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Medications For Hairtuism
It can: But nothing works as well as it should until your thyroid levels are returned to normal with an appropriate dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
Many: St john's wort is an antidepressant herb. Sunlight, exercise, good nutrition, and social interaction can ease depression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation might help. Spiritual healing ceremonies and rituals appear to help some sufferers. Certainly psychotherapy helps. It depends on how you define 'alternative'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a number: Requip (ropinirole) (ropinarole) and pramipexol (mirapex) are the main two medications prescribed for rls. Firstly, the diagnosis should ideally be made by a formal sleep study, and a number of conditions, including iron deficiency, should be ruled out, since treating underlying conditions may reduce or eliminate the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anyone care to share their experiences with medications for their kids adhd? Are there other treatment options besides medication?
Yes lots: Remove food additives and anything artificial. Get your child evaluated by an occupational therapist for a sensory processing dysfunction, a spoken and language pathologist for possible auditory processing disorder and an educational psychologist to rule out learning issues or a visual spa coal processing probl.Get a good psychologist to work on structure and org. Fish oil some herbal preparation. ...Read more
Depression: There are no over the counter pharmaceuticals for depression, but there are some herbal medications and supplements. St.John's wort has good evidence for effectiveness in mild-moderate depression, but not more severe cases. Sam-e is another possible help. It's best to have an evaluation of your depression by your family doctor or a psychiatrist first, though, to determine the severity. ...Read more
Placebo effect: All medications have to potential for "placebo effect", which is the biological effect resulting from your brain's hope & belief the treatment is going to have benefit. Even when placebo effect is present, it is transient. It passes within a few weeks. Any prolonged benefit is not placebo effect. ...Read more
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Antidepressants: As with most general medical illnesses, there are categories of medications that tend to be specific for a specific range of illnesses. For bacterial infections, antibiotics generally are first line treatments. For clinical depressions, antidepressant medications have consistently been shown to be the most effective class of medications. See you family physician or psychiatrist to discuss best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alternative option for ssris snris ndris(past ) in resistant depression+drowsiness&sedation?I'm discouraged.Thanks for your recent answers
Herbs: I am not aware of any herbs that can help. Sorry. ...Read more
Are there any good natural or alternative therapies that help supplement medications given for ADHD inattentive type?
Yes: There are several promising studies using zinc, magnesium, vit b6 amino acids, phosphatidylserine and neurofeedback.There are also numerous studies proving the efficacy and safety of medications (if used properly by a knowledgeable physician) behavioral intervention and parent skill training, although time consuming is efficacious and for the most part free of side effects.Discuss with your md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Testosterone, maybe: Regardless of who lost his/her sex drive, the evaluation is similar: first evaluate your relationship. Second, consider external stressors, eg money, family, friends, work, etc. Third, consider substance use, eg tobacco, alcohol & illicit materials. Fourth, any new medications? Fifth, evaluate his/her health: depression, diabetes, high blood pressure and/or cholesterol, heart disease, low t, etc. ...Read more
Many options.: There are many medications that can be helpful for anxiety. In the long term, medications such as lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) and Prozac are possible options. Medications such as xanax, valium, and Ativan can be helpful in the short term but the body can build up tolerance over time, requiring increased doses. ...Read more
Is drug treatment for depression a long-term solution or only for a short period? Do some doctors recommend lifestyle changes over medications?
Yes to all: Some people have a traumatic event and take meds for a short period. Some people have a chemical imbalance and just need to take the medication regularly. Lifestyle changes and resolving issues should always be the first option. Unfortunately, lifesyle changes and resolving issues is more easily said than done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antidepressants...: Although antidepressants have not been well studied in epilepsy and can even cause seizures in someone not on their medication, antidepressants have been used safely. Avoid wellbutrin, (bupropion) and Anafranil and talk to your doctor and tell them if you have epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer