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Dr. Santhanam

Neurologist, Chennai

Dr. Santhanam Neurologist, Chennai
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Dr. Santhanam is a renowned Neurologist in Tambaram West, Chennai. Doctor is currently associated with Dr. Santhanam@Bethesda Hospital & Child Care Centre in Tambaram West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Santhanam on Lybrate.com.

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#31, I.O.B. Colony, Bharathi Nagar, Velachery Road, Selaiyur, Camp Road . Landmark : Near To J.B. Raja Stores.Chennai Get Directions
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I am 46 years of age. I was suffering with epilepsy and was medicated for that. I am also on respidon 4 mg and flunil 20 mg which is prescribed by the psychiatrist for more than ten years from delhi. As I keep travelling so I don't get time to go to for follow ups sometimes for almost a year or so. Now almost everything is okay except for sleep problem. I am working still I sometimes feel over anxious and restless so I get sometimes sleep problem. I am very sensitive and an introvert I get disturbed easily. I was very slim before the start of medication bit now I am 58 kgs and 5 feet tall. I am very worried about my weight and I walk and do yoga regularly but still I don't seem to lose any weight as I am also suffering from hypothyroid problem almost from last six years now. I want to leave medication for mental illness but I am not confident and I fear that I will not be able to sleep or work if I am without medication. Could you please advice me if it is possible to drop medication and yet live a normal life. I am not married and I do not want to get married either because of my mental illness.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
I am 46 years of age. I was suffering with epilepsy and was medicated for that. I am also on respidon 4 mg and flunil...
You can live a normal life. If you want to leave your medication you have to talk to your psychiatrist and after his advise you can leave them as he suggested. Don't feel stress. You can do relaxation exercise and meditation to give strength to your soul. If you want to take any further help you can contact us.
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What are the symptoms of migraine? Is it curable? How can we avoid migraine attack?

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
The typical symptoms of migraine include, headache, nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light and noise. Proper medications can help relieve the headache and also avoid headache attacks in the future.
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There is numbness in my both feet. Used injections and tabs methley cobala predominantly. Little effect for some days but again complete numbness. Please. Solve.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Normally numbness occurs if there is any nerve deficit or impingement etc, so kindly rule out the cause by clinical examination by neuro musculoskelotal physiotherapist or orthopaedician or neuro physcian asap tens physiothearpy treatment may help to solve this issue of course of 14 days regularly with neuro specialised physiotherapist guidance regards
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Hi could yoy please tell me about Parkinson disease and its effects as I am suffering from it thanks.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Parkinson's disease causes tremors, rigidity, slowness and loss of balance. It worsens over time. With medicines, good improvement can be expected.
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Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota hai please tell the reason urgently.

FELLOWSHIP IN PCCM, FELLOW-PEDIATRIC FLEXIBLE BRONCHOSCOPY, FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC CARDIAC CRITICAL CARE, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hello Dr. my baby boy is 2 and half month old jab wo sota hai to aksar uske hands or legs kanpte hai aisa kyu hota ha...
These are normal movements. All newborn would have. However difference between normal and abnormal movement is only one. If you hold the moving limb and movements stops means it's normal. If it is abnormal muscle twitch it will not.
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My mother's right side is not feeling any sensation since morning i. E 7-8 hrs right leg and right hand not working.

Master of Speech Language Pathology
Speech Therapist, Bangalore
You need to immediately take her to the hospital. This seems more probable that it may be of neurological origin. Get immediate medical care.
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I need to know the best way to overcome migraine headache, will you please suggest me a best method.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
1-1 drop of cow ghee in both nostrils at night time before sleep.....massage your hair with good ayurvedic oil like bhring ranj oil.....sprinkle water in eyes...take sootshekhar ras...kaparda bhasm and godanti bhasm with honey two times a day.....pranacharya no tens capsule twice a day with warm water.....avoid tea...coffee....junk food...oily food....fermented food....stress...eat green vegetables....drink fruits juices...and 7-8 glass of water.....do pranayama early in the morning....walk for minimum 30 minutes in a day....
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I have back pain for past two years, also having numbness in my legs, please suggest

