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  • Do I need to bleach my dyed hair before dying with the same level?

    I bought a new dye, it's the same level, maybe a LITTLE lighter, but it's a different tone. Since colour doesn't lift colour, do I need to bleach a bit first before applying my new colour? I would use a 20vol bleach and use a 10vol with the colour.

    2 AnswersHair8 years ago
  • Can I cut my wisdom tooth stitch myself?

    I had two wisdom tooth buds removed, tiny little things. On one side he left a silk stitch however. The gum is healed up, just some tenderness directly under the closed wound, whereas the stitch is a little off in the corner of the incision. However the stitch is really starting to cause me pain now. I can feel it tugging every time I move my cheeks, I think it's come loose because I saw a strange hanging down, mistook it for food as first. My appointment to get it removed isn't for another 2 and a half weeks, so can I just get some little cuticle scissors and cut it myself? I will of course clean my mouth and tools before and after.

    2 AnswersDental8 years ago
  • Why do I have to tip waiters/waitresses/taxi drivers?

    I understand that they make money below the minimum wage in the US, but that only happens to bartenders here in Canada. Everyone else is required minimum wage. Which is why I wonder why I have to tip them. Even if they do a good job, I don't make much more the minimum wage myself and it really hurts my wallet to leave a decent tip. It makes eating out a lot more rare with me and my friends because you're not paying for a $15 meal, you're paying for a tip as well and it REALLY adds up.

    6 AnswersEtiquette9 years ago
  • Should I buy a road or cyclocross bike?

    I'm not competitive, I bike mostly for fun and commuting. Calgary streets can be rough, both in condition and weather. I also worry if a road bike can handle curbs and occasional pot holes. If not I'll go for the cross.

    Also, how would a cross compare to a road if the treads were switched out for slicks?

    2 AnswersCycling9 years ago
  • How do I get hair colour to hold in bleached hair?

    I have light ash brown hair and I like to dye it a couple shades lighter ash. The colour + developer way doesn't work for me, it turns orange in a matter of a few days..

    I started bleaching my roots to a very light yellow before dying with my ash colour, but it just won't stick! I tried aphogee protein treatment, a colour sealer, but it's been a week and I can already see my bangs showing some gold.

    This is driving me insane, I just want an ash blonde :c what do I do???

    1 AnswerHair9 years ago
  • Itchy vulva, no odd discharge or odor?

    My vulva has been itchy for the past few days. I used to be prone to yeast infections due to my hormone imbalance. However I have no odd discharge or odor, so it's not an infection (yeast or bv). I tried acidophilis however just in case (it's my one cure-all) but nothing happened. It can't be an STD either, I've been with the same partner for a while now. Any ideas??

    3 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Continuous birth control help?

    I've been trying to start up a continuous birth control but I still keep having a period every so often and it's driving me nuts. In 3 months I've managed to skip just one. I just got it again but this time I'm blaming it on myself for recently taking my pills inconsistently. However will this lessen over time?? I hate my period and how unpredictable it is now!! Maybe nuvaring will offer more luck?

    1 AnswerWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Should I take a 'period' break from my continuous birth control?

    I'm taking continuous birth control, I'm about 6 weeks since my last 'period' (adjustment time). I started a new job recently and as such I've been a 2-3 hours late in taking my pill several times. I started bleeding very light brown. As with adjusting to this continuous thing, once my body decides to bleed it won't stop until I give it a break. However would this one stop once I get back on track with my pills and taking them the exact same time everyday? I'm wondering because it was my own error with the pills that I'm bleeding, not my body's own fluctuations.

    1 AnswerWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Is it possible to switch an automatic transmission to a manual?

    I have an automatic 2004 Pontiac grand am gt however I'm quite fond of manuals. Just wondering if a switch would be possible and if the result would be of quality. My biggest fear is having it done then it falling apart or limiting the car's potential since it wasn't build a manual.

    The car was free so I'm willing to spend a bit to get it done. I'm thinking if I manage to find parts either off eBay or kijiji or a scrap yard then it will make my life easier.

    Also, is it a mechanically intricate job? I figured going auto is harder because of the computer and electronics, but manual doesn't have those. I just don't want to trust any ol' mechanic with a delicate job if it is one

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago
  • Is my strep throat gone?

    I was on amoxicillin for my strep throat and felt fine when I finished, however the sickness is back but I'm not sure it's strep. There is tons of mucus in my throat so I sound funny when I talk, and my one lymph node is still swollen (although no longer huge). However my throat isn't really sore anymore, it just feels congested.

    Is the strep still hanging around or did I just catch a virus?

