Frequently Asked Questions

You should see a Neurologist when you have the following
1) Stroke
2) Epilepsy
3) Headache
4) Parkinsons Disease
5) Dementia
6) Peripheral Neuropathy
7) Motor Neuron Disease
8) Myasthenia Gravis
9) Muscular Dystrophy
10) Myelopathy
11) Ataxia
12) Vertigo
13) Meningitis
14) Viral Encephalitis
15) Lumbar Radiculopathy
16) Cervical Radiculopathy
17) Multiple Sclerosis
If you have one of the following symptoms, then it is worthwhile to see the Neurologist:
1) Convulsions/ Fits
2) Paralysis of one side of Body
3) Difficulty in speaking
4) Tingling or Numbness in Hands And/ or Feet
5) Deviation of face on one side
6) Double Vision
7) Difficulty in Chewing and Swallowing
8) Tremors of Hand, Head or Leg
9) Recurrent episodes of loss of consciousness
10) Spinning sensation
11) Difficulty in walking
12) Headache
13) Muscle Pain, Aches and Cramps
14) Forgetfulness
15) Recurrent falls
16) Slowness in walking
17) Backpain, Neck Pain
18) Sciatica
19) Loss of sleep or Excess sleep
20) Difficulty in getting up from floor
21) Difficulty in writing
22) Coma
23) Inabilty to control Urine and Stool
You should always take an appointment before you see your neurologist.  Usually first consultation is most important and time consuming.  you must give maximum information about your symptoms to your neurologist.  You should always carry all reports including Blood reports, CT Scan or MRI film with reports, X_rays or Sonograghy or any other reports, even though you feel it may not be of any help.  Always see neurologist with one or more relatives, who knows about your disease. Time for 1st consultation may vary from patient to patient  and you may require to undergo investigations. Hence spare sufficient time for this consultation.
It depends on the nature of your disease.  Make sure that when you leave doctors chamber that you have understood when to visit again. Make sure that you continue to take medicines till you see your doctor, in case you are late by few days.
You can always take additional medicines, in case you have fever,  common cold or diarrhoea & vomiting along with the prescription of neurologist. But, you should inform your treating doctor that you are already on treatment by neurologist.
Most of the neurological disorders require treatment for long period and it may sometimes continue life long. You can discuss this matter with your neurologist. However some patients take medicines unsupervised when they know life long treatment.  This is not correct.  You must see your neurologist periodically to adjust doses of medicines,  to monitor for long term adverse effect and for additional issues.  Also, it is not right to do self reduction of medicine, which can be really a source of trouble.
You can ask your neurologist about your disease.  You can visit our website and we have provided additional Links for more information.