Doctor insights on:
Slurred Speech And Balance Problems
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
Shakiness, memory and concentration problems, balance problems, difficulty speaking.What is happening to me?
Possibly: Member718, anxiety can sometimes produce hyperventilation, which can produce dizziness, mild confusion and slurred speech. Anxiety usually does not produce back pain, although it can cause muscle tension and poor sleep, which could contribute to back pain. I would discuss this with your primary physician. ...Read more
Yes, causes of Fibro: The causes of memory loss and fibrofog are as yet undetermined; however, a number of factors could be at the root of these cognitive impairments. It is apparent that there is no real problem with the mental capacities of people suffering from fibrofog. Instead, there must be underlying problems that cause the brain to be unable to complete memory functions. Sleep deprivation: sleep disorders are o. ...Read more
Absolutely: Contact your pcp for referral for a sleep study, or polysomnogram. There are many possible causes of sleep fragmentation, and a disruption in the amount of any state of sleep can cause memory, concentration and mood disruption. In my practice, we deal primarily with obstructive sleep apnea. The patients report your symptoms and fatigue; the bed partners also suffer (from the noise!). Get checked! ...Read more
See a neurologist: Go from there.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a neurological condition no diagnoises symptoms r severe balance gait coordination problems, slow movement and speach affected ..Any ideas?
Cerebellum: Parkinsonism, which means any combination of slowness, rigity, tremor and postural instability, would not cause coordination problems. Spinocerebellar ataxias, which are often but not always familial, can also cause some of the symptoms you named. Any problem in the cerebellum or brainstem, due to stroke or tumor for example, can cause these symptoms. Multiple sclerosis a possibility too. ...Read more
Hand tremors, weakness, vision problems, fatigue, mood swings/depressed mood, stressed, dizziness, loss of balance trouble concentrating/ focusing?
You need evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a neurologist, a psychiatrist, an ophthalmologist, a gastroenterologist, and a psychologist for neuropsych testing. Yours is a very complicated case that will take a team of physicians or a very bright internist to diagnose. Please ask your general practitioner for referrals to the above specialties until a cause for all of your symptoms is identified. ...Read more
Why am I experiencing a sudden onset of dysarthria (slurred speech) and ataxia (gait trouble)..!?
Could be serious: These are serious symptoms. If one has sudden onset of speech and gait problems one should call 911 and get immediate medical attention. Causes could be stroke, a medication effect and other conditions - but these are signs that something is effecting the nervous system. ...Read more
Yes, they can be: Your peripheral balance center is in your ear and is where people most often develop vertigo from. There are some really amazing canals in our inner ears communicate with our brain to let us know where we are positionally. While hearing loss isn't related to this, many other inner ear issues can be related to balance issues. ...Read more
Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Vertigo,Dizziness,weakness, Fatigue, Cognitive impairment, Vision problems, Urinary Problems,numbness/itching senasation. Im 17 some come and go Help?
Symptoms previously: headaches, lightheadedness, balance problems. Symptoms then disappeared for a few months. Now include: ear pain, slurred speech?
Slurred Speech: Ask your pcp to refer you to a neurologist right away. You need to ake a deffinite diagnosis. ...Read more
Several ways: The imbalance or ataxia in ms is tough to manage, but the following may work: Buspirone occas. Works, physical therapy employing gait and coordination training is useful, wrist and ankle bracelet weights can stabilize. Fundamental is to fully control the ms as potently as possible. Consider one of the newer drugs, and take supplemental vitamin d-3. Canes and walkers may be useful. ...Read more
My friend has constant balance problems..he also complains about his legs...has a funny walk......like ms patients.......what can be wrong?
Ballance: Could be stroke, vertigo electolyyte problem Seems you shold get checked ...Read more
I have optic neuritis numbness, balance problems , memory loss and chronic pain do you think I have ms?
My daughter has developed slurred speech and balance issues today along with lethargy. Could sinusitis do this? Had CT brain today which was normal.
My sister's son is 5 years old, but it's like he has a slurred speech; we think he has a speech problem; he doesn't pronounce the words properly; there is other children in the family that is younger then him that speak and his weight is not right ?
My grandfather is having chest pain problems swallowing and slurred speech what is going on with him ?
Can pharyngeal flap reconstruction for hypernasality cause major problems in adults? Such as slurred speech or unable to speak properly?
Will an MRI without contrast show the beginning signs of MS?
Symptoms: slurred speech, memory problems, unsteady gait, confusion, etc.
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination of tests over time is needed to get a definitive diagnosis. You need to consult a neurologist experienced with MS and let him or her guide you. Do you have a family history of this disease? Although chronic, progression can be very slow. Good luck! ...Read more
I was having bowel problems. I almost pasted out. Hand stiffened & fingers. Came together & i cant move them. Feet do the same. Slurred speech & pain?
Neurology consult: Symptoms you describe, slurred speech and paralysis are often associated with "stroke" (termed CVA, or TIA if symptoms go away within 24hrs). Other causes such as certain types of migraines, or vascular spasms might also give similar symptoms. I would consult a Neurologist for an exam. It is very likely they will also order an MRI or CT imaging of the brain to aid in diagnosis. ...Read more
Can a Rathke's Cleft Cyst cause weight loss, speech & balance problems, pins & needles all over, general unwell? - High Prolactin, TSH, FSH & norm T4.
Pituitary Hormones: A Rathke Cleft Cyst typically occurs around the pituitary gland and can affect all the hormones the pituitary gland produces. These hormones include: Prolactin, TSH (thyroid), Growth Hormone, LH & FSH, ACTH (Cortisol) and ADH (vasopressin) (antidiuretic hormone). Talk to your doctor about an abnormal cortisol level (adrenal insufficiency) or ADH (vasopressin) (diabetes insipidus) given your current symptoms. ...Read more
Unlikely: If it is not a repetitive problem, it is unlikely to be related to lupus. ...Read more
Absolutely: And that is a big concern. A stroke could cause that as could a TIA (transient ischemic attack) r a basilar migraine. A headache with associated slurred speech is a red flag and it is best you be seen as soon as possible.The most benign possibility is a hangover, and even then i would suggest an evaluation. ...Read more
Common symptom: Slurred speech is a common symptom after sustaining a concussion, along with headaches, confusion, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, etc. I do hope you have been seen for this condition to make sure everything seems to be getting better. Rest is very important, both physically and intellectually (meaning not returning to school or work for several days in most cases). ...Read more
Universal suspect: Anxiety is a prime suspect for almost all symptoms - especially the "soft" ones w/out known lab tests or imaging. And, certainly - thinking about it makes it worse. In fact, you have a great Dx Tool here! If the symptom can change based on distraction or focus - it's probably anxiety. Fractures, tumors, poisons, viruses, etc. do not come or go in response to a phone call, great song, annoying chat ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Slurred speech loss of balance
- Slurring of the speech
- Slurred speech
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Slurred speech meaning
- Slurred speech and dizziness
- Blurred vision and slurred speech
- Slurred speech difficulty swallowing
- Talk to a neurologist online