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2023.06.10 05:47 AlternativeSalt5505 Progress Pictures & Body Dysmorphia
Very vulnerable post but here goes nothing… This journey has been interesting to say the least. The before pics on the left are from my first two months on semaglutide and a 15lb weightloss. I felt amazing and had my husband take pics for me on our Miami trip. Then I put them next to today and I’m like… woah 🤯 I’ve totaled a 60lb weightloss from August 2022 and the body dysmorphia is real. I don’t think there’s enough resources on body dysmorphia and I’m wondering if any of you experience it to. My doctor weighs me but I’ve only looked at the numbers 4 times since the beginning as numbers trigger me. I track my progress by photos and when I put progress pics side by side I sometimes can’t believe it. I went from hearing “Oh you’ve lost weight you look great!” to “Wow I don’t even recognize you anymore!” to now “You’re skinny.” or “You’re disappearing.” It’s like… how do I even respond to unwarranted comments? Why can’t I walk into a room at work or with friends / family and just be greeted instead of commented on? My doctor is happy with where I’m at and so am I.. I never imagined in a million years I’d be so happy… but I still see the girl from a year ago that was unhealthy and miserable sometimes.. and when I feel so confident, I get met with critiques. I don’t know if I’ll ever be “good enough” for other people’s opinions and I can’t say that it doesn’t effect me.. It only worsens my body dysmorphia. So with that being said… I wish with the rapid weightloss semaglutide can provide that there are more resources available to help us cope with the changes. Because even though the changes are positive, it can still be hard to comprehend and process. And to also prepare us for unwanted opinions / comments… Be gentle with each other and be gentle with yourself. I’m trying everyday and with my therapist. I’m much more aware of comments I make to people on their appearance (if ever) because I know the weight words carry. Even if something is meant to sound positive, it still can hurt..
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2023.06.10 05:45 Aggravating-Alarm533 At home tilt test
I did the at home tilt test and I was just looking for some people to look at my numbers and let me know what they think? I have a doctors appointment coming up and I recently learned I have a lot of pots symptoms and want to bring it up Laying down 75 Standing up 102 2 min 114 5 min 98 10 min 95 Laying down after 1 min 77
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2023.06.10 05:45 Dizzy-Improvement100 my anxiety is making me suicidal
I’m so tired of not feeling real. constantly panicking over everything. constantly worrying. not being able to leave my house. I stopped leaving my house and pretty much just sit around all the time. i’ve put on about 25 pounds and now i’m terrified that I have pre diabetes or just diabetes. I cant go to the doctor because of my anxiety. i’m so done with this. I feel like nothing matters anymore. I cannot for the life of me find motivation to do anything. I cant even work about because feeling my heart race makes me panic. my anxiety has gotten so much worse over the last year and nothing is helping it. pretty sure something is actually wrong with me. I feel nothing. I’m never calm. I constantly worry about having low blood sugar so I eat all the time. I cant do this anymore. life isn’t even worth living with the way I feel. I cant do anything anyways so what’s the point in it.
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2023.06.10 05:45 ihatecowboys28 I'm scared to get hurt again
I (27f) met a great guy (27m) who worked at the hospital next to mine. I'm a nurse, he's a doctor. Our careers dont really matter to me but this is my first time going out w/ a healthcare worker. I've always had a rule that I wont ever go on a date with someone who works at my job. So I've never dated anyone in this line of work. But everytime we talk, he can understand this side of me whenever I rant. When my last relationship ended, I finslly said, I want to be with someone who GENUINELY makes me laugh, someone who genuinely finds me funny, someone I can be stupid with, where I dont need to lie about who I am, or adjust to their personality because deep down I'm a people pleaser! I've worked on myself so hard to be my authentic self and I've learned to put my boundaries down and say no.
Weve been talking a lot and the last time I came over, we kissed quite a bit. I told him I didnt wanna sleep with him til we were exclusive / official. I said I dont want to feel like I'm just here so you can have sex with me. I told him I'm scared of getting hurt again and it makes me nervous that we are so alike and I feel so comfortable around him and I feel like I can be stupid around him. Physically he is on the chubbier side but I am so attracted to him because his personality is this caring, gentle person. When I was tipsy, he offered to drive my car and drive me home and he will just uber back home. Sabi ko thats so sweet but no need.
