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I started having some twitching and fluttering in my abdomen
I started having some twitching and fluttering in my abdomen this afternoon. Started after I had a candy bar. Almost and kind of under L breast. It isn't rhythmic/steady. Does not seem to be in time with heart beat. Not consistent: it comes and goes to a degree. I am not, nor could I be, pregnant.JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?Customer: No known heart issues in my family. For about past 1.5-2 weeks I've been fighting low BP. I've gotten it to around 99/71 last couple days. Had been running 73/53. I on the following:JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Multivitamin, B complex, Mobic 10 mg, QD, Zoloft 50 mg QD, Adderall 20 mg breakfast/lunch, Naure-troid ... 97.5 mg (I think that's what it got raised to). The thyroid med got bumped up to that about 2-3 weeks ago. I added potassium and magnesium supplements about 3 or 4 days ago. Medical DX: anxiety, dysthmic depression, adult ADHD. BP usually around 115/75. No DM.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.
My doctor put cyclothymia on my sick note reason absence
My doctor put cyclothymia on my sick note for my reason for my absence from work. My employer says that because cyclothymia was the reason for me being too poorly to work there is concerns about my safety to myself, other adults and the children I work with so I have to be supervised at all time. I was assessed for bi-polar about 6 years ago and was found not to be bipolar. I have now recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD by two separate psychiatrist. Is cyclothymia a symptom of ADHD or should I seek another psychiatric assessment to clarify or rule this out. Cyclothmia has been on my medical records for many years, I think it was put on there when I was referred for the Bipolar assessment. How would I be a danger to myself and others at work.
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I have been diagnosed with ADHD, depression and generalized
Hi, I have been diagnosed with ADHD, depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I have memory issues (getting lost on the way to my job (worked at job for over 14 years), going to grocery store by my home (lived here over 25 years). I finally had an MRI done, and was told everything was normal but they also said the following: FINDINGS:There is no extra-axial fluid, intracranial hemorrhage, mass, masseffect, or midline shift. The ventricles are normal in size. Thecisterns are patent.Gray-white differentiation is well maintained. There are a few tinyfoci of increased T2 and FLAIR signal within the subcortical andperiventricular white matter. There is no evidence of restricteddiffusion to suggest acute infarct. The major vascular flow voids arewithin normal limits.The craniocervical junction is unremarkable. The paranasal sinusesand mastoids are clear. The globes are within normal limits.IMPRESSION:Unremarkable brain MRI examination.JA: Your nerves are the communications system for your body so you are doing the right thing consulting our Expert about anything to do with them. Losing comms is not good.Customer: What does this mean?JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Adderall, Wellbutrin, Chlonozapam. ..JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have a feeling this is related to the fact I was not diagnosed with ADHD until 50 and by the time I got the diagnosis, my anxiety and depression were out of control. My psychiatrist and therapist cannot tell me why I am having memory loss.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Neurologist about your situation and then connect you two.
I have a very itchy rash on the backs of my thighs and
Hello, I have a very itchy rash on the backs of my thighs and palm of my left hand. Discovered two mornings ago. The rash is pink-red, raised, not crusty. I have not been in contact with any new substances/toiletries/foods, and not allergic to anything that I'm aware of. I'm currently taking Topamax 100mg daily for migraine, Adderall XR 10mg daily for ADHD and Amoxicillin 250mg twice daily for severe cystic acne that was unresponsive to other treatments(isotretinoin twice). My doctor can't see me until the 19th and I'm hoping to find out if this is fungal/bacterial/systemic or if I should just go to the emergency room. Thanks for your time
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I have a couple of questions. My husband is 37 years
Hello! I have a couple of questions. My husband is 37 years old and he takes a generic form of Adderall for ADHD along with a Beta Blocker for his blood pressure. He also takes anxiety medication (his family has a history of anxiety). And to top it all off, he also has severe varicose veins in both legs (after suffering a horrible fall in a basketball game in high school--he landed on his neck, which his doctors think possibly somehow caused his varicosities).Lately, we have not been able to have sex. He is able to get an erection, but cannot follow through. He says he gets performance anxiety. I know this is true and I know his other health issues probably affect his sex drive and ability to perform. He has assured me it's nothing I've done to cause this.What can he do to help this problem? What can I do to help? Would Viagra help with this or would it counteract and interfere with his other medications? I have also heard of L-arginine pills sold at health food stores--would this be a better alternative?
