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  • Can't Do Bong Hits?

    About a year ago, I was seshing with some friends, doing tokes. I had done maybe three or four tokes, and on my final toke, the smoke hit so hard, I ended up greening and throwing up. Ever since then, I haven't been able to do bong hits. The smoke hits way too hard, even when it's just a pinch of weed, and I start coughing and gagging uncontrollably. I've tried EVERYTHING. Taking it slow, ice, taking a break from smoking, deep breathing..

    Am I ever gonna be able to do tokes again? Or are my lungs just ****** up for good?..

    1 AnswerOther - Games & Recreation5 years ago
  • Help With Sinus Problem?

    My nose is always stuffy. It's especially difficult to breathe through my nose right when I wake up and before I go to sleep. Even if I blow my nose and clear out some of the mucus, it comes back within a few minutes. The only time my nose is ever runny is if I do intense exercise, and then it remains runny for the majority of the day.

    I went to my doctor, thinking I had rhinitis. She prescribed me some nasal spray. I went through a bottle of it, but there's been no improvement..

    What should I do? It's honestly becoming very difficult to breathe at all. Is it some kind of asthma?

    1 AnswerRespiratory Diseases6 years ago
  • What Is This Food?

    Forgive my poor memory, I only ate this stuff a few times when I was about 8. I remember it came in a bag, like when you go to a bulk barn or something. It was like this whitish/beige "powder", a little bit thicker than flour so that it crumbled. I just remember it being sweet, I just ate it as it was, we never put it on anything.

    My step dad was the one who introduced me to it. He was African, and so I'm not sure if this is an African staple food or what. Kudos to whoever can help me out..

    3 AnswersEthnic Cuisine6 years ago
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    Estimate Time For Tattoo (Picture)?

    I'm getting this tattoo done on my back, from (almost) shoulder blade to shoulder blade. The design takes up about a full page of notebook paper, so hopefully that gives you a good idea.

    I went in for a consultation and the artist told me it will take about five hours. This whole thing took me at the most 2 1/2 hours to complete. I know there's different factors involved (how quickly the artist works, ink takes more time to apply to skin than crayon does to paper, pain tolerance and breaks in between). I just want to make sure 5 hours is a reasonable time estimate.

    Also since she's copying and tracing the design, it should turn out almost identical to the drawing, right?

    1 AnswerTattoos6 years ago
  • First Time Getting Tattoo?

    I want to get a tattoo and I'm completely clueless on the subject, so I just have a couple of questions.

    First of all, most tattoo artists charge by the hour, right? Is there a "base fee" as well? Does it cost more to get it done in color? Is there extra for getting a custom tattoo done?

    I'm bringing in a custom design done on paper, and I'm wondering how artists go about inking you. Do they just refer to the drawing and copy it onto your skin? (I'm terrified it might turn out like **** if that's the case).

    And finally, I'm getting it done on my back, below the nape of my neck and spread out from shoulder to shoulder (think of wings), and I'm wondering if this is a particularly painful spot.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with my questions!

    3 AnswersTattoos6 years ago
  • Dying Brown Hair Ginger Orange?

    My hair is probably a chestnut brown. I've been wanting to dye it so it becomes amber. I tried dying it last time with blonde hair dye and it turned a lighter brown. A friend told me that to get the colour I want I should just get the lightest dye of blonde they have, like platinum blonde. I'm just wondering if it's possible for it to work, I don't want to bleach, or go to a salon.

    2 AnswersHair6 years ago
  • Am I bleeding because of birth control?

    Three nights ago my boyfriend and I had sex (we're both each other's "first time" so STDs are not a factor in this). During intercourse everything was fine until I got some uncomfortable stomach pains. I noticed I was really wet but it was too dark for me to tell what it was, I figured it was because I was just really aroused. Later, when I went to the bathroom, I noticed my underwear had smears of blood all over it, and when I went to wipe, I was bleeding. It was coming out like period blood as well, like mucus and dripping, but I already finished my period two weeks ago. So all in all, I was really shocked and scared. The bleeding lasted for about two days.

    Then, again today, we had sex and I'm bleeding again. I don't know why this is happening because out of all the times that we've had sex, this has never occurred. I recently started birth control pills for the first time and I am now on my third week. He wasn't wearing a condom for both times that there's been bleeding and I haven't missed a pill. I know they warned about spotting and break through bleeding, but I already went through that and it's finally stopped. I'm also talking Alysena which is a really low dose pill (20 mgs). Why am I bleeding after intercourse?

    2 AnswersWomen's Health6 years ago
  • How long before Alysena birth control is effective?

    I've been searching and searching for one concrete answer but haven't really gotten one. The booklet doesn't really specify, just says to start on the first day of my period, and if I start any time after that I should use a backup contraceptive for a week. I've heard a month from other people as well. This is my first time using any kind of birth control pill, but I started on the first day of my period, take my pill every day at the usual time, and haven't missed one since. It's been about a week. Am I covered?

