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    Schizophrenia is a chronic mental illness that sees the afflicted patient suffering from psychotic symptoms. Read more →

    So I'm 33. I am confident in my abilities in work and confident in my social life. Any change in emotion makes me red and blotchy. I get it all down my chest and try to self talk, breathe and wriggles my toes to remove excess energy. I was in a meeting today, like every other day found myself heating up in my face and suddenly nerves came over me. The nerves are totally not anything to do with what I was saying but simply as I could feel the redness with the feeling my head would burst. It's so frustrating as I look like I lack confidence. I spoke to a psychologist and said its self talk (negative self talk) - I am paying attention to the possibility but don't think that's the issue. What can I do? Is there a tablet?





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    How do i know if I have ADD/ADHD? I dont know if i have it or is just me being pure lazy, i kick my self up the backside because i can't complete things. went to 6form droppedo out because i was always late and never in, Went to college dropped out and always late but i enojoyed the course but stil.... Is it because i lack willpower? Ive made a appointment with a doctor soon but i can't help feeling its just me lack of will power





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    I am 18 and was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 8. It sounds like a posibility and I can relate to it because I was expelled from school in year 10 (age 15) and since then have had to sort myself out pretty much. I've been on loads of different dosages and medications and have got the right one for me now. Everyones different with it as I have a friend who's also 18 who has had ADHD diagnosed since he was about 14 and he takes no medication as he learnt to control it better. See someone, take advice and see how you feel

    I can relate to you on this one. Im a 25 year old female and has recently just be diagnoised with Adult ADHD. Reading your comment I noticed you saying you droped out of education few times, A few years back i was the same, Just about managed to get through college, however I had two atempts of going to University and only lasted two months. I always felt different like there was a blanklet covering me. I battled with depression for few years and that was when I did my own research. ( what the internet is good at) I researched ADHD and i was surprised that all the symtoms of it i have and have had all my life! I managed to get my doctor to refer me and now my life is on track with the help of different kinds of therpy and medication. hope this is some help.

    i am 30 yrs old and have a total lack of libido i have been to my doctor and she sent me to a sex therapist who i seen for 3mts and after we finished our meetings she sent me back to my doctor who then told me that there was nothing else she can do for me i have been with my partner for 8yrs and this is getting really affected by my lack of libido and i dont know where else to turn for help





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    hi im a 24 year old female and have been sexually active from the age of 17, for the past two year now anytime i have sex its great then all of a sudden i break down and begin to cry... i don't no why because its not sore in any way but then again its not like a pleasurable rush of emotion either i try my best not to but cant help it! it makes it really hard for me to meet someone new... please help!!!





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    I AM 37 AND HAVE ALWAYS STRUGGLED WITH EYE CONTACT AND SCORED 36 ON THE TEST WHICH CONFIRMS MY THOUGHTS THAT I MAY HAVE A FORM OF AUTISM. I AM ATTENDING A CPN FOR DEPRESSION AS I LACK THE ABILITY TO FORM ATTACHMENTS BUT NO-ONE WANTS TO GIVE ME A DIAGNOSIS WHICH I CAN WORK WITH. I MANAGE IN DAY TO DAY LIFE BY TRYING TO FIT IN BY BEHAVING AS I SEE OTHERS DOING, BUT JUST DON'T FEEL NORMAL AND PEOPLE HAVE NOTED MY LACK OF EYE CONTACT AND DON'T KNOW HOW TO GO FORWARD FROM HERE. WHO DO I SEE TO GET A DIAGNOSIS IF I KNEW WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME THEN I COULD WORK ON FIXING IT, AS IT IS I FEEL SO LONELY BUT CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I CAN FORCE MYSELF TO MAKE EYE CONTACT BUT AM NOT COMFORTABLE WITH IT AT ALL....





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    Hi, I am 24, its come to a point where I am erected all day nearly on average 7 hours. Or sometimes there is no erection but I want to make me ejaculate. And often I give into my desires and do it, I am ejaculating on average 7 times a day to a point now where I don't have much semen, just a bit of fluid comes out. It looks fairly normal, apart from the head, it gets bigger or stays small depending on the emotion of how Sexual arousal I am, which I read to be normal and only few can manage the thickness of their penis. However, coming back to the situation am I normal or should I be worried and consulate my GP?





