You may have heard about anabolic steroids, which can have harmful effects. But there's another type of steroid - sometimes called a corticosteroid - that treats a variety of problems. These steroids are similar to hormones that your adrenal glands produce to fight stress associated with illnesses and injuries. They reduce inflammation and affect the immune system.
You may need to take corticosteroids to treat
Autoimmune diseases such as lupus and multiple sclerosis
Skin conditions such as eczema and rashes
Some kinds of cancer
Steroids are strong medicines, and they can have side effects, including weakened bones and cataracts. Because of this, you usually take them for as short a period as possible.
I apologize this is long but need to get it out.
I'm a 26 year old guy and I've been seeing this awesome girl for the last 6 months. She's everything I've ever wanted- beautiful, smart, good morals, same view as me, caring, etc. 3 months prior to meeting her I had a pretty rough breakup. The girl I was with was wild, very sexual, and had none of the morals I wanted in a girl. During that relationship (I'm ashamed to admit this), I had been using steroids. Well, some things happened with that and I started to obsess something was permanantly wrong with me and my health. I also convinced myself I would just marry my gf at the time, quit my job, and look for one where she lived 3 hrs away. When I tried to tell my ex that I was having a hard time with stuff like this and sorry if I was acting weird (I already felt depressed), she pretty much shut me out providing no comfort and told me if I didn't start to get more like myself then we would just end things. My frame of mind at this time was so messed up, I'd have left her there if I could've thought straight. The next 3 wks she cancels plans and I eventually tell her I can't handle that and she's forcing me to end things. 2 wks after breakup I feel horrible, especially for fear of my health, lonely and then I find out she's already seeing someone else. I start obssessing over whether she was cheating on me, I might have an STD (constantly checking myself), along with constantly googling my health concerns. When I asked her why she acted as she did, she said I just needed to be more of a man and I let her walk all over me. A month after that, I sleep with a random girl and get paranoid I have an STD, start checking myself all the time and freak out when I find a couple spots down there. I go to the docs and everything looks fine they say yet I can't believe them. Throughout this time I still worry I may be messed up healthwise from the steroids. I also have a hard time enjoying anything else bc of this and feel depressed.
I meet my current gf who is the most awesome thing ever. From the get go I started getting paranoid maybe I'm too damaged from my ex to go into this but things go super fast and 6 months later I'm still with her and still obssessing over things - over whether or not it's a rebound, I analyze how I'm feeling and wonder if I felt more good feelings with my ex, my ex's name comes into my head. I don't want my ex back in no way at all, however, when her name comes into my mind and I try to shut it out, it gets worse and feels like something in me forces me to think about her. This then makes me feel guilty while with my current gf and then I start obsessing, "well if you're having these thoughts, guess it's not meant to be with this current gf". Thing is, this current gf is everything I want. I now wake up crying every morning fearing I can't be with my current gf bc myself won't let me. I've now been on cymbalta for a little more than 2 wks from my GP while also seeing a psychologist. All day at my boring job, I google things trying to find an answer, things like: "Am i in a rebound relationship, why do I think of my ex, etc" when I find something that matches I freak out and think "Oh no, looks like I have to get out of this". My health problems are ok from what the doc says and theres nothing physiologically wrong. However, I still wonder what if I permanantly damaged my brain from the steroids even though the doc said that's highly unlikely and the body will always restore itself. I can't find peace within myself. i just know I want to be with my gf and happy yet I can't. I worry about the next time I see her what I'll do when my ex's name pops up and how I'll react.
That's the majority but does this sound like OCD? What can I do? What should I do when I think of my ex? It seems to get worse the more I think about it and google things about it. I need some rational advice here and guidance. I'm trying CBT at the psychologist but I'm not sure how I feel about him yet. I worry I'm permanantly damaged like this and can't be happy or feel normal again.
The thing is I don't have any feelings of wanting to get back with my ex. I don't want anything to do with her at all. It's like she's intrusively invading my thoughts. The more I think about it I ask if I'm just in denial and all of this makes things even worse. Am I just traumatized?
Resolved Question: Can someone help me determine these rashes?
Hello. Any help would be so much appreciated this rash is driving me crazy.
A little history about my health.
