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Prof. Garth Nicolson is back answering questions starting 11/9/09

We're pleased to announce that Prof. Garth Nicolson, founder of the Institute for Molecular Medicine in Huntington Beach, CA will be here 11/9 to11/11, 3 days in total, answering questions from MedHelp members regarding Autoimmune Disorders and the role infections play in chronic illnesses and treatments for these infections.  Beginning 11/8 the forum will be open, accepting questions for Dr. Nicolson's return 11/9 - 11/11.

Although the name of the forum is  "Autoimmune Disorders",  Prof. Nicolson will also be answering questions on the role infections play and various treatments for ADD/ADHD, Autism, Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Asperger's Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Hashimoto's, Sjogren's Syndrome, Reiter's Syndrome, Graves Disease, Gulf War Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and cancer metastasis.

Dr. Nicolson's Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Autoimmune-Disorders/show/358

Dr. Nicolson's Profile: http://www.medhelp.org/doctor_profiles/show/642304

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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My wife who is 32 has been having a tough time this past year with symptoms which appear to be MS symptoms.  We are seeing a  very well know Neurologists...we have had CT Scans, MRI's of the Brain, lower spine, middle spine, and upper with an without contrast.  Recently we have had a VEP Test...all tests have been normal...not one lesion...We have had an EMG test - normal, main artery test - normal, blood tests normal.  Her sensations of numbness and tingling started on her right side - from the head, tongue, right arm, trunk, and legs about a year ago...That is when we started all the tests...even a spinal tap which was also negative...That was last March/April.  After the negative spinal - our neuro said that it was maybe a viral infection...and to come back in 6 months.  The symptoms went away - until January of this year...same symptoms again...right side numbness, tingling, etc. only on the right side...slight tremor in her right hand...all same as before.  Here we go again with the MRI testing...performed MRI's again - all normal.  Neuro prescribed 100 mg of nerotin a day in January...symptoms went away until 2 wks ago...My wife starting having the same symptoms again...right side numbness, tongue numbness, her right eye even seems heavy to her now...so 3 days ago we went to see our Neuro...he had us do a VEP test on the right eye...NORMAL.  Now he wants to do an MRI on the optic nerve and refer us to a neuro opthalmologist...we feel we are missing something here...again all tests, MRI's, and spinal tap show no evidence of MS...My wife is 32 - very healthy - works out 120 lbs...mother of two little girls 8 and 5.  I am looking for any answer I can find at this juncture.  I would so appreciate your help.  Thank you.  If there is anything you see in my story please comment.  Thank  you again.
Concerned Husband and Father.
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I am so concerned about the diagnosis of ALS.
  Began with right hand atrophy and weakness.  MRI results of cervical spine indicate severe disc degenerative changes at C6-C7 and C7-T1 levels.  Bilateral foraminal narrowing at C6 -7 and right foraminal narrowing at C7-T1
Mild to moderate disc degeneration at C5-6 with narrowing of left neural foramen.Reversal of normal cervical lordosis.   No disc herniation.

EMG results were abnormal.  In short, much reduced recruitment and severe continuos denervatifon.  Impression: evidence of severe right C8 radiculopathy with active and chronic features.   EMG doctors comment was "it's complicated"


Neuro referring me to neurosurgeon to determine if MRI results could be causing these symptoms.  In the meantime,I cannot eat, sleep or stop searching the internet for answers.  Mom of 2, 49 years old. Could it be ALS???  Please help,
Thanks
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it feels like theres a hair in my throat and it feels i have to try to burp more often than normal. my throat also feels dry. the doctor saw "white" down my throat. i also have a bit of nausea and sometimes i get a choking feeling but that could be because of my anxiety also dizziness. what do u think i have Dr? any advice?
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how can you tell if muscle loss in wrists, hands, and fingers is due to cervical radiculopathy and facet joint disease vs als? what are the clinical differences?
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