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In the meantime, some of the problems I've been having for some time seem to have gotten worse, and now I've not new problems I can't make head or tail of but that are really scaring me. For some time I noticed tingling in my hands and arms, especially after I just woke up, as though I'd been lying on them and they were "asleep." That has now gone away.
During the past 6 months I have significantly curtailed my drinking to only beer, and no more than a few beers a week. I take Lipitor, BP meds, and Ambien. For the last several months, I have been had the following symptoms: Daily sore throat ...
I am a 47 year old male with a history of drinking and related digestive problems (diarrhea/malabsorption). Prior to my current symptoms, I had/have experienced frequent diarrhea, a lower back ache, and geographic tongue. During the past 6 months I have significantly curtailed my drinking to only beer, and no more than a few beers a week. I take Lipitor, BP meds, and Ambien. For the last several months, I have been had the following symptoms: Daily sore throat ...
Your HDL is above minimum standards, but just barely. If you have no liver problems I would suggest a low dose of Lipitor to get the T/C and LDL down. The statins also lower your risk of heart attack and seem to have an effect on inflammation as picked up on your reactive protein test. If you start doing 30 minutes or more of daily walking, you will raise your HDL somewhat.
These are often prescribed for runners, sports injuries to joints, and those suffering from arthritis. Syva labs has recently reworked its Cannabinoid test and claims to have eliminated this problem. But a Science magazine article (July 8, 1988) lists Ibuprofen as cross reactive. Under the new government guidelines THC testing levels will be reduced to 50 nanograms. Many more THC false positives can be expected in 1994. Dristan Nasal Spray, Neosynephren, Vicks Nasal Spray, Sudafed, etc.
I had a mild stroke/ facial paralysis way back in 1996 and that side of the face is at times numb I will be very happy if anyone can give me a clue to my problems and what course of action to take.
Today's popular press often extols the supposed virtues of more "natural" ways of living, and approaching illness. There are a wide variety of theories and modalities, that together make up the broad category known as "complementary and alternative medicine (and veterinary medicine)." These approaches to health and disease are not monolithic and therefore their merits or lack thereof cannot be discussed as a category. Each must be examined alone.
I would like to add that I my BP is stable at 148/102 (no idea why it is elevated), medications I take are Hyzaar 100/25 q.d., Toprol XL 150mg q.d., Lipitor 10mg q.d. and Aciphex 20mg q.d. Other problems going on are microscopic hematuria, bilirubin in urine (dipstick shows +++), occasionally I have gross hematuria.
I am 85 years old and quite healthy for my age. No heart problems, no high blood pressure, no cancer, no diabetes. For years I have had discomfort that I thought was a urinary infection and went to the doctor every month or two for it. He did a dip stick test and gave me antibiotics which didn't help very much. The problem always returned. He finally said he wasn't sure I had a urinary infection, but didn't suggest an alternative diagnosis.
A person takes one drug to fix a problem, which creates another problem that needs a different drug and so on. Lipitor, Nexium, Zoloft and Celebrex may sound like names of foreign countries or species, but to some consumers, they are the names of their new best friends. These magical pills seem to have an answer for any uncomfortable health conditions, whether it is allergies, rashes, depression, social anxiety, menstrual cramps or arthritis.
One year later I had fainting spells and some chest pain. Saw cardiologist, recv'd nuclear stress test, with normal findings and no indication of svt. seven years ago I had crainiotomy to repair ruptured brain aneurysm. I have some weakness on left side and have had good control of seizures with Phenytek, with some simple partial breaks through. In the last 10 days I have had chest,left shoulder,arm,neck and jaw pain.
I am a 33 yr old woman with several health issues that are very much affecting my quality of life. I have PCOS (a.k.a. Stein Leventhal) and IBS that was at one time considered to be "segmental colitis." At one time I was also dx with Barrett's Esophagus (none found upon later examination) and suffer from GERD, gastritis, hiatal hernia, fatty liver, and probably some others that I am forgetting.