I thought my rash was due to my thyroid levels being way out of whack and I am working to get my medicine right on dosage. I take Levothyroixine 150 mcg and I was hyperthyroid now I am hypothyroid after RAI treatment and even though I am on medication for it I have symptoms as if I am not taking anything at all. I am also a full time college student and I have recently been laid off my job and I moved two weeks ago so I am severely stressed out. I have insomnia I do not sleep at night much I have trouble staying asleep an falling asleep. I also have muscle weakness in my wrists, arms, legs and ankles I cannot wear heels anymore. I have swollen hands, arms, legs, and chronic hives and I am thinking I may have Lupus I am not sure.
I always feel a tight band feeling around my head and pressure in the back of my neck and a heavy feeling in my neck and on my shoulders like something is holding me down sometime I feel HYPER and HYPO and I used to have rashes that looked like burns when I washed in hot water so I try to resist and wash in cold water. I also have a bad thrush issue oral and vaginal and I have gone on a gluten free diet and trying to eliminate sugars to starve the yeast but I admit I have had unprotected sex with my boyfriend and I think this maybe where his rash is coming from my yeast issues. I didn't think men could get yeast problems until I looked it up recently.
I read that when you have a bad yeast infection you can get rashes but I am not sure if I passed him a yeast infection by sex and now he has this rash or I am not sure if he gave me this rash from something else? I have a bad thrush problem oral and vaginal since June 2011 way before I met him and I got an HIV test February 2012 and it was negative. Found out the thrush and yeast infections are from hypothyroidism. I am not sexually promiscuous and I had an HIV test done after my last relationship which was in December 2011. I started this relationship January this year.
My rash ( the pic with purple tank top) has been here for weeks and have not gone away yet ).
What started to worry me is my boyfriend has a small rash on him also and his does not itch at all and doesn't bother him and it is on his lower back on the right side but you can barley notice unless you are looking hard it sort of blends in with his skin. He eats a terrible diet ( lot of sugars and barley drinks water ) and works in a steel mill and paints steel and sometimes the paint gets on his arms and I am not sure if this could of broken him out? Or was it something from me? Or something he has?
I posted picture links also. I pray that you guys can help me figure this out maybe it is a fungal rash or from a yeast infection or maybe stress because we have both been very stressed out these past months.
He also had a cyst and was on antibiotics a few weeks ago and I don't know if that gave him this rash or not but by looking at it I figure someone can help me out here.
I am not sure if this is some form of dermatitis or yeast, fungal or something else?! I asked him was he tested for HIV recently he told me yes so I am not sure what it is. My mother just added me on her insurance at work so I cannot use it until June 15, 2013 so for now I am looking for something to ease my mind.
Thanks I appreciate it.
I need to get rid of my heat rash by mid June. My heat rash started underneath my chest, along my inner thighs, and on my inner elbow. It has now spread all over my stomach and is up to my neck. The rash appears to be a tanner color than my skin. It does not itch and is not red, bumpy or scaley. There is hardly any elevation between the rash and my normal skin, expect the skin the rash covers looks a little dry. The pattern looks similar to a cheetah pattern.
I have used up an entire Tin Actin aeresol spray can, but it only made the rash lighter. It doesn't completely get rid of it. Tin actin used to make a potent fungus treatment that squeezed out in little drops like an eye dropper, which was so good my rash would be gone entirely by the next day. This product was discontinued years ago.
I have switched to cotton undergarments and generally do not wear tight fitting clothing. I have read there are different creams to apply on the area, but want something that will get rid of it entirely. I prefer not to use steroids. If anyone knows of an ingredient(s) I can purchase at a health food store that would get rid of this rash quickly I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading!
Resolved Question: I have congestion. My eye waters with some sinus pain. What's wrong with me?
The ENT said the swelling on my nose isn't any nasal polyp or deviated septum. Something is wrong and my left side is so swollen what should I do? She gave me stronger antibiotics and a steroid for swelling?
Voting Question: What can be worse than the sub prime mortgage bubble and the dot.com bubble?
I have to say Obamacare by leaps and bounds. If you thought sub prime mortgages and shady earnings from the internet bubble age were bad just wait until you see what forcing people to buy Obamacare derivatives can do to the economy. If derivatives and irrational exuberance caused massive bubbles. You ain't seen nothing yet. Everyone wants to work for the health care industry in the same way that everyone wanted to own a home. Derivatives are insurance plans for securities so forcing people to buy derivatives is something totally new and unprecedented. For the first time we will force people to buy derivatives so if you thought derivatives were bad just wait and see what Obamacare can do. Its like the derivative market on steroids.
