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Marcus

Marcus

  • Commented on Avoid Bedbugs When You Travel
    I just got back from a trip with a friend. We stayed in a nice, highly rated hotel and when I got back and unpacked my suitcase, bed bugs! I would say the main thing I will change from now...
  • Commented on Atorvastatin
    I would stay away from Lipitor. Both my mom and my dad were on it for a while. It definitely helped their cholesterol go down - both of them... But they had a whole range of side effects. All of...
  • Commented on Allergies
    I am allergic to dust mites - I got hypoallergenic covers for both my mattress and pillows and that as worked wonders. I agree very much with the article - allergies are a big pain and don't get much sympathy......
  • Commented on Mammogram Recommendations Changing
    I completely agree with this - testing needs to start early. At the same time though, my wife went for a mammogram late last year and we got a false positive. The stress and worry that it caused were definitely...
  • Commented on Counting Calories
    I have to say - while restaurants understating the caloric value of items on their menus is definitely no good, this campaign as a whole is a great thing. Generally raising knowledge of what foods / meals are higher or...
  • Commented on Chocolate for Hiccups
    Mmmmmmm yummmmm. I think I may have to go test this one out... too bad I don't have the hiccups!...
  • Commented on MD Angry About New Book: Top Screwups Doctors Make
    Though the title maybe could be different, I think it's a great book to have. More so than attacking, doctors, it lets patients know what to look out for so they can make sure that those mistakes don't happen to...
  • Commented on Sleep Paralysis Can Be Terrifying
    This only happened to me once when I was playing around with lucid dreaming. I was sleeping and realized I was dreaming. I woke up out of the dream, but was still in sleep paralysis - terrifying! Its important to...
  • Commented on Voltaren Gel Versus Diclofenac
    I was prescribed Voltaren as a pill, not a topical treatment, for an inflammation in my leg. It worked extremely well......
  • Commented on Headache
    I used to use Excedrin all the time for headaches - it works fantastically. I started reducing the amount I took though when my doctor told me that using it too often can actually give you more headaches. Besides that,...
  • Commented on Zolpidem
    I was prescribed Zolpidem once. I got extremely dizzy and threw up about 10 minutes after taking it... that was the last time I tried that... And in response to KLG above, I have taken Melatonin and it helps me...
  • Commented on Cough
    I find the best thing for a cough is to catch it early. The second I start feeling even the smallest tingle in my throat, lots of OJ, vitamin C pills, chicken soup, and rest. I definitely think I'll try...
  • Commented on Heartburn
    Mine gets really bad at night - I put raisers under the front legs of my bed so I wasn't sleeping flat but with my head higher than my feet. Just a tip :)...
  • Commented on Dandruff
    Head and Shoulders works great for me......
  • Commented on Gas
    Ahahahah, a fart chart. That's great. I may try that even though I don't particularly suffer from gas. When I do get gas though, I have tried fennel seed tea. It does the job!...
  • Commented on Eczema
    I developed eczema a few years ago... The itching got worse and worse. Olive oil, but felt gross. I was suggested to use Vaseline before showers because water increases dryness, and Vaseline stops the water. That definitely helps. My doc...
  • Commented on Ibuprofen
    Definitely make sure to take it with food, but other than that Ibuprofen works miracles for me. I fractured my elbow a few years back and instead of giving me pain meds, my doctor told me to take four ibuprofen,...
  • Commented on Quick Tips For Hiccups
    There's another page on this website that suggests swallowing a tablespoon of sugar. That works pretty well......
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