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Having severe toothache throughout whole mouth. Jaw pain, headache, brain fog, and fatigue. Is all of this normal with major pain?

Having severe toothache throughout whole mouth. Jaw pain, headache, brain fog, and fatigue. Is all of this normal with major pain?

Yes: This is your body crying for help. Seek dental care right away to rule out a severe dental infection or jaw trauma. If not possible, go to the er. ...Read more

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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.

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.

See below: #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

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Sudden mild headache back of head, instantly over but brain fog, dry eyes and tiredness remain for rest of the day. Ideas?

Sudden mild headache back of head, instantly over but brain fog, dry eyes and tiredness remain for rest of the day. Ideas?

See a neurologist: With a headache specialty who also is trained in sleep medicine. Such a neurologist should be able to sort this out for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Muscle spasm in chest near heart, weakness & fatigue in legs, brain fog & headache. Vision seems worse recently. Also have right side & back pain.

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

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Lymph nodes under armpits are swollen, tiredness, aches in my joints and body, headaches, brain fog, dizziness & seem to be getting worse. Please help?

Lymph nodes under armpits are swollen, tiredness, aches in my joints and body, headaches, brain fog, dizziness & seem to be getting worse. Please help?

How long have sx's: Been going on for? Any fever? Sore throat? Congestion? If this has been going on for any significant period of time than medical eval is warranted. ...Read more

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Unexplained constellation of symptoms that started suddenly and have persisted for eight months. Brain fog, tiredness, symptoms of prostatitis.

Unexplained constellation of symptoms that started suddenly and have persisted for eight months. Brain fog, tiredness, symptoms of prostatitis.

Two possibilities: 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

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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?

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

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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

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Confusion, headache, brain fog, did my MRI found normal. Don't know what's wrong?

Confusion, headache, brain fog, did my MRI found normal. Don't know what's wrong?

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

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Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?

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

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Weird. When I swallow I get dull top of headache followed by brain fog. Every time I intentionally swallow this returns. What the?

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

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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

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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

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

No: Brain fog can be due to diet (see anti inflammatory diet at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com), hormones, stress, lack of sleep, caffeine withdrawal, brain issues. Raising eyebrows should not cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Disregard previous posts. Easy dizziness, brain fog, feel out of it, don't feel connected, constant moderate headaches. What could this be. Past4mths

Disregard previous posts. Easy dizziness, brain fog, feel out of it, don't feel connected, constant moderate headaches. What could this be. Past4mths

Being Ill: You are ill. There are probably a dozen possible conditions. You need to be examined, and have your blood tested.

This could be a thyroid condition, a blood sugar problem, an infection, allergies, or mental health. ...Read more

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Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

Difficulty going to and staying asleep. No appetite. Constant fatigue and brain fog.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Sudden head rush. Then head is tired. Brain fog sets in with mild headache. (normal MRI six months ago). Thoughts?

Sudden head rush. Then head is tired. Brain fog sets in with mild headache. (normal MRI six months ago). Thoughts?

Could be anxiety att: You should have a medical check up with your doctor. A detailed history and examination by your doctor is the best way to find out exactly why you have these symptoms. He/she may give you a tranquilizer if counseling alone does not take care of your symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

CFS: Treatment includes a combination of the following:

cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt) and graded exercise for certain patients
healthy diet
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

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I've recently began to experience a feeling of constant "brain fog". This leads to nausea but I do not have any headaches. When I bend over I experience incredible pressure within my skull. Any help would be appreciated! ?

Brain fog help: Brain fog can mean many things, eg, confusion, light-headedness, poor memory, fatigue. It's not a medical term or diagnosis. Causes may be nutritional, hormonal, cardiac, infection, neurologic etc. Best to see your pcp for a proper exam so your symptoms can be identified and treated. Meantime, avoid bending over. If you feel worse, go to urgent care or ER. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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