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Was dx'd w fibromyalgia.Have bipolar,ptsd,ocd,social phobia,agoraphobia 2.How 2 make my family&bf understand&believe my pain?Any book recommendations?
HI M south indian.Eventhough my trust in god has improved my OCD condition,but my mind has this doubt like is there god-any proof?Another OCD thought?
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you doing sir?
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rs Joan Samuel,i just missed my menstrual period,please kindly help me with some good
Dr Samuel: For more individual input , you may wish to use the Health Tap Concierge service. I don't know if Dr. Samuel is a Concierge physician or not. Take care. ...Read more
Spoiled ?: hello~ are you sure you are quoting this correctly, because my encyclopedic brain has never heard of that. Have you tried googling it? I think you may be writing it phonetically and incorrectly. See if you can get correct rendition and re-ask the Q. thanks ...Read more
My wife has chess pain. Her dr. Not in , how do I find abackup dr, for my wife , dr, steven cohen is her dr. Chess pain
Yes: Central to the diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a tendency to ruminate, which is thinking about something over and over. In many patients, this may be rumination about sexual matters, money, or religious concerns, why they are ill, and so on. So, yes, this may be a normal symptom of your condition. ...Read more
Constipation: Eat at least five servings of vegetables and four of fruit per day. Increase dietary fiber. Opt for whole grain when possible and avoid junk carbs. Aim for 64 ounces of water per day (more in hot environments or with exercise). Remain physically active. Some people become bound up with dairy products – if that happens to you watch dairy intake. ...Read more
Hi doc,here is my horm profile on day 3. FSH-1.89miu/ml(6.9-12.5) LH-1.72miu/ml(5.9-12.6) E- 5.40 pg/ml(24.5-195) PRL-70.8ng/ml(3.4-24.1). Pls explain?
High prolactin : A high prolactin can suppress your other hormones and disrupt your normal ovarian function. Your physician might order a X-ray or MRI of your brain and they will possibly start you on some medication to lower your prolactin. These steps, of course, would be useless if you are breast feeding. ...Read more
Not fatal but yes: PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) involves a number of symptoms linked to imbalance in hormones thought to be related to ovarian dysfunction that also includes making many ovarian cysts, infertility, acne, and sometimes headaches etc. You should schedule with a practitioner who has experience, usually someone qualified in gyn. ...Read more
Boutique/concierge : Boutique or concierge medicine usually implies a practice with way fewer patients than a typical primary care practice. It is standard for the patients to pay a retainer or membership fee. Sometimes that is all they have to pay and sometime they still gave to pay for each visit. Visits are usually longer than usual and access to the doctor is easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The bigger problem: ...is the depression. Cereal and soup won't kill you, but living with untreated depression is painful for you. If you are so depressed that you have lost enjoyment of food and appetite, you need treatment. Start by seeing your primary care. S/he can direct you to the right combination of medicine & cognitive behavioral therapy. It is very possible to develop skills for improving mood & outlook. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely to help: One can best attain their maximum height by maintaining proper nutrition, getting adequate sleep and staying healthy. Supplements would only help if you had a dietary deficiency. Although there are several advertised these supplements are not required to show effectiveness or even contain what they say. ...Read more
Dr. Bruce Jacobs,
I am using withania somnifera that I heard thay it is very good. But, no results yet?
No reliable info: There are hundreds of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical stuff. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... But not on real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). So, with supplements, nobody really knows the full effects. ...Read more