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Old 05-03-2009, 01:57 AM   #1
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brain scans

Originally Posted by Titchou View Post
I think jumping in with brain scans when all it may be is low blood sugar (or something along those lines) is a little overboard.
I have an appointment with a general practitioner. In the meantime I've been doing some Googling about brain scans and found these prices:

Brain CT Scan
minimum $186.00 av $380.00 maximum $772.00
Most Expensive Head and Neck Ultrasound in Seattle $214
Least Expensive Head and Neck Ultrasound in Seattle $75

These prices seem reasonable, so I'm not sure why brain scans are considered a big deal. (Other than MRI's noise factor and other scans' contrast substances, if any)

The problem with starting with low blood sugar or such, is that it can take weeks or months of tweaking a diet to even find out if that is the cause, much less correct it. Trying first one 'diagnosis by treatment' and then another, can eat up a lot of time.

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Old 05-03-2009, 06:10 AM   #2
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Re: brain scans

Um...I'm not sure what you are thinking there. Low blood sugar is strictly determined thru a blood test. There are no "weeks of tweaking a diet." Take my word for it, my blood sugar was 58 - and that was not a fasting test! So, It's pretty cut and dried - as are many issues - the cure is just to eat regularly. So I don't understand why you think it's so complicated.

Old 05-03-2009, 10:18 AM   #3
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Re: brain scans

What puzzles me is why the use of scans for memory loss etc seems to be controversial.

(I was diagnosed with 'pre-diabetic hypoglycemia' in 1979 and believe me, it can be very long and complicated to deal with -- and may be a distraction from finding some other cause of my memory loss.)

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