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Can od prescribe medicine?

DO?: Did you mean a do, doctor of osteopathy? If that's what you meant, then yes they can prescribe medicine. ...Read more

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What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

What's a good resource for trace elements and heavy metal toxicity?

Be VERY careful: Most of the outfits offering "heavy metal testing" are scams, charging outrageous prices for"tests" intended to get you to buy their nutritional supplements, have your fillings removed, and generally suck you into a expensive racket. They exude warmth and this is the one thing that may make you feel better. ...Read more

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Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

Is whipple's disease usually deadly?

No, but must dx & rx: Whipples disease is a very rare condition, often found in middle age men, that is also called lipodystrophy. It a bacterial-caused disease that leads to malabsorption of mostly fats and certain sugars into the bloodstream. It will lead to nutritional deficiencies among other problems. Need rx with antibiotics, usually at least a year, herbs and supplements. If left untreated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the drowsiness side effect of geodon (ziprasidone) goes away?

How long does it take for the drowsiness side effect of geodon (ziprasidone) goes away?

About 4-7 days: Geodon or ziprasidone tends to have sedating effects during the beginning of treatment, making someone drowsy. These effects tend to go away after 4-7 days. If they persist, let your doctor know to adjust the timing of the dose or the dose amount. ...Read more

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Please suggest what types of side effects one can have from geodon (ziprasidone)?

Please suggest what types of side effects one can have from geodon (ziprasidone)?

Geodon (ziprasidone) side effects: (Ziprasidone Hcl) / Geodon (ziprasidone) side effects may include: weight gain,nausea, vomiting, v appetite, skin rash,nasal congestion, cough, sore throat, sedation, dizziness, headache, anxious mood or tremor. Seek immediate medical care for allergic reaction or penile erection lasting > 4 hours. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome or tardive dyskinesia would be ra ...Read more

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What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life. How do I stop it and interact more with life?

What happens if i think the worse scenario very often and i feel this is deteriorating my life.  How do I stop it and interact more with life?

Anxiety Disorder: Anticipation of worst happening (even if it is exceedingly unlikely) is a symptom of anxiety disorder. This is a distortion of the normal fight or flight response every human is endowed with. Your brain seems to be wired for flight for any environmental stimulus, no matter how trivial. If this is so, see doctor for exam & to formulate a therapeutic plan to include counseling & medication as needed. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens when someone has a drug overdose?

That depends on: How serious it is and what drugs or medications were taken. Overdoses are often treated initially in an emergency room. The person is monitored and often they have intravenous fluids. If they stopped breathing - a tube can be inserted to assist with breathing. Sometimes they are given charcoal to absorb the drugs and sometimes their stomach is "pumped". They may need to be given medications. ...Read more

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Is geodon (ziprasidone) weight neutral?

Is geodon (ziprasidone) weight neutral?

Likely: Geodon or ziprasidone tends to be the most weight neutral of all atypical antipsychotics, but the effect may vary from person to person, esp children tend to gain more weight than adults on atypicals. ...Read more

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Question for need for taking geodon (ziprasidone)?

Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) has been approved by the fda for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is also used in an off label manner at low doses for some individuals to augment antidepressant efficacy. ...Read more

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