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What Should I Do When I Get Suicide Thoughts Just A Little Bit But Not Seriously
Is this OCD? If i get something in my head I have to do it. Eat something, do really anything. Even bad. Why is this? How can I stop these thoughts?
IF you have OCD: You need the help of a mental health professional to manage this. Please see one for proper diagnosis and treatment. There are strategies you can learn to help. If someone offers medication that is fine but please let a therapist hep also. We all have a touch of this but when it interferes w/function or comfort it needs treatment. Some clinical psychologists specialize in OCD. Peace. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a swollen finger. And i really don't know why. I wasn't bit by anything at least not that i know of. And i don't remember hitting it.
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I am very suicidal. I can't think of anything but cutting and dying. I see a therapist but it doesn't help anymore i want to die. What do I do?!
Please let your : Parents know how suicidal you are feeling. If you are having strong thoughts about taking your life now - they need to take you to the nearest emergency room. I am not sure what kind of therapist you see - but most strongly recommend that you work with a therapist that specializes in dialectical behavioral therapy. This type of therapy is likely to be more effective to you. I agree with dr. >. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have severe panic attacks a few times a day and my anxiety is so bad when I go into public that if I dont have someone with me its nearly impossible to do anything. I cant talk to people when they ask me questions not because im shy but because I always
Help for you: you must seek help. You can receive relief through counseling and medicines. A primary care doc is a great place to start. Hopefully he can offer a daily medicine and referral to an excellent therapist who knows cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Good luck and get help right away. There is help for you! Please just ask for help. You have a life altering problem that can get better! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I get so tired/depressed about a week before my period? Could I be lacking something? I feel so un-motivated to do ANYTHING!
PMDD?: This could be PMDD, or premenstrual dysphoric disorder. It means you have low mood just before your period. It is caused by your body's response to the hormone changes that occur with your cycle. See your doctor, because antidepressant meds can help this. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I feel i need braces but my dentist dosent i would still like yo go about getting them and i understand it would be costly but i would like to still get them?
See orthodontist: Go to a couple of orthodontists for an opinion. You can also visit the faculty practice of a dental school. After you have a couple of opnions, the choice is yours. You can then make an educated decision what will work for you, whether invisiine type procedure or traditional therapy. Make sure you are cleared from the general dentist in reference to caries and perio concerns prior to. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
So, if I have suicidal thoughts almost all day long but I don't think I'll ever act on them do you think it's still necessary I still get help?
Definitiely: Yes, definitely seek medical help. I recommend you see a Psychiatrist who will help you greatly, as they are highly educated in anxiety and depressive disorders. Do seek help ASAP and Best wishes to you. I will also refer this question to Dr. Fowler who is a Psychiatrist on HealthTap and can provide professional feedback to also answer your question. God bless. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have hemorhoids, they are not sore/itchy at all, but i can feel bumps when i wipe, is this anything to worry about?
I think i may be pregnant but i really don't know just this morning I have gotten sick twice and its just clear i can't kerp much of anything down?
People say I have a hard time showing affection, but i really don't know how to. I try not to be so rude but i can't help it. What should I do?
Expressing Affection: If you did not grow up in a home seeing your parents expressing warm/positive feelings toward each other, you, and/or siblings, being affectionate is probably foreign or unnecessary to you. Start slowly by greeting your close friends with a hug; holding hands with your boyfriend. The more you initiate physical contact the awkwardness will fade. The new behavior will soon feel natural. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have isolated myself from all family and friends for over a year, sometimes i think of suicide, but don't think i would ever do it. What should I do?
Start Talking About : U haven't shared *why* u've stayed away from ur family & friends. U may have felt u needed 2do so 2save urself, somehow. Or u may have withdrawn from them b/c u felt depressed. Regardless u've been isolated from them & isolation is really getting to u.If u've access 2mental health services, seek help sorting out ur feelings, getting a different perspective. Try 1-800-273-talk natl suicide helpline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I talk to my dr about sex? IV tried but I can never get the words out. im frustrated because im 20 and can not even please myself sexually? yes im a virgin but I still feel like I should please myself
Just ask!: There's nothing magic about it: just ask! It may feel more natural to make an appt for birth control advice. These days, most primary care doctors (family med, gyn, internists) are trained, experienced and prepared for questions about sex. You can increase the odds of a good reception with a recently trained doctor, e.g. under age 40-45, and you may be more comfortable with a female doctor. ...Read more
What can I do to stop a uti? I think that I am getting a uti. I do not yet have pain when i go to the restroom but I am experiencing an uncomfortable feeling so i know that the pain is coming. Is there anything thing i can do now so that I do not have to
You : You can try to flush it out with large amount of fluids (drink beverages) and drink acidic juice (cranberry, orange). But if it doesn't resolve within hours, or if you have increased pain, if there is any chance you are pregnant, if you have vomiting, fever, or light-headedness, then you must be evaluated immediately. Uti's can become serious if not treated early so please don't wait. ...Read more
How do I know if i'm just "making up" an eating d/o, or if i really have one? Am i making a big deal over nothing? I could stop if i wanted, i think
Eating Disorders : Eating disorders are serious health threats, whether you are an overeater, anorexic or bulimic. If you are concerned that your eating is abnormal, you should consult a psychologist to get more information on eating disorders. They are treatable, but left untreated can be fatal! take the time to sort this out and preserve or restore your mental and physical well being. ...Read more
What to do if I have really low self esteem. sometimes I feel suicidal because of it. how do I stop feeling this way?
Get help : Now call a therapist or go to a clinic. You need to talk to someone to find out why you feel low and how to best address it fast. Waiting on this will only hurt you and may cause your to lose your ability to work, or have a normal happy life. Do not wait and do this now. Online counseling is available at liveperson dot com. ...Read more
I feel depressed right now and i know i need help, is there anything i can do to stop myself from self harm in the mean time? I really feel suicidal
Support network...: Call or get on line with a friend, a neighbor, a family member or a suicide hot line. You need someone to talk to who can help you sort out your feelings and find the good things that can keep you going. If there are drugs and alcohol involved stop them - get professional help if necessary. They can really interfere with your perception and judgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i pee it burns it created a intense feeling I do not have no STD can you please help me out?
I know I should probably get a papsmear but I'm so afraid to, what should I expect and will it hurt?
New Guidelines: New Guidelines for your age call for pap smears no more than once every 3 years. It's quite understandable you feel anxious about this sort of test. But with an experienced doctor doing this test it's generally, quick, minimally uncomfortable, and likely not as bad as you think it could be once it's over. Well worth the "inconvenience." More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
How do I know when a sore knee is doctor visit worthy I think I may have twisted it a little I can still walk fine but trouble with stairs one weekago?
Swelling: Swelling of the knee is often a good sign of significant injury to the knee. Comparison with the other knee by looking in a mirror can be useful. 2 other signs of significant injury are "locking" and "giving way". ...Read more
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