I am curious for an opinion on what I may be experiencing. I am a 37yr old white male (approx 230lbs and 6'...
Posted by An_260231
I am curious for an opinion on what I may be experiencing. I am a 37yr old white male (approx 230lbs and 6' 1" in height). I suffer from occasional hemmorroid flare up. I've had surgery in the past approx (10 years ago for hernia as well as a varicocelectomy.
Currently I am having a typical hemorrhoid flare up however this time, I am feeling discomfort in my scrotum/testicles and also experiencing pain/discomfort along the backs of my legs down into my calves. I'm not certain if one has anything to to with the other though... I have noticed that if I apply pressure to the area of my crotch behind my scrotum it lessens the discomfort to testicles/scrotum.
This morning our dog woke up early and was acting restless. My husband tried to snuggle with her to calm...
Posted by Anon_237760
This morning our dog woke up early and was acting restless. My husband tried to snuggle with her to calm her down. One hour later he finds something on him - he thought it was a seed, I thought it was a corn kernel off some Indian corn decorations we had. It was squishy. I turned out a light and saw it had legs - ick! It was an engorged tick. My husband appeared to have two small wounds on his belly in an area of smooth skin, which we presumed to be bites from the tick, since he said he found it on him. In a panic we tossed the tick outside in the snow.
I've tried to do a little research but I find myself confused. I find it unlikely that the tick was on my husband for very long, as it was so large I feel like we would have noticed it sooner.... right? But, assuming the tick became engorged on our dog first, would it bite again? I know that usually it takes hours of a tick being attached before it can pose danger, but what if it was already engorged? I'm just trying to get a feel for what kind of danger my husband might be in for Lyme disease. If we were calm we would have kept the bugger for testing, but we panicked and just wanted it out of the house.
I know this is probably a "wait and see" circumstance, but it sure is difficult to wait. By the way, we live in upstate NY. I have never seen ticks in our area before now, but have heard they're out there. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.View Thread
Has anyone had any issues with Gemfibrozil and elevated blood sugars??? My husband has high cholesterol and...
Posted by Anon_74432
Has anyone had any issues with Gemfibrozil and elevated blood sugars??? My husband has high cholesterol and also has low testosterone. We eat a healthyt diet. I don't fry anything.We eat vegetables, but has been unable to get cholesterol under 200. He exercises 45 to 60 minutes a day. He has recently been diagnosed with elevated blood sugar. Is there a connection? We eat really close to a diabetic diet already. Any input please????View Thread
My primary goal is superb athleticism, as we all know, good circulation is a major asset to any athlete. I'm looking for a single ingredient supplement that most effectively and efficiently aids in the production of nitric oxide, not L-arginine for only a fraction of what is ingested is absorbed. Yes, price is a concern as well. Any suggestions?View Thread
Ok...will try to be succinct but gonna be a bit tough... (ok in hindsight after writing there is no way I was...
Posted by An_260165
Ok...will try to be succinct but gonna be a bit tough... (ok in hindsight after writing there is no way I was succinct)...sorry.
Border line diabetic- usually read 7.1-6.8. .(Metformin 500mg 2X daily). Sleep apnea, light stroke 3 years ago, Aphasia result, Brain aneurism discovered then, and now aneurism was coiled 3 years ago, managed high BP- usually 135-140/80/90 (Zestoretic/Lisinoprol 20mg/12mg 1X daily) Aortic aneurism 4.4 cm, Heartbeat often irregular/ PVC's- (Nadolol 20 mg 1X daily)), Overweight-5'8/265.
Chronic pain-lumbar/cervical. constant leg ache/pain, (THIS IS BIG ISSUE) feet tingling/numbness from diabetic neuropathy BUT began with very narrow spinal column diagnosed and stenosis as a beginning. Managed chronic pain, monthly visits to pain clinic, (Cymbalta 60mg 2X, Lyrica 150mg 3X,-for leg pain, not depression or convulsions-Oxycontin 10mg. 2X day and Oxycodone 10mg 2X day or as needed-always needed! (note- have been trying to reduce Oxycodone from 20mg. now to 10mg.- only because it doesn't work to begin with. Multiple epidurals for back- now no help. Spinal block, discectomy, etc.- everything except neurotransmitter tried. LEGS ARE KEY ISSUE- WALKING/STANDING-PAIN ETC BISSEGT DRAWBACK TO QUALITY OF LIFE.
Recently, last month, discovered to have beginnings of COPD (Symbicort 160/4.5,Spiriva Handihaler (new-ineffective) Uncomfortable with both drugs- weight gain? ineffective? working to meet with sleep doctor to review this month.
Older history within 10 years-Colon resection 10 years ago, gall bladder removed same time, 2 partial knee replacements successful 4 years ago, partial "cautious approach" surgery- laminectomy to L5 S1 not successful.Currently- Overweight, yes...drinker/smoker-ex corporate executive (lots of travel/stress/A personality, semi-retired.
Current HUGE LIVING ISSUES- unable to move, short energy span (4-5 hours of fair activity. Lots of sleeping needed...lots. 12 hours sleep MINIMUM-with 8 hour nights, naps etc...not acceptable for quality of life and after leg issue this is driving me crazy!!!! Tried to discover if meds have affected this and doesn't seem to be core issue, but some... tried to see if carbs were the issue after meals as it happened then too. Tried eliminating and it didn't matter! I have been a corporate charger but after stroke its been downhill...
Tried specialists all over the place, neurosurgeon, cardiologist, pain specialist for 7 years, orthopedics, physical therapy,acupuncture, chiropractor, etc...I even lost 30 lbs. 18 months ago but then regressed as I wore out...I'm so tired of it all- I look in the mirror and see a 35 year old man still. About ready to head to Mayo as I'm about to run out of ideas- been fairly intelligent in choosing good physicians but cant seem to find a middle ground. So...I figure you all have some magic you can share...not depressed, but frustrated and want my life back!!!
Whew- a lot to absorb and hope I gave you some solid details with the med detail/ life history etc...Yes, I've hit my body hard as an ex sales/marketing executive over 30 years but....whatever suggestions you can give I am ready to listen and ponder.
Thank you for your time and thoughts on this rather complex issue. I value my future and have things to do and people to help still!View Thread
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