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  • over 1 year ago

    Involuntary movements

    Here it goes: I'm a 24 female with historic of chorionic tonsillitis but had my tonsils removed at age 17. On April I started having heart palpitations randomly so I went to the ER, general doctor there asked for an ECG which come back normal so he prescribed me Xanax 0,5mg/ once a day for 5 days, after 10 days the palpitations stoped. Couple of weeks later they come back this time I also got Ill with zebra I think was a bad cold, I had fever of 38, headaches and mucus. I noticed it took me a....
  • over 1 year ago

    MS

    What is the signs of MS
  • over 1 year ago

    Wondering about Symptoms, besides memory loss.

    Are there other symptoms other than the obvious memory problems, for dementia or Alzheimer's? I am going to be seventy in a few days and concerned. I have forgetfulness from time to time....but that's pretty normal for anyone. Can an MRI or CTScan show anything?
  • over 1 year ago

    Is it correct to say that a 70 year old person diagnosed for the first time with the disease is suffering from "early onset dimentia?"

    I was recently diagnosed with "early onset dimentia," and I am 70 year's old. I always thought that specific term referred to someone diagnosed much earlier in life, someone in his late 40's to early 60's. Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that I have been diagnosed with "incipient" or "early stage" dimentia?
  • over 1 year ago

    Newly diagnosed, and very scared

    I am 68 years old, I had been having memory problems, losing things, and not understanding or figuring out stuff...I dismissed it as just old age...but it got worse...my adult granddaughter came for a visit and noticed I was repeating myself, I left the refrigerator door open several times, then I left a small pot of water to boil and laid down while she was outside swimming....I forgot about it and she came in, by that time the water had dried up and the pot was burning...Oye Vey...not good..I realized....
  • over 1 year 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???
  • over 1 year 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....
  • over 1 year 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....
  • over 1 year 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....
  • over 1 year 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....