• Almost passed out, why??

    Best answer: The term for what you experienced is "near-syncope." If you were older, it would be concerning enough to warrant a trip to the ER to get checked out for heart problems, but that's not how things work in youngsters like yourself. You likely experienced orthostatic hypotension from getting up after... show more
    Best answer: The term for what you experienced is "near-syncope."
    If you were older, it would be concerning enough to warrant a trip to the ER to get checked out for heart problems, but that's not how things work in youngsters like yourself.
    You likely experienced orthostatic hypotension from getting up after having been laying down for an inordinately long period of time. Young females generally have low blood pressure to begin with, so it doesn't take much to get y'all to faint like that.

    If it happens again, then maybe see your doctor.
    20 answers · Other - General Health Care · 1 week ago
  • What are some food remedies and vitamins needed to treat my mom's weakened legs?

    My mom is 62 years old. For the past couple of months, she has been occasionally suffering from lower back pain. When that happens, what she does is lie down and wait for the pain to subside. Generally, the pain from her lower back arises from her standing or sitting for too long. Anyways, recently, she has been... show more
    My mom is 62 years old. For the past couple of months, she has been occasionally suffering from lower back pain. When that happens, what she does is lie down and wait for the pain to subside. Generally, the pain from her lower back arises from her standing or sitting for too long. Anyways, recently, she has been experiencing more difficulty bringing herself to stand on top of a chair to retrieve items from higher shelves. She can still climb onto the chair, but she has been taking more effort and time to climb onto that chair (about 2-3 seconds slower than when she was younger, she says). I looked up her condition online, and found these links (you don't have to click them): http://www.healthhype.com/leg-weakness-c... http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/leg-weakn... Clearly, she should probably go see a doctor, but she happens to be extremely stubborn when it comes to her own health. She's convinced that her weakened legs are a natural hindrance due to her old age. Because her own mother (my grandmother) had this same issue and didn't do anything about it because she lived a "simple life" since she was poor, so my mother plans to follow my grandmother's footsteps and refuses to do anything "extravagant" like going out to see a doctor and getting prescription medicines. But she won't mind eating particular kinds of food to alleviate her back pain and preserve her legs muscles/nerves. So, which foods should she eat? Thanks.
    14 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 2 weeks ago
  • Anyone with any medical knowledge? I have a few health concerns.?

    Best answer: I also don't like the "one issue" restriction. I consider it a warning flag that this medical practice expects its doctors to spend no more than five minutes in the examination room with each patient before moving on. It's a way of saying, "Just bring us simple medical problems we can treat... show more
    Best answer: I also don't like the "one issue" restriction. I consider it a warning flag that this medical practice expects its doctors to spend no more than five minutes in the examination room with each patient before moving on. It's a way of saying, "Just bring us simple medical problems we can treat fast and take the complicated stuff elsewhere."

    This may not be the best doctor to evaluate you. Maybe you have no choice and must see this doctor.

    You may indeed have just one medical issue. There are single medical issues which have several of your symptoms. I suggest, if you must see this doctor, that you go in with a written list of symptoms, and present or read it to the nurse who will screen you first. YOU assume that these symptoms ARE all related and fit ONE medical problem you need help with. In your case the list might be:

    1. "Easy bruising and needlepoint red marks on the skin."
    Bring this one up first on your list IF you have bruises and red marks the nurse and doctor can see--then they are not symptoms, but signs, which doctors take more seriously. Marks all over the body are diagnostically significant. But if none are visible now, just move this item down the list, and say it's been a problem lately.

    "2. Constant strong ribcage pain, both sides, making it hard to inhale.

    3. Constant strong headaches, back of head on left side.

    4. Fatigue despite sleeping well.

    5. Arm and leg pain radiating to hands and feet.

    6. Bleeding between periods, passing clots."

    Keep each list item short like that and wait for the nurse or doc to ask questions to get more info as they need.

    If the intake nurse challenges your list and says, "Pick one thing (or three) thing(s) for the doctor to focus on," you should respond, "I believe these are all symptoms of one new illness. Please ask the doctor to consider all of them."

    You may have a systemic illness. You may be reacting to migraine medication. Take a list of all medication names and doses you're taking, including over-the-counter supplements, with you to the appointment.

    And I don't think despite another answer here that this is a medical emergency that needs to go to the ER. I don't think an ER would be at all helpful here. They would make sure, in light of your breathing complaint, that you were getting enough oxygen in your blood, and therefore had no immediate life-threatening issue, and send you on your way with a recommendation to make an appointment to see a family doctor. It would be a waste of time and money in my opinion to go to an ER. It's normal to feel it's hard to breathe with ribcage issues and therefore that's not a medical emergency in this context, unless you have other urgent symptoms you don't mention like coughing up blood. Chances are high you are getting enough oxygen in your bloodstream; it just hurts you to breathe.

