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Had two syncope both had injury no test show reasons. Saw Nero and he said probably only fainting should I be concerned still to follow up on this?
Mayneed further look: Talk to a cardiologist. You may need a tilt table study, a carotid massage to see if it causes any undue slowing of heart beat, an implantable loop recorder to be able to record your heart beat while you are having the syncope to see if it is a problem and / or an ep study to see if you are at risk for arrhythmia or slow heart beat. ...Read more
Neurofibromatosis: Neurofibromatosis type 1 and 2 are conditions caused by genetic reasons. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can take for these conditions. Treatment is only symptomatic, meaning if you had a tumor affecting your vision you can get a surgery and if you had seizures you can take anti-seizure medications. ...Read more
What are some specific CSF and plasma tests I can ask my nero to order for chronic and recurrent menengitous? Have had many symptoms 2+ years
My two and a half year old has a 4.3mm syrinx in her spinal cord and her nero surgon says she is not overly concerned is this normal?
I see arrhythmia spec what should I ask him what if med are not helping had 2 synope last two years see nero for EEG rest fri. What should be done nex?
ILR: You probably would benefit from a tiny implantable monitor - ilr. It is ~ 2 cm long, 0.5 cm wide and is implanted through a minimal skin incision on your left chest close to the third rib and breastbone. It records heart rhythm for 2-3 years and can correlate it with a syncopal episode. The cause for ~ 30% of unexplained recurrent syncopal episodes can be diagnosed this way. ...Read more
I am having weird feelings after having two snyope. Get really weak and nervous. Also have heart arrhythmia. Should I be concerned? See nero on fri.
See heart doc too:
Since you mentioned having arrythmias which may have been the cause of your syncope, you should get this checked out.
After having passed out 2x and having heart arrythmias, I would feel worried too. It is a normal reaction.
Your neuro doc sure will want your heart checked out too.
Good luck. ...Read more
My MRI report shows a disc protrusion with pressure t6t7 nero didn't mention it even though I went to him with symptoms of bilat intercostal neuralgia?
Did the doctor look: At the actual images or report or both. The doctor, if looking at the actual images and also evaluating you, is in a better position to assess you than if just relying on a report. The other question is did the doctor review anything at the time of your visit? You should call the doctor to clarify the report's findings. The doctor can give you an explanation to you about the report. ...Read more
I have been to nero doctors and eye doctors. But no one can tell me why my vision is blurred some days and I can't see other days. I have sever migrane?
I have a history of migraines so my nero put me on fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine). The headaches came back but I'm only supposed to take 4 tablets a week. Why is that?
Fioricet (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine): Contains a barbiturate which is very addictive, Also using it daily can cause rebound headaches. ...Read more
Nero found lesions on my mri. Said I probably have ms. Tomorrow I'm having a cystoscopy for blood in urine. Are MS and bladder problems linked.
Appt in mo. For rheumatologist as pos ANA 3 mos ago, muscles weaker, drop things, very strng knee reflx, maybe mixed connective tissue disease, ra, sjogren memory bad, bro w ms. Nero? E.R.? 6 kids, xmas
Need a diagnosis: Lupus and sjogren's can mimic neurological effects of ms, and muscle weakness could be consistent with a myopathy, and perhaps you do have "mixed connective tissue" process. But vigorous leg reflexes, memory issues, and brother's history raises concern about ms. Would definitely start with the rheumatologist, and maybe get MRI of brain if needed. If lesions, then work with neurology. ...Read more
Had numbness, neck, face, arm left side only for a year, never goes away. Had brain mri, 5 blood test ekg, bp is fine, nero suggested spinal tap next?
Get: 2nd & even 3d opinion, esp at major med center. HRS, MD, FACC www. Thepmc. Org ...Read more
Nero doc thinks malnutrition is causing loss of sence of hunger & decline in vision MRI EEG EMG bloodwork all normal only left arm leg face tingle to?
Strange: It sounds like your doctor has ruled out most immediately dangerous disorders. If malnutrition is truly causing this it might be worth searching for which vitamin is deficient. Most importantly, why are you malnourished? You should look for medical and psychiatric explanations if you don't know already. You are also on several medications which might have these side effects. ...Read more
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? pneumothorax: I have not heard of the term but I think you are referring to pneumothorax. Pneumothorax is an air leak from the lung. This happens when there is a puncture into the lung and air comes out, similar to a punctured ballon. This can be mild or serious and can cause collapse of the lung. It can happen with trauma or from a procedure/surgery. ...Read more
Exercise, eat right.:
You are at such a good age to get motivated and loose weight. If you start a good exercise program and start eating right, you will loose weight in no time.
Stop eating much of carbohydrate, eat at defined time and in measured quantity. Eat about 1500 calories a day. Although people may recommend 800 calories, but it is a bit drastic. ...Read more
Check library or web: Good sex means being present open and there with your partner. Resolve issues of safety and protection beforehand in a open honest and caring way. Always remember that safe sex can still be wild and "gooid".Use finger and body creatively. Set the mood with soft lighting, smooth tunes and maybe a candle. Take time to explore the body...Ask where it feels best, often g spots are unique. ...Read more
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Diet depends on your medical conditions and what you want in your body. The usda food guide is a safe way to find balanced nutrition by focusing on the food groups that are most vital to our health. Seek your doctor's help to tailor a diet plan that is personalized just for you and your needs.
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Mostly: Romance is one of the great joys of being a human being. It is eagerly anticiapted and sought after and is responsible for a great deal of our culture in food, art, music and human interaction. A few however, lack the need for it including autistics, and sociopaths. ...Read more
If you mean that: You try to please people too much or are too agreeable, you are talking about the need for assertiveness training. "When I say no I fell guilty" and "Don't say yes when you want to say no" are to old but very useful books. You can also see a clinical psychologist. Peace and good health. Work on being gentle but strong. ...Read more
Yes: If your baby seems to be asking for more food they probably do need more. Babies know when they are hungry and unlike adults do not tend to overeat. If your baby is on solids make sure they are healthy foods and they do not fill up on processed crackers and snacks. If breastmilk is the sole nutrition don't worry about overfeeding, breastfed babies will not become overweight on breastmilk! ...Read more
Opioid constipation: Constipation is a major concern in those taking opioids eg butran. Prevention w/stool softeners ; laxatives is imperative as you won't develop tolerance to narcotic-induced constipation, unlike other side effects. If otc isn't enough, ask your prescribing doc for prescription stuff like lubiprostone, linaclotide ; methylnaltrexone. ...Read more
That is a bit too: Broad of a topic to cover with a 400 character or less response. Did you have a specific question we could help with? If so, please clarify and re-ask question. If you need help with your workouts a trainer would be an ideal option. ...Read more
See below: In order to increase your weight you must eat or drink more calories daily than you burn up. But you don't want just more fat on the body so it's important to build muscle also. In order to do this you increase the amount of food you eat daily. Follow a mediterranean type diet and start a strength training muscle building program. For information on diet go to http://bit. Ly/1FMQO4d ...Read more