Lately, I seem to have at least one day every week in which I have a sore throat and generally feel under the weather. I take it easy that day and am usually back to normal the next, but I don't think it is normal to be getting sore throats so often. I eat well, take vitamins/fish oil and exercise, but I do know that I am getting very poor, broken sleep due to stress lately - maybe 5 or so hours - though I get good sleep some nights. Is this worth going to the doctor, or could poor sleep really make you feel bad this often?
I'm anemic and have PCOS, and have been feeling increasingly crappy. I have been taking over the counter iron that includes zinc, vitamin c, and B vitamins (FabIron) for over a year; clearly, it is not enough. I have a doctor's appointment first thing tomorrow morning.
What else should I ask my doctor, or ask her to do? [more inside]
Should I keep pouring different meds into my poor body to fight this beast of a chest cold? [more inside]
Do I just have a lingering cold or could there be something else wrong with me? Also why are my tonsils gray? [more inside]
I collapsed this morning. I know you're not my doctor and I know I need to see one, but I can't afford to unless it's immediately life-threatening. Can you help me figure out what might be wrong with me? [more inside]
Gross Filter: How do I get myself to the doctor when I'm too sick to leave the bathroom for more than 5 minutes? [more inside]
I'm thirsty, fainting, dizzy, and cold. Do you know why this might be? [more inside]
When should you go to a doctor? I'm currently being prodded to go to the doctor for 'bronchitis,' after only a week of being sick, and only three days of coughing. [more inside]
Medical Advice/Common Sense Filter: This is my second week of having pretty serious flu symptoms. [more inside]