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Drug interactions while taking Mobic (meloxicam)?

Due to a recent injury, my ortho has prescribed 15mg daily doses Mobic. I seem to have escaped any sort of stomach/g.i. issues that can be associated with this drug, but I seem to have a cold looming on the horizon... [more inside]
posted by verytres on Nov 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Why does gargling with listerine hurt?

Why does opening my throat and *gargling* with listerine, as opposed to merely rinsing like I would when brushing my teeth, hurt a lot? I don't have a sore throat or any other throat troubles I know of. [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Nov 26, 2007 - 7 answers

Safe Pet Meds?

Two Part Pet Question: Is there such a thing as a safe medication for pets? AND Is there an online database that can educate me on safe med/health practices? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Nov 23, 2007 - 12 answers

What's Kangen Water?

My wife has signed up to join an MLM network selling a device called a LeveLuk SD501, which produces 'Kangen' water. I think this thing is worthless for health purposes. I'm keeping an open mind but we're talking $5k to buy one of these things and I think it's a waste. I'm wondering what the hive mind comes up with. [more inside]
posted by diode on Nov 20, 2007 - 26 answers

Very irregular sleep schedule: okay in an otherwise healthy/happy life?

Very irregular sleep schedule: okay in an otherwise healthy/happy life? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Nov 20, 2007 - 19 answers

Such a headache! Must have been something I ate!

RE: food-induced migraine triggers. Certain foods trigger, others don't. Common denominator is caffeine. [more inside]
posted by D Dear on Nov 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Health risks from neighbors' hardwood floor installation?

Upstairs neighbors had hardwood floors installed. I think they've gone on vacation while the installers did their work (stage 1 was Monday, stage 2, yesterday). The paint-fume smell in our condo is awful. What kind of health risks are there to ourselves or our cat? [more inside]
posted by cybercoitus interruptus on Nov 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities?

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in New York City who has experience with learning disabilities? (As opposed to, say, mood disorders.) [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Nov 15, 2007 - 3 answers

Where should I go and what do I need to learn to speak?

What African language should I learn and how should I go about it? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Nov 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Why can't I have sex with my girlfriend?

I can't keep an erection while having sex with my girlfriend. What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by misled on Nov 15, 2007 - 31 answers

Can I safely use Listerine while on Antabuse?

Can I safely use Listerine while on Antabuse? My doctor advised me to avoid alcohol in shampoos and deodorants and I have even read some warnings against inhaling alcohol vapors. My doctor had a sort of a shoulder-shrug response when I asked about Listerine. Other opinions or experiences would be very welcome as I'd rather not use a "try and see" approach.
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Coughy, a/k/a the 8th Dwarf

Coughy Asthma versus Wheezy Asthma? [more inside]
posted by dancinglamb on Nov 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Mental Health Break for early 40's male

Suggestions for a men's retreat or getaway that isn't touchy-feely? [more inside]
posted by 45moore45 on Nov 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Body punishes red meat & sodium consumption

Friend'sHealthFilter: Red meat and moderately high sodium foods make him really fatigued/tired/groggy for 1-2 days after consumption. Chicken/fish/eggs doesn't provoke this problem, so I'm not sure that it's a high-protein foods issue. Any ideas why this occurs, and how to rectify this problem?
posted by jytsai on Nov 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Is what I'm doing binge eating/drinking?

How do I know if what I'm doing is binge eating/drinking? More explanation after the jump. [more inside]
posted by blackout on Nov 6, 2007 - 21 answers

HPV Vaccine questions

Is it worthwhile for me to have the Gardasil (HPV) Vaccine? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Oct 29, 2007 - 13 answers

Happiness is a warm puppy who's breath doesn't smell like ass.

Bad dog breath... what helps? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Have you seen this picture in a commercial?

Does anyone know which commercial this picture is from?
posted by meta.mark on Oct 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for songs about wanting to eat, but not being able to, or hunger, or something like that.

