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This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019188/001.

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"GASTROCROM" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CROMOLYN SODIUM.

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Severe Stomach Pain & Systemic Mastocytosis??
Hi there... I've been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis. I've had it under control for about 3 years now, but suddenly have had a huge flare-up that no one can explain. I've been sick since the first of the year with severe nausea, stomach pain and vertigo. While changing up my antihistimines... Asked by Latina Cherenfant 1 year ago.

Hi there... I've been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis. I've had it under control for about 3 years now, but suddenly have had a huge flare-up that no one can explain. I've been sick since the first of the year with severe nausea, stomach pain and vertigo. While changing up my antihistimines has helped, I can't seem to get rid of the stomach pain, and am still experiencing some nausea! I'm taking 40 mg of Pepcid daily and I'm still suffering. Seems to happen anytime I eat, so I've pretty much stopped eating (I know, not good -- but what would YOU do if you were in agony every time you ate?). I know it's not an ulcer -- we've checked that. I know mastocytosis can cause stomach pains like this, but the Pepcid has always fixed it in the past. Does anyone else have mastocytosis? Any ideas for me?? I'm leaving for my honeymoon in 4 days and I REALLY don't want to be sick the whole time!!! Thank you for your help! Answered by Velda Skinsacos 1 year ago.

There is currently no cure for mastocytosis. However, there are a number of medicines to help treat the symptoms of mastocytosis: Antihistamines block receptors targeted by histamine released from mast cells. Both H1 and H2 blockers may be helpful. Leukotriene antagonists block receptors targeted by leukotrienes released from mast cells. Mast cell stabilizers help prevent mast cells from releasing their chemical contents. Cromolyn Sodium Oral Solution (Gastrocrom® / Cromoglicate) is the only medicine specifically approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of mastocytosis. Ketotifen is available in Canada and Europe, but is only available in the U.S. as ophthamic drops (Zaditor®). Proton pump inhibitors help reduce production of gastric acid, which is often increased in patients with mastocytosis. Excess gastric acid can harm the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine. Epinephrine constricts blood vessels and opens airways to maintain adequate circulation and ventilation when excessive mast cell degranulation has caused anaphylaxis. Albuterol and other beta-2 agonists open airways that can constrict in the presence of histamine. Corticosteroids can be used topically, inhaled, or systemically to reduce inflammation associated with mastocytosis. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) may rarely be beneficial to select patients with mastocytosis. The benefits of the shots should be weighed against the substantially increased risk of severe and potentially fatal anaphylaxis triggered by the shots themselves. Antidepressants are an important and often overlooked tool in the treatment of mastocytosis. The stress and physical discomfort of any chronic disease may increase the likelihood of a patient developing depression. Depression and other neurological symptoms have been noted in mastocytosis (see Rogers et al.). Some antidepressants such as doxepin are themselves potent antihistamines and can help relieve physical as well as cognitive symptoms. In rare cases in which mastocytosis is cancerous or associated with a blood disorder, the patient may have to use steroids and/or chemotherapy. The novel agent imatinib (Glivec® or Gleevec®) has been found to be effective in certain types of mastocytosis (Droogendijk et al.). There are clinical trials currently underway testing stem cell transplants as a form of treatment. There are support groups for persons suffering from mastocytosis. Involvement can be emotionally therapeutic for some patients. Answered by Jude Emberley 1 year ago.

You need to call the doctor or the emergency room immediately. A burst appendix spills toxins into your system, causing possible death in something like 24-48 hours. I don't mean to alarm you, but if this has been constant pain, you really need to go in, and don't wait til morning. It is pertinent that you get to an adult soon. Seriously. Don't freak out, it may be nothing, but you don't want to be mistaken. At least call the emergency room and speak to a nurse about your symptoms. Answered by Eleanore Donley 1 year ago.


What does it mean for my child's platelets to be 529? Is this a problem?
My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was... Asked by Van Soho 1 year ago.

My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was very low. We started him on a zinc supplement yesterday and he was able to eat a bit last night and a tiny bit this morning. If he does not gain weight before March 20th, they are going to put him on a feeding tube. I just don't understand the platelet thing, can you tell me what it means and why it would be high? He is a 45 pound, 47 inch tall 8 year old boy that takes Singulair, Zyrtec, Allegra, Flovent, Xopenex, Rhinocort and Gastrocrom for his allergies and asthma. Thank you for your help! Answered by Lesa Browne 1 year ago.


What does it mean for my child's platelets to be 529? Is this a problem?
My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was... Asked by Dwain Nordmeyer 1 year ago.

