Mental Health

Have mental health questions? Ask a psychiatrist online

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My question has to do with anxiety and pain. I recently had…

Customer Question
My question has to do...
My question has to do with anxiety and pain. I recently had a surgery and my heart rate went up to 150 or so for days. It's now down with exercise and feeling better physically but what can I do to not stress my body when these inevitable moments occur. I also have had opposite reactions to Demarol and morphine during these times. Makes me hyper and intensifies the pain. I had a colonoscopy a few years ago and had 6 injections of Demarol and walked out keyed to the max. Is there something I can do ahead of time to help? I'm a 50 yo woman in good health otherwise.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Mental Health
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Answered in 16 hours by:
6/10/2010
Mental Health Professional: Anna, Mental Health Professional replied 8 years ago
Anna
Anna, Mental Health Professional
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1,945
Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.
Verified
Hello & Welcome to Just Answers.

You're one of the rare people who has this opposite reaction. The best thing to do is to let all healthcare providers know your history with narcotics before any treatment so that they can take measures to control your anxiety and blood pressure. There are non-narcotic medications they can give you post surgery (Ketorlac for one) that will take care of pain without getting you keyed up.

My best to you.

If you would, please fill out the feedback form after accepting. I appreciate this opportunity to help you out today. If I can be of further service to you, just put "for Anna" in the front of your new question, and I'll be the one to answer it.

Thanks!

Anna

Ask Your Own Mental Health Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a mental health professionalLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Anna Your Own Question
Anna
Anna
Anna, Mental Health Professional
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1,945
1,945 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

Anna is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Keane

Dr. Keane

Therapist

1,379 satisfied customers

Clinical Psychology PhD, Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in marriage/family, teens and child psychology.

TherapistMaryAnn

TherapistMaryAnn

Therapist

4,111 satisfied customers

Over 20 years experience specializing in anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol, and relationship issues.

Dr. Olsen

Dr. Olsen

Psychologist

2,336 satisfied customers

PsyD Psychologist

Norman M.

Norman M.

Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA

2,246 satisfied customers

ADHP(NC), DEHP(NC), ECP, UKCP Registered.

Dr. Michael

Dr. Michael

Psychologist

2,177 satisfied customers

Licensed Ph.D. Clinical Health Psychology with 30 years of experience in private practive and as a clinical psychology university professor.

Steven Olsen

Steven Olsen

Therapist

1,728 satisfied customers

More than twenty years of expertise in counseling, psychological diagnosis and education

Anna

Anna

Mental Health Professional

1,945 satisfied customers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 29 years in addictions and mental health.

