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I've been having exceeding difficulty finding words, what is wrong?

I've been having exceeding difficulty finding words, what is wrong?

Possibly: Monkey mind. Try daily meditation or increase exercise. Simplify your life and remove distractions. You might simply need more disconnected time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: difficulty finding words?

What is the definition or description of: difficulty finding words?

Can't find words: Also called dysnomia or anomic aphasia, is caused by damage to temporal or parietal lobes of the brain such as stroke or trauma. ...Read more

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My daughter 6 in sep is developmentally behind in her language and grammar and poor word, finding say her age is 3.3, any advice please what means?

My daughter 6 in sep is developmentally behind in her language and grammar and poor word, finding say her age is 3.3, any advice please what means?

Language is the: Verbalization of ideas; speech is the motor aspect of language, or articulation. Ask her school for a Multidisciplinary Team Evaluation for an Individualized Educational Plan. Reading will be hard for her. Because her attention problem can be either from her Specific Language Impairment or from co-existing ADHD, her doctor may refer her to a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician for evaluation ...Read more

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8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. Notice. Drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

8mo's trouble finding words forgetting what Saying, Paused speech. Boss & cust. Notice. Drneuropsych said avg score, delayed response. Where go answrs?

Stay w/doc: And ask about natural help from him/her or a nutritionist. Good fat such as coconut oil, olive oil are good for brain. Ginkgo biloba can be helpful but not if on blood thinners. Seek guidance in these areas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Increased confusion, problems with speech and word finding, is it normal 7 months after a mild tbi?

No: In a young person, after a mild tbi, improvement is the usual course during the 1st 6 months. Consult your physician to evaluate for sources that are impeding your progress. Additional imaging studies (ct or mri) may reveal some potential delayed sequelae of tbi such as post-traumatic/normal pressure hydrocephalus or subdural fluid collections. These are rare with mild tbi but not unknown. ...Read more

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I seem to have a lot trouble thinking like my brain doesn't want to function. I have trouble with finding words or trying to explain things mostly?

I seem to have a lot trouble thinking like my brain doesn't want to function. I have trouble with finding words or trying to explain things mostly?

Word Finding: One has to consider wether these symptoms are a side effect of your medications, particularly Remeron (mirtazapine). Adverse reactions to this medication include: abnormal thinking, confusion, somnolence. The symptoms you are having could also represent damage to the brain from a stroke. I suggest you not stop your medications as they need to be weaned, but see your doctor ASAP for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is it like to experience forgetfulness and trouble finding their words after being on antidepressant?

What is it like to experience forgetfulness and trouble finding their words after being on antidepressant?

I'm not sure I: Understand your question & other doctors may not as well, but memory loss or difficulty finding words should not be from taking an antidepressant. Since I am not a physician ask the prescribing physician if these could be side effects for the specific antidepressant. Depression might impact on memory, but word loss would make me consider having the person speak to a physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

I'm tired all the time, terrible memory loss, trouble finding words, confusion, and many more other symptoms. What could be wrong?

Few things: It could be anything from a medical problem to psychological problem to life stress...However, the few things you should make sure you don't current have are: thyroid problem, adrenal problem, electrolytes abnormalities and most importantly, sleep apnea. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 70 and have been having trouble finding words to express myself. Frustrating, as is memory loss of people's names in my club. Embarrassing!

I am 70 and have been having trouble finding words to express myself. Frustrating, as is memory loss of people's names in my club. Embarrassing!

Hope this helps: As we age, many of functions slow down, and not unique to encounter your symptoms. Perhaps after a while, you finally recall the names, this is part of normal aging, but if this is getting worse, you may be developing a degenerative change, and this does need evaluation, as we do have "memory enhancing agents." since seems to trouble you, see your doc. ...Read more

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Severely dizzy, trouble walking, feeling very faint, slurred speech, trouble finding words too, BP and Bsugar in normal range, should I be worried?

Severely dizzy, trouble walking, feeling very faint, slurred speech, trouble finding words too, BP and Bsugar in normal range, should I be worried?

Yes!: These symptoms require investigation. Could be that you are just tired but other more serious problems could be present. You need evaluation now. ...Read more

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What causes aphasia? Can mild concussions cause it? Worried because I have trouble finding words sometimes. Had a good CT scan though.

What causes aphasia? Can mild concussions cause it? Worried because I have trouble finding words sometimes. Had a good CT scan though.

Word trouble: Need a gp evaluation. But start with an OT evaluation of your higher functions. Trouble finding words can be entirely normal due to stress; fatigue or vitamin deficiency. to eclude any brain lesion despite a normal CT- the occupational therpaists may expose you to a barrage of tests which may advise if you're in the normal or affected ranges. This will guid ethe GP with your further care ...Read more

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Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Stiff fingers, hand feels weak, dizzy, tingly hands/feet, tremors all over, muscle twitching, trouble finding words. Had MRI's&Bld tsts. ALS?

