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Home Remedies For Hot Flashes

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Question about hot flashes during pregnancy?
    I'm 25 weeks and 2 days and I've been getting hot flashes all day, is this normal? I think I might also be getting a sore throat, what are some good home remedies to help with that? Thanks to all that answer.

    • ANSWER:
      very normal.. im 28 weeks and get them all the time lol especially at night for me. You can gargle with warm salt water for your throat and you can take cough drops. Good Luck! :-D

  2. QUESTION:
    What's your best home remedy for hot flashes?
    My girlfriend is having at least 20 hot flashes a day and is getting really bothered by it. She says she can't take prescription hormones because her mother and grandmother both had breast cancer, so it would increase her risk of breast cancer too much. She'd like to carry around a lake full of ice cubes everywhere but that's awfully inconvenient. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom told me that drinking root beer helps with hot flashes (or mixing some sarsaparilla into some tea works the best)

      Also try mixing about 3 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water and drinking it (make sure you ALWAYS dilute AVC really good before you drink it or else it will burn really bad)

  3. QUESTION:
    What's your best home remedy for hot flashes?
    My girlfriend is having at least 20 hot flashes a day and is getting really bothered by it. She says she can't take prescription hormones because her mother and grandmother both had breast cancer, so it would increase her risk of breast cancer too much. She'd like to carry around a lake full of ice cubes everywhere but that's awfully inconvenient. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Install ceiling fans that have remote controls, in every room in the house. I am not kidding. I sleep with the fan remote in my hand. I turn it up and down all night. I don't even wake up to do it any more, I do it in my sleep.

      Dress lightly, have a glass or bottle of ice water near at all times. You can drink it of course, but also when a hot flash is coming on you can put the bottle on the pulse points, the artery in the neck and at the wrists. Carry a little folding fan in your purse. (The kind the ladies in the old south hid behind when they flirted with their beaus). I can not tell you the times that having that little fold up fan has meant the difference between being able to continue to sit in a crowded auditorium for a wedding, funeral, or town hall meeting, or having to get up and excuse myself so I could find a cooler place where I could breathe!

  4. QUESTION:
    What medicine should I take to get better soon?
    Well I'm on Spring Break this week and I'm out of all days sick. I really want to get feeling better by Tuesday. My symptoms are: stuffy nose, chest congestion, cough, sore throat, and hot flashes. I've been feeling bad since Friday and today all I've done is lay in bed. What are some home remedies that could help me, and what are some medicines I could take? Also, what does it sound like I have? Please help, thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      Cold. Can't help you. For future colds, get a box of cold eeze zinc losonges, and take at the first signs of a cold. They won't work, once you have let the cold hang on for a few days.

  5. QUESTION:
    Are there any OTC treatments that help ease the symptoms of menopause?
    hot flashes, irritability, mood swings, you name it... i hate this so much. :( i'm not myself anymore, my husband won't even sleep in the same bed as me because i'm up all night. my kids think i'm going crazy. i've tried several home remedies already. thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      have you heard of menoclear? it's the only thing that helped me get through menopause. it's basically an all-natural supplement that does exactly that, eases the symptoms of menopause, and just makes it much easier to handle for both yourself and those around you. menopause was horrible until i discovered it, after that i was back to my old self. :) good luck! menoclear.com

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any home remedies for HOT FLASHES?
    I just had a complete hysterectomy and I do not want to take the premarin because of the possible side affects IE: Cancer
    The only reason I am on it now is for the hot flashes which are unbearable without the premarin. My Doctor thinks the premarin is the best way to go for me. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife gave up her premarin and began taking DHEA 25-50 mg a day with Pregnenolone 10 mg a day. It worked well for her and her doctor seemed to have no problem with it when she informed him. YOu can get both items from health food stores or Swansonvitamins.com

  7. QUESTION:
    What does this home remedy do for your body?
    I heard that 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider raw vinger and 2 teaspoons of raw natural honey in a 8 ounce glass taken three times a day could relieve hot flashes,make your skin tighter and give you plenty more energy. Also relieve some aches and pains. It this true? Please answer this qestion for me because i've spoke to many professional poeple who swear by this daily and they it works.

    • ANSWER:
      I've heard of taking honey for a sore throat and it works for kids who hate cough syrup. I have heard of people taking apple cider vinegar with mother's something to help in digestion if they suffer from issues where fiber is not enough to help.
      Never have I heard of these things being combined to help hot flashes. I imagne if you made a paste and put it on your skin, it may have an effect but not by drinking it.

      Check up on it through Snopes?

  8. QUESTION:
    Are there any good home remedies for someone who is losing sleep due to menopause symptoms?
    Not hot flashes so much but panic, stomachaches, restlessness, worry, bad dreams, aching joints...

    • ANSWER:
      I use MenoClear. For the women who think childbirth is bad, I say: you've never been through menopause! I lost so much sleep due to stomachaches, bad dreams, and hot flashes. I would wake up so frequently that my husband actually resorted to sleeping on the couch. The one thing that worked for me was MenoClear. I use both their day and night formulas, and it's honestly been a life saver (and a marriage saver). Can't recommended it highly enough. menoclear.com

  9. QUESTION:
    I have pre menopause any home remedies or advice ?
    I can't stand the hot flashes and the mood swings I don't want to take so many hormones and I really want the hot flashes to stop thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      go to the drug store and get a vitamin called black cohosh take 2 at about 6pm every day it will help with the flashes and sweats it may take a few days to get in your system

  10. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of pesky squirrels?
    Help, we have squirrels with identity crisis, they think they are beavers and moles, they are chewing, making holes in our back pouch and eating the flowers and digging holes in the garden.

    Are there any true, tried and tested home remedies against the squirrels.

    • ANSWER:
      ·Non-toxic squirrel removal begins with figuring out how the squirrels got into your building in the first place.
      ·For successful squirrel control, repairs have to be done to keep them out of your home permanently.
      ·Remove the food supply.
      oIf it is a bird feeder, move it twenty or more feet from the house.
      oClose or cover garbage cans, and if possible make them inaccessible.
      oIf you have a barbecue near the house, keep it clean and covered.
      §Squirrels have been know to eat the drippings and sometimes build a nest if they can get inside.
      §It doesn't take very long, sometimes just hours.
      ·Maybe the squirrels are digging in your garden, or flower pots.
      oYou can't stop a squirrel from digging, you can discourage it
      oUse hardware cloth, a heavy metal screening with a half inch square grid
      oCut it to fit around the stem of the plant, and extend it to the edges of the pot.
      oPlace it just below the soil.
      oPut some small rocks near the edge to hold it in place.
      ·If the squirrels are eating your fruit as it ripens, about the only way to stop them is to cage the entire plant.
      oAllowing them to have a little may be a small price to pay.
      oThey can be wasteful, try to accept it as food tasting.
      ·Other devices, such as high frequency sound emitters and animal scents may be effective for a short period of time.
      oThey become ineffective, and you're out a lot of money.
      oThe use of " Squirrel Away" or " Hot Pepper Spray" are also ineffective as deterrents.
      oThey can actually do harm to both squirrels, and other animals, especially when these products get into their eyes.
      §How do you deal with a blind squirrel?
      oThe use of " moth balls" as a deterrent does work.
      §Temporarily
      §A determined squirrel will get used to the smell, or simply push the " smelly stuff" out of its way.
      §So if you do try this method, wrap them in a piece of metal screening to form a bag.
      §Then tie the bag to a solid object, make it as difficult as possible for the squirrel to move.
      §You will have to replace the contents every few days for it to be truly effective.
      ·Another problem area can be exposed wires or rubber hose's.
      oMost common are those on gas grills, and stored motor vehicles.
      oBut, low voltage lighting can be a tempting target for squirrels.
      oWhat most squirrels are trying to do, is clean and sharpen their teeth.
      oThey do this by biting through some material, (normally wood) then they pull their head back so the fibers slide between the teeth.
      oIts the squirrel version of dental floss.
      oMost squirrels stick with small tree branches, but some have found the plastic coated wire or rubber hose does a much better job.
      oThe only way to stop this problem is to trap and relocate the offending squirrel.
      oOnce the squirrel is removed, the problem should end.
      ·Once a squirrel has chewed its way into an attic or crawl space, again the only practical way to remove it is by trapping.
      oOf course repairs should be made immediately to close the entrance hole.
      oIt is also important to cut off the access route to the attic or crawl space.
      oThis may require trimming tree branches that overhang the roof.
      oRemove firewood that may be stacked against the building.
      oFill cracks in foundation walls.
      oEven a one inch hole or crack can make a suitable entrance hole for a determined squirrel.
      oWhen patching wood, use metal plates or flashing where ever possible.
      oOn foundation walls use concrete.
      oAvoid plastic or PVC vents when ever possible.
      ·If your only alternative is to trap, and remove an unwanted squirrel, you should first check with your local government agency.
      oYour City, County, or State may require you to obtain a permit.
      oThere may be certain circumstances when a professional trapper is needed to capture and relocate the animal.
      ·The other very important part of trapping concerns the time of year.
      oThe female squirrel will give birth to a litter of three or four, in the early spring and possibly again in the fall.
      oIf you trap and relocate the mother squirrel, you will surely kill her babies since they can not leave the nest on their own.
      oWhile this alone would be heart breaking, consider what will become of those baby squirrels.
      oThey can cause quite a smell.
      oPlease give this some careful thought before you proceed.
      oIf you're not sure, please ask for help.
      ·If you are allowed to trap, your next step will be to find a suitable trap.
      oBe sure to find one that is the proper size for the squirrel you wish to trap.
      oToo small of a trap may not completely enclose the squirrel and one too large may not be sensitive enough for a one pound squirrel.
      oTraps should come with instructions to bait and set them, be sure you under- stand and follow the directions.
      §Peanut butter (Skippy crunchy) is considered the best bait for a squirrel.
      §Placing a spoonful on the trip lever usually does the t

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of a pounding headache?
    My head hurts soooo bad. Its pounding so much that I can hear it in my ears. Please help! How can I relieve this. I don't have any pain killers. Home remedies?