Looking for songs about wanting to eat, but not being able to, or hunger, or something like that. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Oct 23, 2007 - 27 answers

First they take away my tuna fish...

California legal/medical/ethical question: In advance of my going to the hospital to give birth within the next few weeks, I decided to download and fill out California's standard Advance Health Care Directive form, i.e. a living will (and to have my husband fill his out too, as long as we were at it). However, Google informs me via multiple sources that this form, even if signed and notarized, is "not valid if pregnant". WTF? [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Oct 21, 2007 - 15 answers

My cats need Listerine.

Help cleaning kitty teeth? [more inside]
posted by danb1 on Oct 18, 2007 - 10 answers

Need a new workout to get my hockey legs (and lungs) back!

I'm (stupidly) starting playing ice hockey after 20 years off the ice (I'm 33). After the first game last weekend, I'm apparently in far worse shape than I thought -- and need some ideas for new workouts to get my game on. [more inside]
posted by liquado on Oct 18, 2007 - 13 answers

How should I monitor myself for potential Type II diabetes?

I have a family history of Type II Diabetes and would like to be proactive about monitoring my own health. Questions & concerns inside. [more inside]
posted by peep on Oct 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Is it healthier to wait after cutting garlic before cooking it?

Is it healthier to cut garlic, wait a while, and then cook it (as opposed to cut-then-cook-right-away)? [more inside]
posted by tractorfeed on Oct 17, 2007 - 16 answers

wireless headphones safety

Is it safe to use wireless headphones. Any possibilities of harmful radiation ?
posted by tom123 on Oct 15, 2007 - 11 answers


Did you donate your kidney? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 12, 2007 - 9 answers

I'd really rather just move to France, but c'est la vie.

My individual health insurance premium has more than doubled. It's so crazy expensive that I can't afford to ever go to the doctor. I need to change my plan or find a new one. Advice? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Oct 11, 2007 - 23 answers

Perks of having a health plan?

How can I make the most of my new health-care plan? [more inside]
posted by ism on Oct 11, 2007 - 9 answers

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy?

Any specific reason why I would get really dry skin "down there," and is there a remedy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 22 answers

What to say to an institutionalized friend?

In high school I was involved in a nerdy extracurricular activity that occupied most of my time, and when I graduated most of my friends went to school A to study our field and I went to School B. One the friends I made through this association has, I've recently been informed, checked himself into a hospital for mental health reasons. He had already decided not to go back to university this semester (we attend different schools, so I found this out second hand). He had had issues in high school, but it sounds as though things have deteriorated dramatically. He is a brilliant person, and my life has been better for knowing him. I'm going to send an email to a relative of his that I think can get it to him for me. What do I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Is preventative asthma medication doom for potential military career?

I know a 17-year-old now applying to colleges who wants to get into a branch of the military (AF Academy) but had a bout of childhood asthma when she was very young (age 2) and has been on preventive medication for the lsat several years. Can she still become a pilot? [more inside]
posted by Malad on Oct 4, 2007 - 15 answers

BipolarFilter: Help with bipolar manic phase.

Is it possible for my wife (with my help) to manage a possible hypomanic stage down without meds and without too much of a depression swing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2007 - 31 answers

Normal ejaculation for men?

Male ejaculation question: My boyfriend takes a long time to ejaculate (40 minutes to an hour and a half, and sometimes not at all). He says its normal for him, and he doesnt mind. But i find it really frustrating having to go that long, and still sometimes have to stop with him unsatisfied. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2007 - 35 answers

What is the cause of this muscle condition?