She is also sending me for blood work for fasting glucose, creatinine, ALT, CK, fasting cholesterol (I am currently on Lipitor and low fat diet) and TSH. I am also to have a urinalysis with C+S (whatever that means). I will have these tests next Thursday. I mentioned to her that I was mainly concerned about Urine Retention relating to my MS and she said she didn't think it would be related since I seem to have my MS under control now and I am doing a lot better...
for two weeks, (ii) go off the effexor entirely; (10/12/’08) and (ii) if any problems arose during the above process, I would contact my psychiatrist right away. The most common sleep pattern/rhythm that has developed in the last year has been as follows: (a) go to sleep between midnight and 3 a.m., (b) go to sleep until anywhere from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; and (c) then sleep another hour during the day and/or evening. My wife and I have adjusted to this pattern.
I have chronic high EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) titers and suffer from many of the things you mention when I go back into an exacerbation of the problems -- including the severe urinary urgency and frequency. A lot of the things that you mention can be attributed to so much so it is wonderful that your physician is taking such an aggressive role in trying to discover what is going on. What was abnormal about your neuro exam??
Now as I am typing this, and yawning, I have to wonder if some of my good sleep is coming from the drug combination I take at night , always after 10 pm. I'm taking 20mg baclofen, 10mg lipitor, and norvasc (heart drug). And the topper is my copaxone injection. Maybe its the perfect nightcap? Wish you all slept better - it makes a world of difference to everything when I'm rested.
I have tried to think of everything I can think of, to what I have eaten, where I have been, what I have taken, the medications, it was like one day never had, and the next day they began, and now driving me crazy. I am on Lipitor, and I have taken Ambien for a long time.
Article by Dr Truss Lack of energy and digestive disturbances, arthritic joint pains, skin disease, menstrual problems, emotional instability and depression. All symptoms of what I call the 'antibiotic syndrome' which have greatly increased in frequency in recent years. On further examination, more symptoms may be discovered. Most of the gastro-intestinal tract is tender when pressed, especially the small intestine, liver and gall bladder.
People who have diabetes should take an ace inhibitor to prevent kidney problems because Diabetes has a tremendous affect on your kidneys over time and if you wait until experiencing kidney problems then it will be too late. I am also a diabetic and take victoza and once you become immune to the nausea it is not a bad medication and has helped with weight loss.
She watch what she wants and then you watch what you want. If you are still feeling nausea and having pain problems, then do not wait 3 months for the assessment. The 3 month assessment is to see how you get on on the Effexor. You can still make an appointment sooner to see the doctor about your other problems before then. Hope you get on OK. Best wishes.
I had similar symptoms and had by back crunched. After several treatments, my stomach problems cleared up.
I also have that annoying warm sensation that is in my right leg and it moves from my ankle and up about 4inches and seems to be very frequent. I too thought it was a little heater under the seat of my car that was warming my leg-but the heat was not on. Also, the balls of my feet are burning along with this sensation. I need to know what this is?
MS was ruled out after testing, but I was not diagnosed at that time, and the Neurologist thought my problems were in my head, and that I needed to see a counselor! :( Finally in 2007, I got the courage up again to go to another Neuologist for help, because my symptoms had worsened, and I was having difficulty walking (long term, extreme B6 toxicity side effect).
I am 62 years old and have no medical problems and no high blood pressure. Mine usually happens on the right hand. Keep the suggestions coming. I think vessels get weak with age, and sometimes just pop. Any other info would be greatly appreciated.
The best the docs could come up with was fibromyalgia. I also had sleep problems and lots of stiffness. I started taking Elavil (20-30 mg) at night about one month ago. I am feeling much better now. The foggy concentration problems are gone and most of the pain has diminished. I am sleeping better. I would say I am at least 70% improved. I am also taking effexor (75 mg) everyday. I often wondered if it was shingles.
Hi Crafty, if you're still here, I tapered and quit Zoloft in March/April and had lots of problems, although not as severe as yours it sounds like...mostly depression, nausea, and rage. It gradually got better over about a month after I completely stopped the medication (which i did early because the withdrawals were just so unpleasant I wanted to get them all over with at once).
the comment on cancer. High DNA is correlated to higher risk for liver cancer. That would be my primary concern. All meds are tested to see if it causes cancer, so far (to my knowledge) no antivirals are cautioned for any cancer risk. Re: the genotyping, yes it won't change treatment but the information can't hurt. Especially all it involves is a drawing a tube or 2 of blood. It's not like a needle jab into your liver (biopsy). You have DNA for gentoyping now.
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