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I'm 45 and as long as i remember i've walked with a limp.Cant stand l leg without hip dipping. Can barely lift left leg while laying on my side.Help?

I'm 45 and as long as i remember i've walked with a limp.Cant stand l leg without hip dipping. Can barely lift left leg while laying on my side.Help?

Need to be checked: You are 45 and never consulted a doctor to find out what was and is the cause of your limp.You need to be evaluated by an orthopedic specialist ti find out your limping and not able to lift left leg.You need a thorough history as to when your symptoms started ie from birth or after an illness or injury, and thourough exam including neuro exam and imaging like xrays, MRI or cat scan to find the cause. ...Read more

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3 days of 1000mg prednisone for MS relapse. How long to withdrawal entirely? Never a party lol but cant remember the time frame.

3 days of 1000mg prednisone for MS relapse. How long to withdrawal entirely? Never a party lol but cant remember the time frame.

Are you certain you: are taking 1000mg? That seems excessive. Also, any time a physician prescribes a high dose (even 100mg/day would be in that range), the tapering instructions come with it. You should have been dispensed the correct quantity to follow a prescribed taper. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Im tiny and cant gain weigjt.Im 5ft3 and 82 pounds.I been at tgithiss weight for as long as I can remember.I am 5 weeks pregnant will my weight affect?

Im tiny and cant gain weigjt.Im 5ft3 and 82 pounds.I been at tgithiss weight for as long as I can remember.I am 5 weeks pregnant will my weight affect?

No: Your initial weight will not be harmful to the baby. It is recommended that an underwight women gain between 30 and 40 pounds during pregnancy. More than half of this will probably be after 20 weeks. You don't need to binge to make this happen. Your body usually knows what it needs to do. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with more calories than normal and you should be fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Im 29 and feel like I forget a lot of easy things is tjere a reason why I cant remember simple task?

Im 29 and feel like I forget a lot of easy things is tjere a reason why I cant remember simple task?

Many possibilities: Forgetfulness can be caused by many things such as anxiety, ADHD, distractions, not understanding the tasks. Of course, there could be other issues going on which would necessitate a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I am 20 year old but now I am losing my memory. I can't remember things for a long time. What should I do?

I am 20 year old but now I am losing my memory. I can't remember things for a long time. What should I do?

Seek medical help: Without knowing specifics, its hard to say. But speaking with your family doctor may help to direct the course of diagnostic studies if any. There are different patterns of loss of memory that may give your doctor some clues. Your past history is also important. For example, a history of alcohol use, drug use, or traumatic brain injury certainly are factors that can contribute to memory loss. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a coma patient to start remembering things?

How long does it take for a coma patient to start remembering  things?

No fixed answer: This question can only be answered on an individual basis. There are too many variables to answer here. The range is from one second (concussion) to never (permanent coma). ...Read more

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Why do old people lose short term memory but remember things from long ago?

Why do old people lose short term memory but remember things from long ago?

Can't make memory: The parts of the brain involved with making new memories (hippocampus and its connections) function less well with age and with disorders such as alzheimer's. Once a memory has become set in the brain (consolidated) the memory areas are not needed to access the information. Thus memory loss usually affects newer more than older memories. ...Read more

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I m 27 yrs old and i m feeling weak on memory i can't remember things for a long and l think a lot before taking any decision.. Plz tl hw to improve?

Memory issues: If there is indeed true memory difficulties which is either new or worsening, you will need to first determine its potential cause. See your doc who will run tests to find out what's going on. Hopefully, he will be able to guide you further into what can be done about it. ...Read more

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I cant understand anything i read im 19 i cant remember things i read either? I have tried many things! Worried its alzeimers!

I cant understand anything i read im 19 i cant remember things i read either? I have tried many things! Worried its alzeimers!

