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A 26-year-old female asked:

poor posture/tense when asleep/grind my teeth at night /possible lupus or depression/slightly low iron how to determine cause of fatigue/weakness?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine 24 years experience
Gluten sensitivity?: There are many possibilities of what could be the cause. Nutrient deficiencies could be due to malabsorption which could be due to damaged gut cells due to gluten sensitivity. Eat beets and red cabbage for the iron, and try eliminating gluten for a few months and see how you feel.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Answers: Best course of action is to see local dentist and physician for complete and thorough work up and evaluation to resolve theses issues. Set up some appointments today and feel better sooner.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Evaluation: continue to work with your doctor and dentist to find the cause. Nighttime grinding can be caused by sleep disturbances. Concider an evaluation for sleep apnea. A sleep medicine doctor may be able to help you.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

I have itchy throat and mouth. Is this an allergic reaction?

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Dr. Amy Shah
Dr. Amy Shahanswered
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Likely Yes: Itchy throat and mouth are very common symptoms when you are allergic to something. Most commonly- a food item such as fresh fruits or vegetables. Is it occurring all the time? Or just when you eat certain things? Also, do you have seasonal allergies? Seasonal allergies sometimes present that way as well- along with nasal congestion etc.
A 38-year-old member asked:

My husband and I were arguing then he stopped talking and kept mouthing words then collapsed and his pupils dilated and his hands cramped up, was this a panic attack?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Tell me more: How is he now? It could at least be some type of reaction to the stress of the argument. If he recovered quickly without any further problem then maybe it was. But either way, you should cut the poor guy some slack. Well that's my opinion anyway.
Matthews, NC
A 46-year-old female asked:

My son had his wisdom teeth taken out yesterday. He is now running a 101.1 fever. Can I give his motrin while he is on oxycodone?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
You can but caution: Oxycodone, often given in combo with Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) and generally known as Percocet for pain control in situation such as dental extraction here. The tylenol (acetaminophen) should help with fever, but may not be enough (often 325mg). So, you can add another plain tylenol (acetaminophen) 325mg or motrin, but must monitor closely as infection is a concern and follow-up with the dentist is recommended. Good luck.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Bump on side of mouth but don't hurt and looks like a blister and I got big bumps on back of my tongue and throat but none of it hurts?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 34 years experience
Mucocele possibly: The bump on the side of your mouth might be a mucocele. It is a clear bump filled with salvia. Caused when the duct to a minor salivary gland gets clogged and the saliva backs up. Most common on the lower lip but can occur elsewhere in the mouth. Ussually resolve on their own. Some times large ones require surgical removal. Bumps on the back of your tongue are probably normal vallate taste buds.
Sedalia, MO
A 38-year-old female asked:

Could myoclonic jerks be from cervical spine stenosis. Before I fall asleep sometimes I have this jerk and I bite my tongue. Happens like once a month?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Faustino
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Sleep disorder: Classically myoclonic jerks are a type of rare seizure disorder, these are rare in adults. And its true that a lot of seizures happen upon waking or going to sleep. You may have a sleep disorder that explains this better. It would be wise to have a sleep study to be sure and there are treatment for these as well.
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
sleep starts are a normal phenomenon that happens at sleep onset
Aug 18, 2012

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