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I have ringing in my ears. I get extremely dizzy if I lay on my back and tilt my head backwards, more so on the right side. For example, if I try to lay down to look under a car, I get so dizzy that i feel that I am going to get a heart attack, so I am literaly scared to try and do any work on my...
2 1 Thu, 10 Jan 2019
My husband is 65 and feels very dizzy after climbing 6-10 steps into our house. He exercises at 24 hour finess, riding a stationary bike and swimming laps, yet when he gets out of a car he has to bend over or stand still because of dizziness. He feels like he is going to faint.
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
My Mother just awoke from sleep with terrible buzzing in her right ear and on the right side of her head. She has never had this before. She is 88 yo and has Alzheimer s disease. What could this be from? Is there something she can do to ease the buzzing? Should I take her into the Emergency room?
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
My wife hears like a motor running in my ears, and while sitting feels a vibration, any ideas. She saw a local eye,ear nose specialist. He had no idea what causes the vibration, Hearing is the same as last test 3 years ago, no fluid in the ear canal. He recommended A multi vitamin used for ear...
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
I am 76 years old. For the past couple months I have had ringing or humming in my left ear. It seems to be getting worse and now is effecting my sleep. I understand there are not any medicine that may fix this but it is getting annoying. I have been to an ENT dr. but she prescribed prednisone...
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
I have stiff valves in my hearts causing shortness of breathe. I was prescribed carvedilol 6.5 mg 2x a day however it makes me so sick. Is there an alternative herb? I have a pylori ulcer and take Omeprazole and Amor thyroid. I am 68 years old and have been in great health. I am very active and...
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
Hi. my mother who is 75, has been having memory problems lately, recently she is refusing to take certain medications that she d take without question. She is stating that she is having problems breathing but she is talking and not out of breath or short of breath. we think that we should have...
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
I have a enlarged heart ,what is causing constant short of breath if I stand or so something or just walk,even when my oxygen level is normal,the symptoms are getting worse I am 78 .If I seat or lay down on two pillows I breath well ,look like nothing can be done
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
I m a 95 yr old woman, wear hearing aids, about 6 mo ago I started hearing music - with or without the aids; it s constant 24 hrs a day. At first I. recognized 2 definite pieces of music, then just snatches of perhaps 6 to 8 notes.repetitive I haven t yet discussed the problem with the...
2 1 Tue, 8 Jan 2019
I have a whoosing sound in my left ear. My ENT doctor said that nothing can be done about it, I had a hearing test done and is to return to the ENT in January 2018. I have been told that I am listing to the blood flowing through my heart, When I put my finger behind my ear near the upper cheek...
2 1 Fri, 4 Jan 2019
Hi my mom is 78 years old she recently was treated and released from the hospital for pneumonia first in one lung then the other and also mycoplasmaanyhow she is now suffering from swollen legs and one sealing leg..she also has very bad vericrose veins..but rarely has a problem with her legs. My...
2 1 Thu, 3 Jan 2019
My mother is 78 years old and had surgery 9 days ago. She hasn t had a bowel movement. She hasn t taken any pain medicine. She has used suppositories and is on her second day of Miralax and still no bowel movements. She says that she is completely compacted. Someone told me to tell her to try Mag...
2 1 Thu, 3 Jan 2019
My Father in law is bedridden after burr hole surgery for Subdural haematoma, but is recovering well. He has constipation on and off. We give him Cremaffin daily but sometimes, we need to use a suppository as well. We were wondering if Macrogol is better than cremaffin? What do you advise?
2 1 Thu, 3 Jan 2019
My mother is having some problems. She is 69 yrs old. She has low BP 120/55 dizzy/light headed faintish nausea nose bleeds black stool occasional constipation runs into walls off balance tired/fatigue feverish gets extremely weak and Shakey hot flashes sometimes. Can you help me understand what...
2 1 Thu, 3 Jan 2019
My husband, Tom White age 78 has lung congested and matted eyes with yellow matting can hardly see. We are senior citizens and I can not pay 35.00 a month. I am saddened.
3 2 Sat, 29 Dec 2018
My husband, age 75 complained of numbness and tingling in left leg. His leg, ankle, and foot appears to be swollen and he has restricted movement in his foot. He is generally healthy and active. He is only on one medication which is synthroid. What could be causing this?
2 1 Fri, 28 Dec 2018
i seem to be having incomplete bowels movements. the stools are shanty and i never feel that finished. I drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day and i eat fiber(oatmeal or cheerios) with raisins and daily. I am 82 years old and try to walk 6000 steps each day. Can you help me?
2 1 Wed, 19 Dec 2018
I am an 85 year old female and after working in my yard I have developed a very red itchy rash on my back, arms and rear end. I have never had an issue before and I was wearing long pants. I am using Sarna lotion for itching, is there anything I could take orally that would help. Thanks
2 1 Mon, 17 Dec 2018
What can I give an 83 year old female to help with her pain. She has been in and out of the hospital . She has fluid buildup around her gallbladder, has had an endoscopy don t know results. She has been on antibiotics for a UTI. Currently vomiting, can t keep anything down. Tried to drink water...