My mom who is 78, is currently taking a lot of prescription
Hello, my mom who is 78, is currently taking a lot of prescription mess. She fell 5 weeks ago which caused a hairline fracture on her upper arm, no cast only a sling. She is currently taking oxycodone every 6 hours, she is also taking a Xanax 0.25 4 times a day, and my dads pain melds of Mobic 7.5 mg between the Percocet, and Tylenol in between. She also takes amiodarone, clonanze, levodopa, pradaxa, lexapro, remeron, midodrine. Mestinon. When I visit her she slurs her words, she is dizzy, she is very fatigue, and talks in a high baby voice on how much pain she is in. She is a retired nurse practitioner and is very knowledgable about her condition. She has been taking the Percocet and Mobic since her fall, and the other meds only in the last two years. How much danger is she in? I want to alert all her doctors, can I do that?JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: I don't take any meds, but I am called frequently from my father to watch my mom when he does errands, he is afraid to leave her alone.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: My mom started taking all these medications when my dad was diagnosed with stage four prostate cancer, she was perfectly healthy, now I don't even recognize her.
I have been on zoloft for 17 years I have developed low
I have been on zoloft for 17 years I have developed low blood pressure under 90/68 Could this be a result of the long term use of zoloft?JA: When was last time you had a check up? Have you been feeling dizzy or lightheaded?Customer: I see many doctors. Yes I have experienced dizziness, I have fallen I am on 10 mg of midodrine three times a day yet my blood pressure does not increaseJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: all my tests are well within the normal range I have hd EEG EKG VNG TILLT TABLE MRI BLOOD WORK
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I have been having indigestion,when I do anything the bottom
I have been having indigestion,when I do anything the bottom of my stomach cramps up like contractions hurts really bad,a couple of days ago my pulse when I would stand went up to 120 then sitting 75 or so.My stomach is swollen I had rectal bleeding ,pouring out 3times in the past 3 years.I did go see my doctor he put me on some IBS pills for cramping,and lincess(Really worked,I had so much fluid built up,it was like pouring water out of a jug.He has recommended for me to go get a colonoscopy,EDG&GI done.what do you think?I can't afford to pay all of that at once,no insurance.
I have had about 4 incidents in last couple days when laying
I have had about 4 incidents in last couple days when laying down or getting up recently where the room started violently spinning...makes me very dizzy and almost sick to my stomachJA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: no vomiting, but nausea right after it happensJA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?Customer: never happened in y life before...I don't think I have a cold, but was working in cold rain Thursday before it startedJA: 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.
I have had intermittent sharp pains under my left breast.
I have had intermittent sharp pains under my left breast for months. Also, I noticed there is mild swelling when compared to the right side. The pain radiates around to my back up into my left shoulder blade. It is worse upon bending over
Aloha, 85 yrs old male low potassium a month His
Aloha,85 yrs old male low potassiumFor about a monthHis Dr started him on 10 MEQ 2xA day potassium for 1 week fallowedBy blood work result was still veryLow 2.5Trip to ER for IV potassium dripFallowed by 20MEQ 2xA day for a week recheck blood work still only2.5 repeat another 20MEQ for another week recheck bloodResult 2.6 Dr up potassium to 40 MEQ 2xA Day for another week followed by recheck of blood workCurrent medication:Lovastatin 40 mg 1xA DayMidodrine 5 mg 1 x A DayFludrocort 0.1 mg 3xA day 1am 2 pmAmitiza 8 mcg 2xA DayQuestion: could any of his medication's be playing a roll for his low potassium ???Or could there be any other problem going on ???Any help ???
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PLEASE HELP! i DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO... I have severe anxiety
PLEASE HELP! i DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO...I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. I have been on 4mg Alprazolam Extended-release once day, with up to three Alprazolam .5mg a day also. This has been for many years and been decreased but needed to be increased again due to severe withdrawal symptoms(hallucinations, sweating, pain, not understanding anything and panic.)A new doctor told me to completely discontinue them immediately and begin taking Clonazepam 2 mgs tabs for two weeks then decrease to 1.5, 1, .5 and off of them.He also prescribed Guanfacine 1/2 to 1 tablet twice a day for severe anxiety and ADHD.Is this safe? I got out of the hospital ICU due to a bloodclot and hypertensive crisis(230's/120's) on March 10th. All of my blood pressure medications were changed and now this! AM I SAFE, I am female, 45yrs old. 5'5" and weigh 109lbs. I have arrythmias, hypothyrodism, and syncope episodes also.
I have been diagnosed with dysautonomia which is not well controlled.
I have been diagnosed with dysautonomia which is not well controlled. I feel dizzy (see spots in front of my eyes), have frequent cold sweats and chronic fatigue. I had a code rescue called on me when I was visiting the hospital on 3rd March and have not been well enough to go to work since.The doctor has changed my medication from Midodrin to Northera. This does not seem to be helping. Do you know if Northera has steroids in it?I also take pindalol and Zoloft for the dysautonomia. Do you have any suggestions?