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What Is Confusion
Disorientation: The word confusion is attempting to describe a disconnect between thoughts and understanding that can lead to a feeling of disorientation. It also involves at time a lack of awareness of the time, place and situation that you are present dealing with. Some antidepressants may lead to this feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep disorder: Various sleep disorders could be considered including shift work disorder, circadian sleep disorder, awakening due to sleep apnea, or paroxysmal leg movements in sleep, etc. Might benefit from sleep study. Another explanation involves panic reactions and depression. Sort all of this out. ...Read more
Stroke: Perhaps you mean "aphasia", an impairment of language ability? Someone who's had a stroke, who has a brain tumor, or even CNS infection may show confusion and aphasia. There are several types of aphasia -- such as expressive, where the person understands what's said but cannot articulate; and receptive, where nothing is understood. Selective impairments of reading or writing can happen too. ...Read more
Training approach: The concept is to change up a variety of different exercises over time so your muscles won't know what's coming next, with the theory that this will speed build-up of muscle mass and strength. It was popular in the 80's but still unproven that it is better than other forms of exercise in achieving good outcomes. What is needed is consistent exercise of various muscle groups. ...Read more
Nipple confusion: Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are very different with respect to the way a baby needs to suck. Breastfeeding requires the baby to have a wide open mouth with the tongue down and curled under the nipple. Some babies can become "confused" if artificial nipples from pacifiers and or bottles are introduced early, before breastfeeding is well established. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: There are many things that can cause confusion, aggression, and inconsistent emotions. They include abuse of substances such as alcohol, amphetamines, hallucinogens, marijuana, street drugs, plus steroids and even prescribed medications. There could also be withdrawal symptoms from any of the above. The person could be experiencing bipolar disorder, other psychosis, brain injury, etc. ...Read more
What can cause confusion, brain fog and neuropathy with a normal liver biopsy and normal head MRI?? Out of answers and feeling sicker.
ADVICE: There are numerous causes for neuropathy, including diabetes, alcohol-nutritional, B-12 deficiency, hypothyroid, among the more common. Some of these can be associated with focus concentration, memory issues. The key is to uncover type of nerve disorder, and characteristic pathology. Recommend visit to medical school neurology department clinic ...Read more
I am experiencing sleep paralysis, episodes of not breathing during sleep and uncontrollable jerking. The following also describe me: Sleepiness, Disorientation, and Confusion. What should I do?
What exactly is "gender confusion" and is it a sign of bipolar or borderline personality disorder?
Gender confusion: Gender confusion is when a person is not clear about his or her own gender -- gender identity d/o, a painful condition. These are people who feel strongly from childhood that they have been born into the wrong-gendered body. It is not a sign of borderline pd or bipolar disorder, although these other disorders can co-exist. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002495/. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What?: We all suffer confusion at times. Stress, lack of sleep, too much to drink, too many medications all can cause confusion. Progressive memory problems may be serious. If more straight forward causes are not evident, a thorough neurological or psychological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Confusion: Your confusion could be caused by a medical condition so please consult with your primary care physician. If you are cleared medically and the confusion persists consult a mental health professional who can help uncover the causes and help develop ways of clarifying your thinking. Best wishes. ...Read more
Many causes: In aging adults, some degree of short term memory loss is not unusual while long term memory is preserved. However, confusion is a more worrisome symptom. Often the cause can be a medication such as a sedative or sleeping pill. Low blood pressure can lead to confusion also. If confusion persists, the family should see a doctor to see if the patient has alzheimer's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After coming home from a 45 mins cycle ride, I feel very weird, like a mild dizziness, and confusion. What could be the reason for this?
You may have been dehydrated from sweating. Always drink plenty of water before exercise. You may drink Gatorade if you wish.
It is good that you exercise, keep it up.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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See a physician: There are many and various illnesses which could cause chronic confusion and foggy head (e.g. depression, brain dysfunction, trauma, etc). I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical, labs and imaging (if needed). Take good care. ...Read more
Go To the Doctor: Please take your husband to his physician urgently. If you are more worried or have no ability to do this then please get him to a medical center where he can be admitted for alcohol detox. If you are giving him alcohol or purchasing alcohol for him you must stop. I would recommend that if this is indeed the case that you need al-anon urgently. He needs to stop drinking. ...Read more
What are the side effects of lorazapam - passed out for 4 hrs or so and woke in confusion, what happened.