Not Alzheimer's but:: As my colleagues have mentioned, no one at 19 has Alzheimer's but I advise you see a good integrative doctor and/or neurologist for further assessment. Possibilities include learning disorders, Lyme Disease with co-infections like Bartonella, heavy metal toxicity (esp. lead and mercury), hypothyroidism, vitamin deficiencies (esp. vitamin B12) etc. ...Read more

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I go through constant fatigue through the day, don't find happiness in things I use to. I'm extremely cold intolerable, for as long as I can remember.

I go through constant fatigue through the day, don't find happiness in things I use to. I'm extremely cold intolerable, for as long as I can remember.

Hypothyroidism?: Depending on family history and other symptoms - hair loss, constipation, weight gain, menstrual changes, your symptoms could be due to hypothyroidism. Your symptoms could also be related to anemia. However, I am concerned that you could be suffering from Dysthymia - low grade chronic depression. Please seek medical attention asap for further evaluation and management. ...Read more

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My mom who is 70recently had shingles. Now she is ok but showing some memory loss since she got cured from shingles. Cant remember things.Is it normal?

Unlike relationship: It is unlikely to have this due to shingles unless this involved the nervous system as encephalitis. It would be good for her to get evaluated by geriatrician, many of whom may also run a memory clinic. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

What can I do to prevent it? I am extremely violent when i dream and have someone sleeping next to me. 

I as diagnosed with ptsd in 2006, but i've been doing these things for as long as i can remember. I want to find a possible way to sleep and still dre

Post : Post traumatic stress disorder can cause people to be acting out their dreams and should be considered. There are medication for nightmares as well therapy modality call emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) that helps with dealing with the flashbacks, reexperiencing of trauma. However there are neurological conditions that can result in violent behaviors in sleep. Rem behavioral disorder (rem- rapid eye movement- a stage of sleep in which a lot of dreaming happens) is a condition in which the individual begins to act out his or her dreams in contrast to normal state when all physical activity during sleep is paralyzed. A neurological evaluation may be necessary to assess for this condition which can respond to treatment with medications. Abnormal sleep patterns may also be parasomnia - abnormal behaviors of sleep without necessarily an abnormal finding in the brain but which can also be addressed with medication. In all cases, this is a good time to see a sleep specialist or a neurologist. You may discuss this with your primary care doctor as well but do get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Get sleep panic attacks,start walking nervously and do the things cant remember after that.also have flashes before my eyes,reality confusion,anxiety?

Get sleep panic attacks,start walking nervously and do the things cant remember after that.also have flashes before my eyes,reality confusion,anxiety?

Consider sleep study: You ought to visit a sleep study center where you can be observed and/or diagnosed with sleep terrors, and/or sleep apnea and then receive appropriate therapy/intervention. ...Read more

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Im 17 and cant remember things I did 1 or 2 days ago, on top of that I feel lightheaded and Im fatigued a lot, muscle weakness, vision problems etc ?

Im 17 and cant remember things I did 1 or 2 days ago, on top of that I feel lightheaded and Im fatigued a lot, muscle weakness, vision problems etc ?

See: Your doctor. You need a full work up to find out what is going on. Your symptoms are troubling and we need to find out the cause. See your doctor asap ...Read more

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I have issue with my long term memory!? Why!? I cannt remember stuff that has happen to me before...! i need hint to remeber it! is it okay!?

I have issue with my long term memory!? Why!? I cannt remember stuff that has happen to me before...! i need hint to remeber it! is it okay!?

Using anything: Certain drugs, rx or not, can cause problems. If you have never used anything it is likely psychologic -you are worried too much about remembering things. If you have concern would see a neurologist. ...Read more

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The top of my back has been hurting. I have a hump. Could that be serious? I am 29. I've had the hump in my back for as long as I can remember.

The top of my back has been hurting. I have a hump. Could that be serious? I am 29. I've had the hump in my back for as long as I can remember.

Unlikely but: This pain is most likely muscular due to being off center in terms of your spine's balance with the hump you are describing most likely representing a scoliosis or a kyphosis or "round back" and less likely related to a endocrine or gland problem. You need to be seen by your doctor. Based on the length of time you describe having it it is most likely a spine deformity. ...Read more

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