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I am circling around the same thoughts over and over again without being able to make a decision? How can I break the cycle? Feels like doom + gloom.

I am circling around the same thoughts over and over again without being able to make a decision? How can I break the cycle? Feels like doom + gloom.

Step away.: When faced with a decision you cannot make, step away. Distract yourself completely from the thought. Come back to it another time. Even on another day. Dropping it for a little while and coming back to it later often makes the answer more clear. ...Read more

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Extremely vivid and terrifying dreams every night. How do I break the cycle?

Extremely vivid and terrifying dreams every night. How do I break the cycle?

Need more info: Is it the same, recurring dream? Is it based on a real-life trauma? What meds are you taking on a regular basis? What meds have you tried to help with the problem? Do you use recreational drugs? How long has it been going on? Perhaps if you come to a professional with answers to the above questions ready you can get effective help sooner. I wish you the best in finding relief. ...Read more

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I'm on day 8 of a continual migraine. I've been a chronic sufferer for 20yrs. What can I do to break this cycle? My usual tricks aren't working.

I'm on day 8 of a continual migraine. I've been a chronic sufferer for 20yrs. What can I do to break this cycle? My usual tricks aren't working.

Status migranosus: A condition of 5 consecutive days of severe unremitting migraine headaches is referred to as status migranosus. You are perfectly within bounds to report to the nearest ER or contact your doctor for a hospital admission. This needs to be broken with aggressive forms of IV medication. I am happy to counsel as a headache specialist in more detail but you should get this taken care of ASAP. ...Read more

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7 month old constantly wants mommy to pick him up and hold him. He cries until she gives in - tried 45 minutes max stretch. How do we break this cycle?

7 month old constantly wants mommy to pick him up and hold him. He cries until she gives in - tried 45 minutes max stretch. How do we break this cycle?

You don't, period!!: You are unlikely to change the emerging stage of parental preference that all infants go through. It is not a sign of fear or weakness, but one of comfort & the realization that you? Provide more consistent love than strangers. They develop this at a time they don't understand you can still exist if you are out of sight. It gets much better after 18-24m but persists to some degree until 4-5y. ...Read more

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I only wee once a day. I don't feel urge to go anymore but get lots of uti's coz I don't wee enough. How can I break this cycle?

I only wee once a day. I don't feel urge to go anymore but get lots of uti's coz I don't wee enough. How can I break this cycle?

Bladder evaluation: You should have an ultrasound study of your bladder where they measure your bladder capacity when you are full and after you pee (post void residual) if you have a large residual, you need a full urologic evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

I'm starting to experience psychotic symptoms again, finding it very hard to disassociate studying and using Adderall, how do I break the cycle?

Adderall can worsen: psychosis (loss of touch with reality including hallucinations and distortions in thinking and emotions). Psychosis can impair concentration and focus interfering with studying. Seek evaluation to sort out ADHD, psychosis and medication indications. Take medications only as prescribed and report both good and bad effects to prescriber to guide adjustments. Best regards in your health and studies. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to beat the odds and break the cycle of family mental health issues?

What steps should I take to beat the odds and break the cycle of family mental health issues?

Great Question: Acknowledging and being aware of the family cycles of mental illness is one of the explicit goals of psychotherapy. We are likely to repeat maladaptive patterns if we don't acknowledge and learn alternatives. Doing the opposite is also likely dysfunctional. You have to find the healthy path. ...Read more

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I've allowed my happiness to depend on my partner, whether he's please with me or not. How do I break this cycle and not let his opinion matter so much?

I've allowed my happiness to depend on my partner, whether he's please with me or not. How do I break this cycle and not let his opinion matter so much?

Your identity: If the ability to please others has been your barometer of self-worth during your life or his approval significantly impacts your identity would consider psychotherapy. Take care. ...Read more

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I either binge eat or starve, how to break this cycle?

I either binge eat or starve, how to break this cycle?

Don't know how: Extensive your issue is. It could be possible that you have an eating disorder. If symptoms are significant - recommend comprehensive psychiatric/ psychological evaluation as well as baseline medical evaluation. Further recommendations can be made from there. ...Read more

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I either binge eat or starve. How can I break this cycle?