I dont know mga bes. I'm letting it drag. Sabi ko maattach ako immediately if we sleep with each other. So I've been holding off... Ayoko na masaktan ulit porke nakipagsex lang, wala ng effort sa emotional intimacy yung mga past exes ko. He said he understands and doesnt want to jeopardize this, said he is really into me & isnt just here for some fun, wants something serious. But I've heard these lines before and they were just bullshit. I'm trying so hard not to project my trauma on him but at the same time I just think it's fair to not rush and just take my time in getting to know him. Ang hirap masaktan ulit.
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2023.06.10 05:44 zzzwee Appendicitis? MRE results
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I was in the hospital for a week in February because a doctor told me I needed emergency surgery. He called me after he saw the results of a CT scan and said that my appendix had ruptured (luckily this was not the case). While in the hospital, I asked why they weren’t doing surgery and was told that Crohn’s can cause appendicitis and it wasn’t necessary…? I was confused but relieved. submitted by zzzwee to CrohnsDisease [link] [comments]
I had a MRE three weeks ago and it’s sounding like my appendix is still in rough shape. I also have pretty bad abdominal pain and an ongoing fever (100°) which is better than what I had in February (102°). I’ve been taking Tylenol though and it’s helping a lot.
Has anyone else had “long-term” appendicitis due to Crohn’s/UC? I’m still anxious that it could rupture even though I’ve been fine for months. I called my doctor two days ago and she hasn’t seen the results yet. I was diagnosed last year so I’m still kinda new to this stuff.
2023.06.10 05:43 amorous_chains Seizure Diary in Apple Notes
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For the record, I don’t make any money off this, I’m not taking anyone’s data, and you have full visibility and control of the code for this “app”. I just wanted to share something small that I made to help with our care of our daughter, which maybe one of you will find useful as well. submitted by amorous_chains to Epilepsy [link] [comments]
So it’s not really an app per se but it’s this thing called a Shortcut on iOS, which is good because you can see and edit all the “code” once you download it, and tailor it to your needs. It’s just a little unpolished, but for me it beats writing out a diary entry from scratch for each seizure.
For background, my wife and I have been trying to keep a diary of our daughter’s seizures, and we started using a shared apple note. We’ve been trying to keep track of things like what are the features of each seizure (eye fixation, extremity movement, etc), what time they occur, how long they last, time since last meds, time since last feed, whether she’s sick, and we wanted to be able to attach a video to each entry when possible. Then we can look through these entries and summarize them to her doctor. It’s already helped inform some decisions on her medication timing.
So basically Apple makes an iOS app called Shortcuts, which you can get for free on the App Store and allows you to do some pretty neat stuff in terms of automating tasks on your phone. I wrote a shortcut that asks the user a series of questions to establish the above information, and it allows the user to point it to a relevant video as well. Then the shortcut appends this info and the video to a Note (the note MUST ALREADY EXIST AND BE CALLED “Seizure Diary”, sorry that’s clunky I know).
HOW TO GET IT:
Once you’ve installed the Shortcut app from the app store, you can download the shortcut at the link I’ve attached to this post. Currently it’s set up to record all the info we care about with our infant daughter, but the script is super easy to edit if you want to tailor it to your needs. To edit the shortcut, just open the Shortcuts app, tap the “…” on the Add Seizure Note shortcut, and voila you can see the entire source code of it and I think even a layperson can figure it out pretty quickly. I have this shortcut added to my Home Screen, which I did by again tapping the “…” and then at the bottom of the screen you press the box with an arrow that usually means “share”. From there you can add it to your Home Screen.
I realize that creating a shortcut is not rocket science, but it took me a couple hours to whip up and I thought I would share it in case anyone else may find it useful. A lot of people have never heard of iOS shortcuts. If any of you are struggling to keep a seizure diary and want to try this, I hope it can help you. Feedback is welcome but fair warning I may tell you to fix it yourself since you have the code.
Here’s an example entry produced by this shortcut:
6/7/23, 7:36 PM
Eye fixation: Yes
Head deviation: No
Mouth/Face movement: Yes
Extremity movement: No
Sleep state: Awake
Time of last meds: 6:15 PM
Time since last feed: 0-1 hours
Length in minutes: 1
Other info: cluster x3 over 30 minutes
Video: [a thumbnail would be here]
2023.06.10 05:42 MasquedCurio Loosey & Gustav update!
