So I just found out I might have Reiter's syndrome. Please tell me how big a deal this is, what your personal experiences might be and what I should do next. [more inside]
I just took two tylenol, two advil, and two little white blood-pressure reducing pills with a little z on them. Is this ok? [more inside]
Why does Wellbutrin cause weight loss? Even my doctor doesn't seem to know for sure. Are there unproven medical hypotheses or studies amongst doctors or pharmacists or anyone else that lean towards an as-yet-unofficial answer? (Feel free to get technical. If I don't understand, I'll Google.)
MedFilter: Looking for guidance on general chronic lethargic feeling (both physically and emotionally). (wordy) [more inside]
My period won't stop. And I'm not 14. [more inside]
Circulation woes: Why do my feet turn red when I get warm or exert? And why do they freeze so easily? And what's with the red nose?! [more inside]
Do I have to let my boss talk to my doctor? [more inside]
About a month ago, my pregnant wife and I were in a minor fender bender on Rt. 202 in NJ. The woman before us stopped short, and we hit her going about 20 mph. This wasn't our fault. Their wa sa police car who made an erratic turn at the merge of the road that cause a few cars in front of us to swerve and or strop short at the time. The mini-van had a minor scratch and bump. Our jeep had no damage..... I don't know the full details of the law, but NJ law seems to say that the person who hits from behind is automatically at fault. Period. [more inside]
How could a person learn about and find resources for starting - yes, starting - a medical insurance company or friendly society involved in medical insurance? [more inside]
MedicalSupplyFilter: Those blue absorbent thingys? [more inside]
My young wife (32 years old) for years has complained about her eyes drying out while sleeping. Any good ideas for relief? [more inside]
What's wrong with my face? [more inside]
I think I had some rotten meat in an egg roll at a Chinese restaurant. What can I do? [more inside]
In short: how does my father, trapped in a hospital bed, get a private doctor and a second opinion? [more inside]
What tests should I be requesting to rule out physical causes of an anxiety disorder? [more inside]
I'd like to know a bit more about treatments of phimosis before I talk to my doctor about it. [more inside]
Is there any way to train yourself to raise one eyebrow? I've been trying lately but to no avail. Is it possible or is it just genetics?
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]
Best Medical Malpractice lawyer in Princeton, New Jersey? [more inside]
High frequency of sex, can this cause any issues? [more inside]
Jump-Cut Vision Filter: Sometimes, for no reason, I'll see a jump cut. Literally. My frame of vision will jump to the left by certain degree. I will not be moving my eyes or turning my head. But, out of nowhere, the entire field of view will move, slightly, to the left or right in a jarring fashion. Like a jump cut. So...is this a tumor or something?
Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
Help me think of organizations that might be interested in giving me feedback about (or helping publicize/recruit volunteers for) a project I'm trying to base in Wikimedia Commons (for the free use/free re-use licensing that's inherent). [more inside]
I've been sick since November. My doctor seems less than concerned. Now what? [more inside]
I am doing some research for a paper and have been looking at old medical illustrations. In many of these they have drawn a lizard, and sometimes a fish suspended from the ceiling by a cord. They are hanging from their neck as well as their tail so that they are hanging the way they would look if they were on land ( or in the water). Why did they draw these? Were they an everyday decoration in those times? Did they signify something medical?
I have a mild case of athletes foot. I have read a fair bit about making it go away, and so far that treatment is working pretty well. But what should I do to my shower to make sure I don't get it again, and that no one else in my house gets it?
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]
Any reason to keep laboratory invoices? [more inside]
Yes, I'm seeing a doctor in about 1 hour. But I wanted to test out the hive mind. I always wanted to do this. A few times a day, my eyes have trouble correctly aiming at things. If I'm trying to look at something they'll overshoot and I'll get a dizzy for a second. Or it might be the other way around with the dizziness coming first.... a better description inside. [more inside]
Sometime in the early late 60's and 70's I used to read a medical news magazine MD edited by Dr Felix Marti-Ibanez in the medical library. [more inside]
Girl medical problems-- I'll try to make it brief [more inside]
I'm at home, sick with the flu. I have a headache, sore throat and a low grade fever. I've gone through all of my current tylenol. I still have a bottle with an expiration date of June '05. Its freezing and I don't want to go outside for some more. Can I take the old stuff? Will it work?
How do I organise my college course modules into one cohesive format? [more inside]
Recently, I've noticed a slight buzzing/vibration sensation inside my right breast. [more inside]
Where can my girlfriend find affordable (35 bucks a session - tops) therapy now that she's moved to LA? [more inside]
I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
My insurance provider wants me to fill out a pre-existing condition questionnaire! Help! [more inside]
My mission: get involved in research so I can cure myself. [more inside]
Medical bill arrives with charges that I wasn't told about before treatment; can I argue against paying?
My dentist has sent me a bill for work done during two visits over the past couple of months; I thought that my insurance was covering everything, and my dentist's office never told me that I would be charged personally. I would like to dispute the charges; do I have a leg to stand on? [more inside]
Living in Michigan, I have always felt safe using doctors from the University of Michigan Health System. I recently moved to just north of Atlanta (Gwinnett County). Is there a comparable health system in Atlanta?
Medical malpractice suits: What actually happens to an MD when they're sued? In terms of disciplinary actions against the MD, is there a difference between being found liable in civil court versus a settlement? [more inside]
I edit video at home. It can be a fairly noisy environment as I live in a busy part of L.A. so I often use headphones while I work. Nothing odd about that; however... [more inside]
How can you get rid of medical waste in Toronto? [more inside]
DC dentist recommendation? [more inside]
I had a boil on my neck and went to see a Nurse Practitioner who prescribed a two week two a day supply of Bactrim, which was filled as the generic version (MP85 stamped on pill -specific info on the bottle wore off). Fast forward two weeks, the original boil went down but I got another one in the meantime so I know its not working. I know that current thinking these days is to not prescribe uber-strong antibiotics as to not build up resistance to super-bugs… Did I get a starter antibiotic? Yes, Im planning on going back, I just am curious how ‘strong’ Bactrim is.. I know its not Cipro. Where is Bactrim on the pecking order of antibiotics?
Girlfriend has been told by doctor to have a vaginal ultrasound. He suspects either an ovarian cyst or endometriosis. We live in Seattle; she has no health insurance. Options & advice? [more inside]
How to get the best hospital care in a time sensitive situation. [more inside]
Where can I find statistics on what percentage of medical premiums are typically paid by employees of nonprofit organizations in the US? [more inside]
Can you put superglue on your tongue? [more inside]
how likely is it that I'm walking on a broken leg? [more inside]