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Hiccups and Chest Pain

March 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

Not every time, but sometimes when I eat, I start to get hiccups and then experience pain in my upper chest area. I then feel that I have a lot of mucus to spit up. I have Tourette Syndrome and I turn my head to the left a lot and have neck and face twitches. I am sometimes stressed when I am eating a meal, but not all the time.

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Natural Antidepressants vs Medical Antidepressants

January 16, 2012 at 9:00am

Do you have any knowledge about natural antidepressants compared to medical?

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Premature Ovarian Failure

December 1, 2011 at 5:03pm

I was recently diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure and extremely high, off the charts FSH. I am 32 years old and was in the process of planning to increase our family when I was diagnosed. My doctor put me on a Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), a combination pill of constant estrogen and progesterone to help with some symptoms I was experiencing. I know there is a very small chance of still getting pregnant while on HRT but my question is, is there one HRT better than another for improving my already slim chances of pregnancy?

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Migraine Headaches

December 1, 2011 at 4:58pm

I get migraines during my period. I have tried taking a pain killer like paracetamol but that does not help. I am usually very tired during my period. Is there anything I can do to help balance my hormones? I do not get migraines when I am pregnant.

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Bacterial Infection Risks

October 31, 2011 at 12:02pm

My daughter’s college roommate just informed her that she had a bacterial infection. She was having abdominal pain which brought her to the doctor. What is the risk factor for my daughter?

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Entering Menopause

October 24, 2011 at 12:01pm

How will I know when I have officially entered menopause?

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Intense hunger

October 2, 2011 at 3:30pm

I am wondering what can be the cause of intense hunger. I eat 4-5 times a day and still it seems that I am always hungry. If I try to put it off too long I will get a really bad headache and in some cases feel kind of like I am going to pass out. What’s really weird is that it just came on in the last few weeks. Any ideas of what I should be checking into?

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Birth Control Pills and Acne

October 2, 2011 at 3:27pm

Do progestin-only birth control pills cause acne, or should I be concerned about Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? I did not have acne when taking a combined pill.

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Tips to Help Prevent Urinary Tract Infections

September 26, 2011 at 11:51am

I’ve had two urinary tract infections in the past year. Why am I getting them and what can I do to prevent them in the future?

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Plastic water bottles and pregnancy

September 19, 2011 at 11:49am

I’m pregnant and people keep telling me to stop drinking out of plastic water bottles. What’s the problem with them?

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