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December 4

If it's not IBS-D what is it?

After getting a really bad case of food poisoning about four years ago I found that I had continuing GI issues that still aren't resolved. I've been to 5 different doctors (2 GI specialists) and they keep telling me it's IBS-D but one of the core symptoms of IBS is pain and bloating -- a symptom I lack entirely. (TMI details below the fold!) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:24 AM - 19 answers

What's going on with my boobs?

YANMD. Both of my breasts started hurting a week ago. They're heavy, sore, and my nippes are so tender it's a bear to put on a bra or shirt. I'm two years into menopause and am absolutely not pregnant. What gives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 1:24 AM - 8 answers

December 3

How does Ibuprofen work?

I'm realizing I don't understand how basic pain relief works. So: can I use Ibuprofen before (activity that hurts my body) instead of waiting until the pain hits me? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa at 6:08 PM - 17 answers

Strategies to stop late-night binge eating

I have struggled with my weight for years, losing and gaining the same 30-40 kg (~66-88 pounds) over and over again, and am at my absolute wits' end. My main problem is night-time binge eating. I would appreciate any advice on how to combat this behaviour! [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:50 AM - 15 answers

December 2

Seeking Body Weight-Based Upper Body Strength Workout

I am a tubby middle-aged female with flabby arms who would like to improve my upper body strength so I can pick up heavy parcels with ease. [more inside]
posted by whitelotus at 7:44 PM - 21 answers

Night turns into day..

Looking for advice on this weird habit, getting out of hand. A good sleeper, I have the tendency to stay up all night whenever I have free days or vacation at home. [more inside]
posted by Litehouse at 11:40 AM - 17 answers

right now, my vagina is not my friend

So part of me feels like if I never have PIV sex again, my vagina will be happy. I, obviously, won't be. My doctor tells me that these things happen, but what things, exactly, and how can I help my vagina to NOT do these things? (Most likely NSFW.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 11:22 AM - 32 answers

Which doctor should I see?

I'm experiencing pain in different body parts and am not sure why and what I should do about it. I know you're not my doctors, but I'm not sure which doctor I should see! [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood at 1:30 AM - 9 answers

December 1

Need Portland Periodontist, Ideally female

Asking for a friend who needs a periodontist willing to do an implant using her own bone, not bovine, ideally a female periodontist and someone who is a really, really good listener. [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna at 6:00 PM - 3 answers

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Worsening after taking ibuprofen?

The muscles around the left ear or left jaw joint feel tense and strained after taking ibuprofen. Weird. [more inside]
posted by runcifex at 8:35 AM - 2 answers

November 30

PCOS + skincare after stopping hormonal birth control?

I am 37, and I have PCOS. I've used hormonal birth control (Yasmin) for the past ten years. Before I started the pill I used to have mild but constant acne on my cheeks, but while on Yasmin it cleared up and I've had very clear skin since then. I've been so lucky! But now, for medical reasons, I have to discontinue Yasmin. What should I do to take care of my skin? [more inside]
posted by zoetrope at 3:18 PM - 8 answers

What should I ask an optometrist before ordering new lenses?

I've read about the different kinds of coatings and lenses. It seems that none of the four places I've asked are sure about which maunfacturer they use, or what kind of anti-glare or anti-reflection coating they use. My questions are: - Is it true that there are kinds of anti-glare that don't smudge and attract dust? - What is the difference between anti-glare and anti-reflection? - If quality can't be determined by brand, what other indicators of quality can I ask about? I'm in Australia, is this standard for Australia or elsewhere?
posted by A4 at 3:40 AM - 3 answers

November 29

Help me think about health insurance options

I'm going to be needing some medical care in the coming months, but I don't yet know exactly what kind and how much it'll cost. I'm trying to figure out whether to keep my current insurance, which is paid for up front but only pays 75% of costs, or buy new insurance, and if the latter, what a good option would be. Because of the uncertainty about the types of services I'll be needing, I'm not sure how to go about making this decision. Help? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by zeri at 4:27 PM - 6 answers

Free? Low-tech? That could be a "stretch"

Looking for a basic, yet thorough, stretching routine; non-dramatic functional fitness. Old-school may not be glamorous, but it suits just fine. [more inside]
posted by dancing leaves at 12:15 PM - 11 answers

California Health Insurance - Alternative to marketplace?

Is buying health insurance directly from a carrier, versus through the Covered CA marketplace, any cheaper for somebody who doesn't qualify for subsidies? The cost increase this year (27%!) has me thinking about options. [more inside]
posted by bluesky78987 at 11:08 AM - 3 answers

What is up with my thumb nail?

My thumb nail looks crazy. No, not a photo thumbnail, the actual nail growing on my thumb. It's been like this for years and it seems like it might even be getting worse. I never asked a doctor about this because my nail has looked weird for years so I assumed it's just one of those little imperfections we all have. Photos and details after the jump: [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 9:44 AM - 20 answers

It's honestly a miracle I have any bones left

After years of a relatively drama-free uterus, my period now has one reliably, shockingly heavy day. Help me deal with the menstrual logistics. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by nerdfish at 8:48 AM - 37 answers

You are a cook who likes to throw everything in the dishwasher...

... what kind of pots, pans, and cooking utensils are you using? [more inside]
posted by madonna of the unloved at 2:25 AM - 19 answers

Not insomnia, but what?

About once a week I have neither the urge nor desire to go to bed. I simply dont feel tired. If I were to go to bed, I would be able to sleep with no problem... unlike when I have had occasional episodes of insomnia, when I'm tired, want to sleep, but for some reason cannot. What is this called? Is it something with a name? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe at 12:45 AM - 6 answers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in Reno/Sparks area?

I need recommendations for a GOOD cognitive behavioral therapist in the Reno/Sparks area. Must have experience with PTSD/Abuse triggers. Gender not important. Must be available in December. Thanks!
posted by anonymous at 12:01 AM - 1 answers

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