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Can you recommend a face mask or other post-acne maintenance treatment?

After acne comes under control, are there face masks and other home treatments for maintaining good skin texture? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Aug 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Can anxiety feel like this?

I find it difficult to articulate the way I've been feeling, but more and more I'm suspecting that things aren't right. I'm in my second year of grad school and I'm not getting things done fast enough, due to circumstances both under my control, and outside of it. I'm starting to think my problem might be anxiety, or depression. [more inside]
posted by dinofuzz on Aug 5, 2013 - 17 answers

How do I follow through and take my Prozac as prescribed?

I have untreated depression. It's starting to impact my work, family, and social life significantly. My primary care has prescribed 10mg of Prozac, but I still haven't taken it. How can I jump the gun and feel comfortable taking it, when health anxiety is also an issue? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Prescription assistance from drug companies--what's the catch?

What do pharmaceutical manufacturers get out of "assistance" programs? Why would they give away expensive products for free or at a drastically reduced cost? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Jul 15, 2013 - 23 answers

scientifically grounded reasons to avoid taking medications?

Idle curiosity filter: I know people who deliberately avoid taking medication for everyday medical problems. Whether it's allergies, the common cold, viral infections etc, I know people who say they prefer not to take medications, because they 'prefer not to put weird/artificial/chemical stuff into their body'. I am not trying to win an argument with them, I'd just like to know if there are scientifically proven reasons for minimising the amount of medication you take for everyday conditions, or avoiding medication altogether. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Jul 9, 2013 - 32 answers

What should I expect from my ADHD assessment?

Going to a specialist ADHD clinic for an assessment next week. So far I'm (blech, I'm the worst) self diagnosed. What should I expect? I'm willing to go on medication but concerned that stimulants will make me anxious and crazed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2013 - 14 answers

How to combat anxiety?

My anti-depressant (Wellbutrin XL) is generally working, but one of the side-effects is a great deal of generalized anxiety. I'm stuck with the anti-depressant for now, so I'm looking for practices, foods, or medications you've been prescribed that helped you combat anxiety. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2013 - 26 answers

Is it safe to get prescribed pet medications from 1-800-PET-MEDS?

Hello Hive Mind My basic question is this. Is it safe to purchase presciption pet medications from 1-800-PET-MEDS? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Jun 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Why hast thou forsaken me, United Healthcare?

I just received a notification from my insurance company that as of July 1 they're no longer covering the brand-name version of a necessary medication I take daily. If I want to keep taking it I have to pay the full price (many hundreds of dollars per month)—or switch to the generic, which I've taken before and found that for me it is basically crap. It doesn't work as well, and has pretty unpleasant side effects, and I have documentation to that effect from my doctor of many years. Is there anything I can do to create a happy ending here?
posted by firstbest on Jun 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Does topical medication (e.g. Rogaine) work when it's dry on the skin?

I've used Rogaine/finasteride and another topical hair-loss treatment. Both say that the product should be applied twice daily, and that more than that won't yield any better results. I'm inclined to trust them - especially since they have an incentive to encourage more frequent use - but intuitively this doesn't seem right. It seems like a topical treatment would really only "work" when it's wet, and that once it's dry it would have much less effect. Am I wrong? Does anyone know the mechanics of how this kind of stuff works?
posted by Mechitar on May 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?

Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Just started anxiety medication, having severe anxiety attacks

I just started taking 5mg of cipralex three days ago and am currently having the worst anxiety attack of my life. It's almost physically painful. Is this normal? I haven't felt like this since I had a seriously bad trip on mushrooms!! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 29 answers

Happy Happy Joy Joy (Where did you go?)

A year after a run-in with some crazymeds, my emotions still feel numbed out. The meds are out of my system; what gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2013 - 10 answers

Home remedies for kidney stones

In addition to medical treatment, what else can be done to help kidney stones go away? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on May 9, 2013 - 13 answers

How awful is it to give a cat fluid injections?

My aged (but still quite lively!) kitty has had kidney disease as long as we've known him. We've switched him to K/D prescription cat food and we've done everything we can think of to convince the stubborn little dope to drink more water, but on our last vet visit the vet told us that unless he shows signs of improvement soon, we may need to start giving him regular fluid injections. I'm hoping for a little more info about the process, and our options... [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on May 3, 2013 - 35 answers

Need ADHD medication but no doctor or insurance in NYC

Need ADHD medication but no doctor or insurance in NYC [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2013 - 11 answers

I Want My Pills!

I've been taking ADD meds for years with the same psychiatrist, but lost my insurance last summer and had to stop taking them. Now I have insurance again and scheduled an appointment with my doctor today, but I'm worried he'll say that I'm doing just fine without the pills. However, I'm also afraid of looking too desperate if I tell him how much I want them! Can I tell him everything without sounding like I'm a junkie? Details follow. [more inside]
posted by brisquette on Mar 14, 2013 - 14 answers

Question regarding coming off of anti-depressants

What was your experience coming off of anti-depressants? When you were on them, did you experience blunting of feelings and emotions and when you were tapering or went off cold turkey, did you feel a return to your former self/return of your personality? [more inside]
posted by BlueMartini7 on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Getting to sleep the night before a big event?

Lately I've been having this horrible anxiety/insomnia the night before important presentations or other work events. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2013 - 21 answers

Concerns for living in the Arctic Circle - Advice Needed!

