Psychosis symptoms involve hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, mania and depression along with others. There are nine all together that combine to form psychosis including changes in behavior and personality; often those suffering are not aware that there have been any changes.

In order to understand the psychosis symptoms you will have to know what each one is. You will want to rule out other causes for the symptoms before jumping to the conclusion that someone is suffering from a form of psychosis since there are other reasons for the majority of the symptoms associated with psychosis.

Hallucinations can come from a severely high fever or an illness that leads to a fever. These are more common in children and the elderly. Hallucinations can affect the vision, hearing and taste. When hallucinations persist and turn to delusion it can indicate schizophrenia or another disorder. They may hear voices that are not real, see things or taste things that are not the way they should be when having hallucinations. You have to make sure these are true hallucinations and not merely nightmares or dementia.

Delusions are different from hallucinations. These are difficult to determine as personal beliefs will vary from one person to the other. Hallucinations and paranoia can cause one to hallucinate.

Another psychosis symptom is paranoia. This is a form of delusions where the beliefs though firm are not realistic. When a person thinks that someone is going to do them harm in some way with no basis for it they are suffering from delusions. Some people have beliefs that are considered to be paranoid as part of normal behavior.

Mania is yet another of the psychosis symptoms and is far more than simply being in a good mood or being euphoric. When one is in the manic state they are often frantic and overly excited. They have a tendency to appear hyperactive. The thoughts and speech of a person in a manic state are often hard to understand as they are running into each other and appear jumbled together to those around them. Mania often cycles to depression.

Depression is another psychosis symptom that would be more complicated. There are various types of depression such as postpartum, and mental that can even have suicidal tendencies that go with them and cause a person to do harm to them. There are a number of things that can cause a person to feel sad and sadness alone is not a reason to assume depression.

Fatigue and an inability to sleep can cause a feeling of sadness from the exaction they cause. If you have a chronic illness you can experience depression as well. If you have true depression then you have a problem and need to seek help with your symptoms.

There are also emotional symptoms involved with psychosis. The causes of the emotional symptoms will vary a great deal and the amount of emotions associated with them will vary from person to person. Anxiety, dementia, depression and schizophrenia can all lead to emotional symptoms associated with psychosis.

Changes in personality are also part of psychosis symptoms. This is when a persons overall behavior and personality changes. There are lots of reasons that personalities change among them stress, anxiety, depression and mood disorders. The sudden increase in stress in a person’s life can cause them to become irritable and anxious.

There are behavioral symptoms as part of the psychosis symptoms as well. The psychosis symptoms that fall under behavioral symptoms fall under a number of types. The changes in personality, becoming confused, and being aggressive are all a part of changes in a person’s behavior. They may also have anxiety that can lead to fear. Obsessions can develop and they may become rather secretive.

Those that are experiencing these symptoms are not even aware that they are experiencing them. While there are individual symptoms of psychosis that can be seen by those around the one that is experiencing them they have to combine in one form or another to be considered as psychosis.


20 thoughts on “What Are The First Signs Of Lupus

  1. JackBlack

    I’ve been seeing an OB/GYN and had bloodwork last week. Now I’m being sent to a perinatologist for fertility?
    My doctor said some of my “counts” were low and others high and he’s sending me to a doctor that’s 3 hours away and I’m sooo worried.

    He can’t really explain what the test results mean in a way I understand…. something about blood protien: high, Hc- low…. other medical jargon?

    My husband and I have had trouble getting prego and staying pregnant, I’ve had 4 miscarriages and we’ve been trying now for 8 months and nothing so he was going to put me on clomid this week for the first time, then when I got pregnant do daily hormone injections and take baby asprin to prevent miscariage….

    so he did some blood work before writing the prescription, normal tests and a test for lupus that I wasn’t really expecting. Now he said he’s sending me to a doctor called a perinatologist (sp?) that’s 3 hours away and I feel like that must be a really bad sign?

    Does anyone know what I should expect there or what might be going on? Or… has anyone gone through this?

