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My Child Is A Slow Learner
Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?
More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more
Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?
Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more
Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?
Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more
Loss of appetite. Unusual tiredness weakness. Slow breathing. Slowness in reaction. Moody.Since i woke up this morning.
Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!
Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more
On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?
Depends: Usually hypothyroid has accompanying labs done. While your dose maybe within range you might need to ask your physician to consider an increase as clinically you are not feeling as good as expected. I usually treat the patient, the labs are guidelines and I would refer you back to whom ever prescribed the med. Need more information as well to consider additional medical diagnosis . ...Read more
Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?
Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?
Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more
I have attacks of dizziness (not vertigo), brain fog/slowness, nausea, tinnitus, & ear fullness. Mri & ENT workup normal. No meds help. I need relief.
Neuro time: You need to see a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????
Anxiety: You have symptoms of Anxiety /panic disorder. You should see your physician for a trial of some prescription anxiolytics or a referral to psych if this is a chronic problem, affecting your overall well being. in the meantime, learn some relaxation techniques to feel better! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the diagnosis of the women who feels extremely tired, have slow movements and sleep after lunch for 20 min and can't gets up.
A Lot of Things: This is very common. If minor likely normal! There are series of hormone changes after eating that effect energy (e.g. cortisol, GH, insulin, Orexin-being studied for wt loss/narcolepsy, blocker of it suvorexant new sleep aid). Then there are concerning things like type 2 DM, Heart dz/vasc dz (underdiag in women!), thyroid dz, anemia, deconditioning...need more info, but don't panic & get eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation: First is to have the child evaluated. You must make sure the child can hear and see appropriately before anything else. Find out the strengths as well as the child´s liabilities as far as learning is concerned. Find out via testing what mode of learning is best for the child. ...Read more
If a child is born premature, will that child develop learning disabilities? What causes a child to be a slow learner and how to be a fast learner?
Different outcomes: I know some very smart kids who were very premature and some very dumb kids who were term. There's more to it than just those things. Certainly, the more premature, the more at risk for learning problems, but it doesn't mandate the child will have problems. Also, the earlier you intervene with lots of interactive, 1:1 learning activities, reading to child and interactive play, more child learns! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor coordination: In a healthy child , who has been thoroughly tested , and has no past medical history to suggest a cause, poor coordination is usually related to low muscle tone, genetics and can be helped by an early intervention program that includes occupational therapy and /or physical therapy. Remember there are all degrees of athletic success and not every child will become a major league baseball player. ...Read more
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