Conditions with symptom: 'disordered thoughts'
Hi there, I wanted to share my thoughts and so here goes, I have hair on my body, pretty much all over, I am starting to think it's excessive, my ankle hair sometimes gets caught when I put my socks on in the morning, my bottom is also covered in hair and my scrotum is the same way as well, some say it's natural, but frankly it just annoys me to no end, I would just like all of it to just disappear. Penny for your thoughts?!
I like to think of our bodies in much the same way an architect has to think about a particular geographic site which someone has hired him or her to design a structure. Some sites are beside the ocean, some in the middle of a desert, some in mountains, some beside lakes. A great architect can take any of those sites and work with what's there naturally to create a truly great work of art. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that what's right for the side of a cliff is not right for the flat plains. Take the body you have and become a great architect with it, working with the assets and limitations you have.
I have a dilemma, I am 16 and think I might have some form of depression but am too scared to admit anything is wrong and whether my life will become worse if I speak to anyone. I think it has been because of the deaths of my grandparents, but for 2 years since I have never cried or shown any emotion and have self-harmed on occasion. I also get these negative thoughts about death or illness 24/7 which put me in a miserable mood and makes it hard for me to stay positive around others. However these thoughts in particular seem to be the major problem as it leads me self-harming (but never too extreme) if they are really bad and are most dominant when I am alone or about to go to sleep, therefore I also have trouble with sleeping and rarely go to bed before 1am and I have also stopped eating (become cautious of what I am eating) in order to replace these thoughts. The longest this problem has gone away for is a month but it always seems to come back, and worse and I know deep down I should really do something as stress from exams does not help matters. I am too scared to tell friends, GP, parents as I am worried it will make the problem reality and I will get treated differently by everyone. What should I do?
Hello! I am 20 years old, suffer severe depression and self harm. I think, no matter how hard it seems at first that you should most definitely tell your doctor how you are feeling. I know its hard, I know its difficult admitting you're not well, but i waited 4 years before telling a doctor and i feel that is why I have deteriorated into the state i am now. Because you are sixteen, they can keep it confidential. The doctors can arrange to see a councilor. It takes aaages, but even knowing you're going to be seen by someone helps in the meantime. By the time i confessed my problem to my doctor, i just didn't care anymore. But, they were incredibly supportive. Depression is not something to be ashamed of, its a genuine illness. If people treat you differently its only because they don't understand the illness properly, and quite frankly i think they should. 1 in 4 people have a mental illness at some point in their lives. Chances are, everyone you know, knows someone who has struggled with a mental illness. My brother recently went to the doctor after splitting from his girlfriend however and broke down. He had been in denial for a long time. However, the doctor was very nice, explaining that he had to admit that he had depression and that he would help him. He was put on medication for a short period of time, and he is already more stable. Its a long road to recovery but please please trust me when i say its worth gathering your courage and telling your doctor. They will not judge you. The longer you leave it, the worse it will be. The fact you are not showing emotion is probably just an emotional barrier you are putting up. I did exactly the same when I was 15/16. I think its a lot more common than we realise. Everyone at school has their identity and they feel if they step out of it they will lose their friends. But, if you had a friend that abandoned you because you were feeling low, they are not a friend in the first place, and if you do confront your illness and you begin to feel better, you will not have to worry about their opinion changing. You don't have to tell them everything anyway! Just tell them you're feeling pretty low at the moment, but you're getting help and that you just want everything to still be as normal as possible. They will be there for you. In some ways being numb can be a blessing because its better to feel numb than in pain however, it will not last. There will come a day when you just break, and you need to get help before that happens. I know telling people takes a huge amount of courage. I still come out of the doctors shaking and exhausted. But, its necessary. I am also an imsomniac! If your doctor places you on anti depressants, or anti anxiety, you may have to take them at night. If this is the case they may help you sleep. You can also get herbal sleep aids. I'm not a fan of herbal medicine myself but Valerian tincture and tablets such as Kalms(especially the own brand from superdrug which is far stronger than Kalms) works brilliantly. I totally understand your fear of people treating you differently too. And to be brutally honest, some people might, but only for a very short while and not to the point that it would make your life more miserable than it feels already!! Also, as you improve, they will just stop thinking about it! A few months ago I cut myself very deep at university and ended up having an ambulance called. My friends cleaned me up in the meantime, and got the blood off my clothes and walls. They were shocked by the whole thing and trod on eggshells around me for a few days....but now, its all fine. They realised that I'm not insane, and we're back to how we were. The worst that will happen is that people will become more conscious about not upsetting you. I doubt anything will change for the worse. As someone who struggled with a secret