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  • I feel like i cant escape please help me?

    the hard thing for me is that i dont even have the motivation to type this question....i feel like a worthless person...and i dont know what to do... so much has happened lately that finally in this moment i feel like i cant handle it anymore...i am just sitting here crying and not knowing what to do.... -this year one of my best friends boyfrind who i knew killed himself -my grades have continued to falter even though i stress about them everyday and i just put it all off -my mother looks at me like im a failure and i know she loves me but she still is ashamed of me -i have severe tmj disorder and i have to get braces back on for over 2 years and there is no garuntee it will work, it is so much pain i cant bear it and i may live with it for the rest of my life - my dad is always gone on business and comes home and thinks he knows everything -i feel very selfconcious -an old friend of mine blames me for cuttting himself everyday i think about these things and just put a song on to motivate me but as of now i cant be motivated anymore all i want to do is be huggged and told everything will be alright but i knowit wont be every year with my grades i day......im going to do this....but i have a 2.9 which is humiliating based on that im in honors classes and am very smart... every time i see my mom she tells me....your going to county....and yells we have no more money and braces will cost 6000 i dont know what to do

  • Is it possible for an adult to just suddenly have schizophrenia?

    Let's say the secretary at your office is 25 years old, completely normal in every respect -- she comes to work on time, she cracks jokes, she's well-groomed and keeps up with the fashion trends, etc. Then boom! One day she wakes up with schizophrenia. She comes to work with her hair looking like a bird's nest. She keeps mumbling, and nobody understands what she's saying. She seems to want something, but nobody knows what.

  • What 's wrong with me ? ?