My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was very low. We started him on a zinc supplement yesterday and he was able to eat a bit last night and a tiny bit this morning. If he does not gain weight before March 20th, they are going to put him on a feeding tube. I just don't understand the platelet thing, can you tell me what it means and why it would be high? He is a 45 pound, 47 inch tall 8 year old boy that takes Singulair, Zyrtec, Allegra, Flovent, Xopenex, Rhinocort and Gastrocrom for his allergies and asthma. Thank you for your help! Answered by Fawn Vlloa 1 year ago.

this platlet count is not significantly high and there is nothing to worry on this count. Answered by Gabriela Bealle 1 year ago.


Has anyone heard of a antideressant that works like abilify but starts with a g?
my doctor gave me a script and i can't remember what it is. but i know that is starts with a g. Asked by Gertrudis Segraves 1 year ago.

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The only one I can think of is Geodon but it isn't an antidepressant. It is a psych drug used a lot in treatment of bipolar disorder but is a mood stabilizing drug so he may have prescribed it to you for that use. Answered by Paris Dority 1 year ago.


Could I have Mastocytosis or MCAS?
I have struggled with gastrointestinal problems for years: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, painful radiating abdominal cramps. I saw a pediatric gastroenterologist when I was an adolescent (I am now 22) and was checked for Crohn's disease, ulcers, bacterial infections, etc. I am hypersensitive to... Asked by Savanna Galassi 1 year ago.

I have struggled with gastrointestinal problems for years: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, painful radiating abdominal cramps. I saw a pediatric gastroenterologist when I was an adolescent (I am now 22) and was checked for Crohn's disease, ulcers, bacterial infections, etc. I am hypersensitive to foods (dairy, greasy or oily foods, high fat content foods) and sometimes get sick after heat and high activity exposure. Usually when I eat these foods, I get stomach pain that develops into diarrhea or nausea very quickly, sometimes before I am even done with the meal. I also was diagnosed with acid reflux disease and have unexplained bone pain and dizzy spells sporadically. When I was younger I used to get LARGE, red, itchy hives across my stomach area for unexplained reasons, but have not seen any in years. I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis (particularly that affecting the GI) and would like to know how and if I should get tested for this disease? Answered by Wynona Osman 1 year ago.

Hi....I was diagnosed with Systemic Mastocytosis in 2000 at N.I.H. in Bethesda, MD. following 2 skin biopsies, a 24 hr. urine for HISTAMINES, and a Bone Marrow Biopsy. I have both the Cutaneous and the Systemic Forms of this rare blood disorder, and, over the years, it has progressed to the point where I am now receiving IV Infusion of a Chemotherapy drug called CLADRIBINE. I have been treated at the Univ. of Michigan by Dr. Cem Akin(who originally diagnosed me at N.I.H.,) as well as at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. I also have a contact at the Dept. of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. All that being said, your symptoms reflect many possible other sources...have you had your gall bladder checked? That could account for the diarhhea and stomach pain when you eat foods with a high fatty content. Have you had your Calcium and Parathyroid levels checked? Hyperparathyroidism can cause extreme bone pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease. The large, itchy hives you get in the abdominal area are anybody's guess...but because they seem to only be in the stomach area, instead of all over, that probably rules out Cutaneous Mastocytosis. Hives can also arise from anxiety and stress, or an allergic reaction to SOMETHING, but again, an allergy that produces hives in only one area probably isn't due to an allergen like a new detergent, new body lotion, etc. As the previous source mentioned, a high Tryptase level is usually indicative of a MCAS. Get your Alkaline Phosphytase level checked..a high serum level might confirm that you are indeed having bone involvement and might be a starting point from which your dr. can correlate your unexplained bone pain....although you are very young, a DEXA Scan of your bones could show Osteopenia or Osteoporosis and Bone Fragility, but those scans are more often used in older women. It has taken me YEARS to find appropriate help and I know just how nerve wracking it can be to find out what's going on with you. How you ever even thought to think of any MCAS's tells me you're doing alot of online research, or that some Dr. at some time said something in an off handed manner about this group of disorders. If the latter is the case, GO BACK TO HIM!!! BTW, for your stomach cramps and diarrhea, see a Gastroenterologist and get a prescription for Gastrocrom...it really helped me! Also, when I was first diagnosed, all that was available to treat the symptoms were Histamine Blockers, such as Zantac, Zyrtec, Benadryl, and later Allegra, and Singulair. Also, real relief for my Reflux Disease as well as my Masto symptoms of the GI Tract, came in the form of Prevacid..it is a Proton Pump Inhibitor which, somewhere between 2000 and today became a STANDARD drug for treatment of Mastocytosis related GI problems. Sorry this was so long, but regardless of what is causing your symptoms, I wanted you to at least have some things to think about in your quest to find some answers!! Very best of luck to you! Answered by Terry Gehrer 1 year ago.

Carrie - how did you learn about mastocytosis? Yes, your symptoms could be from masto. If you are in the Boston area, I'd strongly recommend seeing Dr. Marianna Castells who is one of the leading US authorities on mastocytosis and mast cell diseases. Otherwise, I'd see an allergist who has, at least, a basic understanding of mastocytosis. I'd think a good starting point would be to check your tryptase levels (simple blood test), your histamine levels (24 hour urinalysis) and, if you have "spots" have them checked to see if they are UP spots (uricartia pigmentosa). They look like freckles but are salmon in color and typically turn to hives when you are in flair. If your tryptase is elevated, you would need to have a bone marrow biopsy done. I know it sounds scary and horrible but it's really not that bad. www.tmsforacure.org is a wonderful resource. If you click on links there is a link for a listserv you can sign up for. There are many wonderful people on the listserv that can answer your question. Answered by Jenine Delzer 1 year ago.

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Severe Stomach Pain & Systemic Mastocytosis??
Hi there... I've been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis. I've had it under control for about 3 years now, but suddenly have had a huge flare-up that no one can explain. I've been sick since the first of the year with severe nausea, stomach pain and vertigo. While changing up my antihistimines... Asked by Isiah Berka 1 year ago.

Hi there... I've been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis. I've had it under control for about 3 years now, but suddenly have had a huge flare-up that no one can explain. I've been sick since the first of the year with severe nausea, stomach pain and vertigo. While changing up my antihistimines has helped, I can't seem to get rid of the stomach pain, and am still experiencing some nausea! I'm taking 40 mg of Pepcid daily and I'm still suffering. Seems to happen anytime I eat, so I've pretty much stopped eating (I know, not good -- but what would YOU do if you were in agony every time you ate?). I know it's not an ulcer -- we've checked that. I know mastocytosis can cause stomach pains like this, but the Pepcid has always fixed it in the past. Does anyone else have mastocytosis? Any ideas for me?? I'm leaving for my honeymoon in 4 days and I REALLY don't want to be sick the whole time!!! Thank you for your help! Answered by Sabine Youker 1 year ago.

There is currently no cure for mastocytosis. However, there are a number of medicines to help treat the symptoms of mastocytosis: Antihistamines block receptors targeted by histamine released from mast cells. Both H1 and H2 blockers may be helpful. Leukotriene antagonists block receptors targeted by leukotrienes released from mast cells. Mast cell stabilizers help prevent mast cells from releasing their chemical contents. Cromolyn Sodium Oral Solution (Gastrocrom® / Cromoglicate) is the only medicine specifically approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of mastocytosis. Ketotifen is available in Canada and Europe, but is only available in the U.S. as ophthamic drops (Zaditor®). Proton pump inhibitors help reduce production of gastric acid, which is often increased in patients with mastocytosis. Excess gastric acid can harm the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine. Epinephrine constricts blood vessels and opens airways to maintain adequate circulation and ventilation when excessive mast cell degranulation has caused anaphylaxis. Albuterol and other beta-2 agonists open airways that can constrict in the presence of histamine. Corticosteroids can be used topically, inhaled, or systemically to reduce inflammation associated with mastocytosis. Immunotherapy (Allergy Shots) may rarely be beneficial to select patients with mastocytosis. The benefits of the shots should be weighed against the substantially increased risk of severe and potentially fatal anaphylaxis triggered by the shots themselves. Antidepressants are an important and often overlooked tool in the treatment of mastocytosis. The stress and physical discomfort of any chronic disease may increase the likelihood of a patient developing depression. Depression and other neurological symptoms have been noted in mastocytosis (see Rogers et al.). Some antidepressants such as doxepin are themselves potent antihistamines and can help relieve physical as well as cognitive symptoms. In rare cases in which mastocytosis is cancerous or associated with a blood disorder, the patient may have to use steroids and/or chemotherapy. The novel agent imatinib (Glivec® or Gleevec®) has been found to be effective in certain types of mastocytosis (Droogendijk et al.). There are clinical trials currently underway testing stem cell transplants as a form of treatment. There are support groups for persons suffering from mastocytosis. Involvement can be emotionally therapeutic for some patients. Answered by Rosia Volino 1 year ago.

