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November 17

Making peace with identity change of disability

Once, a part of your identity was "the person who does X". But now, you are a person who can't do X, or can only do a sort of X with much greater difficulty and effort. How did you come to terms with this? [more inside]
posted by Cozybee at 8:08 PM - 7 answers

Psychiatrist for Adult ADHD in NYC

Can anyone recommend a psychiatrist in NYC who specializes in adult ADHD? [more inside]
posted by cosmic owl at 6:44 PM - 1 answers

Thanksgiving COVID household integration plan: feasible or fatal?

My family and I have developed a plan for integration of our households at Thanksgiving, and while I think it's pretty good, I'm terribly anxious about it. Can you help me assess it? [more inside]
posted by pleasant_confusion at 9:48 AM - 38 answers

November 16

Weekly COVID tests: good or bad for the world?

I live in a place with lots of free, walk-in COVID testing sites, and a relatively low but increasing case count. I'm not a frontline responder but I am required to show up in person to work most days, as are my colleagues. I otherwise mostly stay home, but do shop for groceries and go on the occasional hike with friends. Would getting tested once a week or so be a responsible decision to try to keep others safe, or a waste of scarce public resources? [more inside]
posted by exutima at 11:13 PM - 5 answers

It's time for me to jump my way on the trans-Pacific relay.*

Winter is coming and there's a pandemic on. Please help me find a jump rope! [more inside]
posted by aniola at 7:08 PM - 4 answers

Another COVID travel question

Essentially: what is a way for a grandmother to come to Boston from Florida for Christmas that is as low-risk as possible. [more inside]
posted by jdl at 8:15 AM - 20 answers

November 15

Home Workouts in the Time of Overcommitment

What can I do indoors in a small space for cardio? [more inside]
posted by ASlackerPestersMums at 6:36 PM - 18 answers

November 14

Apparently hospital cleaner threw out essential items?

Hospital cleaner apparently threw away my son's essential items, including his glucose meter? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano at 12:23 PM - 15 answers

Could I lock myself out of getting immunity?

If someone participates in a clinical trial for a vaccine, does that preclude that person from also receiving another more effective vaccine later, or make it risky to do so? [more inside]
posted by SquidLips at 9:50 AM - 5 answers

November 13

What sun screen will not make my face hot?

I spend lots of time in the sun. Most of my body tans but my face turns bright red with just a bit of sun exposure. It's uncomfortable and it's embarrassing to be constantly sunburnt even when it's winter or cloudy, (just a little sun exposure burns my face). The only problem is if I use sunscreen for some reason my face is uncomfortably hot that evening, every time. Is there a sunscreen I can use that won't make my face hot? Is there any other ideas? Hat and sunglasses isn't enough. Thanks
posted by maxexam at 3:52 PM - 20 answers

Plan-B in the Age of Gilead

What is a resource link that covers this topic that is not the toxic garbage fire of cosmo? [more inside]
posted by j_curiouser at 9:50 AM - 6 answers

Help me troubleshoot my throat

I've got a chronic issue with my throat flinching when I try to eat or drink that doesn't seem to alarm my doctors but is making my life miserable. Help me brainstorm new things to throw at it? [more inside]
posted by space snail at 7:58 AM - 10 answers

Increased stamina needed

If all goes well, I have roughly 3 months to increase my physical and mental stamina and energy level before a new grandchild is born. Help me improve my condition. [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna at 5:29 AM - 12 answers

November 12

How to stop eating at night safely

(Possible trigger warning for disordered eating issues.) I eat fairly well most of the day, until after dinner. I need some new ideas to help me stop doing this. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by crunchy potato at 1:58 PM - 24 answers

How long (after infection) does it take for COVID to show up on a test?

How long (after infection) does it take for COVID to show up on a test? [more inside]
posted by panama joe at 12:44 PM - 4 answers

Should I stop taking Levaquin?

I was prescribed Levaquin for a a prostatitis flare up, and I've taken it over the last 3 days. Although my prostate issues have cleared up, I noticed some soreness in my calves. Does that mean I should stop taking it? [more inside]
posted by matkline at 8:59 AM - 3 answers

Like the day before the flu but it never goes anywhere

I keep having days every few weeks where I feel like it's the day before I'm about to come down with the flu or a bad cold, but the symptoms never escalate and I inevitably feel much better the next day. What the heck is going on? [more inside]
posted by terretu at 6:07 AM - 32 answers

Pretty sure I'm not the only one with WFH sleep issues

WFH and being at home all the time is messing with my sleep. I keep getting intensely sleepy very early in the evening, falling asleep and then waking up around 1am and spending hours awake before dropping off again around 5am. Then I have to wake up for work, and spend the whole day tired. How can I rejig my sleep cycle to start feeling sleepy later at night, closer to bedtime? [more inside]
posted by unicorn chaser at 2:45 AM - 11 answers

November 11

Do you have any experience with PMDD?

As it says up top, I’d like to know if you have PMDD and what you have done to manage it. I’ve suspected for a while I might have it and I’m feeling I might need to take action, but not sure how to go about it. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by robertthebruce at 1:04 PM - 15 answers

good things for feet

my feet are super busted. I want a holiday gift list full of treats for feet. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes at 12:00 PM - 20 answers

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