OCD and Paxil Withdrawal

Paxil is not a controlled substance like cocaine or marijuana, but the withdrawals are just as potent. Health care professionals do state that the withdrawals can be severe and recommend a monitoring program on the drug. The withdrawals are the reason health care professionals wean their patients off of Paxil instead of cutting them off completely from the drug. Withdrawal symptoms (as with any substance) from Paxil are all of or just some of the following: dizziness, headache, muscle spasms, tremors, moodiness, spontaneous nerve pulse known as paresthesia or “electric shock” sensations (some can even be painful), nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, vivid dreams, confusion, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, insomnia, agitation and these will be more than normal that the patient on Paxil has ever experienced.

Lexapro and OCD

Lexapro, or the scientific name Escitalopram, is one of the popular treatments for anxiety and in some cases Obsessive Compulsive disorder. This article is intended for the reader that is going to take this product to become well-known with its side effects. The most common dosage of Lexapro is 10-20mg daily. The drug is not recommended for pregnant women and in the elderly a smaller dosage should be given. There are no extensive researches on the long term effects of Lexapro, so if the health care professional has this intended, it is critical to continually evaluate the patient and progress.

Final Stages of Parkinson's

Parkinson’s can be a very devastating disorder. Not just for the people who experience it, but also their relatives. It is a draining disorder that takes its course on a person, and when it is done, the person is typically reduced to a shell of himself. This can be a difficult thing to think about, but it’s something that thousands, if not millions of people must think about. The final stages of Parkinson’s are among the most difficult of the entire ordeal.

Why Undercooked Red Beans and Rice can Make you Sick

Researches have uncovered how lectins, a family of proteins believed to be a natural insecticide that is abundant in undercooked legumes and grains, can make you feel temporarily poisoned. The name “lectin” is derived from the Latin word legere, meaning “to select”. “It’s known that it can be a toxin," says Dr. Paul L. McNeil, cell biologist at the Medical College of Georgia. Lectin, which binds strongly to carbohydrates that decorate cell surfaces, have a particular affinity for the heavy-carbohydrate coats of epithelial cells that line the gastrointestinal tract.

Minority Women Need More Lupus Education

Lupus is a disease that by far affects more minority women than any other group of people. African American women are at least three and often four times as likely to suffer from lupus as their Caucasians counterparts. They usually develop the disease at an earlier age, with more severe symptoms that seem to be diagnosed much later than it should be. All these factors together create serious health problems of minority women.

Andropause or Male Menopause

Whats in a word? The word “menopause” is something we normally relate to a female’s passage through the reproductive years and into the “better years”, years free of the monthly torment associated with the menstrual cycle. Women experience “the change" between age 45 and 55. The aging process brings about changes not only in women but also in men. The obvious physical sign of lack of menses is an obvious give-away that the female is approaching menopause.

Acid Reflux - Foods to Avoid

Doctors say acid reflux is affecting so many lives today because of the way people are choosing to eat. People are on the run all of the time and simply eating things for convenience. Fast food and unhealthy snacks are easy to scarf down and get on with the day, so that is what people are choosing to eat. Not only are snacks full of unhealthy sugars and calories, they are also not good for your digestive system.

Headaches After Eating

Food is meant to be enjoyed. It tastes good and it’s enjoyable to eat, which is why so many people eat so much. However, sometimes the food isn’t as enjoyable as it should be because of the consequences of eating it. Some people suffer from headaches right after eating, which takes all the enjoyment out of eating. It doesn’t have to be this way, as you can eat and not experience headaches afterwards.