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Full Question: I've got a question that I hope you can help me with. Two years ago, I was in a car accident - I was a passenger in the front seat. We were hit from behind at a high speed and the fellow's head from the back seat collided with mine - also leaving 2 teeth in my head, which weren't removed for over a week. I've got a lot of problems since then with memory loss, and nasty head pain. I've been told a lot of different things - but yesterday finally met a neurologist that seemed to understand that there would be a lot of what I am experiencing from the impact and the teeth. I also have a history of kidney stones (cystinuria). This dr. prescribed topiramate at a low dosage - Anyway, before filling any prescription, I do check to see what it is about. I have never seen kidney stones mentioned before that I know of - but there it was - and as I researched, I see that when taking this medication, you should increase water intake as it could cause 'calcium...
Reprinted with permission from Amy Tenderich of www.diabetesmine.com. It saddens and upsets me to have to write this. But I have to write this. Despite our community's outrage over the Doug Burns' hypoglycemia case , there are times when the lines between "medical condition" and wrongdoing are not so clear... Two local diabetic drivers here in the San Francisco Bay Area were recently involved in separate car accidents in which people were killed . Both drivers were experiencing insulin shock at the time. Both drivers were charged with "vehicular manslaughter," but the charges against one were later dropped "because prosecutors said they didn't think they could get a conviction." Santa Clara County prosecutors are still proceeding against the second driver, believing they "have a solid case" against the 52-year-old man, who killed a 20-year-old couple in a fiery crash. The newspaper pontificates : &q...
my daughter was involved in 3 accidents in one night while coming home with a relative of hers. that was back in October and she is still having headaches every day, having to take Tylenol at least once a day. Her doctor saw her a day after the accidents and took x-rays and there was no bones broke . However she also has numbness of her left arm. He asked me if I thought maybe it was symptoms of multiple sclerosis. (I have both chronic progressive and relapsing remitting ms tendencies since I was 16.) But he doesn’t want her to see a neurologist yet. I am worried about the headaches though. I think for a 13 year old to have headaches everyday isn’t normal. The car accidents were not minor- the driver was taking medication and shouldn’t have been driving. Will she get rid of these headaches any time soon? George.
Your questions are excellent but unanswerable. Certainly, whiplash-type inj...
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