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How to deal with severe anxiety? I am medicated but the medication is not helping?

How to deal with severe anxiety? I am medicated but the medication is not helping?

Meds and more..: See your prescribing MD to discuss your meds. Suggest you see an experienced mental health therapist to get support and learn coping strategies to cut anxiety. Also important that all medical causes for anxiety (eg, heart or thyroid problems, diabetes, asthma, drug abuse or withdrawal) have been ruled out. Anxiety is treatable. Great that you reached out here for help! Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My wife takes combination of medication.For dementia symptoms but I think she is over medicated?

My wife takes combination of medication.For dementia symptoms but I think she is over medicated?

Talk with your doc: About what you are seeing. Your doc wants your wife to function at her highest possible level. And, he may be able to explain why you are seeing what you see. ...Read more

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What is the strongest over-the-counter medication i can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?

What is the strongest over-the-counter medication i can get for tinea versicolor because selsun blue medicated does not work for me?

Tinea versicolor: Topical antifungal medications containing 2.5% selenium sulfide are often recommended. Selsun blue doesn't always work, because it only contains 1% selenium sulfide. Preparations containing more than 1% selenium sulfide are considered prescription strength. Ketoconazole ointment or ciclopirox as an alternative suppresses growth of malassezia furfur. Hydrogen peroxide may lessen symptoms. ...Read more

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Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause? I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Palms of hands & bottom of feet peels, what could be the cause?  I have used medicated ointments, creams, athlets foot medications &psorioss meds.

Need diagnosis : There are many causes of the changes in your palms and feet. Your dermatologist can help clarify what these causes are and direct appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so i can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?

Suffering from lower back pain. Avoiding medication so i can donate blood soon. Applied a pad last night, suffered from nausea this morning. Normal?

Pad?: Severe pain can cause nausea. Some women get nausea during their period, especially if they have endometriosis (which can also cause back pain). Some pain patches can also cause nausea. Talk to your doctor to obtain a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

I have a question my cheek is swollen and I'm in pain I'm on medicated mouth wash and penicillin I've only been on the medication since Sunday how lon?

Infection: Can take as long as 48-72 hours for antibiotics to begin reducing spread of infection. If source I'd SN infected tooth, pills alone will not eliminate infection. Treatment of the tooth itself will be required. Sometimes additional or different antibiotic required. Tell your dentist about your pain and swelling now. ...Read more

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I have pad and a diabetic foot ulcer, I have been taking percocet 10mg/325 but it does not relieve the pain very long, what type of pain medication and how many mg will help me stay pain free through the day?

I have pad and a diabetic foot ulcer, I have been taking percocet 10mg/325 but it does not relieve the pain very long, what type of pain medication and how many mg will help me stay pain free through the day?

Serious problem: You have a serious problem my friend. It is bad enough to have diabetes with a foot ulcer. And now you have pad. That pain you feel is from the pad. There may be no amount of pain medication that will relieve your pain. The pain is from a lack of oxygen to your foot. This needs to be evaluated and perhaps corrected asap by a vascular surgeon. It will help the pain and help you heal. ...Read more

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What to do about a family member who is over-medicated on prescription drugs?

What to do about a family member who is over-medicated on prescription drugs?

Difficult but common: It is difficult to intervene unless your family member wants help. If the person is elderly, seeking a second opinion from a geriatric specialist would be a good place to start. It is amazing how many times my elderly patients improve just from stopping medications. However, this should only be done under competent medical supervision. ...Read more