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I'm stuck at plateau for 4 months.... so far I have lost 90 pounds. I started at 286 now at 198. Any advice I would like to lose 30 Pound by Valentine?

I'm stuck at plateau for 4 months.... so far I have lost 90 pounds. I started at 286 now at 198. Any advice I would like to lose 30 Pound by Valentine?

Not enough informati: We don't have enough information as to how you lost 90 lbs in weight. What kind of diet you were on and if you had any Bariatric surgery
If you have lost 90 lbs, I will suggest you keep on the same regimen of diet and exercise and if needed consult a dietician to see if you need any adjustment in your diet ...Read more

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Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Ideas for valentines day, halloween, or christmas treats for a child on a strict diet?

Sugar free candy: There are diabetic candies which are sugar free (not for small children = choking hazard). Sugar free gum and lollypops would be good treats too. Fresh sliced strawberries with a little splenda for valentines. Fresh raspberries are fun for kids too. An apple on a stick with a little bit of caramel for halloween = delicious! ...Read more

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How do I stop eating candy? I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

How do I stop eating candy? I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

Stop.: There is clearly a psycholigical component I cannot address, but! Wean yourself off sweets of any type, including juices, etc. Stop sodas and switch to unsweetened tea, water, and flavored selzer waters. Get the candies and other sweets out of your health...They did not simply "materialize" at your abode. Someone bought them. Have plenty of veggies: celery, brocholli, cauliflower, and cukes. ...Read more

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Which valentines treats can I give my class if one child has celiac disease?

Which valentines treats can I give my class if one child has celiac disease?

Ask the parent: Why give food or treats for valentines day? There may be children with other food allergies or sensitivities that you are not aware of. Consider non food activities instead. If you still must have food, then please contact the child's parent (s) and seek their advice. They know what affects their child. ...Read more

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Trying to get my wife pregnant. We had set valentine's day but I could not cum what should I do and I really wanted see that night.

Trying to get my wife pregnant. We had set valentine's day but I could not cum what should I do and I really wanted see that night.

Life: This happens. I am sure it will not be the only time this happens. Relax. Men, at times, cannot get erect and at times do not ejaculate. Usually our partners are very understanding. ...Read more

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I been on the shot 4 2 &half months. I was bleeding for about 4 weeks around valentines day & haven't started again. I stay sick2 stomach. Prego?

I been on the shot 4 2 &half months. I was bleeding for about 4 weeks around valentines day & haven't started again. I stay sick2 stomach. Prego?

Possible: Pregnancy rates on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot are quite low so though it is possible you are pregnant it isn't likely. Check a pregnancy test however irregular bleeding is common on Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) though the bleeding gets less the longer you use it. I'm not sure why you have nausea. ...Read more

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Took a pregnancy test last week & only noticed the slightest line a few days after & then valentines day I got a faint positive & now 3 negative help!

Took a pregnancy test last week & only noticed the slightest line a few days after & then valentines day I got a faint positive & now 3 negative help!

Test error: Pregnancy tests aren't perfect and one can get false negatives as well as false positives. If truly negative you should come on your period, if you don't then repeat the test or obtain a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have just one class of wine or champagne for valentines day while 29 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to have just one class of wine or champagne for valentines day while 29 weeks pregnant?

There is not: "right" answer here. It is a personal choice. That said, it is probably "safer" in the last portion of pregnancy than the first 13 weeks. ...Read more

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I have had my period twice this month, the last time I had sex was valentines day but 15 minutes after having sex I took the emergency pill?

I have had my period twice this month, the last time I had sex was valentines day but 15 minutes after having sex I took the emergency pill?

It happens...: Emergency contraception pills (such as Plan B and other brands) can alter the menstrual for the cycle in which Plan B was taken, and sometimes the next cycle too. One should be sure to check a home pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex, because Plan B works most of the time, but not all the time. Also, be sure to start using a reliable form of birth control, so that one will not need Plan B. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex on valentines day and I feel as though I am experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Is it too soon to feel this way? Is it in my head?

I had unprotected sex on valentines day and I feel as though I am experiencing pregnancy symptoms. Is it too soon to feel this way? Is it in my head?

Pregnancy: It is not too early to start to feel vague symptoms of pregnancy. To put your mind at ease I would do a home pregnancy and see a doctor ...Read more

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I had my period two and a half weeks before valentine day and had unprotected sex on valentines night. Could I have been ovulating and gotten prego?

I had my period two and a half weeks before valentine day and had unprotected sex on valentines night. Could I have been ovulating and gotten prego?

Fertiltiy Window: Having sex around the time you are ovulating without using some protection increases the chance that you can get pregnant. You can check a urine pregnancy test (upt) some time next week to see if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and my boyfriend and I had sex for the first time on valentine's day, he said the condom didn't break so I don't think I'm pregnant but now it's around time for my period and it seems a little light but it's just beginning and I have a feeling of a

I'm 16 and my boyfriend and I had sex for the first time on valentine's day, he said the condom didn't break so I don't think I'm pregnant but now it's around time for my period and it seems a little light but it's just beginning and I have a feeling of a

Low chance of preg: Ruby, if a condom was used correctly, preg prevention is very good. It may be that your cycle is just beginning. Give it a few more days. Some cycles are a bit shorter/longer than others by 2-3 days. A preg test should be positive when pregnant by the time a regular cycle is missed. The chance for conception/preg after sex is about 15-20% normally with sex and ejaculation inside. Prob all ok. ...Read more

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I don't drink often but on valentines Day I had 3 glasses of wine and a beer. Went to sleep and woke up with my heart racing 160 bpm. Why?

