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Reasons To See A Neurologist
Have had symptom of imbalance for a year! Been to ent, neurologist had mri's! no diagnosis! Can you just have vertigo for no reason?
Perhaps these?: You may have "paroxysmal vertigo", a migraine epiphonomenon, or you might have inner ear issues, such a meniere's, or perhaps, an endolymphatic fistula. Hopefully, anemias, thyroid problems, decreased blood vessel flow, and medication adverse effects have been eliminated. Never hurts to get an additional opinion at nearby medical school. ...Read more
I have tinnitus, just went to a ENT doctor and he couldn't find a reason for it, should I go to a neurologist?
Tinnitus: Tinnitus, unfortunately, is just one of those natural parts of aging for about 20% of the population. They rarely find a specific reason that can be treated. Most of it is just due to nerve degeneration (in the auditory nerve) or to increased prominence of blood vessel pulsations. The only treatment is "sound masking" where you use a source of "white noise" to distract your attention from the soun. ...Read more
????: Depends on whether he's a legal adult and on what's happening to him. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician, who can best determine whether a referral to a neurologist is necessary. Http://patients. Aan. Com/go/workingwithyourdoctor ...Read more
A Psychiatrist: A psychiatrist, especially a board certified child psychiatrist would seem best to be able to make the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome. All child psychiatrists, like myself, are also general? Adult psychiatrist. We have special expertise being able to diagnose conditions usually beginning in childhood, as is the case here. A good book is Asperger syndrome byu tony attwood. ...Read more
Not Sure: If you have medical Aid of some kind, you can call the number on your card and ask what neurologist is on your plan that accept the med aid, then their office and your plan would be able to tell if you have any type of payment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I am a student and lately I been having seizere episodes. I have not got time to see my neurologist is there something I can do on my own?
Wouldn't recommend: If you honestly think that you are having seizures, please see a neurologist, family physician at a minimum! You could be placing yourself (or others) in a very dangerous situation if you are having uncontrolled seizures. If you can see your regular doctor, he/she may be able to call up their favorite neurologist and help expidite a visit. ...Read more
I have reoccurring episodes of intense de ja vous followed by a wave if anxiety. Just started in the last few months. Do I need to see a neurologist?
I see neurologist soonest available in 2weeks. Daily headache upon waking, more severe daily and last all day unless laying down. Can't take anymore?
Rebound Headaches: This situation is extremely common. The term rebound headaches describes daily headaches caused the over doing Aspirin and other head ache medications. Head aches often resolve once these medications are discontinued. ...Read more
What costs and implications would be involved in travelling from Scotland to USA to see a neurologist to try to get to the bottom of my health probs?
Good question. Are you sure a neurologist is what you want?
Your health care costs would include c. $300 for a consultation, and more depending on the tests you may have done, such as blood tests, MRI, etc. Sometimes MRI sites can do their study for about $400.
Most insurances, like Medicare, pay about $150 for the consultation, because they get a discount.
Also add travel costs ...Read more
Options: Your primary care doctor is a great place to start. They can coordinate your care with any needed specialists. In some communities, Physiatrists (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists) give non-surgical management of back and leg pain, in some others it may be Neurologists or even pain management specialists. Surgical treatment can be from Orthopedic or Neurosurgical specialists! ...Read more
See below: Most neurologists will take a referral. You can call their office and see if you can self refer. If you are 37 the parents will not be able to help. ...Read more
Between an ophthalmologist and neurologist. Which one would be better to see if fast failing vision?
Ophthalmologist: See an ophthalmologist because it most likely is an eye problem. ...Read more
Had a mri done and all they told me was there were nonspecific changes and to see neurologist for further discussion. Should I be worried?
I asked a question before and 3 doctors agreed the answer was 'cataplexy'. I was wondering is it serious and will I have to see a neurologist?
Possibly: As you may know, cataplexy is a brief spell of loss of muscle tone, ranging from a shaky chin to completely falling down. It is associated with narcolepsy. Ideally, you want a doctor who is up to date on current medical treatments and has some experience in caring for patients with this condition. Your primary care doctor may be able to do that, but you may need to see a specialist initially. ...Read more
Glaucoma. 1st opinion Dr. Said maybe blind in 5 yrs. & see neuro Dr. 2nd opinion Dr. Says glaucoma stable & neurologist not needed. Why difference?
Experience: Glaucoma can be a very challenging disease to treat and sometimes difficult to diagnose. If one of the doctors that you saw was a glaucoma specialist then I would lean towards their words of expertise. However if you have not seen a glaucoma specialist then I would recommend getting a third opinion, if possible, with an experienced specialist to settle which direction you should go. ...Read more
I suspect I've got a pinched nerve. Not scheduled to come in until may 17th, and the pain seems to be intensifying. Should I try to see a neurologist?
