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my psychiatrist died.

i need a good psychiatrist in seacoast NH/southern ME/northeastern MA [more inside]
posted by Soulbee on Jul 12, 2007 - 1 answer

Late meal diabetes risk?

Is there any connection between eating meals close to bedtime and elevated risk of developing diabetes? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jul 6, 2007 - 15 answers

US health care vs Canada/Europe

SiCKO follow up: US health care vs Canada/Europe... what are your experiences? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Jul 6, 2007 - 40 answers

Ivory skin and eyes of emerald green

Beautyfilter: How do I make my naturally pale skin look milky smooth? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Jul 5, 2007 - 25 answers

Strange spots when I look out an airplane window.

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]
posted by tdabbott on Jul 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Severe neck muscle tension. Botox?

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]
posted by Clay201 on Jul 1, 2007 - 16 answers

What's with my earlobe?

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?
posted by fishmasta on Jun 29, 2007 - 23 answers

Finding a weight loss community that doesn't drive me batty...

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]
posted by catfood on Jun 29, 2007 - 26 answers

tubal ligation/ c-section

Tubal ligation during c-section? [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on Jun 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Healthy Dry, Sick Humid

Feeling better in dry conditions and sick in humid places: common? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 28, 2007 - 11 answers

Skin Scratch Quandry

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.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jun 27, 2007 - 11 answers

NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences.

NuvaRing out for 1/2 hour longer than it ought to have been... looking for advice and experiences. [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jun 26, 2007 - 12 answers

Oh crap! So much for trying to be frugal.

Can you get bedbugs from thrift store clothes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2007 - 15 answers

Should I submit by psychiatrist bills to my employer?

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 26, 2007 - 15 answers

How to combat receding gums?

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?
posted by krisken on Jun 25, 2007 - 22 answers

recurring armpit rash

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.
posted by keith0718 on Jun 25, 2007 - 23 answers

This rash, it itches.

What the hell is this rash? [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Jun 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Calorie intake and gaining modest amounts of muscle

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]
posted by peep on Jun 20, 2007 - 12 answers

Should I go see Dr. Zizmor, the most heavily advertised dermatologist in NYC?

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]
posted by tweebiscuit on Jun 20, 2007 - 21 answers

Sleepless in Chicago

I'm looking for information on sleep clinics in or around Chicago. [more inside]
posted by sic on Jun 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Qi gong, health and western medicine

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]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jun 15, 2007 - 6 answers

How to sweat less?

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?
posted by anonymous on Jun 15, 2007 - 27 answers

Don't Want a Career as a Competitive Eater

How can I learn to slow down and enjoy what I'm eating? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jun 11, 2007 - 40 answers

How to stop my fingers from burning up?

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]
posted by cleo on Jun 10, 2007 - 20 answers

you are feeling very sleepy

Can you bank sleep? And if not - how much sleep is too much?
posted by luriete on Jun 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Any exercise ideas for someone who can't use their legs?

Any exercise ideas for someone who can't use their legs? (And also can't go in the water.) [more inside]
posted by mogotron on Jun 10, 2007 - 20 answers

Bleach replacement?

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?
posted by birdlady on Jun 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Roommate is an addict, how do I deal with this?

I'm pretty sure my roommate is an addict, how do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by debu on Jun 5, 2007 - 48 answers

Is this substation a problem?

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]
posted by ascullion on Jun 4, 2007 - 15 answers

Good online resource for finding a doctor?

Is there a good online resource for finding a doctor? [more inside]
posted by symbebekos on Jun 3, 2007 - 7 answers

"Do boys and girls go through adolescence the same way?"

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]
posted by From Bklyn on Jun 3, 2007 - 22 answers

How to avoid the forward pitched feeling on my bike?

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]
posted by The Deej on Jun 1, 2007 - 26 answers

How best to overcome impotence?

How best to overcome impotence? I feel really horrible about myself right now. [more inside]
posted by Jake Apathy on May 31, 2007 - 27 answers

Seeking Encouragement About the Fate of My Teeth

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]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2007 - 48 answers

Why is eating right before bed bad for you?

Why is eating right before bed bad for you?
posted by isopropyl on May 31, 2007 - 14 answers

why am I (almost) blacking out?

why am I (almost) blacking out? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 30, 2007 - 29 answers

Going private in Hong Kong

In short: how does my father, trapped in a hospital bed, get a private doctor and a second opinion? [more inside]
posted by electriccynic on May 30, 2007 - 2 answers

Desperate to set up an effective weight loss strategy

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]
posted by catfood on May 29, 2007 - 51 answers


Nosebleed filter: I tend to get nosebleeds easily. I am not a cocaine addict. More inside. [more inside]
posted by jne1813 on May 29, 2007 - 22 answers

Help me change my exercise routine.

While I'm still super enthusiastic about exercise, both my motivation and fitness level have plateaued. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on May 29, 2007 - 9 answers

Where to get bone marrow match testing?

How do I get tested to see if I am a donor for a friends blood marrow transplant? [more inside]
posted by TheDude on May 25, 2007 - 10 answers

Why can't I drink?

Are there any solutions to alcohol intolerance? And does alcohol intolerance developed later in life (late twenties/early thirties) indicate other possible health problems? [more inside]
posted by seeka on May 25, 2007 - 16 answers

Does our personal injury claim stand a chance?

My fiancée is only 24 years old, but she has osteoarthritis (see this previous question). As a result, she has a lot of pain, particularly in her back, but she is just generally sore all over. We suspect that her job (customer service in busy cafe with a lot of heavy manual work thrown in behind the scenes in the kitchen and store rooms) may have exacerbated her condition because before she started there, she never felt the sort of pain she feels now after just two years of working there. We're thinking maybe we should get a personal injury lawyer and see if we have a case. Do the medical and legal minds of the hive think we do, too? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 20, 2007 - 17 answers

HSA's = tax-free retirement account?

Health Savings Accounts (HSA's) ... Can they be used as just another tax-free retirement account after you max out your Roth IRA? [more inside]
posted by MrBCID on May 16, 2007 - 6 answers

My wife and I don't have sex. And it's my fault. I'm looking for answers.

What is the problem? Why can't I have sex? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2007 - 37 answers


I am male. I have had dandruff or flaky scapl for as long as I remember. The OTC shampoos do nothing. Sometimes I think it might just be dry scalp. What can I do?
posted by contog on May 15, 2007 - 38 answers

Separation of church and medical care?

The school nurse called my best friend a slut! Well, not exactly, but darn close. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on May 13, 2007 - 68 answers

Voices in my head

RunningFilter: What do you think about when you're running? [more inside]
posted by engling on May 8, 2007 - 42 answers

Get Thee to a Doctor! (But Which?)

I currently have what I'd term "crisis" health insurance -- a low monthly bill with a high deductible. I haven't dealt with the plan other than to pay the premiums since I signed up. Now, I think I may have a crisis. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2007 - 14 answers

Healing a cut on the frenulum

Need some help regarding a men's issue, down there with Little Anonymous. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2007 - 17 answers

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