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April 24

Is This Perimenopause

Whether it is perimenopause or is not, it's annoying and I need some coping mechanisms or a decent dressing strategy. I'm having annoying under-boob sweat, leading to soaked bras and a light rash. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 7:21 AM - 12 answers

April 23

Learning to be the (wo)Man Without Fear?

In the Netflix Daredevil series, he periodically does flips, showy kicks, parkour, and that kind of thing. If you were in your early thirties, and in decent shape, how and what would you do to train for a bit of that? [more inside]
posted by tautological at 11:35 PM - 12 answers

My son broke his tooth -- now what?

My 9-year-old had an altercation with a door today and knocked off half of a top front tooth. We got him to the dentist right away, and they glued the other half of the tooth back on. What happens now? [more inside]
posted by escabeche at 7:09 PM - 27 answers

Am I an alcoholic on six days a month?

I like to drink booze, and have done regularly it since I was maybe 18 (44 now). Around 18 months ago my habits were a sixpack of beer a day with a binge 3-4 times a month when I had 2-3 times that much. I have never blacked out, don't really get hangovers, don't get into trouble from drinking but was noticing that I was getting sneakier and sneakier in how I got my fix, plus expensive, plus weight gain. I decided that I was a functional alcoholic. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:38 PM - 26 answers

Aerobic exercise on "rest days" for sleep?

I often have a hard time falling asleep; intense aerobic exercise goes a long way toward remedying this problem. I often hear, however, that your body needs a "rest day" for recovery from strenuous exercise. My body certainly feels less sore if I take a rest day, but the sleep I get in return is mediocre at best. MeFites who use exercise partly for sleep: How do you balance the need for relatively heavy aerobic exercise with the need to give your body time to recover? [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers at 11:43 AM - 9 answers

Quandary involving a not-well friend

Am in a bit of a situation involving a friend with a mental illness. Long details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:28 AM - 10 answers

April 22

How to encourage someone to get tested for ADHD?

I strongly believe my younger sister would benefit from an ADHD screening. She hasn't been receptive to the idea. In the meantime, her life is often chaotic and there are real consequences to her disorganization. I know she might not have ADHD, but then again she may. Is there anything I can say or do to convince her to at least consider screening? [more inside]
posted by SmartWool at 3:25 PM - 8 answers

Gallbladder removal laparoscopically due to gallstones

Hi I would like to get your experience with laparoscopic surgery? How long did they keep you there? How was your recovery? How much pain? What did you experience after? I am young-27 and have to get this done. I am simply terrified
posted by barexamfreak at 1:21 PM - 29 answers

The transition to triathlon

I've played rugby for almost ten years and after all this time, I want to mix it up a little and do a triathlon. My issue: overweight and not just a little intimidated. [more inside]
posted by thefang at 11:13 AM - 8 answers

I need an ENT.

Difficulty level within... [more inside]
posted by megan_magnolia at 9:56 AM - 11 answers

What kind of heart defect killed Joe Strummer?

Clash-frontman Joe Strummer died on December 22, 2002 of a cardiac arrest. The Coroner (Michael Rose) issued a report saying he died of an undiagnosed congenital heart condition. I'd like to know which condition specifically. [more inside]
posted by cacofonie at 6:40 AM - 4 answers

Sober Summer Me!

So I'm going to a 30-day alcohol rehab soon, and will be starting graduate school in the fall. What should I do in the months between to stay on the good path? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:36 AM - 12 answers

April 21

Can you recommend a psychiatrist in San Francisco?

I'm looking for a psychiatrist in San Francisco who specializes in severe depression and anxiety. Bonus points for experience in addiction psychiatry/treating dual-diagnosis patients. Thanks!
posted by désoeuvrée at 4:59 PM - 2 answers

New pinhead-sized mole on thumb-- not like the others...

This very dark, very tiny mole on my thumb has me in a tizzy. Is a month too long to wait to see a doctor? [more inside]
posted by hollypolly at 1:02 PM - 16 answers

Recommendations for an allergist in NYC?

Getting a bit desperate for an NYC allergist who will be able to see me sometime before the end of the century. [more inside]
posted by Button-down sock at 8:51 AM - 6 answers

Scars from topical steroid, possibly?

I have some scars on the inside of my thighs from a few years ago. I think it's due to the overuse of clobetasol. Has anyone else experienced this? [more inside]
posted by monologish at 8:40 AM - 3 answers

Doctor in NYC willing to transfer an Adderall prescription?

I just moved to NYC and would like to have a doctor refill my Adderall prescription. Ideally, I just give them my current script and they fill it after a general checkup. Also my previous doctor and I were on a plan where I'd only go in for checkups every several months and she'd write me a prescription in the interim for me to pickup but not actually have to visit. [more inside]
posted by geoff. at 8:03 AM - 4 answers

Is there light at the end of this tunnel?

So, I am in the middle of a horrible depression/anxiety thing (some of you may remember my question from a few weeks ago when it had just started). I really need some encouragement that there is light at the end of my tunnel. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 at 4:16 AM - 29 answers

April 20

Cinderelly, Cinderelly

I like to write and I want to do it more, but I only seem to be able to get into the "zone" after around midnight. Is this something you've experienced? Can I rewire my brain? [more inside]
posted by theodolite at 11:27 AM - 7 answers

Memory Loss

Please tell me everything that is known about preventing dementia. [more inside]
posted by latkes at 8:27 AM - 23 answers

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