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my thumb is hurting and the doc said nothing was wrong. what do I do?

my right thumb has been hurting on and off for years. it's at the basilar joint. I have gotten xrays and I was checked for rheumatism (which has occurred in my family) but was cleared. eventually, the doc gave up, stating some things just couldn't be explained. this is not good enough for me. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 20, 2013 - 15 answers

Do marijuana lollipops from legal dispensaries work/help?

Do medicinal marijuana lollipops work? (Everything is legal and on the up-and-up). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Please help my hip!

Severe hip/leg pain diagnosed as bursitis - what else could this be?? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Jun 10, 2012 - 12 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

We didn't know it would be this bad. Really.

My husband had surgery recently and we are struggling with his home care. Please share your post-surgical pain management and caregiver experiences. [more inside]
posted by fanta_orange on Mar 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Strange Upper Back Tingling

Strange Upper Back Tingling [more inside]
posted by telsa on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Am I dying or what?

How do you know when to seek medical attention for persistent headaches? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Feb 8, 2012 - 27 answers

Is this an urgent care situation?

Medical Question: Persistent pain in the upper left abdomen and side. Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Sep 6, 2011 - 12 answers

If I knew Dr. House, I'd ask him

(medfilter) asking for my girlfriend who's beginning to think she's crazy after the 2nd emergency room visit in less than a year where she's been told there's nothing wrong. Her primary complaint is stabbing pain on her right side, right at her ribcage. Sometimes radiating into her chest. Pain can go from annoying (most of the time) to debilitating. She states that she's had some kind of pain there for most of her adult life. I know you are not her doc but I'm hoping that the symptoms might ring a bell to someone. [more inside]
posted by screamingnotlaughing on May 31, 2011 - 28 answers

Back pain and swollen lump at base of spine

My gf has a swollen puffy lump about 2.5" wide on the base of her spine, no discoloration or pain, it just appeared at the same time she got a sudden sharp stabbing pain in her right lower back - are these 2 things related, if so, can anyone tell us what it means? Obviously we need to talk to the doctors, but she's been working with them for years and no one can tell us anything yet - we thought someone else might have some ideas? [more inside]
posted by absolutshrk on Jan 21, 2011 - 12 answers

ow. ow alot.

Relief for cervical ulnar nerve compression? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Butterflies in my teeth?

What the hell is wrong with me? Nerve damage? Anxiety? [InsertVitamin] deficiency? Butterflies in my teeth? [more inside]
posted by doublehappy on Oct 31, 2010 - 18 answers

House says it's not Lupus, but I disagree.

I have many of the symptoms of Lupus, and my mother has the genetic defects that cause a number of autoimmune diseases including Celiac and Lupus. How do I go to my doctor and insist I get tested without her laughing me out of the office or convincing me otherwise that I don't have lupus? Also, I might be crazy. Obviously, YANA/MD [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 21 answers

Natural healing of herniated disc

How long did it take you to heal naturally from a herniated disc? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Aug 3, 2010 - 14 answers

Fear in the doctor's office

How do I deal with the fear of a painful medical test that I'm having in two weeks? The pain will be intense but short in duration, under 5 minutes. It's a simple procedure, done in the doctor's office, and afterwards I'll be able to do my normal activities and probably won't have any lingering sensations or discomfort. And yet, I'm having trouble summoning up the courage to go through with this, to the point where I'm becoming paralyzed with the fear. I would appreciate suggestions or anecdotes about how you overcame medical fear to do something you knew you had to do. [more inside]
posted by daikon on Jul 29, 2010 - 48 answers

Do the benefits of a cortisone injection outweigh the risks?

I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis a year ago. I am on Enbrel and it has helped a great deal with the pain I experienced in my arms and joints but I am still having really bad pain upon walking or standing in my low back, sacral joint areas...I swim and do a variety of stretches but it is not allowing me the recovery I long for. I use to walk a few miles everyday, hike on the weekends and I haven't been able to do that in a couple of years. I miss it! I have been reading up on Epidural Cortisone injections and I am curious about personal results people have had. I am interested in the good as well as the bad stories, so I can decide, after meeting with my Doctors, if I want to go through with it. In other words if the benefits outweigh the risks.
posted by gypseefire on Oct 26, 2009 - 8 answers

Pain relief for nailbiting episode?

I snapped and bit my nails way too short after having kicked the habit for several months. Now all my fingertips are seriously painful. Is there any kind of ointment or something I can buy at a drug store to cut down on the pain? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Jun 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Eye Pain! Who can help me?

Who should I see about my 'behind the eye' pain? [more inside]
posted by AzzaMcKazza on Feb 9, 2009 - 14 answers

Painless Medical Tape Removal?

How to removal medical tape without pain? [more inside]
posted by unceman on Aug 14, 2007 - 20 answers

Things that bite in the night

What the hell can I ask the doctor for to treat the 75+ insect bites I've just woken up and found myself covered with? [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Mar 12, 2007 - 30 answers

Nerve block - worth trying?

Has anyone had any experience with having spinal nerve block injections? [more inside]
posted by fingerbang on Sep 18, 2006 - 8 answers

Weak in the Knees

What can I do about weak and painful knees? I'm a 21 y.o. male with weak, creaking, grinding, and occasionally dislocating knees. Cause/options/suggestions? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Aug 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Auditory hallucination or sign of something really really bad

You know the movie Scanners? I think that happened to me last night. Is there some sort of real medical condition that could duplicate that? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 18, 2006 - 13 answers

what's up with my knees?

In the past couple of years, whenever I go to certain movie theaters, after the show my knees hurt a little afterward. They also feel a little precarious, like the ligaments are stretched out and they might just decide to bend backwards. What do I need to do to ensure that I continue walking on my own for the next 50-60 years? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 4, 2005 - 14 answers

How can I get my mom to start smoking pot?

How can I get my mom to start smoking pot?

A few years ago my mother was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic and very painful disease. I've thought a number of times that marijuana would be able to help soothe her muscle pain. After researching it, I found a lot of people with fibro do smoke and it helps tremendously. She's rather religious and not really open to new ideas. She's very into herbal solutions, but I know she'd turn down this particular herbal solution because of the hype of anti-drug commercials and its legal status in the US. Is there any way I can approach the subject which may convince her to at least try it? I want my mom to feel somewhat normal again and I believe this may be able to positively change her life.
posted by anonymous on Dec 25, 2004 - 20 answers

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