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1 0 3 hours ago
I am presently on 75 mg of venlafaxine once daily. I am taking this once a day with 4 other medications for Parkinson s. I have an appointment with my neurologist in two weeks. I have a problem with getting an erection. I d like to ask my Dr. about taking the 37.5 mg once a day. What s your...
1 0 9 hours ago
Hi, My mom just turned 85. She is a colon cancer survivor of 4 yrs. She just told me last night that since early May of this year one of her nipples has shriveled up and is now flattened. I set up a mammogram for her for this Thursday. She doesn t have pain, she sometimes has a slight burning...
1 0 9 hours ago
My 67 year old wife has dementia. She receives a laxative every day and normally has good bowel movements. Today she has had two bowel movements that had small feces about the diameter of her little finger. The first bowel movement had only one that size about an inch long and the second bowel...
1 0 12 hours ago
I work with a lady who is 65 years old, not overweight and healthy. She takes medication for hypertension and is borderline diabetic. She eats a nutritional breakfast around 9 am at head start. Every morning around 10:30 she feels shaky and kind of nauseated and flushed. Could these symptoms be...
1 0 15 hours ago
Iam 76 and in good health. Saw my doctor Tues and he thought I had a virus. Five days ago I started having alternate sweating and shivering sessions. Not critical but very botheronme. Then Monday, I woke with major headache - concentrated between neck and head. Occasionally rotate to front of...
1 0 16 hours ago
Do you have a quick fix for chronic pain from a fall at Denny s 2 1/2 yrs. ago? I broke my tail bone, T-10 and T-11 and nothing stops the pain. I am seeing a Chiropractor as of the last month or so and he has released some tense muscles, but I go to bed in pain and get up in pain. I am a redhead...
1 0 1 day ago
Q I have a white tiny round pustule (pimple) like growth...have had it about three weeks, no change during that time...looks as if it is a milk duct clogged or a tiny cyst. I ve been to my doctor and she said it is nothing, am taking five days of a duclocycine drug and applying mild moist heat....
1 0 1 day ago
A friend in her 70 s, with history of facial melanoma, s/p surgeries, has been having diarrhea for about 6 weeks. Apparently had a sigmoidoscopy - negative. Doctors are stumped. She also has a history of diabetes, well controlled I believe. She had one dose of Keytruda prior to the onset of the...
1 0 1 day ago
I have R.A. & Osteo arthritis. Am 74. Have used Enbrel, Sulfa., and Lefleudimide (sp.?!) Los m not! I havde lost 25 lbs. down to 85it came to a stop. Back now to 100. Rheumatologist only wants to prescribe drugs...forget what is presently wrong with me! After 35 surgeries, I AM CAUTIOUS. i DO...
1 0 1 day ago
I go to a chiropractor for adjustments and am a very healthy older female over 74. I am very active and do have some osteoporasis. I do not take pills for anything except now in the fall zinc, Vitamin C & Echnaceau in one table form. I had exrays of my neck this week due to a pain generated by a...
1 0 1 day ago
My husband is 79 years old and in reasonably good health for his age. I m 70. In the last few years (more and more often) he accuses me of certain things. For instance he is convinced that I m having an affair which I m not and would never do. Can you suggest a book I could read to better handle...
1 0 1 day ago
I m 81. The refractory period for self induced orgasms went from every 3 days to about twice that around 4 months ago. My wife hasn t been able to participate for 3 years due to health problems. Is it more effective to leave it alone for several weeks and hope for the best, or keep getting it off...
1 0 1 day ago
I ve had a goiter for years. I took thyroid medication for a lot of years but one doctor said I didn t need it anymore. Been off it for years. I am 81 years old. All my testing has only been the T 3 and T 4. I wonder if I should have a better line of testing. I tool my temp for a week it was in...
1 0 2 days ago
My mother who is age 75 has been suffering from random but mostly monthly bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. She had breast cacncer about 10 years ago and does take high blood pressure medicine. She seems to have early signs of dementia (short term memory loss) and she has developed a drinking...
1 0 2 days ago
my doctor wants me to take 20 mg for 30 days to reduce inflammation in my lungs. I am 79, very active and otherwise in good shape, but for low red blood count (Thallasemia minor) for which I am taking Arasep. and chronic hepatitis which I got from a transfusion 30 years ago, Are there any...
1 0 2 days ago
I m a 71 year old male in great health (according to my latest lab tests). One issue is I seem to have stopped producing sperm. My ejaculate is a small amount of clear fluid, I presume semen. Is this normal? Can I, or should I do something about it? No, don t want any more kids, just want to feel...
1 0 2 days ago
im asking this for my father, he is 85 years old seemed to be in ok health up until last year. he has slowed down a lot. now he keeps loosing his balance and is dizzy, he fell 5 times last week. but last night he told me he had a shooting pain in his neck that went up into his head. he has never...
1 0 2 days ago
My mother in law has a growth on her scalp. It’s said keratin horn but it is now covering her he’d, front to back, from just right of midline to halfway down the left side. 1 section is almost 3” high and 2” around. It is now oozing a brown sludge and blood. To be blunt, it looks like dried poop...
2 1 2 days ago
I tore my Achilles tendon about 10 years ago, wore boot and flex sock and it healed. Having problems now heel pain, cannot but heel down on floor and pain goes to back of calf also. Very painful when I gent out of bed and continues all day has been bothering me about 2 weeks now am at point not...
2 1 2 days ago
For the last year or so I have had chronic diahrrea (usually two to three days a week). I have a history of colon cancer and have been free for years. A recent (18 mo. ago?) colonoscopy was fine. My doctor has talked about gluten and dairy-free diets as a test. Didn t make a diff and, besides, I...
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