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Every evening I run out of energy (more than exhausted), w. ataxia + dysarthria, even at low activity level during day. Next morning fine. Cause?
Ataxia means movements without coordination. People with ataxia have incoordination because the parts of the nervous system that control movement and balance are not working properly. Ataxia can be associated with infections, injuries, or degenerative changes in the central nervous system. Ataxias may be hereditary ...Read more
Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more
No: However, they mat be signs of a significant systemic illness and you should see your physician. ...Read more
Severely dizzy, trouble walking, feeling very faint, slurred speech, trouble finding words too, BP and Bsugar in normal range, should i be worried?
Yes!: These symptoms require investigation. Could be that you are just tired but other more serious problems could be present. You need evaluation now. ...Read more
Symptoms previously: headaches, lightheadedness, balance problems. Symptoms then disappeared for a few months. Now include: ear pain, slurred speech?
Slurred Speech: Ask your pcp to refer you to a neurologist right away. You need to ake a deffinite diagnosis. ...Read more
Depends: It's never normal to have ataxia. There are many causes including alcohol abuse, stroke, tumor, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, genetic problems... Treatment depends on the cause. If you have ataxia, you need to see your doctor very soon to have it evaluated. Don't play around when it comes to the nervous system. Take care. ...Read more
Ataxia: The first symptom to appear is usually difficulty walking. The ataxia gradually worsens and slowly spreads to the arms and the trunk. There is often loss of sensation in the extremities, which may spread to other parts of the body. Slowness and slurring of speech develops and can get progressively worse. Many people with later stages of friedreich’s ataxia develop hearing and vision loss. ...Read more