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Depression Over Injury

Injured my ankle 9 weeks ago and it was misdiagnosed as a sprain. They recently found that it was a fracture and now I have another 8 weeks to go without walking. My not being able to walk has gotten me severely depressed and has caused issues with work and my marriage and overall joy for the day. I have trouble sleeping and wake up constantly with regrets. What should I do? My general...
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Can Lamictal (lamotrigine) Cause Tics?

I’ve been prescribed Lamictal a little over a month ago after a seizure I had. It was the second one in my 18 years of life, but my doctor still felt more comfortable giving the prescription to me. My MRI and EEG game back fine too. But so far things have gone fine. I started at 25mg twice a day and have slowly increased to 50mg in the morning and 100mg at night. I...
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Psychotic Episodes at Night?

Since I was younger child I recall having a weird episode at night that distracts me from sleeping; this involves surges of anger throughout my body. However I feel incredibly numb physically, and heavy in all of my body. To cope with this, when younger, I would kick and scream in my bed until I finally would “pass out” (or fall asleep without intending to.) Now, I harm myself through punching, scratching, cursing at...
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Overeating

I don’t know why, but I literally feel like I have to be eating all the time. My body will be extremely full, but my mind is telling me that I am still hungry. I do realize how weird this sounds. When I told my doc, she said this was just an excuse for me to eat what I want. I completely disagree. I often find myself trying to fight the urge to eat,...
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Possible Repressed Memory?

Hello. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule for me (hopefully). I would like to ask if what I experienced are possible signs of repressed memories because I asked two doctors, one is a general physician and he said what I experienced was vertigo and the other is a gynecologist and she said what happened was because I couldn’t handle my period pain (first day) I don’t agree personally with the...
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I’m Trying to Figure Out What Is Wrong

From the : For the last 6 months or so I have been really angry and lash out at my daughter and wife. I have no desire to finish my classes in school and I have no desires of my old projects that I use to love to do. I don’t feel sad I just feel like I am drifting around and no longer myself. I don’t like this and when my wife asks...
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Multiple Sclerosis, No Support and Daily Suicidal Ideation

I am diagnosed major depression, chronic recurrent, and GAD. Have multiple sclerosis dx in 1987. Two estranged adult children. Significant isolation, financial concerns, slowly opted out of friendship starting 6 years ago and now have none by design. I have near daily suicidal ideation which is calming, have method and access but no time table or immediate intent. One previous attempt at age 26 by taking 40 ativan but was intoxicated. I am depressed...
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I Hate My Body Because of Stretch Marks and Loose Skin

Since I was a young teen my weight has fluctuated dramatically. To be honest, I didn’t care about myself nor did I take care of my body. I actually use to be a little over 400 pounds … I’m around 200 pounds now. I eat well and exercise daily. I’m so much healthier and I’m quite proud of myself except well … even though I’ve had a dramatic weight loss, my body is far...
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Anxiety and Chronic Migraine

From Australia: I am getting chronic migraines due mostly to anxieties over my crappy parenting ability. I concisely know I am a good parent, but have such severe anxiety over failing them that i am making myself ill. If I can look at my parenting and see that it is good, is therapy going to help? A: Are you sure the headaches are from anxiety? It may be that you are anxious and you...
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My Mother Is Going Crazy

I’m not talking about hearing voices in the head because thankfully she’s not that crazy, but recently she has some major belief issues. She recently got sucked into this whole “4 dimensions,” she truly and legitimately believes that her “soul wavelength” is equal to that of a god, and that god lives in the 4D or something. I of course am not really believing in that sort of ridiculous comment, so I try to...
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Genophobia

From Lebanon: More than a year ago I suddenly started experiencing painful penetrations. A few days later I found out I’m pregnant. Doctor advised not to have sex during pregnancy because of pain. Now my baby is 6 months old and I still cannot have sex. Doctor said it’s a phobia or vaginismus. any recommendations? I think that my OB underestimated my complaints in the first place, if he had treated the issue back...
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