• What are some of the struggles that you or someone you know have with fibromyalgia?

    I struggle day to day with my fibromyalgia but I dont think my husband really understands what I go through and possibly even thinks I exaggarate my symptoms. So, please, without me telling you what symptoms I have or struggles I go through, tell me some things you struggle with in having this disease. Thanks so much.
    I struggle day to day with my fibromyalgia but I dont think my husband really understands what I go through and possibly even thinks I exaggarate my symptoms. So, please, without me telling you what symptoms I have or struggles I go through, tell me some things you struggle with in having this disease. Thanks so much.
    5 answers · Other - Diseases · 8 years ago
  • Do you think the "BMI" charts are accurate on measuring obesity?

    I have been working my butt off "literally" but the BMI charts still say im obese. it is very frusterating. I know I am over weight but come on, obese?!? I am 5'4" and weigh 177 pounds. My measurements are.. chest - 38, waist - 34, hips - 38 and I am a size 12 I know I need to lose more in the tummy area yet but wow..... show more
    I have been working my butt off "literally" but the BMI charts still say im obese. it is very frusterating. I know I am over weight but come on, obese?!? I am 5'4" and weigh 177 pounds. My measurements are.. chest - 38, waist - 34, hips - 38 and I am a size 12 I know I need to lose more in the tummy area yet but wow.. Should I ignore the BMI charts and just go with how I feel?
    7 answers · Diet & Fitness · 10 years ago
  • Is there anything healthy to eat at a Mexican restaurant that wont ruin my diet?

    Im going out with the girls for lunch to El Mezcal but I don't want to totally ruin my diet.. help!! What can I eat that's not so bad?
    Im going out with the girls for lunch to El Mezcal but I don't want to totally ruin my diet.. help!! What can I eat that's not so bad?
    1 answer · Diet & Fitness · 10 years ago
  • Torn calf muscle questions?

    me and my husband are debating on the extent of my injuries. what grade of muscle tear does this sound like? I have had stiffness and cramps the past few months in my calf muscle. I started walking several miles a day and have been in alot of pain but just ignored it and kept walking. I also play volleyball. Usually every week i pull the muscle... show more
    me and my husband are debating on the extent of my injuries. what grade of muscle tear does this sound like? I have had stiffness and cramps the past few months in my calf muscle. I started walking several miles a day and have been in alot of pain but just ignored it and kept walking. I also play volleyball. Usually every week i pull the muscle in the leg and it hurts but I can walk it off and continue to play but this last week I was playing and felt a "pop". I instantly fell to the ground. after a few minutes I was able to get back up but was in so much pain that I strarting sweating profusly and almost blacked out. I sat out the rest of the game and when the game was over tried to get up. I couldnt even walk. By that night I could only bear weight if I walked on my toes. It has been two days and I can straighten my leg out but still cannot bear weight on it. There is no bruising and little swelling. "Dr. hubby" says im fine and its second degree and dont need to see a doctor. he says I wouldnt be able to bare any weight even on my toes if it was a third degree tear. Im not saying I have to be right!! lol but i think i am.. any knowledge on this is greatly appreciated.
    2 answers · Injuries · 10 years ago
  • What causes lower leg pain?

    For the past several months my legs hurt and are very stiff when I wake up in the morning. I just recently started walking alot in the past week. It hurts so much it is hard to walk but I ignore it and keep walking. Its not just the calve muscles, it hurts in the front (shin area) also. When Im done walking and finally sit done i get muscle spasms... show more
    For the past several months my legs hurt and are very stiff when I wake up in the morning. I just recently started walking alot in the past week. It hurts so much it is hard to walk but I ignore it and keep walking. Its not just the calve muscles, it hurts in the front (shin area) also. When Im done walking and finally sit done i get muscle spasms in my legs all the up to my thighs. I drink ALOT of water so i know im not dehydrated. Any ideas?
    2 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 10 years ago
  • What could cause all of these things.. sick of being sick?

