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Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

Fibro brain fog...Tx? Suggestions?

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 more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Can low dopamine cause twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

Can low dopamine cause  twitches, tachycardia, memory issues, brain fog, personality change...?

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

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Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

Can pituitary tumors cause brain fog and cognitive issues?

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 more

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Are brain tumor headaches constant?

Are brain tumor headaches constant?

Depends.: Brain tumor headaches can be steady but can worsen if there are bleeds or if there is worsening of the flow of the CSF drainage or if the intracranial pressure increases due to growth of tumor. ...Read more

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Can ecitalopram cause brain fog ?

Can ecitalopram cause brain fog ?

No: Generally speaking no ssri, including escitalopram or lexapro, causes brain fog, and actually should make you more focused by treating anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

Tremors in hands, weak legs, mem issues, cognitive decline, apathy, blurry vision, tach, headache, floaters...Could it be parkinsons? Dementia? Als?

See a neurologist: Only detailed history and neurological exam. Can determine. It could simply be anxiety neurosis but other conditions need to be ruled out first. ...Read more

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Do brain tumors cause depression?

Do brain tumors cause depression?

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

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Which anti-depressant would help brain fog and memory recall ?

Which anti-depressant would help brain fog and memory recall ?

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

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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?

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?

You do not have: A brain tumor. You need to have a thorough neurologic exam, eeg, andneuromuscular testing. The imaging is definitive; your symptoms suggest physiologuc etiology, of which a variet of potential sources. ...Read more

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Could I have multiple system atrophy at age 36? Suffer from tachycardia, memory issues, dizziness, fasciculations, brain fog, muscle pain, apathy?,

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

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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?

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 more

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Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to light, sound, anxiety, hashimotos, pineal cyst, arrhythmia, tremor, headaches, fatigue, tinnitus.20mds.Nohelp?

Wow!: That's a lot of things going on. 20 medications??? I would start all over - get a second opinion from a doctor who specializes in Integrative Medicine. You need to find a doctor who will work with you to decrease the # of medications! ...Read more

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+ana1:160, skinbiopsy showed inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, rashes, hot flashes, trouble breathing, brain fog. Neg for lupus. Doc thinks me/cfs?

+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

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What brain conditions can cause brain fog in young people?

What brain conditions can cause brain fog in young people?

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

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Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Microvascular chronic ischemic in brain can affect memory?

Sure can: We term multiple small strokes, lacunar infarcts, and these can mount up and produce "etat lacunaire", or full blown vascular dementia. Here, the job involves prevention with an appropriate stroke anti platelet, or anti-coagulant approach. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Does a brain tumor cause forgetfulness and severe headaches?

Possibly: Brain tumors can cause forgetfulness and certainly are associated with headaches, however many other things can cause this too. If you are having these symptoms please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Fatigue headaches w vision changes nausea low appetite struggling with daily tasks. Ct of head ordered for poss brain bleed/tumor. Possible?! scared

Fatigue headaches w vision changes nausea low appetite struggling with daily tasks. Ct of head ordered for poss brain bleed/tumor. Possible?! scared

possible migraines: Ct head right thing to do. Should see an eye doctor as well. Your are very young so chance of bleed or tumor is low but symptoms of vision changes are concerning although migraines can give u these symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
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