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What Does Having A Slow Thinking Process Imply
Many things: After thinking for a while... Seems quite a few things besides heredity can produce slow thinking - most associated with global metabolic process or intracranial pathology... Any abnormality of electrolytes but especially ca, glucose, marked dehydration or osmolal states, acidosis/ alkalosis, hypoxia, poisonings or intoxications like alcohol, elevated icp, tumor, encephalitis, meningitis, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?
Yes it can: These are definitely possible side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram). A more complete list can be found at the following website: http://www.rxlist.com/lexapro-side-effects-drug-center.htm Now, riddle me this....I'm curious as to why you chose tag words of "below average IQ." ...Read more
Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!
Not likely: Many people with no food allergy will produce antibody that reacts to the food allergy panel. Thus, these tests need to be interpreted by experts who treat food allergy daily. Skin testing is often more accurate, but ones history of symptoms that follow an ingestion is critical as well. Yes, dizziness/fogginess can occur with allergy, but is transient immediately following intake. Be well! ...Read more
On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?
Depends: Usually hypothyroid has accompanying labs done. While your dose maybe within range you might need to ask your physician to consider an increase as clinically you are not feeling as good as expected. I usually treat the patient, the labs are guidelines and I would refer you back to whom ever prescribed the med. Need more information as well to consider additional medical diagnosis . ...Read more
I have attacks of dizziness (not vertigo), brain fog/slowness, nausea, tinnitus, & ear fullness. Mri & ENT workup normal. No meds help. I need relief.
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Ever experience this: Read on--have you ever taken a test in school where you were rushing to get a last answer down before the teacher collected them as she was standing over you glaring in your eyes? Did your thought process speed up or slow down? Have you ever yelled at tv contestants during a game show who couldn't get the most obvious answer with only seconds left to the buzzer even though you could? Get my point? ...Read more
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A lot: There is no question that boring, repetitious tasks can affect attention and focus. Understimulation is probably as bad as overstimulation in terms of staying on task. As for slowed thinking, a boring task often requires little mental effort, so that may get diverted to other thoughts and activities, resulting in slow response if the task suddenly demands attention for some reason. ...Read more
I am a 57 yr old male and over the last 3 years have developed numerous symptoms my doctor(s) are unable to explain. The few I am most concerned about do affect my functionality: memory, slow thinking, exercise intolerance, resting pulse 48, one eye out o
?thyroid: Slow mem, low exercise tolerance and low resting pulse w/ ?Eye sxs, could be multiple things, but one not to be missed is low thyroid. Since multiple physicians have seen you, I am sure your thyroid has been checked. Normal values are changing. Tsh should be between 1-2.5. The higher the tsh, w/ lo t4, the more hypothyroid one is. Rx is thyroid hormone replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: This cluster of symptoms can arise from many different types of diseases. I strongly recommend you see your primary care provider for further evaluation of this symptom cluster. ...Read more
My husband has been diagnosis wirh osa and refuses to wear bipap. He is always tired snores, and slow thinking. What can I do to help him?
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil is cheaper and better tolerated than Nuvigil .Also adderal/Ritalin/Starttera can help. Start a gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gut loss.com. If CPAP/BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. ALSO FOCUS ON WEIGHT LOSS. MAKE SURE LABS ARE RECHECKED ESPECIALLY. VITD &TFTS ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get checked: Are those new sx or something you've experienced before? These sx are indicative of many ailments. You might want to consider seeing your primary care provider for a complete work up to rule out any medical causes. Once you know what's happening one way or the other, you might want to see a health psychologist to help you cope either with these sx or medical illness (if found). ...Read more
I am experiencing difficulty focusing, disorientation, lightheadedness, feeling warm and slow thinking. I feel drunk when I haven't even had alcohol?
See your doctor: these are not normal symptoms, and could represent both physical and psychological issues. You need a complete evaluation by a health care professional, particularly if these symptoms are of recent onset. Good luck! ...Read more
If you only drink 3sips of water a day for several weeks are you dehydrated? Symptoms include passing out, extreme dizzy, slow thinking and head ache
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