    Im so sick of not getting a diagnosis and being sent to a different doctor for different symptoms.. major skin allergies and rashes headaches fatigue general ill feeling muscle aches and other maybe unrelated things.. tourettes precancerous cells of the cervix heavy paiful mestrual cycles depression rosacea rapid pulse hot... show more
    Im so sick of not getting a diagnosis and being sent to a different doctor for different symptoms.. major skin allergies and rashes headaches fatigue general ill feeling muscle aches and other maybe unrelated things.. tourettes precancerous cells of the cervix heavy paiful mestrual cycles depression rosacea rapid pulse hot flashes/night sweats rashes in the groin area I have been going through this for years but the past 4 years have been the most severe. Any help???? please
    1 answer · Respiratory Diseases · 10 years ago
  • What are some differences between pneumonia and bronchitis?

    This is really bugging me because i have had bronchitis many many times and this just does NOT seem the same. usually when I have bronchitis it starts out as something else and gradually leads to bronchitis, this time it hit very suddenly and i instantly had wheezing and coughing. Usually when I get bronchitis after i cough I can get rid of the... show more
    This is really bugging me because i have had bronchitis many many times and this just does NOT seem the same. usually when I have bronchitis it starts out as something else and gradually leads to bronchitis, this time it hit very suddenly and i instantly had wheezing and coughing. Usually when I get bronchitis after i cough I can get rid of the wheezing, rattling in my chest. this time i am not coughing anything up and no matter how much i cough i still have this rattling/wheezing. Also usually with bronchitis it hurts really bad when i cough because my chest is so congested, with this, i cough and cough but my chest doesnt hurt. I hurt from coughing so much like i pulled a muscle and my head and shoulders hurt. Also my heartbeat is really really fast, like 110. Im thinking pneumonia but my doctor didnt seem to think so!
    2 answers · Respiratory Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • Can you develop bronchitis very suddenly or is it secondary from having a cold/flu first?

    On Saturday night I suddenly came down with a sore throat and a headache, by the next morning I was very wheezy and had chills, muscle aches and developed a cough. Also extreme fatigue. I went to the doctor today and was told that I have bronchitis. Isn't bronchitis usually secondary to something else or can you develop it suddenly on its own?... show more
    On Saturday night I suddenly came down with a sore throat and a headache, by the next morning I was very wheezy and had chills, muscle aches and developed a cough. Also extreme fatigue. I went to the doctor today and was told that I have bronchitis. Isn't bronchitis usually secondary to something else or can you develop it suddenly on its own? Also don't you usually get a fever with bronchitis?
    2 answers · Infectious Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • What could cause all of these symptoms?

    extreme sore throat, a little bit of a cough, tight chest with wheezing (hurts to take a deep breath), body aches and extreme exhaustion. But I do NOT have a fever. It is very weird. Just hit me very suddenly. I felt fine then bam just like that I was sick.
    extreme sore throat, a little bit of a cough, tight chest with wheezing (hurts to take a deep breath), body aches and extreme exhaustion. But I do NOT have a fever. It is very weird. Just hit me very suddenly. I felt fine then bam just like that I was sick.
    2 answers · Infectious Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • Is this kind of severe menstrual cramping something to be concerned about?

    The past several years I was getting my period 2 or three times a year and it was always very light and lasted about 3 days. Now the last three months I have gotten it and it has lasted about 10 days and a little heavier. I have also been spotting in between periods the last 3 months. This month, it was only 26 days since last time and I have severe... show more
    The past several years I was getting my period 2 or three times a year and it was always very light and lasted about 3 days. Now the last three months I have gotten it and it has lasted about 10 days and a little heavier. I have also been spotting in between periods the last 3 months. This month, it was only 26 days since last time and I have severe cramping. I mean like so severe I cant even function and it is extremely heavy. I am going on day 4 and it is not letting up. Should I get it checked out or don't worry about it? No, there is no chance of being pregnant and I am in my mid 30s.
    2 answers · Women's Health · 1 decade ago
  • Is it true that the numbers were messed up for the voting on idol Tuesday night?

