Swollen legs, ankles, or feet
Difficulty thinking and focusing
Feeling down or depressed
Trouble remembering things
Slower speech or movement
Swollen thyroid gland
*This is not a comprehensive list of symptoms.
Keep in mind that just because you may have some of the above symptoms, it doesn’t mean you have hypothyroidism. Listen to your body. If something doesn’t feel right, be sure to make a note of it. Keep a record of any symptoms you might be experiencing and let the doctor know about them at your next scheduled visit.
The Symptom Profiler can help you record your symptoms. Remember, everyone is different. Some people with hypothyroidism experience only a few mild symptoms, or sometimes, no symptoms at all. If you think you might have hypothyroidism, talk with your doctor. He or she will be able to give you a proper diagnosis. But realize that even after proper diagnosis and care plan, it’s important to maintain a partnership with your doctor.
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Have some male herpes symptoms?
Most men don't deal well with the reality of male genital herpes!
So they will either deny that they have any herpes symptoms or they will procrastinate going to get TESTED for herpes.
Men can be pretty bad about asking for help and going to the doctor. It's in our nature to try to figure it out ourselves. Not a good idea with herpes.
You'll go crazy trying to figure out if you have herpes by yourself!
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January 8, 2011 Posted by Andrew
Flu vs Food Poisoning
Flu and food poisoning both have common symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. The flu is an illness caused by RNA viruses which infect your respiratory system. There are variants of these flu viruses which cause gastrointestinal disturbances mentioned above. The common term ‘stomach flu’ for this condition is actually a misnomer. The condition is called viral gastroenteritis.
The common food poisoning is usually less sever but in some cases fatal. Both have the same symptoms which make them difficult to diagnose even for physicians.
The true flu viruses affect the respiratory system and cause symptoms similar to that of common cold. The symptoms usually pertain to the respiratory system and occasionally become fatal. The stomach flu is caused by viruses different from the influenza viruses and result in gastrointestinal disturbances.
Viral gastroenteritis occurs due to the exposure to the virus due to poor sanitation or by ingesting contaminated food. It can be considered as a kind of food poisoning since in majority of the cases, the virus gains entry into the system through food. The treatment is same for both the conditions. Keep hydrated and take plenty of rest.
Food poisoning is less severe in most cases but can become fatal in exceptions. The symptoms usually include stomach pain, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. The symptoms usually have a sudden outburst after the ingestion of food. In most cases it affects all or most of the people who have consumed the contaminated food and the symptoms appear in a short time.
If this is all part of the withdrawl, I will deal with it as well as all the other withdrawal symptoms. But this one hell of a ride I never want to experience again.
I have been taking Lexapro for about 10 years because I have depression. my doctor wants me so stop taking it and put me on something else because I now have I also have P.D.S.D now. do you know if I will go crazy and bring my self to the edge of suicide like I was before I was taking it.
My primary care doctor started me on 10mg Lexapro. I had numerous side effects, which included an intense hot flash in the first week or so of taking the medicine. I also had 3 itchy welts form on my chest region, the doctor told me to stop taking the Lexapro after I told him about the itchy welts. I felt tingling and electric type shocking throughout my body. I couldn't sleep well at times, and had some very intense scary thoughts and heightened sensation to commit suicide. After noticing the itchy welts, I decided to stop the Lexapro. It made me feel the way I hoped it would a good bit of the time, but it was not worth all the other feelings it induced. I cut back to 5mg for the last week to taper myself off, knowing that was the best way to stop meds. I told my doctor about the itchy welts after I dropped to the 5mg the last week, that's when he told me to stop taking the Lexapro. I said (knowing I already had begun that process) should I quit slowly, he said no, stop it immediately. I am afraid to take any medications these days, I have trouble with the trusting, especially considering the precarious side effects. I hope this was helpful in some small way.
I was recently switched from Prozac to lexapro. About three months. My dr recently upped my dose from 10mg to 20mg even after I told him how itchy and restless I've become. I am covered in hives daily. Feel like I can't relax and constantly shake my leg or foot.. Thought I was just crazy until reading these posts! I have literally scratched my arms legs and hands raw. Grrrrrrrr!! And the dreams are the worst to boot. Now reading about the withdrawal symptoms scares me. Facing a lot in my life soon and really need the extra help, but not sure what to do now.
I was on lexapro for about a year. It really helped my anxiety but the downside was I gained 25 pounds. I was constantly eating when I was not hungry and craving sweets. I had no energy to do anything and would come home from work and by go to the sofa. I finally decided I couldn't gain anymore weight and discussed it with my Dr. He advised I wean off of it gradually. I was on 20mg and instead of taking it every day I took it every other day for 3 weeks. Then I dropped it to 10 mg every other day for a week. I was ok for about 5 days. Then I started crying over nothing and getting irritable. Then it got worse. I was blowing up screaming at my husband over things that would normally not bother me. Having temper fits, throwing things, or sobbing over the least little stress. I have a long commute to work and road rage was scary. After a week of this I went back to Dr.and he put me on low dose of Welbutrin to be increased after 2 weeks. After a few days I started to calm down some. After 10 days I still cry easily and get irritated with any little stress but I am able to control myself.
