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I am relatively young and healthy, but for me life is burden. How to be happier?

I am relatively young and healthy, but for me life is burden. How to be happier?

Well, it would be: Helpful to explore what is wrong. Recommend seeing your physician to rule out any medical conditions that could be contributing? You can chose to have a more positive life experience. But, it takes commitment, desire & effort to make a turn around in attitudes. Have you considered seeing a clinical psychologist in your area for cognitive behavioral therapy or some other form of psychotherapy? ...Read more

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I remain hopeless.. life seems to be a burden. There is no motive. Feel like taken away in rapture today itself.

I remain hopeless.. life seems to be a burden. There is no motive. Feel like taken away in rapture today itself.

Depression: I would suggest you talk with someone. Life events can sometimes be difficult to manage alone and seem hopeless. It helps to communicate your feelings. ...Read more

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How can I feel less burdened by caregiver responsibilities?

How can I feel less burdened by caregiver responsibilities?

Ask for help: Most care givers in this country are "unskilled" unpaid (family). It is often a fulltime job and can wreak havoc on your health. "me" time is imperative. Take time for yourself- get help, deal with stress in healthful ways. Reach out to organizations that can support you (ie alzheimers asoc). You are no good to anyone if you are not healthy yourself. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with mental illness who feels like a burden?

How can I help someone with mental illness who feels like a burden?

Depressed a Lot: Feeling hopeless helpless worthless is one of the very disabling issue for depressed patient. Low self esteem, poor view of self image all compromise the treatment at times. Be supportive, encourage socialization, educate people around about the illness, avoid being judgmental. Discussed with psychiatrist need for therapy and work with a therapist to complement the medications if prescribed. ...Read more

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What can I do to make my severe excema more controlled and less of a burden on my everyday life?

What can I do to make my severe excema more controlled and less of a burden on my everyday life?

Severe Eczema: Flare-ups of eczema are traditionally treated with topical corticosteroids. These reduce inflammation in the skin and are safe and effective medicines when used correctly.
Topical steroids come in various strengths, and the least potent product that is effective should be used to control the inflammation.
See your dermatologist for therapy. ...Read more

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What should someone do if they're about to kill themselves but do not want help from others, as they do not want to be a burden?

What should someone do if they're about to kill themselves but do not want help from others, as they do not want to be a burden?

Situations do differ: Assisted-dying is not illegal in about 5 states in the U.S., so if an adult there has a terminal illness, or is in a comparably bad situation, he has the right as a free American to choose his own destiny. However, many people become suicidal for other reasons, which are often temporary (breaking up with a loved one, loss of a job, etc...), so calling 911 to save them gives them a second chance. ...Read more

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I had lot of anxiety losing my girlfriend...But now the anxiety turned into a feeling of burden... It feels like breaking up would be a relief. Help?

I had lot of anxiety losing my girlfriend...But now the anxiety turned into a feeling of burden... It feels like breaking up would be a relief. Help?

Relationships hard: The mind plays such interesting tricks to justify feelings. Relationships can be demanding, but also joyful. If you focus on joyful, it can be wonderful. If you focus on demanding, it can be burdensome. When one makes a commitment to anything, whether a person, a job, an academic situation, it may cause anxiety. Think about how you feel about other commitments and how you handle them. ...Read more

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I am too sensitive bcz of emotional problem. I m 19 but I feel too burden on my shoulders help me:?

I am too sensitive bcz of emotional problem. I m 19 but I feel too burden on my shoulders help me:?

Emotional Problems: What we will view as dangerous, threatening, or making us feel vulnerable as adults are those things our brain stores away while we are between birth and adolescence. You had no control over that but you do not now have to believe what you learned. Even though you may automatically react there is hope. Try my free video series www. Charlesglassmanmd. Com or my book brain drain on kindle. Good start. ...Read more

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What to do if you are in constant pain, have no hope left for the future and are a burden to everyone around you?

What to do if you are in constant pain, have no hope left for the future and are a burden to everyone around you?

Depression: It sounds like you are experiencing depression associating with chronic condition. I advised you seeking help from psychiatrist. They might be able to help you sort through your feelings. Good luck. ...Read more

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My wife suffer from obsession about cleaning which she can not leave the house without doing it first. .. this is becoming a burden any advise?

My wife suffer from obsession about cleaning which she can not leave the house without doing it first. .. this is becoming a burden any advise?

