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I have a headache for the last 3 weeks now and nothing seems to help. Now I even wake up with it. What could this mean? I have taken different pain med. Been to a chirapractor and heat pads and icyhot. Its not going away.

I have a headache for the last 3 weeks now and nothing seems to help. Now I even wake up with it. What could this mean? I have taken different pain med. Been to a chirapractor and heat pads and icyhot. Its not going away.

Based: Based on your description you are suffering from new daily persistent headaches. What is not clear is if you have a prior history of headaches which changes the diagnosis as patients with new daily persistent headaches usually do not have a history of a prior headaches. See if you fit the following diagnostic criteria:

description:
headache that is daily and unremitting from very soon after onset (within 3 days at most). The pain is typically bilateral, pressing or tightening in quality and of mild to moderate intensity. There may be photophobia, phonophobia or mild nausea.

Diagnostic criteria:
a.Headache that, within 3 days of onset1, fulfils criteria b-d

b.Headache is present daily, and is unremitting, for >3 months

c.At least two of the following pain characteristics:
1.Bilateral location
2.Pressing/tightening (non-pulsating) quality
3.Mild or moderate intensity
4.Not aggravated by routine physical activity such as walking or climbing

d.Both of the following:
1.No more than one of photophobia, phonophobia or mild nausea
2.Neither moderate or severe nausea nor vomiting

e.Not attributed to another disorder

entities that are attributable to this diagnosis include:
1. Chronic tension type headache
2. Medication overuse
3. Obstructive sleep apnea
4. Depression
5. Posttraumatic headaches
7. Headaches secondary to an infection (particularly viral)
8. Low CSF volume headache
9. Raised CSF pressure headache
10. Cervical spondylosis/stenosis

hence, you need a neurologic evaluation to help sort out these issues. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Laparoscopic excision of endo & Mirena insertion 1wk ago. Worsening pain/cramping over the past few days. Thought I was starting my period, but not bleeding much. I'm shaky and feel run down. What's going on? What should I do?

Laparoscopic excision of endo & Mirena insertion 1wk ago. Worsening pain/cramping over the past few days. Thought I was starting my period, but not bleeding much. I'm shaky and feel run down. What's going on? What should I do?

Recent surgery: It is common to have some discomfort after any surgery. It is common to feel tired and run down from the anesthesia affects as well as the use of opioid pain medications. If you feel your symptoms are something more then it is important to schedule a postop visit with your surgeon for an evaluation ...Read more

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Hello doctor! I have one problem with red pimples in my face, check and back. I make the antibiogram of pimples and I result with staifilococus aureus. I take therapy with antibiotic but they still not going. What cAn I do?

Hello doctor! I have one problem with red pimples in my face, check and back. I make the antibiogram of pimples and I result with staifilococus aureus. I take therapy with antibiotic but they still not going. What cAn I do?

Wash your face: Please wash face 5 -6 times a day with plain tap water. Do not wipe the water away. Use an alcohol dabbed cotton swab 3 times a day, mainly after coming back home from outside. If overweight, check for diabetes.eat less sweets, drink less coffee and avoid greasy fatty food. If you exercise too much, it can be from too much male hormone production as well. Try to avoid stress.drink 10 glasses of water/day. ...Read more

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Hi how are you, my last period was January 24 2015. I took a plan B pill feb 2, 2015 and today is March 20, 2015. I have not had my period yet but my pregnancy test I took on March 16 says not pregnant. What do I do?

Hi how are you, my last period was January 24 2015. I took a plan B pill feb 2, 2015 and today is March 20, 2015. I have not had my period yet but my pregnancy test I took on March 16 says not pregnant. What do I do?

Wait it out: Your first missed period was around February 21. A pregnancy test 3 weeks afer a missed period should be positive at this point if you were pregnant. Try taking another pregnancy test or see your doctor for a blood test to confirm. Make sure the pregnancy test was performed correctly and the test is not expired. ...Read more

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I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

I got a goose egg on the right side of my head. It has beenswollen for two days. Now, the swelling has reached my eye and head and it is black also. Ice does not work. Is taking Advil (ibuprofen) good? What else can I do?

Head injury: It sounds like you've injured your head, and the swelling cannot be expected to go away immediately. I see you're also having dizziness. You need to be seen by a doctor since the swelling is extending and you're dizzy. You can go to an er to be examined. Concussion is possible. The homeopathic remedy arnica 30c may help with the bruising and swelling. A dose every 3-4 hours for first 2 days. ...Read more

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Am I depressed or is something else going on?

Am I depressed or is something else going on?

The way: The only way to know is to obtain formal psychiatric evaluation. See your dr asap, depression can be pervasive and potentially devastating if not taken care of. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is polycythemia something that will go away on its own eventually?

Is polycythemia something that will go away on its own eventually?

It depends: If polycythemia occurs in a newborn, either as the result of maternal diabetes, placental insufficiency, or maternal-fetal transfusion at delivery (e.g., delayed cord clamping) then the extra red blood cells will slowly be removed naturally by the infant's body. There is no therapy required. Rarely, polycythemia is associated with an underlying hematologic problem, in which case it will persist. ...Read more

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How can you stop stressing about something that's not going to happen?

How can you stop stressing about something that's not going to happen?