    I'am a 38 yr old female with a no clear diagnosis it all started in 1998 with abnormal ecg(inverted T, occasional ST elevations),at the inferior lateral , elevated d-dimer ,eleveted reuma factor in 2001 to 2003 i had cronic bronchitis my immunoglobulines in subclass IGG1 and IGG3 were on the low side . but in 2004 i started getting shortness of breath first it only happened to me AFTER exercise . that same year my D-Dimer started to elevate, but I got no treatments . In 2003 and 2006 I did left side heart angiogram but no atherosclerosis found . in 2006 two heart echo showed elevated pulmonary artery pressure (may and august) , (42 and 50 mmhg ),But in nov 2006 i did rightside catherization , but my pulmonary artery pressure was not elevated ( pap was at 26 mmhg ). in 2006 my episodes of breathlessness , dyspnea , pressure in my heart , and weakness has become severe . i can not exercise any more , do any household work ,or get too emotional because afterward i will become out of breath . first (in 2007) My doctor gave me betablocker(concor) , but after almost 3 weeks my dyspnea got worst ,i will get very deep sleep and i will wake up and immediately i will get dyspnea (i do not snore !). always , my lung test shows a great lungs capacity (i can inhale more air than usually ), overinflated, high residual volumes (air trapping) , but no ephysema as yet . in September 2007 idid a stress test with blood gas measurement(finger test, blood vein ) before , during and after exercise showed a low ph (7.2), and low hco3 13.7 during and after exercise and my co2 (60) and saturation(92%) was low before starting the test and went up during and after exercise ( 96% after exercise ). they told me i had a mild metabolic acidosis , and should do more exercise , but when i do it, my dyspnea will become worst and with any physical activity my heart rate will go up to over 130 bpm (sometimes up to 156 bpm ), . I also notice that if I wear TIGHT CLOTHES (LIKE TIGHT JEANS PANTS ) ,OR IF I BEND DOWN , CARRY OR LIFT ANYTHING HEAVY FOR A WHILE , I WILL END UP WITH DYSPNEA THAT WILL LAST LIKE FOR EVER , WITH PRESSURE IN MY CHEST UP TO MY PALATE., I WILL ALSO FEEL REALLY WEAK . I FEEL like MY HEART HAS GONE THROUGH A SHOCK . LAST YEAR IN APRIL 2008 , I DID A CT ANGIO SCAN OF THE THORAX AND MY DOCTOR SAW RESTS OF TROMBOSIS IN MY LUNG ARTERIES . I WAS PUT ON WARFARINE MEDICATION ,BECAUSE THE DOCOTOR BELIEVE THAT I SUFFER FROM CRONIC PULMONARY EMBOLISM HE TOLD ME THAT MY DYSPNEA WILL DISAPPEAR FOR SURE AFTER A FEW MONTHS WITH THE MEDICATION AND THAT I MUST TAKE THIS MEDICATION FOR LIFE . BUT WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS FINALLY DIAGNOSTED AND GOT A CURE FOR THIS DYSPNEA , AND PRESSURE IN MY HEART , I STILL FACE THE FACT THAT MY DYSPNEA , PRESSURE IN MY HEART , AND ALL MY SYMPTOMS MENTIONED ABOVE ,IT WAS I BIG DISAAPIONTED TO NOTICE THAT UP TILL NOW MY HORRIBLE SYMPTOMS NEVER DISSAPPPEARED . NOW EVERY AFTERNOON AFTER 5 O”CLOCK , I WLL GET THIS HORRIBLE PRESSURE , THAT FEELS LIKE MY HEART CAN NOT HANDLE THE BLOOD AMOUNT IT GETS . MY DOCTOR GAVE ME OTHER MEDICATIONS FOR HEART DISEASE LIKE VASTAREL (FOR ANGINA PECTORIS) AND SINGULAR , BUT TO MY DESPITE THESE MEDICATIONS MAKES THE PREESURE I FEEL IN MY HEART WORST WORST , I Can not take them . I ‘am only taking coumadine(warfarine). i really don't know where to look any more for answers ,and though where i live(a small island in the Caribbean ) medical help is very poor .(TO DO MOST OF MY TESTS I HAVE TO TRAVEL ABROAD . last year IN JANUARY , I DID A CARDIOPULMONAR TEST , and the doc saw the ekg chances .i had a ST-T DEPRESSION IN V5 and paroxysmal auricular arrithmias . lately my doctor here tells me that it can be a type for vasculitis of my blood vessel ( i tested only one time positive for anti cardiolipine and anti ANA),but he don't give any sugestions o what to do next or medications i really need to know WHAT COULD THIS BE ! it it my heart , lungs , MY aorta , ANY BLOOD CIRCULATION PROBLEM ,OR AN AUTO –IMMUNE DISEASE?. PLEASE HELP ME , I NEED SOME MEDICAL ADVICE DESPERATELY ! MAYBE THERE IS SOMEONE OUYT THERE THAT GONE THROUGH THE SAME THINGS OR TEST AND KNOW WHAT THIS COULD BE ! I WILL ALSO LIKE TO GET A REFFERAL OF A GOOD DOCTOR OR SPECIALIST IN THESE TYPES OF COMPLICATIONS THAT KNOW EXACTLY HOW TO GIVE ME A DIAGNOSIS . so please help me out here ! I thank you all God bless you !

  • How much does this sound like PMDD and who here has tried Paxil or YAZ for it?

    This is a multi-layered question, but first, I'd just like to ask about PMDD. I sincerely think I have it - my PMS is just so different from most people I know. Symptoms which start typically a week and a half before menstruation include cramping/headaches, feelings of depression, anger, moodiness, binge eating, a general feeling of "everyone hates me," being really frustrated with my boyfriend over ridiculous, petty things, and times of wanting to either sleep all the time or not sleep at all. I'm on Paxil CR for an anxiety disorder and have read that this can help treat PMDD, but obviously it doesn't work on that for me (it does, however, work for my general anxiety). Anyone taken YAZ for it? My doctor put me on it, but I got freaked out after reading some YAZ horror stories. Also, I was worried that if I ever missed a dose and had to take two at one time, it'd make me sick b/c the hormone levels are higher than what I take now (Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo).

  • Clinical depression: anyone diagnosed for it or have a loved one diagnosed for it?

    1) Will someone with clinically diagnose depression ever be cured? 2) Is there anything you as a person can do to help lessen their burden? 3) Alternative medicine? Though I'm not sure it would work since it's clinical... 4) What triggers it? 5) Will smoking and alcohol (but not to drunken point) have adverse effect on it? I need to find out as much as I can about how I could help. My patience is running thin with it but I'm trying to hang on because everyone else seems to run away from that person too. I don't want to lose this battle just because I don't understand depression.

