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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Indeed it can: There are a few ways that psychological symptoms can arise in lyme disease - the disease causes increased pressure in the head which affects blood flo ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Viruses in NS: Herpes, Polio, Infectious mononucleosis, Rabies, Measles, Mumps.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Many: Looks like Zika has just joined the list, but others include herpes simplex and zoster, West Nile, a multitude of equine viruses, Japanese B, Ebola, e ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Is this for a school: Project? I see you have quite a few general nervous system questions that are all quite general. The type I might have asked when I was teaching colle ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerv ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
ALS: I believe you are talking about amyotropic lateral sclerosis - lou gherigs disease. Nerve cells in the spinal cord are affected causing muscle weakne ... Read More
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Dr. Pavle Repovic
Specializes in Neurology
You : You are correct, lupus and ms have different mechanisms, but some of the symptoms may be the same. The treatment for acute flares of ms is, in fact, v ... Read More
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Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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No problem: It will not turn you into a lithium battery:). They may be safely used together.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Vague: Hard to say without a history and being aware of the pre-extraction issues and how the surgery actually proceeded. I would call the dentist/oral surg ... Read More

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