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Does CNS vasculitis cause extreme fatigue?

Does CNS vasculitis cause extreme fatigue?

Yes: Yes CNS vasculitis can cause fatigue in a person. Other symptoms include: fever, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, nerve problems, such as numbness or weakness. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Would a dose of 10 mg elavil (amitriptyline) cause memory problems or brain fog ?

Would a dose of 10 mg elavil (amitriptyline) cause memory problems or brain fog ?

Possibly: Each person is unique with regard to clinical response and development of side effects to medications. If you have developed "brain fog" after starting elavil, (amitriptyline) it is important to talk with your doctor about this. Often early side effects resolve after about 7-14 days, but if it is not tolerable in the meantime, you may need a change of medication. ...Read more

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Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Can arthritis meds cause excessive sleepiness?

Not typically: Having said that, Indocin (indomethacin) which is an older arthritis med can definitely cause sleepiness but most of the other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories do not generally cause sleepiness in my experience. ...Read more

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Can CNS vasculitis cause nausea, weight loss and shakiness?

Can CNS vasculitis cause nausea, weight loss and shakiness?

Yes: Yes but these ate not the classic symptoms. The more typical symptoms are confusion, symptoms similar to meningitis or a stroke, unexplained weakness. Numbness around the mouth, unexplained numbness of the tongue, unusual headaches can also be symptoms. ...Read more

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Can high doses of prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) (110mg) cause brain damage? Memory loss? Apathy? Is this reversible?

Can high doses of prescribed Ritalin (methylphenidate) (110mg) cause brain damage? Memory loss? Apathy? Is this reversible?

110 mg IS a lot: The maximum approved dose of methylphenidate/Ritalin is 60 mg/day so all the side effect data is based on this dosing. High doses raise concern for abuse causing a picture similar to cocaine abuse. High doses would be expected to cause disorientation, hallucinations, confusion more than memory loss and apathy. Close medical supervision to reduce dosage is needed. This is a dangerous situation. ...Read more

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Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Can plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) (for autoimmune disease) cause increased infections?

Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more

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Can chronic dehydration (9-12 months) cause long-term CNS disorders?

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Can chronic dehydration (9-12 months) cause long-term CNS disorders?

Here are some ...: Apparently, you have endured and adapted well with vomiting and diarrhea for 9-12 months; clinically, you've a low likelihood to affect your CNS. CNS functional changes commonly occurs in acute conditions of the elderly. Of course, individual variation may widely manifest and fluctuate. Nonetheless, it would be more beneficial and logical to direct this Q to your existing Doc because he/she knows ...Read more

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Methotrexate :The most common adverse effects include: hepatotoxicity (liver damage),but could this be seen in low dose for Lupus affecting skin ?

Methotrexate :The most common adverse effects include: hepatotoxicity (liver damage),but could this be seen in low dose
for Lupus affecting skin ?

Yes: Toxicity to liver, kidney, intestine, bone marrow, etc., is related to dosing and duration of exposure. Must not drink alcohol. Dosed once a week. Daily folic acid reduces toxicity. Various treatments exist for discoid lupus. Protect from sun. ...Read more

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Does Neurontin cause fluid retention? I'm on a low dosage.

Does Neurontin cause fluid retention? I'm on a low dosage.

Neurontin: Yes it causes fluid retention- most common with increasing doses but can be seen at any dose. ...Read more

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Can prolonged serotonin syndrome (4 1/2 months of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol taken together) cause damage to the central nervous system?

Can prolonged serotonin syndrome (4 1/2 months of savella (milnacipran) and tramadol taken together) cause damage to the central nervous system?

Serotonin Syndrome: It's possible, if a hypertensive crisis or spike in BP occurred . Micro vascular CNS infarcts may be a residual. It doesn't seem likely as it went on for months and would have been picked up by your md. Serotonin syndrome is a serious condition which makes people very sick. Symptoms are significantly debilitating. Milder forms would be very unlikely to leave sequelae. ...Read more

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Can 7.5mg methotrexate+low dose pred. cause frequent (mainly unilateral) muscle spasms/twitches &mild shakes? Or more likely new autoimmune symptom?

Autoimmune: Typically when you have a reaction to medications, it should happen bilaterally. Unilateral symptoms would make me concerned for other etiologies. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Is there an autoimmune disorder that would cause HTN, polydipsia, bone pain, low K+, renal stones, lethargy, palpitations, etc?

Not autoimmunity: Have you got Conn's? A renal tubulopathy? A genetic potassium wasting / Fanconi syndrome? Don't focus on autoimmunity just because of the huge amount of "pop" writing about it -- an immune interstitial nephritis is low on my list for you. Low potassium is a huge red flag. Has your vitamin D been checked -- it's a very common cause of bone pain though not the rest. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does high dose of Zoloft (sertraline) cause hypertension ?

Does high dose of Zoloft (sertraline) cause hypertension ?

No HTN with Zoloft (sertraline): Zoloft (sertraline) does not cause hypertension, even at high doses. Best wishes. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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Central Nervous System (Definition)

System in humans is the brain and spinal column. The nerves that connect the CNS to the limbs, organs and the outside world is ...Read more