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Brain Fog Headaches Fatigue
Choline seems to cause brain fog, drowsiness, fatigue, minor headache and depression. Should I discontinue it immediatly?
Having severe toothache throughout whole mouth. Jaw pain, headache, brain fog, and fatigue. Is all of this normal with major pain?
I've had fatigue for 3 days and intense brain fog. It feels like my brain is lagging. Today, I have a headache w/these symptoms. What do I do? Causes?
Can't be exact about:
The cause of headaches because there are several major types, e.g., vascular, sinus, muscular, tension, etc.
Please see you doc so he/she can examine you and give you the proper treatment for the type of headache you have. Sorry if you are dealing w/this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
How long should the flu last? I've had a headache, on and off brain fog/confusion, and extreme fatigue for the last 5 days and I'm not getting better.
What would be your top 5 DDx for 29yo male with EXTREME fatigue, headaches, brain fog, impending doom/death (on occasion), orthostatic intolerance, post exertion malaise, and misc cardiovascular Sx? All "standard" labs/imaging normal so far.
#1 BY FAR would be Lyme disease with co-infections like Babesia, Bartonella & Mycoplasma.
#2 other chronic infections such as EBV, HHV-6 and Chlamydia pneuoniae
#3 Heavy metal toxicity (mercury, lead etc.)
#4 Mold toxicity
#5 Multiple food sensitivities related to parasites/dysbiosis
It is possible you could have ALL of the above.
"Standard" tests may miss all.
See a good integrative doctor. ...Read more
Sudden mild headache back of head, instantly over but brain fog, dry eyes and tiredness remain for rest of the day. Ideas?
What causes constant headaches, dizziness, numbness, pressure in head, weakness, fatigue, muscles aches, stuttering, brain fog, blurred vision?
See your doctor: Or a your neurologist for evaluation, can't draw conclusions ...Read more
Muscle spasm in chest near heart, weakness & fatigue in legs, brain fog & headache. Vision seems worse recently. Also have right side & back pain.
Get an exam: If you are having significant acute (new) chest pain or your vision change is sudden, I would advise you be seen in an ER now. Otherwise, the assorted symptoms you are describing could have many causes and I would strongly recommend that you make an appointment today for an evaluation with your physician. They can do appropriate testing and determine the cause (s). ...Read more
Mother is under mass stress and having nervousness, numb hands, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, eye pain and brain fog. Eye problem or brain?
Asking for u or her?: She needs to be examined by a physician. ...Read more
Lymph nodes under armpits are swollen, tiredness, aches in my joints and body, headaches, brain fog, dizziness & seem to be getting worse. Please help?
Unexplained constellation of symptoms that started suddenly and have persisted for eight months. Brain fog, tiredness, symptoms of prostatitis.
When you have had an adequate workup (including solid exam and adequate number of tests for your overall situation) then you will have two possibilites: all tests normal, something shows up. Do you actually have prostatitis by testing? What symptoms?
If tests positive, then follow these. If all negative then might be stress (subjective, chronic-persisiting, lab neg, young person). ...Read more
Brain fog and Headache back right side and top of head with occasional tingling on top of head during day for 4 weeks. Told it was due to anxiet. Ok?
May not be anxiety: Anxiety can produce tension headache and difficulty concentrating ("brain fog"). But, if headache continues in location you describe for 4 weeks, it is possibly something more serious. Please consult your doctor, or a neurologist. They can recommend an MRI, EEG, or brain scan to rule out any serious issue. If all tests negative, consider CBT psychotherapy to treat your anxiety. Get help please ...Read more
After getting high for my first time, I have been having headaches for the past two months. I also feel brain fog and very slight derealization. Help?
High on what?: Your response depends on what you got "high" on, and you have not supplied that information. What you buy on the street may or may not contain what you think it does. If concerned about a prolonged response to hallucinogens or other drugs, please see your physician and discuss what has happened. S/he can determine the best ways to help you. Hoping you at least stay away from intoxicants. ...Read more
See neurologist: These symptoms need more investigation -- and many potential causes may not show up on MRI scans at all. Getting a thorough workup with a neurologist is essential now. You could have migraines, some types of seizures, or other problems. You list being on topomax, but don't specify the reason. Alcohol and drug use can also cause such symptoms. Please see a neurologist as soon as you can. ...Read more
Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?
Possible side effect: The symptoms you have listed can be side effects of taking ciprofloxin. Side effects can be temporary, or it can last as long as one takes the ciprofloxin. Relief comes primarily from stopping the medication, however, before doing so, you should contact your doctor for alternatives to the ciprofloxin. ...Read more
Weird. When I swallow I get dull top of headache followed by brain fog. Every time I intentionally swallow this returns. What the?
