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Board: Dental Health 02-21-2005, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: teeth whitening

I had professional whitening done by my dentist a few years back. This was the kind where they make the trays and then you use a peroxide type of solution at night. It was very effective and the...
Board: Hair Problems 02-09-2005, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Prenatal Vitamins?

I have to agree with Jelohi-- its the hormonal changes of pregnancy that are causing the change in hair growth and fullness ( you get killer fingernails too! lol ). ANY vitamin can benefit you...
Board: Diet & Nutrition 02-09-2005, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,722
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: What is good with cottage cheese?

I also like fresh peaches with it....or I slice tomatos onto it and use fresh ground pepper..this is quite good!
Board: Hair Problems 02-08-2005, 07:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Sented hair products

Gosh I wish I could remember the product name - ( if I do I will come back and share it ) but when I just go to discount stores ( Kmart ) or drugstores, I keep seeing this spray you can use for...
Board: Anxiety 02-07-2005, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 471
Posted By Drakes_mom
Its Doctor Day - hoorah

Today I will go back to my previous doctor and hopefully my follow up post will be filled with optimism and relief because of being back under the care of a supportive and understanding doctor.
Of...
Board: Depression 02-07-2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Hey ya'll...

You have beautifully articulated how you feel, and thats a GREAT BIG step! Contemplating your feelings and being able to identify them and not be in denial about them is a huge success, so start by...
Board: Hair Problems 02-07-2005, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: hair growth/health and Biotin

Hi there...it has been so many years I can't remember the exact name. However, I did a Google, and the Shen Min NuHair seems to be the closest in what they offer. I am seeing a lot of Biotin shampoos...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-07-2005, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: whats a good non oily sunblock for the face

The Neutrogena product I mentioned has absolutely no odor at all. I am very sensitive to smells and perfumes and generally even the non-perfumed sunblocks smell that funky chemical odor. This one is...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-06-2005, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,781
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Perfect foundation?

I am just curious - how come in some threads product names are readable, and in others they are astericks? **** ?
Is it when they are associated with websites?
Just wondering...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-06-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,358
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Possibility of withdrawls from Xanax...

Caitlin,
Please read my posts and the replies under "Anxiety". I am trying to wean myself off of Xanax and am actually going to a doctor tomorrow to get a weaning program underway.
You will see...
Board: Hair Problems 02-05-2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,459
Posted By Drakes_mom
hair growth/health and Biotin

A number of years ago, I had a perm and the stylist failed to insert the pressure sticks that prevent the hair from being overstretched during the procedure. This resulted in severe breakage all...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-05-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 922
Posted By Drakes_mom
BEST skin products yet!

I received a catalog with free samples enclosed ( what a NICE thing to get in the mail huh? ) from a Japanese skincare line called DHC. They sent me a gentle soap, a liquid cleanser packet, a kind of...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-05-2005, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,597
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: whats a good non oily sunblock for the face

I actually use Neutrogena, though its not the dry sunblock, its the Healthy Defense SPF 30 moisturizer. Don't let the word moisturizer fool you though-- this goes on, is absorbed and theres really NO...
Board: Acne 02-05-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Getting new make-up today - need advice

The touch pad seems to have a pretty long life to it. I don't go for a very opaque look- it is more sheer than that, and if I wanted a heavier buildup I would have to layer this on. ( Actually for a...
Board: Acne 02-04-2005, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,585
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Getting new make-up today - need advice

I don't know whether you have to be on an oil control makeup or not. I know sometimes the lack of enough moisture/oil makes your skin produce MORE to compensate. I have read that even oily skinned...
Board: Anxiety 02-04-2005, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

Oh this is so rare lol!
My husband, I have to say straight off, is a very calm, very articulate intelligent man. He is my Zen Master lol. The difference between his reaction and perspectives and...
Board: Anxiety 02-04-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

Thank you Gracie Cat--- can I please have your doctor? lol.
Yes, although I have no symptons of depression, they always want to get me on those meds! I know anxiety and depression can go...
Board: General Health 02-03-2005, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,133
Posted By Drakes_mom
Doing the Doctor dance

I have recently switched from the PA I was seeing, to a doctor at their sister clinic. They both are affiliated with the same local hospital in my area.
I switched from the first one because she was...
Board: Hair Problems 02-03-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: highlights

If you have the salon do the highlights, you can have them followup up with a clear glazing....it is just what it sounds like...it strengthens and coats the hair with a protective shiny gloss. This...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

Thank you Gracie Cat..
I have been on them for about 12 years. I stopped once for over a year while pregnant, which didn't give me problems. But who knows what endorphines were kicking in and...
Board: Dental Health 02-03-2005, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,934
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Enamel and Black Walnut

Thank you for replying!
Question - what are the restoration options both if it HAS and if it has not broken through?
I have no pain at this point, but theres certainly sensitivity if I try to touch...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 02:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

I may try cutting my halves in half- I was afraid i would end up with piles of little Xanax dust lol.
I have only about 25-30 half pills, ( half of .25 mg ) and I wonder should I just do the...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