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    I am a 51 year old woman. I have never found sex enjoyable and have never been given an orgasm by another human being. Over my life, each partner has had an affair due to my lack of interest which has also left me distrustful. My current long term partner of 8 years is now losing patience. I am seeing a sexual therapist but the appointments are a month apart. The first month I had to do pelvic floor exercises, the second month I have to play with food in my mouth ?? It is 8 months since I approached the gp for this referral and quite frankly am feeling desolate at the lack of help it is giving me. I have said this is my last attempt. If sexual therapy cannot help then I feel I am best to simply withdraw from relationships and any attempt at sex. Help....what do I do, where do I go ???





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    I am a 21 year old hetrosexual male with very little body hair. I have no hair whatsoever under my armpits and only a small amount of wispy, very fine pubic hair in my genital area. I have no facial or chest hair either, however I am of normal stature (6ft tall) with a normal head hair and a normal sized penis and testicles (6" x 5 1/2") I find it extremely embarrassing in changing room situations with other men but the worst situation by far is when a new girlfriend, (who so far have all been much hairier than me, by the way) sees my virtually hairless body and says something like 'I wish I didn't have to shave all the time' - and 'you're so lucky' which is not really what I want to hear. Do you think my lack of body hair may be down to a lack of Testosterone or could it be something else?





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    Am 24 have got ostiogenasis imperfector and Want to ask if this lack ov calcium etc has anything to do with having basicly having 1 boob as the other 1 is so small! Help plz??





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    can someone please help my son is nearly 6 years old and has been waiting since november last year to be teseted for ADHD. his school teachers are so worried about him that theyve put hit at high risk of hurting himself or other children. hes in reception class and cant write or do any other learning work as he would rather play. the teachers have said they cant handle him anymore as he disrupts there lessons and brakes things. he hasent got any real friends as he can be a bit rough with other children. he hides from his teachers and screams and shouts at dinner staff. he swings from one emotion to another. i find him in his room talking to himself a lot. hes doesnt understand whats the matter with him, he just says 'he cant help it and doesnt want to be nughty anymore' im really consered for his wellbeing. ive tried talking to doctors, health visitors, teachers and councilors but so far no one has helped. i just want the best for my son and for other people to understand him. can someone please help





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    My 4 year old son was diagnosed with PS. He is missing all or part of his right pectoral muscle and we've recently noticed some lack of strength in his upper body. Has anyone else experienced this lack of strength? Does Physical therapy help with this?





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    Hi my son is 14 months old and we are currently waiting to find out if he has PS. Was this something quickly diagnosed for your son. Thanks x

    Yes, the diagnosis was pretty quick. We originally only noticed the small hand size (on the right side only) and some webbing between his fingers so the doctor first called it something else. When he was 18 months and went back for another check up, we had also noticed the difference in his chest on the right side. These symptoms were really all he needed to make the diagnosis. He said he could tell by looking at him that his pectoral muscle was missing. We haven't had any sort of scan to see which muscles are there or aren't there...but wondering if it'd be helpful to find that out? Hope you get some answers soon! What tests are they doing that are taking a while?

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    Is the lack of breast tissue formed at puberty the result of a lack of a particular hormoan? Also if transexual men are given hormoan tablets to help and encourage them to develop breasts why are women with little or no chest not offered the same treatment?





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    I agree totally! I Dont see why they cant give it to females.

    You can use your tongue. Women love that. Mix it up though. Most women get more frustrated with the lack of closeness than the lack of orgasm.

    I have the same, i went to the A&E as i though it might be testicular cancer, they told me it was this and that i can get it sorted by going to my GP and they will give me medication or i can get a small operation. But as far as the Hornyness goes i am the same.... Feel like Sex all the time and when i dont get any from my missus i get wound up and fustrated by i cant control the emotion and its bringing our relationship down... can anyone help on that?

    Hi. I am 28 now and I too have this problem. When I was about 10 or so, my mom started to notice the abnormal development of my breast and became concerned. I can attest to the fact the some doctors (my pediatrician at the time) do laugh it off as if there is nothing wrong. I don't blame it necessarily on a lack of care but would consider it more of a lack of knowledge. In my now professional medical experience, we (as doctors) do not know everything there is to know about every medical issue but instead of admitting that we pass it off as idiopathic. Had my doctor admitted that he couldn't understand why my breast were growing in that way, I could have had this fix by now. It is embarrassing and it has always made me feel uncomfortable around guys, as if they can see (even with me being fully clothed) that I wasn't normal. It also makes me feel like less of a woman because I lack the appeal of that one feature that outwardly defines me as a woman.

