A 29-year-old male asked:
light headed, dizziness, cold chills, hot sweats, pain in the eyes, had hysterectomy, female aged 47, had heart and carotids checked, both ok. bp, ok.
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Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
It : It is not clear to me how long you you have had these symptoms. I am glad that you had a cardiac and carotid artery evaluation, and that your blood pressure is normal. Your symptoms sound very concerning. It may be helpful to write down your symptoms and discuss them with your doctor in case further testing needs to be performed. It may also be helpful to keep a journal of your symptoms to see if there seems to be anything that is exacerbating them.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue during heart attack?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sublingual: The blood vessels under the tongue are very close to the surface lining of the mouth. Placing Nitroglycerin there allows it to dissolve and quickly enter the blood stream.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of placing nitroglycerin under the tongue of a patient suffering heart attack?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 31 years experience
Emergency: Placing a sublingual meds would serve the same purpose as giving meds through IV -- as you probably know, Nitroglycerin can relieve cardiac chest pain (angina pectoris) quickly and potentially halt the progression to a heart attack -.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
What does it mean when you have a really sore throat, stuffy & runny nose, and swollen glands under your jaw?
3 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
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A 40-year-old male asked:
My wife is taking an oral contraceptive. Should she take low dose asa to prevent a blood clot? Studies say that contraceptive can be linked 2 clots..
4 doctor answers • 20 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
No smoking: Oral contraceptives can be associated with blood clots in the lungs (dvts) or lungs (pulmonary embolisms) and one of the bigger risk factors is smoking, especially over the age of 35. I am not aware of studies that show Aspirin (asa) decreases the risk of blood clots while on oral contraceptives.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Does Prozac (fluoxetine) cause Ultram to work better? I saw that Prozac (fluoxetine) increases opiod receptors in brain. Have back pain, osteoarthritis pain, foot nerve damage.
5 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
NO,There is a : Potential interaction between Prozac (fluoxetine) and ultram .There is a risk of developing serotonin syndrome when the two medications are taken together. Serotonin syndrome can be serious and even life threatening. It is the result of high levels of serotonin in the body. Serotonin syndrome is characterized by having at least three of these listed symptoms: tremor, shivering, agitation, diaphoresis fever.
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