    1. nique1012

      Perinatologist: An obstetrical subspecialist concerned with the care of the mother and fetus at higher-than-normal risk for complications. Since the perinatal period, depending on the definition, starts at the 20th to 28th week of gestation and ends 1 to 4 weeks after birth, a perinatologist logically could be a obstetrician or pediatrician but, in practice, a perinatologist is an obstetrician. The comparable area of pediatrics is neonatology. A high-risk baby might be cared for by a perinatologist before birth and by a neonatologist after birth. The word “perinatologist” is a linguistic sandwich of the Greek “peri-” meaning “around or about”, “natal” from the Latin “natus” meaning “born” and “ologist” from the Greek “logos” meaning “student of.”

      The best i can give you is a definition of what they are. baby dust and good luck. Keep us posted.

  2. nikki

    I removed items left by tenants, can they sue me and win?
    *WARNING – THIS IS A REALLY LONG QUESTION-

    I rented a house out to a couple in 05; my very first rental. Rent was $600. Rent was due on 15th of each month. Rent came every month on time up until around November of 2009. The husband who was making the majority of the income got sick and the wife was only working part time. I worked with them until they caught up. Well back in August 2010 they got behind again. I talked to the wife and she said they money wasn’t coming in the same, they’d just found out that the husband had lupus. But he was still working and she had just starting working full time. Make a long story short.
    I told them that I was going to rent the house out to a company that takes care of the disabled for more money and asked could they be out by October. The husband talked to me and asked could I give them until the end of the year and I agreed. In October I received August rent.

    Went by the house one day and they were moving things out. I told the husband to call me when they were done. Never received a call from him so I went to the house and it looked as if they were done moving and had left things behind. So I went back to get my trailer and hauled some of the other things that were left in the house.

    At midnight I get a call from the husband asking had I been in the house and had I removed their things, I told him yes, I thought they were done moving. He immediately said “I’m calling the police”. I said ok and hung up.

    The next day I get a call from the sheriff and was asked did I take their things. I told her yes. She asked was I holding their things for money and I told her No , I thought they were done moving and was told I should contact him and make arrangements for these people to get their things back becasue i really thought they were done moving.

    I call the husband and he was talking really ugly to me so I told him he will get his things back when i get my keys to the house. Then he began naming off things that were missing that I don’t even think I took and told him he’d have to sue me to get them back and hung up the phone.

    Facts.

    I actually threw some things away, gave some away to goodwill and I still have some. (I honestly thought they were done moving)

    They are 3 months behind on rent.

    Lease haven’t been signed in 2 years but i thought they were good tenants. the terms of the lease states this

    This lease shall commente on 7-15-07 and extend for a period of 9 months. Thereafter, if the Tenants remain in the premises and meet all obligations under this Lease, the Lease Agreements shall continue from month to month and can be terminated only when a 30 day written notice is given by either party.
    – Husband saying I didn’t provide them with a WRITTEN NOTICE and since they haven’t signed anything in 3 years the lease is no good.

    Lease also states this-
    The tenants hereby give the Lessor a lien upon all property situated upon the premises including all furniture and household furnishings as security for the rent to be paid herein, for damage caused by the tenants, and for court costs and attorney’s fees incurred under the temrs herof.
    provided further, upon the tenants vacating the premises, the lessor has the right to take possession fo the personal property of the tenants and if not claimed by the tenants within five days for the date of the vacating of the premises, the landlord may discard or dispose of the property without liability to the tenants.

    I’m sorry this is so long, but this is really bothering me. My blood pressure has gone up and I believe the husband is very violent. What should I do? Can they sue me and win?

    I’ve tried contacting a lawyer but with no help.

    1. real estate guy

      Can they sue you? Sure. Will they win? In this case yes?

      The lease is still good and the terms need to be followed. So they didn’t give 30 days notice and still owe for the rent.

      Here is what I would do. Nothing. Return what you have of theirs. Make a list and even take pics. Have the person sign off on the list. If possible, when you meet with them, have them give you a list of items missing. Keep copies of EVERYTHING.

      While this is going on, make a list of all damages, cleaning etc that needs to be done to the house. Take pictures! Keep this and do not discuss with them. This will be used against them if you go to court.

      Then the ball is in their court. They will either sue you or not.

      If they sue you for replacement of their stuff, then countersue for the back rent, damages, cleaning, and the extra month of rent when they didn’t give notice.

      If they are going to play hardball, then hit them back HARD.

