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Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

Not really: Temporary blood flow disruption called TIA"s typically reverse after 20-30 minutes. Persistent focal problems would be more consistent with a stroke. Transient focal weakness may be present with complex migraine events, and usually a fixed stroke does not develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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What's the side effects of Zotreem Plus Slimming Capsule and X-treem Slimming on brain and body? I have low blood pressure and weak body in general

What's the side effects of Zotreem Plus Slimming Capsule and X-treem Slimming on brain and body? I have low blood pressure and weak body in general

They're worthless: After looking over the breathless blather on the websites for these products, my guess is they have NO side effects because they have no EFFECTS either. They look essentially worthless: just another hard sell by health hucksters of unproved useless "products." The "biochemistry" & "genetics" on the site are also completely bogus: Utterest propaganda to scare & dupe the gullible & ignorant. ...Read more

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150mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20mg of Adderall, taking it for a few months. Can lightheaded and tingling throughout body be side effects of the combination?

150mg of Effexor (venlafaxine) and 20mg of Adderall, taking it for a few months. Can lightheaded and tingling throughout body be side effects of the combination?

Yes: Both of those drugs may have the side effects you mentioned and the combination is more likely to cause it. Please talk to your prescribed about these symptoms so they can make modifications in your medicines. ...Read more

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One of the side effects of gleevec (imatinib) is bone pain. I can't take nsaids.I am on a combination of Duragesic and vicodan.Any suggestions other than narcs?

One of the side effects of gleevec (imatinib) is bone pain.  I can't take nsaids.I am on a combination of Duragesic and vicodan.Any suggestions other than narcs?

Adjuvant therapy: There is good evidence that shows anti-epileptic medications, Gabapentin and Lyrica (pregabalin) specifically, can work in conjunction with opioids in reducing pain as they work on different pain receptors. Cymbalta has also been approved for various pain conditions including back pain, osteoarthritis pain, fibromyalgia, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, etc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

What are the side effects of  a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

Local: The most common side effects are local soreness and tenderness. Rarely you might feel flu like symptoms such as achiness, low grade fever and malaise. They do not last long. ...Read more

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Recurrent tingling episodes on one side of body inc. face, arm, side scalp and leg 4 months! WHAT IS IT? Could a stroke over months cause this? Help

Recurrent tingling episodes on one side of body inc. face, arm, side scalp and leg 4 months! WHAT IS IT? Could a stroke over months cause this? Help

See your doctor: These types of symptoms usually catch my attention. It would seem unlikely in your age group for this to be a stroke. Still to be certain it's not or something else MRI is very sensitive. And discuss this with your doctor ...Read more

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Which type of medical tx is prescribed for tremors of left arm and hand?

Which type of medical tx is prescribed for tremors of left arm and hand?

See details: There are several causes for tremors and the treatment depends on the cause. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the effects on the body of getting no sleep for six days straight?

What are the effects on the body of getting no sleep for six days straight?

Very negative: Your brain would very likely not tolerate that length of time without sleep. Most likely you'd experience a psychotic episode. ...Read more

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I have stiff tight muscles on left side of my body for the most part of the time. Cause? Any remedy?

I have stiff tight muscles on left side of my body for the most part of the time. Cause? Any remedy?

Need a scan : This symptoms are often seen in patients with spine and brain related concerns. I would get an MRI of the cervical spine and brain. We do use often a muscle relaxant in this situation. ...Read more

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For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

For a person on cholesterol meds, what is the recommended daily dose of coq10 for prevention and for treatment of muscle aches?

CoQ10 & statins: The minimal dose you should try is 100mg two weeks before starting the statin. If on it, start it but if you are still having muscle pains, increase the dose by 100mg every 2 weeks for a maximum dose of 400mg. Good quality co q 10 is critical to help. ...Read more

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Does MS commonly cause tingling, muscle spams, prickliness and pain down one side of the body (for example left side)?

Does MS commonly cause tingling, muscle spams, prickliness and pain down one side of the body (for example left side)?

YES: MS is the "great imitator" in that the symptoms are VERY DIVERSE and may mimic all sorts of neurologic symptoms! Ask your treating neurologist to check it out on your next visit. If you are not seeing a neurologist regularly START DOING SO! (My opinion only) Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis and lost of strength on my hands related? Is there any therapy for this?

Is osteoarthritis and lost of strength on my hands related?  Is there any therapy for this?

Yes.The pain : Causes one not to use the muscles, that then atrophy.Then it becomes a vicious cycle .Get a squeeze ball and strengthen those muscles. ...Read more

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Can anxiety show up in pins and needles on one side of the body with muscle tension?

Can anxiety show up in pins and needles on one side of the body with muscle tension?

Yes: Please see your doctor. You are on almost 2 of the same medications with the Effexor (venlafaxine) and cymbalta. If you getting medication from 2 different doctors you may be getting polypharmacy. Bring your entire list of meds with you when you see a doctor. Consider learning how to meditate and control some of your physical issues which are due to nerves. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

What are the side effects of being off testosterone injections for a month and level of 227?

Withdrawal: It is possible if you've been on prolonged testosterone replacement therapy that you body is no longer producing really any testosterone anymore. So you can be left in a worse of state than when you started. 227 is low but it also depends on where you started, length of treatment and levels during treatment. You can feel tired, weak and depressed if you stop treatment suddenly and levels drop. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Weak Muscles (Definition)

Muscle weakness can be described as either a perceived or measurable loss in muscle strength. This loss can be due to host of conditions, including but not limited to, age, ...Read more