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It is difficult to: Remain grounded in this situation. Not sure that you have the power to protect that other person. I would continue to provide friendship as you have in the past. Be a candid but caring sounding board and avoid getting into the mentality of treating someone differently because they are a 'star'. A real friendship is a valuable gift. Take care. ...Read more
Not breakfast cereal: Eggs, avocado, plain Greek yogurt, fruit, & oatmeal from steel-cut oats are all good foods to start the day. They have a good combination of protein, fat and "slow carbs" to keep your blood sugar stable which helps you feel full until lunch time. Most boxed breakfast cereals are loaded with sugar which causes a spike in insulin followed by a drop in blood sugar and a big midmorning letdown! ...Read more
I start taking the pill 10 days ago and i star bleding what i shulll do continue with the pillls or stop taking?
Not unusual: Your bleeding should improve but it's not unusual to have bleeding after the pill; if you start mid cycle and not after a period it can be worse. It can take 3 months to get regulated but the short answer is no, it's not unusual. ...Read more
Blue Star is: Camphor and lard. I don't see how either of those things would get rid of a fungus. If you know you have a fungus, use an otc anti-fungal product like lotrimin, Lamisil or tinactin 2x / day for at least 30 days. Your fungus will clear up in 3-5 days, but since fungal spores live 30 days, you need to use it that long or it'll recur. ...Read more
Hi, a couple of weeks ago I was silly and forgot and missed two of my microgyon pills. This happened on the thursday and friday, on my saturday I star?
What's the best way to get the best price for a movie star smile? Insurance, military discount? Ukraine? Would a dentist do a ten interest free payment plan for social security?
So : So many questions like this are asked in the avvo forum, so i will try to explain a few things for you to consider before you begin treatment. My response is not directed at you personally, but in general for everyone who asks questions like this. The cheapest price is not always the best treatment. At the same time, neither is the most expensive fee the best treatment. You are contemplating an extensive professional service, you are not shopping for a gallon of gas or looking for the cheapest diapers at costco. This is a service to be performed by a licensed professional who has spent a minimum of eight years learning how to do what you ask. After that, dentists usually build an office and spend countless hours building a practice, establishing ourselves as trusted professionals, and take countless hours of continuing education, again, to be able to do what you ask. The expertise to even begin to treatment plan a case like yours commands a fee which is commensurate to the skills the dentist has honed over countless years of experience. Dentists in your area cannot compete with practices in the ukraine. Our fees are different because our regulations and expenses and costs are different. That is not to say you cannot go overseas, if that is what you think is best for you. I am sure there are wonderful practitioners there who can help you. But what if you do have a problem with your treatment 6 months or a year down the road? Are you traveling back and forth the the ukraine for treatment? Probably not. It is your local dentist who will tell you what your problem is and that your work needs to be redone. So now you are paying for it twice. What was saved? If you had it done here in the first place, and there was a problem afterwards, there are safeguards to protect you via the local and state dental societies. I do not think you will find the same safeguards overseas. Fees vary from office to office, as do financial policies. I cannot help you with those, you will have to work that out with the dentist who will be treating you. What you might try doing, and what i suggest, is to get recommendations from friends for at least two if not three trusted dentists in your area. Go for a consultation, allow them to examine you, and ask for a treatment plan, with fees. You are getting two or three opinions, and you are "interviewing" each dentist and their office. See which one makes you feel most comfortable and instills the most trust. You might be pleasantly surprised that the fee is not only less than you thought, but not the most expensive out of the three. Hope this info helps, and best of luck achieveing the smile of your dreams. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers