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I have suffered from generalized anxiety disorder most of my life. I was always so resistant to get on antidepressants and would always tell my psychiatrist, “I’m not depressed.” He would tell me ...

My Decision to go Back on Antidepressants

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As I was riding in an Uber this past weekend, I asked myself, “What would it be like to be a man and not have to worry about being sexually assaulted in an Uber?” Or ever. This is not to say ...

Safety Tips for Women Riding Uber/Lyft Alone

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Sitting in a cramped seat, with limited access to a bathroom, and uncomfortable bladder symptoms is a nightmare for people with Interstitial Cystitis. Traveling with Interstitial Cystitis can be ...

7 Travel Tips with Interstitial Cystitis

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When you have a sore throat or cold you might head straight to the doctor and are sent home with antibiotics. Within a day or two, you start feeling better and are forever grateful for these magic ...

Antibiotic Resistance: When Antibiotics Stop Working

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Looking at yourself in the mirror or saying out loud self-love affirmations can feel silly. However, repeating the same phrase every day can have a huge effect on your self-esteem and confidence ...

14 Self-Love Affirmations for a Happier Life

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Some of us have been shaving for decades. Our mothers and fathers taught us while going through puberty or maybe we learned from a friend. Heck, these days there are probably YouTube videos out ...

8 Shaving Tips Every Woman Should Know

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Some women dread Valentine’s Day and refer to it as “singles awareness day.” Our social media feed is full of women writing, “I HATE Valentine’s day!” For me, single or not, I don’t let this ...

You’re the Only Valentine You Need

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School is already stressful enough but with chronic pain it can be even more stressful. Long hours are spent on campus walking around, hitting the books in the library, sitting through long ...

7 Tips for Getting Through College with Chronic Pain

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When I first got clean and sober in 2012, I thought my life was going to be amazing. I no longer had to suffer. I couldn’t wait for the withdrawal symptoms to leave my body and return to feeling ...

Recovering from Drug Addiction and Dealing with Chronic Pain

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Pre-Instagram buzz, it seems that celery was one of those tasteless vegetables we didn’t think twice about. We put it in our stews and brought it on a veggie tray to parties. We didn’t really ...

Celery Juice: The Latest Wellness Trend

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Being a teenage girl was one of the most uncomfortable times in my life. I was going through puberty, testing boundaries, starting to date, and overall an emotional train wreck. I suffered from ...

How to Say No to a Date, Sex, or Just Something You Don’t Want to Do

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We hear about natural home remedies to cure our ailments all the time. Coconut oil for smooth skin, Melatonin to sleep, lemon juice for weight loss, and many more. But should we talk to our ...

Seeking Doctor’s Advice about Natural Remedies

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What would some possible reasons for waking up with swollen fingers? Mostly in the morning but also when I wake up from a nap.

Why do I wake up with swollen fingers?

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I am a 26 year old female and in the past 4-months I have been having very strange symptoms. I finally went to the doctor the other day but I don't feel like they did a thorough job. I woke up ...

Catherine Medina commented on Anonymous' post Unusual Symptoms

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I always seem to crave sugar (candy & cookies) at night or other junk food type snacks. I am not worried about my weight but I keep waking up with headaches and not getting enough sleep. I can't ...

Catherine Medina commented on Catherine Medina's post What are some ways to quit eating at night before bed?

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I always seem to crave sugar (candy & cookies) at night or other junk food type snacks. I am not worried about my weight but I keep waking up with headaches and not getting enough sleep. I can't ...

What are some ways to quit eating at night before bed?

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Teenagers are known for putting on too much makeup, not having an understanding of pre-makeup skincare routines, and putting on colors that do not go well with their skin tone. Most teenagers want ...

What My Mom Taught Me About Makeup

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Every time I take tylenol, when it is starting to kick in I get this dusty smell in my nose. It is kind of in my back of my throat almost. Should I be worried and not take it anymore or is this ...

Catherine Medina commented on Catherine Medina's post Why can I smell tylenol when I take it?

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Every time I take tylenol, when it is starting to kick in I get this dusty smell in my nose. It is kind of in my back of my throat almost. Should I be worried and not take it anymore or is this ...

Why can I smell tylenol when I take it?

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In my early twenties, I thought I was lucky and had dodged the teenage acne phase. I never got a pimple and thought acne was just going to be something I would never have to deal with. At ...

My Struggle with Adult Acne

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Fragrance is one of the toughest allergens to avoid. It seems like fragrance is everywhere! Even when you are doing your best to avoid it, all it takes is for someone to come into the room, ...

5 Tips to Avoid Fragrance

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Toner is great for people with acne-prone skin or people that have a lot of skincare products in their daily routine. Some beauty experts even suggest that everyone use it. But what exactly does ...

Why You Should Be Using Toner

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We hear about natural home remedies to cure our ailments all the time. Coconut oil for smooth skin, Melatonin to sleep, lemon juice for weight loss, and many more. But should we talk to our ...

Seeking Doctor’s Advice about Natural Remedies