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Dec 24, 2008 in the Neurology Community - 2
Hello, Mandie! Yes, twitches are a common reaction to stress and anxiety. Many people get them - some only a few times and some have them forever. I get an annoying eye twitch when I'm very stressed and it takes a few days/weeks to go away, even after I am calm. If your twitches really cause you embarrasement, a re-visit to your doctor may be calle...
Dec 24, 2008 in the Neurology Community - 1
Hello, AJ. AJ, perhaps you slept with your neck in a bad position. This happens a lot - and people feel the pain for days afterwards. You could also have simply turned your head too far and caused something to pinch. The best treatments are to rest, use a combination of heat and ice on the painful sites, and take anti-inflamatory meds like ibuprophen. ...
Dec 24, 2008 in the Depression Community - 2
These symptoms can also have a physical cause. Brain tumors, MS, untreated diabetes, etc - many, many causes. I highly recommend that you see your doctor and allow him to run tests. If the cause if mental, he can refer you to a psychiatrist. The key is to get help soon before things get worse. best of luck. Curt
Dec 24, 2008 in the Depression Community - 1
Hello, Realtomatoe! I'm so sorry to read your story and what your daughter has endured. As a father, I can't imagine your rage, guilt and depression. You've made a great step by coming to this forum! I've never dealt with this issue, but there is a website that lists hundreds of books and articles on how to deal with child molestatio...
Dec 24, 2008 in the Depression Community - 5
Hello, Karen316. I'm so sorry to read how difficult your life is right now. Life has dealt you some terrible cards, eh? It sounds to me as if you're suffering from depression. This is a natural reaction to all the bad stuff that has happened in your life. Plus, alcoholics usually have mental health issues such as depression and it's poss...
Dec 24, 2008 in the Sleep Disorders Community - 4
Hello, Wendy. I second KatEyes thoughts that your husband could have a sleep disorder or possibly clinical depression. There are other medical conditions that can cause this sleepiness. He could have a vitamin b-12 or testosterone deficiency. These can cause terrible fatigue. He might also be diabetic or the opposite, hypoglycemic. He might be insulin ...
Dec 18, 2008 in the Neurology Community - 1
Hello, Mare! I'm so sorry to read that your having so much pain following your neck surgeries. Unfortunately, I don't think this is so uncommon. I too have had excruciating neck, shoulder, upper back pain since I was fused at C6/C7. I have many of the same symptoms as you do - numbness, tingling, weakness in the extremities, etc. All of these...
Dec 18, 2008 in the Pain Management Community - 2
Hello, Princess. I don't know if you've already had the dental surgery yet, but let me warn you about percocet and suboxone. Suboxone has two different drugs in it - buprenorphine and nalaxone. The nalaxone is intended to put a person into opioid withdrawal like symptoms if they take another kind of opioid. In other words, taking the percocet ...
Dec 18, 2008 in the Sleep Disorders Community - 4
Hello, Tara. A low resting pulse is not uncommon, especially in fit people. Some, like me, have a low resting pulse despite being out of shape. How low does you pulse drop to? What concerns me is that you are waking up gasping for breath and feel like you are drowning. This is a classic sign of sleep apnea syndrome. If this has been happening for mo...
Dec 18, 2008 in the Depression Community - 2
Hello, Stormwyne. I don't konw if these amounts can be fatal. But, they are really huge amounts of zoloft and cymbalta. If you are currently taking these amounts of meds, you need to see a doctor right away - and I mean now!