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Will I Ever Have Peace Of Mind After A Percs Addiction
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
I had an emg yesterday. I'm in a lot of pain that I have never experienced before with crps. How long will it take to calm down?
No idea: It will vary from patient to patient. ...Read more
If I have more a pyscological than a physical addiction to opiates is Suboxone still a good way to do? I have bad anxiety days after last hydro dose
Usually, a good drug: Subutex and suboxone are fda approved drugs for treating dependence on opioids. Subutex is usually the drug of choice in the early stages of treatment, while maintenance is done with suboxone. Research indicates that both drugs are reasonably impactful for both the psychological and the physiological dependence on opiates. Added counseling, improves compliance with drug treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been battling with magical thinking OCD for a while. Last night I chose not to give in to one of my rituals. However, now a day and a half later I am still thinking about it. Will the anxiety eventually vanish about this ritual?
Have had clinical depression/anxiety all my life. How do I go about getting a medicinal cannabis recommendation? Helps better then any pills I've had!
Not pharma grade: Most physicians don't prescribe pot for anxiety. It is not FDA approved, not pharma grade, not quality controlled, impure, not highly predictable, and has a host of unintended side effects. One side effect is that it makes you feel stoned and apathetic, leading to less functional state, which is counterproductive. Where legalized, generally it is herbalists who make a business of prescribing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had marijuana once and i had a bad trip. After that day I have always in my mind those feelings.Now i even fear of alcohol. What to do?
No need to use these: No herb or medicine is equally good for everyone; most feel good when using marijuana but it makes some anxious; it's also possible what you had was adultered/contaminated as a really bad marijuana experience is uncommon. But you never need to use it again. Alcohol may not cause anything like that but in excess isn't good for anyone.You could try a single serving to see how it feels or just avoid. ...Read more
7 years addicted to narcotics. Went on a Suboxone program for a year and a half. Wasn't ready to come off but had to move. Any suggestions? Can I do a
A few: You need to continue your program wherever you are and start tapering. You need an "expert" to guide you. You'll be "ready" when you DECIDE to be ready. It may be uncomfortable, or downright painful at times but that's what being alive requires, experiencing what you have to experience. Gather your WILL and DETERMINATION and JUST DO IT!!! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Success! I tried acting for a couple years but it was a complete waste of time and probably the worst decision of my life. I was delusional for 2 year?
I doubt you were: delusional. You may actually be talented but you chose a profession that only so many succeed in. At least you had the courage to go for it. Consider taking an aptitude test to see where else your talents lie. Don't beat yourself up. Now, you will never had to look back on this with regret because you didn't at least try. Be well. ...Read more
How can I convince my mother i need Xanax (alprazolam) for my anxiety? I have a hard time coping without meds. Even though i need just a low dose of antipsychotic.
Psychologists, i need a mental qualified functional capacity report (mqfcr) from a past dr. How do I get him/her to fill it out? A few years ago i saw a psychologist in dalton and he never filled out but a few documents. He still works there. How do I get
Hello. : Hello. If you need a current functional capacity report, he wouldn't be able to provide that if you weren't in his care. If his notes were scant, he might ot be able to complete the report to describe how you were doing then. I would get in touch with his office. Explain clearly what you need and ask him or his staff how to best accomplish this. ...Read more
Ii am 43 and I have never enjoyed the doctors office so I tried to stay out of them . I haven't had a physical in 20 yrs or longer and that makes me a little nervous . ?
I have had anxiety and a lot of the times I have chasing thoughts and can't stop thinking about the worst. What is a good way to have relief of this?
Anxiety & obsessive: thinking is best dealt w/through the help of a mental health professional. One treatment is called cognitive behavioral therapy. Strategies such as self-hypnosis training, meditation, exercise, and diet can also be helpful. See www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have many questions. I will start off with, well, maybe I will just explain my symptoms and/or assumptions.I used meth for a long time in my life, ?
