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Herbal Treatment For Sudden Episodic Loss Of Muscle Control
Function loss: The most important thing to do for sudden loss of coordination -- or any sudden neurological symptom -- is to get immediate and thorough medical/neurological evaluation. This may be in an emergency room, where the person can be examined by skilled physicians plus have quick access to head ct scans and other studies that help with diagnosis. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more
Episodes of sudden temporary (about 30 mn) loss of hability to speak . At least one episode followed by headache. What could b the cause ?
Need medical eval: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. What you're describing could be symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) which so far has returned to normal function when you've had it. Or possibly a migraine variant, type of seizure, or other problem. Your doctor will want to do a neurological exam and probably some other studies to get to the bottom of this problem. Please don't wait. ...Read more
What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?
An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more
Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?
I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more
In your experience, what are the "best" treatments for intractable migrane? Tried a lot of diff meds, antidepresants, beta/ca blockers, antiseizure etc
Complex, but can fix: To prevent migraines, the most effective prescription meds include Depakote and topirimate, and the others above likely will not work well. But otc preps have actually worked very well indeed, so consider riboflavin, butterbur, feverfew, co-q10, and/or magnesium. Success rates are high with the otc preps. Lastly, to break up headache pattern use steroids, if all else fails. ...Read more
What are the treatment and or medication normally used to treat chronic appendix[ symptoms are ongoing pain, mild dihorrea, loss of appetite, unwell]?
Appendicitis: Appendicitis is typically treated with surgery. If it is severe antibiotics may be used. Pain medications can also be used. Chronic appendix pain may actually arrise from the gallbladder which should be looked at with an ultrasound. Any other questions? I am happy to consult. ...Read more
Polymyalgia rheumatica. What are recommended treatments long term after acute treatment with corticsteroids? Severe pain and weakness was sudden in upper body, but there is a history of migraines, excema, esp. Sun sensitity, and osteo arhritis with spinal
One : One of the ways to get correct information from a computer is to have the correct ( input) information in the computer. In medicine is the same , you need precise data to make the adecuate diagnosis . I don t mean to under estimate you impression of how you hands look or how they feel and i don t mean to under estimate your diagnosis of aquiles tendinitis or others, but in order to make the right diagnosis in rheumatology you need to have an appropiate history and physical exam, these two features give you a very very good hint of the diagnosis , that could then be confiorm by blood test or x rays etc.... Rheumatoid arthrtis is not always rheumatoid factor positive and there are 140 varieties of rheumatic diseases . I believe you need a rheumatologist to evaluate you and try to define what your ailments are to get the propper diagnosis and the propper therapy. ...Read more
What medications are available for a 4 yr old to take with the diagnosis of intermittent explosive and mood disorder?Tried risperidone but weight gain
Extreme exhaustion and dizziness, can this be a result of my epilepsy medication no longer working for me?
Yes: It depends on what type of seizures you usually have, but theoretically if you are extremely exhausted suddenly, when before you werent, and you are on the same dose of meds, you could be having silent seizures that are causing you to be tired afterwards. That is called post ictal somnolence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
Have severe OCD of health concerns & extreme anxiety which meds have highest rate of controlling and least side effects ?
OCD is one type of: an anxiety disorder. IF you have that it is very treatable. There are mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD. Although anti-depressants can play a role in treatment, please don't use them w/out good psychotherapy. OCD can manifest in health fears. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Are stimulants ever prescribed for chronic fatigue following a diagnosis of mono in the past? Any other treatment?
What is the effect of delaying starting any type of medications for Parkinson's disease in a 49y/o male. +/-?
Treatment: The medications reduce rigidity and tremor but probably don't retard the progression of the pathology. If the patient's quality of life has not been significantly impacted, delaying the institution of medication may not be crucial. A neurologist would be best to advise you, however. ...Read more
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