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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi

Neurology
HOUSTON, TX
59 years experience male

Locations

United Neurology

HOUSTON, TX

Address

2321 Southwest Freeway, HOUSTON, TX, United States
Directions

Fax

7135331480

UNITED NEUROLOGY

Houston, TX

About

Bio

Educated in England, Graduate of the University of London, in 1963, postgraduate studies in UK 1963-1970 Past Professor of Neurology University of Tehran, Iran, Past Faculty member Neurology Department Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Neurologist St Lukes Episcopal Hosp and Methodist Hospital Houston, Neurologist Methodist Hospital Baytown Texas, Neurologist Kindred Hospitals Houston and Baytown Texas

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: Texas

Languages spoken

Persian

Doctor Q&A

818 Answers
32 Agrees
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
It could !: Fibromyalgia is a vague difficult to prove condition It covers a great range of unrelated musculoskeletal symptoms Some clinicians even question ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Slightly increase: You may have to go down more slowly Go up in the dosage and wean yourself more slowly
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Many choices: SSRI s are really antidepressants and may make anxiety worse Meds such as Xanax (alprazolam) are better alternatives Non medicinal options include me... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Under 6: In most labs normal Hemoglobin A1c is under 6 and controlled diabetics under 7
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Yes most likely!: If there are no symptoms at all this is unlikely to suggest something serious
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
No immediate risk!: Consult your specialist to make sure that your Copaxone (glatiramer) has prevented MS relapse Usually an MRI with and without Gadalinium injection wou... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Not difficult : Arachnoid cysts are usually chronic innocent collections of cerebrospinal fluid often discovered by chance that have no pressure effects and remain st... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Read on: Over 90 per cent of headaches do not have a serious cause Chronic daily headache is the most likely diagnosis If you are under care of a neurologist... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
See neurologist: As explained to another patient one treats the patient and not the MRI Proper history and exam are essential
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Temporary symptom: Blood drawing will not cause any permanent symptoms
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
See your MD: Topomax is not given for pain and should be stopped if a drug rash is suspected
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
No serious issue: the length of time you have had the symptoms rule out serious disease The symptoms sound non organic and likely related to stress One needs better his... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Stress?: At your age and with this description, stress is the most likely cause BUT have a check up to rule out other causes such a thyroid deficiency etc
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Vascular: white matter lesions are related to microvascular changes in this disease. Headaches are not related to these changes and 4 mm Chiari is non significa... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Not anti anxiety: Gabapentin although occasionally has a sedative effect ,is not an anti anxiety medication It is usually given to people who suffer from abnormal senso... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
It is OK: provided it was prescribed by a physician!
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
NO: No but what is the point? It is said that one should not look at an eclipse of the sun with unprotected eyes
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Possibly: Not enough there to make a diagnosis See how you go If progressive or if accompanied by other symptoms seek help MOST headaches are innocent and benig... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Headache!: Vestibular migraine is rare but headache is a prominent feature
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
2 to 3 weeks: There is a delay in the onset of actions of most antidepressants
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Stress?!: At your age stress and anxiety,fatigue and lack of sleep would be the likeliest causes
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Electronic cigs?: Next to will power,I thing generally speaking electronic cigarettes (good brand) are relatively safe and effective alternatives
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Yes but !: Fibromyalgia is not an exact entity It is a collection of symptoms mostly soft tissue generalized pain It has no definitive test for diagnosis and som... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
No!: Certainly not at your age It is true that the pain of true angina can radiate from the chest to the jaw and left arm but the reverse is not true!? I ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Neurologist: unlikely to be due to a serious cause but have a check up if it continues
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Palpitation?!: stress is sometimes responsible to hear the normal heart beat on lying down
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Doc again!: the symptoms that you mention should be avaluated by an Internist/Neurologist
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Varies: at least two weeks
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
May be: unlikely to be anything serious at your age and the duration of "few years" without any other issue is reassuring however see a neurologist just to be... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