Relaxation training: You need to learn relaxation training, either by seeing a therapist, buying a self-help book about it, downloading the soundmindz. Com app or any of the myriad of apps on the subject on this site. A session with a psychologist or psychiatrist to rule out another cause of this is likely warrranted. Think about exercise, yoga, acupuncture, meditation, prayer, spiritual counseling, pastoral counseling. ...Read more

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How to deal with negative thoughts and worries that something may go wrong?

How to deal with negative thoughts and worries that something may go wrong?

Need Therapy: Persistant negative thought can be due to underlying anxiety or depression and only way to deal with it is to seek psychiatric help and therapy may be helpful. ...Read more

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A little anxious and might want to take something before I go to bed. What is okay?

A little anxious and might want to take something before I go to bed. What is okay?

Underlying Issues: I am not sure what you are thinking you want to take before you go to bed. I would encourage you to figure out the underlying issues about what you are anxious about. Relying on medication for a significant period of time to help you to sleep is a sign of something that need to be addressed. You would likely benefit from talking with a therapist. ...Read more

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What to do if I am feeling like there is something in my. Lady parts what is going on?

What to do if I am feeling like there is something in my. Lady parts what is going on?

"Lady part" examiner: You need to go see a local 'lady part" examiner, also known as a GYN MD there in Houston/Katy who can determine what if anything is "in there" and determine what course of Rx is needed. ...Read more

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Experiencing something like cold of flue which never seem to go away. What could this be?

Experiencing something like cold of flue which never seem to go away. What could this be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor to rule out allergies as the cause of your symptoms.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Cant keep anything in since Monday. Goes out the back and front anytime I eat or drink something?

Cant keep anything in since Monday. Goes out the back and front anytime I eat or drink something?

Gastroenteritis: Stop eating and start taking small sips of an electrolyte mixture. Once you can tolerate small sips, try drinking half a glass at a time. Slowly introduce a bland diet, nothing greasy or fried. You should be able to return to a normal diet after3-5days. ...Read more

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Why can't I orgasm? I get so close then it all of a sudden goes away. Is there something wrong with me?

Why can't I orgasm? I get so close then it all of a sudden goes away. Is there something wrong with me?

Different reasons: Some medications like Celexa and Zoloft (sertraline) can make it difficult to impossible to achieve orgasm. If you are not on any medications then make an appointment with your gyn or pcp to talk about it and if it is a physical or psychological issue and they can help you fix the issue. ...Read more

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Why can I not orgasm? It comes very close every time but then just goes away. Is there something wrong with me?

Why can I not orgasm? It comes very close every time but then just goes away. Is there something wrong with me?

Sexual dysfunction: Timing could be a factor here. Try initiating foreplay or increasing the time devoted to it. Additionally, extra-coital (e.g. digital) stimulation of the clitoris has sometimes been tried. ...Read more

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My Hart sometimes has something like electricity that I could not even breath or do anything untill it goes away?

My Hart sometimes has something like electricity that I could not even breath or do anything untill it goes away?

See a doc: Many things can cause this sensation. You need to see a doctor to have at least an EKG done to make sure there is no electrical abnormalities. ...Read more

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What does a professor do as work after retiring early? Could I go into something physical at this point in my life?

What does a professor do as work after retiring early? Could I go into something physical at this point in my life?

It's Up To You: As long as you are healthy, I don't see why not. You may bring interesting insights to this new career. Then, you can write about it. ...Read more

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In my dreams I know when something's going to happen and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I can't, why is this?

In my dreams I know when something's going to happen and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I can't, why is this?

We are different: Most people cannot predict what will happen in their dreams leave alone how to stop bad things from happening. We know little of what goes on when we sleep/dream. ...Read more

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I have a Rnp result of 1.1 everything else was in normal range. Does this possibly mean something else is going on?

I have a Rnp result of 1.1 everything else was in normal range. Does this possibly mean something else is going on?

Not a screening test: The RNP is sometimes found in MIxed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD), an autoimmune condition but I would look at things differently. The RNP is worthless as a screening test. It should not be performed for symptoms such as fatigue, achiness, poor sleep, etc. Only if MCTD is strongly suspected would the RNP be useful as a confirmatory test. Your RNP of 1.1 is borderline positive. ...Read more

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I sometimes have sharp pains in my head that come and go. Do you think its a reaction to something or something else?

I sometimes have sharp pains in my head that come and go. Do you think its a reaction to something or something else?

Head pain: The pain is coming from something; however, worrisome pain usually does not come and go but would steadily increase in frequency, duration, and severity. It could be tension headaches. See if massaging with your thumbs the small notches in the bone above your eye close to your nose. Massage the notch for 30 seconds when you get the pain. If it persists or increases seek medical advice. ...Read more

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I have something going on with my bowels. Can't seem to figure out what is causing it and I am scared to go to the dr?

I have something going on with my bowels. Can't seem to figure out what is causing it and I am scared to go to the dr?

Don't try. C the doc: In an age where everyone is trying to 'figure out' their own problem (internet has all the answers, right?) if it goes on for more than three weeks, just go to a good primary care doc. That's not so easy any more. It should be. Therein lies my mission in life. ...Read more

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Why won't she orgasm? She gets so close but then it goes away. Is it me doing something wrong or is something wrong with her?

Let her: Concentrate on her own orgasms by maasturbation or by you stimulating her take a back seat and give her pleasure before you climax relax and enjoy ...Read more