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Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

Can MS cause memory problems and mood swings?

You bet it could: About 65 % of ms patients experience some cognitive issues, and emotional lability and inappropriate behavior can be an issue. Symptomatic medications can help immensely, and memory enhancing agents, and a drug called nuedexta can be of great value.

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Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS? Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.

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!

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I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

I have been diganosed with both trigeminal neralgia and occipital neuralgia. I also have some memory problems and muscle spasms. Could I have ms?

Consult Neurologist: Trgeminal neuralgia has been reported in patients with ms. You have to ask this question from your neyrologist as he/she is the only one can tell you if you do or not based on your symptoms, examination and MRI exam etc. So consult your neurologist about ms and you.

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I have very bad dyslexia and have lots of upcoming exams, unfortunately I have the memory-loss side of it, help? :)

I have very bad dyslexia and have lots of upcoming exams, unfortunately I have the memory-loss side of it, help? :)

Disabilities act: In the usa, you would be entitled to extra time and a special testing area by virtue of your handicap. You may also be entitled to special treatment to help overcome your handicap. Please get with your school and see what special rights you have.

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Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Episodes of tremors, numbness, foot drop, vision and balance problems in a 37 year-old woman.....?

Consult doctor: You will need a complete exam with blood test and most likely MRI with and without contrast. You will need exam with neurologist and ophthalmologist too. Please see your doc ASAP.

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I think I have dyslexia. I'm a medical student but a had so many problems in school and now in collage. I have low grads but im smart. What should I do?

I think I have dyslexia. I'm a medical student but a had so many problems in school and now in collage. I have low grads but im smart. What should I do?

Get tested: Speech and language pathologists are specialists in diagnosis and treatment of dyslexia. Since you are at a medical school, there will be such specialists available to you. See one.

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Symptoms of math dyslexia appear as what kinds of problems?

Dyscalculia is the: Term for a math learning disorder. Problems with math computation (adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing) &/or math application, (figuring out when to add. Subtract, multiply, divide) are the symptoms. A neuropsychological evaluation can determine the cause, as Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, visual-perceptual problems, ADHD, & language-based learning disabilities can all contribute.

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What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

What can be done if you have dyslexia problems like adhd, learning disabilities, phobia, add?

Get evaluated: Speak with a psychologist. They can evaluate your symptoms and help choose a corse of treatment. You can then decide whether to consider a trial on medication.

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How common is dyslexia?

How common is dyslexia?

Most common LD: Depending on definition, 5-17% of people in the us have learning disabilities, ~ 2.6 million children aged 6-11. About 80% of people with learning disabilities have dyslexia, a language-based primary reading disorder that results from a written word processing abnormality in the brain difficulty with accurate/ fluid sight-word reading, reading decoding & spelling are hallmarks.

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What can cause dyslexia?

Wiring issue: Dyslexia is felt to be a due to a wiring problem in the brain where the link between seeing & interpreting the content of written words is not quite right. No medication or colored lenses or other such crap will change this. If a patient has an additional problem such as add, medication may help s/he lead to deal with the learning issues better.

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How can I know if I have dyslexia?

Specific symptoms: Dyslexia is not something you "catch" as an adult. Usually, it is detected between ages of 7-8 up to 10 years, rarely later. Before 7, a number of people have some of the symptoms but outgrow it. It is defined as having specific problems with reading, e.g., letter reversal, that specifically makes reading hard. A variety of effective treatments can ease the problem but no cures.

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Ok I've got dyslexia. What should I do?

Resources: Dyslexia can be treated by working with reading specialists, speech therapists, or even occupational therapists. Medications are of little value in absence of adhd. Excellent resources are available from mayo clinic or cleveland clinic, and there are both local and national organizations dealing with this problem. Do not give up, find help!

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Can someone develop dyslexia in your 20s?

Can someone develop dyslexia in your 20s?

It Shows UP: It ceratainly may seem to appear as the need for reading increases. But one is born with the problem. The severity varies which is why it appears to show later.

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What are the symptoms of language dyslexia?

What are the symptoms of language dyslexia?

Reading disorder: All dyslexia is language-based, though misinformation persists about letter/word reversal or eye movements deficits. Early language delay, inability to rhyme or to associate specific sounds with their symbols in pre-k & with letters in kg can predict difficulty with with written word processing (reading decoding) in late kg or in 1st grade. "overcoming dylexia" by dr. Shaywitz explains all.

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Can you spell alright and still have dyslexia?

Yes: These require different brain functions. So this can happen.

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What is the definition or description of: Dyslexia?

What is the definition or description of: Dyslexia?

A type of reading: Disability, a neurological problem that causes difficulty in word recognition and spelling. This often affects reading comprehension and consequently adversely affects academic performance.

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Does dyslexia make a person to write their letters backwards?

Does dyslexia make a person to write their letters backwards?

No: Dyslexia is a disorder of symbol identification. Letter reversals are common in children up to 3rd grade and is more an indication of neurological immaturity

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Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

Need expert help here. What are signs of dyslexia for 12 year olds.?

Dyslexia symptoms: Dyslexia creates problems with sounding out words for reading and spelling. Reading is slow, choppy, and inaccurate and spelling may have the wrong letters in words, or the letters may be in the wrong order. Typically, comprehension is fine as long as inaccuracy does not significantly interfere with meaning.

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Dyslexia (Definition)

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