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I had a dentist office call in an Rx for phentermine today. Once I took the verbal over the phone I realized what they just called in. I asked my pharmacist why a dentist would call in this and she said they wouldn’t. It’s outside their spectrum. I called the dentist office back to confirm and ask the reasoning for it. The front desk woman spoke with the dentist and his reasoning was because “the woman has such strong craving for sweets that it is ruining her teeth.”
My pharmacist told me not to input the script and she wouldn’t fill it.
Anyone ever had this before? Is this a legit reasoning?
Duration of complaint 3 days
Any existing relevant medical issues no
Current medications none
My boyfriend was feeling a cold and went to the doctor for cough medicine. She prescribed him 500mg pills of apo-naproxen, 2 tablets 4 times a day AND apo-acetaminophin 500 mg, 1 pill two times a day. He went in for a cough/cold only. He told the doctor he had a little chest pain/congestion too but nothing extreme. He stressed it wasn’t a lot of pain. She didn’t prescribe him anything other than these two bottles which he then went and got from the pharmacy (which she had inside her clinic..). I am not a doctor but I felt that this was extremely excessive. She didn’t even prescribe him anything for his cold until after he paid (his insurance cover) for the painkillers.
Do these pills help a cold at all or was she just trying to prescribe him things he didn’t need to take advantage of his insurance? He said during the appointment she kept making comments about how good his coverage was and that it’s not often seeing coverage for 100%.
If anyone has further knowledge on the topic I would appreciate the input. Here is a pic of the bottle https://ibb.co/4ffvH7c
25F, Asian, no medications or illness.
She got it 7 months ago and it’s hard and getting a bit bigger when it bleeds.
I’m 22, female, and I have a small 1cmx1cm lump in my neck. It’s dead center like right under the back of my chin. If I were a male, you’d take your finger and touch the adams apple then touch your chin with the other finger and go back to the middle and that’s where my lump is. I do have a doctors appointment soon for an ultrasound but I’m looking for any answers in the meantime. My doctors had no clue of anything and I’m freaking out. It’s hard but I’d say it’s moveable, Ive also had it for a year but I wouldn’t say it’s grown at all. Any ideas?
21 year old female, 5’2” and 100lbs So for the last 14 days I have been in extreme abdominal pain on the right side, I have visited three different hospitals on five different occasions and was kept for five days after one of the ER visits. The pain started the night after heavy drinking/smoking and rough intercourse, the pain is almost only right sided and higher up by my ribs and it has been nonstop pain for two weeks now. They admitted me to the hospital for extreme dehydration and being low on magnesium, potassium, low CO2, alot of ketones in my urine and other small things and while I was there I did xrays, ct scans, ultrasounds, a colonoscopy, upper endoscopy and countless bloodwork just to be sent home with the diagnosis of Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome and prescribed vicodin. Normally I take dabs multiple times a day and its been about two years of continuous use BUT I have not vomited at all, I dont feel the need to puke and I am not very nauseous and I would be able to come to terms with stopping smoking but I just dont have what seems to be the main symptom of vomiting. I’ve read about the constant need for hot showers which I definitely have, ive probably taken a hundred showers in the last 14 days and my heart rate is constantly in the 130bpm with the feeling that I am about to pass out and the last four days I have felt like someone is sitting on the right side of my chest making me feel like I cant breathe normally. Honestly thinking about visiting a different hospital at this point because the constant pain makes me feel like I am dying and whenever I revisit the same hospital they just tell me the same thing and refuse to help more or admit me. Any suggestions on if this is CHS or what it could be is greatly appreciated, thank you.
If I have oral or vaginal sex, with another person, I will urinate when I feel like I’m orgasming. It has also happened when someone else has manually taken me to orgasm. In any case, this happens about half the time. It also happens when I masturbate by myself, but with less frequency. It is more likely to happen if I use lotion. Also have noticed that even when I do ejaculate semen, a good fraction of it comes out in my urine the next time that I use the bathroom.