I took 10mg of lexapro for 7 years for panic attacks.Except for 13 pounds of weight gain I felt great.
Six month ago I decided wean of to loose the weight.No problem!
I lost my excess weight within 3 weeks and felt great without any side effects.That lasted 4 month and when my brother died 2 month ago my panic attacks came back worse than ever.
After weeks of misery I am back on lexapro and feel good again.
I guess I will take it for the rest of my live.
After becoming rather sick I visited an urgent care facility where the doctor, without notifying her of my past diagnosis of depression and GAD, prescribed me a prescription of a months worth of 20mg Lexapro. I am newish to the area and have a hard time actually sitting down and doing things like finding a primary care physician or psychiatrist so I have neither at the moment sadly. After finally finding a doctor the earliest they can get me in is July, needless to say I can barely function around people. I am an emotional mess, I constantly get dizzy and the frequency of the brain zaps is almost debilitating. I have almost been getting random numbness and a needle like sensation throughout my left side of my body. I also haven't slept well in the past week since the end of my prescription. If I had known I wouldn't have been able to find a doctor with earlier openings I wouldn't have started taking it. This is ridiculous and I can barely function at work due to the withdrawals symptoms, which have also put a strain on my relationships with my significant other as well as my roommates.
I have been taking Lexapro 20 mg for about 9 years. I began experiencing extreme irritability, anger and frustration. My doctor began weaning me off and adding Zoloft. That didn't work. Now my doctor is taking me down to 10 mg every day and 100 Wellbutrin. The ringing in my head is horrible. It hasn't stopped for 2 weeks. Has anyone else experienced this withdrawal symptom?
Les tests de diagnostic rapide de la grippe sont utilisés en milieu clinique mais présentent une sensibilité moindre par rapport aux méthodes de RT PCR et leur fiabilité est fortement tributaire des conditions d’emploi.
Les patients atteints de grippe saisonnière sans complications
Les patients qui ne font pas partie d’un groupe à haut risque devraient recevoir un traitement symptomatique et rester chez eux afin de minimiser le risque d’infecter la collectivité. Le traitement consiste à soulager les symptômes de la grippe comme la fièvre. Les patients devraient suivre par eux mêmes l’évolution de la situation afin de déceler si leur état se détériore et de consulter. Les patients dont on sait qu’ils risquent fortement de développer une maladie grave ou des complications (voir ci dessus) devraient être traités dans les meilleurs délais par des antiviraux en plus du traitement symptomatique.
Les patients souffrant de maladie grave ou de maladie clinique évolutive liée à une infection grippale suspectée ou confirmée (syndromes cliniques de pneumonie, d’état septique ou d’aggravation d’une maladie chronique latente) devraient être traités par des antiviraux dans les meilleurs délais.
- Les inhibiteurs de la neuraminidase (oseltamivir) devraient être prescrits le plus tôt possible (idéalement, dans les 48 heures qui suivent l’apparition des symptômes) afin d’optimiser les bienfaits thérapeutiques. L’administration du médicament devrait aussi être envisagée chez les patients consultant plus tardivement c’est à dire pendant la maladie.
- Le traitement est recommandé pour un minimum de cinq jours, mais peut-être prolongé jusqu’à ce qu’il y ait une amélioration clinique satisfaisante.
- Les corticostéroïdes ne devraient pas être utilisés de manière systématique à moins qu’ils ne soient indiqués pour d’autres raisons (par exemple pour le traitement de l’asthme et d’autres affections spécifiques), car leur utilisation a été associée à une élimination virale prolongée et à une immunosuppression entraînant une surinfection bactérienne ou fongique.
- Tous les virus grippaux actuellement en circulation sont résistants aux antiviraux appartenant à la classe des adamantanes (par exemple, l’amantadine et le rimantadine), dont l’administration par monothérapie n’est donc pas recommandée.
Le système mondial OMS de surveillance de la grippe et de riposte (GISRS) surveille la résistance aux antiviraux parmi les virus grippaux en circulation afin de fournir des orientations en temps opportun concernant l’utilisation des antiviraux dans la prise en charge clinique et éventuellement dans la chimioprophylaxie.
