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How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

How can I support a loved one who is addicted to pain medication?

Addiction: Help includes medications, exercise, counseling, obtaining support from those around them including friends and family, clergy, yoga. Time. We fail more than we suceed. For each sucess we fail 100 time, but one sucessful event prevents a thousand failures. Allow time. May need to talk to many people in order to find help your loved one. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Which medication to support quitting smoking?

Chantix or Wellbutri: Both Chantix and wellbutrin (bupropion) can be helpful in the cessation of smoking tobacco. ...Read more

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Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range

Can cholesterol lowering medications be used to elevate HDL levels. The research doesn't seem to support that choice? Total and LDL are w/in range

HDL: Hdl is not often helped with cholesterol drugs. There is some disagreement about this with crestor (rosuvastatin). But, HDL is very much affected by lifestyle. Moderate cardiovascular exercise of at least twenty minutes per day combined with a high protein and low carb diet can significantly elevate the hdl. ...Read more

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Are the treatments of natural medication supporting doctors as effective as other doctors?

Are the treatments of natural medication supporting doctors as effective as other doctors?

Unknown.: Natural remedies can be marketed without any testing to see if they work or not, and most have not been tested properly. The few exceptions such as melatonin have become part of regular medicine. ...Read more

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I'm depressed and fight anxiety, extremely fatigued, very stressed out. I don't want to take medication, dr doesn't support this. What can help me get bak on track? I am just so tired and unmotivated.

I'm depressed and fight anxiety, extremely fatigued, very stressed out. I don't want to take medication, dr doesn't support this. What can help me get bak on track? I am just so tired and unmotivated.

Alternatives: Your dr might be right and the best course of action would be meds. However, as a patient, and mostly if there is no serious risk to you or others, you may consider non-pharmacological approaches (psychotherapy, other alternative approved tools). Lifestyle changes (you mention stress, fatigue, anxiety; vacation, diet, leisure, sports, etc) along with dr guidance/checkups, may do miracles sometimes. ...Read more

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If you are determined enough can you manage anxiety and OCD with CBT, good family support but without medication?

If you are determined enough can you manage anxiety and OCD with CBT, good family support but without medication?

Perhaps: It depends on how severe your anxiety and OCD are. Some cases respond better when medication is added to psychotherapy, at least temporarily. ...Read more

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Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.

Any evidence to support taking Milk Thistle proactively to protect liver if someone is on a lot of medications? I'm 36 w/ multiple chronic issues.

Herbal therpy: Herbal therapy to compliment traditional medicine is a wonderful way to educate patients as well as tweek what we providrs prescribe. One must be careful that there are no serious risks or drug interactions with your current meds. Milk Thistle also supports the thyroid gland as wells as liver. Check with your provider first. ...Read more

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Please advise about the treatment of TRANSCOBALAMIN II DEFICIENCY? Is there any medication to support insuficiently produced transcobalamin? Thank you

Please advise about the treatment of TRANSCOBALAMIN II DEFICIENCY? Is there any medication to support insuficiently produced transcobalamin? Thank you

B 12 injection: If you are deficient in B 12 it is likely to be due to problems with absorption of the vitamin. The only sure way to replace it is by injection of B12, at a minimum of 1000microgrms every three months. Your doctor may try a higher dose or more frequent injection. See this site for more info.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000574.htm ...Read more

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I have had issues with depression and anxiety and hate how medications make me feel. Interested in an emotional support animal.

I have had issues with depression and anxiety and hate how medications make me feel. Interested in an emotional support animal.

May help.: A support animal can help you feel a little better and help with loneliness, but it really won't cure your depression or anxiety. If you don't like medications, you should really pursue talk therapy, which can help your anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recover from a shoulder dislocation without having an operation? If so, how? Would joint support medication help?

Is it possible to fully recover from a shoulder dislocation without having an operation? If so, how? Would joint support medication help?

