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Toxoplasmosis infection three years later
Jan 7, 2000

Dr. Currier, I have had Toxoplasmosis three years ago, got it under control in about three months. I developed lesions on the right side of my brain. The feeling on the left side of my body from head to toe is both numb and extra-sensitive. (It is hard to explain). Is there anything I can do to regain normality? Will my brain ever regain the loss from the infection? Thank you very much. N.

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Since it's been 3 years, it's unlikely that things will change significantly now. There are medications that can improve the weird sensations. Ask your dooctor about gabapentin (Neurontin). It can be started at a low dose and then increased if you don't get the effect you want.

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