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I had a brain injury 3 1/2 yrs ago. I have ataxia

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I had a brain injury 3 1/2 yrs ago. I have ataxia unbalanced, tremors, slurred speech, sleeplisness. I am on seizure medication. Is there anything that can help my symptons.
JA: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Had a craniotomy I think that's how it's spelled
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist with vast experience in diagnosing & treating all neurological as well as all other health/medical conditions, and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.

I am sorry to hear about your health situation secondary to brain injury. As a neurologist I very frequently diagnose & treat this type of health situation and I can certainly help you in this regard.

I am currently preparing & typing my answer and I will post my answer here as soon as it is ready.

Best Regards!

Dr Subbanna MD

Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 months ago.

I am almost done with my typing I will follow up with you very soon.

Best Regards!

Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 months ago.

Once again I am sorry to hear about your health situation secondary to the brain injury. I see you have mentioned many health symptoms above and expressed your concerns on treating them.

You have mentioned the following symptoms; ataxia unbalanced, tremors, slurred speech, sleeplisness. I will discuss the treatment options for each of the above mentioned symptoms one by one below here;

A) Treatments for ataxia & balance issues;

Buspirone

Amantadine

Acetazolamide

Propranolol

Clonazepam

Gabapentin

Vitamin E etc

B) Treatments for tremors;

Propranolol

Primidone

Topiramate

Gabapentin

Remeron

Alprazolam etc

C) Treatment for slurring of speech;

Speech therapy

Memantine

rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation)

tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation)

CIAT (Constraint Induced Aphasia Therapy) with Memantine etc

D) Treatment for sleeplessness (the spelling was not clear above, if it was not sleeplessness rather sleepiness please let me know and I can give you different options);

Various medications that can help with sleeplessness that include Melatonin,

Valerian root extract, Chamomile, Pregabalin, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline, Zaleplon,

Zolpidem, Zopiclone, Eszopiclone, Suvorexant etc

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

CES (Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation)

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy etc

I am not telling all these above mentioned treatments are required in your case; I am trying to provide a list of the various treatment options like this so that you are familiar with various treatment options that are available for your condition and you may try to use them as necessary. If you see any of the above treatments you have already tried please disregard them and you may explore the treatment options which you may have not yet tried.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions or if you want to discuss this further.

Assuring you the best services!

Best Regards!

Dr Subbanna MD

Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 months ago.

Hi, Did you find the above information helpful to you? Do you have any additional questions? Do you want to discuss this further?

Please let me know and I am available here.

Best Regards!