Even now health care stocks have formed into the biggest bubble seen since the Mississippi bubble brought France into utter ruin forcing them to sell the Mississippi valley better known as the Louisiana purchase. If you know your history then you know that Obamacare bubble will be even worse for America than the Mississippi bubble was for France.
What's backing up the Obamacare bubble? The same kind of funny money that backed up the Mississippi company before it turned into a bubble. Like Obamacare everyone wanted in on the bubble.
I'm not the only one who noticed this. There are others check this out.
This will be the bubble to end all bubbles.
Resolved Question: would you honestly think that muscles can make an ugly guy more attractive?
get the bodybuilder image out of your head! That physique cant be achieved without steroids for most of the population. My body is average and im six foot 3. I just started working out at the gym 1 week ago, and my goals are to look like the strong silent type (search him on google. you should see pictures of a cowboy covering most of his face. He has no shirt on and has muscles)
As for my face. the right side is alot bigger then the left my jaw is barely visible on the left and the cheekbone is lower. If you think I have bdd or something, let me dismiss that beliefe by saying tht I went on omegle and got bad responses from girls. Quote "you look so F'n high" Quote "U look odd"
My experiences with women. In gr 11 i had social anxiety, now its reduced by half because i got some help. this one short asian girl liked me. she was cute but i was too shy and fucked it up so she ended up dating someone else. gr. 12, asked 2 girls out, both rejected me in a nice mannor. rejection is rejection doesnt matter what form just like an f is an f. Now im trying to talk to this girl who is also extremely shy. she stares at attractive guys and avoids me.
I dont need a makeover because ive got a haircut and some "cool" t shirts. And i think dressing any better would be overdressing
Voting Question: After second MRI doctor says back is fine?
I have been going to Kaiser for over a year and a half for my lower back. I completed the pain management course for a bad lower back and pain. They gave me a MRI last year and said I had mild spinosis secondary to congentical canal stenosis, arthritis, bulging disk among other things. I was in pain, and my pain would stay with me where I could not sleep at night because my legs would have shooting cramp like pains. I also have warm sensations going down my legs. After going over a year to Kaiser for this. I started to get the impression they were tired of treating me. A few months ago they gave me six steroid shots all in the same day. The next morning when I was about to get up, I had this terrible pain, and I was doubled over and had chills. It would happen for a few weeks. I called Kaiser and spoke with the doctor who gave me the shots and she told me this was not from the shots, and probably some other back issues I had that I can feel now, because the other problems were taken care of from the shots. I told her I had pain, but never like that before. The shooting pains let up some after the shots, so I was able to sleep a little better, but I still have pain in my lower back and hips when I lift something that has weight. I just got another MRI last week. They did dye this time. My doctor told me my mri was "better" than the first one, and the disc bulge is better, and I should go on and and do my regular routine and go back to work. I told her my back is still painful(pain rate is always 7-8) and if I lift something heavy, it goes to ten and stays theres until I rest it and let time go by. She told me she does not know why my back is still hurting and my "pain level" might be low. I could not believe she said that. I remember my pain therapist telling me that Kaiser had changed their policies regarding the doctor and their ability to deal with SDI (short term), after dealing with me. My doctor at Kaiser was extending my short term disability benefits until they ended. I don't know what the issue was, if it had something to do with workers comp,or the state or what. But anyways, I had been having neck "aches" and pain from my neck and I asked for a x-ray. I know I had arthrithis and a bad disc in my neck but I did not tell the doctor. She gave me a x-ray, and sent me a letter saying everything was normal and good. A red flag went up in my head. Then, After this MRI, the doctor calls me and says my MRI on my back is better and my bulging disc has mysteriously gotten better and I should not be having any back pain, and I might have " chronic pain". But now they say I have epidural lipomatosis. I don't trust Kaiser and I was thinking about taking copies of my X-rays and MRI's and getting another opinion. I would hate to think that Kaiser would not tell the truth and lie rearding a patients health issues just to appease some other entity that is on them regarding SDI or other issues. Is there a word for this kind of behavior?
