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Lithium Toxicity Signs And Symptoms
Varies: MS symptoms vary greatly from person to person ranging from numbness to shooting pain. However the most common symptom is likely fatigue. If you are concerned about this problem, consider consulting a neurologist. ...Read more
Chemically, lithium is a light, soft, alkali metal. It's very highly reactive, so that in nature it's only found in compound form. It's useful in batteries. As a medication, Lithium Carbonate and citrate can be used to stabilize mood in people with bipolar disorder. In these people it can help with both mania and depression. Blood level monitoring is ...Read more
What are the early signs and symptoms of necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome?
They vary-see below.: Initially, necrotizing fasciitis has redness, swelling, & skin tenderness in an often quite large area. Blisters are common, & areas of skin can die (often looking black) in the center of the infection. Fever, generalized skin redness, low blood pressure, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, eye redness, & sometimes a local skin infection can be seen in early strep toxic shock.These are both serious infections. ...Read more
Lithium toxicity: Lithium can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Also there can be a fine tremor of the hands or legs, muscle twitches, difficulty walking, slurred speech, nystagmus, and seizures. Management is to reduce dose or temporarily stop the drug. Lithium levels need to be monitored regularly, and kept in therapeutic range (maintenance. 6 - 1 mmol/l). ...Read more
Discontinued 900mgs of lithium abruptly on dr's advice because was toxic. Now, about a month later, am experiencing depressive symptoms, already?
Follow up appt?: When is your follow up appt for a lithium level? It may then be safe to take 300-600mg a day if your level has decreased adequately. Some patients benefit from subtheraputic levels on less lithium, which is safer. Make sure your thyroid function tests and kidney function tests are also checked regularly while on lithium. ...Read more
Went for a long hike, rough terrain. Not in shape. I take lithium. I got overheated, nauseated is this sign of Li toxicity? Had lots of water n shade
Nausea, dehydration: Nausea can be one of the initial symptoms of lithium toxicity. Getting overheated and dehydrated is often a cause of lithium toxicity. However being on medications like Seroquel (quetiapine) and Lamictal can also make one feel a bit nauseous if dehydrated. It is vital to keep oneself well-hydrated when on meds like these. Glad you are ok now. ...Read more
How do you treat persistent severe akathisia like symptoms from Lithium toxicity and withdrawal when benzos and propanolol cause breathing issues?
More info is needed: Are you in a hospital setting? How bad of a lithium intoxication? . A low dose lorazepam 0, 5mg po q4-6 hours should help. Not sure what breathing problems u refer to, but you'll be monitored. If you are at home and can't take benzos, try a calming, long bath with calming salts, and lavanda oil. Followed by a long walk. ...Read more
Facial paralysis: Sudden onset of one-sided paralysis or weakness of facial muscles (usually onset in minutes or hours) which may be associated with reduced blinking from one eye, excessive tear production, altered speech and swallowing, ringing in the ear, sensitivity to loud noise, altered taste, prickly numb facial sensations, ear pain. ...Read more
Definition: Bipolar disorder or bipolar affective disorder (historically known as manic–depressive disorder or manic depression) is a psychiatric diagnosis for a mood disorder. Individuals with bipolar disorder experience episodes of a frenzied state known as mania (or hypomania), typically alternating with episodes of depression. ...Read more
Let me explain: Inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple tics and at least one vocal tic. These tics characteristically wax and wane, can be suppressed temporarily, and are preceded by a premonitory urge. Tourette's is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics. ...Read more
Unusual bone growth: Gigantism is known medically as acromegaly and results from abnormal production of growth hormone, usually from the pituitary gland. Children exhibit excessive height as the usual the first sign. Adults with abnormally high levels of growth hormone usually develop a thickened brow, chin, large hands and have problems with bone growth in general as well as collagen problems and heart problems. ...Read more
Sjogren's syndrome: Two main symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. Other symptoms may include joint pain, swelling and stiffness, swollen salivary glands — particularly the set located behind your jaw and in front of your ears, skin rashes or dry skin, vaginal dryness, persistent dry cough, prolonged fatigue. ...Read more
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Typical symptoms: Regardless of the drug triggering an allergic reaction the allergic reaction consists of some or all of these symptoms: hives, rash, itchy & swollen of lips, tongue, mouth, throat, nausea, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, swollen face, eyelids, or joints, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, a sense of doom, dizziness, loss of consciousness. With drug allergy there may be liver & kidney injury. ...Read more
Benign.: They are benign, and are simply blood collections from endometriosis. They occur commonly in people with endometriosis. The cause is not known. They frequently don't cause any symptoms at all, but they can be painful, or may felt on pelvic exam or seen on ultrasound as a mass. Their biggest significance is that they can be mistaken for something more serious, like ovarian cancer. ...Read more
I need to know what's going on with me. I have so many signs and symptoms occurring out of nowhere and others that just worsen. No one has an answer?
Symtoms?: Well to begin with you have to state what you are feeling. Can't go on no symtoms. Sounds like you have seen doctors? Try to be doecific as to your symptoms and we can start there ...Read more
Not sure if you meant post-polio syndrome or paranoid personality do.
Paranoid is suspicious, not trust others, guarded, isolative, withdrawn.
Post-polio occurs several years after recovery from polio, & shows fatigue, muscle weakness & muscle pain. It is similar to chronic fatique syndrome, but the symptoms are progressive. ...Read more
Sxs: Sxs of mononucleosis may include: fever, sore throat, decreased appetite, feeling tired, feeling poorly overall, rash, swollen lymph nodes, muscle aches & pain & enlarged spleen. Coughing, shortness of breath, headaches, turning yellow, chest discomfort & rapid heart rate may also occur. The fever usually resolves within about 10 days. Swelling of lymph nodes/ organs usually resolves within 1 mo. ...Read more
Acromegaly: Patient's extremities usually get larger than they used to be. People who are wearing rings can tell those become tighter. Facial features become more prominent, but mostly the extremities enlarge in size. Some complain of visual troubles due to pituitary tumors causing pressure on the optic nerves. ...Read more
Flushing/blushing: Mild cases have an appearance like that of a blush, except that it persists. There may be abnormally dilated vessels and, persistent redness of the malar area and may involve most of the face. Nose may be enlarged, red with wide pores. ...Read more
Typical symptoms: Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth ...Read more