I have been in a relationship with a man 8 months.View more medical questions
I have been in a relationship with a man for almost 8 months. My first instinct was to not date him. I thought he was nice but there was something that seemed off about him. Then I decided to let him go. He called me a couple weeks later to see if I would see him again. Most times persistence will wear me down. After a couple of months of seeing once a week I did decide to become exclusive with him. Once I made that decision my heart was invested. He was beyond excited to be with me. I am 35 going on 36. He just turned 38. We are both at that I want to settle down and get married stage. A month after exclusivity he was talking about marriage and moving in. That he loved me and beloved I was the one. I was now feeling the intense chemistry and agreed to start moving forward with the plans. I started to learn he suffered from depression. He said it was from a head truma he experienced when he was in an accident as a small child. I started to learn he had tried a variety of different antidepressants and that with regular visits to a psychologist he got off of them. I live in NYC and he lives just outside in Connecticut. He came mostly to see me in my apartment. Meanwhile he said he wanted to buy a house in a few months so we could start living together and a life, in which he would then propose soon after and we would get started on a life together. He was looking in Stamford. Then as he was searching he decided buying a condo would be a better investment for a small city. Then he said never mind he is thinking his job isn't secure at the moment and it isn't a good time to buy we should rent. Then he started to complain all the time about everything. I would talk to him at the end of the day and he couldn't name one positive thing. It started weighing on me. First off I am a pretty positive person. I was also brought up with a father who was a former drill sergeant, so complaining was never allowed. He made me a believer of seeing past obstacles and never making excuses. So we started to get in little arguments. I found myself frustrated with the negeitivity and then the sudden change in mind of buying one thing deciding to buy another and then ultimately nothing at all. I admit I started to lash out. Then I had never really looked in this closet in his bathroom. I noticed bottles and bottles of all different kinds of prescription medications. Antidepressants, some perceptions for bipolar disorder, codene, different types of anxiety meds, one example being clonazepem (which I hear is pretty hard core) several different types of adderall and ADHD meds. Even several bottles veltrex (which he claims he doesn't have hsv 2. But then why so many bottles of it? A lot of the medications are outdated and he claims he keeps them as a reminder of how far he has come. My question is then why does he keep getting new perceptions filled. Also they are being prescribed mostly by the same Doctor. A psychiatrist he claims he used to go to that was bad and gave him bad advice so he sought out a psychologist. Yet he never goes in and sees this doctor anymore but continues to prescribe him medications when he calls in for a refill. I asked if he has to pay he some kind of fee because why would she do that for free. He said no. Anyway now we have decided to take things slow because he said he has his doubts because of fights we have had. We are giving it until May. Now all of a sudden tonight he said he might be interested in buying a house again. I said I am confused I thought buying anything was off the table because your job is unstable and you are worried about your finances. He said no he knows finance and knows what he can do. Huh? I mean two weeks ago he can't buy but his situation at work has not changed is still unstable but now all of a sudden it is ok to buy again? I just feel either he is lying to me or he is delusional. But the amount of drugs he has worries me. Something inside me says there is probably more in other sections of his apartment. When I say there is two large shelves full in his bathroom I am not exaggerating. I just would like some feedback on this situation. Also, I do have HSV. My last relationship my partner did not disclose this to me. I was honest with my current boyfriend up front. On our third date I told him. His reaction was so calm like no big deal, which is ideal to hear but way to accepting. That was when I broke it off with him. Then I find all these bottles of veltrex and he says no I just take it for cold sores. I would find it just as disturbing if he does has hsv 2 and did not disclose it to me even if I do already have it. I think it is just as bad as my prior boyfriend not telling me he had the disease and passing it to me. Your thoughts please. Ps excuse my spelling of some of the medications.Best,N