< Previous | Next >

Related Mental Health Questions
My Mom passed away January 9th after a very brief battle
My Mom passed away January 9th after a very brief battle with cancer. She was diagnosed December 21st, with not symptoms prior. She was 75.We are a small close family and we are all heartbroken and wo… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,159 satisfied customers
I am a 37 year old woman who experienced some periods of
I am a 37 year old woman who experienced some periods of anxiety and depression in my 20s. As a result I committed to staying on Paxil 30mg to prevent relapse. I had almost 10 years with no anxiety or depression at all. Occasional normal anxiety and stresses of life, but never at a dysfunctional level. On Jan 8th I woke up with anxiety and I can't shake it! My Dr upped the Paxil to 40mg (on the 9th) and then my Psychiatrist suggested adding Lamictal (tittating slowly at 25 mg) to help. But I'm up and down. All the CBT info I read says to face my fears, but all I'm afraid of is these feelings lasting! I'm generally not a nervous person so I don't know what to do with this nervousness. … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
870 satisfied customers
I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy Thursday. I got to
I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy Thursday. I got to thinking about the anesthesia and am concerned about something.I am Bipolar II and OCD. I am uploading my med list.I have had an ongoing event f… read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
870 satisfied customers
I am looking for support in stopping rumination, obsessive
I am looking for support in stopping rumination, obsessive thinking and the subsequent "triggering" that I do to my self as I grieve a toxic, codependent situation. I attempt to practice detachment fr… read more
LeahMSWuofm
LeahMSWuofm
Clinical Social Worker
Master\u0027s Degree
1,159 satisfied customers
What the best way to calm anxieties. For about 25 yrs now
For about 25 yrs now and it's only getting worst can't find anything to calm me down … read more
Linda D.
Linda D.
Master\u0027s Degree
870 satisfied customers
My 10 year old is diagnosed with severe anxiety and adhd. To
My 10 year old is diagnosed with severe anxiety and adhd. To me it seems more like bipolar. How would I know te difference… read more
Dr-A-Green
Dr-A-Green
Senior Psychologist Supervisor
Doctoral Degree
44 satisfied customers
I was watching an award show on tv and focused on someones
I was watching an award show on tv and focused on someones belt then when the camera moved it went out of view to another person. If I felt anxious in the chest when the belt went out of view was this… read more
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Adjunct Professor
Master's Degree
1,014 satisfied customers
Thanks in advance for answering my question :). 3 months
hi there! Thanks in advance for answering my question :). 3 months ago, I switched from being on 150 mgs of Zoloft to 75 mgs Wellbutrin while decreasing Zoloft and then getting the Wellbutrin to 150 m… read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
I have increased foot pain due to a pinched nerve.I'vetried
I have increased foot pain due to a pinched nerve.I'vetried pain pills, but they don't help.I am very anxious,depressed etc.… read more
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Adjunct Professor
Master's Degree
1,014 satisfied customers
I asked my physician to make me off of Zoloft (50 mg daily)
I asked my physician to make me off of Zoloft (50 mg daily) which I have been taking for 20 years due to weight gain. He put on Bupropion HCL XL. He didn't give me a schedule of how to ween myself off… read more
BillLCSW
BillLCSW
Psychotherapist, Consultant, Expert Wit.
Master\u0027s Degree
8 satisfied customers
How do I deal with finding out my husband was looking at
How do I deal with finding out my husband was looking at pornographic pictures while I was recovering from an etctopic pregnancy surgery when we had an agreement that he wouldn't do that or things lik… read more
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Elliott, LPCC, NCC
Adjunct Professor
Master's Degree
1,014 satisfied customers
How to prevent emotional spiral to explosion with passive
How to prevent emotional spiral to explosion with passive aggressive 82 year old mother? My mother has an incurable lung disease and I took a time out from my career to be her full-time home care prov… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctoral Degree
129 satisfied customers
I'm 50 years old, and my question concerns the behavior of
I'm 50 years old, and my question concerns the behavior of my elderly mother towards me. She never was a very warm person, and I didn't have a happy childhood. Her behavior toward me has reached propo… read more
Steven Olsen
Steven Olsen
Therapist
Master's Degree
1,728 satisfied customers
I am a 27 year old male, i seem to lose control of my
hi i am a 27 year old male, i seem to lose control of my emotions and actions at the most important moments of my life. i row at a high standard but when i think i am under pressure the fear of not pe… read more
Dr. Mark
Dr. Mark
Doctoral Degree
129 satisfied customers
I have a girlfriend, She does not like my best friend at
I have a girlfriend, She does not like my best friend at all. She thinks he hit on her while they were texting. He is not the kind of guy that would do such a thing. She is very literal in the way she… read more
psychlady
psychlady
Clinical Director
Master\u0027s Degree
3,517 satisfied customers
My 26 year old girlfriend presented with a severe headache
My 26 year old girlfriend presented with a severe headache around noon today with nausea/vomitting. Intense pain "around & behind her eyes, feels like massive pressure". History of Major Depressive Di… read more
Norman M.
Norman M.
Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA
Adv Dip Psychotherapy (with Distinc
2,246 satisfied customers
I have suffered from extreme panic attacks for 22 years. I
I have suffered from extreme panic attacks for 22 years. I am medicated with aropax and this does help, I attempted suicide last week and was offered no support from the hospital. I am an intelligent … read more
Dr. Olsen
Dr. Olsen
Psychologist
Doctoral Degree
2,336 satisfied customers
I was prescribed 50 mg Zoloft for OCD and anxiety three days
I was prescribed 50 mg Zoloft for OCD and anxiety three days ago. Up until last night, they were the worst 3 days of my life as all my symptons seemed to increase tenfold. a friend of mine told me tha… read more
Tamara
Tamara
Psychotherapist
Master\u0027s Degree
1,071 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x