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I have BPD plus OCD plus ptsd and suffer a lot with dissociation and have depression currently am receiving electro convulsive therapy but it is comming to an end and I am not on many meds other then abilify what do you think would work?
Very, very complex: Issue. When I am working with a scenario that is similar with one of my patients. I usually spend considerable time talking to the other doctors involved in my patients's care and coming up with a highly individualized plan with the treatment team. I would not even begin to try to make medication recommendations in a scenario in which I know so little about the patient (& when I am not one of ...Read more
Unscientific: This is a late-1800's school of independent medical thought. These practitioners present themselves as persecuted geniuses and misunderstood humanitarians rather than do the easy controlled scientific studies that would clarify whether their stuff actually works or is just a lot of magic thinking and sweet-talk. It's your money. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/electrohomeopathy. ...Read more
Male, 2.6yrs, hameoglobin a 95.2, a2 2.5%, f 2.3%. Had artem plus syrup 15 days ago for malaria. What hb electro indicates?
Malaria before: Abnormal hemoglobin is common on electro especially hb f which seems to persist among children repeatably infected with malaria. Hb f binds o2 more strongly than hb a, may be less likely to support parasite growth but also does not give up the o2 to tissues as well as hb a. ...Read more
How do I check to see how many times my electro physiologist has had bad results when doing an ablation?
If you are still: Having the problem they were trying to treat, discuss it with them on your follow-up appointment. You can ask them what they think and what are your options. If you are past that, consider getting your records reviewed and getting a second opinion by someone who is the same specialty. ...Read more
Before 6 years I made electro fisiology study on my heart now again I have tahicardya for 140 BPM is there any chance this could happen again?
Yes: Recurrence is common - occurs in 30-50% after a single ablation, over time. If your hr is persisting at 140, you should seek immediate care. If it resolved on it own, you could wait to see if it recurs since it took 6 years before this happened after your first ablation (if I'm understanding you correctly). Many people can be successfully treated with simple meds after an ablation to stay normal. ...Read more
Ask a neurologist: Epilepsy (recurrent unprovoked seizures) is typically not something that would start in a 40 year old and be generalized at onset. (typically if you start having seizures at this age there is a cause other than genetics like a recent history of head trauma or stroke that would produce seizures that may become generalized after first starting in a specific location in the cerebral cortex). ...Read more
Have internal hemmerhoids, doing the electro therapy through a scope and rectal insert. Able to zap one of the problems but more persist. Other ways?
Yes: Surgical hemorrhoidectomy if indicated is much more durable and usually deals with all internal hemorrhoid. There is also newer THD method which is less painful. ...Read more
Random urine normal no protein. Same sample Urine Electro- no monoclonal protein normal test but incidentally noted 4 mg/DL Albunim. Is this abnormal?
Depends: Urine can be very dilute or concentrated depending on fluid intake. Albumin is 4mg/dl or 40mg/l (liter). Normal urine output can range from 0.5l to more than 3 l/day. This is probably nl but could be 20 mg to more than 120 mg/day. Normal excretion is <30 mg/day. Reporting the result as alb/gm creatinine (nl<30 mg/gm) corrects for concentration. Or a 24 hour urine collection can be performed. ...Read more
Electrotherapy: Frankly no. Too much is really determined by what you can tolerate. I certainly would not continue if it has not benefit. ...Read more
Complex partial sz: I think you may be referring to complex partial seizures and those that secondarily generalize. It is very common to have seizures that start in one area of the brain with loss of awareness followed by spreading to involve the whole brain. It is called complex partial epilepsy with secondary generalization. Hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more
Alpha - Stim: Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation - doesn't work on 100% of people. I currently use this with a # of my patients. It helps the majority. I test the patient with CES first. If it isn't making a difference - we don't use it. The patients who find it effective really love it. Yes it can help. Take care. ...Read more
Actually, yes: In fact, some people can have absence, tonic-clonic, and myoclonic seizures (most commonly seen in syndrome called jme). ...Read more
Have a tingling sensation like I have electros hooked to me. Starts around my thigh thru the hip any clues?
