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My Boyfriend Is Bipolar

Dear all, I was looking for answers on the internet when I came across this website. Here is my problem: My boyfriend is bipolar and he is taking his medication since 4 months now and he is willing to get his life back, so he is seeing his psychiatric on regular basis and taking his medications every day He is still very depressed, he had had a severe psychose episode, and was in hospital...
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Lots Of Anger and Violence and Unexplainable Emotions

Lots of the time I’m in a state of euphoria for absolutely no reason, and can be seen laughing with my friends and making jokes. I have rare depressive mood swings here and there, and I’m highly irritable and violent. My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, but I have no idea if it was bipolar 1 or 2. To be honest, I’m a very shy person, but this sudden euphoria changes that and...
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I Become Insufferable During PMS

I experience extreme PMS and feel like I am driving my loved ones away. I have been in and out of the doctor for two years, still don’t know. I experience extreme depression, anger, hopelessness and never ending pain during ovulation that lasts until my period comes, up to two weeks later. The 3 doctors I’ve seen have not had any other explanation besides “it’s normal PMS, you have too much stress”. Well, yes it...
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Repeat Stories/Can’t Remember Telling Them

This was much worse when I was younger, but I repeat stories/anecdotes without realizing it. The trouble is that I honestly cannot remember who I told or what/how I said it. I am well-educated (Masters degree), of above-average intelligence, and fairly social and outgoing, but I’ve been told that I sometimes say the same things (same story, wording, inflection, etc.) and I don’t realize it. It drives my partners crazy. It probably others, too,...
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I Have Been Having Strange Bursts of Anxiety

I have recently been having anxiety and or paranoia. I’ll start to feel like I don’t know what’s real and I’ll start thinking “what is life really” and deep thoughts like that. Sometimes for a split second I don’t know where I am. I believe its called depersonalization/de-realization. Also I have a constant fear of being drugged (LSD) which I have never even taken. I don’t do drugs. I am so afraid of my...
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SSRI for High Cortisol?

Two years ago I was dealing with an eating disorder. I wasn’t severely underweight. I went on Prozac (10mg for a week and then 20mg)- loved the med, but it made me gain 25 lbs in a span of 3 months. I didn’t overeat and I exercised every day, and the weight gain made me become depressed again. I actually lost some weight at 10mg before it came back on from going on 20mg....
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I’m Afraid I’m Schizophrenic

From an 18 year old young man in the US: hi 2 years ago i had injury in my knee and since then i started reading about any pain i get .. i thought i had a heart attack and went to the er like 4 times and then thought i had cancer and did so many tests and visited many doctors and even did colon test to find if i had colon cancer...
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Fast Talking Voices in Head

My niece just opened up to my family that she has been hearing voices. She says everyone talking around her they start to talk really fast and then she starts hearing very fast voices in her head. She gets very quiet and starts to whimpering when this happens she gets very scared and this has happened 2 times this week already while she’s been camping with her grandparents (my mom and step dad) she...
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Crying Is Causing Me to Avoid All Social Interactions

From the : For about 7 years now I can barely get through a conversation without crying. It’s humiliating and is uncomfortable for everyone involved. Anything can trigger it but I seem to have narrowed it down to three general triggers. All of these triggers are things that I normally would never give a second thought let alone burst into tears about. 1) Any large group activity – baseball games, choir performances, kids school...
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Memory Loss in 18-Year-Old?

I’m constantly forgetting what I’m doing, what I’m talking about, where I put things, I can’t talk as good as I can write/type anymore, and I’m getting lost ALL THE TIME to where I have to use a gps to get around. What could be wrong with me? I was taking depakote and risperdal for a long time in massive doses. Not sure if this could be a contributing factor to my problem or...
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I Just Can’t Get Started

From the : I have 2 goals and I just can’t get started with them. I know I’m good and yet I suffer from so much lack of confidence. I go to sleep late and watch TV most of the night and then I finally get some sleep but I get up around noon each day. I feel I could be of use to people with my hypnosis and REIKI practices yet I can’t...
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