Doctor insights on:
Excuses For Calling In Sick While Pregnant
Is it okay to go into a fast even though you are sick? I have been sick all week. But, for religious purposes am fasting before easter.
See your priest: I believe if you dont feel well , the church gives you dispensation from fasting. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I currently work for Mercy in the housekeeping department and I'm 8 weeks pregnant, is it OK to continue working there?
Pregnant: Being pregnant is not a disability - so one can continue to work. What you have to pay attention to is the exact type of work, the work environment etc... ...Read more
Should I take a job offer if im not comfortable with the late hours due to taking public transportation? (i have social anxiety)
Maybe: Your safety is always first. However, it is important to stay active. Having a job is always good. Develop a routine (this will help you relax, to focus, to create consistency and give you a better chance to suceed). Focus on what you want: tell yourself what you want , not what to avoid. Plan for the present moment one step at a time. You can do it. We can help with your social anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Careful what I eat. Visited by parent from nursing home and teen who spend summer abroad. Could I have gotten upset bowel from them?
Common things: Common things occur commonly, rare things occur rarely. The most common (and likely) reason is a GI virus. Gi viruses are exceedingly common in the summer in the northern hemispheres. The visits were probably coincidental. If it is a virus, it will likely resolve itself in a few days. If abdominal symptoms continue, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife's phobia is getting worse when im driving despite an absence of a vehicular accident, does she needs to see a doctor? In her fifteen years of working graveyard shift in the airline industry, my wife was hooked with sleeping pills and painkillers u
VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if w/ worsened chronic suicidal thoughts (and now many pills) but long train ride from a good hospital? Psychiatrist not working me in soon
Call 911 now: Miranda please call 911. Many good people want to help you now but you have to let them. I know the train ride is long but your life is worth millions of train rides and more. You can also call 314-469-6644 the suicide hotline for St. Louis area. or 1800-811-4760 for eastern Missouri. Please Miranda I am counting on you. Keep throwing questions at us too. We are here all night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Complications of pregnancy alone can cause the problems you mentioned in your question. So can suboxone. You need to discuss this matter with your obstetrician right away. If you do not have one, you need one right away. You may be causing some damage to your developing fetus. Please seek out appropriate help for yourself and your baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to ask a doctor about quitting pain medication while being 35 weeks pregnant, can my baby be addicted if I quit now? I was in 2 major car accidents and been taking them the whole pregnancy thus far.
Difficult: situation. People who have pain and use their meds as prescribed have the lowest chance of addiction for themselves. However, the baby does get the meds as well. Part of this depends on your dosage and how often you take it. Talk to your doctor about your pain issues and how little you can use and be comfortable. Your OB should tell the Peds so they can watch for signs of withdraw. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mdd controlled w/zoloft. The last few days i'm disinterested, feel worthless, just want to lay in bed. Hasn't been this bad in a while. Advice?
Depressive relapse: It's that time of year again. You could have a seasonal mood disorder component, or your zoloft (sertraline) may have hit a plateau and need an increase. Did u get a different generic? If things are real bad your psychiatrist may add in any number of agents. Get in touch with your psych soon. They will know what to do. If you have a trauma history, you may need to expand cbt to include trauma work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling weird after not having my first cigarette for a couple hours? Friends are laughing at me. Should I go home?
I make myself sick o.D. On pills, drink cleaner, and fake symptoms to stay in hospitals for attention. I want help, but scared. Whats wrong with me?
Munchausen Syndrome: It sounds like you have a classic case of munchausen syndrome, also know as hospital addiction syndrome, which is a factitious psychiatric disorder in which the patient feigns or intentionally causes illness in order to draw sympathy or attention to themselves. Please seek psychiatric care, because the means you are taking to become hospitalized can cause serious and permanent harm to your health. ...Read more
I went to a famous buffet restaurant for a friends bday celebration. Am worried because it is a public buffet! What are safety precaution one take??
Stop worrying : No special dangers attend a public buffet. These are tightly regulated and food borne illness is rare. Internet scare sites about catching germs from fellow humans doing ordinary things are best ignored -- they are intended as pranks or disinformation. Glad you went out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Im 12 w pregnant. I share a room w/coworkers who smoke. When they come in from outside they stink up the room for a few min. Is this cause for concern?
Traces of smoke: Smokers get traces of smoke residue in their clothing and hair, and carry this inside. These can be irritating, and in asthmatics can trigger an asthma attack. However, it's not as bad as if they smoked around you, and it's unlikely to be harmful to the fetus. They can reduce this problem by wearing a particular garment over their clothes when they smoke, then taking this off when they're done. ...Read more
While at the dentist today, the assistant told me she had food poisoning or stomach flu last night. Am i likely to get sick? She breathed all over me.
My father is in an assisted living home and is addicted to tums (calcium carbonate). He is constantly chewing on them? I am his guardian should I keep getting them or no?
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can drinking while pregnant make you sick?
- Is it safe to take cough syrup if i get sick while pregnant?
- Smoking meth while sick
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Feel sick while eating
- Sprinting while sick
- Feeling sick while eating
- Night sweats while sick
- Talk to a obstetrician and gynecologist online