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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 have 2 small worts on my pointer finger knuckle one
I have 2 small worts on my pointer finger knuckle one appeared recently the other I cut off a year and 1/2ago and of course slowly grew back. I bought freeze off. Do u think it will work. I was thinking about cutting them off again. Help
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Low EGFR but normal Creatinine and BUN: So I went to the
Low EGFR but normal Creatinine and BUN:So I went to the doctor to get a checkup (had some muscle spasms on my lower back, seems ok now). They ran some blood tests like normal but something worried me:My Creatinine was 1.21 mg/dlmy Bun/Creatinine was 14BUN as 17 mg/dlHowever my eGFR (non-african, which is correct since im caucasian) was 70 mL/min/1.73m2This is low correct? It's supposed to be above 90 right?For reference I am 30, and weigh around 190. My Height is 5'10" (not sure if that matters). literally all other blood and urology tests were fine: No protein and everything else was normal. The only thing I saw i wasn't sure if was concerning was "Ur Mucous: 1+ /HPF (It didn't say what was normal though).Should I be worried? I mean I feel fine otherwise. It's worth mentioning that I had been taking ibuprofen the past 3 or so days (only a pill or two a day) for some neck pain (I threw out my neck). Which i've heard can affect it.
I started methotrexate 2 weeks ago rheumatoid arthritis, at
I started methotrexate 2 weeks ago for my rheumatoid arthritis, at 6 pills of 2.5 mg once a week plus 5mg of folic acid 5 x a week other than the day I take the methotrexate. I also had a thumb fusion 2 1/2weeks ago. My WBC is down to 3.7 from 6.7. Is this okay or do I need to be worried about it?
About six weeks ago I had a UTI. My doctor prescribed aView more medical questions
Hi! About six weeks ago I had a UTI. My doctor prescribed a week-long course of macrobid, followed by a week-long course of flagyl. Since taking these medications, I have had a lot of discomfort in my abdomen and pelvic area. It seems to be mostly at night, when I am lying down. I like to sleep on my stomach, but it hurts too much. Lying on my back is better, but I don't sleep well in that position. The discomfort feels like pain in my pelvic joints, my ovaries, and/or my lower intestines. I have been eating a lot of yogurt and a lot of fruit.JA: How long have you been in pain? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: The pain has been on and off for about five weeks. No vomiting or nausea.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: About twenty years ago I had some longterm pelvic pain after taking antibiotics. Nothing could be determined as the cause.