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Fibro Brain Fog
Savella (milnacipran) is proven: Savella, (milnacipran) one of the fda approved fibromyalgia treatments, has been shown in research to improve cognitive function as well as fatigue. However, it doesn't work for everyone. Stimulants medicines, like ritalin, are often used if patients fail savella (milnacipran). If you sleep is poor, improving your sleep quality can also help. If you are overweight, snore and tired during the day you might have sleep apnea. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hard to say...: Dopamine (DA) is not measured in clinical labs. It's extremely rapidly metabolized along a variety of pathways. Further, DA levels in blood bear little resemblance to DA activity in the brain - even less to the small brain regions and synapses where DA signaling is concentrated. Though DA *might* be relevant, the symptoms you describe could have a very large number of non-DA causes. ...Read more
Do you have one?: Have you been diagnosed with a pituitary tumor? I suppose it's possible for a pituitary tumor to cause those symptoms, e.g. secondary hypothyroidism; but usually there are also physical symptoms. If you mean a BIG GROWING tumor, you shouldn't have that without also developing a bitemporal hemianopsia and walking into doorposts and walls. Why does this in particular worry you? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?
Some do, some don't: A lot depends on the location of the tumor, it's size, the swelling around it, which fiber tracks are blocked and chemicals emitted from the tumor, as well as the person's psychological reaction to having a brain tumor, family support, accurate and timely treatment, etc. ...Read more
Can't tell: Anti depressants can reverse symptoms of mental fog only if someone had those as symptoms of depression. Discuss your concerns with your doctor to make certain the goals you have are the same as your prescriber. Determining the cause of your symptoms is primary! These may have nothing to do with your depression, or be totally be cause by it. Brain fog is better treated by stimulants. ...Read more
Afraid brain tumor also hypondriac p.O.T.S did MRI spine clear blod neuro test god have twiching legs weakness pain back arms hips insomnia muscle spa?
Could I have multiple system atrophy at age 36? Suffer from tachycardia, memory issues, dizziness, fasciculations, brain fog, muscle pain, apathy?,
Prob not MSA: Yes, people at age 36 have MSA sometimes, and illness like it. Normally memory issues and muscle pain are not their symptoms. They tend to have ataxia- loss of balance- and trouble walking. MSA is normally diagnosed by brain MRI. Head injuries also can cause these symptoms. ...Read more
Neuro exam,EMG, MRI of brain normal. No spinal MRI done. Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot. Off balance. Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD?Neuro?
Symptoms, tests nl: (nl=normal) It's tough to explain the cause of your symptoms, especially with a normal MRI of the brain, neuro exam and EMG. What about blood tests? What about other symptoms? There is probably a missing clue somewhere. It's not clearly in the neck. Anxiety can cause this too, but that is hard to prove. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?
What causes constant headaches, dizziness, numbness, pressure in head, weakness, fatigue, muscles aches, stuttering, brain fog, blurred vision?
+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?
What is the question: If you are asking whether your doctor is right, have no way of knowing. If not satisfied with their explanations you always get a second opinion. If you so desire, see a rheumatologist. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more
Need more info: Really need more information about what is meant by brain fog; too vague a description to provide a meaningful answer. ...Read more
Help.Struggling w/connective tiss disease.Daily lighthead brain fog, head feels swollen.Neg mri.Onlyprednisone helps.Neuromd trying florinef (fludrocortisone) 4 bp.Feel worse.Fog ruining life.Noone knows cause.I suffer.?
Multifactorial cause: Pts like you are often suffering the multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. The fact that your symptoms are intermittant indicates that your autonomic nervous system is unstable. Pts like you may benefit from a metabolically directed approach check out mdwellnessmd.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer