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What is “Molly”?

Music Festivals & MollyIf you have ever heard people talking about something called “Molly”, you certainly may wonder “what is Molly?”

I have just returned from the Electric Forest Music Festival where the question was not “what is Molly?” but rather “do you know where I can get some Molly?”

Why would people be asking this at a music festival, you ask. Well, it’s because Molly is a drug and Molly is slang for pure ecstasy, also known as MDMA. And, at an Electronic Music Festival, nearly everybody, certainly all of the 30,000 people at the Electric Forest Festival, are taking “Molly”. On the wikipedia Molly-MDMA page, one of the reported subjective side effects is an “uncontrollable urge to dance.” And, definitely, people are dancing all day and night at the Electronic Forest Festival.

Is Molly Dangerous? Should You Try Molly?

I am not a scientist but there is certainly a lot of information out there about Molly. Here are some Google searches that you can just click and see many different perspectives:

Is Molly Dangerous?
Is Molly Bad For You?
Is Molly Addictive?

These are all searches that you might want to take a look at. It’s always important to know what you are putting into your body.

However, I will say two things and, mind you, this is my subjective assessment but based on real experiences.

One, I have always shied away from all heavy drugs and initially I thought Molly was in this category and so I stayed away from it. However, after doing lots of reading, my opinion on that has changed. Molly is not in that category of heavy drugs; it simply makes you happy and loving with a strong desire to dance, love life, and be intrigued by colors of all variety :)

Update, December 2014: I have just watched a a Drugs, Inc National Geographic special called “Manic Molly”. The reality nowadays is that most of the “Molly” that people are getting is not real MDMA. Thus, the immediate and lasting effects will not be the true “Molly” experience and you should take immense caution because these drugs are manufactured under very shady and dubious scenarios. Here is the episode of “Manic Molly”.

And, two, I did see several people at the music festival who mix Molly with other drugs. When you start doing this, you have changed the game and better be very careful.

Some Videos About Molly That You May Enjoy

It’s always nice to see some videos about the topics at hand. So, I have a couple videos here about Molly that you may enjoy.

Molly: Why Do People Use It?

Molly: A First Time Experience

Any thoughts? Comment below!

Richard CummingsWhat is “Molly”?

Will The Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?

Question:  I have heard that the flu shot contains the flu virus.  Won’t this give me the flu?  In other words, does the flu shot actually give you a bit of the flu?

Answer:  Does the Flu Shot Give You The Flu

This is a question that is often asked.  People hear that the flu shot contains the flu virus and, naturally, they wonder if the flu shot will inject them with some form of the flu. 

The answer, fortunately, is NO.  The flu shot will not give you the flu. 

You are correct, however, that the flu shot gives you the flu virus.  Importantly though, this is not a “live” version of the virus.  It’s dead.  Like many antecdotes to many maladies, the remedy contains a little of the disease to teach your body what it is and how to fight it.

But, fear not, the flu shot will not give you the flu!

Richard CummingsWill The Flu Shot Give Me The Flu?

When Should I Get The Flu Shot?

Question:  Hello there.  The upcoming winter time seems to be the time when people get the flu so I was wondering when I should get my flu shot?

Answer: When You Should Get Your Flu Shot!

The flu shot vaccine can take 2 weeks to achieve full immunity.  Thus, you will want to get the flu shot at least 2 weeks before flu season, which varies every year but can begin as early as October. 

If you have not gotten the flu shot before flu season begins, this does not mean that you should not get it at all.  You should get the flu shot at any time during the flu season if you forgot to do it before.  This will protect yourself and others.

Richard CummingsWhen Should I Get The Flu Shot?

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Question:  Hi there.  As winter approaches, I see signs all over the place to get a flu shot.  I am wondering should I get a flu shot or should I not?  What are the plusses and minuses of doing this?

should i get a flu shot

Answer:  Should I Get a Flu Shot? 

This is an absolutely tremendous question as we enter the flu time of season.  Now, I am going to give you my first impression and then I will tell you what the respected research says about whether or not you should get a flu shot.

My First Impression About Getting  Flu Shot:  Advice From My Friend, Who Is a Doctor

flu doctor adviceWhen you have a friend who is in the medical profession, you might as well seek their knowledge, right?  So, I asked my Doctor friend Eric “Should I Get A Flu Shot?”

I was surprised by his response to me, which was, “No, I don’t believe in flu shots for most people.

