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    So I've been self harming almost a year now,i have over 40 scars of each on my thighs.i have a few faded ones on my wrists.I made it threw the summer by faking situations so i wouldn't have to swim.And i need find a way to get ride of them.I live in fear everyday of my family seeing them.I need help bad.Im working on how to stop cutting but snapping rubber bands are starting to leave scars too! :( my point is...Is there a way to make my scars go away without my family having to find out?





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    Hi Gianna, I self harmed off and on for a few years (throughout high school) but I somehow never let it get too out of control since I was still worried about people seeing the scars and judging me for it and thinking I was crazy. There was one time I went to try on homecoming dresses with my grandma and had a lot of fresh cuts on my shoulder ish area and I had to put a huge bandaid over it so she wouldn't see and I blamed it on my cat lol. One thing learned throughout my high school years was that once the wound healed up and was no longer a scab, if I laid in a tanning bed every once in a while, the scars would be a bit less visible. I'm not fond of the over tanned look, but the uv rays also helped with minor acne and I only went once a week or so. If you do this along with vitamin E like crazy, your scars should be at least a tiny bit less noticeable. These suggestions above are really only good for minor scars but will possibly help if yours are a bit more severe, and it never hurts to try all of your options! Once I was out of high school and no one really paid much attention to anyone else or really cared about what other people were doing, I began slowly declining and things got way out of hand. Being a freshman in college meant, for me at least, a lot of smoking and drinking which meant a lot of drunken mental breakdowns. My forearms are now covered from wrist to elbow in scars, and I've been out of high school for 3 years at this point. Things got so bad that I had to come clean to my parents and tell them what I had been struggling with. I was afraid of what I might do to myself if I stayed in school, so I ended up going home in the middle of the second semester. Coming clean to my parents was the best thing I've ever done because after I got through that, which I considered to be the most daunting task, I was able to slowly tell more people about it. Now my family members and friends know, and I even wear whatever I want in public. I learned that if someone really cares about you, they will only talk about things as much as you are comfortable with, and they will take as much time as you need. At this point in my life I am 20 years old and no longer embarrassed about my past because I realize that I was, and still am really darn strong. I love myself and my scars, which are two things I never thought I would ever be able to say! I've even gotten a nice little rose tattoo to cover a few of them and I tell everyone that I'm just decorating the canvas. I really hope you are able to get through this journey. If you ever need to talk about anything, I will always be here. I promise I'm not a creepy stranger (lol), and I will never judge you or call you crazy. Keep growing, you beautiful little flower. You are so loved.

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    Two months ago, one day was masturbating for long hours really and was trying force erection and ejaculation and suddenly I've felt like snapping sound in the penis followed by sudden loss of erection. penis felt numb and sore. Went to emergency room they said give it a rest and nothing been serious so its not bend or anything took ibuprofen. it settled down. tried masturbating again but weak erection sensation partly lost. feeling that my penis will snap again from the base. Penis feel lifeless now and discomfort but no pain or curve. but it feels different. Have I damaged nerve or anything there? Is this serious? I am quite anxious about this problem I've lost the sensation and erection firmness its been over 2 months now!!. Thanks





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    Im 50 years old and had Z plasty to lengthen the tendon on my right leg (the tendon was snapping over the bursae (audible snapping noise!!) and keeping it permanently inflamed) I had already had 3 lots of steriod injections into the joint which (apart from sending my diabetes into freefall!!) didnt work. I am now 6 weeks post op, leg is still swollen and tender but pain on walking is better. Still taking 8 paracetamol and 6 ibruprofen daily to keep pain under control. Still got to have the other leg done as got bursitus in both hips. Sympathise with you, its horrible not being able to walk or sleep without being in pain :(

    Im 50 years old and had Z plasty to lengthen the tendon on my right leg (the tendon was snapping over the bursae (audible snapping noise!!) and keeping it permanently inflamed)op also involved the removal of bursae and drill holes in hip bone to drain any infection. I had already had 3 lots of steriod injections into the joint which (apart from sending my diabetes into freefall!!) didnt work. I am now 6 weeks post op, leg is still swollen and tender but pain on walking is better. Still taking 8 paracetamol and 6 ibruprofen daily to keep pain under control. Still got to have the other leg done as got bursitus in both hips. Very surprised how long recovery is taking, 3 weeks on crutches and still not back at work as too sore to sit or stand for any length of time. Due to go back to see consultant on 11th June.

