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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Fear Of Spiders And Arachnids

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Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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How can I get over my fear of medicine?

Fear of Medicine: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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Are there any drugs that when taken induce fear?

Are there any drugs that when taken induce fear?

Yes: That many of the illegal stimulants do this is well known, and "anxiety" is listed as a side-effect for a huge number of common prescription rx's. Sherlock holmes's "devil's foot" is fiction, but many people can suffer from unpredictable side effects of medicines. ...Read more

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What can I do to conquer my fear of bees and spiders?

CBT: Consider working with a clinical psychologist who is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) or exposure therapy. ...Read more

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What are ways that I can get over these fears of bugs and spiders?

Aversion therpy: National public radio had an excellent program last week. Please go to npr. Com and type:spiders.
The speaker had a wonderful "phobia" regime to overcome fears of bugs and spiders. ...Read more

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Can special medicines decrease the alarming symptoms of the fear of flying?

Can special medicines decrease the alarming symptoms of the fear of flying?

Yes: Benzodiazepines, such as xanax, are quick acting medications that produce a mild sedative effect. They can be taken one to two hours before a flight to reduce anxiety symptoms. These medications need a physician prescription. Beta blockers are another class of medications used to treat phobias. They are used on a short term basis to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety (sweating and trembling). ...Read more

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How can I calm my fear stressors when I am being harrassed by drug dealers at home and how can I readjust when I'm not in danger?

What do you mean by: "harassed by Deug dealers"? Dod you use recreational drug? How do they know where you live? I think you can call the police to help with harassment. This is not arrival question more of a legal and harassment question. So please ask appropriate party. Talk to your neighbor, friends, family. ...Read more

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My 7 yrs old son developed some fears (aliens, spiders and big bugs). He's never had any fear and is otherwise a happy kid. Are sudden fears a concern?

My 7 yrs old son developed some fears (aliens, spiders and big bugs). He's never had any fear and is otherwise a happy kid. Are sudden fears a concern?

Fears: Sudden fears can certainly occur in this age group as their imagination explodes. I would try to investigate where these fears stemmed from (classmate, television, school lessons, etc). That will give some insight. However, if these fears are debilitating and affecting daily life, it's time to get a child psychologist involved, even if only for a few sessions (it's very helpful). ...Read more

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What's a good drug to combat fear of airplanes?

None!: There is no drug to combat the fear of flying. The treatment is what is called cognitive therapy. What it means that when you take the step to fly for the first time in the company of some whom you trust, your brain will incorporate the fact that nothing bad will happen to you, and you will get rid of the fear. ...Read more

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Irrational spider fear! How to get rid of them?

Arachnophobia: That seems to be a fairly common phobia. I would encourage you to consider seeing a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be effective for phobias. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I get rid of my fear of spiders?

Arachnophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis to deal with your fears. ...Read more

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Any medicine for fear n phobias doubts plz tell n also for mental relief any suggestions plz tell me?

Any medicine for fear n phobias doubts plz tell n also for mental relief any suggestions plz tell me?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Can I be wrongly prescribed psychiatric medicine? How to get out of this trap? I've been through too many and fear I will never be the same again.

Too little info: Without knowing what kinds of problems you're having and what medications you've taken, it's impossible to answer your question specifically. Broadly, not everyone even with severe psychiatric problems needs medications--and those who do don't always benefit. If you're feeling trapped, consider getting a second opinion, maybe from a psychologist, about the nature of your problem. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the fear of having an allergic reaction to new medicine/food called?

Can you tell me what is the fear of having an allergic reaction to new medicine/food called?

Hmmmmm.: Is the patient of concern at higher risk for food allergy? He (or the parent) could simply be reasonably cautious. Depends on the unique situation. Food allergy may seem overwhelming to deal with, but having a good relationship with an allergist and a dietician can avoid inappropriate food aversion. More details, please. ...Read more

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Hi, What can I do to overcome my fear of swallowing medicines...I really donno how I developed this fear. What to do..

Symptoms? Crush?: I answer this not only as a physician but as a patient as well. Do you have any symptoms when you do swallow medications? Any signs of choking or something in your chest/uneasy feeling? If not, then crushing them is an option but that does minimize the effectiveness of the medicine. The other, if indicated, is to mix it with food to help minimize the anxiety associated with swallowing meds. ...Read more

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Will I ever get over the fear of having a panic attacki have them for no reason there's no trigger tohave been managed by medicine for 2 years?

Will I ever get over the fear of having a panic attacki have them for no reason there's no trigger tohave been managed by medicine for 2 years?

