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A 29-year-old male asked:

recently i can't think straight, some call it brain fog. i have a constant mild headache and my short term memory has deteriorated. is there something wrong with me?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Archibald Miller
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Perhaps: you should immediately consult with your personal physician and let him/her evaluate your neurological signs and symptoms. Some blood will likely need to be drawn, and perhaps a ct or mri. medications can cause your symptoms.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Causation?: At your age, maybe due to sleep disorder, thyroid, medication, drugs, alcohol, depression, vitamin deficiencies, occult infections. Have your doctor seek out

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