I’m not a psychiatrist, but if a friend came to me and said she was feeling so hopeless that she couldn’t function at work; that she was going through a box of tissues every few days because of her unexplained crying spells; and that she... Read more
Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea are some of the common and uncomfortable symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Unfortunately, no one has yet discovered a specific cause for IBS, but there are many factors that are... Read more
Many of us might say that being less active in the winter is the normal cycle of life. A less peppy mood may be typical in this season, but for some people, cold weather and lack of sunshine bring on more than the usual winter blahs. It can bring on... Read more
Most people have experienced sleep problems at one time or another, but what causes insomnia is very individual. There are actually two different forms of insomnia—secondary (when insomnia occurs as a symptom or side effect of something else)... Read more
Hi, I posted this under the fitness and exercise board too. Can you help me figure out why I have dizziness, tingling around my mouth and down my arms and legs, tight chest and feels like a puffy face after being on my elliptical? I've been doing m... Read more
I hope someone can help me with this; it feels like I'm having a panic attack after I exercise. I'm a 53 y.o. female, a little underweight, but in otherwise good health. I've been doing my ellip[tical for years, but recently have experienced tingl... Read more
I just got off the phone with my Student Advisor, who is worried about because of my lack of progress, especially in one of my two classes. We talked for a very long time. One of the things we discussed is the possibility of me suffering with Seaso... Read more
I feel so lost, I'm sorry this will be long. I was anorexic/obsessively exercising from the time I was 10 until I was 20, then I was hospitalized for ~5 months. Since then I have had a lot of issues with binging. I also have OCD which makes recovery... Read more
I love my friends. They are really great people. Here lately it seems they have all found something to worry about. Big topics. My situation is a lot worse than theirs. I am talking financial and future security. I am trying to take things one day at... Read more
Start small, celebrate often! Just one baby step at a time!You can do it!;.•♥ Kelly ♥•¸ .Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything!Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public _journal_individua... Read more
I have been a smoker for about ten years. I also have been a hair puller for about sixteen years. I have decided to quit smoking and that was six days ago. Since I have quit smoking I don't seem to pull my hair that much anymore.... Read more
Last week Coach Nicole emailed me a link to an article published in the New York Times regarding midlife eating disorders. While I was quite aware of anorexia, bulimia and binging being diagnosed in young women, I was unaware of the rise of these dis... Read more
In 2001, Kim Rhyne gained 20 pounds in six weeks. Normally an energetic women’s ministry leader in Cleveland, she was suddenly so exhausted that she could barely drag herself out of bed. “I wasn’t eating a lot more or doing anythin... Read more
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