Im an 18yr old guy under 5'6'' and weigh just about 55kg. I wanna seriously start bulking up size and strength wise all over but want the definition as well. Ive been told whey protein and creatine is the best combo of supplements is that right? Thanks, and no references to steroids plz...
About one month ago, I made a trip to my local nurse practitioner for medical advice concerning an abscess-like form on my chest. She took a culture of the liquid on the inside, and before even coming back with test results, she marked it off as a cyst and made me an appointment to have it removed with a doctor. When I visit the doc two weeks later, he tells me it was likely an infected ingrown hair of some sort, and he prescribed me a little antibiotic and said to let him know if I ha further problems with it. Well, I've had about 4 spots of the same problem in different areas. They grow particularly painful, so I made a trip back to the practitioner, where she then informed me that the culture from the first abscess was actually positive for an antibiotic resistant staph infection. That was yesterday. Since then, I feel my health has actually gone down a bit more. I can hardly stay awake, my head is pounding worse than ever before, my joints hurt, and there's been a sharp pain under the left side of my rib cage. I am taking a stronger antibiotic, received a steroid shot I believe, and she gave me surgical soap to help kill the germs existing on my skin. With how horribly I am feeling, should I just leave it in her hands and continue taking my medicine with no doubts or should I seak medical advice elsewhere? I just don't want to feel icky anymore! There's also an abscess on my inner thigh that has naturally starting draining today and IT IS PAINFUL. Any advice for that? Thank you all!
Before few years i've always been happy, but in last time, there's just aggression and everything i want is big arms, back, legs and provoke everyone around me. Always arguing with friends, family and people who close to me. Have desire to argue to strange people and to fight with them. Im bodybuilder for 3-4 years, but don't use any chemistry (steroids) or any suplement, so don't know from where is all hate i have? Also, my life is change to workout, big body and just to be bigger than my friends and all people to be able to fight. i'm not worry for my health just to have big bogy and i think to start with steroids in 18. year, i now have 16... problem is?
Resolved Question: What steps should I take to raise my testosterone?
I'm tired of having small arms I'm 6'1'' I have been working out a lot lately, trying hard and not showing as much results as I would like. Should I just cheat and take steroids? I don't care if it's bad for my health. mine as well try to get tough or die trying.
What is the nature of Asthma?
What are factors affecting it that cannot be controlled?
Impact and consequences of Asthma?
Positive and Negative health decisions to counter Asthma
Factors that could negatively influence health and health decisions
Ways to reduce it?
Resolved Question: Songs to wine too ? And best hair for micro twist?
Basically i have reacently become intrested in fitness and improving my own general fitness and health , i reguarly run and do general fitness , but as i have a very high matabalism i am still fairly skinny although i have bulked up a bit , but i want to bulk up more without using protian shakes or such , as id prefer doing it more natraully , so any advice or tips would b appreciated .... thanks
Resolved Question: Hi people, I'm usually the one to answer other people's question but now I need some one to help me.?
I have 2 beautiful girl rats well one of my girls won't use her hands to eat and she's slow now she is only 20 months any way is she considered old. My other rat is the same age and she's fine. Any advice on this question? 10points best answer thanks, D
Resolved Question: Has anyone had any similar problems with left side chest pain and did you ever find relief?
The pain is next to my sternum on left side of my chest. It started when I was 12 years old the pain is intense and sharp and mimics a heart attack. I have been diagnosed with costochondritis and/or fibromyalgia. I'm not sure what I have at this point. I have seen dozens of doctors heart speailist, pain management clinics, surgeons, and family doctors and had every test X-ray you can imagine.. It's to the point now where nothing gives me relief and I'm in constant unbeatable pain.. The last few doctors I have seen stated the were out of ideas and clueless on what to do..I am on neurontin and have been going o a place to have bone manipulatin to hopefully help..It has been 9 years I am only 20 years old I shouldn't Be in this much pain..I know more people have to be out there experiencing this and I would love to talk to you know how and if you ever had any relief..also I have tried all known medical treatments for costo with no relief (naproxen, steroids, and even steroid injenction into my sternum) I can pinpoint the exact spot because if touch it is extremely painful and tender..
