My neurologist this week told me I had Tourette's; I am 63
My neurologist this week told me I had Tourette's; I am 63 and never had any symptoms as a child. I started having severe whole body jerks two weeks after an URI ( which took a Kong time to recover). I have been an RN and practiced until I retired. Basically a happy girl. What's up with the Tourette's dx? Now on med I sleep all day. Neurontin and Klonopin. I will start having severe jerks about every 3 hours occurring every 7 sec, lasting up to 4sec. So basically I am jerking all the time, He said he would send me to a body movement MD, but it may take up to a year to see one. I am thinking perhaps I should go to Baylor Medical Center in Texas. Living in Ok we have the OU HSC so they are always so busy. How an I have Tourette's? I don't fit the listed criteria?
Full Time Neurologist
Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified
I have to apologize because my computer was defective
I have to apologize for yesterday because my computer was defective and prevented mefrom continuing to get my answer from the expert so I will try again. I believe that I haveFacial Tic Disorder. That is because I have these facial twitches that I do around my eyes,nose and especially my cheeks. I have tried to stop them but can't seem to do it. I havehad a lot of stresses lately and I have OCD so I know that they are part of it. But I haveacne scars, red spider veins, sun damage and grey circles under my eyes and being over 65am concerned about wrinkles and sagging skin. So my question is does having the FacialTic Disorder can that damage my facial skin even more that it already is damaged? I be-ieve that a Doctor of Dermatology would be the best expert for me. Thank you.Sincerely, ***** *****
I have inherited RLS/WED I have been on mirapex
I have inherited RLS/WEDI have been on mirapex for almost 20 years and just quit taking it because I was having problems with extreme leg pain at night, rhinitis, asthma, breathing problems (air hunger) Since stopping mirapex those have all gone away. The neurologist who has been helping me is sick atm. She has started me on Horizant ER 600mg I am on 2 tabs at bedtime and one in the morning if needed and believe me I need it. Since stopping the mirapex I have had uncontrolable sobbing, deep suicidal depression (I think that part may be over as my psychiatrist treated me with regular neurontin t make me calmer and tried me on Wellbutrin. However when starting the Wellbutrin my RLS became worse and I began to want to smash things when I had it. Sooo we decided to stop it for a bit and just let the neurontin calm me for a while. This is all very scary and embarrasing. Do you have any other suggestions? I do not ever want to touch mirapex again. Any ideas how to handle these fits of rage? I live alone but don't want to hurt my cat or dog or myself. The pattern is I wake up with RLS, get up, do exercises to try to calm down, scream, pound on things that I can't hurt, and finally after about 15 to 30 minutes feel better then get very sleepy but am afraid to lie down for fear of it starting again. What do you suppose is happening to me? Am I having some sort of seizure? I have quite a bit of medical knowledge if you could explain to me what is going on it might help me deal with it.
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
I'm at the end of my rope. No doctor will take me seriously
I'm at the end of my rope. No doctor will take me seriously and I've been paraded around for the last year. I've had a major surgery and countless er visits tests and whatever and I just want to know why doctors don't seem to care about their patients anymore. I've just been treated so poorly and i have no answers and I'm scared and no one will help me. After I was diagnosed with endometriosis and had surgery, the pain didn't subside and I've just resigned myself to the fact that no one wants to help and that I'm just going to be living like this for the rest of my life. My symptoms are bowl pain, constipation, green/white/black mucousy stool, irregularity, constant pain and discomfort around my lower bowel and bladder. It seems to get better when I poop but I'm constantly backed up so pooping like a normal person is short lives and then I'm backed up to where I can feel food backed up to where my stomach is. My periods are clotty and heavier now and when I'm laying down or sitting, I usually don't bleed. If im standing or pushing on the toilette it comes out. It hurts to have sex and to orgasm. I have muscles spasms in my lower and upper Gi tract. I have to strain extremely hard to poop sometimes even when I'm not constipated. I also feel sore and bloated and I get nausated easily and my apitite is so all over the place. Sometimes I'm super hungry and then sometimes I can't bring myself to eat for an entire day. I'm 23 years old and I was perfectly healthy besides anxiety, depression and tourettes syndrome a year ago in june. My quality of life had decreased and I have had to quit a job. There are days I'm so uncomfortable I don't even get out of bed for more than a couple of hours. I don't even have a question I just need help...I'm begging. I will get down on my knees at a doctors office to beg. I live on my own and I haven't finished college yet and I work in the service industry so I'm broke and I can't keep affording to miss work to be paraded around to doctors visits I can't afford anymore. Please help me. I don't know how much more I can take of this. it's ruining my life
Board Certified Physician
Hi!:) hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. not sure if you remember
Hi!:) hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. not sure if you remember me, I am a fellow romanian. My son is 3 years old ( b. Sept 2011) and since a couple of weeks ago started studdering. It's the first couple of words of every 2-3 sentences. He is also blinking heavily as he tries to overcome the studerness. I took him to the pediatrician and after assessing him told me to go homeAnd not worry. He speaks pretty decent both romanian and english. He is a pretty witty and outgoing little boy. I doubt this is emotional or anything behavior related. I want to get a second opinion. What do you think my approach should be?