This has been happening since I started masturbating at 14. Only causing distress as of late because partner, while totally chill, is a little grossed out.
As far as other issues go, I’m not on any medications, am not overweight, and get regular exercise. I don’t know about family history - don’t want to ask my dad about his dong. I did have some sort of a soft tissue injury to my testicles from lacrosse a few years ago, but this started before that, and I wouldn’t say it has ever gotten worse.
Sorry if a bit vague, trying not to be too vulgar.
i (20m), im mexican, weight around 200 pounds and my height its around 5'7'', and just started university, i come from mexico and were im from almost everybody sleeps on a hammock, anyway, i had to wash mine and did it with my blankets in the morning expecting to be clean by noon and sleep in them again... it rained, and i wasnt there to pick them so i had to sleep in other hammock, problem was i had no blankets, i slept without them.
next morning i almost couldnt breathe, my parents said i was okay, so i went to the doctor 3 days latter and he was horrified, said to me i had asthma (i have never had it since child). so he gave me methylprednisolone, salbutamol, and levofloxacin.
the suppoused asthma never went away, but i got better, until i got worse, and my right lung started to hurt, and have A slight fever again, around 99.32 f, feel dissy and having headaches, so i went to the same doctor, and said that i may have the flu... so he just gave me ibuprofen and some cough syrup.
after this i begged for a general laboratory exam and my defences where aroud 11 thousand.
i felt better because of the ibuprofen but i decided to go with a doctor who belived me. so he said i had influenza, that my lungs had spasms ( the other doctor didnt noticed), this doctor costed me like 5 times what the other one (before this i kept getting worse), and he gave me azitromicin for 5 days with Theophylline with ambroxol, wich worked wonders, i started to work wonders, i cough less and also i got out some solid phlegm, green (like jelly). fever went away and everything nice.
but the cough never went away, the phlegm became normal, but never went away. i belived it was because i had asthma and continued with my life.
anopther exam and my defenses where around 7 thousand.
until i had light fevers again, like 10 days latter i took my bodys temperature and it was around 99.5 f again with general discomfort.
went to the doctor again, the expensive one and he gave me the same antibiotic, just this time with dropropizina, and... today... 3 days after finishing the treatment i have general disconfort with 98.8.
cough never went away. i dont know if my the pain in my back its from my lung or my back... i think its my lung coz i didnt felt this pain before all of this. it doesnt hurt to much, but its there and im scared.
i am not financially independant because my parends told me to help the family bussines and latter i realized that for them im just free labor, thats why i decided to go to university, and its draning me financially but i wanted it, then this happened. i went to a phycologist, and didnt helped. i dont know if im paranoid coz my parends keep telling me i am. my mother almost hit me because i asked them (parents) if they could help me go to a doctor (because it cost them money)
i feel like in the last around 5 months my general health has been going in a downward spiral, with a few ups, and a lots of downs, but no one listens and think that im fine even tho i say im not because i have to keep working to pay my university and medical bills.
i need to know what can i ask my doctor, how can i know im not crazy, what medical exams i should get, how can i defent myself from doctors who may think im lying and advice in general, since going to the doctor its a sacrifice from where im from so i have to get the most out of it, how do i present my case? to many questions... please help
I’m asking cuz i get this farmhouse butter bread stuff sometimes that toasts really well in a pan compared to most whole grain bread I can find and it’s really really good for like grilled cheese with some tomato soup (yes I’m aware of the high sodium and saturated fat in a grilled cheese). However it’s to my understanding that ultra processed grains cause an increased risk of several kinds of cancer, and also cause heart disease and numerous other health issues.
