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Dr. Eric Farbman

Neurology
Las Vegas, NV
28 years experience male

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Las Vegas, NV

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1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #220, Las Vegas, NV
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Neurology

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180 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Usually not genetic: Most of the time Alzheimer's disease does not run in families. There are a few genes where if you have the gene, you get the disease, but these are e... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Few possibilities: Truly how it works is not known. It may be a mild Dopamine agonist. It may allow the patient to use their own Dopamine more efficiently. It is a mi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes--it is Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Yes. Diphenhydramine is the chemical name for benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which is an anti-histamine. Anti-histamines make people sleepy.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Migraine headaches (ha) are often very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
More "stiffness": Imagine if your arm was a pocketknife. That increased "push" you need to do to get the knife out is similar to increased tone. A doctor checks your t... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Chronic migraine: Almost certainly you have migraines, the most common cause of chronic headaches with a normal exam. Amitriptyline is one preventative, perhaps anothe... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Almost immediately: Although there are always exceptions, usually there are no restrictions to activity level once the patient is out of the hospital.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Stress headaches (ha) are usually migraines. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Just about any: There is really no restriction for most parkinson patients. Keep in mind that although massage helps in the short-term, the benefit does not last. N... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Heart symptoms-below: I assume you are talking about postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. This is a form of autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Going from a lying d... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe psych., see GI: You have a wide variety of symptoms. Something in the anxiety realm seems likely given your normal ct scan. Insomnia, nausea, and stomach pains can ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Might be a tic: If your only symptom is raising the eyebrows without anything else, you may have a tic disorder. Oftentimes tics are more annoying than truly interfe... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Not genetic mostly: There are no signs that multiple sclerosis is a sign of a chromosome disorder. Although there is likely a genetic component, this appears to be a ver... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headaches, and they are often associated with nausea/vomiting. Otc pain meds can contribute to reboun... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
How was this figured: I think there may be a miscommunication between you and the doctor. Although there are diseases with too little dopamine, i.e. Parkinson disease, I h... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
There'is: There is no way to prevent type 1 dm. It is an autoimmune disease. Goal: prevent complications.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Usually quick: Gabapentin is one of the least likely drugs to have withdrawal symptoms, and if you do have withdrawal, it is usually over very quickly. If you went ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Speech issues mixed: There is no question that parkinson patients can have speech issues. There can sometimes be mild slurring of speech (dysarthria). Frequently parkinson... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Autosomal dominant: Huntington disease is an autosomal dominant disease. This means that if a parent has the disease, every child has a 50% chance of inheriting the dise... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Treat it as migraine: Very often people complain of sinus headache, but there really is no such diagnosis. Most of the time when people complain of sinus pain, it is migra... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
It is but unlikely: Patients with seemingly multiple types of headache (ha) usually have migraine with a component of rebound. Patients who take a lot of pain meds often ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Migraine = Headache+: Migraines are the most common cause of frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual with a normal neurological exam. If you have an aura (i.e.... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Migraine help: Although it feels like the sinuses, your headaches are probably migraines. Migraine pain can sometimes feel "sinusy". Sinuses generally don't cause h... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe pinched nerve: This is difficult to answer without an exam, but if it is only your pinky that is numb, you might have a pinched nerve, possibly a pinched ulnar nerve... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Migraine treatment: Your headaches are almost certainly migraines. Although stress can aggravate them, it is likely that you would still have headaches even if you were ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Check calendar: There are conception date calendar calculators on the internet. The link below is one. It also answers your question about the conception date re: i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Go to ER! Quickly!: If a patient is suicidal, do not use yahoo answers. That patient needs to be brought in for medical care immediately. This could be a psychiatrist. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
See below: Generally speaking we don't measure Dopamine levels. There are diseases where the cells that produce Dopamine start dying (i.e. Parkinson disease). ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Stiffness & movement: In a parkinson disease (pd) patient, these two conditions are related. Dystonia is a sustained muscle contraction with twisting. Dyskinesia is an invo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Unlikely: I have never heard or read of any reactions between these topiramate and doxycycline, and several medication websites that allow you to enter multiple... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Migraine neurologist: Your headaches are probably migraine, which can often cause "sinus pain". Sinuses rarely cause headache. I would suspect that you are taking something... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Different pain meds: Both are long-acting forms of pain meds. The main ingredient of MS-Contin is morphine, while that of oxycontin. While both are narcotic pain meds, t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No evidence: Multiple system atrophy is a neurodegenerative disease. Sometimes it can present similarly to parkinson disease. Sometimes there can be prominent ce... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Motor Symptoms below: There are various symptoms, but some of the most common are: resting tremor--this is a tremor that is worse when the patient's limb is resting, and i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Very unlikely: Not that i'm aware of, but they could be misdiagnosed as attention deficit disorder. During an absence seizure, the child looks as though he/she is z... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Good meds available: A neurologist should be able to help you. You likely need to go on a good preventative agent to reduce the frequency and intensity of the headaches, ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Pinched nerve: This sounds like a pinched nerve in your spine. Without a neurology exam, i can't tell you which nerve root, but almost certainly it is in the lumbar... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably none: Auriculotherapy is promoted by lots of questionable practioners for everything online. The truth is that there is very little evidence to support tha... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Normal lifespan: Studies have shown that in non-demented parkinson disease patients, the lifespan is not changed. I have had patients who have lived decades with park... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to trea... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Not dangerous per se: I presume you mean using sinemet, (carbidopa and levodopa) which is a combination of Carbidopa and levodopa, for parkinson disease. There are no inhe... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Migraine headaches (ha) are often very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Difficult to treat: The aggression in huntington disease can be very difficult to treat, unfortunately. The most commonly used agents for this are the antipsychotic agen... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Treat it as migraine: Very often people complain of sinus headache, but there really is no such diagnosis. Most of the time when people complain of sinus pain, it is migra... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Moderate symptoms: On a psychiatry note, there are five axes: axis 1: psychiatry diagnoses (i.e. Depression) axis 2: personality disorders axis 3: medical disorders ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Physiatrist first: In many but not all areas there are physiatrists--rehab physicians--who specialize in tbi. In other areas it might be a neurologist. You might also ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe but see psych.: Possibly, but it is potentially dangerous to try to self-diagnose a psychiatric disorder. Given your young age, i would see a psychiatrist to try to ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Very variable: If the individual does not have diabetes, i would expect the sugar to be normal (i.e. 80). If the blood test were taken a minute after eating a desse... Read More
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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Apr 3, 2013
Great doctor! He saw my father for Parkinson disease. Very understanding, very knowledgable!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Farbman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farbman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the reply, I've only ever had one migrane, it's just headaches everyday some days worse than others. I exercise and sleep a lot
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you very much I will go see my doctor I appreciate your answer and your quick response thank you again
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Thanks for your quick reply! Although my wife is taking this,it is evident that she continues to decline. Without it will the decline hasten?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University--MS degree
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of PIttsburgh Medical Center

Residency

University of PIttsburgh Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctors in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Top Doctors, Desert Companion Magazine
Top Doctors, US News and World Report

Affiliations

Movement Disorder Society
American Academy of Neurology
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Publications

Dementia with Lewy Bodies
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