Cognitive Therapy: Have you met with a psychologist or therapist about cbt? These are focused discussion about how to deal with a specific isue like this and are very effective in connection with medication in controlling fears and anxiety and even reducing panic attacks. It's normal to fear panic attacks (they are frihtening experiences) especially when they occur like your's do but there is help! ...Read more

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Everytime I get a cold, anxiety get worse. Afraid not to breathetc. And when I see a spider, I'm afraid its bite can kill me. Is this irrational fear?

Everytime I get a cold, anxiety get worse. Afraid not to breathetc. And when I see a spider, I'm afraid its bite can kill me. Is this irrational fear?

Likely is: Sounds like anxiety to me but its sometimes hard to know where to draw the line. Consider consulting a psychotherapist to evaluate it. Meds can definitely help if needed. ...Read more

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Hi, I have an acute fear to swallow medicines. Have to chew but its a real problem. The very thought makes me nervous. How to overcome this fear. : (. :)?

Start small: Begin practicing with small pieces of soft food or gummi type candy - start with pieces smaller than the actual pill size (if nothing else it will just melt in your mouth!). Take with swallows of water like one might with a pill. When successful increase the size of the next practice piece, and so on until you reach the size of your pill. After success try to make the transition to medication. ...Read more

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Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Do girls need to fear the date rape drug?

Yes: Sexual predator can put the drug in a girl's drink when she is not paying attention and date rape drug can make a girl pass out and have no recollection of what happen while she is drugged. You can read more about date rape drug on http://www. Womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/date-rape-drugs. Cfm. ...Read more

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I am ver thin. I want to have some muscles on my body. Many a person sugessts diferrent medicines, but I fear to have side effects. What should I do?

I am ver thin. I want to have some muscles on my body. Many a person sugessts diferrent medicines, but I fear to have side effects. What should I do?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...Read more

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I keep hearing this light scratching noise in my head and always think something's in my hair because of it. I have a fear of insects ; mainly spiders. So that's what always comes to mind when I hear it. But there's never anything in my hair. What co

I keep hearing this light scratching noise in my head and always think something's in my hair because of it. I have a fear of insects ; mainly spiders. So that's what always comes to mind when I hear it. But there's never anything in my hair. What co

Noises in head: And fear of insects. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Then see a mental health professional for treatment of y our insect phobia. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have constant fear that my sertraline 75mg medicine is going to make me go crazy. Constant worry, anxiety and scared it will happen to me. On mnth 3?

I have constant fear that my sertraline 75mg medicine is going to make me go crazy. Constant worry, anxiety and scared it will happen to me. On mnth 3?

No,: It doesn't make people go crazy. The most likely possibility, since your dose of 75 mg is low, is that it is insufficiently treating your anxiety. However, there is a small possibility that it is increasing your anxiety. YOu should sort this out with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe aviophobia (fear of flying). I would like to get recommendations for medicines that help me fall asleep quickly and which are suitable for a 3 hour flight.?

I don't know: Of any that will knock you for only 3 hours. The shortest I know if -recommend that you be able to dedicate at least 4 hours to sleep. Have you considered cognitive behavioral therapy or acupuncture to decrease symptoms? ...Read more

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I have a fear of being drugged. Like people putting drugs like LSD and stuff into my food/electronic cigarette. I feel as if I'm losing my mind. Help.

I have a fear of being drugged. Like people putting drugs like LSD and stuff into my food/electronic cigarette. I feel as if I'm losing my mind. Help.

You will benefit: You will benefit from counseling. You need to discuss this with your physicians. Be certain you are clean form drugs which can cause this also. ...Read more

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Hi. If you don't take Zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal the same time every day, can this cause too much medicine in your blood? Or is this just an irrational fear?

Hi. If you don't take Zoloft (sertraline) & Lamictal the same time every day, can this cause too much medicine in your blood? Or is this just an irrational fear?

Not generally a prob: Taking these meds at about the same time daily is best and keeps your level steady, unless you take them just hours apart probably not too much med, more an issue of possibly not enough, and subsequent inconsistent effect. Just generally the same time is usually not a pbm ...Read more

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Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a good medicine to treat mid asthma with just deficit of 15% percent of breath? I'm fearing having colateral effects, I'm just 23.

Is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) a good medicine to treat mid asthma with just deficit of 15% percent of breath? I'm fearing having colateral effects, I'm just 23.

Good med...: Because it is inhaled, very little of this med actually goes systemic so there are very few systemic side effects. Asthma has inflammation as well as bronchospasm so inhaled steroids are used to decrease the inflammation. Be sure to rinse and spit after each use of this inhaler to avoid oral thrush, a fungal mouth problem. ...Read more