Psychic Readings And The Psychic Tea Shoppe

At the Psychic Tea Shoppe, you can get computer aided psychic readings free. This is a wonderful site with many options, including live psychic readings.

When you go to the site and click on Tarot, you will have a choice of spread you would like to use for your question.

Tetraktys: Is a ten card spread that will give you an idea of how things will be both spiritually and physically.
Cross and Triangle Spread: This spread will give you an idea of where you are gong in life.
Celtic Spread: The Celtic Cross is the most widely used spread. This spread will tell many aspects of your life.
Astrological Spread: Each card represents a house, and tells the strengths and weaknesses of each.
The Tree of Life: Gives a general view of the path your life has taken.
Relationship Spread: Explores the needs of both partners.
Planetary Spread: Gives you insight into the current state of your life.
Birthday Spread: Helps define goals you would like to accomplish before your next birthday.
The Star Spread, and the Mandala Spread, can also be found in the Tarot section.

If you would like a psychic reading with the use of Runes you simply click on Runes and you will be able to pick from quite a few different spreads for your reading.

Celtic Cast: Will shed light on many areas of your life.
Planetary Cast: This will also tell about the many aspects of your life.
Odin’s Cast: Will explore your past, present, and future.
Thor’s Cross: Is a 5 Rune spread that will give you insight into your life in general.
There are eight more casts in this area including, one for business, and one for career.

The I-Ching: Is a 2 hexagram cast that will give you insight into the way your life is headed and tips to help you over any bad areas.

There is also and Animal Spirits Oracle, the readings include:

Animal Spirits Oracle: Focus on your past, present and future.
Medicine Wheel: The focus is on energies in yourself.
Daily Animal Spirit: Explains how your day will go.
Attainment: define goals for your future.
Vision Quest: Will help to solve major life challenges.
Relationship Reading: Defines your relationship with another. The other person could be a mate, or lover, a business partner, or an enemy.
This area also has a Grandfather Sun, Grandmother Moon Reading, and a reading called The Coming Year.
There are other areas of this website that offer a Romance quiz, an ESP test, and a Personality test.

This is a very interesting website, and the computer generated readings are all free of charge. If you want to glean a bit of information about your life and yourself, I suggest you hop on over to the Psychic Tea Shoppe and try out a few of their psychic readings.

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Taking Trileptal To Treat Seizures

Trileptal is a brand name for oxcarbazepine, an anti-convulsant, and mood stabilizing drug that is meant for treating epilepsy (recurrent seizures) and bipolar disorders (manic-depressive illness).

Seizures come about because of an abnormal firing of neurons in the brain causing abrupt changes in motor activity and sense perception. There are two main classes of seizures officially identified, namely focal (partial) seizures and generalized seizures. Trileptal is used primarily for the treatment of partial seizures. It works by decreasing the neural impulses of the affected nerve cells.

Trileptal is a clinically proven medication for controlling partial seizures in adults and in children even as young as 4 years old. In such cases, Trileptal was found to be effective both by itself (as in monotherapy), and in combination with other anti-seizure drugs (adjunctive therapy). Moreover, patients who were administered this medicine experienced significantly fewer seizures. Thus, it was concluded that Trileptal could help in lowering the frequency of partial seizures. Partial seizures occur when a group of nerve cells starts firing their impulses abnormally within one hemisphere of the brain. Whether it’s a simple or complex partial seizure depends on the alertness level or wakefulness of the patient when the seizure takes hold. Trileptal is also useful in adjunctive therapy for children of 2 years of age and older who suffer epilepsy.

Trileptal comes in tablets form of 150mg, 300mg, and 600mg. Trileptal can be taken either with food or on an empty stomach. Take it with a full glass of water. Do not drink alcohol while on this medication, as this will not only induce sleepiness, it will enhance the risk of seizure. Do not drive or operate dangerous machinery until you are sure of how exactly Trileptal will be affecting these activities. So, if you find yourself getting dizzy, drowsy, having blurred vision, or poor coordination, abort such activities.

