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How Can I Tell If The Odd Things In My Life Are Real
Odd things?: I'm not sure what kind of "odd things" you're talking about . . . . So it's hard to answer this question from here. It might help you more to talk with a therapist more specifically and fully about your concerns. Many people experience synchronicity, and it adds to their sense of purpose and meaning in life. But it's not clear that this is what you mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going through a bad divorce and I'm having dreams that I can't handle and it's hard to tell the difference between my dreams and real life. ?
Seek help: You need to seek help immediately either from the ER or a psychiatrist if you are already seeing on. ...Read more
How can I keep my bad dreams from affecting my life? I can't tell what us real and what is a dream anymore.
Very possible: While many antidepressants may list weight gain as a possible side effect, this can be due to many factors including improved appetite with the resolution of depression. However, many patients on Paxil commonly have weight gain as a direct effect of the medications actions on histamine receptors. ...Read more
Hello. Are you a real person? For the past couple of weeks I've had a lot of odd symptoms.
This past month or so I've gained more weight than usual
I think so.: Most days I think I am a real doctor. Some days, I wonder! Yes, we are all real docs answering questions for free, that you post for free. We give general advice,because that is usually all that is possible when there is such limited space for you to ask questions (there is a 150 character limit to questions and a 400 character limit for our answers). For more depth, try Healthtap Prime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hunger vs cravings: Good question. First, you know how long it has been since you last ate and what your body's needs are. Use that to assess whether a craving makes sense. Second, remember that many cravings are not really hunger, but thirst. Drink some water first and wait. This will take care of a lot of cravings. Third, analyze what you're craving--if it's a cookie or a twinkie, you're not really hungry. ...Read more
1-2 lbs/week: Shoot for about 1-2 pounds a week for weight loss and you will be able to keep it off. More then that and you run the risk of bouncing back to your original weight. ...Read more
Hypercondriac: Go see your physician. A detailed history and physical will get you on the path to answering your question. ...Read more
Memory repression: Is a classic defense mechanism that the brain uses. The issue that has garnered a great deal of attention - is when therapists attempt to retrieve repressed memories. People can be very suggestible - ; it is possible for a person to believe something occurred (which never happened) due to suggestion through the process. Clearly, that could cause more harm than good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is glaucoma serious?: Yes, if undiagnosed or untreated, it can lead to severe vision loss or even blindness. It is estimated that 1/2 of all patients with glaucoma are undiagnosed because they are not getting proper regular screenings. Only 2/3 of glaucoma patients have elevated eye pressure, so 1/3 of glaucoma patients are missed if the doctor is only checking pressure. Proper exam / test / treat prevents damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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