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Is GERD anyhow related to brain fog/day time lethargy?

Is GERD anyhow related to brain fog/day time lethargy?

No: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease is due to malfunction of the sphincter at the junction of food pipe and stomach. There are multiple contributing factors, including obesity. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease (gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Can an Ulcer or GERD effect your brain as well? Like lightedness, cloudy, trouble concentrating?

Can an Ulcer or GERD effect your brain as well? Like lightedness, cloudy, trouble concentrating?

Health affects mood: There is no reason that GERD or peptic ulcer disease should have a direct effect on brain function. However, it's commonly known that when people are diagnosed with a medical condition, it often affects mood negatively. Mood disorders often result in vague body complaints like headache, dizziness, stomach upset, muscle aches, fatigue, etc. If you are worried about persistent symptoms, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have hypercalcemia and 4 small brain lesions. Doctors aren't sure what's wrong. Symptoms: constipation, dizziness, slight arm tremor, gerd. I'm 21.

I have hypercalcemia and 4 small brain lesions. Doctors aren't sure what's wrong. Symptoms: constipation, dizziness, slight arm tremor, gerd. I'm 21.

HyperCa: Your symptoms are typical of hypercalcemia. I would recommend that you seek consultation with a specialist: endocrinology for sure, and probably a neurologist for the brain lesions. ...Read more

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I have clenched stomach daily, swollen feet/calves, stiff hands, gerd, dry mouth, fatigue, no sleep, anxiety, fuzzy brain, heat sensitivity.?

I have clenched stomach daily, swollen feet/calves, stiff hands, gerd, dry mouth, fatigue, no sleep, anxiety, fuzzy brain, heat sensitivity.?

Likely not connected: You present several symptoms, which are probably not connected. The can be serious, nonetheless. If these symptoms are acute / recent - please seek urgent / emergency care. Otherwise, make an appointment with your Dr. Take ALL your medications & vitamins etc. For review. Best Wishes ...Read more

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What causes brain fog and why does it occur?

What causes brain fog and why does it occur?

Many causes: Many reasons for such a difficult to define symptom. You d be better off discussing your particular case with your dr, to pinpoint the causes in this particular case. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

What are the causes of brain fog? Is brain fog dangerous?

Many causes: Lack of sleep, depression, thyroid disease, dementia, old age, autoimmune disease, head bleed, drugs, environmental exposure, etc. . . many causes. Consult with your personal Physician as soon as possible for further workup ...Read more

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Does ADHD also make you have brain fog?

Does ADHD also make you have brain fog?

ADHD: Some with adhd are foggy because there is a breakdown in the brain system facilitating selective attention, resulting in an overload situation. As a result it is hard to focus and pay attention, and interferes with mood and intellectual ability. Overload may also result in brain related fatigue. ...Read more

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What can cause brain fog, stiff neck, and anxiety?

What can cause brain fog, stiff neck, and anxiety?

See belwo: Are these new sx or something you've experienced before? In any case, it's always a good idea to discuss these sx with your primary care doctor to rule out any physical causes and take things from there. You still can practice deep breathing and relaxation for your anxiety sx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is brain fog common when you don't have a thyroid?

Is brain fog common when you don't have a thyroid?

Check levels: Your MD should be checking your TSH and T4 and T3 (liothyronine) levels regularly. Brain fog can be due to inadequate medication with thyroid Rx. ...Read more

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Does anyone else have brain fog after male menopause?

Does anyone else have brain fog after male menopause?

Men may experience a: Decline in testosterone (sometimes referred to as male menopause, or as andropause) but this is very different than female menopause. Low testosterone may contribute to reduced motivation, reduced self-confidence, sadness, difficulty with concentration and memory (which may be considered brain fog). Lifestyle changes may help with muscle mass, strength, and energy level. Best regards. ...Read more

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Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Can metformin cause brain fog and loss of concentration?

Not likely: Metformin does not usually cause low blood sugar, only when used with other anti-diabetic medications.
Rec.: talk with your doctor about whether the dose of your other diabetic medication (s) needs to be lowered.
Take care. ...Read more

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What causes the brain fog associated with sjogrens/lupus?

What causes the brain fog associated with sjogrens/lupus?

Inflammatory illness: With your history of allergies, plus these inflammatory autoimmune diseases, I'll bet you are sub-clinically hypothyroid, and would benefit from thyroid replacement. For Sjoegren's and Lupus, try Peony glycosides and DHEA, from a health food store. Usually, I start women on 25 mg of DHEA in the AM, but those with Lupus can tolerate higher doses--50- 100 mg. Also, try Afrin nasal spray. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause brain fog? What can be done about it?

Can allergic rhinitis cause brain fog? What can be done about it?

Not really: Take an antihistamine daily or use a nasal spray such as Nasocort or Flonase daily. The nasal sprays may have a mild effect on raising blood sugar. ...Read more

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I have brain fog from dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse, what to do?

I have brain fog from dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse, what to do?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) abuse: For starters would definitely cease taking it. Then monitor symptoms for awhile. If problems persist consult with your doctor ...Read more

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Would chronic use of glycerin suppositories possibly cause brain fog?

Would chronic use of glycerin suppositories possibly cause brain fog?

