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September 14

Trying to make sense of my mom's post-hip replacement TIA
My mom had a full hip replacement on August 22nd. 12 days later, she had a TIA. The ER lab tests (MRI, CAT scan, and electrocardiogram) said there was no sign of a blockage. 2 days later, her primary care doctor said it was probably caused by a blood clot related to her surgery, and she shouldn't make any changes other than taking an aspirin, avoiding alcohol, and monitoring her blood pressure at home. Does this sound like a normal treatment plan for someone who had a TIA most likely caused by a hip surgery-related blood clot? [more inside]
posted by daisy77 at 9:02 PM - 2 answers
Have you had a transient ischemic attack (aka "mini-stroke)?
What was the period after diagnosis like for you? What did you do differently? What, if anything, did you change? What would you recommend for someone going through it? Did you have any subsequent medical problems? [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer at 12:20 PM - 13 answers

Feelings, & Hacking the system
Is there a way to ignore how you feel and just get things done regardless of whether you feel like doing it or not? I don't understand why I am having such a hard time doing the things that I used to do? I used to be able to get a lot of things done, and now I find myself resisting almost all the time. Is there a way to just stop paying attention to the fact that you don't feel good or that you are scared or a number of other emotions?
posted by nidora at 10:46 AM - 14 answers

Accommodations after hip replacement surgery
I have just had a total hip replacement (one week ago) and am recovering beautifully. I am female. I am supposed to use a toilet with a raised seat and have installed one in my primary toilet at home. I am theoretically allowed to go to a restaurant, but if they don't have a "handicapped" toilet (with a raised seat), what should I do? Can I only go to a restaurant that has this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:20 AM - 4 answers

September 13

What's the deal with my heart rhythm?
Every now and then I realise that my heart rhythm has gone wonky. I don't feel ill with it, it's just... different. What's going on, and should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by twine42 at 4:39 PM - 16 answers

Joining an Accutane Class Action
How can I make a claim for damages due to Accutane? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 4:24 PM - 5 answers

How can I use genetic data for a real health issue?
I have been suffering from health problems with cumulated in a diagnosis of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Except most doctors I've seen don't think that's what I have, and frankly neither do I. As a long shot, I ordered a 23andme DNA test and ran it through Promethease. How can I use this data to further my quest for a proper diagnosis? Is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] at 11:23 AM - 7 answers

Pain Management Contract Question
Hi all, I had my first appointment with a pain management doctor last week that did not go well. I am curious about the legality of the contract that I was required to sign in order to receive care. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:36 AM - 20 answers

What else can I do to prevent getting pink eye again?
I've gotten pink eye twice in two months. Other than regular hand washing and refraining from touching my eyes, what can I do to prevent myself from getting it again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:59 AM - 15 answers

September 12

Help me find my mojo again
I've been signed off with stress, and am struggling to find any motivation to do things, even fun stuff that I used to enjoy. I'm looking for advice and suggestions to help me get out of this rut and back to my my old self. [more inside]
posted by Ranting Prophet of DOOM! at 6:42 AM - 14 answers

September 11

Can you translate this running-speak for me?
A colleague who is a very serious runner and would like to get into training people as a side gig has offered free coaching to me and a couple of others from work, in order to build up some experience, which is awesome. We've done a few runs so far, and I'm enjoying it. But there's a couple of tips he's given me on improving my form which I don't understand, and I'm hoping you can help me interpret them. [more inside]
posted by lollusc at 11:51 PM - 17 answers

reputable canadian pharmacies, 2014?
i need to find a good canadian pharmacy. there have been a couple questions in the past, but far enough ago to ask if there's things have changed. the prices i've seen for my medication are pretty varied, so i'm interested in a few recommendations if possible.
posted by crankyrogalsky at 2:01 PM - 11 answers

But what exactly do my knees need?
I've read a lot of AskMes on what people wish they had done in their 20s/30s/40s etc., and one oft-repeated bit of advice is "OMG, take care of your knees NOW!!" But what exactly does that mean? [more inside]
posted by megancita at 9:35 AM - 18 answers

How can I feel alive at 6am?
What can I do that will best ensure I feel awake and ready to get up when the alarm goes off? [more inside]
posted by meese at 8:12 AM - 32 answers

September 10

Auto immune testing for person with extensive family history
YANMD. I've had all kinds of weird undiagnosable stuff going on. I'm 29 female. There is a history of auto immune disorders (asthma, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, gall bladder removals, rheumatoid arthritis, other miscellaneous stuff) on the maternal side of my family(mother and grandmother). [more inside]
posted by AlexiaSky at 6:43 PM - 12 answers

How well have you responded to antibiotics when you have bronchitis?
I have this problem: every time I'm stressed and the temperature changes, I start to get sick. Not really sick - just a sore throat and chest pain and a general feeling of being unwell. But then I get really sick - the sore throat disappears, I get feverish, I'm exhausted and I cough up tons of nasty mucus, and I am basically not functional at all. [more inside]
posted by thelivingsea at 5:15 PM - 23 answers

Looking for a Rockstar Endrocrinologist in NYC (Manhattan or Brooklyn)
Hello all - I'm not new to the thyroid game (I've was diagnosed when I was a pre-teen) but after years of VERY steady thyroid numbers (and a feeling pretty decent) I now need to find an endocrinologist in NYC - preferable in Brooklyn or Manhattan (downtown would be great, but I'll go fairly far for a good doc.) [more inside]
posted by carmenghia at 1:23 PM - 1 answers

Referral to a Pediatric Dentist
Our dental insurance only covers a pediatric dentist if it comes by way of a referral from another dentist. Our current dental office, which we actually like quite a bit normally, says that they won't provide a referral for my daughter, as "things seem to be going okay here without the referral." My wife has tried to have this conversation with their office twice now. [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix at 10:26 AM - 11 answers

I need healthy ways to improve mood and concentration.
Lately I notice that I've been slipping into some unhealthy vices.... [more inside]
posted by Cybria at 9:35 AM - 8 answers

September 9

Why do I have chronic vaginal itch? IKYANMD
I have had off and on vaginal itch for 2 years. I am a virgin in my mid twenties and have seen OBGYN many times, I don't have any disease or infection that they could find with urine tests, and from swabbing my vagina. The doctor yesterday said it's probably a skin problem, they just recommended me a 0.5% hydrocortizone cream, which from my understanding only treats the symptoms, and should only be used for a short time. I mostly wear skirts to keep the area dry, and I wear cotton underwear. I shower regularly, and my job is sitting in an office, and I live in a warm city. During my menstruation the itching usually gets more intense. What other things can I try? I just came from seeing a 4th OBGYN who also prescribed me a hydrocortizone cream. Thanks.
posted by anonymous at 11:19 PM - 40 answers

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