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Doctor insights on: Sudden Memory Loss And Disorientation

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What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

What are memory loss and disorientation symptoms of?

Dementia: Memory is required for orientation — you have to remember where you are! Memory & disorientation are part & parcel of dementia, although this can also be found in depressed patients who aren't paying attention to their surroundings. Delirious patients can also demonstrate memory loss & disorientation. Regardless, someone showing these symptoms needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Memory Loss (Definition)

There can be short term memory loss such as "where did I put my keys?" or long term memory loss such as "where did I live as a child?" There also can be catastrophic memory loss such ...Read more


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What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

What could memory loss, headaches and disorientation be symptoms of?

Many possibilities: Could b serious--i'd check with your doctor and/or a neurologist. ...Read more

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TBI in 12/12. still, in treatment for vertigo, major depression, memory problems and disorientation to name a few. 2 episodes ending on floor. No recol?

TBI in 12/12. still, in treatment for vertigo, major depression, memory problems and disorientation to name a few. 2 episodes ending on floor. No recol?

Standard tx for TBI: Is essential but consider following up w/a nutritionally oriented professional as well. He/she can make some dietary suggestions that may prove helpful. Coconut oil is but one but you need to coordinate that w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, abdominal pain (all over), nausea (severity: severe), swollen abdomen, disorientation, memory problems (quality: diffi...concerned I could have an infection from gallbladder surgery 4 months ago. Been feeling sick since?

I am experiencing fatigue, abdominal pain (all over), nausea (severity: severe), swollen abdomen, disorientation, memory problems (quality: diffi...concerned I could have an infection from gallbladder surgery 4 months ago. Been feeling sick since?

Complex situation: Your situation currently is too complex to address in 400 characters or fewer. If you contact us via HealthTap Prime or. Healthtap Concierge, especially if you have your lab and study reports, we can give you some advice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My dad woke up from a coma a few days ago and alot of his mind is disorientated! Is this natural? Will his memory come back completely?

My dad woke up from a coma a few days ago and alot of his mind is disorientated! Is this natural? Will his memory come back completely?

Not while in coma: His immediate pre coma period events will likely be lost. Nothing that happened during the coma will not have been recorded into memory. Distant memories will return but may be confused for a period. ...Read more

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I am experiencing obesity, disorientation, dizziness, confusion and back pain (side: both). The following also describe me: Loss of consciousness...

I am experiencing obesity, disorientation, dizziness, confusion and back pain (side: both). The following also describe me: Loss of consciousness...

Don't see an: Actual question. However, if you are experiencing loss of consciousness = that does warrant medical assessment. Consider starting with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I am due within this week and am feeling extremely disorientated. Is this normal?

I am due within this week and am feeling extremely disorientated. Is this normal?

Due for what?: I'm sorry, but I don't know what you're due for -- a menstrual period? Giving birth? An eye exam? In any event it's not normal to feel disoriented. Please contact your physician so s/he can help. ...Read more

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What caused my boyfriend to become disorientated if he gets real hungry?

What caused my boyfriend to become disorientated if he gets real hungry?

Low blood sugar : Low blood sugar can cause lots of symptoms including disorientation. Or the hunger could be unrelated. Better call your family doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Why would a bright, sunny day cause me to become confused and disorientated?

Why would a bright, sunny day cause me to become confused and disorientated?

Sun sensitivity: Some people can have reaction to bright light which can cause a change in vision acutely that would make you confused. ...Read more

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Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Has anyone had disorientation as a symptom of early menopause?

Is a symptom: Menopause is associated with many symptoms such as mood swings, irritability, memory fog, dizziness, fatigue, depression, poor sleep, hot flashes, increased urine infections. It is important to check for other things such as infections, trauma, migraines (also linked to menopause), vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalance that can cause these problems. Speak with your doc for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Can anxiety cause forgetfullness and disorientation?

Yes: Absolutely, it is well-established that Anxiety disorders are associated with variable degres of impairment of concentration, memory and speed of thinking. During a severe anxiety attack the person may experience feelings of disorientation.
Treatment is available and is effective
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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What would cause constant dizziness, disorientation?

Seek help: And many women are iron deficient anemic and do not know it, from heavy periods. A simple blood test can answer this. ...Read more

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Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

That may occur: If you are feeling quite overwhelming or if experiencing a panic attac, . ...Read more

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What symptoms include headaches, disorientation and being tired?

See your doctor: The phenomenon of disorientation is worrisome especially if accompanied by a new onset headache and continues see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can lyrica (pregabalin) make someone disorientated with kidney faliure?

