Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical

I am a man 70 have trouble walking I recently had dental

Customer Question
work and the dentist give...
I am a man 70 have trouble walking I recently had dental work and the dentist give a 6 day supply of steroids tablets to assist me from the time I started taking them I had no trouble walking and even running since I have stopped I am back to leg problems is there any type of steroids I can take to help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
7/11/2016
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 year ago
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 57,669
Experience: Medical Doctor Trained at a Top Academic Institution
Verified

Thanks for this question

This is very interesting.

Many people do feel better on steroids.

But I would do 2 things

1)get checked for autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

2)get your adrenal gland function worked up. You might have adrenal insufficiency

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave a positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me with "a question for Dr. Phil" in the medicine, cardiology or pharmacy categories if you have any other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me again:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-irondoc/

Thanks for using justanswer.com

    Ask Your Own Medical Question
    Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 year ago

    Thanks for this question.

    Please don't forget a positive rating.

    I appreciate it. :)

    Ask Your Own Medical Question
    Ask Dr. Phil, MD Your Own Question
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor
    Category: Medical
    Satisfied Customers: 57,669
    57,669 Satisfied Customers
    Experience: Medical Doctor Trained at a Top Academic Institution

    Dr. Phil, MD is online now

    A new question is answered every 9 seconds

    How JustAnswer works:

    • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
    • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
    • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

    JustAnswer in the News:

    Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
    JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
    Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
    ...leave nothing to chance.
    Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
    Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
    I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

    What Customers are Saying:

    I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

    Susan O.USA

    I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

    Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

    I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

    ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

    Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

    KevinBeaverton, OR

    Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
    I feel better already! Thank you.

    ElanorTracy, CA

    Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

    JulieLockesburg, AR

    You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

    John and StefanieTucson, AZ

    < Previous | Next >

    Meet the Experts:

    Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    2,592 satisfied customers

    Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

    Dr. Ketch

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    76 satisfied customers

    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

    DrRussMD

    DrRussMD

    Board Certified Physician

    51,780 satisfied customers

    Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

    Dr Basu

    Dr Basu

    Experienced Specialist

    20,746 satisfied customers

    MD

    Dr. David

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    224 satisfied customers

    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

    Dr. D. Love

    Dr. D. Love

    Doctor

    17,463 satisfied customers

    Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

    Dr Chip (M.D.)

    Dr Chip (M.D.)

