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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


Could You Have Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis sounds like a scary, serious disease — one that might be rare, hard to treat, or not well researched. But actually, atopic dermatitis is not as ominous as its name makes it sound. You're probably more familiar with this condition than you think. You just know it by a different name: eczema. Yes, atopic dermatitis and eczema are the same things. So, with those basics established, you probably feel a little more comfortable asking yourself this question: do you have atopic dermatitis?

Leg Swelling? 3 Causes For Concern

Leg swelling without a recent injury may seem like a benign problem, especially if it does not cause pain. Unfortunately, any persistent swelling in the legs should be treated seriously since there are several conditions that might be the underlying cause. Deep Vein Thrombosis Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where blood clots occur in the veins of the lower leg. In some instances, DVT can make your leg swollen and red, or there may be pains that feel like muscle cramps.

Dealing With A Spinal Condition? Comparing Open Surgery With MIS

If you are dealing with spinal instability, such as spinal tumors, herniated discs, scoliosis, or bone spurs, then your orthopedist might recommend spinal surgery. There are two main ways to access the spine: with traditional open surgery or minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Read on to learn about these two surgical options and their pros and cons. What Are the Differences Between the Two? During traditional open surgery, your surgeon would use longer incisions and cut through muscle and tendons to access the affected spinal area.

How Physical Therapy Helps A Window Hanger After A Shoulder Sprain

Window hangers have a surprisingly demanding job that requires them to do a lot of hard work and lifting over their heads. This strain may not seem that major if they take their time and avoid overworking themselves but can become a real issue if they get a shoulder sprain that they don't care for properly. As a result, it is necessary to consider physical therapy for this issue. Shoulder Sprains May End Some Careers