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  1. I agree with @Iceberg, I think she needs to be seeing a psychiatrist, and also a therapist....
  2. Have you heard of people in the U.S.(mostly younger people) having "Covid parties"?.......A person infected with Covid intentionally attends a party with multiple people to see who gets it first....Everyone at the party knows there is an infected person there..........Can you even imagine something so ignorant? There was a young man only 30 years old who got infected at one of these "parties", and later died.......Sad but true. https://abcnews.go.com/US/30-year-man-dies-attending-covid-party-thinking/story?id=71731414 No wonder European countries have now banned American visitors.........**SIGH** https://www.businessinsider.com/europe-travel-ban-americans-official-eu-coronavirus-covid-19-2020-6
  3. The OA mainly affects my knees.....I have mild knee pain now, but I also have "knee crepitus", which means a popping or crackling sound when I bend my knees...........Eventually I might need knee replacement surgery in the future, but it's really mild now. My doc told me just to take Tylenol or an NSAID if it bothers me too much, so I just take as needed, maybe 1-2x a week. I don't know if inflammation shows on an x-ray.....The way OA usually shows up on an x-ray, is that cartilage loss is revealed by a narrowing of the space between the bones in your joint.......This is how OA showed up when doc did x-rays on both my knees. Some folks with OA claim that apple cider vinegar helped them, but it didn't do much for me.
  4. The state I live in is considered "stable", with positive cases trending downward......We had no deaths from COVID yesterday at all....We are in Phase 3 of reopening. However there are many states where COVID is surging upward again.........Some states have mask orders, which is good, I think.....My state has a mask order, but only if you go inside a public place.....I personally think we should be wearing masks in outdoor public places, too. I still don't understand the reluctance of some people to wear a mask in public places.....Masks aren't a political thing, they are a matter of public health......I'd like to see a federal mask order, but not much chance of that happening with the current administration.....**SIGH**
  5. With all due respect for your doc, 43 is not too young for osteoarthritis (OA)......Although the majority of people will be diagnosed at an older age (50's or 60's), it can be diagnosed in people in their 40s. http://home.bt.com/lifestyle/health/health-concerns/what-its-like-to-be-diagnosed-with-osteoarthritis-in-your-40s-11364195232597 There is also another type of arthritis called rheumatoid arthritis (RA).....RA is an autoimmune disease, in which the body's immune system affects the joints........The average age of onset is reportedly between ages 30-60, but even younger folks have been diagnosed. https://www.healthline.com/health/rheumatoid-arthritis-symptoms-women#age The x-rays will provide more info.... Just to add, I was diagnosed with OA in my late 40's.........
  6. Does your primary care doc (PCP) prescribe your Paxil?..... Tell your PCP about the symptoms you're having.....Maybe they could refer you to a psychiatrisr, or a psychiatric nurse practioner (PNP)......A PNP can diagnose PMDD, if that is what you have, and can also prescribe meds. SSRIs like Paxil are often used for PMDD.......Your dose is on the low side at 20mg.....The maximum recommended dose is 50-60mg, if I remember correctly.
  7. I've been on it 3 years, and never lactated at all.......Maybe because I'm menopausal?
  8. It's been a while for me, too.....Everybody has excellent suggestions.....The only thing I can think to add is shoes for the shower....
  9. I've tried both, and Risperdal is weight neutral for me..........On Seroquel, I gained some weight, which came off easily, once I stopped it. I've been on Risperdal now for about three years, and no weight gain....I am on a pretty low dose though.
  10. If your pdoc is personally recommending this new therapist, I would suggest at least going a few times, and get an idea of what they're like, what their plan is for you.......It can't hurt to at least try, IMO.....If you don't like the therapist for some reason, you can always stop going. Just my 2 cents.
  11. If you haven't tried Wellbutrin (bupropion), you could ask your doc about it.....It tends to be activating for most people, and also for most has little to no sexual side effects.........Don't know what your diagnosis is, but Wellbutrin can cause increased anxiety in some people.
  12. Yes, it's called alprostadil (brand name Muse), and is available as a urethral suppository... https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-77981/alprostadil-intra-urethral/details However, it is fairly expensive, at least here in the U.S........I checked around, and it is available in Australia.
  13. If the Cialis doesn't help, you could ask your doc about maybe adding some Wellbutrin?.....Wellbutrin (bupropion) is sometimes prescribed by pdocs for people who are having sexual problems due to other meds......SSRIs like Prozac can cause sexual issues in some people. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/expert-answers/antidepressants/faq-20058104
  14. I have no personal experience with it, but I did find a link with a lot of info: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/amantadine.html
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