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Lesley Mc Carthy
If studies show vaccines don't cause autism why do celebrities like jenny mccarthy still claim it?
They're confused: Celebrities aren't experts. They have opinions just like anyone else. Their opinions are personal, and unsupported by data or research. Believe competent experts, not hollywood idiots. ...Read more
I was a transverse birth, may this be connected with my chronic restricted movement & neck &shoulder pain? Many thanks. Lesley.
No: Those problems would be more likely visited upon your mom. Sorry for your discomforts. You don't say what you are doing for your pains but hope they are working. Keep moving. That really helps. All the best. ...Read more
Nightsweats: Need to find the cause before you can find the solution. ...Read more
Get counseling: See psychologist for non-drug ways to help you deal w/possible depression. If that's not enough, then go see psychiatrist and/or your family doc to consider medication options. If you feel desire to hurt yourself or others, call 911 and get to nearest hospital er. It's never as hopeless as people believe. ...Read more
You can find out: The inheritance of various mental conditions is very complex. You should seek the services of a genetic counselor. These professionals are usually available at women's obstetric and children's hospitals. ...Read more
Inconsistent: Opening a capsule and taking part of the contents out will affect how much you are getting, but it will be inconsistent, since each time you open it, you may remove a different amount. Additionally, some capsules are set with a delivery system, so that they open in certain parts of the digestive tract. Opening a capsule, may affect the timing of the delivery. ...Read more
Yes: Suppressing outbreaks helps lessen chances of spreading it but it doesn't eliminate them. ...Read more
I want to know when did I most likley conceve, I was 8 weeks and three days on the 20th August 2014?
July 7, 2014: Conception would have been around July 7, from having sex just before that day. Today is September 14, so the baby is 12 weeks today. The due date is March 29, but babies are usually not born exactly on their due dates, but instead are born anytime during those one or two weeks around their due dates. ...Read more
I've been having ups and downs lately not motivated and do nothing and I have amitriptilene should I take to lessen what im feeling right now?
When to use medicine:
No. Amitryptiline is now used mainly for chronic pain and sleep. To get the right treatment for your problem with amitryptiline you would need so much doses that it would be like turning you in to a zombie.
You need to bring these feelings and your history to your trusted medical advisor or a therapist. You may need better treatment options to help you smooth out your emotions. ...Read more
Bursitis: Bursitis is caused by inflammation of a particular joint. The treatment deals with reducing the inflammation with either a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, steroid injections or oral steroids. Physical therapy may be used to strengthen the muscles and tendons around the joint. See your physician for treatment options. ...Read more
The core symptoms: Of Autistic Spectrum Disorder ate qualitative deficits in reciprocal social interaction & social communication + stereotyped, repetitive movement &/or narrow, restricted areas of interest. Many people don't know that AS is now ASD Type 1, with the highest function & fewest needs, in the DSM-V. Though not core symptoms, over- or under-reaction to stimuli from any of the 5 senses is part of ASD. ...Read more
It depends: First, one needs to know the cause of the depersonalization. It can come along with other psychiatric conditions such as anxiety disorders, some depressions, some psychotic disorders, and with certain kinds of substance abuse. If present, these need to be treated by a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist. On your own, you can do some form of physical exercise; meditation; seek out friendships. ...Read more
Avoid the smoke!: The only way is to hold your breath which is obviously not possible. So do not let anyone smoke around you or in your house. ...Read more
It will: You must be patient. You don't gain weight quickly and it takes even longer to lose it. Keep a food diary. Look up the caloric content of your foods (see: www. Caloriecount. Com) - it's free. You may be eating smaller quantity but not necessarily good choices. Try to stick to fruit and veggies and avoid meat and sweets. ...Read more
Read Temple Grandin: Excellent books are available. Read thinking in pictures and the way I see it. Also read the curious incident of the dog in the night time. More intense would be oliver sacks an anthropologist on mars. ...Read more
Not clear: I'm not completely clear whether you might mean you are very constipated, and your bowel movements are very hard? If this is what you mean, you might be able to help it by increasing fluids -- drinking clear water at least 8 glasses per day. Also you can add plenty of fruits and vegetables in meals. Prunes can help constipation also. If this isn't what you meant, please rephrase & ask again. ...Read more
Probably your calf muscles, the gastro-soleus group is tight and may have become adaptively shorten.
A stretching routine of wall pushups with knee bent and straight over a period of time. Remember to slowly stretch and don't bounce. Otherwise a examination by a podiatrist and perhaps you need more in the way of orthotics or shoe modification. ...Read more
Sleep study: Snoring is annoying and may harm your sleep and the sleep of whomever shares your bed or even people in other areas of your home. Snoring can make relationships stressful, but snoring can also be the first sign of sleep apnea, a much more serious health problem. Snoring is considered pathology and sleep study is warranted. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetes can affect many major organs in your body including your heart blood vessels nerves eyes and kidneys. Keeping your blood sugar level close to normal most of the time can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications.
Hearing problems pregnancy complications osteoporosis. Skin and mouth conditions foot damage eye damage. Kidney damage, erectile dysfunction nerve damage, heart. ...Read more
Depends: If you have a deviated nasal septum and associated symptoms, snoring, apnea related to septum, you might have medical reason to correct the septum. If it is cosmetic only, then check the websites of your local plastic and ENT surgeons, and ask the price. Many times the initial consult is free. Take a friend or family with you to the consult. Ask lots of questions, look at the photos. ...Read more
No: No method available to reduce risk or prevent as yet. ...Read more
Cough: There are good over the counter products with very effective cough suppressants. Look for products with dextromethorophan in them. Delsym (dextromethorphan) is one such product. You can also use home remedies like warmed honey (a teaspoon). Sometimes just gargling with warm salt water takes the tickle to cough away. Good luck! ...Read more
Anxiety: There are a # of ways to address anxiety: Cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program or Progressive muscle relaxation. Take care ...Read more