  3. bob

    doing a case study-not lupus or lyme disease. what do u think?
    A 50 year-old male who recently recovered from the flu comes in complaining of aches and stiffness in his joints. He is given an aspirin and sent home. Weeks later he returns with generalized aching and stiffness again, he is found to have TMJ with malocclusion. He says the stiffness is at its worst first thing in the morning and after his afternoon naps. He has inflamed wrists and fingers (showing all four signs of inflammation). He has a low grade fever and also suffers from fatigue and anorexia.

    what could it beeeeeeee?

  4. John S

    Multiple Myeloma Question?
    My wife was diagnosed with MM this past Thursday. For about two months she has been really lethargic and complaining of joint aches, overall just tired and generally ignoring the sypmtoms. Two weeks ago she went into the ER, going through a battery of tests. Her kidneys were just about at failure, going through more and more tests. Signs were pointing to Lupus until they did whats called a kidney biopsy which uncovered a 90% certainty of MM. After the bone marrow biopsy confirmed she has MM. She is Caucasian 36 year old, never smoked or drank in her life. No family history of anything in fact her great grandmother is 89. We have a young son 3 years old named Matthew who is such a happy and vibrant boy that is really attached and loves his Mom. It is very difficult watch the ones you love go through pain. Its also hard to think of Matt going through his life unable to recollect his Mom. Selfishly I think of myself at this time as well, what will happen to me? Am I strong enough to persevere? And then there is my wife, so pretty and caring, so thoughtful and considerate. Its all so overwhelming and surreal. I know its early but weve begin discussing death etc, to a very small degree as its so early on with this. I have such a strong belief in God and shamefully I find myself questioning how could this happen to her? To Me??…

    They told her she would need dialysis, then gave her a first treatment with a steroid to care for her kidneys. The next day they told her the kidneys responded very nicely to this and said to “hold off for now” with the dialysis to see if it continues to improve. They discharged iyesterday and brought her to Dana Farber where she was given Velcade as the first course of action.

    Im not sure what else to add here other than I hope there is some hope for her and the family. They mentioned there are some things working in her favor; namely her age and otherwise perfect health. Also xrays showed it was only in her skull so far and hadnt progressed too far.

    Any insight about road ahead or suggestions to deal with the emotional would be appreciated

  5. Mercury Pearl

    Please HELP, doc doesn’t know what’s wrong with me?
    My doctor has done many blood tests but she hasn’t found anything wrong with me, so naturally, she now thinks I have psychological problems.
    I KNOW for a fact this has nothing to do with my mental state. I am not depressed.

    Here are my symptoms:

    Extreme fatigue/weakness/exhaustion
    Mild fever (when my pain gets worse I begin to heat up)
    Weight loss
    Muscle aches (all over my body, along with joint pain)
    Mouth sores (canker sores) (recently started getting sores in my mouth and tongue, 3 so far)
    Shortness of breath (I thought my asthma had come back, but since this is a lupus sign, then that would make sense. when my pain gets really bad I feel like I can’t breathe and begin gasping for air)
    Chest pain (along with shortness of breath makes me feel like I’m about to throw up. chest/heart feels pressure.)
    Easy bruising (I’ve noticed, and it takes a very long time for my bruises to heal)
    Anxiety
    Memory loss and loss of concentration
    Sensitive to light (and I’m also sensitive to heat)

    I’ll try to explain my symptoms in more depth…
    my muscles ache but it’s not an intense muscle pain, more like a constant dull pain in my back, my legs/knees, my shoulders, my neck.
    I get slight headaches now which is almost daily, but they aren’t intense headaches, again more like a dull pain.
    usually during the night I wake up because I first feel very nauseous, and then my chest feels tight and I begin feeling short of breath, so I start gasping for air.
    throughout the day I feel very exhausted, taking up to 2 naps a day, and it has impacted my personal life by not being able to do certain activities. If I do those physical activities, I feel extremely drained and my muscle aches become more pronounced, then I just go take a long nap, and when I wake up I never feel refreshed, sometimes I even feel worse.
    there are really two things that really scare me, one being the extreme exhaustion all day long, and the other being those terrible nights where I wake up feeling sick all over my body, nauseous, tight chest, and it makes me toss and turn, I cannot sleep when I’m in that kind of pain, I have thrown up from it and it gets very bad to where I even start to cry. I also start heating up. it almost feels like I have a case of the flu for a few hours (that’s the feeling of sickness that comes over me). so this is why I know it’s not psychological, it’s extremely painful and it wakes me up out of a dead sleep.