Healthtap Providers: can not track from one question to the next. ...Read more
Smoked synthetic marijuana about a year ago and i still have anxiety from the dizzy experiences im now on celexa (citalopram) will it ever go away ?
Dizziness & Anxiety: Celexa (citalopram) alone will not likely resolve this, but ongoing psychotherapy might help a lot. Please consider seeing a therapist who's well-versed in emdr, to specifically work with your dizziness and other experiences that frighten you. For info on emdr therapy, see: http://www.Emdr.Com/general-information/what-is-emdr.Html also, please stay away from street drugs -- they'll only destabilize you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Previously,till a month ago,I always had a lots of quick&hard erection from glimpse of anything sensual,but now I've to rub to get an erection,am I ok?
Yes, just fine: The science of arousal is often difficult to understand. As we age, we respond differently to different stimuli. As you age and change, so to will the things that get you "excited". ...Read more
How does hypnosis work ? I tried a hallucinogen once which i imagined being similar and freaked once i started losing control of my mind. I was young
Clinical hypnosis is: A consent state and nothing like your past experience. There is typically a relaxing and letting go but you are never out of control. The american society of clinical hypnosis has a search engine w/licensed professionals who use this safe and useful tool. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have many questions. I will start off with, well, maybe I will just explain my symptoms and/or assumptions.
I used meth for a long time in my life, ?
I have had 3 rum and cokes over a period of 6 hours and taken a diazepam as I didn't realize I couldn't. How bad is my situation going to be please?
Lethargy: You should not be that bad, but everyone metabolizes medications and alcohol differently depending on weight and overall metabolism. Certainly your actions are NOT recommended and the combination may cause lethargy, confusion, weakness in muscles, poor though process, etc. Be sure to eat plenty of bread and drink water. Have a friend watch over you. ER if severe issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello doctor, I appreciate the opportunity to ask you a one on one question as I have a lot of them. I am supposedly bipolar type 1. I have a history of rather severe anxiety as well. For 8 months I've had about 2-4 anxiety attacks a day. Over time I've u
Date with a doctor tonight, i'm so nervous I heard doctor social skills are bad. Trying not to get sick from being so nervous. Any advice? Maybe I should be tipsy for this? I haven't given a guy a chance with me in a long time.
Just be yourself: I am not an expert in relationship, but trying to be someone else is not a good thing. Doctors, (we are people too) like people in any other professions, some are good, some are not so good, some are excellent. So, i would not let the stereotype cause you anxiety. Be yourself. If it works out, congrats. If it is not a right match, maybe the next time. So, don't sweat! good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Precocet withdrawal can be dangerous and you should slowly decrease dosages under the supervision of a doctor. Once you've been successfully weaned off of the drug, i highly recommend substance abuse treatment and/or na groups to help maintain sobriety if the addiction has been present for any length of time. Your doctor should help guide you on inpatient vs outpatient treatment choices. ...Read more
Depends: If the person is merely physically dependent on it (experiences withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop) then a slow taper should work. If they have a true addiction problem then they should be assessed by an addictionologist (http://www.Asam.Org) and follow the treatment recommendations. Addiction is a much more serious and potentially fatal problem than physical dependence. ...Read more
Tough situation: But I am happy that you realize it is a problem and congratulations on that step! try cutting down slowly, even ten percent per week will get you down to a tolerable level to stop; cold turkey will be harder. Consider other medications as step-down medications and you can speak with your prescriber about these. Keep busy. Try to avoid benzodiazepines to cover symptoms. Good luck, you can do it! ...Read more
Unknown: The active ingredient in both medication is the same. Your question is about whether long acting or short acting medication technology makes a difference in the problem of addiction. There is some agreement that long acting preparations may be less addictive, but I and many others are unconvinced. www.blatmanhealthandwellness.com ...Read more
