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Sep 17, 2014 in the Anxiety Community - 2
Not sure but having had family members that had that condition and were able to have it go into remission because they followed up with treatment early on it would be best to go to a doctor right away. Regardless of what the cause might be the symptoms sound of concern. Also you could try posting this in the specific forum for breast cancer.
Sep 16, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 2
The best thing to do is encourage him to go back to a psychiatrist and follow up with recovery in a supportive manner. If his medication wasn't helpful it would be worthwhile for him to discuss this concern with his psychiatrist. For a person with a mental illness and substance abuse issue a dual recovery group can be of help. Sometimes going to a...
Sep 14, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
This is a potential side effect especially if a person has bipolar disorder as the medication is specifically an anti-depressant. This risk increases when it is taken without a full mood stabilizer. If you have any concerns about this or are experiencing any specifics issues with mood swings in general it would be worthwhile to speak to your psychiatrist...
Sep 14, 2014 in the Anxiety Community - 3
Anxiety disorder can cause vertigo. This and many other physical concerns can occur during an anxiety episode. If any concerns during an anxiety episode have been non responsive to medication cognitive behavioral therapy can be helpful for some people. Talk therapy can be helpful in addition to this. There are specific types of behavioral therapists th...
Sep 14, 2014 in the Head & Traumatic Brain Injury Community - 2
You could ask a neurologist about a referral for physical rehabilitation. Sometimes such as after a stroke the area of the brain affected can regain partial functioning or other areas of the brain compensate for it. Also in a standard physical sense a person can help stabilize and strengthen functioning with balance and coordination. A physician and r...
Sep 09, 2014 in the Schizophrenia Community - 5
I had to look up the medications because some are not available in the U.S. or have different names. Zyclidine is an anti Parkinsons medication used to treat the temporary movement disorders of anti psychotics. Compro is a medication with antipsychotic properties that is used less often now. PK-Merz is a medication used to treat the side effects of anti...
Sep 06, 2014 in the Complementary Medicine Community - 1
Call 911 or your local poison control center to make sure you are safe.
Sep 06, 2014 in the Anxiety Community - 5
Any medication should be tapered at the specific rate that a person's psychiatrist decides. Your psychiatrist would give you a titration schedule that should be followed. Most likely they would tell you to stop and wait if withdrawal symptoms start to occur or worsen. Also they would work with you if they agree or have recommended that this medication...
Sep 06, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 1
Feelings of unreality which is a specific term can occur during bipolar and can be a sign things will worsen. I have experienced this myself more in the past but still can from time to time. However only a psychiatrist would be aware of whether this is what is occurring but it would be worthwhile to discuss this with your psychiatrist.
Sep 06, 2014 in the Bipolar Disorder Community - 2
Any person can react to negative interactions. It would be worthwhile to discuss these concerns with the person who may have caused them. However when a person has bipolar they may sometimes react more to these types of events or at times take them out of context. This has happened to me. Sometimes its best to take some time to think things over first.