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3 1 12 hours ago
Thank you. I probably need some assistance. Saturday night I missed a step and fell onto a hard tile floor while babysitting my three grandkids in Florida. Initially my right arm hurt and all of my lower abdomen hurt in the front and the back. I felt better yesterday after resting what I could....
2 1 12 hours ago
I am 75 years of age and have a great deal of belly fat from medications and predizone which I have taken for quite awhile. I also have been on HIV medication for the past 25 years and find that the medication is now starting to cause again belly fat. I have a lot of flatulence and now over...
2 1 13 hours ago
my husband -78 yrs old-has a callus on the bottom of left foot below pinkie toe. He took his sock off and now there is a red line on the top of his foot starting below the pinkie toe and goes about 3 inches on the top of his foot towards the middle.
2 1 13 hours ago
hi ,I am 62 and I have trigeminal neuralgia , I take carbamazepine 100 mg tabs. 2 4x aday and gabapentin 300 mg. caps.2 4x a day with in the last 3 weeks I have been getting this nawing pain left upper under breast my doctor keeps doing blood test every,6 months but says everything looks good my...
2 1 13 hours ago
My mother is currently on the following medications she is coming to live with me and wants to completely get off the meds because she doesn t like the blood tests, lack of sleep, swelling from the high blood pressure meds, etc. Any advice? thank you. Thyroid – Armour Thyroid 60 MG one tablet...
2 1 14 hours ago
My Primary Care Phyician (PA) who has prescribed me melds since 2007 has me on Gabapentin Neurontin 300MG, Celebrex 200MG, was on Crestor 10 MG, Lotensin 5 MG and now Aciphex 20MG. I am 63 years old and have High Blood Pressure (controlled) GERD - was on Nexium for years. I was just told I have...
2 1 14 hours ago
Had a bone density, female 80 1/2 and had in hospital out patient I’ve for bones. The iv in wrist has left my thumb numb on top,and pulls if lift high or low, enough I yell out. Also had flu symptoms stiff neck, aches for few days dr said take Tylenol. Now this dizziness, zig zags tonite and...
2 1 14 hours ago
Hi. My aunt who is 62 years old just had a cat scan about a week ago and the report suggests she has mesenteric pannoculitis... she went to her family doctor but nothing has been done as far as medicine to help her with trhe pain. What course of treatment can we ask for ? She goes back to doc...
2 1 14 hours ago
I d told my doctor that I had a really bad sore throat. Failed to tell him my neck was also painful up to my left and sometimes my right ear. I then realized that my sore throat could be caused by my hocking continually and coming up with a pail white substance that was extremely viscous making...
2 1 14 hours ago
I have vitamin D deficiency due to 2 weightloss surgeries, 1 in 1972 food basically went straight through me. Had reversal 2002 and gastric bypass. History of pagents bone disease in mother side...she had it in skull, spine and hips. I show no signs (68 year old female)...i do have osteoporosis...
2 1 14 hours ago
I am a 71 year old woman. I had Polio at almost 3 yrs old and also was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 23, although I d had several episodes since i was 18, that were, in hind sight, exacerbations of M.S. The last 15-18 yrs I have been experiencing post polio syndrome and no real...
2 1 14 hours ago
my doctor prescribed progesterone after bone scan revealed osteoporosis. I m 64/65 next month and have always been opposed to taking hormones. I still have ovaries and uterus (with fibroids I might add -- which have atrophied over time). Is there a link or study or cutting edge opinion that...
2 1 14 hours ago
I am 67 yrs old Black FEMALE with type 2 Diabetes. I have had a stint in my heart for eight years. One year ago in December I was told that I had a mild heart attack. I NOW FEEL A THROBBING SLIGHT PAIN DOWN MY RIGHT ARM FROM SHOULDER TO HAND. COULD THIS BE AN URGENT SYMPTOM OR CAN I MAKE AN...
2 1 14 hours ago
My husband had astroke almost 4 wks. ago and he is a wino and also smokes a packe a day. My sister is a nurse a city a way and I called her ASAP and she told me if he didn t stop smoking and drinking he would have another stroke...DUH! We have NO insurance and I have Medicare...
2 1 14 hours ago
I am 73 and have severe swelling and rash on the lower part of my legs and ankles. I had an ultra sound performed 2 days ago and it showed no signs of clots. I am on my 2nd day of an antibiotics but the swelling and rash and burning sensation are still there and it appears to be getting worse...
2 1 15 hours ago
I just received the Shingraz vaccine I am 67 and had the original vaccine when I was 60. I also had the second prevnair vaccine at the same time. I am suffering with the chills and general skin pain and generally feel like crap. I am a dentist and scheduled to see patients tomorrow. Are there...
2 1 15 hours ago
I have a very elderly client - recent exacerbated confusion, fall (no head strike), difficult behavior, recent tx (1/12 ago) for UTI, FWT was + leucs but MSU sent shows no growth but high polymorphs (532 and should be less than 10). What does this mean? CRP is normal, creatinine is raised at 156...
2 1 15 hours ago
I am concerned about my 92 yo mom. Over the last few days she s become extremely confused and said she felt very tired. She had pneumatic, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation and acute kidney failure in November 2017. She went to rehab to regain her strength and went home in mid...
2 1 15 hours ago
My Father has Haert blcoakge in 3 vessels , age 84 running , Doctor adviced for take medicine Ranx 500mg, keppra 500mg, Artova 40mg, Gardenel 30 Mg, & Clopideral daily, ( Doctor advice not to operate By pass Surgery dur to age factor ) He taking medicine last from 3 years regularly, but routine...
2 1 15 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...
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