    My son has schitzophrenia. I'm thoroughly disappointed with the lack interest by his mental health team in his progress. His care co-ordinator sees him once a fortnight for his depot and other than visits from a family councellor there's nothing. There's a list of some 25 people waiting for CBt.and just one psychologist available. A bloody disgrace ! There's no support worker in sight and no-one with some authority/interest to help him. As a parent I feel totally frustrated by the lack of professionalism within social services, not least the lack of response to my numerous 'phone calls about CBT. Someone needs to investigate the whole issue of care, treatment and therapy of schizophrenics living at home with parents, in 'supported' accommodation and those caring for themselves. There would be tears shed at the revelations. From a very concerned parent.





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    My son, who lives with me, also has schizophrenia and I agree with your comments. My son has been having a depot once a fortnight for over 8 years now. He doesn't have a family councellor or what used to be called a "social worker", the depot nurse seems to have to cope with everything. A previous nurse once informed me that there was a short life expenctancy for someone taking his medication, I was very shocked to hear this and don't know how true it is. Recently he has been avoiding the visits from the nurse and receiving his depot and I'm not sure how to handle this. He seems ok at the moment.I don't know if he'l stay stable with it but can understand him thinking he's had enough of it. He hasn't worked for about 12 years now, lost his job due to paranoia. I want to see him get his life back but whenever I speak to someone connected to his case I hit a brick wall. From another very concerned parent.

    to harold and pamela, hi, i am diagnosed schizoaffective disorder-mixed type f25.2 which is both schitzophrenia and depression. this started at 17 yrs of age, i am now 45 yrs of age and have been in and out of hospital many times. i have found when ive been told im ill, i feel well and when im told im well, im ill and cant cope and feel suicidal. currently i am not seeing my community mental health team and do not wish to do so because they locked me up based on lies by others living around me and by lies from my so called care coordinator who i think isnt in the right job, he does not do things for my best interest. i have found the so called help is more of a hinderance to me getting on in life. i have been living on my own now for the best part of 13 years, and truthfully what i can suggest to parents with sons/daughters suffering the same...they need their independence, your son/daughter needs to approach someone in the support team/cpn, doctor or gp who they feel comfortable with, in order for them to get on. such issues as employment or housing or medication. i was on depot injections for over 10 years and i always felt it was too strong. if they cannot talk to their cpn, then they should be asking for to be seen by someone different. but realistically the choice to talk has to come from your son and not yourself. they need to make their own decisions and you not make choices for them. also try and break the "care" attachment you have with your son/daughter as this is not allowing them to lead their own lives. if they dont lead their own lives they will only find it harder to cope in time

    Luke man your so right its the feel and emotion that counts not what it looks like the magazines are in a dream world reality is more appealing to me and my mates but my girlfriend is always worried and idk y she is just too Beautiful looks great and i still don't get how it works but im gonna help her get through it cause shes really shy and insecure and i dont like her feeling like that i want her to be happy with the way she looks and feels

    I have recently started to feel a lack of flow in my urine and lack of spurt in my semen. Feel heavy in my bladder even after urination. However there is no dribble after it stops but say 15 minutes later I once again feel the urge to urinate. I'm 48 years of age. Have started on a course of ciproflaxine. Please could you tell me if I'm suffering from BPH? Is it alright to have sex in this condition?

    i am 20stone i get no help ,no dietician as i was sent away because i was not diabetic i have been over weight all my life i am a single mum two kids i need to be able to look after them . my oldest son who is also overweight 13 years old 12 stone i am so worried. where we live there is no funding and lack of dieticians to help us not sure what to do .went to weightwatchers but finding it too expensive .they will not help me with a band or bypass because lack of funding i am not a dieabetic .i have bad chest pains pains breathless tired i do try to keep fit i go to swimming and two exercise class and walk the dog twice a day i do try





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    hello my name is heidi im 19 years old and my height is 5ft3inches since i was about 7 i started to put on weigh and now have reached between 19 and 20 stone im worried about my health and my future and i want my life back im not happy i have tried various diets even pills to loose weight ive trid jyms swimming running riding bikes nothing seems to work i loose some weght the it just stops alot of my family arent exactly small apart from my younger syblings of course where as my parents are quite large people and always have been i really need advice and any hgelp you can offer my weight is affecting my life my mood my lack of friends my lack of love and my huge lack of confidence im taking a huge leep of faith by leaving this comment as ive never really told anyone properly what i want i need my life back please help me find a way to do that many thanks , heidi.





