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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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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

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

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 more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

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 more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

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

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

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

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Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

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

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I don't recognize this as purely psychological. I'm concerned that it's something e.g. neurological. Especially the loss of memory of close people and the physical slowness is worrying me.?

I don't recognize this as purely psychological. I'm concerned that it's something e.g. neurological. Especially the loss of memory of close people and the physical slowness is worrying me.?

Neurological eval.: See that you are a 44 year old female. Are you concerned about these symptoms in yourself or another party? The only way to know what to attribute these symptoms to - is through medical evaluation. ...Read more

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On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

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

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Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" she's not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" she's not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Get another opinion: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as an adjunct to antidepressant meds. It is not a drug to treat fatigue per se unless the doctor is fairly certain that the fatigue is due to major uncontrolled depression. ...Read more

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Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

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

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I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart????

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 more

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Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Better to do slow movements when doing pilate's?

Yes: In general use slow controlled movements with any exercise program - lot less injury that way. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What medications can slow gastric emptying?

What medications can slow gastric emptying?

Meds: Several medications can do this. Narcotics such as morphine, certain antacid medications, antihistamines, as well as some antidepressant type meds. ...Read more

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I have premature ejaculation, what is the best way to slow it down without medication?

I have premature ejaculation, what is the best way to slow it down without medication?

Paxil (paroxetine) slows things: A sex therapist can help. Also see information on the squeeze technique at the following website;
www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/premature-ejaculation/ds00578/...
Premature ejaculation — comprehensive overview covers causes, treatment, prevention of this common problem. Also discusses cognitive behavioral therapy and sensitizing creams. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Does anyone know someone with Alzheimer's disease that is getting benefit from medication to slow the symptoms?

Symptom control: Alzheimer's disease has no cure. Symptomatic control consists of slowing the deterioration clinically observed without affecting the underlying course of the disease. Medications such as Aricept (donepezil), Namenda (memantine), and others, are examples of helpful drugs providing symptomatic control. ...Read more

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When I have sex I ejaculate real fast. Is there a medication to slow it down i;m not in anu meds so I don't know why I come in less than a minute

When I have sex I ejaculate real fast. Is there a medication to slow it down i;m not in anu meds so I don't know why I come in less than a minute

Sexual Dysfunction: The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read more

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Can ADHD cause that someone become slow in thinking (without medication)? Or OCD can cause that? I mean being slow during the exams for example.?

Can ADHD cause that someone become slow in thinking (without medication)? Or OCD can cause that? I mean being slow during the exams for example.?

Add: If you have untreated add you can have difficulty concentrating and slowness of thinking and problem with focus and you might wanna consider an evaluation and proper treatment by a professional. ...Read more

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Is there any medication I can take if I am slow and absent-minded?

Is there any medication I can take if I am slow and absent-minded?

Yes: Talk to your doctor. He/she may have neuropsychiatric testing done to see what specific deficitis, if any you have, then treat appropriately. ...Read more

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2 days on medication how long before the diarrhea slow down?

2 days on medication how long before the diarrhea slow down?

Needs eval.: If you're taking one of standard anti-diarrheal agents (such as immodium, lomotil, kaopectate, bismuth and others) the diarrhea should be stopping or stopped at 48 hrs after starting the meds. If that's the case you need to be evaluated by your PCP or in the ER. You are at risk for dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. ...Read more

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I take zyprexa (olanzapine) to slow racing, repetitive thoughts. Tried to stop the medication but suffered relapse each time. Similar drugs I might take?

I take zyprexa (olanzapine) to slow racing, repetitive thoughts. Tried to stop the medication but suffered relapse each time. Similar drugs I might take?

You haven't provided: Your diagnosis. If you could provide this information - more specific response could be provided. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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I've been informed that there are a variety of medications that can slow down the progression of neck arthritis. What are they & which fewest side eff?

I've been informed that there are a variety of medications that can slow down the progression of neck arthritis. What are they & which fewest side eff?

All have side effect: Arthritis meaning inflammation to the joints can be treated a number of ways. Medication wise, otc such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is well tolerated if it helps. Others such as Ibuprofen does help as well. But of course side effects can occur. Please consult with your medical professional for further guidance on this chronic condition. ...Read more

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If surgical menopause and medications have caused severe osteoporosis, then how do I stop or slow down the losses and rebuild bone most effectively?

If surgical menopause and medications have caused severe osteoporosis, then how do I stop or slow down the losses and rebuild bone most effectively?

Exercise: Daily exercise should slow the born destruction, ask your physician about vitamine d levels and may be he will order the test and replacement if necessary. ...Read more

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Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Can eating lite salt with iodine everyday help to normalize my slow thyroid...Im already on thyroid medication...

Iodine is needed: Iodine is needed for proper thyroid function. You don't say why your thyroid is 'slow', so there is no telling how much this can help. Keep us posted! ...Read more