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Was raped previously. Suffering from PTSD, major depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar, fibromyalgia, CFS, IBS, arthritis, bursitis. Self-bite in sleep. Suggestions?

I already typed in my query. As to your questions, I am 53, 5 7 , 180lbs (after losing 150 lbs with surgery, drugs, fad diets, etc.; just prayer) and have gone from a 32Plus to a 14Misses. I am on disability after being raped for the 4th time in my life 10 years ago. I am being treated for, among other things, PTSD, major depressive disorder , anxiety disorder, OCD, and bipolar I as well as fibromyalgia, CFS , IBS, arthritis, and bursitis . I was a practicing attorney at a renowned law firm when the last rape occurred. I developed tardive dyskinesia 2.5 years ago after a series of hospital stays. The injury about which I am inquiring was the result of a self-bite in my sleep several weeks ago. I have an appointment with my PCP toward the end of the month but I have the two listed questions in the interim.
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

In the Public Forum, it is not possible to ask follow up questions. So, I'm sorry to inform you that I am not be able to view or access the questions which you have listed in your previous post. It may have been answered by some other doctor on the forum. If you would like to ask follow-up questions or clarifications after your initial query, please use the premium service.

I understand that you must be going through a difficult time due to your multiple problems. But since I don't know what your specific queries, I can only give you general advise for your problem based on the brief information you have posted here. Self-biting during sleep can be due to a condition called bruxism. There can be various causes for this and psychological stress is one of the most important causes. So, if you are having this problem repeatedly, I would suggest that you have a detailed evaluation to find out the possible cause. If you are having difficulty handling your multiple psychological problems, I would suggest that you consult a psychiatrist for further treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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