CV;GI w/u needed.:
Discuss with your dr. Also if you are taking any supplements or otc meds.
Have you been on the Carvedilol long? Did sx preceed this med or after?
Gi w/u esophagus motility. How much Alprazolam are you taking? Dose may be to high. Carotid arteries need checked; perhaps additional cardio w/u. Any family hx of similar sx? If all ok then relaxation therapy. Also check out neurologic causes, albeit? ...Read more
I had two concussions within a year from bumping my head. Am I likely to ever feel the same again. As in no more headaches, and brain fog.
Depends: Recovery from concussion depends on a number of factors including who you were before the concussion as well as how severe the concussions were, and age. The number of concussions experienced and how close they are together also matters. It's important to be sure that you weren't having headaches or brain fog prior to the concussions because that could mean you have migraine which is treatable. ...Read more
Weird question but can raising your eyebrows a lot lead to brain fog that shows up on eeg? I do it a lot cos of hooded lids..., sometimes get headache
Evaluation needed: You need to see a Dr for an eval. Prepare by thinking about anything that might be different in your life if these are new concerns. The more detailed you can be, the better their chances to Dx. Best! ...Read more
Brain fog, thousand yard stare, slightly off balance, slight headache. Normal mri, standard labs normal. Very frustrated.
Head Injury?: Did you have a head injury prior to onset of symptoms? ...Read more
I had a severe concussion six years ago, after skydiving three days ago, I've had a headache, dizziness and brain fog since. Is it related?
See below: I wouldn't think, unless you hit your head when you were skydiving. I'd check with a neurologist if this goes on more than 24-48 hours or if it gets worse. ...Read more
I don't know what to do I feel constant anxiety I get dizzy really easy I feel headaches and brain fog. Feel disconnected. What is wrong.
Depersolization: If you smoke pot, please stop as that can worsen this condition. First see your family doctor to have any other physical cause ruled out, especially a neurologic cause. Given the fact that you have headaches I would personally refer someone with your symptoms to a neurologist to rule out any neurologic disease. You should also see psychiatrist for a full psychiatric evaluation and initiation of treatment. Psychotherapy will also be essential. Do your best to limit any stress in your life. Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season. ...Read more
Woke up today with bad brain fog. Can't focus. Got a bit of a little headache too. Could that cause it? Also have IBS & last 3 days bad flair ups.
IBS...: IBS=anxiety disorder that has been internalized into a physical symptom. IT IS NOT AN ACTUAL BOWEL DISORDER. The brain fog, poor concentration and headache all sound like further manifestations of something bothering you that has gotten SO big, that IBS symptoms aren't enough anymore to cover it. What's going on in your life? See your doc. Perhaps it's time for therapy and/or a change in meds. ...Read more
I am 16 and am experiencing heavy 'brain fog' and fatigue all the time. I can't seem to relieve it with sleep or with any methods I've seen online.?
See your doctor.: Have you been ill with a fever, sore throat, cough, other symptoms? Are you feeling anxious or depressed? Did you have a head injury? Are you on medication? You should be examined by your doctor and may need some lab work done to make the proper diagnosis. Possible causes of your fogginess and fatigue are mono, concussion, depression, other viral illlnesses, medications, among others. ...Read more
My brain doesn't feel right. Feels cloudy at times. I feel sudden irritable, or emotional. I space out and get brain fog. I am tired a lot. Headaches?
Speak to your: Primary care physician and rule out physi causes for your symptoms. If there are no physical reasons, see a psychologist to look for psychological explanations and treatment. ...Read more
Sudden head rush. Then head is tired. Brain fog sets in with mild headache. (normal MRI six months ago). Thoughts?
The day I do weight training (+cardio), the NEXT day I get this constant headache, feel anxious, brain fog. Could it be overtraining or bad sleep?
Feels like been doing an all day headstand. Mild tiredness and brain fog this happens from time to time. Possible migraine? Normal MRI last year.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) diagnosis after vigorous testing which was all normal. I live with brain fog on a daily basis. Anything that can help?
Treatment includes a combination of the following:
cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) and graded exercise for certain patients
sleep management techniques
medications to reduce pain, discomfort, and fever
medications to treat anxiety (anti-anxiety drugs)
medications to treat depression (antidepressant drugs) also see excellent info at
www. Cdc. Gov/cfs
best wishes. ...Read more