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Slowly Getting Better
When a nerve in the face is damaged (not severed) does muscle weakness slowly get better or spontaneously work as the nerve heals?
Is it possible to increase or make your vision better? Because I heard if you do certain eye exercises your vision will slowly get better. Is this tru
Does risperdal make people impotent? I had many problems while on it, and its only slowly getting better. Will it be completely restored again?
Risperdal SEs?: Rarely, and typically only when used at hier doses, risperdal, an atypical antipsychotic, can cause sexual side effects. If these were caused by risperdal, and upon discussion with ur doc, you've stopped risperdal, the side effect will resolve. Note that some illnesses that risper is used to treat (i.e. mood disorders) can have loss of libido as a symptom. Talk with ur doc abt meds 4 u :) ...Read more
Shoulder pain at end of range of motion behind head. Have had for over a year, very slowly getting better.?
1 mouth ago, I aggravated my low back, while bending down to put groceries away. I'm slowly getting better. Why does it affect my hips at times?
Quit smoking 4 weeks ago. Since then, I have a productive cough with clear mucus and a weird chest feeling. Slowly getting better. Is it because I quit?
Probably not.: I think it is just coincidence. If anything, your breathing should improve when you stop smoking. ...Read more
Neck pain, tensions headache, some dizziness after lifting head a getting up from uncomfortable 2 hour lying on sofa. Slowly getting better, normal?
I injured my forearm lifting a heavy box 6 weeks ago. It is slowly getting better but there is still pain with some movements. Should I see a doctor?
Perhaps: It depends on how much it is bothering you. If current pain is mild and you can do everything that you need or want to do, you can wait it out. If it is interfering with your ability to function, consider seeing your primary provider or a hand/upper extremity specialist, or a rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more
Had open surgery for ind inguinal hernia 8 wks ago. Still, have swelling at hernia site is this ok? Still, have pain/pressure slowly getting better tho
NOT unusual: This does not sound abnormal but the surgeon should see the wound. The pain and pressure may last up to 8-10 weeks Call the doc for an appt ...Read more
Recovering from sle flare /hosp w multi organ serositis, pleural effusion. Slowly getting better. Today abdomen feels hard. Should i be concerned?
Always : You should always be concerned with symptoms if the base line DX is lupus. But also the meds you take may play a role a pt needs to be seen as a whole. You should ontact your doctor and larify what is going on. ...Read more
I am two.weeks late on my period, negative home pregnancy tests, noticed alittle blood after I wiped from urinating, symptoms of uti but they are slowly getting better, what could be wrong with me?
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Should I keep inital appt with allergy specialist if my symptoms have slowly been getting better(etc. Wheezing, breatlessness, upper back/chest tight?
Yes: Even though your symptoms from this episode are getting better, it is just a matter of time until your next episode occurs. Your allergist can help you get an idea as to what is triggering your episodes and what is the appropriate way to treat them if they do occur. Your allergist does not need to see you during an attack. The history will help determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea to wear an ankle brace on a sprained ankle or do I just need to not wear a brace and slowly let it get better without one?
Depends on: Depends on whether you intend to again perform the same activity that sprained it in the first place. ...Read more
Probably not: But check with ur doc so he can ask pertinent questions and examine ur leg, edpecilly if it stops progressively improving. ...Read more
Lower back hurting for 4 weeks. Getting slowly better; but still no lifting left leg to the front or bending down+coming up. Weak+tight or need MRI?
If it's getting : If it's getting better — not sure an MRI is indicated. Typically, these types of problems resolve within 2-3 months. I know, it's annoying and frustrating that it takes so long ... But stick with it. Perhaps some physical therapy might be helpful to speed your recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Drs say im fine but I can't do hard strenuous work anymore. I. Nervous a lot n under a lot of stress. Getting better slowly. Want old life back.
Go see your doctor: Talk to your family doctor. Tell her/him what's on your mind. List your medications, prescription & otc. Also, any supplements. Get referral to psychiatrist if necessary. At least get counseling so that you know that you're not alone and that there are many people available to help you through this tough time. And get a 2nd even 3rd opinion if necessary is you don't feel fine. ...Read more
Saw the dr four days ago about heart palps. That started a week ago. Still having palps. But getting better slowly. Should I see dr again? Or wait?
Palpitations: If your doctor wasn't concerned after seeing you, then giving it more time to improve is fine. If your doctor found problems and was concerned you should go back. ...Read more
Am on 150 mg of imuran, (azathioprine) had mild tonsillitis for 3 weeks. Getting better slowly. What to do?
Imuran (azathioprine): Why are on you Imuran (azathioprine)? If your symptoms are getting better and have no fever and labs are stable you can continue Imuran (azathioprine). I am hoping you had labs done including a complete blood count. You should also be examined by your doc and get tested. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am taking Tegretol for Dystonia(4x200mg). Its getting better slowly. Does exist a limit time when I should give up on the treatment?
3 months: If your symptoms are improving slowly, please continue the medication prescribed for at least three months or until it is clear your improvement has plateaued at which point you should speak further your physician. ...Read more
Got hit on the head by toddler. With. Wooden toy. Having headache painful eyes but headache is getting better slowly. Happened 6 hours ago.?
See below: First of all, I don't suggest getting "fat" as it brings about many hazards. But if you are underweight and want to gain weight, do so by increasing your calorie intake. You need to consume more calories than you burn. Don't do this by eating a lot of junk food. Make sure you're getting all your essential nutrients. Also, you can gain muscle mass by weight lifting or other activities like that. ...Read more
Work on butt muscles: People destined to get a big butt naturally, already have a naturally big butt. So naturally, they don't think about things like this. Of course, this is about having a regular butt, not an obese butt. For the small-butt crowd, they can build butt muscles by climbing stairs, walking, running, weight-training, etc... Having too little body fat can prevent a small butt from becoming a regular butt. ...Read more
Healthy body is nice: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Stay physically active. ...Read more
Only two ways. : To improve fitness, one needs to do the following: 1) exercise 5-6 days a week doing a variety of activities, and 2) eat in a healthy manner with high fruits and vegetables, moderate complex carbohydrates, and low saturated fats. ...Read more