    1 AnswerInfectious Diseases9 years ago
  • Continuous birth control and antibiotics?

    I'm on continuous birth control and I recently had to take 5 days of antibiotics. I ended them two days ago now I'm ever so slightly spotting. However this is the normal pattern whenever I start breakthrough bleeding (which on its own never stops until I take a 4 day break).

    So my question is, will this spotting maybe go away on its own since it's antibiotic related? Or will I be forced to have ANOTHER period?

    1 AnswerWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Breast reduction surgery coverage in Alberta?

    Hey guys, I'm currently a C cup and although it's generally a desirable size, I don't like them and would like to go down to an A or small B. I'm a university student and they get in the way of sports and general daily activities all around. They cause physical pain whenever I'm not wearing a bra from the simplest things, even just walking up stairs. Will I be covered?

    4 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Strep throat won't go away?

    Okay so I got strep and got my amoxicillin prescription. I've been on it for 4 days now and although it's A LOT better, it never seems to completely go away. I get complete relief about half an hour after taking the drug, but the slight pain returns a couple hours after that. I just can't get rid of it. I've been doing vinegar lemon and honey gargles and taking good bacterial supplments but nothing works!

    Will it get better after a couple more days of treatment or should I take a trip back to the doc?

    3 AnswersInfectious Diseases9 years ago
  • Pill or ring for continuous birth control?

    I'm on the pill now but I've heard the ring is better for continuous use since it continuously releases hormones throughout the day and night, instead of just once a day. However, is it a nuissance for those of you using it? I know you can take it out for sex for a couple of hours and put it right back in, but what about masturbation or swimming or sports? Does it interfere in those circumstances? Or has it ever fallen out while sleeping?

    2 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • On amoxicillin and birth control, should I take two per day?

    I'm on amoxicillin and in some women it can reduce the effectiveness of birth control, especially low dose versions. Should I take two pills per day to combat this? I especially can't have it happen since I'm on continuous and I don't want a period.

    2 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Continuous birth control: nuvaring or the pill?

    I've been researching into various birth control options that will eliminate my periods. I've been on continuous birth control for 3 months now and have had two periods (effectively skipping one). I don't know if it's not the method for me or if I need more time to adjust. (This is also my first birth control regimen ever, which many have told me that because of that it will take longer to adjust).

    However I've been looking into Nuvaring as well, which claims to reduce side effects such as breakthrough bleeding because the hormones don't have competition to absorb, similar to an IUD. Has anyone had success with continuous Nuvaring use? Also, can it be felt by either you or your partner during sex?


    3 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Hysterectomy at age 18?

    I have very painful periods, although not endometriosis related. Not only do the cramps keep me keeled over in pain, but the emotional trauma with each and every period is very intense. I feel depressed, angry, sad, I've even had suicidal thoughts. I've experimented with continuous birth control, and although they are much less frequent, they still come as they please and I don't think I can handle it much longer.

    Ablation at a young age doesn't usually stop your period until you're in your 40's.

    I can't stand this anymore. I have absolutely no desire to have kids (in fact I find them repulsive) but I don't think my chances of finding an understanding doctor are good at all. Any advice?

    7 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Experiences on continuous birth control?

    I'm wondering if the breakthrough bleeding will ever stop. I've had to take 2 period breaks now because it keeps happening. The first time it happened at my regular period time the first month, the second it happened during the second month after that. I just want some reassurance that it will eventually stop, I hate periods so much.

    2 AnswersWomen's Health9 years ago
  • Why are lady's varsity cross country races so much shorter?

    I don't think it's fair...

    Where I live at least, the XC championship features an 8k for men, but only a 5k for women. Yes I understand that it will most likely take the ladies a couple minutes longer in the 8k, but chopping it down by nearly half? That's just wrong in my opinion. I don't understand why it's done, I mean 5k isn't even a challenge it's a short jog, not something at national competition level at all.

    I've recently turned down several invitations to run for colleges because I refuse to have my potential cut down by 3k. It's humiliating.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Is it the same way where you are?

    1 AnswerRunning9 years ago
  • Would it be bad to ride a road bike on a trail?

    Not an intense mountain trail (where I would obviously use my mountain bike) but on light dirt trails with the occasional root or rock here and there. I would swap tires from slicks to something a little fatter with more grip, but my biggest concern is the impact some bumps might have on a light road bike and if they would damage it. It also concerns be because I will be commuting on this bike and there will be some potholes and cracks and curbs I will have to deal with.

    Is that too much for a road bike to handle? I considered a cyclocross bike but I do plan to race in the future.

    6 AnswersCycling9 years ago