My diet isn’t great but I’m trying. I’ve cut down on added sugar and whole fat milk a lot (I used to eat entire boxes of mike and Ike’s a day along with a bottle of whole chocolate milk), along with other unhealthy shit like eggnog, McDonald’s and chick fil a, BWW, etc. I also drink sugar free energy drinks and have stopped drinking soda almost entirely, maybe one can a month. I’ve also started eating more whole grain (40g a day in the form of multi grain toast with peanut butter, for a little toast sandwich), more fish (salmon, and i choke down some sardines on toast occasionally), and I’ve started drinking these low sugar meal replacement protein drinks in place of chocolate milk, which have less saturated fat and sugar and more nutritional value. I’ve also cut down severely on drinking, to only having 3-4 drinks in one day once a month, and I’ve been working on cutting back on weed. Also drink 2/3 cups of green tea most days.
My weight isn’t great, it’s been continually dropping for a while. I lost 20 pounds through exercise and diet the last few months down to 150 but it’s still going down which leads me to believe I’ve overcompensated. I exercise more than not at all, usually 50-100 jumping jacks at a time sporadically throughout the day to interrupt long periods of sitting and a 5 minute run (it’s very dark out very fast so I can only sometimes do runs until spring).
So with all that in mind, how often should (or rather can) I eat white bread?
Duration of complaint several years, really bad for one year
Location left ankle
Any existing relevant medical issues High blood pressure, overweight
Current medications Fluoxetine 40mg Ambien 10mg Clonidine .1mg Oxycodone 5-10mg 2x a day Lisinopril 40mg Prilosec Iron Magnesium Progesterone Estrogen
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Orthopedic surgeons- looking into Total Ankle Replacement
I’ve been suffering with post traumatic arthritis pain for or a while now (several years) and after a second arthroscopic surgery failed to give me any relief, it actually made the pain much worse, I’m thinking I will take the plunge and have the replacement. I’m 49, and it seems like the better option over a fusion.
I got a second opinion from a doctor other than the one I’ve been seeing and he agreed I would be a good candidate and said he would put in a Wright Infinity. The doctor who did my arthroscopy who I have been seeing for a year said he would do the new Kinos Axiom. I know the Kinos is a very new technology, and my doctor was on the team who designed it.
My own research has told me that the Infinity has had a pretty solid success rate, and this doctor has been doing 2-3 per week for 25 years. The Kinos is said to be state of the art technology based on the most recent research, but very new, no long term data available. Both doctors have excellent credentials and reviews.
I am overwhelmed, scared, but pain and problems with quality of life have become too much to manage. I am seeing my doctor who does the Kinos tomorrow for a consult, what questions should I ask him and what’s the best way to go about making a decision on what to do for a surgery this big? I’m not doing anything until June when my kids are out of school for summer.
Even if you’re not familiar with these exact products, Im really looking for some reassurance and guidance in making good choices.
TLDR: I am having an ankle replacement done in the summer. How do I choose what doctor should do it and what type of device they use?
Edit: one of my biggest goals is to get off the pain meds. Will cease at least a few months prior to surgery. Also lose as much weight as possible and build lots of upper body strength
Hi, I have a scab that has a sort of yellow crust around it and red dots as well. Today I noticed the red dots have spread to the next finger and now I’m just getting really worried.
27M 85kg 5’11
I don’t feel any different but worried this might be an emergency. Thank you.
Age 30, weight 11 stone height 5 foot 9 male, smoking status:vape , drink alcohol occasionally not often, been an issue for 6 months ish. Will post picture in comments section.
Male, age 34, no other physical ailments.
I suspect this is from excessive video game and computer usage from both personal and work. I have felt tension in my hands in recent years when typing, but nothing concerning.
Then over 3 weeks ago, I started to get a noticeable pain in my left thumb. More around the thumb joint (knuckle?) where it meets the palm. The area got a little tender, then I started to experience a sting of pain when putting pressure on the thumb joint. Put a makeshift splint on, pain and discomfort decreased a lot. The next couple days it just came back. As of now, I am paranoid if it’s more than just a normal pain. I have a brace/splint glove on most of the day, but I have to admit that I am not being careful when doing physical things throughout work and home. So anytime I pick something up where the thumb is involved, accidentally bang it on something or move the thumb back I can get a pretty wincing shot of pain. It isn’t all that uncomfortable to type on a keyboard. But as of a couple days ago, when I try to do a thumbs up or bend that upper segment of my thumb (distal phalanx?) there is tremendous pain through the entire thumb if I move it beyond where the left photo shows. The right photo shows my other hand and thumb bending it as far as I can without any discomfort.
