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  • 10 days ago

    Naegleria Fowleri odds. Cause for Concern?

    I was diving the lake I live on in Ohio and got water into my nose approx 10 days ago. Then 6 days later developed nasal congestion, facial pressure, and felt tired and ill. 7th day out I had a bout of early morning diarrhea. 8th day I used a nasal spray bottle to irrigate my nasal passages and felt better. Yesterday 9 days from diving I've had a slight frontal headache that to me seems to be from sinus pressure. My ears crackle when I swallow. I have a green mucus and post nasal drip. I feel....
  • 12 days ago

    Parkinsons and dizziness

    85 yr. old man with Parkinson's disease has begun to experience dizziness but has normal blood pressure, the only thing I can find is concerning low blood pressure which he does not have.
  • 14 days ago

    Hemorrhaging death in family past.

    I'm not sure where this post belongs or what site to ask this question on, but my family on my mother's side has had some strange health issues in the past. My grandfather's great aunt was only 12-16 as she had recently entered puberty and back then, there was no running water for poorer families in this area so they still had to get water from the well for a bath and warm it over the fire. Being a teenager, she didn't want to take that time, (as it's said) and she had just started....
  • 17 days ago

    Arm pain after blood donation

    Hey so I gave blood recently and the woman who took my blood missed the vein the first time and gave me a nice poke; I immediately had sharp pain in my wrist and up the left outer side of my inner arm. She said sometimes they hit a tendon/nerve center and acted like it was no bid deal, so I wasn't worried. But now, two days later, I can't let my arm hang loose at my side / fully extended it in any other way without the whole left side of my inner arm experiencing sharp pain. Has anyone else....
  • 18 days ago

    Vertigo like symptoms

    I had a bout of vertigo June 2016 after returning from a trip to Italy. I had bilateral crystals and epley maneuvers for both ears. To date I still have side effect of imbalance, lightheadedness consistently. I have ruled out all possible causes and hope someone out there has an explanation or similar experience to share.
  • 18 days ago

    Are there any muscle relaxants that aren't anticholinergic?

    Are there any muscle relaxants that aren't anticholinergic? I asked for a muscle relaxant that wasn't an anticholinergic. I was prescribed Baclofen, and the doctor told me it wasn't anticholinergic. When I picked up the prescription the pharmacist said it can cause dry mouth. I asked if it was an anticholinergic and the pharmacist said no. However, when I looked it up when I got home it turns out that it is an anticholinergic.
  • 19 days ago

    Do i have an eye tick or is it just a bad habit?

    For about 10 years now i have always had the urge to move my cheek up and blink with one eye and sometimes the other(it looks like im winking at someone). I spoke with a neurologist because now that i am in the business world, face to face conversations will be common and i dont want to be blinking and distracting my client. The Neurologist said i had an eye tick and recommended botox. Will this help? The reason im skeptical is because ive read that a tick is an involuntary movement, where my eye....
  • 20 days ago

    Silent Migraines or Something Else?

    Any help would be really appreciated on this one. Since last November I have been having issues with blurred vision that comes and goes on a daily basis. When my vision is clear it is 20/20 or better (tested at opto) and when it's bad I can't read a stop sign when it's right in front of me. I also feel fatigued and fuzzy when this goes on. My vision fluctuates throughout the day and can change very quickly (within a couple minutes). It is blurry to some degree about 80% of the time. It....
  • 21 days ago

    Fear of Rabies?

    I think I have an irrational fear of rabies and something happened that put my fear into the stratosphere. My wife and I live in a "rabies free" country (Okinawa, Japan) however I have discovered that this does not include the huge number of bats that live here. We were driving down a back alley jungle road yesterday when I noticed there was a dead bat covered with flies on our side of the road. We drove close to it without stopping and drove near the swarm of flies that were buzzing around....
  • 24 days ago

    Dizziness after hitting head

    I hit the left side of my head pretty hard and initially heard a high-pitched noise and then had some trouble hearing. I fell asleep (it was night time). When I woke up, my hearing was fine, but I was dizzy each time I sat up or got up. It only lasted a few seconds each time. I also felt nausea but did not throw-up. It's been almost 24 hours, and I'm only dizzy once every few hours, and my stomach is fine. My husband thinks I should go to a doctor, but I think I'm getting better and will....