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Resource Support Medication
Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more
Two weeks after medication for epididymitis; after taking off my support I got a heaviness feeling and pain when slightly collisionis this normal?
Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range
HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...Read more
I'm depressed and fight anxiety, extremely fatigued, very stressed out. I don't want to take medication, dr doesn't support this. What can help me get bak on track? I am just so tired and unmotivated.
Alternatives: Your dr might be right and the best course of action would be meds. However, as a patient, and mostly if there is no serious risk to you or others, you may consider non-pharmacological approaches (psychotherapy, other alternative approved tools). Lifestyle changes (you mention stress, fatigue, anxiety; vacation, diet, leisure, sports, etc) along with dr guidance/checkups, may do miracles sometimes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are determined enough can you manage anxiety and OCD with CBT, good family support but without medication?
Can you suggest some good resource/support websites for young women with ovarian, endometrial or cervical cancer?
Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.
Herbal therpy: Herbal therapy to compliment traditional medicine is a wonderful way to educate patients as well as tweek what we providrs prescribe. One must be careful that there are no serious risks or drug interactions with your current meds. Milk Thistle also supports the thyroid gland as wells as liver. Check with your provider first. ...Read more
Please advise about the treatment of TRANSCOBALAMIN II DEFICIENCY? Is there any medication to support insuficiently produced transcobalamin? Thank you
B 12 injection: If you are deficient in B 12 it is likely to be due to problems with absorption of the vitamin. The only sure way to replace it is by injection of B12, at a minimum of 1000microgrms every three months. Your doctor may try a higher dose or more frequent injection. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.htm ...Read more
I have had issues with depression and anxiety and hate how medications make me feel. Interested in an emotional support animal.
Is it possible to fully recover from a shoulder dislocation without having an operation ? If so , how ? Would joint support medication help ?
Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on
It : It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication. People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery. Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more
I am 25yrs old and on hypertension medication. I have damaged knee cartliage, my Dr suggested I do something called RICE and perhaps see physio. I just bought arthro choice joint support. Is this safe to take with the bp meds?
How do you deal with supporting a recovering drug addict who has relapsed and is trying to stop agin?
Narconon: Send him/her to naronon. They have the expertise and experience as well as a proven track record to help in a meaningful way. http://www.narconon.org/ If the person refuses, there's not much you can do (you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink). ...Read more
Healthy support: " healthy" is the key word here. The wrong kind of support such as enabling can make it worse. Too an addict who is not ready to change healthy support may feel like punishment. Punishment from consequences related to the addiction are sometimes what gets the addict in the door to then seek the support. But punishment alone does not "cure" the problem. Hope that helps? Not an easy answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If either parent uses alcohol, the most well developed support group for this purpose is al-anon. If the addiction is to drugs, and no alcohol is involved, the less well developed support group nar-anon would be the best choice. If nar-anon is not available, codependents anonymous would also be useful. ...Read more
Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?
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