Am I being paranoid? Am I just not icing and resting the thumb like I should be? Will I actually have to go see my PCP?
Note: at least the injury is NOT on my primary hand (right). Thanks for any suggestions.
35 y/o female. 5’3, 155 pounds. Only medication is 5mg lexapro.
Pretty unremarkable medical history other than the part that I had mono around the age of 20. I ruptured my spleen a few weeks later when I slipped on ice. I walked around for 2 days before going to the doctor (dumb college kid). CT showed rupture (unsure of grade) but contained within the capsule and otherwise stable, so I kept my spleen and was monitored for a few days. I have had very occasional spleen symptoms in the last 15 years (maybe some discomfort with a big stretch, or L shoulder pain after eating a lot).
Fast forward to last week. Last Monday I did an early morning workout. I also had a coughing fit on the way to work (not due to illness, just a fluke). That afternoon, I started feeling “woozy”. I fell asleep on the couch that evening and was just really tired and out of it. I felt better the next day, but not “normal”. Checked my BP which was 120/80. I started noticing that my LUQ and L rib pain and fullness was more present than usual. Normally I have no trouble to sit, slouch, lay on my left side, take a deep breath, but these are all symptoms that are now daily along with occasional L referred shoulder pain.
I got a doctor’s appt Monday. CBC was ordered along with full abdominal ultrasound.
CBC results: I will only list the ones out of normal range, unless further requested RBC 3.73 (low) WBC 6 (normal) HGB 11.9 (low) HCT 34.9 (low) MCH 31.8 (high)
CMP blood test: all within normal range
Ultrasound showed Splenomegaly at 13.5 cm but “unremarkable” besides size.
I have requested a CT with contrast for my spleen. Doctor’s office hasn’t responded to my last 3 voicemails in 2 days. I believe they may be waiting on mono test results.
My blood pressure has been stable. Yes I’m still a little woozy, tired and uncomfortable, but I’ve been able to work. I’m a physical therapist, so I do have a decent medical understanding.
Just curious what someone may recommend? Push for the CT? Get further bloodwork? Is it possible I have re-activated mono/EBV (without any symptoms like fever, sore throat etc)? Does my bloodwork indicate a potential small or slow bleed or hypersplenism?
Thank you for reading and your expertise!
(Edited to change that WBC was normal not low)
So during late April of this year, I was having frequent Vertigo episodes to the point where i couldnt stand up, it felt like the gravity was heavy as well as nausea. I went to a local clinic to get checked. They took my blood, checked my chest, everything was normal the only thing was that my ears were clogged which is normal to me, so they clogged my ears. Two days later, another vertigo attack. I decided to go to an ENT, they did the ear tests on me, and everything was normal. They also did the BPPV maneuver thing, and i felt nothing. But even though, I went there. I still had Vertigo attacks. Note that these Vertigos attacks lasted ALL summer. During mid July, the vertigo attacks seemed to stopped cause I was taking Claritin. I looked up online that apparently the vertigo attacks were due to allergies. Ive been living in Pennsylvania for three years now and throughout the two years, i lived there, i never felt anything strange or had any allergies whatsoever. Regardless, i was taking Claritin as well as nasal spray everyday and the vertigo attacks stopped and i felt better. Cut to August and once again, i had vertigo, but this time, it wasnt as strong as the summer ones. It only happened whenever i close my eyes and lay down to sleep. And everyday i would wake up with a feeling of "heaviness" on my head. Its really hard to describe the sensation but, its like i have a weight inside of my head and everytime i move it, the weight moves along with it. It persisted like this for a week, each day becoming less and less of a hassle. And then it leaves, but as soon as i feel better, BAM! another Vertigo attack and the same cycle continues. However, there was a time during that period that i felt better, but there was a "buzzing sound" on my right ear that wouldnt go away everytime there was no sound. It persisted for almost a week and then it went away. I went to the ENT once again around August since i was due to an ear clean up and i told the doctor everything that was happening thus far. She told me that it was no problem and the symptoms should go away naturally if you keep on taking Claritin and nasal spray. Unfortunately, nothing has changed, i still feel the "heaviness" on my head and i get vertigo everytime I close my eyes. Ive googled search every possibility for the causes, but no luck, don't know what to do since I don't want to go back to the ENT for them to tell me the same thing....