    Does anyone have any ideas?
    She tested me for Lupus, currently I am waiting for that test back.

    I took one before, it was slightly elevated..but now I’m waiting for the definitive test.
    Actually yes she has said Fibromyalgia might be a possibility, she even gave me a number to call. Thank you for your input.

  6. Sabrina B

    How do I know if I have a uterine infection after giving birth and if Keflex is the right atbc to treat it?
    Hi! I just gave birth to my first child 10 days ago and had really bad complications after the delivery. I was in labor for 27 hours, pushed for an hour, and got the usual Pitocin and epidural. My OB had manually pulled out my placenta immediately after the delivery of my baby and I had not asked him to! I was hemorrhaging for the 1st 2 days. I even passed out 2 hours after I gave birth, as soon as I transferred to the maternity ward! The same night, I was about to pass out a 2nd time and my blood pressure dipped at its lowest. They had to call an emergency code and all of the doctors and nurses rushed into my room. The reason for my postpartum hemorrhage was because I had retained fragments of the placenta in my uterus and a dr. had to manually push the clot out! On top of that, I had a distended bladder and couldn’t urinate on my own, so they had to Foley cath me for 3 days. I didn’t have an episiotomy or any tears, but had a few abrasions inside my vagina. I also had a hematoma on the left labia. I lost so much blood, 55%, I became anemic and was supplemented with a stronger iron than what I was taking during pregnancy. I was on IV fluids for 3 days and stayed in the hospital for 4 days. Ever since I got home, my lochia had been getting less and less but the hematoma on my left labia became so painfully excruciating it had even turned hard even with the sitz baths I’ve been taking. It was so painful every time I went to the bathroom, to urinate or pass a bowel. Even on pain meds, the vaginal pain was so severe, I had to go to the emergency. I was examined and they told me in time, it will heal and go away on its own and the hematoma is too small to cut open and drain.

    Then today I noticed I started bleeding more and even passing big clots, whereas previous days, my bleeding was brown and very small, like dime sized amounts with no clots at all. In addition, I’ve been having extreme severe abdominal pains since this morning. I saw my OB today and he examined my uterus by pressing down on my belly and I grimaced so much because the pain was so bad. He told me it’s not supposed to be that painful at this point, 10 days after giving birth. He concluded that I had a uterine infection and put me on Keflex 4 times a day for 10 days. I’m not sure if he diagnosed me correctly since he only pressed down on my tummy and didn’t run any tests to confirm that it’s an infection. Also, how would he know what kind of antibiotic to prescribe to me if he doesn’t even know what kind of uterine infection is invading me? I know there are different kinds of uterine infections based on the different types of bacteria! I’m a new grad LVN (practical nurse) and even though I haven’t worked since I got pregnant during school, I know that I should be skeptical of something about his diagnosis! I don’t have a fever or any other signs and symptoms of an infection other than the extreme abdominal pain and painful urination/ bowel movements. The emergency department took a urine sample from me and a bladder infection or UTI came out negative so I know I don’t have that! Someone out there please help me! I just want to make sure my OB and medical team during my labor and delivery have the best interest in taking good care of me instead of killing me! I just want to be alive and healthy to raise my daughter and for my uterus to not be affected so I can have more children after this! Thank you so much in advance!

    FYI: I also have Lupus, but a mild form of it since none of my organs are affected….only Raynaud’s Disease and eczema which is about it!

    1. mgunnycappo

      Keflex is a broad spectrum antibiotic and will cover you regardless of what specific bacteria you have. He’s probably giving you the antibiotics as a prophylaxis, just in case. I would venture to say that you’ll improve over the next couple of days.

