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5 4 Sun, 9 Dec 2018
I have osteoarthritis in some joints, especially primarily left and right knees in that order. I am 76 years old and am on BP, High Cholesterol, BPH, and have had by-pass surgery back in 1999. A friend recommended use of DMSO for joint pain, in order to postpone/avoid knee replacement surgery....
4 3 Fri, 7 Sep 2018
Hi, my mom had a cataract surgery on August 8. She is 83 yrs. old and after surgery the doctor prescribed her Vigamox 0.5% and Prednisolone AC 1% on drop four times a day. Today is day five after surgery and she still is having pain, stings, headache, dizziness and loosing balance when she walks....
4 3 Fri, 7 Sep 2018
Mom is 92 with various ailments. Now her ankles are swollen with some skin discoloration. Has had it for days but discoloration fading. Today off and on her left leg has “jumped” pn her- like an uncontrolled shutter and deadness behind the knee. Any immediate treatment?
41 3 Thu, 24 Dec 2015
77yr old male had pneumonia bad in hospital gets home is much better on HCTZ for B/P but his feet are swollen bad after sitting in chair at table, or driving, his feet has swelled like this ever since they never had before thats the only meds he takes
40 3 Mon, 26 Oct 2015
I am 69 and for one year I have have diarrea and loose bowels on a regular basis. I have also lost 15 pounds and take a lot of extra care to eat a lot of calories. I have also been really shaky in this past year. Some days the bm s look froathy and smell awful.
56 3 Thu, 19 Mar 2015
My husband is 80 years old. He has fainted one time last Saturday 32/28/15. Today he felt dizzy and he fell again. I took him to Urgent Care and the Dr there checked his blood for Diabetis, checked his Himglobins, gave him an EKG for his heart. Everything came out find. Do you have any suggestion...
3 2 Tue, 4 Jun 2019
my father in law is 91 he had a tia in april and another stroke this Friday. They can not determine anything positive as he can not have an MRI because of the pace maker he has. he Has had several cat scans. My questions is what are the percentage of having a 3rd stroke and how soon would...
3 2 Mon, 1 Jul 2019
I am a 76 yr old male. in last 2 weeks I have begun to feel somewhat dizzy when standing up, walking around corners, climbing steps. Loss of energy, simple chores are kinda exhaustive. Also, severe nite sweats and occasionally shivering chills even with bedding pulled up. My stomach seems to be...
3 2 Fri, 5 Jul 2019
In the past month my mother, soon to be 76, is experiencing loss of memory & seems to be very confused. She is not good at drinking water. Her brother has recently went into a nursery home & will be there until he passes. Her sister s health is not good either. She worries, I think constantly ,...
3 2 Fri, 5 Jul 2019
My mother in law is concerned her husband might have had a mini stroke a couple months ago. He is 76 and has had a pretty rapid decline in physical abilities beginning 2-3 months ago. Shuffles when walks, very slow to stand, swelling in left hand, seems overall much weaker. He has a primary doc...
3 2 Tue, 30 Jul 2019
I have always been dizzy now that I am nearing 60 it is getting worse. I have been to an ENT person and nothing has been found. I have had the procedure that is supposed to loosen the crystals in your ears this did not help. I have osteopenia getting close to osteoporosis. If I fall I can break....
3 2 Sat, 21 Sep 2019
i am a 66YOWF typically very healthy and active. However, for 2 weeks i have had severe fatigue, myalgias, arthralgias, photophobia, chills and nausea. Flu swab was negative. Basic labs, vitals are all fine. this year i have had to have 3 spinal steroid injections. Last one was Sept 24 Differential?
3 2 Wed, 2 Nov 2022
My B/P today has been 201/98 at 8:30 am with a fasting blood sugar of 125. Took Carvedilol 25 mg and Losartan 100 mg. Ate. At 1:pm, B/P is 205/102. sugar dropped to 66 (OJ/food then), Now, at 3:pm, B/P is 198/97. Should I take Lasix 40 mg or more B/P med? I am a 75 y/o woman.
3 2 Mon, 1 Aug 2022
I am 78 years old and I know that I overworked myself. I spent parts of 3 days finishing 2 cabinets and last night I had such awful cramps on the inside of my thighs that I could barely move because of the pain. Then it woke me up at 2 am with the same thing. How should I treat this?
3 2 Fri, 31 Aug 2018
I am a 75-year female. Active, not overweight, no medications. Visiting my daughter in so. California for the Summer ( since end of May). Walking every day , started, about two weeks ago, developing red, bloody rash on left lower leg. Rested, did not walk any long length until yesterday. New rash...
3 2 Tue, 4 Sep 2018
My sister just told me her blood work shows low hemoglobin, low red blood cells and TSH level below low. This was on Friday and her Dr hasn t called her yet. What might be the reasons for these to be happening. She is 76, usually active but now tired a lot, frequently gets a dizzy spell. Worried...
3 2 Mon, 3 Sep 2018
Hello my mother is 85 and has been feeling very poor the past few years and it has gotten worse. She feels shaky internally, woozy tends to feel better when she lies down very shaky she has trouble describing the symptoms but she is absolutely miserable
3 2 Thu, 6 Sep 2018
I am 66 yrs. old and have recently begun to have ed problems. This is a new issue with me. My wife of 44 years and I have always had an active sex life. I have no new health issues or changes that I am aware of. I have taken losartan and amlodipine for blood pressure for a few years. Any...
3 2 Fri, 14 Sep 2018
I just saw a doctor this morning for a third outbreak of shingles in the last 12 years. I am 62, female and in good health. I started seeing a few sores 48 hours ago and went in within that window. He did not prescribe Zovirax this time but instead Neurontin. I m not sure why he did this and he...
3 2 Fri, 14 Sep 2018
My boyfriend has PD w/ LBD. Is there something I can give him to stave of constipation? It happens about every 2-3 weeks. It really revs up the LBD until he gets relief. Otherwise BMs are fairly normal. At least no complaints brought to my attention. He is 69 and in good physical shape.