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We answer all types of Neurology/Neurological questions about the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Include your age, sex, current meds, and known diagnoses, upcoming/completed appointments, tests, or procedures. We are not physicians. We help explain medical terminology and give support.

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Reply: misidentifying colors
The brain is certainly a mystery sometimes! Have you ever seen the email with a paragraph using colored text on...More
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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
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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.
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Reply: Concussion..need some help?
A head injury always needs evaluated, even without symptoms. It needs evaluated even more if you're having...More
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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
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Reply: REALLY scared right now...
Dear TheLight, Some symptoms are referred to as "constitutional", meaning they can arise for many very different...More
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Reply: Tbi
Dear Lifes, Thank you so much for your reply!! It helps tremendously. He was very pleasant at the rehabs and...More
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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
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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
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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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Reply: Unilateral facial swelling and numbness
There's a lot to your post, so I'm afraid I'll forget to address something. I apologize if I do. No physicians...More
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Reply: MRI - White Matter Hyperintensities
There are no physicians who monitor this forum. That said, I once had a brain MRI done... my new 2nd year...More
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Muscle "itch"?
I have had this annoying symptom increasingly regularly. It is very hard to describe. The best I can is a deep...More
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Reply: Postherpetic neuralgia ,Herpes zoster shingles,
Clee, There's actually very little to do for shingles. Most "treatment" is steroids at the outset and...More
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Fasciculations in lip from herpes?
I went to my pcp after experiencing major lip twitching in my lower lip. Started in May, didn't notice it was...More
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Reply: Burning feet in soles of my feet
Hi Lifes, Doctors ruled out Diabetes and i got my B12 results just now. They are 234 pg/ML where normal...More
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Reply: Peripheral Neuropathy (PN) and Diabetes
Hi, The items described are tests related to aspects of neuropathy; they are not treatments. The only true...More
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Reply: Numbness, tingling feet
have the similar symptoms, and i was referred b my MD to do Sensory Testing. im scheduled for next month...More
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Reply: Male, 22 - NEVER had an orgasm or experienced sexu...
Hi DuskX, Before I answer this, I want to state I have neuropathy-- a pain condition that can cause anything...More
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I am a healthy 45 years old and I am a very experienced lover who has been in numerous relationships...More
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Reply: Odd tingling in tongue
Anti-inflammatory medications have drying effects for mucous membranes. This effect would be worsened in dry heat...More
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Reply: Neurologist Appointment - Wait for Botox?
Call the neuro's office and ask their advice-- does he want to see you as you are normally, or after Botox. LifesMore
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I am a 59 yr oldd caucasian male who was first diagnosed with diabetes in 1990.Diabetes and it's manifestations have led to being in a nursing ho...More

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It hurts! It jerks! My body's doing something...strange...
Every person with a neurological condition or disorder started out with a symptom that hurt, jerked (tremor or worse), or that just was ... More
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