Yes: You should be doing physical therapy to help regain range of motion and shoulder strength. A large percentage of people can go back to having normal shoulders after a one-time dislocation. Others continue to have dislocations despite appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on

Seizures caused from depleation of good sodium in my body. Caused from over medication of drug soma. Went into hospital, they brought sodium levels up through i.V's. Taking Depakote 500 mg. 1x per day to avoid seizures. Suggest support groups, effects on

It: It is probably true than anyone can have a seizure under the right conditions. These conditions include poisoning by prescription or recreational drugs, withdrawal from prescription or recreational drugs (including alcohol), brain injuries, general illnesses, and abnormal levels of blood salts (electrolytes -- including sodium). When people have seizures with provocation, they are not considered to have epilepsy, and usually don't require long term seizure medication.

People who have a tendency to have repeated seizures with little or no provocation have epilepsy. The diagnosis is made by history, and supported by results from tests like brain-wave recordings (eegs) and brain imaging (usually mri). Epilepsy usually does require long-term use of seizure medications like depakote, or other interventions like epilepsy surgery.

Taking Depakote for a provoked seizure is an unusual clinical approach. Depakote can be given for other reasons. Since Depakote use can be accompanied by serious short term and long term side effects, it is important to see a doctor to develop a better understanding for its use in specific cases. ...Read more

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How do you deal with supporting a recovering drug addict who has relapsed and is trying to stop agin?

How do you deal with supporting a recovering drug addict who has relapsed and is trying to stop agin?

Narconon: Send him/her to naronon. They have the expertise and experience as well as a proven track record to help in a meaningful way. Http://www. Narconon. Org/
If the person refuses, there's not much you can do (you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink). ...Read more

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Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Are there support groups for drug addiction?

Yes: You can go to the nearest 12 step program and pick a sponsor who had similar issues as yours. ...Read more

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Is support or punishment better for treating drug addiction?

Is support or punishment better for treating drug addiction?

Healthy support: " healthy" is the key word here. The wrong kind of support such as enabling can make it worse. Too an addict who is not ready to change healthy support may feel like punishment. Punishment from consequences related to the addiction are sometimes what gets the addict in the door to then seek the support. But punishment alone does not "cure" the problem. Hope that helps? Not an easy answer. ...Read more

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Is there a support group for children of drug-addicted parents?

Is there a support group for children of drug-addicted parents?

Yes: If either parent uses alcohol, the most well developed support group for this purpose is al-anon. If the addiction is to drugs, and no alcohol is involved, the less well developed support group nar-anon would be the best choice. If nar-anon is not available, codependents anonymous would also be useful. ...Read more

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What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

What are some less religious family support groups for loved ones with drug addiction?

12 steps: I love 12 step programs - the neutral one is positive anonymous 12 step program - any 12 step program would work. ...Read more

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Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Acute vs subsequent: Acute seizures during the overdose indicate toxic state or withdrawal state. This may resolve with good supportive care. Subsequent seizures usually indicate severe brain damage with bad outcome. ...Read more

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I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients. Using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?

I want to know about some exercise for Lordosis patients. Using back support elastic belt and cervical collar for more than a year but nothing work?

It may help if it--: -due 2 habitual posture. It serves as a reminder 2 not slouch.

If due 2 anatomical variant, they will not help. ...Read more

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My father in law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also

My father in law is on life support from a drug overdose and his kidneys are shut down. Will he ever b the same? He was unresponsive w/ bed sores also

Looks grim: The presence of bedsores suggests a long-term problem. The drug overdose causing both a coma and kidney failure suggest mult-system organ failure. Occasionally, this can be reversed by an emergency dialysis, but the combinanation is very worrisome. ...Read more

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How could any non-user support a drug that destroys your brain, causes lung cancer and permanent addiction?

How could any non-user support a drug that destroys your brain, causes lung cancer and permanent addiction?

Tobacco?: Tobacco does all that, but I'm not sure what is your question. Is it rhetorical? I guess nobody should support its use but some will if there is money behind it. Did I answer your question? ...Read more

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Please explain what happens if you take medication you don't need?

