My kidneys are hurting since I started taking antidepressants
Well, stop taking them, duh. If the pain doesn’t go away, then go see a physician. You might have a kidney infection that doesn’t have anything to do with the antidepressant, or it might be a side effect of the antidepressant. It may be a coincidence or it may be cause-and-effect.
You don’t need antidepressants; you need to deal with your life’s problems. The cause of depression is the perception of powerlessness. What has happened in your life that you feel powerless to overcome? You are not powerless, you know. There isn’t a problem that can’t be solved. Face it, deal with it, and feel a whole lot better—and without drug side effects.
The following two searches came in back-to-back: Length of time I can draw welfare in NYS and How can I get off welfare? So the question is do you want big daddy to take care of you, or are you going to act like a mature adult and take care of yourself?
What to reply to your lover when he said he failed my standard of the kind of relationship
Good grief, woman, you’re on the Internet looking for an answer to this question? What you need is a good woman to talk to about this. Have you got a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or cousin? Do you have a girlfriend? Why aren’t you asking her? Neither I nor anyone else on the Internet knows you and can talk to you. I have no idea what your issues are, but you for darn sure need to get off the Internet and go talk to a real live person.
Is sleep apnea a respiratory illness? According to my physician, yes.
Lawyer for Medicaid malpractice
If you are so poor that you are on Medicaid then you are also so poor that you can’t hire a lawyer. Lawyers work for money, not justice. Legal Aid attorneys cannot sue for malpractice because it is considered to be profit-making, and under the law Legal Aid cannot make a profit.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice and are poor then you are screwed. I am sorry, but that’s reality. One strategy you might try would be to file a complaint against the physician’s license to practice. File with the licensing agency in your state (in New York it is the Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct). If the licensing agency finds the physician at fault then a lawyer might take the case on a contingency basis, which means that the lawyer collects his fee from the settlement of the case.
Incompetent Medicaid doctors
There are three kinds of doctors who take Medicaid:
- Physicians who think sick people should be treated regardless of ability to pay. I’d estimate this as one in three thousand physicians.
- Doctors who are just starting out in private practice and are scared that they won’t be able to make it. These doctors will accept Medicaid, wampum and live chickens in payment. Here’s the problem: these “doctors” are not physicians. They are psychologists and chiropractors and other such folks who have health care practices but are not medical physicians. I’ve never heard of a beginning physician who accepts Medicaid.
- Incompetent doctors. This includes medical residents with no experience who are working in clinics, as well as experienced physicians who are so bad that the only way they can get patients is to accept Medicaid.
Note well: This information only applies to physicians who accept Medicaid as the primary insurance. Roughly half of all physicians will accept Medicaid as the secondary insurance, usually with Medicare being the primary insurance. Medicare pays the physician; Medicaid pays for the patient’s transportation and drugs.
What type of intelligence would a Medicaid recipient possess?
Medicaid is a form of medical insurance for people who are poor, not stupid. I suspect that your question is focused on proving that Medicaid recipients are of low intelligence. This is true to some degree because there is generally a correlation between intelligence and income. However, it is not absolutely true because sickness falls on the intelligent and the non-intelligent alike.
For example, let’s say that you’re driving home from work tonight in a rain storm and you’re not wearing a seatbelt. After you hit that tree and become paralyzed from the waist down, how long will your insurance support your lifetime needs? Also, people born with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, or something like that may be quite intelligent but unable to work and earn an income, therefore are receiving Medicaid.
I get Medicaid because a physician poisoned me and I am unable to work, therefore I am poor. I also have a very high level of intelligence. What’s yours?
Can celiacs get food stamps?
There is no such thing as “a celiac”; there are people who have celiac disease. The human being is not the disease. Food Stamps are given to people who are poor. If a person with celiac disease is poor then they can get Food Stamps. If they are not poor then they cannot get Food Stamps based on a diagnosis of celiac disease. Furthermore, gluten-free foods cost at least four times as much as regular foods, but Food Stamps will not cover the additional cost. A healthy poor person can buy a loaf of bread or a pound of macaroni for about 99 cents; a poor person with celiac disease has to pay at least $3.99 for the same product in order not to get sick, but both people get the same amount of Food Stamps. There should be a change in the Agriculture Department’s policy to accommodate the needs of people with celiac disease.
Can I get the welfare if I am on the women shelter?
Yes. If you are in a shelter then you are homeless and you go to the top of every agency’s list for services. Whether you need job training, case management, mental health services, medical care or any other thing, your needs should be met. In order to get an apartment you need an income and Welfare may be it.
Black people getting welfare by having children
“Black people?” What about “women”? I don’t answer racist questions.
What is the difference between welfare and Medicaid?
Welfare and Medicaid are both programs for poor people. It’s not about age, sex, disability or any other thing: it’s about poverty. Welfare provides direct income to pay for rent, utilities, food, etc. Medicaid is government insurance that is paid directly to the provider of medical care; it is not paid to the recipient.
Antidepressant and fat people
A lot of people taking antidepressants get fat. The antidepressants make them that way. One of the things antidepressants do is dull your capacity for critical thinking, consequently people taking antidepressants don’t do the research and learn that virtually every antidepressant lists weight gain as a side effect. Physicians do not tell their patients that weight gain is a side effect. They just want to keep their patients on their drugs. Ever think that if the patient wasn’t overweight then s/he might not still be depressed?
I gained a hundred pounds and blamed myself—I called myself lazy, undisciplined, etc.—then I stopped taking antidepressants, got my brain back, and did the research.
You don’t need antidepressants. You need to face your problems and fix them. There is no such thing as a “chemical imbalance” that causes depression (see also “The ‘Chemical Imbalance’ Lie” http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2011/04/21/fucking-bastards-and-new-friends/ ).