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Psycho with grief.

I feel like I'm losing my mind from grief due to a broken heart. The people I have tried to trust since my break-up have let me down (except for my one true friend and my therapist but they can only help so much and they are kind of like Saints). I'm scared of my paranoia (big business is corrupt and it rules our country without scruples -- today I decided Verilli must have been drugged by the GOP to have so royally flubbed the Health Care oral arguments which may not be insane but if it's true it makes me want to die). What can I do for myself in NYC to not lose my mind and keep growing as a person? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 30, 2012 - 23 answers

Going too fast at work

I get data review and entry work done extremely fast with no discernible lack of quality. But, I also have a persistent feeling I'm doing things wrong or missing important details. How to fix this? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Mar 6, 2012 - 10 answers


How do I stop worrying all the damn time? [more inside]
posted by murtagh on Mar 4, 2012 - 26 answers

Do I do anything?

My dad's wife, a clinical psychologist, says he is paranoid and mistreating her. Um. Now what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 22 answers

I am looking for suggestions to help break some unhealthy patterns in my relationship.

I am looking for suggestions to help break some unhealthy patterns in my relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2012 - 22 answers

How to help/contact a long distance friend with mental illness?

I have a dear old friend who lives on the other side of the country. He has a history of moderate paranoia/schizophrenia, and he was incarcerated for about a year as the result of an episode of illness. He's disconnected his phone, and I'm trying to figure out how to get in contact with him. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Jan 17, 2012 - 18 answers

Is my doctor astroturfing his online reviews?

I have a consultation with a plastic surgeon in NYC to talk about tattoo removal next week. I made the appointment based on unanimously glowing reviews posted online. Now, reading through the reviews again, I've been struck by certain details that make me wonder if these comments are mostly an astroturfing campaign. I've been waiting awhile for my appointment, so I don't want to cancel if I'm just being paranoid. Help me out, Mefi Sleuths. [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on Nov 16, 2011 - 13 answers

Do I have to be loyal even if they're wrong?

Is loyalty expected amongst family members even when they are wrong? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Sep 8, 2011 - 12 answers

though if you're willing to dig through my trash, maybe you've earned it

How careful do I need to be in disposing of the credit card offers that come in the mail? [more inside]
posted by segfault on Jun 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Can I drink this without dying?

What's the matter with these soda cans? I have two cans of diet pop that are bulging on the bottom (pics inside). Is this botulism or does it pose any danger? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Jun 20, 2011 - 12 answers

No sleeping tight for me...

If these are bedbugs, can I treat them before I move? Should I? [more inside]
posted by bookgirl18 on Jun 14, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I not let my website show up on 'Incoming Links' sections in a website's stats page?

I'm setting up a personal blog/ site and need some advice on not exposing my blog's URL through outgoing links. [more inside]
posted by WalterMitty on Mar 23, 2011 - 15 answers

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

How do you deal with rampant gossip in an academic context? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 22, 2011 - 13 answers

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people?

is there a mobile call encryption solution for absolutely untechnical people? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Jan 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Why is Facebook scraping the links in my private messages?

ParanoiaFilter: Should I be worried that Facebook is scraping my links, in my own private messages? [more inside]
posted by querty on Dec 20, 2010 - 16 answers

Can you get mosquito bites in the winter or should I be concerned about bedbugs?

BedbugParanoiaFilter: I found a mosquito-looking bite on my torso. Can you get mosquito bites in the winter or should I be concerned about bedbugs? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 13 answers

Why does my wife zing me all the time?

Why does my wife zing me all the time? How should I react? Is there a way to stop it? Am I being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by bovious on Nov 3, 2010 - 102 answers


Is my microwave leaking radiation? Is it worth worrying about? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Oct 14, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I deal with the psychological effects of bedbugs?

How to deal with the residual emotional/psychological effects of a bedbug infestation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Stopping the inner crazy

How do I stop worrying that history will repeat itself in regards to my relationship? [more inside]
posted by daysocks on Aug 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Is it paranoia, or does everyone secretly want to ditch me?

A few months ago, a group of people I'd been hanging out with regularly dumped me without saying anything--they just stopped including me in plans and stopped responding to me. I realized that something was up and didn't push. I've been making new friends since then, but I'm often worried that these new people (or any friends) might also secretly dislike me or be considering friend-dumping me too. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Jul 25, 2010 - 27 answers

Hey man, get outta mah computer

I suspect someone in my network connected to my computer today twice while my firewall was not working. Does this mean what I think it does, and what should I do from here? [more inside]
posted by ultrabuff on Jul 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Learning how to trust your immune system

How do you cure a hypochondriac? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Make me paranoid

Why should I be concerned about privacy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2010 - 18 answers

I think my fear of fake relationships might be stopping me from having real relationships - help?

Why am I so scared that people are trying to trick me/use me? Is this something you really need to be on guard against all the time or is it irrational thinking? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2010 - 23 answers

How to help someone who is showing signs of psychosis?

My best friend appears to be sliding into psychosis. Who and how should I approach in order to help him out? I know IANAD and YANAD - but I need less info on diagnosis and more info/personal experiences/stories about reaching out to someone who has a undiagnosed mental illness in order to help them. [more inside]
posted by operaposthuma on Mar 10, 2010 - 29 answers

Make this movie not scary for me anymore... please... oh please...

