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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Which vitamins can I take to help with vertigo?

Lipoflavonoids: Lipoflavonoids or bioflavonoids can be helpful in certain ear diseases. They can't hurt and might help. ...Read more

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What vitamins can I take to help with ra?

What vitamins can I take to help with ra?

See below: Since rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease, one needs to avoid supplements (like echinacea) that stimulate the immune system for they will exacerbate the ra. Vitamin d3 seems to be beneficial as are a number of anti-inflammatory supplements like omega-3's, green tea extract (egcg), turmeric, quercitin. Foods high in antioxidants help; red meat does not. Discuss these with doc b4 taking. ...Read more

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What vitamins can you take to prevent sleepiness?

What vitamins can you take to prevent sleepiness?

NOT EFFECTIVE: If you suffer excess sleepiness (hyper somnolence), you possess a sleep disorder. This is not a problem which will respond to vitamins, but caffeine in coffee or Coca Cola might transiently help. Best approach is too uncover why you have a sleep issue, and get it corrected. Your doctor should be able to assist. ...Read more

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What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

What natural supplements can you take to help with a panic disorder? How much of it?

A behavioral: approach to panic disorder is a good idea. See www.relaxationresponse.org for a technique to retrain the fight-flight part of your nervous system that triggers too easily. There are supplements that can help but lab testing would be best first. See www.neurorelief.com for neurotransmitter testing which can lead to recommendations. Peace and good health. How is your diet and exercise level? ...Read more

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Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Do you need to take medication in addition to having cbt to help with insomnia?

Along with CBT use: Good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some supplements to treat depression?

Can you tell me some supplements to treat depression?

I encourage eval by: Your physician, a psychiatrist or psychologist before taking anything. Depression may benefit from omega 3 fatty acids, sam-e ; 5- htp. If there are specific deficencies then folic acid, vitamin b6 ; magnesium supplementation may help. ...Read more

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What foods or supplements can I take to help me with anxiety, depression, and poor concentration?

What foods or supplements can I take to help me with anxiety, depression, and poor concentration?

Psychiatry & beyond: Medical and psychiatric evaluation is essential for your complaints, along with treatment recommendations which might include medications and/or psychotherapy. Beyond this, however, you can also make helpful changes in your lifestyle. Eliminating caffeine may help anxiety; eliminating processed foods in favor of healthy whole ones will help overall. Also practices like meditation, yoga, etc. ...Read more

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What can I take to help deal with high anxiety?

What can I take to help deal with high anxiety?

Anxiety Treatment: Depends on the severity of the anxiety mild forms can be easily addressed with therpay at times meds are needed to control anxiety a lot of meds avaiable to control anxiety get a consultation with psychiatrist for better assesment to proceed with appropriate treatment in time.Living with disabling anxiety is not fun get help and be happy good luck. ...Read more

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What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help with erectile dysfunction?

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What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help with erectile dysfunction?

Many options!: All oral pde-5 inhibitors, like cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra & viagra, work w/fluoxetine & other anti-depressants. However, you can't take these pde-5 inhibitors w/nitrates like nitroglycerin. You can also try alprostadil, either intrauretrhal (muse) or intracavernosal (caverject & edex) as a non-oral, non-pde-5 inhibitor, just in case you take nitrates or the orals don't work. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which medication should you take with adhd?

Can you tell me which medication should you take with adhd?

Choices: Once the diagnosis is made of adhd (one of the types includes inattentive type) then you and your physician need to decide together which medication would be best for you. The best medication we have are the stimulants (concerta, adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) etc.). If those are not tolerable then straterra should be considered. There are other medications that may help if those are not successful. ...Read more

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Are there supplements you can take to help with erection?

Are there supplements you can take to help with erection?

Oh Yeah!: My favorite is a product called steel libido from the health food store. I find it to work as well as viagra (sildenafil) without the severe headache that viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis give me. Best use is one cap daily and 2-3 caps taken about 1-2 hours before intercourse. After a few months you may find you no longer need the extra before intercourse. Ease and quality of erection seem enhanced www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help erectile dysfunction?

What medication can you take with fluoxetine to help erectile dysfunction?

Consider stop Fluox: Consider switching to buproprion which is a good antidepressant but has fewer side effects. In general, antidepressants don't cause erectile dysfunction but often diminish a man's libido and inhibit ejaculation/orgasm. Also, get screened for low testostoreone which can cause depression. ...Read more

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I want these fibromyalgia symptoms to diminish day by day can someone show me way to do so as to which meds to take best exrcise best diet n vitimans?

I want these fibromyalgia symptoms to diminish day by day can someone show me way to  do so as to which meds to take best exrcise best diet n vitimans?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia, if indeed confirmed, requires a complex approach. There is not a straightforward piece of advise that can be given. I would say that a standard approach would include psychological evaluation and therapy, medications and personal improvement program. ...Read more

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What to take to help with ovulation?

What to take to help with ovulation?

See your GYN: At 41, you do not have time to waste if you want to get pregnant. I know of no over the counter herbs to help you ovulate. There are pills that you can get from your gyn, such as Letrezole and Clomid to help you ovulate. Glucophage (metformin) may also be useful. There are also blood tests to give you an inidication of how likely you are to succeed. Read my fertility story in www.ticktock.ws ...Read more

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Can you please describe common natural supplements and foods to help with depression?

Can you please describe common natural supplements and foods to help with depression?

Natural treatment: Alternative treatments for depression include herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort) and vitamins such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. There is no diet that will cure depression but eating smartly can help. Limit sugars and instead choose smart carbs (i.e. Legumes, whole grains) and foods rich in antioxidants(i.e. Blueberries, broccoli). Don't forget exercise! ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

What are some natural remedies or vitamins you can take to help with phlebitis?

Heat.: Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein. It can be either in a superficial or deep vein and both are treated differently. When phlebitis is associated with a clot then it is called thrombophlebitis. To treat strictly phlebitis heat and antiinflammatories help. Deep thrombophlebitis requires blood thinners. For vein health horse chestnut, escins and flavinoids may help as well as diosmin. ...Read more

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What Vitamins &/or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Depression?

What Vitamins &/or Herbal Supplements would you advise taking to help with Depression?

Many: Vitamin B complex and various amino acids, depending on the symptoms. However, nothing will substitute for the proper medication. ...Read more