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I READ THAT POSSIBLY THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN EPILEPSY

I READ THAT POSSIBLY THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN EPILEPSY AND TOURETTE'S SYNDROME. MY GRANDMOTHER ON MY MOM'S SIDE HAD EPILEPSY, MY MOM HAD M.S., I HAVE TOURETTE'S SYNDROM AND HAVE HAD 1 SEIZURE, MY SON ALSO HAS TOURETTES' SYNDROME. I WAS RECENTLY TESTED FOR SEIZURE ACTIVITY IN MY BRAIN VIA AN EEG AND MRI OF THE HEAD. IT TURNED OUT TO BE NORMAL. WHAT PRECIPATED MY HAVING THOSE TESTS DONE WAS MY BRIEF, BUT FREQUENT PERIODS OF MEMORY LOSS. IT REALLY CAUGHT MY ATTENTION WHEN I LOST TIME WHILE DRIVING AND TRYING TO MAKE A U-TURN. I REMEMBER SITTING ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE STREET, WAITING TO MAKE A U-TURN ONTO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET, AND THE NEXT THING I REMEMBER IS SITTING ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE STREET WITH MY PASSENGER TIRES ON THE CURB AND MY EX-HUSBAND YELLING AT ME SAYING WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU!!! MY SON, I JUST RECENTLY FOUND OUT, ALSO HAS THE SAME MEMORY KIND OF MEMORY LOSS PROBLEMS. HE CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT HE DID 5 MINUTES AGO OR LONGER, ON A CONSTANT BASIS. THAT'S EXACTLY THE SAME PROBLEM I'M EXPERIENCING. IT'S DEVASTATING AND AFFECTS MY LIFE IN EVERY ASPECT OF BEING ALIVE. I'VE LOST MANY JOBS DUE TO IT. NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE ANY ANSWERS FOR ME. THEY JUST BLAME EVERYTHING ON TO MY LONG STANDING MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL ISSUES. I'M ABOUT READY TO GIVE UP!!!!!!JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: NO THAT I AM AWARE OF. I AM 56 YEARS OLD AND AM THROUGH MENOPAUSE. I HAVE DIFFICULTY TUNING IN TO WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MY BODY UNLESS IT'S SEVERE PAIN.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I AND MY SON ALSO HAVE ADHD, PTSD FROM 2 ABUSIVE MARRIAGES, BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, BIPOLAR DISORDER, AND POSSIBLY A VERY MILD CASE OF AUTISM. MY SON HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ASPERGER'S SYNDROME. I RELATE TO QUITE A FEW OF THE SIGNS OF AUTISM BUT NOT AS SEVERELY AS HE OBVIOUSLY DOES. HAVE NEVER BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM.

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Doctoral Degree

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My grandson Daytona is going to be 10 tommorow and he has

My grandson Daytona is going to be 10 tommorow and he has been told by a dr that he has adhd I was there at the appointment and all the dr did was ask a few questions it wasn't thurough at all .he also has very bad tics.Im pretty sure he has turrets. Well he's not on any meds and now he is kicked out of school for disrespect and not listening this all just started a few weeks ago and when I ask him why he's doing this he says he don't know.could this be related to the add or turrets.

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Dr. D. Love

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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?

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Neuro Doctor

Neurologist & Medical Dr

Neurologist MD (USA Board Certified)

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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, ***** *****

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Dr. Frank

Neurologist/Staff Clinician

Doctoral Degree

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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.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

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My left eye is either twicthing or shaking, but it feels

my left eye is either twicthing or shaking, but it feels like my eyeball is moving side to side

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Dr. Abid

PGR (Internal Medicine)

Doctoral Degree

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My 9 year old has tics and she takes clonidine. She has developed an e

My 9 year old has tics and she takes clonidine. She has developed an eye blinking tic now after none for three months. Dont know what to do. Its upsetting.

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Dr. Rick, MD

Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist

Doctoral Degree

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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

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Dr. SH

Board Certified Physician

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Dr. Basu, How do you feel about someone taking amitryptaline

Dr. Basu, How do you feel about someone taking amitryptaline or doxepin for added sleep when one is trying to recover from xanax?

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Dr Basu

Physician

Doctoral Degree

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