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My astigmatism seems getting worse by every eye check up in a year. I hav to increase lens power every time. Is there any way to stop or reverse it? 13 f
I have been sick almost a week no strep, no flu throat hurts, sore, hoarse now lost my voice and seems get worse at night with a dry cough.?
New to this doc said I have benign pvcs they lasted 12 hours yesterday why are they getting worse scares me seem they get worse after I eat why?
Palpitations: Consider that some of your symptoms may also be PACs, extra beats from the upper chamber of the heart. If you notice these symptoms with meals, you should consider adjusting your diet - limit caffeine, alcohol, acidic foods, etc. And also reduce your portions. Check with your doctor that your current medication dose is OK and consider having a rhythm monitor that can be reviewed by a doctor. ...Read more
My eyesight seems to get worse everyday and I had eye exam said eyes were healthy no pressure but getting worse im seeing nuerololgist wed or ER now?
Unclear?: Vision loss can range from the need for glasses to blinding disease. Visit an ophthalmologist asap for a definitive diagnosis. Neurology may or may not be indicated, but unless you have a sudden onset of visual field loss, near total blindness, severe pain or a drastic change in vision, the er visit may be wasted. Consider a toxic effect of the ibuprofen. ...Read more
I was recently been diagnosed with TMJ disorder. I am in pain from this up to a few times a day and seems to get worse. What can I do for relief?
Soft diet etc: 1) soft diet - no chewing for 2 weeks 2) antiinflammatory medication around the clock (motrin or alleve or advil) 3) ice, a bag of frozen peas against the jaw joint for 20 minutes four times a day 4) dental evaluation and possibly an nti occlusal device to prevent clenching and/or grinding while you sleep. ...Read more
My girlfriend moved away and I have been having sexual desires ever since I cant control them! They seem to get worse and at the wrong times help!
Puberty!: Testosterone is high at your age. Learning to manage this hormone and your sexual appetite and desires is something that is developed over time. Acknowledge the feelings and recognize your body is designed to have those feelings. Adolescents is a time to learn to behave and manage sexual feelings respectfully ans responsibly, even if embarrassing episodes occur. ...Read more
Has any dr treated klippel feil syndrome? I am in pain and it seems to get worse everyday! My dr doesn't know a lot about it and doesn't have answers
University of Iowa: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. Suggest you investigate the orthopedics and/or neurosurgery departments at U of I since as a tertiary center ther would be best able to provide advice for therapeutic options. ...Read more
I have a bad kneck pain, that gets worse when exposed to cold wind. I seems to get worse in the evening, I have applyed all kinds lotions, but seem help.
Have: Have you had a previous neck injury? If so you may be dealing with arthritis pain, which is typically exacerbated by cold weather. Although this is probably the cause there are other things that need to be ruled out such as neck strain, or even disc disease. You should schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor, and in the meantime try Ibuprofen or advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. ...Read more
I have small, unraised white spots all over my back, shoulders. Seems to get worse in the summer. What is this?
Tinea versicolor: It sounds like tinea versicolor, a harmless fungus we all have on our body. It grows more readily ins ome people procucing slightly scaley white or tan spots. The fungus produces azeleic acid which causes the light spots which are more evident with tan skin. Your doctor can take a simple skin scraping to make the diagnosis. Topical and oral treatments are available. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Fell a few months ago had back pain for about two weeks, it's now returned and seems to get worse when standing?
Need an evaluation: If pain has returned few months later then it needs to be evaluated by your physician. Normal ache from falling should be resolved by now. Possibly a fracture. ...Read more
Sarah woke up this morning with an extremely stiff neck. As the day goes on it seems to get worse. Anything we can do?
?: If Sarah has fever, or if she's drowsy or confused or has a headache, this is a medical emergency in which minutes count - take her to the closest ER right now. If she's perfectly well except that her neck hurts, a neck brace and some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil will go a long way in relieving her symptoms which are muscular and will just take time to fully subside. ...Read more
Is there any type of arthritis or arthritis like disease that causes rapid damage? My symptoms seem to get worse every week.
Yes many types: You need to see a rheumatologist to clarify what you have. This could be muscular, or joint. If it is rapid we would worry about infection but it may not be that at all. You need to get this clarified as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have pain in both shoulders and have tried rehabilitating it and the pain only seemed to get worse. Xray did not show anything.
