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Can You Die From Not Remembering Something In Your Mind
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more
Can anxiety attacks happen without even knowing or worrying about stuff at the time it hits you? If so, does the subconscious mind play apart in that?
Focus on Breath: Your mind can work too hard. Sometimes w/out results and you feel even worse. What is called 'anxiety' includes physical sensations that can arise biochemically w/out meaning - or, there can be lots of meaning which you can accept or deny. But it's not too useful to 'think' at that time. Before/later is good to think. But, then - focus on a neutral dot and breathe. Therapy/meditation may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lets say you believed in something your whole life. Then you realize that the person who brought you to beleive is abusive. Should I beleive? Or no?
I abuse, misconcepti: An abusive person, usually takes advantage of other people. All the benefits. He gets are only for himself, these individuals take advantage from others who have less say a straightforward personality, and enjoy talking to them misconceptions. These individuals are sick, I require therapy, if you learn something in the past from such person, I will get an opinion from somebody else in whom you trust. Trust you build with time, requires constant interactions, and as time progresses, you begin to trust the person, this type of feeling is also called friendship. You'll well-known that a friend is always prepared to help a friend, and you find out that along your life, you will have few true friends,. Keep them, they allways will help you, and you will help them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you develop OCD if you did some things in the past that weren't clean, and those things make you do a 180 on your habits?
Cleanliness and OCD: OCD is not necessarily about cleanliness. It is an anxiety disorder. One key feature of the disorder is that it causes impairment to your daily functioning. Just simply having a preference for cleanliness is not necessarily a disorder. (I prefer it so it must be normal right? :) ...Read more
When you die from alcohol poising do you feel pain leading up to the death or are you unconscious the whole time?
Wanting to Die: It is very difficult to die from alcohol poisoning. And the hangover is not pretty. If you feel badly enough that you are planning on harming yourself I am so happy that you have reached out here. I can promise you that not one of the physicians here would want to help you hurt yourself and not one of the physicians here would have any message other than that help is available. ...Read more
Is it normal to contradict yourself in your mind all the time? To have voices you tell yourself ARNT there. I can't tell if I'm making them up or not.
Possibly: When a person is really anxious , one of the symptoms they can have is nausea, which of course also can happen during pregnancy. There is also a rare condition called pseudocyesis where a woman believes she is pregnant although she is not. In this situation she can develop various signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Consultation with a psychiatrist or other mental health professional may be helpful. ...Read more
Can you tell me in general, I want to know what you think - are gmos a good idea or are they dangerous or could they be the key to ending world hunger?
Keys: All hunger is political. World hunger will end when, and only when, politicians are no longer actively working to keep people hungry. In recent years, food donated to the victims of famines has been destroyed by their governments -- often citing the obviously-false claims of anti-GMO militants. The technology that has so increased food productivity should belong to humankind, not big corporations. ...Read more
Can you be so wet when making love with your partner that you are pushing him out. Can this be from the miscarriage which I had 26 yrs ago?
Brain injury: In many cases, the occurrence of coma is associated with brain injuries, which are often associated with temporary or long-term memory problems. In addition, other neurological events and conditions can cause problems with cognitive functioning. Often these are improved over time or with rehabilitation. ...Read more
Yes - sort of: If the traumatic event is stored in memory it can/will likely be recollected at a future time. It is possible to actually not be able to recall a memory that is there, but actively suppressing one is not a good strategy for coping. It is better to deal with trauma by talking and processing it out in a supportive environment than to try to suppress it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Recovery takes time: It takes time to recover from a brain injury. The more severe, the more time it takes. The older the patient, the more time it takes. Recovery may not necessarily be full and back to complete normality. If it is a mild brain injury or a concussion, the important thing to remember is to avoid repeated concussions. There is a cumulative effect. Finally, there are long term effects:20-30 years later. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if someone is put on life support, do they induce a coma or can that person be awake just not able to talk?
They are sedated: When someone is put on the ventilator, we usually keep him sedated, the level of sedation varies based on the underlying illness, but in most cases we keep it light so the person is able to open eyes and communicate, in certain cases, we need deep level of sedation and the patient would not be able to communicate. ...Read more
What are the things to be kept in our mind when dad comes back from having a stroke. Any precautions to be taken?
Several: If he has speech involvement, be patient, simple, and repeat, as communication will be challenging. If walking is problem, get rails and grab bars installed, and have a walker available. He may have trouble swallowing, so get soft foods, and be careful of choking. Suggest, nite lights, and nearby assistant, and recognize that getting to bathroom may be issue. Docs and nurses can detail issues. ...Read more
Is it really running away from your problems if in actual case you just want to seek solitude to work things through and revitalise ?
Can you be okay at the moment I mean by circumstances around you but not feeling okay because of past events? Like a remaining accumulated frustration or something
Yes!: It is not unusual for unfinished business from the past to continue to ache, even when present circumstances are themselves comfortable. Still, why not work on resolving the discomfort of the past. U will be that much more joyfuly! psychotherapy is a recommended modality; also, energy psychology is very promising. Check it out at www.Eftuniverse.Com or at www.Tapping.Com. Wishing u well! :). ...Read more
Not A Good Idea: For your relationship with your therapist to be helpful, there needs to be a level of trust so that your therapist can understand you and your situation as completely as possible. Also, your therapist is there to help you live in the healthiest way possible. For your own health, and for the therapist to be able to help you, it is important to be open and honest. ...Read more
How come Withdrawal reflex do not function in case of people who self harm/cut themselves?i guess it should stop them from causing any serious damage?
Overrride the reflex: The withdrawal reflex (like many) can be voluntarily overridden. Conscious override lets you hold on to hot objects, etc. People who cut themselves can indeed seriously damage themselves to the point of death or permanent damage. These people need help so that they can work through these feelings and not cause further harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So my bf everytime he reads something, his minds blanks and he has a hard time remembering what he just read. What can he do to fix this?
