I constantly feel the urge to pick at my face/acne. I think this could be considered a skin-picking disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Do you have any advice on how to stop? It gets in the way of my daily activities and makes me feel bad about myself.Posted December 4, 2023 under Ask Us.
Great question, and it’s important to know that you are not alone! It can be really hard to not pick your face, especially when there is a pimple or scab. […]Read more »
When I stand up, I get super dizzy and sometimes black out. My eyesight keeps going halfway out when I start to get active. Why? I’m afraid that something is wrong with my blood sugars. I don’t know how to bring it up with my extremely strict parents.Posted November 27, 2023 under Ask Us.
Thank you for asking, this is an important question. First, it is important to mention that the symptoms you are experiencing may be caused by a serious medical condition, so […]Read more »
I woke up one day and when I stood up a gush of blood (mostly liquid blood) coming out during my period and it never happened again. Did something bad happen?Posted November 6, 2023 under Ask Us.
Great question! The short answer is yes, it’s totally normal to have a period that fluctuates based on where you are in your cycle and what you are doing during […]Read more »
Am I protected from pregnancy the week after the placebo pill week? I started my new pill pack on time (Sunday), but now I am freaking out! My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on day 4 of my new pill pack. I have been on birth control for a year, could I be pregnant?Posted October 9, 2023 under Ask Us.
Great question! When the birth control pill is taken correctly, it is 99% effective against pregnancy. However, most teens don’t actually take the pill correctly because they don’t realize how […]Read more »
I’m 16 and I’ve been eating a lot but haven’t if that makes sense.. I was at 152, now I’m 171, is that bad? I feel like I’m overweight and I get hungry fast I don’t know what to do. I’ve been starving myself.Posted October 2, 2023 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question. While it is tricky to determine whether your weight gain is healthy or not, there are a few things we could help address. If you get […]Read more »
Great question! Vaginismus (vaj-uh-niz-muhs) is a feeling of pain around the vaginal opening when something is going into the vaginal canal. This occurs because the muscles at the opening of […]Read more »
I’ve always felt like a woman and I believe I am, but I don’t like my genitals, I would rather have nothing there. What is wrong with me?Posted September 5, 2023 under Ask Us.
First, nothing is wrong with you, and this is a very valid question! Something important to know is that genitals have an incredible amount of diversity. Media and the social […]Read more »
Whenever I eat something, I get full really quickly but then I’m hungry again after like an hour. Is there a reason for this? I’ve also been losing weight slowly and I think it’s related, but I want to maintain my weight.Posted August 28, 2023 under Ask Us.
Awesome question, thank you so much for asking! If you’re hungry an hour after eating, you’re likely either not eating enough and/or the food that you’re eating doesn’t have enough […]Read more »
I ruined my relationship with my parents unintentionally. A trusted family member manipulated me into agreeing to say bad things about my parents and blamed it on me and pretend to show concern. What should I do to fix it? They hate me now.Posted August 21, 2023 under Ask Us.
We’re so sorry you’re in such a tricky situation! This sounds like a challenging situation and without knowing more of the details, we think would be best for you to […]Read more »
I’m upset because I have a friend who keeps getting into fights with me. I don’t know how to stop this. My parents told me to ignore her, but when I do she gets madder at me! I’m really sad as this is affecting my mental health.Posted August 14, 2023 under Ask Us.
This sounds really tough! We’re glad you reached out. It’s totally understandable that you’d feel sad about a friendship that has so much conflict. What if you started by sorting […]Read more »