    • ANSWER:
      The ears are either tension from stress or tension stress from your TM joint in your jaw. It can make you sickly with migraines if out of place even a smudge.

      ANYTHING BLINKING, FLASHING, POUNDING, KNOCKING, ETC. will give you a migraine.

      TRY USING A FACE MASK OR DARK HAT OVER FACE TO BLOCK OUT ALL DIMMED LIGHTING.

      FEVERFEW @ bedtime if it becomes a longterm hassle.

      Try taking a hot bath and then at the end, run cold water on your neck and scalp...a cool temperature that you can tolerate. You should feel the pain alleviate and not get worse or shock you.

      You may want to check your settings on all your digital items that you are using. Each device you use has a warning that MANY COMPLETELY IGNORE. Go under your settings for your screen settings on your computer, laptops, televisions, monitors, digital games, etc. AND LOWER THE BRIGHTNESS ON THE SCREEN.

      Also, don't forget that all these items are a heat source and depending on how close you are to the item you are using, you are affecting your personal body sources. (ie. flickering lights affect the eyes, laptops on laps affect fluids. etc.)

      You may be completely dehydrated if you aren't drinking adequates amounts of water daily. Here's a guide to help you figure out how much water you require daily for your weight.

      ? Your Weight Times (.5) Equals Divided By 8oz (or 1 Cup) Equals # Cups of Water/Day

      • 150lbs x .5 = 75/8 = 9 Cups of Water/day
      • 175lbs x .5 = /8 = 11 Cups of Water/day
      • 200lbs x .5 = 100/8 = 12.5 Cups Water/day

      I find taking my medication (excederin tension headache works better than excederin migraine) with a Monster drink or red bull with the extra caffeine, but NOT the whole can...just enough to swallow the pill and wash it down with a few extra gulps only. It works fast (20 minutes).

      For some reasons, when the medication says TENSION HEADACHE it helps more. Others take ROBAXACET which is acetominophen with methocarbonal also comes with Codeine when asked.
      If you use feverfew daily at bedtime. I also find it helpful to use something that I haven't used before or for a long time in a different family of medications.

      1. I used to use a combination of medications which included 400mg Ibuprofen 4x a day with food. This takes the swelling and inflammation down. DO NOT exceed1600mg in one day and you may need prilosec for stomach protection as ALL ANTI INFLAMMATORIES are difficult on the stomach. ***You can use Tylenol with Ibuprofen and Aspirin watch for daily maximums & don't exceed.

      2. Robaxacet is Tylenol (acetominophen) combined with methocarbonal (muscle relaxant)...this also comes with codeine on request from the pharmacist. This only relaxes any tight muscles around the pain and helps reduce some pain. You can use Robaxacet with Ibuprofen and Aspirin, BUT NOT Tylenol as it's already an ingredient in this pill.

      3. Robaxacyl is Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) combines with methocarbonal (muscle relaxant)...this has a blood thinning active ingredient and isn't ideal for anyone under age 16 years or complications with blood pressure, ailments, etc. This both takes down the inflammation as well as treats the pain.You can use Robaxacyl with Ibuprofen and Tylenol, BUT NOT Aspirin as it's already an ingredient in this pill.
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      4. Aleve is a Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory (Naproxen) which will helps reduce the inflammation, and as the inflammation decreases so does the pain; BUT you CANNOT mix this drug with any of the above mentioned safely.

      5. Dynamint has been used on horses legs for years, but it does an amazing job on sore neck muscles. It's ingredients are Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil , Tea Tree Oil and Calendula Oil.

      6. Deep Cold Gold is an alternative rub that works very well on tight aching tendons on your upper shoulders, neck and TMJ joints.

      If you experience a headache with ANY LOSS OF WEAKNESS, SLURRING, IMBALANCE or FEVER, then you need to seek medical attention immediately for a consult to make sure there isn't something more serious going on.

  12. QUESTION:
    what is a home remedy for cold sweats?
    a luke warm bath did not help and neither did baby powder... it turned into paste O.O i think my mom's going through menopause and she feels really hot and really cold at the same time and she needs some home remedies please thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Estrogen hormone level decreases when a woman begins menopause and this triggers physical changes to occur. There are natural remedies available that can alleviate menopause symptoms including night sweats, vaginal dryness, digestive problem and hot flashes. Herbal remedies such as black cohosh, Dong quai root, licorice root and Maca Root help regulate body temperature and reduce hot flashes and sweating. They are available in a pill form or in the form of a herbal tea. Your mom can try these herbal supplements which contain natural plant estrogen that balances women's menopausal hormones. It is best to consult a doctor first before taking any herbal supplements. There are a lot of available resources online (check source below) related to menopause and how to relieve its symptoms that you can refer to in order to better understand how menopause affects women like your mom. I hope this helps.

  13. QUESTION:
    I have horrible migraines. How can I prevent them or make them stop?
    I'm a 15 year old girl. I started noticing my bad headaches and migraines about middle of this summer. (dettassling season). Since then, I get them often and have them or weeks at a time. Yes, I do drink plenty water. I'd rather not go see my doctor, so any tips, home remedies, and answers are appreciated!

    • ANSWER:
      Okay well i have had migraines for years. Tips are avoid triggers. Preservatives like nitrates s and artificial sweetness like equal cause migraines. Eating lots of cheese will do it. Pressure point helps when Advil isn't handy. Between your index finger and thumb press in along that area until you find pain. When you find it that's the pressure point. Press as hard as you can and hold it while visualizing the migraine out of your head through the roots of your hair. Also grab a soda a coke or Pepsi. Use an anti-inflamattory. But you should keep a journal of your migraines so you can figure out what triggers it. See a neurologist as well to rule out anything serious. Like me mine are triggered by food. Certain food combos do it like for example cheese and chocolate. Certain medications have migraines t headache of side effect. For me also I get th
      With my period which very common for women. Flashing lights do it. Everyone has a trigger. You can really control he
      Migraines by knowing your trigger. I kept
      Journal for a month of my migraines and was able to
      Figure Out triggers. Something in caffenine causes a reaction in the brain that helps relieve the pain by affecting the blood vessels in the way. It works wonders for me. Journal your other side effects you get. Sometimes sinus headaches are easily mistaken as migraine headaches. Becaus you have sinuses that go from your cheekbones to
      The back o your head. So if you take a hot shower and feel better chances are it sinus. I get both so it's hard to discer what's what. But one can trigger the other. Note any other symptoms you have with migraines. Because the migraine itself could actually be a symptom. You never know. I hope you feel
      Better though.

  14. QUESTION:
    how to get rid of the hot and cold flashes?
    i just gave birth this past monday.. and i am experiencing massive hot and cold flashes from it does any one have any advice on how to get them to not hurt so much? at home remedies please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I'm an OB/GYN. There is no magic pill to get rid of your hot and cold flashes. There are some herbal medications that are used in menopause, but I would not recommend them post-partum since you are likely breast feeding. You may try hot and cold packs applied to the back of your neck depending on what you are feeling. The pain might be relieved with over the counter medications, I recommend Tylenol every 6 hours and Alieve every 8 hours plus Pepsid twice daily to prevent GI upset.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I thin a monobrow?
    How can I thin a monobrow? I have been plucking for around 3 weeks and how can I make it thinner home remedies or naturally ways to do it?

    • ANSWER:
      Three weeks is not very long for hair removal. One thing that is good, eyebrow hairs are easier to get rid of than some other hairs. If you pull out an eyebrow hair often enough, eventually the follicle will be damaged and it won't grow back. But you're going to need a routine. The best method I have found is home hot wax systems. Buy a Parissa hot wax kit at the drug store. The wax comes in a little metal pan you heat up on the stove. Heat it on low, wax has a very low flash point. When about half the wax is melted, stir it around a little until it is no longer completely liquid, but more like cake batter. You don't want to burn yourself and have that skin red, as it will only draw attention to it. Put the wax on in the direction of hair growth, so you would be using an upward motion. I'll tell you the truth, waxing is messy and you have to be very careful not to get it on everything. Once the wax has cooled slightly, press it onto your skin to get as many hairs involved as poss. Then make your skin taught, (look surprised) and pull the wax off from the top down. You'll have to do this weekly for about a year, which is a drag, but if you do it regularly, you won't be fighting a unibrow for the rest of your life. GL.

