Friedreich's ataxia

What is Friedreich's ataxia?

Autosomal recessive condition where there is degeneration of nerve tissue in the spinal cord.

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Been using symptom checkers for months now but i cant seem to tell them specifically whats happening to me. I have constant double vision and many floaters in my vision.This does not come and go it s constant all day every day. I also have...
Floaters are not to be worried of....
But a constant double vision needs complete evaluation.. It could be because of a refractive error or any retina problem or nerve palsy..
In addition you need to check your general health..
Because of constant dizziness also you may be having sort of...
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ent said my mothers throat was a bit twisted, never heard of this she is gonna be going for a swallowing test, but she also suffers from a neuro disease, either spinalcerbrella or fredricks they are not sure, but very similar to either or she...
thanks for your query.

It could be central or neural cause because choking of feeds in such case is mostly neurogenic.

Consult to neurophysician, It will take time to recover.

Many thanks. take care.
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My husband 53 has opcd dx about 5 years ago. His ataxia, speech & swallowing problems along with a cough have seem to gotten worse in just the past few months. Can he possibly have a remission of these symptoms or are we on the road to more...
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In your questions you have mentioned OPCD and it is not clear that it is OCD or OCPD. But still from available history I can assume that its OCD. If his problems of cough, swallowing has started occurring again and he is feeling fatigues along with balance problems most...
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My husband was in a pain management program. He has a neurological issue they are calling cerebellar ataxia . He was taken out of his pain management program yesterday. He either did not understand or forgot that he was to report if he was given...
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Old medical recolds

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

Its very XXXXXXX to stop medications like Vicodin suddenly. he has to be brought to the same medication as soon as possibe. The effects of withdrawal would be more when the is being given newer medications.

The only way...
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Hi, my son has a disability- both Hypotonia and Ataxia. Wouldn't that be Cerebal Palsy?
Thank you for posting your query.

I agree with you that both hypotonia and ataxia are features seen in people with cerebral palsy. However, to qualify as cerebral palsy, these features should be present since birth/early childhood and should have resulted due to insult to the brain during...
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Hi! One time i was drinking and used amphetamine and cannabis i end into a unormal mode and situation. I had a large income of cannabis at one time, maybe 10 times stronger than a cigarette with cannabis. After that i lost the personal control of...

Thanks for the query.

I understood that you used large doses of amphetamine and cannabis for long time. I would like to know if you are continuing on it or substituting other substances for these now.

The adverse effects of cannabis use are different to those you describe. They...
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Ok, I'm 49 years old and for the past 11 years I've been experiencing severe itching in vulval area. It only seems to be on the right hand side. I've been to the docs many, many times, but nothing has helped. I can scratch myself so much, that it bleeds. I've noticed that recently my labia has thickened slightly on the affected area. And also I have noticed that unless I clean the area thoroughly I get a fishy smell. Oh and I am in a wheelchair as I suffer with FA (friedreichs Ataxia) and get frequent water infections.
Brief Answer:
PLease, has it been biopsied?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this vulvar itches that you have had for so long. Long standing vulvar itches must be investigated fro the possibility of cancers. The best way to tell whether this is...
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i have just been diagnosed with spinocerebellurar ataxia, a neurodegenerative disease. my mri showed shrinkage of the cerrebellum. next week getting more tests. can you tell me if i will need a spinal tap? is there anything i can do to stop or slow progression? does it help to have a gluten or sugar free diet? is this always hereditary? i'm worried my 2 children might have this. thanks!
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.
Spinocerebellar ataxia is a hereditary condition, depending on type of disease we can say the probability of occurrence in next generation.

It is a progressive and irreversible disease, although not all types cause equally severe disability.

Physical therapy generally...
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I have an 8 year old child who has had some balance issues since birth but not terribly bad until recently. She has started falling a lot, has muscle weakness, is unable to ride a bike or walk long distances, and has recently began to stutter. MRI, EEG and CT are all normal also has been checked for vitamin D deficiency and that was not it. Any ideas? All I can think is MS but I don't know

Thanks for placing your query here.

I can appreciate your concerns about your daughter.

It seems she has some form of chronic ataxia. Ataxia refers to an unsteadiness of gait or lack of muscle coordination.

Possibilities are;
1)     Ataxic form of Cerebral palsy.
Caused by damage to a child's...
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