    Hi. I am a 30`s male with full erectile dysfunction (viagra works,just) this I know is due to anal toying as I experienced what was like an elastic band snapping,nerve severed I presume!. Can this be treated? Thanks for any help.





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    The bit of skin which connects my foreskin to my penis has snapped and never heals. it has got worse and is not snapping further down with a hole in skin appearing, its painful to pull my foreskin back. what can i do?





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    its probably the frenulum. it can be damaged from too much pulling on it from sex etc. you need to give it a rest and it will heal. try using more lubricant and a condom will help also

    For years I have suffered from bad moods, lots of crying and suicidal thoughts before my period. I am constantly snapping at my husband and having a go at him for silly things. Every month I always get upset about things that have happened in the past such as friendships where I have been the one that got hurt even though I know I am better off without them. I just feel like I have no purpose sometimes.





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    at the age of 12 i was lying face down on the floor with an erect penis when i pushed it down on the carpet and felt a snapping sound and after 10 years later it has never grown and has left a scar like mark on the underside of the penis, can anything be done or have i left it to late





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    Every penis has like a scar mark on the under side of the penis which goes from top straight down, but if it really looks abnormal and you heard a snapping noise then I would consider going to your doctor or GP. If you get pain any time in your penis that go to your doctor or GP, if your really unhappy and it really bothers you then get it checked out. Good Luck.

    hi, me and my partner have been together nearly 2 years now, but after approx 4 months of intercourse i have been tearing in the vaginal area. ive been to the doctors about 4 times now about it and she gives me different creams and dialaters to try but there not working. she said if the dialaters dont work then i will have to be cut due to my hymen not snapping correctly and will have to be stretched. how does this procedure happen? as nothing has worked i am quite worried about going in to have this. PLEASE HELP!!





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    Hello. I was diagnosed with ET about 8 years ago. Then it was only my thumb trembling. Now it's my thumb and pointer finger - somedays it looks like I'm snapping my fingers. Other days my entire hand just waves back and forth. Only on the left side though. Living with it and I just tell people that stare that yes I have a shaky hand.





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    Every penis has like a scar mark on the under side of the penis which goes from top straight down, but if it really looks abnormal and you heard a snapping noise then I would consider going to your doctor or GP. If you get pain any time in your penis that go to your doctor or GP, if your really unhappy and it really bothers you then get it checked out. Good Luck.

    Hi I had phimosis that resulted into me getting paraphimosis. It was treated but they only recommended that i keep stretching my foreskin myself. A year and a half later my foreskin can retract but not without causing myself pain. I have ended up 'snapping my banjo' four times during sex and sometimes when i masturbate the skin tears on my foreskin.... Would you recommend the steroid cream as well? Do i have to have it prescribed or can i buy over the counter?





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    i am having a lot of pain in my left knee when i go upstairs it clicks and when i walk it feels like someone is snapping a elastic band at the back of it. also if i have it bend for a period of time i cannot straighten it because of the pain and the same if i have it out straight, if i have been standing i have a problem sitting down because of the pain at the top of it. please help i'm on pain killers and Anti inflammation medication, but nothing seems to help.





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    i dont think i have phimosis but i couldnt find an appropaite forum for it.. it is however a foreskin problem... I can retract my foreskin when flacid and i can also retract it when erect although it is very tight and my frenulum pulls on my glands and the foreskin eventually pulls back up.. Im a virgin and im going on holiday in the summer and i dont know if i will be okay having sex? ive read some things that say condoms can prevent the chances of the frenulum being pulled tonight and snapping.. help please





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    your not the only 1 im 26 size 6 and have 3 children the eldest is 6 n the youngest is 7months n ive gone from a 32d to less than a 32a n bras r too big my skin has sagged i am that low i sleep in my clothes. i dont even get changed infront of my husband . ive even been snapping at the kids. i dont leave the house on my own n i cover up as much as possible. i hate it i wish i was somebody else i dont even take my kids school i make my husband go.there is no social life anymore. i need some help i want a life again instead of crying n hiding myself away. its affecting me ,my relationship with my husband and also my kids its too much....i dont like being depressed n suicdil its too much please HELP ME...

