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Why Do Single Moms Get A Bad Rap All The Time They Work Harder Than Most
No respect: Single moms work very hard and have little time to socialize, have recreation, date, travel or even shop in the ordinary fun way. I dont think they get a bad RAP however. But since they frequently are part of the lower socioeconomic spectrum, their feelings and opinions are not usually respected. ...Read more
I have hard time loseing weight..I'm a stay home mom and i'm on a replacement shake 2meals..How can I keep off bad food?
Difficult: Losing weight can be very difficult. First, be careful of "meal replacement" shakes and such. Oftentimes, they do not provide enough calories. Severe calorie restriction is not an effective means of long term weight loss and control. I would start with cutting out all sugar and avoiding easily digestible carbohydrates like pasta and rice. Add in some exercise. Be consistent! good luck! ...Read more
Mom can't sleep at night even after hard work.Sometimes dream at midnight about what's wrong with her and speaks unmeaningful.How to get rid of?Reason?
Confusing question: Your mother has sleep difficulties. What does midnight & dreaming have to do with that? Nightmares? She also talks in her sleep? You are indirectly implying a psychologic cause to her sleep disorder, which in fact is quite common. She should confer with a doctor, psychologist, or other counselor about possible stressors. If none are identified, the next step for serious sleep issue is a sleep test. ...Read more
Okay every time my mom laugh really hard it's feels like she is gonna faint and afterwards she gets really bad headache what can this be ?
Primary Cough Headac: Primary cough headache begins suddenly, lasts several minutes, and is precipitated by coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Be sure to rule out chiari malformation, carotid stenosis, cerebral aneurysm, and vertebrobasilar disease. Treatment is Indomethacin 25-50mg 2-3 times per day.Some patients (1/3rd) obtain relief of pain with lumbar puncture. ...Read more
Mom can't sleep at night even after hard work.Sometimes dreams at midnight and speaks unmeaningful in dream.How to get rid of?Reason for lack of sleep
Insomnia: Your mom needs to be seen by a sleep specialist. Does she have difficulty falling asleep or maintaining sleep. If she dreams at midnight it could be non rem sleep behavior which is called parasomnias, that is sleep talking akin to sleep walking. Hope she does not act out her dreams. Causes of insomnia are many and includes anxiety, depression, panic attacks, circadian rhythm disorder etc. ...Read more
My dad has degenerative brain disease. My mom works full time caring for him. Where do we get assistance?
It's getting really hard to hear things while working and my mom doesn't really have time to take me in for a eval.What should I do?
Ask someone: What kind of work are you doing? Is it noisy enough that others have trouble hearing? Have you asked your mom to take you or are you just assuming that she is too busy? If you can't ask her, you can ask so,done else that you know. But you are also old enough to take yourself for an evaluation! That may be your best bet if you are really worried. ...Read more
Do more for yourself: Place yourself at the top of the "needs attention" list instead of at the bottom. Schedule fun exercise or yoga etc. Do relaxing meditation for short periods daily. Discuss openly with your loved ones that you need time for yourself and it is important for them for you to have increased happiness. Rejuvinate your sexuality and have more fun with your husband. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom is 50 and lost her insurance neiborhood health plan once i turned 18 cause i'm her last child she doesn't work how can she get health insurance?
Obamacare: What a timely question! health insurance exchanges or marketplaces are being set up as part of the affordable care act (aka obamacare) which should hit the market on october 1st. Check out https://www.Healthcare.Gov/what-is-the-health-insurance-marketplace/. In the meantime, check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.Html for low cost or even free medical care. ...Read more
My mom is having a full hysterectomy (davinci) & lives alone. I'm going to need to take time off of work. Generally how long will i need to plan for?
Several days...: At least. Depending on her age and condition, a week may be required. Her surgeon will have suggestions based on her overall condition and the anticipated time required for him/her to complete the procedure. At some point more limited help will probably suffice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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