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TSH has been dropping slowly (now .25) Starting to get vertigo, headaches, blurred vision, lower back & joint pain. Urgent care needed? Dr apt 11 days

TSH has been dropping slowly (now .25) Starting to get vertigo, headaches, blurred vision, lower back & joint pain. Urgent care needed? Dr apt 11 days

Vertigo: If your thyroid issues have been dropping slowly and starting to get vertigo, you must have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Please let me know how things go - should be OK after the visit to the ER. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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I have a calcium deposite on my occipital bone. I have blurred vision confusion vertigo heart palpitations horrible joint pain constipation plz help?

I have a calcium deposite on my occipital bone. I have blurred vision confusion vertigo heart palpitations horrible joint pain constipation plz help?

Need workup: This can be caused by multiple issues but you should have this looked at by a physician to rule out more worrisome processes like multiple myeloma or to just let you know it is simply anxiety. These symptoms together can be a multitude of different things and you should be worked up and examined. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

I have a positive ANA (1:320), joint pain, mouth ulcer, livedo veticularis. I the all other test that doctor ordered are negtive. Do I have lupus?

Possibly: The combination of a positive ANA and livedo reticularis gives me cause for concern. Imo, lupus is a reasonable possibility. The other issue is an antiphospholipid antibody syndrome which can occur secondary to sle. Have you been tested for this? Have you seen a rheumatologist? If not, do both. ...Read more

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I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

I have uveitis , fatigue, photophobia, ulcer, back pain, stiff neck, joint pain, pain in the night, etc. Do these symptoms confirm ankylosing spondylitis?

No: There are a number of disorders that can cause your symptoms, ankylosing spondylitis being one of them. Ankylosing spondylitis can be diagnosed with a blood test... Hlab27. A rheumatologist is best qualified to sort out what's going on with you. ...Read more

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Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. neg ANA slightly elevated RF. very frustrating?

Joint pain/aches, tendonitis, mouth ulcers, hair loss, fatigue, swollen fingers, finger rash in summer. neg ANA slightly elevated RF. very frustrating?

Understanding: These symptoms certainly seen in many rheumatic disease with lupus on the list. Many immune symptoms are frustrating but also can be treated. I certainly rec seeing a rheumatologist for a full evaluation and treatment if you have not gone yet. Please try to have patience since medications may take a few weeks to a couple months to be quite helpful but you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have cornea ulcer in my eye caused by pseudonomas. It left a scar on my cornea and i will have permanent blurred vision. What can I do to restore it?

I have cornea ulcer in my eye caused by pseudonomas. It left a scar on my cornea and i will have permanent blurred vision. What can I do to restore it?

Several options: I assume the infection was only on the surface so the interior of the eye is normal. Corneal scars can be dealt with in several ways. If the scarring is very superficial, a laser procedure called prk can remove this leaving the rest of the layers clear. If the scar is deeper, then a corneal transplantation can be done, removing the scar and putting on a donor. Discuss with a corneal specialist. ...Read more

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I have a viral dendrtitic ulcer on my cornea. I have blurry vision. I have been using a topical antivral gel for 4 days - how soon should this heal?

I have a viral dendrtitic ulcer on my cornea. I have blurry vision.  I have been using a topical antivral gel for 4 days - how soon should this heal?

Within 7-14 days: Generally in dendritic keratitis that is treated early, the disease course lasts for about 7-10 days. More complicated forms may take several months to become stabilized. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more