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??
Medical Physician and Surgeon
Looking for a doctor or ideally someone who knows about
Looking for a doctor or ideally someone who knows about sports injuries. I just started playing golf for the first time this month. Took some lessons and started going to the driving range a couple times a week. I started with irons but when I switched to working with the woods and driver I tweaked something in my back. Not my lower back but somewhere around my latissimus dorsi. At first I thought it was kind of a typical latissimus dorsi golf swing injury so I did some stretches and took some time off. My back started feeling better and I went out to try to adjust my swing a little bit. I found that when I bent down to put the ball on the tee I was having trouble breathing. There was a sharp pain around my rib area, just beneath my breast. It hurt when I inhaled. I've stopped playing any golf since then. I've done ice, heat, motrin, stretches ... but if I cough or sneeze the pain under my breast is horrible enough to make me feel like I'm going to faint. I can't imagine I've broken a rib or something just from swinging a golf club. But it does feel like that in a way especially when I get out of bed in the morning or start to lay down. I've read its common for new golfers to have injuries that are quite painful especially ones like me who are just starting and have NEVER used these muscles before. My back area has gotten much better. I feel the stretches have been doing wonderful. But the rib area ... that is kind of worrying me.
I am a 38-year old Caucasian female. I am 13 weeks pregnant
I am a 38-year old Caucasian female. I am 13 weeks pregnant with my first child. 4 months ago I noticed a small red bump on my left shin. I thought it might have been a mosquito bite but it never went away. It doesn't itch. It's just bright red. My gynecologist prescribed Clotrimazole Cream USP 1%. I used it for 2 weeks. Absolutely no effect. She said I needed to go to a dermatologist but the closest one is an hour away and then I have to wait 3 months to see him. I want to upload a picture and ask a dermatologist what I should do about this. It hasn't changed form or size since I first noticed it 4 months ago. It's just a bright red bump that wouldn't go away.
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I am 60 years old and had vaginal spotting and also feel
I am 60 years old and had vaginal spotting and also feel constipatedJA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?Customer: Taking blood pressure meds and exemestaneJA: In general, how has your health been lately?Customer: GoodJA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I survived great cancer twice. And just had venous stint but in for nonhealing ulcer
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