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Dr. Kira stein I asked about easing symptoms of mixed mania you said see a psychiatrist and take meds. I do both but am resistant to so many meds.
More info needed: Mixed mania can be quite difficult to treat. My favorite combo has become tegretol and lithium along with twice a day Fanapt (iloperidone) at a dose of 8 mg PO bid (gradually building up from the starter packets your psychiatrist likely has available. I don't know what meds you have tried, but I hope this helps. ...Read more
This could B interes: I will hold the comedy/sarcasm! Joint the rest of us! I wold recommend you go to some parenting classes. You can get some good tips on issues dealing with rearing children. Find an older man/woman/couple who your respect and get some mentoring from them. Speak with your relatives, close friend and clergy. Grandparents are a must. Relief valve! best to you! You can do it. Keep calm! ...Read more
At night: You need to be in bed, ready for sleep. You should have no other distractions whatsoever. You should start doing kick counts after 30 weeks. Take fifteen minutes and count the number of times you are aware of any type of baby movement. After doing this for several weeks you will have an idea of what is normal for your baby. If the number of kicks is less than what you expect, call your doctor. ...Read more
You must aggressively change your lifestyle. Mobile Health games can help. Physicians recommend water, increased veggie intake and walking 10k steps a day. Changing your behavior is HARD! Here is a health game that will help! A 12 year old in my medical practice designed it! Track your nutrition and weighing in weekly.
https://itunes. Apple. Com/us/app/personal-medicine+/id846379884? ...Read more
30 minutes daily: Being active as a child is essential for health, healthy growth, and to maintain good health as an adult. Daily activity is important to establish a routine that's easier to stay on - just help you child find an activity that he or she enjoys doing and encourage them to stay with it. ...Read more
Start healthy habits: Creating healthy habits is a growing process that becomes a way of life: 1) Talk about food as "fuel." Desserts & candy are okay sometimes but don't fuel the body; 2) Let your kids grocery shop & make choices; 3) Exposure is important--encourage your kids to try new foods & preparations; 4) Forget the clean plate club; 5) Making eating fun; 6) Earn achievements. Ref. HealthyLivingMadeSimple. Com ...Read more
Not many: Many, if not most people who need help getting pregnant only find this out once they start trying to have a child! There are a few obvious tipoffs, like irregular/absent periods, childhood hormonal and/or anatomical problems, and a few others that can be quite obvious. But otherwise, there aren't many "outward signs" of infertility. Good luck! ...Read more
5 m/o diet: It is perfectly fine for a 5 month old to just eat breast milk or formula (breast is best!). If that really does not seem to be satisfying the infant, small amounts of infant rice or oatmeal cereal can be added, as can pureed fruits and vegetables. Leave 3-4 days in between introduction of new foods to monitor for food sensitivities. Remember, though, their milk is the priority for the diet still! ...Read more
Complex and varied: There may be a variety of reasons why some may inflict self induced injuries but in any case it is a sign of a serious underlying disorder which requires evaluation. While it may be viewed as attention seeking, it may reflect advanced depression with suicidal ideation. ...Read more
Would not use:
The glue used in by physicians in emergency rooms (= tissue adhesives) and "superglue" you get at a store are different. I would not use superglue on my child's cut. See:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2660042/#! po=50.0000. ...Read more
Open up: Be available, truly listen, don't judge, don't criticize, don't react negatively, don't prod, don't push, don't bombard with questions, don't lecture, don't get angry or upset with what they say (if possible), don't divulge info shared with others unless child agrees to and aware of. Sometimes it's easier for children to open up if they are involved in some enjoyable activity with you involved. ...Read more