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Can somebody experience slurred speech due to chemotherapy?

Can somebody experience slurred speech due to chemotherapy?

Maybe: Slurred speech during chemotherapy is more likely due to medications used to prevent side-effects of chemotherapy rather than chemotherapy itself. ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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What can be used against slurred speech?

What can be used against slurred speech?

Depends: Do you have a diagnosis or known cause? Do you take medication which could be affecting you? Need to get this evaluated. Best approach to improve this if no simple problem is uncovered, is to get speech therapy. ...Read more

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Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Can slurred speech from ischemia be cured with medicine/exercise?

Possibly: With speech therapy the brain re-wires around the damaged area. There may be residual but usually some recovery with meds and therapy. ...Read more

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What neurological disorder could I have from slurred speech?

To many: Need more details about your symptoms, when startefd, diffic I lty swallowing, how old are you, any other symptoms such as double vision, difficulty wslking. Possibilities include stroke, Ms, nerve disease ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

Yes: Depending if acute, or long standing--could be stroke!
but can be medication effect, after head trauma, tumor, etc---need urgent evaluation if acute. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get slurred speech, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get slurred speech, or is it unusual?

Speech difficulties: Acquired speech difficulties, such as slurring, are often associated with an underlying neurological or metabolic problem. A sudden onset of slurring ought to be investigated immediately, since it may be a problem that is reversible. Most commonly, slurring is associated with hypoglycemia and altered states of consciousness or a stroke (or mini-stroke)_. ...Read more

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Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more

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I'm 21. I have been noticing slurred speech, mixing up of words and my writing is incorrect. Today has been pretty bad. What could it be?

Brain Damage: If you are not on alcohol or any other mind altering drugs then this is an emergency. Hang up the computer and please call 911 or have your family take you to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

Yes: Blockage of the carotid artery can cause transient episodes of slurred or garbled speech. These are called transient ischemic attacks or tias. Tias put the patient at a high risk of having a stroke and so evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

What can cause slurred speech and bad headaches?

Many causes: But, most commonly bad headaches are due to migraine, and slurred speech could accompany. But other intracranial issues, even transient brain ischemia could be a culprit, and might behoove you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech and use of cymbalta (duloxetine) connected?

No: But it can cause sedation and under those circumstances there would be slurred speech. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Could there be a connection between a bad headache and slurred speech?

Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible. The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then I would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

What would cause slurred speech after a person substains a concussion?

Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause slurred speech? And if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Can anxiety cause slurred speech? And if it can, can thinking about make it worse

Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. Do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read more

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I've been experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, is slurred speech one of them due to to hormonal changes?

I've been experiencing early pregnancy symptoms, is slurred speech one of them due to to hormonal changes?

New one for me: Never heard that one. Sounds unrelated. May be bells palsy or other neurological condition. Recommend an exam if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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What would make some become lethargic, slurred speech, and sleepy?

What would make some become lethargic, slurred speech, and sleepy?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of feeling fatigued, tense, and having slurred speech?

One cause might: Be intense anxiety, but this is a guess because there are probably a hundred conditions that might cause your symptoms. The slurred speech is the symptom I'd most worry about, and for that, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, mix-up of words. Is that a possible concussion after effect?

Slurred speech, mix-up of words. Is that a possible concussion after effect?

Yes: Yes. These would represent rather severe symptoms of a concussion. A stroke or other brain conditions could cause these symptoms. Don't delay in seeking medical treatment for these symptoms. After a neurological exam, then a ct or MRI of the brain may be necessary. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

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I can feel chick walls swollen from inside but there is no pain, chin tingles, and sometimes I have slurred speech, not sure what is going?

I can feel chick walls swollen from inside but there is no pain, chin tingles, and sometimes I have slurred speech, not sure what is going?

Chin tingling slurri: Consider infection like strep, retropharngeal abscess, allergic reaction, lyme, subclinical herpes, rarely CVA or MS would take 25 mg benedryl 2-3 x a day (no driving) and f/u with doctor/urgent care in 24 hours ...Read more

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Treatment for slurred speech my sister forget her medicine for 2ds pressure went so high cause a slurred speech she is on medication but will go away?

Treatment for slurred speech my sister forget her medicine for 2ds pressure went so high cause a slurred speech she is on medication but will go away?

May be a stroke: The "so high" blood pressure may have caused a stroke involving one of the speech centers in the brain. If this is new, recommend going to the hospital right away. If it happened a while ago, it may go away, especially with speech and rehabilitative therapy. ...Read more

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92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldn't then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldn't then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?

Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for someone who has slurred speech after a concussion?

What treatment is there for someone who has slurred speech after a concussion?

Rest is best: Most of the time, the symptoms will go away over time. Sometimes, it does take a few weeks to get back to normal. Most physicians will recommend physical and intellectual rest, meaning to stay out of work, school, and abstaining from any activities for a few days at least. If you have any other concerning symptoms or things aren't getting better, please see your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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What is causing my random moments of disorientation, confusion, slurred speech and nausia?

What is causing my random moments of disorientation, confusion, slurred speech and nausia?

? Brain circulation: Sounds like neurological symptoms. If you are older than 50, get yourself checked to make sure that your brain circulation is healthy and you do not have high blood pressure.
Some medicines/drugs can cause similar effects. You need a doctor to check you if these symptoms are not going away! ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I feel I have slurred speech and it happens once awhile throughout the day? Does that mean I have adhd? I am clean, I don't drink nor smoke.

I'm 17 and I feel I have slurred speech and it happens once awhile throughout the day? Does that mean I have adhd? I am clean, I don't drink nor smoke.

It is good: That you are not worried about this being a result of poor choices or decisions. I also think that it does not in any way mean that you have adhd. But it might be a neurological issue that does merit attention - so do ask your doctor and perhaps seek a neurological or speech evaluation. That it is intermittent may mean you've caught it early and can get a resolution more easily. Best! ...Read more

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Recently I am having sudden slurred speech and feeling of lightheadedness usually on left side of my head and gets confused that I can't focus anymore?

See your doctor: What is your question? These symptoms are concerning and can have several possible etiologies. Need to be evaluated by your family physician immediately who will likely refer you to neurology. ...Read more

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I have Vasculitis and a headache slurred speech and other issues for two months. Going to neurology. What should I ask or do prior to help em help me?

I have Vasculitis and a headache slurred speech and other issues for two months. Going to neurology. What should I ask or do prior to help em help me?

See details: You should just let the neurologist do his or her job. The dictor will know what to ask and how to proceed depending on your answers. Be sure to bring your medical records to the visit. ...Read more

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A female pt. 77 yrs old presenting with right hemiplegia she had BP 180/110 one day before e confusion, slurred speech. Resp failure 1week ago. Plat 60?

A female pt. 77 yrs old presenting with right hemiplegia she had BP 180/110 one day before e confusion, slurred speech. Resp failure 1week ago. Plat 60?

Go to hospital now: Anyone, regardless of age, who develops hemiplegia, confusion and/or slurred speech needs to go to hospital immediately, preferably to certified stroke center. You have very little time to possibly reverse ; prevent permanent damage. Don't wait to see if symptoms improve. Call 911 ; go now. Time is brain. Remember fast (face, arm, speech, time). ...Read more

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Slurred Speech (Definition)

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Dysarthria (Definition)

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