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Neurological Breathing Patterns
By definitiion: By definition rem's are rapid eye movements that cause muscle twitching of the eye muscles. Our brain is a wonderful and largely misuderstood organ. It is capable of deactivating our body during dreams such that although we are imaging running in our sleep, our legs don not actually move but may twitch. If you have a pet, this is easily visible while they sleep. ...Read more
Sleep disorders: Sleep phase disorders may need to be diagnosed via sleep study and usually require really expert coaching to correct. Nightmares and often also sleep paralysis can easily be addressed with my No More Nightmares training. Please contact me if you request further details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tongue fasciculations + bulbar weakness associated with fatigability from eating, prolonged talking/social interactions. Potential causes? Neurologic?
Yes: Many possibilities come to mind but without a physcial exam and good history it is not possible to be sure. I see you have dysautonomia. Your symptoms are not due to that. They may be a form of chorea or an inflammatory process such as can occur after untreated strep infection (i.e. variant of Sydenham chorea) or MS. The fact that you have other neuropathy is concerningThese are only a few of many possibilities, however, so I would make sure that you Take this information to your neurologist right away ...Read more
Irregular breathing: Abnormal breathing pattern marked by progressively deeper & sometimes faster breathing, followed by a gradual decrease that results in temporary stop in breathing. Seen in heart failure, strokes, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors; carbon monoxide poisoning; sometimes after morphine is given; can be seen in healthy people during sleep at high altitude. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Contact your pcp for referral for a sleep study, or polysomnogram. There are many possible causes of sleep fragmentation, and a disruption in the amount of any state of sleep can cause memory, concentration and mood disruption. In my practice, we deal primarily with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients report your symptoms and fatigue; the bed partners also suffer (from the noise!). Get checked! ...Read more
My child has:decreased REM sleep & frequent wakings, migrational abnormality in brain that causes seizures, & behavioral probs.Is all of this connected?
Yes, an underlying: Neurological impairment likely causes all symptoms. Seek evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician to search for a genetic or other medical cause. There are known syndromes with lack of rem sleep, the most common of which is down syndrome. Comparative genomic hybridization & a dna probe for fragile x are genetic tests used when there are no physical findings of a specific syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4yo has severe laryngomalacia, sleep apnea, aspirates, history of hypotonia & gross motor delay, MTHFR, midline defects, SPD, possible autism. Causes?
Mgt, workup: The severe laryngomalacia can cause and contribute to sleep apnea and aspiration. I would suggest an evaluation by ENT and a sleep study to evaluate the need for CPAP. Speech and development can help with coordination/swallowing mechanisms. A virtual appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?
I am experiencing memory problems (quality: difficulty remember distant past events, difficulty remembering recent events) , delusions, fatigue, difficulty sleeping (worsened by: psychological stress, varying sleep schedule) (quality: difficult to wake,
See a Dr for eval!: Depending on so many things, this could be a set of reactions to things going very wrong that you can learn to change (in serious psychotherapy w/ hard work) or a situation that needs that plus medication, even a hospital stay. Have an eval ASAP by a really skilled pro. The difference matters! Don't wait - it's easier to resolve ASAP. There is help - find it. Best. ...Read more
When retraining breathing patterns, is it normal to experience symptoms such as gasping, nausea and anxiety?
Breath is: our most important nutrient. Please see your doctor to make sure you do not have any medical conditions that contraindicate breathing exercises. If OK, remember that yawning and gasping is the way we take in extra air. Anxiety is understandable when deal w/a process as critical as breathing. Make changes under medical guidance. Peace and good health. Sounds like you might be doing some yoga. ...Read more
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.
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