  7. Danielle S

    What could this be? Im in HORRIBLE pain~ Please read?
    2/08 I had a c-section. No real complications (3rd child). At that time, I was a healthy 29 yr old FIT mom!
    Boom -a week later – I woke up a HORRIBLE pain HEAD TO TOE. Doctors said it was the flu but I KNEW SOMETHING WAS HORRIBLY wrong.
    Over thepast year its gotten EXTREMELY WORSE!
    Steriods & Cortizone worked the first 2 times now do nothing!!!
    Ive had EVERY test, xrays, bloodwork, I do have some things flagging but my doctors remain puzzled. Im in HORRIBLE pain ALL DAY long.
    Main areas that hurt (like a 10) are fingers, hands, feet, knees and spine. Secondary areas are hips, shoulders, elbows, etc.
    I have extreme depression, major sleep problems
    increased weight & blood pressure;
    I can ONLY sleep in a chair due to pain & stiffness.
    It seems to be MOSTLY bone/tendion pain NOT muscle – which stumps me;
    My body twitches often (legs will jump out)
    I have noticed alot of cold sores in my mouth – (always had them as a sign I was getting sick, but more frequent & the amount has increased lately)
    Alot of changes in taste too (nothing tasts well or quenches my cravings or food or drink)
    I have EXTREME tendonitis in my my middle & ring fingers on each hand; They LOCK shut ALL the time REALLY hurts
    I do experience some redness/swelling/etc at sights.
    Pain & stiffness worse in AM/PM but now increasing all day/night.
    Titer level 185;
    enlarged bloodcells with extra hemaglobin
    BUN elevated
    No lupus/lyme/etc.
    Im itchy; EXTREMLY moodly/depressed
    Current meds; Fentonyl patch & vicodin 40mg every few hours!
    Tried many other meds and IM STILL HURTING HORRIBLY! The list of meds is REALLY LONG!
    Please help me, ive been on SO many meds with no relief, i am miserable in pain, I need help.
    My rheumotory doc says my tests/films are perfect, but he knows Im suffering…. what could it be?
    Does anyone know of a good doctor to see? ANYTHING???
    THANK YOU SO MUCH TRULY!
    I get my bloodwork done every 2-3 weeks. All the same tests over and over again. Im at the end of my rope!

    Lupus and RA and many tests have been done At LEASt monthly since Feb 08…last done last week. The same thing each time. It wasnt until 11/08 that my titer level started going up (started at 40, then 80, now its way above….) and the enlarged bloodcells have been there all along.
    Thyroid is fine….
    No diet changes…
    No living or environment changes….IM STUMPED!

  8. Danielle S

    Please help! Fibromyalgia? Severe Pain? What is it?
    2/08 I had a c-section. No real complications (3rd child). At that time, I was a healthy 29 yr old FIT mom!
    Boom -a week later – I woke up a HORRIBLE pain HEAD TO TOE. Doctors said it was the flu but I KNEW SOMETHING WAS HORRIBLY wrong.
    Over thepast year its gotten EXTREMELY WORSE!
    Steriods & Cortizone worked the first 2 times now do nothing!!!
    Ive had EVERY test, xrays, bloodwork, I do have some things flagging but my doctors remain puzzled. Im in HORRIBLE pain ALL DAY long.
    Main areas that hurt (like a 10) are fingers, hands, feet, knees and spine. Secondary areas are hips, shoulders, elbows, etc.
    I have extreme depression, major sleep problems
    increased weight & blood pressure;
    I can ONLY sleep in a chair due to pain & stiffness.
    It seems to be MOSTLY bone/tendion pain NOT muscle – which stumps me;
    My body twitches often (legs will jump out)
    I have noticed alot of cold sores in my mouth – (always had them as a sign I was getting sick, but more frequent & the amount has increased lately)
    Alot of changes in taste too (nothing tasts well or quenches my cravings or food or drink)
    I have EXTREME tendonitis in my my middle & ring fingers on each hand; They LOCK shut ALL the time REALLY hurts
    I do experience some redness/swelling/etc at sights.
    Pain & stiffness worse in AM/PM but now increasing all day/night.
    Titer level 185;
    enlarged bloodcells with extra hemaglobin
    BUN elevated
    No lupus/lyme/etc.
    Im itchy; EXTREMLY moodly/depressed
    Current meds; Fentonyl patch & vicodin 40mg every few hours!
    Tried many other meds and IM STILL HURTING HORRIBLY! The list of meds is REALLY LONG!
    Please help me, ive been on SO many meds with no relief, i am miserable in pain, I need help.
    My rheumotory doc says my tests/films are perfect, but he knows Im suffering…. what could it be?
    Does anyone know of a good doctor to see? ANYTHING???
    THANK YOU SO MUCH TRULY!
    Thank you all!
    I am on Cymbalta presently as well as MANY vits and suggested things.

