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Can Fear Make You Throw Up
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
I feel so anxious and paranoid I throw up and I can't breathe. It gets really severe. I'm so sick with fear of psychiatrists I hide from them.?
Afraid because I really hope I don't have to throw up because I have emetophobia (fear of throwing up). how do I get rid of this and get to sleep?
If mech. of action of BP meds is unknown, then HOW IN THE WORLD did they get to make them? Did they randomly throw chem. elements until some worked??
Sometimes i'll just be sitting/standing/lying there and I get these bursts or flashes of diziness that make my vision shift and throw my balance off?
Need Dr's evaluation: Can be a bit complicated. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and may refer to specialists for more exams or tests. Questions include why is there dizziness? Could be related to inner ear or inside the brain/nerves. Or is there a drop in circulation to the head/brain (that could be a blood vessel or heart problem)? Could it be a blood sugar problem? One should write a description for dr. To read. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, unless you have: Some other medical condition (i do not know of any, but I am a psychologist, not a physician) then you have bulimia and need to get help asap. It is a life threatening illness which can cause irreversible physical damage. There are inpatient and out patient intensive programs, oa and other self help groups for bulimics which can be used alongside psychotherapy. Don't delay talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Vomiting blood? ER.: Vomiting blood suggests bleeding coming from the stomach, esophagus, or (less commonly) mouth or nasopharynx. It can be a sign of a bleeding ulcer. In people with liver disease, it can be a sign of bleeding varices (distended veins in the esophagus). Vomiting blood or material resembling coffee grounds (partially digested blood) really needs immediate evaluation, preferably in er. ...Read more
Can a fear of getting ill make you more likely to get ill? What makes you more likely to get ill easily?
Make you think so: Fear of getting ill would make you more prone to overreact to any symptom you have and take it more seriously than you should. Might make you prone to taking multiple supplements, treatments, oils, tinctures, etc out of fear that might do more harm than good. The best approach would be to talk honestly wuth a mental health professional about the best way to over come your fears and reduce stress. ...Read more
I recently developed an irrational fear of being stalked, tortured, and killed. It makes me afraid to be alone at home. How can I get help?
Beliefs matter: I would recommend making an appointment with a psychiatrist to discuss your irrational fear in detail and to get some help in relieving it. The psychiatrist would do a complete mental health exam and determine what is the basis for this fear and any other issues that might go with it. Then, a treatment plan would be organized to provide symptom relief and to address any underlying issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you or your doctor suspect that the infection might be related to your cosmetics then you should discard them. Otherwise, it is often not necessary. Although make-up is not sterile and harbors a lot of germs, you have likely been using yours for a long time prior to developing conjunctivitis and it was probably not the cause. Of course, it can't hurt to buy new make-up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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