The question?!: It is not a good idea to consider surgery UNLESS you have progressive neurological symptoms and signs OR intractable pain that has not responded to GO... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Read on !: At your age unlikely to be any serious heart issue but you give insufficient information for a better evaluation
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Yes: Keep your risk factors under control Diabetes, hypertension heart disease smoking and high cholestrol
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A male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Not much!: Masturbation is a normal physiological method for releasing sexual tension and as such is quite harmless!
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A female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Yes: Gabapentin or LYRICA (Pregabalin) can help
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
What?!: I have not heard of such a phrase Diabetes can cause a seizure during hypoglycemia,diabetic coma or related to a stroke but then it is not called by t... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Check up: this may have been a fall in blood pressure and have little significanse but have a check up!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
?stress: There are many causes but if you are not diabetic or suffer from any other major disorder it may have a simple explanation at your age such as anxiety... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
VERY rare: Prion disease are extremely rare Creutzfeld Jacob disease for instance has a one in million rate of occurrence Don't worry?!
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Could be !: It is due to vitamin (THIAMIN) deficiency If left untreated could be dangerpous
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A female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Many things?!: It all depends on how long it persists,one eye or both eyes,complicating medical issues,other neurological or ophthalmological symptoms or signs The ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Sciatica?: It may be related to a degenerative disc problem, but better history needed Have it checked by a neurologist!
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Could be !: BUT have a check up re general physical and tests like thyroid problems
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Depends!: If it is proven to be benign (such as meningioma) and it is asymptomatic it is unlikely to need operation
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
See neurologist: keep a headache diary to find trigger factors and avoiding them Most headaches can be treated with help from a specialist
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Not normal: Migraines are basically intermittent headaches At any rate a check up re headache is highly recommended
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
No: Masturbation does not cause prostatitis! Give it a short rest!
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A female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Insufficient informa: If young the likeliest diagnosis is muscle spasm, try heat pad, anti inflammatory meds o (eg Brufen) or antispasmodics (eg Flexeril) If persists see ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
Not likely!: Bacterial meningitis untreated kills in a few days! The rash may be due to medicines Even vitamins can give a rash!
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
NO...but !: Usually the occasional "jumpiness" is insignificant but it progressive and occuring with increasing severity it may be a sign of underlying neurologic... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 59 years experience
NO: Lorazepam (ativan) and diazepam(valium) belong to the same family of drugs (benzodiazepines) there are a number of meds that belong to this group. The... Read More
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Testimonials
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Jul 22, 2013
An exceptional teacher, compassionate doctor, and one of a kind neurologist.
Sep 23, 2013
a fantastic physician. thank you for great and helpful answers.
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Jan 20, 2012
Very helpful. Information in clear and easily understandable. Also was to provide information not easily obtained through other md's.
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Well I am active eat pretty healthy small meals through the day, I smoke a few cigarettes through the day and usually two cups of coffee... Alcohol very seldom. I have to be active if I lay or I am ...Read More
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Aids in remission/under control, 950 t-cell, undetectable viral load less than 20. On meds. +18 years. 10 years status post radiation/chemotherapy for anal CA. Being vigilantly monitored. Q 8 weeks. ...Read More
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it was where i felt the high was starting to come on too fast and i fell to the floor was fully aware of everything around me..but couldnt get up, my limbs were wobbly. when i lift myself up my body w...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, England
Graduated 1963MD

Residency

including NATIONAL HOSPITAL for NERVOUS DISEASE

Residency

National Hosp for Nervous Disease Queen Square LONDON UK
Completed 1968

Awards

Avicenna International Award (Germany) Gold Medal (University of Tehran)
Top Neurologist , First Place, Houston, TX - Winter
2013
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015

Affiliations

UNITED NEUROLOGY

Publications

cerebral hemodynamic and metabolic effects of chronic alcoholism
stem cell in multiple sclerosis research
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