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Hi I'm Jose I feel really bad most of the day I have these times where I'm just thinking of bad moments and can't stop myself it just goes on repeat?
Seek help: Jose, it sounds like you are suffering from depression. Call a help line or go to a hospital where there is mental health care. Mental health is a medical disease as well. Talk to your family and your friends. This is a good time to have lots of support and contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jogging up to 3 miles a day or every other day will not interfere with building upper body muscle mass. Make sure to get proper nutrition and rest as well.
Marathon runners can have trouble building muscle mass, especially in the upper body - but they often jog ten miles several days per week. Consider fartlek or interval training.They alternate jogging with sprinting- might be more your speed. ...Read more
Certainly: No problem at all, have a good trip. Good wishes. ...Read more
Call around for info: Planned Parenthood may be able to check for STDs. They are at San Jose Health Center, 1691 The Alameda, San Jose, 408.287.7526. Also, if a teen is on his or her parents' insurance plan, visits for prevention or treatment of STD's, of pregnancy, and of drug/alcohol/psychological issues... are all supposed to be kept confidential from the parents. In real life, confidentially may not be 100%. ...Read more
I have to take a Greyhound journey via bus from San Jose to Southern California, that takes all day, is that ok in my first trimester?
It is ok: but wear support stockings and keep your legs moving to precent clots. Some doctors might give a baby aspirin ...Read more
I live in San Jose, California. Could you advise me some podiatrists in my area. I want to go there to get my left heel treatment. Thanks?
Check locally: Your best source of information is your personal ophthalmologist who can advise you of the quality of his colleagues. Be cautious about optometrists who may have an economic relationship with a laser surgeon. I am guessing you want lasik and if that is so, generally any surgeon who does more than 100 cases per year will have a terrific skill level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to have a partial knee replacement. Who is the best ortho doc in san jose, ca or san francisco to do this?
I have some small moveable bumps in my lymph jose areas. I had a minor sore throat for the past 2 days. Are these lymph nodes from that? Concern?
Lymph nodes in neck: Do you mean lymph nodes that you can feel in your neck? Having a sore throat and sore or tenet lymph nodes in the neck can be a sign of infection. It could be viral or bacterial. You should go get a throat swab to test for strep bacteria which would need to be treated with antibiotics. This can be done at your doctors office or at a walk in clinic. Feel better soon. ...Read more
Hey dr in San Jose.
It was not an ear infection. I guess she thinks is fluid behind my ear drum. Not sure that's a good thing or a bad thing?
I got more over the counter stuff. Advil and sudafed mostly. I guess the pain might last
Obstructed ET: Douglas, It's not possible to direct your comment to a specific doctor through this Q & A app. You can direct a message to a specific doctor by using Concierge. IF you had a cold recently followed by congestion and discomfort in one or both ears it's likely due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. See: http://bit.ly/ZZ8ufv for treatment with Flonase see: http://bit.ly/1MJuqLD ...Read more
Yes: Yes, although it is very rare. There is usually some underlying medical condition that they may or may not be aware of, things like problems with the heart, brain, lungs, etc can suddenly kill someone. If you are concerned about your health, please follow up with your physician; if you are grieving the loss of someone, your physician may be able to help get you in touch with a counselor. ...Read more
See a physician: You should consult a physician. Who can examine you and run some lab test to rule out other causes of weakness like anemia dehydration, metabolic disorders and medications.I guess that you are probably suffering from anxiety which is causing your symptoms. In the meantime you cut back on all caffeine nicotine and alcohol intake. ...Read more
Serotonin and more: This is a potent botanical source of some compounds that work similarly to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. The recommended dosages on bottles may be low; work with your health care provider on how much may be right for you. The stuff interacts with other meds and taking it with a prescription SSRI can be very dangerous. It's also a sun-sensitizer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
St. John's Wort: The active constituents in st. John's wort -- hypericin and hyperforin -- appear to modulate the effects of serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine, and may inhibit reuptake of these neurotransmitters. The serotonin activities are thought to be the most important in in working with depression. Hyperforin also induces some cyp450 enzymes, leading to reduced concentrations of certain drugs. ...Read more