulation kits are "suggestive" of ovulation but not conclusive. They only indicate a time frame that ovulation is most likely unless it is measuring progesterone levels instead of Luteinizing hormone (LH) levels. A Fertility MD can advise you on more conclusive methods of ovulation determination. It is "old fashioned", but a Basal Body Temperature (BBT)chart and thermometer still work well. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of a place were I can get the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) cheap without insurance I'm a full time student working part time live in katy, tx?

Does anyone know of a place were I can get the IUD mirena (levonorgestrel) cheap without insurance I'm a full time student working part time live in katy, tx?

Health dept: You can try your health department or student health center at your school or planned parenthood may also be able to get deals on them. If all else fails go to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) wdbsite a lot of companies have assistance for patients. Also if there is a medical school nearby they often will have a clinic that does then at discounted rates. ...Read more

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I want unexpected items to put ina first aid kit.?

I want unexpected items to put ina first aid kit.?

First aid: See “Anatomy of a First Aid Kit” by the American Red Cross at http://www. Redcross. Org/prepare/location/home-family/get-kit/anatomy ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink Kava Kava if I'm taking Cetirizine?

Yes: There is no problem with either. How much kava kava should be consumed is another issue. ...Read more

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I have periods something are 35-38 cycles how can I know for sure I'm ovulating without buying the kits?

I have periods something are 35-38 cycles how can I know for sure I'm ovulating without buying the kits?

Try BBT: You could take your basal temperature daily (at the same time of day 7 days/wk) before you get out of bed each day. If you see about a half a degree Fahrenheit change about 14 days before the onset of a menses, the odds that you are ovulating are high. Consultation with a gynecologist is recommended to be sure you do not have other medical problems causing a long cycle. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional advantages of having various vegetables (i.E. Kale, swiss chard, and watercress)?

What are the nutritional advantages of having various vegetables (i.E. Kale, swiss chard, and watercress)?

Nutritional variety: All vegetables (and fruits) contain vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants. But the concentration of these nutrients are different depending on the type of vegetable you eat. That's why it is important to eat a good variety. For example, kale contains the highest levels of antioxidants of all vegetables and is a good source of vitamin c. www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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Hey my name Latoya and now I'm ready to get pregnant and I need it asap my Lil girl want a sister and I want to see can I get the free ttc kitt?

Hey my name Latoya and now I'm ready to get pregnant and I need it asap my Lil girl want a sister and I want to see can I get the free ttc kitt?

????????????: This is a site for general medical information. Not a provider diagnosis, treatment or "freebies".The cited average for conceiving a desired pregnancy is 6 mo. With a range from a few weeks to a year. After a year without success a fertility study of both participants is needed. Just get busy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride go karts? I'm 13 weeks pregnant.

Is it safe to ride go karts? I'm 13 weeks pregnant.

Below: Yes if you do not have an incident.
No if you will
But that is hard to predict

Some studies suggest that 1/3 of women do have one miscarriage.

My advice to patients during PG is not to do anything that they would regret doing if they have a miscarriage--then they will not "wish I had not done that" ...Read more

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