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I feel like someone is always watching me. Am I just anxious?

I feel like someone is always watching me. Am I just anxious?

In a way: There are different forms of anxiety, and they need different types of treatment. Yours sounds more suspicious in nature, and for your best interests i'd suggest a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist. Perhaps your family physician can refer you, or you can contact your health insurance company for referrals. ...Read more

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I feel very depressed. I feel very lonely. I am getting very emotional while I write this. Feels like every one ignores me. I feel I am helpless.

I feel very depressed. I feel very lonely. I am getting very emotional while I write this. Feels like every one ignores me. I feel I am helpless.

Speak with someone: You are describing classic symptoms of depression. If these continue without help, you are likely to feel even worse. Speaking with a therapist can be very helpful in understanding why you are feeling this way and making any changes that you need to feel better. It is probably a good idea to be evaluated by a psychiatrist as well, since medication can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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I now fel very afraid not panicky though when I watch a horror movie I feel like am dreaming while awake can I have anxiety without ever having panic?

I now fel very afraid not panicky though when I watch a horror movie I feel like am dreaming while awake can I have anxiety without ever having panic?

Yes: It's quite normal to be afraid watching a horror movie even feeling a bit unreal. As long as that fades soon after the movie, there's no need for concern. If you think your anxiety is excessive, talk to a mental health professional for guidance. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I really like being sad, and it scares me. Why am I like this?

I really like being sad, and it scares me. Why am I like this?

I don't know: Are there particular situations in your life that are causing you to feel sad? Check out this article to see if you have symptoms of depression: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/basics/symptoms/CON-20032977. If you do, then recommend medical evaluation. Take care ...Read more

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I am feeling myself a feeling less man. I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. I am worried much about it. Suggest me. ?

I am feeling myself a feeling less man. I can't feel emotions like happiness,sorrow and joy. I am worried much about it. Suggest me. ?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I feel like i'm a quitter. Am I just being hard on myself or am I just depressed?

I feel like i'm a quitter. Am I just being hard on myself or am I just depressed?

Many possibilities: I don't know what you've quit that you're saying this about yourself. Have you noticed a pattern of giving up on things you wanted to do, or committed to? What do people close to you tell you? Depression can certainly make you feel tired and like giving up . . . But it's not the only possibility. Maybe a physical problem, like anemia or hypothyroid? See your family doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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How can I make guys like me? I am an attractive person. I am honestly pretty. I am smart and athletic. I am nice and somewhere between shy and outgoing. I am caring and considerate. I feel like guys are sometimes intimidated by me but im not sure why. I a

How can I make guys like me? I am an attractive person. I am honestly pretty. I am smart and athletic. I am nice and somewhere between shy and outgoing. I am caring and considerate. I feel like guys are sometimes intimidated by me but im not sure why. I a

Hello. : Hello. We all have our own perceptions about ourselves. And other people have perceptions about us. The perceptions might be very similiar or they might be as different as night and day. I suggest that you get some reality feedback. Ask a few people to be candid with you about how they see you. Tell them before hand, not to just say what they think you want to hear and also let them know that only constructive criticism is helpful. This can sometimes be eye opening. On the other hand, if your self- perceptions on right on target, you might have hit it right on the head about some guys feeling intimidated. I recommend that you always be yourself. ...Read more

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I think I am becoming depressed. I can't stop crying. My mother is bi polar and i'm worried i'm becoming like her. I feel over whelmed. I hate my kids seeing me like this and that just makes me worse.

I think I am becoming depressed. I can't stop crying. My mother is bi polar and i'm worried i'm becoming like her. I feel over whelmed. I hate my kids seeing me like this and that just makes me worse.

