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How long can ivig control multifocal motor neuropathy?

How long can ivig control multifocal motor neuropathy?

Forever: Intra venous immunoglobulins can help control many auto immune diseases. Sometimes remission can be achieved after only a few doses, but sometimes long-term or recurrent intermittent use is needed. Other times ivig may fail to control the disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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How can I control peripheral neuropathy?

How can I control peripheral neuropathy?

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 more

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How long will drop foot last with peripheral neuropathy?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of your peripheral neuropathy (diabetes, hereditary condition, nerve impingement , stroke, prior surgeries). A neurologist would be best served to give you an educated answer based on nerve testing. ...Read more

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Can myelin sheath heal in peripheral nerves. (Peripheral neuropathy) And how long does it take ?

Can myelin sheath heal in peripheral nerves. (Peripheral neuropathy) And how long does it take ?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

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 more

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**NEUROPSYCHIATRIST** I'm severe Bipolar med resistance... is ETC safe? What are the risk of long term memory damage? Will it affect my intelligence?

**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

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How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

How long to develop optic atrophy after avulsion of optic nerve?

It depends: If there is a total avulsion of the optic nerve then the vision is nlp(no light perception) and the atrophy will occur within a few weeks. If the avulsion is partial them the atrophy may be restricted to the fibers that were severed. ...Read more

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How does bulbar palsy relate to motor neuron diseases?

How does bulbar palsy relate to motor neuron diseases?

One of the causes: Bulbar palsy is an assortment of signs and symptoms, not the name of a precise disease. Bulbar palsy refers to impairment of function of the cranial nerves ix, x, xi and xii. Its causes are many and motor neuron disease (als) is one of them. ...Read more

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How lose weight while on Lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, IVIG, Xolair and many others? I have CVID, HIES, IBS, Depression, Spinal Problems + allerigic to NSAids.

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 more

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How does CRPS effect your brain? Can't those changes be reversed?

How does CRPS effect your brain?  Can't those changes be reversed?

CRPS: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome cause swelling in brain & maladaptive neuroplasticity where brain becomes sensitized. ...Read more

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How long do the cognitive and neurological symptoms of B12 deficiency take to heal after correction?

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

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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?

Diabetes: Can cause peripheral neuropathy. So just your diabetes can worsen your pn. I would ask your doctor who is taking care of your diabetes about this. But any worsening of your pn should be reported. ...Read more

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Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

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

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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?

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

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Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

Short term memory problems after brain cancer treatments, what do you recommend?

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

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How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

How long will I need to take vitamin B6 for peripheral neuropathy that was caused by chemotherapy?

Get it from food: All people need vitamin b6 but most get it from food and so should you. It is present in many green vegetables. Eat well and you don't need to take it in pill form. ...Read more

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How long does failure to thrive associated with cerebral palsy last?

How long does failure to thrive associated with cerebral palsy last?

Usually lifelong: Depending on the severity of the cp, failure to thrive is a lifelong problem. Swallowing, eating, feeding oneself, restricted menus, lack of proper exercise, loss of muscle mass contribute to low body weight in these individuals. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Neuropathy (Definition)

Weakness, numbness, and pain from nerve damage, usually in ...Read more