I need advice about the possibility living in Northern Alaska, Kotzebue/Nome/north of the 65th parallel. I have about a million logistical questions, a little disorganized, including questions about mental health problems, medications, getting specialist care. If you needed medical care on a regular basis several hundred miles away, how did you arrange that? Lots of other questions about living in the arctic! Help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b on Jan 3, 2013 - 12 answers

What is the progression of recovery from paranoid psychosis?

How does a paranoid psychotic episode end? Assuming that someone is on medication that starts working, does it tend to be a sudden thing where they wake up one day and they no longer believe in any of the huge conspiracy their mind had created? Or do they gradually stop believing the least plausible delusions one by one? Or do they stop feeling the terror associated with it first, and maybe even continue to believe that all that stuff DID happen to them, but that it isn't an ongoing threat any more? Or do they maybe just become more open to logical arguments against their beliefs? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 31, 2012 - 11 answers

Drugs make my bipolar mom a shell of herself. She says it's worth it.

Extremely medicated mom: My mom has struggled with intense bipolar disorder for most of her life. She attempted suicide twice and has been hospitalized 3 times. For the past 3 years or so, medication has stabilized her moods, but at what appears to me to be a heavy cost. She's dulled and flattened to the point that she seems like only a small fraction of the person she was. It's hard for me to see her this way, but I don't know what I can do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2012 - 20 answers

Do some beta blockers cause less fatigue than others?

Do some beta blockers tend to have more side effects than others? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on Nov 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Girl needs therapy

Therapy hasn't helped in the past. But I need to do something, FFS. What else should I try? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Holding burnout at bay

Considering asking my doctor for modafinil; concerns and questions. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Oct 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How to make therapy work?

"You can't get over this unless you really want to." Do I not want to? I need to want to, and I'm a self-sabotaging ball of nonsense. Have therapist and group therapy, intake appointment for medication on two days, feeling like I'm maybe just making it all up. Or I'm using my intelligence to pull one over on either my therapist, or myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 25 answers

Can I over-medicate my itchy kitty?

Quick question about big kitties and flea topical drops... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Sep 21, 2012 - 20 answers

Best OTC sleeping pill?

Is there a BEST over-the-counter sleeping pill or do I just need to find the one that is best for me? Or are they all the same? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 30 answers

Low cost bipolar ADD meds in US

Low cost bipolar ADD meds available in the US? [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Hope for an Intractable Situation?

I am in what seems to be an intractable situation, due to a number of major errors on my part. Help needed for someone on the edge of a precipice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Paging MeFi Medical Sleuths!

Name that medication! Vaguely remembered medication from the early to mid-1980s. I was mildly depressed, feeling in a rut. I went to a Kaiser psychiatrist in San Diego, CA. He prescribed a small, white pill that I took for a relatively short time (don't think I refilled the 'scrip)--it was great, no side effects, just elevated my mood enough that I could do other stuff to help myself: started exercising, lost some weight, got out of the house more...just felt better. The records from that time are long gone--I checked. Any ideas about what it might have been? [more inside]
posted by agatha_magatha on Aug 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Was it a bad idea to put Advantage II in the refrigerator?

What is the best place to store my pets' flea medication. I had it in the fridge for the last few weeks. Is it ruined? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Aug 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I handle my doctor's office's incompetence?

My psychiatrist's office is behaving in an incompetent manner and I am furious. Aside from finding another doctor, how should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Is This Situation Reversible?

Is there help or hope for my situation? Post- manic episode: insomnia, various medication trials, zombie brain state. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Give me hope and fish oil.

Help me get off of SSRIs! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 11, 2012 - 31 answers

Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yeah, right.

Help with memory loss please! I am taking lithium for my mental illness, and although I've tried numerous other medications, it does the best at managing my symptoms with minimal side effects except this major one: I think I'm having a LOT of memory loss. I'm looking for coping strategies, techniques, etc that might help mitigate this. [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my medications?

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 8, 2012 - 17 answers

I just want to be myself again. I need to clean up the mess of the last few months.

Birth control filter : BC linked to risky/daring behavior? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

All I know is I take my medicine, I always take my medicine.

[PlaylistFilter] Songs about being on, or prescribed with, psychiatric medication. [more inside]
posted by Yma on May 18, 2012 - 52 answers

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication?

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication? [more inside]
posted by omicron on Apr 10, 2012 - 25 answers

I want a life without all of this medication

I am too young to be on all this medication. I’m willing to make drastic lifestyle changes to get off of them. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 35 answers

The Little Red Bumps Are Firmly In Control

Does anybody know of a cheap, effective way of treating Folliculitis? [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help me find cheap prescription meds.

Please help me lower the cost of my prescription meds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Can a US employer ask what medications I'm on?

An employer decides to update their employee database and distributes a form with the usual name, address, emergency contact stuff on it. There is also a line for "Any medications you are currently taking." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me mail these drugs!

I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Feb 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me stop hoovering up the treats tray

I'm taking medication that makes me hungry all the time. Added to this, I work somewhere that often has sweets around and I have not very much willpower at all. How can I deal with the hunger in a way that doesn't lead to a sugar high? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 31, 2012 - 36 answers

Why are all my doctors overdiagnosing me with things I don't have?

I feel that my doctors are overdiagnosing me - psychiatrists, specialists, and even pcps. I feel like a lab rat or a trophy case for them - "here's one of my patients, she encompassed the entire diagnostic manual, ha ha!" What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 26 answers

What to expect with Seroquel

I've been prescribed Seroquel (Quetiapine). This is the first antipsychotic I've been given. What can I expect? What helps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 20 answers

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