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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Disorientation (Definition)

Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Yes: absolutely, it is well established that Anxiety disorders are associated with variable degres of impairment of concentration, memory and speed of thinking . during a severe anxiety attack the person may experience feelings of disorientation. treatment is available and is effective good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

Seek help: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...Read more

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Would sinus issues cause disorientation and feel like the floor is closer than it is, or looks like the floor is curved? Making me nervous,heart race

Would sinus issues cause disorientation and feel like the floor is closer than it is, or looks like the floor is curved? Making me nervous,heart race

Sinus infections: can cause visual problems. Please see your doctor and get diagnosed and treated. All of this can lead to anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My cousin is taking 4.5 mg of Rivastigmine in the morn for dementia. At night he takes 50 mg quetiapine for schizophrenia which causes disorientation?

My cousin is taking 4.5 mg of Rivastigmine in the morn for dementia.  At night he takes 50 mg quetiapine for schizophrenia which causes disorientation?

The dementia: Rivastigmine provides limited benefit for dementia (no real effective treatment ) and quetiapine (Seroquel) is use for agitation and insomnia associated with dementia. Neither prevent the progression of the disease (although rivastigmine may slow for about 6-12 months). Disorientation in dementia can be caused by other meds, sleep apnea, urinary tract infection, any other medical illness etc. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

Many things: Many things can cause feelings of disorientation and inability to concentrate. Consider any kind of drug intoxication or withdrawal -- same for alcohol. Various kinds of infectious encephalopathies either in CNS or from outside it. Stroke. Metabolic encephalopathies like severe hyperglycemia, liver or kidney failure, severe hypothyroidism, wernicke's, etc. Head trauma. Brain tumor. Others. ...Read more

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What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep ?

What would cause slurring of words, disorientation, & confusion upon waking accompanied by incontinence of bladder apparently during sleep ?

Many things: including a seizure followed by a "postictal"/post seizure period. You should seek an evaluation urgently. Don't drive yourself though. If it was a seizure, you could have another one while driving and that's very dangerous. ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

Dehydration : Is apossibility but either way a physical exam by a doctor sounds like a good idea. ...Read more

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What cause a person to feel disorientation?

What cause a person to feel disorientation?

Multiple possible: Disorientation to time or place is one of the signs of delirium, an acute mental status change that can be reversible with treatment. Accompanying signs are confusion, disorganized thinking, changes in alertness, decreased short-term memory & recall, perceptual changes including hallucinations, and wandering attention. Causes include intoxication, infection, brain injury, metabolic, and more. ...Read more

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What could cause me to be feeling disorientated after sugary drinks?

What could cause me to be feeling disorientated after sugary drinks?

Check for diabetes: The first thought is that your blood sugar is rising due to glucose intolerance (ie diabetes or pre-diabetes) but i also wonder if there is caffeine in the drinks as well. ...Read more

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