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Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Overview)

Speech difficulty may be associated with brain or muscle injury or abnormality.


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Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Can high levels of stress cause speech difficulties?

Dont Worry: Our brains can't multitask very well so if we are trying to formulate a sentence and express information but we are also extremely nervous and anxious our brain tends to jump around between being self-conscious and finding the right words. That can lead to incorrect responses sometimes. Take a deep breath and don't worry. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Overview)

Speech difficulty may be associated with brain or muscle injury or abnormality.


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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Tip)

Living with Apraxia

Occupational and speech therapist can help apraxia improve. ...See more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...Read more

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How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

How to get rid of nervousness before speech?

Performance anxiety: Performance anxiety is helped most by practice and rehearsal. Toastmasters can be a forum for this. Relaxation exercises help. I will often prescribe a low dose beta blocker as Propranolol that helps prevent tremors and increased heartrate, but it can't be used with asthma. Benzodiazepines need to used very cautiously as they can sedate and cause memory problems is used excessively. ...Read more

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Living with Apraxia (Tip)

Living with Apraxia

Believe in yourself, pursue available treatment and find ways to compensate for movement or speech. ...See more

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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

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All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

Get seen.: These symptoms have gone on too long, and could be serious. Do not mess around any more and get a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing. If your doc does not have a good explanation, get a referral to a neurologist. Consider second opinions too. It could be something minor and easy to explain or fix, or it could be something more serious. Find out PDQ. ...Read more

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My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

Speech difficulty: Your wife should be seen by her doctor or a neurologist to evaluate this problem. There are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for seroquel (quetiapine) to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Possibly : Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause those symptoms but you would usually expect the dose might be too high or had interacted with another medication. It can cause involuntary motor movements which if they involved the mouth could affect speech. If those symptoms are sudden in onset a more serious cause like stroke needs to be considered and needs to be evaluated immediately in an er. If not the call provider. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Language Impairment (Definition)

Language impairment is a clinical finding in which a person's ability to communicate is not at the level expected for someone of his age, leading to difficulty in speaking, ...Read more