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What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

What am I addicted to slot machines and not poker or something else?

Good question: Your brain likes a quick "rush" that playing slots provides, also any habit with random reinforcement is more "addictive" as well. Slots are just your addiction of choice. One outcome if you said no more slots but did not get good support for your addiction could be becoming addicted to another type of gambling or other maladaptive behavior, possible even alcohol or drugs. Talk to someone try ga. ...Read more

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What to do if I got fatigued and feel sick just making dinner or doing laundry. does anyone else relate to what I'm going through?

What to do if I got fatigued and feel sick just making dinner or doing laundry. does anyone else relate to what I'm going through?

FATIGUE EVAL/TX: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com Increase water 64-80 oz/Dy.. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot stand being surrounded by people. Am i claustrophobic or is it something else?

What to do if i cannot stand being surrounded by people. Am i claustrophobic or is it something else?

Agoraphobia is: fear of being outdoors and among people. When we are outside we feel less in control. May fear that we will have a panic attack in mall or restaurant. Please see mental health professional. This can be treated. Use book by David Burns called "Feeling Good." Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was a drug addict while being a teenager now I feel this need to always cobsume everything food alcohol buying things etc.. How can I treat this?

I was a drug addict while being a teenager now I feel this need to always cobsume everything food alcohol  buying things etc.. How can I treat this?

Generalized baehavio: Tendency to want to have "all or none" and having difficulties with self control can color the personality traits in someone with addiction problems, impulse control is another trait that is associated with that. Psychotherapy and medication can help, provided the person is motivated to change and make progress. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep because when I close my eyes I see things that are haunting me, due to a movie I watched. What would you suggest I do and what is it?

I cannot sleep because when I close my eyes I see things that are haunting me, due to a movie I watched.  What would you suggest I do and what is it?

Change the channel: Recall a pleasant experience and have it ready to replace the movie memory. If you simply try to stop the movie memory w/out having something to replace it with it will be more difficult to get it off you mind. Nature wants to fill a vacuum. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I think a lot faster that I can talk or read and I trip over words. I feel dumb because i cant express myself the way I want. Is there a solution?

I think a lot faster that I can talk or read and I trip over words. I feel dumb because i cant express myself the way I want. Is there a solution?

See a psychologist : You may want to see a psychologist for an evaluation. Testing may be needed to evaluate your symptoms. There are a variety of conditions that need to be considered such as Bipolar Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia, etc. Your doctor can make recommendations when the correct diagnosis is made. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can I do in cases I over think at in a way that drive me crazy. Like I have inner madness and I want to cry punch something and go crazy while am feeling tearless.. Kind of like fraustration?

What can I do in cases I over think at in a way that drive me  crazy. Like I have inner madness and I want to cry punch something and go crazy while am feeling tearless.. Kind of like fraustration?

See below:: 2 approaches in dealing with neg. Thoughts: cognitive-behavioral rx suggests that people suffering from anxiety and frustration are thinking about their lives in pervasively negative & inaccurate ways. Positive psychology sees people dealing with anxiety and frustration as having entered a state of learned helplessness, where they think that nothing they do will make any difference. See your doc. ...Read more

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I can't focus in class or in house when studying , i always think about something else non consciously I am trying hard. Should i see a doctor ?

I can't focus in class or in house when studying , i always think about something else non consciously  I am trying hard. Should i see a doctor ?

Concentration: If you are distracted by events in your life, a therapist can help. If you lack concentration on everything and are unable to complete a task, you should see a professional such as a psychiatrist to evaluate you for add. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy and like the earth i rising whenever i feel irritated by something or I do not like something. How to overcome this>?

I feel dizzy and like the earth i rising whenever i feel irritated by something or I do not like something. How to overcome this>?

More information plz: Your symptoms are not specific for a specific medical problem but with more information on current medical problems you may have, medications you are taking, recent changes in your status in some way, any labs you've had drawn we may be able to help. If you'd like to set up a virtual appt. go to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi If you're requested for the Key Code to make an appointment: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What could be wrong if all i want to do is sleep? I'm tired all the time, and i don't feel like doing anything but sleeping

What could be wrong if all i want to do is sleep? I'm tired all the time, and i don't feel like doing anything but sleeping

Eval: The cause could be medical or emotional. Recommend that you start by seeing your doctor to explore possible medical causes. Atypical depression can also lead to fatigue and hypersomnia. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) and i think it went down the wrong pipe?

What do you suggest if i swallowed an Advil (ibuprofen) and i think it went down the wrong pipe?

If you are having: difficulty breathing seek urgent medical care. If you don't have symptoms- it is quite unlikely that you aspirated the medicine. ...Read more

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I just quit smoking and all I do is eat, am I always going to replace my addiction with something else?

I just quit smoking and all I do is eat, am I always going to replace my addiction with something else?

Glutamine need: Taking orally glutamine will stabilize the brain chemicals causing cravings. Take glutamine wait for 20 min if still feel like snacking then eat. The reason for smoking and need to eat is underlying stress or anxiety that needs to be addressed. Cognetive behaviour therapy will further help to understand these underlying issues. ...Read more

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My legs are absolutely killing me! it's not like injuries or soreness or anything though. I would know because I am a very active athlete. Help please?

My legs are absolutely killing me! it's not like injuries or soreness or anything though. I would know because I am a very active athlete. Help please?

Need evalution: Overuse is by far the most common reason for leg pain in a very active athlete, but muscle breakdown can also happen after a high intensity workout. See medical attention, especially to rule out rhabdomyolysis. There are however many other causes of leg pain. ...Read more

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I have severe shaking in my hand, but i can stop it when i realize I am doing it, what is that called medically? Type of tremor or something else

I have severe shaking in my hand, but i can stop it when i realize I am doing it, what is that called medically? Type of tremor or something else

It is a tremor: Many types of tremors exist, with some being more controllable than others. As a young woman, especially with it involving only one hand, i would recommend getting a good history taken and an exam. Some serious problems can cause tremor as an early finding. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm always going out of my way to be with friends or family or anyone really. I just don't like being alone. Why?

What to do if i'm always going out of my way to be with friends or family or anyone really. I just don't like being alone. Why?

I don't know you: - so I can't tell you why you feel that way. If it effects your quality of life - it might be worth exploring in therapy. Take care. ...Read more