My Grandson is 40 months old and we started potty training right around his third birthday. He has #1 down pat. But when it comes to #2 he will not use the toilet or potty chair. It is almost like he is terrified. We have tried every bit of reinforcement we can think of and are trying to stay positive. Anyone have any ideas?View Thread
I am a male and i was exposed to sexual contact with another male about 2 months ago. It was primarily just fondling and oral but no anal.A week later i notice consistent muscle twitching all over my body as well as joint pain.He told me that he didnt have anything but after a week i started to notice weird symptoms. i urged him to get another STD test . While he was getting his test done, i had my done about 3 weeks after exposure; all stds and hsv 1/2 IGG and IGM all came back negative. about a week after that i started to notice swollen lymph nodes on my groin and started to feel random inconsistent stings in my genitals but still no sores or lesions. He then got his results back and he came out positive for HSV 1. About 2 weeks after that i had another full STD test a long with HSV 1/2 IGM, and CBC, which all came back negative and normal. Its been 2 months and still i have not seen any lesions or sores and no pain while urinating but still to this day i experience random inconsistent stings and chronic non-stop twitching and joint pains.He did not have any sores on his mouth or genitals when i saw him. Could i have still contracted herpes or could it just be a virus even though these are not common symptoms ? So body aches would stay there for a while before an outbreak and subside after the outbreak if i had something ? and if someone had hsv 2 would and oral was given to them would it come back is hsv 2 on lips or hsv 1?View Thread
Having pain in my left shoulder & arm for past 3 months. Now my left hand & fingers are painful & swollen 2 days now. Can't move or grasp anything regardless how light. Cried last night in bed cause I couldn't lay it comfortably without a lot of throbbing pain. Even rubbing hand lightly hurts. I'm a 65 year old woman and aside from some arthritis, I am in good health. Taking HRT medication for years. Using Aleve for pain and inflammation, but nothing has changed since yesterday. Xray shows nothing wrong & Dr says may be arthritis or even gout...? Any advice will be welcomed. Thank you.View Thread
I have worked at an plant where aircraft parts are painted. I had an office job. I had worked there from 2006-2014. The office I worked in had paint fumes at least 3 days a month. I would go home with a headache and nausea and would smell the fumes for 3 days after they had gone. I have not worked there since April 2014 and every time the weather is changing and the wind is out of the south . I can smell the fumes and get sick like i did when i was working there.Can you please help me or do you know why i smell the fumes?View Thread
My otherwise healthy, active boyfriend (age 25), has been experiencing muscle stiffness since approximately twelve months ago. The stiffness started in his neck and has progressed to his shoulders/upper back, and now hips. A year ago he could do the splits both ways, and now he can barely lift his leg six inches off the ground.
Additionally, he has been experiencing a disconnected feeling, maybe what I've heard described as "brain fog." Lately, he finds learning difficult as he struggles to focus and retain information even moments after reading.
Prior to the appearance of these symptoms, he was working out regularly and responsibly, with proper lifting technique and stretching. He has always maintained a healthy diet and has tried cutting out dairy, caffeine, artificial sweeteners, sugar and alcohol.
His first blood work panel came back normal and we are expecting results from more tests this week, but as time passes I have less faith in doctors to make a helpful diagnoses as I feel they brush off his symptoms due to his history as an athlete. He has seen four physical therapists, none of which were at all helpful, a general practitioner and, most recently, a rheumatologist.
Has anyone ever experienced these symptoms? Were you diagnosed?
As the population ages, the number of Americans with low vision or blindness is expected to double in the next 20 years. Prescription medication information, including dosage and other instructions, warnings about side effects and expiration dates, are often missed by those unable to read print or small type. Other people are simply not aware of the options that are available to help them read inaccessible labels. Thankfully, in an attempt to answer these important questions, new guidance is now available from the U.S. Access Board on work that is being done to make prescription drug container labels more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision — including seniors and other persons with visual disabilities. Many questions remain for both industry representatives and consumers, such as, "How large does large print need to be?" "What is the best method of communicating recorded label audio information to users?" "What format is preferred when creating Braille labels?" In July 2012, President Obama signed the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) into law, requiring the Access Board to engage both consumer and industry stakeholders in an attempt to compile best practices for a variety of emerging and innovative accessible prescription drug container labels. The working group included representatives of national organizations advocating for individuals and seniors who are blind or have low vision, as well as pharmaceutical companies and industry groups. The guidance recommended by the broad-based working group offers different solutions for making prescription drug container labels accessible , including Braille, large print and auditory technologies, such as "talking bottles" and radio frequency identification tags. Additional accessible alternatives can be delivered digitally through smart phones and personal computers. In preparing its recommendations, the working group on accessible prescription drug container labels assessed these alternatives by taking into account various technical, financial or logistical considerations. The 18-member panel also prepared best practices for pharmacies to use, including specific directions for each format or option. Click the link below to see one companies Audio Drug Label (Voice Instructions) technology: [br>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyewZOHN3HAView Thread
Is hard to read directions on any prescription drugs (specialty or generic) a national health hazard? I would say yes. The following real life possible scenarios are examples to why I say yes:
Imagine your son or daughter is allergic to peanuts and while on a plane trip gets exposed to peanuts and goes into anaphylactic shock. The child is convulsing and gasping for air as the lungs constrict. You're trying to read the directions of how to administer the epinephrine in a panic as your child (or someone else's child) is potentially dying. At that moment would you wish the epinephrine auto injector had "VOICE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS" as well as written instructions?
