• What can black magic do to a person?

    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • How to cure a headache without taking painkillers?

    I have a really bad headache right now, but I cannot take painkillers as I have already taken them a few hours ago for something else. I need ways of getting rid of this, it s so bad and throbbing. I know why I am getting the headaches and went to the doctors, but I don t know how to cope? Thank you.
    I have a really bad headache right now, but I cannot take painkillers as I have already taken them a few hours ago for something else. I need ways of getting rid of this, it s so bad and throbbing. I know why I am getting the headaches and went to the doctors, but I don t know how to cope? Thank you.
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Headaches?

    recently became a vegan a couple days ago so not that long and i’ve been experiencing constant headaches. they’re on and off and sometimes get even as bad as pounding migraines. what is going on?? anyone vegan experience these side effects or know what they mean?? could it be from my body changing or getting to... show more
    recently became a vegan a couple days ago so not that long and i’ve been experiencing constant headaches. they’re on and off and sometimes get even as bad as pounding migraines. what is going on?? anyone vegan experience these side effects or know what they mean?? could it be from my body changing or getting to used to the vegan lifestyle in some way??
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do shots hurt more than blood tests?

    Ok, so this year I have shots. Last time I got them was when I was 4, so I don't remember. So I have had to have a lot of blood tests lately, and do they hurt more than shots? I have to get the HPV vaccine, its actually 2 but they are taken 6 months apart, and then I have to get the tetanus, dipththera (i cant... show more
    Ok, so this year I have shots. Last time I got them was when I was 4, so I don't remember. So I have had to have a lot of blood tests lately, and do they hurt more than shots? I have to get the HPV vaccine, its actually 2 but they are taken 6 months apart, and then I have to get the tetanus, dipththera (i cant spell it) and pertussis which is a combined shot. Im so nervous!!!!! Please reply
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • I woke up with lower back pain for the first time ever. What are ways to treat back pain?

    Best answer: If it hasn't been a recurring problem, then odds are that you just lifted something wrong yesterday and pissed-off a muscle of two. Do some slow easy stretches and maybe take a warm shower......................
    Best answer: If it hasn't been a recurring problem, then odds are that you just lifted something wrong yesterday and pissed-off a muscle of two. Do some slow easy stretches and maybe take a warm shower......................
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Chest pain?

    For months I have been suffering with chest pain. Sometimes it occurs at rest and feels like a bruise, but when I do strenuous exercise I get contractions of sharp chest pain. I get out of breath gentle exercise and find it difficult to regain my breath. I have pectus carinatum and get pain around the breastbone... show more
    For months I have been suffering with chest pain. Sometimes it occurs at rest and feels like a bruise, but when I do strenuous exercise I get contractions of sharp chest pain. I get out of breath gentle exercise and find it difficult to regain my breath. I have pectus carinatum and get pain around the breastbone area, however I also get it in multiple areas on the chest. I get dizzy and sometimes receive pain on the left of my upper back. When I eat I also get chest pain and it feels as if food is being stuck in my chest.
    4 answers · 6 days ago
  • What can I take instead of Ibuprofen?

    Been taking it for years on more or less daily basis... usually because I feel like sh*t.... Heavy head. Muscle pains. Lite hangovers... Just getting old( 65). Just read that Ibuprofen is really bad for oldies...heart, kidneys, stomach.... Finally its probably the ibu that's making me feel like sh*t... So... show more
    Been taking it for years on more or less daily basis... usually because I feel like sh*t.... Heavy head. Muscle pains. Lite hangovers... Just getting old( 65). Just read that Ibuprofen is really bad for oldies...heart, kidneys, stomach.... Finally its probably the ibu that's making me feel like sh*t... So it's a bit of a vicious circle..... So what could I take that won't screw up the bit of health I have left.... Thanks
    10 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is it worth going to a doctor?

    I really hate doctors and its a super stressful enviroment so id much rather not go. But maybe the last two three weeks ive been having pain and then numbness in my feet which comes and goes and now one foot is super sore its like the tendon at the top but i cant move my toes without it being very painful. I also... show more
    I really hate doctors and its a super stressful enviroment so id much rather not go. But maybe the last two three weeks ive been having pain and then numbness in my feet which comes and goes and now one foot is super sore its like the tendon at the top but i cant move my toes without it being very painful. I also vomited pink a week ago when i had not eaten anything red. My ankles and knees are becoming fairly weak too and seem to be on the verge of collapsing under me. Ankles are also slightly swollen but not sore. Sometimes i get excrutiating pain in my ribs- it feels like the bones are being stood on. The first time it happened was a couple years ago and i couldnt stop screaming but ive got used to it over time and it became a thing that just happened occasionally and id just deal with it but its started becoming a lot more frequent and painful..(also anyone know what this could be-? Its the bottom on my rib cage and it feels like its being pushed in and crushed but i dont have problems breathing? Also my arms have gone numb or pins and needles a couple times too but they arent sore or v often. It feels odd but its probably fine and i dont want to go to doctors if i can avoid it cause i hate it so much and i dont like to bother anyone. Also dont like admitting im ill
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it stupid that I really want a diagnosis?

