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A 18-year-old female asked:

trouble sleeping, anxiety, hiccups for over 2 years everyday, tight shoulder&neck muscles, chest tightness with shortness of breath, digestion issues?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Troubling symptoms: Without knowing your physical and emotional history or your family's medical history anything would be a guess. However, if you have been suffering two years, you have my sympathy. Consult your primary care physician. If s/he cannot help ask for a referral. Your problem can be in multiple body systems and will require examination and tests to determine the cause(s).

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A 56-year-old male asked:

I lost 100lbs, I exercise daily, I eat 70% raw fruit + veggies. Avg. Sodium is 2.3g, potassium 4.5g. My BP is 134/68. Where could I be going wrong?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Mooreanswered
Family Medicine 8 years experience
You're doing fine...: You have made excellent progress towards a more healthy lifestyle. Why do you think something may be going wrong? If you had high blood pressire it is now normal. What is your weight goal? Good idea to take a multivitamin, omega 3 oil and vitamin d=3 and b-12. Be sure you continue to follow up with your physician, continue your weight loss/exercise, and please don't get discouraged!
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Moore commented
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Provided original answer
That is perfect! You may need to eventually be on BP meds again...sometimes we don't know what causes hypertension, and we just have to treat it because we know it's harmful in the long run. We do like to get your BP as close to 102/80 as possible, but for you that might not be attainable. Good luck & you're doing great!
Dec 5, 2011
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
I think Mike meant 120/80 but agree with all the above. The main goal in weight management is to do it gradually and to be able to maintain it long term, which you are doing. Keep up the good work.
Dec 5, 2011
Dr. Mike Moore
Dr. Mike Moore commented
Family Medicine 8 years experience
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Thanks Dr. Nguyen!
Dec 12, 2011
Birmingham, AL
A 29-year-old male asked:

I have sore throat, headache, bodyache, mild fever. Is it a bacterial or viral infection? I had a flu shot last month.

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Could be either: The symptoms you describe could indicate either a bacterial or viral infection; although statistically, viral infections are more common. An examination will be important. The fact that you had a flu shot is great but flu shots only protect against the 2-4 worst strains of influenza flu for that season; it doesn't protect against the thousands of other strains of flu. Best to see your doctor.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

It started with swollen glands, fatigue , oral thrush, . had CT of head and neck, chest. Now have enlarged thyroid and choking sensation.?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Labs: I'm not seeing lab results, sounds like much of this can be explained by thyroid disorder, but need labwork to evaluate for this, auto-immunue, and other issues, be sure to follow up with your doctor closely until issues are explained and resolved.
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A 43-year-old female asked:

I have a very sore throat and ulcers on my uvula and tonsils. My culture showed group b strep. And my doc says I don't need an antibiotic. Still hurts?

6 doctor answers20 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Find another doctor: I would treat you with antibiotics. Even if your primary infection is viral I have found that antibiotics can help prevent bacterial superinfection.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
TOTALLY AGREE.... see another doctor and get on antibiotics.
Jan 24, 2012
Dr. Milton Mintz
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have another culture &sensitivity- no antibiotics for viral infection
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Irregular periods, last period - july 3rd, tender breast, emotional, egg white vaginal discharge, loss of appetit. Period coming, pregnant or ovulation?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Could be anything: Do a blood preg test, if neg then one of the other 2 , if your period does not start and you are not preg then other testing can be done.

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