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Antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome Affects approximately 20% of patients who experience abrupt discontinuation of an antidepressant that has been taken for at least 6 weeks. There are a myriad of symptoms including flu-like symptoms, insomnia, nausea, imbalance, sensory disturbances, and hyperarousal. The definitive cause of antidepressant ...


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Receptive aphasia is a type of aphasia in which patients have difficulty understanding ("receiving") words as opposed to difficulty speaking them. There are more than one possible etiology and it is not diagnostic for a specific pathology, but may suggest something wrong with the temporal lobe due to epilepsy, TIA/stroke, brain damage, medication, or ...


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To provide a brief answer, as I think a sufficient answer would be far beyond the scope of this site, the symptoms that are "generic" to the common colds are all caused by the body's response to a pathogen (it's why they are generic). Specific pathogens tend to cause additional symptoms on top of that, some of which seem to be directly related to viral ...


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Your question is difficult to answer (but still interesting) because lupus is a highly heterogeneous condition which can present various symptoms and organ involvement. Choice of therapy will be tailored on the patient symptoms and his disease activity and severity. Here a broad overview of the current management strategies of lupus: The most frequent used ...


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Depending on the laboratories, the upper limit for thrombocytes count varies between 350,000 to 450,000/microL (350 to 450 x 109 /L). Thrombocytosis refers to the condition where the thrombocyte count is above this upper limit. There are different categories for thrombocytosis: reactive thrombocytosis, autonomous thrombocytosis (in the presence of a ...


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I summarized the mechanism of hiccups in a question on biology.SE a few months ago. That may be useful background information for the answer to this question about what interventions work. Regarding the available data, as usual a Cochrane Review provides the best meta-analysis, and as usual they conclude that there is insufficient evidence for anything. ...


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As with many viral diseases, the symptoms begin very similar to those for influenza, including weakness and discomfort, general malaise, fever and headache. The acute period for rabies generally lasts from 2 to 10 days, and may involve itching or prickling at the site of the bite (notwithstanding the symptoms of having been bitten) and then progress to a ...


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There are complications involved with TB itself and with the treatment. The TB itself is likely to resolve (assuming it isn't resistant which it should have been tested for). Thus no complications caused by TB should occur which would be damage to structures in the neck or elsewhere affected by TB and disease if TB had spread across the body. The ...


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In short: You cannot reliably differentiate between Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome and flu from symptoms alone. Facts About Hantaviruses (CDC.gov): Usually, people do not have a runny nose, sore throat, or a rash. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in Pregnancy (Clinical Infectious Diseases), case review: She also noted watery eyes, a runny nose, and a ...


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There are four cognitive symptom categories for Alzheimer's disease: aphasia, amnesia, apraxia, agnosia. These are broad categories that our brains handle somewhat separately. People frequently do sustain a brain injury to the left side of the head that damages his or her ability to process language and speech without affecting any other cognitive abilities. ...


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There's an App call Ada. It's only available for iOS. It's an IA based bot that ask you about your symptoms and gives you a diagnostic. It was pretty accurate with some regular illnesses. It's much more advanced than a "symptoms checker", it can for example give you opinions based on statistical data. Also keeps record of your symptoms and dates, and ask you ...


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It‘s all about algorithms What you have done with the OPQPRST is a great start, but to save yourself even more trouble, there is one more algorithm which can help you: SAMPLER Standing for Symptoms [include OPQPRST in this] Allergies Medication you are currently taking Past illnesses Last oral intake (+ last menstruation for women) Events that lead to ...


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Short answer: No. There is no technical term for "brain zaps." "Antidepressant discontinuation syndrome" accurately names the cause of brain zaps, but brain zaps are only one of many symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. WebMD calls them "electric shock sensations," psychopharmacologyinstitute.com calls them "electric shock-like sensations" ...


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Common cold is one of the labels used to describe non specific infection of the upper respiratory tract. Other labels include acute rhinitis, acute rhinopharyngitis or acute coryza. Upper respiratory tract infections (URI) can be caused by multiple virus families such as the rhinovirus (the most common cause of URI), the influenza virus, the coronavirus and ...


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It's possible in the same way that "anything is possible" (limiting ourselves to those things that are actually and potentially possible, i.e. a human can't sprout wings and fly; that's impossible.) It's possible, because the etiologic agent that causes Infectious Mononucleosis - Epstein-Barr virus or EBV - may periodically reactivate; that family of ...


