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Loss Of Reflex Function
Why wont neuro c me again?NormMRI&EEGbutMANY weird scary probs.He noted lots in person,like ataxia,dysnomia,reflex loss.Now it's "psychiatric", why??
Brain vs. Mind: Neurologists focus on the brain, psychiatrists on the mind. Based on your exam and diagnostics, your neurologist doesn't think that your symptoms are neurological in nature, which is a good thing. Although the symptoms are real to you, a psychiatrist can help you process their possible causes. You can always seek a 2nd opinion if doubtful. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/neurologicdiseases.html ...Read more
I have a sever soar throat and caugh and loss of voice. And congestion. Had bad. Acid reflex recently. Could it be laryngitis?
Yes: Loss of voice is usually due to laryngitis it may last a couple of days but usually recovers without any complications. Treatment is supportive without the need of any medications. If however your sore throat gets worse with high fevers and increased cough you should see a physician for pharyngitis. This is also usually viral and does not need any medications, however rarely strep throat maybe diagnosed which does need antibiotics. ...Read more
Triceps, bicep, brachioradialis reflex test showed no response. What implications will that have? Muscle atrophy, loss of arm use, etc?
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I have loss of leg strength and patellar reflex due to herniated discs at l3-l5; do I need surgery to recover? About 9 weeks ago, i had an episode of sciatica during a hiking trip. I still have significant loss of strength in the left quadricep (especiall
Does norm EEG&MRI mean nothing is neurologically wrong w/ u even if you have ataxia,anomia,tremors,chronic low fever,tingling,pain,reflex loss &more?
No: There are many neurologic illnesses which can have a normal EEG and MRI. However, you have such a constellation of different symptoms that I could not even guess, in this format, what is happening to you. Please consider seeing a neurologist for a thorough evaluation and additional treatment recommendations. Take care, and stay healthy! ...Read more
Norm MRI&EEG so neuro's PA said my tingling,ataxia,severe memory loss/confusion,reflex loss,chronic low fever,pain etc mite mean Im schizophrenic!Why?
Misunderstanding: I can't say who misunderstood what, but it does sound like it happened. Nothing in what you state raises the Dx of Schizophrenia. While anxiety and a somatization issue seem possible another opinion on reflexes, fever, etc is a good idea. See a psychotherapist for the anxiety and a Dr. to Dr. referral. It might help present your symptoms more clearly. Best! ...Read more
Red face, hair loss, wrinkled fingertips. ANA w/reflex: negative. TSH reflex to T4F: 1.660 uIU/mL. Anti-dsDNA: 2. Smith anti: <0.02. What is going on?
TSH w/reflex to T4 was 0.25. T4 free 1.2. T3 free 2.7. 4 months ago TSH 2.01. Synthroid (thyroxine) 137mg year. Fatigue weight gain hair loss. Suggestions?
Not hypothyroid: Your TSH was within normal range(0.4-0.6 ) 4 months ago indicating you were not hypothyroid then and were on the proper dose of Synthroid (thyroxine). Your current Free T4 is within normal limits. However your TSH is slightly low which suggests that your current dose of Synthroid (thyroxine) is slightly too high and can be reduced. YOU ARE NOT HYPOTHYROID and your symptoms are not due to this. ...Read more
How come Withdrawal reflex do not function in case of people who self harm/cut themselves?i guess it should stop them from causing any serious damage?
Overrride the reflex: The withdrawal reflex (like many) can be voluntarily overridden. Conscious override lets you hold on to hot objects, etc. People who cut themselves can indeed seriously damage themselves to the point of death or permanent damage. These people need help so that they can work through these feelings and not cause further harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reflux esopahgitis: Reflux esophagitis (re) is a common condition due to the sphincter at the base of the esophagus (e) not able to keep gastric contents from refluxing up the e. Usually it present as heartburn after meals or made worse by lying down in bed. Symtoms of e also are a cough which is dry when in bed. For a diagnosis, see a GI doctor and have an endoscopy. If ire is found, use protein pump inhibitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Syncope: Neurally mediated syncope is a disorder of the autonomic regulation of postural tone, which results in hypotension, bradycardia, and loss of consciousness. If it is from bradycardia alone then pace maker could resolve it. If it is from vasodilation it is difficult to treat. You need to consult cardiologist/neurologist. ...Read more
Gastocolic reflex: The gastro-colic reflex is a normal reflex that causes defecation from 15 minute to ~1or so hours post eating. it is normal. You may be concerned that you have a rapid bowel movement after eating and seem to have rapid transit. That may be from food intolerences, gluten milk or irritable bowel or bile salts after gallbladder removal, rare others Follow up with doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to eat better, but I have this mental block where i can't eat without gagging. How do I eliminate this gagging reflex and eat right?
Anxiety Gag: This is a form of post-traumatic stress disorder. After an episode of choking or stomach flu, an anxious person may so worry about gagging that it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. See a therapist to address your issue, and you may find it helpful if your doctor can prescribe an ssri (like sertraline) for the anxiety/ocd. But see a GI if you have mechanical swallowing difficulty. ...Read more
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