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September 14

Dental crown pain after eating

I have a new crown that starts hurting about 20 minutes after eating until I brush and use anti-septic mouthwash for a few minutes until the pain stops. Any idea of how to fix this or who to go to if my dentist isn't helpful? [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts at 11:37 PM - 3 answers

September 13

Spa in NYC that isnt insanely expensive OR super sketchy?

I'd like a massage in NYC this weekend. Can anyone recommend a decent place with somewhat reasonable prices? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue at 9:37 AM - 8 answers

September 12

Do I need any special preparations for a particularly long walk?

I've signed up for an urban walk in my city. The plan involves walking eight miles in about four hours. That is somewhat more than I am used to, so I'm wondering if I should approach this with a bit of preparation. [more inside]
posted by a certain Sysoi Pafnut'evich at 7:09 PM - 13 answers

I know you can’t diagnose me, but can you get a doctor to diagnose me?

I strongly suspect I have autoimmune issues of some kind and am currently jumping through hoops to try to get them diagnosed. By all reports, this is usually a long and complicated process that involves a lot of being told that nothing is wrong or no one knows until possibly someone eventually figures it out. Can I rush this process and finish it before my insurance lapses in six months? [more inside]
posted by lgyre at 11:40 AM - 17 answers

Help me become a mediocre but uninjured runner

I'm a complete novice to running but would like to try and get into it. My main goal is to not get injured. What are some good, detailed resources? [more inside]
posted by wooh at 9:52 AM - 24 answers

September 11

Need to find a senior assistance/transportation service in Pasadena, CA

My mother has reached a point where she needs frequent doctor visits, sometimes on short notice, and I am not always able to drive her and be there with her. She could also use some help with shopping errands. I've never had to find a senior assistance kind of service; there seem to be many in Pasadena, but I don't know how to find a good one. [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie at 9:41 PM - 6 answers

Am I safe to vape?

I've been reading in the news about people in the US getting sick and dying from vaping nicotine and cannabis extract. I use the PAX2 to vape (legal) marijuana flower. Am I safe? [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua at 2:36 PM - 6 answers

September 10

Endometriosis or Mittelschmerz

Could I have endometriosis and not know it? Or is it ovulation pain? Should I try to find out, or not worry if I am not experiencing severe pain? Plenty of details about my cycle etc inside. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit at 10:38 PM - 9 answers

You hurt your knee. You're better now. Tell me your story!

I overdid it on squats at one of those yell-y bootcamp-y gym classes and my right knee now has patellofemoral syndrome (pain around the kneecap). This was ~2 months ago. My knee still hurts when I hike or run up stairs. I am bummed. I'm going back to physical therapy next week, but in the meantime, it would be great to hear from people who DID recover from a knee injury. Is your knee as good as new? Did you discipline yourself to do your physical therapy exercises? Tell me your story of hope! [more inside]
posted by rogerroger at 8:07 PM - 18 answers

Beta hcg not doubling

Hello guys I am supposed go be 6 weeks pregnant and my betw hcg wenr from 1432 to 2109 in 46 hrs. I expected a higher rise and now my doc wants me to repeat the hcg. What has been your experience with hcg not doubling? [more inside]
posted by barexamfreak at 2:29 PM - 11 answers

WOC Therapists in NY area?

Does anyone have any recommendations for WOC therapists in the NY area? Looking in particular for someone to help with general anxiety. Thanks!
posted by something_witty at 10:28 AM - 1 answers

Maybe doing these exercises might help?

Looking for workbooks on anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. Those that have questions that I can answer, think things through, that kind of thing. Do you have any recommendations?
posted by pleasebekind at 10:06 AM - 5 answers

Slight personality changes in the past 3 years

I'm curious to know if they are due to medication, life experience, or both [more inside]
posted by winterportage at 7:01 AM - 12 answers

September 9

I need to put this elsewhere

One aspect of my anxiety is extremely unhelpful in my relationship. Looking for strategies to handle it without placing undue burden on my already emotionally taxed SO. [more inside]
posted by thereemix at 9:57 AM - 9 answers

September 8

Fancy ice machine or old reliable frozen corn?

Having arthroscopic hip surgery soon and the doctor recommended a cold therapy device or at the very least ice packs of some kind to relieve pain and promote healing. Which one should I go for? [more inside]
posted by sinfony at 6:59 PM - 13 answers

Rx Whoops

I took too much wellbutrin [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser at 2:36 PM - 8 answers

Help me be realistic about fomite transmission.

My elder kid is down with HFMD, and we're trying our best to prevent him from spreading it to his sister. How extreme do we need to be about this? [more inside]
posted by destrius at 1:07 AM - 6 answers

September 7

Tell me about Reading Glasses & Computer Glasses

I've had great nearsighted vision since I was a teenager. Lately, sadly, my nearsighted vision is going wonky and I think I need reading glasses. I also feel like I need computer glasses but the last time I went to the optometrist, she convinced me that I didn't. So there I am, daily, leaning forward over my keyboard to read things. Tell me how to try on, find, buy and use reading glasses and/or computer glasses. [more inside]
posted by amanda at 1:11 PM - 22 answers

September 6

Do all serious pain relievers cause nausea equally?

For post-surgery pain, Dear Friend was prescribed hydrocodone with acetaminophen. It's causing him nausea. He says OTC pain relievers have never really provided any pain relief. What to do? [more inside]
posted by dancing leaves at 3:03 PM - 17 answers

The month after Health Month

I wanted to get back on Health Month as it was something that worked for me, but it looks like they have ceased operating the site. When I played there were a lot of mefites on a team there ... what would be a successor app/platform? I liked the community encouragement and kaizen approach, it was good for me to be able to stick to small, simple goals. [more inside]
posted by cgk at 2:06 PM - 1 answers

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