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What else can I use to make my lashes grow besides latituse?

What else can I use to make my lashes grow besides latituse?

GrandeMD. Com MK. Com: They have developed eye liners containing the active ingredient to grow your eyelashes. Beware of the risk of eye reddening, swelling and itching that those products may produce in your eye. Best luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible, even though rare, that a male in his 20's could have ed?

Is it possible, even though rare, that a male in his 20's could have ed?

ED possible: Yes, it is possible for an 25 yo male to have ed though less frequent than in older men. Check with your doc. The causes vary and there may be an easy fix. Docs and psychologist docs see this a lot so no need to be shy. Wishing you health and happiness. ...Read more

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What's to be expected? Might trying to move away somewhere else make me happier?

What's to be expected? Might trying to move away somewhere else make me happier?

Possibly: The current thinking is that one's immediate circumstances account for about 10% of one's happiness. Roughly 40% of one's happiness is related to one's behaviors and investment in pursuits. If your current environment is particularly troublesome and there is little that you can do to change that, it might be a fine idea to move to allow you access to increased safety or positive opportunities. ...Read more

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I am not even 20 and my vision is getting progressively worse. What can make vision worse?

I am not even 20 and my vision is getting progressively worse. What can make vision worse?

Heredity: If you are nearsighted, as long as you are still growing your eyes will be growing as well causing more nearsightedness. Also, extensive reading or computer work will cause a temporary change as well. There is a rare form of progressive nearsightedness that never stops changing. Astigmatism rarely gets worse without underlying corneal problems which should be investigated with corneal mapping. ...Read more

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What would make a person carve sweets and nothing else? I don't want anything healthy to eat just chocolate.

What would make a person carve sweets and nothing else? I don't want anything healthy to eat just chocolate.

Could be stress: During stress body tries to compensate by eating and chocolate is a high calorie food, that could be one of the reasons why you crave chocolate, my others colleagues might have a better explanation. ...Read more

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What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. Is this true?

What to do if I didn't know they even had medication that can make you temporarily lose your memory. Is this true?

You may have no: memory of surgical procedures if mild sedation medications are used. But, doctors don't prescribe drugs that erase people's lifetime memories. ...Read more

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Are the rumors about nanotechnology true that it could cure all are diseases, make us live longer and maybe even forever?

No: No - at least not at this time. Nanotechnology is great for science fiction stories, but not much medical application exists today. ...Read more

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Can propranylol make you disinterested / unambitious even a few days after you take it? I thought the half life was a few hours

Can propranylol make you disinterested / unambitious even a few days after you take it? I thought the half life was a few hours

Hard to say: Hi
It's hard to say. Propranolol can give you those types of symptoms but it isn't very well defined by clinical studies how long those side effects can last. Give it a few more days...hope you feel better soon ...Read more

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When does a dr. Finally admit you are terminal instead of telling you they can't find any major health problem even though its quitr clear you have one?

When does a dr. Finally admit you are terminal instead of telling you they can't find any major health problem even though its quitr clear you have one?

Frustrating Medical: Your frustration is coming through loud and clear. If you feel you are being misdiagnosed or not listened to it is your right to seek out another opinion. You did not give us any history or a story here to comment on. But, please seek out another source for evaluation and answers. ...Read more

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How can I make sure that I get to donate my body after my demise? My husband has all for it, but my family wouldn't be if he were gone as well. I have heard of all of the advances that are made and would rather let someone else use whatever I can leave

How can I make sure that I get to donate my body after my demise? My husband has all for it, but my family wouldn't be if he were gone as well. I have heard of all of the advances that are made and would rather let someone else use whatever I can leave

On: On behalf of the millions of people who have benefited from such an incredible gift, I thank you for your thoughtfulness and selflessness! Body donation is such a valuable gift - I can tell you that I am forever grateful to the woman who so selflessly donated in order to enhance the medical education of my classmates and i. I have attached a few websites below about different organizations near you who are accepting donations. If you have any specific ties to any specific universities or teaching hospitals, you can also call them specifically to see if they accept donations. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to make my hairline even?

How to make my hairline even?

Either: Have your hair stylist for barber even it out. But if that's not possible then you would likely have to seek the help of a hair transplant specialist to surgically even out your hair line. The pills and other topicals will not work so well to even out a hair line ...Read more

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Can loud music make anxiety even worse?