I don't drink often but on valentines Day I had 3 glasses of wine and a beer. Went to sleep and woke up with my heart racing 160 bpm. Why?

Maybe dehydration: Most likely that you are dehydrated but if you have a rapid heart rate like that at other times see your provider to be evaluated for a possible other cause of fast heart rate (like a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)). ...Read more

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6yr. Old son stomach ache. Screamin out of control, hyper-ventalating not normal for him something is off. Not enough rm 2 explain he probably had too much valentine's candy 2day, but he's never acted like this b4. Screaming and crying, manic...Seems like

6yr. Old son stomach ache. Screamin out of control, hyper-ventalating not normal for him something is off. Not enough rm 2 explain he probably had too much valentine's candy 2day, but he's never acted like this b4. Screaming and crying, manic...Seems like

There: There are a number of reasons why a child can develop abdominal pain, gastroenteritis (usually a viral infection of the intestines), appendicitis, a condition where the bowel folds in on itself called intussuception and occasionally something called a meckel's diverticulum. Since it sounds as if he cannot provide you with a good description of the pain and is clearly uncomfortable, it would be a good idea to have him see a physician to determine if there is a reason to admit and observe him or do additional testing. ...Read more

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I had the flu back around Valentine's day. All the flu symptons have since left except for the sore throat. I don't have tonsils either. Any ideas?

I had the flu back around Valentine's day. All the flu symptons have since left except for the sore throat. I don't have tonsils either. Any ideas?

DRY AIR: Particularly with heating systems in Winter may be the "culprit" Have cheer SPRING is on the way. However before she "arrives" you may try a cold steam vaporizer in your bedroom at light!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Does vincents angina leave your tongue very sore?

Does vincents angina leave your tongue very sore?

Vincent's angina: Vincents angina is an infection of the back of of the throat and tonsillar area. A related infection is vincent's infection which affects the gums.
Neither affects the tongue, but if the infection of the throat or tonsils is severe enough, it may feel as though the tongue is sore. ...Read more

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4yrs ago when I had vincent's angina of the throat, parts of my tonsils were scooped out. I was told it would patchup with time but hasn't. Worrisome?

4yrs ago when I had vincent's angina of the throat, parts of my tonsils were scooped out. I was told it would patchup with time but hasn't. Worrisome?

No: Ludwig's angina is a serious condition that can become life threatening. Your tonsils were "scooped" out probably to drain an abscess that caused ludwig's. I would not expect them to look symmetrical or smooth. As long as you are not getting tonsil infections now you don't need to worry. ...Read more

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Do violent video games cause violence?

Do violent video games cause violence?

Controversial: That's a tough question to answer. Certainly playing violent games seems to be associated with violence, though that doesn't mean the games actually caused the violence in the real world. I would say that in my judgement, children who are already vulnerable may be more easily influenced, and that kids who play these kids of games constantly are more likely to be affected. ...Read more

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What can violent coughing do to a body?

What can violent coughing do to a body?

Cough: Can cause pleuritic pain/ result in collapsed lungs/ preclude sleeping just to name a few. Typically not life threatening but can be quite a nuisance. ...Read more

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How to stop thinking about violent sex?

How to stop thinking about violent sex?

Psychotherapy: These types of feelings frequently have to do with early relationships, and pattens of dealing with strong feelings (like sexual feelings and aggression) that come from how we learn to relate to those upon whom we depend. A good psychotherapy process can help you learn to 1) better understand where these feelings come from, and 2) gain the ability to regulate and channel them better. ...Read more

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How to calm an aggressive or violent person with hd?

How to calm an aggressive or violent person with hd?

You need help: You should speak to a neurologist and then to a psychopharmacologist to get help. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling increasingly angry/violent?

What to do if I am feeling increasingly angry/violent?

Get HELP!: Start with a comprehensive evaluation by a psychologist or a psychiatrist. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is excellent for
dealing w anger problems. Getting physical through aerobic activity is an excellent way to help keep anger in check. There are more serene ways to do it – including tai chi, qi gong, acupuncture, massage & meditation. Avoid drugs & don't look alcohol as a solution. ...Read more

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Why do I get violent when im awaken at two in the morning?

I would too.: If I was awoken at 2 in the morning I would be pissed off too. ...Read more

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I just need advice I don't know what to do about violent bf?

I just need advice I don't know what to do about violent bf?

A violent boyfriend: Is a dangerous situation. Call a domestic violence shelter or a psychologist or counselor who understands domestic violence to help you decide on a plan. Find supportive family & friends. Because violence often gets worse when you leave or even threaten to leave, you need to prepare carefully. If he recognizes his problem, he needs to get help. If not, there is little chance he will change. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat heal pain from violently landing on it?

What can I do to treat heal pain from violently landing on it?

Podiatrist: Recommend a trip to your podiatrist to rule out fracture. Rest your foot. For the first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. You can wrap your foot & ankle with an ace wrap, ensuring it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate your foot above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more

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Why is it relaxing to watch television even if the content is violent?

Why is it relaxing to watch television even if the content is violent?

It is and is not: Some people find wathcing vioelnt programs disturbing, so the question and answer would certainly not universally apply. Theory of catharsis would suggest it allows us to release or relieve stress and aggressive impulses. The arts, whether found in the bloody hands of macbeth or a bruce willis movire are entertainment/recreation for most. But for others reinforces agression and illness. ...Read more