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I strongly feel my daughter deserves transcravial magnetic stimulation and she is refusing thinking it is harmful what can I do I feel she needs it?

I strongly feel my daughter deserves transcravial magnetic stimulation and she is refusing thinking it is harmful what can I do I feel she needs it?

Is she an adult: If your daughter is an adult, she has every right to make her own decisions about therapies. You can make your position known, but beyond that there is nothing more you can do except be there for her to support whatever decision she makes. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 21 years old girl and I was thinking of having a cat however I heard that it is harmful for the woman's eggs and blood...Is this true?

Hello, I am a 21 years old girl and I was thinking of having a cat however I heard that it is harmful for the woman's eggs and blood...Is this true?

Enjoy your pet: There is a condition called toxoplasmosis that can be acquired by humans who are exposed to the fecal material of infected cats. If this is experienced during pregnancy, the fetus can suffer brain & other organ damage. It is not a risk to your eggs & is rather uncommon. Just having someone else change the kitty litter during a pregnancy will avoid the issue. ...Read more

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I think I'm a hypochondriac? Am I thinking to much?

That depends...: Since you "think" you're a hypochondriac, you seem to be open to understanding your "worry" about being sick as something that could be understood in some way other than being "certain" that you are sick.
Since you don't say anything about why you think you're a hypochondriac or how and what you are thinking about "too much", I'm not sure what else to offer. ...Read more

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What if I'm not depressed? What if I'm just thinking that I am depressed?

What if I'm not depressed? What if I'm just thinking that I am depressed?

Dr Jacobson did an: Excellent job discussing depression. See that you are 16 years old. Depression is listed as a condition. Was this a self- diagnosis or 1 made by a health care professional. If you haven't been formally evaluated then talk with your parents about a psychiatric evaluation - this will lead to help. If you have been formally diagnosed - discuss your thoughts and concerns with your provider. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been having difficulty concentrating on whatever I'm thinking?

I've been having difficulty concentrating on whatever I'm thinking?

Need a comprehensive exam: There are many things that cause this including multiple physical disorders, psychiatric disorders such as depression, and even sleep disorders. You need to start out with a comprehensive evaluation by your family doctor including laboratory tests that will guide your physician towards any eventual diagnosis and treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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How can I stop using BC? At the end of my pack (combined, 21), I'm thinking of stopping.

How can I stop using BC? At the end of my pack (combined, 21), I'm thinking of stopping.

Stop taking it :): There is no special way to discontinue your birth control pills. If you want to stop at the end of your pack, that is a great time. No need to taper the medication, however you should use alternate source of birth control unless you are trying to get pregnant! :) ...Read more

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Sometimes while I walk I stumble. Usually happens when I'm thinking a lot about things?

Sometimes while I walk I stumble. Usually happens when I'm thinking a lot about things?

Stumbling can: Certainly happen when you are not paying attention!
If, however this is happening very often it needs evaluation of your BALANCE and your GAIT. this is part of a general neurology exam which your PCP (Primary Care Provider) may feel comfortable performing.

Hope this helps!
DR Z ...Read more

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Can it be psychological that your in pain but really not, only feel pain when I'm thinking bout it.?

Can it be psychological that your in pain but really not, only feel pain when I'm thinking bout it.?

Mind over matter?: Your state of mind can certainly influence the way you feel/perceive pain. If pain is on mild side, you may not feel it when your mind is busy/occupied with other thing. Thus, when you are really "on-the-go" with your activities, your pain perception is suppressed and thus not feeling pain. When you are more relaxed and start thinking about your pain, u will feel it more. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How hard is it to choke on food? A friend choked to death on ham now I'm over thinking every time I eat.

How hard is it to choke on food? A friend choked to death on ham now I'm over thinking every time I eat.

Very rare but...: Condolences on your loss.
About 2500 people die in the US each year from choking, nearly 7 people a day in a country of 320 million people, but the risk is highest in young children and the elderly.
I imagine risk is higher if you are talking or distracted while eating. Chewing well and focusing your attention on eating will minimize risk. Risk of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 17x higher. ...Read more

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I'm in SC can someone please give me a price on Thermiva? Really thinking about getting this do right away.

I'm in SC can someone please give me a price on Thermiva? Really thinking about getting this do right away.

ThermiVa: Most providers price this treatment at $3, 000.00. This includes 3 treatments to the vagina and vulve (internal and external). The cosmetic and functional results are impressive and this treatment has very high satisfaction rates. ...Read more

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What to do if my hubby doesn't seem really 'interested' in me sexually and I'm thinking about cheating. :- (?

What to do if my hubby doesn't seem really 'interested' in me sexually and I'm thinking about cheating. :- (?

Couples Rx: A visit to the physician might be in order. I'm going to assume that you still look good, act nice, know how to turn him on, and want him. One possibility is physical disease that's rendered him impotent -- a prolactinoma or hemochromatosis are only two of several that can sneak up on a man. If you love one another, a frank discussion is in order -- perhaps even exploring "swinging". ...Read more

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I'm anorexic but how severe am I? 5'3" and 78lbs? I'm thinking of getting help depending on the severity. Be honest!

I'm anorexic but how severe am I? 5'3" and 78lbs? I'm thinking of getting help depending on the severity. Be honest!

Severe: Anorexia is something that should be addressed both physically and psychologically. It is often an issue of lack of control of our lives in general and we cling to controlling our eating, often to our own destruction. Overeating and under-eating are both destructive. When we talk to ourselves, we tend to give ourselves bad advice. Talk to a medical/psychological professional. ...Read more

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I'm 18 and I was thinking I need a skin exam because I never had one before and I was wondering were I could get one near pearland Texas.

I'm 18 and I was thinking I need a skin exam because I never had one before and I was wondering were I could get one near pearland Texas.

Odd comment: If you have ever seen a doc for a physical you have had a skin exam. It is often not discussed much during the process, but it is part of a general exam. If you have particular areas/moles/you want to ask about your doc could do an initial exam. If s/he feels it is unusual and needs a dermatology consult s/he can set it up for you. Some insurances let you self refer to a derm on their list, check it ...Read more

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I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

I'm 66, in good health, bought vit. For women 50+. Many ingred. Go way over the dv%; i.E. Selenium is 225mcg, 321% of dv. Is this harmful?

Follow label: As long as you bought the vitamins through a reputable place and you follow the directions, don't take more than recommended amount, you should be ok. ...Read more

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I took myway mornin after pill on Sunday & I want to take it today Tuesday again will it be harmful if I take it twice in two days I'm worried

I took myway mornin after pill on Sunday & I want to take it today Tuesday again will it be harmful if I take it twice in two days I'm worried

See answer: The best is as under:
Emergency contraception
* 0.75 mg PO within 72 hrs of intercourse, then repeat 0.75 mg PO after 12 hrs of 1st dose
* Alternate: 1.5 mg PO within 72 hrs of intercourse
* Note: Consider repeating the dose if vomiting occurs within two hours of taking the tablet
So taking another dose shd not cause problems. May cause nausea. ...Read more

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I'm asking this question on behalf of my 14 year old cousin, she's asks how she would know if she is ready for sex, she's been thinking about it.

I'm asking this question on behalf of my 14 year old cousin, she's asks how she would know if she is ready for sex, she's been thinking about it.

Being ready for sex: Also means being ready for the consequences of sex. Does she know about how to protect herself from pregnancy and stds? Is she emotionally ready for a relationship that includes sex? Ask her if she is being pressured by anyone and also support her in making the decision best for her. ...Read more

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I'm 29 years &was thinking of trying Neocell Super Collagen+C Type 1&3, should I stick to the prescribed dosage of 6 pills (3 morning, 3 afternoon)?

I'm 29 years &was thinking of trying Neocell Super Collagen+C Type 1&3, should I stick to the prescribed dosage of 6 pills (3 morning, 3 afternoon)?

Hmmm....: The question is why does a person take a supplement of ground up fish, pig, cow, or chicken collagen, when she can just eat those animals as food. Is there a deficiency or disorder in her body that requires buying and taking such collagen? And, if so, how does she know the item she is buying actually does any good, and is without harm. Food is usually safer. Her primary care doctor can help. ...Read more

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I'm thinking of becoming a nurse I'm taking my prerequisites right now but I don't like biology. Are my nursing classes going to mainly biology?

I'm thinking of becoming a nurse I'm taking my prerequisites right now but I don't like biology. Are my nursing classes going to mainly biology?

Core classes: For your nursing requirements you will need your course in biology. But after that you are ok. If you have trouble get a tutor to help you. Biology is really straight forward and most interesting. Just get yourself through and you will be ok. Mostly just memorizing ...Read more

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Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate" Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Hello I'm using a Sunscreen with "Propylparaben" "methylparaben" "Octinoxate" "Octisalate" Some sources say these ingredients are harmful is it true?

Depends: Anyone can develop a sensitivity or intolerance to any additive that is found in things you apply to the skin. The parabens are one such family of additives. They are product stabilizers that help the product maintain potency over time. Most will never have a problem with most ingredients. They have been linked to "back acne" in sensitive people. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about beginning a new lifestyle. I am on my adventure of wanting to lose 150 lbs. What should the first step be to get where I wanna be?

I'm thinking about beginning a new lifestyle. I am on my adventure of wanting to lose 150 lbs. What should the first step be to get where I wanna be?

Safe diet: Congratulations on wanting to get healthy. First set realistic goal for weight loss. Start with 10 to 15 lbs over a one to two month period rather than final goal in unrealistic short time. Get a balanced diet plan and moderate exercise program. Many online programs exist to help with a balanced calorie controlled diet rather than a fad or limited, unnatural diet. ...Read more

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I can't stop thinking about death. I am so terrified of it. This is majorly affecting my life. What can I do to help this? I'm incredibly embarrassed.

I can't stop thinking about death. I am so terrified of it. This is majorly affecting my life. What can I do to help this? I'm incredibly embarrassed.

Death: At your age this should not be. Focus on other things - perhaps talk to your parents they may be able to help. If that fails then seek treatment with a psychologist. You have to understand that at some point every human has to die. ...Read more

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Thinking all day about her stressing to enter a relation Coz I don't have a feeling for her I used to but can't imagine life without her I'm attached?

Thinking all day about her stressing to enter a relation Coz I don't have a feeling for her I used to but can't imagine life without her I'm attached?

Cool it: People change. She also has changed or will change. That's life. Move on. Read some good poetry about heart ache and breakups. Subjects of some of the greatest literature in the world. You are not the first person who has gone through this situation and surely won't be the last. As they say in Brooklyn "get over it bro". ...Read more