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HomeFitnessReplace, and My Wonderful Doc – BionicOldGuy

Replace, and My Wonderful Doc – BionicOldGuy

Final Thursday I used to be capable of get into see my extraordinarily proficient doctor, Dr. Smruti Nalawadi, for a follow-up. I had talked about working with a preventive medication specialist beforehand. Sadly, having Dr. Moayed as my major care doctor was awkward as a result of she is manner up in Campbell. So I used to be completely satisfied to seek out one other physician right here in Morgan Hill that additionally believes in preventive medication, and now she is my PCP. However Dr. Nalawadi can also be an inner medication specialist, so it’s that experience that actually turns out to be useful now. From what I used to be advised within the hospital and all of the studying I’ve completed, I assumed I used to be on high of what to do subsequent for follow-up. However there was nonetheless doubt buzzing round in my head about what specialist to see first, how do I select ear doc, and many others. Then I noticed Dr. Nalawadi and it was an unbelievable aid to simply flip it over to an professional. I went in with an entire sheet of typed-up questions and associated signs I assumed would possibly assist with my analysis. She got here into the room and went over the report from the hospital whereas asking me a bunch of questions. Earlier than we had completed, she had lined all the things on the sheet with out me even mentioning it. Then she mentioned “Okay, right here’s what we’re going to do…” and I simply melted with rest.

After runnng me by way of a fast collection of checks in her workplace similar to an what gave the impression to be a complicated nystagmus take a look at, She suspects I wouldn’t have the interior ear situation bppv I discussed beforehand, however have some type of irritation of the interior ear similar to labyrinthitis. I’ll proceed to comply with up on stability points with the PT I’m working with, and have already got an appointment for an Ear doc (happily additionally native) a couple of weeks out in January. In the meantime, Dr. Nalawadi prescribed me a really small dose of prednisone to assist with the irritation. I used to be involved as a result of I used to be on prednisone previously for a nasty case of poison oak, and it interfered with my sleep. However she mentioned that wouldn’t occur as a result of this can be a tiny dose.

However even the tiny dose labored miracles. I’ve had tinnitus for a while, and it was nearly gone a couple of hours after the primary dose of prednisone. Additionally, the final residual signs of dizziness are gone. Corticosteroids like prednisone could be miracle medicine for brief time period acute circumstances. However it’s not a good suggestion to be on them long run due to unintended effects. So I’ve solely received 10 days price. If my signs return after that, we’ll should resolve the issue. Happily, I’ll be following up with my new Ear Doc shortly thereafter. The journey continues!



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