Resolved Question: Why are people saying circumcision is in my head..?
Im a male in his 20#s and got circumcised about 3 months ago due to having partial phimosis for as long as I can remember. I had tried stretching for a long time and I could never get the foreskin back further than half way when erect. I had tried stretching, steroid cream, and something called novoglan and also preputioplasty, all seemed to have little effect. Anyway, I had noticed that masturbation basically gives me little pleasure compared to before and lacks that explosive feeling when you climax, which feels fantastic and I asked why this was on here.
And I was told by a few people, its in my head, however, I dont even see how this is possible. How can I imagine this? How do I imagine a lack of sensitivity and pleasure? I admit I do thiink about how much I regret it 99% of the time and wish I could turn back the clock but then again, I dont see how I could have cured this phimosis and had a normal foreskin?
Resolved Question: I have bad cracked eczema on my hands, how can I fix it up?
Hi I would be grafteful for any advice here, I have been on a VLCD of around 600kcals a day under medical supervision, but 6wks in my GP has decided I need too come off it due too health issues, I have been in ketosis this whole time, but just don,t know where too go now, should I go onto a low kcal diet or a low carb one I do not want too do atkins as it can be high fat and I don,t want that any ideas?? I have tried a low kcal diet before 1200kcal but due too medication I am on steroids etc, I didn,t lose any weight, the vlcd was the only one that seemed too shift it.
Resolved Question: What can I do about my dog scratching at herself all the time?
First of all, I AM taking her to a vet. She is scheduled for next week because that's what's available. She needs to get her vaccines anyway.
I've checked her for fleas, and she was in the vet's a few weeks ago and they didn't notice anything. Since her last visit, the itchiness has gotten worse. She has scabs on one of her ears and a small patch of sparce fur at the base of her tail.
She has had a UTI before and was treated for that, and put on a special diet (Science Diet, a brand that is low-protein, gran-free, acidic, and contains cranberries, which is what she needs). She eats well.
She is a pitbull-plott hound mix (plott hounds are a type of coon hound, but pretty much only show up in the South USA). She is a rescue and I got her from a foster home with a bunch of other dogs.
She is otherwise a very healthy dog, in pique condition.
Don't be snarky. I started being bulimic because I was about 50lbs overweight but it didn't look like it. I've tried everything else including serious weight loss suppliments, diet, vigorous exercise, and anorexia. I've never lost more than 5 lbs until now, I've lost 20 lbs in a month of being bulimic. It's literally the only thing that has worked. Even if I chose this, it's still classified as a mental disorder. Will it stop when I lose the weight I want to? I only want to be within the legal "normal" range. Serious only, don't be a douchebag.
Resolved Question: my dog has little scabs on his chin and stomach and its irritating him bad what is this, what can I do?
This happened about a week ago and i'm worried that my dog might have something really harmful he has little red scabs that he itches all the time under his chin and stomach and some around his private part, what ever he has can it be passed from him to me help! He is a male pit bull around 2 1/2 years old.
I really need help because my dog is seriously in pain his skin is also red from all the itching and its cutting his skin what can I do, I'm 15 so I cant take him to the vet and my guardians are currently out of town working so I cant take him to the vet.
So I have just noticed that I have stretch marks on my belly under my belly button and I am trying to watch what I eat and exorcize but what I was wondering is how can I stop them and make them go away? I am 13
Resolved Question: please state 20 benefits that will happen when i lose 50 pounds of fat what are 20 good outcomes of fat loss?
I am mail, I want just the top of my hair in a braid and the sides and back will be shaved
The hair style is messy, and they best way to describe it is that it looks like a bunch of mini Cheetos, all seperate
It kinda sticks out a little too, does anyone know what this is specifically called? Or what I could say to a hairdresser for them to understand?
Voting Question: Lower 2 wisdom teeth removed 6 days ago & still swollen, painful and can't chew?
I had both of my lower wisdom teeth removed exactly 6 days ago (5/2) and I think it is taking longer than normal to heal. I'm a 24 year old female (non-smoker) in good health. I am having a hard time finding out what to expect in the recovery process as I know all cases are different and much of the information I am reading online is from people who have had all 4 wisdom teeth removed.
