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Memory Loss Slurred Speech
Not usually: Many things can cause slurred speech. With certain neurological conditions that cause slurred speech focusing on the problem can make it worse. (We also see this with stammering and stuttering ). The list of conditions that cause the various types of slurred speech is lengthy. (From degenerative conditions to complicated migraine, stroke, focal seizure, poisonings and intoxication. ...Read more
Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?
Very serious : You need to be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe are very serious and need to be treated. It is extremely important that your condition be accurately diagnosed so that the appropriate treatment can be provided. The differential diagnosis is broad and ranges from a medical cause to Schizophrenia versus Substance-Induced Psychosis. ...Read more
Memory loss: Concussion causes 2 types of amnesia. Retrograde amnesia means a loss if information from the injury back in time. The most likely loss is recently learned info. You may get the info back. A prograde amnesia is amnesia from the injury forward in time. You are not laying down new memory traces at that time. It is unlikely you will regain memory loss from prograde amnesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?
You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more
I hope you are: Writing this question from a bed in er! ...Read more
Many ways: These symptoms can come from depression, insomnia. Hyperthyroidism, lyme's disease, vitamin deficiencies, gluten intolerance, and a whole host of other things. You need to see your family doctor for a full examination and s/he he will determine the next course of action for you. ...Read more
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Ideas? Symptoms; fatigue, hair loss/thinning, back/hip pain, headaches, weakness, memory laps, stuttering, vision changes, dizziness, feeling lost.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nonspecific symptoms: A very large number of general medical conditions, as well as many neurological and psychiatric illnesses, may cause impairment of attention and concentration with memory problems. The best place to start would be a general checkup on your body's systems by a primary care provider, who could send you to other specialists if needed based on the initial work up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How can memory loss effect and affect memory thoughts or recollection in patients that suffer memory loss from motor vehicle accident?
What's the question?: I'd like to help, but am not sure what your question is. ...Read more
I passed out from orthostatic intolerance and hit my head. They scanned it but a year later I'm noticing memory loss, speech slur and dizziness, why?
What could be the cause or causes of extreme fatigue, drowsiness, slurred speech and memory loss without alcohol or drug use? A few weeks ago i simply could not stay awake no matter how hard i tried. It happened again last night but was accompanied by sl
Hello. : Hello. I don't know if you are an older person or if you have any significant healthy problems. I would see a neurologist soon to ensure that you are not having transient ischemic attacks or some other neurologic insult to the brain. Take care. ...Read more
My symptoms are serious pain in back of head, blurred vision, sickness, bit of memory loss, weak down one side, slurred speech. What could be wrong?
Can anxiety cause dizziness, slurred speech, tremors, minor memory loss, back pain, and leg pain? Thanks.
Yes and no: I would suggest that you get examined ...Read more
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
80 y.o. female had hip fracture surgery month and half ago, on morphine and rehab since. Now intermittent slurring of speech and mild memory loss?
I have episodes of clumsiness, glazed eyes, slurred speech, loss of memory, severe fatigue it is like I am inebriated during these episodes. I don't remember them. I have to lay down and nap for several hours after. When i wake I have no memory of the epi
92 now. Stroke 3yr ago. What was likely site if couldnt then recognize people standing on my right, slurred speech and loss of ability to name objects?
Stroke: The three questions a neurologist asks when someone has a stroke is where did it occur, where did it come from, and what needs to be done to prevent another. Your symptoms might have come from a left parietal region. It is very important to see your neurologist or family doctor and get answers (and treatment if needed) for the three key questions. ...Read more
Having headaches, slurred speech, falling sensations, memory difficulties, and no periods for 3 months (not pregnant) aged 17 what could it be?
Sudden loss of consciousness and pulse. Almost no blood pressure. Blurred vision, slurred speech. Healthy except slightly high normal blood pressure. ?
Syncopal episode: You need some work up to find the cause. Go to an urgent care or ER if you can not get a hold of your doctor by phone. The treatment is according to the cause. Check this link. http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/symptoms-of-heart-and-blood-vessel-disorders/fainting ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypothyroidism, with joint pain, stiff feet, tingeling fingers, bone pain memory issues dizzy spells and sometimes slurred speech . What gives?
Unlikely: If it is not a repetitive problem, it is unlikely to be related to lupus. ...Read more
Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible.The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then i would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more
Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more
Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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