A 30-year-old female asked:
all over muscle pain, mainly lower back and cramps in calf muscles, i have health anxiety and am terrified i have electrolyte imbalance due to some kind of cancer, i also breastfeeding a one year old. what is the most likely diagnosis?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
CBT: There isn't a way to tell you the "most likely diagnosis" without an assessment. It sounds like you have some pretty wide ranging health fears. I would encourage you to consider cognitive behavioral therapy to address this.
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
Yes: That is the curse of having health anxiety. Normal bodily sensations and abnormal bodily sensations all are perceived as signs of illness... making it very difficult for either the patient or the doctor to tell when the patient is actually sick (other than suffering the sickness of health anxiety). The patient must teach herself which of her pains, cramps, sniffles, etc..., are normal.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
I injured my back weight-lifting four days ago. I've had pain, minor spasms, and loss of appetite. Advil (ibuprofen) was giving me heartburn. What shoul I do?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
See MD, Stop Advil (ibuprofen): Sounds like you have already done enough watching and waiting. Go to your physician for an examination to check for disc injury and other problems. Over the counter analgesics, physical therapy, massage therapy, yoga and acupuncture may help. Initiall cold, then warm compresses after a day or two. If not resolving, i send my patients for x-ray, mri, and referral to ortho and/or pain clinic.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
I have dull sciatic pain from left back to left ankle, acute pain in left butt bone when sitting/sleeping, and sharp groin pains from full bladder!?
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
Self diagnosis?: The symptoms you are descrbing sound like classic sciatica. The remedies are various; my favorite is lyying on your stomach and sliding as far to the left of the bed as possible so your left leg can hang off the side(without falling off of course). Simply allow the leg to 'hang' off the side and you should feel the strectch through your low back including the pyriformis muscle pinching your nerv.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
I'm 25 my bones ache.. have lots of headache migraines eye twitches ..body aches a lot no strength ..weak. no energy what should I do?
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Pain Management 48 years experience
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Is nitroglycerin spray ever used for anything other than angina heart pains?
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Cardiology 44 years experience
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Symptoms:abdominal pain lower back pain heavy clotted bleeding after period ended light headed nausea difficulty breathing while standing.Retain water?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Not normal: Definitely needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Difficulty breathing does not really go with gynecological issues. I would start with your pcp for that then see obgyn for the rest, .
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Last updated Aug 13, 2020
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