Also I have not vomited since the vertigo began.
26F, 5’5, 110lbs, diagnosed with Sjogren’s in 2016. Not currently taking any medications or supplements. Haven’t seen my rheumatologist in a few years due to losing insurance and I’ve been managing my symptoms and flare ups for the most part.
About a week ago I noticed under my chin was swollen and slightly tender. I assumed it was lymph nodes. It’s stayed consistent all week, and today when I woke up it now hurts to talk, move my head, swallow, etc.
Not sure if it’s related but given the general proximity of the area with glands and sinuses, over the last 6 months or so I’ve noticed a weird taste in my mouth that won’t go away and sporadic nose bleeds when I’ve never gotten them before in my life. I chalked those up to dryness from my Sjogrens but now I’m feeling paranoid.
27F. I am on 600 mg of Seroquel. I had a baby 4 months ago and am exclusively breastfeeding. Since around June 2022, I have had throat pain that has not gone away. There are times when it has been less bothersome, but it always comes back. It seems to be pain on both sides of my palatopharyngeal arch and not really my lower throat. It looks red and there appears to be a little bump on it. I have ear pain that comes with it. It feels like an ache. It also feels like my lymph nodes are swollen. I don't have a cough or any other cold or flu symptoms. I don't smoke or use tobacco and I drink only one drink a week on a Sunday after church. I used to be a heavy marijuana user but I quit 3.5 years ago. No family history of oral or head and neck cancer. I plan on seeing the doctor next week.
Female; 27; 5’3, 135lbs; no medical issues currently; duration 2019-current; localized lymphadenopathy with no known cause.
2019: Husband noticed on me a palpable, hard and visible lymph node in right axilla. I experienced extreme night sweats for weeks with no known cause. Biopsy was ordered and no malignancy was found. Blood work performed found abnormal wbc count, etc.
2021: chest x ray was ordered (for something else) and findings were:
“THERE IS A 14 X 7 X 12 MM LYMPH NODE WITH A LARGE FATTY CENTER AND A SLIGHTLY IRREGULAR PROMINENT CORTEX OF 3 MM AND HILAR BLOOD FLOW IN THE RIGHT AXILLA.”
Follow up was recommended on my results page but nobody told me this.
Some symptoms are returning and I am not currently sick with anything. I have an ultrasound scheduled for next week. (Please excuse the title; I booked the ultrasound afterwards.)
Any idea what this could possibly be? Can localized lymphadenopathy last for years and be completely benign? I have wondered if I have lupus for a few years now, but I’m not sure how this is tested for. Breast cancer does run in my family but I really don’t think that’s what it is. I’m just so confused.
Any advice or theories are welcome. Please help me ease my mind a bit!
32 year old female 5’3 110 lbs
I had my first baby via c-section and was overall grossed out at the experience - the tugging, being awake for it all, etc. I’ve had a pain at the epidural site ever since (a year this January) and am anxious about having to do it all over again when I have another baby. Is it possible that an epidural would fail during a c-section? Does that mean the pain would instantly be felt?
