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5 1 5 days ago
I got up last Thursday with a dead arm feeling in both of my arms. I have some tremors in my left arm from time to time. The last two days my arms and shoulders seem to have been attacked leaving my arms and shoulders feeling funny. What could this be?
5 1 5 days ago
I fell on my back approximately three weeks ago. Initially I went to urgent care because I could not get in to see doctor for eight days. Work related injury. The MRI shows a compression fracture of the L4. I was prescribed a Jewitt brace which I will get in three days. I definately prefer...
5 1 5 days ago
Hi, my name is Sara and I am relocating back to Tucson, AZ from Denver, CO. I have been diagnosed with a mixed anaplastic oligoastrocytoma and need to find a neuro oncologist for continued care. I don t know if I am on the right web page and am just getting started on what I will need to do...
5 1 5 days ago
I was in an accident on March 5th, a semi rear ended me doing about 50 mph. The drs originally only paid attention to my neck and shoulder area, i have tried to explain that my major issue is in my lower back but i feel like I m getting ignored because i don t have insurance. I have bruising as...
6 1 6 days ago
Does a white upward (point up) Triangular shaped spot in the bottom section of a MRI/MRA image indicate Superior Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis (SSST)? Some picture I also noticed the same thing on the top of my brain but the point to the triangular shape is pointing downwards. I have been having...
11 1 6 days ago
My sister is 55 and in the nursing home. she has had seizures since the age of 13. she is on keppra, dilantin, lamictal, phenobarb. Nothing has ever stopped her seizures. In fact, they have become worse with age. she had a near death event x 2 and the last one was awful. she aspirated and almost...
6 1 6 days ago
Had fractured C5 initially when I was 21. Now 69 & after retired was given pain meds by orthopedic surgeon. Now after 8 yrs on opiods find that list of covered meds is very limited. have good tolerance w/ few side effects. Wondering what to do after Opana was too expensive & methadone not...
6 1 6 days ago
IM 62 and have pretty much had this prolem all my life. Other people get brain freeze when eating or drinking cold, like a milk shake or ice cream. I have scoliosis, hypertension, hypothyroidism,borderline diabetes, GERD, high cholesterole, controlled, 5ft 5 in, 200 pounds. any clue. It is a...
16 1 6 days ago
Hi, I have been diagnosed with a calsified calcium build up in my brain at the join of the brain in the middle I have had ct & MRI scans but the specialist says don t worry about it but I still get throbbing headaches & dizziness every day should I get a second option?
10 1 6 days ago
my son is 29yo he has had headaches now has neck pain radiating down his left arm. he was told he has chiari malformation but the chiari is not large enough for surgery. he has many tremors in his left hand and now is right hand. the neurosurgeon saw white spots on the basal ganglia. he said we...
5 1 6 days ago
Yes I have been diagnosed with moderate to severe bilatoral foraminal sterosis at c5 c6 and have an epaduarl schedualed for friday . I am a carpenter -custom millwork builder and am not sure if the the pain will be releived by the shots if I should return to work right away or wait . As we work...
5 1 6 days ago
I have tingling and on my face , nose and side of tongue. I had a stroke in November caused I was told because my overactive thyroid had caused me to have AF . In March I had RAI for my thyroid I have been told that this may stop the AF. Also I have lots of woozy headaches which seem to coincide...
8 1 6 days ago
i have this weird problem I get it about once every 1-2 months it starts like this I feel vibration coming up my legs the it feels like somebody is standing on my chest then it feels like somebody is grabbing my head and shaking it real hard. then it goes away ive been to doctors had a cat scan...
6 1 6 days ago
I am a mom of a son who has TS. I am taking a class where I am profiling him as a case study. In the early years of his TS (he is 23, was 9 at onset), he was treated with clonidine for his nuisance verbal and motor tics Can you please give me the indication and MOA for that medication choice?...
11 1 6 days ago
HELLO DOCTOR- MY NAME IS ALEJANDRO . I AM 68 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SEVERAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS INCLUDING EDS. I AM A VIET NAM VET AND SERVED IN KOREA 1968 TO 69. WHILE THERE WITH USARMY ENGINEERS, I WITH OTHERS WERE IN WATER AND CONTAMINATED RICE PADDIES WITH WHAT I NOW KNOW AS AGENT ORANGE . WHEN I...
10 1 6 days ago
Yes, I just got a bee sting sensation in chest cavity between breasts. I have been having symptoms of bells palsy on left eye and left side of mouth. I had an MRI and they said there was no signs of a tumor. (I have history of benign brain tumor, very small attached to third ventricle wall)....
10 1 6 days ago
I have been having tests for the following signs and symptoms; intermittent sporadic pain, tingling, numbness, with feelings of vibrations, feeling of electrical shocks, exceptionally dry skin and swelling. The swelling is mainly in the ankles and feet, other symptoms vary on the body. I had an...
5 1 6 days ago
Hi so i was staying aT a friends house when i got up i tripped. I felt sick after words.. well i was dared to eat somethkng really sour so i dont knownif that was tbe case but mg words are fine i just have bad headaces.. i got up really fast and felt dizzy.. do i have a concussion?
5 1 Thu, 18 Aug 2016
Report says I have L4-5 posterior disc hernia toon indenting the the cal sac in the midline. Also an annular fissure/tear within the protruded portion of the disc. A slight reduction of t2 signal is noted within the disc at this level. What does all this mean.
6 1 Wed, 17 Aug 2016
Am looking for a new epileptologist or neurologist as this is the 2nd one I lost in a few years. Have seizure disorder for over 40 years (controlled) but having doom head pain and brief flashes in my thought control. Called St Lukes , he s gone. What someone long term and reliable. Thank you!
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