Generally, mild to moderately severe side effects that you would need to be aware of include dizziness, sleepiness, double vision, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, incoordination, abnormal vision, abdominal pain, tremor, indigestion, and abnormal gait. For children, they have additional side effects of getting infections and infestations.

Occasionally a condition termed as hyponatremia (low plasma sodium levels) is observed in patients treated with Trileptal. This is usually accompanied by feelings of severe fatigue, and in this case, the blood sodium levels will have to be tested and monitored. Additional side effects of this condition include a craving for salty food, for example, potato chips.

Your doctor should also be informed if in the past you have taken the epilepsy drug, carbamazepine. 25-30% of patients who have experienced allergic reactions to carbamazepine may react similarly to Trileptal. Thus, if you developed serious skin reactions after taking this medicine, consult your doctor immediately. Patients who are on birth control pills may need other forms of contraceptives, as this medicine will make the pills less effective.

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Fighting Type 2 Diabetes With Metformin

Metformin (brand names: Glucophage, Fortamet, Riomet) is an oral anti-diabetic medicine meant specifically for Type 2 Diabetics. That is, for diabetics who do not need to take a daily injection of insulin. Metformin helps reduce plasma glucose levels and lowers the production of glucose by the liver, without increasing the concentration of insulin in the blood. This unique effect on blood insulin level is what separates Metformin from other glucose-lowering drugs of the sulfonylurea class, e.g. glyburide (Micronase; Diabeta) or glipizide (Glucotrol). How Metformin does this, is by increasing the sensitivity of muscle and fat cells to the absorption of insulin, thus improving glucose uptake from the bloodstream. Insulin metabolizes glucose, but if cells are not sensitized to insulin, both insulin and glucose will stay in the blood stream and not get transported to body cells. A prolonged condition of this nature will result in high blood glucose levels you find in Type 2 Diabetes.

Scientific studies had been conducted to prove that Metformin reduces the complications of diabetes such as heart and kidney diseases, as well as blindness. Metformin has been approved by the FDA since 1994. It’s been successful in lowering blood sugar levels without going about it excessively. If blood glucose level is overly reduced, this will lead to hypoglycemia – with common symptoms ranging from headache, mild confusion, dizziness, sweating, and abnormal behavior, to loss of consciousness, seizure, and coma.

That’s why the side effects of taking Metformin can sometimes look similar to those found in hypoglycemia. This can happen for people who somehow developed an intolerance of taking it, causing a life-threatening condition called lactic acidosis. You must get emergency medical help if you find any of such symptoms of lactic acidosis: weakness, increasing sleepiness, slow heart rate, cold feeling, muscle pain, shortness of breath, stomach pain, feeling light-headed, and fainting. This condition of lactic acidosis is likely to develop if you have congestive heart failure, impaired kidney, or liver functions. In addition, older individuals are more susceptible to contracting it. People younger than 17 years old should not take slow release Metformin. In any case, no children below 10 should be given any form of it.

Other side effects might include symptoms of an allergic reaction such as throat, tongue, lip, or face swelling, breathing problems, or hives. You might also experience shortness of breath, even with the mildest of exertion, rapid weight gain, swelling, flu-like symptoms, body aches, chills, fever, headache, weakness, or even mild nausea. While taking Metformin, you might experience stomach pain, gas, diarrhea, vomiting, or muscle pain as well.

If you have a history of heart, liver of kidney disease, do not take Metformin. If you are in a state of diabetic ketoacidosis (over production of glucose from the breakdown of your body muscle and fat tissues), call your doctor for treatment with insulin. You should always contact your doctor before commencing a treatment – get to know which of your other types of medications (whether prescription or OTC drugs, or vitamins and herbs) will raise or lower your blood glucose level, and what types will adverse interactions with Metformin.

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