Doctor insights on:
Nervous System Diseases
Yes: The best way, of course, is by treating the graves' disease and getting the thyroid levels back to normal. But that can take time, so if symptoms such as heart pounding or racing, shakiness, or feeling nervous or jittery are causing problems, many doctors give a kind of blood pressure medicine called a bets-blocker to help with these. Examples would be propranolol, atenolol, or metoprolol. ...Read more
Can you use an empi select pain control system while on lithium. :) just curious. Cause pain n nerve stimulation while on nervousness meds lithium :?
How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.
Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more
Neurologists diagnose and treat nervous system/brain disorders, but what do they specifically do for treatment?
Various: I prescribe medications for seizures, ms, parkinson dz, headache, stroke...And many other conditions which don't need surgery. I inject Botox for dystonia, spasticity, and headache. I do nerve blocks for headache and some limb nerve pain problems. I do soft tissue injections for bursitis and inflamed si joints. But most importantly, I try to find out what's wrong. It all starts there. ...Read more
What are some central nervous system disorders that cause facial parethesia? What tests can be done?
Facial Paresthesias: Please refer to my response above.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband has Lyme disease he had a reoccurrence with nervousness and stiffness on doxycycline 100mg 7 days. Is that enough treatment?
Probably not but...: Acute lyme disease responds well to Doxycycline though lyme specialists advise 200 mg 2x/day for 30 days. If his recurrence is due to a new bite I advise that dose. If it's recurrence of previous infection, as dr. Raff mentions, this is a controversial subject. There is strong evidence lyme can persist (http://bit. Ly/1ffxjxl) but I feel antibiotics are seldom effective for chronic lyme. See comment:. ...Read more
Go with a friend:
Many people are nervous in large social situations especially whe there a lot of strangers.
It's not necessary to talk to everyone.
You can smile and use some prepared small talk.
Have a good time and don't drink too much. ...Read more
Not quite: Diabetes can affect the nervous system but the cause of diabetes is not the nervous system. For example, poorly controlled diabetes can lead to neuropathy or damage of the nerves. It can affect the feeling of your hands and feet and less often after very prolonged diabetes can affect your autonomic nervous system and lead to stomach problems or syncopal issues. ...Read more
Varies: Since "nervous system diseases" may affect cognition, emotions, ability to see and hear, sensation, balance and gait, strength, level of awareness, a multitude of symptoms can emerge resulting in a variety of ultimate disabling outcomes. Depending on the disorder, a variety of treatment responses are available. ...Read more
NS diseases: The list is too extensive to enumerate on. Basically, it depends on the type of nervous system disease we are treating, for example Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) for Parkinson's disease. ...Read more
See neurologist: Usually, next step would be to see the neurologist. If already seeing a neurologist then, next step is to ask questions of the neurologist and be good at complying with their suggestions for tests, medications, therapies, and other potential interventions. ...Read more
Various mechanisms: The classic neurological diseases that involve myelin are Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuromyelitis Optica. Both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's involve nerve cell dysfnctn, and resultant neurotransmitter deficiencies. Some peripheral nerve disorders attack the central axon, and are termed axonal neuropathies. ...Read more
Too numerous: Could be a neuromuscular disorder such as myasthenia gravis, an acute polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre, trauma to spinal cord, a severe stroke, an infection such as botulism, a chronic problem such as end-stage motor neuron disease, etc. If this refers to you or a relationship, you might wish a Concierge visit to discuss. ...Read more
Check to see: Where the specialists are on this condition in the us. See if there are any on-going studies for this condition. Educate yourselves as much as possible. ...Read more