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Starshine
 in response to nformdMOM...   That is rotten. If I don't pay things and get the time things shut off here too.
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Anonymous

just my luck. I got my electric back on last week and now my water gets shut off today!

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tgray1976
 in response to Schmidty...   I have tried everything from grants, to the school, churches to no available help.  The biggest problem is I am not yet considered disabled by the state of maine, i am in the process of getting approved, I have a lawyer representing me right now, been denied twice already. The disability help that is available isnt available for me as of yet due to not being considered disabled yet.
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AnoraE

Abdominal Pain-

You definately should follow this up with a physician as already suggested, but until then there are a few things you can do. Keep a journal of what you have eaten for the entire day, complete with when you have bloating, gas, and diarrhea. For starters, this will aid the doctor in helping to diagnose your problem, but it also aids you in being able to pinpoint if this from a food or drink.

You could also start to re-structure your diet. Get off all processed foods, greasy foods, and those known to cause stomach upset (such as extra spicy foods). Start eating more green leafy veggies, less red meats, and limit your sweets. Sodas can create horrible diarrhea because of the high sugar content. You may very well have IBS or a colon issue and all of these have specialized diets that one must follow in order to avoid flare ups. My suggestion would going to the Mayo Clinic website and looking at your symptoms compared to those in the are of the intestines, as well as look up hearthburn/reflux.

If you can afford it, Prilosec is now OTO. It is taken once a day and not only aids in reflux and heartbur, but it also has qualities that help the esophogus to repair itself.

Namaste-Anora

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AnoraE

Swedish-

Here are links that help with utilities in the state of Michigan. Contact one of them. I don't think there is a "hot weather" rule, but there is a "cold weather" rule-they cannot shut off your power during cold months.

Namaste-
Anora

Help with your Utility Bills

Utility Bill Assistance-Michigan

Michigan LIHEAP Program

 

 

 

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Schmidty
 in response to tgray1976...   Have you contacted any of these places that have been given to you to contact?
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Schmidty
 in response to AbdominalDiscomfort...   

An old home remedy is to Boil some cabbage up to eat, drain the juice into a container and then you can drink this either cold or heated in the microwave. Depending how you fix your cabbage is how it's going to taste.

A cup or two of this will get things moving. To keep from building it up , if you can stand it, take a table spoon of apple cider vinegar. You can either take it straight or mix it in an 8oz glass.

But your best bet is to follow the advice of starshine and Anonymous40784.

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swedishkiss

SHUT  OFF  BILL'

i  AM  SO  TIRED  OF  GETTING  SHUT  OFF  NOTICES  WHEN  I  PAYED  THE  BILL  LAST  MONTH  IT  DOESNT   SEEM  LIKE  THEY  GIVE  YOU  TIME  TO  BREATH  HERE  IT  IS  NOT  FAIR  EITHER  I   FEEL  THEY  SHOULD  GIVE  AT  LEAST  2  OR  3  MONTHES  TILL  THEY  SHUT  OFF  IT  WAS  THIS  WAY  YEARS  AGO  BUT  IT  SEEMS  ALL  THESE  COMPANYS  ARE  MONEY  HUNGER  AND  THE  ECONOMY  IS  NOT   LIKE  IT  WAS  YEARS  AGO  SO  ALOT  MORE  PEOPLE  NEED  HELP  HERE  AND  TRYING  TO  SELL  A  HOME  IN  MICHIGAN  IS  ANOTHER  PROBLEM  HERE   WHY  IS  IT  SO  HARD  TO  MAKE  ENDS  MEET  IN  MICHIGAN  HERE ...  THESE  UTILITYS  COMPANYS  SHOULD  GIVE  US  ALL A  BREAK  HERE  AND  TRY  TO  WORK  WITH  US  HERE  TO  BE  FAIR  FOR  WHAT  LIFE  IS  IN  EACH  CITY OF  AMERICA   HERE ..

EVERYONE  IS  GETTING  A  SHUT  OFF  AND  WHEN  EVERYTHING  IS  SHUT OFF THEN  THE  WORLD  WILL  ALL  SHUT  DOWN  IN  TIME  THIS  IS  HOW  I  FEEL  HERE..  GIVE  US  A  BREAK   HERE.   LOVE  TO  ALL!

PRAY  FOR  THE  PEOPLE  WITH THE  SHUT  OFFS . 

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positive thoughts

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!  keep smiling and never give up

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Starshine
 in response to AbdominalDiscomfort...   

