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I have pain meds that I'm forgetting to take every day or struggle to remember when it has been 4-6 hours later for my next dose or remembering even if it feels like I don't need that second dose I should check in at least to see if it is getting worse. I've tried a variety of apps from the Google Play store but can't find a pill reminder that fits my weird needs. [more inside]
I was prescribed labetalol (100mg 2x/day) starting at 9 days postpartum due postpartum hypertension (~145/90). It is now 5.5 weeks postpartum. I've missed the last two doses on accident but my blood pressure looks fine (115/75). I'm coming onto when I should take it again... but I'm considering just not. Can I stop labetalol cold turkey? If so, how?
Are genetic testing and neurotransmitter level testing legitimately useful for medication management or just medical novelty? [more inside]
I'm having some problems focusing and concentrating at work, and I know all they want is the job done. [more inside]
A few teaspoons of hope would be very much appreciated. [more inside]
My daughter is six years old. She's in grade 1. Over the past month or so, I've started to wonder if I should consider having her screened for ADHD. [more inside]
In Atlanta, the trees vomit pollen all spring. How do I avoid severe allergic reactions? [more inside]
Since last year I have allergies, probably to some sort of tree or pollen because they play up in spring and autumn. I've had a number of blood tests that have ruled out several allergens but haven't yet zeroed in on the one(s) causing the problem. [more inside]
Do you have a child with a unilateral multicystic dysplastic kidney? Or do you have one working kidney? How has it affected your life? [more inside]
I have had a completely crap year/two years/five years. Everyone in my family of origin has died (separately, 1-2 years apart, unexpectedly each time). I developed a chronic illness. And now, of course, there's the election and the current administration wreaking havoc with my emotions/sanity. How do I recognize whether my emotional problems have become acute, and if so, what the heck do I do about it? [more inside]
I've broken my second Fitbit Charge HR, and I've had it. What I need to track: steps and exercise time for non-step activities (swimming, yoga). It's okay if I need to enter non-step activities manually on the phone. Other features I'd like: pair with phone for call alerts; provide a vibrate alarm to wake me in the morning. Compatibility with iPhone 5s required, Windows 10 PC nice-to-have. Around $100, more or less. I prefer something that goes on my wrist to a clip-on. [more inside]
I’m a former runner who has been in and out of PT for over a year, and it turns out the issue is with my hips, especially the piriformis. My issues aren't resolving (or at least it seems that way). Given the time I've been dealing with this, I'm a little at a loss as to how best to prepare for my upcoming appointment. [more inside]
My therapist of a year plus is taking over a new program with the organization and will no longer be doing individual therapy. At some point this spring, I will change over to another therapist. [more inside]
I can't seems to swallow my prenatal vitamins, despite being able to normally take pills like a normal person. Any tips? [more inside]
We're excited about an amazing elementary school for our daughter...but it's right near a freeway. Is there any clever way to measure the level of air pollution on the playground? [more inside]
Back in May I started doing Couch to 5K, and did it consistently over 3 and a half months, getting to week 8 (of 9.) Then for various reasons I didn't run for 6 months. I was going to start up again by jogging slowly for 20 minutes--but now I think maybe I should start Couch to 5K over again, since it's been so long. Thoughts/opinions? I'm very new to all this, still. Thank you!
I am a self-employed person, I am sick (Wuth what i think is some sort of cold or flu). I have some work in the next couple days I'd rather not cancel. But am I being crazy to do this? [more inside]
I recently graduated college with a degree humanities degree, but I am considering going into dentistry. I’ve read online people’s experience in dental school and as a dentist, but I would like to hear what dentist on this forum have to say about what the job entails and what the classes are like. Basically, I am relatively good at making things with my hands, such as building 3D puzzles (from kits), doing arts and crafts, assembling furniture, etc. In addition, I’m very detail-oriented and care about doing a good job, especially if it affects others. I enjoy listening to people to help solve their problems. I would greatly enjoy a job that involves working with my hands and helping others. However, I’m not so great at science and math classes, but I am willing to work hard in those classes if it means becoming a dentist. Also, I don’t have really have a passion in maintaining or fixing people’s teeth, but I know that being a dentist allows one to have a stable job and flexible work hours. These factors are very important to me. Should I even go into dentistry? How difficult are the classes? Is it worth it to go through those classes and exams in order to get a job that involves working with your hands and helping others? [more inside]
I've apparently become infected with some kind of treatment-resistant jock itch. Anti-fungal creams work great temporarily, but the infection comes roaring back as soon as I stop applying the ointment. [more inside]
Short explaination, with more to follow. Had elbow surgery in November, Surgeon W. who has completely ignored my concerns about pain and the fact I'm much worse than before surgery (7/10 pain now, 3/10 before). I'm tried going to a Dr S. who I had previously seen for said elbow pain, and but from the surgically notes and post ops he has no idea what the surgeon did. Because of this quite complicated surgery he does not feel comfortable or seem willing to take it from here. Basic question, how do I at least get my arm to be manageable and get some Dr help me recover? [more inside]