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What Can I Take During Cocaine Withdrawal To Help Make It Better
I want to take OTC Gaba for mild test anxiety. Is it better to take before major test or let my natural adrenalin help push me to get through it?
Better to use skills:
I would recommend brief (10 second relaxation exercises) to manage the anxiety. Gaba as an OTC supplement may or may not be effective as it is far less strong than prescription anti-anxiety medication.
If you'd like more info, feel free to contact me for a concierge appointment. ...Read more
Can tramadol help with anything whatsoever during heroin withdrawals? And if yes how many mg do I need to feel less discomfort during withdrawals?
Tramadol ; opiates: Tramadol is a very weak opiod receptor agonist, and can be habit forming. But by itself, it will not be very helpful for heroin withdrawal. You really need medical help in this situation, and also to plan for sustainable recovery from your addiction. Please see your doctor, who may also want you to work with an addiction medicine physician. ...Read more
How can I minimize withdrawal symptoms from psych meds? What can I do to make it not such a shock to my body? Thanks
Psychiatrist: Psychiatrists (especially integrative ones) can help you with your medications -- or tapering them as appropriate. You want to be sure that your clinical situation and needs are being cared for. Please don't do this on your own. If your medications are not working effectively for you, your psychiatrist can help with that by adjusting doses or changing. Please don't give up! ...Read more
How long does it take to get addicted to 5mg oxy? And was wondering how long it would take before i become dependent/addicted to them
That depends on: how many you are taking in the course of a day. Addiction is NOT the same as dependency. Anyone taking even 3 tablets a day for more than a week or so will experience at least mild withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped, but most will not even particularly notice them. Addiction is when you do it more and more, and it helps less and less but causes more and more problems, AND you don't stop. ...Read more
I am taking wellbutrin (bupropion) for depression and to help me with quitting smoking. How long does it usually take to be able to tell if its helping you?
3 - 4 weeks : It can take up to 3 - 4 weeks to have a sense of whether wellbutrin (bupropion) is helping you. If you have a partial benefit at that point there may be some further benefit over the next few weeks. If you have absolutely no benefit at that point it probably won't work for you. ...Read more
What will happen to me if i continue
useing 2 mg of melatonin nightly to
get more sleep? What will it interfere with?
Seek medical help: If he has symptoms related to a Cocaine overdose, this can be life threatening. Chest pain, headache, rapid heart beat, trouble breathing, palpitations, passing out, confusion, seizures, increased temperature, stroke, kidney failure, and more are all possible. Many of these are common. Cocaine can also be laced with something else. Call 911 so he can be treated enroute to the ed also. ...Read more
What happens if someone takes Xanax (alprazolam) and overdoses, what can you give them to drink or eat to reverse the effect, and help them get back to normal?
More to it: well depends, the bigger picture may be, why did they ingest more then suggested? was it a suicide attempt? are they suicidal? they should seek help with a psychiatrist and therapist. take them to the ER to monitor their vitals and give the appropriate treatments. enough xanax (alprazolam) can cause respiratory depression and even death. ...Read more
What can I do to make detoxing from painkillers easier . Is there any over-the-counter meds that i can use to help with withdrawal symptoms?
See a doctor: First of all congratulations for making the first step of recognizing you have a problem and wanting to do something about it. As far as withdrawal, it really depends on specifically what and how much you have been using. It is better to taper rather than going cold turkey. A doctor can also help you get connected to a support system so you can stay off. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Is there anything natural I can take for anxiety and help get better sleep I dont want to go on prescribed medicine?
Yes: there are alternatives to include natural OTC substances as well as rx medicaitons. If you make a virtual appointment, I'd be happy to discuss further. ...Read more
Cold medicines: Take one or the other. Do not mix them. ...Read more
How does percocet make you forget to breath?How long does the effects last?Im on 7.5mg and that makes me anxious if i could forget to breath
Not true: You do not forget to breath. That is an involuntary and not a voluntary act. There are centers in the body that control breathing but you consciously do not. Don't worry. ...Read more
Can i take alprazolam during panic attack my doctor told me you should not take alprazolam because of addiction how long i can take ?
Occasional use only: Anxiety is best controlled by non-addicting medication, and ,more importantly, adequate training by a therapist, psychologist or psychiatrist in coping better, along with regular exercise, proper diet & adequate sleep. If needed, occasional use of alprazolam is okay, but only after all the self-help tools you have been taught aren't working but not more than a couple of times in a month or more.. ...Read more
What do you suggest if i would like to go off my anti psychotics and take herbal antipsychotics. How many days will it take to finaly sleep after going off?
Please don't do this: There is no such thing as "herbal antipsychotic." It won't work and potentially very dangerous (not studied by anyone so could be unsafe). There is high chance you will get very sick off your medication. If you are having problems or side effects from your antipsychotic, tell your doctor because there are many antipsychotics out there tha can make you feel better. ...Read more
How can I explain to my doctor that I want to stop.taking advil (ibuprofen). Pm. And something to help fall asleep and something to decrease appetite.
Advice for you:: Insomnia is best treated without medication. Please go to the following sites for help with insomnia:..http://bit.ly/1H64Naf...http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw....http://bit.ly/1xdjIr5....Unfortunately, when it comes to weight loss "diet pills" to suppress appetite are ineffective as almost ALL people regain the lost weight. For help with weight loss:..http://bit.ly/1wfMasG....http://bit.ly/1ybbG2S ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I take a sleeping pill to help go to sleep on time as a start, will that help when I get off the pill to do it naturally? What can I do? Thank you
No: Sleeping pills should be used for only a brief time and for a stressful situation which is not normal. Sleeping pills alter the stages of sleep and quickly lose their efficacy creating "rebound insomnia" where one goes to seep briefly but then awakens and cannot sleep. The Stanford Sleep Center is a world expert on sleep and advises against sleeping pills. See their recommendations for more info. ...Read more
How many aleve (naproxen) does it take to leathally overdose? I feel as if my friend has taken too many and is planning to harm herself and I want to know for sure it isn't like some stock up or true attempt.
Speak to your: Friend's parents about your concerns or have your parents or a teacher they like talk to them. Your friend may get angry, but you may be saving their life. If they are depressed soaking to a professional can help. If they overdose on pills they could die or become disabled for life. Don't delay make sure they get help. ...Read more
I kind of want a 3 day mental evaluation. But im worried they will force me to take some drug. I only want to take what i agree to take. Suggestions?
See a psychologist: or psychiatrist. Why do you want this? Start with outpatient tx. Mental eval's can be given without hospitalization or forcing meds on you. Are you worried about the effect of STD's (mentions them in the "Conditions" section of your question)? Sounds like you might have significant anxiety... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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