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