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I am post men. an lots of terrible symptoms. cant take HRT or drugs for anxiety . balance trouble, headache, back stiffness, help?

I am post men. an lots of terrible symptoms. cant take HRT or drugs for anxiety . balance trouble, headache, back stiffness, help?

It's been awhile: I've noticed your questions for awhile now and I see how difficult it's been for you. Since you can't take the usual meds, I'm really urging you to have a good psych eval and follow up w/ the right talk therapy to learn skills for managing for health and emotional challenges. An eval will point to the best plan for you. Hope it works out well! ...Read more

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Could a sed rate over 100 concern for cancer if blood counts are normal? symptoms is terrible muscle aches, stiffness, and some muscle weakness 79 y/o man.

Could a sed rate over 100 concern for cancer if blood counts are normal? symptoms is terrible muscle aches, stiffness, and some muscle weakness 79 y/o man.

Less likely: High sed rates indicate inflammation. The complaints of muscle aches and weakness and stiffness suggests poymyositis. Futher evaluation by a rheumatologist with muscle enzyme tests and possible muscle biopsy may be necessary. If proven a trial of steroid therapy would be helpful. Pulmonary involvement with interstitial lung disease can occur. ...Read more

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Causes of weird body stiffness?

Causes of weird body stiffness?

Many possibilities. : Nearly 700 of them, in fact! please read this: http://www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/symptoms/stiffness/common.Htm. ...Read more

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Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Sudden stiffness and heaveynes in left part of body

Symptoms on 1 side: Anytime symptoms are involving 1 whole side of the body (particularly numbness or weakness), a neurological evaluation is warranted (and urgently - if not emergently). Stroke must be ruled out before other diagnoses can be entertained. ...Read more

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I have neck stiffness what do I do?

I have neck stiffness what do I do?

Muscles or joints: In the absence of a fever or other signs of infection, a stiff neck usually is the result of muscle hyperactivity or possibly arthritis. Depending on your age, as always, you need a diagnosis. Heat, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory meds may help. But as i so often emphasize in these short answers, seek a diagnosis. Treatment will logically follow. Seeing a physiatrist comes first. ...Read more

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How to remove stiffness from ankle ?

How to remove stiffness from ankle ?

Arthritis: Most like you have some arthritis to joint or past trauma. Physical therapy should help with NSAID if painful. ...Read more

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What causes joint stiffness?

What causes joint stiffness?

Multiple: Multiple potential causes including arthritic and inflammatory conditions within the joint and contractures of soft tissue structures around the joint. ...Read more

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What causes joint pain and stiffness?

What causes joint pain and stiffness?

Too many to list: There are over 100 different types of arthritis or soft tissue causes for your pain. Have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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What can be done for morning stiffness?

What can be done for morning stiffness?

Etiology : Morning stiffness can be done to a variety of causes from arthritis, fibromyalgia, connective tissue diseases, pmr, etc. The point is that there can be a variety of causes and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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When will stiffness after liposuction go?

When will stiffness after liposuction go?

What do you mean?: If the "stiffness" is firmness under the skin where you had liposuction, it depends upon type (laser?). Usually the firmness is actually induration from the normal healing response. This can last for 8-12 weeks. If you had laser it will last up to 6 months. ...Read more

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What could I do to reduce pain and morning stiffness?

See below: You need to find out what is causing these symptoms in order to best treat whether it is osteoarthritis or something inflammatory such as rheumatoid arthritis. Consider seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do about really bad back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

What to do if I have severe back cracking/stiffness/pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more