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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
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A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

Get treatment: If that's not a typo, the fact that you took an overdose indicates that something is seriously wrong. The fact that you didn't immediately seek medical attention also indicates that something is very wrong. If it was a suicide attempt, you need to be under the care of a mental health professional now. If you haven't already, see a psychologist or psychiatrist and get treatment. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Giannini
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What is the best way to cure/treat sore muscles?

What is the best way to cure/treat sore muscles?

Exercise, ice, heat: Gentle range of motion, stretching and walking or any low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Martin Morell
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I walk a lot in my work and am getting sore legs and feet. Whats the best thing for muscle pain, what treatment is there?

I walk a lot in my work and am getting sore legs and feet. Whats the best thing for muscle pain, what treatment is there?

Make: Sure that the mechanics of your gait are correct. Take a look at the shoes wear pattern, then get fitted orthotics, may help a lot! ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Ron Jones
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What is the best way to get rid of sore muscles?

What is the best way to get rid of sore muscles?

Generalized...: If the sore muscles are generalized, then nothing beats a hot tub soak. If it is localized, then ice followed by heat usually provides good relief. ...Read more

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Dr. John Goldman
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Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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What kind of product is best to use on sore muscles after a day of intense hard work?

What kind of product is best to use on sore muscles after a day of intense hard work?

Ice/stretch/massage: Although icing hasn't been studied rigorously and for athletes returning to play that same day, new data suggest that icing may be counterproductive - ice has been the mainstay for sore muscles for many years. It's cheap, it's safe, and for most people it works. A good gentle stretching at the end of the day also helps, as well as massage. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Whats best to soothe sore muscles?

Whats best to soothe sore muscles?

See below: A warm bath with epsom salts is good if you do not have any underlying health conditions that would prevent it's use. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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What's best for the relief of sore muscles?

Rest: Sore muscles are common when physical activity levels exceed what your body is use to. This usually improves with resting the muscle groups, but gentle stretching and moist heat (shower, bath, etc) can be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What causes the pubic symphysis to flare up? Muscles that lay directly across the pubic bone has been sore for weeks what type of treatment do I need?

What causes the pubic symphysis to flare up? Muscles that lay directly across the pubic bone has been sore for weeks what type of treatment do I need?

Let me explain: The treatment for pubic symphysis arthritis is usually conservative in type, anti-inflammatory medication, if did not work injection of steroids and really if it bother after all these methods is surgery which rear. ...Read more

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