You need to call the doctor or the emergency room immediately. A burst appendix spills toxins into your system, causing possible death in something like 24-48 hours. I don't mean to alarm you, but if this has been constant pain, you really need to go in, and don't wait til morning. It is pertinent that you get to an adult soon. Seriously. Don't freak out, it may be nothing, but you don't want to be mistaken. At least call the emergency room and speak to a nurse about your symptoms. Answered by Yun Wynott 1 year ago.


What does it mean for my child's platelets to be 529? Is this a problem?
My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was... Asked by Regina Gajeski 1 year ago.

My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was very low. We started him on a zinc supplement yesterday and he was able to eat a bit last night and a tiny bit this morning. If he does not gain weight before March 20th, they are going to put him on a feeding tube. I just don't understand the platelet thing, can you tell me what it means and why it would be high? He is a 45 pound, 47 inch tall 8 year old boy that takes Singulair, Zyrtec, Allegra, Flovent, Xopenex, Rhinocort and Gastrocrom for his allergies and asthma. Thank you for your help! Answered by Carlos Romprey 1 year ago.


What does it mean for my child's platelets to be 529? Is this a problem?
My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was... Asked by Greg Finnerty 1 year ago.

My child has many food allergies and is on Neocate formula for food. (He can only eat a few things like grapes, raisins, peppers, wheat, milk and most meats but not beef.) He has not grown in 2 years at all so they finally started tests on him this week. They discovered his platelets were high and that his zinc was very low. We started him on a zinc supplement yesterday and he was able to eat a bit last night and a tiny bit this morning. If he does not gain weight before March 20th, they are going to put him on a feeding tube. I just don't understand the platelet thing, can you tell me what it means and why it would be high? He is a 45 pound, 47 inch tall 8 year old boy that takes Singulair, Zyrtec, Allegra, Flovent, Xopenex, Rhinocort and Gastrocrom for his allergies and asthma. Thank you for your help! Answered by Charlena Guerinot 1 year ago.

this platlet count is not significantly high and there is nothing to worry on this count. Answered by Coleen Schachterle 1 year ago.


Has anyone heard of a antideressant that works like abilify but starts with a g?
my doctor gave me a script and i can't remember what it is. but i know that is starts with a g. Asked by Lou Carrell 1 year ago.

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The only one I can think of is Geodon but it isn't an antidepressant. It is a psych drug used a lot in treatment of bipolar disorder but is a mood stabilizing drug so he may have prescribed it to you for that use. Answered by Elinor Alsheimer 1 year ago.


Could I have Mastocytosis or MCAS?
I have struggled with gastrointestinal problems for years: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, painful radiating abdominal cramps. I saw a pediatric gastroenterologist when I was an adolescent (I am now 22) and was checked for Crohn's disease, ulcers, bacterial infections, etc. I am hypersensitive to... Asked by Kaylee Klemish 1 year ago.

I have struggled with gastrointestinal problems for years: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, painful radiating abdominal cramps. I saw a pediatric gastroenterologist when I was an adolescent (I am now 22) and was checked for Crohn's disease, ulcers, bacterial infections, etc. I am hypersensitive to foods (dairy, greasy or oily foods, high fat content foods) and sometimes get sick after heat and high activity exposure. Usually when I eat these foods, I get stomach pain that develops into diarrhea or nausea very quickly, sometimes before I am even done with the meal. I also was diagnosed with acid reflux disease and have unexplained bone pain and dizzy spells sporadically. When I was younger I used to get LARGE, red, itchy hives across my stomach area for unexplained reasons, but have not seen any in years. I was wondering if anyone has been diagnosed with systemic mastocytosis (particularly that affecting the GI) and would like to know how and if I should get tested for this disease? Answered by Estefana Molenda 1 year ago.