    Best answer: I think the key reason you want a diagnosis is for validation. You resent that your doctor(s) and physiotherapist(s) don't believe you. You didn't mention parent(s) or family; I hope at least they believe you and are in your corner. I don't blame you for your anger and frustration towards the medical... show more
    Best answer: I think the key reason you want a diagnosis is for validation. You resent that your doctor(s) and physiotherapist(s) don't believe you. You didn't mention parent(s) or family; I hope at least they believe you and are in your corner.

    I don't blame you for your anger and frustration towards the medical people you've encountered so far.

    I do believe that you really are in pain and have knee instability. What I don't understand is why the medical personnel don't believe you, because your situation is not unusual. There are many people with knee pain and instability who have nothing that shows up on an MRI or other diagnostic image. Please click this link for an article discussing this very situation:
    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/sportsdoc/What-happens-when-your-pain-doesnt-show-on-x-ray-or-MRI.html

    This won't talk you out of your desire for a diagnosis, I do realize, because you want the adults to understand you're not faking it, which is perfectly reasonable, but this article discusses the same problem from a different angle, namely that having a diagnosis doesn't necessarily lead to a better outcome (pain relief and knee stability) either:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/09/health/09scan.html

    My suggestion is: don't let the skeptics wear you down. My daughter, when she was your age, didn't have this knee issue, but she had more generalized body pain and fatigue that was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia. It really bothered her, too, that doctors didn't believe her. Part of the reason they're skeptical is *they didn't have a fix* for her (or you). Eventually (it took many years) my daughter gave up on traditional medicine and made some real progress with alternative treatment and nutritional management and has been able to hold down a full-time job on her feet without needing sick leave. I don't know that that alternative care or nutrition management would help you--maybe not, since your issue is more localized to the knee. But keep trying. Try different treatments. Don't give up on exercise, even if it hurts. Well, let me qualify that, don't do anything that causes a *sharp* surge of pain or makes you feel like you're really right on the edge of the knee giving out. But sometimes a dull ache with exercise is a necessary evil to build up muscle strength. You shouldn't run, but can you walk a block or two, and maybe three or four a month from now? Or can you swim?

    Oh I should also say: you won't like this part, but the medical folks are right in my fervent non-professional opinion when they tell you to do the best you can with paracetamol and ibuprofen, not stronger painkillers. I know so many patients (I'm not a doctor, by the way--they don't hang out on Yahoo! Answers) who got so messed up with opiate painkillers with chronic pain like this. Here's the thing about opiates: they work great if you take a lot of them... for about two or three weeks... and it's downhill from there. They make your pain *generally* worse longer-term by changing the way pain sensors function in your body, even in places that don't hurt today, unless you keep taking even more of them (which you can't safely do). They just mask pain short-term, not fix the problem. Even worse, prescription-strength painkillers you up big-time socially. I do understand: you're so sick of this pain that you'd be happy with two or three weeks of pain relief. Just trust that more neutral observers may have it right: longer-term, stronger drugs will only make you feel worse. Stick with paracetamol and ibuprofen, and hope that it takes a bit of the edge off the worst of your pain. I know, not great, but it may be the best you can do until other treatments help your knee without just masking symptoms but actually fixing the knee. Someday medical technology will find a way to completely and quickly (but most importantly, *safely,* without risks for tolerance and addiction) relieve strong-to-severe pain over the long haul. We don't have it right now.

    Keep trying. Keep the faith. Be strong enough to realize you can't please the doubters, so you have to please yourself.

    I wish you better luck, better care, and pain relief and knee strength soon.
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • What medications are good for arthritis?

    Best answer: Commonly used arthritis medications include:
    Analgesics. These medications help reduce pain, but have no effect on inflammation. ...
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ...
    Counterirritants. ...
    Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). ...
    Biologic response modifiers. ...
    Corticosteroids.
    Best answer: Commonly used arthritis medications include:
    Analgesics. These medications help reduce pain, but have no effect on inflammation. ...
    Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). ...
    Counterirritants. ...
    Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). ...
    Biologic response modifiers. ...
    Corticosteroids.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I’m scared and i don’t like feeling like this?

    so i’m a 15 year old girl and i had been feeling super anxious lately. I have never been diagnosed with anxiety but i’m pretty sure i have it. Today i woke up with a body ache, a headache and fever and the whole day it never went away. Today i fell asleep at around 10 and woke up at 12 because my body feels numb... show more
    so i’m a 15 year old girl and i had been feeling super anxious lately. I have never been diagnosed with anxiety but i’m pretty sure i have it. Today i woke up with a body ache, a headache and fever and the whole day it never went away. Today i fell asleep at around 10 and woke up at 12 because my body feels numb and tingles i am scared and i think i’m freaking out. I’m really scared and i don’t want to feel this and i’m pretty sure i’m having a panic attack but how can i make myself feel better?! Everytime i move my body feels like in a lapse numb and tingly What can i do
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • My feet hurt - is this a sign of a health problem or is it poor blood circulation?

