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Doctor insights on: Intermittent Confusion

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Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Can left CHF cause transient sudden syncope episodes + altered consciousness?

Yes: Congestive heart failure can absolutely result in syncopal episodes. Patients should be evaluated by their cardiologists to assess cardiac function, as well as potentially neurologists for these events. ...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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What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

Seek help: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...Read more

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Sudden lightheadedness, dizziness confusion after breaking finger..What causes that sensation?

Sudden lightheadedness, dizziness confusion after breaking finger..What causes that sensation?

Hyperventilation: Breaking a finger is a sudden and painful occurrence. It is likely that at that time you hyperventilated for a while causing the lightheadedness dizziness and confusion. It should have all subsided when you had a chance to relax and have someone take care of your finger. ...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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Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Sudden onset kalidascope vision, dark spot in vision accompanied with sudden irritability, chronic neck pain, dull headaches, all on left side.

Migraine?: All signs of possible migraine headache. Would recommend seeing a headache specialist to see if they may help. Sometimes pain may emanate from the neck and if not better may consider a neck evaluation. Typically though neck pain will not affect the vision. ...Read more

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

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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Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

That may occur: if you are feeling quite overwhelming or if experiencing a panic attac,. ...Read more

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Can severe depression or grieving cause sudden and extreme confusion?

Can severe depression or grieving cause sudden and extreme confusion?

Get eval.: When sx are sudden and different from what one already has had, it's always a good idea to let your doctor know and be evaluated for anything physical that might cause confusion and take things from there. ...Read more

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Leg heaviness sensation intermittent and ice pick headaches associated with MS?

Leg heaviness sensation intermittent and ice pick headaches  associated with MS?

MS symptoms?: Leg heaviness can be related to MS, if the MS caused leg weakness once, sometimes the adaptation is to develop increased muscle tone, which can feel like heaviness. You would remember the onset of this symptom very clearly though, it would affect walking. Ice pick headaches are not normally associated with MS, but there is some overlap with trigeminal neuralgia, which can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Sudden weakness , dizziness and sleepiness with shortness of breath.

Sudden weakness , dizziness and sleepiness with shortness of breath.

Short of breath: The shortness of breath worries me. I would go seek help immediately. Feel better. ...Read more

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Left sided tingling numbness pain weakness. Subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2011 - right sided. MRI MRA clear. Difficulty breathing. Help?

Left sided tingling numbness pain weakness. Subarachnoid hemorrhage in 2011 - right sided. MRI MRA clear. Difficulty breathing. Help?

See a neurologist: Breathing problem in association w history of SAH-less likely but possible. I would see a neurologist and a PMD/pulmonologist for eval of shortness of breath. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sudden severe back ache , burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Sudden severe back ache , burping and breathing difficulty are symptoms of?

Back pain: Can be because of multiple causes, therefore it can be essential for u to see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...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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Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Typhoid fever: Absolutely. Hallucinations, alterations in sensorium, diminished levels of consciousness and other neurological symptoms occur frequently in typhoid fever. But do not just assume that this is the diagnosis. See a doctor and be fully evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Severe headache with occasional lightheadedness, sudden pain through the left arm, numbness in legs?

Radiculopathy and HA: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. May cause muscle tension in neck and "tension" headache. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more