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Neurologic Problems Medication
Possibly: This compound is what's known as a sympathomimetic because it raises heart rate and constructs your blood vessels which raises your blood pressure. Brain damage can happen from many different causes one of which is strokes or a blood vessel blockage or rip. To say that the compound causes brain damage would be incorrect but long term usage could predispose you to brain blood vessel diseases ...Read more
Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?
What could it show?: If you aren't having any symptoms at that point, chances are that the CT will show nothing. Most neurological symptoms are quick to develop (within 24 hrs) if they occur & would be permanent if they persisted for 1 day. Besides, what diference would a CT scan make? If a neurological exam isn't abnormal, then there's nothing to do with any CT scan result: it's exposure to radiation & wasting money. ...Read more
I have migraines. My problem is with the neurological symptoms, not the head pain. Is there a medication that addresses these symptoms?
Tablets?: What kind of tablets?.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind: You do not reveal what the tablets contain. Be a bit more transparent, and we may be able to answer. ...Read more
Im 25 years old male.Recently have checked my prolactin level and its high - 448.21.Where should I start to look for a ptoblem? Neurology?
Neurosyphilis: Neurosyphilis is an infection of brain/spinal cord caused by untreated syphilis (caused by the bacteria treponema palladum). It is a late complication. It may be asymptomatic or manifest with different neurological problems (e.g. Abnormal walking, poor reflexes, dementia, etc...) a neurological exam (including imaging) and blood tests for syphilis are done. Treatment is usually with penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever and damage: There is a condition called malignant hyperthermia, a disorder in which muscle breaks down, releasing myoglobin which is toxic to the kidney and results in significant muscle damage and even death usually fever is not the cause of the damage. The damage is caused by whatever has caused the elevated temperature, for example prolonged seizures with fever.. ...Read more
Sleep disorder: Narcolepsy is a genetic disorder affecting brain chemicals which control sleep patterns, and really involves multiple symptom complexes. It is not a psychiatric disorder in the classical sense, but many psychiatrists could certainly handle the problem and achieve good control. ...Read more
No; Very unlikely: Unless you drank the stuff in huge quantities --it would be so very rare--someone would beg to study you. 1. Unlike Mercury, DEET doesn't accumulate in the body. It is gone in 24 hrs. There have been hundreds of atudies, Example:w. using it at 40ml per kg per day for 60 days straight (who volunteers for this?) Anyway, even these poor subjects were fine unless they drank lots of alcohol too.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What tests do I need to find out whether I have any neurological problem or weakness. Whom should I consult? Please help.
No tests necessary : No tests are necessary without a principle neurological complaint, such as headaches, weakness or numbness. A physician can screen you for neurological problems with a neurological physical exam. Abnormalities on exam are typically followed up with imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some causes for a sudden change in vision that lasts more than a month, accompanied with neurological problems/symptoms?
Eye or brain: Changes in vision can result from disorders affecting the eye, the optic nerve, or the brain. Important in distinguishing between these is whether the change occurs only in one eye, or both eyes. This helps to localize the problem. Migraines, for example, can present with visual changes and headaches. Other neurological symptoms need to be described in more detail to know it might represent. ...Read more