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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
8 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Thinking (Overview)

Difficulty thinking is a symptom in which a person has trouble thinking, maybe due to some dementia, anxiety, stress, depression, medicine effects, learning disorders, etc


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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. Amrita Dosanjh
8 doctors shared insights

Difficulty Thinking (Overview)

Difficulty thinking is a symptom in which a person has trouble thinking, maybe due to some dementia, anxiety, stress, depression, medicine effects, learning disorders, etc


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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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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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Other than my thyroid, what could be causing jitters, difficulty thinking, and insomnia?

Other than my thyroid, what could be causing jitters, difficulty thinking, and insomnia?

Other possibilities: Additional possibilities include heavy use of caffeine or other stimulants like amphetamines, cocaine, etc. Withdrawal from alcohol or sedatives like xanax (alprazolam). Asthma medications and others. Anxiety disorders. Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, delusional disorders, and bipolar disorder in hypomania or mania. So many possibilities that a medical psychiatric evaluation would be good! ...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