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How can I mellow down and not be so angry?

How can I mellow down and not be so angry?

Angry: Anger is a normal emotion. However, some people become angry over seemingly trivial things. The intensity of their anger may be excessive for the situation. If this is the case it is important to check out the cause. How anger is expressed behaviorally is very important. If expressed aggressively or w violence – that could be problematic. Passive- aggressive expression of anger does not help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the long run (or in short) does pot really help an uptight person mellow out?

Can you tell me in the long run (or in short) does pot really help an uptight person mellow out?

Maybe: Since pot is mostly illegal it isn't grown/produced to any standard. There's no way to test the effects so we are left with what doctors call "anecdotal" evidence. This means you're taking someone's word. Since (s)he wants to sell you pot (s)he may be making false claims.
Almost all the medical uses for pot don't involve THC - the part that gets you high. As more states legalize it we'll see. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. I've been on medsor anyone suffering from the same disorder or something similar?

Schizoaffective D/O: I have treated patients with this condition. Do you have a specific question that we can help with? ...Read more

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Why would I wake up in the middlw of a surgery....When I had been under sedation.?

Why would I wake up in the middlw of a surgery....When I had been under sedation.?

Light sedation?: There are varying degrees of sedation; with light sedation you may be somewhat awake, and usually a local or regional anesthetic is used to relieve pain, without deep sleep. Deep sedation, as in general anesthesia implies complete loss of awareness, and you would not usually be awake. Occasionally depth of anesthesia or sedation is difficult to judge, and there may be awareness, but this is rare. ...Read more

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Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

Took 3 medrol instead of 2 just started dose was suppose to take 2 three times a day?

No worries: If a person is supposed to take 2 pills 3 times a day, and instead takes 3 pills, then 1 pill, then 2 pills, that should be ok. Taking 3, then 2, then 1, should be ok also. Her total dose for that day would still equal 6 pills. ...Read more

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I have taken the medro 4mg pak for 3 months straight and still cant breath, should I take anothr pak?

I have taken the medro 4mg pak for 3 months straight and still cant breath, should I take anothr pak?

Absolutely NOT!: Stop and seek a pulmonary medical consultation-NOW!
Prolonged steroid therapy can be dangerous. Call prescribing physician ASAP! ...Read more

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I keep getting yest infects and I take all the medson my obgyn gives me to take. But I keep getting them why could that be?

I keep getting yest infects and I take all the medson my obgyn gives me to take. But I keep getting them why could that be?

Imbalance: All women have yeast in the vagina, but it is suppressed by the normal bacterial flora. If the bacteria is out of balance, yeast or abnormal bacteria will overgrow and cause symptoms. Curing a yeast infection not only involves medication, but also requires restoring the healthy bacteria. Doing probiotics, like eating yogurt, will help. Do not douche, as it washes out both bad and good. ...Read more

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Sister on oxicontin for several years but as had spine stimulator fitted last year have been avised to reduce meds. Now has to go back on full med?

Sister on oxicontin for several years but as had spine stimulator fitted last year have been avised to reduce meds. Now has to go back on full med?

Needs to be checked: A spine stimulator should decrease your sister's requirement for Oxycontin. Reducing her dose requires a careful weaning process, however, in order to minimize the effects of withdrawal symptoms. She may need update evaluation to assess her weaning process. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why can't I tell the difference between aneighbor infants cry and a cat meowing?

Why can't I tell the difference between aneighbor infants cry and a cat meowing?

Possibility: Interesting observation. There is a genetic disorder called cri-du-chat ("cat cry") syndrome. It is associated with developmental delays and low muscle tone. If the infant is manifesting these problems, one hopes that the parents and pediatrician will figure it out. Unless the neighbor expresses concerns to you and asks your opinion, you may want to keep this to yourself. ...Read more

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If I ran out of Ambien (zolpidem) early are there any OTC medicines that will give me a 'mellow, relaxed, horny feeling?

If I ran out of Ambien (zolpidem) early are there any OTC medicines that will give me a 'mellow, relaxed, horny feeling?

