Patient discussion about sensitivity
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Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas?
I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"
|A||May sound a bit silly question, but have you tried to consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor, e.g. the one that performed the operation) about it? Cataract surgery, although considered very successful, isn't problem-free. Primary physician may not have the necessary specialization to deal with these subjects.|
Q. I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?
what are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can they be aggravated? I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?
|A1||Great answeer...couldn't agree more!|
|A2||Yes they are sensitive to their senses but not all, but to odors, loud noises, bright focusing lights and they are sometimes sensitive to the medications they receive. The very common symptoms are pain-- a very high muscular pain, basically in morning time. They have impaired memory, numbness, constipation, skin sensitivities, dry mouth & eye and fatigue. Things which can aggravate these common symptoms are weather changes, infections, allergies, hormonal fluctuations, depression.|
Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling
is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?
|A||What you describe sounds like peripheral neuropathy, a well known side effect of platinum chemotherapy which is used for colon cancer. Several measures, including giving infusion of calcium and magnesium, and glutathione were found to reduce the rate of this complication, although further studies are necessary.|
However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).
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Q. Hey ! i am sensitive to light , every time i go out with a short sleeve i get this red rush all over..
what can i do ?
|A||You should see a dermatologist or even your personal physician when this happens. Sensitivity to light is common in various medical conditions you should get checked up for.|
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