A visually impaired individual has a myriad of different drugs to take daily, all with hard to read small print directions that must be adhered to and each drug can have fatal circumstances if mixed with the wrong drug and not taken properly. Would you wish all of the medications had "VOICE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS"as well as written directions?
A person is overdosing on an opiate drug right in front of you (on the floor, convulsing and foaming at the mouth) and you're trying to read the small print directions on administering naxolone to counteract the opiate (be it prescription or drug abuse). Would you wish the medication had "VOICE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS" as well as written directions?
Readers, there are several technologies that not only exist today but are commercialized and in use that are helping to save lives by simply having "VOICE GUIDED INSTRUCTIONS" as well as written directions on how to administer medications properly. Therefore anyone can hear how to properly use their medications, when to take their medications, what not to take their medications with that could be harmful or fatal along with all the other directions and disclaimers that are in hard to read fine print. Even those who are young and have no visual impairment don't want to squint to read the information on taking the medications (Specialty or Generic Drugs) daily and just "wing it" on taking their meds properly.
If we want our government to mandate throughout the pharmaceutical, vitamins and over-the-counter drug industries respectively to have AUDIO DIRECTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS on all topical, oral and or injectable drugs WE MUST STAND UP AND BE COUNTED through forums like this one or say something to your doctors. Like the seat belt in automobiles, Audio Directions on all drugs is the most "COMMON SENSE TECHNOLOGY" not being utilized to come along in the last century. Therefore, is hard to read directions on drugs a national hazard? Again, I SAY YES ... What do you say??
Click on the following link that gives you a better idea of Audio Directions Technology:
I have had my right foot ankle and lower shin swell with a lot of pain . The swelling was so bad that when it...
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I have had my right foot ankle and lower shin swell with a lot of pain . The swelling was so bad that when it went down it popped and then swelled again . I did not injure it that I know of . The only unlessly thing before that was a toe nail fungus in which I had the toenail removed . The ankle did get a little red and swollen a year and have ago . After the swelling went down I had awful pins and needles in it and then it went numb and then it started feeling like I was wearing a sock and was dipped in ice water . I started hurting so bad that I went to the hospital and they did a Doppler of my leg to make sure I did not have a blood clot . No blood clot but no answer for the inflammation. I have been feeling very unwell . Before the swelling my blood pressure had dropped really low . And my heart rate was over 100 for awhile . My body temp has been 96.7 and below in which it had always been 98.5 . I have no idea what's going on . Its been over 2 months now and my leg ankle and foot is still bothering me and I have noticed a depression between my ankle and shin. I feel like I have been getting the brush off. Any ideasView Thread
I was watching TV and everything started spinning and i felt like i was going to pass out. I'm 48 and in the throws of menopause. I took my blood pressure with a home kit about an hour later and my blood pressure was 86/53. I switched arms and it went up to 96/60. I have no clue why this happened.View Thread
I cannot take meds - that is, my body reacts to everything I take, no matter the type, the dose, time of day,...
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I cannot take meds - that is, my body reacts to everything I take, no matter the type, the dose, time of day, food or no.... I react to everything. Almost every side effect possible, it happens. For example, if I need something as simple as Benadryl, I can only take a quarter tsp and that will knock me out for 8 hours. I cannot take any narcotics for pain; I can no longer tolerate steroids; antibiotics are now a problem. I recently reacted to a quarter dose of progesterone. What is going on with me? Who do I see? What do I suggest? My doctors all just shake their heads, I just know many think it's all in my head but IT IS NOT! I'm not opposed to meds, sometimes we DO need them - why can't I take them? Any ideas, suggestions, much appreciated.View Thread
My wife had a colostomy a little over a year ago. Now whenever she showers in the morning I smell a really...