Everyone : Everyone feels sad or depressed every once in a while. However, it sounds like you're getting to a point where it would be useful to get some help with these feelings. It's great that you recognize that things are beginning to impact those around you--it means that you have good insight to the problem, and that's a good indicator for successful treatment. The worst thing to do is "tough it out." maybe you could see the person or people who are working with your mother. You may even know them already. If that solution doesn't work for some reason, then i would urge you to look into other mental health resources in your area. ...Read more

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I feel numb all over my body. I am severely depressed and anxious I don't feel real anymore everything is like a dream. What I Do?? Am too tired

I feel numb all over my body. I am severely depressed and anxious I don't feel real anymore everything is like a dream. What I Do?? Am too tired

Depersonalization: I am sorry that you are going through this. The sense that you no longer feel real is likely depersonalization. When the rest of the world doesn't feel right/ real that could be derealization. It is really important to ensure that you are seeing a psychiatrist and advising clearly of these type of symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Im not bipolar. I noticed if Im in a relationship with a guy I really like I feel like I get bipolar symptoms but doesn't really happen when im lonely?

Im not bipolar. I noticed if Im in a relationship with a guy I really like I feel like I get bipolar symptoms but doesn't really happen when im lonely?

Not sure I follow?: Perhaps if you described the specific behaviors rather than referring to them as "bipolar symptoms" we could better answer this question. Notice you take ativan and have panic attacks and that you are also on vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). Could any of your symptoms be related to anxiety? Try clarifying and re-ask. ...Read more

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I think I have OCD i just always have to wash my hands tap when im anxious to make me feel better if i don't i feel really sad ?

I think I have OCD i just always have to wash my hands tap when im anxious to make me feel better if i don't i feel really sad ?

Seek psych eval'n: The symptoms you describe could be consistent w/ the diagnosis of ocd: best to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to make the DX and prescribe a course of treatment, which could include medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and ocd support group. ...Read more

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I am male, 21. I get headaches when i wake up. I don't have dreams now, instead my mind keeps on thinking about something weird and make me too anxious?

Make weird into fun: The mind works full time even when we sleep. It tries to solve problems in very creative ways, we may not immediately understand. As soon as you awaken, write what you remember. You are having dreams, just calling them something else. Maybe the headaches are your mind's way of telling you to pay attention to those "sleep thoughts". A challenge rather than something to fear. ...Read more

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I am so depressed i always feel like I am annoying people. Where can I get help?

I am so depressed i always feel like I am annoying people. Where can I get help?

Sometimes when a: Person is depressed they can become emotionally needy. This actually can deplete others. It is very important that you have a professional in your life who can devote time regularly to your needs. As you unload burdens & learn new coping skills your depression can improve. Encourage you to see your physician. It is always important to rule out medical causes for depressive symptoms. Med may be >>. ...Read more

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I feel like someone is chasing me. What can I do?

I feel like someone is chasing me. What can I do?

Get professional hlp: There can be any number of reasons you feel that way. Don't wait , talk to your physician or a mental health professional. You may have enough discomfort that sharing it with family or friends is difficult. A professional is not likely to dimiss it as nothing and will check it out with you. Family and friends may be tempted to make light of it, possibly delaying help. ...Read more

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I am a employee. I hate being all alone. Don't know what makes me cry whenever I am alone. I could not work. Why is it so? What do I do?

I am a employee. I hate being all alone. Don't know what makes me cry whenever I am alone. I could not work. Why is it so? What do I do?

This sounds like de: depression. Please go to talk to to a psychiatrist or psychologist and find out what your pattern of symptoms is and the best treatment plan for you in order to feel better and happier now. There is no reason to suffer or be embarrassed its very common. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling something evil while i sleep?

What to do if I am feeling something evil while i sleep?

Having upsetting: dreams? Have disturbing thoughts lying in bed? Is this is particularly objectionable to you - consider sharing with a therapist. Take care. ...Read more

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I am always stressed about my future. I overthink and I get depressed. I am unhappy with my life. I don't feel like being with people anymore. help?

I am always stressed about my future. I overthink and I get depressed. I am unhappy with my life. I don't feel like being with people anymore. help?

