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Anyone else experience similar chronic illness symptoms?

Note: I am the patient. Describing the symptoms is pretty difficult task but I will try to do my best. The patient has not felt normal since sometime in October of 2013. The best way to describe it is a feeling as if patient is about to get sick. That feeling as if a sickness is coming on but never really comes on. This feeling is often strongest at night and continues throughout the day and will be gone by night. This toxic/sick feeling that radiates throughout the body seems to come and go at times. [more inside]
posted by kvoorhees on May 20, 2014 - 48 answers

Essential Medical Books

I've been tasked with putting together a medical library for my small disability law firm. Doctors, what are five essential medical books that we should look at obtaining regarding general medical practice? [more inside]
posted by Dignan on Feb 28, 2014 - 7 answers

What does Atul Gawande read?

What comes next after popular medical non-fiction? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Oct 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Are detailed logs made during surgery?

Are there any kind of notes taken during a medical procedure, or is it all after-action report-type stuff? If I wanted to know just how much of each drug I was given during anesthesia (for instance) for a procedure months or years ago, would it be somewhere in my record that I could request? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Dec 13, 2012 - 8 answers

No bacta tank, many hours of waiting

Medical-results-waiting-game Filter: How have you (or a loved one) dealt with waiting for medical tests and for the results? How do you stop yourself from pessimism? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Need a gay-friendly doctor in Tampa area.

Gay-friendly doctors in Tampa/Pinellas county? [more inside]
posted by caveatz on Oct 4, 2012 - 2 answers

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing?

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Any advice on weird knee pain problem appreciated.

Weird, intermittent knee pain question [more inside]
posted by Mr. Justice on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Maybe the askme crowd can tell me I'm overreacting?

I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 30, 2009 - 15 answers

How to request/get a referral to another doctor?

How does getting a medical referral/requesting a medical referral REALLY work and how do you ask for one effectively? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jul 19, 2009 - 4 answers

In search of medical blogs/articles

Tell me all about your favorite intelligent professional or casual medical blogs/articles somewhat in the vein of Atul Gawande. [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Mar 24, 2009 - 17 answers

Source for Medical Malpractice Insurance Quotes for Doctors/Hospitals?

Do you know of any reasonably credible sources that list the premiums and deductibles that hospitals/doctors (of any kind, but largely medical surgeons for intensive-care/emergency/surgical hospitals) pay for medical malpractice insurance? I'm researching figures for a malpractice reform idea. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Mar 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance.

Please help me filter out the good from my list of NYC doctors covered by my insurance. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Why Is Obesity Help Often Excluded By Health Insurers?

Why do medical insurers treat obesity different than other vices? Not a GYOB (I've got one); I literally don't understand the facts of the situation. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 20, 2008 - 20 answers

Are sites like Healthgrades worth the money? Are there better ways to research doctors?

I am trying to find an excellent neurologist for my Mom in Omaha, NE. I have been doing research with little success. Are sites like HealthGrades worth the money? Are there any other ways that I can research a doctor's background and perhaps read reviews on them? [more inside]
posted by Ostara on Sep 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Picking a psychiatrist

I have a minor psychiatric issue and I'd like to go see a professional. Question about picking one. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Sep 8, 2008 - 12 answers

HIPAA

What is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act)? How does it protect an individual in terms of Doctors and medical conditions that , say, an employer might ask. Does it protect your privacy?
posted by cvoixjames on Jun 24, 2008 - 9 answers

Who's the one you call Dr. Feelgood?

I'm a 25 year old fella looking for a good general practitioner in Austin. "Good" doesn't mean someone who will medicate me with whatever I want and send me on my way, but someone who pays attention to his patients and their needs. Preferably north, but it's not a deal breaker. I'll mostly be going for chronic headaches, if that makes any difference either. Suggestions?
posted by Roman Graves on May 4, 2008 - 5 answers

What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads?

What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads? AnitanitaBoyfriend just shared that doctors used to use it to hear heartbeats by pressing the disc against the chest. But he doesn't know the name. My googlefu is not strong enough, so I turn to the collective wisdom of the group..... Thanks Guys!
posted by anitanita on Apr 9, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I trust doctors after so many misdiagnoses?

I have bad luck with doctors and/or diseases. How do I regain trust in the medical profession? To what extent should I do so? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Feb 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Medical tests for an anxiety disorder

What tests should I be requesting to rule out physical causes of an anxiety disorder? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on May 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Sick since Nov. How do I get the doctor to pay attention?

I've been sick since November. My doctor seems less than concerned. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Biblio on Mar 21, 2007 - 44 answers

Insurance Pre-Existing Condition Woes

My insurance provider wants me to fill out a pre-existing condition questionnaire! Help! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jan 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Is there a Dr. House in the house?

After a long battle with mysterious chronic health symptoms, I'd like a "medical detective" to help me get to the bottom of what might be ailing me. But, what kind of doctor do I need? (If you are squeamish, move along...nothing to see here.) [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on Aug 27, 2006 - 20 answers

Who pays for this doctor visit?

My health insurance company refuses to cover a dr. appt because of a contract dispute of which my dr. claimed to not be a part. Except they were... [more inside]
posted by superkim on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Memory + Concentration + Operation

How much of a procedure, and how many individual procedures might a surgeon have memorized? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Feb 23, 2006 - 4 answers

Rejecting patients on financial grounds

During tonight's debate the Vice President talked about meeting an Ob/Gyn who screens potential patients and then refuses, for financial rather than medical reasons, to accept those who are high-risk. Is that allowed? In my vast medical law/ethics experience cough*Dr. Abby Bartlett*cough this doesn't sound kosher, but...um...what do the actual rules say?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 5, 2004 - 5 answers

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