Many issues: You describe a multitude of symptoms, and may possess a peripheral neuropathy. Unlikely that you have ALS, which is quite rare. An EMG study might help, but better yet, see a neurologist, and uncover your diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get headaches that that feels like a hard thumping. And stays for hours. I forget things fast these days and problem finding words?

I get headaches that that feels like a hard thumping. And stays for hours. I forget things fast these days and problem finding words?

Migraine: It is possible you are having a migraine headache. These are moderate to severe headaches, often but not always more prominent on one side of the head. Can also be associated with sensitivity to light and loud sounds. Also may be associated with nausea and fatigue. Also have a strong association with family history. See a physician for an exam. ...Read more

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If one is finding certain words difficult to utter each time, what may be causes? [and person has asthma as well].can a psychiatrist assist please?

If one is finding certain words difficult to utter each time, what may be causes? [and person has asthma as well].can a psychiatrist assist please?

Neurologist: I believe you should consult a neurologist to evaluate your speech problem plus the weakness as well. If you are taking the older generation antihistamines, they may temporarily impede your memory and cause sedation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use embryos which are between 2-8 cells on day 5. In other words they haven't developed to morula or blastocyst stage. I am finding?

Is it possible to use embryos which are between 2-8 cells on day 5. In other words they haven't developed to morula or blastocyst stage. I am finding?

Possible but.....: Unfortunately, it sounds like the embryos have not developed well. A day three embryo typically has between 6-10 cells. By the time day 5 or 6 is reached, the blastocyst should have hundreds of cells. The embryos you are describing have basically stopped growing around day 2 or 3. They have a very low chance for a successful pregnancy. Sorry about that. ...Read more

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My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

My MRI shows "MILD WHITE MATTER MICROVASCULAR ISCHEMIC CHANGES". Could this be a reason for my memory issues and word-finding issues?

Vascular dementia.: The second most common form of dementia (after Alzheimer's) is vascular dementia, also known as multi-infarct dementia. An accumulation of tiny infarcts, much like those imaged on your MRI, leads to symptoms of dementia. We tend to see this form of dementia in people with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol. So this could be related to your symptoms. Ask your doctor if u can take aspirin. ...Read more

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2wk ago had TIA symptoms trble finding words, senteces out of order, checked MRI echo ok. Today nauseaus woozy lightheaded trble focusing worryisome?

2wk ago had TIA symptoms trble finding words, senteces out of order, checked MRI echo ok. Today nauseaus woozy lightheaded trble focusing worryisome?

Get checked again: This may be another presentation of the same. Did you have your carotid checked? Could consider MR angiogram of you brain arteries. ...Read more

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I have a 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

I have a 8 mm calcification on the right frontal lobe of my brain. Can that cause issues with word finding, brainfog and give intermittent headaches?

Possible, not likely: Calcifications in and around the brain can come from many different causes -- knowing more about the history of your calcification would be helpful at answering your question. Most would not cause headaches, and would be unlikely to cause "brain fog" or word finding troubles unless it is causing seizures. Medications are probably the most common cause of the symptoms you mention. ...Read more

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I am experiencing slow thinking, hair loss, drowsiness, difficulty finding words, flashbacks and fatigue.

I am experiencing slow thinking, hair loss, drowsiness, difficulty finding words, flashbacks and fatigue.

Cognition & fatigue: Issues indicate the need to see your doctor. You MAY have a thyroid imbalance or other hormonal issue. Your doc can find out. As for the flashbacks, please see a mental health professional to evaluate them. If none is available a prudent spiritual leader may be helpful, perhaps a woman, Peace and good health. ...Read more

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With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

With a diagnosis of depression and ptsd and negativefindings on MRI and CT scan, could there be any other organic cause for impaired memory, mild confusion, and slow speech and word finding that does not show up onmri?

Yes, many: Thyroid problems, pernicious anemia, infection with HIV or syphilis, alcohol and nutritional issues, medication reactions, use of recreational drugs, and many others. Sounds like your issues need to be sorted out, and simplest and direct way is to have neuro-psychological testing. ...Read more

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What to if I am having trouble finding a functional orthodontist.?

What to if I am having trouble finding a functional orthodontist.?

See an orthodontist: If they say they are a "functional orthodontist" it likely means they are not an orthodontist at all. See a board certified orthodontist and discuss the pros and cons of using a functional appliance for your child (i assume its for a child as functional orthodontics do not work on adults) vs traditional braces-- they are trained in both. ...Read more

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My baby is 5 months old is it ok to switch formulas every few weeks to see what suits him as I'm having trouble finding a formula?

My baby is 5 months old is it ok to switch formulas every few weeks to see what suits him as I'm having trouble finding a formula?

Many do: Babies who fuss use their diaphragm muscle to cry and that pushes out the belly. They swallow air when fussing and the combination of gas and a bloated tummy makes many think tummy pain is their problem. Although there are dozens of formulas, the basic 3 are:cow milk based, soy and lactose free. There are some expensive hydrolyzed forms for allergic babies. The fussing may decrease with age with any. ...Read more

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