    Someone mentioned that depo-provera (the female shot birth control could possibly be linked to my illness as I was on it forSOMETIME)…

    I just wish I could find SOMEONE who could relate …or someoe who could HELP ME!

    Lyrica seemed to work at first but I stopped it as I dont think it is anylonger.

    Soma helped a little but not enough.

    Dilaudid and percocet didnt help as much as the vicodin does….

    What else ?
    No thyroid issues;

    Im tested each month by doctos – and I feel NO ReLIEF. I know I have at least 2 issues:

    this un-diagnosedon; and
    tendonitis (hands)

  9. Amanda Dobie

    Rheumatoid Arthiritis, + lupus antibodies?
    I was diagnosed with RA a year and a half ago (I was 20, I am now almost 22) At first my family doc did not know what was causing my pain, so I was sent for multiple tests, RA came back positive, and so did a lupus test, I was then sent to see a rheumy, She had told me about the +lupus antibodies but how only the single test came back positive and I was just to be on the look out for it. Well now my rheumy has moved and I am waiting for my referral to a knew one to go through. However, my flairs are 10x as worse as they were before my rheumy moved and I am always sick (small fever, headache, stuffy nose, queezy, dizzy, and even more fatigue than normal). I am worried that these are signs of the Lupus developing more and I have no one to look! I will be asking my family doc to put a rush on the referral, but how can I try to feel some what better while I wait. Im having numb feet and hands every morning and some mornings I can not even open my hands or get out of my bed, I am a single mother of a 3 year old, I need to be able to get up if needed! Any suggestions on what to do in the meantime!!

  10. cancergem

    I don’t want to b around my sister anymore .?
    My sisters and I did not grow up together . They did but not me . I am older than them and we have a brother . My middle sister has talked so bad about me through out the years . I have helped her and I have been there for her when ever she was sick . She has lupus and I used to sit in the hospital with her . I used to drive like 50 miles everyday to see her in the hospital and id sit with her in the operating room . No one else was there but me and she would talk real bad about me . She made up stories to my friends that she only knew from me . She lied on me alot and then told everyone else that I was a liar . Her and my mom stole my identity and forged a car in my name and my cousin told me my sister signed my name for the car . I still let it go and I didn’t see her.for like five years . I reached out to her and my other sister . theyCame over and we talked and chilled . Then I heard she told my aunt that I was bragging about how everyone was jealous of me and I didn’t say anything like that not even once . I wouldn’t bb thinking about ppl being jealous if im just seeing my sisters for the first timein years. A close friend of mine told me some other crazy rumors that my sister said about me to ppl . And she does it everytime we spend time together . But she acts so excited to see me . I don’t know what to do bc I want to spend time with my family but only when shes not there . What can i do ?

  11. Girl

    Does this count as a suicide attempt on my record?
    I was 15 yrs old at the time… going through a very hard time and puberty.. My mom had recently beeen diagnosed with LUPUS and she was having thyroid problems. She was taking all her frustration on me by demanding extra chores and being mean to me. One afternoon after spending ALL DAY at the hospital because my grandmother had surgery I went home and the first thing my mom says was to clean my room. It was 11pm and I was exhausted so I ignored her.. she went ballistic and started threatening my dad to kick me out of the house or she was going to abandon him and my siblings… so when my dad heard this he almost slapped her but he contained himself then she said “I’d rather not live here with her because it’s HELL!”

    I ran to my room and I took like 5 tylenol pills thinking “She wants me gone so i’ll be gone!” and soon after that my sis found me taking them and was rushed to ER without any damage or anything. I was not even depressed… i was just very Shocked and scared by what my mom said.

    I WANT TO JOIN COAST GUARD should i be honest? or will this disqualify me immediately?
    I was not depressed, nor have I been depressed. Also, during college I went to the counseling services and I was being treated for minor school related stress and some trouble dealing with my grandfather’s death. I was also having trouble with my abusive boyfriend and this gave ground to my counselor “with only a master’s degree” to categorize me as a BIPOLAR hahaha i immediately stopped going because this was outrageous! this lady with a master’s degree and no P.hD was not authorized to make a diagnosis.