M Parasthetica: Meralgia paresthetica is a common condition caused by pressure from a belt particularly with heavy items, garter belts and even tight clothing. It causes compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve which courses down the outside of the thigh. Other conditions can cause these symptoms. If not better with attention to above, you need to see a doc for diagnosis. ...Read more
I get a lot of heart thumps or skipped beats but electro is normal. Is this test enough to rule out heart problem?
I have pvcs and tach. I've had stress tests, echo, ekgs, holters and see a electro. He says benign. How do I get more detailed tests to be sure?
Stress: Pvcs and tacicardia can be uncomfortable, but not necessarily dangerous. Thre are a variety of causes. If these are benign, as your tests indicate, I would recommend a psychological evaluation including psychological tests to determine sources of possible stress. If stress is the culprit, there are a variety of therapy techniques that can help. ...Read more
Had med help for minor dysphagia - vita/stim therapy where electro 'shock' helps encourage stronger swallow. Will prob ever go away? Still gets stuck
Etiology?: I'd have to know the reason you have dysphagia to know your prognosis, and also the type of therapy you are getting to see if it's even a proven therapy. Hard to say what the natural course of this problem is, until you find out what it is! ...Read more
昨天吃了有點味道（壞掉？）的豆腐導致今天拉了5次肚子，我應該要喝電解質水補充水分嗎？懷孕15週了。謝謝。 I have ate tofu (might smell bad) yesterday and today with running stomachs 5 times already. Should I have some electro? I am pregnant with 15 weeks now. Thank you.
Electrolyte or: Electrotherapy? Electrotherapy is not needed. Oral electrolyte fluids would be fine. ...Read more
It depends: Electric stimulation has been used for over 100 years. These days you have units that use either milliamps or microamps. There are now very sophisticated microcurrent machines in use by physicians, chiropractors, pts and athletic trainers. I think they are the most effective. Find a frequency specific microcurrent provider who has a machine w/ many settings including ones just for tendons. ...Read more
No: Main concerns are overuse, or burning or shocks from "bad" devices. ...Read more
Likely not necessary: Key thing about a generalized convulsion is a risk of injury, as can occur by falling, hitting nearby objects, and arching of spine. But safest to not actively intervene, such as manipulating mouth or jaw. If during postictal phase, pt complains of feeling cold, could use blanket, but in most circumstances, best approach is to make certain the next episode is prevented. Med compliance critical. ...Read more
Dear docs, Does "electro mgntic field therapy" help me to cure migraine? 30mins evryday by 'magner plus' machine. Thank you all.
Dx'd with neurocardiogenic syncope! Is florinef (fludrocortisone) a safe long term drug? Should. I see an electro physiologist?
Florinef (fludrocortisone): Can be an effective long term treatment. ..See how it works...If ineffective an ep might be useful. ...Read more
Mild yet annoying throb L chest, L back behind chest. Have had ekgs, pharm stress, electro within six mos found nothing. Heart or not?
Is the throb synchro:
Nes with your pulse? If so, then it is related to your heart beat, pulse pressure, etc. If unexplained so far, U may need to consult a cardiologist or get a second opinion.
Good luck ...Read more
I've a Electro Stim implant for myiafashia pain condition resulting from a car accident in my left rhomboid. Is there a trigger point release for it?
Could type 1 vonwillebrand cause mildly low IgG of 691 (700-1600) and/or mildly high IgA of 400 (90-386)? Serum/urine electro negative for monoclonal.
Stop worrying: These are normal. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. People who get sick from this stuff have values way out of range. Best wishes. ...Read more
My Blood Test, ECHO-CG and Electro-CG are normal, Heart is Structurally Normal. What positives can I take from this? I'm really worried about my heart
You are fine!: Not sure which blood tests you got and what your family history or other vital signs (BP, weight, etc.) are like, or why you are so worried about your heart. But the level of screening you report (more than the majority of 23yo females would get), suggest that you are, at the present time, just fine. Go out and build/enjoy your life. Plenty of time later to worry about your heart! ...Read more
What kind of sz?: Never heard of this. There is a such thing as a convulsive seizure, in which case there is loss of consciousness and uncontrolled, involuntary movement of the muscles of the arms and legs, but the word "lung" does not fit here. ...Read more