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Lycopodium Poten Medication
No, not really: Lycopodium is a homeopathic remedy made from club moss, and may be helpful for someone experiencing low self esteem and low self-confidence. The person might be very anxious, especially when expected to perform. To prescribe it, a professional homeopath would take your case much more deeply than these symptoms alone. Some might use the Amino Acid tyrosine (not homeopathic) in depression. ...Read more
It does not work. Furthermore, there is no data on how much, how long, how it should be stored to preserve its effects.
If you take enough of it, you can get stomach upset. ...Read more
I have sexual problems and someone suggest me taking LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM belaf of my symptoms. Then tell me how should I take this.?
No good data...: I did a quick literature search on dosing and uses of this particular plant remedy and the results I got were maddening. This plant apparently has explosive qualities, first used in magician's acts and for photography. It somehow made its way to homeopathy for use in everything from sore throat to "self-esteem" problems. There is no good research showing it is useful as a health aid. ...Read more
Homeopathic remedy: Both of these homeopathic remedies can apply in urticaria, but there are over 300 other remedies which may also be useful. Each of these are slightly different in their accompanying symptomatology. The potencies in the 2 remedies you have are different, with the "200" one being stronger. A professional homeopath would be able to select the most correct one based on your symptoms. ...Read more
What's your medical opinion on uses of lycopodium vs a concoction deprenyl, piracetram, and choline for mental clarity? I am a college student who is having a hard time getting through school just because of the fact that I find I cannot focus during the
Lycopodium: Dr. Baskys gave a comprehensive answer about all but lycopodium, a homeopathic remedy. A professional homeopath might prescribe this when someone has very poor self-confidence, anxiety about health, career, and performance -- as well as many other symptoms. Nothing says you could not use both, as each works on a different level (energetic healing system level vs physical level). ...Read more
What happens if by accident I put earache drops in the eye of my 8 year old... The drops says pulsatilla, chamomilla, sulphur, belladona and lycopodiu?
Eardrops in eyes: First, you should flush the eyes with large amounts of water (not hot) to remove as much of the eardrops as possible. Belladona may cause the pupils to dilate & cause blurry vision & sensitivity to light. Pulsatilla, depending on how much is absorbed, can lower heart rate & bp; it may bring on vomiting/diarrhea/convulsions. Other ingredients: uncertain effects. Take child to eye doc for evaluatio. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more
Some people do: ADD medications, stimulants in particular may change the way you feel. Some feel calmer or less restless or agitated. Some feel more focused. Some feel increased restlessness. But in short, yes, stimulants can make you feel differently than prior to taking them. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: Do you want to know how to treat addiction? There are many addicting drugs out there and the medical treatment is different for all of them. But for all of them Narcotics Anonymous or Alcoholics Anonymous are extremely helpful and can often be the only treatment required. Often these programs, which are free, have success rates equal to many inpatient and outpatient costly rehab programs. ...Read more
Drug reaction: If you are having an adverse reaction to a medication, stop the medication and call your doctor. ...Read more
And: And that means what medication?Get a more detailed answer ›
Its one of:
Many anti-depressant medications with a low side-effect high therapeutic profile. It can be used ALONG WITH other anti-depressants (eg Trazadone) for a combined effect!
Its a good choice and has a fairly rapid response!
Hope this helps!
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Relatively safe: If used as prescribed, most pain medications are relatively safe. The danger comes when they are misused or abused for recreation. ...Read more
In general: Beta blockers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Semantics: Certainly some people are very sensitive to medications as others are not. A good relationship with your provider should hopefully be able to get the proper dosing and medication that best suits each patients individual condition or scenario. Best wishes. ...Read more
That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more
ABSOLUTELY: Hypertension is referred to as "the silent killer." there are no symptoms of high blood pressure...Until an organ fails, often catastrophically. (kidney / heart / brain / eyes / vessels). Needs brought under control asap, as part of issue is the chronicity (/duration) of time passed with pressures high. Diet/lifestyle alone will not fix, and weight loss (if applies) will take time--get on meds. ...Read more
Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read more