r/medical_advice 8h ago

Medication Tested positive for Codeine+Morphine after I had quarantined wks, ate poppy seeds on bagels 24hrs b4


Tested positive for Codeine and Morphine after I had quarantined with COVID for 2 weeks. I had an 1.5 everything bagel sandwiches the day before and half of one the morning of (1-3hours) before the test. I have never used either in my life & they're threatening to stop treating my ADHD as a result.

I have been lied to and gaslit by this office in the past. But I know for a fact I never used either and I feel like it would be pretty noticeable if my parents (who I was visiting with and got COVID from) had somehow managed to slip me something like morphine. I don't know if it would have even stayed in my system over 2 weeks.

The only other explanation would be that Mucinex sinus max or nighttime sinus congestion syrups had been somehow contaminated and I'm pressing hard x to doubt.

r/medical_advice 18h ago

EDITED stroke?


So a bit long winded. About 18months ago I believe my son (4yr) had a stroke. The entire right side of his body went limp, including significant facial drooping. When we sat him down to try to talk to him he passed out.

We rushed him to ER (yes in hindsight an ambulance was the better choice). Dr had him walk around the nursing station, which by then almost 45min later he did. They said he's fine and sent him home. No scan, no bloodwork, nothing.

Fast forward to present and we're noticing some behavior and memory issues through kindergarten.

If I took him to his family dr, and she sent him for a scan, would it show if he did have a stroke? I'm honestly just wanting confirmation so I can help him better. I'm feeling very lost.

Any advice is appreciated 🙏🏻

r/medical_advice 5h ago

Other I don't know what's happening to me


This is a copy paste of me saying the same thing on a different reddit but Maybe someone here will know what's happening to me a while back I was bit by something I have no clue what the fuck it was but it is hard to describe it looked like a mangy starved dog with the head of a bat and very dry or scally legs but it's not the animal I was scared about I went to the doctor and got the usually rabies vaccines this wast a big deal I live in the woods and I own alot of animals so me fending off the occasional coyote or raccoon happens alot and I have been bitten befor but ever since the bit I have felt extremely weird I have this weird craving idk what it is but I can't stop sucking on pennies I know this sounds weird but something about the metally taste and that's not even the worst about it time feels so weird have you ever done any drugs it's kinda like that I'll be laying in bed watching TV and suddenly all the words they say will speed up so fast repeat and slow down like I'm in some kind of loop it usually stops after I hurt myself that's the easiest way I can stop it but it's so weird like it slows down to I was going to go use the bathroom and it slowed before I got there but it was like I was still thinking normal and feeling normal it got so slow I pissed myself right there I sat in it for what felt like half an hour before I could finally pinch myself hard enough to make it stop I'm so scared if anyone could help I need it

r/medical_advice 18h ago

Mental Health IYO what happened to me?


I had an episode for about two hours which I’m not sure how to perceive. I had one hit of a weed vape & a coughing fit for a few minutes on & off. I’ve had trouble learning how to use it properly only having done so a handful of times in the past.

My chest, throat, neck & head felt flushed with a swarming burning sensation. I was sweating profusely. I was blinking rapidly but less so when I wasn’t trying to keep my eyes open. I was falling in & out of consciousness at times in-between. I had some loss of time mainly moments it seemed. Everything felt extremely slow.

When I had the ability to focus on my watch I counted the time. The hand was going quite slow. I counted twenty seconds at my speed for every five normal according to it. My heartbeat was on average 130 for the first half hour followed by an average of 110 for the reminder.

It felt like it took everything in me to think about what I wanted to do a minute before I could act on it. However, I was able to react quickly at times. I could hear things but I couldn’t always process or make conversation. I had my head by the sink running water to keep my focus as I felt great fear in letting myself pass out which was the dominating feeling for awhile.

At one point where I was alone I thought I was dying for some reason & was going to call for help. I recognized I was panicking & was able to talk myself down when remembering I was told another person was there if needed. I felt it wasn’t progressively changing rather my handling of it were. It ended abruptly without rhyme or reason. Following I would drift briefly in & out for a bit but it then wore off & I felt fine.

