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    Any idea how to stay cool at night?

    I turn into a human heater when I sleep, and I have since I was a teen. At one point my boyfriend couldn't sleep with me in the summer because I was so hot at night. I've tried thin blankets and gel pads that are supposed to keep you cool, but those heat up after a while and become another problem. I wake up covered in sweat, I have fans and air-conditioning going but it doesn't help. I don't tolerate heat well, to the point that I've gotten heat stroke multiple times. Around 74 degrees I get uncomfortable, by 80 my asthma gets really bad, 86 and I have trouble breathing and can enter heat exhaustion easily, and by 90 I can't move and I'm in danger of heat stroke. So being a sweaty and hot mess at night isn't ideal. Does anyone know of products that help cool someone off in their sleep?

    7 Answers5 days ago
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    Did anyone else feel really weird after getting the covid vaccine?

    I just got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine about 9 hours ago. I got it in my left arm. My left arm feels a little sore, as expected, but my right arm feels extremely heavy. It’s like it takes a lot of effort just to lift it. My headache went away with some ibuprofen, but I feel a little “foggy.” My eyelids feel heavy, and I’m a bit groggy and disoriented. I don’t believe I have a fever, and I’m not too achy like I was expecting. I don’t usually feel like this when I’m sober, but I definitely haven’t been drinking. My eyes feel like they’re working extra hard to focus. Did anyone else feel like this? 

    4 Answers2 weeks ago
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    did governors of states really restrict people from having "elective surgery" and even going to a standard medical clinic? which states? why?

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    In other countries, they have not been able to balance covid very well.  There are a lot of restrictions on what healthcare treatment is available.

    In the US, we have been running our healthcare system at full levels since around May 1, 2020. 

    In November/December/January, healthcare systems did reduce "elective surgery" in some areas.  But it was truly "elective surgery" - items that don't make much difference if you do them today versus in a few weeks - like knee replacements.

    7 Answers2 weeks ago
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    How can we know for sure that the COVID vaccines are safe?

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    Have you ever seen anyone contract a terminal disease from ANY of the 26 vaccines in use in the USA?

    You are more likely to die in a car crash and yet you get into a car without worrying about it.

    Everything in life has some element of risk.  More than half a million dead and many more with long-term conditions from Covid.    The vaccine is a no-brainer when it comes to risk-reward.

    9 Answers2 weeks ago
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    how can i find the courage to open medical envelopes?

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    Bad news comes in phone calls not letters. Most probably dates of your next appointment so open them.

    4 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Feeling Low Energy, Moody, Tired, Not Enthusiastic, Sleepy all of a sudden?

    I'm 18 male living in the UK with my family. This problem started yesterday ( Tuesday) after I woken up. Here's a little context. Last week on a Sunday, I woke up at like 5‐5:30pm in the afternoon because of having late night sleep like usual. I stayed up late again on Sunday through Monday  but the problem was that I had work on Monday morning waking up around 8 ish in morning. So I stayed up throught Sunday to Monday and on Monday I slept at 6am. So really, had like 1hr 30 minutes to 2 hours of sleep. This had really messed me up badly but I'm used to sleeping little hours. My worst one was sleeping for 40 minutes. After I finished work I came home at like 2pm. I layer in bed as soon as I got home and then around 4pm, I nodded off (sleeping). I woke up around 7pm by my mother when she turned on the bedroom light which woke me up hard. I'd then went to sleep again after she woke me. Then lastly I woke up around 3am feeling pretty shitty (Tuesday). I was feeling fatigue, my eyes felt dry, light headaches around my forehead and my right temple, moody, unhappy, low energy etc. I never felt this before and I'm still feeling like this right now writing this. It's so awful that I wanna feel energized again. Today (wednesday) I slept at 1am because I was on my phone that keeped me up at night and woke up at like 8am. Still feeling ****. I don't know what to do. I don't know if it's sleep deprivation, lack of vitimin D, SAD, depression, thyroid I have no clue. I need help Im scared

    5 Answers2 weeks ago
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    Is it inappropriate for a doctor to massage your back?

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    I don't believe he was touching you inappropriately. 

    5 Answers3 weeks ago
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    Does this sound normal? My anxiety is through the roof?

