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Dr. Frances Dyro

Neurology
West Roxbury, MA
55 years experience female

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Office

West Roxbury , MA

Address

128 Anawan Ave., West Roxbury , MA
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West Roxbury, MA

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Neurology

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116 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
It is safe to wean.: If your Dilantin level is 2.3 on 400 mg a day, and you have been seizure free for 15 years, it is unlikely that weaning off of the drug will have any ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Neuropathy: Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes. Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease an... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Endocrine problem: Having a tubal ligation just blocks the connection between the ovaries and the uterus. This should not affect your periods. Many women have thicker ha... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Pain management: Epidural injections are done for various reasons, mostly to block pain. During labor, epidural injections are given for the pain of labor. Sometimes e... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Depression: One treatment that may or may not involve medication is cognitive behavioural therapy. Some herbal remedies have in the past been suggested but don't ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Piriformis: Lumbosacral disc disease can cause pain that radiates into the buttock and down the leg. Compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle in ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Your : Your friend is being very foolish. She needs to have a check up for this. The problem is unlikely to be neurological and more likely to be medical. Yo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
It : It sounds as though you have injured the small digital nerve that supplies the side of the index finger that is toward the thumb. It may be that the s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Tension : Tension headaches are band-like headaches that are usually dull, not throbbing. They are caused by excessive contraction of muscles in the neck, templ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
We : We sometimes see hand numbness and swelling with compression of the nerves as they come down through the shoulder under the pectoralis muscle. If the ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Hyperreflexia : Hyperreflexia means that the tendon reflexes are overactive. When the brain is withdrawing from alcohol it is irritable. This is often accompanied by ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Shin : Shin splints happen with muscle overuse. The classic example is of someone who hasn't been physically active who is trying to get in shape. New army r... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
An : An eeg test or electroencephalogram is an electrical test. Often called a brainwave test it is similar to an electrocardiogram of the heart. It involv... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
A : A convulsion is a type of seizure. Not all seizures are convulsions. Some seizures involve staring spells (petit mal or absence seizures). Some seizur... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Since : Since the zygoma fracture was so long ago i think you should concentrate for now on having the right orbit fixed. The indentation could probably be fi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
You : You have had head trauma and now have neurological symptoms. You should get to a doctor as soon as possible. The shoulder symptoms may be related to a... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Incontinence: Or involuntary loss of stool or urine is not uncommon in ms patients. This happens more often if you are having loose bm's.The sphincter muscles that ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Pressure palsy: The frequent cause of footdrop is compression of the fibular nerve at the knee in a vulnerable person. In your case, vitamin deficiency. Crossing your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
I : I think it is important for you to see your doctor as soon as possible. With the history you have given, it is possible that you have temporal arterit... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Headaches : Headaches accompanied by sensory complaints in a limb are troubling. There is a kind of migraine that is hereditary that can cause weakness prior to o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Shingles : Shingles are caused by re-activation of the varicella virus that causes chicken pox. Following an attack of chicken pox were develop some immunity but... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
During : During a migraine the muscles of the neck tighten up and in addition a phenomenon called allodynia occurs. Allodynia makes you perceive normal sensati... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Ocular : Ocular myasthenia gravis affects the muscles of the eyes. It often begins with drooping eyelids or double vision, usually less in the morning than at ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
The : The ulnar nerve which supplies the pinkie and ring finger travels into the hand through a channel called guyon's canal. This is separate from the carp... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
A : A ct scan that includes a ct angiogram would show an aneurysm. Aneurysms are often present with no symptoms. When an aneurysm bleeds, the blood irrita... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
There : There really is't enough information in this question to answer it well. First, strokes are not usually treated surgically. If this 40+ year old perso... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
I : I hope that by now your headache is better. While it is not unsafe to take 1/2 of a vicoden with Aspirin there are better, less addicting drugs availa... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Fasciculation: The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
See a neurologist: Migraines can be pretty miserable. I had them for years before i learned there were medicines specifically for migraine and even medicines to cut down... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
It : It is possible that you are experiencing piriformis syndrome from your run. The muscle is deep in the butt cheek and lies over the sciatic nerve.You ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Your : Your question somehow ended up in the neurology question list. What you need to do is call the gynecologist who did the test. You may have developed a... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
I'm : I'm sorry to hear that you have had such a difficult time with your bell's palsy. I don't know of any home remedies to relieve the tinnitus (ringing).... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
The : The problem may be spasm in the teres muscle that runs across the shoulder blade to the armpit. When you develop a trigger point there it may radiate ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Weight loss: Is variable in amount and time. This is a seizure drug with many side effects and must be monitored. Starting dose is usually 25mg twice a day for a w... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Ganglion cyst: You don't give much information here. It is not unusual to develop cysts on the tendons at the wrist. These sometimes are a little tender but are not ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Hormones: Decrease in the effect of of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) related to hormone levels during menstruation have been described. I... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Anxiety: You would do well to find a dentist used to working with fearful people. There are dentists who practice pain-free dentistry who can help you before y... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Chronic headache: Chronic daily headache can have several causes. Taking otc meds can perpetuate it. You need to see a doctor who can help you identify just what kind o... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
If : If you have a known seizure disorder you should contact your doctor to see if your medication needs to be adjusted. The dizziness could be related to ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Coma : Coma is a state during which people are unaware or minimally aware of their surroundings and are not able to respond to stimulation. There are situati... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
You : You don't mention whether this started abruptly or slowly. Did anything you recall set it off. Headache similar to what you describe is often related... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
I : I am sorry to hear that your bell's palsy did not improve. Most run of the mill bell's palsies start to improve about three or four weeks after the we... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
CSF: Spinal taps are done to obtain cerebral spinal fluid. The fluid then can be analysed for abnormal blood cells, abnormal proteins, sugar, and antibodie... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Ulnar nerve.: Arm position while using the keyboard can cause compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This especially affects those whose ulnar nerve tends to ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Cabergoline : This is a drug used for treatment of parkinson's diseade and is also used to decrease prolactin levels in people with pituitary problems. I am not awa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Meralgia : Meralgia paresthetica is a very annoying neuropathy. It sometimes appears after gyn surgery or during pregnancy when the increasedsize of the belly pu... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Work-up: Neuropathy can be caused by a number of things. In addition to blood work, neuro exam and electrical tests, a biopsy is often done to look at the type... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Your : Your headaches sound like classical migraine with aura (your visual loss). You should see a neurologist about possibly using a triptan like Imitrex or... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem) : Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Yo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
Neurology 55 years experience
You : You don't mention your age . In any case, the memory problems you mention may be related to normal aging, but not remembering how to get home is a lit... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Dyro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Dyro is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! My mother-in-law is in the hospital and can't put any weight on this leg. They found her magnesium levels at the bottom of the requirlevels
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Thank you, I'm asking on behalf of my mother. I found out that statins also cause polyneuropathy. So we are trying to leave that away the.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I am very grateful and then blessed to have you help me thank you so much again god bless you

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Maryland School of Medicine
Graduated 1967MD

Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Residency

Maine Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Boston, MA - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , Second Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
VAMC West Roxbury MA
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