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Treatment for hemifacial spasms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   I have a query regarding Hemificial Spasm HFS
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   Age 32 years, Housewife, Mumbai, Married
Doctor :   ok pls go ahead
User :   She is suffering from HFS and doctor here suggested OXETOL XR 300 tablets, half tablet to be take post breakfast and 1 tablet post lunch.
Doctor :   ok
User :   Doctor suggested to take these tablets for a extended period and I would like to know if there is any other remedy/recovery available for the same.
Doctor :   does he have any pain?
User :   NO
Doctor :   As a General physician, I can only give you a general overview
Doctor :   there is no medical treatment that is consistently effective for HFS
Doctor :   there is a surgical alternative-
User :   How much does it cost and are there any risks doctor.?
Doctor :   The person best qualified to guide you on that is a neurosurgeon- the risks are injuries to the facial nerve
Doctor :   The choice of whether the patient will require surgery- depends on how bad the HFS is
Doctor :   and how she is responding to the medical treatment
Doctor :   when have you started the medication?
Doctor :   for her..
User :   as per doctor the response is good, the HFS is not very bad but I was confused as another friend told me that the tablets are ment for epilepsy etc
User :   The medication started 2 months back
Doctor :   Ok- see there are groups of drugs which have many uses
Doctor :   So don't worry about that
Doctor :   If she is responding well- I would advice you to continue with your treating docotrs advice
User :   ok doctor. Thank you very much for the advise.
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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