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Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more
Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?
I'm wondering are hemi-inattention, hemispatial neglect, unilateral neglect and visual neglect synonymous?
Hemispatial neglect: is also called hemiagnosia, hemineglect, unilateral neglect, spatial neglect, contralateral neglect, unilateral visual inattention,hemi-inattention, neglect syndrome or contralateral hemispatialagnosia. Reduced awareness of stimuli on one side without sensory loss most commonly follows a "stroke" or hemorrhage of the other side of the brain. See http://m.jnnp.bmj.com/content/75/1/13.full for more. ...Read more
Training approach: The concept is to change up a variety of different exercises over time so your muscles won't know what's coming next, with the theory that this will speed build-up of muscle mass and strength. It was popular in the 80's but still unproven that it is better than other forms of exercise in achieving good outcomes. What is needed is consistent exercise of various muscle groups. ...Read more
Im experiencing dizziness, forgetfulness, impaired vision, inability to concentrate, extreme lethargy.What's wrong?
Over-worked?: Your complaints are too non-specific. The diagnosis list is pages long. It literally could be anything. You need to see an good internist. ...Read more
No: Fibromyalgia is purely a painful total body condition, and causes neither leg weakness or speech difficulty. If your symptoms were transient, might consider a tia, but if persistent and progressive, need to wonder about disorder of motor nerve cells, muscle disorder, or problem with nerve-muscle connections. Find an expert neurologist, and get this fully assessed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can hypothyroidism be diagnosed but some other disease causing muscle fatigue, memory issues, dizziness slurred words etc?
Difficulty concentrating, pitting edema, weight gain, puffy face/neck, exhaustion, no energy, and trouble articulating sentences. What is going on?
See your doctor : You should go see your doctor for a complete history and physical exam. You will need some lab tests to help determine your diagnosis. The possibilities are numerous. You need to be seen ASAP. You could have thyroid dysfunction or something wrong with your heart. The symptoms you describe are very concerning and should not be ignored. Best of wishes to you for a good outcome! ...Read more
Could these symptoms be related? Joint pain/ inflammation, fatigue, postural hypotension, dry mouth, poor memory/'fog', arm/hand twitches, clumsiness
Possibly: It is possible that you may have one single condition, although it would seem more likely to be a number of conditions that may be contributing. There are a number of inflammatory arthropathies, lupus, for example, that can cause joint complaints but also a variety of systemic manifestations in their more advanced state. Consider being seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizures, muscle spasms, fatigue, thunderclap headaches, decreased dexterity, trouble thinking. Any idea what causes this?
Could be bad : This mix of symptoms suggest a disorder in the brain. You really need to see a neurologist, and sooner than later. This could be a bad problem, but something also fixable. ...Read more
Many possibilities: This cluster of symptoms can arise from many different types of diseases. I strongly recommend you see your primary care provider for further evaluation of this symptom cluster. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Since the onset of your symptoms is sudden and these symptoms can mean many things, address them with your primary care doctor to have a full work up and rule out anything physical going on. Based on the results, the optimal course of action will be decided .Good luck! ...Read more
Irritability and fussiness are symptoms of meningitis in infants with raised fontanelles. How is irritability defined as it can be subjective?
Forgetfulness, Memory problems, Poor concentration, nerve pain in head, extreme fatigue, shortness of breath, tachycardia, swollen belly/legs/feet.
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
Semantics: Orientation is usually defined by knowing time, place, and person. Anyone can get confused about these details at times. You can be fully oriented but still be confused. ...Read more