2023.06.10 05:42 dinkstwrs What’s your guy’s bet that I get in with my wonderful MEPS visit
Alright folks, just went to meps and got hit up with 5 disqualifications. I have something’s going for me though. Most likely going to get waivers denied but screw it. Here’s the list of DQ’s:
Autism(could be a misdiagnosis): diagnosed at two years old. Never had any meds for it and never had any special assistance(only diagnosed because I didn’t talk till I was 3). Also have a doctors note saying that it was a misdiagnosis.
Childhood Asthma: only had a asthma attack when I was 9 y/o. Last time inhaler was ordered was in 2020 because I was a minor and my mom ordered it for me before my high school football season. Doctor wrote a note saying that I’m fine. Getting a PFT at meps on Monday which should be no problem.
Passed out in 2021 in the shower: this was because I wasn’t eating or drinking (less than 500 calories a day, lost 60lbs though lol) enough due to me trying to loose as much weight as possible and I fainted in the shower. Haven’t dealt with similar symptoms since. Doctor wrote a not saying that I’m fine as well since. I most likely will have to do an EKG test and I should do well on the test.
Overweight: I’m over the BMI limit by like .3 which is my fault which should be fine because I’m loosing weight in a healthy way now.
Peanut allergy: this is the one I know will get denied for sure due to me being anaphylactic. BUT, I have a trick up my sleeve. I’m in the process of getting oral immunotherapy(develop tolerance by eating tiny peanuts over time)for my allergy to get to a point where it’s not super severe anymore. People in other branches have done this before for their peanut allergy so it has been proven to work.
Cashew allergy: same thing for peanuts but not as severe.
In the perfect scenario they only deny my waivers only for my nut allergies not for anything else. But we’ll see. I have other branches to try as well because I will regret it if I don’t. I’ll take anyone who will take me.
I’m gonna fight these to the very end. Decides the nut allergy DQ’s non of these affect me(thanks genesis). Just posting this because it’s been my dream serving in any branch and if it means I have to jump all these hoops to get in the door, I’ll do it. Just wanted to share and hopefully good news follows through. Expect the worst, hope for the best. Never give up.
Also big ups to my doctor. He was able to provide me with a lot of notes.
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2023.06.10 05:38 NYfan2005 Should I really call 988?
Over the past 2 years or so I've been suffering extreme OCD issues. Here's what's happening now. Whenever I do almost any action, like closing a window on my computer, closing a door, turning on or off a light or the water in my shower, and more, either this voice or this picture would pop up in my head, relating to a fear that I don't even wanna mention. And whenever this happens I need to re-attempt whatever action I was doing until I'm able to do it without the voice or picture coming up in my head, otherwise I worry something extremely bad is gonna happen relating to my fear, and it's anxiety that you can't even imagine. If I'm even able to successfuly re-atempt my action I was doing without the voice or picture popping up in my head, it usually takes at least 10 or 20 tries. A lot of the time I not able to re-attempt what I was doing without the voice/picture coming up and I need to get my mom to do the action for me, and I'm 18 years old too.
This also happens when I'm listening to music. The voice/picture would come up when I'm listening to a song and I would always have to replay the part of the song I'm listening to at the time the voice/picture comes up, fearing listening to that part again in the future would remind me of my fear that again I don't wanna mention. The voice would keep coming up at other parts of the song, even while I'm replaying parts. It's gotten to the point that I almost can't listen to my favorite songs anymore.
So yeah. What were once simple and/or enjoyable things have turned into a straight up nightmare and I need help urgently. I take medications but they don't seem to be doing much. I've come so close to calling 988 or at least chatting with them, but my parents have told me I would take all of this out of my parents and doctors hands, like they wouldn't be able to help me any more. And that I would go to a mental hospital which I heard those are not nice places. Also I have autism and my therapist has told me that this might just be traits of OCD and I might not actually have it.
Either way, I need help urgently. Would calling 988 take all of this out of my parents and doctors hands, meaning like they wouldn't be able to help me any more? And would I actually go to a mental hospital? And should I call 988?
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2023.06.10 05:37 AcceptableAd9267 Judgemental map of NOVA (it's old and not made for people who get easily offended)
2023.06.10 05:36 nickienator1337 More frequent attacks need advice!
Hey, so i got diagnosed with gallstones about 2 years ago after having a gallbladder attack (didnt know what it was at the time, but ultrasound confirmed it) and for the last 2 years i've maybe dealt with an attack every third month or so which was annoying but bearable..
