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My 89 yr old mother walks real slow -- she's always going for a gyno appt and wears poise pads ... What's going on -- she doesn't say anything?

My 89 yr old mother walks real slow -- she's always going for a gyno  appt  and wears poise pads ... What's going on -- she doesn't say anything?

Aging: This is difficult to guess at, but some of it is typical aging. Pace may slow and women who have had babies may become incontinent of urine to a greater or lesser extent. You cannot be certain of what her frequent visits to the gynecologist are about, but you could let her know that you're concerned and see if she'll tell you what's going on. ...Read more

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Are emotions real?

Emotion: They are most real to the person experiencing them, and nearly everyone experiences emotions, so they are very real indeed. ...Read more

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Is medical miracle a real thing?

Is medical miracle a real thing?

Yes: A "miracle" is in the eyes of the beholder -- when something that the person thinks "shouldn't" happen, does. Many people (including physicians) think that they have all the answers, mechanisms and explanations possible about illness & healing. A little humility would be more wise, though. You might want to read dr. Weil's book, "spontaneous healing." drs. Larry dossey & bernie siegel too. ...Read more

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I have a real bad blatter problem?

I have a real bad blatter problem?

Blatter be bladder?: Presumably you mean 'bladder'. There is a gall bladder in the right upper abdomen, which secretes juices to help digest fats. I suspect you mean the 'urinary bladder', which is where the urine collects from the kidneys and the contracts and urine flows out of the body though the urethra.The most common problem is an infection called 'cystitis', which can simply be treated with antibiotic. C ur gp. ...Read more

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I've inquired numerous times about p.T.S.D from my psych. But have gotten no real helpful information regarding the disease. Where can I look or can you elaborate

I've inquired numerous times about p.T.S.D from my psych. But have gotten no real helpful information regarding the disease.  Where can I look or can you elaborate

PTSD: Is a severe anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma (nightmares, flashbacks), avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, & increased arousal (insomnia, phypervigilance, anger). Symptoms last more than 1 month & interfere with daily functioning. Treatment involves cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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I have real trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Is there anything I can do about this?

I have real trouble getting out of bed in the morning? Is there anything I can do about this?

Low cortisol: The cumulative impact of stress, over time, can lead to dysregulation of the adrenals (the glands that produce cortisol, the stress hormone). During the second half of the night, the levels of cortisol ordinarily increase so that it is not difficult to rise in the morning. When the adrenals are dysregulated, getting out of bed gets very hard. Please consider checking your cortisol levels. ...Read more

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How can I tell if the odd things in my life are real?

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 more

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Hi are you online I have some real concerns about my condition and I don't know what else to do as I feel I may have a serious problem but can't help?

Use Healthtap Prime.: You may consult with a doc on Healthtap Prime. A doc is available to you there 24/7 for up to a 30 minute consult by text, video or audio only. This forum is free and we answer short general questions only If you need more detailed advice, use Prime. It isn't free, though, but very reasonably priced. Or you can talk to a specific specialist or doc on Healthtap Concierge but by appointment. ...Read more

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I have these weird "feelings".I feel like I am sitting back and watching someone else control my body, like everything is not real. What is going on?

I have these weird "feelings".I feel like I am sitting back and watching someone else control my body, like everything is not real. What is going on?

Derealization: You could be having the experience of dissociation or derealization -- very common in people responding to psychological trauma. From your earlier question about not eating, you sound very disconnected from your body. Please see your doctor for an evaluation of your physical health. A psychiatrist may also help with accurate diagnosis, which can lead to effective treatment for you. Be well. ...Read more