Hi....I was diagnosed with Systemic Mastocytosis in 2000 at N.I.H. in Bethesda, MD. following 2 skin biopsies, a 24 hr. urine for HISTAMINES, and a Bone Marrow Biopsy. I have both the Cutaneous and the Systemic Forms of this rare blood disorder, and, over the years, it has progressed to the point where I am now receiving IV Infusion of a Chemotherapy drug called CLADRIBINE. I have been treated at the Univ. of Michigan by Dr. Cem Akin(who originally diagnosed me at N.I.H.,) as well as at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. I also have a contact at the Dept. of Leukemia, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. All that being said, your symptoms reflect many possible other sources...have you had your gall bladder checked? That could account for the diarhhea and stomach pain when you eat foods with a high fatty content. Have you had your Calcium and Parathyroid levels checked? Hyperparathyroidism can cause extreme bone pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease. The large, itchy hives you get in the abdominal area are anybody's guess...but because they seem to only be in the stomach area, instead of all over, that probably rules out Cutaneous Mastocytosis. Hives can also arise from anxiety and stress, or an allergic reaction to SOMETHING, but again, an allergy that produces hives in only one area probably isn't due to an allergen like a new detergent, new body lotion, etc. As the previous source mentioned, a high Tryptase level is usually indicative of a MCAS. Get your Alkaline Phosphytase level checked..a high serum level might confirm that you are indeed having bone involvement and might be a starting point from which your dr. can correlate your unexplained bone pain....although you are very young, a DEXA Scan of your bones could show Osteopenia or Osteoporosis and Bone Fragility, but those scans are more often used in older women. It has taken me YEARS to find appropriate help and I know just how nerve wracking it can be to find out what's going on with you. How you ever even thought to think of any MCAS's tells me you're doing alot of online research, or that some Dr. at some time said something in an off handed manner about this group of disorders. If the latter is the case, GO BACK TO HIM!!! BTW, for your stomach cramps and diarrhea, see a Gastroenterologist and get a prescription for Gastrocrom...it really helped me! Also, when I was first diagnosed, all that was available to treat the symptoms were Histamine Blockers, such as Zantac, Zyrtec, Benadryl, and later Allegra, and Singulair. Also, real relief for my Reflux Disease as well as my Masto symptoms of the GI Tract, came in the form of Prevacid..it is a Proton Pump Inhibitor which, somewhere between 2000 and today became a STANDARD drug for treatment of Mastocytosis related GI problems. Sorry this was so long, but regardless of what is causing your symptoms, I wanted you to at least have some things to think about in your quest to find some answers!! Very best of luck to you! Answered by Rocco Buron 1 year ago.

Carrie - how did you learn about mastocytosis? Yes, your symptoms could be from masto. If you are in the Boston area, I'd strongly recommend seeing Dr. Marianna Castells who is one of the leading US authorities on mastocytosis and mast cell diseases. Otherwise, I'd see an allergist who has, at least, a basic understanding of mastocytosis. I'd think a good starting point would be to check your tryptase levels (simple blood test), your histamine levels (24 hour urinalysis) and, if you have "spots" have them checked to see if they are UP spots (uricartia pigmentosa). They look like freckles but are salmon in color and typically turn to hives when you are in flair. If your tryptase is elevated, you would need to have a bone marrow biopsy done. I know it sounds scary and horrible but it's really not that bad. www.tmsforacure.org is a wonderful resource. If you click on links there is a link for a listserv you can sign up for. There are many wonderful people on the listserv that can answer your question. Answered by Cristal Thomen 1 year ago.

Welcome to Sunny San Diego!!! Miramar has lots of nice housing on base and there are lots of close areas off base. For housing try to stay in the vicinity of I-15. The 52 has traffic on a regular basis so try to steer clear of Santee. Murphy Canyon housing is the largest in our area and is quite a complex with parks, schools, a chapel, shopette, CDC, etc. The commissary is large and so is the exchange. The wait lists in San Diego can be long at times so call the housing office as soon as you have an idea of where you want to live and get on the list. Answered by Lizzette Cerasi 1 year ago.

Music making you eat more. According to a report by the journal Psychology and Marketing, soft, classical tunes encourage you to definitely take time over your food, so you consume more meals. So, switch off – silence could make you more aware of what you’re applying your mouth. Answered by Thea Banowski 1 year ago.

Be blue! Weirdly, azure shades have been proven to experience a positive effect on your will to exercise regularly and avoid bad foods. So, wear blue, eat from blue plates watching the pounds drop off! Answered by Denae Gell 1 year ago.

Label each with time in addition to calorie amounts to avoid eating everything all at once. Answered by Mafalda Tung 1 year ago.

Stock up on nude heels – the more expensive the better. They play on the eye and no-one knows where your limbs finish along with the Louboutin’s start. Answered by Phillip Gemaehlich 1 year ago.

Become an expert in what exactly you’re doing. Learn how and why things work then you’ll have faith that they're going to. Check out a podcast named Cut The Fat, and hear it when you’re exercising. Answered by Dante Trapeni 1 year ago.

Also include 10 grams connected with fiber to satiate hunger longer and prevent bloating from constipation. Answered by Alejandro Harbor 1 year ago.

Never stop trying! Even if you’ve failed 10 situations before, slipped up on your diet plan programme and fallen prey with a food binge, it’s even more reason to get back up and start yet again. Answered by Madelene Paolini 1 year ago.


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