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See your doctor: I would suggest a visit to your primary care doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Lot of energy.: He or she may present with less sleep, high energy level, rapid or louder speech, increased socialization, increased productivity, more risk taking, poorer judgment and impulse control, rapid thoughts with confusion, changing topics while speaking just to mention a few things. ...Read more
Yes: Pandas is a relatively rare disorder thought to occur after a strep infection in young children who, after a bout of strep, may suddenly develop obsessive-compulsive behaviors and motor and/or vocal tics. The symptoms tend to wax and wane, worsening if the child has another bout of strep. Best treatment remains unclear. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: A single episode of near syncope may not adversely affect your driving privilege. If an understanding of the cause and remedy has been determined, you should be able to drive. On the other hand, if the cause of your near syncope has not been determined or if the symptoms persist, you should not drive. You should discuss this with your doctor. You are asking an important question. ...Read more
I've had 3 hypomanic episodes in the past 5 years. My last episode was may 2012. What causes these episodes?
Anxiety: Before classifying this as "hypomanic" you should speak with your primary care physician to get a firm handle on your symptoms and then the diagnosis. ...Read more
What to do if I have s.v.t disease and episodes everyday. Will I be able to go back to work or am I disabled?
SVT: SVT generally stands for Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, which is a very rapid heart rate that spontaneously starts and stops. The associated symptoms with this can vary from unnoticed to breathlessness, severe dizziness, chest pain, & sometimes passing out spells. Often, this can be cured with an ablation procedure, or managed with medications. Usually no need for disability. See cardiologist. ...Read more
Last night I had an episode where my vision went fuzzy and I have done this before but I'm not sure if it's anything serious or not?
Couple of things: Could be dry eyes, acephalic migraine, probably too young for other things like TIA's or Amaurosis (basically ministrokes). If it gets better with blinking, probably dry eyes. Need to know how long it lasts. If it lasts about 20-25 minutes, could be migraine. See your local EyeMD for more accurate exam... ...Read more
I have been having these weird episodes for a few months now where it feels like what happened a few seconds ago didn't really happen.
I've been diagnosed with ist it just freaks me out when I have episodes worse then others. Is it normal for it to be worse when standing?
Sinus tach: Inappropriate sinus tachycardia is basically when your heart rate increases inappropriately when changing positions or even at rest. It is also minimal effort causes an exaggerated heart response. So basically, based on the definition alone of ist, yes it can be worse even when standing. ...Read more
ECT has been successful in the past to treat my MDD. Each was severe. I'm beginning to have a episode can I do ECT now or have to wait for severe?
Hello Dr Ira, I have a question regarding an episode of AF that I had some seven months ago, it was my first AF episode in my life and very scary, ?
Seek an MD:
My advise that you should see a internist and seek appropriate care. Thanks
Cvs or cyclic vomiting syndrome refers to recurrent vomiting over a period of time that is not associated with anatomic abnormality or infectious process.
Each individual has their own triggers to include situational hormonal. ...Read more
See below: Mitchel musso, the actor the character he plays on hannah montana, oliver, has diabetes. The third season’s opener, entitled “no sugar, sugar, ” had oliver, dealing with a recent diagnosis of juvenile diabetes. The episode’s script will be rewritten, it will now air as a part of the fourth and final season of hannah montana. ...Read more
Depends: Depends upon the specific dysrhythmia and the underlying cause. ...Read more
Dissociative DO: Traumatic childhood experiences are mostly cited at the root of these disorders. ...Read more
Depersonalization: Can create real problems in your life. Please see a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment. Reality can be difficult but it is a better choice. Peace and good health. ...Read more
LOTS OF ENERGY!!!: Out of nowhere, and for no apparent reason, a rush of energy and motivation accompanied by a ridiculously good mood (again, for no apparent reason) that lasts 4 days or longer. Sometimes people get a little "full of themselves, " talk a lot (and fast), are filled with great new ideas, and embark on overly ambitious projects. Little sleep is required. Behavior can become risky and impulsive. ...Read more
Can vary: Symptoms can flair up and then remit. Medications can help symptoms. Discuss with your neurologist as there are several different types of ms. ...Read more
Cataplexy: Very unusual. I have heard of attacks decreasing with age, but never a single attack. ...Read more
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