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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


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Wake during the night sweating & shivering but also feel confused and hallucinations, is this a fever?Only get it during the night,Drs don't know why?

Wake during the night sweating & shivering but also feel confused and hallucinations, is this a fever?Only get it during the night,Drs don't know why?

Physical Eval 1st: The first step is complete physical evaluation with appropriate blood tests. There are several physical conditions where night seats and other symptoms can be manifested. Drug and alcohol withdrawal also have to be considered There also is possibility of having some variation of PTSD or other underlying psychological reason that are triggering these symptoms and/or nightmares. ...Read more

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Mostly after meals have brain fog, can't concentrate at all, very sleepy, lethargic, have muscle fasciculations all over the body, one or two sudden foot/hand single jerks when relaxed. What is it?

Mostly after meals have brain fog, can't concentrate at all, very sleepy, lethargic, have muscle fasciculations all over the body, one or two sudden foot/hand single jerks when relaxed. What is it?

See PCP.: Does it matter what you eat? Does a meal high in carbohydrate do this? You may want to see your doctor and have you tested for diabetes . It also sounds like you are very tense and when you relax, your muscle twitches. At any rate, your doctor could rule out other medical conditions which could explain these symptoms. ...Read more

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Weakness in arms and legs briefly when i wake up and is gone after a few minutes. Is that normal? Getting head MRI etc to rule out ms

Weakness in arms and legs briefly when i wake up and is gone after a few minutes. Is that normal? Getting head MRI etc to rule out ms

SLEEP PARALYSIS: You describe a symptom associated with a sleep disorder, and yes, sleep disorders are clearly associated with multiple sclerosis, but this in itself, would not be diagnostic, and i would tend to do an overnight sleep study as an initial evaluation. Your doctor may have found some problems on exam, and MRI may prove informative, but you may next need to pursue other answers. ...Read more

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I had an episode where my tongue felt heavy and paralized briefly. Then a hot tingling through body. Does this sound like a mini stroke (?

I had an episode where my tongue felt heavy and paralized briefly. Then a hot tingling through body. Does this sound like a mini stroke (?

Neurology consult: I'm not sure about the hot tingling sensation, but a heavy, paralyzed tongue that stays that way can be bulbar ALS, a very serious condition. Better see a neurologist, even though you are young and don't smoke. Anxiety can cause some really strange symptoms, as can electrolyte imbalances and vitamin deficiencies, but difficult to tell in this venue. MS is another concern. ...Read more

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Why do i get a fast heart rate, shake, and get a little headache at random times. It does mostly happen at night but it also happens during the day.

Why do i get a fast heart rate, shake, and get a little headache at random times. It does mostly happen at night but it also happens during the day.

Many possinilities: Hard to tell from here. I'd see if there is any temporal relationship to certain eating habits or food items, and relationship to specific activities? Do you ingest a lot of caffeine? Any consumption of energy drinks? Any recreational drug use? If not, I'd see a doctor and get a 30 day event recorder, a device you can activate when you have these racing spells to see if rhythm abnormal ...Read more

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"pounding" sound in the back of my neck -- sounds like waves crashing (but once a second). Doesn't hurt, happens about 1-2x a day for ~5-10m. Problem?

"pounding" sound in the back of my neck -- sounds like waves crashing (but once a second). Doesn't hurt, happens about 1-2x a day for ~5-10m. Problem?

Need neurologist: You need a neurologist to check you for vascular bruits ( abnormal flow sound) that could be emanating from as far away as your heart or as close as your neck or brain. The neurologist will initiate the work-up and have you see a cardiologist if necessary . You are young for arterial blockage but anyone can have a heart valve murmur. An arterio- venous malformation inside the skull should be ruled out with appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Every once in a while i get brain spasms during sleep, eras close and as if im shocked by electricity my brain becomes numb and eyes can't open easily?

Every once in a while i get brain spasms during sleep, eras close and as if im shocked by electricity my brain becomes numb and eyes can't open easily?

Get evaluation: It's hard to tell from only the information you provide, but it sounds like there may be medical issue. Please discuss with your primary care physician, who can best evaluate you and recommend next steps. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get the feelings of a panick attack after they have happend etc numbness of lips and head?

