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2 1 3 days ago
My sister has had several strokes and needs to see a neurology sometime in the next week. She has been hospitalized several times and has done therapy for numbness to her leg and arm. Not sure who would be able to help her. She does suffer from high blood pressure. Doctors I have looked up say...
2 1 4 days ago
I had an episode at work where I was standing at the register and I blacked out but did not fall to the ground but when I came to I was resting my head on my hand and my body was shaking and so were my legs. I went to the ER but they did not find anything. Just wondering what might have caused...
2 1 4 days ago
I am prescribed 25 mg sumatriptan succinate for migraine. Recently I ve found that this dosage isn t as effective as it was in the past. Is it appropriate for me to ask my dr. to prescribe 50 mg instead? I realize I may take a 25 mg twice, but prefer to obtain 50 mg tabs because my insurance...
2 1 4 days ago
My husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer s and dementia (71) yrs old. Been hallucinating constantly all day. The dr in Cleveland clinic prescribed quetiapine 1/2 tablet of 25 mg. tonight was his first dosage. Should he eat with this pill. How soon will it take effect
2 1 4 days ago
My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson s several years ago while in her late 50 s/early 60 s, but then a few years ago the neurologist withdrew the diagnosis because she did not have cog-wheel rigidity. His new diagnosis, benign essential tremors, but is still treating with Levadopa/Carbedopa. My...
2 1 4 days ago
Hi my father had a knee replacement and he received the spinal epidural after he came home he gets cold and hot and he s been on the same med s and his foot gets cold and numb sometimes he can t stand a sock on. Could you please give me a answer m
2 1 4 days ago
I have an acoustic neuroma and have had unsuccessful surgery to remove it and also gamma knife surgery with no success to remove because of its entanglement in facial nerves. In the past few month my balance has become increasingly worse . What other treatment is available for me ? I have also...
2 1 4 days ago
Yes I am 7 weeks post op from spinal reduction and spinal fusion surgery from T11 thru L5. I have noticed a lump to left of the incision on my back and was told by the PA that is the hardware. Is that normal? I am not a thin person. 5 feet about 160 lbs
2 1 4 days ago
I have no concentration at all ! My patience is terrible ! The other day I had some food cooking and the tub water running for my son ! My tub ended up running over because I forgot about it and ended up doing other things !! I just can t seem to stay on top of anything not get anything done !!...
1 0 5 days ago
My younger sister (56, I am 58) has multiple myeloma, in addition to Ehlers-Danlos, fibromyalgia, Reyes Syndrome.....I have always been pretty healthy, although overweight, and she was an exercise addict before the cancer diagnosis. What are the chances I might also have or develop Ehlers-Danlos?
5 1 5 days ago
i have been having pain and pressure on the rt side of my skull, it has been accopanied by a red eye, and also slight dizziness, espcially when i raise my head if it is down like reading , when i do, it feels like my head wants to go backwards, i have had low grade fever associated with sewats,...
12 1 5 days ago
my daughter has a cavernoma in her occipital lobe. She had a fit when she was three, and I insisted her to have a MRI when she fainted twice, some months ago (she is now 21) because there are other 3 members of my family with cavernomas. Hers is syntomatic as she gets to see lights, spots when...
6 1 5 days ago
I ve been on pain medications for many years for scoliosis and other issues. Been prescribed 10/325 oxycodone for break-through pain. I know you re supposed to keep the meds in the bottle it comes in, however I mixed some together and want to be sure I have the correct meds in the bottle. Are the...
6 1 5 days ago
I had a head injury, however since that I have only 30% strength in my right hand. I was hit by a vehicle while I was directing traffic and landed on my back and busted the back of the head open. I had no bleeding on the brain. Just concussion and pain in the neck on the right side. I have tried...
6 1 6 days ago
Hello; I am desperate and don t know whether I should take my husband to the ER or not. He has Parkinsons and moderate dementia. This is something that goes on but it seems especially worse today. He is complaining of being cold and is shivering. He has had his meds ( 2 hours ago). I have covered...
6 1 6 days ago
I feel slight flutring above my forehead very light but feelable.it is not Painful but tensing, what is it? Some time feels running something like lice but not lices in my scalp? Much worried I am creating bad ideas in my mind Fluttring is almost like eye fluttring
6 1 6 days ago
my daughter is 22 years old with high functioning autism, tourtettes, and epilepsy. She had an MRI, CT and EEG s in the past 2 weeks for increased seizures with no explanation. She has since then lost vision , hearing, feeling in face and neck, and has slurred speech (right side). Her vision is...
6 1 6 days ago
Hi I had an mri twice now and it shows white matter brain lesions. I had a lumbar puncture and tested negative for MS, Lupus, and lymes. I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, should I continue to push for a diagnosis for the lesions? Is it something that I should be concerned about? I do have...
6 1 6 days ago
hello i seem to be rather light headed at the minute with occasional dizzyness which can also affect my balance at time but it takes a short while sometimes to focus on some things. at the same time i have been feeling an aching down my left arm which can be quite painful
6 1 6 days ago
Sir my father got stroke a month back.His right side is paralysed,cant able to speak,having difficulty in understanding.From his behaviour we think there is loss in memory.Dr prescribed , Telday20,Avas 20,Diapride2mg,Clopitab75,meconerv plus.He is diabetic type2 . How can we improve his memory...
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