depression for years I beg you to go to the doctors. You will be scared and worried but trust me you will feel better. Doctors tend to put you on anti depressants and give you therapy. They often give you a number of sessions of CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) however, if you think grievance councilling would benefit you more you can certainly ask for that. If you go to your doctors, you will not have to tell your friends or parents until you're ready. Chances are you will not feel the need to once you are feeling better. I often find its easier to tell people about something I've gone through, once I've got through it too. Perhaps that will happen with you. If and when you improve you will find everything slots into place. The anti depressants don't cure everything, but they make things bearable and allow you to face your problems without breaking down. If you are feeling better in yourself you should sleep better, if you're sleeping better it may help with your stress levels. But please please don't keep this in and try and deal with it yourself. You don't have to. On a positive note, you seem very mature and know what it is that is making you think these things, causing your sleeping and eating problems. The fact you already know this is a very good sign. I think you would be pleasantly surprised if you confided in a friend. They may not understand immediately, and they not understand straight away but they are your friends! I can safely say that telling my friends how i felt saved my life many a time. Your parents are probably aware that there is something wrong and are probably just waiting for you to come to them. They're your parents. They will not penalise you, they will want to help you. I know I sound like a hypocrite, because i didn't tell my parents at the time, but i really wish i had. Please please get to a GP as soon as possible. I usually write a list of all the things i want to say because i get so nervous and tongue tied. Trust me, the stigma surrounding depression has decreased greatly and doctors certainly don't have any prejudices about it. I really hope that you feel better soon. Hope i helped in some way... i wish you the best of luck. :)
I'm 13. I'm not entirely sure if I have OCD but I'm beggining to think I do. Sometimes I get annoyed and feel like stabbing or shooting someone and sometimes I don't even know why. I get suicidal thoughts all the time too although usually when I try to fall asleep which them results in me not sleeping and having huge headaches in the morning which then interferes with my normal routine. If I'm not thinking about killing myself I'm thinking about killing myself. I don't have any ordering or counting or hygeine issues or routines. Mainly just the thoughts. I also hoard a lot. I know I'm hoarding but I just can't help but think I'll need "this object" if "this happens." Sometimes I question my self. For a year I thought I was gay but now I don't but then I do and I just don't know. I don't want to tell my parents because they won't believe me and on the off chance that they do, they will think I'm disgusting. Do I have OCD or do I just worry too much?
I'm 18. The closes I have found on the Internet that fitted with was is happing to me was OCD so I don't really know if I OCD but any ways I get thoughts of hurting people, I really don't like them, they make me angry and sick. For example I would be standing near a teacher or something and have a sudden urge to hurt them and it's really strong, sometimes I have to make myself walk away even if I'm in the middle of a convo with them. I sometimes get it when I'm atound animals also which scares me a lot because I adore animals. I also get gross sexual thoughts like myself being rape by a stranger that is near me or even friends or family members,I don't really like being alone with people I don't really no, i also have the urge to always clean my hands, I hate having dirty hands. So could this be OCD??
Hey I know it may have been a few months since you posted this question about OCD, but I'm willing to answer it. I hate to be the one to tell you this, but yes. You do have OCD. I also personally think that OCD with thoughts like that is the hardest to get rid of, especially since it's not even your fault you have these thoughts. This does not however mean that it's impossible to cure. If you still have issues with this OCD, then feel free to reply to me, and I will give you my advice and tips that have worked perfectly for me when I was in the same condition you are in.
yes I havent been told I have OCD by a doctor but I went councilling im only 14 and i halfto have the tv on an odd number and i get thoughts of hurting people i have alot of other symptoms like theese too if they are really getting to you i would advise you to see a doctor
I have thoughts and fears of dying all the time do I have OCD?
If at the age of 16/17 I go to my doctor about my self harm will he tell my parents? and what about my suicidal thoughts?
no the doctors are not allowed to tell your parents if its private,but if you tell your teachers at school the have to tell your parents as it can be life threatening,hope this answered your questions and i hope you will be ok,good luck
hi i have realy bad strech marks on my boobs and they sagg i am a doboule d and im only 15 any thoughts on what could could help there apirance ???
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I have developed a brown semi circle on the bottom of my right thumb, its not a bruise, any thoughts what this might be?
My partner is totally disinterested in sex.He says he has no sexual feelings ever about anyone or anything. Surely that's not normal male thoughts,is it?
Hello, I am 35, and I have a hard lump on the upper portion of my labia minoria, alittle larger than a pea. and thoughts or suggestions?
Hi, I have had something similar very recently and my g.p. told me it was a "cyst", treatable and gave me antibiotics, I was also told to check it over the next few weeks and if it did not go, to make another appointment with my g.p. - I hope this helps.
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