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August 22

How best to track medical expenses and medical records? (Redux)

I'm trying to get a mystery illness diagnosed and need a way to keep all the labs organized so I can show each new doctor. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated at 9:55 AM - 2 answers

Console me.

Can you recommend really good, extremely well-padded running shoes that actually absorb impact very well?Due to early onset osteoporosis I have to be mindful of impact on my bones. Yet I love running; it's by far my favorite way to keep fit and I've had a hard time giving it up even though it can potentially cause fractures on weakened bones. [more inside]
posted by flourpot at 8:13 AM - 23 answers

August 21

Concerta at 0 degrees C for 24 hours. Still ok?

Our refrigerator froze, and a bottle of Concerta extended-release pills spent between 12 and 24 hour at a temperature between 1 and 0 degrees C. Are they still okay after only 1 day frozen-ish? Or do we need to toss them and buy a new batch?
posted by tabubilgirl at 6:42 PM - 7 answers

A least I'm not doing the 50-miler version of the NFEC

Can you help me be a better trail runner, and train for a hilly San Francisco half? [more inside]
posted by raztaj at 3:35 PM - 5 answers

August 20

The amazing shrinking uterus

I was informed this week during an IUD insertion that I have a small uterus. This was news to me. Looking back at prior ultrasound results, I see that the height of my uterus has shrunk from 6.9 cm in 2011 to 4 cm now. [more inside]
posted by Ruki at 12:51 PM - 4 answers

best forum for orthodontic-related questions

We are looking for information on orthodontic treatments (appliances, specifically the "Bimler" appliance to correct an underbite) and I am struggling to find the right forum (reddit? other?) to discuss orthodontics from a user's point-of-view. Thanks in advance for any guidance to appropriate forums.
posted by gen at 2:18 AM - 2 answers

August 19

Can unproductive people ever become productive?

I'm an anxious, ADHD serial procrastinator and I hate it and sh*t is hitting the fan. It's a longstanding pattern. Is there any hope? How can I possibly move past this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:45 AM - 16 answers

fresh feeling mouth WITHOUT brushing teeth or chewing gum?

How can I get a fresh clean feeling in my mouth without brushing my teeth or chewing gum? [more inside]
posted by mirileh at 7:58 AM - 31 answers

I'm developing a serious driving anxiety/phobia - help!

In the last several years, I have gone from a fearless person who would go anywhere to a very careful and cautious driver who only takes back roads and avoids bridges and even small overpasses in town. [more inside]
posted by kiwi-epitome at 5:46 AM - 19 answers

August 18

Baby food

I'm about to be teaching a baby to eat. Is there updated guidance on the best order for introducing solid foods? [more inside]
posted by slidell at 9:42 PM - 29 answers

Common physical education equipment - Cost and Suggestions

I work for an outdoor adventure company that is expanding into full day enrichment programs in a very low income school system. We are trying to expand our general equipment (hula hoops, bean bags, pinnies, etc) at the lowest cost and I've become extremely frustrated trying to find the best price among so many different websites. Any helpful websites or resources would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Bossypants at 8:30 PM - 6 answers

The effects of supplemental progesterone on a healthy male

I know a healthy mid 30s male who wants to try progesterone cream. I know this is stupid, but is it dangerous? [more inside]
posted by getting_back_on_track at 8:27 PM - 4 answers

If Tim Leary were taking patients...

How do I go about finding a psychedelic-friendly or even a psychedelic-utilizing psychologist or psychiatrist? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 8:53 AM - 6 answers

August 17

How do I tell my friends I'm depressed?

Kinda out of nowhere, over the past few weeks, I've been feeling the onset of depression (extreme negative self talk, crying myself to sleep, the whole shebang). I'm single, and live by myself. I'm going to need the support of my friends while I work my way out of this. To have that support, I have to tell them what's going on, and I need to figure out what kind of support to ask them for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:55 PM - 9 answers

Advice on stem cell therapy for Multiple Sclerosis at Russian clinic

A family member who has recently been diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS is interested in Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy at a specific clinic in Moscow. Can you advise me about whether this is a good idea? [more inside]
posted by paduasoy at 3:36 PM - 19 answers

Using lacto vs. apolactoferrin supplements for anemia?

Confusion about using lacto vs. apolactoferrin. Any iron supplementation experts that can tell me more about this/these? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten at 8:28 AM - 1 answers

Dream a Little Dream of Death! Pain! Murder! Sadness! Good morning.

My dreams keep turning sour just before I wake up. Why? How to fix my brain? [more inside]
posted by pepper bird at 5:36 AM - 8 answers

August 16

Tattoo Repair on a Budget

Is there a cost-effective way to get a tiny bit of ink removed? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser at 4:24 PM - 6 answers

What's it like to get Invisalign?

What's it like to get Invisalign? I've been considering getting retainers to stop my teeth from shifting (they were straightened when I was a teenager). They've shifted some and I wanted to stop them from shifting more. But then the dentist suggested I get Invisalign to bring them back to straight and then get retainers. Having straighter teeth than they are now does appeal. [more inside]
posted by purple_bird at 1:23 PM - 10 answers

Grants/ funding for helping women who are experiencing substance use di

my sister has a social work degree but worked in the social work field very little after she had her children. She and a friend have been volunteering with women and I am wondering if they can receive grants to support this work. [more inside]
posted by Boyd at 12:49 PM - 5 answers

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