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Early symptoms around 6 to 12 hours, more severe symptoms at around one to three days. All depending on how much the individual was using previously and what you interpret as "serious". According to the NHTSA: Withdrawal can begin within 6-12 hours after the last dose and may last 5-10 days. Early symptoms include watery eyes, runny nose, yawning and ...


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I have found a particular combination of actions has worked for me every time, and for all but one of the friends and acquaintances I recommended it to. Get a glass of water (lukewarm is best) Hyperventilate a little (this is so you can hold your breath longer) Take a very deep breath and hold it Start taking very small swallows of water (not large swallows!...


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According to the Mayo Clinic, the symptoms of an enlarged spleen include: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-spleen/basics/symptoms/con-20029324 An enlarged spleen may cause: No symptoms in some cases Pain or fullness in the left upper abdomen that may spread to the left shoulder Feeling full without eating or after eating only a ...


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Yes, it is possible to have no symptoms and be infected, various sources, e. g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32179137. As for testing after 'clearing the infection', this would be what a serological scarring test would look for, e. g.: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/27/serological-tests-reveal-immune-coronavirus/ https://www.contagionlive.com/...


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Is your issue that your forget to mention your [stomach pain, rash, sleeplessness] or that you forget where it was, how much it hurt, etc? The sorts of things you have in your question would appear relevant only to the latter. For the former, a little notebook in which you write literally one or two words should be enough for you to remember to mention it, ...


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Some signs of addiction are enlarged pupils, increased alertness and energy, loss of interest in food and sleep, increased talkativeness, rapid mood changes, increased heart rate, nasal congestion. You can read about these and other symptoms in the articles Cocaine Addiction Signs and Symptoms and Cocaine Abuse.


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Thoughts about wanting to die or killing oneself do constitute suicidal ideation. Ideation is defined as the process of forming ideas or images. So that applied to suicide or wanting to die = suicidal ideation. That said, it doesn't mean that the individual is at immediate risk of completing suicide. Depression is common; 1/3 of human beings alive ...


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There's nothing that does what you asked as a medical doctor would do, because a software is always a software. Anyway a good reference (there should be also a function similar to the one you asked for) can be found on http://reference.medscape.com/


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There are about 8 common strains of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in circulation. It appears to be mutating slowly based on phylogenetic analyses and each mutation appears to be the same in terms of clinical disease and lethality. So, there is no expectation that if you catch the disease late in its spread that the clinical disease is going to be any different from ...


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https://www.genengnews.com/a-lists/how-to-conquer-coronavirus-top-35-treatments-in-development/ has a list of 35 treatments being considered / in development. A new survey by Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN) reveals 35 active drug development programs in North America, Europe, and China. Those 35 include treatments that have received the ...


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There are no specific proven drug treatments for Covid-19 disease but quite a few claims based on very limited experience which is why the WHO is arranging a mega trial called SOLIDARITY to test 4 protocols. Remdesivir, an anti-Ebola drug, a RNA polymerase inhibitor Hydroxychloroquine - a drug used in SLE/Rheumatoid arthritis that may have some ACE2 ...


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Yes, it's possible to control your laughter. There are several methods of controlling your laughter or laughing without anyone being hurt in the process. Such as Think of something sad and depressing: Although this can be unpleasant, it usually takes care of the uncontrollable urge to laugh. If sadness doesn't work, fear is also extremely effective. Think ...


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Diagnosis of myocarditis To diagnose myocarditis, your doctor may conduct a physical examination, and discuss your medical history and any signs or symptoms you may have. If your doctor suspects myocarditis, he or she might order one or more tests to confirm the diagnosis and determine the severity of your condition, including: MRI. Cardiac magnetic ...


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Too much salt in the body is known as hypernatremia, and the symptoms are fairly straightfoward. You get very thirsty. The major symptom of hypernatremia is thirst. The absence of thirst in conscious patients with hypernatremia suggests an impaired thirst mechanism. Patients with difficulty communicating or ambulating may be unable to express thirst ...


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Cocaine is a highly addictive substance. What starts off as seemingly harmless experimentation can quickly develop into a potentially life-threatening addiction with devastating personal, professional, financial, and familial consequences. Common signs of cocaine use include: Dilated pupils Long periods of wakefulness Loss of appetite Overconfidence Over-...


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