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I Need To Get Sick
Get sick: I recommend you see your Dr to discuss why you want to do this. 49 is a bit old to be trying this. ...Read more
What type?: The meningococcal meningitis vaccine is recommended for children 11 years old and up, with a booster at age 16 or older. If the first one is given at 16 or later, no booster is recommended. Younger children, or older adults, who have an immune system problem may have it recommended for them. You should ask your/your children's doctor about your specific circumstance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more
See an allergist: See a board certified allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
Deadly choice : Vaccines prevent illness & death.In spite of the misinformation put out by vaccine haters, they are safe & effective. Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90's to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants & children. This has resulted in > 30 preventable deaths, primarily in kids <6mo. Deaths attributed to dapt in the same period =0. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Slight pain: The TB test (PPD) is administered just under the skin (intradermal) so the needle is not inserted deep into the skin. A very small needle is used for this test and it will be over before you even know it. Use of distraction techniques while being injected might help relieve the discomfort or anxiety associated with this mildly painful procedure. ...Read more
See a specialist: You might need to see a neurologist or cardiologist with tilt table testing ...Read more
I desperately need help getting a doctor to listen to me! I am so sick and have been for over two months! how can I get him to listen?
Ask Others... : If you feel your doctor is not listening to you, it may be helpful to ask family or friends if they have a doctor who is a great listener. I have one md who i refer patients to. He is an amazing integrative doctor and gets great results for his patients. He has won awards at the hospital he works out of for patient satisfaction, so you may check with your local hospitals for a doctor like this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Genetic or baby test: Amniocentesis is generally done for 3 different reasons. It is done at 16-18 weeks to test for genetic problems. It may be done in the few weeks before your due date to test for baby lung maturity to see if it is safe for the baby to deliver. It can be done in the middle of pregnancy to test for signs of infection or blood problems in the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psychiatrist/SleepDr: Chances are you have shifted your sleep schedule, have a psychiatric condition, a primary insomnia, or a primary sleep disorder. I would see a psychiatrist first and then a sleep doc if you have a shifted sleep schedule, an epworth sleepiness scale score >10, (type this into your browser and score it). In the interim you can take melatonin 3 mg two hours before bedtime (script not needed). ...Read more
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