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Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Can low dopamine cause  twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Hard to say...: Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated. Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more

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Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Could an affected/damaged cerebellum cause uncontrollable fear/panic attacks, seemingly dissociation, vision changes, memory impairment? I have lyme.

Not cerebellum: The symptoms you mention would not likely come from cerebellum. But there's still help for panic attacks and anxiety, which can cause all those symptoms. A psychiatrist could help you with them. ...Read more

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Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple system atrophy at age 36? Suffer from tachycardia, memory issues, dizziness, fasciculations, brain fog, muscle pain, apathy?,

Could I have multiple system atrophy at age 36? Suffer from tachycardia, memory issues, dizziness, fasciculations, brain fog, muscle pain, apathy?,

Prob not MSA: Yes, people at age 36 have MSA sometimes, and illness like it. Normally memory issues and muscle pain are not their symptoms. They tend to have ataxia- loss of balance- and trouble walking. MSA is normally diagnosed by brain MRI. Head injuries also can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Simple partial seizures common idiopathic epelipsy? Brain tumor? No other symptoms. Passed neuro exam - reflexes, gait, strength, eye exam -perfectly.

Brain tumor: An MRI of the brain will determine if there is a brain tumor. Reducing or eliminating the seizures is the first priority. The anti-convulsant (anti-seizure) medication prescribed by your neurologist is specific to the seizure type. Discuss the side-effects of each medication to help you cope with seizures. ...Read more

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Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Could cognitive impairment from bipolar disorder effect one's grades and overall intelligence?

Impact on function: Until one finds a way to relieve or reduce the symptoms of mental/emotional/behavioral disorders they do indeed have an impact on functioning in many areas of life. Often that is a necessary part of the dx. It's not likely that the innate intellectual capacity would be diminished, but the performance level definitely could. Find effective tx - a combo of cbt talk therapy and meds may be best. ...Read more

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Can deep brain stimulation cure Parkinson's disorder?

Can deep brain stimulation cure Parkinson's disorder?

No, but very helpful: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with minimized symptoms) & greatly reduce dyskinesia (twisting, writhing, jerking movements during "on" time). Good candidates must be not demented, psychiatrically stable, & still demonstrating good symptom relief from meds, but with inconsistent results. ...Read more

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Gets infections constantly, memory loss, slurred words, cognitive problems, brain fog, abnormal eeg. 21 years old, felt this way since 14?

Gets infections constantly, memory loss, slurred words, cognitive problems, brain fog, abnormal eeg. 21 years old, felt this way since 14?

More information: I am assuming you have sought attention from primary care providers, neurologist as well. You want to make sure no metabolic, immune system dysfunction, i.E congenital anomalies. ...Read more

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Can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? Muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ? Had normal brain,neck MRI and clean emg.

Can an anxiety disorder mimic symptoms like ms? Muscle twitches ,prickly sensation, numbness ?
Had normal brain,neck MRI and clean emg.

Effects of anxiety: Symptoms of prickling, numbness and twitching can occur in anyone, and they can be more noticeable to someone feeling anxiety. Your tests are ok. That is great! Means those nerves are healthy. Maybe just oversensitive. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Does anxiety cause cognitive impairment?

Sometimes: Anxiety can lower one's ability to focus and concentrate, and thus can also lead to some forgetfulness or distractibility. Still, (with the exception of temporary panic attacks, if any) most anxiety usually does not impair cognitive functions as much as some other mental health difficulties. This can be improved with psychotherapy and/or medication treatments. ...Read more

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Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

It can be: Many antidepressants such as Lexapro (escitalopram) can lead to a variety of withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped too quickly. This is very common and is often referred to as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Speak with your doc about your symptoms to see if this is what is happening so you can develop a plan for managing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Do antipsychotics affect cognitive functions like memory processing speed word recollection executive functions? What's the best?

Cognitive effects: The newer antipsychotics (second-generation antipsychotics) theoretically are supposed to assist with improving cognitive impairments in various mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. However, it is possible that a slowing of processes can occur with such medications. Efficacy and tolerability depend on the medication, side effect profile, and patient response. ...Read more

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Could depersonalisation/derealization leads to seizure disorders?

Could depersonalisation/derealization leads to seizure disorders?

No: There is no causation of physical disorder by the DP/DR symptoms that seem to have become very popular lately. They are, if anything, possible to experience if you have a seizure disorder that makes it difficult to hold constant attention to your environment. They are experience qualities. Don't worry about harm they can do to your brain. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear ?

Autonomic&periphal neuropathy dysarthia trouble swallowing trouble urinating wide gait falls memory loss 38 yrs old;mri brain clear blood work clear  ?

Multiple symptoms: That is a tough case, not easy to diagnose. The normal brain MRI makes the cause of dysarthria difficult. It would help to have the input of a speech pathologist. Wide gait and falling can occur when the sense of touch in the feet is impaired. It is sometimes called sensory ataxia. Trouble urinating may occur do to loss of sensation or loss of control. Why do you have neuropathy? ...Read more

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