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Why Do Er Doctors Not Like Mentally Ill
Get evaluated: You could see a phd level psychologist for a psychological evaluation or a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation. You could also see a social worker working at a mental health center that has familiarity with the diagnosis of mental illness. If you are struggling with psychotic thoughts or thoughts of suicide or homicide then you can be evaluated in the emergency department. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do doctors not seem to care that I'm fatigued, even though it's affecting my job/quality of life? How can I make someone listen?! Not depressed!!!
Compassion: I regret that these days it's hard to sense human interest from providers of all services. You may find it's even worse for overweight women. A therapist/coach for assertiveness might help. Firm diplomacy - "I've had difficulty impressing Dr's of my fatigue and hope you will take it seriously. It's not my usual state. Please help and do tests." Prepare for diet/exercise advice (may be right!) ...Read more
Sometimes i hear and feel things that i know aren't real . Does it make me mentally sick? Schizophreniac?
Yes: You are the age that schizophrenia occurs as well as other mental illnesses. See a psychiatrist and discuss this matter in full. She will help you with correct a diagnosis and start treatment. It is difficult to accept that what you see and hear is not real and many patients become paranoid. Help is the first step to coping and treating this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feel so sad/depressed. I don't do anything anymore, no interest in anything. Never felt like this, why now?Scared to take medication, want to be happy
How do you deal with family members who don't understand that you aren't well? I'm tired a lot and they get mad because i don't do as much as did.
Tired a lot: It's too bad we don't turn a different color when we don't feel well so others could visibly see that we aren't well. The best way for others and yourself to have peace of mind is talk with your physician to find the physiological reason. There may be treatment allowing you to enjoy the life you, your family and friends want you to enjoy. ...Read more
How do you get appendicitis on purpose. Don't worry i'm not going to do it. I would never make my self sick. I wanna be doctor?
I can't get happy no matter what i do. Even things that used to be amazing make me wanna cry. I dorm know if I have depression or not. I'm crying now?
It could be : Depression if ur unhappiness has been lasting more than 2 weeks. B reassured u can get help. Talk 2 ur family doc who knows ur general health status. Ask her/him for a good mental health referral. A face 2 face psych eval will yield a diagnosis. Psychotherapy works & u consider it an option 2 help urself handle emotions. If u r suicidal pls go 2 er 2 b safe.Already u made 1st step w/ur q: brave u! ...Read more
Why are so many people not afraid of vomiting? People don't worry and if they vomit they don't care but I fear it and avoid it. Therapy not helping
A primitive reflex: The vomiting reflex is controlled by two units in the brain medulla--one receives nerve impulses from the GI tract, the other is a chemical receptor. Both have nerve connections to not only the GI tract (pharynx, mesenteric vessels, bile ducts) but also from brain corticobulbar areas that mediate smells, sights, & taste. Thus, vomiting apparatus responds to a variety of GI & brain inputs. ...Read more
"Normal guilt": Includes those times when we know we are making choices that vary from our value system. "neurotic guilt" is excessive and we feel guilty over too many things. Please reflect or speak w/a friend to determine your situation and see a mental health professional if the latter. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Feeling extremely depressed and suicidal, i'm so stressed i can't think properly, i don't know what to do do, all i can think about it harming myself?
If you are suicidal: You need to get to a safe place where you can get treatment. I would recommend that you sign yourself in to your local psychiatric hospital. Best wishes. Hopefully if you start treatment now you can feel significantly better by the holidays. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Guilt: Like people in many cultures you undoubtedly heard negative comments about the practice growing up & have embraced the shame it is designed to cause. If you cancel those inputs, and look on it like your body does, it is no different than sex with a partner. If this idea is not helpful, you need to find an unrelated counselor to learn how to deal with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I do not think i'm mentally stable anymore, i'm completely unhinged, what do you think?
See doctor: That is impossible to assess here. If you feel that way, I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist or at the start, your general medical doctor for evaluation, medication, and referral to a psychiatrist, if needed. If you are feeling severely depressed or have either suicidal or homicidal thoughts, call 911 now so you can get treatment before it becomes worse. Early treatment is the best treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I'm not anoerexic but I look so and so I do not feel hungry or have an appetitehelp?
Talk to you: The doctor will talk to you to see how bad you are feeling and if there is any other reason besides depression that could cause you to feel that way. They will see if you are safe to go home or need to be admitted to the hospital so you can continue to talk to a counsellor and maybe even start medicine. ...Read more
Why do I feel extremely sad without any specific purpose? I feel alone, unwilling to do anything, not understood, overall sad.
I think i'm anorexic. I'm not purposefully starving myself but i can't eat very much without feeling sick. Should i see a doctor? What would they do?
I'm constantly sick but I'm scared to go to doctors because I have anxiety that they tell everyone. can someone please offer some reassurance?