  16. QUESTION:
    I have both PMS and menopausal symptoms?
    I am 54 and have hot flashes, mood swings but still have a period once a month. During that time I suffer with cramps, fatigue and MORE mood swings. Any home remedies to get me through this? I am in pretty good health overall.

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, there really are none. But it depends on your situation. I think you're getting menopause. My mom still hasn't completed it (she's a little older than you) but that's because her body is ravaged by all the drugs she has had to take all these years to stay sane. Go see your doctor.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are some good home remedys for someone is really sick?
    he is have cold and hot flashes and keeps feeling like hes going to throw up. i want to be able to do somethin to make him feel better for the moment what can i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Black tea prepared with black pepper powder, dry ginger powder and basil(tulsi) leaves. This tea can be taken 3 to 4 times a day to get relief from runny nose, head-ache, and sore-throat. It is as good as aspirin or paracetamol tablets.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone get a fever when they are at home all day?
    I find it strange how when I stay home in the house doing nothing all day my body temp peaks... Not a fever but higher than my average. For example it will go from 36.4C to 37.2C and I feel nauseous with a hot flash.... I'm only 21 years old so no it's not menopause.

    • ANSWER:
      this is not the age of menopause but for hot flash i can give you a suggestion .please read it carefully.

      Herbal Menopause Remedy – The China Herbs That Can Help Control Hot Flashes

      Menopause is a very delicate condition and acknowledging that not just one treatment will fix every woman’s condition is the first step in finding the personalized solution to take care of yours. The symptoms of menopause have many factors to take into consideration. It is important to pin point what your individual symptoms are and to try to find out what triggers your symptoms the most. With the help of Chinese menopause herbal antidotes, you can help your kidneys function properly. It is said that the female’s kidney lends a huge hand in the ability to give birth, have a satisfying sex life, and to help keep your reproductive organs healthy. When you went through puberty, an increase in kidney chi happened by a burst of blood flowing to the uterus. During your child bearing years, your kidneys will help keep the right amount of blood flowing to your reproductive organs, however, the flow of blood will decrease as you grow older. The symptoms from menopause come about when this happens and your kidneys lose the right amount of chi. This causes an imbalance in your inner chi.

      There is also another realization for the menopausal symptoms that you experience. Traditional Chinese Medicine states that women put up with a lot of stress, lack of healthy meals, and not enough physical activity. Due to these items, our chi is thrown off and in turn has a hard time passing through the meridians. When our chi is blocked, the body cannot stabilize itself properly. This is Traditional Chinese Medicine’s explanation as to why female’s must suffer through the symptoms of menopause, such as the horrid night sweats and frustrating hot flashes.

      Luckily, blockages and imbalance of our chi can be fixed by adjusting a few things in our lives, such as, eating better, herbal therapy, acupuncture, and qi gong. Traditional or regular Chinese menopausal herbs were not created to take care of hot flashes. They are created to take care of the whole individual. The prescriptions for Chinese herbal remedies will depend upon the individual symptoms that you have but the Chinese herbs I have listed below are the building blocks of Chinese herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms.

      –Menopausal Relief With Using China Root: This root is filled with knobs and irregular joints and is available in two types of China Root and can be bought at all Chinese Herbalist Shops. The first type of China Root is the best kind and looks paler in color and harder in texture than the other one. It derives from the oriental climber plant; Smilax China Linn. It is grown with red berries and has circular prickly stalks. The second type of China Root derives from the oriental plant; Smilax Pfeudo-China Linn. It has a smoother textured stalk and has black berries. Neither has any specific taste or smell, however, this is a very potent herb to heal night sweats, hot flashes, and mood swings. This is usually consumed through chewing or in tea form, but many forms of this remedy is an extract placed into a capsule type pill.

      –Menopausal Relief With Using Chinese Bupleurum Root: The translation of this root from Chinese dialect is “Kindling of the Barbarians”. This root was first talked about in a 2,000 year old Chinese Medicinal Text and is said to be on the most imperative herbs within Traditional Chinese Medicine. This is a very powerful herb as it is known to remove the stagnate chi within the body. It works even better when used in combination with certain other herbs. It really helps your liver. Most of all menopausal remedies will include this root as without it the anti-microbial activities and harmonizing actions are way too important to leave out.

      –Menopausal Relief With Using Chinese Licorice Root: This herb is also a very important one and is known as the “grandfather of all herbs”. Its functions include eliminating the body of toxins and poisons as well as helping other herbs consumed to penetrate and cleanse better. This is essential to get your chi on the right flow. Keep in mind that Chinese Licorice Root differs from Western Licorice Root. The Chinese Licorice Root is used to energize and calm the body while the Western Licorice Root can cause nervousness. It is important to check your herbal remedy to make sure you have the Root that is grown within the northern region of China.

      Please keep in mind that although these are herbs, it is still very important to talk to your doctor or acupuncturist regarding the use of these herbs and all other natural forms of relief.

  19. QUESTION:
    my question is that i have social panic?
    I have social panic , and i don't like to be embarased or even talk in front of people. i get to nervous. please help is there remedies that i can use of it has to be home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms:
      With panic disorder, at least 4 of the following symptoms abruptly occur within 10 minutes, and attacks may be followed by at least a month of persistent fear of having another attack.

      Sensation of shortness of breath or smothering
      Dizziness or faintness
      Palpitations or pounding heart
      Trembling or shaking
      Sweating, chills, or hot flashes
      Feeling of choking
      Nausea or upset stomach
      Numbness or tingling
      Chest pain or discomfort
      Fear of dying
      Fear of losing control
      Feelings of unreality
      Feelings of detachment
      There are often extreme changes in behavior -- at home, school, work, or with family. People with the disorder often worry about the significance of their panic attacks -- they may think they are "going crazy" or having a heart attack.

      Treatment:
      This version of the Encyclopedia has no treatment information. Please discuss any and all treatment options for your condition with your healthcare professional.

  20. QUESTION:
    Why do I keep getting really bad headaches?
    I'm 14 and I've been getting them for a long time now and they keep getting worse, I'm not sure if it's a migraine or sinus headache but almost every week or more I wake up with a really bad headache throbbing in one of my eyes. can anyone tell me why I keep getting these?

    • ANSWER:
      This may be the ocular migraine which you will get the trobbing headache and may get some flash light or zigzag lines in your vision.

      The recommended way to treat ocular migraine, is to be aware what triggers the migraine. Caffeine, weather changes, certain foods and drugs are known triggers for this type of migraine. You would do well to keep a diary of you daily activities to identify potential triggers of this migraine.

      If you like the natural migraine home remedies, there are a lot of selection.
      - Massage
      - Acupuncture
      - Eucalyptus Leaves Paste
      - Yoga breathing technique
      - Yoga exercise
      - Hot/Cold Therapy

  21. QUESTION:
    Sick and I dont know what it is? Please help?
    for the past 3 days i have had headache, now i have a cough with mucus and a sore throat, as well as body pains, loss of appetite, hot cold flashes and nipple tenderness. Please take inconsideration that i am a female, 31 years of age and hispanic.

    i would like to know of any home remedies that n e one would like to share.

    • ANSWER:
      Those symptoms would most likely indicate an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). The symptoms common to URTI's are:

      -Watery nasal discharge, sneezing, purulent nasal discharge
      -Sore throat, red throat and/or tonsils with or without pus, halitosis
      -Cough, wheeze
      -Ear ache
      -Enlarged tender cervical (neck) lymph nodes
      -Fever
      -Headache
      -General malaise
      -Lethargy
      -Muscular aches and pains

      Treatment for an uncomplicated URTI is symptomatic:

      -Rest and increase fluid intake
      -Treat fever and aches and pains with Paracetamol or Aspirin. The Aspirin may be gargled for a sore throat
      -Steam inhalation, lemon and honey drinks, etc may have some subjective benefit

      Treatment for a complicated URTI requires antibiotics.

      Best to book an appointment with your local GP for a proper examination.

  22. QUESTION:
    Home remedies/helps to help me feel better? Any moms who can help me?
    I have a burning, stabbing-like hurts-when-you-swallow throat ache, I can hardly breathe through my nose because it's so stuffed up, my period just started, and it's bad, so I'm having cramps, hot flashes, and headaches, and my ears hurt and keep popping when I swallow and yawn, all at once! I feel absolutely awful.
    I've been drinking some tea and breathing in the steam, I had soup for lunch, and avoided dairy. Is there anything else I can do?
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend is unable to sleep b/c he is always hot. Is there something I can buy to cool him down? Thks?
    He is currently going through chemotherapy and is in pain constantly. I have tried all the basic ideas but nothing worked. I would just like for him to be able to sleep peacefully so any information is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!

    • ANSWER:
      I imagine his nights are miserable at the moment, and I hope he can become more comfortable. If he hasn't already spoken to his oncologist about this, then I definitely recommend that he do so soon just to find out about medications. The hospital where I was treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma (UCLA) has an East-West medicine clinic that provides TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to help alleviate side effects from chemotherapy and radiation, and I know they've treated patients with chemo-induced hot flashes. Acupuncture was astonishingly helpful to me with the side effects I experienced. Perhaps it would help your boyfriend as well. It's also possible that vitamins could help, but this should be discussed with his doctor.