Diagnose this muscle condition; my physician cannot. For the last four months my fiancée has suffered from a so-far-unexplained muscle soreness. We are about to see our third specialist, as every doctor so far has drawn a blank. Before our upcoming appointment with the next rheumatologist, I thought it couldn’t hurt to post the question here. First I’ll describe the symptoms, then I’ll cross off the list all those conditions that various tests have shown not to be the cause. (more) [more inside]
posted by jackypaper on Oct 2, 2007 - 23 answers

Extremely minimal workout

My question is pretty simple. Is it possible to get definition and tone using only push-ups and crunches? I cycle everyday for cardio (and practicality), but I'm looking to work my upper body more without investing in a gym membership or weights. Basically I'm looking for a good toning/muscle-building workout using nothing other than my own body. If this is possible, does anyone have some good routines to suggest?
posted by ISeemToBeAVerb on Sep 29, 2007 - 19 answers

Thoughts on ribs showing in dog? (read full post before freaking out!)

So i'm trying to solicit some unbiased thoughts and opinions on the subject. A lab mix - probably greyhound or wippet, maybe even dalmatian, with some ribs showing, slight backbone showing, and super muscular. Dog is very active, hikes and runs, climbs 14,000 mountains in colorado, etc - all with no problem. Eats usually 2 to 3 cups of quality dog food, lately part raw too - on more active day will get slightly more food. Healthy or not? I know general consensus is you should be able to feel ribs but not see, but should that really apply across the board?
posted by joshgray on Sep 29, 2007 - 23 answers

Coffee and my health

I have a huge drop in my energy in the afternoons. I am a healthy (except for hyploglycemic tendencies), normal weight 48 year old. Here is my current issue. [more inside]
posted by seekingsimplicity on Sep 28, 2007 - 28 answers

Dentist/Doc suggestions in Boston area?

Any suggestions for a dentist as well as doctor for someone recently moved to the Boston Metro area? (specifically Weymouth/Hingham) but... [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Sep 26, 2007 - 6 answers

Stop Binging?

How do i stop from binge eating? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2007 - 22 answers

DC Dentist Recommendations?

I searched the archives and came up with two threads DC-wise, one recommending doctors in general and another with recommendations for cosmetic dentistry. The dentist I'm looking for is metro accessible (preferably NW DC) and has reasonable rates (completely out of pocket) for a standard cleaning and plaque removal/scaling. Thanks!
posted by whitneykitty on Sep 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Mom needs to take care of herself more. Help me help her.

Caretaker (mom) almost completely neglects her personal health and life goals to help chronically ill but stable (dad). Her health is now declining. How do I help her understand that she needs to take better care of herself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2007 - 9 answers

I have reason to believe that my stepmother may be manipulating my father's health problems.

I have reason to believe that my stepmother may be manipulating my father's health problems. Looking for advice on how to handle this delicate situation. [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Sep 23, 2007 - 15 answers

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go?

Looking to donate blood plasma in the greater Seattle area. Where do I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Too heavy for Couch to 5k?

I just had a doctor tell me I'm too heavy to run the Couch to 5k program. Is this really true? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Sep 18, 2007 - 62 answers

What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it?

What is this crazy 'antivegan' diet I saw, and is there any science behind it? [more inside]
posted by mattholomew on Sep 18, 2007 - 29 answers

Fickle fitness

I go through very rapid ups and downs in physical strength and stability. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by raheel on Sep 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Are these ingredients harmful?

Should I eat this "green drink" (consisting of powdered vegetables, tree bark, etc.) from Robert O. Young (the "Alkaline diet" guy)? Will it harm me? Ingredients are listed inside. [more inside]
posted by gd779 on Sep 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Seeking advice on choosing (or not choose) between a therapist and a psychiatrist.

I need help deciding whether to continue seeing my psychologist (who i really like) and see a psychiatrist (who I also really like) for med management, or see the psychiatrist for both therapy and med management? Also, does anyone have experience with Harvard Pilgrim HMO's mental health benefits? [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Sep 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Instruct me in the ancient art of SBDs.

Instruct me in the ancient art of SBDs. [more inside]
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson on Sep 14, 2007 - 14 answers

coffee press screen with mold stains

My coffee press screen has what looks like mold stains on it. (I left some tea in it for too long.) Is it OK to use? If I must remove the stains...how?
posted by keith0718 on Sep 12, 2007 - 6 answers

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