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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 (paroxetine) commonly have weight gain as a direct effect of the medications actions on histamine receptors. ...Read more
If u are : Able to still note they are dreams this is good. When u say whether they are real, that's hard to understand. Are you having problems in your awake life, separating it from what you dream, or do you feel your dreams are indicative of future events. In either event, if you are having significant problems then see a psychiatrist or a clinical psychologist. Gd luc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it checked.: Before telling your partner - get it checked out so that you know what it is. Don't sound the alarm until you know that the situation warrants it. ...Read more
Good question: Hi, This is a good question and not so simple to answer. I've heard different statistics for the risk of developing cancer in a persons lifetime that ranges somewhere between 25% to 50%. Recent research I've seen lists this risk around 38% to 40%. This is for all cancers and over a lifetime. There are many different types of cancers. A close family member having it may increase your risk. ...Read more
How can you tell if you're infertile? I have regular cycles of about 35 days but the odd one that is off a bit. Is that okay?
Time: Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after a year of regular unprotected intercourse. The time may be shortened to to 6 months in older women, and in women with long or irregular cycles, we may begin testing and treatment sooner as well. 35 days is a just on the edge of abnormal, so you may have trouble conceiving, but that is not a given. ...Read more
Odd question, maybe, but have you encountered any evidence of actual near death experiences? Is this a real phenomenon? Is it explainable?
Near Death Experienc: Many have documented there experiences. There many theories about why it happens. Non of them, of course, are scientific.. I think it depends on a persons personal belief and spiritual upbringing as to what they consider it actually is. There is no doubt it does occur..but WHY? Stay tuned..who knows one of these days you might find out. ...Read more
Tell me if this is odd for birth con. or not: there are times when I wake up in the middle of night SUPER HUNGRY. Then it just vanishes. Why's that?
Real: ADD/ADHD is a neurochemical abnormality which has been well studied. The neurochemical basis is a brain with too low levels of the neurotransmmitters Dopamine and Nor epinephrin. The diagnosis is over used, but many children and adults suffer from the disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I'd say REAL...: Why would the people who have had such an experience make it up? Too many people have had similar experiences for it all to be just imagined. ...Read more
Quite common: Many people don't know simply because they've never asked and their doctor never specifically told them. Sometimes, it may not be clear right away after a new diagnosis. Factors increasing likelihood of type 1: younger age, normal or underweight, abrupt onset, very high level at diagnosis, few family members with type 2, + family history of type 1, initial treatment choice is insulin.Diabetes. ...Read more
Psychosomatic: disorders can present in a number of ways. Even conversion disorders may be difficult to distinguish from genuine physical pathology. In that situation careful medical evaluation to rule out medical causes - is often essential to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometime there are tip offs when a person presents with findings that are non- physiologic (not consistent with any known mechanism). ...Read more
Not enough info: Not clear - please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
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