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I had a stroke about 18 months ago. as a result I take 4 diasosin

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I had a stroke about 18 months ago. as a result I take 4 diasosin tablets daily. however my
right leg is weakened and
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--can you tell me more about your leg problem and have you had any physical therapy for it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

none

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK but please tell me the exact extent of the leg problem John. And can you please check the exact spelling of the medication you mentioned?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

the medication is doxazosin 4 mg and I take two tablets in the morning


 


and two more in the evening. the extent of the leg problem is that i CANNOT walk at anormal speed annd as aresult I dont wish to chance


riding the bike.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK John. I would suggest either Neurontin or Lyrica as a more effective medication for your problem. That said, I would also refer you to a physiatrist--a physical medicine and rehabilitation MD specialist--for an intense, customized physical therapy program to help regain the strength and function of your leg

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