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My boyfriend is about to go off the deep end.

My boyfriend is on the verge of a psychotic breakdown and I don't know how to help him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 3, 2007 - 74 answers

Help

I sometimes have the habit of (unintentionally, at least I feel), putting people down. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on May 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Is my painful coughing related to mold exposure?

Does my painful chest cough have anything to do with likely exposure to mold during my previous living arrangement? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Apr 29, 2007 - 3 answers

My left eye is closing and it looks weird.

HELP MY EYE!!!! I hope that got your attention, because I have a long explanation about my LEFT EYE.....It has a serious problem where it is constantly closing and it is basically half the size of my right eye. I have no idea what it is and need any information that there is out there. Sorry it's so long :( [more inside]
posted by eve28 on Apr 29, 2007 - 17 answers

I think I have ADHD

Ok, so I am now willing to admit I may have ADHD, but I have no health insurance. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I find the best doctor in a given specialty?

How can I fine the best doctor in a given specialty? In this case, I need to find the best eye doctor I can possibly find. [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Apr 24, 2007 - 9 answers

What happened to me at Gröna Lund?

In 1987 I visited a friend in Sweden and we went to the amusement island Gröna Lund. As he shopped at a kiosk, I leaned in to hear the pitch, and began suffering an odd symptom. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

Lets get Physical, physical, I wanna get Physical!!!

Bodybuilding and Weight-losing filter: I’m planning to lose some weight around the hips, and at the same time work on my upperbody. The only catch is that I can’t afford to go to the gym right now, and was wondering if there are any exercises that I can do at home. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Apr 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Meal Replacement Bar Question

Is it really impossible to lose weight (in a healthy manner) by substituting two meals a day with some sort of bar? [more inside]
posted by Squid Voltaire on Apr 23, 2007 - 26 answers

How to pop the testing question without killing the mood?

My basic question is how to do the “let’s get tested for STDs” talk/request without turning off the other person. General responses are great, and if you have the patience to read about my experience inside, specific advice and suggestions would be really nice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 22, 2007 - 43 answers

Too much of the good stuff?

High frequency of sex, can this cause any issues? [more inside]
posted by Brian Puccio on Apr 19, 2007 - 32 answers

Allay my fears of amputation!

What is with these dark spots below my recently sprained ankle? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on Apr 18, 2007 - 13 answers

An Itch That No Scratch Could Kill

Possible Hypochondriac-filter. I have an itch that keeps showing up in the exact same place; around the top of my left shoulder-blade. Normally I wouldn't worry about it at all and think "Oh it's just an itch" but the fact that it keeps coming back pretty much in the same spot on a fairly frequent basis (every few hours or so) makes me question if this is something I should be worried about?
posted by Second Account For Making Jokey Comments on Apr 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Is engaging in oral sex normal behavior for girls these days?

Is it socially acceptable for girls to engage in oral sex with different guys she has only met at parties? I just recently had unprotected oral sex with a girl on the belief that she had only one partner before me and that I would be able to get a long-term relationship out of it. You know that was the first time I had any kind of sex and according to her I'm still a virgin since oral sex doesn't count as "real sex". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2007 - 57 answers

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell?

How can I continue to bulk up when my supplement gives me flatulence from hell? [more inside]
posted by fugitivefromchaingang on Apr 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Why, this isn't an input/output problem at all

Why aren't I losing weight? I'm doing everything right (aren't I?). Extensive explanation of weight-loss methods inside, so this is a doozy. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Apr 9, 2007 - 38 answers

44+ million uninsured people in America...

Will a $6,000 bill from the ER completely cripple my credit score for the next ten (plus?) years if I don't pay it? [more inside]
posted by inoculatedcities on Apr 8, 2007 - 30 answers

Biofeedback. What's the deal?

BiofeedbackFilter: What can expect from Biofeedback in regards to a nervous disorder? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Apr 7, 2007 - 5 answers

Shake shake shake... Shake shake shake! Yuck.

Starting Optifast today (Medically supervised [yes, a real doctor] fast). Can anyone give me any tips on this huge endeavor? I think this might be the hardest thing I've ever set out to do... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 3, 2007 - 15 answers

I hate doing the laundry...help me minimize the number of articles of clothing I have to wash, please!

Is there a way to effectively, efficiently, and economically wash your laundry that keeps piling up at the end of the week from daily workouts? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Apr 1, 2007 - 21 answers

How do I strengthen my arms to prepare for a stint on crutches?

How do I strengthen my arms to prepare for my fat ass being on crutches for several weeks? [more inside]
posted by loudguitars on Apr 1, 2007 - 18 answers

Shoo Pink Eye Dont Bother Me

Is pink eye contagious if no symptoms are present? [more inside]
posted by Satapher on Apr 1, 2007 - 9 answers

Good Sports for a Non-Sporty Person

Help me find a sport that I could be good at. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 30, 2007 - 57 answers

Help me escape the cycle of pain!

Help me find some relief. Injured my back years ago in a bicycle accident and the chronic pain is getting old. Long explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself on Mar 30, 2007 - 10 answers

what happened?

I had a weird experience with briefly losing consciousness last night. Should I be worried and/or do something about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I keep my overactive pores clean?

Okay, so this is gross. Bear with me. The pores on my face are huge, and as a youth I had troubles with acne--now mostly solved, thank goodness. But my nose continues to produce icky white gunk, visible down there in the pores, and I have no way to keep it from producing. It's gross when I can actually squeeze it out. Mind you, no pimples are forming; my pores are just clogged with white goo. Is there is a specific product I can use or some miracle process that will help combat this? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper on Mar 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Blow your nose, blow out your pitching arm...