Lorazepam: This drug, known as a sedative is a benzodiazepine. It is very addictive and has a lot of consequences. People on this drug are often sluggish and sedate. Many scientists call benzodiazepines the pill form of alcohol. Combining alcohol and this drug can complicate both your health and your life. ...Read more
I am experiencing memory problems. The following also describe me: Headache and Confusion. What should I do ،
Memory problems: Memory problems with headache and confusion needs urgent evaluation in person with a physician. Need to rule out if there has been head trauma including a concussion, drug use or febrile illness. There are many different possibilities and a more complete history and physical exam is necessary. ...Read more
Over and Under: HYPOthyroid is underactive thyroid whereas HYPERthyroid is overactive. Symtoms of hypo include fatigue, dry, brittle nails and hair, constipation, low body temperature, cold intolerance, depression, weight gain or inability to lose weight, lethargy, and abnormal blood lipids. Symptoms of hyper would essentially be the opposite. ...Read more
My anti anxiety medication(s) are causing me to have mental and physical confusion. What should.I do?
Discuss with doc: If you are certain that your anxiety medication is the culprit, you have to stop it. If the anxiety medication your are speaking of is a benzodiazepine (clonazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, etc.), depending on dose, you may have to avoid abruptly stopping the med. Abruptly stopping these meds can be dangerous. Therefore, i would suggest discussing this problem asap with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) the side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/memory change?
When using an inhaler (proair hfa) some side effects included mental changes and confusion. What does this mean? Will my personality/ memory change?
Medical evaluation.: Please let your doctor know asap. I don't exactly know what you mean by mental changes. Proair hfa has possible side effects to include: psychoses (auditory hallucinations & persecutory delusions), restlessness, anxiety, irritability, insomnia, confusion, mental status changes. Your symptoms need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Being overwhelmed: When we are under a lot of stress, for whatever reason, there is a tendency for our brains to work less efficiently. We have multiple thoughts going on at the same time, causing us to speak less than clearly and seem--and be--confused. The best approach is to stop for a bit, collect one's thoughts, and then proceed. If this happens often without stress being involved, it could be a problem. ...Read more
My daughter is 8, the other day she started havingtremors a low grade fever and confusion, what could be causing this?
I feel weird with body tingling whole body numbing feel like I'm gonna faint but don't sometimes light tremors with confusion. What could this be?
See: your doctor for a full work up. It could be a variety of issues. Get a complete eval ...Read more
18 y/o male i just got an mri. Been having sensations in my head, depersonalization, pressure, confusion. What does it rule out? I'm scared for result
MRI scan of head: An MRI scan of your head would show any anatomic abnormality such as brain tumors, bleeds, strokes, etc. It's only one part of a full neurological evaluation. Your history, physical exam, and possibly additional diagnostic studies like eeg would be needed as well. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benign fasiculation for 2 years. New problem, diastolic hypotension only when standing. Also shaking when stretching. Confusion. What is my problem?
Having numbness and tingly feeling in my left arm. Also feeling tired and strange. And some confusion.What could this be?
Ive been having these pimple like bumps on my scalp, i have been having migraines, tension in the back of the head and mild confusion, what can this b?
Does MS show on brain mri? Pressure headaches and tremor and confusion . What can I have ? I have sjögren's syndrome .
My 5 mo old fusses, becomes agitated five minutes into breastfeeding. She is formula fed when i'm at work, is this due to nipple confusion?What can I do?
Unlikely confusion: Nipple confusion is more likely if a kid refuses a bottle because they want the breast or vise versa. Your baby may be noticing the change in flow rate that comes naturally during bf.After 5 min the flow rate can slow (80% empties in the first 5min) .The flow rate with a bottle varies only with babies suck. Try switching sides after 5min & let her go back if willing after another 5/side. ...Read more
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