Doctor, Is there a natural way to reduce blood pressure. My
Doctor, Is there a natural way to reduce blood pressure. My pressure is all over the place, the systolic is fairly high (without meds goes up in the mid 160-163 diastolic is low (between 68- 80. and pulse 40-50 with or without meds. My doctor isn't yery helpful. I just listened to a ad on the internet (blood pressure solution) that say they have the way however I am reluctant to pay for something that you hear on the internet. I have enclosed my meds. The hospital said to start taking small amount of asprin each day etc. trying new things and CT test revealed that I had quite a few mini strokes but none serious.now taking--- htz,potassium,terazosin,amlodipine,alprazolam,lisinopril,dutasteride, nabumetone
Norm, Nearly 14 years ago I had sex with a sex worker which
Hi Doctor Norm,Nearly 14 years ago I had sex with a sex worker which was protected (condom). At some point, I suspected that the condom broke although I can't be sure it did! It must be mentioned that I didn't ejaculate in the suspect condom. As soon as I suspected I told the woman who promptly removed the old condom and put a new one on. It was in the afternoon I went so I think I can safely say I peed since my last ejaculation (I'm told that urine is no good for sperm and it can flush residual sperm out-is this right?). At the time I didn't think about pregnancy-I was more concerned with HIV so I got myself tested and it came back clear. I will add that the woman concerned was 44-45 years of age and am now aware that women in their forties find it somewhat harder to get pregnant under normal circumstances-is this true? It's only recently that I've started to worry that I may have gotten her pregnant and I don't understand why I've started worrying now. Please help.Cameron
Dr. Rick, MD
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
I have been having stomach aches months. I am on a lot of
I have been having stomach aches for 6 months. I am on a lot of differentmedicines. 250mg. of metformin once a day, 10mg. of bentyl in the A.M.20mg. of pantoprazole in A.M. 0.5mg. of zanax three times during theday, 10mg. of nortriptyline and 7.5g. of mirtazapine in the evening. Ialso have a cracked tongue and sores on my bot***** *****p. Could this befrom the panatoprazole. Could I switch from the bentyl to librax and \not take the pantoprazole. I used librax once and it seemed to do abetter job than the bentyl and I took it twice a day. The sores seemedto start after I took the pantoprazole. Could the pantoprazole causethe sores?
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
My mom and dad are debating me and I need a deciding factor:
My mom and dad are debating me and I need a deciding factor: Mom has been on BP meds for years.....Her pcp was then referring her to a kidney specialist. Upon asking my mom about hydration she replied she hates drinking water and has coffee in the am.I told her her BP might be up due to lack of water and salt detention but she says she doesn't have any other signs of dehydration. My dad has had adverse reactions two times in the past year at the Car Garage as he waits the door to the garage opens on average40X while he's there. I told him the dizziness, HA and slight nausea may be from the CO but he counters with"so why don't other people feel this way?" Oh and thirdly, if I'm on Elavil which is causing nausea and the doc said stop taking it so I felt worseso I went back on and the nausea came back. Is there something he can prescribe for the nausea ?
I had gone on vacation a couple months ago and because of
I had gone on vacation a couple months ago and because of all the walking I did and being overweight my back was hurting so bad, when I got back home from my vacation I started to eat healthier and starting losing weight and about a week or two after my back seemed to be better, now my back is killing me again and when I woke up this morning I have a pain right in front of my right arm pit, I have bad anxiety for which I am on 159mg of Zoloft for like 6-7 months now, I'm worried that this is a sign of a heart attack or something, can someone help me with this, also my sleeping has been terrible for the last few months and I don't know if this is do to anxiety or the Zoloft!
PSYCHIATRIST ( MD Psychiatry)
I have a someone close to me who is suffering from one of
I have a someone close to me who is suffering from one of the worst imaginable mental illness that's been triggered by some sort of bad reaction to sleeping medication called Ambien (zolpidem) about 2 and half years ago. She hasn't been the same since and complains consistently about her jumbled mind and burning sensations in her body which first began when she took the anti-depressant Aropax which she then stopped. She has been taking Lorazepam (Ativan) about twice a day for the last 2 and half years to help with her symptoms although it doesn't seem to be having any effect whatsoever, she has also been on numerous anti-psychotics such as Seroquel and anti-depressants such as Prozac and Mirtazapine which she complains about the vivid nightmares. She also occassionally takes Zoplicone as well to get her to sleep and also complains about the nightmares. She is constantly agitated, occassionally complains about memory loss and also has severe anxiety and suicidal thoughts and has been in and out of psyche wards where they have dosed her with anti-depressants, benzo's and anti-psychotics which none of them have had any effect. She has also tried various treatments such as ECT and TMS (Trans-cranial Magnetic stimulation) which have not been successful. Her dad died about 3 years ago and she is an only child left with her mom suffering from this miserable state of mind and is consistently suicidal. I am wondering if she is reacting badly to the benzodiazepine and other medications and whether these are the current cause of all her symptoms, I have read that common side effects of benzo's include rage and hypermania which she occasionally and frequently exhibits and is very difficult to control. She also complains about dry mouth after taking the seroquel and mirtazapine to get her to sleep. However her agitation is also fairly severe and she is consistently complaining about these symptoms.
PGR (Internal Medicine)