I either binge eat or starve. How can I break this cycle?

Get Help!: Start with your physician so you can be medically evaluated to determine the impact of treating your body like a ping pong ball. Also encourage you to hook up with a mental health provider who specializes in eating disorders. Take care. ...Read more

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How to break the cycle of repeated Bronchitis? I already don't smoke, no allergies, no history of asthma, so what else can I do?!

How to break the cycle of repeated Bronchitis? I already don't smoke, no allergies, no history of asthma, so what else can I do?!

See a specialist: You need to see an asthma specialist, I am not sure what do you exactly mean by repeated bronchitis and what are your symptoms, what makes you better and what triggers the cycle, it may be asthma, you might have chronic sinusitis, or something else. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/Immunologist (asthma specialist) in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Hi I had sex with my girlfriend the 11th of December and we used condoms and it didn't break. Period cycle is 34 days and we had sex day 30 chances?

Hi I had sex with my girlfriend the 11th of December and we used condoms and it didn't break. Period cycle is 34 days and we had sex day 30 chances?

Chances of what?: Chances of pregnancy? That is very difficult to answer without a last menstrual period or whether additional contraceptive methods were used. ...Read more

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I'm 16, mirgraines everyday and no meds help me. Cleared ct scan and ruled out other problems. What other medical procedures will help break the cycle?

I'm 16, mirgraines everyday and no meds help me. Cleared ct scan and ruled out other problems. What other medical procedures will help break the cycle?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an Orofacial pain or Headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Anxiety causes 85-110 BPM heart rate. I try and relax but cannot I have an OCD with checking heart rate and blood pressure. How can I break the cycle?

Work in therapy: Work hard in therapy with an illness anxiety experienced CBT provider. It will take patience and trust, but you can do it. This is a habit you can break. Try it! ...Read more

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I have "visual static, " tinnitus and other related symptoms. I have read about treatments to "break the cycle" of whatever may be going on, especially related to too much electrical activity in the brain. Anyone know anything about this? I've read abo

I have "visual static, " tinnitus and other related symptoms. I have read about treatments to "break the cycle" of whatever may be going on, especially related to too much electrical activity in the brain. Anyone know anything about this? I've read abo

No Rx yet: Visual snow is the perception of snow or static as seen on a TV screen that isn't tuned to a correct channel. The cause is unknown but researchers this year have discovered an area of abnormal brain function (hyper metabolism) on functional MRI that appears to be the cause. Much more work needs to be done scientifically. Unfortunately, for now there is no definite evidence of a specific treatment. ...Read more

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I took pred 30 days to break cluster HA cycle. Soon after the tendons in my body inflamed for months. Is this rt to pred? NewDr. Wants me to use pred

I took pred 30 days to break cluster HA cycle. Soon after the tendons in my body inflamed for months. Is this rt to pred? NewDr. Wants me to use pred

Try something else: Abortive medications used include oxygen, triptans, ergot alkaloids, and anesthetics
Preventive medications include calcium channel blockers, mood stabilizers, and anticonvulsants.
Sphenopalantine, trigeminal, or occiptal nerve blocks can break a cycle. Continous stimulation of these nerves may be necessary in the most refractory cases ...Read more

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How to break cycle of drug abuse?

How to break cycle of drug abuse?

Seeking help: Addiction is a serious disease that requires professional help. I would recommend finding a therapist and psychiatrist who have experience treating addiction. If you need help with detoxing from substances currently, that may require inpatient or residential treatment for a short period of time, followed by outpatient work. ...Read more

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What exactly is mindfullness and how would I apply it to break the addiction cycle?

What exactly is mindfullness and how would I apply it to break the addiction cycle?

Mindfulness: Mindfulness is both a process (meditation) and a result (mindful awareness). It means paying attention, on purpose, to one's current experience in a nonjudgmental way. In addiction, people often deal with painful states through substances or behaviors. Learning to be aware of emotions & responses allows us to do what's needed to take care of ourselves -- without needing the drug. ...Read more

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Have health anxiety and check blood pressure to often. Need to break cycle. How often should I check my bp?

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Have health anxiety and check blood pressure to often. Need to break cycle. How often should I check my bp?