  • An Assortment of symptoms, any ideas?

    For the past six months I have has abdominal pain on the left side. There appears to be no relation to when I eat or anything. It can vary from severe to mild. Twice in the past six months I have had pain so bad that I could not even walk, which lasted about 10 minutes. Many times I have an upset stomach that prevents me from eating. I also have been getting severe pain in my chest on the left side that sometimes spreads to the right side. The pain lasts for about 20 seconds before it disappears. I also have severe pain with bowel movements-which only happens once every 2-3 days. At times I will be laying in bed when my whole body begins to feel numb, or I feel like thousands of tiny needles are poking my arms and legs. I also have been getting severe headaches above my eyes, most on the left but sometimes over both. I am a 20 year old female I am looking for any ideas, besides the go see a doctor advice. I am waiting until I have an idea of what to tell them to look for. The last few times I have gone in I have been brushed off as just having depression. I am not wasting any more money/time at the doctors until I have a better idea of what might be wrong.

  • How can I help my hypocaondriacness?

    I have really bad hypacondriacness and I am always looking up different cancers and then thinking that I have them and then I worry about it wayyy to much. How can I help myself so that I don't worry so much?? Thanks!! 10 points to the best answer!!

  • Should depressed people be forced to exercise?

    there are a lot of people claiming disability living allowance after being diagnosed with depression. If 18-24 year olds are now required to do "unpaid" work in order to recieve their benefits and their benefits will be stopped if they fail to do so, do you not think that people who are depressed should be forced to attend fitness classes? it is clear that most cases of depression can be overcome with regular exercise and a healthy diet and also social interaction

  • How has Celexa (citalopram) worked for you?

    I have been taking it for three days now and I'm just curious to hear how others have experienced this anti-depressant. How has it helped your depression? Has it helped or diminished your cognition in any way? Responses to these kind of questions are pretty much what I'm looking for, but any further details or feedback in regards this medication would also be much appreciated. Thanks

  • Somebody give me an example what is like to be a bipolar with a racing mind?

    What is the thought pattern like? What is the persons actions? What is it like functioning with the racing mind? How does it affect you? Is it controllable? I just wanna know what its like. What type of things your mind races about and how fast it races.

  • Hard time speaking and verbally expressing myself, problem arose recently?

    I've noticed increasing difficulties over the years with speaking aloud until the point where people can no longer understand me. It's very hard for me to construct words into coherent sentences out loud when talking to others, even if I planned ahead of time and knew the exact words to say, for some reason out loud the structure is completely swapped around, there would be improper usage of pronunciation and grammar, stammering and slurs, and oh god, spit everywhere. I feel like a d*mn alpaca. Only when typing will words begin to easily flow out and I can make well-thought out sentences without the humiliation of pronouncing it out loud. It's not that I feel pressure with others and get a mild anxiety, i'm a very laid-back and outgoing person who's very sociable...which leads to my next problem, it's very hard for me to look someone other than a close friend or parent, into the eyes. I don't know why but I used to not have this problem. Another thing, though i'm sociable I tend to get lonely and depressed easily yet I love the freedom of judgement when being alone. These strange symptoms have been reoccurring the past year and a half and they're really starting to bother me. I'm trying to resolve this by practicing speaking out loud more (which I incidently do all the time) and reading more books. Can you guys give me any reasons on to why this is happening and any solutions? (I can't really go to the Doctors for diagnosis) Btw my mom thinks I have ADD but I highly doubt I do...though i'm very inarticulate outside, my essays and other skills are slightly more advanced than some of my fellow classmates. Also i'm gifted(?) with art. (now i sound like a narcissist...lol)

  • Any woman experiencing severe PMS symptoms? How about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

    PMDD is a severe, disabling form of PMS. In PMDD, the main symptoms are mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, tension, and persistent anger or irritability. These severe symptoms lead to problems with relationships and carrying out normal activities. Women with PMDD usually also have physical symptoms, such as headache, joint and muscle pain, lack of energy, bloating and breast tenderness. The symptoms occur during the two weeks before her period and go away when bleeding begins. For me, two–three weeks a month everyday, for the last nine months, I've been suffering from PMS symptoms consisting of forehead headaches, body pain, sensitivity to touch, nausea and motion sickness. I’m 32. I think it’s hormonal. I would like to know of any herbal remedies that anyone has. I currently take Evening Primrose and I’m going to try Kava. I tried Prozac, but it made me feel worse. Your personal story and ideas to ease suffering would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • Adult ADHD?I am depressed,concentration is lacking,memory is poor,fits of anxiety,etc.?