In some cases the: Therapeutic action of the medication might make you ill. Your are also exposing yourself to the medication's potential side effects. ...Read more

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How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

How can I take medication that requires a teaspoonful if I don't have teaspoons?

Teaspoon.: About the amount that is in your last part of your thumb would be close.

Or go to store and look at teaspoon measure. Then estimate how much that is like your thumb or little digit end and use that. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

What will happen if I take a pinworm medication if I don't actually have it?

You will not...: ...Kill the pinworms you do not have. A single dose of the pinworm medication typically prescribed will usually not have significant side effects, whether you have pinworms or not. ...Read more

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With any medications a person shouldn't received vaccines?

With any medications a person shouldn't received vaccines?

No: Vaccines are fine with commonly prescribed medications. There are some conditions like pregnancy or immune disorder where certain live vaccines must be avoided. Also vaccines must be avoided with any prior allergy to them, but they are fine with most commonly prescribed medications. ...Read more

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Are there any Depot medication for OCD? Don't want the tablets.

Are there any Depot medication for OCD? Don't want the tablets.

Sort of: There is a medication in the US called "Daytrana", which is a patch that can be placed on your skin, and it lasts 10 hrs. There are no "depot shots" available however. This might be a good alternative if you do not want to take tablets, however. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that suppress dreams so I don’t' have sleep terrors?

Are there any medications that suppress dreams so I don’t' have sleep terrors?

Yes: Almost all antidepressant suppress rem sleep with the exception of 3. Rem is the stage of sleep where dreaming occurs. It's also the stage of sleep we get the most refreshing and restorative sleep. First you should discuss this with your doctor and make sure the night terrors are not side effects of other medications you're already taking. ...Read more

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Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Why won't my doctor prescribe me pain medication?

Narcotics?: Physicians may be reticent to prescribe narcotics if NSAID's or less aggressive meds might do the trick. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if you take medication you don't need?

That depends on the: Medication. You may suffer the side effects of the medication or in some cases you may have an unwanted effect because of the direct action of the medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible to convince yourself a medication won't work to the point it doesn't work?

Is it possible to convince yourself a medication won't work to the point it doesn't work?

Yes: The brain is the most powerful organ in the body.
The reverse is true and people can persuade themselves a placebo is totally effective.
Great question. ...Read more

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I don't produce eggs what medication will I need?

I don't produce eggs what medication will I need?

Eggs: You will need to see a fertility specialist for this as they can prescribe medications after investigations. Not a good idea to self medicate. ...Read more

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Why doesn't any medication work for my migraines?

Why doesn't any medication work for my migraines?

Several reasons!: There are several reasons why medications might not be working for migraines. Migraines can respond to different medications or sometimes to supplements like Magnesium or Riboflavin; each individual needs a tailored treatment approach which takes into consideration several factors. Consult a Headache physician today. ...Read more

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How is it that isn't alcohol considered medication?

How is it that isn't alcohol considered medication?

Better treatments: Ethanol (alcohol found in alcoholic beverages) is a substance that has depressant effects on the nervous system. It can have unpredictable and generalized effects on the nervous system and we have better and safer medications these days to provide the desired beneficial effects. Ethanol will cause drug interactions/problems with medications and can be lethal in combination with sedative hypnotics. ...Read more

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Any way to treat hypochondria that doesn't require medication?

Any way to treat hypochondria that doesn't require medication?

Therapy: Psychotherapy can be quite effective for improving symptoms including those of hypochondriasis. Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular can be helpful by identifying automatic thoughts and testing your belief system about the suspected illness. Biofeedback can help you improve understanding what is happening with your body's responses so that you realize they are not signs of illness. ...Read more

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Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

Acneee please help but don't tell me laser please I need medication? Ty

ACNE PLZ: Stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy products. Wash with neutrogena acne wash and apply a bpo (benzoyl peroxide) cream or lotion -- something like clearasil -- on the affected areas at night. If it persists, see a dermatologist who may prescribe an oral antibiotic for you. No lasers. ...Read more