Hi This is why I gave you the link to see a free doctor at a free medical clinic

I went to a free clinic when I moved to the beach and had no doctor. I never had to go through a lot and if I didn't have the money I didn't have to pay. And when I had the some money I gave what I could after all it was a free clinic and donations were accepted to keep it running. I think the most I paid was 5 bucks a visit. To me this was great until I found a job and doctor. They took care of me when I had a cold, sore throat and did other check ups that were minor. I never had to fill out tons of paper work just the basic. No big deal. 

This is my reason for concern. I have had gas from stress but a friend of mine had gas pain bloating and he went in for a colon check. Well, they missed it and four months later he went back bloated, constipated and not feeling good. Unfortunately , he was in stage 4 liver cancer then and had a colon tumor they missed. He died 2 and half years later.

So if you are having problems by all means get it checked out now as the sooner the better. 

The ball is in your court - it is up to you - all I can do is offer the information now you have to decide what you are going to do about it. 

And I hope you decide to get it check out to be on the safe side. 

Good luck and take care.

 

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Starshine
 in response to AbdominalDiscomfort...   

Hello

I would see a doctor to rule out many things to be on the safe side ok?? Here is a list of free medical clinics and dental if you need that too but get the bloating checked out - 

See this here for help I hope

http://www.freemedicalcamps.com/vcity.php?stateid=IL

Good luck

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Anonymous40784
 in response to AbdominalDiscomfort...   

If you have a health dept in your town you could go to them.

Call around or contact social services & ask if they have a resource list. Some places have free clinics where medical professional volunteer their services.

Chamomile tea will help relax your stomach & may help with some of the pain. Pau D'arco tea will help with infections in the body. Activated charcoal will help with some of the bloating. All three of these can be found at health food store.

Hope you feel better.

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Anonymous

For around the past few days, off & on, I have been experiencing severse abdominal pain, as well as what I think is abdominal bloating in the stomach & intestinal areas when I don't have the pain. Since this started, off & on, I've had diarrhea, as well as vomiting every so often. I've tried using Mylanta, as well as antacids, but I still experience the bloating & off & on pain. Is there any help anyone can give me? For the time being, I can't afford to go see a doctor, & would wouldn't be able to afford to pay hospital bills. Any help that I can get would be appreciated.

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AnoraE

Tgray-

Changing Maine offers a directory of organizations who offer services to disabled folks. Hopefully someone on their list can provide you with the names and numbers of such agencies such as your local Community Action Program (they generally offer free school supplies to children and food pantry services), as well as the other needs you need met.

Call your children's school though and get them on Free and Reduced Lunch, and tell them you cannot buy school supplies. The PTA generally has scholarships for such needs, and the school psychologist and/or social worker should be able to put you into contact with local agencies that can help you.

Namaste-Anora

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tgray1976

Hi there everyone, We need some major help right now. We have nothingggggggg, no toilet paper, shampoo, soap, garbage bags, laundry soap, bills are allllllllll over due and about to be shut-off. I have disconnect notices i can show ya and if you can help but dont want to send me money to pay it, I will gladly give u account # to be paid directly to the company. Any amount will be a help. 

  My daughters both start school on the Aug. 25th and they have nothing, NOTHING!!!!  Im so broken right now.  My heart aches so badly. My girls will not have anything for school. I cant even go to goodwill and buy them anything because i dont have any money. At all ! 

I have prescriptions i cant even pick up. they cost $3 a piece and i cant even afford them, my body is killing me, I am so depressed again without meds. I really wish i could just quit this game. 

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studedude

I want to thank anyone that offers any kind of help.I would like to know if i could get free advertizing for my detail shop.Its been very slow and I dont have any funds to do so.I hate to lose all i have worked for since 1991.I pray to god for some help or anything.I ALSO PRAY FOR ANYONE THATS ABOUT TO LOSE THERE HOME OR BUSINESS.I dont smoke,drink or do drugs.

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rocker1

 Hello Everyone!! I hope that evryone is fine today!! Me rocker 1 I am still looking for help with some rent money!! I got home last night and my manger left a notice on my door!! The notice said that if they do not get any money by thursday. I will be evicated!! I need $435.00. To pay for at least one months rent!! I lived here in salt lake city, utah!! Can any one from a charity group. Help me or anyone else out there help me!!! Please I will be homeless and lose everything I have!! Someone please HELP ME!!! Before thursday!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!!!

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johnaastarita

im in new bern nc and i need a bus ticket to seattle wa, any ideas?

 

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johnaastarita

i am in new bern NC, and i need help getting a bus ticket, any ideas?

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RALPH7

Just came to let everyone know how I am doing !! I feel like I'm getting sicker & have an appointment with the doctor in two days !! It is bad enough having MS but find I have thyroid disease !! Looked it up & have all the symtoms of graves disease !! It really stinks & I'm in alot of pain !!! Wish me well I need your prayers !!! The worst time for this when I want to do so much !!

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