Suggest treatment for lateral medullary syndrome
There is no need to call the doctor.
Thank you for posting your query.
I have noted your symptoms and am glad to note that you have recovered well after the lateral medullary syndrome. However, it is unfortunate that you suffer from neuropathic symptoms as a result of that.
There is no need to call the doctor, as the symptoms do not represent any new disease.
You are on appropriate medications, however, the dose of medications can be optimised to minimise the severity of electric-shock like sensations and pain.
The dose of Oxcarbazepine can be increased upto 1200 mg per day depending on the tolerability. In addition, if you do not improve, pregabalin capsules can be added.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.
Wishing you good health,
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My neurologist says that these are not seizures, the best he's ever offered is that I can call them "brain shocks". My GP calls them "seizure like" and and EMT friend who am with regularly calls them mini-seizures, do you have a term for these? I sure would like to have something to say.
Best term would be minor seizures.
Thank you for getting back.
It is difficult to put a term for these symptoms, however, we know the mechanism- abnormal electrical discharges from a part of brain that got affected due to the brain stroke.
These episodes are very brief to qualify as a full seizure, so, I would prefer putting a term "minor seizure" or a "partial seizure".
Another term could be "severe paresthesia", which refer to abnormal sensations in a part of body due to abnormal electrical discharges.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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