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I had my follow up with my neurologist today.

During my clinical, the pushing/pulling exercises went fine. No issues.


He began to check my reflexes. All seemed to go well, until he got to my right ankle reflex. I could feel my foot jump when he tested the reflex. Much more than it EVER has before. I knew something was up, when he went to test every reflex again.


After a few minutes, he said "Exam was pretty good. I think you're fine. Come back if things get worse."


I do not want to be pushed off by my neuro because of perceived anxiety he might think I have causing the reflex. I know brisk reflexes can be common, and normal when they are on both sides. But one side being brisk? This would warrant concern, right?



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I wouldn't be too concerned... the reflex thing in the Neurological world is all over the map. In some cases of MND there is the presence of no reflexes. It may have been your anticipation of the of the other ankle about to be tested. Trust your Neuro.
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