    I wasn't able to get through for the first half hour and then got busy and forgot. But I heard that people voting for Danny on line one got a message saying "Thanks for voting for contestant #2" which was Kris. If this is true, it is very sad because I would have loved to see Danny in the Finale.
    I wasn't able to get through for the first half hour and then got busy and forgot. But I heard that people voting for Danny on line one got a message saying "Thanks for voting for contestant #2" which was Kris. If this is true, it is very sad because I would have loved to see Danny in the Finale.
    5 answers · Reality Television · 1 decade ago
  • Can someone get into trouble for making up stuff that got someone into trouble with the law?

    My friend had someone file a restraining order against her because they claimed she was harassing her. Another 4 times, she called the cops saying my friend violated her restraining order. It has cost my friend thousands of dollars for lawyers, court costs and fines. The cops always seem to take the filers side even without proof. Now it is all... show more
    My friend had someone file a restraining order against her because they claimed she was harassing her. Another 4 times, she called the cops saying my friend violated her restraining order. It has cost my friend thousands of dollars for lawyers, court costs and fines. The cops always seem to take the filers side even without proof. Now it is all coming out that she is a compulsive liar and has likely made all of this up. There is no proof. there has never been any witnesses. Can my friend do anything about this? It doesn't seem fair that she can make all of these claims without proof and my friend has to keep dishing out the money but she cant do anything about it.
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 1 decade ago
  • What does "Failure to pay capias authorized" mean?

    Does that mean a warrant has been issued?
    Does that mean a warrant has been issued?
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 1 decade ago
  • Sound like Fibromyalgia?

    I have been dealing with this for YEARS! I finally gave up on going to the doctor when one finally told me point blank "There is nothing wrong with you, deal with the pain and get over it". I have gone in over the years for pain, headaches, Extreme fatigue, depression, skin allergies which get worse when exposed to the sun or cold,... show more
    I have been dealing with this for YEARS! I finally gave up on going to the doctor when one finally told me point blank "There is nothing wrong with you, deal with the pain and get over it". I have gone in over the years for pain, headaches, Extreme fatigue, depression, skin allergies which get worse when exposed to the sun or cold, restless leg syndrome, sleep problems, stomach aches. I also have memory and concentration problems, hearing problems. The list goes on and on. I wake up every morning and my legs hurt so much and are stiff and I am SO tired, like I didnt even sleep. I also get night sweats really bad. This morning I was fed up, so i started looking on line and came across Fibromyalgia. It fits every symptom I have. I am afraid to even talk to my doctor. I was thinking about going somewhere else. Should I just point blank show him the printout and say hey, I have all these symptoms?
    2 answers · Other - Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • Who's on your "list" ?

    Me and my husband have this thing where we are allowed to have a list of 5 celebrities that we can "go out" with.lol Its all in fun. Mine are: Keifer Sutherland, Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, The Rock, and David Caruso Who is on your list? And dont say your husband/boyfriend. this is just a fun little fantasy!! lol
    Me and my husband have this thing where we are allowed to have a list of 5 celebrities that we can "go out" with.lol Its all in fun. Mine are: Keifer Sutherland, Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, The Rock, and David Caruso Who is on your list? And dont say your husband/boyfriend. this is just a fun little fantasy!! lol
    5 answers · Celebrities · 1 decade ago
  • How do you snap your self out of it?

    I am so depressed lately. I have no reason to be. i have gone through this my entire life. It comes and goes. I feel so alone and sad. I have a wonderful husband and the best daughter in the world. We are doing ok financially and everyone is healthy. Things are pretty peaceful right now, no major drama. I have NO reason at all to be depressed but i... show more
    I am so depressed lately. I have no reason to be. i have gone through this my entire life. It comes and goes. I feel so alone and sad. I have a wonderful husband and the best daughter in the world. We are doing ok financially and everyone is healthy. Things are pretty peaceful right now, no major drama. I have NO reason at all to be depressed but i cant seem to snap myself out of it. i just want to sleep all day and feel like crying all the time. Any advice? :(
    2 answers · Psychology · 1 decade ago
  • Did you ever have a dream and when you woke up it made you very depressed?

