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Dr.Shakeel Ansari, Neurology Specialist
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Experience:  Post Graduate Diploma Clinical Neurology
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I have bad. Neurological symptoms after COVID vaccine, yes -

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I have bad. Neurological symptoms after COVID vaccine
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: yes - he says neuropathy, I’m taking gabapentin
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: not really
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I’ve also developed a little weakness in my left foot. Vaccine has caused autoimmune reaction
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
My big question is - can it settle over time. Feels like I’ve been poisoned - been going on for 5 weeks
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Is that you dr Ansari?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Ansari.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
We’ve spoken before - I’m very worried
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

How may I help you, what happened?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

Cannot take the call.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Have WhatsApp number
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

Can you upload the video, tip-toe walking

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
WhatsApp
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok - I remember you saying this should clear over time but I now have motor issue with left foot and general muscle weakness, foot numbness and thigh pains
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

This needs to evaluate with EMG and NCS test.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Also loss of sexual function and slight urinary incontinence
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Had second moderna vaccine July 9, symptoms started august 1
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

You have to see the Neurologist face to face. You also need MRI dorsal and lumbosacral spine.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Are you there dr Ansari
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I saw your answer - what do you think is going on
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

Yes, I am here.

Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

You have to be examined by a neurologist, need clinical evaluation, MRI dorsal spine, and EMG-NCS test to know. This could be an autoimmune response to the vaccination.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
As these symptoms are clearly related to vaccine , could they resolve in time as you previously indicated
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

This need to evaluate without it we cannot say it's due to post-vaccine autoimmune response or Some thing else.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I agree - you mentioned you’ve heard/seen this before and it tends to settle. Is that correct? Ps I’m seeing a neurologist on Tuesday for examination
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

Yes, this depends on the severity of the case. You can know severity and extent by Nerve conduction study test

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Assuming it’s post vaccine response - which I’m convinced is the case - do you believe generally the nerves can regenerate in time and ease these awful symptoms
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Ok- I understand
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

As I told it depends on the severity and extent of the injury. Can you upload a video of your tip-toe walking and heel walking?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I can walk ok on tip toes but left foot can’t lift properly when I try to walk on heels- is this reversal ?
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Just started three days ago
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I can still run etc but that tends to cause thigh pain. Feels like I’m falling to pieces
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thought it was small fiber neuropathy but now it looks like it’s mixed …
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I can walk on tip toes but on heels left foot is struggling to get off ground
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Are you still there?
Expert:  Dr.Shakeel Ansari replied 13 days ago.

You need to see a neurologist for the assessment and management.