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Doctor insights on: Frequent Slurred Speech

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Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Can just thinking about slurred speech cause slurred speech?

Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering ). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more

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Slurred Speech (Definition)

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Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?

Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?

Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more

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Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Treatment for progressive gait imbalace and progressive dysarthria slurred speech?

Uncover cause: Likely best to see a neurologist. There are multiple problems which can cause this, and treatment follows diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is causing my random moments of disorientation, confusion, slurred speech and nausia?

What is causing my random moments of disorientation, confusion, slurred speech and nausia?

? Brain circulation : Sounds like neurological symptoms. If you are older than 50, get yourself checked to make sure that your brain circulation is healthy and you do not have high blood pressure. Some medicines/drugs can cause similar effects. You need a doctor to check you if these symptoms are not going away! ...Read more

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38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

38 yo male, history epilepsy (med controlled), closed tbi (12/2011). Slurred speech, hand tremor, unsteady gait, confused, lethargic, normal pupils.

Timeline?: Your description does not state if all of these changes represent a change from the baseline, are new or chronic. If they are new then i would recommend going to your closest emergency room right away, if they are chronic and old then i would discuss this with your doctor as they could be consistent with traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper. 8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Severe h/a & nausea exiting camper.  8 hr later (slept at home) -slurred speech, unbalanced, blurred vision, facial flushing, fuzzy thinking. Dx?

Go to ER: Hard to know, but several emergencies (some examples: stroke, subdural hematoma, intracranial hypertension) start this way. Emergent evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?

Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?

Very serious : You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe are very serious and need to be treated. It is extremely important that your condition be accurately diagnosed so that the appropriate treatment can be provided. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from a medical cause to Schizophrenia versus Substance-Induced Psychosis. ...Read more

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

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How slurred speech, right sided weakness and blurring of vision occur in stroke patient?

Lack of oxygen: In a stroke, brain areas that are essential to function such as language and movement are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. These areas stop functioning soon after blood flow stops. If flow is not restored promptly, these portions of the brain will be permanently damaged. ...Read more

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Headaches daily, confusion & slurred speech at times, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain in arms, hands, legs, and neck, hands shaking, irritable?

Headaches daily, confusion & slurred speech at times, difficulty concentrating, muscle pain in arms, hands, legs, and neck, hands shaking, irritable?

Multifactorial: Is it possible your symptoms could be stress related or much more pronounced due to stress? It is very important that you have a medical examination by a doctor to ensure that there is not something serious going on. You are young, it would be rare for you to be having a stroke. The role of stress reactions, anxiety, panic attacks on the body can present with various concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe headaches, dizzy spells frequently, short-term memory loss, tumor?

Severe headaches, dizzy spells frequently, short-term memory loss, tumor?

Possibly: Many causes for this are possible. Seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Involuntary movements, lost of sensation, speech impairement and imsomnia?

Complex: Many possibilities, including multiple sclerosis, hereditary disorder, but could be variety of different causes, so see a neurologist asap, and get answers. ...Read more

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What causes slurred speach?

What causes slurred speach?

Several things can..: Problems in the ability of the brain to tell the speaking-muscles (in tongue, throat, voicebox, etc...) what to do; problems in the tongue, throat, or voicebox themselves; problems in the level of consciousness (such as if sedated); and local anesthesia (such as dental anesthesia) are some of the causes of slurred speech. A new case of slurred speech for no reason may be a stroke (can go to E.R.). ...Read more

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Sudden head rush coupled with brief dizziness. Minor headache dry eyes, brain fog afterwards. (normal mri) thoughts?

Sudden head rush coupled with brief dizziness. Minor headache dry eyes, brain fog afterwards. (normal mri) thoughts?

Sudden low BP: It sounds like your blood pressure is dropping briefly. When this happens, you will get dizzy, possibly get a headache and your brain can feel foggy from a brief lessening of oxygen. With the dry eyes as well, it sounds like you may be dehydrated. You are in a heat wave. Make sure you keep your fluids up. If it worsens, go to the er for IV replenishment. ...Read more

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Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?

Over-worked?: Your complaints are too non-specific. The diagnosis list is pages long. It literally could be anything. You need to see an good internist. ...Read more

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Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Slurred speech, studdering and slow movement. What is wribg?

Overly sedated: This can result from medications that have sedative effect, alcohol or street drugs, or something metabolic such as low blood pressure or heart. Please consult your doctor for full assessment. ...Read more

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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Dysarthria (Definition)

difficult or unclear articulation of speech that ...Read more