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I've irregular heartbeat, chest pains(on and off), dizyness, lack of focus(visual&mental)drs are clueless as2the cause.Blood tests inconclusiv. Help plz?

I've irregular heartbeat, chest pains(on and off), dizyness, lack of focus(visual&mental)drs are clueless as2the cause.Blood tests inconclusiv. Help plz?

Cardiologist: Have you seen a cardiologist? Have you had a heart monitor at home? That's where i would start. Frequently, in your age group, arrhythmias which originate in the upper chambers of the heart produced symptoms such as the ones you describe. These can only be pick up on a heart monitor, unless you walk into an er while having an episode of "irregular heart beat". ...Read more

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What can cause an extreme lack of focus... For the last 3-4 weeks it feels like my mind is foggy and its difficult to focus mentally and visually.

What can cause an extreme lack of focus... For the last 3-4 weeks it feels like my mind is foggy and its difficult to focus mentally and visually.

ManyPossiblesFrom: Metabolic to brain anatomic/function issues to emotional (internalized anger, fear, grief, confusion) issues. It does not matter that we are not consciously aware or may not consciously fully understand because we are not conscious of the vast majority of our brain function. Work on more awareness of dreams, write them down and consider seeking out help from someone worthy of your trust. ...Read more

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I am feeling lack of focus, concentration and difficulty planning/visualizing future activities. I only enjoy music and nothing else.

I am feeling lack of focus, concentration and difficulty planning/visualizing future activities. I only enjoy music and nothing else.

See answer: Symptoms likely due to some depression. But if you had a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD as a child your symptoms could possibly be due to this. For more information on depression go to http://bit.ly/1xUALOL If you feel depression is a possibility go to checklist on depression that discusses CBT(Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). For further discussion consider a Consultation online with Health Tap Dr. ...Read more

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How to be sure if i can't concentrate and study well whether because of not having enough will or because of some biological reason to lack of focus ?

How to be sure if i can't concentrate and study well whether because of not having enough will or because of some biological reason to lack of focus ?

I beileve that: You need to look the longitudinal course of your problem since childhood. Was there any problem in elementary , middle school, high school , college . Were you told that you are not focusing , turning in your homework in time ? What I am driving at is if you have attention problem . You need to talk to your family , friends , look in to your past and if there is a pattern , consider seeing your doc. ...Read more

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Having HUGE lack of focus in school and my memory has been worse than normal lately. Dr. isn't worried, but I am - grades slipping. Get a 2nd opinion?

Having HUGE lack of focus in school and my memory has been worse than normal lately. Dr. isn't worried, but I am - grades slipping. Get a 2nd opinion?

Agree with concern: You may be experiencing medication side effects, thyroid problems, low vitamin levels, changes in chemical balance, and easy to screen all of this. Could query whether sleep deprivation or emotional issues playing a role. Is your Lyme active? Do you have an anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome? How about that second opinion? ...Read more

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What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

What causes moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus?

Lots of issues: Depression & dementia (alzheimer's & other types) can present w/moodiness, memory loss and lack of focus. Use of illicit substances can also present w/similar symptoms. Time to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm wondering if I could get guidance as to possible condition(s). Other symptoms include severe executive function issues and lack of focus ability.

I'm wondering if I could get guidance as to possible condition(s). Other symptoms include severe executive function issues and lack of focus ability.

Good question: You need guidance from a licensed psychologist. This is a common problem seen in persons in a quandary on embarking on the next step in a career in life especially at your age. I would consult with your primary care physician to recommend someone or if you are in college there should be some professional person to also help you. Most if not all colleges have such a person on the faculty. ...Read more

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I suffered s ruptured brain aneurysm I'm 2003 recently ive been suffering a add type symptom lack of communication unsble focus ?

I suffered s ruptured brain aneurysm I'm 2003 recently  ive been suffering a add type symptom lack of communication unsble focus ?

See your neurologist: Congrats on being a survivor of a ruptured brain aneurysm and getting your health back. In cases like yours, any neurologic sign or symptom, that is new, and that you cannot easily attribute to something else, ought not to be ignored and evaluated. Trust you are in the care of a good neurologist, who knows your history, prior surgical particulars, who should see you, do a full neuro exam 1st. ...Read more

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I would like to get off my ADD medication, what are some other options besides medication to help with lack of focus and motivation?

I would like to get off my ADD medication, what are some other options besides medication to help with lack of focus and motivation?

Environmental mods &: self rewards. Focus is better for everyone if distractions in the enviroment can be removed, so location, background noise, etc. all have a big impact on focus. Break down tasks into small goals, set time limits, and then reward self when goal is met, i.e., make 5 calls in 20 minutes and take 5 for a quick break. Make lists and check off when complete. See https://www.helpguide.org/articles/add-adhd/adult-adhd-attention-deficit-disorder-self-help.htm ...Read more

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What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes, both medical and psychiatric, for this cluster of symptoms. I recommend that you begin evaluation with your primary care provider, where you are likely to start by ruling out common medical causes for theses symptoms such as anemia or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing. What is this?

Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing. What is this?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea can cause these symptoms. Talk to your doctor about this possibility and see if you need to get tested. ...Read more

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I very often feel tired at ard 4 to 6 in the afternn - headache, sleepy, lack focus, but aftr dinner it's fine. How to improve? anything worrying?

I very often feel tired at ard 4 to 6 in the afternn - headache, sleepy, lack focus, but aftr dinner it's fine. How to improve? anything worrying?

Need more details: More details need to be obtained - what time do you arise in the AM? What are your sleep habits? Are you eating rituals regular with good nutritional choices, or do you grab a latte for breakfast and a Diet Coke for lunch? Do you use your electronic devices right before going to bed at night? Do you ever collapse? Please see your doctor for a careful assessment of your fatigue. ...Read more

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Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing due to stress?

Not sure of question: If these are new symptoms, i'd strongly recommend that you have a check-up, first with your primary care doctor. There are lots of physical conditions that can cause these symptoms, as well as psychiatric ones such as depression and anxiety. You deserve a better life, and the first step well may be finding out what is going on. If it is "just" stress, then you may need help dealing with that. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of add? Does add (compared to adhd) mean my daughter is more of lack-of-focus dreamer than a hyper kid who can't settle down?

What are the symptoms of add? Does add (compared to adhd) mean my daughter is more of lack-of-focus dreamer than a hyper kid who can't settle down?

ADD: Add symptoms the following is a comprehensive list of add symptoms (also known as inattentive adhd): failure to attend to details, written or spoken tendency to make careless mistakes when accomplishing tasks difficulty focusing or sustaining attention during work, school or even play drawn irresistibly to irrelevant or extraneous sensory input struggles with “follow through” on chores, homework, . ...Read more

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Will the drowsiness and lack of focus improve after a few weeks when my body and mind get used to accutane?

Will the drowsiness and lack of focus improve after a few weeks when my body and mind get used to accutane?

Not sure: Most people tend to get used to side effects of meds within a week or two. However, i don't see either of those side effects listed for accutane, so i can't say for certain that they will disappear. If they continue and are bothersome, my advice would be to stop the Accutane and see if it gets better. If so, then you know that's the cause, and then you have to decide if the benefits outweigh it. ...Read more