      In the meantime, he could try some home remedies for cooling down. It might seem contradictory to take a bath when you're feeling hot, but soaking in one with Epsom salt and Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Castile Soap (liquid kind, not the bar) could help with aches and paint and to make him cooler. The Epsom salt can relieve tenderness and soreness, and Dr. Bronner's soap has a high level of peppermint oil in it that absorbs into your skin and cools you. The soap has the sort of tingling, soothingly-cool sensation to your body that a peppermint does to your mouth.

      Sheets with high thread counts allow less air flow than ones with lower thread counts. Make sure the bed has lower thread count sheets (300-400 are ideal) made of natural fibers like cotton. He should also sleep in comfortable pajamas or clothes made of lightweight cotton blends. You can take an empty soda bottle and fill it three-quarters of the way up with water, then freeze it and put it in the bed, sort of like a reverse hot water bottle. I sometimes make "ice packs" using liquid dish soap when I have a fever, and it helps. You put the soap in a small Ziplock bag, make sure to press the air out, and freeze it, then put it on your forehead or wherever else you need it. The liquid will contour to the area you're applying it to, which creates more of a wrap-around-effect. You can also take a headband and soak it in cold water, wring it out, and then put it around your head. REI sells bandanas with cooling beads in them. You just soak the bandana for half an hour in cold water, and it stays cool for hours.

      Making the room cool can help as well. Even if it's very cold where you are, try to keep the window open for a few minutes at night to let in fresh air and cool the room naturally. I'm assuming if you're tried all the basics then you've already tried a fan, but wanted to suggest that just in case.

      Best wishes to you both.

      ~ skylark : )

  24. QUESTION:
    Hot flash remedies at home?
    Anyone know home remedies for hot flashes? I don`t want to take hormone pills. I read up on herbs. I am looking at articles too about diet, exercise , etc..

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Curious about lupus and home remedies?
    My friend was diagnosed with lupus a little over a year ago, hes currently having a flare up. He has a fever,hives, achy, tremors, hot flashes. I"m really concerned about him and i want to help. What are some ways to help him feel at ease? Is there anything specific he needs to eat, drink or take or anything that i could get him, to help him out? Thanks if you if you can help out!

    • ANSWER:
      One of the best things I can suggest is Omega-3 from fish oil. It is used to help relieve symptoms in Lupus sufferers. For reference, see:

      The clinical effect of dietary supplementation with omega-3 fish oils and/or copper in systemic lupus erythematosus.J Rheumatol. 2004 Aug;31(8):1551-6. Northern Ireland Center for Food and Health (NICHE), School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK.

      The best food source of Omega-3 fatty acids is fish. Your friend should eat salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines and albacore tuna -- these are all high in omega-3 fatty acids.

  26. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else absolutely HATE being pregnant?
    I've always wanted 3 kids, but this is my first and I seriously do not want to do this again. I have absolutely hated the whole thing, (except when I feel her kick, that is pretty amazing!) but between the puking, food aversions, weakness, heartburn, hot flashes, constipation, headaches, dizziness, numbness, and sore everything, I am ready for her to be OUT and I'm only 22 weeks. :(

    • ANSWER:
      In the beginning I wondered why I was putting myself through the torture but now things have evened out for me and all I'm currently experiencing is the hot flashes and being out of breath if I even THINK of walking up stairs or long distances.

      The food aversions can be dealt with as long as you know what they are. Heartburn can be resolved by OTC meds before you eat. Constipation, eat more roughage or change your prenatal vitamin. I experienced constipation during my first trimester and decided i'd have none of that nonsense so I had my OB switch my prenatal to PrenateDHA which has a stool softener in it. The insurance company dragged their feet for a week to approve it but I was NOT going to go on with constipation for longer than I had to. The dizziness could be attributed to not getting enough water or nutrients into your body. The sore everything just goes with the territory.

      As far as the morning sickness, if you've exhausted every avenue possible with home remedies (crackers, eating smaller meals more often etc) then it could be time to talk to your doctor about prescribed anti-nausea medication. It does exist and it is prescribed!

      There's no reason you should suffer.

  27. QUESTION:
    PLEASE SUGGEST HOME REMEDIES FOR HOT FLUSHES DURING PRE MENSTRUAL STAGE?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Black Cohosh

      Black Cohosh is a plant used widely in Europe for treating menopause and hot flashes. Studies show Black Cohosh to be just as effective as pharmaceutical estrogen in providing hot flash relief and one study showed Black Cohosh was effective at preventing excessive sweating.

      2. Flaxseed Oil

      Fatty acids, such as those found in flaxseed oil, have been thought to be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. Flax contains plant lignans which are similar to estrogen, possibly causing estrogen levels to stabilize in menopausal women.

      3. Evening Primrose Oil

      A general tonic for women’s reproductive health, evening primrose has a cooling effect on the skin and regulates the production of estrogen. It can act as a sleep aid due to its high gamma linolenic acid count, and increased prostaglandin production.

      4. Chickweed Tincture

      Daily doses of this herb have been reported to lower both the number and severity of hot flashes.

      5. Red Clover

      A plant containing high amounts of phyto-estrogens known as isoflavones has been shown to help reduce the intensity and frequency of hot flashes.

      6. Homeopathic Remedies

      Homeopathic treatment options such as Ferrum phosphoricum (good for reducing redness), Belladonna (an excellent herb for sporadic, rapid hot flashes), Sanguinarina (counteracts hot flashes on the face, neck and ears) and Kali Phosphoricum.

      7. Other Western Herbs

      Other similar-acting plants include sarsaparilla, spearmint, licorice root, damiana, chasteberry, wild yams, motherwort, and red raspberry leaf.

      8. Sage

      Try drinking a few cups of organic sage tea daily. Sage tea can be found at your local grocery store or online. Besides providing hot flash relief, sage helps with digestion, infant diarrhea and headaches.

      9. Vitamin C

      Some women have found that bioflavanoids found in Vitamin C can help reduce the frequency of hot flashes. In order to get hot flash relief, I would recommend eating more foods with Vitamin C.

      10. Vitamin E

      Studies have shown that antioxidants in Vitamin E play a significant role in reducing the symptoms of hot flashes.[1] In order to get hot flash relief, take the recommended dosage of a Vitamin E supplement or eat more foods with Vitamin E.

      11. Natural Progesterone Cream

      Most women are actually estrogen dominant due to the amount of soy in foods. In most cases of menopause doctors actually prescribe more estrogen. I highly recommend using a cream to help balance menopausal hormone levels and to reduce hot flashes.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does any one have a home remedy for Hot Flashes.?
    Dr. has taken me off Prempro since I've been on it for so long. The hot flashes just won't leave me. Am struggling to sleep at nite. Have had this problem for more than 20 yrs. The gyne sez some people never get rid of them and I guess I'm 1 of them. Have tried Soy stuff(which my Male G.P. suggested) and Cohase.

    • ANSWER:
      This is from the webmd site, hope it helps............

      Managing hot flashes

      Most women experience hot flashes at some point before or after menopause, when their estrogen levels are declining. While some women have few to no hot flashes, others have them numerous times per day. If hot flashes are disrupting your sleep or daily life, you are no doubt looking for relief. Fortunately, you have a number of self-care and medical treatment options that can help you manage your symptoms.
      Key points

      * However disruptive and frustrating they may be, hot flashes are not a sign of a medical problem. They are a normal response to natural hormonal changes in your body. Hot flashes usually subside after the first or second year following menopause, when estrogen levels stabilize at a low level.
      * Tobacco use, heavy alcohol use, and stress tend to worsen hot flashes. By avoiding these risk factors, exercising regularly, and eating well, you can prevent or reduce hot flashes.
      * The body-mind connection is a powerful element of hot flashes and emotional symptoms. Rhythmic breathing exercises (paced respiration), which help you meditate and relax, can effectively reduce your hot flashes.1, 2
      * Treatments that may either reduce or stop moderate to severe hot flashes include short-term, low-dose estrogen (hormone therapy), certain antidepressant and blood pressure medications, and the herb black cohosh.

      How can I manage hot flashes

      You can manage hot flashes by making certain lifestyle choices. You can also take daily medication. Some measures help prevent or reduce hot flashes, and others can make you more comfortable when you're having a hot flash. If you are looking for additional treatment measures, you have a few options to choose from.
      Lifestyle choices for preventing or reducing hot flashes

      Eat and drink well, and avoid smoking.

      * Limit your intake of alcohol.
      * Drink cold beverages rather than hot ones.
      * Eat smaller, more frequent meals to avoid the heat generated by digesting large amounts of food.
      * Eat plenty of low-fat, high-fiber foods.
      * Do not smoke or use other forms of tobacco.

      Stay cool.

      * Keep your environment cool, or use a fan.
      * Dress in layers, so you can remove clothes as needed.
      * Wear natural fabrics, such as cotton and silk.
      * Sleep with fewer blankets.