    I know it wasnt real. But i feel so sad. In my dream it starts out that im telling this girl that i went to school with (18 years ago) about this guy that i am dating. She snuck my cell phone and called him and said I didnt want to ever see him again, pretending it was me. He would no longer return my calls and it must have been months that passed... show more
    I know it wasnt real. But i feel so sad. In my dream it starts out that im telling this girl that i went to school with (18 years ago) about this guy that i am dating. She snuck my cell phone and called him and said I didnt want to ever see him again, pretending it was me. He would no longer return my calls and it must have been months that passed because i finally found him at the end and i was standing there crying, hugging him, telling him it wasnt me who made that call and i always loved him. I was very pregnant at the end of the dream. It seemed so real. I can still see his face, and remember part of his name. It was soooo weird. I am happily married and cant have any more kids so i dont know what the dream meant but i feel so drawn to this man, even though I have no idea who he is.
    5 answers · Psychology · 1 decade ago
  • Scoliosis question, Im confused about what this means.?

    I was reading my meidcal records from when I was a teen and dont quite understand what all of this means. The Drs. note reads this " I have obtained xrays which show a slight curve to the right in the lumbar region measuring from T12 down to L3 about 7 or 8 degrees, but more impressive is the rotation on the clinical xray. On the lateral xray... show more
    I was reading my meidcal records from when I was a teen and dont quite understand what all of this means. The Drs. note reads this " I have obtained xrays which show a slight curve to the right in the lumbar region measuring from T12 down to L3 about 7 or 8 degrees, but more impressive is the rotation on the clinical xray. On the lateral xray there is a lordosis of 46 degrees and a kyphosis of 27 degrees." What does all of this mean... please explain in "non doctor" terms.. Thanks In another note it says... "on examination, she has obvious curvature of the mid thoracic area of the spine with the right shoulder being lower than the left. In addition, with her head bent forward the right thorax seems to be higher than the left." About 8 years ago I went to the doctor for back and hip pain and asked if my scoliosis could be causing the pain and i was told by a different doctor that I didnt have scoliosis. Could it go away from the age of 14 to 27?
    2 answers · Other - Health · 1 decade ago
  • Please explain Lordosis and Kyphosis to me?

    I was reading my meidcal records from when I was a teen and dont quite understand what all of this means. The Drs. note reads this " I have obtained xrays which show a slight curve to the right in the lumbar region measuring from T12 down to L3 about 7 or 8 degrees, but more impressive is the rotation on the clinical xray. On the lateral xray... show more
    I was reading my meidcal records from when I was a teen and dont quite understand what all of this means. The Drs. note reads this " I have obtained xrays which show a slight curve to the right in the lumbar region measuring from T12 down to L3 about 7 or 8 degrees, but more impressive is the rotation on the clinical xray. On the lateral xray there is a lordosis of 46 degrees and a kyphosis of 27 degrees." What does all of this mean. Arent these normal readings? What is impressive by this? lol.. please explain in "non doctor" terms.. Thanks
    2 answers · Other - Health · 1 decade ago
  • Football picks-Last two teams I need help with?

    Okay.. i have made all of my picks for the week except two teams. it was split with all the answers I got on my previous questions. Please help me, and I would love it if you would give me a reason for your pick. Thanks so much! San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina Panthers or New York Giants I was kinda leaning towards Tampa... show more
    Okay.. i have made all of my picks for the week except two teams. it was split with all the answers I got on my previous questions. Please help me, and I would love it if you would give me a reason for your pick. Thanks so much! San Diego Chargers or Tampa Bay Buccaneers Carolina Panthers or New York Giants I was kinda leaning towards Tampa Bay and the Giants!!
    8 answers · Football (American) · 1 decade ago