Thanks Hry, I hadn't though .25 mg once a day was addictive either, but it seems impossible to find a doctor who will let me maintain that dose. They all want to put me on other meds., and I have had...
Board: Dental Health 02-03-2005, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,934
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Enamel and Black Walnut

Thank you, I will check with my pharmacist here. I had wondered why it had to be rx when it is a mere toothpaste.
I actually don't drink mountain dew- I have heard it is one of the worst - but this...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,746
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: zyprexa

It does seem that pharmaceutical companies come into doctor's offices with their free samples and ...some kind of incentive.....and then we are put in positions of having this stuff dispensed to us....
Board: Hair Problems 02-03-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: highlights

One thing to consider is your hair's undertones. For me , I have dark hair but with a lot of red in it. So when I lighten to go to a golden brown- it doesn't happen naturally. For those tones i would...
Board: Dental Health 02-03-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,934
Posted By Drakes_mom
Enamel and Black Walnut

Has anyone heard about using black walnut extract for natural tooth enamel restoration?
I have teeth suffering from the dreaded " mountain dew mouth" ...the enamel along the gum line is eroding.
I...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,160
Posted By Drakes_mom
The Xanax saga- is it time NOW?

Thank you to the person who advised me to go read up on the xanax tapering and so on...what a good read!
This quote has me wondering....
"Do not be tempted to spin out the withdrawal to a...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-03-2005, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: ***EDIT*** Hair color help, please.

I go to the Beauty Supply Store here and - even though I am not a cosmetologist - I can purchase coloring supplies. ( I think only perms are off limits?)
Anyway, these gals know all about lift and...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-03-2005, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,513
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: nude/taupe lipstick

I can't name any particular color, but I have noticed the Jane line of cosmetic ( carried here at Target and Walmart ) have a lot of those nude /beige colors.
Also, sometimes the beauty supply...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-03-2005, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 17,232
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: eye liner on the inner eyelid

Well......I know this is fashionable and it does really accent the eye, but the reason it doesn't stay on there ( if I am thinking correctly and you are meaning the actual rim of the eye itself as...
Board: General Health 02-03-2005, 08:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Sore Jaw?

Welcome to TMJ!
I am no doctor, but I am a sufferer, and it sure sounds like what you have. Your MD or dentist can diagnose this for you.
If you Google TMJ, you will get tons of information on it....
Board: Allergies 02-03-2005, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 21,137
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Can decongestants dry you out and cause more harm?

Also, saline solution is great and very inexpensive. My husband starts using saline spray when he feels the beginnings of a cold, and he usually nips it in the bud! I think partly it helps flush out...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-03-2005, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,980
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Exit time for Xanax

Thanks Patty and all who responded!
I have a NON supportive doctor, I must tell you, and unfortunately my insurance only allows me as really small selections of MDs to choose from. I may just end up...
Board: Anxiety 02-03-2005, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,350
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Stopping xanax

I can totally sympathize Sun Lover! It could be that between now and then, if you had sufficient pills and didn't have to think about it, you wouldn't even need one! But since you are down to a...
Board: Anger Management 02-02-2005, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,603
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: anger and chocolate

I love chocolate and am one of those people who get a mood boost from it, but I have noticed when I particularly crave it , if I go ahead and eat it I will get a monstrous headache. Theres some weird...
Board: Addiction & Recovery 02-02-2005, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,980
Posted By Drakes_mom
Exit time for Xanax

I can't seem to find this on the net- perhaps someone knows about this? I understand the half life of medications- how long they are in your system ( measured in hours generally ) , but how can one...
Board: Alternative Medicine 02-02-2005, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,641
Posted By Drakes_mom
Gaba

I am looking for natural replacements to prescription anti anxiety medication ( currently on xanax )
I have read a great deal on GABA,and I see where it is now sold as a supplement. However, I have...
Board: Acne 02-02-2005, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,758
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: L'Oreal Micro-Dermabrasion

Hi all...
I have tried the dermabrasion product, and it was surprising how smooth it left my skin. My ONLY complaint was the scent-- very perfumey, perhaps to mask the chemicals. If not for that, I...
Board: Beauty & Cosmetics 02-02-2005, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,410
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Mascara??

I thought, after all I had read, that Maybelline would be great. Imagine my surprise when at least one of the packages ( Great Lash?) listed petroleum distillate as an ingredient!
People tend to be...
Board: Hair Problems 02-02-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: highlights

They can just selectively do the new growth , as long as it is done free hand or with foils ( as opposed to a cap method.)
You might find that it looks more natural to let there be a variation. A...
Board: Anxiety 02-02-2005, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,350
Posted By Drakes_mom
Re: Stopping xanax

Gah sorry for all the typos...can you tell I was venting? lol
Venting and eating chocolate brownies--- this is the key!
Board: Anxiety 02-02-2005, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,350
Posted By Drakes_mom
Stopping xanax

Hello all - First time posting here.
I have been on Xanax for about 12 years. I had perorated both eardrums and done other damage while flying, and it went misdoagnosed. During that time I (...
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