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Hi there, as anyone here ever felt de-personalised and not the person they are supposed to be, its when everything seems unreal, I think it's a feature of anxiety it can be quite scary. Is it a side effect of being on antidepressants (citalopram)?
Need some advice please. Just a normal evening walking back to my car when my own thoughts triggered me. I felt unsafe I was scanning the environment for threats until I was in my car. I live London, so it's not totally senseless to be vigilant, but scanning the shadows under cars in a carpark, thinking about how any jogger passing me could stab people as he passed them for fun! My question is, when I find myself scanning the shadows, searching for threats, etc., should I stop myself? I tried...
Both of my parents have dementia and I'm really worried about getting it, its so horrible to watch both of your parents with it I'm so scared about getting it early in life like my mother. does anyone have any tips on how to hold it off for as long as possible!
1699 views sheilaH, Barnet - Mon, 31 Oct 2016
I have a chest infection, I don't know how dangerous it is for me to have them, but my diabetes nurse said that I can be put back into hospital if untreated. How dangerous can it be? Do I need to go to the doctors or a walk in centre? I am doing the same stuff I did before I went into hospital, (heavy breathing, headaches, dizziness, not eating). I am really scared as I don't want to be in hospital again.
927 views Liz1, United Kingdom - Wed, 12 Oct 2016
I found a couple lumps on my left side on the bottom of the breast and had those looked at around April 2016 and was told it was probably from my underwire bra or fibrocystic. Then I found a lump not on my breast but just below my left breast just below the bra line. It started out pea sized and is now about almond size. Over the past 6+ months I have thought it was a pimple or something else. I have had itching, pain, discharge on my left nipple but did not go in as I thought the Dr would push...
1764 views Janet, United Kingdom - Sat, 8 Oct 2016
I have been asked to buy a machine to take my blood pressure every week at home. Does anyone know which one is a good make? A friend suggested Boots own make. also what is the correct way of doing it - my friend does it like this on the wrist.
1795 views Joe, United Kingdom
My elderly father with dementia has been on donepezil for a couple of years. I haven't seen any improvement in his dementia at all - it's got worse. I am thinking of stopping it. Has anyone else found dementia medication works for their elderly relative?
1629 views Nila, Sat, 20 Aug 2016
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