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    fully sympathise with every woman that has this problem. I have suffered on and off over the years with this endo trauma, Recently it has taken over my life with many of the symptoms you have all mentioned. I am due to have another laparoscopy(3rd) I am considering hysterectomy. I have 4 kids but I don't know if I can go through with the whole removal of the womb and stuff. Does anyone else become over emotion and extremly fatigued around 10 days before they are due there period and it lasts until day 3 of the period. Nightmare





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    See another GP, don't settle for their lack of knowledge and insist on treatment and or a second opinion from a specialist, do the research and tell them what 'you' think just because they are "Doctors" doesn't mean they have the specialist knowledge. Some doctors are arrogant know-alls and lack empathy for their patients. Insist on a blood test. Doctors are our tax paid servants and we are not their guinea pigs, demand them to take you seriously. My Dr is clueless i have to instruct 'him' most of the time.

    i go through every stage of emotion about 1 week before my period is due and it is hell not just for me but for my boyfriend too. everything i feel is so real at the time but afterwards i realise how stupid i as being. i go from being angry, stressed, anxious, worthless, lonely, depressed, on edge, cant relax, think constantly, feel as if im going insane but never really new why i would feel these different things or what to do about it let alone try explain it because i dont understand it myself. i just know something is'nt right and really at the end of my teather naw and need some help and advice.





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    Hi I suffer from restless legs and have had this a long time now but over the years it has got a lot worse. I have to get up two or three times a night to help settle them. Also my feet get very hot. I have tried putting them in cold water for about half an hour but they heat the water up, I have also walk around the Garden when it has snowed to try and cool them down. My mother had this till the day that she died. I have disgusted this with my doctor but he says that there is no known cure. My eyes are stinging because of lack of sleep. Can you suggest any thing I can take. They say that lack of Iron do not help but in my case my iron level is high.





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    im a mess :( ive just been diagnosed woth crohnes disease ive got a chronic anal fissure that a i type is so painful im in tears ive got anxiety, depression an borderline agrophobia as i fear im going have a toilet accident when im not near one its ruining my relationship prospecs and ive lost a job over it as i felt trapped behind the till alone for five hours eachday and couldnt just run to the bathroom as soon as i needed to i cant control anything down there and it seems every emotion i have upsets my stomach





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    I've recently been diagnosed with Vulvadinia myself. I spent 8 months in agony and discomfort with a lack of sex life and ultimately, a lack of self esteem because I didn't pluck up the courage to ask for help. However, as soon as I went to the walk in center for sexual health in my local hospital, they were really helpful. They will know what it is and give you the correct creams and medications for it. I personally got it out of nowhere and cannot wait for my sex life to be back to normal, but I can understand the feeling of not knowing if you'll ever be back to normal, but I've been assured I will be! Just be brave and don't hold anything back from the doctors and nurses - they've seen it all before and can help!

    I have NF1 so do my boys aged 4 and 6 max 6 yr old just had a MR8I on Monday THE 15/7/2013 Waiting to get the test back he was under general antistatic fr it but was sick once he woke up it got the spots and learning problems dint walk to late and his mind is of a 3 to 4 year old as playing goes his teacher and me have notice him covering his ears and crying very emotion from things hates loud noises and lots of headaches and the same is happening with my 4 yer old we live in Australia





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    my husband finger is bent at tht tip hes been to see our g.p. and he said its lack of calcium. i went to see him abt my fingers going numb painfull and swollen i could do anything and pain shouting up my arm it was numb he send me to the stroke unit and things came back ok then i had blood tests and stil doing them and he says it lack of caluim the same my husband was diagnose but i havent got bent fingers.is this lickly when i got osteoarthritis too in my joints all of them my kness and back loswer back afffecting my hips had pysio and accuputure.

    Hi im aged 16 and i am morbidly obese. I do not eat that much but i lack exercise. I lack self confidence to go to the gym to loose weight because i worry about what others think, especially about my moob because i think my moobs are extremely similar to female breasts. *Can anybody tell me if there is any tests that can check for female hormones in male breasts and is it easy to test? *Any good cheap ways i can loose weight in the comfort of my own home or in an private area. (I have access to a woodland a 5-10minute walk away and a trampoline) which i rarely use due to bad weather Thanks in advance Mike





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    I have this exact same problem. I am 39 and I am very self conscious about it. I can be talking about anything, and my eyes will immediately tear up in the corners. It is very distracting for the person I am talking to...what's funny is they will sometimes wipe their own eyes or pause like they are wondering if they should ask me if something is wrong. I try to ignore it but end up having to wipe my eyes the entire time I'm talking. It doesn't feel related to emotion, strangely.

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