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rawrshocker
Sep 30 2014
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One thing I haven't been able to figure out is since it can take up to 3 weeks for an infected person to show symptoms, do CDC protocols involve sequestering people that the sick person has been in close contact with? Obviously you can't find everyone they've shook hands with, but it seems like it would be a good idea Read more

Sep 11 2014
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I'm sure you have tried all sorts of things, but if you haven't tried a magnesium supplement it did wonders for my mom's migraines. Don't get the magnesium oxide, that's the cheap stuff they add to all vitamins that your body can't really absorb. She uses magnesium citrate, but build up how much you use or it can have Read more

Jul 31 2014
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Are you putting conditioner on your whole head, or just the ends of your hair? I recently switched to a heavier conditioner and was greasy for a while because my old one could be used on my whole head without a problem, but even with a long rinse this one leaves the top too moisturized or something, and it would get Read more

Jul 28 2014
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And there isn't much of an excuse now that we're living in the age of Yelp. It would take 15 seconds to find a whole list of the best non-chain restaurants in a city.

Jul 20 2014
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I read once that you can use a potato, I'm not sure if it works for all types of light bulbs though. Read more

Jun 3 2014
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If possible I just immediately go for a walk to do something physical. Slow deep breathing is critical (in for 7 counts, pause, out for 7 counts). I also discovered that I have to take Magnesium or Calcium/Magnesium on a regular basis or my general anxiety shifts into panic disorder. Stress makes you burn through Read more

Jun 2 2014
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Agggghhhhhh!!! Now I'm stuck in an internet rage spiral. When you search "women should not" the first result is this article which I had read a while back and happily forgotten about.

May 21 2014
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Well I'm glad they're doing tests! I have a terrible habit of making my admittedly mild symptoms seem even milder, so my doctor tends to blow it off. If you're having pain after spicy food, I'm guessing they'll check you for gastritis. Some people are really sensitive to ibuprofen and NSAIDS and it can irritate the Read more

May 21 2014
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You didn't say if it's IBS-D, IBS-C or alternating, but either way Metamucil helped me a ton. Start with a low dose and build to what you need. I suspect I have IBS but it's mild so I only use a 1/2 tsp. If you lean towards D, sip water all day instead of drinking a bunch at once. A lot of doctors prescribe Read more

May 21 2014
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Semi-related, I had Kaiser Permanente health insurance growing up in SoCal and a lot of people always acted like it was terrible health insurance. You do have to bitch quite a bit to be able to see a specialist, but I had a pretty intense uterine surgery last year and between several doctor's visits, a couple Read more

May 21 2014
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Reallllly basic yoga helps me, I thought more complicated poses would help more but when I'm too anxious I distract myself and quit. I was having *excruciating* cramps that spiked my anxiety a couple months ago before I got on BC and doing cat/cow pose and focusing on my breathing (7 counts in/7 counts out) got me Read more

May 20 2014
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The fact that he's able to talk about these things with you is pretty great, especially with all the dangerous new territory kids have to deal with these days.

May 19 2014
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I'm not exactly lactose-intolerant, but I have trouble with certain dairy, especially milk. If I drink organic milk I can put it on my cereal or have a small cup with cookies and I don't have any digestive issues. If you're in the US http://www.cornucopia.org/ reviews and rates different dairies.

May 17 2014
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Fingers crossed! But if the owners don't contact you, I'm sure Los Angeles has a chihuahua-specific rescue group that would be happy to find him a home!

May 7 2014
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Yeah, it's worth a shot. And the main reason I have peppermint oil around is because it helps with stress/anxiety, so at the very least it should help relax you while you deal with itchiness. Hope you feel better soon!

May 7 2014
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I saw in another comment that you want a "cold" feeling so I would recommend peppermint oil. When I had a sunburn recently I diluted peppermint oil in coconut oil and it really helped me. Definitely test it in a small patch for 20 minutes or so because sometimes it takes a little bit for the cool tingle to kick in, Read more

May 5 2014
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For me, considering my financial situation, how little I ask for as a customer, and the fact that she gets $8 an hour, I think 15% is an appropriate minimum for mediocre service. Frankly, "over the course of a night" is not my problem, because that 1.25 won't make a difference to her either. I'm only responsible for Read more

May 5 2014
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That top pic is meme-worthy, but I've had too much wine to think of something clever.