      Reduce stress.

      * Get regular physical exercise.
      * Use relaxation techniques, such as breathing exercises, yoga, or biofeedback. Using a breathing-for-relaxation exercise called paced respiration has been shown to significantly reduce hot flashes and emotional symptoms.1, 2

      Medical treatment options for hot flashes

      * Short-term, low-dose hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can reduce or stop hot flashes and other perimenopausal symptoms by raising your body's estrogen level. Use the lowest dose needed for the shortest possible time and have checkups every 6 months. This is because HRT causes breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and dementia in a small number of women. These risks may be different for younger menopausal women.3, 4 There are as yet no firm safety guidelines for HRT use by healthy women. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease or breast cancer, avoid using estrogen for hot-flash relief-other options are available.
      * Estrogen-progestin birth control pills (before menopause) can reduce or stop hot flashes and other perimenopausal symptoms by evening out fluctuating hormones. If you are older than 35 and smoke, have diabetes, or have a personal or family history of cardiovascular disease or breast cancer, avoid using estrogen for hot-flash relief-other options are available.
      * Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant medication can reduce the number and severity of hot flashes by improving the brain's use of serotonin, which helps regulate body temperature.5 Side effects are possible. This type of medication is a good choice if hot flashes, irritability, or mood swings are your only perimenopausal symptom.
      * Clonidine, a high blood pressure medication, can reduce the number and severity of hot flashes by lowering blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure is safe for some women and not for others.6 This type of medication is a good choice if hot flashes are your only perimenopausal symptom, especially if you have high blood pressure.
      * Black cohosh may reduce or prevent hot flashes, depression, and anxiety as well as low-dose estrogen does.7, 8 As with HRT, have a checkup every 6 months when taking black cohosh. Research on human cells and on animals suggests that black cohosh doesn't cause the same cancer changes that estrogen does. But it's best to be cautious until long-term studies are done.8
      * Some women eat and drink a lot of soy to even out hot flashes and other perimenopausal symptoms. However, studies show mixed results about whether soy phytoestrogens are clearly effective, particularly when taken as a pill. This may be because the active ingredients in soy are not well understood.9

      Here is the link in case you want to research more options...............

      http://www.webmd.com/menopause/Managing-hot-flashes

      Here is the link to all articles at webmd on hot flashes.

      http://www.webmd.com/search/search_results/default.aspx?query=hot+flashes&x=20&y=6

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to feel like this in this situation?
    I started my first year of HS this year doing a virtual schooling program. I am taking all honors classes and I am not doing to well. I have two truancy notices hanging above my head from turning in enough work in two or more classes for a week and I have horrible grades that I have to catch up to C's at least to pass the semester that ends in 6 weeks (2 of those weeks are winter break). I am literally freaking out about not catching up in time in order to earn credit for the semester.

    Then, last month a good friend of mine died in a car accident. She was driving home and a drunk driver ran into her going nearly 80 miles an hour. I really miss her, but I know she is safe and is in a better place.

    My mother is also pregnant and due any day with the fifth child in my family. My dad is working nights so I help her take care of my younger siblings at night (fed, showered, in bed, etc.).

    Every night I get to bed at around one or two o'clock in the morning, but I can't fall asleep until 3 or 3:30, because I have almost an emotional breakdown. I become hysterical and I just cry and hyperventilate for almost an hour every night. When I finally get myself calmed down enough to sleep, I will sleep until my alarm clock goes off at 5:30 for me to get up and go to early morning tutoring session (starts at 6) for an hour. Then I continue on with school from 7 all the way to almost 6 o'clock at night and start the cycle all over again.

    I am starting to feel really sick. Almost like I have a really bad cold. I feel constantly like I am going to pass out any moment and I also feel like throwing up ever few minutes. I also get hot and cold flashes for a few minutes and keep sneezing and coughing. I know I have a really busy schedule, but is it normal to feel this way with one? What could I possibly have and how can I cure it?

    • ANSWER:
      Your recent symptoms are normal with a cold or flu. There isn't any magical cure for either one. They both require getting additional sleep and drinking extra fluids. Nothing will speed up recovery, but overdoing it when you are sick can delay recovery.

      To get on track you need to get extra rest until you are over this infection. When you are better, you need to develop healthier habits. One of the best remedies for sleep problems is daily exercise, dnd sticking to a regular sleep schedule of 8 hours, by going to bed and getting up at the same times every day. .

  30. QUESTION:
    How do you use the passion flower vine for Health. How is it extracted? Leaves or Flower?
    I have a Passion Flower Vine and would like to now how I can use it for Home remedies

    • ANSWER:
      Long before drugstores, Native Americans would pound and boil passionflower's twining roots into poultices to treat boils, cuts, earaches, and even liver problems. The Cherokee used the leaves and sweet, yellow fruits as food treats.

      NOTE: Passionflower: You shouldn't take it everyday for more than 2 weeks at a time without checking with an herbalist. DO NOT take this herb is you are pregnant or think you could be.

      You can use it to beat stress. Passionflower is a tranquilizer. It has sedating effects. It also wards off hot flashes, tension headaches, migraines, high blood pressure, heart palpitations, and anything else related to stress. Passionflower doesn't leave that narcotic hangover feeling either.

      Passionflower also eases muscles and fatigue, boots moods, soothes upset stomachs, and helps some people with asthma - especially when tension triggers an attack.

      The leaf, stem, or vine of passionflower can be used when brewing tea. How to make: Just steep 1 or 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in a cup of boiling water. Wait about 20 minutes, then strain out the herbs before drinking. You can drink up to 3 cups of this tea a day.

      To use passionflower to ease muscle tension, the daily recommended dose is 20-30 drops of tincture in a glass of water or juice. Drink up to 3 glasses a day.

      Harvesting tips: gather the fruit in the summer - when its ripest. The fruit turns yellow when ripe.

      Storage tips: DO NOT freeze passionflower. The fruit only last a week in the fridge crisper drawer. Place the dried portions in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

      I hope this helps you....I tried to figure out how they make the extract (tincture) but they don't tell you in this book. They do say however, that you can go to any herb store and buy the extract...they say its a little pricey, but the shelf-life is 5 years!

  31. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy to help with a hormone imbalance?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends on what the hormone inbalance is. If you are trying to get rid of hot flashes, try a combination of soy (estrogen), dong quai and black cohosh. This is the combination in most of the women's natural products, but I find it cheaper to buy them separately.

  32. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Apple Cider Vinager, honey and water together?
    will help a person lose weight. This lady told me that the pounds just melt of when you drink apple cider vinager. If so how much do you drink and how much do you put in water. Thanks everyone for your input.

    • ANSWER:
      The Many Health Benefits you can get from Apple Cider Vinegar. It may taste horrible but the benefits definately outway the bad taste!!
      Ok - this may seem very gross but if you have a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar a day you will be doing your body so much good! It is so disctusting but I add some grape juice to it and drink it through a straw so it's not that bad.

      Here are some reasons and benefits of having Apple Cider Vinegar:

      Helps ease the itch and rid chiggers
      Helps with hot flashes in menopausal women
      Helps treat insect bites and skin allergies
      Helps relieve and heal poison ivy
      Helps prevent heart disease and stroke
      Helps soothe and heal a sunburn
      Helps rid head lice
      Great for your joints
      Great for arthritis
      Gets rid of bad breath
      Great anti viral and anti bacterial agents
      Use a cup in as a hair rinse - makes your hair shiny
      Gives you relief of pollen, food and pet allergies (I need that)
      Treats your sinus infections
      Helps reduce the risk or tumors
      Help rid warts
      Reduces total body stresses and tension
      Helps treat hemorrhoids and varicose veins
      Great for acne, and skin problems
      Helps lower your high cholesterol
      Helps heals your wounds and skin abrasions
      Helps retain your youth
      Can act as an appetite suppressant and aid in weight loss
      Helps prevent osteoporosis
      Helps rid the common cold
      Boosts your energy level and your immune system
      Excellent for acid reflux and sore throats
      It helps breaks down fatty deposits so is great for loosing weight
      Keeps high blood pressure down by preventing your blood from getting too thick
      Helps treat insomnia
      Helps digestion
      Help common ailments such as hair loss and dandruff
      Even helps rid your hiccups
      Helps treat and get rid of cold sores
      Great for your kidneys and your bladder
      Cures fungal infections - Athlete's feet and Nail Fungus Ailments
      Acts as a clenser and detoxifier for various organs basically purifying your body and its organs (kidneys, liver, heart...)
      Reduces risk of colon cancer
      Topical relief for shingles
      Helps relieve diarrhea

      tribes » Health & Wellness » Joys of Juicing » topics »
      "An Apple A Day..." - Cider Vinegar Health Benefitstopic posted Fri, October 13, 2006 - 12:18 PM by Craig

      Many people are now convinced—Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), that wonderful “old-timers” home remedy, cures more ailments than any other folk remedy and has been highly regarded throughout history. In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing health qualities.

      The reported cures from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar are numerous and include: allergies (including pet, food and environmental), sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, Candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, gout, and even heart pain. Apple Cider Vinegar breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has soaring blood pressure under control in two weeks!

