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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Have mri tomorrow take klonipin for anxiety 1 Mg was prescribed 2 Mg Valium because I'm clastropoyic can you take them together?

Have mri tomorrow take klonipin for anxiety 1 Mg was prescribed 2 Mg Valium because I'm clastropoyic can you take them together?

No: Valium and Klonopin are in the same class of medications. You should not take them together. Those dosages are low enough that nothing bad would likely happen but it just not good to mix those medications. I would talk with your provider about what dose of a single medication (Klonopin or valium) would be best. Read more

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Have mri tomorrow take klonipin for anxiety 2. Mg was prescribed 5. Mg Valium because I'm clastropoyic can you take them together?

Have mri tomorrow take klonipin for anxiety 2. Mg was prescribed 5. Mg Valium because I'm clastropoyic can you take them together?

No I would: Not recommend you take them together. The best case would be to check with your doctor, but since this is tomorrow I would just take the Valium as prescribed before the MRI Read more

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Hi - having MRI tomorrow. Doctor gave rx for 5 mg valium. But did not tell when and how many to take. 140 pound 52 yr old female. Thanks?

Hi - having MRI tomorrow. Doctor gave rx for 5 mg valium. But did not tell when and how many to take. 140 pound 52 yr old female. Thanks?

1 hour prior: Valium peaks at 30-90 minutes after ingestion. A good time to take it would be about 1 hour prior to your MRI. Best wishes! Read more

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Took 10mg of Valium before MRI 2 days ago. Dental work done today. Dentist gave hydrocodone. It is safe to take the hydrocodone 2 days after Valium?

Took 10mg of Valium before MRI 2 days ago. Dental work done today. Dentist gave hydrocodone. It is safe to take the hydrocodone 2 days after Valium?

Hydrocodone: Yes it's safe regarding the issue of time following Valium but try to take something less addictive if you don't really need it. Studies show Ibuprofen 600 mg may be sufficient, especially if you also add 300 mg Acetaminophen. Read more

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Mri monday morning possible disc herniation. Doc wants me to take a Valium before hand, never called it in. I have Xanax (alprazolam) for my dog. (.5mg). Same?

Mri monday morning possible disc herniation. Doc wants me to take a Valium before hand, never called it in. I have Xanax (alprazolam) for my dog. (.5mg). Same?

Similar enough: Just make sure you have someone drive you. It takes 20 min for valium to work, but about 45 min for xanax (alprazolam). Depending on how claustrophobic you are, you may need to take two of pooches pills. May your test results show that you have a new leash, I mean lease, on life:). Best wishes. Make sure your dog sees a cognitive behavioral therapist so fido doesn't have to be on meds life-long. Read more

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Vertigo on and off 4 years. Now having for 2 weeks. Had all ear tests, MRI, CT. Nothing found. Take valium, mech lizine, but it doesn't go away. Any?

Vertigo on and off 4 years. Now having for 2 weeks. Had all ear tests, MRI, CT. Nothing found. Take valium, mech lizine, but it doesn't go away. Any?

Try balance center: In my area of the country we have a balance center which I tell my patients is like physical therapy for the inner ear. They show you excercises and positioning to move the little crystals or "rocks" in the inner ear that stimulate the little nerve endings that make you feel dizzy. This assumes that everything else is normal ie no menerie's or acoustic neuroma. Read more

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Can Valium cause extremely blurred vision where you can't see? . He has had two MRIs and checked by an eye Dr and they can't find anything wrong?

Yes: That is a reported side effect and if extreme can be a sign of allergic reaction to the drug. This is made more severe if taken in combo w/ alcohol. Definitely discuss the possibility of other Rx for anxiety - even more - consider non-drug techniques to manage anxiety. CBT, meditation, yoga, etc. Valium allergy can be very dangerous! Read more

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Is it appropriate to ask my psychiatrist to raise my dosage of valium?

Yes: You should be able to ask your psychiatrist any questions. Most likely the response will be why do you want to raise your dosage of Valium? This should lead to an appropriate discussion of the problems you are having. The final answer about your dosage will depend on the reason that you are receiving it in the first place, dosage, other medications you are on and how your treatment is evolving Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get my psychiatrist to up the dosage valium?

Can you tell me how I could get my psychiatrist to up the dosage valium?

Individual need: You wouldn't "get" your psychiatrist to up your valium, but the psychiatrist might determine need to adjust or change treatments based on your progress. The psychiatrist evaluates this at your visits and responds accordingly. Valium may or may not be the best treatment for you, and the psychiatrist would then change as needed. Best wishes. Read more

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What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

What is the standard dosage of Valium for alcohol withdrawal?

No Standard Dose: There is no fixed standard dose of Valium (Diazepam) for alcohol withdrawl. The dose depends on your symptoms and how long you have been abusing alcohol. One may start 10 mgm every 6 hours and gradually taper&stop
Alcoholics are not usually prescribed Valium for long term as there is potential for Addiction with Valium
It is only used in acute phase and in hospital or rehab setting to prevent DTs Read more

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I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. Can it be normal? I used 15 or mre tablets daily but now I have quit

Erectile Dysfunction: I commend you for overcoming your Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium Dependence.
They can affect sexual desire, interest, drive, or performance, both increase and decrease. It is also affected by use of Alcohol at the same time, and your relationship with your partner.
Have heart to Heart talk with your partner about need for emotional, physical and sexual intimacy; and to see a Physician for Diagnosis and Therapy Read more

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I used totake xanax (alprazolam) laxa valium. Very high dosage. Does it effect sexual power. If it does. Now how can become normal. I used 15 or mre tablets daily?

Unclear: Are you still using this medication? Tell us more details about how long you have used it and what is the current amount you are using. We can guide you as to how to reduce it and get you off of it slowly but safely. Yes it can impair your sexual performance and it will come back to normal if you succeeded in getting off the other drugs. Read more

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In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage. Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage. Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

SHORTER ACTING: I would recommend the shorter acting xanax or Ativan as these are more manageable to avoid over-sedation and lasting too long into the trip. As far as sleep aids to help with the whole time change thing, consider melatonin over the counter or even sonata (zaleplon). Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Valium (Definition)

Valium (diazepam) is an older benzodiazepine tranquilizer. It was the #1 prescribed drug (of any kind) in the us in the late 1960s but is used less now due to drug interactions and active metabolites. It is still used for anxiety and as "pre-medication" for uncomfortable medical and minor surgical procedures. It is habit-forming, should not be used with alcohol, ...Read more