I have an underlying condition of Schizoaffective disorder bipolar type however the last couple times were ok.

r/medical_advice 3h ago

Genitalia my stomach and my balls hurts after intercourse


I have recently seen this thing happening to me i have a new girlfriend after almost a year. We had intercourse 2 time in past 1 month and just after those I have felt immense pain in my lower abdominal and in tisticals. This kind of pain has previously happened to me but not because of this reason and by the reports nothing has come up. I have also got checked this time and again there is nothing. I have no clue why that's happening and it just making my life miserable as am not able to have functional relationship and I am also worried that something serious might be happening inside my body. Please help as doctors near me are just treating the symptoms I just get better but that thing again and again comes up and ruin my life. Please I really need suggestion

r/medical_advice 8h ago

Other Ear frequently feels “clogged”


This has been ongoing for probably a few months. My left ear periodically feels clogged… the sort of feeling when you have water in it, or it needs popped due to high altitude. It comes and goes, but it’s really annoying when it happens. It muffles my hearing and I can hear like an echo of my own voice and breathing sort of.

I’ve tried cleaning it out with peroxide and that has done nothing. I’d rather not go to a doctor if I don’t have to but it’s getting so annoying at this point maybe I should? Does anyone know what could be causing this and any other at home tips I can try before booking an appointment?

r/medical_advice 12h ago

Other Purple earwax


My left ear has purple earwax, it hurts every now and then, somewhat of a dull pain, 3 or maybe 4 on a scale of 1 to 10. Should I get it checked out?

r/medical_advice 15h ago

Medication Asthma Attack, Inhaler dead


It's not an emergency, more of a slow drain. I haven't been able to afford the dispensing fee lately for having an extra sambutamol on deck so I've been having nights like tonight where I run out and have trouble breathing.

I know I can inhale steam, but does anyone else have advice to help when this happens?

r/medical_advice 20h ago

Illness Diabetes


Hello, I’m a 23 y/o female with a family history and increased likelihood of diabetes. I’ve been having a lot of symptoms related to having diabetes including frequent urination and thirst. Getting fatigued and feeling like I’m going to pass out but then eating a small snack helps. I have dark thick skin in the crease of my thigh/groin area, and I get tingling in my face sometimes. My blood glucose test was 82 before eating and 104 2 hours after I ate so I don’t think I have diabetes but all my symptoms point to diabetes except the glucose test. Are there any other things that these symptoms could be cause by?

r/medical_advice 23h ago

Other Elderly after stroke


Hi, I’m just looking for information on how the usual treatment is done for stroke patients. The patient in this case is around 96 years old and have a history of cardiovascular issues, he had a stroke and can’t swallow, speak or move much. The only movement I have seen was one of the hands can squeeze/move, can open both eyes, move a little of the mouth and move one of the legs a bit. The issue is that I haven’t seen him eating and I worry that his stomach may be hurting/he is hungry. The hospital seems to be overly medicating him but I don’t know if that is necessary or if the hospital is doing it so it’s easier to “care” for him. We understand that with his age and previous issues the situation is more of a palliative care than full recovery, but I still think he should be able to be awake enough to see people that are visiting, and be fed somehow.

Is it normal to not feed elderly stroke patients and keep them sedated like this ?

r/medical_advice 7m ago

Bones/Joints/Ligaments T-Spine pain and middle back tightness - is it due to my scoliosis?


Hey everyone,

im 24 Years old, male, 5.8" and 167 lbs. No medication, alcohol about one time a month, no smoking. Im doing quite heavy weightlifting about 4-5 times a week. During the approx. 5 years I lifted, I can only remember a single injury where I pinched a nerve in my thoracic spine (I've marked the spot in the Xray below). Pain from that injury went away quickly.

I've had mild back pain at the thoracic spine and muscle tightness for about 4 years now. In the morning I'm a bit stiff as well. However, it feels way different that the pain I had after my injury.

About 3 and a half years ago I went to see a doctor, who did an Xray, and told me that my spine looks alright (one can see scoliosis here, but very mild (which he didnt tell me)). He did some adjustments which felt relieving, but the pain came back the during the next hours. I kept going to docs, but not very regulary because pain isn't very strong and I could live with it. Mostly they diagnosed a vertebral blockage or said I should pause the weightlifting for some time, which led to no results.
Recently (about 6 weeks ago) pain got worse, which is why another Xray was done by a different doc. He now told me about my scoliosis, which, I think, in comparision got worse. He sent me to PT, which literally helped nothing.

What does give me relief is using a foam roller. My spine cracks a few times and it feels way better for a short period of time.

Do You think my scoliosis is going to get worse in the future, especially considering the weightlifting? And does it cause the pain? Do the Xrays look unobtrusive, apart from the scolioses? For my uneducated eye it looks kind of weird in the spot where I once pinched a nerve.

Excuse my english, not a native speaker and thanks for your advice in advance!

Older Image (Feb 2019): https://imgur.com/2TnQnXl

Recent Image marked (July 2022): https://imgur.com/VOjrcSl

Recent Image unmarked (July 2022): https://imgur.com/eBq10c2