I was a bit surprised by this because most people tell me that you should get a flu shot.  His reasoning made sense though.  He said:  “People today are taking WAY TOO MANY medications for diseases and they not letting their natural immune system function.  Thus, they are weakening their ability to fight disease and, at the same time, they are taking drugs when they do not need them which may render these drugs ineffective when they really DO NEED THEM.  So, for most people with a regular immune systems, I say no to the flu shot.”

I liked his advice on this matter and I do believe that people take way too many medications when living and practicing healthier behaviors would be the right course of action.

So, my first impression from my friend-doctor, is “No, you should not get a flu shot.”

Flu Shots:  Further Advice

Of course, for every medical malady, there seems to be different advice and the case of getting a flu shot fits this bill.

According to the CDC’s page on Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Influenza, “all persons aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated annually.”  They go on to say that, when the flu vaccine supply is limited, doses of the flu vaccine should be given first to youngsters between 6 months and 4 years and those of 50 years of age and up.  Essentially, those with weaker immune systems should get the vaccines first.

The CNN page on the flu draws similar conclusions but points out several risks associated with the flu shot that you may not know.  For example, did you know that “26,000 adverse events”, such as fevers, rashees, headaches, and hives, have been reported by people who have taken the flu shot.  Importantly, this page also addresses whether healthy people should get the flu shot and concludes that this may be a charitable thing to do if you spend a lot o time in public places.  This way, you will not pass it on to other people. 

You will find many other articles that share the sentiments of the CDC and CNN page.  They are all essentially saying the same thing:  That the flu shot is a good idea.

Conclusion:  Should I Get a Flu Shot?

Well, after donning the research cap, it seems that nearly every expert disagrees with my friend, the doctor.  However, I am partial to his rationale that we as a society over-medicate.

So, should you get the flu shot? 

All the experts, except my friend, conclude that the answer is, “Yes, indeed, you should get a flu shot!

Richard CummingsShould I Get a Flu Shot?

Are All Walgreens Open 24 Hours?

Question:  Hello, it’s late tonight and I have to go to Walgreens.  Are all Walgreen’s open 24 hours?

Walgreens Open 24 Hours

Answer:  Walgreens and the 24 Hour Question

This is a great question because we too have had that late night need to go Walgreens.  In fact, late one night when I could not sleep I ventured out at 3:30am to my local Walgreen’s to get some necessities.  I made the assumption that all Walgreen’s are open 24 hours.  And do you know what happened?  They were closed!!!  Arrgggghhh…

I was dumbfounded.  I assumed that ALL Walgreens were open 24 hours and they are not.  Only some Walgreen’s are open 24 hours a day.  So, how can you figure out which Walgreen’s near you are open 24 hours.  Well, let’s have a look.

How To Find Out Which Walgreens Are Open 24 Hours

Even though not all Walgreens are open 24 hours (which is a bummer, we know), Walgreens fortunately has an easy way to determine the closest Walgreens to you that is open 24 hours a day. 

All that you need to do is vist this Walgreens Store Locator page.  As you see in the photo below, all that you need to do is put in your zip code and then BE SURE TO CHECK THE “Store Open 24 Hours” button.  And, voila!, you now have a list of the Walgreens nearest you that is open 24 hours a day!

Is Your Walgreens Open 24 hours?

And The Results Are In…

Below, you can see the results of my search for the Walgreens that are open 24 hours near me.  By following the directions above, you should be able to easily find the results for your area.

The 24 Hour Walgreens Near Me

We hope this post has helped you in your search for late-night Walgreens.  Sometimes, when you can’t sleep or have that late night emergency, finding a 24 Walgreens near you is an absolute necessity.  Hopefully, we helped you locate it1

Cheers from Well, Since You Asked!

Richard CummingsAre All Walgreens Open 24 Hours?

How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body

Vicodin in your body

If you are using Vicodin, and want to know “How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body“, we will give you the answer about how long Vicodin stays in your body.

But, as we at Well, Since You Asked are ever curious, we wonder why so many people want to know how long Vicodin will stay in your body.

Our first pre-research thought is this:  Why would people want to know this about Vicodin?  It’s not like it’s pot or ecstasy or cocaine.  It’s not like someone will not get a job because they failed the “Vicodin” test.

Or is it?

Let’s see:  Ah-hah!

You see what crack research uncovers.  Apparently, people are concerned about this because people can fail a Vicodin drug test.

On Yahoo Answers, someone asks that very question:  “Can I fail a drug test if I have Vicodin in my system?”

