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Sick kitty needs nose to work again.

Tips for getting a sick pussycat on a feeding tube to eat by mouth again (and a cautionary tale)? [more inside]
posted by Scram on Jan 26, 2007 - 34 answers

 

Dog with mysterious pain -- what should I expect?

Dog in sudden, mysterious pain. Going to see the vet as soon as possible, but want to be as prepared as I can be. [more inside]
posted by treepour on Jan 25, 2007 - 13 answers

Mental health and family

Adult sibling with mental health problems living with parent. How to help from afar? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2007 - 7 answers

My refrigerator runneth over

EtiquetteFilter: I had surgery last week and my lovely, sweet friends have signed up to bring a home cooked meal each night until the 29th of December. How do I get them to stop? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Dec 20, 2006 - 34 answers

Sick widdle puddy tat.

What the heck was wrong with my mom’s cat? [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Dec 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Plus, I can't giggle like a schoolgirl either

I think I may have seriously screwed up my voice. How do you know the difference between a temporary weird voice and long term damage? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Dec 7, 2006 - 10 answers

What is this documentary?

What is this documentary?: High flying advertising executive tragically becomes a homeless due to mental illness. [more inside]
posted by rocco on Nov 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Any help for constipated cat?

Mom's older Siamese cat has unusual ailment for over 1yr. Anal opening spasms shut causing backup necessitating repeat deostipations by vet. Any other suggested treatments? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Oct 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Paranoia!!!!!

help me with my paranoia! as its making me terribly unhappy. [more inside]
posted by angelmouse3003 on Oct 10, 2006 - 18 answers

How to cheer up my BF?

How do I cheer up my SO? He just found out that his dad is in hospital following a hemmorhage. [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Oct 6, 2006 - 10 answers

"Obnoxious" isn’t quite it either

Is there a word to describe a person who repeatedly becomes convinced that someone else is sick with various obscure ailments, based on flimsy or imagined evidence? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Sep 26, 2006 - 13 answers

Can I work out when I'm sick?

Can I still work out when I've got a cold? How much exercise is too much when you're sick?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Sep 18, 2006 - 9 answers

What can I do while I recover from surgery?

Do you have ideas for things I can do while recovering from surgery and confined to bed for 10 days? [more inside]
posted by muse on Sep 11, 2006 - 32 answers

How can I stop my concerns about declining health?

How can I stop my concerns about declining health? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 29, 2006 - 4 answers

Anxiety over medical condition?

I've had a lifelong heart issue that's really never been a problem, but I find myself as I head towards my 30s growing more and more concerned with it and it's come to cause daily anxieties over imminent and horrible death, etc. Sometimes the anxiety is mild and sometimes it is of the stomach-churning, dark visions variety. I see a cardiologist on a regular basis and get good reports and generally feel as though I am in good hands, but I still cannot stop this mounting anxiety and fear of calamity and it's starting to hinder my ability to enjoy life. I am wondering if anyone has similar experiences and perhaps tips on how to combat this kind of anxiety. I do suffer from anxiety in general - who doesn't? - but I feel that this issue has become a focal point.
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2006 - 12 answers

Terminal illness and credit card debt

Suppose you have a terminal illness, and only have a few months to live. What's to keep you from running up huge credit card bills. Can the creditors make the next of kin pay up?
posted by jpoulos on Jul 17, 2006 - 31 answers

Available treatment facilities for mental illness

MentalHealthFilter: To try and sum up a fairly long and complicated issue: My brother, 23, is diagnosed as bipolar. It's been an uphill battle ever since he was admitted to the psych hospital at 11/12 years old. Although his diagnosis and medications have switched many times, nothing seems to work. [more inside]
posted by unsigned on Jul 10, 2006 - 5 answers

Why does my cough get worse at night?

Why do I only cough at night? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

TB? To test or not?

Do I need to get a TB test? [more inside]
posted by MrC on Jun 28, 2006 - 16 answers

How to determine health risks of living at a particular address

How can I tell how dangerous pollution in a specific area is to my health? [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Jun 22, 2006 - 5 answers

Frequent flyer miles on the Vomit Comet.

Why do I vomit so frequently? Is this out of the ordinary? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on May 31, 2006 - 28 answers

Help me help myself

I've started to write this question a dozen times in the last year, but I always stopped before clicking the submit button because I'm afraid that the answer is that there is no answer. So, here goes nothing: How do I get therapy (or improve my situation) without money, friends, transportation, or any other useful resources? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 8, 2006 - 31 answers

Help my buddy stay healthy

I need to help a friend find free/cheap legal aid for an employment/ADA situation in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Apr 26, 2006 - 2 answers

Culture and Mental Illness?

Where can I find out more about superstitious beliefs and mental illness on a more global level? [more inside]
posted by Dance Commander on Apr 23, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I help a delusional/pathologically lying friend?

Should we confront a good friend who is either completely delusional or a pathological liar? [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Apr 15, 2006 - 27 answers

'Health is not valued till sickness comes.' - Thomas Fuller

I need to strengthen my immune system. [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 14, 2006 - 25 answers

Should I work out while sick?