I'm havin some mind prob..I think 2 do something while I was doin some work and as soon as I finish doin tht work, I try 2 remember tht, but I cnt?
I have no clue wats going on. My mind is so complexed that it's almost scary. I am lost that I can't remember an accident that happened to me bak.
Get checked: It sounds as if it you are pretty confused. I would see your doctor to have your medications checked and to make sure the dosages are correct. ...Read more
A think that i can't remove and my mind remember it continuously forcefully even i want to remove it. How to remove this think. It make me unhappy.
Obsessive thought?: It sounds like you might be either having an obsessive thought, or re-experiencing a trauma. These situations can be helped a lot with cognitive behavioral therapy and/or emdr -- but you need an evaluation first so that the best help can be given. Fluoxetine by itself is not likely to completely eliminate these experiences, but working with a psychologist/other therapist may provide relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mind has been off for about a month. Can't seem to focus well, hard to remember things, and feeling as if things aren't real. Please help.
Need unbiased help: It appears that you may need to talk to someone who is not biased and can listen to your issues and hopefully advise you on what treatment or therapy is needed. A month has been long enough to try and figure out on your own. ...Read more
I can able to remember the songs i listen and play them in my mind. Also i can visualize them as concerts. Does it mean something?
It means: You are taking a medication that sometimes does that. ...Read more
I have migranes often, my mind is always racing, I have a hard time focusing and remembering things. What is wrong with me?
Migraines: Migraines can come in all shapes and sizes and can effect people in many different ways (sometimes quite severely). Because there are a variety of different presentations and treatments choices, it is best to get an evaluation with your doctors and perhaps a neurologist if your doctor thinks that is best. Problems with racing thoughts might also be best handled by a psychiatrist. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Plz tell me about abreaction session in detail and if i will be unconscious and can't control my mind or my ideas and if iwill remember what i said?
Don't worry: Abreaction is just a fancy was of saying emotional release. You will not lose consciousness, you won't lose your mind, and you will be able to remember it it is a coomon psychoanalytic/psychological technique used in psycho therapy. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia, is back pain . But keep your mind frog.Your mind blank. Can remember think and spell?
When having bad anxiety and/or depression, even maybe labyrinthitis.. can your mind be on overload and make you very forgetful. I feel like I can't remember today at all. It all seems a blur. :(?
Wait till tomorrow: Anxiety/depression CAN make you "foregetful" but not labrynthitis. At any rate, you'd be surprised how much your brain is PAYING ATTENTION even when YOU'RE NOT. What may be a blur now due to other things on your plate will be much more accessible and clear to you in the morning when your brain has organized things a bit for you. Be patient. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
25 male. Pea sized 'mole' redish above right ear. Been there since i can remember. doesnt hurt. Now worried it may be serious. Put my mind to ease plz?
See PCP/Derm/Plastic: Pea sized mole should be looked at by your PCP/dermatologist/Plastic surgeon . No one can give you appropriate advice without examining lesions like that or even biopsying it. ...Read more
Easily exhausted, forgetfulness mind goes blank feel not happy nor sad body aches cant remember anything cannot concentrate?
See below: Are these new or old symptoms? Are you on or have you started any new medication? Tried any new drugs? All these things potentially might have an effect on you. It's always a good idea to rule out anything medical going on. You might want to schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor for a complete work up and then take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more
Cant consentrate can't remember anything, mind goes blank not happy nor sad easily exhausted body aches no medication I have implant?
Anxiety disorder: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Hope it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There's a bump on the front of my head but I don't remember hitting it
Could this be something I need to worry about?
Watch it: only if it doesn‘t go away in a few days, then see a doctor ...Read more
I have noticed that for the past month or two, I am forgetting names of people or items a lot. Although I can imagine them in my head, I can’t remember the name. Is this a sign of old age or something more serious?
Depends: A more detailed history and exam are necessary to help you with this problem. Are you having trouble with any other mental tasks such as conversations and math? Are you eating & sleeping well? Are you on any meds? Do you smoke, drink alcohol &/or use illicit meds? Are you feeling depressed &/or anxious? I suggest you go to a medical clinic for a full exam & I am available for you on HealthTap. ...Read more
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my head, it hurt as if i had bumped my head, even though I cannot remember doing it. what could it be?
Head bump: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a scalp cyst, which are very common, or you may have bumped it and just forgot, and now have a small bruise/bump there. If the latter, it should resolve, if other causes and it doe not resolve, then get the area evaluated and examined. Good luck. ...Read more
I fell at cheer & don't really remember what happened except my head hit the ground really hard. After 1.5 days my headache keeps getting worse. Why?
Please tell your : Parents now. They need to take you to the er for medical evaluation.Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, >>. ...Read more
Yesterday I felt a pain above my left eyebrow. When I woke up this morning, it started to feel like I hit my head on something but I don't remember hu?
Thursday morning i awoke to not remembering anything. The night before my head had felt odd, but not hurting. Ive remembered some, but not all?
Drug use? Stroke?Fox: Too little information. Were you drinking with friends? Did anyone observe you? At your age it's unlikely that you have high BP but you should go see your doc for a workup. Hopefully things will work out for you. ...Read more
Ihave a bad cofused memory.Sometimes i can't remember names or actions afew miniutes ago, this puts me embarrassing situations i feel my head is empty?
See your doctor: If no physical cause, then consider evaluation for a dissociative disorder. Also rule out adhd as the combo with anxiety can make it very difficult to register memories due to the internal focus of attention from anxiety and the distractibility from the adhd. Make sure you are not experiencing any medication or drug effects. Best wishes. ...Read more
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