    Wishing you good luck, great care, good answers, and feeling much better very soon.
    21 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 2 weeks ago
  • Can eating strawberries fresh from the garden be toxic? (washed)?

    I got some weird pinkish spots on my belly, and I can only think of those strawberries that I ate days ago. My grandma washed them with water and I ate them. Could they bring disease or be toxic in some way?
    I got some weird pinkish spots on my belly, and I can only think of those strawberries that I ate days ago. My grandma washed them with water and I ate them. Could they bring disease or be toxic in some way?
    11 answers · Other - General Health Care · 2 weeks ago
  • I accidently inhaled rustoluem?

    i was wearing a mask, my husband right next to me with no mask and i was spraying somehow still caught a wiff of the spray and my head hurt my nose burns eyes blurry. im starting to freak please anyone help. thanks.
    i was wearing a mask, my husband right next to me with no mask and i was spraying somehow still caught a wiff of the spray and my head hurt my nose burns eyes blurry. im starting to freak please anyone help. thanks.
    7 answers · Injuries · 1 week ago
  • Can i go to sleep when i just hit my nose?

    i hit my nose really hard an hour ago and it looks swollen but im not bleeding anymore can i go to sleep or will i die
    i hit my nose really hard an hour ago and it looks swollen but im not bleeding anymore can i go to sleep or will i die
    7 answers · Injuries · 1 week ago
  • Did I worsen my scoliosis? Is it my fault?

    Best answer: None of what you did growing up made any difference.
    Best answer: None of what you did growing up made any difference.
    8 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 2 weeks ago
  • When was the last time you took some vitamin D?
  • 15 years old, in a lot of pain? Need advice?

    Best answer: You need get to a doctor or hospital. Tell your parents or a teacher. Hope you get well soon!
    Best answer: You need get to a doctor or hospital. Tell your parents or a teacher. Hope you get well soon!
    4 answers · Other - General Health Care · 1 week ago
  • Leg muscle tightens on its own. Extremely painful HELP?

    So this has happened before quite a lot but just now I was woken up from a sleep by this. My calf muscle started tightening without me actually tightening it. It gets to the point where it has tightened so much that I m in extreme pain and cans move my leg. Usually I deal with my pain well but I was crying out it... show more
    So this has happened before quite a lot but just now I was woken up from a sleep by this. My calf muscle started tightening without me actually tightening it. It gets to the point where it has tightened so much that I m in extreme pain and cans move my leg. Usually I deal with my pain well but I was crying out it hurt so much. Also this happens very frequently with my big toe. It s like the muscles move themselves to the point of extreme pain. Does anyone know what this is and how I can stop it? Anything is appreciated thank you so so much
    12 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 2 weeks ago
  • Absolutely detest it when people eat? Eveytime I hear someone eating I want to throttle them?

    Best answer: It's called misophonia.
    Best answer: It's called misophonia.
    6 answers · Other - General Health Care · 2 weeks ago
  • I woke up this morning with pains in my wrist what do i do?

    Hi my name is tyler and im 11 i woke up this morning with pains in the back side of my wrist and the front right under my thumb i sleep on my side with my hand under my pillow and it has been hurting ever since 8:45 its 11:30 right now i dont know what to do does anyone have any suggestions
    Hi my name is tyler and im 11 i woke up this morning with pains in the back side of my wrist and the front right under my thumb i sleep on my side with my hand under my pillow and it has been hurting ever since 8:45 its 11:30 right now i dont know what to do does anyone have any suggestions
    5 answers · Pain & Pain Management · 1 week ago
  • Can lack of vitamin d actually cause you to be fatigue?

    Is it rare to feel fatigue?
    Is it rare to feel fatigue?
    8 answers · Other - General Health Care · 2 weeks ago
  • EMERGENCY (COCAINE PAIN)?

    So I just snorted a kinda thick line of coke it was a little line but kinda a lot and I got shakes really bad and shivers after it and like 2-3 hours later my left arm hurts like a pulled a muscle it hurts like hell when I move it and my legs are kinda numb but I can still feel them.
    So I just snorted a kinda thick line of coke it was a little line but kinda a lot and I got shakes really bad and shivers after it and like 2-3 hours later my left arm hurts like a pulled a muscle it hurts like hell when I move it and my legs are kinda numb but I can still feel them.
    5 answers · Injuries · 2 weeks ago