    I went for a blood test yesterday because I've been feeling lightheaded and off balance. I've just received a text this morning saying the results from my test have been received and for me to make a phone appointment with my gp at my convenience to discuss results. When I had a blood test year I just got a call saying I just needed a prescription of iron tablets I didn't have to speak to a doctor so now I'm feeling sick with worry. I've rang to make an appointment and it's not till another 4 days how do i keep calm until then

    5 Answers3 weeks ago
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    Muscle twitches and nausea? My health is failing and I don’t know what it could be please help! ?

    Hello everyone, 

    I’m a 26 year old female and I have been feeling pretty weird lately and I don’t know why. A couple days ago my feet started to tingle out of no where and so I ignored it. Then I started feeling weak I thought maybe I need more iron so I took iron vitamins and that didn’t help. Then I began having headaches, crazy diarrhea all the time. Yesterday my feet, arms, legs started twitching and tingling like crazy then I feel like I was going to pass out! I felt caused, weak so I went to the hospital and they told me they didn’t find anything. So I came back him and they told me to just get some rest. Now I can’t sleep because my legs keep twitching. My stomach feels bloated and hurts and I can hear gurgling noises. This is the most uncomfortable feeling I’ve ever felt and it’s driving me crazy! Please please PLEASE help me

    4 Answers3 weeks ago
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    Ear wax and lightheaded ?

    I have a blocked ear full of wax, doctor said they aren't syringe on NHS atm but private are and I can't afford atm. Anyway, would blocked ear be why I have random lightheaded spells? Other symptoms are hot ear and pain. 

    6 Answers1 month ago
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    if you take painkillers, what do you take them for?

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    I do, i'm 74 and have arthritis in every inch of my body. OTC don't touch it so i take a RX. Only 2 a day and i can only get small amounts at a time so there's no danger of addiction. Of course at my age no one would really care.  Lol

    8 Answers1 month ago
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    Is it normal to feel mildly unwell after the Covid jab?

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    Yes, this is entirely normal, and nothing to be worried about at all.

    6 Answers1 month ago
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    I was up all night Sunday until 4am with every side effect of the vaccine for Covid?

    Nausea,vomiting,sweating,chills,then burning,joint pains and tenderness. Felt 80% better almost soon as next day however I still find myself coughing painfully and sore joints and weird feelings. Should I still get tested? It’s been two days since jab and I’ve had 2 tests already as a key worker 

    5 Answers1 month ago
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    if have no health insurance, and have a hernia that maybe needs surgery, what can i do at this point?

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    Apply for Medicaid. Go to a county hospital, which may be free, see if your local hospital has resources.

    5 Answers1 month ago
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    Do doctors get mad if you go to them about something and it turns out nothings wrong?

    Ive been having a ton of heart palpitations so i want to go to the doctor to see whats up and Im afraid he will say nothings wrong and be mad about time wasted

    6 Answers1 month ago
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    How to help pebble poop?

    I'm 17 and I've gone to my doctor nearly 3 times or more about pebble poop and she's always just told me to eat more fiber, drink more water, or just prescribed me with MiraLax. Recently I had blood pebble stool probably 3-4 times and she said it's probably nothing but to check up with her in May. She told me to take MiraLax for a month but I heard MiraLax isn't used for long-term. Is there a way to fix pebble poop? I take a lot a fiber and drink up to 30-60oz a day. I also started taking prune juice but my stool is still pebblish. Is there any food you'd reccommend. Literally anything will help because i've had this problem for years and all they ever told me is to eat my fiber and drink water :/

    11 Answers1 month ago
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    Why can't the US just vaccinate all the needed population just once by June 1st 2021?

    Biden himself said today there is enough to do that (one shot for every American). It will only give 2/3rd immunity....but...is not that better than no immunity at all?

    It takes '2' shots to be fully immune. But at only 15 million/ mo fully immune as now, it  ill take years....won't it... to get to 270 million?

    10 Answers1 month ago
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    Do I Have A Ear Infection?

    About 2 months ago I bought these 14k solid Gold earrings. I then noticed I would 

    I would feel pain but in the inside of my ear. I remember a few weeks back me going in my left ear to scratch deep inside... is it possible I irritated it? I have two very small bumps that recently appeared near my left ear.

    The pain is in my left ear most of the time and will come and go. It is rarely in my right ear.About a year ago my doctor gave me this thing to use for my ears that clear ear wax’s. Could this finally be an issue? 

    Another possibility is that at work I use to be standing next to the radio and I would be playing it very loud...could that maybe an issue?

    5 Answers1 month ago
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