    Hi I am 26 and suffered a bad experience with my dentist after snapping my tooth in half in primary school,I could feel everything they did and it still gives me shudders to this day,even speaking about the dentist now gives me sweaty palms,my teeth have always been bad from what I remember but my teeth got a lot worse since having my first child 4tears ago,every time I brush they bleed,the tooth I had the bad experience with is now a half as the crown came off plus it has totally come away from my gum and so has the surrounding teeth too,when eating now my teeth are just crumbling or falling out,I'm getting very depressed about thus now as all my family suffer with bad teeth and I've now got gaps,I feel ashamed to even smile,I have thought about paying to get my teeth removed and get implants it would be a dream come true but I just cannot afford to do this,any help you could give me would be great





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    Hi , I know you have been thru a lot with gum infections and bad teeth. This sounds like possibly a hereditary condition as I have experienced in my and families teeth health past. I have struggled thru many procedures and now understand a lot more about what has happened with my teeth/gum health. The dentists may not always tell you some of the things for chronic infections of the mouth , since some just believes it is always poor hygiene/teeth brushing. But there is alternatives out there and is UP to you to seek them out and to try them. I wish I had known about them before I had literally spent thousands going to specialists and the dentist. You need to arrest the infections in your mouth areas. Read all you can if your really interested in defeating this. It will not magically go away even if you have all teeth pulled. Have to fight it every day. Here is some links to let you see of some treatments you can do yourself , if your really trying every day and night to stop the gum infections. This first one will be of much help to your infected gums and will be better than many anti-bacterial prescriptions , but you will have to be careful with it and not take it but for 2 weeks at time or not much longer then let a month or slightly less go by before you do another round of 2 weeks worth. You can read the reviews below the meds to see others successes. http://www.amazon.com/Herbs-Etc-Phytocillin-60-Softgel/dp/B00191Z94G/ref=pd_sim_hpc_1 Also look into these highly effective anti-bacterial essential oils for gum/mouth healing properties. It is a Natural product and not like the stuff you get in most stores. Look for natural teeth products . http://www.amazon.com/OraWellness-HealThy-Mouth-Blend-pack/dp/B00AL0HVQ0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386662433&sr=8-2&keywords=ora+wellness I will never use the Fluoride or the mouthwash that is on most store shelves with fluoride in them. You will be amazed how this will settle down your gum infections , over some short time. Again read the reviews on this last item. http://wellnessmama.com/5252/remineralizing-tooth-powder-recipe/

    YOu will get a lot out of looking up on google .... wellness momma teeth . She is very knowledgeable about natural ways to defeat gum infections. Some of the dentist's are way over priced and they don't necessarily like to hear someone is doing well with low cost natural items , without their HIGH priced dental procedures. ALso do a search for essential oils dental . Will get a lot of info and very reasonable ways to solve some of your dental problems. Good Luck ...

    I have exactly the same problem, it controlled my life for about 3 years, became abit of a hermit and didn't leave the house. Now I've kind of learnt to control them. When I go out I find my self locating the toilet before I do any thing. I feel the toilet is my "safe" place. Being in a car is the worst for me, but over the last 11years, I learnt a way of snapping out of them. I will find anything to count, whether it be bricks on a wall, to tiles on a floor or even in a car I count every car that goes past until I have calmed down. Concentrating on something else generally helps for me. I've been on tablets for 10 years and had counselling to no avail. My attacks have calmed down now thankfully, I use to have possibly 10 a day, I'm now having possibly 10 a month. I was 18 when I had my first also, don't let it get the better of you, live your life, don't let the bring you down.

    Neil,karen....well its june now and no improvement other than the snapping back only happens every so often now.....this is a slow journey.i do everything i can to strengthen muscles lol...i saw orthopaedic and neuro not till july.xray today......september this began lol..amytripityline has helped,I'd recommend to anyone..do not take napraxon.i start to think i getting better then back to square 1.the more i read up,the more i see what stress can do but i pretty sure this is a injury which has been made worse through lack of protocol by nhs.looking left to right when panning back to centre from left there is a section that either wants to give way or shakes/jitters...sitting down with no head support is impossible,and even with support throat and neck blops/spasms on off.standing in one place for amount of time is impossible..i will post again if i havn't found a hose pipe lol N exhaust.

