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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid, " is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Is brain fog a symptom of overactive thyroid?

Is brain fog a symptom of overactive thyroid?

CNS activation: Hyperthyroidism can cause nervousness, irritability, anxiety, insomnia and fatigue. In rare instances, it may cause manic or psychotic symptoms. It is good to be evaluated by your physician to determine if you have a thyroid abnormality. ...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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Can neck tension and anxiety cause dizziness and brain fog?

Can neck tension and anxiety cause dizziness and brain fog?

See your doctor: Your symptoms can be due to a multitude of medical conditions. These need to be ruled out before we assign your symptoms to anxiety or "stress". Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical exam to include comprehensive lab panel. Your symptoms could be due to diabetes, thyroid dysfunction, medications, neurological illness, etc. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Coul UTI cause temporary cognitive problem (i.e brain fog)?

Coul UTI cause temporary cognitive problem (i.e brain fog)?

Yes, it often does!: This is a very common symptom of UTI. It almost always clears away when the infection is successfully treated - but in some elderly nursing home patients w/ generally impaired health - it can be difficult to overcome the dementia-type symptoms. I hope the UTI is totally gone ASAP. Best! ...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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What can I take to get rid of brain fog and poor concentration?

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What can I take to get rid of brain fog and poor concentration?

See your doctor to: Rule out medical conditions first before taking anything is the rule of thumb. Hope you find out what's going on with you and feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies affect concentration or cause "brain fog"?

Can seasonal allergies affect concentration or cause "brain fog"?

Yes: Seasonal allergic rhinitis is more than just sneezing, runny nose, congestion and itchy nose. Many people with allergic rhinitis have sleep disorders, headaches, irritability, sinus problems, difficulty concentrating and even depression. Allergies can be socially embarrassing and disruptive to daily activities. ...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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Confusion, headache, brain fog, did my MRI found normal. Don't know what's wrong?

Confusion, headache, brain fog, did my MRI found normal. Don't know what's wrong?

See neurologist: These symptoms need more investigation -- and many potential causes may not show up on MRI scans at all. Getting a thorough workup with a neurologist is essential now. You could have migraines, some types of seizures, or other problems. You list being on topomax, but don't specify the reason. Alcohol and drug use can also cause such symptoms. Please see a neurologist as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Could my brain fog and dizziness that I've had for three years, be a brain tumour?

Could my brain fog and dizziness that I've had for three years, be a brain tumour?

Unlikely: A brain tumour causes severe problems in short time, as the skull is a very rigid structure and the increase of its inner pressure is a cause for encephalopathy, ie, fogginess, diziness, severe headaches, vision problems, confusion, agitation, weakness, . and many more. With your history, is important you have your glicemias in check and see a neurologyst. ...Read more

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Had a traffic related head trauma. No obvious damage. How much chance I may develop memory loss or brain fog?

Had a traffic related head trauma. No obvious damage. How much chance I may develop memory loss or brain fog?

The chance is low: As long as you did not develop any bleeding inside your head, and as long as you do not have a history of repeated head injuries, a single head injury like this stands very little chance of getting you cognitive difficulties later on or any sort of brain fog. I would not spend time worrying about it. When I was a student I was honored to be able to study in the soviet union. I fondly remember the hospitality shown to us as a student group in the ukraine. Best wishes to you and your family in the upcoming holiday season. ...Read more

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Most days I wake up and my nose starts running continuously. On these days I experience brain fog. What can it be?

Oh dear: Rhinorrhea can be a benign autonomic manifestation of various other things, including cluster and migraine headaches. The "brain fog" would go with that. However, it could be (not saying it IS) something as serious as leaking cerebrospinal fluid. I suggest you see your doctor in a TIMELY manner. Common things are common, but there are times when you have to have a high index of suspicion. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?

Is it possible to experience fatigue and brain fog after taking ciproflaxin? And if so, what are ways to relieve it?

Possible side effect: The symptoms you have listed can be side effects of taking ciprofloxin. Side effects can be temporary, or it can last as long as one takes the ciprofloxin. Relief comes primarily from stopping the medication, however, before doing so, you should contact your doctor for alternatives to the ciprofloxin. ...Read more

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I have been told I have low dopamine. I have brain fog, anxiety, etc. Can't take ssri. Any diet measures I can take?

I have been told I have low dopamine. I have brain fog, anxiety, etc. Can't take ssri. Any diet measures I can take?

More information: Would be helpful to hear what symptoms you are asking about. The known effect of diet in those conditions can then be clarified. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's disease, and after exercising feel terrible and have brain fog all day. Is this normal?

I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's disease, and after exercising feel terrible and have brain fog all day. Is this normal?

No: That's not normal, but may not be related to your thyroid if your levothyroxine dose is correct. If dose correct, look for other reasons (could be simple reasons, like npt enough sleep or insufficient hydration) bc it's not normal. ...Read more

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Weird. When I swallow I get dull top of headache followed by brain fog. Every time I intentionally swallow this returns. What the?

Weird. When I swallow I get dull top of headache followed by brain fog. Every time I intentionally swallow this returns. What the?