    1 AnswerWomen's Health6 years ago
  • Jobs Related to Social Work?

    Hey there. I'm 19, currently not in school, just working part time and whatnot. I've been thinking about career paths I would like to take but dunno what kind of jobs apply to what I'm looking for. I do enjoy helping people, mostly people my own age because obviously I can relate to what they're going through better. However I'm apprehensive about it. I'm the type of person who gets emotionally drained very easily and mental breakdowns often result from it. I'm also quite sensitive so I know social work may not be the best path for me.

    But just so I know for future reference, what are some social work related careers that I can look into?

    1 AnswerOther - Careers & Employment6 years ago
  • Is My Lifestyle Affecting My Period?

    I'm about two weeks late now, and just recently started having sex (for the first time that is) two weeks ago. I'm not on the pill, but we have used a condom each time and it has never broken, and he has never came anywhere near me. I also started working two weeks ago as well, which means I had to adjust to waking up at 5 in the morning, standing for about 7 hours, worrying about getting there on time. I don't really eat lunch anymore either. I've been trying to quit smoking for about three weeks and have only had three cigarettes since then.

    I also heard a rumor that if a girl manages to convince herself that she is pregnant, her body will believe it and this can delay her period. Actually, I can attest to this rumor because this happened to me a few months ago, and I was nearly a month late, even though I had never had sex before. Anyway, I'm just wondering if my lifestyle changes are a justifiable reason for being nearly two weeks late.

    1 AnswerWomen's Health7 years ago
  • Do I Have Asthma/Bronchitis?

    A few days ago I decided to ride my bike, even though I haven't rode a bike in three years or so. The ride was a bit strenuous but nothing I'm not used to. However about three or four minutes into the ride, I had to stop. I was completely out of breath, and my lungs were burning so much I honestly believed I was going to vomit. I drank some water but that just agitated my gag reflux even more, so it didn't do me much good. Tried riding my bike again yesterday, the same thing happened. Of course I felt out of breath, but my chest wasn't tightening by that much. And there wasn't any wheezing. A lot of coughing though.

    This kind of experience has happened once or twice before, when I had smoked too much pot. I was also smoking for a few months but quit because it had been bothering my lungs as well. Just wondering if I'm just out of shape or if I really ****** up my lungs.

    2 AnswersRespiratory Diseases7 years ago
  • How to Handle Anxiety Regarding Long-Distance Relationship?

    My current relationship with my boyfriend has been stressful to say the least. He's off studying in university in a town that's about 3 and a half hours away, but I rarely have time to visit due to work, and so he comes back to visit once or twice every month for a few days. I find it easy to handle myself while he's away, but when he comes to visit, I cannot genuinely enjoy the time we spend together because of the reality that he will leave lingering in the back of my mind, and a lot of anxiety and depression results from it.

    I find myself unable to sleep or eat much (no physical need/desire for it). The times that I am able to sleep I wake up to the occasional panic attack, and will feel my heart pounding furiously in my chest, like I'm having a heart attack. Because of poor coping methods, I often result to cigarettes, pot, and alcohol as often as I can, and I notice my smoking habits increase dramatically. Forms of self-harm, both intentional and unintentional, have occurred from time to time. Often times it feels like my chest is in a vice and I find it difficult to breathe. At one point I had terrible stomach problems and my period was two weeks late due to all the pent up anxiety. And many, many emotional break downs.

    I do not see a psychiatrist/therapist, nor do I plan on starting to see one, I have been down that road before. I'm just wondering if there are any helpful tips with dealing with this kind of situation, or if anyone else has experienced the same thing. Much thanks in advance.

    4 AnswersMental Health7 years ago
  • My Friend Keeps Asking Me to Hang Out?

    One of my friends keeps asking me to hang out but I find myself being unable to do it. Every time we hang out, I feel incredibly anxious and very rarely do I enjoy myself when I'm around her. However, she has very low self-esteem, quite possibly very few friends as well because she considers me to be her best friend (even though I detest her..).. I have tried my best to be friendly with her but she does not respect my personal space at all (wanting to touch my face, talking about topics that make me uncomfortable, etc.). I've told her many times to stop doing things that bother me but she does not get it.

    She's asked me to hang our with her for her birthday but I don't want to. I figured I would give her some money as a present, but how do I tell her that I'm unwilling to hang out with her in a way that won't hurt her feelings?

    1 AnswerFriends7 years ago
  • How is a Sexual Assault Case Decided?

    In court, how is a sexual assault case decided? Is a jury present, or does the judge simply come to a conclusion on their own?

    3 AnswersLaw & Ethics7 years ago
  • Is it Normal for a Man to Not be Sexually Aroused in Over a Month?

    So, about a month ago, my boyfriend and I had some problems and things got really stressful to the point where we thought about breaking up. Eventually we talked things out and managed to stay together, but he's been repeatedly telling me that he isn't able to get aroused anymore. He's told me that he wants to and he has tried to arouse himself, but he doesn't feel anything. I guess you could say his penis has been traumatized from the post-"break up"? Our relationship is long-distance at the moment, nor have we ever met in person yet, so that doesn't really help our cause.

    So anyway, is this a normal thing? He's freaking out that he will never be able to be horny again and he's only 21. -.- Is there anything he can do to help himself?

