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August 16

Broken filling after one week. Do I have to pay to fix it?

A week ago, my new dentist fixed what he said was a damaged, two surface (between teeth) filling. Today, after eating my (soft) lunch, a chunk of filling/tooth came out. Do I have to pay to replace the filling again, or can I convince the dentist to fix it for free, and how would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by neatsocks at 3:39 AM - 3 answers

August 15

A little bit pregnant?

I just got a positive home pregnancy test. What tests do high-octane fertility clinics do upon a positive pregnancy test to ensure the pregnancy is proceeding? What sort of support do they provide? (TW: mild mention of MC) [more inside]
posted by ruff at 10:14 AM - 15 answers

Looking for successful online therapy

Which online therapy sites have you used and was it successful? I am interested in finding something for a college student with depression and anxiety because moving between home and school has made it too challenging to do traditional therapy. [more inside]
posted by maxg94 at 6:55 AM - 6 answers

Bed bugs (yet again) but in a large, bizarre pattern?

I have suspected bed bugs for awhile; based on the type of bites and patterns. But I just noticed a completely different pattern/series of bites on my rear thigh I have never seen before. [more inside]
posted by ebesan at 6:30 AM - 5 answers

August 14

What to do about small painful lump near finger joint?

I've got a small painful lump at the base of my finger. The doctor says it's a nodule and recommends no treatment for now, but it's bothering me. Why have I got this, is there anything else it could be, and is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by chrismear at 6:38 AM - 11 answers

August 13

How can I manage the drowsiness from motion sickness medication?

Assume that I am going to take motion sickness medication. Assume that this medication makes me drowsy. How can I limit or manage this drowsiness? [more inside]
posted by heybearica at 8:41 PM - 8 answers

A giant reached down and flipped over my bed...

...and I guess this is what vertigo feels like when you're sleeping? YANMD, but has this happened to you, and then what? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife at 5:10 PM - 12 answers

How do we keep from crashing into the apartment below?

My spouse and I are powerlifters, with a home gym set-up. We've just moved to a new flat, a third-floor walkup with hardwood floors. We'd taken steps to be considerate and reduce noise, but while doing block deadlifts for our first workout session here, we found an unexpected problem -- at a fairly low weight (75 kg), the floors started physically shaking like we were in a bouncy castle. Since we don't want to fall through into the flat below, we're talking through our options and were hoping to get some advice. More inside. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon at 6:30 AM - 29 answers

What's causing this itching in my bed?

I'm constantly itchy when I'm in my bed. It starts almost as soon as I get in bed and ends when I get out of bed. I can't sleep at night at all due to the constant itching. I have no visible bug bites/red marks/rashes, and my husband doesn't itch at all when he's in the same bed. The same detergent is used for the linens on the bed and for my clothes, and I don't itch during the day. What could be the cause?
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 2:28 AM - 10 answers

August 12

You are not my daughters OBGYN

My daughter will be turning 10 in October. Today it would seem she had her first period. This came as a surprise to us considering she has shown no other signs of hitting puberty. Is this unusual, should we be concerned, and what should we expect moving forward with subsequent doctor's visits? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized at 12:11 PM - 24 answers

Too hot, too cold to sleep...

I'm very cold when I go to bed, so I sleep with blankets (and mummify myself). Then I wake up too hot, so I remove the blankets. Then I wake up too cold, so I grab the blankets, etc. How can I get the right temperature and stay there? (It's not my thyoid. This has been going on for years and I've had many thyroid tests.) [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet at 9:36 AM - 36 answers

August 11

pain pain go away

I have been walking around with a stabbing, terrible pain in my lower right abdomen/groin for over a month. It has gotten much worse over the past week. No one knows what it is. [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:52 PM - 8 answers

Articles refuting CBT/REBT and their derivatives

I'm looking for articles that argue against the use of CBT/REBT and all of their derivatives (DBT, ACT, etc) in psychology. I would specifically like articles that talk about the victim-blaming inherent in these methods. Bonus points for links to psychologists who oppose using them. I already know about Do I need to rethink my feelings about DBT? Thanks!
posted by Violet Hour at 10:53 PM - 4 answers

Hiking pack for 6 year-old?

We’re thinking ahead to a summer ‘19 national parks trip, and we’d love to do a lot of hiking. Our little boy loves to hike but gets tired (like a normal kid) and he’s getting too big to carry very far. All the hiking carriers I’ve seen are for strapping in much younger kids. Is there something like a harness we could wear with a place for him to stand and some handles to make piggyback rides easier? Like, a saddle for humans?
posted by brozek at 3:44 PM - 11 answers

Do I really not need therapy?

I have some stressful stuff going on and I'm feeling stressed out, tired, upset, scared, etc. much of the time. I went to my primary care doc, a therapist, and a psychiatrist/therapist (someone who does both), and they all agree that I'm fine and if I just get regular exercise then I won't feel bad about anything anymore. I'm so frustrated and tired. [more inside]
posted by bleep at 3:41 PM - 21 answers

Shin pain at night

Within the past week I’ve been waking up with mild to moderate pain in the front of my right leg (but only my right). [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo at 2:54 AM - 4 answers

August 10

Bone growth + beer = absolutely no, mostly no, or kinda OKish?

My question is in some ways similar to this question from earlier. I'd love to be able to have a drink with friends nightly for about 3 days this coming week. But I'm just under 11 weeks post–ORIF surgery for a bimalleolar ankle fracture and dislocation. I'm definitely still healing and only in the past week able to walk with difficulty and some pain with a single crutch. Can I have a couple beers each night, or does that have the potential to negatively affect bone growth to the point that I shouldn't consider it? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire at 8:08 PM - 5 answers

Getting a dr's office to change an insurance code for an office visit?

I have an issue with a doctor's office trying to bill me more than $200 for services I paid for with a co-pay, because the billing manager won't code my office visits as office visits. What can I do to get them to change the insurance code? [more inside]
posted by Jennifer S. at 7:15 PM - 7 answers

Tooth extraction and bone graft and marijuana

Had two teeth removed and bone grafts put in...can I smoke just a tiny bit of weed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 5:27 PM - 11 answers

help a guy out

Weed nerds and daily users I need your help. (Wall of Text Warning) [more inside]
posted by A god with hooves, a god with horns at 11:34 AM - 12 answers

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