Addiction: Addiction is more politically correctly called drug diversion. Any use of a medication that is sedative, analgesic or has depressive or stimulating brain effects, if used without proper indication may be called addiction. Doing unnatural activities to gain a drug is also addiction (taking a gun to doctors office, stealing drugs etc) ...Read more
Withdrawls: First I want you to know, Opioid withdrawal is not life threatening. Option 1, " Subboxan " .One has to be in some withdrawals before you get it. Option 2. Old treatment. Catapress, a blood pressure medication is most helpful. Some aid to sleep like Trazadone, , Seroquel (quetiapine). Some times Phenobarb in decreasing doses is also used. See your MD. Don't try anything on your own ...Read more
Other opioids: Even Vicodin, which was considered less addictive, has been moved up to Schedule II because of it's addictive properties. Some people even abuse codeine, but less often. Pretty much any narcotic medication has the potential for addiction in the same way Percocet does. Addiction is not the same as tolerance which is a normal, expected physiological response. ...Read more
Suboxone: Suboxone contains Buprenorphine plus a short acting opiate blocker called naloxone. Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic partial opiate agonist. That means, it has very unique properties compared with other opiates like hydrocodone and oxycodone. Suboxone can take away the cravings for opiates so the addict can work on figuring out why he or she takes opiates in the first place. Suboxone saves lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you know that this complete treatment programs is good for addiction patients of percocet medication?
Medication: Addictive Disorders are way too powerful for any individual to fight all by himself claiming victory. Percocet.. means Opioid Addiction at the moment. This can change to some other addiction. Yes he/she needs complete as well as on-going treatment. It's for life. Slips occur Relapse too may be a part of treatment . Just don't give up. Keep at it. Your health = your responsibility . ...Read more
Is Percocet or Vicodin safe to take for post op pain for only a week or so? Worried about addiction but it's only for post op pain. How effective?
Post operative Pain: I understand your concern about Addiction. If you do not have Dependence on Alcohol, Benzodiazepines or Sleeping medications, you will not become addicted to Percocet or Vicodin if you took it for a week postoperatively. While under care of Surgeon, gradually decrease dose.If intensity of pain decreases, discuss taking Ibuprofen or Naprosyn Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has syringomyelia, was taking percocet 10 mg. Never saw physical signs of addiction, but he may have p.A.W.S., suggestions for chronic pain?
Taper down: Your husband could try taking a smaller dose and tapering down, slowly, little by little and spread out the taper over a few months. For my patients, I have found the medication buproprion helpful, often times, for paws. Also, I have used low dose modafanil for a short period of time (six months) until the paws goes away. Good question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking vicodin & percocet & tramadol for years. If i'm going to be on this the rest of my life why is my dr worried about addiction issues?
Its a problem?: Your dr must see it causing a problem. Addiction issues are very bad and distructive and very difficult for the people with addictions to see this. The hallmark of addiction is loss of control and repeated negative consequences as a result. Most with addictions have "great"reasons for those consequences, usually justifing, rationlizing etc. Ask family and friends their opinion? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an addiction to Percocet, by the time of my next shoulder surgery I will be 13 days clean, will general anesthesia kill me or anything serious?
Will not kill you...: but you must be 100% honest with your surgical team, especially your anesthesiologist, about your drug history PRIOR to your surgery. They will chose anesthesia and post op pain medications that are best suited for you and reduce your likelihood of dependence. Prescription drug addiction is a serious national health issue. Advocate for your own health and make the right choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need help getting off oxy cotton 30 cr , I'm also taking percocet 10 4 times a day .all this due to a head on collision that happened 10 years ago?
NA and/or rehab: Join Narcotics Anonymous and get a sponsor and go to meetings. Call drug rehab programs in your area as well. You are making a smart, wise, healthy decision to get off opiates. Do not get on Lyrica, (pregabalin) Neurontin or Clonazepam either, as they have dependency issues as well. Avoid alcohol and any other addicting meds, too. Exercise is a huge help. Stop nicotine while you are detoxing from opiates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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