Dear Dr. Garner, I am tired all the time. I have aches and pains in my muscles and joints. I feel like I’ve done a day’s work and it’s only the morning. I am very worried and depressed. Do you have any idea what could be causing this? Fatigued in Flushing
Dear Dr. Garner, I am really exasperated. Every day, particularly in the late afternoon, I get a stinging or burning in my eyes. My eyelids feel so heavy. I have a hard time sitting at the computer or reading as much as I would like. My eyes get tired and I tend to fall asleep. […]
Dear Dr. Garner, My family tells that there is something wrong with me. Whenever I leave the house, I find myself going back to make sure I turned off the stove and locked the door. As it turns out, I never do leave the stove on or leave the door unlocked, but doing this routine makes me feel better.
Dear Dr. Garner, For the past month, I have been having stomach pains. It usually starts off as diarrhea and then ends up with constipation. I haven’t had any fevers. It doesn’t seem to be related to any specific types of food.
Dear Dr. Garner, I have a terrible problem. As I’m standing and talking to someone in the street, or merely walking slowly, I find myself getting dizzy and almost falling. It’s not as though things are spinning around me. I get a sense of being on a boat bobbing up and down. It almost feels like I might tip over.
Dear Dr. Garner, My ankles and feet have been swelling each night. It seems to have gotten worse lately. I can’t fit in my shoes, and when I press on my ankles, it leaves a mark. I am a healthy 78-year-old. I do have thyroid problems, and I take several blood pressure medications.
Dear Dr. Garner, Last week, I had the worst pain of my life. I went to the doctor, and it turned out to be kidney stones. While I am free of stones now, should I expect a recurrence anytime soon? What can I do to prevent future stones? Kidney Stones and Moans in Midwood
Dear Dr. Garner, I have the strangest problem. I wake up at night scared and sweating. I often scream at my husband when sleeping. I have no idea why. I don’t remember having a nightmare.
Dear Dr. Garner, I always enjoy your columns that deal with heart disease and mental issues such as depression. I recently read an article that claimed having a purpose in life could reduce the risk of heart disease. What do you think about this?
I have terrible arthritis pain. I have tried medications and they just don’t seem to work. What else can I do? Can you please help me? Aching in Astoria