Which bring me to my current problem, for the last 10ish days the attacks have been almost daily, maybe 7 attacks out of the 10 last days, and it scares the crap out of me. Because it makes me wonder if theres more than just the stones wrong with my gallbladder.. Im tired of waking up at 3-4 in the morning with an agonizing attack, which fucks my whole day up, my attacks usually last about 1 1/2 - 3 hours. And im so fucking done! I dont get nausea or anything while the attack is going on, only the pain which in itself is more than enough.
I know i want to have my gallbladder removed, but how long does the progress take? I have a doctors appointment on Monday.. but that will take time with getting bloodwork done and finding a time to get it out at a hospital and stuff..
So any advice on how i can minimize the attacks for the time being will be really appreciated!
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2023.06.10 05:33 GeneralSturnn 33 [M4F] Florida/anywhere, seeking my forever person
I have a lot of anxiety that prevents me from reaching out. Being alone is a terrible, depressing feeling though, please understand these. I want someone who is affectionate and caring. Please just be 24-51 though. So here's some facts about me: •I'm 33, 5'9, red hair, blue eyes, and 185bs. I'm from Central Florida, United States. •I'm primarily a meat eater(Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Venison), I also enjoy mushrooms, pizza, I have found a love for spicy queso chips AND that oatmilk chocolate is the best chocolate! politically right leaning, and non religious. I'm also childfree(and plan on staying without children). I'm open minded though. I don't need someone to be the same as long as they're respectful, and have love in their heart. •I'm pretty introverted. I don't drink at all, use drugs, or party(Though I do love parties, bring your Elf Rogue or Half Orc Barbarian!). Also definitely monogamous. •For interests, I really like watching various animes, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, LOTR, pretty much Fantasy/Scifi, video games, 3D printing, history, I like some horror's, love Zombies, Aliens, Vampires/Werewolves and certain mythologies, a good conspiracy theory(the truth is out there!) Marvel, DC, I have other interests, but we'll get to those is time. •I live with family, I don't mind if you live with family and I have a cat. I want to go out to theme parks and movies with you, I want to fall asleep next to you watching movies or talking or playing games!, I want to go out with you! Let's start here, *star trek theme plays* Please be prepared to talk as often as possible so we may get to know each other :)
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2023.06.10 05:33 Turing45 Prostate Problems
There are many inconsistencies about my upbringing. I was born in the late 60's, and was labeled by my parents as a "Difficult child". I have been regaled with tales about how I was always soo angry, destroying cribs, banging my head and generally being challenging. I also had some medical issues that I never really got straight answers for, such as why I supposedly had leg and hip problems that had me walking late.
I was always a "Tomboy" refusing to wear dresses, aggressive and always getting mistaken for a boy, to the point my parents bought me a t-shirt to wear that said,"Im a girl", which they found hysterical.
Fast forward a decade or so and I am hyper-sexual, aggressive and literally living on the edge of self destruction. I have to shave a couple of times a day to keep from looking like Sasquatch, and I just dont know how to be. Im engaging in high risk behaviors and then end up pregnant. I was confused and very sick the entire time, developed Toxemia and nearly died. Having her ripped me terribly and dislocated both hips and broke my tailbone. We did not bond and she ended up being adopted by my parents. The doctor at the time advised me to seek "Further evaluation" for all my issues, but as I was a broke, on state insurance, college kid, nothing was done.
Life went on and as I aged, and had other kids, I suffered the same issues(but did end up raising my other children), and then spend over a decade on disability. When I was in my 40's I moved to a very progressive area and made friends who were in the LGBTQ community and they told me to investigate if I was "Trans". I met with a doctor, had evaluations and began what was transition for me. I stopped shaving and in less than a month I had more body hair that most men, and a start on a full beard. I was almost not given testosterone because my normal levels were over 600. I had excess breast tissue removed, and considered having bottom surgery, but was concerned about incontinence and loss of sensation.
Ive identified as a gay man for over a decade now and I have passed fully for almost the entire decade. I had begun having what I thought was a UTI, and after treatment was unsuccessful, my boyfriend insisted I see my doctor because he said I had all the symptoms of "Prostatitus". I pooh poohed him because I didnt think I could have a prostate as I assumed I was just trans. He insisted he felt a prostate when we were intimate, so I went to the doctor and let him check.
