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One fever is more than enough fevers for us

Indian health concerns: typhoid fever and dengue fever. Yes, you are not my doc. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 13, 2009 - 6 answers

There's something I should tell you... I have cancer...

I lied about having cancer to my boss. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2009 - 56 answers

Can a cold cause confusion?

Can allergies or a cold cause confusion? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 - 11 answers

How can I kill a cough that lingers for a month?

Why do I always have a cough that lingers for about a month after I've had a cold, and how can I get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Oct 30, 2009 - 25 answers

Strange malady - please help me identify this

Please help me identify this illness I have. WebMD and other medical web sites don't quite address the symptoms that I have. Please help. [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on Oct 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Should I attempt a long bike ride even though I'm sick?

I had plans to ride my bike from Chicago to Milwaukee tomorrow with my husband and two friends (about 100 miles). Now I've come down with a pretty bad cold. Should I cancel or try to power through? Have you ever done a lot of physical activity while recovering from a cold, and how did you fare? [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Oct 23, 2009 - 20 answers

Most comforting things in the world

What are the best ways to comfort someone with a bad cold/flu? [more inside]
posted by mthomps00 on Oct 20, 2009 - 21 answers

Your Most Stunning Photographs of Disease, Please.

I'm compiling a set of 30-40 photographs related to any and all aspects of disease for a high school visual literacy project. The students are high school juniors who are struggling with literacy and writing. I'd love your suggestions for compelling, diverse, and striking images and sites that have collections of same. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Oct 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Whence nosemeat?

I don't think this is, strictly speaking, supposed to happen: meat often comes out of my head when I'm sick. Why? What does it portend? [Warning: so gross.] [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Oct 18, 2009 - 18 answers

Help me deal with my mentally ill father, who I still need to talk to.

How should I go about handling my (very) mentally ill father who goes through (primarily) emotionally/psychologically abusive phases with anyone he holds a relationship with? Completely cutting off contact is probably not a solution for a few reasons. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Get in mah belly, belly

Safe to eat raw refrozen meats that've been defrosted several times? [more inside]
posted by chalbe on Sep 28, 2009 - 5 answers

I don't want to spiral downward

Please tell me about your experience with mood stabilizers such as Lamictal and Depakote. [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Sep 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Anosmia - is it forever?

Getting over a lousy cold/flu, can breathe again but can't smell anything. Is this permanent? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Sep 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Why does a four-mile walk across the moor in the damp require two months' bed rest to recover?

NinteenthCenturyLiteratureFilter: Why do upper-class types in classic novels always seem so incredibly frail? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Aug 26, 2009 - 17 answers

C. difficile help.

Questions about C. difficile (and dealing with illness). [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Aug 8, 2009 - 11 answers

I have two friends; their parents are (separately) dying. How to help? Neither are in U.S./U.K./CAN.

I would like to help my friends, if I can; two of them are individually dealing with incredibly stressful and sad health-related situations related to their parents. [more inside]
posted by taz on Aug 8, 2009 - 7 answers

What to do about a chronic dry cough?

I've had a chronic dry cough for going on two weeks now and two doctor's visits later it's not clearing up. Can anyone give ideas on what could possibly be causing this? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Aug 1, 2009 - 24 answers

What's Going Around?

I thought I had heard of a website that tracks current viruses, called What's Going Around or something similar. I'm finding tons of local tv stations with special pages for their community, but nothing that ties them all together into one website. Anyone know of a site like this?
posted by jragon on Jul 21, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me to help my ill brother

My introverted 19 year old little brother just confessed to me that he "hears voices" (telling him to hurt and kill people) and that he "sees things that aren't there". Help me find some resources to help him. [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Jul 12, 2009 - 42 answers

I'm not an attention seeker, I'm depressed

Should I reveal my depression to my co-workers? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2009 - 37 answers

Brrrrrr.

Is my perception of being increasingly freezing cold a sign of something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2009 - 17 answers

I just want him back.

Oh joy, it's another cat piss question! Sort of. Please share your experiences with cat perineal urethrostomy (PU) surgery, or other advanced treatments for urinary blockages. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on May 28, 2009 - 11 answers

As a healthy adult, how does a childhood illness continue to influence you?

Looking for information (books, articles, or even better, your own experiences) regarding healthy adults who spent their childhoods coping with a chronic disease. How does growing up as a "sick" person influence their adult lives as healthy people? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on May 12, 2009 - 17 answers

Not Disabled 'enough'

What should I do about employment options? Sick & old but not sick OR old *Enough* 56 yr old woman who has signed a non-compete contract, in the same industry for 29 years and has been told I'm on probation for 90 days. Took short-term disability to rest and secure my position but thus far was denied, no money coming in. No retirement money, no other way to make money...more below [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Apr 27, 2009 - 16 answers

identify the mystery illness!

a week ago i started growing an ulcer (or canker sore) on the inside of my lip. i didn't think much of it, although it was growing quite large and white and i hadn't had one like that before. a week later i woke up very bone sore for no apparent reason, and while out and about.... [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile on Mar 18, 2009 - 16 answers

My sore bitter tasting tongue

Why is my taste bitter and my tongue has some sore white spots? [more inside]
posted by Grums on Feb 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Stomach virus still lingering?

