Tag Archives: Conditions and Diseases

Of Heat Waves and Chest Pains


What do you do when life gets tough?  When you’re in the middle of a heat wave (at least three days with the temperature over 90 degrees) or having chest pains, what do you do? If you called me up … Continue reading

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From My Bed, Buddy


We can’t be mentally ill all the time; sometimes we are just regular people.  I have this whole entire blog devoted to the ways and means of treating mental illness, but what else is there? I awoke this morning at … Continue reading

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Erasing Painful Memories


This blog is repeatedly being searched for what psychiatric drugs will erase painful memories. There are none. What has happened to you has made you the person you are.  Painful memories cannot be excised from your mind like a tumor … Continue reading

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Ativan, Sleep Apnea, and Bad Craziness


N.B.:  Ativan is addictive but is not a narcotic. Someone searched my blog for Ativan with sleep apnea: DO NOT TAKE ATIVAN IF YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA.  It could kill you. Ativan, also known as Lorazepam and Temesta, is a … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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Doctors with Potent Alternatives: The Chiropractor


There’s a green space in the Valley where your spirit can rest.  The sign out front says Network Chiropractic and the doctor inside is Stephen Wechsler. I pop the front door open, tilt my head past the doorway into the treatment … Continue reading

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