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2 1 Thu, 4 Apr 2019
My 82 year old sister developed shaking of her lower jaw and right arm and hand. She was tested for Parkinson s and was advised that was not the reason for her symptoms. Now the shaking has increased significantly and I am wondering what other illnesses might explain her symptoms. My email...
2 1 Thu, 4 Apr 2019
I am an active, slim and health conscious 72 female. I ve been getting headaches in the afternoon to where 4, 200 mg. IBProfen are taken. The before I go to bed my bod becomes so chilled at 106 outside I sleep with a down comforter to finally quite shaking. The the (fever) breaks and I proceed to...
2 1 Tue, 2 Apr 2019
69-year old woman (wife) just came home from visiting her mother. While sitting outside, wife started to feel dizzy. Though maybe she needed food and ate an oatmeal cookie (about an hour ago). Did not feel better and returned home. Never made it inside house, threw up by driveway. Has thrown up 3...
3 2 Fri, 29 Mar 2019
I m taking Losartan-HCTZ 100-12.5 MG daily, each morning. Before medication this morning BP was 128/63. At 2 PM it is 114/55. This has been happening the past few days like this. It started last week with my BP dipping on days I went to the gym... I m and 82 year old male.
3 2 Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Hi, i have an elderly lady who has come to visit from Texas, this is her 2nd visit to the UK she has pointed out a dark circle on the end of hr eyebrow its color is a medium brown about the size of a ten pence piece its not a bruise she has a tiny lump above it, it does not hurt her, she has been...
2 1 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Mu husband is 80 yrs old and fell and hit his head on the dresser. he has been fine since it happened about a week ago. He also has PARKINSONS but has been taking propola for the last 1 and 1/2 years with no problems. Last night before going to bed he appear3d to be a little warm, and a headache....
2 1 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
My 72 year old mother passed out this morning hitting her head. She has a soft bump on the right back side of her head. She refused to go to the doctor. I sat with her for a While and she seem to be ok. What should I watch for? We believe this stems from her blood pressure medicine her doctor has...
2 1 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
I fell backwards down in the cellar -hit my head on the cement floor -got my self up not easily (age 89) nothing broken no pain -put some ice on my head-took 2 Tylenol and a hot shower and seem to be o.k. what are some signs of a concussion. happened 2/1/2 hrs ago.
3 2 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
My husband is 94 and in general good health. He has felt poorly for the last 2 days with weakness. He took a fall a few hours ago went to bed and has now woken with severe shaking chills. He is covered with 2 blankets. His temp is 96.4. Could he have a concussion?
3 2 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Hi Doc! I am 68 y/o female. I was on a flight from Tampa Fl to Seattle, WA and when I got to the terminal, I can remember only parts of our greetings, can t remember getting in the car, don t remember getting to the hotel..........and I am missing quite a bit of the trip. It is a flash of memory...
2 1 Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Yes.. thanks.. I am takeing this medication because my inmediate memory is gone.. Iam 83 at this time and my general health is ok,, except my immediate memory..gone..gone... but donepezil is creating unexplicable dreams that I DO NOT LIKE AT ALL... Do you think the drug is responsaable for this?
2 1 Mon, 18 Mar 2019
I have a 75 year old mother in law that falls asleep where ever she sits down. she will be awake one minute and sleeping or falling a sleep the next . she gets up early but lately she has been falling a sleep more often.we know she has low blood pressure. she says she gets dizzy spells once in a...
3 2 Sun, 17 Mar 2019
A few days ago 70 you old mum (who is under a lot of stress) suddenly had a nose blleed with some black (dried blood) stuff in it and then tow nights ago she wkoke because something was in her eye and it was blood from her nose. I ve never known her to have nosebleeds so and worried it could be...
2 1 Tue, 5 Mar 2019
started having severe, intermittent pain in right upper leg, sometimes while walking the pain suddenly hits and I cannot walk. hurts while sitting, but not as bad. hurts to lift leg, especially when getting dressed. I m in good health, high blood pressure under control, otherwise no issues. I m...
3 2 Tue, 5 Mar 2019
the big toes on each foot is tingling and semi numb also turning in and the insides of my foot feels stretched. ive had blood tests for other things and did not show diabetes. would fhysical therpy help. Ive had no injuries to my foot other than plantar fascitis from running and walking Im 77 yrs...
2 1 Thu, 28 Feb 2019
My 88 y/o father started hallucinating about 2 weeks ago. He has been on antibiotics since then for UTI, but hallucinations are continuing. He has been to 2 doctors who have no answers. He hasn t fallen and he has been in fair health other than COPD. He has been talking to his deceased brother...
2 1 Thu, 28 Feb 2019
My middle finger has recently started to ache, hurts to bend it and can t straighten it as much as others and I have very sensitive Pain on palm at the base of that finger. I had Carpal Tunnel Surgery years ago on that hand. I am a 78 yr old female and have been typing since I was 15 yrs. old.
2 1 Thu, 28 Feb 2019
Hi, my elderly aunt of 92 just had an endoscopy. Once coming home from the hospital, she is dealing with depression, being very lithergic and no interest to do anything or much of an appetite. Is this normalforsomeoneher age and how long will this behavior last?
2 1 Tue, 26 Feb 2019
I have lower back pain, stomach pain, and my kidneys ache, especially after eating. I live alone and try to eat healthy but I am a horrible cook. Also 78 years old but still pretty active and bicycle fit. Have had two heart eppisodes a few years ago but generally feel better now than then, other...
2 1 Fri, 22 Feb 2019
I am 72 male, type 2 diabetes, have barely been able to get out of bed for 3 weeks. Swollen lymph nodes in neck, extreme fatigue, headache from hell, freezing, sweating, legs tend to give out, I have to force myself to eat. Lost a lot of weight. Have been to the er twice and MRI and CT were...