Can lyrica (pregabalin) make someone disorientated with kidney faliure?

Possible: Lyrica (pregabalin) metabolizes via kidney elimination, and in presence of kidney failure, need to cut down on ingested dose to prevent serum levels from rising too high. Common side effects include drowsiness and dizziness, and confusion and disorientation although uncommon could be experienced. ...Read more

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I have new glasses. When I wear them I feel disorientated and queasy. Why?

I have new glasses. When I wear them I feel disorientated and queasy. Why?

Adjustment?: May need to get used to new lenses or may not b right prescription check with eye doc if no better. ...Read more

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I've taken 4 diurex over the course of the day and I'm experiencing nausea and slight disorientation. Am I okay? I'm scared

I've taken 4 diurex over the course of the day and I'm experiencing nausea and slight disorientation. Am I okay? I'm scared

Plan. : Drink a lot of water and eat bananas first. Its possible dehydration and losing minerals what important for body. If you get worse you need to go to ER or urgent care. ...Read more

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I frequently get a vibrating sensation in my head along with difficulty concentrating and a feeling of disorientation. What can this be?

I frequently get a vibrating sensation in my head along with difficulty concentrating and a feeling of disorientation. What can this be?

Many possibilities: You need to make a list of when and how often this occurs, along with any other associated symptoms such as headache, the specific things you are disoriented about, whether you are having difficulty with cranial nerve functions such as vision, smell, hearing, taste, etc. Take this with you and go and see a neurologist. Do this fairly soon, but not an emergency. ...Read more

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Disorientated, headache, hungry, nauseous. Feeling like I'm in a dream, feeling of blacking out.

Disorientated, headache, hungry, nauseous.  Feeling like I'm in a dream, feeling of blacking out.

Need evaluation: Many conditions can be associated with these symptoms, some of which can be dangerous. It is impossible to tell what you are suffering from without further evaluation. If your symptoms are severe, call a friend or family member to take you to the nearest er (or call 911 for emergency transport). ...Read more

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What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

What could be causing sudden, and brief disorientation?

Dehydration : Is apossibility but either way a physical exam by a doctor sounds like a good idea. ...Read more

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Disorientation of the senses. Is that a stroke?

Disorientation of the senses. Is that a stroke?

Disorientation: Following are the causes of disorientation:
stroke
seizures
drugs
infection
liver problem
kidney problems
electrolyte deficit
uncontrolled diabetes
drug overdose

A proper evaluation, examination and testing are required. ...Read more

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Some differences between confusion and disorientation?

Some differences between confusion and disorientation?

Semantics: Orientation is usually defined by knowing time, place, and person. Anyone can get confused about these details at times. You can be fully oriented but still be confused. ...Read more

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What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

What could cause a feeling of disorientation and inability to concentrate very well?

Many things: Many things can cause feelings of disorientation and inability to concentrate. Consider any kind of drug intoxication or withdrawal -- same for alcohol. Various kinds of infectious encephalopathies either in CNS or from outside it. Stroke. Metabolic encephalopathies like severe hyperglycemia, liver or kidney failure, severe hypothyroidism, wernicke's, etc. Head trauma. Brain tumor. Others. ...Read more

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When I tilt my head back the 2 arteriesin the back of my head get compressed making me fell disorientated and sick. Can anything be done about this?

When I tilt my head back the 2 arteriesin the back of my head get compressed making me fell disorientated and sick. Can anything be done about this?

Are you sure?: What 2 arteries in the back of your head? Are you sure about this? Have you had arteriographic studies that document this? Where the radiologist did an injection in neutral position & then with your head back? Was the occlusion total or partial? If that's true, someone could kill you just by holding your head tilted back. Those arteries are vital for life. Please repost with more details. ...Read more

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What would cause a short spur of complete disorientation/ dizzy spell. It lasts less than 2 seconds and doesn't happen much, but when it does?

What would cause a short spur of complete disorientation/ dizzy spell. It lasts less than 2 seconds and doesn't happen much, but when it does?

Fleeting: In my experience symptoms that are serious always last more than two seconds. However, if you still have concerns, I feel that a neurologist would be a good choice to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Disorientation (Definition)

Confusion is the inability to think with your usual speed or clarity, including feeling disoriented and having difficulty paying attention, ...Read more


Dr. Paul Gilson
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Amnesia (Definition)

Amnesia is forgetfulness, which can be ...Read more