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If you are diagnosed with neuropathy this can happen from a variety of health concerns. Also there are other health concerns that can cause some of what you describe such as carpal tunnel syndrome. However only a doctor could provide a conclusive diagnosis but it would be worth seeing one. A general physician should rule out more standard concerns and if no...
Aug 20, 2014 in the Memory Loss Community - 7
It would be worthwhile to discuss your concerns with your psychiatrist after giving them the information. Then they can see what the appropriate follow up steps would be, to adjust and or your change your medication as needed or what else might resolve these concerns within their clinical discretion. They should be supportive of any concerns you have....
Aug 18, 2014 in the Memory Loss Community - 7
Many psychiatric medications can cause cognitive confusion as a potential side effect although each person responds differently to each medication. However memory loss during anxiety episodes can occur as well. All potential side effects of a medication are on the medication website and P.D.R. (physician's desk reference). Try to keep track if t...
Aug 18, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 1
Yes it does. Those two specific antipsychotics are covered. Go to the Medi-Cal website. Also google this phrase "Medi-Cal Online Contract Drug Look-Up". These will lead you to a website that has the Medi -Cal formulary which uses the generic rather than the brand names. The formulary means all medications that are required to be covered. If ...
Aug 14, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 3
Risperdal can sometimes cause skin rashes. Also (and the same is true for other psychiatric medications) it can cause an increased reaction to sunlight. The best thing to do would be to ask your psychiatrist about any concerns about Risperdal. If they don't note anything of concern standard prevention as regards exposure to the sun, including wear a c...
Aug 12, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 13
Yes I agree about the loss. Also this has some good ideas about preventative solutions for people who may be coping with the same concerns: http://www.chicagonow.com/candid-candace/2014/08/rip-robin-williams-what-you-need-to-know-about-suicide/
Aug 12, 2014 in the Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community - 1
It would be best to go back, explain to them what happened and they could determine if further follow up tests are needed and what they find. Also ask them for a referral to an outpatient neurologist, once they address this concern, who can follow up with this on a regular basis.
Aug 12, 2014 in the Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community - 1
These are symptoms of concern and it would be best to see a doctor as soon as possible. They can do appropriate follow up tests and see what the next step should be within their clinical discretion.
There should be insurance options where he could find medical coverage. If there isn't anything else they are outpatient clinics that have sliding scale fees. The best thing to do would be to have the previous doctor or psychiatrist that diagnosed him forward the records to another psychiatrist. Then explain your concerns about him and they co...
Aug 09, 2014 in the Complementary Medicine Community - 2
Ask your doctor if there is the potential of them adjusting one of the medications to compensate for the other if this is necessary and if this can be done. Also look into means of assistance for prescription coverage. There is the Patient Assistance Program where the pharmaceutical company that produces the medication can provide free coverage if a person...