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Causes Of Consciousness Disturbance
Vague complaint: "visual disturbances" is a vague ; generalized complaint ; can be caused by so many things you could publish a book about them. I would see your eyecare doctor to take a more thorough history ; have complete exam to try to narrow the cause list. Rx is based on the etiology of the symptoms. ...Read more
A number of things: There could be sleep apnea. You could also have underlying depression as well, which can also disturb sleep. Caffeine may also disturb sleep, as can alcohol. You should definitely see a sleep specialist to go over all of your sleep habits and complaints to chart out a management plan. You may also need a sleep study in a hospital or sleep lab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plenty: Optic neuritis (decreased visual acuity, pain on eye movements, decreased color intensity), double vision (lesions in brain stem), nystagmus, abnormal tracking, even par planitis and uveitis. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are experiencing visual problems, start with your eye doc and go from there. ...Read more
What can cause vision disturbance like it appears as though the floor is breathing, swelling up and down?
How does dr. Determine fibromyalgia? I have strange pains constantly. Can fibromyalgia cause visual disturbances?
Exclusion: Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis of exclusion. After all other conditions causing that spectrum of symptoms are eliminated, fibromyalgia is what is left. Diagnoses are made using testing that is 'above' standard thresholds. Things below those thresholds, but which cause legitimate symptoms are what is left. Fibromyalgia does not affect the eyes although sufferers do have ey problems. ...Read more
Too much adrenaline!: Fight or flight, anger or fear, when these responses produce adrenaline but we are not really in danger, the body has to get rid of the adrenaline and dumps it into the stomach where it mixes with stomach enzimes and creates gastrointestinal disturbances. You can treat the negative symptoms with medication or learn to think in a healthy way and not get your adrenaline going in first place. ...Read more
Not hallucinations: Anxiety, when severe enough as in a panic attack, can cause "tunnel vision" where all you see is that which is in front of you. This is due to the effects of adrenaline. Sometimes on can feel that they are out of their body or the situation is not real. Anxiety does not cause auditory hallucinations (hearing voices talking) or visual hallucinations (seeing figures others don't see). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Understandable: No one likes being shouted at. Shouters often have poor interpersonal skills as is; there are usually better ways to get people to do what's good for them. Everybody's body acts differently in difficult (perhaps impossible) situations. Hoping you are able to get into a situation in which there's less shouting and more good accomplished. ...Read more
I have started snoring in my sleep which causes a lot of disturbance to my family. How can I cure it?
Snoring remedies: If you are overweight, losing weight not only reduces pressure on the airways, the tongue shrinks in size, further opening the airway. Don't sleep on your back ( sew a pocket in a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it ). See an ENT to make sure that there isn't a problem with deviated septum, tonsils or adenoids. Use breathe rite strips. See a dentist to have a custom sleep device made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: Hallucinations or visual disturbances aren't symptoms of dementia, per se. However, patients with dementia may experience hallucinations or delusions if a delirium or other cause of these symptoms is superimposed on the dementia. Delirium develops over a short period of time (usually hours to days) and tends to fluctuate throughout the day. Patients with delirium often respond well to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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