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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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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