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We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more
People often fear : That they are going crazy when they experience panic attacks. A panic attack doesn't mean that you are crazy but some people can develop feelings as if they are unreal or the world around them isn't real (during a panic attack). Panic attacks are treatable. Get help. ...Read more
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more
Heart attack: If you meet with your doctor and discuss your personal situation, you can get a clearer picture of if you have any significant risk of a heart attack. The doctor can then work with you if you have significant risk factors to minimize them and decrease your risk as much as possible. Turn your fear into constructive health effort.....Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Second hand smoke: You need to leave the environment you are exposed to smoke, that is the only plausible solution. It seems your call for help is beyond the smoke exposure, not sure what your social situation is, but you may need to look further than an online forum for help. Do you have good social support? ...Read more
Fears: Some fears appear for no particular reason and we can begin to obsess about them. Drowning may be a symbol for you or perhaps you saw or read something that put this in your thoughts. Since drowning is unusual and can only happen if you go in water, you can overcome your fears by choosing to not be afraid. ...Read more
I think im having depression, anxety attacks, and im bipolar... Ive been getting suicide thougts but i keep stoping myself?
May need to go to ED: It sounds like you are really struggling. Is your doctor aware of the severity of your symptoms? You may need a higher level of care if you are not seeing improvement. Recommend contacting your doctor ASAP to determine whether intensive outpatient, a partial hospital program, or possibly inpatient treatment may be warranted.. Go to ED if symptoms worsen. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more
You are past the age: Generally schizophrenia is recognized in young adulthood or late teens. It is possible to have psychotic symptoms arise in older people, but they'd probably not be schizophrenia related. See a psychiatrist to describe the symptoms that concern you. Try to relax - fear will make everything much worse. You'll be doing the right thing to see an expert. ...Read more
Congratulations!: You have decreased your risk, and it decreases more each day you remain off tobacco. The nicotine is highly addictive, and you will have urges to smoke. Letyour terror keep you from returning to addiction. For alcohol and drugs, there are 12 step programs, but I have not heard of "tobacanon" yet...It would be a geat idea! ...Read more
Panic Attack: Most people going through a panic mistakenly think they will die but I have never heard of this ever occuring. Remember that anxiety and panic is driven by misperceiving situations and interactions. Try to focus on the truth, the facts. Try using the anti anxiety app for daily support and consult with a mental health professional in your area who can help you learn to manage your anxiety. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychotherapy helps!: This type of fear is not uncommon, and it can be helped. The reasons you fear you might not wake up are probably unique to you, and need to be understood. The best way to work on this would be with your own psychotherapist -- who could use compassionate exploration, relaxation & breathing exercises, hypnosis, guided imagery, and other methods in working with you to relieve this fear. Good luck! ...Read more
Im afraid i can't conceive im irregular i don't know when im ovulating and im afraid i messed up my wall?
Ovulation: Ovulation is necessary to get pregnant. If periods are irregular then consistent monthly ovulation is not likely or at least hard to predict. Home ovulation tests or a blood test can be done to confirm. Clomid (clomiphene) is a commonly used medication to promote ovulation. Overweight patients with pcos may begin to ovulate after weight loss. ...Read more
The last four weeks iv spent everyday CONVINCED im going to die i suffer aniexty but this is ridiculous i get palpatations ect all been checked and normal i had loads tests but im still convinced im going to die im so scared!
Why do I every day have fear of dieing it is ruining my everyday life im constantly fear the worst I have 3 children and im scared im going to die?
This lists you as: Having an anxiety disorder. Do you have an obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? It also shows that you receive behavioral therapy but doesn't specify further ; show no medications. If you have not worked with a therapist who does cognitive behavioral therapy - that may be quite beneficial. Also consider seeing a psychiatrist for medication if therapy alone isn't working. ...Read more
Im on androgel 10 mg since 6 yrars im scared from heart attack or stroke how can I protect myself?
See PCP: There have been 2 articles published suggesting a potential risk to stroke and cardiac disease, these were poorly written articles and refuted by many authorities in the field at the last AUA annual meeting. If there are any concerns about cardiac or carotid arterial disease please see your PCP and have them assess your symptoms and based on their exam exam and assessment go from there. ...Read more
Need a lot more info: To even start to give you an answer, i would need to know a lot more about you: your age, medical conditions, why you think you might be getting alzheimer's. And that's just to start. To actually make the diagnosis requires a thorough work-up including, at least, a good history, a brain scan, comprehensive psychometric testing, lab work, and a physical exam. And there's even more possibly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: One of the risk factors for coronary artery disease is family history. It does play strong role but it isn't 100%. My grandfather died at 48 of heart attack but ate poorly was overweight and smoked. My father turns 80 and has had 1 minor stent. A good screening tool is a ct calcium score. Costs around $300 or less (i've seen it at $100). It can give you an idea of your risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite simple: The father of an unborn baby is the person a woman had sex with. To avoid confusion, and many emotional, community, and societal problems, men and women can choose to have sex with one person in any time period (thus avoiding any confusion as to who the father is). If they fail to do that, when the baby is born, the mother can look to see who her baby looks like. Dna testing can be done, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes you are!: Bulbs are pretty safe. So you should not worry about something like this. There are lot more serious problems in our environment and diet that can be more harmful to your health. So focus on healthy eating, healthy weight and do exercise daily. This will likely keep you more healthy than anything else that you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer