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Hyperthyroidism And Brain Fog
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
Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?
Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic dizziness, brain fog, muscle rigidity and neuropathy and episodes of confusion. Normal liver, thyroid and b12 tests. Any suggestions? Lost
Rare happens rarely: The most common symptom of a pheo is high blood pressure; tho sometimes this even is not present. Classically pheo presents with headaches, sweating and rapid heart rate, but insomnia and restlessness can occur; I hesitate in using the word "common" w/ pheo, as most docs will go an entire career and never see a case. Other, more frequently seen conditions should be checked for first. ...Read more
Yes: What is Brain Fog? Brain Fog is a lay term to describe fluctuating mild memory loss that is inappropriate for a person’s age. It includes forgetfulness, spaciness, confusion, decreased ability to pay attention, an inability to focus, and difficulty processing information. Brain Fog can occur in Sjögren’s syndrome. Stress and anxiety and depression can cause Brain Fog-changes in congniton. ...Read more
Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brain cancer cause these symptoms?depression/poor memory/balance problems/dizzy/severe fatigue/body jerks/weakness/head pressure
Yes: Yes it can, not specifically tho. Brain mass causes different symptoms based on where its located. ...Read more
Can Xanax (alprazolam) cause brain fog? Also can low norepinephrine cause brain fog? I feel as if my dopamine is fine anything besides stims help with "fog"?
"Low"? "Normal"?: You're treating the human brain like a casserole. You're reducing to absurd simplicity an organ whose complexity surpasses human understanding. Neurotransmitters SO don't work that way. There is no "low" or "normal" the way you' think of it. Neurochemistry isn't a New Age fad. Your awareness of it is commendable but you labor under major misconceptions. You can learn more. It's not beyond you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What can cause confusion, brain fog and neuropathy with a normal liver biopsy and normal head MRI?? Out of answers and feeling sicker.
ADVICE: There are numerous causes for neuropathy, including diabetes, alcohol-nutritional, B-12 deficiency, hypothyroid, among the more common. Some of these can be associated with focus concentration, memory issues. The key is to uncover type of nerve disorder, and characteristic pathology. Recommend visit to medical school neurology department clinic ...Read more
Mother is under mass stress and having nervousness, numb hands, blurred vision, headaches, fatigue, eye pain and brain fog. Eye problem or brain?
Asking for u or her?: She needs to be examined by a physician. ...Read more
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
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