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Causes Of Slurred Speech And Confusion
? 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
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
My wife exhibits signs of possible early onset dementia (confusion, agitation, unsteady balanve, slurred speech). How can we get an accurate diagnosis?
I understand your concern for your wife!
unsteady balance and slurred speech generally are not due to early onset dementia.
Alcohol use can cause unsteady balance and slurred speech.
Please see a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment of your wife's condition. ...Read more
My limbs turn blue and cold. Slurred speech, say wrong words, weakness, severe pain, confusion, crawling sensations and tingling in head. And more...
Be seen ASAP: Even an ER visit may be wise if you never had these symptoms before and know of no good explanation - even if you do know you used a risky drug, etc. These sound potentially serious. Get help, don't drive yourself! Call 911 if no one can take you in. ...Read more
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
Overdosed on flagyl: took 5 doses of 1000mg, rather than 500mg. Marked se: confusion, dry mouth, slurred speech, n/v, mild dyspnea, vertigo, ha. Advice?
Go to the ER: Go to the er as a precaution. ...Read more
Headaches daily, confusion & slurred speech at times, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain in arms, hands, legs, and neck, hands shaking, irritable?
Multifactorial: Is it possible your symptoms could be stress related or much more pronounced due to stress? It is very important that you have a medical examination by a doctor to ensure that there is not something serious going on. You are young, it would be rare for you to be having a stroke. The role of stress reactions, anxiety, panic attacks on the body can present with various concerning symptoms. ...Read more
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?
MY mom is detoxing from Alcohol at home by herself. She keeps getting confused. Mildy slurred speech. Sweating profusely. She has detoxed many times before and has had a grandmal seizure in the past. Need to know if I should have her in the hospital. Sh
38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.
Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then I would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then I would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
My friend all of a sudden has slurred speech, his tongue is swollen on the right side and he has weakness on the right side. What is the cause ofthis?
Stroke: This sounds like a stroke. Take him to the hospital immediately. ...Read more
Can low levels of vit d cause fatigue, pain, worsening of slurred speech (pt suffered stroke ~ 10 yrs ago) and general 'spaciness'?
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
Can pharyngeal flap reconstruction for hypernasality cause major problems in adults? Such as slurred speech or unable to speak properly?
Why does celebrex (celecoxib) cause blurred vision and slurred speech or weakness to one side of the body? That's 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
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
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?
TIAs: Ossible, depending on location & extent of blockage. Consult a neurologist for more details. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause dizziness, slurred speech, tremors, minor memory loss, back pain, and leg pain? Thanks.
Yes and no: I would suggest that you get examined ...Read more
Aside from a stroke what can cause slurred speech, blurred vision, tingling on the cheek, foot and arm on one side of the body? Complex migraine?
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
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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