See below: You can encourage her to get help for her compulsive cleaning if it is taking up significant amounts of time and interfering with her level of functioning in other areas of her life. It sounds like it is also having a negative impact on your life. She will have to make the decision for herself to get treatment. You could also seek therapy for yourself in order to deal with your wife's symptoms. ...Read more

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How do we know if it's ok to ask for help and that fears thoughts are valid enough when others suffer, how do we know that we are not just a burden?

How do we know if it's ok to ask for help and that fears thoughts are valid enough when others suffer, how do we know that we are not just a burden?

It's okay to ask: The right person to ask help from for fears and troubling thoughts is a mental health provider. You will not be a burden - that's why they're there. Even if there are people worse off, we all hope for some less tragic or difficult cases. It may be different w/ friends/family who may not be able to help and may just feel scared and helpless. That, not you, would be the burden. Get the help you seek ...Read more

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I feel so guilty for being alive and being a burden that I need to die, is it reasonable to send a letter explaining that to the psychiatrist to say?

I feel so guilty for being alive and being a burden that I need to die, is it reasonable to send a letter explaining that to the psychiatrist to say?

Speak directly: It sounds like perhaps instead of thinking about a letter to your psychiatrist you go immediately to you nearest ER. If things are this bleak you must seek emergency intervention. It's concerning you state you NEED to die. Your psychiatrist would rather openly communicate about your feelings than read about it. ...Read more

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I am depressed and I feel like I am a burden to my children?

I am depressed and I feel like I am a burden to my children?

Get immediate help: No one should struggle with depression on their own. Please seek the immediate attention of a psychologist or psychiatrist. They can help you diagnose your depression and offer treatment suggestions. Do it for yourself as well as your children. ...Read more

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Alright, what forms of calcium can I consume that will not burden my kidneys?

Alright, what forms of calcium can I consume that will not burden my kidneys?

Calcium: It depends on why you are why you are taking calcium (supplement, antacid, vitamin) and if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys are healthy, most calcium is safe. For example, calcium carbonate can be used as an antacid or a calcium supplement. The body will use what it needs and get rid of excess as along as you do not over do it. ...Read more

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Are feeling trapped and burden, do not belong to yourself, do not have freedom signs of depression?

Are feeling trapped and burden, do not belong to yourself, do not have freedom signs of depression?

Depression: These experiences could be signs of depression, or could also relate to your life situation (which might elicit sadness, etc). The illness of depression also includes changes in sleep, energy, and appetite -- either increases or decreases. At the very least, it sounds like speaking with a psychologist or psychiatrist could help you. Also a good time for a health checkup with your family doctor. ...Read more

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I feel depressed. Burden to everyone because of my health peroblems. I've tried everything. My life is falling apart. What do I do. Help me..

I feel depressed. Burden to everyone because of my health peroblems. I've tried everything. My life is falling apart. What do I do. Help me..

Medical problems: Are difficult to deal with no matter what age you are. See your primary doctor and discuss your concerns - referral to a psychologist or a psychiatrist would be helpful. You may need to just talk through your problems but also medication may help the process of adjusting. You are never alone, no matter how alone you feel. ...Read more

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Hi. Whenever someone gets attached to me or I with them I start to experience all what they feel. Its a burden on my heart & v.heavy feeling. Kindly help?

Hi. Whenever someone gets attached to me or I with them I start to experience all what they feel. Its a burden on my heart & v.heavy feeling. Kindly help?

Attachment: I'm sorry for how you feel when you get emotionally close to others. It sounds as though you are subconsciously afraid to form an attachment or commitment. Maybe you've experienced a recent loss of a loved one, or you have a past relationship that you are not over yet. You should consider talking to your regular doctor, and asking for a referral to a Psychiatrist or Psychologist to talk it out. ...Read more

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Mod. To severe plaque burden mid and distal left carotid?

Need more info: I assume this was detected via an ultrasound. The significance depends upon whether you are having symptoms or are assymptomatic. At the very least, you need to stop smoking, get a lipid profile and consider a statin medication, good blood pressure control is also important. This will need followup with your physician. ...Read more

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I had mens feb 3 and feb 17 I had heavy bleeding til now, feb 19. I'm stressed at work and recently emotionaly burdened?

I had mens feb 3 and feb 17 I had heavy bleeding til now, feb 19. I'm stressed at work and recently emotionaly burdened?

