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Is it possible that anxiety can cause neurological symptoms like a 'seizure' symptom?

Is it possible that anxiety can cause neurological symptoms like a 'seizure' symptom?

Yes: Yes it is possible. But it is very important to rule out any kind of seizure disorder, medical or medication issues. See a physician and get checked out. If it is anxiety that is causing these symptoms there is effective psychological treatment for this kind of anxiety. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches?

Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches?

YEs: General anxiety disorder as you know can be very debilating. But before you write this off as anxiety see your doctor who will likely tell you that muscle twitches can be related to yourproblem ...Read more

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Have neurological symptoms with no neurological cause. Seen 3 neuro docs. All say anxiety. Can anxiety pass off really bad physical symptoms?

Have neurological symptoms with no neurological cause. Seen 3 neuro docs. All say anxiety. Can anxiety pass off really bad physical symptoms?

Anxiety can be cause: However, the anxiety is based on repression and dissociative defenses creating what is called a conversion disorder or reaction. Find yourself a trauma based therapist who deals with dissociation. If they cannot treat you with appropriate hypnotic techniques then find a hospital-based psychiatrist who can do a sodium amytal interview to find out what has been repressed. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and double vision & neurological symptoms for 3 straight months with clear MRI & no eye problem yet still fear that I have rabies?

I have anxiety and double vision & neurological symptoms for 3 straight months with clear MRI & no eye problem yet still fear that I have rabies?

Seek help: If you were exposed through a bite from an animal that could have rabies, i.e. a bat or stray, uncaptured dog, you should have received rabies prophylaxis. If you did not, then you need to contact your physician right away. Most prople infected with rabies develop symptoms very quickly but it take up to a year. Have you discussed tgis with your doctor, had the animal tested, had DFA.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/rabies/exposure/index. Html ...Read more

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Can hematomacrosis cause neurological symptoms?

Can hematomacrosis cause neurological symptoms?

Yes in some people: Hemochromatosis damages the liver and heart, causes diabetes and sexual organ dysfunction; and in some patients is felt to cause neurological or psychiatric disorders such as impaired memory, mood swings, severe irritability, depression, etc... ...Read more

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Can low iron levels cause neurological symptoms?

Can low iron levels cause neurological symptoms?

Yes: You'll feel crummy if you're becoming iron deficient before you become anemic. I think it's from too little iron available for cytochromes. It's unlikely to produce focal neurologic signs, or explain your blurry vision. ...Read more

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What could cause weird neurological symptoms with narcolepsy?

What could cause weird neurological symptoms with narcolepsy?

Hypocretin: In narcolepsy, many individuals have a loss of hypocretin producing cells. This loss of hypocretin may contribute to some of the neurological symptoms seen in narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What physical or neurological symptoms can excess stress cause?

What physical or neurological symptoms can excess stress cause?

Fatigue, ulcers.: Chronic fatigue, insomnia, weight gain, peptic ulcers and skin rashes can all be the result of stress. Cancer, diabetes and heart disease are also likely the result of chronic stress. ...Read more

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Does pheochromocytoma cause neurological symptoms?

Does pheochromocytoma cause neurological symptoms?

Yes: The most common neurological symptoms it causes is episodic headache, which means the headache comes and goes often. ...Read more

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Can high intra cranial pressure cause neurological symptoms?

Intracranial pressur: Increased intracranial pressure, particularly high pressures of greater than 20 can clearly caused neurological symptoms and if high enough can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for sinus problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Depends: Sinusitis can cause pain, which is a neurological symptom. In rare cases, advanced serious sinus infections can cause ocular symptoms like double vision, impaired eye motion; and intracranial problems like meningitis or a brain abscess. These are some of the neurological problems associated with sinusitis. ...Read more

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Can celiac cause neurological symptoms like ataxia?

Can celiac cause neurological symptoms like ataxia?

Yes: Neurological complications of gluten enteropathy are rare but recognized. Cerebellar involvement is one of the recognized syndromic manifestations. A neurologist should be consulted. Strict dietary compliance doesn't prevent these complications although as noted they are rare. ...Read more

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Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

NO: The abuse/habituation leads only to severe nasal obstruction (rebound) which is unlikely to cause any NEUROLOGIC damage. (although balance is an inner ear problem and that area is affected (temporarily) by nasal (eustacian tube) blockage!

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it possible for TMJ (jaw) problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Is it possible for TMJ (jaw) problems to cause neurological symptoms?

Unlikely: You may have symptoms like numbness, ear symptoms but not true nerurological disorders. ...Read more

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Have had prolapsed disc between L5/S1 for several years, what type of neurological symptoms could this cause?

Have had prolapsed disc between L5/S1 for several years, what type of neurological symptoms could this cause?

