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Episodes of sudden temporary (about 30 mn) loss of hability to speak . At least one episode followed by headache. What could b the cause ?

Episodes of sudden temporary (about 30 mn) loss of  hability to speak . At least one episode followed by headache. What could b the cause ?

Need medical eval: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. What you're describing could be symptoms of a transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) which so far has returned to normal function when you've had it. Or possibly a migraine variant, type of seizure, or other problem. Your doctor will want to do a neurological exam and probably some other studies to get to the bottom of this problem. Please don't wait. ...Read more

Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Could sjogrens contribute to sporadic bouts of vertigo lasting a few days at a time? What treatments are recommended in addition to meclozine?

Could sjogrens contribute to sporadic bouts of vertigo lasting a few days at a time?  What treatments are recommended in addition to meclozine?

Sjogren's: Can indeed cause neurological symptoms, but more commonly affects hearing, not bouts of vertigo. More likely you have an inner ear problem such as Meniere's, endolymphatic or perilymphatic fistula, or otolithic dysfunction such as benign paroxysmal vertigo. If you did have true Sjogren's, and severe neurological issues, cyclophosphamide might be a useful medication, but Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and MTX also? ...Read more

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How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

How likely is this to be a stroke; 3 month HX of vertigo, right sided neck pain and severe headache. Episodes can last 7 days. Migraine or stroke?

U should B Cn by- : -a neurologist, the important thing is 2 rule out it Bing a transient vascular event. An MRA of the brain will pick up a narrowing of a vessel or an aneurism . ...Read more

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Is partial paralysis can be one of the symptoms of heterophyid illness?

Is partial paralysis can be one of the symptoms of heterophyid illness?

Unlcear question: Partial paralysis: not sure what mean, perhaps hemiparesis, which is weakness or lack of movement on one side of the body. Or partial paralysis meaning marked weakness but still can move the muscles. Heterophyid is not a real word. Do you mean hyperthyroid. Write question over again. ...Read more

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For the past years i'm having episodes that last a couple of months with these symptoms: fatigue, numbness, muscle pain and spasms.What can cause this?

For the past years i'm having episodes that last a couple of months with these symptoms: fatigue, numbness, muscle pain and spasms.What can cause this?

Many things: These symptoms are very nonspecific, and could be due to any number of conditions. A general medical workup should look at thyroid levels, vitamin levels, electrolytes including calcium and magnesium. Further studies for the numbness and muscle pain could include what are called nerve conduction studies. Also discuss with your doctor any family history that might help to explain the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

What causes temporary vision loss in one eye for a few seconds- no longer than 1 minute. History of pulsatile tinnitus, daily headaches, double vision?

As previously stated: I do believe I answered this question because I remember seeing your smiling picture.....if that's you sending the question from "down under!" LOL You describe symptoms seen in patients with IIH (Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension). But please, don't keep us in suspense. Let's have an appointment and get more information? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to make appointment ...Read more

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Intermittent low grade fever daily for past months. Had sinus surgery, lasting cough, recent diagnosis of gallstones. What is the cause? Exaustion?

Intermittent low grade fever daily for past months. Had sinus surgery, lasting cough, recent diagnosis of gallstones. What is the cause? Exaustion?

Not normal: To have low grade fever for the past months. U need to be well examined by an internist who should look for all possibilities that could cause low grade fever. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent attacks of true vertigo lasting for a few days. Vertigo always precede a migrainous type headache. Frequency increased. ?

What could cause frequent attacks of true vertigo lasting for a few days. Vertigo always precede a migrainous type headache. Frequency increased. ?

Vertigo: With the headache and vertigo together I would see your doctor or a neurologist. Vertigo in itself is usually benign, but with the associated headache it would be wise to be seen. ...Read more

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I have had repeated episodes of benign positional vertigo, each one worse than the other. How is this treated/prevented?

I have had repeated episodes of benign positional vertigo, each one worse than the other.  How is this treated/prevented?

Epley maneuver: This is treated with the epley maneuver or canalith repositioning maneuver. Avoid quick head movements to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the causes of infrequently occurring (~monthly) central chest pain (tight, pressure) + difficulty breathing that lasts for ~1min - comes about spontaneously, including at rest?

What are the causes of infrequently occurring (~monthly) central chest pain (tight, pressure) + difficulty breathing that lasts for ~1min - comes about spontaneously, including at rest?

Chest Pain: Chest pain can be very benign to serious. I would want to ask if you have a history of high blood pressure or other cardiac related diagnosis? If there is a family history of sudden death or arrhythmia, you need to be checked by an internist or cardiologist. Other benign causes can be esophageal spasm(the food tube decides to constrict and cause pain) Panic attacks also very common. ...Read more

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Coughing causes sharp pain in temple with double vision sometimes temporary blindness lasting approximately 30 seconds to a couple of minutes?

Coughing causes sharp pain in temple with double  vision sometimes temporary blindness lasting approximately 30 seconds to a couple of minutes?

Tell your doctor: Transitory raised intracranial pressure can cause diplopia and visual loss. Coughing raises your ICP. Need to check for cerebral masses and aneurysm or idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Its important to have your head scanned before a lumbar puncture to check baseline spinal fluid pressure is attempted to exclude a mass. A good neuro exam, eye exam and BP assessment should be done first. ...Read more

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Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia. Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Hx of bell's palsy and trigeminal neuralgia.  Mult episodes of facial weakness w/ right sided weakness. Neg for ms. Hyper reflexes right side. Help?

Some thoughts: What kind of help do you need? It is good if you do not have MS. Stroke and MS are the most likely to cause symptoms of weakness of the right face, arm and leg. Proper evaluation for these conditions and their risk factors should be done by a physician in a clinic or a hospital. A rare cause of these could also be hemiplegic migraine. Do you get headaches with these? ...Read more

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One of the symptoms of a stroke is severe headache. Wow can a stroke be prevented?

One of the symptoms of a stroke is severe headache. Wow can a stroke be prevented?

Many ways: There are many reasons for a stroke. High blood pressure, embolic, cerebral aneurysm rupture, or bleeding problems. If high blood pressure the source, control blood pressure. If you have infected or artificial heart valves, use coumadin (warfarin). If carotid stenosis, control cholesterol, take mini asoirin, carotid enderectomy surgery if necessary. Cerebral aneurysm repair or coil placed. Pineapple, dark ch. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have panic attacks with temporary paralysis (Pseudoparalysis) as been getting attacks and one side of my body gets in awful pain and?

Is it possible to have panic attacks with temporary paralysis (Pseudoparalysis) as been getting attacks and one side of my body gets in awful pain and?

Panic & paralysis: indicates a need to see your doctor. If he/she rules out a medical/neurological condition please see a mental health professional for treatment of your panic disorder. Panic attacks are very treatable and self-limiting. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Chronic migraines, current one about a week new symptom sever ringing in the ears, and loss of hearing ?

Chronic migraines, current one about a week new symptom sever ringing in the ears, and loss of hearing ?

See a doctor: migraine headache could come in many forms and could be associated with other symptoms but since you are having a new symptoms and you did not say when did you have your last CT scan i strongly suggest you see your doctor for further testing before we assume it is your old migraine so please see your doctor preferably a neurologist if available good luck ...Read more

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Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

Chronic headaches/migraines, random shooting pains in random places that fade in mins, temporary short term memory loss. Best possible diagnosis?

See HA specialist: Once a diagnosis of chronic migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more


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One Sided Paralysis (Definition)

One-sided paralysis is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move on one side of his body. This is often ...Read more