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I get headaches every day and sometimes they can get pretty bad, what can help me? I've tried a cold wash cloth, tapping points, deap breathing, asprin, and other medications that claim to take away my headache
Hello.: Hello. There a variety of types of headaches and differing treatments. If you have not had your headaches assessed by a neurologist, I strongly recommend it. Especially since they are chronic, frequent and sever. The neurologist should be able to make specific recommendations. You could also ask the neurologist about medical acupuncture depending on the source of the headaches. ...Read more
Not advisable: Tapping or tft (thought field therapy) has more direct connections to anxiety, pain, weight loss and ptsd. Narcissistic behavior or narcissistic personality disorder are best treated with psychoanalysis, psychodynamic approaches or interpersonal therapies that get at the root problems with superiority and diminished empathy. ...Read more
Stands for Emotional Freedom Technique as you probably know. It is considered a type of psychological acupuncture. Like any technique of this sort it is best done under the guidance of a licensed professional. Here is a link to Doctor Mercola's teaching on it. He is a well-respected physician and alt med practitioner.
http://eft. Mercola. Com/
Peace and good health. ...Read more
I scored 10 in the digit span test and 6.5 on the corsi block tapping test. Does this mean I have a good memory?
More info needed: Memory testing is a complicated thing because there are many different types of memory to be assessed. How would do you do with declarative verbal memory, list learning tests, implicit visual memory (Ray Osterreith Figure copy and recall) and working memory. How does your short term recall hold up under conditions of distraction (eg., PASAT and Brown-Peterson Consonant Trigram Test? ...Read more
Can hitting or tapping your back help relieve plurisey? My partner does this for me and it helps but is it good to do?
Feels good, do it: Short answer is yes. Mechanical percussion helps to break up and mobilize mucus in the chest and "sticky" spots to reduce pleuritic pain. It is best done "posturally" -- meaning with the bottom of your lungs higher than the top. Simple way is to build wedge of pillows and lie knees-bent, head-down while getting thumped on. When done well (not too hard), it also feels good, so why not?! ...Read more
Why can I score high in the corsi block tapping test and digit span test but not do well on the name and address remembering tests?
Others do better: The problem obviously isn't your memory if plain memory tests are doing well. The name and address information can be processed more and related more to previous exposure to names and addresses. Other people who do poorly on the tests you mentioned can do better on the name and address. And hurt the curve! . ...Read more
Had root canal, tempoary crown was on for 3 weeks with no issues, now perm crown but feeling weird when pressing or tapping on it, is this a problem?
Probably not: But have your dentist check your occlusion. ...Read more
Tapping: Done in moderation, it helps focusing and grip strength. ...Read more
Why is the corsi block tapping test not used as a standard dementia test if it is a measure of hippocampus function?
It is sometimes, but: This test has been used in research w/ Alzheimer's and was successful identifying moderately impaired but not mild cases. That's why it's not widely used. By the time it shows problems, patients are already diagnosed. It is more useful in injuries and MS and other brain damage screenings. Okay? ...Read more
Thoracentesis: Is there an indication for thoracentesis, such as symptomatic tx of empyeman or pleural effusions. Is it needed for diagnosis? ...Read more
Will anxiety meds help "misophonia"? Workplace noises- chewing, tapping, even breathing- make me irate like I need to hurt someone.
Every time I sit I have to keep tapping and moving my leg. I am not nervous or anything I just always move it even when going to bed or studying.
Habit: Try to get out of the habit. It is also possible you have a medical condition. Most likely it's a bad habit. ...Read more
Hello Doctors. Lately, I think I felt a nerve move when I tapped my eyebrow in class yesterday. Is it normal to feel a nerve tapping your eyebrow?
Supra orbital nerve: Can be felt not a worryGet a more detailed answer ›
Heart beat: Tapping and heaving apical impulse are terminologies used to describe the characteristic of the heart beat felt with heart chamber enlargement and muscle hypertrophy during the heart exam. Definitive informations are obtained through EKG and echocardiographic studies. ...Read more
Unrelated: None of what you are describing is a symptom of schizophrenia. Sounds more like a personality type or possibly anxiety. If it is new, you may want to review what has changed in your life. If it's causing you problems, then by all means see a mental health professional to help you figure out what is causing so much tension in your life and how to deal with it. ...Read more
See a doctor: I know you are a female I did not get your age which is very important for this kind of a problem any way most of breast problem in female are simple and easy to treat I advised you to go and see your doctor he can examined you and assured you or treat you good luck ...Read more
It is not unusual: Pain in teeth is never normal. It is possible that the filling in the tooth is too high and just needs to be adjusted by your dentist. If the filling was really deep there was trauma to the nerve and it is possible the tooth may need a root canal. Go back to your dentist and have him or her evaluate the tooth. ...Read more
I've had tapping sensations above my pubic bone on one side around 9dpo. Could be a sign of conception?
Can someone tell if they're still dependent on vp shunt by pumping it? If so, how? And what does tapping the shunt mean?
Shunt pumping: It is not a good idea to pump your own shunt. If it is not working correctly pumping the shunt under supervision of a neurosurgeon may be required. This is temporary until the shunt can be revised. Tapping a shunt means placing a small needle into the shunt reservoir and drawing out a small amount of fluid usually to culture to see if the fluid is infected. ...Read more
I got over a concussion, and I was laying down with my dog and didn't realize my head was tapping against the stove, should I be worried?
Will anxiety meds help with "misophonia"? Workplace noises- chewing, tapping, clicking, even breathing- make me irate like I need to hurt someone.
Misophonia: You need to see a psychiatrist and see what is going on exactly. Treatment consists of developing coping strategies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. ...Read more
Sudden pain next to armpit that was gone in minutes but later felt shocklike feeling to the 4 and 5 fingers when tapping/rubbing next to funnybone?
Could experiencing tapping sensations above the pubic bone on one side after predicted ovulation date be a sign of conception, which is rare for me?
Gas: Could be many things, but functional pain in the setting gas is common. But if there are any other alarm symptoms or if it progresses further work-up is necessary so see a doctor. ...Read more
May be stomach issue: Upper abdominal discomfort can come from many sources including the gallbladder, stomach, pancreas and liver. Tapping from inside is an unusual complaint, but any movement in the upper abdomen is likely related to the stomach or duodenum. So, regarding the stomach, reflux and ulcers can both cause pain and spasm and may slow digestion. Gallbladder disease and pancreatitis can have similar symptoms. ...Read more
Restless: Sure, depending on your worries and fears and the nature of the procedure. ...Read more
Is it easy to get a concussion from brushing up and tapping against something like a fridge or stove?
Unlikely unless you: Have had prior brain trauma. Concussion typically requires fairly violent knock of your head, which then sloshes your brain back and forward inside the cranium causing a coup and contre-coup injury. If you have symptoms of concussion though, you should see a neurologist or neurosurgeon right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Have pain tapping top of tooth, told dark area under root, infection absess.2nd dr says no b/c vital nerve and +cold test means no infection. Is fact?
Need more information: does the tooth have a large filling, does the tooth have decay, how long has the tooth been painful, when does the tooth hurt (chewing, not chewing, hot and/or cold), what is showing on the x-ray?
At this point, you should get an opinion from an endodontist (root canal specialist). ...Read more
The tapping is 2x as fast as my HB, after like 15-20 taps they connect to a 2-3 second tone similar to that heard on heart monitors then more taps etc
Huh?: Sorry. I'm a cardiologist. I've listened to a gazillion heart monitors. But I really don't understand what you're describing. Would you like to try again, please? ...Read more
Check it out: Many possibilities include fluid or wax in ear. See your doc. ...Read more