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I need to be really strong right now

My period has left me feeling weaker than usual. I've been to see the doctor, but need to go back to work tomorrow. What can I do to feel stronger by then? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Feb 17, 2016 - 20 answers

Deep inhalation causing me to feel weak (& the breaths are 'shuddering')

Wondering if anyone can help me identify the cause of this sudden change to my breathing? I don't think it's serious, and it seems to be subsiding somewhat, but I'm very curious about this phenomenon right now. Googling didn't help. Personal details inside. [more inside]
posted by onehundredand80 on Oct 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Neurological foot exam

Purpose of exam by a physician in which you lie on your back with your legs straight and extended with your feet/toes flexed towards your face? Then the doc will try to pull your feet down and towards him? And then the reflex tool is used on the inside of the heel? Google failed me on this one. And what is this exam called? [more inside]
posted by futz on Sep 3, 2014 - 6 answers

YANMD Filter: muscle weakness/shakes

I'm a fit, active 30-year old lady, and over the last month I've noticed that when I lift my arms fully outstretched to the ceiling, the muscles around my shoulders and upper arms feel weirdly tired. I thought I'd pulled them somehow to start with, but it's lasted at least a few weeks now. Also, I've always had a hand tremor when I'm tired but recently it seems a little worse. I'll be seeing my GP soon (UK) but any ideas what I should look out for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2014 - 9 answers

how to increase strength/endurance with weak ankles & wrists?

I'm looking for suggestions about strength- and endurance-building exercises -- general types or specific motions -- that will either engage my super-weak ankles and wrists in order to strengthen them or avoid using said weak bits entirely in order to avoid exacerbating the existing problems. Preceding that, I am not even sure which route to take in the first place: activate/try to strengthen these weak areas, or avoid/leave well enough alone? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Feb 5, 2013 - 14 answers

I'd settle for a plateau.

Three months into boot camp, suddenly weaker than ever. Wha? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 28, 2012 - 13 answers

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


Regular gym users: What's your routine? When do you go, what do you do, when do you eat, what should I eat before/after, how much more water do I need to drink? More specific questions inside... [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Sep 30, 2011 - 27 answers

Mystery Disease

What Is WRONG with me, for God's sake? Last Wednesday night I was struck with a stiff neck, and really swollen knee joints. By end of work Thursday (driving 300 miles) I was wholly incapacitated with a low grade fever, upper back pain and lumpy knees. Now, much of this is not new, as I already have blood cancer and fibromyalgia, but this is way beyond the scope of these diseases. (I am immunologically compromised) [more inside]
posted by ~Sushma~ on May 14, 2010 - 16 answers

What condition could cause twinges in veins in an otherwise young, healthy person?

What condition could cause twinges in veins in an otherwise young, healthy person? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Apr 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Chocolate is my ... weakness?

A friend and I are looking for a certain word... it would be related to loving something so much it makes you go weak. Both of us believe there's a word for this but we can't quite put our finger on it. It could possibly be used in this context: "Chocolate is my _____." [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Oct 27, 2009 - 66 answers

Please help me save someone from dehydration...

My boyfriend cannot stop vomiting. I know you are not a doctor, but I am desperate. Please advise if you have ever had this happen, I'm very worried. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Aug 3, 2008 - 81 answers

Weird childhood hand weakness

When I was a kid, I used to have fairly significant weakness in both my hands when I woke up in the morning. Any ideas what that might have been? [more inside]
posted by peep on Aug 31, 2007 - 29 answers

Please help me define my strengths and weaknesses

Please help me define my strengths and weaknesses. I am trying to do a SWOT type analysis of my personal strengths and weaknesses, but I am finding it difficult to know what kind of things I should put on the lists. Can anyone point me to resources which would help with this? [more inside]
posted by zingzangzung on May 18, 2007 - 9 answers

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