    I later went to the psychiatrist to straight things out and my so called counselor, tried to influence him on saying that I was in fact bipolar but otherwise showed no signs other than (loving and not loving one day my abusive boyfriend) He tried to put me on anti-psychotics but I’ve been keeping a 3.00GPA and perfect attendance NO PROBLEMS.

    So, what happens now? Do I have to go with the psychiatrist and have him evaluate me again and dismiss all this crap as nonsense? Can I go to a different one? How can I get myself out of this mess?

  12. ▐▀▀♥▀▀▌Skellington▐▄▄♥

    I am almost engraged?
    I have been dating a guy for almost 3 years now and we love eachother a lot. During like the first four months,it was so good and sweet,but then I would notice he would get like depressed?And anti social(well he already is to other people,but he was becoming that way towards me sometimes.)and he would go on rages or some sort. He used to say all kinds of hurtful thigns to me that would literally make me cry myself to sleep like I never loved you and stuff like that.

    He knew what he was doing to me was wrong,but he would say he’d change but he kept on doing it. Finally,he told me why it was that he acted that way and he said that he really does love me despite the stuff he’s said to me and done.He was like,i’m going to tell you the real reason why I am the way I am to you for no reason baby and I haven’t looked myself in the mirror in a long tim knowing what i did to you. He said that he was going to marry this girl he met from the islands and what not and they were in love and he found out that she was pregnant with some other guys baby and that she was cheating wiht like 4 other dudes while with him(i’m glad he didn’t have sex with her eww.)and that hurt him and made him enraged to the point where he didn’t see women the same way again. He said that when me and him were happy and stuff,it reminded him of how things were happy and then bam,that stuff just happend. Then he said when he met me,he forgot about her and saw that there was something there in me that he wanted to get to know and he said he was right,I cured his heart ache and he was glad that they didn’t work out.

    I told him don’t treat me that way because i’ve never given him a reason to doubt my love for him and he was like,I know I almost messed up the best thing that’s ever happened to me. We sometimes talk on yahoo messanger and well yea. Sometimes ,a lot of the time I have a status checker thing an dit says invisible alot (but he is never on it he just keeps it signed in like me)Today I found out I have the mild none fatal form of Lupus and I feel enraged that I THINK he knows because a ffriend of hsi told him..(I think i’m not really sure because he’s still at work)and I just am so so angry and then thinknig of the stuff he’s done in the past is making me reven angrier.. I was wondering,how can I get over my anger towards him..?He’s even let me hit him and stuff to take it all out on him and I didn’t really want to do it,should I do it to make me feel betteR?

    1. ThatKidGriffin

      talk to him he didnt know he was going to meet you.
      please dont be too mad, he said that hes glad it didnt work out.
      your lucky he hasnt been married before if you dont like that.
      he didnt have sex, he just loved her, he obviously loves you more if hes glad that they didnt work out.
      he had no idea he was going to meet you, and im sure he htinks your amazing, hes just hurt.
      youll feel better once you know he knows that what he did upset you.

      but i completely understand where you are coming from.

      just talk to him about it, trust me, once you talk to him about his past and tell him about your opinions it will really really help. just trust me, dont get mad at him, just tell him how you feel.

  13. Tattoo Steveo

    I’ve been feeling really sick lately and I don’t think I should be…
    Well I’m only 19 and recently I’ve been showing some crazy signs I know other kids my age don’t feel. First off I have a butterfly type rash and it peels like crazy and causes me a lot of pain. I know this isn’t rosacea theres no way it could be that bad. Another thing I notice lately is my hands turn purple in the cold and my hands are ALWAYS cold. Its 75 out right now and they were purpling. Not only that but I’ve had 4 sinus infections this year. I’m always sick now diarriah hurting skin and all. I get mosquito bites the size of tennis balls on my legs. Right now I’m going through a sinus infection and its so gross and I know its bad. I feel like something is really wrong yet my parents never really listen to me. Hell my mom even has lupus or some other auto immune disease. She tells me I think too much but the stuff is for real. I have pleurisy like crazy and pains shooting in my ribs yet no one ever says much. I have a doctors appointment but they think it is pointless. Does anyone share what i have going around me? Shouldn’t I get this checked out more than what they think?