CV;GI w/u needed.: Discuss with your dr. Also if you are taking any supplements or otc meds.
Have you been on the Carvedilol long? Did sx preceed this med or after?
Gi w/u esophagus motility. How much Alprazolam are you taking? Dose may be to high. Carotid arteries need checked; perhaps additional cardio w/u. Any family hx of similar sx? If all ok then relaxation therapy. Also check out neurologic causes, albeit? ...Read more

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I suffer from brain fog often. Will it always be this way now that I don't have a thyroid? Or is it more likely to be my sinus issues?

I suffer from brain fog often. Will it always be this way now that I don't have a thyroid? Or is it more likely to be my sinus issues?

If you're: On BRAND NAME thyroid replacement and your levels are normal, it's just like you didn't have a thyroid problem. Make sure that your blood sugars aren't fluctuating, which can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Why brain fog and forgetfulness during ovulation time only? How to cure it? I'm 22. this is happening every month. Only during that time

Why brain fog and forgetfulness during ovulation time only? How to cure it? I'm 22. this is happening every month. Only during that time

There are many con-: Ditions that seem to become worse during various times of the month for women. PMDD is a big one and is usually treated with a mix of hormones and counseling. Birth Control pills work for some to lessen sx's and regulate periods, moods, anxiety and self-esteem in some cases. Do you have an OB-GYN? An Osteopath might have some suggestions, plus a nutritionist. ...Read more

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Hi doc... At time I do experience doubled vision when looking at something and constant brain fog and dizziness comes in way at times.?

Hi doc... At time I do experience doubled vision when looking at something and constant brain fog and dizziness comes in way at times.?

Fatigue: It may be as simple as muscle fatigue but the other symptoms may indicate fluctuating blood pressure, blood sugars, etc.
a complete physical and eye exam would be recommended ...Read more

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Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

Bad short term memory, gingko makes it WORSE w/ brain fog and brain zaps. Anything else I can take for memory since I'm going to college?

I don't think: There's anything ooout there for short term memory. You might want to see a Neologist and get Neuropsychologic testing to see what the problem is.. ...Read more

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For 3 years I have lost the ability to feel emotion. I am not depressed I just feel brain fog and unable to feel happy. Just nothing! Why?

For 3 years I have lost the ability to feel emotion. I am not depressed I just feel brain fog and unable to feel happy. Just nothing! Why?

Talk therapy: You may be thinking too much. From your questions it seems you are searching hard for facts and information. It's not unusual to lose touch w/ feelings when you do that. But it's not an easy pattern to change alone because fear may be the 1st one you feel. A good therapist can support you through the hard ones until you get confience. Watch a good comedy and have a belly laugh or two! ...Read more

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I had two concussions within a year from bumping my head. Am I likely to ever feel the same again. As in no more headaches, and brain fog.

Depends: Recovery from concussion depends on a number of factors including who you were before the concussion as well as how severe the concussions were, and age. The number of concussions experienced and how close they are together also matters. It's important to be sure that you weren't having headaches or brain fog prior to the concussions because that could mean you have migraine which is treatable. ...Read more

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Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Could MS located in the spine cause symptoms primarily impairing brain function? Like lightheadedness (brain fog) and bad short term memory?

Not related to MS: MS in the spine wouldn't cause any issues with brain function. MS taking place in the brain could cause some issues with lightheadedness but not memory issues, it would have to be a very end-stage degenerative MS to cause such symptoms and even then it would likely be a secondary cause, not a primary.
Other things such as vertigo, viral infections, stress, sleep etc could be benign causes of this ...Read more

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I've noticed that at the upper thoracic region I have a small hump with almost no sense of touch there. Could this be the cause of my brain fog?

I've noticed that at the upper thoracic region I have a small hump with almost no sense of touch there. Could this be the cause of my brain fog?

Upper back numbness: No. The brain fog is more likely related to medications (valproate/Zoloft) or an organic depression. The thoracic numbness can occur from lifting weights with an avulsion of the spinous process. (Clay shovelers fracture) or other related sports injury. The numbness will resolve over time and the fracture is stable. See your prescribing physician to make sure the valproate level is not too high. ...Read more

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Wat can make u feel brain fog. Feel confused at times. Hard to focus and consintrate. Feel mind not all there. Anything I can do to make it stop?

Wat can make u feel brain fog. Feel confused at times. Hard to focus and consintrate. Feel mind not all there. Anything I can do to make it stop?

Evaluation 1st: Many problems can cause you to feel confused at times, with difficulty concentrating. To get the best treatment you need a thorough evaluation before anything else. See your physician for this, to get started. In the meantime, avoid alcohol or other drugs, including marijuana. ...Read more

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Get nauseous and shaky through out the day. Also feels like my insides are hot but no fever. Feel cold afterwards. Also have brain fog. Plz help!

Get nauseous and shaky through out the day. Also feels like my insides are hot but no fever. Feel cold afterwards. Also have brain fog. Plz help!

Nausea: Make sure your blood sugar is not low, also check your thyroid hormone. also this could be a sign of vasovagal syndrome, which is a condition that the blood pressure falls and blood supply to brain falls. Please see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

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