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Doctor insights on: Unusual Alertness Symptoms

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Does myasthenia gravis manifest any common symptoms or signs?

Does myasthenia gravis manifest any common symptoms or signs?

See below: If you go to this website, it will answer your questions in a more complete fashion than i can do here. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. ...Read more

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Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Can typhoid fever cause neurological symptoms such as brain fog, slight memory disturbances, changes in vision, and /or confusion?

Typhoid fever: Absolutely. Hallucinations, alterations in sensorium, diminished levels of consciousness and other neurological symptoms occur frequently in typhoid fever. But do not just assume that this is the diagnosis. See a doctor and be fully evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Might GERD cause strange symptoms during physical activity?

Yes: Some patients with gerd have increased symptoms with physical exertion due to increase in both gastric (stomach) and abdominal pressure. Be careful about eating prior to activity, and watch alcohol intake and large meals. Some patients pre-medicate with antacids prior to physical exertion. ...Read more

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Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Sporadic migraine minor speech+cognitive impairment minor hallucinations like confusion of surroundings, mild paranoia mood swings occasional lethargy?

Complex migraine: Migraine auras not only can cause visual issues but also numbness, tingling, and difficulty with speech. The cognitive issues can be entitled "dysphrenia hemicrania transitoria". All may be best treated by a preventative agent. ...Read more

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Are nausea, sweating, increased heart rate, head tingling, and an occasional visual aura typical of mental illness related dissociation?

Are nausea, sweating, increased heart rate, head tingling, and an occasional visual aura typical of mental illness related dissociation?

Possible: They can be but also can be caused by many other conditions. Dissociation is a complicated illness and needs to be treated by a psychiatrist. If you have this then see a psychiatrist ad let them know of your symptoms. If you do not have this diagnosis, see your primary care physician as soon as possible to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Can anxiety symptoms be similar to neurological symptoms?

Yes they can: As far as symptoms go, anxiety can be a great masquerader. It can cause all kinds of physical symptoms, including those that could sound or feel neurological: dizziness; numbness & tingling in extremities; feelings of being far away; poor concentration; forgetfulness; tension; headaches, etc. Your doctor will work with you to differentiate causes through good exams & diagnostic tests. Be well. ...Read more

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Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

Patuitary tumours .... Mental illness irational thinking aggression are these normal symptoms?

No, not normal: No, it's not normal to have a mental illness, irrational thinking, or aggression. Pituitary tumors can cause endocrine & other changes, and these can affect how you view & respond to others. Please see your physician as soon as possible about the symptoms you're having. ...Read more

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Does pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Does pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Yes: Common neurological symptoms of pheochromocytoma include abnormal skin sensations (e.g. Electrical or numbness), anxiety, and headache. Most other symptoms are cardiovascular and endocrine. ...Read more

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Strange floating and impaired visual symptoms, any ideas?

Strange floating and impaired visual symptoms, any ideas?

Get checked: The one thing you need to rule out is a retinal detachment. When the retina peals off, it causes large floaters and a graying of the vision in one or more sections. It may just be a vitreous detachment (which happens to most people) or a common floaters, but you need to have it checked. ...Read more

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Parkinsons symptoms in brain--does it cause dementia or depression?

Both!: Up to 60% of parkinson's patient experience mild to moderate depression and 20% of patients will develop dementia. ...Read more

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Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Could you develop delirium tremens without other alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Sequences: Often the first occurrence is a withdrawal seizure at 6-96 hrs after stopping the booze, and delirium tremens begins shortly after seizure activity. However, have seen patients without any premonitory tremors or seizures and go directly into delirium tremens. So, could well be variable. ...Read more

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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read more

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What could cause weird neurological symptoms with narcolepsy?

What could cause weird neurological symptoms with narcolepsy?

Hypocretin: in narcolepsy, many individuals have a loss of hypocretin producing cells. This loss of hypocretin may contribute to some of the neurological symptoms seen in narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Are post concussion syndrome symptoms that linger psychological or physical?

Are post concussion syndrome symptoms that linger psychological or physical?

Concussion: Actually both. There is the physical elements of a concussion. Then there are psychosocial aspects that prolong concussion symptoms if not addressed. Then add in the vestibular aspect that frequently gets over looked and one can have a prolonged recovery. see a concussion expert ...Read more

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No other symptoms but persistent frontal headaches?

No other symptoms but persistent frontal headaches?

Worrisome...: If a headache is bad enough to awaken you from your sleep, or is very severe, whether frontal or other part of scalp (there are no pain fibers in the brain!), you must see your physician. Most presume a headache is just a headache. But if never evaluated/worked up for causes, particularly if pattern changes, or become more severe, it needs to be. Must rule out brain tumor. If no cause found, rx. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Can pheochromocytoma manifest neurological symptoms?

Pheochromocytoma: Pheochromocytoma is a tumor of the adrenal gland that secretes hormones that cause hyperactivity of the sympathetic nervous system. The symptoms include elevated blood pressure, anxiety, weight loss, and excess perspiration., . ...Read more