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April 11

Preputioplasty for Phimosis in NJ

Is there any way to find someone in NJ who would do this procedure with out me literally calling each office? [more inside]
posted by pyro979 at 3:01 PM - 0 answers

April 10

Should I Worry (Covid Vaccination Reaction)?

Has anyone heard of/ had a reaction to the shot involving really bad vomiting and diarrhea? More inside. [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge at 12:11 PM - 13 answers

Vaccines and variants (hope me)

Has anyone collated good, up to date information on the effectiveness of different vaccines on the currently dominant variants? Can you point me to this source? [more inside]
posted by DTMFA at 10:12 AM - 13 answers

Strategies for talking to hospital about errors in bill

I spent a couple of days in the hospital a couple of months ago, and my bill has errors in it. I'm going to have to call to dispute these charges, and I would like to have some strategies or approaches to use that will lead to more likely success. Any suggestions and stories of success or failure would be helpful! [more inside]
posted by hippybear at 9:27 AM - 5 answers

April 9

Looking for a new therapist for Autistic Teen

We are looking for a new therapist for our mid-teenage year old autistic son who also has mental health struggles. His therapist retired recently. Our fantasy is that there is a therapist who has a concentration on autistic teens and young adults that would make a good fit for him for the next 5 to 10 years, but are open minded. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 10:12 PM - 2 answers

Did I screw up my Covid vaccination by taking Advil a few days later?

I got my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on a Saturday morning. I took a huge amount of Advil the following Tuesday chasing the worst headache of my life. Did I screw up or was it far enough out that I’ll be okay? [more inside]
posted by liet at 5:39 PM - 10 answers

Second COVID vaccine appointment at different location from the first?

I got my first shot at a very inconvenient location hours away. I just got a new appointment at a much closer site, but I got it from a general webpage that is geared toward first appointments, when this is actually for my second shot. How to handle? [more inside]
posted by Mid at 2:12 PM - 12 answers

post-vaccination back to normal, but with kids

So maybe things are finally looking up again. People seem to be getting vaccinated, and that's letting people look ahead to a post-vaccination world that might be close to normal: dining out, traveling, etc. But so far the vaccines are only for adults. What does this mean for people with kids? [more inside]
posted by kevinbelt at 8:15 AM - 28 answers

April 8

Different Dental costs in different states?

I have a tooth with a root canal which needs a crown and post, which are not covered by my insurance. I was told I would have to pay out of pocket, and it would cost more than a thousand dollars. My family is planning a trip to Florida later this month, and it occurred to me to wonder if it would cost less to have it done in Florida. Does anyone know what it would cost in the Fleming Island area? [more inside]
posted by bunky at 6:49 PM - 4 answers

Running on pavement

I want to try couch to 5k, but I live in the middle of a city and really do not want to drive anywhere for excercise because that has always reduced my motivation to zero. I have good running shoes. Will I ruin my knees by running on pavement?
posted by Omnomnom at 2:45 PM - 14 answers

How do I feel less apprehensive regarding anti-anxiety medication?

Following up on this question, I did see a doctor about my anxiety (and, I guess, depression, too). After getting blood work done, I have an appointment booked with him for Friday. However, I'm suddenly feeling apprehensive towards medication. I guess it's the anxiety talking, but ugh, how do I feel better about this? I'm honestly so embarrassed that my anxiety is so bad I have to get it treated. [more inside]
posted by VirginiaPlain at 12:14 PM - 25 answers

Help hare become tortoise

You were a quick, hasty, slapdash, clumsy person who walked, talked, and acted fast and often made a mess because of it. Now you're not. What were your tricks and tips that helped you transform? Bonus: any resources that celebrate the slow, the calm, the considered and the collected. [more inside]
posted by Balthamos at 10:23 AM - 21 answers

April 7

What counts as Covid vaccine certification?

I'm double dose vaccinated and did so through New York City. I got the card with the dates and the lot number of my doses, but is this really considered a "certification" of vaccination? A handwritten card? [more inside]
posted by archimago at 1:10 PM - 18 answers

How to steer your own mental health journey?

After nearly two years of pretty intense instability, I finally feel stable and can look for new / better support. But without much in the way of diagnosis or explanation, how do I figure out what I'm looking for from therapy next and what modalities to use? [more inside]
posted by internet of pillows at 1:00 PM - 4 answers

Vaccines and communicability.

I wish to know if one can be fully vaccinated and past all the vaccine milestones and still spread a disease. Obviously if I touch a puddle of Covid or breathe in a breath full of Covid I can spread Covid that way, but can my body (in general) still spread it through snot and whatever?
posted by Evilspork at 12:37 PM - 12 answers

yoga makes me homicidal. what else helps flexibility & balance?

My doctor told me I'd better figure out a yoga practice, or I'll be sorry in just a few years. I think she means I need something for flexibility and balance, and I agree, 100%. But skinny ladies telling me to hold uncomfortable poses, and think calm thoughts and visualize or whatever, drive me into a hulk-smash rage. What else can I try? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes at 8:19 AM - 32 answers

Looking for a new therapist

I'm looking for a therapist in NY state that (a) is female, (b) is an LCSW, (c) offers teletherapy, and (d) is accepting new patients. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 6:25 AM - 4 answers

Are pharmacy price lists available?

What's the easiest way to find out what a bunch of different drugstore and grocery store chains will charge for a specific med? Insurance doesn't cover it, so I'm looking at the out-of-pocket cost, which seems to vary wildly from place to place. I don't just want to know who has a general reputation for being cheap — I only care about this one med. Am I stuck showing up and trying to fill it a bunch of different places, or is there a way to do price research ahead of time?
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:47 AM - 10 answers

April 6

checklist for care of bed-bound patient

all of a sudden, I'm a caregiver. I need a list. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes at 10:18 AM - 10 answers

April 5

Receiving the COVID vaccine in both arms (per dose), or only one arm?

I've seen mixed messages about if I should get the vaccine dose in one arm for both doses, or switch arms for each dose, so what do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude at 7:16 PM - 18 answers

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