I honestly don’t know where to start. I have been experiencing a ton of weird symptoms ever since I was on a round of antibiotics (Bactrim) for a tooth infection back in May of this year. Around this time I also got a t-dap and meningitis booster shot. I started with numbness/prickly feelings in my fingers and feet that quickly progressed into widespread neuropathy and muscle twitching. It was very painful and for weeks I would go to sleep crying. I had trouble walking and even bending my arms without wincing in pain. For months I was seen my different doctors—ortho, neurology, rheumatology, gynecology, optometrist, dentist, etc. I’ve had a ton of bloodwork panels, xrays, MRIs/CT scans of my brain/neck/c-spine (full spine was only xray). Also had an EMG that was normal. I was on steriods, antinflammaroties, nerve medication, muscle relaxers, and they didn’t help much at all. I had positive ANA but rheumatology so far doesn’t think it’s a rheumatology issue but said to monitor. It is now November and while the nerve pain has lessened, I still experience muscle twitching almost everywhere and burning in my elbows/spine/feet. I recently had gallbladder surgery and a liver biopsy due to a pattern of increased AST/ALT while on Bactrim, Macrobid (I believe I was given Avelox for surgery), gallbladder sludge/stones (I was given hydrocodone for pains but I didn’t take any due to fear of how my body would react), plus I was positive for hepatitis A. My neuropathy would get very bad on certain antibiotics to the point where my ankles and wrists felt like they wanted to rip or snap. Although I didn’t feel anything while on Amoxicillin. I now only see my PCP, rheumatology, and the hepatologist that suspects antibiotics triggered autoimmune hepatitis or something else entirely. As for the nerve pain and muscle twitching, no answers. My back really bothers me, I can feel sharp shooting sensations again. I also unfortunately have a swollen area on my neck that my PCP wants to monitor for now. I posted on r/medical__advice and physician there said something about possibly seeing an immunologist or infectious disease specialist for antibiotic related neuropathy. Would any of these tie together? I’m really at my wit’s end with the pain and discomfort. I’m afraid to take medication because I have no idea how my body will react now. I’ve been battling dark thoughts lately because I’ve been struggling with managing the pain and debt from having to leave work and school. I would take medication but Gabapentin and Cymbalta made me feel completely out of it. I have attached some pictures of some recent positive tests. I understand the internet won’t provide accurate answers but at this point I’d rather try to find a way to help at least a little bit. I’ve never been the type to get sick so to me this is all stressful.
22F, 110lbs. I relapsed from self harming the other day and I think I cut too down and it might be infected now. I really don’t have any support or anyone to ask or talk to. This was done on the 26th of November and since then I’ve just left it alone. I cleaned it a few times just with water and soap but I started putting Hifuzin-HC ointment on the cuts twice a day. Please tell me what I need to do or if it’s infected. I’m incredibly sorry about the disgusting image. I feel very ashamed of myself as well.
Hey everyone. So bit of background I have health anxiety so when I felt this I just went in to worry mode. But from what I think it is fine just wanted a second opinion.
My 4 year old boy is otherwise healthy, eating fine. No fatigue. Weight is fine and no night sweats or anything. However I believe it to be about 5 weeks ago I felt a lymph node in his neck, I believe it to be a cervical lymph node in the posterior triangle. I think that’s right I’m not sure. It wasn’t very big and around that time as it’s winter in the uk he had colds etc so I left it. Then a couple weeks ago I was feeling the same place and can feel two small pea lumps now. It’s like the original one is smaller but there’s another I felt. I believe they are both probably about 0.7mm they roll easily and move about freely under the skin. Just after some advise as I believe they are probably just normal and you can only feel them if you try to you can’t see them or anything yet my health anxiety sometimes kicks in and I question what should be done if anything. Thanks!
Trying to understand blood tests
Hi all have been ttc for 13 months and currently on a waiting list for a fertility clinic. In the meantime I was able to get certain blood tests done but I’m having a hard time understanding the results. Any help or suggestions on what to do next would be greatly appreciated. Here are the results of my blood work:
F32 I got a hormone panel done on day 5 of my cycle.. Thank you
FSH 8,3 U/L [2,2-10,2] LH 15,1 U/L [1,9-12,05] Oestradiol 272 pmol/L [72-530] Prolactine 16 ug/L [3-27] TSH 2.84 mU/L [O.34-5.60] T4 14.2pmol/L [11.5-22.7]
17F, 167cm, 55kg. Currently on the combined contraceptive pill and ferrous fumarate.
