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  • 14 hours ago

    Blood pressure

    Anyone know if ibuprofen or acetiminophen increases blood pressure. Also take folic acid and fish oil for hearth health. I had high blood pressure but take these daily. I'm trying to get it lower to make a few bucks donating plasma. It was 15x/9x and needs to be under 180/90 the clinic said so I was denied during the screening. Any ideas I'm going to stop taking the pain medicine and try couple days later. I usually test 12x/8x. Anyone know a good way to to lower the bottom number?
  • 14 hours ago

    Nuclear Stress test

    My test findings state: small inferoapical defect on rest and stress. Physiologic septal thinning towards cardiac base. What does this mean?
  • 16 hours ago

    Night Terrors

    My husband recently started getting night terrors to the point where I am scared. He will walk around act like he is awake but is afraid and if he gets startled in any way he will start throwing punches. His night terrors only come on after he has had to much to drink and has pasted out from his heart. My husband has an irregular heart beat and it beats faster than normal when his heart beat drastically decreases from HIS average bpm it causes him to pass out and he will regain consciousness after....
  • 16 hours ago

    Breath Smells like Vomit

    Just wondering what could cause my husbands breath to smell like vomit? It doesn't always smell like vomit probably at least once or twice a week and it doesn't matter what he eats it will still smell like vomit. He can also do brush his teeth and I can still smell vomit. He has had ulcers and hpalory in the past, and he does have an irregular heart beat and his heart beats way faster than the average person.
  • 2 days ago

    Midrodrine together with BP meds

    The cardiologist says that my father has congestive heart failure. According to tests that HE did, my father's EF is 25%. the year before it was 65%. My father is 93 and is physically active doing gardening and yard work. The doctor put him on metoprolol and losartan. However, this lowered his BP to dangerously low levels to the point where my father went from being lucid to being totally demented. The doctor then gave him midodrine on top of the BP meds to raise his BP back up to where his mentation....
  • 2 days ago

    Pulmonary Embolism or Stress

    20 yo female, previous history of kidney disease and hypertension, both well controlled via surgery and Lisenopril prescription (BP usually 110/65). Currently on Lutera-28 birth control as approved by my doctor (0.02mcg estrogen). So I'm pretty sure I'm totally being a hypochondriac here (pre-med), but about a hour ago I got a pain in my left chest area when breathing in. It isn't that bad anymore but is still there a little bit. I've had 2 microbiology exams today and have an organic....
  • 2 days ago

    About HF

    I noticed for the past 2 months that my left foot and leg sweel up. I ask my heart dr and he said I dont know. In the past 4 days it is more sweeling, I'm very exhausted and have trouble breathing at times. I just want to sleep. Im a diabetic also and have treated blood pressure.. Is it possible that just one side can have sweeling and be HF. I hope i explained this right. My dr office is shut down for a week so which would be better to go to Urgent care or the Emergencey room
  • 4 days ago

    Chest burning and odd numbness/sweeling in lower legs

    Hello. I am a 31 year old male and have been experiencing odd bouts of severe chest burning/pain that come every few days. It intensifies if I lay on my side or sit. I am unemployed so I end up sitting for a lot of my time. To help fix this I have been going for 2-3 hour walks each day. Since I've started walking however, I have been getting strange numbness and swelling in my lower legs and feet. I am in constant discomfort but the doctor I am seeing writes it off as anxiety and really doesn't....
  • 4 days ago

    54 y/o female dangerous symptoms blood test results included plz help my Mom

    [IMG] i63.tinypic.com/.../IMG] [IMG] i67.tinypic.com/.../IMG] Summary of symptoms for anyone who cannot or does not want to read the detailed symptoms: *I have taken her to ER twice the first time they checked her heart and said nothing came up. The 2nd time 2 days ago they did a d-dimer, contrast CT and sent her home!! I asked them to scan her brain they didn’t and they only put Diagnosis of coughing up blood - she complained of right leg Charlie horses and they did not even check for a blood clot....

  • 6 days ago

    Recurring Uncontrollable Spasms and Weak Heart

    Dear all of WebMD, Just an introduction : I am an undergraduate in Singapore, with a girlfriend experiencing a recurring medical condition. I am writing to seek help and advice from anyone who knows what the problem is. Basically she is experiencing: Uncontrollable spasms from her abdomen The spasms worsen when she is feeling discomfort such as migraines, menstrual cramps The spasms will cause her heart to feel weak She has seen many G.Ps in the past but she was diagnosed as being stressed and given....