About a year ago I decided to donate blood for the first time. A lot of people were surprised that I had never done it before, especially since I’ve worked in the medical field before and I love helping people in general. But for some reason, I had just never gotten around to it. So… Read More I Had A Scary Reaction While Donating Blood At The Red Cross
What Led Me To The Gixo Fitness App? Years ago I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. It didn’t come as much of a shock to me, especially since I already had PCOS. At the time, my psychiatrist had just put me on Topamax to treat my bipolar disorder. But it also has the extra benefit of helping… Read More The Gixo Fitness App: Is It Worth It?
A few months ago I went to my regular dentist and had a cavity filled. It was a deep cavity and he warned me that sometimes a filling doesn’t work and I might have to come back for a root canal. I felt fine at first. But within about a week, I started having these… Read More My Experience With Aspen Dental
Getting paid to lose weight is a great way to get an extra little push to help you toward your goal. There is also a social element to some of these sites. Sometimes just making yourself accountable and knowing that other people are expecting you to lose weight can help as well. And it’s nice… Read More 3 Ways To Get Paid To Lose Weight
This is not really a how-to article. This is the story of my worst medical experience ever. Fortunately, nothing truly horrific happened. But that’s mostly because once I got out of there I swore to never go back. How To Tell If Your Doctor Is An Idiot Let’s go back to the beginning. Gallstones. I… Read More How To Tell If Your Doctor Is An Idiot
I’ve struggled with my weight most of my life. I also struggled with bipolar disorder, which I wrote about here. Most people have heard about Topamax (or topiramate) for seizures or weight loss. Well, it’s also used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder and that’s how I ended up on it. Topamax For Weight… Read More My Experience With Topamax And Why It Sucks For Weight Loss
Every time someone casually says something like “Oh I’m so bipolar today” I cringe a little inside. Not because I’m offended, but because I know that so many people have no idea about the reality of bipolar disorder. Here is a list of some of the most common myths I’ve heard. Myths About Bipolar Disorder… Read More Bipolar Disorder: 9 Myths About This Illness
PCOS or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is something I’ve struggled with most of my life. I went through puberty at a pretty young age (I was about 10 years old). The first time I had a cyst rupture I was at school in the middle of gym class. I had to call my parents to bring… Read More PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): Could You Have It?
Awake During Surgery: A Look At Anesthesia Awareness Some patients have experienced being awake during surgery. Although this can be a terrifying and traumatic experience it is important to note that not all patients that have reported being conscious during an operation feel traumatized. Some patients simply hear conversations taking place between members of their… Read More Anesthesia Awareness: Awake During Surgery
Why Do People Gain Weight In the Winter? There are actually several reasons why. Some of them are the same old common sense reasons that we’ve been hearing about for years, but some of the reasons for winter weight gain actually are due to biological processes taking place in your body. It isn’t all in… Read More Winter Weight Gain And How To Prevent It