Almost a week ago I had a stomach virus (or possibly food poisoning, I guess), and I still don't feel back to normal. Is there anything I can do, or is this within the realm of normal? [more inside]
posted by peep on Feb 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Hard to Swallow

Dearest Non-Doctors; Is there any chance of my incredibly painful sore throat and swollen lymph nodes going away on it's own? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 6, 2009 - 36 answers

Onions make me sick...help me tell people about it!

Not allergic to onions, but they make me feel sick. This is causing some problems that I'm not sure how to solve. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2009 - 17 answers

I say he's crazy; therefore, he must go through an evaluation.

Australian (and U.S.) Mental Health/Legal Filter. Can you just go and talk your GP into having someone put through a psychiatric evaluation? [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Feb 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Tell me about tennis star Edward Fischer

I'm looking for information about early twentieth century tennis player Edward Fischer, who suffered a mental breakdown and ended up in Bellevue Hospital. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Jan 3, 2009 - 7 answers

Supporting someone returning to work after depression

How can I best support a staff member returning to work after a period off with depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Abusive and Ill?

I know that survivors of abuse often develop mental disorders. But what disorders/illnesses are associated with being abusive? [more inside]
posted by acidic on Dec 24, 2008 - 20 answers

Tips for parenting with chronic illness

What are your tips for parenting small kids when you have a chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Will I end up spending $$$ and still end up with a dead cat?

[cat filter] Can anyone give me a story in which their cat started sneezing blood but stayed healthy? [more inside]
posted by parilous on Nov 18, 2008 - 20 answers

sick, stress, stress, sick...

I am a college student with a chronic disease. I need your advice on how to tactfully deal with professors frustrated over my many absences. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Nov 12, 2008 - 27 answers

Have I poisoned myself?

Have I poisoned myself? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Nov 10, 2008 - 19 answers

How do I keep from getting dehydrated when I'm constantly vomiting and diarrhea-ing?

I've had diarrhea and constant vomiting since last night. I can't even keep down water. What should I do to keep from getting dehydrated? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Nov 5, 2008 - 41 answers

Pet vet on the 'net yet?

For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Oct 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Billy Birdflu & Sally Sepulcher

I'm writing a story in which death and illness is a major theme, and I'd like to name my characters accordingly. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Oct 18, 2008 - 19 answers

How can I get my grandma into a new hospital?

My terminally-ill grandma is in a hospital that is dirty, poorly staffed, and crowded. My family wants to move her to another facility. She has 2-8 weeks to live. Hospital staff has been unreceptive to our requests. How can we get grandma transferred to another facility? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Oct 14, 2008 - 6 answers

What superpowers can I look forward to?

What can I expect in terms of side effects for radiation treatment of brain cancer? [more inside]
posted by Atom12 on Sep 29, 2008 - 16 answers

I really AM sick on a Monday, Boss...

Ugh. I actually *am* sick - sick since I woke up this [Monday] morning. But calling into work has me cringing under the duvet. Please help me out of this quandry... [more inside]
posted by ticktockdoc on Sep 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Real diagnosis in general practice

US doctor question: do general practitioners practice real diagnosis anymore? Every doctor my wife and I have gone to in the past ten years has turned out to be incompetent or disinterested in doing more than the bare minimum. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Help me get this book out of my office and onto shelves.

I need a new name!!! I've written a book for friends and non-primary caregiver family (NOT for primary caregivers) regarding illness and death. [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 on Aug 8, 2008 - 16 answers

Old Fart Wants to get Buff Again

Former competitive weightlifter (female, 55 yrs old) here, got super fit to elite status at 50 yrs old by professional trainer, diagnosed with incurable blood cancer and told to stop the really hard training, as it puts too much strain on the immune system. Want to start another program but ..... [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on Jul 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Re-interviewing for a job I turned down 6 months ago. How much do I need to explain?

Re-interviewing for a job. How much do I need to explain about why I turned them down 6 months ago? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

What's the name of this mental illness?

A couple of months ago, I read an article about a very rare illness primarily affecting men which caused them, among other things, to hurt themselves - sometimes quite seriously. Does anyone know the name of this disorder? [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Jun 5, 2008 - 17 answers

Damn snot nosed kids, get off my lawn!

My daughter started day care almost two months ago. My husband and I have been intermittently sick ever since she got started. Is it common for adults to be debilitated by day care plagues, and if so, when will this misery end?!?! [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on May 27, 2008 - 18 answers

How can I set up a college fund for my possibly terminally ill friend's children?

I have a friend with a possibly terminal illness. I'm trying to figure out a way to set up a college fund, to which any of her friends/family could contribute, for her two young children. So far I've looked into ESAs (might not work due to the $2k annual limit) and 529s, but I've had trouble finding information specific to this type of situation -- which I have to imagine is not all that uncommon. What options should I be investigating? Should I talk to a financial advisor?
posted by mingshan on Mar 13, 2008 - 16 answers

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