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I'm in a lot of pain and want to know why.

About two years ago I started having various health issues, and since then, it's all gone downhill. It's also become clear that I need to switch doctors, so I'm asking you, Metafilter, to help me prepare for the new doctor. What's wrong with me? You are obviously not my doctor! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 - 35 answers

 

What is this sudden asthma?

YANMD, but what should I do about my sudden onset allergies? At least I think it's allergies; otherwise my asthma just got really bad. [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jan 16, 2012 - 6 answers

Need the money, don't want to be fired.

Should my company be allowed to dock me, as a salaried employee, for the 4 hours I took off today? How should I broach this subject? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Jan 11, 2012 - 26 answers

This tastes gross.

Coffee tastes weird: confirmation bias, or something else? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jan 3, 2012 - 24 answers

help me eat while I'm sick

Sick with an ongoing fatigue/pain issue and I can't cook for myself anymore. I need some help eating healthy still. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Dec 31, 2011 - 28 answers

Not My Doctor Filter

Do I just have a lingering cold or could there be something else wrong with me? Also why are my tonsils gray? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Dec 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Should I have my sick cat spayed?

I have a very sick recently adopted cat who has feline leukemia. She isn't expected to live more than a year or two. I need advice regarding an upcoming medical decision. [more inside]
posted by Arethusa on Dec 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Paging Dr. House

What could I be doing that keeps getting me infected with fungal infections and infections in general? [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Nov 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Help me relieve my boredom.

I'm sick and in bed and bored out of my gourd. Recommend guilty pleasure-type movies for me! Bonus points for government conspiracy / mysteries. [more inside]
posted by custard heart on Nov 5, 2011 - 41 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

Sick and Tired and don't want to lose my job. Help.

I’m sick, or overworked, or both, and need to come up with a plan to deal with it and not lose my job. My doctor hasn’t been able to find what’s wrong or help me get better. I love my work but it’s stressful, and getting worse as I get worse. I may need extended time off but not sure how to do it, or if that is even the best solution. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2011 - 23 answers

Death As It Truly Happens

What documentaries accurately depict the dying process? [more inside]
posted by dephlogisticated on Sep 24, 2011 - 11 answers

Urgent care? ER?

Urgent care? ER? Where am I supposed to go? I don't have a doctor here (Fairfax County, VA). I'm clueless. I got the flu last weekend but am still experiencing symptoms, including a new one - a burning hot pain in the pit of my stomach. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Sep 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Not quite le gripe?

Potential medical emergency filter - I need help translating the symptoms for dyssentery into French ASAP. (gross Medical TMI warning) [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 15, 2011 - 11 answers

What's wrong with this leaf/tree?

Posting for a friend: Why is my tree sick? [photo] [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Aug 26, 2011 - 4 answers

I may be a dream-killer, even if it's better for our family

My husband is about to get offered his dream job, close to his family. I don't want him to take it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 24, 2011 - 42 answers

Hospital Visits Can Be Fun, Right?

My girlfriend is going to be spending the next week in hospital- nothing too serious, but definitely a little frightening!- and I want to spend a lot of time hanging out with her, looking after her and making a boring time a little bit fun. What are some things we can do to pass the long hours? [more inside]
posted by Philby on Aug 24, 2011 - 23 answers

which spa room fixtures help a cold

I'm feeling sick with a typical cold. Slight fever, sore throat, stuffed up nose. I have access to a private sauna, steam shower and hot tub. Given that I don't need to worry about exposing anyone else, would any of or combination of these help alleviate the symptoms?
posted by ShootTheMoon on Aug 23, 2011 - 7 answers

How sick is this puppy?

The most wonderful dog in the world, Wrigley, is acting out of sorts today, and has bad breath for the first time ever. How urgent is this? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Sick before the bachelor party

In accordance with best man duties, I've planned an epic bachelor party that is scheduled for tomorrow. Unfortunately, I've been sick all week and even had to go to the ER last night with a 106F fever. It's now under control but I still feel like crap. Should I go or should I delegate organizational duties while I still have a little time? [more inside]
posted by photovox on Jun 17, 2011 - 29 answers

Thrrrrrrrrt!

So, my 4year old can;t blow her nose. Any amount of explaining how to blow your nose does not seem to help her, though TBH I am not sure I am doing a good job as is it's difficult to describe it more than "just blow out through your nose". Is this something that can be taught? When do people usually figure it out?
posted by Artw on Jun 10, 2011 - 39 answers

Why do all of my pets have stomach troubles?

