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What's the battle's sign?

What's the battle's sign?

Mastoid ecchymosis: It is an indication of injury to middle cranial fossa due to trauma and the blood may track along the course of the the posterior auricular artery casing mastoid ecchymosis ...Read more

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Can you ever reunite kids separated in a custody battle?

Can you ever reunite kids separated in a custody battle?

Of course, yes: Every family is different but relationships can always be strengthened and renewed. Furthermore, therapy may not be necessary depending on whether parent(s) and kids are able to communicate clearly and effectively. People, especially kids, are very resilient. It will not always be easy but it will be worth it. ...Read more

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Hey David..it is us..Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan..are you reachable ?

Finding a doc here: To find a specific doctor here, you can look at his profile page. He may have a Concierge Practice as well, but you will be charged to message him through that system. His profile might give his location and a even an office phone number or a link to his practice. Doctors participate in this forum, whenever they have time, and for some, that is not very often. Hope you reach him! ...Read more

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Iv been battling with my weight for years no matter what i do or try i cant loose it ?

Iv been battling with my weight for years no matter what i do or try i cant loose it ?

Eat less, exercise: more. Counting calories... but mainly seeing where you are messing up. Might be helpful https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet It is like an addiction, and we tend to eat on the basis of triggers like boredom, anger, habit... ...Read more

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Can you tell me any tips for keeping weight off without feeling like i'm battling the scale?

Can you tell me any tips for keeping weight off without feeling like i'm battling the scale?

Sure: Keep accountable. Weigh yourself once a week so you know where you are. We like to lie to ourselves about how much we are eating once we get to our goal weight. Wear fitted clothes so you can feel when you are gaining weight. Have an eating plan for each day. Exercise at least 5 days a week. Make goals and rewards for yourself even if you don't have more to lose. It is a battle! ...Read more

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Used to have eating problem. struggling again. My husband doesn't know my past but is worried and making me eat. I'm battling making myself sick. ?

Used to have eating problem. struggling again. My husband doesn't know my past but is worried and making me eat. I'm battling making myself sick. ?

Recurrence of eating: disorders in later adult life is often associated with depression & anxiety. In your other query to HT, you revealed depression over your son's illness. You reported anorexia, restricting calories to 700/day & now bulimia,, both of which endanger your health & life. Tell your GP & your husband at the same time during an office visit. Seek referral to a team of specialists in eating disorders. ...Read more

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Its a nasty battle for me tto get through every day. Hysterical wars of extreme emotion highs and lows changing by the minute, or the trigger. Can I ever be normal? Or should I just die?

Its a nasty battle for me tto get through every day. Hysterical wars of extreme emotion highs and lows changing by the minute, or the trigger. Can I ever be normal? Or should I just die?

Mental Health: What you describe is normal for some people who have various types of mental illness - anxiety, depression bipolar disorder type 1 or 2, or hormones that need adjusting. Given that they are extreme swings, you would best treated by a psychiatrist. Medication to restore chemical brain balance can give you access to a life without the super highs and super lows of your emotions. Life is worth it! ...Read more

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How can i battle anxiety?

How can i battle anxiety?

Anxiety: I understand your intense anxiety. Do not become victim of anxiety. Make commitment to yourself to be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Anxiety can be overwhelming and interfere with your school, work, relationships and hobbies. Believe in healing powers of your body and mind. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and medication. Use Music, Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, and Yoga. ...Read more

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What's a good way to avoid battling to get my baby to sleep?

What's a good way to avoid battling to get my baby to sleep?

Keep a routine: Have a bedtime routine. Remember babies learn by association, so if the last thing he remembers is being rocked to sleep, that is what he will expect as this is what he knows. Place the baby in his crib when he is sleepy and avoid rocking or feeding right before you put him to sleep. Help him develop self soothing skills. Be patient, he is just learning and it will take a bit of time. ...Read more

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Everyday is a battle of me feeling like something's not right in my head, what can I do?

Everyday is a battle of me feeling like something's not right in my head, what can I do?

See U PCP: For physical exam and work up, if things r ok then ask him to refer u to a psychiatrist. You could be having anxiety symptoms. ...Read more

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How to help my wife cope & live a productive life while battling debilitating migraines?

How to help my wife cope & live a productive life while battling debilitating migraines?

Migraines treatment : Migraine can be severe and disabling. She needs to be on a good medication regimen. Both abortive and preventive medications. Alternative techniques such as relaxation and biofeedback are helpful. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help my wife cope & live a productive life while battling debilitating migraines?

Can you tell me how to help my wife cope & live a productive life while battling debilitating migraines?

Migraine treatment: Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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My 11 mnth old will not lay flat on his back at all, he screams & fights it until he wins the battle. I have to change diaper while he stands. ?

My 11 mnth old will not lay flat on his back at all, he screams & fights it until he wins the battle. I have to change diaper while he stands. ?

Be creative: If distraction and making a game of it isn't working, it would be better to sit him in the tub to clean up and put the diaper on while he is standing up than to get as angry as he is! ...Read more

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Could the battle over who knows best about taking care of family occur in part, because of me, but also sisters pent up sibling rivalry and jealously?

Could the battle over who knows best about taking care of family occur in part, because of me, but also sisters pent up sibling rivalry and jealously?

Yes...: Families are so interesting ...And complex. Old wounds, perceived wounds, guilt, jealousy, etc can all affect such a situation. If you refer to aging parents then hopefully they handled a lot with medical power of attorney so there should not be a lot of fighting. Family meetings/counseling could help air things out and lead to healing. Everyone hopefully has the best interest of family at heart. ...Read more

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How to battle insomnia without medication?

How to battle insomnia without medication?

Many options: Good question, as medication should be a last resort! practice sound "sleep hygiene." try relaxation techniques & consider 5-htp, magnesium, valerian and other natural remedies. For much more info see http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/blog/owning-pink/201106/how-treat-insomnia-naturally & http://altmedicine.About.Com/cs/conditionsitoq/a/insomnia.Htm & http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art02037/sleep-aid. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to battle a receding hairline?

What are some good ways to battle a receding hairline?

Minoxidil (Rogaine): Rogaine (minoxidil) (otc) can sometimes gain substantial volume, but it will almost always minimize further hair loss. This is a topical treatment, and does have to be continued to maintain its results. Propecia (finasteride) is another medication which is often very helpful, but needs a prescription. Seek consultation with a qualified hair transplant surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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The best way to win this battle with the bottle? (beer)

The best way to win this battle with the bottle?  (beer)

Combination: Encourage you to work with an addiction specialist, attend alcoholics anonymous, get and use a sponsor, take good care of your health and to stay away from people and places that you associate with alcohol. ...Read more

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