    Best answer: Poor bloodd circulation IS a health problem.

    How are we to know?

    Could be the car parked on your foot.
    Best answer: Poor bloodd circulation IS a health problem.

    How are we to know?

    Could be the car parked on your foot.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Do IVs hurt?

    Best answer: They are a little uncomfortable, especially if you move your arm (assuming the IV is in an arm). They are not painful.
    Best answer: They are a little uncomfortable, especially if you move your arm (assuming the IV is in an arm). They are not painful.
    17 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Stabbing pain in my left big toe?

    I have this really bad habit of cutting my toe nails too short and now I have this horrible pain in the corner of my toe where the nail meets the skin on my big toe. I do ballet and I can't put on my shoes because it squeezes my feet and it hurts my toe so badly. It feels like there is a knife in my toe and... show more
    I have this really bad habit of cutting my toe nails too short and now I have this horrible pain in the corner of my toe where the nail meets the skin on my big toe. I do ballet and I can't put on my shoes because it squeezes my feet and it hurts my toe so badly. It feels like there is a knife in my toe and when anything touches it starts stabbing. could my short toe nails have caused this or something else and how can I fix it?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How to deal with people who don't believe your pain?

    Best answer: You LEAVE. It is as simple as that. You go to a family member's house. You go to a friend's house. You go to an EMERGENCY ROOM. You go to your doctor. You IGNORE the mutherf#ckers who are not paying attention.
    Best answer: You LEAVE. It is as simple as that. You go to a family member's house. You go to a friend's house. You go to an EMERGENCY ROOM. You go to your doctor. You IGNORE the mutherf#ckers who are not paying attention.
    11 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I'm really worried about my dad what can i do?

    He has had siatica in his back, leg and sometimes shoulder for 5 weeks! Every morning he wakes up in pain and says the pain never goes away it makes him miserable he looks at videos for exercises to decrease the pain but they don't always work. He can't get in at the doctors He insists he's going away... show more
    He has had siatica in his back, leg and sometimes shoulder for 5 weeks! Every morning he wakes up in pain and says the pain never goes away it makes him miserable he looks at videos for exercises to decrease the pain but they don't always work. He can't get in at the doctors He insists he's going away back to work on Monday cos he refuses to be out of work for a year. He's a rigger and i don't want him to go away again and neither does my mum she keeps saying he can't work with his back like that what can i do he's really stubborn!
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do i have a clogged artery in my neck?

    Well recently this week on minday i was in class and my neck hurting a bit but out of no where i cracked it to relieve some pain and it felt really good. And after a couple of minutes i been having dizziness and it’s been like this for 4 straight days and my parents won’t believe me at all. There’s times where i’m... show more
    Well recently this week on minday i was in class and my neck hurting a bit but out of no where i cracked it to relieve some pain and it felt really good. And after a couple of minutes i been having dizziness and it’s been like this for 4 straight days and my parents won’t believe me at all. There’s times where i’m feeling normal but then it comes back mostly at night though. I been to the doctor and they said my blood pressure is completely fine. I just wanna know what’s wrong with me? And this head pressure is killing me. I sometimes have pain in my throat in my left side especially but i don’t wanna have to get surgery can anyone help me please? Will i get permanent brain damage from this please help thank you very much.. and leave some great advice please. This is not normal at all.. I’m also congested at times.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Conflict with school PE teacher?

    My niece is very busty which causes a ton of back pain for her. I've had to go online to find her supportive bras because they just don't seem to be available locally. PE is her last class of the day and sometimes I see her stressed out in pain because of her back when she gets home. I've had her taken... show more
    My niece is very busty which causes a ton of back pain for her. I've had to go online to find her supportive bras because they just don't seem to be available locally. PE is her last class of the day and sometimes I see her stressed out in pain because of her back when she gets home. I've had her taken to the doctor and the doc prescribed her some pain meds. She was given a note that said that she's allowed to walk or modify any exercise that causes her to much pain but it seems as tho her teacher has completely forgotten about it. I talked to him about it and he apologized but my niece says that any time she stops running to walk because she's hurting, he calls her out on it. She can't drop the class because she needs one year of it in order to graduate. I left my doc a message about it, but I'm not sure what else to do. My niece only started living with me in September and I don't have kids of my own so I don't really know what else to do.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • If I will die - I will feel very big pain?

    12 answers · 2 weeks ago