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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not specific: As in excitotoxicity is a process suspected of contributing to nerve damage in disease such as ALS, MS, Parkinson's, and Huntington's to name a few. ... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: Excitotoxicity is the mechanism by which neurons die in pathologic processes like spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, als, brain trauma an ... Read More
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
You flunked the quiz: Excitotoxicity is COMPLICATED. Don't assume you understand it just because you've read a few lines about it here or there. But that's not really relev ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Excitotoxicity: may lead to seizures...
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
39 years experience Family Medicine
Benzo withdrawal: There is no documented significance of any such glutamate rebound excitotoxicity that you need to worry about. Most patients who are dependent on benz ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Some people develop symptoms of headaches, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings when they ingest too much glutamate in their diet. Pseudoephedrine overdose ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: Do you have any symptoms? Did you have a seizure? It would help if you provide information about your health issue. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 m ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
39 years experience Family Medicine
Benzo detox: It does not. If you are dependent on higher doses of benzodiazepines or taking them daily for long periods of time, it is not safe to stop suddenly du ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See your doctor: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genet ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Since the seizure would be caused by the excitotoxity phenomenon, it would need to occur before the seizure. So the level of glutamate was most likely ... Read More
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