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  • 8 months ago

    Side effects?

    Hi I'm 13 and I get headaches a lot and my pediatrician is trying to get me to see a neurologist. And she ordered a mri so the don't have to do one when I go there. She ordered one with contrast and without. What I'm wondering is what is the fluid they put in the IV?! Can it have side effects or what? I'm just really confused about what the fluid is for a mri with contrast???
  • 10 months ago

    Our 14 yr Journey

    My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2004. He has been under the care of our local V.A. Geriatric outpatient clinic until two weeks ago when we placed him a V.A. nursing home memory clinic as he is now well into stage 6. Until then he lived at home with me as his primary care giver (with support from our 4 children) as well as for the past nine years he attended an "Alzheimer's Day Care Center" 3 days a week. He does come from a family with a history of longevity, but also....
  • 11 months ago

    Concussion 2 years later

    I never thought I had concussions. turns out all the times I saw stars after diving for balls were all mild concussions. Jan of 2016 got a concussion playing volleyball. 3 days later I got pushed into a wall playing basketball. Started feeling like crap but did not know why. I played again a week later and the rest is history. I came home from that game and could not leave a dark room for over 3 months. The next year was terrible. Every day I was nauseous and bad sensitivity to light, sounds, etc....
  • 11 months ago

    Epilepsy, and progressing speech issues.

    Hi, I am in my mid 20's physically healthy, but I have had epilepsy since I was three years old. I've had two surgeries in the left temporal lobe area, the most recent of which being in 2015. In the last couple years had become harder to speak. the words, and sentences are correct in my head but when I say them they are either the wrong word, jumbled letters on correct words, or correct words in the wrong order for the attempted sentence. And it seems as though it's getting worse with....
  • 11 months ago

    lightning bolt spasms back of the head , followed by tremor, brain fog ect...

    First of all let me say first and foremost. What I and others are experiencing around this topic is unrelated and has no correlation to anxiety. Anybody who says it is not going through this, is being hard headed and as well in a hurry to jump to a conclusion. Yes the symptoms include anxiety but it is not the root cause of the problem. Unfortunately when bringing up this topic with most health care "professionals" they just write it off as. I first started noticing the effects of this....
  • 11 months ago

    Question about Dementia/Alzheimers

    This is my first post. I am 28 years old and my grandfather is 72. He recently has been exhibiting memory problems. Examples include: asking me a question and starting a conversation with me and then asking the same question again 2 more times by the end of the day, going to the grocery store and not remembering what he needed (my grandma gave him a list, he went to the store, was gone for over an hour, then returned with a pound of deli meat and told my grandma that he lost the list and couldn't....
  • over 1 year ago

    There are new things that are working for Alzheimers...including melatonin and coconut oil

    There are new things that are working for Alzheimers...including melatonin and coconut oil..I know it sounds crazy but check out this website with the title Alzheimer's Treatments That Actually Worked In Small Studies! (Based On New, Cutting-Edge, Correct Theory!) That Will Never Be Tested & You Will Never Hear About From Your MD Or Big Pharma ! I think you can find it at the link They discuss the case of the Brazilian twins with Alzheimers, and how eating coconut oil actually....
  • over 1 year ago

    My question

    Has anyone ever ran into this symtom?my sister has Alzheimer's end stage I'm her caregiver she's had 6 episodes in the last year. She all of a sudden goes rigid from head to toe almost like riggomortus her eyes roll she drools then she falls into a deep sleep snoring. Has any other care givers run into this with their loved ones or Alzheimer patient ? Is this a common symptoms?I hope someone can answer these questions cause it scares the check out of me.
  • over 1 year ago

    Alzheimer / Dimentia

    My mother is suffering from Dimentia and after returning from a 7 days hospital for a stomach problem, she came out not willing to walk like she did with her cane. I know and I was told that people with Dimentia tend for their condition to deteriorate if they stay in hospital too long. I believe it did. My mother is on a patch medication for her dementia and apparently there is no new medication for the disease. Mind you, I do not think any of the Alzheimer/Dimentia medication did anything for my....
  • over 1 year ago

    It’s that time

    I was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s about 4 years ago. I’m starting to experience greater effects as of the last couple of months. Someone at Alz . Org suggested I join this site.