I have a few minor/moderate health complaints that together really affect my life but seem unrelated so most doctors chalk it up to anxiety or puberty (which I’ve finished, although I know you don’t stop developing for years but I stopped growing and had my first period at 14).
I mostly have issues with anaemia. My iron level is 23 (I think it is supposed to be 80-200 apparently). I bruise easily. I’ve been on ferrous fumarate for two months, but recently I’ve got worse. I’m completely shattered, I’m often feeling weak and shaky. I’m exhausted all the time. Sometimes it seems to be low blood sugar but I’m just generally fatigued. I’m also nauseous a lot but never vomit. This often accompanies the shakiness. I also get really bad headaches a lot of the time, but they aren’t migraines and tend to fade. I think that might be dehydration though.
I’ve also had extremely heavy periods for years (hormones and tranexamic acid barely reduce it) with very few clots.
Most annoyingly recently is my tendency to get mild infections - I’ve had a few UTI-like problems (feeling like I need to pee all the time, hardly ever actually peeing etc.) but it tested negative - and I often get colds and stuff.
It’s just very annoying, and I was wondering if any of this indicates something or if any of these random symptoms might link so I can try and go to the doctor with the right info. Also, if it is just bad luck I have all this but I’m actually completely fine, I’ll be happy to know.
Had flu 2 weeks prior.
Hello Reddit, had a canker sore develop under tongue about a week ago. It has periodically started to hurt more and my lips became dry and started filling with pus. Today I started to notice a fever of 39.2C and my head has begun to hurt. Trouble drinking, eating and speaking. Then I noticed that my throat and tonsils are swollen and have white spots all over and I have trouble swallowing. My uvula is also swollen. Called the ER and they told me to take 500MG of paracetamol and call the doctor tomorrow plus said that if I have trouble breathing I should call the ER. Paracetamol has done nothing for me yet and my fever has stayed the same 39.2C. It hurts unbearably and my bones feel weak.
Should I do anything additionally? Is this a cause for concern?
Feeling horrible this past week please help
Feeling horrible this past week please help. I am male 23 6ft 180lbs no medications no known health problems. So on Monday I had dinner I added extra salt to my food. I ended up whith 2 spoonfuls of food that seemed to have more than enough salt. That night I went to sleep whith a long sleeve shirt and pijamas. The night was cold woke up to frost . I got woken up around 2 am whith an intense heat feeling. I took off my pijamas and long sleeve shirt and covered up just half my body meanwhile it was cold. I woke up whith my eyes and face super puffy and out of energy I mean absolutely out of energy. And whith a feeling of having a fever but did not have a fever. It’s Thursday and im still out of energy the puffy eyes and face have gone down a bit. But still have that fever like feeling.and congested nose. And I got no motivation or anything. I’m in really bad shape would like to know what happened to me?
Question from the kids in the household for Ophthamologists familiar with Zuko from Nickelodeon's Avatar.
In Avatar, the Last Airbender, young Zuko is ferociously burned on his face, over his eye, by his awful father, the fire-bending Lord Ozai. What vision problems would Zuko experience after this burn, and as he healed and recovered? Would he be blind in that eye, or would it be blurry? Is a burn something that the eye can recover from? Would he have light sensitivity? Is it possible his actual eye and vision would be okay? Would the scar impact his vision? Would it change as he ages?
He's never seen in glasses and he is shown as an old man in Korra with what appears to be fine vision, but we have discord among the ranks. What can Zuko see?
I am a 24 year old male. I am 5'9, and weigh 200 pounds. I am a Caucasian living in the Southeastern US. I am not on any medication or use any drugs, and I have no previous medical issues related to my arm.
A little over a week ago, I found a thin but long lump slightly below my elbow. You can't really see it from the outside of my skin unless you look closely. It only slightly hurts when I touch it, but it hurts more when I stretch my arm or lie my elbow on a surface.