    Doctor

    14,592 satisfied customers

    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

    < Previous | Next >

    Related Medical Questions
    I have a question of Especialist doctor please? Is there
    I have a question of Especialist doctor please? Is there Autoimmune disease for girls or women breast, or not? If there is please tell me what's the symptoms.… read more
    Dr. Mo
    Dr. Mo
    Board Certified Physician
    MD
    1,781 satisfied customers
    I have an autoimmune reaction to catching a cold. I get
    I have an autoimmune reaction to catching a cold. I get itchy hives and eventually my hand and feet peel. I get some relief by taking massive doses of Allegra and Zrtek but I would like to get rid of … read more
    Dr. David
    Dr. David
    Radiation Oncology Attending Director
    Post-Doctoral Degree
    13,092 satisfied customers
    I would like to research Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy.
    I would like to research Necrotizing Autoimmune Myopathy. Could you provide me with some URLs to look that up on line? … read more
    Dr.Saleem
    Dr.Saleem
    Consultant Cardiologist
    Doctoral Degree
    764 satisfied customers
    I have pernicious anemia, and a few other autoimmune
    I have pernicious anemia, and a few other autoimmune diseases. I may have had a "mini"stroke last week, and am just now calling my doctor's nurse to report it, even though I feel fine now. will a stro… read more
    Medicaldoctor
    Medicaldoctor
    postgraduate resident,MD
    Master\u0027s Degree
    92 satisfied customers
    My aunt has an autoimmune disease- sounds lile we or well-
    My aunt has an autoimmune disease- sounds lile we or well- something … read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    I have been having a lot of fatigue and lupus/autoimmune
    I have been having a lot of fatigue and lupus/autoimmune type symptoms but my blood tests overall come back normal recently I had a sed of 3, which I know they usually look at it being high, but is th… read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    Is it possible for a UTI to 'kickstart' another Autoimmune
    Hi there Is it possible for a UTI to 'kickstart' another Autoimmune condition? I have lichen planus, had a UTI a few weeks ago and now having aches in my hips and groin.Is it possible the UTI kicked o… read more
    DR. EHTISHAM
    DR. EHTISHAM
    Consultant Physician& Rheumatologist
    Doctoral Degree
    1,399 satisfied customers
    A, I have autoimmune hepatitis and or PBC and am taking
    I have autoimmune hepatitis and or PBC and am taking ursodiol and Mycophenolate and am planning a cruise to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I understand that I can't take live virus inoculations such as for Yellow Fever. Is this correct? … read more
    Dr Basu
    Dr Basu
    Experienced Specialist
    Doctoral Degree
    20,746 satisfied customers
    My daughter, dx w/UC, PSC & autoimmune hepatitis, (managed
    Hi, my daughter, dx w/UC, PSC & autoimmune hepatitis, (managed with medication), is in Chile for a college class. She has informed me yesterday, she thinks she is allergic to shellfish. Her forearms h… read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    How to cure Autoimmune Atrophic gastric.... Yes, had
    Yes, had endoscopy and blood sampling....was advised to drop Dexilant and other PPIand and only have Zantac 150 twice a day … read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    I have autoimmune chorea. I am on Solian, Epilim and
    I am on eltroxin 1.5. I had a thyrodectomy r 2 years ago. I want to know my future with chorea… read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    I am being evaluated for an autoimmune disease due to a rash
    I am being evaluated for an autoimmune disease due to a rash and biopsy all my blood work so far is normal although I see a couple months ago my Neuro Auto was at 75.9 and Lymp Auto was 16.9 does that… read more
    Dr. David
    Dr. David
    Radiation Oncology Attending Director
    Post-Doctoral Degree
    13,092 satisfied customers
    I have autoimmune hydrolymic anemia. I,ve been sick most of
    I have autoimmune hydrolymic anemia. I,ve been sick most of my life. Isuffer from chronic arthritic pain and migraine headaches.I have had cancer 2times.ihave prove of my illnesses in discharge notes … read more
    Dr. D. Love
    Dr. D. Love
    Doctor
    Doctoral Degree
    17,463 satisfied customers
    I have autoimmune hepatitis and all i do is itch all day and
    I have autoimmune hepatitis and all i do is itch all day and night i get about 2hrs asl … read more
    Dr. David
    Dr. David
    Radiation Oncology Attending Director
    Post-Doctoral Degree
    13,092 satisfied customers
    My wife has Autoimmune hepatitis. Are there any new drugs or
    Are there any new drugs or liver dyialsis machines that can help her survive. … read more
    Dr. Arun Phophalia
    Dr. Arun Phophalia
    Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine
    Post-Doctoral Degree
    32,931 satisfied customers
    Is it possible that if I have autoimmune would this be
    Is it possible that if I have autoimmune would this be responsible for my unusual fatigue ?… read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    Dr. question on if I have autoimmune ,can this be controlled
    Dr. Phil follow up question on if I have autoimmune ,can this be controlled and can it be cured ?… read more
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Dr. Phil, MD
    Medical Doctor
    57,669 satisfied customers
    Follow up question on autoimmune would be responsible for
    Follow up question on autoimmune would be responsible for both my thigh soreness and fatigue,but is it responsible for my tingling and feeling needles and pins in my toes on both feet ?… read more
    Anthony Bray, MD
    Anthony Bray, MD
    Doctoral Degree
    9,226 satisfied customers
    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

    Show MoreShow Less

    Ask Your Question

    x