So I just watched a movie that has scared me and now I don't want to go to sleep because I think the aliens are going to abduct me. What do you do to get over the initial "OMG TERROR" reaction and irrational fearsfollowing seeing a scary movie? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Feb 18, 2010 - 42 answers

Therapist issue

Was my therapist trying to manipulate me, or am I just being paranoid? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 8, 2010 - 18 answers

I'm worried about my undue tooth concern.

I am beginning to worry irrationally and frequently about the possibility of my teeth falling out when they are obviously fine, Is this something I should talked to a therapist about? [more inside]
posted by emperor.seamus on Dec 17, 2009 - 20 answers

How should I respond to a delusional email from my mother who is suffering from paranoia?

How should I respond to a delusional email from my mother who is suffering from paranoia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2009 - 23 answers

I never planned on anyone but me looking at my files

My computer requires professional attention, but there's stuff I'd rather keep private sitting on my hard drive right now. How concerned should I be about what a technician might see/go looking for while working on my machine? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Dec 1, 2009 - 22 answers

My Dads Paranoia?

What can I do about my Dad's paranoia? [more inside]
posted by Neonshock on Nov 25, 2009 - 5 answers

Too Hot Not To Handle

A friend, who leans Ron Paul libertarian, was recently trying to convince me that anthropogenic global warming is largely a myth. A central part of his argument was his claiming that there was recently a petition signed by 40,000 independent climate scientists saying that, in his words, "so-called global warming is bullshit." More inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 17, 2009 - 38 answers

What kind of insect stung me?

InsectBiteFilter. Help! Last Sunday in Phoenix, Arizona I was chilling outside and then some insect stung/bit/injected my neck. It was not a bee/wasp/spider/ant. It was a tannish brown color and I think it had transparent green wings but I can't recall for sure. It was about half an inch long. I tried to just forget about it but each day the sting gets more painful. I just hope there's no brood in my neck. Anyone know what kind of critter this could be? And, yes, I know I should go to the doctor but I wanted some hive-mind reassurance that I'll be fine. Thank you so much! Dang bugs.
posted by m_lazarus on Jul 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Do you spy the spy?

Help me find this essay about a spy... [more inside]
posted by overglow on Jul 10, 2009 - 3 answers

How safe are subscription VPNs?

How safe exactly is a subscription VPN like Witopia? [more inside]
posted by reformedjerk on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

How much detail could the Hubble telescope see?

What resolution would the Hubble Telescope be able to discern, if we pointed it at my back yard instead of into the stars? Would it be able to pick up individual blades of grass? Would it be able to see bacteria or anything not visible to the naked eye? Could it see the illuminated dial of my watch at night? [more inside]
posted by crazyray on May 12, 2009 - 19 answers

What's Making My Mother Paranoid

My mother has become increasingly paranoid recently. How can I help her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2009 - 8 answers

What's this lump and how can I fix it without health insurance?

LadyFilter: I found a lump where there should not be a lump. (And it's not on my breast.) I do not have health insurance. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 17 answers

If I try to convince him I'm not a cop that just means I'm a cop.

My friend suddenly believes that everyone he knows is a police informant. This includes me. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2009 - 34 answers

So Much Racier Online

Facebook Security: Are there reliable security settings for Facebook so that I can talk about my job to my friends network without worrying about others seeing it? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Feb 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Is my company getting ready to screw its employees?

The company I work for is behaving very strangely. Am I being paranoid, or should I start looking for a new job? (Posted anonymously for job security reasons.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 18, 2009 - 18 answers

It twarn't me!

I started a new job a couple months ago at a small company, and since then, there has been some theft of company property. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Paranoia Self Destroyer

Help me not descend into extreme paranoia. Last night a male intruder approached me in my back yard. Police came and "caught" him. I have always been on the fairly cautious/paranoid side of personal security so I am afraid this incident may spiral downward to a place I do not want it to go. Any thoughts? (Longer story below) [more inside]
posted by murrey on Dec 21, 2008 - 31 answers

Am I still paranoid if they're really out to get me?

My PhD Orals Chair just suggested I postpone my orals, scheduled for Monday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2008 - 16 answers

To A Near-Disabling Extent, I Wear the Opposite of Rose-Colored Glasses

I see the world, and all in it, as something vicious and ready to attack me, and that influences far too much stuff in my life. Help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 8, 2008 - 30 answers

Internet autobiography - safe?

Writing about yourself on the internet - safe or unsafe? [more inside]
posted by NeoLeo on Dec 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Bad Trip on Marijuana?

I smoked marijuana early this morning and had terrifying experiences. What happened, why, and what should I do now? I could use some reassurance. [more inside]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Dec 1, 2008 - 48 answers

Fuck Ratatouille. (I'm sorry. I still love you, Pixar. Don't cut me off.)

There are mice in my apartment. Hijinks ensue. Now what? [more inside]
posted by spec80 on Nov 17, 2008 - 29 answers

Is there a therapist who can get past my mom's suspicions?

Recommendations for a cognitive behavioral therapist in the Houston area for my mother? He/she is going to have to deal with a lot, especially because she is irrational and suspicious. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 4 answers

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