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Occasional Slurred Speech
Check bloodwork: Anemia, high or low blood glucose, low sodium, low calcium, low magnesium, liver problems (with elevated transaminases)--all these are possible causes of your symptoms that could be checked with simple, routine blood tests. There are many other causes of tremor, weakness and slurred speech, so check with your neurologist after this bloodwork. ...Read more
Numbness, pins/needles, muscle pain/cramps,vertigo,occasional slurred speech, fatigue, brain lesion. MS? If possible, what tests to ask for?
I have been on 60 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for ten years and have slurred speech occasionally first thing in the morning and then it clears up. Is it Normal?
Speech difficulties: Acquired speech difficulties, such as slurring, are often associated with an underlying neurological or metabolic problem. A sudden onset of slurring ought to be investigated immediately, since it may be a problem that is reversible. Most commonly, slurring is associated with hypoglycemia and altered states of consciousness or a stroke (or mini-stroke)_. ...Read more
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