So I just found out I might have Reiter's syndrome. Please tell me how big a deal this is, what your personal experiences might be and what I should do next. [more inside]
I'm looking for quick little health tricks/demonstrations I can do with little or no props. [more inside]
Tell me about disability insurance. I am self employed, 31 and would like to protect my income in the event of a disability. What are some pitfalls in the language of contracts that I need to look out for? Is disability insurance as important or more important than health insurance?
I'm trying to find out the best option for my uninsured mother-in-law's upcoming visit which will most likely involve some doctor's visits. [more inside]
I want to be a gymnast! Except I need to get fit first ... [more inside]
I'm not fat, I'm just kind of.. fat. Are these choices making me healthier? [more inside]
In regards to weight training and rest periods between working muscle groups... [more inside]
What is wrong with my knee? [more inside]
Why does the grundle get a strange feeling when you are up high? [more inside]
Your favorite smoothie recipe? [more inside]
i need a good psychiatrist in seacoast NH/southern ME/northeastern MA [more inside]
Is there any connection between eating meals close to bedtime and elevated risk of developing diabetes? [more inside]
SiCKO follow up: US health care vs Canada/Europe... what are your experiences? [more inside]
Beautyfilter: How do I make my naturally pale skin look milky smooth? [more inside]
Each time I fly on an airplane and have the window seat, I notice that when I look out the window I seem to see strange, transparent "spots" floating around. [more inside]
I have intense, constant muscle tension on the right side of my neck. I think Botox will help, but my neurologists think it won't. Either convince me they're right or convince me I'm wrong. Oh, and is the anticholinergic drug I took three days ago making this problem worse? If so, what do I do about it? [more inside]
For several years I've had this small lump in my right earlobe. It's firm, but not hard, and it doesn't hurt or anything. I'm just stumped as to what it might be. Any ideas?
I'd like some help finding a new weight loss community to join - one with a relatively intelligent / fun user base but that takes healthy weight loss seriously. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Tubal ligation during c-section? [more inside]
Feeling better in dry conditions and sick in humid places: common? [more inside]
My female loves to be scratched until red marks appear. Is frequent scratching bad for her skin in the long term? If so, please suggest alternatives.
NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences. [more inside]
Can you get bedbugs from thrift store clothes? [more inside]
It's time to submit my out-of-pocket medical expenses to my employer for reimbursement under the pre-tax medical account program. All my receipts are for psychotherapy, psychotropic medication, and other indicia of mental illness. Is it professionally "safe" for my employer to have this stuff? [more inside]
Help! My teeth are just fine, but my gums seem to be receding. I can't see my dentist for three months. What can I do in the meantime?
I've had this recurring armpit rash for several months now. At first I thought it was brought on by chafing (I do manual labor for a living). Then other members of my family started getting it (I could have got it from them). We've tried different types of bath soap and deodorant. I've just now switched away from different versions of the crystal deodorant stone. (I used the actual stone for about 15 years with no problems. I recently tried two different liquid versions). My wife thought it was a yeast infection that we're all passing around via the bath soap. I tried doing some googling and was overwhelmed at the plethora of different explanations that came up. Thought I'd give it a shot here. It's painful if it progresses too far. I've been keeping it in check with hydrocortisone cream.
What the hell is this rash? [more inside]
Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle (i.e. not hardcore body-building). Plus, what is happening when your muscles are getting stronger and harder, but you've been running on a calorie deficit and losing weight? [more inside]
I still have periodic acne breakouts at the age of 24, and now that I have health insurance I want to see a dermatologist. However, there's a million of them in NYC, and I don't have the time to shop around, so I'm considering going with NYC's most heavily advertised doctor, Dr. Zizmor. Is this a bad idea? Have you or anyone you know ever said, "Thanks, Dr. Zizmor?" [more inside]
I'm looking for information on sleep clinics in or around Chicago. [more inside]
I’ve been reading a bit about qi gong and its applications to healthy living, but am finding it hard to find information that goes beyond anecdotes. I’d like to know if the claims of qi gong (and similar internal practices) have been tested, and if the claimed mechanisms have any common ground with western medicine. [more inside]
I'm never enjoyed the heat, but this summer I'm sweating like a pig! Bearing in mind that I'm already down to the bare minimum of clothing, and taking exercise (I am marginally overweight), is there anything I can do to make my body more in tune with summer?
How can I learn to slow down and enjoy what I'm eating? [more inside]
I chopped and seeded four hot peppers about 45 minutes ago, and now my finger tips are on fire! I've done this in the past but have never experienced such intense discomfort before. [more inside]
Can you bank sleep? And if not - how much sleep is too much?
Any exercise ideas for someone who can't use their legs? (And also can't go in the water.) [more inside]
Is there a substitute for bleach? I am neurotic and don't feel like things (showers, floors, sheets) have been sanitized if I don't use bleach, but bleach bothers my asthma. What can I use that will satisfy both my health and OCD issues?
I'm pretty sure my roommate is an addict, how do I deal with this? [more inside]
I'm considering buying a house that's right beside a small electrical substation (just a small path between it and the wall of the house). Are there any risks attached to this? [more inside]
Is there a good online resource for finding a doctor? [more inside]
So, last month, this AskMeFi thread got posted: "Weed Made me Crazy!" Which prompted this MetaTalk thread: "Honest Question or veiled Propaganda?" But the meat of the threads was about going through adolescence. I think a majority of the answers were provided by men; if so, how was it for the ladies? I mean adolescence, not the above threads. [more inside]
Yet another BikeFilter question, but the high concentration of cyclists here compels me to ask. Should I keep using my current bike for commuting, modify it, or get something else, to avoid that pitched-forward, numb-hands feeling? [more inside]
How best to overcome impotence? I feel really horrible about myself right now. [more inside]
Due to some psychological issues, over the last one to two years, I've brushed my teeth ... well, probably no more than ten times, total. Having somewhat exorcised whatever little demon caused this neglect, I'm now trying to work my way back to dental health; I need some encouragement that the next step isn't going to be dentures. As always, there's [more inside]
Why is eating right before bed bad for you?
why am I (almost) blacking out? [more inside]
In short: how does my father, trapped in a hospital bed, get a private doctor and a second opinion? [more inside]
I badly need some help / advice on getting my weight under control. I get mixed messages everywhere I turn, but I feel like I don't have time to play around anymore. I'm completely desperate to get myself to do something and stick with it so I can at least get from "obese" to "overweight" if not to "normal". [more inside]
Nosebleed filter: I tend to get nosebleeds easily. I am not a cocaine addict. More inside. [more inside]
While I'm still super enthusiastic about exercise, both my motivation and fitness level have plateaued. Suggestions? [more inside]