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Dr. Mark, Neurologist (MD)
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Experience:  Neurosurgeon - Brain, spine, and peripheral nerve surgery
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i asked a new question and you all never got back to me
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I'm taking gabapentin and amytriptilin
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: do you see my new question that you all didn't answer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see you were taking cocaine.

you need to stop taking cocaine.

this can cause you to be more paranoid and more anxious.

and can affect your lungs as well.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok I have an involuntary breathing problem I know from medical specialist it's not my lungs . The cocaine must have messed my nervousness system I want you to consider autonomic neuropathy.my automatic breathing is no good I have to rely on voluntary breathing to catch my breath. What drugs are there to take to help you when you have damaged the nerves that are responsible for caring out involuntary processes . Breathing on particular
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I go to take deep breaths but they are unsatisfying gabapentin is not helping
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you need to stop using cocaine

and start to exercise and eat more healthy and your breathing will get better on its own

it sounds like your anxiety symptoms are getting out of control with worry here as well.

you are still breathing when you sleep at night

you automatic breathing mechanisms are still working.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok whenever I try to go to sleep and I quit engaging in voluntary breathing and try to breath voluntary my who body starts to twitch
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My body just isn't breathing on its own as good as it did before I took cocaine
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

then you need to stop cocaine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did the cocaine once 9 years ago
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

then it is not affecting your breathing

you have excessive anxiety symptoms which are making you worried about breathing.

but there is nothing wrong with your breathing

you need treatment to decrease your anxiety symptoms

or else you will just continue to worry about breathing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No your not helping and gabapentin is helping me because I I have many symptoms of fibromyalgia.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm no doctor but I think what I have is worse than fibromyalgia and occipital neuralgia
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know it's not anxiety because the problem gets worse when I smoke drink alcohol get massages take extenze and protein supplements
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

gabapentin can help decrease some anxiety symptoms in some patients.

there is no breathing neurological condition which gets worse when you get massages and take protein supplements.

you still breath at night time.

you breath throughout the day no matter if you are thinking about it or not.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sensitivity to pressure with the fibro results in pain after massages and why does problem get worse after smoking
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you should stop smoking if you are worried about your breathing

the problem with your your breathing is not in your lungs

you should see a pulmonary lung doctor and get a pulmonary function test

I bet it will be normal

your automatic breathing centers in your brain are in the deepest parts of your brain and are not injured by cocaine use.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about abut the nerves that control involuntary breathing can they be injured from the cole
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Coke
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, the nerves that control involuntary breathing can not be injured from cocaine.

these are the same nerves which come from the brain and control voluntary breathing

if you can voluntary breath, those nerves are working fine.

you are breathing when you sleep at night which is involuntary.

your breathing is fine.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I disagree and want a refund or different doctor
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

sure.