Irregular: Bleeding can have several causes but u may wanna consider the pill so it's not adding to your stress. Are u sleeping ok at night or waking up all night knowing u have to make it through another day fatigued? Having crying spells? If so you may have some depression which is easy to treat. We can do a private but consider going to get seen. ...Read more

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Could every breath of polluted air you take contribute to your dioxin body burden, causing mutagenic, carcinogenic, and neurotoxic effects?

Could every breath of polluted air you take contribute to your dioxin body burden, causing mutagenic, carcinogenic, and neurotoxic effects?

Whoa: You're reading disinformation. Dioxins aren't even mutagens. I'm sorry you found this stuff -- which is made up by "advocates" to get political benefits -- and that it's gotten you all worried. But you can't go through life like this. Look around you. People in the developed world have never been healthier. Be grateful, and stop letting your mind be darkened in this way. ...Read more

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Feeling so guilty ashamed and remorseful after my psych called a triage team because of fear of suicide. How do I say I am sorry for being a burden?

Feeling so guilty ashamed and remorseful after my psych called a triage team because of fear of suicide. How do I say I am sorry for being a burden?

Not a burden: They are doing their jobs. You didn't cause any unexpected stress for them. If you feel an apology is necessary, a simple verbal I am sorry is adequate. The best way to make them feel better is for you to feel better. ...Read more

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Is it true anorexia when you lose weight and restrict food because you believe that you are a bad person for and the burden you place on during grief?

Is it true anorexia when you lose weight and restrict food because you believe that you are a bad person for and the burden you place on during grief?

It is depression: Anorexia is the name of those symptoms. Adding fatigue, hopelessness and lack of pleasure is depression. Low vit d and hashimoto's thyroiditis are two easily curable conditions that can cause depression. Have a complete check-up addressing physical and mental issues. Visualizing positives to release endorphins and exercise like pretend jump roping for a total of 60 minutes a day helps. ...Read more

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What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

What's the financial burden for adopting a child with aids/hiv?

Varies: Some states offer benefits to parents who adopt special needs children. This may include health insurance like title 19. Check with an adoption specialist in your state. ...Read more

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Daughter wants to help but is burned out taking care of me, husband, job. Moved me out of assisted living. Where can I go so am not a burden?

Daughter wants to help but is burned out taking care of me, husband, job. Moved me out of assisted living. Where can I go so am not a burden?

Home health aid/care: Obviously you care about your daughter. Have you talked to her about it? If not, that would be my first step. You may want to consider some home health aid (often covered by insurance) coming in regularly to help you, thus reducing the burden on your daughter.
You must have been a great mother...Your daughter wants to care for you at home. It is rare these days.
Consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from severe headaches and sometimes I feel alot of burden in my mind. So I want to know what kind of disease it is???

I have been suffering from severe headaches and sometimes I feel alot of burden in my mind. So I want to know what kind of disease it is???

Stress is #1 trigger: Stress is considered to be the #1 trigger to headaches in general. I wouldn't refer to headaches as a "disease" necessarily although technically it just may be. You need to see your doctor or a neurologist/headache specialist for more direction on the types of headaches you have. If you'd like to write to me then, please land on: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I spent 25% in SPVB prematurity during a 48 hours holter monitor. Is this a high burden that warran ablation? I am very symptomatic.

I spent 25% in SPVB prematurity during a 48 hours holter monitor. Is this a high burden that warran ablation? I am very symptomatic.

The more important: Issue is that you are symptomatic. Although 25% is relatively high, if you are symptomatic then 2% is sufficient to justify ablation. Establish with an Electrophysiologist for evaluation and follow his/her recommendations. EP/Ablation or specialized medications may be good options for you to discuss. ...Read more

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I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

Fecal impaction.: You may have a severe type of constipation called fecal impaction. The "burden" is the amount of solid stool held up in the colon which can't pass. Consider talking with a GI specialist to get a prescription for an enema (to "soften from below"). You may also need a stool softener & laxative. A combination of approaches is needed when stool is impacted. TTYD or use Healthtap Prime for more advice. ...Read more

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On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?

On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?

Complex question: Why did u get an MRI? FLAIR is "fluid attenuation by inversion recovery, " 1 of many ways that MRI signals r obtained. Hyperintensity means the signal was stronger than expected. I suspect this is an artifact of MRI, unrecognized by the radiologist. If you are feeling no different than before, & if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much. Http://www. Actaneurocomms. Org/content/1/1/14 ...Read more