Yeah...I have a prostate and its currently enlarged and now im on a medication for it. I confronted my mom over the phone about it and what may have been done to me as an infant and all she said was, "The effects of Agent Orange on families have been really extensive and created a lot of challenges". Then she went on rambling about my sibling, (normal), so I figured I wasnt going to get anymore information. I was told when I was younger that I had been "Indeterminate" and that my birth certificate had to be "Corrected". Apparently, I was surgically altered so they could raise me female. Adding to all the confusion for me was that I was told years ago I couldn't be intersex because,"All intersex are sterile."
Im glad there is soo much more information and opportunity out there for the younger generation to be able to figure themselves out. I cannot tell you how many decades went by where I hated myself and wanted to die to ease the pain and confusion. Finding out I have a prostate(even if its currently problematic), was a freeing type of vindication, though I mourn for my lost cock(had almost no growth on what was left), and all the lost opportunities along the way.
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2023.06.10 05:32 Melancholic_Mind When you got off birth control and hair sheds, did you notice improvement when you got back on right away?
So basically I'm not sure what caused my hair loss, but most likely from my PCOS. The thing is, I'm taking birth control (linessa 21 - desogestrol/ ethinyl estradiol) because i was bleeding for almost months straight and was put on it back in 2020. I was also 200+ lbs back then. I never got a follow up with my gynecologist about it and just got my GP to prescribe it. It was a little over a year (october 2021) when i started noticing hair loss. To be fair, i was also taking new meds (fluvoxamine/bupropion) around the time. I went to my doctor but he didn't take me seriously. It wasn't until this year that I started to notice how thin my hair got and how much shedding has increased! I've gone off of one of my meds and in process of letting the other one go since idk if they caused it. But i also want to take away my birth control. But i saw most of you lost significant hair from going off of it. I want to try to go off, but I'm scared that will be the final nail to my coffin so I'm wondering if i suddenly re-take BC, will the hair shedding go back to how it was before stopping?
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2023.06.10 05:32 Infinite_Yellow_1149 Need Advice Regarding Family Civil Law Case.
I was served a petition on May 25th, 2023. This case is taking place in Texas.
The petition states that I am being sued for full custody of my son, and for child support. The petitioner is my son's paternal aunt. I am his paternal father. My son is 5.
My son's mother passed away on April of 2023. I was not notified of her death, until I was served May 2023.
When my son was born, I signed his birth certificate, and a seperate form acknowledging that I am his father. I am not sure what this form is called exactly, but I do have a physical copy.
What the petitioner is alleging:
• Petitioner alleges I have not seen my son in over 4 years.
- I've had a relationship with my son and was with him almost everyday until I had a falling out with my son's mothers family (4 years ago). After this falling out, they threatened me physically & made it clear that if I were to come around to see my son, they would find ways to have me put in jail. Not knowing my rights as a parent, I let them scare me into thinking I could never see my son again.
• Petitioner alleges she feels I'm a violent person, and my son will not be safe around me.
- This is far from the truth. My son lived with his mother & her immediate family at her home. When I would spend time with my son & his mother, it was ALWAYS in the company of her family, at her home. Not once did I ever get physically violent with the mother of my son, or my child. We did have verbal disagreements, but they were never physical or violent. Her family would often step in during our verbal disagreements, and try to turn them physical against me, but I was always smart enough to leave their home before it escalated.
• Petitioner is alleging that before my son was born, I had asked the mother of my child for an abortion, which she feels means that I did not want my son.
- For context, when I met my sons mother she was on dialysis, and had began entering stage 4 of kidney failure, due to Lupus. She was told she would never have children, and her chances of survival due to lupus were low. Her doctors made it CLEAR it was a miracle she was still alive. I did ask for an abortion, but it was due to me being afraid of my sons mother's health condition, and how healthy our child would be after being born. It was NOT because I didn't want to be a father. My son is a GIFT I am proud of, and love more than anything.
• Peitioner is alleging that my son does not know who I am, and that I should not have custody or even visitation rights.
- My son knows who I am, he knows I am his father. I have plenty of pictures with my son, his mother, and I celebrating moments. Going out to stores, dinners, buying him gifts. I was financially taking care of my son, until his mother stopped accepting anything I bought or tried to send to my son. I was forced out of his life. IF my son no longer recognizes me as his father, it is because he was taught so.