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. You should not be having persistent back pain, please elaborate your problem in detail as to whether there is any pain radiating down in legs and any other symptoms like numbness, paraesthesia, weakness in legs etc do you feel fever, weight loss, loss of apetite etc if you have localized back pain, you can start with - to maintain proper posture while working and sleeping - if pain is more then you can take a short course of an anti-inflammatory medication which suits you - physical therapy initially under supervision of a trained physiotherapist and then to continue at home - adequate calcium & vitamin d intake if levels are low in body - ice packs can applied if your pain is acute, then hot fomentation can be done at home - analgesic spray for local application can be used and is easily available. Get back to me in case your symptoms do not get better in 2-3 weeks time. Actually I will advise for dynamic x rays of your back if you are not improving with conservative management after 2-3 weeks time. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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Hello Dr, 27/M I had major surgery in my left hand on Nov 21 2016 as both ulna and radius bones were operated and fixed implanted. Right now I don't have any issue rather than in the last small finger I still have numbness and little muscle pain. Is it in critical condition?

MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho)
Orthopedist, Lucknow
Hello Dr, 27/M I had major surgery in my left hand on Nov 21 2016 as both ulna and radius bones were operated and fix...
It shall regain sensations in few weeks, just follow up with your doctor and take physiotherapy as may have been advised.
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Which is the best medicine for epilepsy Sodium valporate gastro resistant tablet I P 500mg or Divalproex Prolonged release tablets I P Valance* O D 500. Please explain its side effects and more.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
All d medication, has side effects, but no alternative, follow your doctor religiously&report any type of discomfort to take necessary actions.
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I am 42 years old. I have migraine problem since last 30 years now a days I have too much problem and BP problem since last 3 years also and taking medicine of BP regularly. What should you di.

LCPS, BAM&S
General Physician, Pune
I am 42 years old. I have migraine problem since last 30 years now a days I have too much problem and BP problem sinc...
It seems your headache and blood pressure is not properly managed. You need to see a good doctor who can advise you on having a good advise on your lifestyle and some advise on managing stress and relaxation. Bearing the pain for 30 years is injustice.
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I have tried welbutirin, with horrendous anxiety and insomnia side effects. Had the same reaction to zoloft and paxil plus sexual side effects. Then tried remeron which was good.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Regarding online consultation there are certain points which all should know and follow. 1) the description of the diseases should be complete in all respects, including any tests done and any medicines already taking. Just saying I have diabetes since 10 years and taking metformin cannot help a discerning doctor a scientific advice. 2) your place and name and mail id and phone number should be in the question. It is necessary at times to know where you stay to give a good advice. (for example if there the climate is warm or cold and many other factors) 3) it is necessary to keep in regular touch for some diseases like diabetes and hypertension. So make it a point to be in touch by asking private questions. And repeat the essential point of the previous question to give a continuing answer. All these are said with intention to give a scientifically correct answer and talk as if in a regular consultation about which I am very keen to. 4) for personalised attention and follow up ask privately and it is better to make online payment if you are asked to by the doctor. It involves his time and dedication to give you expert advice after studying your problem. Ask personally in case of doubts about any medical matter.
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I am 21 years old boy and I am suffering from hemicranial disease for past 5 yr's I already consult to neurologist but he gave me some medicines like sensival 25mg and naprosyn 250mg I have taken these medicines at evening time but I didn't get recovery properly sometimes I am getting a lot of frustration, concentrate problem as well as constipation problem. I want to get concentrate about my further studies so please I request to all neurologist's what should I do.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
For constipation eat food with high fiber content and eat bananas at bedtime and if necessary take two tsp of syp gudlax at night and apart from taking ongoing treatment take take tablet folvite 5mg once a day and tablet vitamind (60000iu) once a week for six months.
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I am a 25 year old and have a headache since last 2.5 months. I have already seen doctors and they told that symptoms match to those of a migraine. I have already taken migraine medicines for over a month. But yet I encounter headache, heavy headedness and nausea daily. I don't understand why is it continuous? How to lower the frequency. I cannot concentrate at my work, at my study. I was going gym for some while which I have quit. My lifestyle is fine but again I always feel tired. Whenever I am alone I feel weirdly lonely and cry often. Are the continuous headaches because of migraine or is there a possibility that I am under depression. I have experienced many lows including a breakup, failure at a competitive exam recently. Should I consult a neurologist or a psychologist. I am not really a weak heart-ed person but I am really worried about my health, my current attitude and my future if things does not change. Kindly suggest.

