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My doctor said I was "binding my anxiety" with my shopping addiction. What did she mean by this? What does binding anxiety mean?

My doctor said I was "binding my anxiety" with my shopping addiction. What did she mean by this? What does binding anxiety mean?

Binding anxiety: People have various ways to keep their anxiety at bay -- keeping it bound down, so to speak. We can do this through addictive behaviors or substances, for instance. Ask your doctor for a thorough explanation of her comments to you. She may be seeing something beneath your addictive shopping that's driving not only this, but other problems in your life as well. ...Read more

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High doctor HIV concern. Today in shopping center an insane man passed by me. Now I am worried that he might have poked me with a needle to infect. Please help?

High doctor HIV concern. Today in shopping center an insane man passed by me. Now I am worried that he might have poked me with a needle to infect. Please help?

If a man passed by: You but you felt no pain, have no lesions from a needle and did not see a needle touch you, this might be a case in which the man's appearance or behavior may be causing you to imagine the worst case scenario. This may be especially so - if there was no needle noted. If there is a factual basis for fearing that you were poked with a needle that may have been HIV tainted then seek medical care. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a shopping addiction?

What causes rid of a shopping addiction?

Debtors Anonymous: Twelve step programs work for behavioral as well as chemical addictions. Debtors anonymous helps those with this type of addiction. ...Read more

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How does standing, shopping, cooking and cleaning affect postpartum recovery?

How does standing, shopping, cooking and cleaning affect postpartum recovery?

Probably ok: But not too soon, give yourself a vacation of 2-10 days or more if possible. But this type of exercise would probably be good for you. ...Read more

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2 yo bit off a piece of plastic shopping bag and swallowed it. Should I be concerned?

2 yo bit off a piece of plastic shopping bag and swallowed it. Should I be concerned?

I wouldn't: Kids swallow all sorts of debris at various times and if it makes it into the stomach, it will pass without problems. ...Read more

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Septoplasty & sinus clean-up on Sept 25th. About how long until I will feel like/be allowed to go shopping/walk?

Septoplasty & sinus clean-up on Sept 25th. About how long until I will feel like/be allowed to go shopping/walk?

Usually 2-3 weeks: Following nasal surgery the nose will likely feel stuffy and also have drainage. It takes time for the nasal lining to heal. ...Read more

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Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20, 000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Advice for shopping addiction? I love getting stuff in the mail, but I'm in major debt ($20, 000 credit card debt). Cards maxed out.

Hypomania and spendi: In bipolar illnes Risk-taking behaviors during hypomanic states are recognised, however the high-risk nature of some behaviours-including the potential for harm to both self and others. Fletcher et al 2013. Some of these behaviors include in for increased spending of money increase sexual activity and speeding with associated traffic fines. You may not have a full-blown disease but needs evaluatio ...Read more

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Hi, Yesterday while shopping I bent down to pick something up, and had sharp pain in lower back, just left of spine. Still got pain now.?

Hi, Yesterday while shopping I bent down to pick something up, and had sharp pain in lower back, just left of spine. Still got pain now.?

Acute back pain.: You’ve experienced an acute lower back pain (obviously). Two possibilities. More likely, you pulled a muscle which is now in an intense and painful spasm. Also possible, you may have herniated or swelled a disc acutely when you started to come back up again with the item you were lifting. If you’re having numbness or tingling down your leg (s), you may want to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can I cook for myself if I have giardias or similar sort of gastroenteritis? I live alone. Can I go for grocery shopping as well? Please advice.

Can I cook for myself if I have giardias or similar sort of gastroenteritis? I live alone. Can I go for grocery shopping as well? Please advice.

Absolutely: You can cook and feed yourself with this condition. Obviously handwashing following toileting is of paramount importance so as to not spread the Giardia. ...Read more

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There was something red in a shopping basket where I had my stuff I was buying idk if it was blood or painthow likely is it that wecould get hepatitis?

There was something red in a shopping basket where I had my stuff I was buying idk if it was blood or painthow likely is it that wecould get hepatitis?

No risk, no worry: Even if it was blood (probably not) and even if it was from someone with hepatitis B or C (also unlikely), you are not at risk from simply touching it or handling any "stuff" that might have been in contact with it. Don't worry about this. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am addicted to shopping?

How to tell if I am addicted to shopping?

The fact that you: Are asking the question would lead me to believe that you were concerned about it. People who routinely but things they do not need, or do not have room for, have a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, which some consider an "addiction, " and others (including me) do not. The treatment is that of the underlying OCD. See a mental health professional for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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What can cause shopping addiction?

What can cause shopping addiction?

Many reasons: Like all addictions, genetics, life experiences, easy access, having other addictions and illnesses like bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety all can contribute to or "cause" shopping excessively. ...Read more

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Can shopping be an unhealthy addiction?

Can shopping be an unhealthy addiction?

It could: Shopping for women is a common way to deal with stress. The problem is the excessive spending when people could not spend more money that what they can afford or when they accumulate things and have difficulty to get rid of them. Addiction means the need for more and more and signs of withdrawal when stopping it, ang give priority to the addiction versus responds abilities at work or home. ...Read more

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I believe I have a shopping addiction what should I do?

I believe I have a shopping addiction what should I do?

Options: The good news about a shopping addiction is that you don't need a medical detox. You can try to just stop and see what happens. Notice the feelings that come up and figure out the emotional state you are shopping around for. If you can't stop there is help. Therapy can help you understand yourself and help you gain some control over the things that you do in your life. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How can I allay tiredness after I go big box shopping?

How can I allay tiredness after I go big box shopping?

