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Reply: Spinal Cord & Dantroline
I spoke to my neurologist and he told me to stop the Dantrolene and to call him back in 2 days to see how...More
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Reply: To SusieM
hi, lifes -- i'm glad to hear from you but very sorry you're so sick right now. you are such a generous...More
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
Posted by susiemargaret
Reply: non diabetic peripheral neuopathy
hi, richard -- you might take a look at these postings; they are all from this community ("neurology")...More
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
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Reply: Air bubble in the brain of a 9 year old child with...
hello, A258789 -- i am so sorry that your son has had such problems. i can tell that you are frantic...More
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
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Reply: Slurred speech no stroke
hello, S -- according to fritolay.com -- at ...More
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
Posted by susiemargaret
Reply: 21 YEARS WITH BRAIN INJURY AND STILL NO CURE?
Thank you for all the resources you have provided. I will do as you suggested and continue to search for the...More
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Reply: Anti-Epileptic Drugs and Long Term Side Effects
Hi, Results of an UNscientific anecdotal study, people have experienced LOW blood pressure in the first 3-4...More
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Reply: I am a young adult that has completely lost energy...
Hi Roy, I am on my way out the door, so I can't write a full post right now. But I wanted to ask if you might...More
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Reply: Changes in White dura matter
Did he say dura white matter or dura white mater (1 t) ? White matter...More
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Reply: Strange Dizzy Spells
Thanks. That does sound like it might at least partly explain this. I'll keep it in mind. The dizziness I...More
Posted by claripossum
Strange Cluster of Symptoms
Unusual situation. Left to right eye movement causes ectopic beats and dizziness. What would cause this? I...More
Posted by canadiangal2
Recent neuro visit left me feeling more confused t...
37 Yr old female I have been referred to a major neuro center for further diagnosis by my neuro but my...More
Posted by jules1202
Reply: misidentifying colors
The brain is certainly a mystery sometimes! Have you ever seen the email with a paragraph using colored text on...More
Posted by lifes
Reply: is this serious
Hi, The scalp is highly vascular, meaning, it has many small blood vessels throughout the scalp. This is why...More
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Reply: Neurological Effects of THC (help)
First, this board is not run by physicians. However, I and a couple others on this forum have a professional...More
Posted by lifes
Reply: -- TO LIFES --
hi again, lifes -- i'm so glad to hear from you! i do plan to check in now and again to see if there...More
what good is gold, or silver too, if your heart's not good and true -- hank williams, sr.
Posted by susiemargaret
Reply: Concussion..need some help?
A head injury always needs evaluated, even without symptoms. It needs evaluated even more if you're having...More
Posted by lifes
Reply: lightheaded/numbness in head
Hi, You might want to read this: ...More
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Reply: Water bubble in brain
First, I'm very sorry to hear about your niece's condition. The brain is paradoxically a powerful organ of self...More
Posted by lifes
Reply: REALLY scared right now...
Dear TheLight, Some symptoms are referred to as "constitutional", meaning they can arise for many very different...More
Posted by lifes
Reply: Tbi
Dear Lifes, Thank you so much for your reply!! It helps tremendously. He was very pleasant at the rehabs and...More
Posted by madog12
Extremely forceful yawning
I'm asking this question for my dad. Both me and my dad has this problem. However, I've managed to somewhat...More
Posted by An_255550
Reply: Fish oil for kids
Hi Alexneils3, First, all moms want the best for their kids. Often, our hearts and love drive our efforts to...More
Posted by lifes
Pain upon light touch
If you have pain upon touching your arms or legs lightly, think about seeing a neurologist.
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severe neuropathy
I had been falling easily for more than 10 years, sometimes falling hard enough to go to the ER. I cannot...More
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Diffuse hickening of the dura mater
Can anyone clarify for me what it means on an MRI that states, "diffuse thickening and enhancement of the...More
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Reply: No Long Term Memory = Lack of Human Connection
Please reply to me. I know exactly what you are going through. Mary (mkc1955)More
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Reply: tingling shoulders
Jackolope58, Yes, indeed, an injury can cause "TOS", or Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. However, both the cervical...More
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bothers me whenever i when from work, i lifted something heavy once, i think that's where i got it. i have got a tingling on my shoulder and a numbness too. now, i am learning i ought to have seen a doctor, at least five month after it happened. it's been a year and
Reply: numbness in left tricep to last two fingers
'supernumerary ribs' 'supernumerary'=more, extra Supernumerary or accessory ribs (SNR), either lumbar (LR) or...More
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Reply: HUSBAND WITH AIR ON HIS BRAIN
Hi Katiemae, First, no physicians or surgeons monitor this board. We have board members familiar with anatomy,...More
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Spotlight: Member Stories

I'm a PA student, graduating in December (I hope). I have a long history as a patient including six unrelated surgeries, and a couple of other hos...More

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Preparing for Your Neurology Appointment - Exam Part 1
You've waited weeks, or months, to get an appointment to see a neurologist. You're upset, nervous, maybe scared. You don't know what to ... More
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