Post Doctoral Research (Ph.D.) (A.M) (Oncology), Integrative Oncology for Physicians (MSKCC, N.Y, USA), Doctor of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I) Cert., Advanced Strategic Management (APSM), B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.), Clinically Relevant Herb-Drug Interactions (CME) - (Cine-Med Inc. USA)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Bhubaneswar
I am a 25 year old and have a headache since last 2.5 months. I have already seen doctors and they told that symptoms...
Hi , firstly, I would like to thank you for having expressed your issues so very clearly. Well, as I understand, you have migraine since last 2.5 months, and you have been taking prothiaden for over a month now. Prothiaden, however, seems to be an anti-depressant and most of the symptoms that you have described like nausea, heavy headedness, headache etc are side effects of prothiaden which usually clear off after couple of weeks. Seemingly, your already existing headache (migraine as diagnosed) is not being helped through your current medication and the side effects of prothiaden probably add to your issues. Furthermore, in the given context, it is likely that anyone would get anxious, stressed out and eventually get into depression. That you feel weird, lonely and cry often, is indicative of you being depressed. I would advise you to meet up your physician whosoever you are consulting at present, and have a review of the treatment progress with no further delay. As there could still be better medications, he/ she may consider changing medication/ dose suitably as appropriate and one that has minimal side effects. At the same time, I would advise you to remain mentally strong as you already are, believe in yourself, and have faith and hope that there always is light at the end of the tunnel, however dark the tunnel may appear to be. Yogasanas, pranayams & meditation can also help you relax, de-stress and keep you focussed even during these tough times. At the same time, a trip to some hill station or some scenic natural place can help you relax, rejuvenate, think clearly and have a fresh perspective. For a second opinion, you should consult a psychologist if you have not consulted one already. He/ she may advise diagnostics & refer you appropriately as required. Keep up your dietary habits, lifestyle & hobbies and try enjoying every moment of your life irrespective. Hope this helps. You may connect with me in private to discuss and come up with a treatment plan that suits you in particular. All the best.
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I have really strong migraine, for the last two days. I also experience lack of balance and diarrhea.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
hello Migraine is a form of headache in which the pain is usually throbbing, pulsating and bursting in character. At times, the pain is one sided or may involve the whole head. Such pain may last for hours or even days. It is often accompanied by other symptoms like nausea or vomiting. At the same time, there is increased sensitivity to light and sound. The causes of the problem may vary from one patient to another and so will the final choice of the homoeopathic remedy differs from person to person. take kali phos 6x, 5 tabs thrice daily. Please revert with more symptoms.
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I have been diagnosed with neurocysticercosis on Nov 23, 15 after having seizures and have been taking anti-seizure drugs since then. Thankfully, no episodes of seizure since then. I wanted to know if I can go for wisdom tooth extraction. Will I have any complication during the extraction procedure?

MD(MEDICINE), MBBS
Nephrologist, Chandigarh
Yes, you can under the guidance of a competent dentist. Treated neurocysticercosis is no contraindication to a tooth extraction.
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