Is it normal to get the feelings of a panick attack after they have happend etc numbness of lips and head?

Panic attacks: Often cause rapid breathing which changes the acid balance in your blood which causes nerves to act up - numbness, etc. However, panic attacks are not normal and you should see a mental health professional to help you conquer these. ...Read more

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My legs often feel so heavy after i walk foran hour or two, also my body feels like floating. Is it a normal fatigue symptom or more serious to check?

My legs often feel so heavy after i walk foran hour or two, also my body feels like floating. Is it a normal fatigue symptom or more serious to check?

Normal: Unless you are a trained athlete, this is not that uncommon and i suspect that you have this issue because you do not usually exercise much and thus are out-of-shape. If you walk regularly , you will likely find your tolerance to walking improving in just a few weeks. Keep on trucking. ...Read more

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What causes an electrical shock like feeling and your vision to scramble. only lasts a sec or two. does not hurt. you could fall almost like fainting?

What causes an electrical shock like feeling and your vision to scramble. only lasts a sec or two. does not hurt. you could fall almost like fainting?

Many causes: You are describing an acute neurologic event that could have many causes - from seizure to migraine to near-syncope. A thorough medical history and neurologic exam might reveal the cause. ...Read more

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What is a cluster headache? I often get migraines that last about 10 to 12 hours and it feels like my head is going to explode. It stops normal tasks.

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What is a cluster headache? I often get migraines that last about 10 to 12 hours and it feels like my head is going to explode. It stops normal tasks.

Two answers: You sound like you have migraines. Migraine is far more common than cluster headaches. Cluster headaches have a very specific and distressing pattern. Also, you are a bit too young to have cluster headaches. Here's a bit more info: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000786.Htm. ...Read more

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Why is it sometimes when I sleep, all of a sudden jerk out of sleep and my heart is racing like a nightmare?

Why is it sometimes when I sleep, all of a sudden jerk out of sleep and my heart is racing like a nightmare?

Hypnic jerks: These sound like involuntary muscle twitches called hypnic jerks, or "sleep starts" -- fairly common. It's unclear why this happens, but 1 theory is that just as you're drifting off to sleep, your brain misperceives the muscle relaxation as a sign that you're falling -- and alerts your arms and legs to stay upright. It's worse with poor sleep hygiene & sleep deprivation. Could see a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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I get a funny feeling heartbeat at times, like it causes a tickle or catch in my chest with every beat that makes me want to cough. Feels v unsettling but my pulse seems to be regular during. Causes?

I get a funny feeling heartbeat at times, like it causes a tickle or catch in my chest with every beat that makes me want to cough. Feels v unsettling but my pulse seems to be regular during. Causes?

Many causes: There could be many reasons for the funny feeling you are having. Some may even be noncardiac, for example a spasm of your esophagus. Many people have this feeling due to extra beats from the top or bottom chamber of your heart. The great majority are not dangerous. You should have an ekg done and if necessary a 24 hour monitor to see what is going on electrically in your heart at these times. ...Read more

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Meaning of, sleep good at night but when i move to wake up,like parts of body or bones painful to lift for like only minutes,im anemia. low vid.d

Meaning of, sleep good at night but when i move to wake up,like parts of body or bones painful to lift for like only minutes,im anemia. low vid.d

Pain on waking: The combo of low Vitamin D and pain on waking indicates the need for you to see your doctor. You MAY have arthritis. He/she will help you sort it out and provide treatment if needed, especially Vitamin D. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I wake after 2-4 hours sleep very sweaty only around the shoulders. This happens 2 or 3 times a week. About twice a month it is my whole torso. No other symptoms, no headache, and only at night.

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I wake after 2-4 hours sleep very sweaty only around the shoulders.
This happens 2 or 3 times a week.
About twice a month it is my whole torso.
No other symptoms, no headache, and only at night.

Concerning: Night sweats which is what you are describing are serious till proven otherwise. Seeing you doctor and answering some general health questions should help focus the investigations that will need to be done. ...Read more

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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more