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Why have I been getting sick so easily since moving to San Francisco?

I moved to San Francisco 7-8 months ago. Ever since then I have found myself getting sick unusually easily. The illnesses I get tend to have the same set of symptoms: heightened temperature/fever, lack of energy, sniffles, sneezing and this kind of warm sick feeling in my body. They tend to be made worse by stress and are often triggered by working hard on things. (Which is really unfortunate because I want to be working a lot harder on my projects than I am right now!) If you've got any wild guess as to what might be going on, please share it! [more inside]
posted by astrofinch on Feb 22, 2014 - 31 answers

 

Living with transplanted organs and immunosuppressant drugs

So what's it like to be the recipient of an organ transplant and having to deal with immunosuppressant drugs? How does your life change? How often do you have to take your drugs? What are the weird details of daily life that outsiders don't know about? Are there any insurance hassles? I have a fair idea of what it's like to be diabetic because of coworkers who have this condition but I don't know anything about the life of organ transplant recipients and I'd like to know more. Any help you could provide would be deeply appreciated.
posted by jason's_planet on Mar 23, 2013 - 15 answers

Help me stop gaslighting myself.

Help me stop gaslighting myself. I need to take better care of myself physically and emotionally, because invalidating my own problems is going nowhere. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 16 answers

In search of a malady...

Writing a story... What is a malady or health issue that is 1) hereditary, 2) difficult to diagnose in an unborn child, 3) makes life particularly difficult (mentally or physically) for someone who has it? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Mar 16, 2012 - 31 answers

Before I go under the knife, maybe I could go under the salt water gargles?

What did you do without removing your tonsils that helped reduce the frequency of your bouts of tonsillitis? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jan 3, 2012 - 16 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

My mom...my mom.

How do I deal with my mother's lack of interest/active sabotaging of her own health? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 11 answers

In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick?

In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Apr 18, 2010 - 21 answers

Follow this ONE SIMPLE RULE and repair your immune system!

What is the FIRST thing I should do to repair my battered immune system after a prolonged period of abuse? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Feb 10, 2010 - 53 answers

Doctor's Note?

California Employment Law: If an employee is sick, can an employer mandate that the employee provide a doctor's note in order to take time off to get well? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Sep 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Yet another medical question on the internet

Swollen lymph nodes, general ickiness... you are not my doctor, but do I really need to see one? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jun 14, 2009 - 9 answers

4 am Abdominal Pain: How Serious?

YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: Last night I was rudely awakened in the very early morning by an intense abdominal pain. I managed to make it to my computer, only to freak myself out about all the possibilities it could be. How serious does this seem, and is it reasonable to just keep a watchful eye on it? [more inside]
posted by ThyroidBob on Apr 5, 2009 - 25 answers

How to make a child comfortable around those that are different from them

How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Mar 2, 2007 - 32 answers

I'm a snot factory, help!

Why is it I seem to get head colds so easily? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Oct 4, 2006 - 35 answers

Swordfish = Worms!?

Erm, I just ate raw swordfish. I mean, it was microwaved for a couple minutes. But mostly-- ceviche. Am I gonna die? [more inside]
posted by greggish on May 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Your best sickness prevention methods:

Let's hear your method for preventing colds and other sicknesses! [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Dec 5, 2005 - 66 answers

Why do I get sick so often and what can I do to get sick less often?

I catch colds with alarming frequency- five or six times a year. If I make any sort of contact with somebody else who is sick, I can expect to have what they have within a day or two. I'm 21, HIV negative (recently tested and long abstinent), a vegetarian with a healthy diet, I excercise frequently and I take vitamins. I'm also currently taking Lexapro for depression. My question is twofold: first, what's wrong with me? Doctors insist that I'm fine. Second, what can I do to keep from getting sick so often in the future?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2005 - 41 answers

Flu Incubation

I've had the flu since Wednesday. I haven't left my apartment since Friday. A friend just told me that I won't get better unless I air out my apartment and take a walk outside. Is that true? Can germs live in your bedsheets?

I'd readily go outside, but there's two feet of snow and it's fourteen degrees out.
posted by jsavimbi on Jan 23, 2005 - 15 answers

How do you cope with your bad disease?

Does anyone else here have a bad disease? How do you deal with it-especially the bad days? [MI] [more inside]
posted by aacheson on Sep 22, 2004 - 30 answers

Helping Bedridden Sister

My pregnant sister is currently experiencing placenta previa, which means she will require total bedrest for the next six weeks until the baby (her first) is delivered caesarean. Additionally her husband is undergoing both chemo and radiation for throat cancer until November. This means they will both be incapacitated for awhile....(MI) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Sep 4, 2004 - 19 answers

Cat Has Runny Nose, Cough, and is Listless/Bored -- Anything Fatal?

Cat flu: I'm looking after a cat for a friend, and she recently (yesterday) got a runny nose, and coughs some. She also appears listless and bored. I'm stuck at work and will get her to the vet ASAP, but for now I need some reassurance that this isn't fatal? Thanks!
posted by jon_kill on Jul 22, 2004 - 6 answers

Lingering Cough

I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Dec 31, 2003 - 33 answers

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