    I am a 15 year old girl and since the age of 10 I have noticed that my left rib sticks out a lot more than my right, not only that but my left rib has a huge curve making it noticeable. I'm neither skinny nor fat, just in between, so i cannot notice it that much whilst standing but when I lie down you can definitely see it. I have been going to the gym to lose weight but I am scared if I do lose that weight my protruding rib will be clearly visible to everyone. I've been to the doctors and the doctor didn't really do much and said he can't do anything about it. But I'm so self-conscience about my body that I would literally do anything to get it symmetrical to my right rib cage, except from surgery... I'm a wuss when it come to blood and cuts... Everytime I try and exercise, for example I do an abs session sometimes and halfway through the session, whilst we are doing sit ups the left rib begins to hurt and I feel a popping sensation as though my rib is constantly snapping, it gets so painful to the point that I have to stop and almost cry. I don't know if I should keep doing exercises for the abs and hope that my muscles pull the rib in, or whether I could wear a brace...? Anything that would help it look normal would be great, even if it took a long time to repair I would still be happy. Would I be better seeing a physiotherapist rather than my GP?





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    hiya, i've just watched the show and it got me thinking, during the past 20+ years I have a strange throat problem, at intervals I have had a shooting pain on my left side on my neck which feels like its part of my throat, when this occurs it feels like something (like a bone) moving and snaps onto a left bumb on my throat, when this occurs I am in complete agony, I cannot move my head at all as the pain is unforgiving, talking amplifies the pain, and swallowing / eating is nearly impossible. This condition made me redundant as I could not work at the time. It usually lasts a good few days, but i'm afraid that this is increasing, and when it happens the pain is intensifying which each occurance. When the pain subsides I can feel what-ever it is 'snapping back into place'. This has not happened for some time now, but I'm afriad that when it will happen again I won't be able to cope with the intense pain. I have been to the doctors over the years and no-one knows what it actually is and just subscribe co-codamol and ibroprufen which hardly helps. I am very scared of this happening again and willing to accept and advice going, thanks.





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    I have been using a digital hearing aid in my right ear for some years now and do not find it much help. I find I do not need it when talking one to one in a quiet environment and it makes little or no difference where there is background noise. Its main function is to let people know I have a hearing problem! It is a digital aid with four settings which have to be changed manually, one allegedly for a noisy environment. I got the impression that the aid featured in the programme adjusted itself automatically which suggests it is a more advanced model than mine. What are they called and are they available on the NHS? I belong to a professional group which holds regular meetings with a speaker. The topics are normally quite technical but I find myself missing the point because I am spending most of the time trying to work out the words being used rather than what is being said. This is especially bad when it comes to questions and answers; I often hear the answer but not the question. Most meetings are so stressful I do not enjoy them and have difficulty refraining from snapping at people. I notice there are lots of questions on the forum but have yet to find an answer; do you ever post answers? I appreciate that you cannot reply to individual questions but an open answer to popular questions would be a big help.





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    i was born deaf i have same problem what you got it not nice it get all noise everywhere cannot hear someone talking but the problem is making hearingaid cannot match your hearing sound what you use it before your hearing lost so it takes appox between 3 months to a year to get use your hearing that would never be the same so you have to put up with it . there nothing they can do only do there best they can . my dreams is making cell stem work for become hearing . but with me born deaf i dont know what hearing peaple sound like that the problem

    Hi, ive been self harming for over 10 years now and at times ive gone for a few months without harming until something has happened and caused me to start again so i can totally understand how hard you must be finding it right now to resist. When i was in hospital some of the methods i was taught was ways of 'hurting' yourself without doing any actual harm. Some have worked for me some havnt but its what helps you at this time. These are some of the things that were suggested to me, maybe you can try them and see what works for you. Snapping an elastic band on your wrist or wherever you want to harm, using and icecube agaib wherever yoy want to harm. Taking a cold shower or bath. Going for a power walk to take away the strong emotions. Ripping up newspaper (take your anger out on the paper not yourself). Listen to or watch something thats the oppersite emtions to what your feeling ( you cant feel sad and happy at the same time). Writing it all down and then burning the paper. Use a stress ball to your hearts content. Throw pillows up into the air and punch them. All of these are supposed to cause discomfort at different levels but not to the point of causing any real harm. Like i said before some have worked for me others havnt so you need to experiment what works best for you. Hope this helps and sorry for the long answer! Keep safe x

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