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What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

What treatment options are available for severe back pain other than medications?

Treatments: Other than medication.....Treatments can range from therapy (physical, chiropractic, osteopathic), injections, alternative treatments (accupuncture, etc), and surgery. Sometimes a multidisciplinary approach to back pain is needed. Behavior modification and psychologic treatments can be also considered. ...Read more

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Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Can there be treatments for severe depression?

Can there be treatments for severe depression?

There are a few...: Most studies recommend medication and psychotherapy. Since I am a psychologist, unless the depression is very severe and the person is suicidal, i start with psychotherapy and refer for medication if it is needed later. The meds may take the edge off and allow someone to take advantage of the psychotherapy. There are several antidepressant and a psychiatrist can help you decide which is best 4u. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for severe anxiety?

What are the treatment options for severe anxiety?

Here's a reference:: <a href="http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html</a> Anxiety is your brain's way of warning you that you can't handle something, real or imagined, internal or external. Anxiety alerts you AND keeps the threat partially out of awareness. Clever and adaptive. TX involves stabilizing the symp ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for severe bone pain?

What are effective treatments for severe bone pain?

Find the cause: First need to know what is producing the bone pain and treatment varies depending upon what is producing the bone pain. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Treatments for chronic back pain? What are some treatment options for someone with chronic back pain?

Depends on Diagnosis: Proper diagnosis is the key here. There are a ton of systems that could cause back pain. Gi, urologic, vascular, musculoskeletal, spinal, etc. If you focus treatment on a system not causing your pain, then you will not get a favorable response in treatment. For spinal etiologies, conservative management is the focus if there are no red flags (e.g. Tumor, infection), and no associated leg pain. ...Read more

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What are the consequences for not treating pcos? Are severe cramps and PMS symptoms?

What are the consequences for not treating pcos? Are severe cramps and PMS symptoms?

Different: The consequences are not treating pcos are more long term. There is a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, uterine cancer and infertility. Many women with pcos experience the symptoms you describe but they are often not related to the pcos. ...Read more

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What are some solutions for severe menstrual cramps?

What are some solutions for severe menstrual cramps?

Cramps: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

Need to find cause: First see md to find what the cause may be and treat that. In the meantime, if antiemetics failed, then there is acupressure along the underside of the wrist. If severe, need to address dehydration and see md would be highly recommended. But key is to find what is causing it. ...Read more

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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

PMS: Some are Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Diuretics, & hormones. Consult your PCP or Ob/Gyn. doctors. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

Time: Aloe vera, Ibuprofen or Aspirin to reduce redness and inflammation causing fever, cold compresses or cool showers to try to reduce the temperature of your skin, drink plenty of fluids including low cal sports drink to avoid dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes. Invest in proper clothing, hat, and sunscreen to avoid another sunburn. There is no amount of safe sun. ...Read more

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Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Can tramadol help for severe menstrual cramps?

Yes: Its probably not the best drug for menstrual cramping because it is an opiate, but it can help with pain. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

What are recommended treatments for severe back pain?

Lifestyle changes: Not smoking, weight control and regular exercise are the key ones. Modifying activity that aggravates the back, trying a back support and use of medication if not medically contraindicated can also make a difference. Physical therapy and injections through pain management may help. Most are treated non operatively. You may first need a physician to evaluate you to establish a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Possibly: There are a few studies that show acupuncture is slightly better than placebo few some symptoms of pms, however the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for severe ptsd due to bullying?

What are effective treatments for severe ptsd due to bullying?

Agree w Dr. Lavi.: Encourage you to start with a psychiatric evaluation. Some of the effective treatments available include emdr ; cognitive processing therapy (an offshoot of cognitive behavioral therapy specif for ptsd). Psychiatric meds are often indicated. Psychotherapy ; group tx are often helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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What are some alternative pain relief for severe cfap?

Acupuncture: Is a form of alternative and complementary treatment. It is derived from traditional chinese medicine. Research has indicated that acupuncture is a useful integrative and complementary treatment for medical complicate conditions. Also research has proven that acupuncture has no risk of dependence or side effects. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic back pain?

Depends on the cause: Treatment for chronic back pain really depends on the cause. If the cause is a muscle/tendon issue, back stretching and strengthening is usually beneficial. If it is due to poor body mechanics, then having a trainer and ergonomic specialist may be helpful. See your doctor to find the cause and discuss with him/her about what treatment options are best for your specific situation. ...Read more

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Solutions for chronic pain relief? What are some options for dealing with chronic pain that do not have side effects?

Diagnos the problem: Its important to know the etiology of your pain before starting a treatment plan. All treatments have main effects and side effects, the key is to maximize the former and minimize the latter. If you are looking for a comprehensive approach, think about consulting a physical medicine and rehab doc, also called a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Have you got pms(premenstrual syndrome) treatment?

Many: Depending on severity and specific symptoms. Exercise and sunshine help. A number of vitamin and supplements are of benefit. Occasional different forms of birthcontrol can be of benefit. There are types of antidepressant medications for severe cases that can help. See your clinician for your options. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for PMS vs pmdd?

What is the treatment for PMS vs pmdd?

Several: There are over the counter medications that can diminish some of the physical symptoms. However, these are not effective in treating the emotional symptoms. Individuals with pmdd experience significant emotional changes at the end of their monthly cycle that significantly effects their level of functioning. Prozac, zoloft and Paxil (paroxetine) are fda approved to treat these symptoms in pmdd. ...Read more

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I have bad PMS. Any treatment for this? I don't want psych meds .Thanks.

