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I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg BD, Clomfranil 75mg OD. Recurring thoughts, irritability still persists. I think I have treatment resistant dep*****n. Advise plz?

I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 300mg BD, Clomfranil 75mg OD. Recurring thoughts, irritability still persists. I think I have treatment resistant dep*****n. Advise plz?

More info needed: you seem that you are taking over the maximum zoloft (sertraline) dose which ca contribute to your irritability , you need to decease the zoloft (sertraline) dose to rule out serotonin syndrome and/or over dose effect ...Read more

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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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What can you tell me about the antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of irritability associated with autism?

What can you tell me about the antipsychotic drug used for the treatment of irritability associated with autism?

2 neuroleptics are: FDA-approved for irritability in kids age 6-17 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Abilify (aripiprazole) & Risperdal. They also help with the anxiety that often drives aggressive & "oppositional" behaviors. We discuss drug interactions & side effects before prescribing. Though doses are far lower than for Bipolar Disorder, we monitor liver functions, lipids, prolactin level, glucose, insulin levels & weight. ...Read more

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Baby8 mos has been crankytoday very congested. Gave him breathing treatment and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Tonight. Very fussy also. Sneezing quite a bit. ER or no?

 Baby8 mos has been crankytoday very congested. Gave him breathing treatment and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Tonight. Very fussy also. Sneezing quite a bit. ER or no?

Depends: Is he struggling to breathe? Is he vomiting? Is he having difficulty feeding or drinking fluids? Does he have a high fever? These may be reasons to go to the ED. Otherwise, I would focus on helping pt feel better. Bulb suction the nose if there are lots of nasal drainage. Elevate the head of the bed when the child is sleeping. Offer lots of PO fluids. I think pt is too yBenadryl ...Read more

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My 14 months old son has had tonsillitis three times in the last six months. What is the best treatment. ?

My 14 months old son has had tonsillitis three times in the last six months. What is the best treatment. ?

Infection: There is not a lot that you can do for a viral illness even if it occurs multiple times. Hand washing is key in preventing many contact diseases. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for myoclonic seizers when 500mg of Depakote 3 times a day isn't working I also take 100mg topamax (topiramate) 3x/day.?

What is the best treatment for myoclonic seizers when 500mg of Depakote 3 times a day isn't working I also take 100mg topamax (topiramate) 3x/day.?

Keppra (levetiracetam): If there is persistant myoclonic seizures in spite of Depakote and topomax --keppra is the best for myoclomic seizures also zonegran can help or onfi. ...Read more

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I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?

I have discoloration around my mouth and sides of my face, I had it for a long time. What is the best treatment to get rid of it?

Depends on cause: Depends on what the discoloration means. Some medicines can cause skin changes. For some people, darker or lighter skin in certain areas is normal. In these cases, there are no really effective medications to help. Laser may be helpful. If the discoloration is the result of an infection (fungus) you will need medicine. Dry skin can also result in discoloration. ...Read more

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My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

My mother had an accident and broke five ribs, what is the best treatment for a full recovery? And how many time does it take to get better?

Takes time: Rib fractures will heal on their own over time, but they are painful. She needs to be encouraged to ambulate and to try to breathe as normally as she can. Pain meds such as Ibuprofen will make it less painful for her to breath deeply. You didn't say how old your mother is, but you want to encourage her to try to stay active. She must avoid developing pneumonia. ...Read more

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Stage1 cancer in vocal cord (near cartilages), tumor was removed (three times as it keep recurring). What is the best treatment plan going forward?

Stage1 cancer in vocal cord (near cartilages), tumor was removed (three times as it keep recurring). What is the best treatment plan going forward?

Recurrences are bad: Even though your cancer was early(stage-1) to begin with, any recurrence makes it much more serious/dangerous. So you need to go see a real expert in cancer of the larynx. Such experts can be found in major Cancer centers of which each State of the US has one or more Comprehensive Cancer center/s. I would advise you to get away from your original surgeon who has done your previous surgerie ...Read more

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Diagnosed anemic after c section. Tired all the time. What is the best treatment?

Diagnosed anemic after c section. Tired all the time. What is the best treatment?

Iron: Iron supplements should be taken by all women as they lean toward anemia from having menstrual periods. Vitamin c helps absorption of iron, raising it from 10% to 90%. This may help decrease the constipation that iron supplements can cause. Iron level can be monitored by blood testing. ...Read more

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more