Write me if you have something you need advice or help with. I might not be able to answer all questions, but, with Google on my side, and general willingness to do my best, I will try :D No question is too weird or gross or graphic, or anything.
A friend of mine was recently injured and is now recovering from a concussion. He keeps telling me that he's okay, but he's lost memories, and that really frightens me.
Hi Captured Bat,
I get how scary that must be for you, and probably more so for you friend, but, I'm here to assure you that it is very normal. When you get a concussion, it is pretty traumatic on the brain. There are many symptoms, including confusion, and fatigue, and diziness and headache and MEMORY LOSS, especially surrodning the time of the trauamatic event. He probably won't remember some stuff that happened around that time that he got injured. These effects can last for hours, days, weeks, any time period, really, depending on how hard he hit his head, previous health, etc. Most of the time, these problems are not long term (they can be, but, I'd have to know more info to be able to tell you) I would say that, as long as he has seen a doctor, and the doctor has cared for him, that there is not much one can do but wait and be patient. when he forgets things, try gently reminding him. Don't appear worried in front of him, and if you have some issues about something you may think is serious, then bring it up in private with his parents or yours. Still, I can really feel for you the sense of anxiety you get when someone is forgetting things, but, you just have to remind yourself that the brain is recovering and dealing with the trauma. I'm hoping that I managed to help you out :D good luck to you and your friend.
P.S: If you have anymore questions, try asking a doctor or parent, or write me again, and I'll do my best with my rescources :D
Thank you so much. So far it seems like my friend is recovering. He still seems afraid that he has forgotten something important in his past. I've tried to help him remember things that he's told me, but sometimes he would rather forget, and so we've stopped talking about it.
HIII my name is angie and i need some advice so for like the past couple years a lot of bad stuff has happened to me and i thought i was ok with it but recently i went to the doctor and she told me that i was suffering from depression and prescribed me prosac and im not sure if i should take it? what do you think?
I think that if a doctor perscribes something to you, you've definetly got to take it. I've heard about Prozac having some side-affects, as most anti-depression medication does, but, that doesn't mean YOU will have side-affects. My advice would be: take your perscription, and follow your doctor's advice and if you notice some uncomfortable side-affects, bring it up with the doctor who prescribed it to you.
Thanks for the advice i was kind of thinking about taking it but everybody else says that i shouldnt take it and my sister has to take antidepression meds and it helps her alot
hi, um would you be able to give me some advice on something, its a girl at my school and shes starting to swear at me, and she calling me a chicken, what should i do???
I'm drawn to wonder why and how this started. Did she out-of-the-blue start acting this way, or was it caused by something? Either way, her feelings are rooted in jealousy, anger and disappiontment. Most people who bully others have their own problems with themselves, and take it out on the people around them. You have a few options:
1) (probably the best) I know it sounds cliche, but, you could try talking to an adult you trust. Perhaps a parent, or older sibling. Ask them their opinion and get suggestions. It really helps to feel like someone is on your side :) This adult could also be a teacher at school, if you'd like.
2) Talk to this girl. If you don't know why she's acting this way, ask her. Tell her you don't appreciate it. Don't be rude or mean to her, because than you are just as bad. this option might not work, depending on the situation. You'd have to give me more info for me to come up with more accurate solutions :)
~ good luck
I was reading through your thread and just wanted to say thank you for giving advice out to people.
So my back hurts all the time. I take Advil and stuff, but it makes me tired and I'm scared if I take it during school I'll fall asleep and my grades will slip. I went to the doctor and he told me to come back in 2 months if it still hurt. this was over a year ago, and every time I ask my mom to set up an appointment or hint at it, she won't. I'm scared it's something bad but I know I can't call myself. My mom and I don't always get along and it's one of those things that's kind of hard to talk about. He said it could be about girl stuff, before I started, but I started now and it's not better. How could I ask my mom so I can get it x- rayed?
this probably isn't just going to go away, and going to a doctor is the best way to get some advice. I would simply lay it down for my mother like you just did for me, exactly the same way. You need to show her that it's interfering with your everyday life, and that it's impossible to ignore. I don't think anyone really gets along all the time with their parents, but, I think your mom would really want to know about this, especially if the doctor said you should come see him if the pain doesn't stop. Then, you can request a X-Ray or maybe he'll suggest it. It could be something simple or serious, you don't know until you see a doctor, and do it as soon as possible, so, the pain won't increase. Again, just tell her like you wrote it for me :) and I hope you're feeling peachy again soon.
Thanks. I'll try, and also, I need help with something else...
This guy at my school told me to kill myself over the summer. We'd just broken up, and he's ADHD, ADD, autistic, all this stuff. He takes like 5 meds, and they seem to help, but he really hurt me. I'm not sure if I should be talking to him, but situations forced me to sit next to him in a lot of my classes. He's asked me out a couple of times, but every time I think about what he said, I get scared and also kind of want to do what he said, just because I've been hurt so many times. I don't want to go to the doctor or a therapist, because I know I'm not depressed. We just had a huge fight and he said that if he could take it back, he would, but I'm not sure I believe him. I don't trust people easily, and I'm really scared that if I let myself trust him again I'll get hurt again. Should I forgive him and stay friends or avoid him completely? (like not talk to him at all, considering I sit next to him in classes). What do you think I should do?
There are many reasons why he probably said that, but none of them are excuses. He shouldn't have said something so hateful, and if you keep hanging out with him, it will probably sit in the back of your mind for a long time. The fact that you feel scared is your instict/intuition telling you something is just not right, so listen.
I know the feeling of not wanting to trust people and fearing getting hurt again, really well. It's like the story of most of my relationships. To be honest, I think that this guy probably just isn't for you, and that you should take some time to sort your own mind out right now. Which pretty much means no dating, and surronding yourself with people who make you happy. It may be difficult to seperate yourself from him, given your past relationship and how familiar he is, but it would be best to just seperate yourself from him for awhile. Switch seats, or do anything you can to seperate yourself, even if it means asking the teacher to move you. I think you'll feel better about yourself, and more relaxed and content during classes. If he asks why, just tell him you're taking some "Me Time" to sort yourself out. Don't make promises, because you don't know where you'll be and how you'll feel awhile from now.
My friend is inpatient...
Im really glad shes getting help...
But I miss her...
I don't know what to say, I may need a tiny bit more info, but from what I gather ... her health is probably the most important thing right now and things will probably be better soon? :)
Inpatient is being in the hospital for mental health issues. She has depression pretty bad...
Im really glad shes there... But...
I can't hardly live without her.
Is there maybe a way you could keep in touch with her? Emails or something? I understand that some programs do not allow this, though. If not, I guess you can just look at it in a way that she will be home soon, and things will be better than before? Like I said before, though, the most important thing is that she is getting help :) If you really start to feel lonely, you could try getting involved in something new. I know this sounds so cliched, but maybe if you get invovled in some sort of project or fundraiser that you can devote time to, it'll make time pass more quickly and easily. I'm absoultely not saying to replace your friend, but this can be a temporary solution to what you're feeling. I hope I helped some...
Thank you... No way to keep in touch...
But hopefull she will be out soon.
Maybe I will get involved in something