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How Long Can Iv Ig Control Multifocal Motor Neuropathy
A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
What's the cause: Neuropathy simply means nerve injury. Peripheral nerves control many things including sensation, motor function and automatic things like sweating, goosebumps. Injury to peripheral nerves can occur from diabetes, trauma, and many other metabolic processes as well as many medicines. With so many causes, the key is to find out the cause and the a treatment can be identified. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peripheral Neuropath: It depends on how the myelin was injured . if myelin was severed/ traumatized axon only damage neuron will grow ideal conditions 1mm / month Instead if disease process responsible for myelin damage (autoimmune disease i.e. MS, ALS, ) this damage is permanent myelin sheath will not grow back damage is permanent. Peripheral diabetic Neuropathy if addressed before perm damag meylin can regenerate ...Read more
How bad of rebound should I expect quiting tysabri (natalizumab) infusions due to several MS relapses attacking brain and stem. Can't take new meds due to health?
Better analyze: Do not understand why if you have MS, it cannot be treated with medications, as there are 9 choices. If you stop Tysabri, (natalizumab) you are virtually guaranteed a relapse by 3-4 months, and even a severe rebound is possible, if a new medication is NOT started. You are about to engage in highly risky behavior. One caveat, are you sure that you have MS and not something else, such as Neuromyeilits Optica? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
**NEUROPSYCHIATRIST** I'm severe Bipolar med resistance... is ETC safe? What are the risk of long term memory damage? Will it affect my intelligence?
Check it out: Here is a start on info: http://www.gracepointwellness.org/4-bipolar-disorder/article/11219-bipolar-disorder-treatment-hospitalization-and-electroconvulsive-therapy Talk w/ resources in your state. Don't decide until you feel you understand and are understood. It may be a good choice, but select a skilled, experienced facility that will see you through an integrated pgm for management. Best! ...Read more
How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.
There Are Many Ways: A full dietary consult is beyond the scope of this answer, but you can help weight loss by exercise, portion control, removing sugary drinks or other high carbohydrate foods from your diet. Bariatric surgery is certainly an option for some. You might also ask your primary care doctor for a referral to a nutritionist for a consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do the cognitive and neurological symptoms of B12 deficiency take to heal after correction?
Depends on: Your age, how long you've had low B12 and how low it got. I usually try to keep the level above 450 for the first year and above 350 thereafter. In older people we tend to see incomplete recovery. Balance if impaired with eyes closed should start to improve with 6-9 months of therapy. Cognitive slowing can improve sooner. Some people report improved thinking within a week. ...Read more
No reflexes anywhere but diagnosis MS 2001. Now severe neuropathy plus sjogrens etc. Docs think cidp plus ms. Important to differentiate the 2? How diagnosis cidp.
I understand that metformin can worsen peripheral neuropathy by impairing B12 absorption, but can it worsen pn via other pathways if B12 levels are ok?
Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?
Meningitis: Yes, all of these can conceivably occur due to meningitis and secondary encephalitis. Cure will depend upon the cause of the meningitis and the therapy employed, the duration of illness before onset of treatment, the prior condition of the person infected, and other factors. ...Read more
How quick can small fiber neuropathy progress?I exercise 3-4 times/week. What can I do stop the progression of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy?
Alpha Lipoic Acid: A natural supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid is used to help the nerves damaged by neuropathy. One needs to take a therapeutic dose - 1200 mg daily. Ask your doc about it. Also, good quality marine fish oil and / or coconut oil to help coat the nerves may help. B12 (sublingual) is also used. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Monitoring & consult: This is not uncommon, and can improve, but without good pre and post surgical neurological and neuropsychological evaluation it can be difficult to determine the cause or course. Subjective memory complaints are often not related to actual performance. Consultation with the treating providers and a neuropsychologist would be a place to start. ...Read more
How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more
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