      For centuries, the benefits from cider vinegar to fight infection, promote digestion, fighting osteoporosis, have been well known. One of the first goals on the way to great health is to restore the body's pH to the alkaline range. As nearly all chronic illnesses take place in a body that has become acidic due to the gradual depletion of its mineral reserves, it is logical to check on the body's acid/alkaline balance and to work towards maintaining it in the alkaline range. The state of the body's acid/alkaline balance can be easily measured by testing the urine using pH strips.

      INTERNAL BENEFITS:
      . Rich in enzymes & potassium
      . Naturally supports a healthy immune system
      . Helps control weight
      . Helps soothe dry throat
      . Promotes healthy digestion & pH balance
      . Helps remove body sludge & toxins

      ACV is also a natural antibiotic germ fighter, fights E. coli and other bacteria. It is an excellent remedy for food poisoning and helpful in digestive upsets. ACV helps control and normalize weight and improve digestion. ACV helps relieve arthritis stiffness and rheumatism.

      Use two teaspoons (2 t.) in a pint of water daily for yourself—or one teaspoon in the dog or cat’s drinking water—as a healthy tonic. Drink a daily tonic of apple cider vinegar to help you keep the right pH balance in the urinary tract, since the proper acidity creates an inhospitable environment for bacteria and yeasts that cause these infections.

      EXTERNAL BENEFITS:
      . Helps maintain healthy skin
      . Helps promote a youthful, healthy body
      . Soothes irritated skin
      . Relieves muscle pain from exercise

      ACV helps to maintain healthy skin, promote youthful, healthy bodies. Soothes pain of sunburn, the itch from bug bites, and the sting from plants. ACV helps prevent dandruff, itching scalp, baldness, and dry skin. ACV soothes tight aching joints, sore muscles. Apple cider vinegar also removes sebum and environmental and product buildup on the hair shaft.

      COMBINE WITH NATURAL BEE HONEY TO:
      . Relax the nervous system
      . Promote deep sleep
      . Relieve rheumatism
      . Relieve arthritis
      . Relieve bone and muscle pain and soreness
      . Relieve heart ailments
      . Relieve stress
      . Relieve insomnia

      Mix organic apple cider with pure raw honey and drink at night before going to bed. Great for calming nerves, promoting relaxation and relief of bone related ailments. Adjust the amount of vinegar and honey for comfort and taste. See my recommended recipe here:

      RECIPE:
      250 mL (8 oz) Purified Water (warm enough to melt honey)
      1 to 2 teaspoons Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (Organic recommended)
      1 to 2 teaspoons Honey (Local, raw, non-GMO recommended)

      (Honey comes from flowers and has a very light energy. I recommend honey from flowers that are known to provide support for heart and lungs. Use local honey to help provide relief from allergies and build immunity.)

      Apple Cider Vinegar is proving very beneficial to people and animals with arthritis because it breaks down calcium deposits in the joints while re-mineralizing the bones. It has shown to be equally beneficial to dogs with hip dysplasia. ACV is also effective for urinary tract infections, and it lowers high blood pressure. In animals, it is helpful in skin and coat problems and in replacing potassium depletion. (Cranberry juice is also a well-known home remedy for urinary tract infections. It prevents bacteria from attaching to the walls of the urinary tract.)

      A new University of California-Davis Medical Center study shows that daily consumption of 12 ounces of apple cider or apple juice can reduce the risk of heart disease. And the benefits don’t stop there. A recent Cornell University study found that the antioxidants in apples also inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells.

      ACV has been found to protect arteries from harmful buildup of plaque. Many heart attacks are caused by high amounts of fats and cholesterol in your blood. The fiber in ACV helps to absorb fats and cholesterol by expelling them from the body as waste materials.

      ACV is used to promote the health of veins and capillaries; it is also useful in assisting in the health of the heart. The potassium found in apple cider vinegar is also beneficial to the heart.

      The dietary fiber in ACV is beneficial in controlling glucose levels in the blood. Minerals like manganese, calcium, magnesium, silicon and iron develop bone mass and make them stronger. It is also a rich source of amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

      ACV boosts the immune system and acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-biotic. Apples contain Vitamin C and flavonoids, which helps with wound healing and in reducing the severity of colds and flu symptoms. Apple cider also has acetic acid, plus ion-futynic lactic and propionic acids. It is the richest source of amino acids known.

      Apple cider cannot cure cancer, but it is valuable to have around to help fight free radicals in the body. Beta-carotene, found in apple cider vinegar, is a powerful antioxidant, which helps to neutralize the free radicals formed in the body through oxidation. To prevent these free radicals, and to keep them in check, we need antioxidants to rid our body of these potentially dangerous compounds. Left alone, free radicals have the run of our bodies; they damage cells, which leads to cellular degeneration. The pectin in apple cider vinegar adds fiber to the diet, which helps prevent cancer, especially colon cancer. Fiber binds with certain cancer-causing compounds in the colon, and speeds up their elimination from the system.

      VITAMINS IN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
      . Vitamin C
      . Vitamin E
      . Vitamin A
      . Vitamin B1
      . Vitamin B2
      . Vitamin B6
      . Pro-vitamin beta-carotene
      . Vitamin P

      MINERALS & TRACE ELEMENTS IN APPLE CIDER VINEGAR:
      . Potassium
      . Calcium
      . Magnesium
      . Phosphorous
      . Chlorine
      . Sodium
      . Sulfur (the mineral - not the sulfa, which some people are allergic to)
      . Copper
      . Iron
      . Silicon
      . Fluorine

  33. QUESTION:
    A bit of water spilled on my keyboard?
    I have an HP Pavilion g7-1310us Notebook PC. I spurted a bit of water from my sports bottle, and it spilled near the A, S, and Caps Lock keys. I first blotted away all visible water. The laptop didn't turn off or anything; it actually was working normally for 2 hours. Then, a vertical line down my screen started flashing. Everything worked normally. As soon as this started, I turned the laptop off and removed the battery. There are water bubbles where the battery stays.

    If I let it dry overnight, will it be dry? Will my laptop return to normal? Sorry for the long retelling of events. Thank you very much.

    • ANSWER:
      Only time will tell.

      Check the bottle if it contain anything that may cause any stickiness or conduct electricity. pure water alone barely (still some) conduct electricity.

      If you found water near the battery pack...I wouldn't have high hope. Letting it dry alone wouldn't help much. Get a fan or something (not HOT) and blow on it for 1-2 hours. What you want to do is make the environment of the laptop as dry (not hot) as possible. This will eliminate some left over water. Look online for any home remedies to help with moisture.

      Still..don't have too much hope. My old laptop have coke spilled on it. Changed the keyboard. half a year later...motherboard shorted out. Paid for the repair. Still working great 'til now. This happened around 2-3 years ago. My laptop is now 5 years old. xD

  34. QUESTION:
    What is the best natural remedy for Hot Flashes?

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to beat a hot flash is naturally. Hot flashes have a lot to do with the low levels of estrogen in your body, but other factors can cause your temperature control to go out of whack. Recent studies show that medication is not always helpful. Instead of estrogen therapy, look at less drastic measures first, partly because estrogen therapy is not known to be safe for women with a history of breast cancer—but also because you should always begin with the least aggressive approach to treating your menopausal symptoms.

      If you can identify the things that trigger your hot flashes, you've made the first step in getting the upper hand. Keep a record of when they occur and what you were eating or doing, or how you were feeling at the time. Many women find that stress tops the charts as a trigger. Was that hot flash in the boardroom a random hit, or were you feeling under pressure at the time? Was it a full day of pressure without a break?

      Solution: Ease the pressure. Give yourself more time to plan your work, to rehearse your presentation, to deliver your assignments, to arrive where you're going. If you are doing a series of presentations, give yourself a chance to relax and cool off between sessions. And plan your schedule so you avoid meetings or decision making when you're most likely to be in a sweat.

      Other hot flash triggers:

      * alcohol
      * caffeine
      * diet pills
      * spicy food
      * hot food
      * hot tubs
      * saunas
      * hot showers
      * hot beds
      * hot rooms
      * hot weather
      * smoking

      * Dress in layers, so you can peel off one layer after another as you get warmer.
      * Don't wear wool, don't wear synthetics, and be wary of silk. That leaves cotton, linen, rayon, and more cotton. (Look at the bright side: You'll save on cleaning bills, and you can stop worrying about moths.)
      * Avoid turtlenecks. Stick to open-neck shirts.
      * Keep ice water at hand that you can sip to cool down your insides.
      * Where possible, lower the thermostat. Maybe it's time for a decent air conditioner or a ceiling fan. Or maybe you'd prefer one of those little hand-held battery-operated fans or the foldable kind you flutter in front of your face. You can find perfectly adequate paper fans for about a dollar.
      * Wear cotton pajamas or a nightgown. If you perspire a lot at night, your nightclothes are easier to change than the sheets.
      * Use cotton sheets only, not synthetics.
      * Get a bigger bed if you and your partner are on different heat planets but you still want to stay in close orbit.
      * Take a cool shower before bed.
      * Try a mild medication like Tylenol
      * Arrive at meetings early so that you can get the coolest seat.
      * Use your freezer liberally. A number of women talked about opening the freezer at home (or in the supermarket) and sticking their head in when a hot flash hits.

