Not sure about that particular name, but I can tell you that when my anxiety is acting up, my thinking goes to heck. I mean, my actual ability to think and absorb information becomes severely compromised. I can see how that would affect reading ability.View Thread
It could be anxiety. It's amazing what the mind can do at times. It can also just be your sinuses and inner ears giving you trouble. It's amazing how much harder it can be to concentrate, even if you are suffering from really mundane symptoms. Of course, the minute you start worrying about it, the worse the symptoms will feel. If the doctor wasn't worried, I wouldn't be, unless the symptoms get really really bad. I've had all that you describe form a simple cold.
01helpmeout, I've been here quite a while (four yeears, give or take) and I find that usually people are fairly supportive and nice, even if they don't know the answer to a question. There aren't many like An_258778. But I share your concern.View Thread
An_258776, keep in mind that the original poster said she was a teenage girl. How is she supposed to "pay a doc like the rest of us?" There is really no call for that type of rudeness, particularly when we already have a problem with not enough people responding in a helpful way.View Thread
Feel free to do that, sterling001. I'm sorry there was no one to respond to you. You should know, however, that responses here can be rather sparse since we have lost most of the doctors who used to post here and membership is dwindling. You are unlikely to find a medical professional willing to give you more than the most vague of advice, however, make sure you check out anxieties.org because there is some great free advice there.View Thread
Welcome to WebMD! I think you will find some supportive people here in some of the communities. And with libability issues these days, people always say "see a doctor" which is really frustrating when you can't see one!
Because of that, I set up a thread for people to share ways they help their depression. I hope you find some useful tips there.
It can be tough to find help, that's for sure. You will be able to find information on WebMD to better understand your condition, and if you go to the depression community you may find some support at least. Welcome to the group, and here are the links:
Hopefully this will at least give you some places to start. With health care this difficult to get, many of us are having to research our own conditions and find ways to help ourselves. I'm going through the same thing so I understand.
To other responders: Please be a little nicer when replying to someone asking for help. We may not be able to do much but we can at least try to be understanding. A "what do you expect?" really doesn't do anything for anyone.View Thread
It's good to have you here. With your intelligence and thoughtfulness, I am sure you will eventually be able to find a solution. One bit of advice I have is not to regard your doctors as infallible. Take advantage of their knowledge, use them as a resource, but always remember that you are the only one inside your own head. You may not be schizophrenic. Or you may be. Either way, let them help you learn ways to manage your condition but always be an aware part of your own health care strategy.
Also, try meditation. That can really help you find that quiet, still place inside yourself that you need so badly. It's not outside in the world, it's in you.
You are an intelligent, bright, talented person. I can tell this just by reading your words. There is hope and there is peace. I wish you good fortune in finding it.View Thread
Meditation can help you retrain your mind into new patterns. If you have OCD, you might want to talk to your therapist about what kind is best. Meditation can actually have lasting positive effects on the way you think. Sometimes it's easier to meditate while in motion - like during exercise or while driving on a lonely stretch of road. Basic focus on your breath is a good way to start.View Thread