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How can I trust doctors after so many misdiagnoses?

I have bad luck with doctors and/or diseases. How do I regain trust in the medical profession? To what extent should I do so? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Feb 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Sleeping/exercising/getting teh sick

Can a minor change in sleep schedule (as opposed to a reduction in sleep hours) make you sick? Or is her body just reacting badly to an increase in exercise? [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Jan 15, 2008 - 10 answers

Nausea

My good friends suffers from severe nausea during pregnancy. She is seven weeks pregnant now. It is not just morning nausea, and she is very sick. She went to the doctor and tried most home remedies already, but nothing works. [more inside]
posted by davar on Jan 7, 2008 - 24 answers

Cat with a nose bleed?

Yet another kitty question: When we got up this morning our 21 year old cat had left blood splatters all over the floor, around her food and in her water bowl (a little gross info. inside) [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Dec 22, 2007 - 8 answers

Motion sickness relief wristbands any good?

A friend of mine wants a motion sickness relief wristband for her birthday. I find myself a little dubious. Does anyone have experience with them? [more inside]
posted by Comrade_robot on Oct 15, 2007 - 36 answers

Why does the bus make me sick at night?

Why is my motion sickness remarkably stronger at night and what can I do to curb it? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Oct 2, 2007 - 12 answers

How to make a child comfortable around those that are different from them

How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Mar 2, 2007 - 32 answers

How do I know IMAX won't make me sick?

How do I know if IMAX will make me sick? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 28, 2006 - 19 answers

I'm a snot factory, help!

Why is it I seem to get head colds so easily? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Oct 4, 2006 - 35 answers

Can persistent coughing give you a good chest workout?

Can persistent coughing give you a good chest workout? [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Aug 9, 2006 - 10 answers

Frequent flyer miles on the Vomit Comet.

Why do I vomit so frequently? Is this out of the ordinary? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on May 31, 2006 - 28 answers

Swordfish = Worms!?

Erm, I just ate raw swordfish. I mean, it was microwaved for a couple minutes. But mostly-- ceviche. Am I gonna die? [more inside]
posted by greggish on May 22, 2006 - 11 answers

Let Sleeping Babes lie?

How much sleep is too much sleep for a 13 month old baby? [more inside]
posted by smithmac_99 on Feb 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Can immune boosters weaken your immune system?

Immune System: Is it possible to weaken the immune system by boosting it too much and too often? [more inside]
posted by mojabunni on Feb 22, 2006 - 28 answers

Your best sickness prevention methods:

Let's hear your method for preventing colds and other sicknesses! [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Dec 5, 2005 - 66 answers

Stop the snot!

It's that time of year and I've got my first cold. I can deal with the body aches, the sore throat and the stuffy head...but how do I stop my nose from running?! I mean, it's so bad that I can't get to sleep because I can feel the drip and it's driving me INSANE. Help!
posted by youcancallmeal on Dec 5, 2005 - 25 answers

The Worst Daughter Ever

If one of your parents said they wanted you to move to where they were, that they needed your help, would you do it? Even if you knew that it would lead to extreme hardship and unhappiness in your own life? [more inside]
posted by Windigo on Nov 3, 2005 - 35 answers

Why do I get sick so often and what can I do to get sick less often?

I catch colds with alarming frequency- five or six times a year. If I make any sort of contact with somebody else who is sick, I can expect to have what they have within a day or two. I'm 21, HIV negative (recently tested and long abstinent), a vegetarian with a healthy diet, I excercise frequently and I take vitamins. I'm also currently taking Lexapro for depression. My question is twofold: first, what's wrong with me? Doctors insist that I'm fine. Second, what can I do to keep from getting sick so often in the future?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2005 - 41 answers

Flu Incubation

I've had the flu since Wednesday. I haven't left my apartment since Friday. A friend just told me that I won't get better unless I air out my apartment and take a walk outside. Is that true? Can germs live in your bedsheets?

I'd readily go outside, but there's two feet of snow and it's fourteen degrees out.
posted by jsavimbi on Jan 23, 2005 - 15 answers

Is Resting Really Helpful?

If you're sick with a common ailment (sore throat, flu, cold, barfing, etc), is it expected that you might sleep more? Does sleeping more really help your body to recover?
posted by wildblueyonder on Jan 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Cubicles = Sick?

I'm battling my third head cold this year, which is really rare for me. Usually I have one cold per year, maybe two. This is also the first full year I've had the pleasure of working in a cube farm. I'm wondering, is there a correlation between working in cubicles and the spread of diseases? Does anyone have any information to back up this theory?
posted by knave on Dec 6, 2004 - 15 answers

How do you cope with your bad disease?

Does anyone else here have a bad disease? How do you deal with it-especially the bad days? [MI] [more inside]
posted by aacheson on Sep 22, 2004 - 30 answers

I've been sick with what I think of as a Short-Term Generic Debilitating Illness.

I've been sick with what I think of as a Short-Term Generic Debilitating Illness. What do you call it? And how do you beat it? [mi]
posted by o2b on Sep 16, 2004 - 21 answers

Helping Bedridden Sister

My pregnant sister is currently experiencing placenta previa, which means she will require total bedrest for the next six weeks until the baby (her first) is delivered caesarean. Additionally her husband is undergoing both chemo and radiation for throat cancer until November. This means they will both be incapacitated for awhile....(MI) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt on Sep 4, 2004 - 19 answers

Cat Has Runny Nose, Cough, and is Listless/Bored -- Anything Fatal?

Cat flu: I'm looking after a cat for a friend, and she recently (yesterday) got a runny nose, and coughs some. She also appears listless and bored. I'm stuck at work and will get her to the vet ASAP, but for now I need some reassurance that this isn't fatal? Thanks!
posted by jon_kill on Jul 22, 2004 - 6 answers

Lingering Cough

I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Dec 31, 2003 - 33 answers

How do I deal with vertigo from playing 3D video games?

I get really ill when playing 3D video games. I can only take them for about an hour before I have to lie down (it goes away after 10 minutes.) I'm no moving-image slouch, I can (and in my youth, have) played 2D platform games for the entire day if I want and of course I stare at a computer all the work day with no problems. I'd like to know if anyone else deals with this problem and what they do to combat it. I'm not generally motion sick (no problems on cars, trains, planes, boats) but any game with a free camera does me in within the hour. [more inside]
posted by neustile on Dec 26, 2003 - 18 answers

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