Blood pressure: If u r not hypertensive or on medications that alter your bp, then once a week should be sufficient. Also, recording your BP readings will give you reassurance if readings are consistently normal and similar. ...Read more

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If I have migraine syndrome& decide to take med like topamax/Depakote, will I have to be on it forever, or can it break the migraine cycle&then stop?

If I have migraine syndrome& decide to take med like topamax/Depakote, will I have to be on it forever, or can it break the migraine cycle&then stop?

It depends: The fact is like a lot of other conditions, once you have it, you will always be prone to it. This is no different. Once a migraine sufferer, always a migraine sufferer. Some do have periods of remissions, but it is hard to predict whom and when will go into remission. Men by nature don't suffer from migraines as much as women and when they do have them, they are not as intense or frequent. ...Read more

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For a whole week, had the cycle of developing a migraine in my eyes and back of head by late afternoon every day. Any suggestions to help break cycle?

For a whole week, had the cycle of developing a migraine in my eyes and back of head by late afternoon every day. Any suggestions to help break cycle?

IV infusion: In some cases the patient is experiencing an intractable migraine or headache that don't respond to any of oral medication. To brake a cycle the best options for intractable migraines is IV infusion therapy.
It could be magnesium dhe 45 (dihydroergotamine) etc.
Please visit an er for this type of treatment.
Rec.: consultation with headache or orofacial pain specialist for preventive treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic post-nasal drip 1 yr. Tried everything allergy & reflux. ENT given me Claritin-D (240mg pseudo) & oral steroid 5 wks to break cycle. Thoughts?

Chronic post-nasal drip 1 yr. Tried everything allergy & reflux. ENT given me Claritin-D (240mg pseudo) & oral steroid 5 wks to break cycle. Thoughts?

Allergist evaluation: If you have access to an allergist, kindly seek their evaluation, you may very well have allergic rhiosinusitis, the medications you used would have some benefit, but need to be taken on regular basis, not as needed basis or for short courses, of course the systemic steroids can't be for long course unless really indicated, but local steroid sprays would do the trick, meanwhile. Good luck ...Read more

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Is birth control pill working correctly? After I've started haveing sex while on same pill I'm see break through bleedin some cycles. Shoulda switch?!

Is birth control pill working correctly? After I've started haveing sex while on same pill I'm see break through bleedin some cycles. Shoulda switch?!

Breakthru bleeding: Depending on how long you have been taking the medication breakthrough bleeding can be quite common although it can also be a sign of noncompliance. So often times changing the type of birth control can reduce or eliminate breakthrough bleeding. Make sure you take the medication at the same time each day and whatever time is best for you to remember so you don't miss any doses if it continues contact your doctor to discuss alternative birth control methods or medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between your hymen breaking off and your cycle?

What is the difference between your hymen breaking off and your cycle?

Loss of virginity: Hymen rupture usually caused by vaginal penetration & somtimes from trauma, horseback riding or tampon insertion. Bleeding, usually minor occurs at time of hymen tearing, is mild, localised to vaginal opening, usually occurs only once & blood is bright red. Menstrual cyle bleeding recurs monthly, blood flow usually more copious & dark red in color & pain is higher up in pelis or low abdomen. ...Read more

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Last period nov.24 but it was delayed cus of exercise breaking 29-31days of cycle and now I don't know where im at in cycle. Nipples have been hurting?

Last period nov.24 but it was delayed cus of exercise breaking 29-31days of cycle and now I don't know where im at in cycle. Nipples have been hurting?

See M.D.: The first thing to do if you are sexually active is to take a pregnancy test. The next question is are you having any other associated symptoms? Have you noticed any drainage from you breast? Have you had any headaches? Have you noted any other abnormalities? Is this the first time your periods have been out of sync? This is too complicated to answer without further info. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Decided to take a break from clomid/steroids this cycle. Is there a reason why I would be bleeding?

Decided to take a break from clomid/steroids this cycle. Is there a reason why I would be bleeding?

Ovulation changes: Clomiphene regulates ovulation, but occasionally creates a hormonally active ovarian cyst. These cysts usually resolve spontaneously, but can create irregular bleeding in the meantime. Other common causes of spotting are fibroids and polyps. Any gyn should be able to screen for these. ...Read more