At your age: It is normal to feel a sense of chaos and uncertainty. One of the skills necessary to navigate this very normal phase of life is to develop the ability to be comfortable with uncertainty, sure in the one certain fact that you are on the path you are meant to be on and you will know why later. Try to take each day, each moment as important in it’s own right and do your best at whatever you are doing, even such tasks as washing a dish or cleaning a floor. Make it a point to be with others and observe that they, too feel confused and unsure. Overthinking can lead to paralysis and prevent you from doing what you need to do in the moment. If you cannot shake the depression, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder I do tske meds for it but lately it is getting worse I am hurting myself without knowing im doing it I always feel nervous why?

I have anxiety disorder I do tske meds for it but lately it is getting worse I am hurting myself without knowing im doing it I always feel nervous why?

Talk to your doctor!: Please tell your prescribing doctor what's happening. I also recommend that you find a good psychotherapist so that you explore the underlying issues of your anxiety and overall difficulties. Wishing you well! ...Read more

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I think the pill that I'm taking is making me feel depressed, today I feel like I can barely do anything?

I think the pill that I'm taking is making me feel depressed, today I feel like I can barely do anything?

Not sure what: type of medication you are taking. BUT - if you believe you are experiencing significant side effects it is important to advise the prescribing medical provider of this issue. Take care. ...Read more

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I feel like someone is always watching me. Am I just anxious?

In a way: There are different forms of anxiety, and they need different types of treatment. Yours sounds more suspicious in nature, and for your best interests i'd suggest a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist. Perhaps your family physician can refer you, or you can contact your health insurance company for referrals. ...Read more

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When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

When I try to work, watch news, connect to the real world I feel stressed and anxious. Is this a problem?

Anxiety Disorders: affect about 1 in 5 people (source: National Institute of Mental Health), so you are in good company! There are varying degrees of anxiety, and several treatment options to help you overcome this. I would talk to your Dr about your symptoms and treatment options.Try turning off the news, and try some of these anxiety relieving strategies: https://www.adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress ...Read more

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Hi. Was watching TV. then had to look away , felt like eyes were burning a bit , got anxious , then calmed down. Why did my eyes feel like that?

Hi. Was watching TV. then had to look away , felt like eyes were burning a bit , got anxious , then calmed down. Why did my eyes feel like that?

Ans: The eyes can get dry when they are strained or iverused. Fixating on a TV can dry the eyes out. If visual issues see your doctor. Rest your eyes ...Read more

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I have panic attacks, when in public I constantly feel paranoid of those around me, I feel like they're watching me and judging from afar, I can't hold Regular conversations with anyone because I get anxious and have little interest in most things the peo

I have panic attacks, when in public I constantly feel paranoid of those around me, I feel like they're watching me and judging from afar, I can't hold
Regular conversations with anyone because I get anxious and have little interest in most things the peo

See a specialist.: It definitely sounds like you have panic attacks, apprehension and fear of public scrutiny about having panic attacks. Please see a mental health specialist for an evaluation and discussion of treatment options including psychotherapy such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and/or medications. ...Read more

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Intermittant tingling fingers and or toes. No pattern, more when anxious. Not hyperventilating. Dr looking into B12 or foliate def. Watching. Ms?

Intermittant tingling fingers and or toes. No pattern, more when anxious. Not hyperventilating.  Dr looking into B12 or foliate def. Watching.  Ms?

Doubtful MS: Agree with your doctor checking blood studies, but this is NOT MS in any fashion, based on your description. You and your doctor might consider a peripheral neuropathy instead, but even that is not clearcut. Work closely with your physician. ...Read more

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Heartbeat sped up rapidly when I was just sitting watching TV. Felt like it was fluttering.

Heartbeat sped up rapidly when I was just sitting watching TV. Felt like it was fluttering.

It happens: If it happens with any regularity, ask for a heart monitor to wear so an accurate diagnosis can be made. Little bursts of rapid arrhythmia frequently occur in young, otherwise healthy people and don't mean that you have heart disease. ...Read more

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Yesterday I was watching tv and my body just goes fully numb like im going to fall over from numbness what could cause this sensation?