    1. sally

      The same thing happend to me.. I didnt even know what lupus was. I play basketball and I kept noticing that my hands were changing colors. Which I now know I have Raynauds. Along with this I get joint pain and arm weakness.. Which you may notice too. The touching of the skin sounds like Fibromyaligia but could be lupus too. My parents didnt believe my pain either they just thought I was a complainer… but now that I for sure have it they understand. My lupus started off with a cold too… Hope you find answers when you go to the doctor ! Make sure you say everything to them.. and it might not hurt to get your blood taken.. to check your ANA level.

  14. The Bestest Helper!

    Can you summarize this in a paragraph please?
    The Great Dane lumbering down the street next to the Chihuahua in its owner’s purse are clear examples of the extreme variety of looks that dog species — the most diverse-looking mammal in the world — can sport.

    Scientists have long been curious to understand what changes in dog genes brought about by breeding resulted in the wide spectrum of body types, coat colors, fur, and temperaments present in the more than 400 genetically distinct dog breeds today.

    A new study has laid down the first pieces of this puzzle by sequencing large sections of genes from nearly 300 dogs belonging to 10 different breeds. Among the study’s findings, detailed in the Jan. 11 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, is the identification of the gene likely responsible for the exaggerated wrinkles in the skin of Shar-Peis.

    Figuring out how genes in dogs are affected by artificial selection (as well as what those genes do) could help us better understand how humans were influenced by natural selection and exactly which genes perform which function in our own genome (the entire collection of human genes).

    Breed genes

    Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) were first domesticated around 14,000 years ago, long before the field of genetics even existed, though most dog breeds were developed in the last few centuries. As humans bred dogs for features such as shorter legs or a docile temperament, they were actually tinkering with genes, while influencing the selection and expression of dog genes.

    Joshua Akey of the University of Washington in Seattle and his colleagues surveyed portions of dog genomes from various breeds – including the beagle, border collie, Jack Russell Terrier, Shar-Pei and the standard poodle – to tease out which regions showed the signature of selection and which genes corresponded to certain physical traits (or phenotypes).

    Previous studies of dog genes have paired genes to their resulting phenotype, for example, the stumpy legs of Dachshunds, but these studies started with the physical trait and looked for the corresponding gene or genes that coded for it. Akey’s study instead compared gene regions that showed signs of change between breeds and looked for physical traits that might correspond to those changes.

    The team found 155 distinct genetic locations that showed evidence of tampering from breeding. (The five genes previously linked to breed-specific differences showed up in the study, which Akey said gives the team confidence that they’re seeing real effects.)

    Akey and his team haven’t been able to pin down the specific genes that have been changed in all of these locations, though for many they can show that a gene that can influence body size or coat color is present.

    One trait they have pinpointed – the oversized wrinkles in the skin of Shar-Peis. They compared the genomes of Shar-Peis with highly wrinkled skin to those with a slightly smoother coat and found differences in that region.

    Man’s best friend

    From this research and further studies of the dog genome, Akey and others hope to eventually glean both a better understanding of how genes affect phenotypes (in dogs as well as humans) and what particular genes code for. In effect, understanding dogs could help us better understand ourselves.

    “And that’s really the reason that people are interested in dog genetic and dog genomics,” Akey said, though he added that dogs were fun to study in their own right.

    The variation in dog breeds makes it easier to pin down what genes result in what phenotype.

    “It’s not quite the needle in the haystack problem that it is in humans,” Akey told LiveScience.

    Akey said that geneticists also hope to compare the signatures of artificial selection in dogs with those of natural selection in humans to see how the two processes might differ, or if they act on genes in much the same way.

    Tracing the gene changes in dogs that result in the body shapes and other characteristics of particular breeds could also reveal the changes that might have led to breed-specific diseases and help scientists better understand how genetics affect disease, both in dogs and humans.

    And because dogs have been bred to have certain behavioral traits (herding, hunting, companionship), “I think there are definitely going to be opportunities to learn about the genetics of behavior in dogs as well,” Akey said.

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