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My wife had a colostomy a little over a year ago. Now whenever she showers in the morning I smell a really bad odor. I asked her once and she said it usually smelled worse after eating red meat. However, she is not eating red meat when this odor appears. Can anyone explain why this odor is continueously happening?View Thread
Has anyone's LO had a stomach virus that seemed to get worse on the second day?
Baby girl woke up yesterday with a stomach virus. She vomited twice yesterday and had two really messy diarrhea diapers but was otherwise pleasant and didn't seem to feel too bad - playing with her toys, napped well, temp of 98.4-99.4, etc. Last night was rough though - she didn't sleep for more than an hour or so, vomited once (12 hours after the last), had diarrhea once, and is running a fever of 100.5. She's also much fussier and seems more uncomfortable.
Every time I have ever had a stomach virus, it seems like it has hit me hard within the first 3-4 hours and by day two is starting to improve. It seems strange to me that she is feeling worse today than yesterday. I took her to the Pediatrics Afterhours clinic yesterday morning. Should I take her back when they open today.View Thread
I've had cataract surgery and my vision, both day and night is worst than before I had it done. I still have...
Posted by An_258370
I've had cataract surgery and my vision, both day and night is worst than before I had it done. I still have the hallo's ( only there are more of them) and I still can't drive at night safely because of all the glare and star effects from the lights. They say they cannot do anything except prescribe corrective lenses to use to drive with. I have had JAG done on both eyes too. I pretty much feel like I wished I would have just dealt with the issues and not spent the time or money on the surgery. I was supposed to have distance in both eyes and some how I only have it in the one and I also have a slight stigmatize in the one also( they say its only about . 02 or something like that and that it's really minor and no need to do anything for it. I don't remember having one before the surgery. I'm very frustrated and my whole like has changed, and not for the better! I'm 58 yrs. old and I really need to be able to see clearly and drive where and when I want safely. If anyone has any suggestions or answers I would really appreciate your feedback.View Thread
Dear readers, I'm keeping my identity anonymous for personal reasons. I was diagnosed with MTHFR - Positive...
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Dear readers, I'm keeping my identity anonymous for personal reasons. I was diagnosed with MTHFR - Positive for two copies of A1298C mutation. I'm turned vegetarian ans usually try to maintain healthy consume healthy food and lead a healthy lifestyle. Although depression and anxiety had been a biggest issue throughout my life.I had been underweight all my life but now caring normal weight. Unfortunately I had to suffer from 3 miscarriages. Underwent couple of blood work and found out my that my homocysteine level, thyroid level, hemoglobin level is normal. But I'm detected with below additional problems 1. Balanced translocation - 50% chances of having successful pregnancy2. PCOS - I had irregular periods and was detected cyst in ovaries during ultrasound. With diet and mild exercise(although not obese) knock the wood I have started having periods on diet. I have started having more whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables and have knocked out all the processed food from my diet. I'm on below medications. PrenatalMetanaxBaby Asprin (start 10 days from my periods). Stop when my periods start.Algae based prenatal DHAMetformin 500mcg (low dose because of my weight) I'm waiting for successful pregnancy to happen to me and wishing other couples to be blessed with successful baby. Please share experience.View Thread
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Symptoms over the past two days;
Only one swollen tonsil- right side and very painful to swallow
Inner ear pain- right side
Sore neck glands - right side
Quite a strong headache
No cough or runny nose
I have been unable to eat a solid meal, struggled with ice cream, and all I've really had are liquids such as tea, orange juice and water.
I have to wait until tomorrow to see my doctor, but I was just wondering if anyone could give me a clue as to what I might have?
I've read both viral and bacterial infections, but I'm finding it a bit strange that it's all on my right side...View Thread
About seven years ago I took an awkward fall and landed with an uneven amount of weight towards my right shoulder. Immediately upon impact I felt/heard a pop in my shoulder blade area and experienced the worst pain I had ever felt. It felt like I was being pierce from my chest all the way through to my back.
Unfortunately and regretfully, I didn't seek help at the time. Now, years later I finally saw an orthopedic doctor who sent me to physical therapy, but beyond that I haven't been given any answers. Pain is daily, and often without any activity. I experience different types of pain, from stabbing to a dull ache. Sometimes with the stabbing pain I can move and stretch a certain way, which causes my shoulder blade to pop. This temporarily alleviates the pain.
When I went to the doctor they took x-rays and did a couple of tests that required me to move in certain ways. They haven't really given me any answers of what I could have done, and the physical therapy hasn't really done much after six weeks. Is there any way to find out exactly what I did even though it has been seven years?View Thread
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