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Keep waking up with sense of impending doom. Could this be a signal of an underlying disease?

It is possible.: To answer that question, one must first rule out physical illness or medical condition. See your primary care physician. If the problem is not physical, see a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is "a sense of impending doom" a symptom that something could be wrong?  am taking bupropian and tysabri (natalizumab). Should I see a dr?

Is "a sense of impending doom" a symptom that something could be wrong?  am taking bupropian and tysabri (natalizumab). Should I see a dr?

See a doc: A sense of impending doom is one of the symptoms of a panic attack, though you do not mention other symptoms. First see your medcal doc and if all is well, see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Ekg was clear: heart palps waking me, can't sleep, chest pain, SOB, general fatigue and aches, sense of impending doom. Whatbis the next step to take?

Next: Broaden view.: EKG only shows heart electrical activity, not causes. Yes the changes in heart rate & strength of beat may be involved in your waking up with symptoms, yet neither are CAUSES, only symptoms/results of internal autonomic activity which split-second regulate heart/body functions 24/7. Autonomic activity=mind/brain control extending into body. Fears/Terrors in dreams (amnesia on awakening)=cause. ...Read more

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What could cause the sense of taste to change?

What could cause the sense of taste to change?

Loss of smell/taste: Anosmia which is loss of smell can be associated with medical conditions such as flu, Parkinson disease, stroke, head trauma, cerebral contusion, old age, Alzheimer, bells palsy, smell and taste are connected, if you cant smell you normally cannot taste. Spicy foods work. Condition may be dangerous because smoke cannot be detected. Olfactory nerve transmits smell,may be affected by tumor/trauma ...Read more

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I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

I have lost my sense of taste of what could be the cause?

If persistent>ENT DR: Loss of sense of taste can be due to abnormalities of the taste receptors or the olfactory apparatus(much of what we perceive as "flavor" depends on sense of smell). Fortunately most causes are the temporary result of the common cold, sinusitis, and allergic rhinitis. Other causes include nasal polyps, Niacin(Vit B3) and Zinc deficiency, Diabetes, hypothyroidism and side effect of medication. ...Read more

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I'm having rlb pain but it doesn't feel like its my back if that makes sense. Usually a dull/sharp pain. What could be the cause?

I'm having rlb pain but it doesn't feel like its my back if that makes sense. Usually a dull/sharp pain. What could be the cause?

Displaced rib?: If no specific trauma or if you have the pain after lifting something or coughing, it may be a posterior rib hed out of place and this can masquerade as anterior chest pain. This could also be intercostal myositis and be in the muscle between the ribs. Either way easy to fix manipulation to put the rib into place works well and anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants work too. ...Read more

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What can cause altered sense of smell?

What can cause altered sense of smell?

Obstruction: Diminished or altered ense of smell is likely due to poor airflow to the roof of the nose where the nerve endings for smell are located. A thorough nasal endoscopy will check for nasal polyps ( which are usually due to allergies). If the endoscopy is normal, then a ct scan may be helpful in ensuring no other abnormalities in the skull base that can alter sense of smell. ...Read more

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What can cause a heightened sense of smell?

What can cause a heightened sense of smell?

Hard to say: Hard to say, if this has always been the case, then you are just fortunate and maybe should consider being a chef! if it is new, it's possible that you used to have some nasal issues that limited your sense of smell that have now improved (like allergies). If you are smelling something funny that is not actually there, then you should see an ent. ...Read more

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What could cause a really strong sense of smell?

What could cause a really strong sense of smell?

Olfactory stim: Hormonal changes have been known to affect the sense of smell. Also, correction of sinusitis , congestion, or other conditions in the nasopharynx may seem to be enhancing the sense of smell. Certain drugs may do this, too, though usually alter the sense, rather than increase it. ...Read more

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What can cause a person to lose all sense of smell?

What can cause a person to lose all sense of smell?

3 main reasons. : 1.Head trauma: a blow to the front off back of the head causes the brain to bounce in skull.Smell nerve fibers can be ripped by this sudden action 2.Nerve damage: a seemingly minor cold sometimes causes enough inflammation that nerve is damaged.Some drugs can also cause this 3. Obstruction: something can physically block smell particles from reaching the smell area. Polyps or rare tumors. ...Read more