My son's mother was told she would never have children. She made it clear to me, that if our personal relationship did not work out, she would not want me in my son's life at all. Prior to meeting me, she was looking to start IVF treatments to give her family a child before she passed away, which she knew was was inevitable. She had passed away once before, and was resuscitated, a few months after out son was born. After that incident, conversations with her only became more clear that she no longer wanted me around. I felt I was only used to conceive a child with her.
Notes I feel are of importance:
• The petition states that my son remain ONLY at her families home address named in this case. Petitioner claims to have moved back to said family home to take care of my son, which is 3 minutes from my home, however I suspect she has taken him to her actual and main residence in another city, with her boyfriend. I had a welfare check done at said family home, and police were not able to locate him. I do not have proof of this as I can't hire a PI.
• In 2018, a protective order was placed against me by my son's paternal grandmother, because I spat at her after a verbal altercation where she promised I would never see my son again. This has since been lifted years ago, and no other restraining / protective orders have been placed against me.
• After I received the petition, I had my brother type a short heart-felt letter offering my family & I's condolences, and explaining I would like to see my son via facetime or an in-person meeting to ensure his wellbeing. This note was left on the family home's door by my brother. I did not ask to take my son, just to see or speak with him. I've since found out she has filed for a temporary restraining order against me and used this letter as evidence. Her attorney states that "While this letter is not inherently threatening, we feel that My name
does not need to see My sons name
as this is a senstive time for him." I know understand to only communicate via attorney's & not directly with petitioner or her family.
• I am financially stable, have stable housing under my name.
• I want full custody & want to include visitation rights to his mothers side of family as he has created a bond with them.
• I have since filed an answer & counter sued.
• I do have evidence of myself & other family members trying to reach out to my sons mother over the years, but were always ignored.
• I do have evidence showing I was financially taking care of my son, until his mother and family no longer accepted anything from me.
I am still actively looking for an attorney.
ANY advice, questions, or tips I am open to. I understand courts dig deep, So I am being as honest and forthcoming about my situation as possible to get the best advice.
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2023.06.10 05:31 GeneralSturnn 33 [M4F] Florida/anywhere, searching for my forever person
I have a lot of anxiety that prevents me from reaching out. Being alone is a terrible, depressing feeling though, please understand these. I want someone who is affectionate and caring. Please just be 24-51 though. So here's some facts about me: •I'm 33, 5'7, red hair, blue eyes, and 185bs. I'm from Central Florida, United States. •I'm primarily a meat eater(Turkey, Chicken, Beef, Venison), I also enjoy mushrooms, pizza, I have found a love for spicy queso chips AND that oatmilk chocolate is the best chocolate! politically right leaning, and non religious. I'm also childfree(and plan on staying without children). I'm open minded though. I don't need someone to be the same as long as they're respectful, and have love in their heart. •I'm pretty introverted. I don't drink at all, use drugs, or party(Though I do love parties, bring your Elf Rogue or Half Orc Barbarian!). Also definitely monogamous. •For interests, I really like watching various animes, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Star Trek, LOTR, pretty much Fantasy/Scifi, video games, 3D printing, history, I like some horror's, love Zombies, Aliens, Vampires/Werewolves and certain mythologies, a good conspiracy theory(the truth is out there!) Marvel, DC, I have other interests, but we'll get to those is time. •I live with family, I don't mind if you live with family and I have a cat. I want to go out to theme parks and movies with you, I want to fall asleep next to you watching movies or talking or playing games!, I want to go out with you! Let's start here, *star trek theme plays* Please be prepared to talk as often as possible so we may get to know each other :)
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2023.06.10 05:30 VacationOk1291 Just got a bipolar diagnosis and feeling a bit nervous
Just got a bipolar II diagnosis and am a little nervous
Howdy. I'm a little overwhelmed and nervous by my new diagnosis. Maybe I'm looking for validation that it's the right step, I dunno.
I was diagnosed with anxiety when I was 16. I got on Lexapro then and stayed anxious through all of college. Like such severe anxiety that I couldn't go to the grocery store without panicking. Now I'm on Zoloft and doing so much better. I'm super outgoing and confident and just feel like a different person.
I'm 32f now and started noticing symptoms of ADHD in myself. Honestly, I was watching some tiktoks and kept going "haha that's so me" before I realized...wait.
