I was recently in the hospital for stroke/tia.
stroke/tia I was recently in the hospital for stroke/tia. no cause was identified and all tests were normal so discharge dx was officially tia but due to continuing weakness in my right arm I was told it was clinically a stroke?I was put on plavix and asprin. I am fairly young at 37, I smoke, have mildly high cholesterol so was started on crestor as well. I do have some family history with my dad having a tia at 38. my mother had a dvt while pregnant and my daughter had a dvt soon after starting birth control. I have never had issues with that though.I have some history: endocarditis, spinal epidural abscess, post strep glomerulonephritis, epilepsy-last seizure 10 yrs ago, hypothyroid, bradycardia-only symptomatic below 45, GERDabout 10 days prior I had fainted due to dehydration after having been ill with mycoplasma tracheobronchitis for nearly a month. they said one of my tests said I may have a blood clot so they checked my lungs but all was well so I was rehydrated and sent home feeling fine.I am having some trouble understanding how all of this happened and don't know what I should do if symptoms come up again. Obviously if they are continuous I would call 911 but what if they come and go quickly? it has happened already once but was very brief. My understanding is that the only reason you need to go to the hospital with temporary symptoms is so they can find a cause and treat it to prevent a stroke, but I have been tested to kingdom come already. I could really use some advice on this.the temporary symptoms I had were not identical to the previous ones btw. just similar.my husband wants me to get a medic alert but I have never been sure what is important to be on it...can you help me with that too?
Im a 65 year old female with mild hypertension..have been
I'm a 65 year old female with mild hypertension..have been on Dynacirc CR 5 mg 1xdaily and Clonidine .1 mg 3x daily for about 5 years....have recently found that the Dynacirc is not available and GSK is not sure when it will be back. My doctor prescribed Amlodipine Besylate 10 mg daily as a substitute which, after taking 10 days, caused my feet and legs to swell massively. I went back to my Dynacirc (have only 11 tabs left). I don't have a lot of confidence in my doctors prescribing abilities and am searching for advice as to the availability of a drug that is very similar to the Dynacirc CR that I can use...can you help??? Many thanks!!
occipital..back..terrible headaches that I passed off as migraines
My wife has been diagnosed with greater occipital nueralgia and has exhausted all known treatments. Her Dr wanted to implant a stimulator, but the insurance co has denied that. I recall back in '99 whe I had these terrible headaches that I passed off as migraines. I had the same type of headache as her nueralgia, starting in the eyeball and travels back to the back of the head. I have had them on left and right sometimes both sides and in which case very painful. I know how she is suffering. Now back in '99, I was diagosed with high bp. High meaning 230/xx. I am now on bp controlling meds and my headaches have disappeared. Including those such as my wife has. Is the there connection to my bp meds that could possibly aide her? She has a much lower hi bp 140/xx and is under a differents sets of meds. Would it be worthwhile to mention to her dr? Is there any other option to help resolve this condition??
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I am wondering, my achilles tendon on my left foot is
Hello there, I am wondering, my achilles tendon on my left foot is swollen and a little bit painful and I've just returned from London. I walked a lot for the 5 days I was there, quite a few kilometres a dat and 2 days ago I was sitting in a bar and stood up and all of a sudden I had this pain there, and now it's left me limping along. Have I torn a muscle or something ? I find this very odd considering I wasn't running or doing any strenuous exercise but was walking a lot. I'm 29 years old, and in good condition. Many thanks.JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?Customer: No recent injuries or anything, and this was just 2 days agoJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No, nothing at all
Can you get hiv simply from oral sex, Yes it is ..overall
Can you get hiv simply from oral sexJA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this? In general, how would you describe your overall health?Customer: Yes it is ..overall health very goodJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: No
It is 2:49 a.m. I turned off the light by the chair and was
It is 2:49 a.m. I turned off the light by the chair and was walking in the dark. I found the bright flashlight on the room-divider bookcase.JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: No. I take many meds for asthma, depression (amitryptiline, sertaline), adhd (straterra) and there are others. I had a bad fall on the ice December 23,2016. Subdural hematoma cleared up by morning (inpatient), follow up with neurologist gave all clear.JA: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?Customer: No, I don't want to wake up my husband now. I had my shoes and the flashlight and tried to turn on the flashlight, lost coordination and fell on my back,hard,hitting head on carpet. the december fall was on the right temple for impact. I wonder if I should stay up now to keep alertness. I'm a night person, trying to convert. As I type, I am not in real pain. It was a hard blow, as I weigh 145 lbs. at 5 ft. I don't feel comfortable going to bed. Hit the upper part of my back, and if I think about it,it hurts.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am 71 years old, female, not working.
Superintendent signal in periventricular matter and centrum
Superintendent signal in periventricular white matter and centrum semiovale and periatrial region on flair and T2. I have MS. What does the centrum semiovale and the periatrial region control? And the periventricular as well... I'm just wondering , lesions in these areas will have what effect on my body and mind?
I have been taking Brilinta 90 mg twice a day for a little 3
I have been taking Brilinta 90 mg twice a day for a little 3 1/2yrs; losartan 50 mg for the same length of time and atrovastatin 20 mg. Wellbutrin 150 mg 1 a day. The past five days I have experience muscle pain in my upper left thigh, today the pain is also in rt thigh. I have used Biofreeze and 2 625 mg Tylenol. it is a nagging pain when I try to walk --causing a limp. Can these symptoms be due to the medications over a length of time?JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?Customer: the medications are Brilinta 90 mg x 2 a day; losartan 50 mg one a day; asprin 81 mg 1 a day; Wellbutrin 150 mg 1 a day.atrovastatin 20mg. -- none know allergy to medications.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I take omemperzole 20 for gerd. Angioplasty w stent LAD. I am scheduled for a nuclear stress test in mid April due to two other ateries that showed some blockage 3 1/2 yrs ago but angiogram 2 yrs ago ok