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Trouble Making Decision
A few possibilities: Having trouble making decisions could be a symptom of a mental disorder (such as a depressive disorder or dependent personality disorder, etc.), but it could also suggest that you have competing goals or desires. It could also mean that you're afraid of some of the risks that come with making decisions. It might help to talk it over with a loved one or friend. Counseling could also help. ...Read more
Be SMART: I had a talk about this & following thru with ideas. She (vp and head of hr at major company) told me be smart. What? Make a very specific goal. Make it easily measurable. Make it easily attainable. Be realistic about the goal. Then set time limit: timebound. Life's a process of dropping piled up baggage, filtering out the noise around us, focusing on one small problem at a time & doing it-:)). ...Read more
Being blocked...: I see life as a series of coasting along, then coming to a fork in the road, where one must make a choice. You've always been decisive, you've hit a roadblock that must break thru in order to take right and safe path. The're events that have imprinted in ur growing mind that now have frozen you in a fearful spot. Instead of baby steps here, peer at endpath, then breathe & softly, quietly choose.. ...Read more
Get in therapy...: Talk therapy can be so helpful with such concerns/fears. .. Enjoy the process of discovering ways to experience life as a non threatening unfolding experience, rather than a scary experience if not controlled just right! Again, therapy is a gentle, empowering and reassuring self discovery and growth process. Get in therapy. You'll be glad you did! ...Read more
Some foot numbness, over all aching, itching, trouble making decisions, sensitive to cold, sensitive to loud sounds, sensitive to light, sensitive to?
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Yes: I am assuming that you mean an organ donor such as to donate a kidney. Of course, that would be a very difficult decision so that I am sure no one would find it an easy decision to make. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on who is making the decision. Different doctors have difference biases. ...Read more
Practice: The more often you face the need to make urgent decisions the better you will become at making them. Place yourself in practice scenarios. Prepare a plan for as many scenarios that you feel you will be faced with. The more practice the better you will become. Always be in control. ...Read more
Take time.: It depends on how urgent. It is best not to make snap important decisions if it can be avoided. Some decisions need careful consideration pros and cons, research, counsel from others you respect. Creativity for new ideas often happens when you are doing other things, even sleeping. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Why my decision making ability and thinking process has become dependent on common sense and not on past experiences?
Age related: You'll want both in conjunction. Common sense has given us rather a huge number of unfortunate conclusions especially since it cannot incorporate new data. ...Read more
I'm two different people on or off ssri medication and am now doubting all decision making as result of on or off medication. What's going on?
SSRI: If your going on and off ssri's you may be causing reactions if you are not titrating over a fixed period of time regulated by your doctor. Consult with an experienced psychiatrist to evaluate which medications if any are necessary. Also consider psychotherapy as meds are seldom enough to overcome depression, it is necessary to learn new ways of coping and lessening the criticism of your self voic. ...Read more
2 weeks ago I had a partial thyroidectomy they said it was cancerous but won't be making any decision of what to do til 14th jan is that normal?
Not unusual: No undue risk of waiting a few months even, to make decisions. ...Read more
I have an injury claim from a car accident and I want to cancel it but lawyer believes I am incompetent in making correct decision, why?
Legal not medical: Sounds like time for second legal opinion ...Read more
Was given Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg for anxiety. I am dealing with issue am very afraid of taking this drug. Am I making the right decision?
What's your Dr say?: I'm both a physician & individual who believes in using alternative means of confronting anxiety & similar emotions before medications. But, I also believe the person who knows you best (your doctor) should have first dibs on opining on whether you're making the right decision using drugs or not for this problem. Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I am making my own decision to start occasional once every few months b12 shots. My MD said ok. Can someone tell me what the usual freq of inj. Is?
WHY?????: Do you have low B12??? There are several ways this may occur. If you do not have deficiency there is no harm but no benefit. Why shots when oral supplementation is just as effective? Causes include autoimmune pernicious anemia, vegan diet, chronic use of H2 or PPI stomach meds, long term use of metformin, stomach or intestinal surgery. You seem to be asking the wrong question. Have a good reason. ...Read more
My wife is 49 years she developed memory and calculation decision making gradually, now presently she is unable to make tea take care of her hygiene.?
Not normal!: At the age of 49? That is very abnormal. Need to look at everything! From the tea to candies to her medication... Need to have a very through medical and neurological evaluation. There can be something that is causing this which may be reversible! Good luck! ...Read more
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Is paying bills hard for mom due to hard economy, dislike of decision-making or cognitive problems?
Need to assess: It's impossible to know what's going on without an assessment. Please be more specific. ...Read more
Heard decision-making problems may be caused by a rare brain condition - does anyone know about this?
Many causes: There are many, many, possible causes for decision making problems. This is not a rare problem at all, it is a common symptom. An example of associated diseases are clinical depression, dementia associated with parkinson's or alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other anxiety disorders, a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea...There are many others. ...Read more
How does an oncolgist know if chemo and/or radiation is really benefitting the patient? How long can the process take in making a decision?