None or: sciatica. Usually the back pain resolves with time. Sometimes there is muscle weakness or loss. May have numbness in the L5 or S1 nerve root distribution. With the diabetes, I would get an NCV-EMG to sort out what symptoms are due to neuropathy vs. radiculopathy. ...Read more

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Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

Can paravertebral muscle spasm can cause neurological symptoms?

Sometimes: If paravertebral muscle spasms have been ongoing for awhile they can eventually cause some events to occur that could incite neurological symptoms. What kind of neurological symptoms are you having, and where is your muscle spasm (s) occurring? If you are experiencing any loss of bowel or bladder control or numbness in your upper inner thighs you need to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more

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Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Why does vitamin B12 deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Required by nerves: This co-factor is needed by the nerves to stay healthy. Each nerve cell has a self repair system that relies on a variety of nutrients in our diet to provide the needed material to keep the walls intact and the cell working. Lack of B12 eventually causes that repair system to start breaking down and nerve cells malfunction or degenerate, leading to neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms?

Yes, Absolutely!!: Folic acid is a critical co-factor in key neurochemical reactions in the brain in many different neurological pathways. Thus, yes, it can definitely cause neurogic sumptoms Folic Acid 1mg or 1000mcg daily should be adequate supplementation :). ...Read more

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If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

If a brain tumor caused pain in the top left part of the skull, would there be other neurological symptoms as well?

Depends on size: Could result in weakness in right leg, could even affect left leg, might promote seizures, perhaps nausea and vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring of vision, if it did increase intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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Can a small tumor in cerebellum cause dizzy head laying down for a few minutes? Or are there usually more neurological symptoms?

Can a small tumor in cerebellum cause dizzy head laying down for a few minutes? Or are there usually more neurological symptoms?

Brain tumor: Yes. Even small tumors in strategic locations can cause neurological symptoms. Acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas), meningiomas, and hemagioblastomas are some of the tumors that arise in and around the cerebellum that can cause dizziness. A history and physical examination with a neurosurgeon can determine whether the tumor and symptoms are linked. ...Read more

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Are there any intestinal or colorectal diseases that can cause brain fog or neurological symptoms?

Are there any intestinal or colorectal diseases that can cause brain fog or neurological symptoms?

Yes, common: Intestinal diseases are often associated with increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut syndrome) which leads to food allergies & allows toxins to cross from the GI tract to the bloodstream, both of which can cause brain fog/neurological symptoms. Celiac disease can also cause this. One can also have problems absorbing Vit B12 and other essential nutrients which can also cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes severe migraines with neurological symptoms? I have been suffering from these migraines for 10 years now. I went to a neurologist when they first started, and he attributed them to small vessels in my head. Problem is, now I am in collegel

What causes severe migraines with neurological symptoms? I have been suffering from these migraines for 10 years now. I went to a neurologist when they first started, and he attributed them to small vessels in my head. Problem is, now I am in collegel

I: I am sorry to hear of your migraines. Migraine is a neurobiological disorder of the trigeminovascular system (vascular system of the extra and intracranial vessels that interacts with the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v). There is a genetic component to this disorder and environmental triggers are not uncommon (i.e. Menses, food, emotional state...).

During an aura there is vasospasticity from the release of chemical mediators of inflammation which cause a spreading depression of reduced blood flow usually starting in the occipital lobes (visual center) and migrating anteriorly. Hence, the visual disturbance and other complex neurologic symptoms that you refer to in your description of your symptoms.

Any medications that can increase viscosity and "slow flow" can potentially create persistent neurologic symptoms (i.e. Tia or stroke). Thus the reason for avoiding birth control pills. Cigarette smoking and antiphospholipid antibodies may also increase your risk for stroke so I counsel my patients on the risks involved with cigarette smoking and complicated migraine. I also screen for the antiphospholipid antibodies. If positive then I refer that patient to a hematologist for further discussions on the need for anticoagulation and how should pregnancy be handled.

I hope this information helps. ...Read more

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Can deficiency in B vitamins cause neurological symptoms such as a tremor?

Can deficiency in B vitamins cause neurological symptoms such as a tremor?

Yes: Such as B1 deficiency in alcoholics and B12 deficiency from malabsorption.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/evidence/hrb-20060243 ...Read more

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Please tell me can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms like schizophrenia?

Please tell me can folic acid deficiency cause neurological symptoms like schizophrenia?

Currently unknown: It is currently unknown what causes schizophrenia. As of now there is no known psychiatric or neurological symptoms in otherwise normal adults from folate (folic acid) deficiency other than anemia. B12 deficiency has been known for a long time to cause cognitive problems but not folate (folic acid) ...Read more