Ask primary doctor: For some medication to hold you over until your visit. ...Read more
I have an 11cm complex cyst on my kidney I see a neurologist in a few weeks but wondering if they will likely want to remove it (because if the size?
Kidney cyst: It sounds like you will be seeing a nephrologist in a few weeks and that's a good idea. I'd expect to have the complex cyst removed to rule out the possibility of it's being malignant which can happen on occasion. ...Read more
I currently see a rhumatist for the treatment of my fibro. Would changing to a neurologist be more helpful?
Second opinion: A second opinion can be a good thing. Your doc is likely doing his/her best but another point of view can be helpful w/out making a definitive change to another doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Neurologist is fine: Seeing a neurologist is likely adequate and he/she will know when there is a reason to refer the patient to someone else. ...Read more
Spine Specialist: Recommend seeing a fellowship trained spine/pain specialist. ...Read more
I want to see a neurologist, but my regular doctor will not schedule me an appointment, what should I do?
Get second opinion: It may be that a second doctor will agree with you, or it may be that the doctor will agree with the first doctor. If the latter is the case, then you need to decide if you really need to see a neurologist. If so, then you can always pay out of pocket to do so. The care is available, you just have to be willing to foot the bill. ...Read more
I have these periods in which I block and can't do or say anything, not sure if should see neurologist or psychriatrist?
See both specialties: These episodes of blocking and being unable to speak or complete tasks could be either neurological or psychiatric. Both specialties have to train in the other, so either one should be able to give you some answers. Without more symptomatic information, a definitive diagnosis can't be made - it could be partial complex seizures or something psychiatric, which is determined by a thorough history. ...Read more
I have just been diagnosed with Chiari type 1. I am waiting to see a Neurologist and understandably worried. Can it be fatal?
Chiari Malformation: Is a developmental disorder in which the cerebellar tonsils extend down through the opening of the skull. The condition can worsen with certain activities like jumping on a trampoline or bungee jumping. There are varying degrees of protrusion and as one might expect varying degrees of symptoms depending on compression of the upper spinal cord or other structures. Its treatable and rarely fatal. ...Read more
I no longer see the psych who reccomended the neurologist. He said I look sedated. Do you think he took into account I'm on strong pain meds?
Complications: I read your comment to my colleague sharing further about your medications. It sounds like you have a very complex problem that might be best addressed by a pain managment physician. Someone to guide the use of your pain medicines, especially? A psychiatrist could work collaboratively with this physician to address any depression or other concerns, such as potential for addiction, etc. ...Read more
I have been struggling with migraine headaches and was told to see a neurologist but don't have any health insurance how much does one cost?
Neuro: This is very variable. Some will allow for payment plans, some require up. Front payments. Average consultation I would estimate $150-$200. ...Read more
Top student when brain working. But much of time can't think AT ALL, so can never study acc to schedule or take full courseload. See a neurologist?
Ok: That would be a reasonable place to start, but I would suggest a good integrative physician might also be good, though hard to find, a good naturopath would also be reasonable- the symptom is a bit vague and a skilled clinician taking a good history is the way to begin ...Read more
Neurologist and physiatrist seem to think that me seeing colored spots and colored sparks is coming from anxiety.? But see them when I'm not anxious?
They may be right: Sounds like you have already consulted several doctors about the colored spots and sparks. You also had angiography and ct of the head. Of course, I don't know when you had these procedures and how they relate to your seeing colored spots. In the end, you have to decide whether you trust the doctors. ...Read more
Is zzquil safe every night for 2 month? I have daily migraines and that is giving me anxiety, I can't sleep. I see the neurologist regularly. Thank yo
Should I see a neurologist? From the first class in school till the 9th grade I was excellent. From the start of highschool, no focus, no concentration!
Psychiatry: Attention deficit problems are tested for and managed by psychiatrists, not neurologists. ...Read more
Neurologist: A neurologist would typically be the specialist to see for the initial evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
Advised to?: Is that what you were advised by a physician? If so, I would recommend that you see whoever your physician referred you to as he\she has personally examined you and knows the most about your specific symptoms. An oral surgeon or an ear nose and throat specialist are some other doctors that come to mind to examine and diagnose your situation. Could be medical &\or dental issues. ...Read more
No: Your eye md and / or primary care physician should be able to diagnose and make recommendations on the best way to control. If there is atypical presentation or other symptoms, a consult with neurologist may be relevant. ...Read more
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