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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

I never thought of myself as an addict, but I did end up addicted to anti-anxiety medication after developing Generalized Anxiety Disorder. At some point, the medicine stopped being a way to deal with the nervousness and panic attacks, and became something my body craved. I knew that I needed help fast. Fortunately, a local drug rehab program includes support for people like me. They helped me wean off the medication, use methods like massage therapy to help my nerves heal, and even provided ongoing counseling for our family. I don't know how I would have made it without their help. If you suspect that your medication has crossed the line from being helpful to hurtful, take heart. Let me tell you about my journey out of addiction and back to wholeness.

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Recovering from Addiction to Prescription Medications

    3 Things To Help You Get Rid Of Foot Pain

    Do you have a job that has you stand or walk for most of the day? Do your feet hurt and you're not sure what to do about it? Dealing with aching feet is something that plagues many people. Unfortunately, because there are many causes, there's no single solution that will make your feet stop hurting. But this also means that if something doesn't work, there are other solutions that you can try.

    Allergic Rhinitis Got You Down? 4 Ways To Soothe The Symptoms

    If you've got allergic rhinitis, allergy season can be a real pain, especially if you can't get the symptoms under control. The first thing you should do is talk to your doctor about treatment plans that are available. Once you have a treatment plan in place, you'll need to take matters into your own hands, particularly around the house. You might not realize this, but you might have a lot of allergy triggers floating around your home.

    Four Tips For Improving Your Communication With Your Primary Care Physician

    Being able to communicate efficiently with your primary care physician is the key to staying healthy. However, not many people have the best communication with their physician. Here are four tips to help improve it: Write Down Concerns: When you go to your doctor's appointment, chances are you are going to forget some of the concerns you originally wanted to bring up. This is because it seems a bit chaotic sometimes when you are rushing out of the house, talking to the receptionist about your appointment and waiting in the waiting room with other patients.

    Deadly Brain Disease: What You Need To Know About Trypanosomiasis

    The last souvenir you'd expect to bring home from an African safari is the tsetse fly. About the size of a regular housefly, this fly is capable of infecting you with trypanosomiasis. The tsetse fly carries a parasite that infects 25,000 new victims each year.  In the last 50 years, the 36 cases that have been reported within the US were all from people that traveled to Africa. Here's what you need to know about "

    Help Your Bones Heal: What You Can Do While Recovering To Really Stabilize Your Bone Health

    If you've been sidelined by a sports injury that includes a broken bone, ouch. You will get better, of course, but in the meantime, you definitely deserve some sympathy. However, you do have to get to work on healing now, no matter how upset you may be, because everything you can do now will help you recover more quickly. Bones do take time to heal, but like other temporary health issues, you can promote healing by following a few steps.

    Simple Ear Infection Remedies To Try At Home

    When the cold weather sets in, sickness seems to follow suit. If you find that you or your family members are getting frequent ear infections, it can be beneficial to know some at-home remedies to help treat these infections while you wait for an appointment with your family physician. Here are two simple things that you can try to help alleviate the symptoms of an ear infection at home. 1. Reach for a raw onion.

    What EMS Management Software Can Do For Your Hospital

    Most smaller hospitals either own their own ambulances and hire their own emergency medical services (EMS) staff or contract this set of services out to a private ambulance company. However, larger hospitals try to own and operate their own ambulances and hire their own EMS staff. This can be tricky, given that there are several variables to consider and that you have to have a plan of action if one of those variables goes south of your expectations and daily operations.

    3 Tips to Prepare for Your MRI Appointment

    Having an MRI done doesn't have to be a big deal, and in general, it does not require much preparation. However, if you do want to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for your appointment, follow these simple tips on the day that you will be having your MRI done. 1. Don't Wear Jewelry First of all, you should know that any metal item can affect the imagery of your MRI.