Start with....: Start with the kids pediatrician or family doctor. The doctor with help or guide you to the help you need. I the doctor 'blows you off' get a new doctor. ...Read more
We never stop: Most er shifts are 6-12 hours, but some remote areas can be 24-48. Many work 1400-2000 hrs/yr, so the math does allow for time off (less so if at a teaching institution, since we may be doing research, writing papers, working with students/residents). Usually no "call, " so on is on and off is off. ...Read more
It very much: Depends on where the bullet entered and what area it traversed. The calibre helps also. The treatment could be as simple as a dressing, tetanus shot, maybe an antibiotic and analgesic all the way to pulling out all the stops in an effort to save a life, complete with surgeons, operating room, etc. No generic answer to that question. ...Read more
Different labs : They can order different lab work where they can see you have an infection in your body. Also the history is very important in guiding the doctor towards the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
GI: I am an ED doc so have experience in this question. Yes, it is possible to diagnose certain infections such infectious diarrhea. However, we are limited in certain cases such as Ulcerative Colitis or IBS. these are usually diagnosed by GI as a colonoscopy is often necessary. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I was diagnose with myasthenia gravis by ER doctors...Im a merchant mariner should I quit my career and could i ever come back to the sea?
Myasthenia gravis: Before you start thinking about quitting your career & giving up a life at sea, check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/myasthenia-gravis/ds00375. Then go see a neurologist for testing & confirmation. While there's no cure, there are options to make symptoms less problematic. But that's crossing the bridge before you arrive. Go see a neurologist first, two if you need, to confirm your diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER & trauma centers : They work hand in hand.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 7 month old fell and hit head, ER doctors said she's ok-minor trauma.Should i worry for long term effects?
Head trauma: Babies are constantly falling and bumping their heads without an long ter effects. ...Read more
Migraine for 2 weeks. Nothing helping. Toradol maxerane Imitrex (sumatriptan) . ER doctors won't help anymore ?
Very sorry to hear: I'm a headache specialist in the U.S. and would be happy to lend a hand. Feel free to contact me for private consultation means at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi You've got a complicated problem which may not be solvable with simple medication changes. Plus history of concussion. That makes this more unique that what most ER's are equipped to handle. Let me know if you'd like me to help. ...Read more
Hi, I am 19 years old and I have been experiencing chest pain when i wake up, tiredness and fatigue, and weakness. Er doctors have been unable to help?
See details: As you found out, the er is not the place to go to evaluate those type of problems. See a doctor and have the issue evaluated. Is it possible you are depressed? ...Read more
I am interested in studying medicine, but i am confused with the difference, job duties, and salaries of ER doctors and trauma surgeons ?
Residency: Hi, Everyone goes to 4 years of medical school. After that everyone goes through a residency. The salaries are different with trauma surgeons making a higher salary. ...Read more
How can I make ER doctors understand i can't sleep im restless agitated going threw withdrwal from opiates strong opiates . how can i get ambian.
Opioid withdrawal: Honesty is always the best policy when speaking to your physician. AND you should be speaking to your physician not an ER doc if you can help it. Your doc can help you best, but most ED's will prescribe some combo of meds for opioid withdrawal. Good news - withdrawal does not last for too long. ...Read more
I have large bilateral cysts om my ovaries 2 years after partial hysterectomy with lots of pain. Why are the ER doctors sending me to a gyneocologist?
I;ve been suffering with ovarian cysts 7yrs, no proper diagnosis but gyn and ER doctors say i may have pcos. Also having access hair growth.
Yes: You probably do have pcos, see an endocrinologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I recently had blood in my urine. The ER doctors thought i had passed a kidney stine. Right flank pain. Frequentcy of urination. Queasy stomach?
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal whats your outlook on my situation should i go see a neurologist what could of caused this I had to
Absolutely: I would certainly see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have strep throat at least three times a year plus many sore throats. The ER doctors say I should have my tonsils removed, is it safe as an adult?
See own doc: Decisions on whether you need surgical intervention for a chronic problem should not be coming fro an er doc. You need to discuss this with a primary care doctor or with an ENT doctor for your particular case of recurrent throat infections. While the surgery is generally safe, there can always be complications from bleeding, infection, anesthesia. That's why you need to talk to your personal doc! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am a very healthy 16th year old and I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT was normal my urine test was normal and my blood test was normal and my mom thinks it could be a side effect of my tuberculosis test I had a week ago my tongue is re
I'm a perfectly healthy 16 year old girl and yesterday in school I had what the er doctors think was a seizure my CT test blood test and urine test were all normal myou tongue is very swollen and bloody and bruised my mom think my tuberculosis test could
?epilepsy: I seriously doubt that a tuberculosis skin test caused your described Grand Mal seizure, and would highly recommend visit to a neurologist, as risk of a second seizure, regardless of cause, is about 60% over next year. Get this treated, as such spells prevent driving, activities at heights, use of power equipment, etc. Medications these days are highly effective and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If emergency: Only if it is an emergency. If it is just a medication refill, minor complaint, question about a chronic problem, or something that can seriously wait til the next business morning, do not go to the er. That is a waste and uses resources and personnel that are needed for true emergencies. But if a true emergency, then go to urgent care. If you can't, then er is fine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting help: Teenagers may receive inpatient or outpatient treatment from a child or general psychiatrist, psychologist or from different types of therapists. ...Read more
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