Yesterday I was watching tv and my body just goes fully numb like im going to fall over from numbness what could cause this sensation?

A lot of causes: Numbness is a very non specific symptoms, meaning from a variety of causes---i presumed it was temporary?Short lived?It could be related to electrolyte or vitamin deficiency, change bp, anxiety, medications, substances, then multiple sclerosis, migraine, neuropathy if recurrent need to be checked by doctor--you need to MAP the area of numbness. ...Read more

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I feel like there is always someone watching over me whenever im at public places. Why? Please help me

I feel like there is always someone watching over me whenever im at public places. Why? Please help me

Paranoia: You may be having emotional issues and need to discuss this with a doctor or counselor. ...Read more

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Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Shuld little kids watch sad movies, like animals dying?

Depends: You don't say how little the child is or the context. Mr. Roberts did a wonderful show on a dead goldfish was aimed at 5-6 yo. Death happens, and learning about how people deal with it is a task children eventually need to master. Nearly all the disney classics have a death (usually mom) in the plot, if your child watches such fare, be involved & answer question that arise at the level asked. ...Read more

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Does someone watch while you when you take a drug test?

Does someone watch while you when you take a drug test?

Yes: One needs to be sure that the fluid to be tested is coming directly from the intended source, and is not tampered with in any way. ...Read more

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If you were watching someone have a tia, what might you see him do?

If you were watching someone have a tia, what might you see him do?

Various symptoms: A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is caused by the transient blockage of a blood vessel in the brain. The symptoms depend on the blood vessel being blocked and can be difficult to recognize because they can be very variable. For example, symptoms can include weakness, numbness, confusion, difficulty speaking, changes in vision, dizziness, etc. ...Read more

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What size mengioma do the just watch? What size do they decide to do something?

What size mengioma do the just watch? What size do they decide to do something?

Meningioma: There are many reasons why most meningiomas are watched. Most do not cause symptoms. Most are not causing any brain damage or invasion. Surgery risk usually outweighs benefit in these circumstances. And most meningiomas are found incidentally due to a scan of the brain for a reason or symptom unrelated to the meningioma. There is no golden size that triggers doing something about one. ...Read more

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Is there a best way to suggest to an alcoholic to get help? Hard to watch someone waste away

Is there a best way to suggest to an alcoholic to get help? Hard to watch someone waste away

Several stages.: the first is to be able to have detachment/distance enough from behavior to say ones behavior is not working out. If there are NO bad consequences of the drinking (including weight gain, and some blood pressure elevation, arguments, conflicts) then there wouldnt be a problem. Mostly there are problems. MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING would be a way to NON CONFRONTATIONALLY draw attention to issues. ...Read more

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I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

I work long hours and when I come home, I hate to get up and exercise. I just want to sit on my couch and watch tv! what can I do?

Workout before job: Studies have shown that peole who are exercising in the morning tend to stay with their routine exercise more than those who exercise later in the day. Start rising 30 minutes earlier and do few minutes stretching and 20 minutes of workout dvd, or xbox or wii workout game. When you get home from work your daily exercise is done unless you feel like finishing the dvd. ...Read more

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I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it. What are my options for a cure w/o meds?

I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it.  What are my options for a cure w/o meds?

Nissen.: Reflux is usually due to a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. To "cure" it, a procedure called a Nissen fundoplication can be considered. It's not fool-proof, but it could help where medications and lifestyle measures don't. ...Read more

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I often wear a watch and the other day I seen a little bump and just thought mozzie bite but I scratched it, now there are little dots? Painful too

I often wear a watch and the other day I seen a little bump and just thought mozzie bite but I scratched it, now there are little dots? Painful too

Painful: Think of possible infection or reaction. A bite would continue to be itchy unless infected. Send a picture or have it seen for an exact diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more