I'm feeling a bit run down and have a slight cold -- is it better for me to skip my workout? [more inside]
posted by o2b on Apr 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Medical Songs

I am trying to put together a playlist of songs about doctors and hospitals. Not metaphoric "Love Doctor"- type songs, but more along the lines of The Replacements' "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." [more inside]
posted by Failure31 on Mar 25, 2006 - 32 answers

Support group for relatives of the mentally ill in NYC?

Support groups for relatives of mentally ill/suicidal in NYC? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2006 - 3 answers

When illness impacts relationship choices

Seeking perspectives on a difficult situation regarding dating/relationships and serious illness. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2006 - 16 answers

Always getting sick

What is up with my immune system? I'm always getting sick! [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Feb 21, 2006 - 22 answers

Best pre-puking practices? (Non alcohol related, non bulimia related)

A stomach bug is making its way through my system and the puking part is approaching. Best pre-puking practices? [more inside]
posted by poppo on Jan 27, 2006 - 45 answers

How can I end my chronic illness?

How can I end my chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jan 16, 2006 - 17 answers

What was wrong with me?

When I was 9, I spent a week in hospital and I still don't know why. [more inside]
posted by speranza on Jan 14, 2006 - 17 answers

Will I be passed out on the bathroom floor tomorrow?

Is there any way to avoid suffering from a stomach bug if I've already been exposed? [more inside]
posted by saucy on Jan 3, 2006 - 17 answers

Is this hypochondria?

I have a friend who constantly medicates herself with OTC medications/remedies as a source of comfort. Is this hypochondria? [more inside]
posted by aebaxter on Dec 23, 2005 - 12 answers

Why do I get sick so often?

I've been sick a lot in the last two years. And not just cold sick, I've had pneumonia and bronchitis at least 4 times a year. It seems to be triggered by physical work. [more inside]
posted by joaniemcchicken on Dec 12, 2005 - 18 answers

bad kitty

Last week my wife put one of those toilet cleaning puck things - 2 discs, one blue and one white (a type of chlorine bleach, I think) in the toilet tank. Apparently one of us or our houseguest left the toilet open and one of our two cats - the stupid one - drank a quantity of the water, even though he had a big bowl of fresh water by his food (yes, we're now being very careful to leave it closed). My questions: 1) did he drink it because it tasted good, the way some animals will eat antifreeze, and 2) is he gonna be OK? He's acting a little odd - staring at his own shadow and attacking invisible things, growling at nothing, but then again he's kind of brain-damaged anyway (flea anemia as a feral kitten). He's 9 yrs old and otherwise in good health.
posted by luriete on Oct 25, 2005 - 15 answers

Conversion Disorders

So - what *is* Conversion Disorder? And have people actually been healed of it? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Oct 18, 2005 - 6 answers

Finding a competent psychiatrist.

How do I find a psychiatrist that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2005 - 15 answers

Why do I keep passing out?

Three times in the last six months, I've lost consciousness after drinking relatively small amounts (i.e. fewer than four drinks). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2005 - 22 answers

How to cope with a sick family member?

A family member of mine may be seriously ill and I can't stop thinking about it. How do I deal with everyday life in the meantime? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Aug 31, 2005 - 10 answers

Experiences and Information on Hyperthyroid aka Grave's Disease

I've just been diagnosed as severely hyperthyroid, also known as Grave's Disease. I'm under the care of about 6 physicians, but want to know some more subjective information. Is there a really great book? A great tip for sleeping with my head raised on pillows? Other experimental or experiences you can pass my way would be great. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Aug 24, 2005 - 21 answers

Songs with Psychiatric Illness theme

I am looking for songs with a psychiatric illness theme. 2 songs come immediately to mind, both by Simon and Garfunkel. One is Richard Cory dealing with a suicide by a probable manic-depressive .The other is A Most Peculiar Man which describes the suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning of a schizophrenic patient. i know it is rather morbid but I would appreciate hearing of other songs of the same ilk.
posted by kryptos on Jul 14, 2005 - 73 answers

Tips for working while sick?

Any tips for getting through a day at work while feeling flu-ish? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jul 6, 2005 - 14 answers

ID of skin ailment in picture?

I hadn't intended to use my question for this, but I just can't get it out of my head right now ... what skin ailment would cause this? (Warning: semi-icky, but not disasterously awful, picture.) And is she wearing some sort of leather slacks, or are those her legs?
posted by WCityMike on Jun 29, 2005 - 14 answers

Of Drops and Drips

I'm in the throws of another cold handed to me by my ever-vigilant cold-bearing offspring, and it's occurred to me again that I've never satisfactorily asked whether or not the drugs I use to combat the common cold are doing me any good, or if they're just making it worse. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Apr 30, 2005 - 18 answers

When to tell the boss

Managers, employers, and workers with this experience: should I tell my boss about my bipolar disorder? I'm about to enter a situation where it might disrupt my work... [more inside]
posted by veronitron on Apr 26, 2005 - 18 answers

How to cheer up mother who has cancer?

I have recently moved in to help my mother who is battling cancer can I do to make this process a bit more enjoyable for her? I want to cheer her up and bring some humor back. [more inside]
posted by Viomeda on Mar 21, 2005 - 10 answers

what killed my cat?

My cat died. Quite suddenly. Web searches don't show up anything which matches the symptoms or suddenness. I'd like some idea of what caused it, especially if it might be contagious (as there are two more cats to worry about). [more inside]
posted by handee on Feb 28, 2005 - 18 answers

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