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I am an 80 yr.old woman who had a stroke a few yrs. ago, up until then I was in good health but had a chronic cough. Doctors have not found out the cause or a cure however that is not my question. My concern is my constant fatigue. I take 40 MG once @ bedtime - sertraline 50 Mg @ bedtime-- 1/2tab. of 5 MG tab ASCE amlodipine night & 100MG metoprol suc DR R @ night also nortripylin 10MG cap Taro & warefarin. Daytime I take 10MG of Torsemide Teva plus vitamins.

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Atrovastin 40 MG for got to enter name.

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Was thinking it maybe parasites.I have 2, which seem like bites, on my back that itch and don't really seem to heal, which I've had for months. They are not pusy or have a head. Forgot to mention them to my regular doctor the last time I saw her. Have looked up some information on the internet about parasites but could not find any answers. I have found small (about 1/4")white things in my feces but they did not move. I am tired of being tired, it's like I'm wasting my life away. Please, can you help.

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Hello,I am Dr. Aren,I have over 37 years of clinical experience,I will help with your query.The parasites in the stools appear to be hookworms,a short course for 3 days of Mebendazole/Vermox will help clear the parasites from the body.Getting your Haemoglobin level checked to rule out anaemia is essential as that is a common cause of fatigue and tiredness in the elderly.Requesting your doctor to stop the drug Torsemide ( the drug is known to cause fatigue in many patients) will help.The elderly have a tendency to develop HYponatraemia/Low sodium levels which will also present as fatigue and exhaustion.Your doctor can order these investigations.Ruling out a fresh CerebroVascular Accident(CVA) by getting a CT Scan done may be needed if all other reports are normal.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How can I rate something that has not been tried?? Need time.
Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 2 months ago

Do try ,rate after that.

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Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 2 months ago

I hope you have tried the medicines by now.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago

I appreciate the advise you have given and I would say you should get an A or 5 stars for your effort but I will have to discuss this with my regular doctor. My next appointment won't be for a few months, so until then I will not be doing any experiments. You, being a doctor, should know it's not safe to mix certain meds. Saying that, this is my notice that I do not care to continue with this program. I understand there is a $5.00 trail charge, which has been paid, I expect no other charge. Thank you for your time. Joan ***** 6-1-18

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