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I've been suffering from an abnormal amount of itching for the past two months. Is this something serious or just a seasonal problem? [more inside]
Google "nap mat" and you get a zillion results, all meant for small humans. Surprisingly, "executive nap mat" (as a phrase) yields zero. There's a niche there that will make someone a lot of money one day, but in the meantime: suggestions for a mat that I can put on the office floor to catch 40 winks? [more inside]
Weight gain has impaired my ability to be confident. Vicious cycle. I want to break it and be healthy. Any advice? [more inside]
If I replace coke with caffeinated tea and sugary sweets, why do I still get withdrawal headaches? Is there something in coke that is more addictive than caffeine or sugar? [more inside]
My husband and I finally conceived after months and months of trying, but I made a ton of mistakes before I knew and I am completely beating myself up. [more inside]
I was at a benefit for a friend of of mine tonight who had a bad accident. There were good times to be had, but unfortunately I have a serious case of the hiccups on account of too many beers being drunk. I'm drinking water like the dickens, but all that's doing for me is making me want to pee a lot while I hiccup like there's no tomorrow. [more inside]
Due to some pregnancy complications, it's looking very likely that our baby will be born by c-section at around 32 weeks, and at least 3 weeks small for gestational age. We're anticipating a NICU stay of many weeks. I have a few questions for those who have been there to help me visualise what this time will be like. [more inside]
I'd like to start running (again). First thing tomorrow morning. Can you recommend a simple C25K app or podcast or something that I would just load on my (Android) smartphone and press "Start" tomorrow morning? I don't want to use my own music, because everything I have is too slow. Thanks in advance.
Have you found that a basic idea around CBT simply doesn't ring true for you? [more inside]
My recent blood work came back with a high fasting blood sugar. I need to cut out as many carbs and sugars as possible. A low GI diet that does not include animal products is the goal. This is a long-term thing, not a temporary diet [more inside]
My teenage brother has been struggling with pretty severe anxiety and depression for the last ~9 months; while my parents are being (in my view) amazing caregivers for him, I think they're both suffering from a lack of self-care, optimism, and support. What resources can I point them to, and what can I do, to help them with this? [more inside]
Like the title says, what are some fun home exercises that aren’t just workout routines but more in the vein of yoga or bellydancing or even pole-dancing (those are the only three I can think of)? [more inside]
I'd like to set something up to wake up using light. I've research the recent crop of smart light bulbs and my research has been hampered by lack of detailed operating info and reports that products don't often perform as described. Would love to hear a first-hand account... [more inside]
Certain things are leaving me WIRED at night, and I’m having trouble sleeping because of them. [more inside]
Daughter (here's her backstory) may be on the verge of a psychotic episode - definitely not taking meds as prescribed, e.g., too much of some, not enough of others. Her dad and I would like to see her return to the hospital to stabilize her meds and deal with issues that weren't dealt with during the past 3 (!) hospitalizations, but she does not want to go. [more inside]
Starting when I was a teenager I have had trouble sleeping, but this has only become worse as I have become an adult. Now, without the use of medication and even with them, I feel chronically fatigued. [more inside]
This seems counter-intuitive so I thought I'd search out insight as to why this happens. I have been treated for depression with anxiety for over 20 years and for the most part, my daily medicine helps me function like a normal person. I find that I tire very easily and after having explored and corrected regular medical reasons (Low D) I still feel like coming home after work and doing absolutely nothing. It feels therapeutic to crawl into bed even though my heart and stomach feel full of anxious energy. [more inside]
I recently started taking the Udo's Oil supplement, to see if it helped with athletic recovery (I am a distance runner). However, within a month of starting, it had another effect: my previously irregular menstrual periods became perfectly regular. Why? [more inside]
At about 10 this morning, I returned home to my (small, 1 bedroom) apartment and found that the gas on my stove had been on since the previous night (probably around 12 hours). I turned off the gas, opened both windows in the apartment, and left for the day. I would like to go home and go to bed, but I would also like to, you know, not die. Do I have anything to be worried about?
Hello, I am sitting here in worlds of pain. My left foot is puffy on the top and has needle like stabbing pains radiating from that spot up to my middle toes. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow but does anybody have an idea of what this might be. There is no change in color. I am icing it and taking Tylenol. Is there anything else I should be doing? Thank you