And the answer my dear Vicodin addictive friends is “Yes“!  You can fail a drug test if you have Vicodin in your system and have no prescription for it.

Why Do People Take Vicodin?

Apparently, millions of people take Vicodin and they take to relieve their pain. For example, if someone has been in an accident and has a shoulder injury and are left with extreme pain, the Doctor may prescribe Vicodin.

Vicodin is like Tylenol on steroids. Just like Tylenol, Vicodin contains Acetaminophen but it also contains another stronger ingredient called Hydrocodone, which belongs to a group of drugs that are known as Narcotic Pain Killers.

There it is…that nasty word–Narcotics!

And what happens with narcotics? You become addicted and find yourself asking questions like, “How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body?””

Is Vicodin Addictive?

Apparently, it’s very addictive. After you have been prescribed Vicodin due to some type of severe pain, you may notice the calm, soothing effect of Vicodin and then you think, “Hey, I like this stuff!”

This is when the trouble may begin…so slow down cowboy or cowgirl. Vicodin has killed people and if you are asking how long Vicodin stays in your system, you may be headed down the wrong path.

Why Do People Ask How Long Vicodin Remains in the Body?

You see…here is what happens. The doctor prescribes Vicodin so that you can get over your immediate condition with less pain.

When said condition disappears or dissipates, you are suppose to stop taking Vicodin, but you didn’t. You liked it. You wanted to keep taking it and you pleaded with your doctor for more. However, at some point, he cut you off. Now, you are getting unprescribed Vicodin and you cannot pass a drug test because you have Vicodin in your system.

Is that how this is going down?

Ok, then. Here’s is what we’ll do. We’ll tell you how long the Vicodin will stay in your system so that you can keep your job. That way, you won’t be unemployed and become a thief just to support your immediate habit.

In return, promise us this. You will dedicate yourself to getting off Vicodin and returning to a normal life. Deal?

You know…you’re not alone. Some people are so addicted to Vicodin that they are taking over 100 pills per day. If they don’t get over it, they will die.

Don’t think your weak because you got addicted. These things happen. It’s in the past. Now, your future is about overcoming this addiction.

So, here’s the answer to your immediate question so that you can keep your job.

How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body

Vicodin stays in your system for 30 days. You can fail a drug test if you have taken Vicodin in the last 30 days unless you have a prescription, which you probably don’t.

We have now lived up to our part of the bargain by telling you how long Vicodin will stay in your system.

Now, you know the facts and you will have to delay your drug test and get off Vicodin permanently!

How To Overcome Vicodin Addiction

First of all, know this: You’re not alone. It’s cliche but it’s true. Vicodin addiction is rampant.

Know this too: You are going to have to suck it up. I know that’s some cold-blooded advice but it’s the best advice that you are going to get.

Life presents us with pleasure and pain. You had a pain. You took Vicodin…and had pleasure. Now, you’ve come for circle and are back to pain.

The withdrawl will be a bitch. It will be extremely painful, much more so than the initial pain. However, you got yourself into this mess, now you can get out. Getting over addiction is the hardest thing that you will do in your life. But it’s a necessity or you will die! Vicodin will physically destroy your liver and psychologically and emotionally destroy your life.

You have what it takes to cure yourself which is courage and company.
Check out this Vicodin addiction form for more information.

How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body: Summary

Well, we started this post by attempting to answer the simple question How Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body?

We learned that people ask this, in all likelihood because they are addicted to Vicodin, have no prescription, and will are probably facing a drug test which they will fail because Vicodin stays in your system for 30 days.

We also learned how painfully addictive Vicodin is, which is ironic in a way since it is designed to get you over pain.

Be that as it may, if you have a Vicodin addiction, you have got to get off it. No “ifs ands or buts” about it.

You will find all kinds of great advice about how to get over your Vicodin addiction and this advice will probably cost you money. Solving addiction is big business.

Getting over your addiction will be difficult but it is doable and won’t take that long. Embrace the pain as a way to get to your new life.

When I was quitting smoking, there were so many groups, pills, patches, and band-aids available, but in the end I came across some simple advice from the cartoon character like self-help guru Tony Robbins.

He said, “What would you do if you were stranded on an island and there were no cigarettes?”

Answer: “You wouldn’t smoke, you would have some bad days of widthdrawl, and then you would be over. Your life would continue free of addiction.”

Throw away your Vicodin pills and imagine that you are on that island.

You will then never again have to ask, “How Long Does Vicodin Remain in Your Body?”

Richard CummingsHow Long Does Vicodin Remain In Your Body