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Horrible moodswings angry all the time cramps every day sadness eating a lot. Stinging breasts .I'm taking trivora why all these simptoms?

Horrible moodswings angry all the time cramps every day sadness  eating a lot. Stinging breasts .I'm taking trivora why all these simptoms?

Side effects: If your symptoms are not related to pms, oral contraceptives esp higher doses can cause these side effects. Rule out pregnancy first too. ...Read more

Time Outs (Definition)

Time outs are a discipline technique to help a child learn that a behavior is unsafe or inappropriate. Time outs, if used, should be very brief -- about 1 minute - until the child ...Read more


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Constant diarrhea every time i go?

Constant diarrhea every time i go?

Fluids: You need to be on clear liquids to prevent dehydration and if you start vomiting and can not keep any fluid down than go to er as you may need IV fluids.If diarrhea start getting better than you can have clear soup, banana, apple, dr toast and rice and gradually increse diet .But if diarrhea does not get better or you have high fever as well than see your doctor and you may need stool culture. ...Read more

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I've been having severe headaches all day everyday for over 3months. I take pain killers but they don't work.I don't take them everyday cos not good?

I've been having severe headaches all day everyday for over 3months. I take pain killers but they don't work.I don't take them everyday cos not good?

Neurological eval: I would encourage you to have the headaches medically evaluated. Severe, daily headaches for this period of time warrants assessment. Please let your personal physician know. ...Read more

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Every year I suffer nightmares, hallucinations, and memories of a terrible event and it gets worse each time, what can I do?

Every year I suffer nightmares, hallucinations, and memories of a terrible event and it gets worse each time, what can I do?

Get Help!: What you're describing could be symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd) or possibly a psychotic disorder. See your doctor asap. There are many things that may help including therapy and/or medication. Don't continue to suffer! ...Read more

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Do kids get sick more often during the terrible twos?

Do kids get sick more often during the terrible twos?

No: Like adults, kids get sick more often, the more often they are around others who are sick. They may be in daycare with 3+ nonsibling kids, 6+ hours a day, 4+ days a week; or siblings or parents may be around more people now than when the child was younger. Just being a certain age isn't the key risk factor. ...Read more

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I've been eating dark chocolate nonstop almost? What happens to people on dark chocolate every day?

I've been eating dark chocolate nonstop almost?  What happens to people on dark chocolate every day?

Too much equals fat: Cacao is healthy due to polyphenols, but dark chocolate with lots of added processed sugar is not. The higher percentage of cacao the better, but check the ingredients for serving size and amount of added sugar. Too much sugar added to dark chocolate will result in eventual weight gain. ...Read more

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Been off lupron (leuprolide) 11.25 for almost 4mo. Getting bad acne-is this a sign my hormones are back &period will come soon? Having cramps & back pain. Acne bad

Been off lupron (leuprolide) 11.25 for almost 4mo. Getting bad acne-is this a sign my hormones are back &period will come soon? Having cramps & back pain. Acne bad

Worn Off: Likely your hormones are now normal. So you should get your period soon. Likely your male and female hormones are coming back and that explains your symptoms. The effects are only temporarily. ...Read more

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Every year I suffer nightmares, stress, and migraines when we gather for the holidays, and it gets worse each time?

Every year I suffer nightmares, stress, and migraines when we gather for the holidays, and it gets worse each time?

See a therapist: There seems to be a connection of sort there... Why not connect with a psychotherapist and explore what that connection might be... As well as explore coping strategies... You'll be glad you did... And you deserve to be emotionally more comfortable... Wishing you well... ...Read more

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I suffer from severe headsches from time to time .. Paracetamol doesn't usually work .. I have a very irregular sleeping habit .. 23 yr old male ..

I suffer from severe headsches from time to time .. Paracetamol doesn't usually work .. I have a very irregular sleeping habit .. 23 yr old male ..

Headaches: May need some better abortive therapy for these headaches and possible something to take to actually prevent. Vitamin b6 may help . Perform a virtual consult if need be ...Read more

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Ptsd? Ex committed suicide I have nightmares each night, randomly break down, avoid situations that remind me of him? Always on my mind, always upset?

Ptsd? Ex committed suicide I have nightmares each night, randomly break down, avoid situations that remind me of him? Always on my mind, always upset?

Very possible: Ptsd manifests more clearly as producing nightmares, flashbacks or memories of the event which caused terror or horror. Also numbing or detachment and avoidance of situations or reminders of the event. It can produce anxiety, fear, insomnia, agitation. Some people are more resistant while others, particularly those with prior trauma, are more at risk. Prazosin is an excellent drug for nightmares. ...Read more

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Brief (5 minutes max) but intense back pain "electric shock" pain almost. Every other day. Insomnia coming back, constantly lethargic. Headaches.

Brief (5 minutes max) but intense back pain "electric shock" pain almost. Every other day. Insomnia coming back, constantly lethargic. Headaches.

See a neurologist: the only rational way I could put your symptoms together and come to a conclusion on the site, is to assume, that there is something in your back, pressing on a nerve, thus causing pain, the pain is then present at night, which keeps you up accounting for the drowsiness. The headaches, baby related to the back problem they can do this or maybe due to lack of sleep. See a neurologist ...Read more

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Daily headache feel like tension but ibuprofen will not stop it. Starts about same time everyday late afternoon. Go to sleep and it's gone when I wake?

Daily headache feel like tension but ibuprofen will not stop it. Starts about same time everyday late afternoon. Go to sleep and it's gone when I wake?

It does sound: like Tension HA.Some of my patients have success with meds like Fiornal/Fioecett, which is a combo of Aspirin/Tylenol,caffeine,and muscle relaxer.You could try to reduce your tension throughout the day by taking short,5 min,breaks.Use this time to relax,meditate,stare off into the blue sky and be grateful ( count your blessings).It could help. ...Read more

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My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?

My 20 year old sister has severe nerve pain after car accident. Nothing works. No medication. I feel awful watching her cry every night. Any advice?

Nerve pain: Neurosurgeons are experts in the treatment of nerve pain. Alternatively, pain management physicians and neurologists can help your sister reduce the nerve pain. There are many excellent neurosurgeons in the phoenix area that help your sister. A neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of pain can offer additional or alternative treatments to medication. ...Read more

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I experience headaches almost everyday to every other day,it goes from migraines to tension headaches constantly. I get nauseas and dizzy all the time?

I experience headaches almost everyday to every other day,it goes from migraines to tension headaches constantly. I get nauseas and dizzy all the time?

Needs evaluation: Headaches that occur constantly and associated with symptoms of dizziness should not be taken lightly. If this is happening more towards the evening it could be Tension headaches arising from the daily stressors of life. If this is happening intensely over a few months and then disappears this could Cluster headaches. However there are other sinister causes which can be ruled out by a CT scan ...Read more

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Terrible Twos (Definition)

The terrible twos is a condition meaning a child (usually about 2 years old) is frequently being stubborn ...Read more