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I Think I Am Starting To Have Symptoms Of Menopause What Should I Do
Symptoms: Symptoms of menopause can include hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, and fatigue. Emotional symptoms can include mood swings, irritability, anxiety, depressed mood, panic attacks and difficulty concentrating. There can be vaginal dryness and drop in sex drive. Additional issues can include problems with sleep, loss of hair and problems with memory. This is not a complete list of possible >>. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I am 21 years old and just diagnosed with fibromyalgia what do you suggest if I am so sick of this pain what options do I have?
3 major routes: In my experience, 3 major causes of fibro: sensitivities (ex. to foods); toxicities (ex. heavy metals); & the one I treat most-ligamentous injuries &/or hypermobility syndromes (i.e. loose/stretchy ligaments).Testing is fairly simple.Holistic/functional med drs. can do hair & blood tests to learn which foods to avoid; chelation to remove heavy metals; prolotherapy to tighten/strengthen ligaments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi, i am 16 years old and i think i have ocd. I have most of the symptoms but i cant go to the doctor because i am 16. What should i do?
How do I know if I could have anxiety? What are the beginning symptoms? I think I had an attack once..
Anxiety: Common symptoms: chronic worry for no apparent reason, overwhelming fear of a stimulus or situation, agitation, nervousness, or thoughts of dread accompanied by physical symptoms (sweating, high heart rate, flushing, panic). Important to determine if symptoms affect functioning in multiple domains (school, social activities, etc). Be sure to discuss with parent or family, as well as your doctor. ...Read more
What are symptoms of bipolar disorder and how would i know if I have it? I am a but concerned i might.
Bipolar Disorder: Bipolar d/o includes episodes of both depression (sad mood, changes in sleep, energy ; appetite) and mania/hypomania. Mania means times of increased energy, less need for sleep, feeling of racing thoughts ; speech, increased impulsive behavior, sometimes poor judgment, elated or euphoric mood which can progress to irritable. Both phases can become psychotic with delusions and hallucinations too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering if I am at risk for cyclothymia. I experience a quite of the symptoms and I worry I might have it. I don't know what to do. ?
Cyclothymia: Cyclothymia can be thought of as a low grade version of bipolar disorder. That is to say, cyclothymics do experience similar mood swings, but not to the intensity of those experienced by those suffering from bipolar disorder. A psychiatric evaluation is in order with appropriate mood stabilizing meds as needed and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist who specializes in mood disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I do if I have multiple symptoms of diabetes? Am i just being neurotic or should I be worried?
What to do if I have headaches, heartaches and I am losing weight, what do these symptoms mean i have?
See a doctor: It sounds like you are having significant problems. You need a thorough evaluation to help sort out what is causing them. I am sorry things are causing you this much trouble now and i wish you the best. Sorry i can't be more specific here, but there are many possible contributors and a good doctor will sit with you and help sort out what's going on. ...Read more
I am now 42 years and as you could see I am close to menupause. What should I do to make it late? Should i start taking hormones from now?
Tampons: If you are getting either tiching or swelling in the area it is a sign of a reaction. You need to use another brand or avoid entirely. Speak to your ob-gyn about it. ...Read more
What is going on: Menopause, by definition, is no period for a year. This is different if you have surgery and have your ovaries removed as you are technically menopausal at that time. The average age in the us for menopause is 51, some are earlier and some are later. The most common symptoms are irregular cycles, hot flashes, mood changes, vaginal dryness, skin and hair changes. Blood test can sometimes help. ...Read more
PMDD: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a more severe form of premenstrual disorder (pms). Pms can have both physical ; emotional symptoms, but pmdd's mood shifts are extreme ; can be disruptive to relationships, school, work, etc. Both syndromes have bloating, breast tenderness, fatigue, and changes in sleep and eating habits. Pmdd adds more irritability, sadness/hopelessness, moodiness, etc. ...Read more
My periods are not stopping . I am 16. I didn't have any sex. What should I do and i don't want to go to doctor?
Do not be afraid: You really need to see a gynecologist. Choose a woman who will be very gentle and caring, will not hurt you with her exam, and will find the cause of the problem and correct it effectively. At 16 without being sexually active this can be very frightening, but you will find a friend in the doctors office who will help you get over this. Good luck. ...Read more
Depend ....: For one with long but retractable foreskin with no recurrent infection/inflammation, do nothing but keep up regular topical hygiene as usual. If not retractable and/or with recurrent irritation from infection/inflammation, circumcision is the surest measure to take for long-term care. If still in doubt, see Urologist timely. Best wish ... ...Read more
Batshevah: Please always take your thyroid medication and make sure your tests are normal while seeing your endocrinologist on a regular basis. Pick your birth control method as matches your lifestyle. Always monitor weight, BP, thryoid function tests and liver function tests. Report any mood swings. ...Read more
Talk to Someone: Be sure to talk with your physician or other provider about your mood. It may be helpful for you to seek out therapy or counseling. You also want to try to have a good support system in place. Medications are sometimes considered for depression during pregnancy, but usually only in more severe cases. ...Read more
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