No: If you'd like to feel mellow, relaxed, and more interested in sex, medication of any kind is not the answer. Work on being healthy in general, sleeping better, exercising, participating in enjoyable activities and hobbies, and having fun with another person. ...Read more

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My husband (28) has bloodpressure. He is taking meds. Does he need to take meds for the rest of his life? He is overweight and is exercising to lower it

My husband (28) has bloodpressure. He is taking meds. Does he need to take meds for the rest of his life? He is overweight and is exercising to lower it

Depends: If he is overweight and obese, lowering weight will help with his blood pressure. We always try to eliminate or decrease meds when we can. His doctor will do this for him once his blood pressure is going down with weight loss. Whether or not he can completely eliminate all meds cannot be answered. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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Am on thyroid med. For 15 years was high. 012 dr request to stop med, of. 200 mcg for 3 day am on the 4 day fill better what happen if quit taking it.?

Am on thyroid med. For 15 years was high. 012 dr request to stop med, of. 200 mcg for 3 day am on the 4 day fill better what happen if quit taking it.?

Would not stop.: Holding the thyroxine (i assume that is the med) for a few days will lower your levels a little bit and that may well be why you feel better. If you stop it completely, depending on what your original thyroid dysfunction is, your levels may become very low. One can hold the thyroxine for a few days, to washout the excess rapidly, and restart at a lower dose, to maintain normal levels. ...Read more

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I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?

Further work up: If it has not gotten better after 4 weeks, there may be an underlying cause to the spasm such as a picked nerve in the neck. Consider requesting an Mri of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Iran, terrible economy, no free service, im student&next week college starts but im at very bad mood, no $, I can't see my dr please don't tell me. Do you help?

Iran, terrible economy, no free service, im student&next week college starts but im at very bad mood, no $, I can't see my dr please don't tell me. Do you help?

Venlafaxine: Your difficulties sound very challenging. I see that you're on 2 medications: venlafaxine & inderal (propranolol). Did a doctor prescribe these for you? This doctor will also want to follow your progress & help. In some, Inderal (propranolol) can worsen depression. What about student health services at your college to help you? I'm sorry, but you need a local doctor -- online healthtap doctors are not enough. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

Anyone had solu-medrol side effects?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with medrol?

Not a good idea: Xanax (alprazolam) interferes with the metabolism of steroids including Medrol and may cause a substantial change in blood level of medrol. ...Read more

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Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

Anyone had solu-medrol IV for MS and get great results?

RELAPSES: IV Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) in appropriate dosing over 3 days has reversed relapses in most of my patients, but NOT always. Where poor outcomes have occurred, have used Acthar (ACTH) instead. Other choices include plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. ...Read more

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Does use of mephedrone (meow meow/ mcat) cause impotence? Is the impotence permanent? I have been a user for the past 4-5 months.

Does use of mephedrone (meow meow/ mcat) cause impotence? Is the impotence permanent? I have been a user for the past 4-5 months.

Here are some. ..: His drug is a central nerve stimulant similar to cocaine, heroin, methylamphetamine, etc. Which may result in a wide range of side effects including altering sexual performance of various degree among its user. Will its adverse effect be permanent? If you wish to better, just stop its use with a determining will & disregard symptom versatility. Stopping its use now; that is only choice you've. ...Read more

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My age is 40 and my blood pressure is 90/130. Thish blood pressure is normal or not please inform me. How can reduce blood pressure.?

My age is 40 and my blood pressure is 90/130. Thish blood pressure is normal or not please inform me. How can reduce blood pressure.?

Diet, exerci, wt loss: I assume you mean 130/90 which is borderline. It should be >140/90, ideally should be 130/80.You can try to lower by low salt in diet, exercise, lose weight if need. ...Read more

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Mephedrone and impotence. I have been using mephedrone (Mcat, Meow Meow) for the past 4-5 months every weekend. Can that lead to impotence?

Mephedrone and impotence. I have been using mephedrone (Mcat, Meow Meow) for the past 4-5 months every weekend. Can that lead to impotence?

All stimulants can: These are very dangerous drugs and impotence may end up being the least of your problems. Seizures, hyperthermia, kidney failure, psychosis and other problems result from various forms of bath salts. You never know what you are getting from one batch to the next, or even within the same batch of drugs. You are playing Russian Roulette with your life. Impotence is your body sending you a message. ...Read more

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Seeing surgeon thursday for gallbladder. Going on two weeks of not being able too hold things down. Not food water or meds. How can dr help with that?

Seeing surgeon thursday for gallbladder. Going on two weeks of not being able too hold things down. Not food water or meds. How can dr help with that?

Depends: If your surgeon feels you have acute cholcystitis, he or she may recommend urgent surgery. Anti nausea suppositories and bland or even clear liquid diet may help short term. Good luck. ...Read more

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