      Lifestyle changes to alleviate hot flashes

      Exercise: Increasing your level of activity (for example, taking the stairs instead of the elevator) can reduce hot flashes and have a positive impact on just about every other symptom attributed to menopause and growing older, including:

      * insomnia
      * mood swings
      * eroded self-image
      * loss of libido
      * fatigue
      * elevated cholesterol levels
      * heart, bone, and muscle health.

      Relaxation and stress reduction: It isn't unusual to have trouble dealing with stress, especially if you've undergone treatment for breast cancer. You may find that one of the following techniques will help you minimize the devastating effects of stress on your body:

      * relaxation exercises
      * breathing exercises
      * meditation
      * visualization
      * massage
      * hypnosis
      * yoga
      * biofeedback techniques.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there help for menopause?
    I am 39 years old and have recently linked past year symptoms to early menopause. It is truly making my life miserable. Sleeping problems and night sweats keep me from restorative sleep so I am constantly exhausted, hot flashes and nausea make my day hard to get through.

    I would like to know some of the menopause symptoms that others experience and if any one has found any good over the counter or at home remedies for these symptoms.

    • ANSWER:
      yes there is help,its trail and error though,good luck

  36. QUESTION:
    Im having stomach pains, hot flashes i try to eat but feel sick?
    I am 20 years old and am worried sick on whether or not to go to the doctors!! I am having really bad stomach pains sometimes they keep me from sleeping at night they are so bad. I feel like im going to be sick all the time even after trying to eat something. I take a couple bites and can't eat anymore! Im becoming fatigued and just want to sit around and sleep and I'm having really bad hot flashes i get super cold and then break into a sweat in no time at all so on and so forth. The reason i am asking instead of going to the doctors is because i have no insurance and it costs me a fortune and at the time i just can't afford it!! Please if anyone knows whats wrong with me and you know a home remedy or an over the counter drug that can help me get healthy again please feel free to email me

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms you have darling mimic many diseases, the most benign of them is that you have irregular period, appendicitis or ovarian cyst , but it could be as serious as HIV, Hepatitis or Tuberculosis infection(Unlikely).
      What I would suggest you to do is to go to any Accident and Emergency department at your local hospital when you get a temperature or feel cold. you have to have full investigations to know exactly whats wrong, you need full blood picture, and probably abdominal ultrasound or CT scan.
      As an emergency, they are obliged to treat you even if you are not insured !!!.
      For the time being you can get some pain killers (on shelf) as paracetamol or Solpadiene and also anti sickness tablets .

      Good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    Any good home remedies for hot flashes?

    • ANSWER:
      Edamame. There is protein in there that will help. Japanese women do not have PMS and hot flashes like Western women.

      Also talk to a nutritionist about changing your diet. Trust me, it helps. I was getting cranky when my diet contained DiGorino Pizza, Doritos, Diet Pepsi, Pringles and Kraft food products. I went to a more natural diet and I don't have PMS and I feel much better.

  38. QUESTION:
    How do you beat BO that isn't accompanied by sweat?
    I use deodorant and shower every day. However, I still have daily underarm BO. It's really annoying. It's not unbearable, but I think it's gross. I have to change my shirt and re-apply deodorant every day when I get home from work. But even then I start to smell again within a few hours. Throught this whole process, I won't have sweated once. The odor isn't accompanied by sweat. What's the deal? How do I fix it? I'm desparate! Help!

    • ANSWER:
      It can be from multiple things. Maybe its what ur eating soo you should try eating something new and get a new diet or if uve been eating the same food for a while u might wanna eat something different. If youve been eating junk food u should try to start eating food thats more healthy,Read this: Drinking and eating certain foods can cause body odor. Caffeinated beverages, spicy foods, onions, garlic, cumin, curry and fish are just some of the culprits that can make body odor even worse.

      Certain drugs like antipsychotic medications used in treating mental disorders, morphine and analgesics found in over the counter pain-relievers.

      In males, a low level of the male hormones testosterone known as hypogonadism, can cause hot flashes and excessive sweating.

      Sometimes heredity can be a factor in overactive body odor.

      People with diabetes who must take insulin or oral medications, can experience more sweating than normal. Usually this occurs when there is a drop in their blood sugar.

      An overactive thyroid can also cause you to perspire more than normal. When the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, it can cause you to sweat more than you normally would.

      In many people hyperhidrosis is the cause of overactive body odor. The condition is caused when nerves that control the sweat glands become overactive. While the problem is not as uncommon as it used to be, there are still some doctors who are not aware of the problem.

      Once you have determined the exact cause of your overactive body odor, the next and final step is finding a solution to the problem. An increase in self-care, a natural approach or a difference in the fabric you wear are just a few of the ideas that can be found you can try:

      Wearing natural fabrics like cotton, silk and wool will allow your skin to breathe. Natural fabrics tend to absorb perspiration better than artificial materials. If you find that your feet tend to sweat, try buying a pair of shoes made from a natural material such as leather.

      A change in your diet can help eliminate overactive body odor. Try eliminating caffeinated drinks and foods with strong odors in them. Instead opt for a diet rich in fiber and zinc. A lack of zinc in your diet can bring out body odors since it controls how your body handles waste.

      Showering more than once a day may also help in decreasing sweat and odor. Afterwards try using a deodorant with antiperspirant. Using a deodorant alone can only mask odor but not perspiration.

      If you can’t use antiperspirant deodorants or they don’t help, the French swear by “Le Crystal Nature” which is a mineral salt that helps odor and perspiration without irritating skin. The product is available here in the United States in many health foods stores.

      If your deodorant soap or body wash isn’t helping your situation, check out your local pharmacy for an antibacterial surgical scrub. If you can’t find them, ask your pharmacist.

      If you’d much rather try a natural approach towards eliminating overactive body odor, sage tea is said to help minimize body perspiration.

      Another natural approach to try is yoga. Yoga or any form of meditation can help you to relax and reduce the stress that triggers perspiration. Try your local library for a free source in yoga and meditation books, cds and videos.

      Tomato juice could be another thing to try. An old folk remedy used in deodorizing family dogs that have been skunked, is said to work in eliminating overactive body odors as well. Pour two cups if tomato juice in your bath water and soak for at least 15 minutes.

      Some people say that boric acid works for body odor. Apply the acid where you perspire after bathing. If you choose this method, use it wisely. Boric acid can irritate the skin if you use too much and it is dangerous around children and pets.

      If you find that none of these solutions work for you, a visit to your family doctor may be needed. Your doctor can diagnose you properly and rule out any health conditions that may be the cause. Your doctor can then prescribe a medication or suggest treating the problem with Iontophoresis. In rare cases he or she may want to even schedule surgery.

      or you can try this this called Anti Persperinte Soap. It will help get rid of ur BO. Or maybe you have bacteria. ttry this thing called crystal deodorant. Itsssss all natural and it kills the bacteria that causes odor!!! http://www.thecrystal.com/index.cfm If your really not finding anything that is working go to your docter and he will tell you what to do. I looked on some websites and found some other information:

      I suggest you try different brands of deodorant. I have the very same problem only with sweat. I could list 10 deodorants that work for a short time but a few actually work well all day. For me Degree works the best. You could try that but what I'm saying is try different brands. It is very good as a female that you avoid anti-perspirants as sweating is a way of your body to excrete toxins. By preventing this natural process toxins are harbored and can enter breast tissue and cause breast cancer. This is what I have be told. Anyways try different brands and avoid anti persp like you have been! good luck!

      Oh another thing I feel I should mention is that sweat does not cause odor rather bacteria (I know eew but your covered in it from head to toe even inside and out!) living in your underarms cause it. You could talk to a Dr. and see if there is some sort of supplemental creme or antibiotic(overprescribed i know) that may help reduce the bacteria present on your skin

  39. QUESTION:
    Menopause hot flash help...?
    I'm 17 and going through a little menopause...any at home remedies to help hot flashes?? I really don't wanna take any shot or medications of anything because my grandma got ovarian cancer from it, so it runs in the family. Thank u for the help!!
    Yes, i have the Depot Lupron shot for endosalpingiosis, and it makes me feel like i'm going through menopause. And i'm sick of hot flashes! lol

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What are some home remedies for hot and cold flashes? I'm miserable!?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello.I researched online home remedies for hot and cold flashes and there seem to be some good ones on ehow.com and livestrong.com.Hope you feel better soon.

  41. QUESTION:
    does anyone know of a home remedy for menopause/hot flashes/and all the other stuff that comes with it!!?
    iam going crazy with these hot flashes/ and dont wanna take any hormone pills like estrogen...which can cause breast cancer...so please ladies/ or men give me some advice! this is early menopause from a hsterectomy...im 41 years old..and just wanna buy something that really works!! thanks..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi chana1971 - keep in mind that symptoms of menopause can come from a variety of hormone imbalances - at any age. It's not uncommon for a thyroid condition to affect hormone levels, causing hot flashes & night sweats.

