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Ankle clonus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I just need to talk to someone who might know a little about neurology.
User :   Hello
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
Doctor :   i am General physician
Doctor :   we have a specialist on the panel if you want i can send you the link
User :   well I already put in a request for one of the neurologist to call me and I already paid for it, but they havnt called me yet
Doctor :   i will look into this matter immediately
User :   ok thank you so much
Doctor :   did you request the timings ?
User :   yes I requested for this morning at 11 am but recieved an email saying they couldnt do that time
Doctor :   well dont worry our customer car team will be working on it right away, they will respond you with the solution
User :   ok I will trust in that
Doctor :   dont worry i can assure you that
User :   ok
Doctor :   you will hear from the team soon
User :   on the phone u think or by email
Doctor :   take care and we will get back to you with the Neurologist
Doctor :   it depends on what you had mentioned in your request
User :   by phone
User :   I meant the customer service people
User :   would customer service be calling me or emailing me to straiten the matter
Doctor :   they are saying they have sent you an email with the timings
Doctor :   have you not received that email ?
User :   yes I just saw it, can you ask them if there is a different neuro that can call me sooner because they only offered time for 10:20 pm tonight or one for tomorrow
Doctor :   for that we would have to speak to the neurologist again
Doctor :   and it will again take time for verification
User :   oh ok, well whichever, 10:20 pm EST time tonight is fine if they can call then
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   you will get the call
User :   so can I still use this time that I just payed for with u still??
Doctor :   we will refund you this chat timing
Doctor :   just put in a request and it will be done
User :   so you nothing about my query
Doctor :   i can surely help you within my expertise
Doctor :   please tell me
User :   have u ever seen anyone or know anything at all about ankle clonus, not trying to sound offensive when asking that
Doctor :   its ok
Doctor :   yes i have
Doctor :   tell in more in detail please
User :   well I was found to have ankle clonus in my left leg a year ago when I started not feeling well, the did MRI and EMG and blood work and nothing came up.
User :   Now when they check for my clonus with me sitting up it is no longer beating
User :   but if I lay down it does when it is checked that way
User :   could this not be real clonus
User :   they said they didnt think my clonus was pathological because all tests showed nothing, but why is it there when I lay down to be checked but not sitting up
Doctor :   well most ankle clonus are pathological
User :   so you are saying that even though my test show nothing, I still may have a neuro disease still
Doctor :   how severe is it ?
User :   sometimes just a few beats. If you push on my foot real hard then its several
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   and all the tests have been normal ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   may i know your age please >?
User :   40
User :   I'm 40
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i think a specialist can be a better person here
Doctor :   i am sorry i was not of much help to you
Doctor :   i can refund you
User :   can I ask you a more general health quetion
Doctor :   sure
User :   if I have been sitting alot for the past year since this all started can that cause my legs to feel stiff and funny when I walk
Doctor :   and do you feel like ants crawling on your legs ?
User :   yeah its kind of a fuzzy tingling feeling really, not pins and needles, and not bugs crawling, just a light fuzzy tingly feeling
User :   It comes and goes really
Doctor :   every time it happens ?
User :   no just some days I have it and some I dont
Doctor :   well that is caused by nerve ishemia
Doctor :   that means when we put our feets hanging on it still position for a duration the blood supple ecreases
User :   so that means I'm not moving enough
Doctor :   you should always move your legs
Doctor :   in a interval of 15 mins
User :   so this may be why they feel tight or stiff as well, because I'm not moving around enough
Doctor :   thats true
User :   is it true that non activity can cause a person to feel more fatigued or weak feeling physicly
Doctor :   yes
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