Surely: Though not specifically so. Negative environmental stimuli can increase your sense of anxiety, and anxiety can make you feel that normal music levels are too loud and magnify its effect to your senses. ...Read more

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Has the fertility (shots) made anyone else crazy?

Has the fertility (shots) made anyone else crazy?

You are not alone: "fertility shots" contain hormones that stimulate your ovaries to produce a group of follicles (each containing an egg), instead of the one follicle that normally develops in a natural cycle. Each of the follicles makes estrogen and, consequently, your estrogen level will rise well beyond the normal range. In many women, those high estrogen levels cause changes in mood and emotions. ...Read more

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Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Could cold medicine makes any one else feel loopy?

Yes.: Cough medicines may cause drowsiness, and may make you feel lightheaded, medications that contain Diphenhydramine are more commonly known for this. Other medications can be mild sedatives, that make you sleepy, can cause dry mouth... etc... ...Read more

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What would make a person sweat perfussly even when just sitting down?

What would make a person sweat perfussly even when just sitting down?

Various: Other than fever and hot ambient conditions, heavy perspiration at rest could be due to overactive thyroid, certain malignancies or inflammatory conditions, hormonal imbalance, some medications such as Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen). Cardiac causes at times occur. Athis symptom requires a thorough examination and testing. ...Read more

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How long does a common cold last and how to make it go away even faster?

How long does a common cold last and how to make it go away even faster?

It runs it's course.: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >. ...Read more

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Dandruff is so embarrassing, how can I make it go away even just for the day?

Dandruff is so embarrassing, how can I make it go away even just for the day?

Lots of ways: Your pharmacist can recommend a variety of over-the-counter Rx's which if you'll use consistently for a week or so will usually keep it under control. It's something you manage lifelong. If you can't find something over the counter, ask your physician about Rx's including perhaps ketoconazole. ...Read more

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Is it true that smiling even when you're unhappy will eventually make you happy?

Is it true that smiling even when you're unhappy will eventually make you happy?

Possibly: But it can't hurt, and others will see you as a positive influence on them. ...Read more

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What specific food/medicine should be eaten by males who wish to have a baby boy.

What specific food/medicine should be eaten by males who wish to have a baby boy.

Save your money: Anything your heart desires. No food that you eat will influence the sex of your child. ...Read more

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If I'm bulimic would that make me go into an institution, even if it's not severe?

If I'm bulimic would that make me go into an institution, even if it's not severe?

Not necessarily: There are outpt eating disorder programs in most geographic areas. Hospitalization is only used when there would be medical danger to the patient if they were not in a hospital. See a psychologist or psychiatrist who specializes in treating eating disorders. Many also find help from overeaters anonymous (not just for the obese - this is an incorrect stereotype). Find more info at www. Oa.Org. ...Read more

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Does the 30 day squat challenge make my butt bigger even though I already have a big butt?

Does the 30 day squat challenge make my butt bigger even though I already have a big butt?

No: If done correctly it will tone and define your thigh, hamstring muscles as well as calf and buttock musculature. ...Read more

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Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

Should I seek counseling for self confidence issues? What if counseling makes me even worse?

Mirror Look: Good counseling is slow and thorough. It will depend in establishing confidence with the therapist. Beware, there will be touchy issues to tackle and this may cause you discomfort. Good therapy should help with your confidence but there's no quick fix to whatever answers you are looking for. ...Read more

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Even the weird head sensations? These symptoms makes me think its something more serious. Ugh!

Even the weird head sensations? These symptoms makes me think its something more serious. Ugh!

More information: You need to give more information please. Weird head sensations is not enough of a description to help you ...Read more

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Where can I find detailed criteria for did? The dsm doesn't make it clear enough, even the new one.

Where can I find detailed criteria for did? The dsm doesn't make it clear enough, even the new one.

Mayo Clinic web site: You can check the mayo clinic web site, then search under dissociative identity disorder. Their site has an extensive, excellent description. ...Read more

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Can being in a room that has heat turned up make body temp go up slightly? (Even if you're not sick)

Can being in a room that has heat turned up make body temp go up slightly? (Even if you're not sick)

Tough question...: The word "slightly" throws me a bit. Normal body temps range 97.7–99.5 °F. Hotter temps increase sweat to cool the body--in high humidity, sweat drips off the body rather than evaporating, providing no cooling effect. If it's hot outside, our bodies sweat and increase blood flow to the skin to cool down faster. So 90 degrees doesn’t feel cold to our 98.6 degree bodies. Our body temp is regulated. ...Read more

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