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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Slurred Speech (Definition)

Slurred speech is difficulty with articulation and usually ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause dizziness, slurred speech, and back pain?

Can anxiety cause dizziness, slurred speech, and back pain?

Possibly: Member718, anxiety can sometimes produce hyperventilation, which can produce dizziness, mild confusion and slurred speech. Anxiety usually does not produce back pain, although it can cause muscle tension and poor sleep, which could contribute to back pain. I would discuss this with your primary physician. ...Read more

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Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

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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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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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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Can clogged cerebral blood vessels and tias cause forgetfulness or slurred speech?

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Can clogged cerebral blood vessels and tias cause forgetfulness or slurred speech?

TIAs: Ossible, depending on location & extent of blockage. Consult a neurologist for more details. ...Read more

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Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Cn meningitis cause slurred speech, stiffness in leg n arm, bowel incontinence, poor recognition power all together? Hw long it takes to cure fully?

Meningitis: Yes, all of these can conceivably occur due to meningitis and secondary encephalitis. Cure will depend upon the cause of the meningitis and the therapy employed, the duration of illness before onset of treatment, the prior condition of the person infected, and other factors. ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...Read more

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Why does celebrex (celecoxib) cause blurred vision and slurred speech or weakness to one side of the body? Thats all i had

Why does celebrex (celecoxib) cause blurred vision and slurred speech or weakness to one side of the body? Thats all i had

By : By saying "thats all i had" are you stating that you are having these symptoms. If you are experiencing chest pain, blurred vision, slurred speech and weakness of one side of your body, please call 911 right now. You need to be seen emergently. If you are just asking a question and have no symptoms, let me know and i will respond back to you in a less urgent manner. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnose with a UTI i was wondering can it cause slur speech and not remembering where you are at.?

My husband was diagnose with a UTI i was wondering can it cause slur speech and not remembering where you are at.?

Not a simple UTI: My advice is get to the er now. He could be septic, with bacteria in the blood stream or something completely different like a stroke. They will be able to run tests and get him evaluated quickly. ...Read more

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Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?

Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?

No: What is the reason for the vi d in this case?1 far too many people take supplements self prescribed that at best are useless. Stop the medication and see if it was not prescribed and contact your pcp if it was, but the simple answer is no ! ...Read more

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What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and  memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...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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Numbness on right side of arm and face, slurred speech. Happened 2 times. Doctor said it's probably a migraine cause i'm 18? Stroke or something else?

Numbness on right side of arm and face, slurred speech. Happened 2 times. Doctor said it's probably a migraine cause i'm 18? Stroke or something else?

Need to look careful: Do you smoke or take birth control pills or worse yet both you might be at risk of stroke although there are migraines without pain there are multiple other possibilities seizure tumor aneurysm i would get evaluated by a neurologist today. ...Read more

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Is slurred speech a sign of some disease?

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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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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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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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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Can you get slurred speech when you have anxiety?

Can you get slurred speech when you have anxiety?

Slurred speech: yes you can slur your speech secondary to your anxiety ...Read more

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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

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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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Dysarthria (Definition)

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