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If you are on HRT can/should you take herbal supplements such as Agnus Castus or Black Cohosh?

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Question found in Women's Health
I wouldn't suggest supplements without consulting your physician.

HRT is not insignificant therapy. OTC supplements are not "safe" supplements (they require neither FDA approval nor proof of efficacy).

Let your physician know ALL that you plan to do. Supplementing their prescriptions with OTC or "holistic cures" could compromise your safety if they are unaware.

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What is POF and can I still have children?

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Question found in Women's Health
Premature Ovarian Failure is not necessarily a final determination.

Even if you have POF, it is possible that viable eggs can be extracted. This may require In Vitro Fertilization (test tube babies), but you are not necessarily "sterile", even if you may (or may not) be able to conceive "naturally".

If all else fails, adoption is always an alternative. Perhaps not your first choice, but consider that a child need parents and you want a child.

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How do I fire my contractor in Georgia?

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Question found in Employment Law
I responded in private email, hopefully you found some value in that response.

Good luck.

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My 5 yr old son is extremely hyper, and his behavior is becoming increasingly disruptive. He reacts in fits of rage and tempertantrums. I've explored many possible reasons and redirective strategies to correct this behavior, but I am concerned he may not grow out of this phase. Do I have reason for concern?

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Question found in Parenting & Family In General
I will offer a simpler response.

Ignore his tantrums and disruptions.

This will require INCREDIBLE discipline on your part. One of my children, at age two, 'discovered' that Mom would go bonkers to placate him if he threw himself on the floor and cried in her presence. It took me longer to 'train' my wife than it did to resolve the behavior problem. I stepped over him and left the room. He followed and 'threw himself down' outside the door of the room to which I retired. I stepped over him and went to another room. He repeated the action. Once he learned that I was not impressed, he tried it on Mom. There, it worked. She couldn't STAND to see our son "suffer" and placated him.

Discover exactly who is training whom.

When you discover that his behavior is an 'attention-getting' effort on his part, determine some positive attention. Games, teaching, etc.

If the disruptions are more than attention-getting, take him to a psychiatrist for evaluation.

The sooner you can identify the problem, the sooner you can deal with it. Most of the time, 'dealing with it' only requires some intestinal fortitude and a 'deaf ear' to the screaming, but only for a short time. You are there to train the child, not vice versa.

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I have severe muscle weakness in both legs and arms, I can't climb stairs even if I try to pull myself up from the railing with both hands, I can't get up from sitting on a chair or couch, or get up from sitting on the ground.

What could this be?

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Question found in Disabilities
This could be anything from general malaise to multiple sclerosis or worse.

I would STRONGLY suggest that you seek medical attention to rule out minor problems.


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I know for a fact that I don't have general malaise or multiple sclerosis. I have done enough research on my own to know that my symptoms match those of either a type of muscular dystrophy or myasthenia gravis.
But I can't afford to see a Neurologist to be sure.
But, thanks anyway


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Is it possible to have a female sterilisation reversed in order to conceive?

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Question found in Pregnancy
It is possible, but the chances of success tend to be low. Most (surgical) sterilizations are intended to be permanent and most patients are cautioned prior that reversal is unlikely.

That said, it is possible, depending on the nature of the sterilization method and damage done.

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I feel that the expert could have gone into a little more detail about which method causes the least amount of damage. I have clips and would like to know a bit more

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hi I had my tubes clamped 5 years ago, due to having then clamped I had nothing but problems with my periods, weeks early weeks late. Very bad pain. So I went to my local doctor and told him of all the things that were happening, when I get a period it was like I just had surgery. So he booked me in to the hospital public. They removed the clamps. Now nearly 2 years has gone past. and we have been trying to have a baby, My last period was on the 1st Feb 09 which I was suppose to get it on the 3rd but my periods always come like 3 days early. Any way which I thought it was my period it was brown discharge. Which there was hardly anything on it, and it was like that for 3 days. I went to the doctor and told her and which I did do a pregnancy test and it came back negative. She said to have a blood test which came back negative. She said that it is too early to tell but with the spotting of brown discharge that it is pregnancy. I still haven't got my period now being the 18th Feb 09. I have got all the pregnancy symptoms my boobs are tender and lumps on the inside, and are sore, my belly is getting bigger and going the the toilet way more often than usual. Feel dizzy and light headed, I do feel pregnant she said to act pregnant until your next period. I hope this helps.

Why is it the case that there will always be oil available and that it will never really run out?

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Question found in Science In General
No such thing as "always" or "never".

As our ability to find and extract oil improves, oil that was previously unknown or impractical to get now becomes available.

There is one school of thought that dismisses the "fossil fuel" notion and postulates that oil is the result of natural processes from deep within the earth. Some, formerly 'dry', oil wells have been discovered to contain new oil. It seeped in from somewhere and no other reserves were known in the vicinity. This tends to support the 'comes from deeper' theory to some extent.

At this point, allowing for current usage and predicted increases, we already know about adequate oil reserves to satisfy the need for the next several decades. As alternative energy sources improve and become practical as well as discovery and recovery of new oil reserves, I would not worry about the availability of oil during the foreseeable future.

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What is an echo-cardiogram?

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Question found in Health & Fitness In General
It is a sonogram (sound picture) of the heart's function.

Similar to a fetal sonogram (baby in utero).

The procedure is painless and non-invasive. A conducting gel is applied to the skin and the transducer is pressed against the area. It transmits sound into the chest and measures the echo from internal structures and converts that to a picture.

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Can you become sick from long term breathing in of septic system gases?

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Question found in Personal Health Issues
You can become sick from SHORT-TERM breathing of septic system gases, depending upon their concentration.

If they are backing up into the house, this could be a serious problem.

These can include hydrogen sulphide, methane and a number of other noxious as well as potentially poisonous gases.

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I keep getting a spinning sensation in my head with a fuzzy noise in my ears and its very frightning, I feel light headed a lot of the time. What do you think this could be?

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Question found in Women's Health
A number of conditions can cause the symptoms you describe and they range from relatively minor to extremely serious.

I would take your symptoms as a warning and see a doctor as soon as possible. Some of the more serious causes can be life-threatening.

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