I have bad PMS. Any treatment for this? I don't want psych meds .Thanks.

Post menopausal: I understand your distress. See your Gynecologist for status of your hormones and health; have necessary tests done, and have treatment. Feel good about your achievements in your journey of life of 51 years. Feel Blessings of your Body and Mind, do not focus on symptoms Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation. Balanced Diet, Exercise. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stresses of life ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for pms? Are there any over-the-counter or natural remedies that are known to be effective in the treatment of pms? .

Are there any natural remedies for pms? Are there any over-the-counter or natural remedies that are known to be effective in the treatment of pms?

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Try Vitamin B6: Pyridoxine hcl is vitamin b6. It's available over the counter. Some get relief using it just the week before menses; others use it every day. Experiment with more than one pill a day but don't overdo it. If that doesn't help, steer clear of caffeine and chocolate. Next step - talk to your dr. About antidepressants or progesterone. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective treatment for premenstrual syndrome?

Possibly: There are a few studies that show acupuncture is slightly better than placebo few some symptoms of pms, however the evidence is not overwhelming. ...Read more

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Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Can contraceptive pill help in treatment of postnatal depression and premenstrual syndrome?

Postpartum: Post partum depression is a complex, common and serious condition. The mainstays of its treatment are 1) properly selected antidepressants 2) peer support. Anyone suffering from it should ask her OB for referral to an experienced psychiatrist --as well as for referral to a local support group. The psychiatrist may suggest psychotherapy as well, which may need only be brief. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for severe moodiness during pms?

What do you recommend for severe moodiness during pms?

There are prescrip-: -tion medications (such as Paxil (paroxetine) or zoloft), for PMS moodiness. One can also use saint john's wort instead. Try to not schedule stressful things during that time, warn others of that time of the month, meditate, go to yoga, listen to relaxing music, eat dark chocolate, take calcium, go to bed early, read a good book, take b-complex, avoid salt, exercise, and know that "this too shall pass"! ...Read more

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I have experienced severe PMS after ovulation for four days. The 5th and 6th day after ovulation i did not experience pms. Is this normal?

I have experienced severe PMS after ovulation for four days. The 5th and 6th day after ovulation i did not experience pms.  Is this normal?

Not Uncommon: Estrogen levels peak at ovulation and then begin to fall. Progesterone levels rise post ovulation and then fall immediately before menstruation. These hormones come from your ovary. Both mood and physical symptoms are affected by the cyclic changes of these hormones. ...Read more

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I’ve purchased PMS Comfort: The natural solution for women as I have severe pms. Is this safe to take when I have severe asthma as well? Please help

I’ve purchased PMS Comfort: The natural solution for women as I have severe pms. Is this safe to take when I have severe asthma as well? Please help

Severe PMS: This herbal concoction is safe for asthmatics but may not give you the self-control that you need. PMS can be a devastating illness -- it may cause you to say or do things that alienate others and spoil relationships without your meaning to do so. Your personal physician is your best guide, and you should consider mainstream Rx. I am very glad you want to address this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can low blood sugar be a cause of severe PMS symptoms?

Can low blood sugar be a cause of severe PMS symptoms?

Not really.: Low blood sugar generally causes autonomic stimulation with shakiness, sweating, weak feeling, hunger. These feeling do not generally last long. Pms symptoms are generally hot flashes and emotional dysphoria. ...Read more

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I sometimes have severe PMS symptoms, especially frustration and anger. Could manisium 200 mg or so and B6 help ease these symptoms?

I sometimes have severe PMS symptoms, especially frustration and anger. Could manisium 200 mg or so and B6 help ease these symptoms?

PMS symptoms: You deserve a medical evaluation for your PMS symptoms -- you can track them in detail for a couple of months to share with your doctor. By "manisium, " do you actually mean the mineral "Magnesium"? You may need more than 200mg/day; I suggest the glycinate form to avoid diarrhea. Avoid processed foods, and increase exercise too. http://tinyurl.com/ohe5ck Antidepressants may help anger especially. ...Read more

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I was on depo for 13 years. I stopped the shot just over a year ago. Could this play a part in having such severe PMS? The week before is horrible!

No: The depo left your system a year ago. PMS does sometimes worsen with age. You may want to try a low dose birth control pill to see if it will help. It might be helpful to know what PMS symptoms you're having to help more. ...Read more

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What are the consequences for not treating pcos? Are severe cramps and PMS symptoms?

Different: The consequences are not treating pcos are more long term. There is a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease, uterine cancer and infertility. Many women with pcos experience the symptoms you describe but they are often not related to the pcos. ...Read more

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How can I deal with severe PMS symptoms?

How can I deal with severe PMS symptoms?

Severe PMS: PMS Tx: NSAID’s, SSRI’s, hormone meds, OTC meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for PMS. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. See. ...Read more

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Pms suddenly became very severe-what are ways to help?

PMS Relief: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise & acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile & green tea can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What are the newest and most effective ways to treat severe PMS symptoms?

What are the newest and most effective ways to treat severe PMS symptoms?

Premenstrual SSRI : Pms symptoms are often relieved by using ssri type antidepressants like zoloft & lexapro, (escitalopram) a week prior to menstrual period and stopping it shortly after period begins. ...Read more

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Having brest pain. Not severe, but bothering. Only left and the same part. This is my first experience. Is this a part of pms? How can I ease pain?

Fibrocystic changes?: Have a good breast exam by a physician. If you are 40 or older, have a mammogram. Fibrocystic breast disease is common, and causes breast pain. See an md provider to make sure that cancer is not the cause. ...Read more