Rest: Big box shopping is fun for some people, boring for others. It can mean bright lights, loud noises and music playing, the stimulation of all kinds of displays and products, people milling all over, etc. Quiet rest after such excursions should allay the tiredness you feel. If you fear you put too much on your credit card, though, it may not help your relaxation! :-). ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks preg, when should I start shopping for my baby?

I am 19 weeks preg, when should I start shopping for my baby?

When you're ready!: 19 weeks is almost halfway done (full term is 40 weeks). Chances of miscarrying are extremely low after the first trimester (14 weeks) is passed, so just make sure you shop with enough time to assemble the items you will need right away (carseat, crib, etc.). If you want to pick colors based on an ultrasound prediction of baby's gender, keep in mind that ultrasounds are sometimes (rarely) wrong! ...Read more

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Is there Rehab for shopping addicts/hoarders I am 16 yrs old?

Is there Rehab for shopping addicts/hoarders I am 16 yrs old?

Yes: Any habit/vice/ritualistic activity/thought process that impairs you from doing normal daily activities needs to be adressed. By normal activities I mean going to school, studying, going to work, cooking, having friendships, going on vacations, driving and so forth. If this is happening to you a clinical psychologist can help you. That would be a good start ...Read more

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Can I use expired caladryl lotion (exp 9/2012)? Cant go shopping at this hour

Expired meds: It is not recommended to use anything past the expiration date. Some medications can be bad for you however most are just not as potent as unexpired. ...Read more

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Why is it everytime I go shopping after I'm done buying I feel sad? Is this normal

Why is it everytime I go shopping after I'm done buying I feel sad? Is this normal

Not really: I'd need to know more about what is happening to be able to provide a complete response. But, if you're feeling sad after shopping you're thinking about something that is making you sad. Questions: what are you thinking about the shopping that is making you sad? Buyer's remorse? Financial matters? Failure to find what you were looking for? Then, what are you telling yourself to promote sadness? ...Read more

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Is there a pocket list of gluten free foods that is helpful when grocery shopping?

Is there a pocket list of gluten free foods that is helpful when grocery shopping?

On line: Check labels. Gluten is found in grains like wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt. So it is also in malt. Not in fruits, vegetables, legumes, meat (unprocessed), fish (unprocessed), poultry (unprocessed), dairy (milk, eggs). Common additive as thickener to gravies, flavoring, in soy sauce. Not in corn, rice.
Many products advertise "gluten free"-marketing sometimes. Many never had gluten ever. ...Read more

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I need to know a no sodium diet shopping list for my dad he can only have 150 mg of sodium a day? Help me please

I need to know a no sodium diet shopping list for my dad he can only have 150 mg of sodium a day? Help me please

Homework: It would be nice if such a service existed, right? But one does not go to the doctor and request this. I am sure there are good websites with some recommendations, but we do not endorse any product here on health tap. You will learn, like many other patients do, that you now must get to know the labels on all of the food products you purchase. This will take practice. ...Read more

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How long can raw salmon be left out on counter for? Left it out for around 5-10 minutes uncovered and 5 minutes whilst unpacking shopping.

A few hours: Anything less than about 4 hours should be safe. For sure no problem for 10-15 minutes. (Personally, when I grill salmon, I take it out of the fridge 2-3 hours ahead of time so it comes to room temperature. Never any problem.) ...Read more

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I get electric shock sometimes when I touch someone or metallic things especially in shopping malls. It scares me, could I have a problem?

I get electric shock sometimes when I touch someone or metallic things especially in shopping malls. It scares me, could I have a problem?

Electric shock: This is merely the discharge of static electricity that you build up. Touching anything metal causes this to discharge and that is how you feel the electric sensation. ...Read more

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Health. Can anyone Reccomend a low budget healthy meal, or even better, a shopping list or website with a weeks shopping? Very hard to eat cheaper

Health. Can anyone Reccomend a low budget healthy meal, or even better, a shopping list or website with a weeks shopping? Very hard to eat cheaper

Many choices: Good question! I advise brown rice or whole wheat tortillas with black beans &/or eggs with lettuce/onions/tomatoes & carrots & ideally avocado- a good mix of healthy proteins, fiber & phytonutrients. For other ideas see http://www. Nerdfitness. Com/blog/2012/12/27/cheap-and-healthy-food/
If you search "healthy meals budget" you will find many websites on this topic.
Choose organic if possible. ...Read more

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Today we were shopping and out of know where I got really hot then cold really hot and my face turned bright red I felt like I was ganna pass out? Help

Today we were shopping and out of know where I got really hot then cold really hot and my face turned bright red I felt like I was ganna pass out? Help

Need Proper eval: I would go see your doctor because this question can not be answered without seeing you and doing test. It sounds like you had a vegal vegal reaction, but his could be something with your heart or your brain but could be as simple as low blood sugar. Have someone drive you to the doctor because you don't want this to happen behind the wheel. ...Read more

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I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) for almost 2 years as prescribed. This past month I have noticed that I have been blacking out. I woke up went shopping.....

I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) for almost 2 years as prescribed. This past month I have noticed that I have been blacking out. I woke up went shopping.....

Very concerning: Zolpidem is for short-term (usually 2-6 weeks) treatment of insomnia.Zolpidem has not proven effective in maintaining sleep, but addresses sleep-initiation problems. The effect over placebo is of marginal clinical benefit. It can cause Anterograde amnesia. Some users have reported unexplained sleepwalking while using zolpidem & sleep driving, binge eating so see your MD immediately for yuor blackouts ...Read more

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