Dear Dr Bienenfeld, I am a 62 year old white female that recently located from northern VA to the rural area of Van Buren County, AR. For the last 3 1/2 years, I have been on medication for adult ADHD that has truly transformed my life. It was at the urging of my family that I originally sought help for symptoms that I have had since childhood. I have been very stable on: Generic Concerta (methylphenidate) 54 mg ER: one each AM as well as generic Adderall 20mg each afternoon as needed. I am in need of a psychiatrist in the Van Buren county of Arkansas who would be wiling to renew the above medications. I have no allergies whatsoever. I do take generic Lipitor for a slightly high cholesterol and even though my diet is excellent and I exercise regularly, it is still necessary to have a bit of help with medication. I have no history of heart problems or problems with blood pressure and my family history is negative for that as well. I am retired and enjoying the Ozarks in close proximity to my relatives. Last week a friend and I traveled 3 hours to see a psychiatrist whose receptionist assured me should be no problem in renewing my medicines. We actually felt as if we had entered the Twilight Zone, lol. The psychiatrist insisted on seeing us both. She went into great detail regarding her medical crisis of the past year. She gave us a tour of her facility and showed us a chair that she helped invent for depression. We were shown the many gifts bestowed on her by her patients as well as pictures of her with celebrities as proof that she has been a psychiatrist to the stars in past years. After about 1 1/2 hours, she revealed that I would need to see a psychiatrist closer to my home. She offered to provide names of specialists close to me but her receptionist still has no such messages for me. She does seem like a lovely lady but it did come across as more than a bit unprofessional. Thank you in advance for helping me find a solution to my situation. Warmest regards, Sandy Umstott Anesthetist, Retired
Hi, I am 35 yrs old, 5 1 and female, I just took birth last Feb of last yr. cesarian section. From that time I started to loose weight from 100lbs+ to 90lbs+ to 80lbs+probably due to poor sleep, anxiety, and stress. I just want to know what medicines or what steps should I take to ease mental anxiety and stress and promote good sleep habits and regain my normal weight.
Hi, I would as Cardiologist. I am 44 years old, weight 106 kg, and my father died last year on heart operation, due to angina pectoris (heart veins blockage). I start getting hypertension from 3 years ago (then was overweight 130kg), then get medicine attacand 4 mg. From then, my BP was under control (about 135 /85). Five months ago, I start getting problems with sudden dizziness and BP increase, and my medicine is changed to Concor 5mg. I am busy on my work, it was happening again during the stress and long meetings my condition went wrong: dizziness, weakness and slight body shaking, pale face, mouth get dry, heart start running, complete loss of concentration, then need to leave, have a walk, take some food, and condition improves. Due to this, my concor daily dosage is reduced 3 months ago, on concor cor 2.5mg (BP under-pressure was suspected). I am having normal life, walk in evening near the beach about 3km, no problems, but it is happening during the work after stress, after tough and exhausting discussions, in physical peace /sitting, I start feel week, dizzy, my heart start running, jumping, body weakness, almost shaking, dry mouth, complete loss of concentration, generally very unpleasant feel. When come home, and measure my BP it is about 135 /85. Sometimes, when I expect stress day on work, I am taking 1.5mg Bromazepan, rarely 3mg Bromazepan. Maybe I should try to fully quit Bromazepan. I am wondering also is any difference between Concor and Concor COR?
Hi I had sever mitral',valve reguritation in june when was pregnant, my last heart scan showed the leaking had slowed/stopped, I am due another heart scan next week, but these last few days been experiencing bad circulation in my feet when i get out of bed, have always had in my hands but never my feet,'will this be due to my heart problem?
Hello Dr, 41 year old, non-smoker, 1-5 units of alcohol a week, active, no other health issues. Family history of heart problems (Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ), have been checked and do not have it, although have a slight thickening of arterial knuckle which gets monitored. I m getting what feels like pulses or faint flutters from my oesophagus region to the top of my sternum region, these symptoms are infrequent during the day to sometimes non-existent, but at night the symptoms only occur when laid on my back or on my left side (they disappear when I m lying on my right side?) and feel more constant with a heart beat ie pulses at a constant rate. Occasionally have slight breathlessness since this has started 1 week ago. Now I ve had a slight upset stomach (although not constipated I ve not been regular) the last week and the symptoms do seem to be more present when I have heavy feeling in my stomach and then subside once I pass wind. Is the pulses/flutter linked to this and could be a blockage and wind not escaping? Or something else?
My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.
Recently I have been experiencing a "racing heart" ulse rate upwards to 111, and general tiredness. Is this something to be concerned about since heart disease runs in my family, including a sibling that died from a heat attack at age 57. My age is 56
How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...