It depends on stage: There are several different scenarios when chemotherapy and or radiotherapy are used for the treatment of breast Cancer. When the breast tumor is still intact/visible, it is easy to see the benefit of treatment because the tumor will shrink in size if the treatment is working well. This takes about 6-8 weeks to determine. When the gross tumor has been removed, then chemo/Radio use is preventive onl ...Read more
Why isn't diflucan (fluconazole) over-the-counter? Why are some medication OTC and some precription only? What goes into fda making a decision to go OTC?
Side effects: The main reason medications are prescription vs over the counter concerns the side effects of the medication. If a medication has many side effects, it is the doctors responsibility to be sure it is safe for the patient to use. Otc drugs generally have less side effects or complications. ...Read more
19 yr old with four concussions and mctd. Can one it both diagnosis cause changes in school and decision making?
What is the purpose of having a bone scan for my knee before my dr making a final decision about doing a Fulkerson procedure?
To see if damage: It may be to look for damage of the bone and joint including the patella. Your physicians can clarify what the bone status is before surgery. I assume your slipping patella is the reason for the surgery I would expect you have done a lot of physical therapy before the decision for surgery is to be made. A strong quadricepes muscle is important for the patella strength and stabilization ...Read more
Prostat screening: First of all, 23 year olds don't need screening yet because prostate cancer doesn't occur in that age group. When you are closer to 50 years old, screening becomes a real issue. Most urologists firmly believe in dre/psa screening. The real controversy is what to do after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is made. If no one is screened, no one will be diagnosed at a treatable stage. ...Read more
I have a.D.D., l.D. And a mixed state pf adhd, also I have received a series of head related I concussions (6) I feel slower w/ decision making. Info?
I've suffer from major depression anxiety stress and insomnia.....how does that affect/effect normal decision making or can I be reliable for a "coher?
Depression, stress,: And anxiety all impact our decision making. If you are making big life decisions run them by a few trusted friends or relatives first. This is useful advice for all of us. (I don;t know what a "coher" is.) Peace and good health. Please see your doc or a mental health professional if you have not done so yet. ...Read more
My wife is currently getting care from her ob for infertility. We've been trying for 1.5 years and the docs have found nothing wrong yet. Are we making the right decision by sticking with her ob before getting a referral to a fertility clinic? Or shoul
See a specialist: As you've tried for 18 months, I recommend seeing a reproductive endocrinology and infertility specialist. We used to say that 15-20% of couples had 'unexplained infertility' with regular cycles and normal tests. With modern fertility testing and checking for low egg supply, it's rare that we find zero issues. Rei docs offer more treatment options, and will return your wife to her OB when pregnant. ...Read more
If mild htn, recovered from ischcva+pelvic fracture, is asst lvng or nrsinghome best option if spirited+ambulating+decision-making+ social @ 'only' 92?
Either could work.:
It depends on what you need now.
Does it look like you need permanent long term care or short term care?
How mobile are you?
Many people like being a nursing home that specializes in physical rehabilitation as their services are excellent and they often go back to their home. Assisted living arrangements are great for long term especially if you can find one close to friends. ...Read more
I live in Cullman. I'm curious as to how much strabismus surgery would cost. I don't have insurance. I want to get my eye fixed, but as a personal decision, I don't want insurance. I don't make very much money, but I don't want the government making other
Check with eye Dr.: You should be able to call your local ophthalmologist and get a price for 1. evaluation and 2. treatment. ...Read more
I saw a psychologist and was diagnosed w/adhd. He suggested Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but asked me to research before making a decision. Can it be used in a safe way?
Certainly. See your: Primary physician for a physical exam with baseline blood pressure, weight & height. Give your doctor any history of heart problems in your family & yourself & share your psychological evaluation. Your doctor may refer you to an adult psychiatrist for medication management. See chadd. Org for tips on medications, therapy & environmental manipulations for optimal multimodal treatment of adhd. ...Read more
No: Many high level athletes do this to achieve a greater overall training volume (for example elite runners and triathletes, nfl pre-season workouts, intercollegiate rowers preparing for spring racing season, etc). As long as you are not overtraining this is a good way to fit exercise into a busy schedule-for example you could do am cardio/aerobic workout and pm strength/cross train or yoga, etc. ...Read more
Informed decision: Informed decision = being educated about options before making a choice or giving consent. ...Read more
I am circling around the same thoughts over and over again without being able to make a decision? How can I break the cycle? Feels like doom + gloom.
Step away.: When faced with a decision you cannot make, step away. Distract yourself completely from the thought. Come back to it another time. Even on another day. Dropping it for a little while and coming back to it later often makes the answer more clear. ...Read more
They Shouldn't: Immunizations may be the single safest, most effective heath intervention produced in the last 100 years. They are proven to be 99% effective, safe and haved saved literally millions of children's lives. A caring, educated doctor immunizes. Why would not believe the facts in this situation and not immunize? Why risk the child's health based upon very poor info? ...Read more
Probably not: Aa has no opinion on outside issues not related to alcoholism, none, this is why it works. But everybody still has opinions. While any person may have suggestions or personal experience and their insight maybe helpful, the final decision is between you and your doctor. But make sure your doctor knows about your alcoholism. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: I suggest seeing a board certified clinical psychologist for CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and or RET (rational emotive therapy). ...Read more