I was: - having super short attention span - unable to stick with things - unable to remember anything - exhausted all the time (like taking 3 hr naps daily and falling asleep at stop lights) - dealing with extreme binge eating and excessive shopping - not sleeping because I just felt so wound up
My doctor put me on Vyvanse which helped to a degree. I could focus more. I realized that maybe the anxiety disorder could have been just a symptom of ADHD so I started (with doctor permission) tapering my Zoloft from 200mg daily to 100mg daily and 80mg of Vyvanse.
Today I was telling her that I am not so sure if it's working. I am still having those impulsive thoughts and actions, I'm still wiped out or so wound up I'm riding my workout bike at 3am, and I'm still just feeling a bit out of control. She said it sounds like I might have bipolar II. My brother also has it. She prescribed lamotrigine. Now I know all about the scary death rash so I'm good there.
I would be taking: 100mg 1x a day of Zoloft 80mg 1x a day of Vyvanse 25mg 1x a day of lamotrigine titrating up
It just seems like a lot of medication and that scares me. Is this normal? Like if my brain really is a garbage fire I'm cool with taking meds to put it out. What do y'all think? Was my anxiety disorder misdiagnosed as ADHD and bipolar? Maybe the anxiety was just for a few years before therapy taught me how to deal with us.
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2023.06.10 05:30 Command-of-W Persistent sore throat for 2 weeks
Hi all, I 22M, 175cm, 60kg has had sore throat for the past 2 weeks. At the beginning I felt really fatigued, and which got better after a few days and the sore throat wasnt severe, but it did cause tiredness to my body. I didn't have mucus the first few days, but around the 7th day I started coughing up greenish, sometimes with tinges of brown mucus and still is until now. My throat is getting better, but I am unsure what this could be. The sore throat are not that painful, more like a discomfort like dry throat, but the fatigue is real. Is there any chance this could be HIV ? I had a 4th gen rapid test around 20 May which was negative and only had 1 unprotected receptive oral sex with a massage boy since then (He did not ejaculate inside). I have never done anal sex, but did oral sex a few times.
Any advise? Should I go check with a doctor ?
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2023.06.10 05:30 Dramatic-Low-8479 sinus infection from cocaine and blowing nose
just started getting a fever today. i ended up blowing my nose so mych and hurting it a lot these past couple weeks. shoild i tell my doctor i have been using too? i think this came from a mix of that and trying to blow my nose so much after. im scared because of my OCD but im trying to ride it out till my doctor lets me know when we can meet. playing some farcry 5 right now
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2023.06.10 05:30 Evening-Stranger2533 Which health insurance plan should I select, PPO, EPO, or HDHP?
A little bit of details about me: I am 25 years old. I consider myself to be extremely healthy, physically. I only require one doctor visit per year. My mental health is not in best condition right now (for a variety of reasons). Therefore, I am considering therapy and taking medication in the future to treat my clinical depression in the near future.
These are the health insurance plans offered at my new job:
PPO/Choice Plus (In-Network):
- $750/annual individual deductible
- Coinsurance plan pays 80%
- OOP maximum: $3,250 for single plan; Includes deductible, coinsurance, medical copays; Excludes prescription co-pays. Once the OOP maximum is met, coverage is 100% for the remainder of the calendar year.
- Monthly premium: $946
EPO (In-Network Only)
- $350/annual individual deductible
- Coinsurance plan pays 80%
- OOP maximum: $1,350 for single plan; includes deductible, coinsurance, medical co-pays; Excludes prescription co-pays. Once the OOP maximum is met, coverage is 100% for the remainder of the calendar year.
- Monthly premium: $979
HDHP UHC – Choice Plus IN-NETWORK
- $1,600/annual individual deductible
- Coinsurance plan pays 80%
- OOP maximum: $3,200 for single plan; Includes deductible, coinsurance and covered prescription cost share. Once the OOP maximum is met, coverage is 100% for the remainder of the calendar year.
- Monthly premium: $902.64
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2023.06.10 05:30 blank_7664 I was Misdiagnosed and can't help thinking about it.
It was the fall of 2020. Female, 23, 5'2, weight 113lbs. I felt sick unusually sicks. I felt the weight of my body become heavy. Every step began to take my breath away. I would sleep but would wake up every 30 minutes. And every 30 minutes I would gasp for air.