I went to an oral surgeon and had the procedure with Novocain and laughing gas (I was very nervous). I had not been given any steroids or anything to take prior to the surgery. Both teeth were impacted. From looking at my x-rays my surgeon said it looked good and it should not be too difficult to remove. I know the teeth came out in pieces. I was only there for an hour and that includes the paperwork, an exam, the extraction and briefing me on how to clean and take care of the area.
I feel like it was all very quick and I wasn't really briefed on my healing process and what to expect. I basically spent the first two days sleeping and icing my face. I did not get the feeling my recovery was taking longer than it should until the third day. The swelling in my face had barely gone down, I could barely open my mouth and my lisp was very hard to understand.
Because the office was closed on Sunday, I went to have it checked out on Monday morning. They took a look, flushed out the area and then cut some of the stitches. The surgeon mentioned that he had “done these stitches real tight”. I don’t know if that was directed to me or the assistant. After that I felt an immediate improvement. I could open my mouth more and it was easier to speak. I asked if everything looked good and if this was healing normally and they said everything looks just fine. They said I could expect a big improvement in the next 24 hours.
When I got back to my car I looked in the mirror and noticed bruises set in on both sides of my face. I had done my makeup prior to going to the dentist and I know they were not there earlier in the morning so snipping the stitches must have helped them set in?
The next day I felt just about the same as the day before; very minor improvements. I could finally make my teeth touch, but not without pain. I could push my teeth down but they kept hitting my gums in the lower back of my mouth and when I bit down something sharp would stick into the top of my mouth. I decided to call the dentist to see what they think and they asked me to come in again.
They flushed me out again and said that it was one of the stitches rubbing. Again my surgeon said something about the stitches being tight and I don’t know how to take this. They again said I was fine and sent me on my way. One thing that I find weird is the swelling is worse on my left side but the pain, swelling and friction with the stitch is on my right side.
Today marks 6 days after the surgery. My face is still swollen, my speech is still impaired, my teeth still do not touch and I still cannot eat solid food. It’s making it so difficult to sleep and I’m getting behind at work, not to mention I am starving! I understand healing takes time but I am getting a bad feeling about my surgeon and that he is not telling me everything. From the stories of my friends, family and co-workers, it sounds like my recovery is not typical. Should I consult anyone else? Is this normal? Other than the rinsing with salt water, taking antibiotics and applying a warm compresses is there anything else I can do? Thanks to anyone who has advice to share!
Resolved Question: Two pet rats died suddenly Sheena plz help!?
Ok so I bought two male rats eat about 1.5 years old they were brothers and bonded couple. When I brought them home they were loving happy always giving kisses and fine with my rats. For the first few days it was great until about 5 days after I got them they both simultaneously had a stroke and one was worse he was in bad condition and couldn't walk neither could the other and they were fine that morning. So I took a shoe box filled it with bedding and very comfortable nesting material and let them..."go to sleep" as we'll as me the next morning they were both snuggled and sadly they passed away together so we buried them. This impacted me because I'm only 14. The question is why would they both die simultaneously die from the same thing at the same time? Was it because they were brothers or a bonded couple? My rats were fine with them.
Resolved Question: I was diagnosed with a low form of Bell's Palsy how long until I see results?
I live in Seattle, with a HUGE population of unvaccinated children, and we had a pertussis outbreak in Washington that has me really scared for my child. He is vaccinated, but 77 percent of 13- to 19-year-olds diagnosed with whooping cough in Washington had received their last recommended vaccination.
I'm wondering how this works. If the majority of children are vaccinated and have immunity, how does the bacteria have any effect on them? Wouldn't the body fight it off? I've heard of herd immunity, but how does it change the effectiveness of a vaccine on an individual level? He will be starting school this fall and I'm a bit worried.
Thanks so much!
Voting Question: I'm fifteen and worry that I am going insane.?
I've recently started thinking i'm losing my mind. I'm acting like a fucking idiot. There is a history of mental illness in my family and i've always thought I was strange. I'm not at all a bad person in my opinion, I do care about others around me.
These are some things I do that worry me:
I hide all of my emotions and stay in my house alone for hours and even avoid my family. I always feel like a burden to my family and friends that I talk to.
Sometimes I talk to myself in the mirror and genuinely believe it's someone else. I talk to myself and when I look in the mirror I feel as though it's someone else looking back at me.
