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Risperidone Natural Alternatives
Natural alternatives to pain medication? What are some natural, alternatives to taking pharmaceutical pain medication?
Look at all : Complimentary modalities from acupuncture to meditation. Each one can help each individual differently. Look at anti-inflammatory medical foods as well, such as limbrel, which, in one study, suggested it could help with pain after ninety days almost as much as alleve; some patients benefit greatly, others do not. Try all modalities that are not bad for you and see what works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risperidone is a second generation antipsychotic that is fda approved for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and behavioral issues with autism. It is generally effective and used commonly. Side effects include sedation, weight gain, increase in lipids and blood sugar, hunger, severe muscle reactions such as dystonia, tremors, among others. It also comes in a ...Read more
Diet?: I'm serious because people forget about diet when they are taking cholesterol meds. Healthy diet + exercise are a good start but some people still overproduce cholesterol.. Red yeast rice contains a natural statin but in a tiny dose. Garlic lowers cholesterol a little but there's the odor. For higher risk people like after a heart attack, there is no proven alternative to a statin. Ask your doc. ...Read more
NO: Seizures occur when the brain becomes "irritable" for some reason. I believe a common occurrence for this at night would be a reduced oxygen level as might occur in someone with sleep apnea. You should have sleep studies performed to rule this out as it would be easily addressed with CPAP to prevent the low oxygen levels. Definitely check with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't pan out. Talk to your pcp and try to get a referral for cbt. ...Read more
Sure.: There are natural alternatives to everything. For asthma they are (1) avoid smoking & second-hand smoke (2) avoid obesity (3) omega-3 and vitamin d (4) reduce stress (5) live in a rural area (6) use ma huang aka mormon tea & cromolyn - natural medications no longer available in this country. These measures may help mild asthma. For more severe asthma you will likely need prescription medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Schizophrenia without antipsychotics. Alternative approach to psychosis? Gaba? B3? 5htp? Omega3? Dosage?
Alternatives: No responsible physician can make recommendations like you're requesting on the internet, without seeing you and evaluating your situation. Schizophrenia is a serious illness, and you deserve effective treatment with a good doctor. There are psychiatrists who know about nutrition, and who integrate different types of treatment. See http://www.Inimh.Org/ and http://www.Holisticboard.Org/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be similar: Depends on which remedy. St. John's wort has the most data available and appears similar to other antidepressants in quite a few studies (http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2005/1201/p2249.Html). 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-htp) and tryptophan also have been studied and appear to work for depression. ...Read more
Basically, no: Gabapentin (US spelling) is an anticonvulsant/pain drug with specific and relatively benign properties. It appears you are using it for a pain syndrome. Pain may respond to many types of treatment, depending upon the person and the condition. You might find something else outside allopathic medicine that works as well for you, for your condition. An alternative for you, maybe not for others. ...Read more
THC & SSRI enhancers: There are multiple instances where treating Psychiatrists recommend another medication to augment desired therapeutic gains. If it is indicated to remain on initial SSRI (such as fluoxetine), the classical agent for augmentation are Lithium, Bupropion as well as Pindolol. More generally, Levotyroxine and adding a TCA like Imipramine, Nortryptiline and others. Ask your MD for further information. ...Read more
Several: Although ssris have been by far the most popular class of antidepressants for many years, there are several other options that focus on different systems. Wellbutrin is thought to work through dopamine; remeron, cymbalta, effexor, (venlafaxine) & others, also affect norepinephrin; and deprenyl and others are MAO inhibitors. Each has pluses and minues and may work when ssris don't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Except Abilify (aripiprazole) and topamax, are there weight friendly similarly efficient alternatives to Depakote for bipolar? Also when is an antipsychotic added?
Are there any homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)? I believe in homeopathic medicine. Are there any promising homeopathic alternatives to evista (raloxifene)?
Osteoporosis: Over time, constitutional homeopathic treatment may strengthen vitality, preventing or slowing osteoporosis. It requires careful casetaking and prescription by a skilled homeopath. This is not a substitute for treating osteoporosis that is already advanced; advanced cases may require replenishment of physical nutrients and/or medicines like Evista (raloxifene) too. Homeopathic care can be collaborative. ...Read more
Preservation doctor: Hip arthroscopy can be very helpful for mild to moderate arthritis. Should exercise to maintain motion as best possible. Symptomatic care with medication and injections help pain. Work with orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip preservation surgery. This is not just joint replacement but all other forms of care. ...Read more
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