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Boredom Busters For Stay At Home Moms
Awake at 5:30 am, have a rigorous sport workouts , ap classes, don't get home till 7 every night. How to get more energy to keep from crashing at 10?
Eat healthy diet: Eat good foods, try to get some catch up sleep on the weekends, try to find some time to take a break and do something relaxing and enjoyable. You might want to take a daily multivitamin and essential minerals also. Remember moderation in all things and avoid extremes. ...Read more
Staying at my parents house for a week-- we are sleeping in their basement. Don't know what radon level is-- ok to stay there for the week?
Yes: Without disrespecting any of my peers, or the folks in the government "who are protecting us", I'm not afraid of radon in the home. Nobody's shown any effect on non-smokers. A while back, radon-abatement was hugely political, since home-owners were forced to pay thousands of dollars per home to reduce a threat that, if it was even real, was tiny. Enjoy your visit. Best wishes. ...Read more
I Disagree: When living with someone else such as your parents or a roomrate, common courtesy rules apply. I would discuss it with your parents and decide after that.I know that in my home, i expect people visiting to respect the " rules" about things, such as smoking, guests etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
14mo boy- pneumonia in both lungs. Preparing to go home from hospital tmrow. I'm nervous about raking him home. Helpful care tips once we are home?
Most treated at home: If a kid is taking fluids well, eating some and capable of taking oral meds he can do well at home. He will need adequate rest when he tires, and simple balanced nutrition for a normal recovery. As long as he wets a diaper every 4-6 hours and appears to be regaining his pre-illness playfulness, his recovery is going well. ...Read more
At 92 now in nursing home. Most here are healthy but old so dnr. Many who looked good the week before die suddenly. Porcelain dolls or bad care?
I'm being bullied at work in a very stressful job Management wont stop it what strategies can I use on commute, to prevent stress/anger at home?
Bully at work: Please go up the chain of command until satisfaction. Everyone has a boss, inside the organization or in law enforcement. Life can be unjust and maybe you will have to move on but at least you will have done these acts of self-respect. Please do not stoop to their level. Peace and good health. ...Read more
So during the week between therapy and 12 twelve step programs while cravings are driving me crazy at home and work, naltrexone and Suboxone helps?
Core!: Core strengthening! I am sure you have lost your center of balance over the past 40 weeks, so regaining it with core strengthening of the gluteus (medius and minimus), abs, and back muscles is indicated. ...Read more
At night at nursing home, mom leaks urine out of adult diapers. I bought four kinds of them today and I am hoping they help. Is there one best for thin older woman?
Not really: All are abt the same. If enough volume, none will stop leaking. ...Read more
Depends on exercise: Our bodies function the best with regular exercise. Many of the problems of our society in the us especially heart disease and obesity are related to not being active enough. One of the most important things a retiring person can do is develop an adequate exercise routine to replace the activity they probably did in their work a day life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When do you know its time for a dementia patient to go to a nursing home? Mother is 85 years old..Lives alone in apartment..Forgetful, but otherwise good health..Apartment is extremely clean and tidy, makes her own meals, walks independently. Siblings w
The : The basic reason for a person to live permanently at a nursing home is if they can not function without assistance. Can the person handle every day tasks of living such as brushing their teeth, washing themself, dressing themself? Does the person engage in unsafe behaviors such as forgetting to turn off the oven? Does the person have a medical condition that would make it unsafe to live alone such as falling often or seizures? Is the person depressed and isolating themself? I think that it is excellent that your mother continues to interact with others and that she maintains her own home and makes her own meals. Many elderly people who have difficulty with some of those activities of daily living, may still elect to live independently in their own home but might have some meals delivered or might have maid service. Sometimes relatives want their elders to be placed in nursing homes so that they will not worry about them. I think it is very important to ask the person what their desire is. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you give any suggestions to help this 21 year old stay at home mommy, full-time student, daycare owner to lose weight?
See below: Play outside more with your kids, be more physically active. ...Read more
At what time should a 6.5 - 7mo baby go to bed and how many hours to sleep at night? Usually she goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps until 5am.
Typically-developing: healthy 6-7 mo.-olds need 14 hrs. / day total sleep & can sleep 10 hrs. /night if health, growth & development are normal. Sleep consolidation is easiest from 1-4 mos., before habits begin. At a consistent bedtime, read, rock, brush her teeth & put her to bed in her own room drowsy, but awake to learn to self-calm for sleep. If you consistently ignore it, her night-crying will 1st ^, then stop. ...Read more
How can I fall asleep and stay asleep at night on a regular schedule? #nqlu i'm a graduate student and under stress for deadlines and grades!
Honestly : Honestly I do not have a simple answer for you. The first step to achieving a normal sleep pattern is to address and control your stress. I know that will be hard considering you are a graduate student, but you have to take time to care for yourself in order to be productive and do well in school. In addition if you want to try a nondrug approach, things such as sleeping on a regular schedule, regular exercise, avoiding caffeine(especially anytime after lunch) and avoiding daytime naps are a good start. If you are only dealing with this issue short term (i.e. During finals or before a presentation) or long term for that matter, and want to try medications then you should see your doctor and discuss sleep aides. Please consider the possibility that your doctor may perform a complete work up in order to rule out medical causes that could be the reason for your insomnia. Things such as allergies, sleep apnea, and reflux disease to name a few are potential causes. For your information common drugs prescribed that will help you fall asleep and stay asleep are lunesta, (eszopiclone) restoril, Ambien cr, and silenor. Your doctor will likely only prescribe these for a limited time and should work with you to get to sleep and stay asleep without the aid of medications. All the best. ...Read more
Cant afford OCD treatment.None nearby.To go away over $15k min.I am unemployed. Doing daily erp at home but exhausting.Too many triggers.I am shunned.
See family doctor: You could afford Prozac (fluoxetine) for your ocd. You will need a dose of 60-80 mg per day and this can cost as low as 12-20 dollars a month in our local pharmacies. Your therapy at home is much likely to go better if you are medicated. Best wishes. Check also in your county for psychiatric services for indigent people. ...Read more
I get anxiety, often. Used to be a social guy, now just work. Lots of stay at home. Anxiety hits at times, take small dose benzo to relax. What to do?
Asthma control: Night-time asthma that occurs more than twice a month indicates the asthma is not controlled based on national guidelines. An asthma specialist can assist in developing a treatment plan (avoidance of allergens/irritants), medications (quick-relief, controller) and possibly allergy injections (if allergic asthma) to keep that asthma at bay and allow a good nights sleep! ...Read more
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