Not likely: But why are you chronically using glycerin suppositories? "brain fog" alludes to feelings of confusion, poor concentration, and memory lapses. These symptoms could relate more to high blood pressure (listed on your clinical conditions) than they do to suppositories. In some people, propanolol can also cause a feeling of fuzzy thinking. You might want to discuss this with your own physician. ...Read more

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Pregnancy and brain fog and working. I am looking for help, any advice?

Pregnancy and brain fog and working. I am looking for help, any advice?

Changes: Pregnancy adds physical and emotional burden to your life. Mental slowness can be lack of sleep and proper nutrition. Not having more information, I recommend that you talk to your physician. Is work getting more demanding and difficult to focus? How is your support system? History of depression? A thorough history and physical exam will give you the answer. ...Read more

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Sinus trouble that want go away!! Dizziness brain fog!! Extremely tired?

Sinus trouble that want go away!! Dizziness brain fog!! Extremely tired?

Allergy care: This could be allergies. Have you tried allergy medicines or prescription nasal sprays? Have you seen an ENT? If the symptoms persist after the antibiotics and a trial antiallergy medicine, then I recommend a visit to your PCP (primary care physician) or an ENT. ...Read more

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Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Could high urinary copper be linked to brain fog and motor skill problems?

Possibly: High urinary copper excretion is most often associated with Wilson's disease, a hereditary disorder of copper metabolism. Other causes such as chronic liver disease may cause this. Further testing is indicated. Please follow up with your physician. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Is it possible to go brain dead. I feel like I have brain fog all the time?

Is it possible to go brain dead. I feel like I have brain fog all the time?

See Fam Dr. ASAP.: Brain fog is not brain dead. This is mixing a colloquial slang expression for a medical clinical expression. Clinically brain dead means no eeg wave activity is being seen.
Brain fog can be due to medical or emotional causes anything from vitamin deficiencies to more serious conditions that can be life threatening. Depression, ptsd, r psychiatric causes of varying severity, meds se's also. See fdr. ...Read more

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Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

Is disassociation or brain fog a symptom of lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal?

It can be: Many antidepressants such as Lexapro (escitalopram) can lead to a variety of withdrawal symptoms if they are stopped too quickly. This is very common and is often referred to as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. Speak with your doc about your symptoms to see if this is what is happening so you can develop a plan for managing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my brain fog and constant sinus issues for three years, be a brain tumour?

Could my brain fog and constant sinus issues for three years, be a brain tumour?

Unlikely: What you described is not a usual sign of brain tumor. I trust that you are keeping your diabetes under control. Poorly controlled diabetes is more likely to cause your symptoms. ...Read more

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Serious brain fog is affecting my life- what should I do? Too young for alzheimer's.

Serious brain fog is affecting my life- what should I do? Too young for alzheimer's.

See your doctor: Make an appointment to see your doctor to discuss your concerns. There may be medical issues that can be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I have debilitating brain fog every day. My thyroid is normal. Not sure what to do.?

I have debilitating brain fog every day. My thyroid is normal. Not sure what to do.?

Brain fog: Sorry to hear this but don't get too worried.
You must have your Primary doctor refer you to a Psychologist. He/she will fully care for you and your issues. Won't happen after the first clinic visit but every time you see the Psychologist you will be feeling much better. ...Read more

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How long until Prozac (fluoxetine) clears up "brain fog" so I can use my brain again?

How long until Prozac (fluoxetine) clears up "brain fog" so I can use my brain again?

Please clarify: Sorry, but I looked in my textbooks and "brain fog" isn't in there. So you'll have to go beyond colorful but uninformative phrases and describe what you actually mean by "brain fog." It would also be helpful to include in your post how long it's been since you COULD use your brain and WHY your doc is prescribing fluoxetine. "Brain fog" isn't on the list of FDA-approved indications for the drug. ...Read more

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My sinus issues are causing brain fog and dizziness, I am not sure how to resolve this?

My sinus issues are causing brain fog and dizziness, I am not sure how to resolve this?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! . Check w/your doctor. Also, I don't know if Xlear is available in UK. ...Read more

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Can using too much antipersperant containing alumimum cause brain fog and neurological problems?

Can using too much antipersperant containing alumimum cause brain fog and neurological problems?

Toxic substances of: Any kind are not good for the brain or the body in general. They can't be completely avoided but we can minimize them. Antipersperants block a normal bodily process of elimination. A regular deoderant is a better idea. Check out non-toxic versions on the net. Gold Bond powder is a healthy choice also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for brain fog in relation to sinus issues? I have had it on and off now for two years.

What is the treatment for brain fog in relation to sinus issues? I have had it on and off now for two years.

Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! See doc to determine cause of shaking. ...Read more

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Brain fog, tired all the time, sleep 14 hours a day. This has been happening for almost 5 years. I just don't seem to have much energy.?

Brain fog, tired all the time, sleep 14 hours a day. This has been happening for almost 5 years. I just don't seem to have much energy.?

See your PCP: Your symptoms could be due to a lot of problems such as thyroid disease, a chronic infection anywhere in your body, a chronic respiratory disease. You need to see your pcp to rule these problems out. The chronic tiredness could also be due to depression associated with your physical distress. The sooner you can find the reason, the better. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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