UPDATE: During my Neuropsych visit I was deemed to have problems with attention and cognitive flexibility(???). I was then referred to Johns Hopkins and the Dr at the Memory & Alzheimers center termed it Mild Cognitive Impairment/Disorder(MCI/MCD). My PCP has now (30 Jan 2014) prescribed Focalin, 10 mg 2 times daily. Took first dose this evening - hard to fill Rx. Has anyone else had experience with this medication? I researched it and see it's used for ADHD and I don't see it as an answer/solution to MCI. Am I missing something here? I am having difficulty driving safely and lose thread of...you name it. Make a list, forget I made a list, make another list, and then forget I have a list..... As a senior software developer I am expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to think "ouside the box". These abilities have evaporated, I am 'Charlie Gordon'. I have a follow up at Hopkins on 31 March, any opinions as to whether I should wait for that followup before continuing the focalin? I think my PCP means well but I think the neurologist may have better insight. Thoughts?View Thread
CGreen202 - ditto! I suffered my 2nd TIA in June and as you said, memory problems, confusion, reading comprehensio,... I'm a computer programmer and went back to work for 2 weeks until giving up and using my savings/fmla. My fear now is that I'll lose my job because i can't produce if I return, STD has been terminated, coupled with a neuroilogist who apparently has a "trades/physically employed" background and doesn't understand the issue since "no brain damage shows in the MRI." I'm trying to find a Neurologist with a technical background but have been referred to a Neuropsychologist in the meantime. I've suffered with muscular issues for 20 years until finally being diagnosed with herpetic zoster radiculopathy in May - I don't want to have to go through the same circus until I lose my job... Looking forward to hearing any suggestions for Neurologists in the DC/NoVa areaView Thread
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