Pregnancy Tracker: 37 weeks, 2 days Size of the Baby: About 7 pounds Biggest Obstacle: Multiple aches and pains! Pregnancy takes an interesting arch. In the first trimester, many women are miserable because they can't keep food down, they experience food aversions, or they endure nearly constant nausea. For the middle trimester, suddenly you have more energy, food sounds good, the nausea goes away and you feel pretty much like your normal self. Except now, you have the pregnancy glow and family, friends, even strangers embrace your mother-to-be status. After that peak, you slowly decline into the uncomfortable stage known as the third trimester. That's where I am now. I assume this is natural because feeling so uncomfortable makes you look forward to delivery, excited to get labor going, and generally want the pregnancy to end. My most pressing complaint is moderate to strong hip pain on my left side. From my onl...
The middle joint of the toe is bent. The end part of the toe bends down into a claw-like deformity. At first, you may be able to move and straighten the toe. Over time, you will no longer be able to move the toe.
A corn often forms on the top of the toe. A callus is found on the sole of the foot.
Walking or wearing shoes can be painful.
Signs and tests
A physical examination of the foot confirms that you have hammer toe. The health care provider may find decreased and painful movement in the toes.
Serious PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) can be debilitating and painful. Help may be on the way thanks to some recent findings by researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. PMDD is more severe than PMS and can really incapacitate a woman for several days out of the month. Physical symptoms can include palpitations, bloating, low energy. Emotional symptoms can include irritability, anxiety, depression, mood swings, sleepeing disturbances and difficulty focusing. UNC was given a $3 million grant for a 5-year study using YAZ, a low-dose (hormone) birth control pill.
Apparently it's the change in hormones and not the change in levels that triggers the depression aspect of PMDD in susceptible women. And these women seem to be especially sensitive to any hormonal changes associated with the menstrual cycle, so this continuous birth control therapy - which eliminates hormonal cycling - seems to be an excellent therapy opti...
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