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Replace, and My Superb Doc – BionicOldGuy

Final Thursday I used to be capable of get into see my extraordinarily gifted doctor, Dr. Smruti Nalawadi, for a follow-up. I had talked about working with a preventive drugs specialist beforehand. Sadly, having Dr. Moayed as my main care doctor was awkward as a result of she is manner up in Campbell. So I used to be comfortable to search out one other physician right here in Morgan Hill that additionally believes in preventive drugs, and now she is my PCP. However Dr. Nalawadi can be an inside drugs 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 performed, I believed 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 a very good ear doc, and so forth. Then I noticed Dr. Nalawadi and it was an unbelievable reduction to only flip it over to an professional. I went in with a complete sheet of typed-up questions and associated signs I believed may assist with my prognosis. 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 leisure.

After runnng me via a fast collection of checks in her workplace akin to an what gave the impression to be a sophisticated nystagmus check, She suspects I don’t have the internal ear situation bppv I discussed beforehand, however have some type of irritation of the internal ear akin to labyrinthitis. I’ll proceed to observe up on steadiness points with the PT I’m working with, and have already got an appointment for an Ear doc (happily additionally native) just a few 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 up to now for a foul 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 just a few hours after the primary dose of prednisone. Additionally, the final residual signs of dizziness are gone. Corticosteroids like prednisone will be miracle medication 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 obtained 10 days price. If my signs return after that, we’ll need to resolve the issue. Happily, I’ll be following up with my new Ear Doc shortly thereafter. The journey continues!



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