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7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal.No head injury that i know of.Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help.What could it be?

7months trouble thinking, talking, walking, memory loss. Eeg+ctscan normal.No head injury that i know of.Put on Effexor (venlafaxine) to try and help.What could it be?

On right track: At age 28 memory loss is uncommon due to specific anatomical brain issues like alzheimer's and are more likely due to mood or anxiety disorders. Your treatment is in right track keep on with it. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

Memory loss is a symptom in which a person cannot recall (remember) something that he previously learned. Some memory loss is normal, such as not remembering facts learned in school years ago but not used since then. Other memory loss is abnormal, such as that caused by Alzheimer's Dementia ...Read more


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My blood levels are normal can it be Effexor (venlafaxine) that is causing my muscle twitches, my doctor says its stress related but i'm not stressed ?

My blood levels are normal can it be Effexor (venlafaxine) that is causing my muscle twitches, my doctor says its stress related but i'm not stressed ?

Can be both: Yes, Effexor (venlafaxine) can cause muscle twitching. The short-term clinical trials before Effexor (venlafaxine) was released showed 1% of patients having this effect if using the immediate release form, and 3% of those taking the extended release form. That said, stress and anxiety can produce these physical effects as well. I hear you say you're "not stressed" -- but if completely not, why are you needing effexor (venlafaxine)? ...Read more

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I would like suggestions on med for general anxiety w/some panic. Was on buspar (buspirone) but it caused twitching. now on Effexor 150, Vistaril 25 mg. ?

I would like suggestions on med for general anxiety w/some panic.  Was on buspar (buspirone)  but it caused twitching. now on Effexor 150, Vistaril 25 mg. 

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Medication may have: a place in your situation but things like MEDITATION may be more effective. Take a look at www.relaxationresponse.org and a related book/technique by Herbert Benson called the Relaxation Resposne. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have random body twitching from over 7 months can that be a symptom of a brain tumor i don't have any weakness or numbness or memory loss im 27?

I have random body twitching from over 7 months can that be a symptom of a brain tumor i don't have any weakness or numbness or memory loss im 27?

Brain tumor unlikely: However more information is needed to evaluate you, including a detailed history, physical examination and may be lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as not much more can be done in this forum. ...Read more

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Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?

Weak legs, muscle twitches, memory loss, vision problems, apathy after the birth of 4th child three years ago. Paraneoplastic syndrome?

See your doctor...: Your symptoms (regardless of cause) are of concern and you should be seeking care from a physician to discover the cause. Nobody can diagnose you with paraneoplastic syndrome via computer -nor would you want them to as that is a very rare condition that should be managed by a team of physicians (and is secondary to a cancer - which you have not mentioned). Take care of yourself - see your doctor ...Read more

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What do you do if you have a bad side effect to anti depressant and or antianxiety drug like nerve twitching arm goes numb brain zaps memory loss etc?

What do you do if you have a bad side effect to anti depressant and or antianxiety drug like nerve twitching arm goes numb brain zaps memory loss etc?

Speak with doctor: If you have any side effects to a new medication, call your treating physician for a follow up appointment. This situation cannot usually be well done over the phone, and warrants some time to determine exactly what is going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more