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Can ecitalopram cause brain fog ?

Can ecitalopram cause brain fog ?

No: Generally speaking no ssri, including escitalopram or lexapro, causes brain fog, and actually should make you more focused by treating anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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What can I do to address brain fog?

What can I do to address brain fog?

Hmmmm: Yuo can't think straight? This can be from so many causes - see your doctor. A neurologist might be the second step. ...Read more

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What is brain fog and what are the causes?

What is brain fog and what are the causes?

Brain fog: Is a state of mind with subtle confusion and lack of mental clarity. Causes can be stress, depression, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, insomnia, hypersomnolence, chemotherapy, lyme's disease, nutritional deficiencies, depersonalization disorder, mononucleosis, blood sugar abnormalities, thyroid abnormalities, severe hypertension, renal failure, anything that can cause low blood oxygen levels such as emphysema, copd, congestive heart failure, and chronically low blood pressure.Best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes brain fog and why does it occur?

What causes brain fog and why does it occur?

Many causes: Many reasons for such a difficult to define symptom. You d be better off discussing your particular case with your dr, to pinpoint the causes in this particular case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will a brain fog indicate something serious?

Will a brain fog indicate something serious?

Hard to find : Scientifically-based articles on this. In my practice the most common cause of brain fog that i see is fibromyalgia. I am including a reference to an article that lists many causes of brain fog some of which would certainly be considered controversial. www.livestrong.com/article/...are-the-causes-of-brain-fog. ...Read more

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Help please? What is causing this brain fog?

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Help please? What is causing this brain fog?

Brain fog: A state of confusion can result from sleep deprivation, Neurological disorders such as Lupus or Chronic fatigue, Stress, Menopause, Diabetes, Nutritional deficits such as Vitamin B12 or Magnesium deficiency, Medications such as sedatives or alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like I'm in a brain fog?

See your Dr. : there are several problems associated with feeling :"foggy brain" anxiety is one of them, side effects to meds is another, so please see your Dr. for a more through assessment good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What are reasons why won't this brain fog go away?

What are reasons why won't this brain fog go away?

Answering this: question would require a medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

Many causes: lack of sleep, depression, thyroid disease, dementia, old age, autoimmune disease, head bleed, drugs, environmental exposure, etc . . . many causes. Consult with your personal Physician as soon as possible for further workup ...Read more

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What are some common medications known to help brain fog?

What are some common medications known to help brain fog?

The question needs..: 'brian fog' is pretty general. Hard to tell if it muzzy thinking from street drugs, medication, aftermath of trauma to the head, etc. I think you need someone tohelp search out the particulars. Try a psychiatrist and be sure what you're dealing with. ...Read more

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When someone says they have 'brain fog' what does that mean?

When someone says they have 'brain fog' what does that mean?

"Brain fog": You'd have to ask the specific person who says it, to be sure. Many people who use this term say they feel confused, have a bad memory, go into a room and forget why they're there, can't make decisions, feel overwhelmed when posed with thinking tasks, etc. Some (not all) people using this term may have chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, or are receiving chemotherapy ("chemo brain"). ...Read more

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I have brain fog: what causes it, what are the symptoms, and is it serious?

Possibilities: This is not a medical term. But it is described as being the result of stress, medical conditions, fatigue, poor nutrition, and depression and/or anxiety. ...Read more

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I think I have brain fog-what do I do? I am still a teen and I am having brain fog for the first time.

Dumbing Down Questio: A "teen" who is 39 yrs. Of age. U certainly are in a fog. Regardless, r.U. Distracted? Taking meds or drugs (including excessive caffeine)? Sleeping enough? ...Read more

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Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

Savella (milnacipran) is proven: Savella, (milnacipran) one of the fda approved fibromyalgia treatments, has been shown in research to improve cognitive function as well as fatigue. However, it doesn't work for everyone. Stimulants medicines, like ritalin, are often used if patients fail savella (milnacipran). If you sleep is poor, improving your sleep quality can also help. If you are overweight, snore and tired during the day you might have sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What to do about perimenopause brain fog, its horrible?

May not be real: There is no good data suggesting a reduction in cognitive function before or during menopause, and estrogen-progesterone therapy does not improve cognitiive function around the time of menopause. ...Read more

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What brain conditions can cause brain fog in young people?

Need more info: Really need more information about what is meant by brain fog; too vague a description to provide a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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I have fibromaglia need help, want my life back! tired , major brain fog?

I have fibromaglia need help, want my life back! tired , major brain fog?

See your PCP.: Gfibromyalgia can be a very debilitating illness causing depression, chronic pain, poor energy, fatigue and the brain fog you experience. There are medications approved for this condition such as lyrica, Cymbalta and savella (milnacipran) as well as lifestyle changes. You need to see your doctor and he can refer you to appropriate specialists. ...Read more

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What is brain fog and what causes it? And is it one of fibromyalgia symptoms?

What is brain fog and what causes it? And is it one of fibromyalgia symptoms?

Lay term: It is a lay term that can mean several things such as not being able to really concentrate or think straight. It is not a "fibromyalgia thing.". ...Read more

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