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January 22

Medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia in Boston

I have decided to transition off of my pharma meds for Fibromyalgia. I did a quick review of articles and it appears folks are experiencing reductions in symptoms when taking medical Marijuana for Fibromyalgia. I am wondering if anyone knows more about this, or has any experience. I don't know how this works at all and thinking of asking my Dr but not sure how she will respond. any advice is helpful
posted by sistertips at 5:03 PM - 4 answers

Condoms breaking

I'm dating someone new and condoms have been breaking at an alarming rate. I'm bewildered about what's going on and how to fix it. (NSFW ish stuff inside) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:23 PM - 50 answers

TMJ and insurance

Asking for a friend: "I have TMJ & I'm looking for new insurance. I've noticed that Health Choice Insurance doesn't exclude TMJ, but you have to be authorized for it. The company seems small, and to partner with a handful of clinics. Does anyone have experience with this company, or with a different company who would cover an occlusional splint specifically made for the treatment of TMJ?" [more inside]
posted by Weeping_angel at 11:13 AM - 4 answers

Vegetarian, exercising, weight-gain, healthy?

I'm a skinny vegetarian on a healthy diet (no refined carbs or sugars, no processed meals, fresh fruit and veg every day, low sat fats/high unsat fats) and have done cardio exercise for about a year. I have just started doing strength training as well. I want to gain a bit of weight, stay healthy, and promote muscle-growth. I am considering protein powder but feel unsure as to its effects. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by nagoya at 7:56 AM - 11 answers

Life without caffeine

Gave up caffeinated drinks (coffee, tea) a month ago and it's been great, except my eyelids and entire face feel heavy in early afternoon. If you are a caffeine-free person, how do you keep your energy up? [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing at 5:31 AM - 21 answers

January 21

Psychosomatic anxiety about nonorganic produce??

I have hormonal imbalances like crazy, mostly related to PCOS (with some bonuses). I feel better when I eat organic vs. nonorganic, could this be possible, or am I psyching myself out? [more inside]
posted by Kestrelxo at 2:26 PM - 24 answers

My spouse has a terminal diagnosis. What do I need to do?

My spouse has a terminal diagnosis. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 2:22 PM - 38 answers

What's Going on With My Heartburn?

Explain the progress of weird heartburn symptoms to me as if my body was a foreign and mysterious object that is staging a escalating and unpredictable revolution in my belly and affiliated areas. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler at 1:59 PM - 23 answers

My back itches...

My back itches, and it has been going on for years, about fifteen years, and it's driving me nuts! [more inside]
posted by patheral at 11:39 AM - 39 answers

Alarm clock anxiety

I often have trouble falling asleep because I'm anxious my alarm won't go off in the morning. Help, please? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood at 11:22 AM - 17 answers

Legit online therapy for anxiety?

For anyone who has done online therapy, was your experience useful? Any specific recommendations or tips for finding something that is legitimate? I am particularly interested in therapy that can be done over instant messaging. [more inside]
posted by picardythird at 4:27 AM - 8 answers

Deadly allergies by population

I'm wondering if there's any info on severe allergies and their frequency in different populations. [more inside]
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah at 12:11 AM - 8 answers

January 20

Cleaning spectacles / eye-glasses using a machine ?

Interested to hear of others experiences using a machine to clean your spectacles / eye-glasses ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 at 5:50 PM - 4 answers

Is my Adderall treating my ADHD?

My Adderall prescription works great for me. But increasingly, it feels like its functional effect on me is less about attention and focus, and more about depressive/anxious tendencies I have. Is this a problem? Does anyone have experience around this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:03 AM - 13 answers

Why are the fronts of my calves tight and what do you recommend?

I've been going to the gym for the past few months! It's the best! But the front outsides of my calves and the tops of my feet are being weird and it's getting in the way. [more inside]
posted by Frowner at 8:29 AM - 20 answers

Help me survive 2 more weeks of pregnancy symptoms

I'm pregnant, but for a variety of reasons, am having an abortion in 2 weeks. New pregnancy symptoms keep popping up and making me miserable, and also sad. How can I minimize them and/or feel less sad every time a new one pops up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:58 AM - 38 answers

Medical Marijuana in Michigan-Doctor's Approval?

I am just beginning to research the various steps required to get a card for Medical Marijuana in Michigan, at my husband's request, and I'm all confused and a little bit nervous... Hub was dx'd with Ankylosing Spondilitis in 1997. He's been taking NSAIDS since that time, and then around 2003-ish Oxycontin was added to his list of Rxs. In the past two years, though, it's not been his back that pains him but his hands. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:55 AM - 4 answers

January 19

What is the root of a compulsion? Example: nailbiting

There are tons of suggestions on how to stop nail-biting on metafilter, but they all seem to coincide with the idea that to stop a compulsive habit, one must replace it with another habit. [more inside]
posted by rancher at 7:13 PM - 13 answers

Does this sound serious? Do I need to go to a doctor?

My current condition is that I feel woozy, nauseous, and short of breath and it seems like there’s something wrong with my cognition. I’m not delirious, but I wouldn’t trust myself to do advanced math. I feel cold even though it's warm and I'm wrapped up and I’m running a mild fever (99.3). [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:53 PM - 21 answers

Help please??

Will bifocals help my scenario? [more inside]
posted by Wontly at 6:19 PM - 16 answers

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