    I've done some research and after reading the symtoms I believe that I have all of them.I'm now at a crisis point having lost my current job with looming responsibilities as a single parent.Running away or ending it all sometimes seem like the only alternative.Could someone please help.

  • Any ideas...pleaseeee:(?

    allright now here are the symptoms that i have and i dont know what exactly this is: -Cannot focus -cannot plan -feel under some kind of preasure all the time -feeling of detachment/depersonalization -fear of that detachment -fear of a lot of things ( being ill, fear of my bf leaving me) -constant worrying -finding it hard schedule stuff -late for appointments -forgetting everything -when i try to focus my mind goes blank (sometimes i feel like i dont even know how to think, and this makes me feel stupid) -pretty high IQ -constant thinking, and getting way too little stuff done( i sit and think of how stupid i am, how worthless, how noody really loves me, instead of getting stuff done like cleaning the house or so) -highly self conscious -very low selfesteem.

  • Do you think it is odd for a ten-year-old child to be extremely fixated on death?

    With behaviors such as: Claiming she's afraid of being murdered at night by family members Staying up at night sitting by her bed praying and claiming her throat's closing up and dying Placing objects over her face, saying she wants to die, to choke Crying for no reason when hearing certain songs having absolutely no morbid themes Going from extremely hyper to selective-mute within extremely short periods of time Scratching her face, arms until they have red marks Saying that she wants to die unknown Saying that she's not afraid of death Saying that people can read her mind Obsessive over small things Not good in social situations, occasionally bullied at school Emotional abuse at home as well as occasional physical abuse (nothing life threatening nor anything physically severe) with police/social services having been involved, parents constantly fighting Siblings with eating disorders and severe depression, suicidal thoughts. Fights every day What are these symptoms of?

  • Am I bi-polar please help?

    Hii :) Well, basically, I think I'm bipolar. I strongly believe I'm not bipolar, that I'm only overreacting again. A while ago I thought that I had tetanus (or could get it) since I cut my toe on a rusty nail. I started getting few of the symptoms but it happened to be only because I was imagining it. I had serious anxiety causing me to believe I was ill but it was absolutely impossible for many strong reasons. Now, I believe that I'm going through this problem again with depression thinking I'm bipolar. The thing is, I have none of the symptoms but possibly one. Daily for the pass week or LESS, I've been having mood swings from being happy like usual, absolutely normal. To being depressed and feeling lonely. I'm usually happy when I'm around my family/friends then depressed and lonely when I'm not. It could just be loneliness. Main problem being that bipolar people and other people have explained that bipolar mood swings take periods of months to years not just daily emotion changes like I have every hour or two. Also being bipolar is genetic and no one in my family has or had bipolar disorder. There few other strong reasons that could prove to myself that it's impossible I'm bipolar and I'm only having an anxiety attack again. What do you believe?

  • What causes depression?

    i find myself slipping into depression again, i've had it so many times i can tell just by the fuzzy feeling inside my head whenever i try to think about anything... kinda. But normally i've been able to associate the depression i've had with something, but this time i can't find anything which could be the root of it, and now i wonder, what actually causes depression, and why do i seem to get it so much.

  • Depression + H1N1 + Period = serious medical consecuences?

    I'm very worried about my sister. She has been battling a serious depression for over a month now. On top of that, she has been battling the swine flu since last Friday and has barely been eating and basically sleeps all day, unwilling to move. Today, to make things worse, she got her period and is suffering from cramps as well as an overly sensitive state where she keeps crying. Could this combination lead to severe consequences? She refuses to visit the hospital.

  • Need to know what causes Parkinson's disease?

    Don't give me wikipedia information....i need to know what actually causes it as in how can we prevent ourselves from such a disease?what should we not do or doo to avoid it?