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I had neck surgery Jan February March 2016. I am 7 mths in

I had neck surgery Jan February March 2016. I am 7 mths in and still in god awful pain. I have 2 cuts thru the front and a plate with screws in my the back of my neck. The first two surgery so couldn't swallow or talk. 18 hrs altogether of anitesia. I lost 18 PDFs. I take no medicine. I'm in agony. I have an appt tomorrow with the surgeon. Can you please tell me what to ask for . I'm not nearly three quarters of the women I was in December. Please help.

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My wife, 41, just returned from the hospital after going

My wife, 41, just returned from the hospital after going through a cerebral angiogram for embolization of a fistula. During her stay, they gave her Keppra, and she now has to take two 500mg doses a day for the next year. She never had what was considered a seizure during this, nor had any form of epilipsy in the past, so I have a few questions:One - by having gone through this, is she more at risk for strokes, seizures, etc. by virtue of the procedure and subsequent prescription of anti-seizure medication? Why prescribe an anti-seizure med if she technically did not have a seizureAlso, she does like to drink, and the Keppra clearly states no alcohol. Given her lack of history of seizures, or any neurological issues before, can she still enjoy some drinks during her time on the meds?

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My husband, age 94, had radiation on his jaw, it damaged

My husband, age 94, had radiation on his jaw, it damaged some saliva glands, so he gets a lot of saliva in his mouth. Often it just drools out without him feeling it. Can we do something?

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I had a knife go through my hand at an angle and

Hello.I had a knife go through my hand at an angle and had sutures in emergency room 13 days ago.I just removed the stitches and the gap worries me. Is this normal?There is no serious or continuous pain.Here are the pictures of suture and after stitches are taken out.http://imgur.com/a/o8xFRThank you so much in advance

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I have a 50yo husband diagnosed with sod1 mutation motor neuron

I have a 50yo husband diagnosed with sod1 mutation motor neuron disease, also called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) SOD1 mutation. Have spent a few years researching...Too stabilise the SOD1 from a misfold it looks like we are after something that is a good heat shock protein 40 and 70 inducers.A summary of motor neuron disease SOD1 mutation in one sentence: Increased extracellular glutamate → increased calcium influx in the neuron → triggers release of energy from mitochondria in the neuron → mitochondria get out of balance and produce excess free radicals → free radicals impair the mitochondria further → intracellular calcium raises and finally the neuron dies → the dying neuron increases extracellular glutamate → the cascade continues ...Therapeutic targets may be the induction of heat shock proteins as enhanced heat shock protein expression not only affects protein aggregation directly, but can also lead to more effective clearance of protein aggregates via the unfolded protein response.Heat shock protein 40 is a Co-factor of Hsp70 and it's the HSP70 that is a protein involved in folding and unfolding, and provides thermotolerance to cell on exposure to heat stress. HSP70 also prevents protein folding during post-translational import into the mitochondria/chloroplast.Therefore we are after something that is a good heat shock protein 40 and70 inducers.what supplements could increase HSP 70 and HSP40?Thanks guys,Mia :-)

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I had a spinal tap done on 4/13/15, because I had an

Hello I had a spinal tap done on 4/13/15, because I had an MRI that showed 9 lesions on my brain. I have blurred vision double vision, central vestibular damage, headaches, muscle weakness, loss of hearing just to mention a few. In received a result today for an iGg CSF called Oliog bands CSF see ARUP special report. I was wondering if u could tell me what that meant. Thank you

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My brother was a HEAVY drinker. We took him to the hospital

My brother was a HEAVY drinker. We took him to the hospital back in August. After numerous testing he was found to have the beginning stages of Parkinsons but was also told that his brain shrunk from the alcohol. We notice odd behavior such as putting clothes on inside out, walking away and leaving car doors open, confusion. His doctor has not offered any options or therapy for improving brain function. Is this condition able to improve? Is there any at home therapy we can do to help him regain some of his brain function?

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I am going to therapy for a serious burn that involved four

I am going to therapy for a serious burn that involved four skin grafts. I recently heard about red light therapy and scar treatment. In your opinion, would this treatment be appropriate forme?

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I have Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, and migraines, or

I have Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, and migraines, or so I've been told. I'm in constant severe pain for which I take 25mg Fentanyl patches. 1 every 3 days. I am also on Humira injections, methotrexate, Topamax, compazine, Ambien, folic acid, vitamin d and b12, Prevacid, and soma. I was by no means well, but I was functioning at an acceptable level. Starting in January of this year I started having severe stomach and intestinal problems. I had a colonoscopy it was normal. I had both an abdominal Ct and ultrasound, normal. My headAches got much worse as did the fatigue. If I can make it through an aEntire week of work it is not unusual for me to literally go to sleep Friday night and not wake up until some time late Monday afternoon. Showering and bathing are difficult due to the fatigue and pain from it all, especially having to brush my hair or putting my arms over my head. I have very little range of motion left in my shoulders due to stick person syndrome in my shoulders. I've had pt to work the pain out but the range of motion I can't fully get back. Recently I started having large amounts of blood in my per. Tests revealed nothing conclusive.-the headaches have become severe and are 100% constant. I also have dizziness and severe double vision to go along with it. My inflammation rates in my blood continue to be off the charts despite the Humirs and the Methotrexate. I had cataract surgery in both eyes earlier this year. I'm only 48. I'm not diabetic. I have recently put on about 60 pounds despite eating very little. I have extremely dry skin, dry eyes and dry mouth and do not sweat like a normal person. I get a little moist but will usually turn very red and then get sick. I was told I was negative for Sogrens. I was hospitalized in 2000 for two weeks and eventually was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I don't feel I've ever truly gotten over it. I was pretty healthy other than migrains before the tick bite.

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