But before all that. I thought it was just a regular cold and I treated it as a cold. I took medicine. Slept. Went to work and started to work doubles. I thought it was finally my body telling me to take a day off. Two months went by, my "cold" would not leave. My cough got worst. Chills began every night. I still worked because no one could cover. So, my body decided to shut down full. I would wake up to mucus in my eyes and coughing but nothing coming out. I did the typically vicks, sprite or 7 up, night quil, soup diet. Nothing, would change that. One night, I was playing video games with my friends. And they said I did not sound like myself. And I thought I might have gotten a fever. Then in the back of my mind I thought maybe pneumonia. I had pneumonia when I was a 5 years old. I don't remember anything of the feelings of having it. But my mom would tell me to take care of myself because she didn't want to see me get like that ever again. After some convincing, my family forced me to go. But since I woke up around the late afternoon. I went to the ER to get checked. As I was walking from the car to the entrance of the ER. I realized something is wrong with me. I could barely breath and it wasn't this bad two days ago. Why now. My family was walking way ahead of me. I tried to yell at them to wait but hardly anything came out. So, I called. And they saw me struggling. They first thought I was joking but realized I started to wheeze as I tried to catch my breath. Mind you I had no memory of how pneumonia was for me as a child.
My mom went to the front desk talking to the lady, saying I needed to get seen asap. My older sister sat me down. There was so many people there. It felt like a long wait. I got up fast because I felt like I could not breath. Finally. After a 2 hour wait that felt like 5 hours. They called my name, asked why I was there and took my vitals. I told them I am coughing constantly and could hardly breath. They took note of my vitals, pressure and what I said. They escorted me out and told me they will call me when a doctor is ready to see me.
I waited for another hour. Crying because I cannot breath. But it started to hurt to cry. My chest felt like it had a lot of pressure. I looked at the time and started to slowly lose my patience. I heard my name. I got up quickly and rushed to see the doctor. She sat me down. Talked to me and I said I can't breath but i keep coughing. I get chills, i am wheezing and could hardly sleep. I feel pressure on my chest, it really hurts. The pain level is a 9 out 10. The doctor took notes and looked at me. She grabbed the stethoscope and listened. She then told me, "Nothing is wrong, your temperature is normal, nothing out of the ordinary. I'll suggest getting cold medince and drinking water." She pointed at the door and said "go ahead and head to the pharmacy". I looked at my mom and she looked at me, "see nothing". I looked down in embarrassment and started to slowly make my way out. As I was heading out. Another doctor who was in an office in the ER overheard my concerns. She told me to step into her office and she sat me down. She took her stethoscope and made me breath multiple times. She looked at me in disbelief and said, "oh. Honey." And yelled out to get a wheelchair. She escorted me to x-ray to see my lungs. She then had a nurse wait for me and escorted me to her main office. And had me under a device that helps me breath and break apart mucus for 30 minutes. She came into the room telling me that my left lung was filled with fluid and my right was half filled. She then started to give me actual answers and told me I had pneumonia. And that she is suprised I could even breath for so long. I told her how long I was sick for and such. After getting treated by her. I gotten better in the matter of a week and a half. I don't know what happened between that doctor and the one that treated me. But I am very thankful for the doctor who intervened with the diagnosis. She literally saved my life. Who knows what could have happened.
In the future is there anything I could do to avoid something like this? I feel like it was my fault for over reacting about chest pain. I am also scared to be ignored again about my concerns.
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2023.06.10 05:29 Winter_Aside8269 Have I gone hypo?
I was diagnosed with Graves last November. At that point, my TSH was 0.008, T3 was 7.4 and T4 was 2.9. The doctor put me on 10 mg Methlmazole. Fast forward to May 1, 2023, a month-ish ago. TSH was 3.070, T3 3.5 and T4 1.2. Everything in normal range. Doc lowered the Methlmazole to 5 mg. I have gained 5 pounds in the last month. I lost 20 pounds while I was hyper. I’m wondering if this is normal, to gain back some of the weight, or could I possibly have gone hypo within the last month? I had an appointment with my PCP today, and he asked me what was going on that I gained 5 pounds since I saw him last month.( I have been seeing him for blood pressure monitoring.) I don’t see my Endocrinologist again until October. I can send her a message asking this same question, however, insurance has decided to charge for these messages. I thought I would ask here first if anyone has had the same experience before I contact her. I’m not sure how this disease “ works”, for lack of a better word. Any advice would be appreciated.
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