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I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

I'm starving myself unconsciencely because i'm depressed with bad mood swings.No desire to eat.I don't obsess over food or my weight.Pos eating disord?

"Starving" ?: Your situation seems complex, and we don't know you like your own doctor does. So please talk with him or her about this. Many depressed people lose their appetites. You also deny the concern with food and weight so common in eating disorders. Your additional information shows you're on amphetamine as well as antidepressants and mood stabilizers; amphetamines can affect appetite also. ...Read more

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I purge immediately after supper. I don't binge. Is this anorexia or bulimia?

I purge immediately after supper. I don't binge. Is this anorexia or bulimia?

Wrong question !: The label is not important. What is important is that purging is a potentially a harmful symptom . It is a signal that a person is struggling with issues and should get help. ...Read more

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I compulsively steal flowers from roadside memorials, what's wrong with me?

I compulsively steal flowers from roadside memorials, what's wrong with me?

Have you : Considered seeing a psychologist to gain a better understanding of this behavior? ...Read more

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Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Help please! is binging then starving still classed as bulimia, or is bulimia just binge and purge?

Bulimia Nervosa: Yes, anytime there is binging followed by a feeling of excessive guilt and loss of control followed by compensating either by purging, exercising or even starvation- this is bulimia nervosa. ...Read more

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Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

What to do:: There are a # of ways to address your adrenailine release/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Have you been checked to rule out medical causes for adrenaline release? ...Read more

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Do people ever get sick by eating uncooked calf liver?

Do people ever get sick by eating uncooked calf liver?

Potentially, yes: Any uncooked meat can potentially carry infectious diseases--this is why many restaurants will no longer serve rare meat, and raw is even riskier. Cook your meat / fish / animal proteins. ...Read more

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Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

Can sociopaths feel shame, at all?

No: Sociopaths by definition have underdeveloped superegos or more simply, no conscience. They do not know the difference between right & wrong, have no moral code of ethics and therefore do not feel shameful when they have done something wrong. ...Read more

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Ground meat, rice, celery ,cucumber ,mushroom,carrot all diced with de cafe ice tea low in acid?just got diagnose with lpr by ent.taking protonix (pantoprazole)

Ground meat, rice, celery ,cucumber ,mushroom,carrot all diced with de cafe ice tea low in acid?just got diagnose with lpr by ent.taking protonix (pantoprazole)

Make me some too?: Sounds good. And probably appropriate for an anti-reflux diet. Of course, if you notice any symptoms while eating it, you should modify your diet appropriately. Good start! ...Read more

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Eating breakfast makes me feel sick, what is wrong?

Eating breakfast makes me feel sick, what is wrong?

Intolerance?: Depending on what you eat for breakfast, you may have an intolerance to dairy or gluten. You should get this checked out - may be a hint that something is going on. ...Read more

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Why do I get teal diarrhea & my stomach rumbles SO much after eating lucky charms? I'm fine w/ other cereals. I drink milk alone & no prob.

Why do I get teal diarrhea & my stomach rumbles SO much after eating lucky charms? I'm fine w/ other cereals. I drink milk alone & no prob.

Food additives : If you have itching or stomach discomfort you could possibly have a food allergy to one of the food additives there are a lot of different colors in lucky charms. Another possibility is that the box was spoiled. Stay calm and see a GI doctor. ...Read more

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I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid. Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

I get savage irrational rage & full-body dysesthesia when eating food high in aspartic, glutamic, & arachidonic acid.  Why? Nmda receptor dysfunction?

MSG: We don't know. There is disagreement with such reactions but I have seen msg sensitivities and it can close to what you are describing. For more info go to http://inkchromatography.Wordpress.Com/2012/05/01/the-msg-files-part-iv-chinese-restaurant-syndrome-2/. ...Read more

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I love sweets & fried foods. How do I stop binge eating at night?

I love sweets & fried foods. How do I stop binge eating at night?

Evaluation: Having a sweet tooth is hard to overcome but it takes discipline and it could require the help of doctors to help you overcome your binge eating. ...Read more

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What biochemical process makes us feel sleepy after eating lunch?

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What biochemical process makes us feel sleepy after eating lunch?

Sleepy after meal: Food in intestine triggers the Parasympathetic nervous system which tells our body to slow down & focus on digesting the food. Brain cells found in the Hypothalamus in the brain, called Orexin, neurons, produce the protein Orexin which regulates wakefulness. Also, Insulin from the pancreas causes increase Melatonin & Serotonin production, hence drowsiness. ...Read more

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8-year old son bitten by gopher. Er did not treat because gophers "very rarely" get rabies. Once symptomatic, death is certain. Vaccinate anyway?

8-year old son bitten by gopher. Er did not treat because gophers "very rarely" get rabies. Once symptomatic, death is certain.  Vaccinate anyway?

Rabies vaccination: Consider (1) the history of any cases of rabies from gophers in your locality; it sounds like the er mds are saying it is very rare; and (2) consider the circumstances of the bite. Did the gopher go after your son for no apparent reason, or was your son trying to play with it. If the latter, then this is a "provoked" bite which also carries less risk. If so, i think it safe not to vaccinate. ...Read more