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What is ataxia? I unexpectedly fall. Doctors aren't reaching…

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What is ataxia? I unexpectedly...

What is ataxia? I unexpectedly fall. Doctors aren't reaching conclusions

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

No meds. I unexpectedly fall. Doctors aren't reaching conclusions. I am wondering if this is my problem.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have been an alcoholic for years-still drinking

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 11 months ago
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Neurologist: drphophalia, Other replied 11 months ago

What is your age and gender?

How many times have you fallen?

Do you feel any muscle issue or balance issue when you fall?

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