Why are all of my pets sick all the time? [more inside]
posted by starbaby on May 15, 2011 - 15 answers

Ill enough to rest/not always sleepy

What can you do if you're ill enough to want to rest in bed, but not so ill you can just lie there?...I'm getting frustrated. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Apr 12, 2011 - 25 answers

dog acting scared/sick

What can I do about my dog who has been hiding under chairs and blankets shaking everyday for the last week. [more inside]
posted by ljs30 on Apr 9, 2011 - 19 answers

What are these birds sick with?

Sick parakeets, low budgets, help! [more inside]
posted by MangyCarface on Mar 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Sorry for the grossness

I was sick last night and I have a gross question about my vomit. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Can you get sick from your own germs?

Is it possible to reinfect yourself with your own germs when sick? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Feb 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Can a (possibly stray) cat make my dog sick?

Can a (possibly stray) cat make my dog sick? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Feb 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Why did I faint or collapse last night?

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]
posted by Night_owl on Jan 23, 2011 - 74 answers

How can I change my cooking to compensate for having a cold?

When I have a cold and therefore have a diminished sense of smell, what foods can I eat that still have flavor - and how could I adjust my cooking to make my meals taste less bland?
posted by * on Jan 11, 2011 - 14 answers

What to expect when diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and not getting treatment

My wife's grandmother has pancreatic cancer and is not getting treated. What can she (the grandmother) expect? [more inside]
posted by meta_eli on Jan 1, 2011 - 15 answers

The lowdown on Emergen-c

Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 14, 2010 - 21 answers

MISSING: my inner snackmonster. If you've seen him, please call 510-123-4560

For the past two days, I haven't felt hungry at all. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Nov 11, 2010 - 19 answers

How can I get my normal voice back?

Has anyone lost their voice and it's taken weeks for it to sound normal again? [more inside]
posted by bluehermit on Nov 8, 2010 - 14 answers

Surely this is a long time for a cold

Month-long cold: looking for advice and words of encouragement. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Shouldnt have eaten the alpaca

Help! In Peru and my pregnant wife has a severe case of food poisoning. The local doctor prescribed Nifurat. Is it safe during pregnancy? He says yes but the internet tells me nothing. [more inside]
posted by pencroft on Oct 16, 2010 - 17 answers

My period is making me sick.

Does anyone else here get sick (flu, fever, etc.) when they have their period? [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Oct 16, 2010 - 19 answers

Please rip out my esophagus.

What, if anything, is wrong with my throat and how, if at all, can I treat it? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Sep 28, 2010 - 15 answers

Hospital now or Doctor Monday?

Sick toddler question: my almost 2 year old had a fever (about 103) that came on Tuesday night. He was so lethargic and complaining of neck and back pain (Both complaining and having a fever slow him down much are NOT like him) I took him to the hospital. [more inside]
posted by beccaj on Sep 18, 2010 - 20 answers

Summer cold remedies?

My boyfriend has a cold and it's 85 degrees outside. It's too hot for chicken soup, so what can I do or make for him? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Aug 29, 2010 - 22 answers

OTC for nausea

Sitting here at work and feeling really nauseated for some reason. Already tried Tums, didn't work. I'm going to run to the store and get something to take care of it so I can finally eat a late lunch. What's the best OTC for nausea? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Aug 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Whatever happened to house calls?

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]
posted by ohyouknow on Jun 18, 2010 - 35 answers

I don't want to be sick ever again.

Help me from getting sick over and over again....What are your best long-term, cost-effective methods of staying healthy? [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Jun 17, 2010 - 48 answers

Do I just have a bug or something funky? Should I see a doctor? Specialist?

Got back from a trip five days ago and stomach still isn't sitting right. Should I see a doctor? A specialist? Recommendations in the DC area? TMI and longer version below the fold. [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Jun 8, 2010 - 11 answers

Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend's Stomach

What can I cook my girlfriend when she feels sick? [more inside]
posted by rebent on Apr 9, 2010 - 43 answers

The best times are when I'm both hungry and nauseated. Double fun.

I need help managing persistent nausea. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Mar 14, 2010 - 31 answers

How can I stop this recurring cold?

I get a cold every 3-4 months. Runny then stuffy nose, dry throat, maybe a little coughing, low energy, mild headache. Just a run-of-the-mill cold, but it keeps recurring, and it's driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Mar 11, 2010 - 21 answers

Time off for depression

I think I'm depressed and need some time off from work, but I'm also a new employee. What do I tell HR? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2010 - 11 answers

Why I'd get sick?

What was going with my body that caused me to get so sick yesterday? (WARNING: somewhat gross details) [more inside]
posted by bcreative on Mar 5, 2010 - 15 answers

I don't think you're ready for this neti

How much is too much, with regards to neti potting? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Feb 20, 2010 - 15 answers

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