Sometimes when I sneeze, my whole upper body hurts. Specifically my shoulders and, to a lesser degree, my elbows. It almost feels like I'm being punched. What gives? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 21, 2007 - 23 answers

Daily Weight Watchers Points after Weightloss

How many weight watchers points should I eat daily to maintain my weight, not loose any more? [more inside]
posted by jwiener on Mar 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Weird knees!

It feels like the cartilage behind my knee cap is slipping out of place. I don't have health insurance. How serious is this & what's the wisest response? [more inside]
posted by soviet sleepover on Mar 18, 2007 - 8 answers

What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?

What is the proper anatomical term for the top of your foot?
posted by mattholomew on Mar 18, 2007 - 9 answers

At what age should you start to have regular check ups with your GP?

At what age should you start to have regular check ups with your GP? And what things do you get checked? [more inside]
posted by koahiatamadl on Mar 18, 2007 - 26 answers

Why did the area just above my eye become swollen (during a hot shower)?

I woke up today with a slightly sore eyelid, then during a hot shower, the area above my eye swelled to a point my eye is halfway shut. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by kingtaj on Mar 17, 2007 - 22 answers

Affordable health insurance in NYC?

I am a healthy 22 year old female living in New York City. I am about to be employed as a "casual" employee-- meaning no health insurance. Any ideas about how I can find affordable health insurance (preferably $200/month or under)? Everything I can find through google doesn't cover New York. [more inside]
posted by blim8183 on Mar 16, 2007 - 13 answers

Build me a home gym.

What's minimal but sufficient equipment for a home gym? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 16, 2007 - 24 answers

help me find a fix for my a.d.d.

looking for low cost/free mental health services in los angeles. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on Mar 14, 2007 - 5 answers

Love my nice cup of tea and a sit down

Is tea good for you or not? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Mar 14, 2007 - 23 answers

Down The Drain

Switching health insurance - any way to get a prorated reimbusment? [more inside]
posted by jtajta on Mar 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Impossible Standards

Help my wife with her impossible standards. [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Mar 13, 2007 - 31 answers

Back to the gym with a bad back

Can anyone offer advice for going back to the gym after a back injury and six months of downtime? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Effexor and Iron

I was on Effexor for about a year to treat my depression, during which time (for the first time in 7+ years) my weight training came screeching to an abrupt halt. (My energy level just wasn't there anymore, nor was I able to focus enough to be able to have a satisfying workout.) [more inside]
posted by Tbola on Mar 7, 2007 - 4 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

Balancing pleasures

One cigarette shortens life expectancy by about 11 minutes. How much time do the following take off: One drink over the recommended limit? One burger for which the calories are not burned off? Preferred units: assume a drink to be one UK unit of alcohol: 10ml or 8g pure alcohol. Assume a burger to be one Big Mac: 540 kcal. [more inside]
posted by TheophileEscargot on Feb 23, 2007 - 14 answers

Finding a doctor in Cambridge, Mass

Help me and my boyfriend find a/multiple doctors in Cambridge, MA. Difficulty: BCBS HMO Blue plan. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Feb 20, 2007 - 9 answers

What's wrong with Granny?

My mom went to visit my 96 year old grandmother in the nursing home today and found her slumped over in the wheelchair, drooling, clammy and unresponsive. The nursing staff said this had happened before (we were not informed then). They didn't think she had stroke, only possibly that her blood pressure had dropped. However, it was within normal limits when they got her back into bed. She was able to say "no", when asked if she was in pain. The only medication she is on is aricept. Aside from her age, what would cause her to lose conciousness like this?
posted by socrateaser on Feb 19, 2007 - 14 answers

Living downwind of a power plant?

I just rented workspace/artspace which is directly downwind of the huge coal-fired power plant. (Didn't realize it until after I signed the lease). Short of moving, what steps can I take to minimize the negative health effects of the situation.
posted by Bighappyfunhouse on Feb 15, 2007 - 6 answers

What should I put in my hot water?

My watercooler at work has a hot water feature which I would like to take advantage of. What are the best healthy substantial "meals" that require me only to add hot water? (Relevant info: At a cafe I used to frequent, there were packets of Bear Naked blueberry oatmeal that were outstanding. Now, Bear Naked's site doesn't list this as one of their products. Does this product still exist? I don't like Quaker Oats.)
posted by Aghast. on Feb 13, 2007 - 20 answers

What's the best way to lower my resting heart rate?

What's the best way to lower my resting heart rate? I'm slightly overweight, and exersice just a few times a week. I've read a ton of literature that says a lower heart rate leads to a longer life. Any tips? Exercises that'll help? [more inside]
posted by Geoffh on Feb 9, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I help my father retire into an assisted living community?

How do I find and evaluate assisted living, retirement communities, and nursing homes from afar? My father wants my help in researching retirement options for him, and he wants to retire to an area where neither of us currently lives. Google is a bit overwhelming and feels predatory on this topic, and I'm just not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by occhiblu on Feb 8, 2007 - 9 answers

No-nonsense, serious weight loss community via mailing list?

I am looking for an e-mail mailing list in which weight loss is discussed. However, I'm looking for one with a very specific sort of attitude. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Feb 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ?

Are mosquito lamps effective and do they pose any health risks to pregnant humans ? [more inside]
posted by matholio on Feb 5, 2007 - 9 answers

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