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How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

How do symptoms of memory loss happen, speciffically memory loss headaches and slurred speach?

Many possibilities: No way to answer this on healthtap, you need to see your primary care doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation - you have to remember where you are! memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can depression cause memory loss ?

Can depression cause memory loss ?

Yes, in a way: There isn't a brain-destructive process like alzheimer's going on in depressed people, but thought process can be slowed to the point of not retaining information. If information isn't getting in, then it won't be remembered later. In the past there was a syndrome of "pseudodementia, " where low energy and poor motivation led to mistaken diagnoses of dementia in older people. ...Read more

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Might concussions cause memory loss?

Might concussions cause memory loss?

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 more

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What causes mental fog, loss of memory & forgetfulness?

What causes mental fog, loss of memory & forgetfulness?

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 more

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Depression, anxiety, paranoia, memory loss, confusion, trouble concentrating, vision trouble, seeing and hearing things. ?

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

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Can pregnancy cause blurred vision memory loss and headaches?

Can pregnancy cause blurred vision memory loss and headaches?

Signs of trouble: Blurred vision, headaches & memory loss are worrisome in pregnancy. They are seen in pregnancy induced high blood pressure.You should call your ob's answering service noe and seek advice directly. ...Read more

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Does antidepressants cause memory loss ?

Does antidepressants cause memory loss
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It could: Depression itself can cause memory loss, and that is the more likely case here. However, you should see a doctor for your memory problem, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Will ssris cause memory loss ?

Will ssris cause memory loss
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NO: Unless you take an overdose -- in which case the memory loss would be temporary, but probably the least of your problems. Rarely, some SSRI's cause word finding problems. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

What would cause sudden slurring, loss of motor skills and loss of memory.?

Stroke: First possibility is stroke. That is most likely and a medical emergency. Call 911. ...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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Does cymbalta (duloxetine) cause short term memory loss or worsen memory in general?

Memory Loss: I understand your concern. Cymbalta may cause short term memory loss. At age 17, possible causes are- ? Alcohol, tobacco, or drug use ? Stress ? Depression ? Sleep deprivation ? Deficiencies in vitamin B1 and B12 ? Underactive or Overactive thyroid gland ? HIV ? Head injury See a Physician for Diagnosis and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and monitoring of Cymbalta, (duloxetine) Breathing Relax ...Read more

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Could seizures cause memory loss?

Could seizures cause memory loss?

Potentially yes: If poor seizure control, this can impair brain function, but do not negate effect of medications, especially drug for epilepsy, especially topirimate. ...Read more

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Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

Can flashbacks precede short term memory loss?

NO !: There is no relationship. Short term memory loss may be due to lack of concentration or stress unless it is persistent or progressive. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Can diabetes cause memory loss?

Yes, several ways: Diabetes can be a risk factor for memory issues. The brain needs glucose in order to function, and very low or very high levels can lead to chronic damage of vascular and nervous pathways. Low blood sugar can lead to unconsciousness and death, and often persons who have behavioral issues when their blood sugar is low have no memory for the events. Protect your brain and control your glucose. ...Read more

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What can cause memory loss, light-headedness, mood swings, blurred vision & migraines?

What can cause memory loss, light-headedness, mood swings, blurred vision & migraines?

Lots of things: Head trauma and space occupying lesions like SDH, brain tumors and hydrocephalus can do this. iron deficiency alone can produce headaches and most of the symptoms mentioned ...Read more

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Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

Is memory loss symptom of stress and depression?

It could be.: Depression and anxiety and stress can make it harder to think and remember. But it is a good idea to have a professional evaluate all your symptoms. ...Read more

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