      There are a lot of places to find support / information about 'all the other stuff' that comes with menopause (sorry if that sounds like I'm making light of it). Online resources to help diagnose symptoms include http://www.medicinenet.com/hot_flashes/symptoms.htm or http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/hot-flashes, each of which give some further information about hot flashes and their causes. Some suggestions include elimination or reduced intake of alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods - but check them out yourself.

      My better half, Sassy, has had to wrestle with hot flashes too. For what it's worth, she did find a silver bullet that killed her hot flashes within hours - venlafaxine (a generic substitute for Effexor). It was originally a prescription drug used to treat depression, but recently it was approved for use in treating menopause symptoms; many doctors aren't even aware of that use for the drug. If you're OK with drugs, and your doctor will write the prescription, the venlafaxine may work for you too. Keep in mind that your side effects may vary (it caused a dry mouth as a side effect for Sassy) - or it may not work at all.

      If you can't put an end to the hot flashes, try to catch them early - before you go past the 'tipping point' and into a full fledged hot flash. A small battery powered fan may do the job, or simply finding a nearby faucet and running your hands under cold water may put out the fire. Your blood is close to the surface in your forearms, wrists, and backs of your hands, and water can suck a lot of heat out quickly. Give it a shot; hope you find relief!

  42. QUESTION:
    Is this the flu? Or common cold?
    My symptoms are tight throat, burning sensation in throat, hoarse voice, sore throat and glands, dry cough, nausea, fatigue, chills, hot flashes, headache.

    not sure what it is, and what are some home remedies to relieve my symptoms?

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    what is this white stuff on the floor that looks like fur and what can i do to remedy it?
    my floor has "grown" some white stuff that looks like fur. i suspected that this was due to some damp from a leaking roof. now the roof has been repaired and still the fur grows periodically even during hot weather of OAT 20 degrees centigrade, what can i do to rectify this problem because i cannot put my floor carpeting (i don't want to mess up the carpet)

    '

    • ANSWER:
      That is most definitely mold, and while cleaning with bleach will remove it for the moment, you need to concentrate on the bigger, underlying situation.

      Luckily, you had the roof fixed but that did not take care of the moisture problems inside the home that may have been caused by the roof, as evidenced by the mold continually growing back on your floor.

      There may be lingering water damage behind the walls or under the floor boards that needs to be corrected. An experienced and trusted home remodeling company with special knowledge in water management can investigate and correct the problems.

      I suggest a remodeling contractor because the solution to the problem may affect several different areas of your home (walls, framing, ventilation, flashing, etc) so you need someone who understands how all the pieces connect and can employ the specialists that are needed in each area.

      While you work on solving this potential health hazard, consider leaving the blower on your furnace running constantly, even if not using the heating or cooling. This constant circulation of air lessens the mold smell and allows your home to recycle its indoor/outdoor at a faster rate. If you can open windows to help air out the room, please do so. Stagnate air helps the mold grow faster.

  44. QUESTION:
    How can I reduce excessive sweating?

    • ANSWER:
      Sweating is a normal bodily function that serves to cool off and lubricate the skin, especially in areas that may rub against other areas of skin, such as under the arms, under the breasts, and between the legs

      Excessive or profuse sweating is a medical condition with many possible causes. Because it is not a disease, it can be a symptom of another medical condition such as a disorder of the nerves.

      Causes & Development
      For some people, there may be no detectable cause for their excessive sweating, and they may be considered to have a medical condition known as essential (idiopathic or primary) hyperhidrosis. This may be due to over activity of the nerves that send signals to the sweat glands in the skin, the sympathetic nervous system. Sometimes this idiopathic form of hyperhidrosis can be genetically transmitted, and it often runs in families; this form may first show up in early childhood.

      Other people may have sweating as a symptom of known medical conditions, such as:

      an overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism)
      gout
      rheumatoid arthritis
      tuberculosis
      lymphoma
      hypoglycemia
      parasites
      metabolic dysfunction
      nerve damage due to diabetes (autonomic dysfunction) or spinal cord injuries
      liver disease
      vitiligo
      psychiatric disorders such as stress, panic attacks or anxiety disorders
      hot flashes associated with menopause

      Ways to reduce it!!

      One new approach that may work on small areas of skin that have excessive sweating is to inject botulinum toxin (Botox®) into small areas of the skin (such as the underarms), which blocks the acetylcholine for up to 12 months before it wears off.

      Home remedy for sweaty hands or feet: Boil five tea bags in a quart of water for five minutes. When the solution cools, soak your hands or feet for twenty to thirty minutes nightly. Tea contains tannic acid, which is also found in commercial products such as Zilactol, and Zilactin. The astringent properties of tannic acid are thought to be partly responsible for its antiperspirant action.

      Medication may be taken internally that works to block the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, from stimulating the sweat glands. Some of the more useful medications include the anticholinergics (such as glycopyrrolate or atropine), some antihistamines, some antidepressants, and some of the tranquilizers. However, these medications will also affect other parts of the body, and may have side-effects, including dry mouth, drying of other secretions or constipation.

  45. QUESTION:
    homopathic way to relieve hotflashes?
    is there a home remedy for hotflashes?

    • ANSWER:
      MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT BLACK COHOSH IS GOOD FOR HOT FLASHES ( WE WERE DISCUSSING SYMPTOMS DURING AND POST MENOPAUSE AS THE SPECIFIC CAUSE OF THE HOT FLASHES) I BOUGHT A BOTTLE OF 540MG. THE DIRECTIONS SAY ONE TABLET DAILY BUT MY DR SAID THAT I COULD TAKE 2 TABLETS 3 TIMES A DAY. IT IS REALLY HELPING A LOT. YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THE DOSE YOU SHOULD TAKE THOUGH.

  46. QUESTION:
    home remedies for menopausal symptoms, hot flashes, mood swings, no sleep?

    • ANSWER:
      Black Cohosh can relieve many menopausal symptoms, including:
      Hot flashes
      Sweating
      Headaches
      Mood disturbances
      Depression
      Vaginal dryness
      Cramping
      Water retention

      Mexican Wild Yam is beneficial for:
      menstrual cramps
      hot flashes
      headaches

      Both can be found at Whole Foods, Black Cohosh can also be found at GNC, and large grocery stores.

      Best of luck.

  47. QUESTION:
    i need help about my mom!!?
    my mom just had a hysterectomy and she got her ovaries removed with her uterus and she is experiencing bad symptoms like: headaches, hot flashes vaginal dryness. pretty much all the symptoms you could experience after a hysterectomy. but i am asking, what is the treatment like home remedies for her? she has the patch but it doesn't work and she really needs help with her symptoms. so... any home remedies or any over the counter stuff for her?

    thanks!

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  48. QUESTION:
    i have had my period for over a month now.?
    i am 41, tired, gaining weight (but eating the same), headaches, hot flashes etc. I am sure it's just menopause, but I can't afford to go to the doctor. I tried to make an appointment but it was over 0.00 since I have no insurance. Any "home remedies" for relief? I just want my period to stop or at least slow down!

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  49. QUESTION:
    Drug withdrawal?
    Does anyone know any home remedies or tips for dealing with withdrawal from Suboxone, which is used to withdraw from opiates, methadone,etc.? The symptoms are body aches,insomnia and hot/cold flashes. (Besides tapering off..the person has already tapered down to 1.5mg before stopping).

    • ANSWER:
      Lots of hot showers.
      Accept that you will have very poor sleep for awhile, so dig into some books if you can.
      Know that your bones will ache, and that's just part of it. Everything is likely to piss you off...

      But first and foremost: Get in contact with someone else that cares about you stopping. We need to be supported during this time. When someone supports you, it helps them as much as you.

      Opiate withdrawal is painful and seems like an eternity.

      But life under the ball and chain of addiction is Hell on earth.

  50. QUESTION:
    Horrible period cramps?! what can I do?!!?
    So I am 18 years old. I first got my period when I was 16 and when it first started I didn't really have too bad of cramps. But it seems like its gotten worse! Now I would like to think that I am a pretty tough person.... a lot of things don't hurt me too much and I have a pretty high pain tolerance..but for the first day of my period I get these horrible cramps in my stomach and lower back. Really bad ones too the point where I don't even want to move. Sometimes I even get dizzy from the pain and feel like im going to faint. I don't have a heavy period...and it usually only last about 4 days...but the first day is almost unbearable. Like today I was flying back from vacation on an airplane and I got my period...all of a sudden I started having hot flashes...horrible cramps..and felt like I was going to faint. I didn't have any medicine with me either so I seriously felt like I would have rathered died than survive the whole plain ride lol but luckily I made myself fall asleep and when I woke up I was feeling slightly better. So usually the bad cramps, heat flashes, and dizziness only lasts about a couple hours when I first get my period every month..but its horrible! I know green tea is suppose to help..but is there any other home remedies I could try that might help? I don't like taking too much medication I prefer more natural things...does anyone else experience/has experienced these things? Are these symptoms normal?

    Thanks for reading :) I appreciate it. Sometimes being a girl sucks -.-

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