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I've been sleeping about 17 hours per day for the past week. I started rexulti and progesterone 3 weeks ago. What's going on? Is it related?
Suicidal with highly lethal plan but no immediate intent. Saw shrink yesterday; received Rexulti and Xanax. Therapy Wed. How long until these kick in?
Alprazolam or: Xanax has immediate effect as it is one of the most potent short-acting benzodiazepines known. It does help w/ anxiety and disordered mood, but does not help much with your suicidal intent and depression. Rexulti however is an antipsychotic and mood stabilizer. It may help with your suicidal intent and improve your depression. It takes 1-2 weeks to fully get in your system. ...Read more
Yes: Rexulti is very good for the depressive part of Bipolar or Major Depression. ...Read more
Confusing question: They should be interpreted by the health care providor that ordered them. There are more than a dozen parameters in a simple blood count, and they all must be interpreted as a unit and related to the reason they were obtained. ...Read more
It is a personality test.
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For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Obviously the extent of improvement with
endurance and speed wil be based on your starting level.
I would start by running every other day.
You should start to feel improvement in your
endurance over the first 1-2 weeks.
The key is to be consistent and be in it for
the long term — not a quick fix. ...Read more
The results of masturbation are orgasm, an enhancement of the human experience, and a normal or natural part of being alive.
There are no medical or scientific reasons to limit one's sexual experience with masturbation. Every man you know does or has masturbated.
There are no reasons to not masturbate. ...Read more
Normal is Above 1500: Normal absolute neutrophil count or ANC should be above 1500 cubic milliliter of blood. When this number falls below 500 is defined as significant neutropenia and increases risk of serious infections etc... So, 90 cmm is severely low and needs medical attention. I am not sure your reason to have low anc, but 90 is very concerning. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
See below: What was cultured and by whom? Hospital labs are the usual place for culturing human specimens and they are well-equipped to read the results. The question is not suitable for this forum. ...Read more
Need more info: What was tapped and what was sought? In er, most basic tests are done stat and back within a few hours. If more-sophisticated testing required, like antigen/antibody, cultures, pheresis, or ms etc., can take 2-5 days, and also adds time if tests cannot be done at location of tap (=if tests are 'sent out' to a regional lab for completion). Good luck! ...Read more
Please consult this site to see if you have signs of pregnancy, if you do and have missed your period, do a home pregnancy test using first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. You may wish to see your doctor for a blood test and may be ultrasound exam.
http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more
Unfortunately: I think the question is if a terminal illness always constitutes the immediate cause for death, or some other condition or a complication may actually cause the death. The answer would be yes, meaning that for example in a patient with terminal lung cancer the immediate cause of death may be anywhere from a heart attack to lung clots or infections. Otherwise, life always results in death. ...Read more
Yes, your doctor: The best person to review your results is the person who ordered them. That's part of their job and responsibility to you as their patient. Make sure you get all your questions answered when you get your results back; have your doctor review them with you. ...Read more
Blood work: You can either ask a more specific question about your blood work or have a more extended dialog using Healthtap prime or concierge. The simplest course of action is to ask the doctor who ordered it. Take care. ...Read more
It can do: Any sport or exercise can cause injuries for those in poor physical condition. Same with risky behavior. Bodyboarding is no different but has risks that are inherent with this type of sport. Naturally drowning is the major concern since it is a water based sport. Bruises, broken bones, sprains and ligamentous injuries and so forth can also occur with this sport. ...Read more