    1 AnswerSingles & Dating8 years ago
  • How Do I Tell My Mom About My Past Sexual Abuse Experience?

    So, for as long as I could remember, I was sexually abused by my grandfather on my mom's side of the family. Thankfully, he never committed rape, it was mostly just touching and saying things like, "This is our secret, you won't tell anyone, right?" Because this happened at such an early age, I grew up thinking it was normal until I was in grade three and teachers started doing lectures on it, saying, "If this ever happens to you, you need to tell someone you trust". But I never did...

    Fast forward four years later and I am now thirteen, and my older sister and I are both spending the weekend at my grandparents. Of course, nothing changed, as soon as my grandfather caught me in a room alone, he began to "get to work". I can't remember, but I think this time I got angry at him and told him to leave me alone. Later that evening, when my sister came into the room to go to bed, she asked me if our grandfather had ever done anything sexual to me. I was shocked because once again, I had never told anyone about what had been happening with him and I all these years. She told me he would try to do the same things to her as well. Now that we had finally brought up the issue, my sister decided to tell my mom about it through a text message, and we immediately got a heated text back saying, "You're lying, and I'm telling your grandmother the things you're saying. She'll talk to you both in the morning".

    The next morning, I ended up telling my grandmother what happened, my grandfather denied it, and she took his side. After that, my relationship with my mom had been unstable and I didn't visit her for about two years (my parents are divorced and I live with my dad). I've just recently spent the summer with my mom, but I realize now that things will never be the same between us. She had the nerve to watch this episode of Dr. Phil with a situation between a mother and a daughter that was much like the situation we had with my grandfather. Needless to say, I had to leave the room.

    Sorry to write out my whole life story, I just want to make sure anyone who reads this really grasps the whole situation. This has been bugging me a lot lately, so my real question is should I bring up the topic again with my mom? I would need to tell her by e-mail because I can't bear to talk about these things in person, plus my mom gets really bitchy when I talk about something she doesn't want to hear. It just hurts that she would refuse to believe her own daughter over a child molester.

    To add to all of this, my grandfather has never been reported. My family life is messed up. My parents are divorced, my mom went through another divorce after an abusive marriage, and she has to take care of my two half brothers who both have Autism and ADHD. I just don't want to add anymore stress to her life by putting her father behind bars.

    3 AnswersOther - Family & Relationships8 years ago
  • Does This Normally Happen During Your Period?

    Alright, so I've been "dealing with" my period for about 3 years now. In the beginning, when I first got it, it wasn't so bad in terms of cramping and bloating, but over the years, it's gradually gotten worse to an extent where I think "oh, dear God, I think I'm going to die".

    The first day of my period is always the hardest, but today was exceptionally bad. I got up with some minor cramps which became a little more painful (and annoying), but I've never used medication that is specifically for cramping before, so I just took a little bit of Peptobimal. I've used it before and it's helped me feel better after about an hour, but today the cramping only got worse.

    So I'm sure all the girls know how brutally painful cramps can be, but I swear, mine were beginning to feel something more like stomach ulcers. I could barely sit down without my legs wobbling underneath me, and when I stood up, I got to the point where I just gave up and began to crawl. I went through a moment of hot flashes and sweated for a bit, and after lying on the couch for about half an hour, I got chills and needed a blanket... in the middle of summer. This went on for about 2 hours before the cramps subsided and my body started to settle down.

    So, I'm just wondering, is that normal? It's only been this bad maybe once or twice. I'm still a virgin and I've never tried birth control pills or anything like that for my period. Are there pills only mainly targeted at cramps (maybe acne as well)?

    6 AnswersWomen's Health8 years ago
  • Things to Know When Marrying a Foreigner?

    So my boyfriend and I have been wanting to get married, but we don't know what to do exactly, because of our situation. I'm a Canadian citizen and he is Chinese, and he's been asking what he has to do in order to marry me and come live with me in Canada. We plan on getting married in his hometown in China, but then where do we go from there? If anyone has any advice or websites dealing with my question, it would be much appreciated. Thank you~

    1 AnswerImmigration8 years ago
  • Dreams Where You Hear a Person's Voice but Can't See Their Face?

    I don't remember many of my dreams, and for the ones that I do remember, all I hear is people's voices. I can see their body, but never the face because they're standing too far away, or I never get a good enough look at them. Does this happen to anyone else? -.- And is there anyway so you can remember the person's face?

    1 AnswerDream Interpretation8 years ago
  • How to Cope with a Long-Distance Relationship?

    I live in Canada, my boyfriend lives in China, and we've been in a long-distance relationship for over 4 months, but we've known each other for about 2 years. We've never met in person before, but we do go on webcam together and talk on the phone, so it isn't purely just internet based. This relationship is the most difficult thing I've ever dealt with. And with nowhere else to turn, I decided to post my question on here.

    Honestly, I'm still fairly young, and I know people reading this are gonna make their judgments, but I'm positive I want to marry this guy. Please don't lecture me on it, I already know about the dangers of foreign marriages and how people marry other people to become a citizen of a foreign country, but this isn't like that. I just want some advice from people who may be, or have already, dealt with a similar situation that I'm in. Thank you in advance.

    1 AnswerSingles & Dating9 years ago