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I had car accident 5-24-12. Had concussion. Been to head

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I had car accident 5-24-12. Had concussion. Been to head neurologist at Barnes st.louis. Also been to two psychiatrists to take care of meds. Don't like either one. They prescribed Amantidiine and Cynbalta. Still have all symtoms as in the beginning of accident, just not as bad. I GET DIZZY WHEN I WALK AND HAVE FALLEN MANY+ TIMES. GET HEADACHE EVERY NITE AROUND 8 P.M. from accident. On 2-14-13 had emergency appendectomy. Surgeon would not come at 10 p.m.; he waited until the next day. I'M IN SERIOUS TROUBLE. HAD TO TAKEN TO BIG HOSPITAL IN ST. LOUIS - WE LIVE 1-1/2 HRS AWAY. Surgeon will not talk to me about DYING DURING SURGERY. This has made my concussion symtoms greater. Been told that brain injury(concussion) plus traumatic bodily injury has made symtoms greater. I AM SO SICK OF ALL THIS - I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO - NONE OF MANY DOCTORS HAS AN ANSWER. AM I GOING TO BE THIS WAY FOREVER- OR CAN ANYONE HELP. MUST HAVE TWO HOUR NAP EACH DAY SINCE CONCUSSION. PLEASE HELP ME!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Amantadine is a parkinson's disease drug.

It is not optimal unless you have parkinson's symptoms.

It might help with restless legs syndrome.

I am not sure what your medical question is...we are not going to treat or diagnose you here.

We don't replace your doctor.

However, I can help you with direction.

Have you had an EEG

What does is show?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no EEG
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

OK

So that would be my next step.

If you have seizure activity there are much better drugs.

The neurologist should be ordering this test.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I do not have seizures ever.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
NO seizures in my life ever.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

As you will note, I said seizure activity on EEG.

You might not have seizures that you can see.

There are all types.

A differerent drug, called lamital, might work a lot better.

You need to be seeing a neurologist for these symptoms.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The neurologist sent me to psychiatrist to straighten our all my meds - but I have not seen much improvement.
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

That is my I am recommending a medicine that stabilizes the brain and the mood.

Such as lamictal, or gabapentin, or others in this class.

Discuss this with your doctor.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I will see my primary doctor on 9-30-15. then find neurologist I like. Do you have any suggestions for neurologist in the St. Louis area?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

Here is a list with ratings.

http://www.healthgrades.com/neurology-directory/mo-missouri/saint-louis

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Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 1 year ago.

HI

Did you have another question?

I see no positive rating....that is how we are paid?