My sister told me that it was good that it was hard instead of squishy. I do use this arm a lot for work,so is the muscle just swelling from overuse? Should I use warm compress or cold compress?
Meds I've been taking for a while: Buspar (50mg), Levocetirizine (5mg), Monotelukast (10mg) along with two nasel sprays
New med: Abilify (5mg)
Height: 5'7, age: 24f
I usually don't question my psych but I have had a traumatizing experience recently this year with meds and I think I might be having some bad anxiety about this. I was prescribed Abilify (5mg) earlier this week and took the pill today a few hours ago. Immediately after taking it, I felt a drop in my chest and my legs started feeling wobbly, where I felt like I might collapse. I got really hot and my heart started racing and there were these small rashes on my legs that went away after about 5 minutes. I'm not sure if that was from the medicine or because I had just showered and exfoliated, and sometimes my thighs can be sensitive. My stomach was crapping and I felt super nauseated and had to run to the bathroom about two times. It's starting to calm down now but I was just really jittery. My psych said sometimes it can worsen anxiety before making it better, but I'm not sure if it would react that quickly, or if some of that was just a panic attack from the traumatic experience I had earlier.
I've also been reading about the side effects and they're kinda scaring me. Like seizures, NMS, EPS, stiff joints, risk of falling and breaking bones?? Is this really worth taking for depression? I know its atypical and I have treatment resistant depression so I've already been on most of the SSRI'S and am desperate. I was wondering if anyone had experience with this medicine or if maybe i need to ask her to lower the dosage (I'm underweight). Thank you!
25, Female, 5’5 and 125 pounds. For the last 4 months I’ve been dealing with unexplained vaginal burning. I originally had a UTI (I get them frequently) and then got my first ever yeast infection. The yeast infection has proven to be gone by doing a culture. I’ve found some relief from the ongoing pain recently with pelvic floor physical therapy.
I was finally able to have sex again on Tuesday. Then last night, I noticed some urethral burning, and that got even worse today. At first I just assumed that it was part of my ongoing pelvic pain, but then I started wondering if I may be having a UTI because this was very specific to my urethra and I’ve felt this pain before.
I went to urgent care to be safe, and they told me I have a UTI. I looked at my results and the only thing that was positive was leukocytes and it says a trace amount. They prescribed macrobid.
Nitrates were negative, but they were negative last time I had a UTI too and I was peeing blood. I had high leukocytes last time though. To be fair, I had been drinking a LOT of water prior to going to urgent care today, trying to flush out the feeling. So I guess it could’ve been diluted. It also wasn’t a clean catch because they never give me wipes at urgent care.
I’m just so nervous to take macrobid and worsen whatever has been going on with my vagina for months. Is that possible? My doctors are pretty confident it’s not infectious (BV, yeast, ureaplasma, mycoplasma, STIs etc have been negative several times). But, my discharge is still off, I think (I never really looked at my discharge until now but it seems a little gritty or something). I’ve taken macrobid several times and never got a yeast infection, it was caused by Keflex, and it was my first one.
So, long story short, is there any harm in taking the macrobid? The chances are, I probably have a UTI, right? Just tell me I’m not gonna create some kind of super bug in my vagina. Lol
INFO: i, 18F, have recorded SVTs in my chart after a holter monitor, but i was never told this or any other information. i take: concerta, fluoxetine, abilify, dipiperon, redomex, dominal, anticonception pill, over the counter allergy meds and probiotics daily. and temesta for NES whenever i need to but only have had to do it once since it got prescribed. i have asthma and ibs. PROBLEM: i had some weird symptoms that i cant really make sense out of other then SVT or tachycardia. it started with my hr going up 67 bpm in a minute (symptoms except for strange feeling started at 174bpm) SYMPTOMS:
once i lay down and stop breathing as fast for a second my heart rate dropped to 110 and stabilised there for another 10 minutes while laying