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Dr. Andrew Reeves

Neurology
Mankato, MN
31 years experience male

Locations

Mayo Clinic

Mankato, MN

Address

1015 Marsh St., Mankato, MN
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About

Bio

Interested in epilepsy, autonomic disorders, multiple sclerosis, and general Neurology. Medical School, Neurology residency, EEG/Epilepsy fellowship all done at Mayo Clinic. I am a metal sculptor and play lead guitar at Elevate Church in Mankato. I build guitar pedals from scratch, and I bake homemade bread--yum!

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

424 Answers
133 Agrees
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
It doesn't: Treatments for MS don't cure it; they just slow down its progression.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Vitamin: Vitamin b-12 deficiency is rather more common in vegans. Consider oral replacement.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Nope: It would certainly make epilepsy a lot easier to diagnose if it were that way!
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Pretty darned rare: While not impossible (as a form of reflex epilepsy) it would be vanishingly rare. A much more common thing are seizures which begin with a sensation o... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Quite variable: After a convulsion people usually are pretty tired, often sleep for a while, and may have muscular soreness. After other kinds of seizures there may b... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Unusual: It is unusual to start two seizure drugs at once, especially for a first-time seizure. Your physician may have a very good reason, however, and so I s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Never heard of it: Perhaps you meant a "nonconvulsive seizure"? That'd be a seizure without significant motor activity.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Only a few: There are only a few neurologists in the US who actually subspecialize more or less full time in paraneoplastic neurologic disorders. You'd want to ch... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Many things: As an expert in diagnosing and treating epilepsy, many times i've had to "undiagnose" a person from epilepsy. It all depends upon the circumstances in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes long term cure. Rarely, chemical injury can occur. Remember that steroids are like real estate: it's all location.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Not unless...: Only if you have major neurologic difficulties and are seen by a neurologist.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Unsure: Hard to be sure. Hyperventilating can cause those symptoms. If the feeling is on both sides of the face, and waxes & wanes, then it is unlikely to... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, the receptors are constantly recycled in the cell membranes. Amount of time varies from cell type to cell type and also by receptor type. Shou... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Depends where: Excess calcium deposited in the tissues, usually sufficient that it can be seen on a ct scan. Whether it is a problem depends, in part, on where t... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Tussive syncope?: What you describe sounds more like tussive syncope than actual seizures. There are several possible contributing factors (lung diseases, certain con... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Happens a lot: There is increased risk of injury or worse if no one is around. But you can't live life in a fish bowl, under constant surveillance. Seizures alone ha... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Start simple: Start simple and check whether a shoe could be compressing one of the nerves in your foot. (i get this from my biking shoes.) a blood flow problem to ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Sleep : If you have epilepsy and where you live causes loss of sleep (noisy, etc.) it may increase chances of a seizure. It won't give you epilepsy, but slee... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Other way: Vice versa; your birth control pill can make the Lamotrigine less effective.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Complex. : It is a complex question. It depends yon many factors, and the research is ever-evolving (there was a recent study about valproic acid, for example)... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
well....: If you are referring to a generalized convulsive seizure, because the seizure includes the breathing muscles, there's nothing you can actually do to c... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Fortunately, no!: ...or we'd almost all have strokes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Depends...: Upon which type of epilepsy you have. Many cases are not genetic, in which case your child would not have any particular risk.
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Difficult. : Symptoms which occur very seldom are quite hard to track down!. Once a year is...Odd. That means the usual cardiac problems can be ruled out. Makes ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Depends upon age: The "most common" cause of epilepsy depends upon the age of the person. In the first years of life, birth injury, genetic causes, etc. Middle years ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Yes: "Epilepsy" just means "probe to recurrent seizures." It's a description ...like saying someone has knee pain...but doesn't say anything about WHY, or ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
"Ride the horse": I often say when choosing a seizure med, we need to "ride this horse until we find out if it'll get us where we want to go. We don't change horses un... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
typically not: There are no ct findings specific to meningitis.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Generally: ... The shorter the effect, the more addictive the compound is. Klonopin (clonazepam) has a longer effect than ativan.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Normal: Those are normal values. Something else is likely causing your dizziness.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Can happen..: A brain injury can upset your cycles. If this persists over another 3-4 months, you should see your gyn.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Nope: Outcome depends upon cause, not severity.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Depends. : We all get these as we get older. A few, small ones are typically not of any concern at your age. They increase with age and problems (blood pressure... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
None: No test shows activity directly. Some tests can be used to assess certain functions of the brainstem. This includes vestibular testing, some forms of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Unlikely: "growing out" of epilepsy mostly occurs with children whose epilepsy abates with puberty. There are other instances, of course, but that's the majorit... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Many things: There are scores, maybe hundreds. If you're having symptoms, visit your doc. Conditions include: peripheral neuropathy, myasthenia, myopathies,... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Hmmmm: If "not good result" means you have cancer, then i suggest you 1. Get a good idea from two oncologists what effect treatment might have on your usefu... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Generally yes: Although the cause(s) of "benign intracranial hypertension" or "pseudotumor cerebri" or iih are not known, it is clear that losing substantial weight... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Not : It is not contraindicated. If you are referring to a TENS unit, they're fine. Other simulators are not necessarily contraindicated, either.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Depends: If you mean a convulsive seizure, then the answer is "no." There is a rare frontal seizure with motor activity but retained awareness. I'm an epile... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Ask her: There are many kinds of seizures. Some require little or no care afterwards. Others require more. Triggers are somewhat specific to each person, thoug... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Yes: Sounds like a focal sensory/autonomic symptom.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Unlikely: Mold could cause allergic type symptoms, of course. I suppose if allergic symptoms made it hard to sleep, then the sleep deprivation could increase se... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Neurologist is right: CIDP affects the peripheral nerves only. So, it doesn't affect cognition.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Tussive Syncope: There is an entity called "tussive syncope," which it sounds like you're headed for. You haven't had syncope (fainting) yet, it seems, but you might ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Typically not: Generally taking that med doesn't cause problems for folks with seizures.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Both sides: Epilepsy where seizures arise from both temporal lobes in a person. (Not typically at the same time.)
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Probably yes: Parsimony in resource use would suggest the answer is "yes". However, development of receptors solely for exogenous ligands is possible. Not sure if ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Possible: 30 seizures a day is a high number for any seizure type other than absence or myoclonic seizures. Make sure you are seeing a neurologist, preferably... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology 31 years experience
Actually, yes: Bladder problems are among the various autonomic problems that can come with pd. Neurogenic bladder is most easily assessed by a urologist doing urody... Read More
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Jun 1, 2013
I highly recommend this Doctor for any and all neurological issues. If there is a way that I can possibly have him intervene on my behalf with my present doctor I shall not hesitate.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Reeves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Reeves is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Went to hospital pinched nerve between shoulder blade n spine hence pain in arm tingling legs cuz I wasn't moving enough cuz of the pain
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Thanks for your quick reply! But I think it's more than that. It's been getting progressively worse over the last 7 months . I say something,and rpeat it a few mins
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you if my gyno don't seem to want to help should I ask her for a different doctor something not right with my body

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, MN
Graduated 1991MD

Residency

Mayo Clinic

Awards

Teacher of the Year, 2008
Top Doctor, Third Place, Minnesota - Summer
2013
Top Neurologist , First Place, Minnesota - Summer
2013
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