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Nerve Block And Hot Flashes
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
Ankle surgery 12/8 pain not under control, hot and cold flashes along with nausea Pain in calf is unbearable shortness of breath loss of balance
Severe lower back pain.. Limbs are weak..migraine..& feeling hot.. Breathing out hot air. What may be the cause & or treatment?
Carpal tunnel causing swelling, bruising, extreme pain, and causing me to be dizzy and have hot flashes and not feel good.
Suspect other issue: I would suggest that you consult your PCP. Although CTS can cause pain and swelling, hot flashes, whole body sx and bruising are not typical. You may have an endocrine problem that is causing your generalized sx and contributing to CTS. If there is discoloration about your carpal tunnel without trauma, further imaging, such as MRI may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Autonomic nerve caused squeezing chest and back pain/tightness, cold sweat, nausea and dizziness? Is this nerve liable to repeat the symptoms?
See your doctor: In an older person, would be very considered about an episode of cardiac angina, but your symptoms could represent esophageal or gastric problems, and cannot fully exclude pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. Do not delay, this could be a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flushing: many thing: The main causes are hot flashes, hyperthyroidism, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder. Other causes include morphine withdrawal, and menopause. Also in the list are emphysema, a gastric or pancreatic tumor, anaphylaxis, lupus, sotos syndrome, and woodhouse-sakati syndrome. Obviously you need to see your family doctor or a dermatologist to rule out physical causes and if you have a psychiatric cause make an appointment with a psychiatrist and psychologist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could UCTD with elements of lupus and sjogrens cause sporadic sweating resulting in hair plastered to my head (not hot flashes)?
Doubtful unless...: Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorders (UCTD) should not affect the propensity to sweat. If, however, you are using steroid therapy (such as prednisone) then you could very well experience sporadic sweating as a side effect of steroid Rx and not the UCTD itself. ...Read more
Riding in the car and I had right lower jaw pain near ear canal and sudden extreme nausea and hot flashes. Anxiety attack?
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Quite possibly: Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is used successfully in Neuropathic pain of peripheral nervous system origin. Neuropathic pain is a common healthcare problem with some patients who are refractory to standard treatment guidelines or burdened with the side effects of such treatments. SCS offers a clinical and cost-effective treatment at lower lifetime healthcare cost with better long-term outcomes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could there be any connection between vagus nerve damage and burning/pins and needles feeling in face (around mouth and nose/lower forehead area) ?
Not really: The short answer is "no." the sensory function of the vagus nerve has no relationship to facial or oral structures. The closest that the vagus nerve comes to any function in that region of the body would have to do mainly with the cough reflex. Trigeminal nerve dysfunction more likely causing symptoms you mentioned. I notice that gbs is listed under "conditions."is that currently or in the past? ...Read more
Would a lumbar sympathetic block help with small fiber neuropathy pain and burning of the lower extremities?
Neuropathy: I don't believe the block will help. I would however make sure you r/o reversible causes of neuropathy such as heavy metals (need to do provocative urine test), inflammation (c-rp 800), hypothyroidism (ft3>3.0). If not is found then i would take vitamin B12 1000 sl, vitamin b6 100 mg, krill oil, L-carnitine 1000 bid, vit d 5000 iu per day. ...Read more
68 yo M, having flushing of hands and feet with bilateral lower extremity intermittent ice cold and burning hot sensation and facial flushing, overall hightened sensation of all pain fibers. Would never complain unless its gotten bad. Hx of aflutter S/p
Hot flushes, easily irritated, itchyness, light headedness, blurry vision, headaches, frequent toileting, numbness and tingling. What could this be?
Not likely: This would need a more extensive evaluation as sitting would not be out first thought. We would look at neurologic or vascular causes and your physician would help in the evaluation. ...Read more
Depends...: It's not possible to predict how medication will work on a specific person.It also depends on which pain patch you are talking about and how severe the pain is.If only topical patches and pain is mild to moderate it can help,if pain is severe most likely not.If the pain patch is fentanyl or any other strong narcotic it should help for severe pain.Make sure it has been prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more