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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have chronic tics (rapid hand movements over and over maybe 20 times a day)....trouble sleeping....Anger issues....Racing thoughts all the time.....and I also chew the skin off of all my finger tips....(which I guess from researching is a form of OCD).......I'm also extremely impulsive....and have a very addicting personality....I worry alot also.....what is wrong with me?? I feel like I am losing it all of a sudden.....
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   lwt me read
User :   no problem
Doctor :   may i know tour age
User :   i turned 26 a couple days ago...
Doctor :   any issues with the heart beat
Doctor :   like it is rapid at times
User :   yes when I heart beats like crazy
Doctor :   sweating ?
User :   yes I have major sweating problems
User :   I have to use special deodorant
Doctor :   is this all from your childhood or developed recently
User :   I have had tics my whole life and sweating problems my whole life
User :   this other stuff is fairly new
User :   It seems like everything has just went out of control all of a sudden...
Doctor :   do you also get headache ?
User :   I used to get them a ton as a kid
User :   not so much now.....maybe 1 every 2 weeks
Doctor :   may i know your occupation ?
User :   XXX
Doctor :   you said you worry a lot
Doctor :   what is that you worry ?
User :   I worry about stupid things...
Doctor :   like ?
User :   like at night if i hear a noise i think someone is breaking in
User :   and it keeps me up
User :   or if the electric flashes on and off....the house will burn down
Doctor :   do you have any excess pressure at the work or from home
User :   not really
User :   my job is pretty easy there is no stress
Doctor :   is there any history of family member having such problems ?
User :   No
User :   I only used to tic when I was I tic constantly....its out of control...
Doctor :   is this tic affecting your daily activity
User :   its affects my heart now....I always feel like Im going to have a heart attack one day
User :   Its embarrasing....but I guess it doesnt affect my activity
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did you consult a doctor for your problems ?
User :   No
Doctor :   from the description you have provided you are suffering from stress
Doctor :   it is the physical and psychological response of the body to the stress
Doctor :   as the tics have become more addictive and it is irresistible to stop by yourself you need professional help
User :   ok
Doctor :   you need to consult a general physician or a psychiatrist to get this tic out of your life
Doctor :   do you have any hobby
User :   are there meds that stop tics? I didnt think there were....
User :   I play sports and fish....I have hobbies...
Doctor :   stopping a tic is multimodality
Doctor :   only medication do not help
Doctor :   there are medicines along with the cognitive behavior therapy and and stimulus and response prevention programme
User :   So i should see a psychiatrist or psychologist?
Doctor :   psychiatrist
User :   Ok
User :   thanks for your help....
Doctor :   thanks for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   we are available 24/7
Doctor :   if you have any medical query please do log in
User :   thanks I will..
Doctor :   bye for now
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