I don't trust anything. I.e. adverts, stories told by friends or family etc. I think everything is a lie.
My ex gf told me that I need therapy because i've been cutting myself and now I take drugs to escape from reality and to hurt myself.
Sometimes I even make myself throw up or make myself cry by thinking about things that upset me.
I piss in the sink or even glasses that I know my family need to use.
I take the prescripted drugs in my cabinet. I took a lot of my steroid pred forte eye drops today and even snorted a line of something in a red and grey capsule just because it's bound to damage me and I was bored.
I smoke quite a lot of grass and recently started taking LSD. At the weekend I even snorted a gram of cocaine and a gram of magic.
In the last 6 or 7 months i've been wanting to kill myself and even cut myself when i'm bored.
Causing myself pain and thinking about killing myself or others makes me happy and excited.
I sincerely hope I have mental health issues and that I die. Sometimes I pray that I get hit by a car and stay on the ground. I once wanted to walk in front of a bus and when I didn't I regret it a lot.
I sometimes think about young people or family members in a sexual way.
I lie to people a lot and exaggerate things, then force myself to believe it.
I blame myself for everything that's wrong in my life.
I try to make others worry about me.
I lose concentration and forget things all the time.
I often masturbate over gay porn even though i'm not gay.
I also sometimes lick the rim of a girl's glass because I get a thrill from it.
There are lots of other strange things I do but I can't remember them. It really worry's me how i've been acting because it isn't exactly sane. I'm only 15 so i'm still young. Can someone please help?
I sat two tests last October that said I suffered from mildly sever depression. I even have anxiety where I carry a knife on me in case someone attacks me and when they don't I get angry and cut myself.
Resolved Question: Do you think Big Brown is enjoying his retirement more than his years of racing?
My dog is eight years old has been itching a lot recently and she has black dots on her skin and I was wondering what that was and if there's any allergy pills or anything I can do to prevent her from itching really bad but she has lost a lot of fur where she's been itching.
He doesn't have any fleas we already put flea medicine on him, and we checked him for fleas and he doesn't have any. I think it's just really dry skin.
He's a long-haired chihuahua and papillon mix and we just took him to the groomers and he got his hair cut very short because it's almost summer, and once we cut it we can see his skin is really red almost bleeding from how much he scratches. The groomer said his skin was really dry and tried bathing him in some oatmeal shampoo.
Is there anything I can do for him to get rid of his dry skin and might there be anything that might be causing this?
Some home remedies for it would be helpful please.
By the way, it's not from over bathing I bathe him about every month and a half to two months or so.
Resolved Question: My dog has chronic ear problems?
We have a 7 year old Male Vizsla whom has been on every antibiotic at the vets (liquid/pill, sometimes both). He has had chronic infections since he was young. One ear is much worse than the other
His ears are:
- very itchy red and inflamed)
- brown coffee ground like wax, smelly ears that smell like strong cheese( I know that's infection)
- have some scratch marks from his itching so he whines when I attempt to clean
- swims in the summer, I won't stop him because its natural and fun.
- has no ear mites and has been tested
- pretty sure it's yeast but its just terrible
- he tilts his head and twitches which worries me.
I'm thinking maybe he has something from the environment deep in the ear canal that needs removal, which he will definately need anesthesia.
So what can I do? I'd rather natural because drugs do nothing and I the long run are a waste of money and deteriorate health. Problem is I can't do alcohol or vinegar because it will sting terribly. He is also very sensitive to anything "ears".
Thanks for your help.
My sister who is into fitness and stuff warned me from taking creatine monohydrate.
She says that Creatine can cause kidney complications like Kidney stones. and perhaps even liver issues!
she says Creatine causes hairloss,Creatine is un-natural,It's a steroid, And creatine causes body pimples and stomach bloating and affects poop.
She's strongly against Creatine use. all this she says has got me worried. is all that true?
My dog is always stretching and nibbles on him self on his privates or really anywhere on his body and he also has these really nasty rash on his arm pits and bumps on his privates. Does anyone know why? And he does not have fleas.
