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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Difficulty Thinking (Overview)

Difficulty thinking is a vague notion but may be result of problems with concentration, adhd, depression, health issues such as migraine headaches, and various other conditions such as anxiety or lack of sleep. So there are many things that can cause difficulty thinking. If you would like to ask a more specific question, I would be happy to elaborate.


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If my TSH is low and T4 high, would thus cause difficulty thinking?

If my TSH is low and T4 high, would thus cause difficulty thinking?

Possibly: If your numbers were very skewed you might have trouble thinking. Generally by the time you are having trouble with mentation you are clearly having trouble with temperature, sleep, fatigue, bowel movements and appetite as well. Sometimes elder patients have more mental than physical symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
8 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Thinking (Overview)

Difficulty thinking is a vague notion but may be result of problems with concentration, adhd, depression, health issues such as migraine headaches, and various other conditions such as anxiety or lack of sleep. So there are many things that can cause difficulty thinking. If you would like to ask a more specific question, I would be happy to elaborate.


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Having difficulty thinking of a new workout. Have stiff right shoulder?

Having difficulty thinking of a new workout. Have stiff right shoulder?

Have it evaluated: Still shoulders can be caused by adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), which will usually resolve with a cortison injection and therapy. There can also be an injury to the rotator cuff or labrum, or arthritis. Pushing your workout through these will make things worse. Be evaluated by an upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difficulty thinking because depressed?

Difficulty thinking because depressed?

It can be a symptom : Depression is often associated with temporarily decreased ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions. Some depressed patients will mention these thinking difficulties first during initial evaluation. With effective treatment these cognitive symptoms resolve along with the depressed mood. ...Read more

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I have been getting headaches and difficulty thinking for a couple of years, but if I drink water with electrolytes, my headache goes away in minutes.

I have been getting headaches and difficulty thinking for a couple of years, but if I drink water with electrolytes, my headache goes away in minutes.

Your question?: Thank you for your informative post. Did you have a question in mind? My question is: Which electrolytes? Sodium? Potassium? Calcium? Magnesium? Sulfur? Chloride? Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate)? Hydroxide? Nitrate? Sulfate? Acetate? Phosphate? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Difficulty thinking?

Difficulty thinking: Difficulty thinking is a vague notion but may be result of problems with concentration, adhd, depression, health issues such as migraine headaches, and various other conditions such as anxiety or lack of sleep. So there are many things that can cause difficulty thinking. If you would like to ask a more specific question, I would be happy to elaborate. ...Read more

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Difficulty thinking because depressed?

It can be a symptom : Depression is often associated with temporarily decreased ability to think, concentrate, or make decisions. Some depressed patients will mention these thinking difficulties first during initial evaluation. With effective treatment these cognitive symptoms resolve along with the depressed mood. ...Read more

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Difficulty thinking due to the pressure in my head, what should I do?

Difficulty thinking due to the pressure in my head, what should I do?

Pressure?: I suggest having this medically evaluated. You could start with your family physician, understanding that others may need to be involved also. ...Read more

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Having difficulty thinking of a new workout. Have stiff right shoulder?

Have it evaluated: Still shoulders can be caused by adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), which will usually resolve with a cortison injection and therapy. There can also be an injury to the rotator cuff or labrum, or arthritis. Pushing your workout through these will make things worse. Be evaluated by an upper extremity orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue and difficulty thinking and concentrating?

Extreme fatigue and difficulty thinking and concentrating?

Get a diagnosis: Get yourself to a medical doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. Fatigue has many causes, some minor and some life threatening. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more