See an orthopedist: If you are still having pain despite conservative treatment with rehab and medications, then you should see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist for further evaluation. You may have true shoulder problems or may have other referred pain from somewhere else or have a rheumatologic disorder. Go seek some help. ...Read more
Can anxiety effect short term memory? I'm forgetting small things like leaving something I meant to take. I get anxious about itand it seems to get worse
Yes: Since you are in therapy - this seems really good to talk about there. It's only one of the many reasons anxiety is such a pain in the... Anyway, it does create a vicious cycle and learning skills to manage a busy life really helps - check-lists, etc. Habit of stopping and collecting yourself at the door. It can even be relaxing. Be prepared and you'll win the battle. Eventually the war. ...Read more
He served in Iraq for 19 mo. Lots of pollution, since then he wakes up coughing uncontrollably it seems to get worse&worse, hrd to breath after attack?
See doc.: Probably not related to service in Iraq, but a cough like this needs explanation. Consider chest X ray, pulmonary function testing to evaluate for asthma, infection and tumors. This could also represent sins disease, allergy or even acid reflux. You will need a doc's help to get to the bottom of this. ...Read more
I'm worried about my memory. I have been forgetful for awhile. I took it lite. But it seems its getting worse. I would put things away and not remember completely within 10 minutes. Today I totally blank out in my exam.
Memory issues: A good place to start is w/your family doctor. He/she will check you out and perhaps refer you to another professional such as a neurologist or a neuropsychologist. The neuropsychologist can test you thoroughly and if there are memory challenges offer ways to cope best. Stress management helps. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have neuropathy on the left side of my body that seems to get worse after exercise is this common?
Need some advice on what's causing this reaction? Seems to get worse with sweat and heat. Got a photo uploaded
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For a year I feel like I'm watching my life out of someone else's eyes. Everyday all day. Like a out of body experience it seems to get worse daily?
Hmmm: You should see the Psychiatrist to discuss these issues and feelings you are having. Good luck to you Ashley B. ...Read more
My anxiety seems to get worse when the weather is hot & im in crammed hot spaces like concerts but I love going to concerts how do I calm myself down?
I have been having ribcage/back pain (both sides). I seem to get worse pain on the right side though. It tends to get worse if I am twisting or bending. Stretching sometimes helps but with severe episodes, it doesn't. What's going on?
I have very bad pains in my side and every time I move it seems to get worse I can't bare the pain do you know what it is?
Side Pain: You did not provide enough information to permit a well-considered answer. This could be a minor or serious problem and is best managed by your personal physician. You need to be seen asap in order that a proper diagnosis be made immediately. ...Read more
My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?
Cough/cold: Please treat pain symptoms with something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help him feel better. I like your choice for cough med - sometimes though, nothing works for coughs, They need to cough to clear increased mucous. Humidity will often help if irritation in airways, so take him in shower and spend 15-30 minutes in the steam. Push a lot of fluids. If short of breath or high fever, to see doctor. ...Read more
I've been on the elimination diet 1 week, but for the past 3 days I've been mildly nauseated and it seems to get worse after I eat. Any ideas why?
What are you eating?: There are many types of elimination diets. One avoids the most commonly allergenic foods but it's possible to be allergic to any food including those on your current diet- for example, most elimination diets exclude wheat but allow rice; while wheat allergy is much more common, some people are allergic to rice. My guess is you are sensitive to a food you're eating more of than you usually eat. ...Read more
I've had a lot of dull pain in my left ovsry. Seems to get worse at night. I'm on antibiotic for a u.t.i that won't seem to clear up. 3rd antibiotic?
UTI: You really need to go and see a doctor, be re-examined and tested and then therapy chosen to address problems that are identified. The internet is not the place to do this. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I have bug bite on leg, red and swollen. I have had it for two days and seems to get worse. It has a blue/purp dot that is hard in middle. What is it?
Broke out in itchy rash, seems to get worse by the day. Thought it was from a med I was taking. Been off it for 4 days rash still gettin worse. Help?
Virus: The rash could be due to the reason you took the antibiotic. If you had a virus the rash cold be due to the infection itself and not the medicine you took for the underlying disease. A drug induced rash should begin to clear after 4 days but if it were severe to begin with then 4 days may not be enough. It also depends on if you were taking the med in question while the rash was ongoing. ...Read more
I have sharp stabbing pains in the liver that seem to get worse with certain pain killers. What could it be?
I get dizzy/vertigo almost every time I get up from low couch/seat or squat down. It seems to get worse. What should I do?
See your doctor: I think you need to see your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
I have left arm pain. They go away for a few seconds but come back and it seems to get worse. What could possibly be wrong?
Get evaluated: There are many causes of arm pain. First eliminate causes that could take your life, such as a heart attack. Once you eliminate the "bad stuff", you can go about a more careful diagnosis and treatment plan. Other common causes of arm pain include pinched nerve in your neck, shoulder problems, etc. I suggest you see your primary care provider, or go to an er depending on complaints. ...Read more