Over a year ago I became very ill, I was vomiting and having diarrhea. The doctors working my case decided to do a endoscopy and colonoscopy. They found I had an infection called C diff and inflammation but no bumps. They gave me antibiotics but no probiotics which is protocol. After the round of antibiotics I was fine but somewhere after it was gone it came back. I had c diff four times. They now said I had mild colitis. During the second time of c diff thats when they decided to give me steroids and rantidine. After giving me these medications everything went down hill. I became paralyzed from the waist up and down. After steroids I now have bumps on my colon which I didn't before and my legs are all messed up. They then diagnosed me with severe case of Crohn's disease. They now put me on remicade which seems not to be working anymore. I never have diarrhea which is a main symptom of their diagnoses which is crohn's. I also don't have anyone in my family with this disease or any other type like it. They also have made many mistakes. They lost my health care plan, they screwed up my medicine prescriptions. Also I started bleeding out of my butt after the medicines they put me on. They also don't want to send over any blood work papers. I think I had celiac disease instead. They also never told us that I was on steroids again after not being on them for so long. Should I pursue legal action?
Over a year ago I became very ill, I was vomiting and having diarrhea. The doctors working my case decided to do a endoscopy and colonoscopy. They found I had an infection called C diff and inflammation but no bumps. They gave me antibiotics but no probiotics which is protocol. After the round of antibiotics I was fine but somewhere after it was gone it came back. I had c diff four times. They now said I had mild colitis. During the second time of c diff thats when they decided to give me steroids and rantidine. After giving me these medications everything went down hill. I became paralyzed from the waist up and down. After steroids I now have bumps on my colon which I didn't before and my legs are all messed up. They then diagnosed me with severe case of Crohn's disease. They now put me on remicade which seems not to be working anymore. I never have diarrhea which is a main symptom of their diagnoses which is crohn's. I also don't have anyone in my family with this disease or any other type like it. They also have made many mistakes. They lost my health care plan, they screwed up my medicine prescriptions. They also don't want to send over any blood work papers. I think I had celiac disease instead. They also never told us that I was on steroids again after not being on them for so long. Should I pursue legal action?
Voting Question: Was I misdiagnosed with crohn's disease?
Over a year ago I became very ill, I was vomiting and having diarrhea. The doctors working my case decided to do a endoscopy and colonoscopy. They found I had an infection called C diff and inflammation but no bumps. They gave me antibiotics but no probiotics which is protocol. After the round of antibiotics I was fine but somewhere after it was gone it came back. I had c diff four times. They now said I had mild colitis. During the second time of c diff thats when they decided to give me steroids and rantidine. After giving me these medications everything went down hill. I became paralyzed from the waist up and down. After steroids I now have bumps on my colon which I didn't before and my legs are all messed up. They then diagnosed me with severe case of Crohn's disease. They now put me on remicade which seems not to be working anymore. I never have diarrhea which is a main symptom of their diagnoses which is crohn's. I also don't have anyone in my family with this disease or any other type like it. They also have made many mistakes. They lost my health care plan, they screwed up my medicine prescriptions. I think I had celiac disease instead. Should I pursue legal action?
Resolved Question: am i allowed to take my puppy outside? if not, what do i do?
My puppy chihuahua is almost 12 weeks old and has never been outside.
The reason being, he hasn't gotten any of his shots!
He hasn't gotten it because it turned out at 8 weeks he had a rare disorder (curable, thankfully) and he's been taking steroids for it. He's off it now, but the vet wants me to watch him for a week to see if hes really cured before he can get his shots.
He is getting his first round of shots next Friday, if he doesn't show any signs of his disorder coming back. By then, can I take him outside? Like just to walk around the parking lot?
He really has so much energy right now, and when hes excited he runs around the kitchen and my room in circles. He's a happy dog. He now sits by the window and smells the air. I just feel bad he can't go outside.
I have to wait until the 3rd round of shots till he can go out right? He will be about 16-17 weeks by then, (4 months old), and will never have been outside! :(
As for socialization, the vet said he wasn't allowed to see any other dogs because his steroids make his immune system weak etc etc. But i socialized him with people and he literally loves everyone.
Resolved Question: What should I do about a herniated disc?
My MRI results came back saying I had a herniated disc on my L5. Should I get the suggested epidural steroid injections? Anyone have any advice or suggestions, web research hasn't been much help! Thanks!
Resolved Question: My dog is scratching, biting hair los on his back and under his tail and back legs. He Also has very dry skin?
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