Le moyen le plus efficace de se prémunir contre la maladie est la vaccination. Des vaccins sûrs et efficaces existent et sont utilisés depuis plus de 60 ans. L’immunité que procure la vaccination s’estompe à travers le temps; c’est pourquoi la vaccination annuelle est préconisée pour se protéger contre la grippe. L’injection de vaccins antigrippaux inactivés est très répandue dans le monde entier.
Chez les adultes en bonne santé, le vaccin antigrippal assure une protection même lorsque les virus en circulation ne correspondent pas exactement à ceux du vaccin. Chez les personnes âgées, en revanche, le vaccin antigrippal peut être moins efficace pour prévenir la maladie mais amoindrit sa gravité et l’incidence des complications et des décès. La vaccination est particulièrement importante pour les personnes présentant un risque élevé de complications grippales et pour celles qui vivent avec des sujets à haut risque ou qui s’en occupent.
L’OMS recommande la vaccination annuelle pour:
- les femmes enceintes à n'importe quel stade de leur grossesse;
- les enfants de 6 mois à 5 ans;
- les personnes âgées (à partir de 65 ans);
- les personnes souffrant d’affections chroniques;
- les agents de santé.
La vaccination contre la grippe est surtout efficace lorsque les virus vaccinaux correspondent bien aux virus en circulation. Comme les virus grippaux évoluent constamment, le système mondial OMS de surveillance de la grippe et de riposte (GISRS) ‒ réseau réunissant les centres nationaux de la grippe et les centres collaborateurs de l’OMS dans le monde entier ‒ surveille continuellement les virus grippaux qui circulent chez l’être humain et actualise deux fois par an la composition des vaccins grippaux.
Depuis de nombreuses années, l’OMS met à jour ses recommandations sur la composition du vaccin (trivalent) qui cible les 3 types de virus en circulation les plus représentatifs (2 sous-types du virus A et 1 virus du type B). Depuis la saison grippale 2013 2014 survenue dans l’hémisphère Nord, les recommandations portent aussi sur l’adjonction d’un quatrième élément entrant dans la composition de vaccins quadrivalents.
Pain: Pain in the breasts and nipples, although indicative of several conditions and issues, can be a telltale sign of breast disease. When the pain accompanies such symptoms as nipple discharge, breast swelling or lumps, contact your physician.
Peeling of Skin: Peeling or flaking of the nipple skin, in conjunction with other indicative symptoms, is symptomatic of breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Lumps: Noticeable lumps in or surrounding breast tissue, such as underneath your arms, indicate both benign and malignant breast diseases. Lumps that come and go with a woman's menstrual cycle are normal hormonal occurrences, however, when lumps don't go away it may be indicative of malignant breast disease.
Swollen Lymph Nodes: lymph nodes under your arms, in your breasts and sometimes in your neck become swollen and hard when breast disease and other conditions are apparent. Lymph nodes swell to fight off infection, which is a normal function, but when the lymph nodes continue to swell without going down, contacting your doctor is necessary to make a diagnosis.
Signs and symptoms of eye disease are not only signals that something is amiss with your vision, they could also indicate ailments in other areas of your body. Indeed, many times an ophthalmologist can diagnose signs of such ailments as diabetes by a simple eye examination. Thus paying attention your eyes give can not only save your vision, but could also possibly save your life.
Bleeding Never ignore bleeding, especially in the eyes. According to the Nethealthbook website, bleeding is always cause for alarm. It could be that a blood vessel is hemmorrhaging. In the case of a person with diabetes, it could be diabetic retinopathy, in which blood leaks from brittle vessels. If an ophthalmologist does not evaluate that condition right away, it could lead to blindness.
Blind Spots: Blind spots could be an early sign of glaucoma. Sadly, often a patient doesn't even notice them until they invade his main area of vision. The Nethealthbook website notes that such spots could be an early sign of glaucoma. Evaluation by an eye doctor becomes key to avoiding irreversible blindness.
Blurred/Distorted Vision: Any change in vision is a sign that you should contact your ophtalmologist. This is true especially if you notice blurriness, distortion or clouding in any part of your vision. According to the Docshop website, it could be a common ailment such as astigmatism, which means that objects appear distorted because your cornea has assumed an abnormal shape. This could also be a sign of other common eye problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness, which a pair of eyeglasses or contacts can fix.
Peripheral Vision Loss: According to the Docshop website, our peripheral vision is important in that it helps us discern danger from behind. Perhaps the best example of this is when you drive or ride a bicycle. You need to be able to see on either side of you. Thus if you notice a change in your side vision, go to an ophthalmologist and have them test the pressure behind your eyeballs; it could be glaucoma. If the doctor catches this early, he might be able to save your sight. By the time the disease causes pain, or that a significant amount of your vision is already gone, it is most likely too late.
Because there are many possible conditions that follow under the umbrella of heart disease, the related symptoms are numerous. But here are some key symptoms to be aware of: