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What Is Difficulty Understanding Speech
I have difficulty understanding speech in the background, even with my hearing aid, is there a way to make it better?
I suffer from these symptoms Memory problems,Difficulty focusing,Lightheaded,Slow thinking,Difficulty understanding speech,Difficulty finding words.and difficulty thinking. can you please help me?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated.
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.
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HSV blood test: Post the details in a new question and I'll try to help. Assuming it's a blood test, include the specific test done, if you can learn that from your doctor or the lab; and the numerical values for IgG testing for HSV1 and HSV2. If IgM testing also was done, show those results -- but most likely they can be ignored. HSV IgM testing is notoriously unreliable and the results usually meaningless. ...Read more
Possibly: If the ocd messages that are directing the individual on a fairly constant basis, it's like trying to have two conversations at once. The interference would make it hard to understand people. Especially complex interactions would be quite difficult. You are wise to recognize this and i hope you can find a good therapist to help get the ocd under control. It's not easy, but it is possible. Best! ...Read more
Possible: OCD can present in many ways. If you are distracted and in your head fixated on certain thoughts you might not be focused on what people are saying to you. The best way to figure it out is to sit down and talk to someone who can help you sort it out. ...Read more
Maybe aphasia: I am glad you had your hearing checked first as that would be the initial thing to look into. If those tests are normal, then how your brain processes speech. Some strokes can affect the part of your brain that allows you to hear and speak properly. Problems are called aphasias. Also, even with normal hearing, some people can be distracted if trying to hear with lots going on. Get checked out. ...Read more
Likely distractions: Even with normal hearing, some people can find hearing in noisy places makes it tough. Distractions can be a problem for some people, and their brains may not be able to filter one thing out from the rest. And if your hearing is on the low end of normal, or if it has decreased from your normal, you may have relative hearing loss as this problem is common as hearing decreases. ...Read more
After a nerve block I get really light headed, have blurred vision, and feel like the room is spinning and trouble understanding speech. for migraines?
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
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
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
I am experiencing difficulty focusing, lightheaded and slow thinking. I switched from Zoloft to Wellbutrin and have been weaning off the Zoloft.
See doctot: Need more information please the best thing to do is to return to the prescribing doctor and discuss your symptoms. ...Read more
I am experiencing balance problems. The following also describe me: Spinning sensation, Dizziness, Slow thinking, Ringing in ears, Difficulty walking, and Memory problems. What should I do?
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
I am experiencing hallucinations, paranoid delusions, panic attack, hopelessness, sadness, slow thinking, difficulty thinking, difficulty focusing, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) , difficult
I have slow thinking problem.. Whenever i try to slow any sum in maths i cannnot figure out what is to be done. I go completely blank. I cannot think.
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
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
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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
I am experiencing personality changes. The following also describe me: Memory problems, Confusion, Apathy, and Slow thinking. What should I do?
Confusing Changes: Please make an appointment with your Primary Care Physician to find out if you have a physical problem causing these changes. If not then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist who can help you sort out what is troubling you and what to do about it. In addition medication may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Increased from 100mg to 150mg of Sertraline. Feeling sick, shaky, depersonalized, tired, slow thinking and dizzy. Is this normal?
No: Talk to the prescriber may consider decrease or another medocation ...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
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
For the last 3 months i have been having worsening brain fog,lack of concentration,headaches and slow thinking. I also have a 24/7 ringing in my ears.
Requires: medical examination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing loss of sex drive. The following also describe me: Irregular menstrual periods, Slow thinking, Seasonal mood changes, and Trouble sleeping. What should I do?
Low libido and sleep: Please see your doctor. He/she may do some blood work and see what may be happening w/thyroid and other hormones. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am experiencing balance problems, behavior problems, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) and ringing in ears. The following also describe me: Ear pressure, Spinning sensation, Slow thinking, and Dizziness. What should I do?
I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , anemia, abnormal vaginal bleeding (quality: contains blood clots) , painful menstrual bleeding, slow thinking, muscle weakness (side: both sides) , fatigue,
Speech difficulty: "A speech disorder is an impairment of the articulation of speech sounds, fluency and/or voice." See: http://www.asha.org/policy/RP1993-00208/ ...Read more
Sometimes I have difficulty with speech. Words come out backwards and sometimes slurred. In rare instances an entire sentence can be backwards, and ha?
Neuropsychological..: a neuropsychological exam may be warranted, especially if these events are impacting your functioning or causing other problems. Speak to your PCP about an evaluation and need for a referral. ...Read more
Most of the time: Teeth help support the lips and cheeks, and allow the tongue a place to rest when forming certain sounds... Many people have very few teeth and enunciate just fine. Others are incoherent. ...Read more
Mixing up words during speech, getting worse. Blurred vision and bumping into things. Difficulty perceiving where things are in space relative to me.
All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?
Get seen.: These symptoms have gone on too long, and could be serious. Do not mess around any more and get a thorough evaluation and appropriate testing. If your doc does not have a good explanation, get a referral to a neurologist. Consider second opinions too. It could be something minor and easy to explain or fix, or it could be something more serious. Find out PDQ. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I feel difficulty in finding appropriate vocabulary and stammer during long speech. I am a male, 73, and on alpha blockers for bph.?
MAY need scan: If 'word finding' and 'stammering' are new neurological symptoms for you then you may have a CNS (brain lesion) affecting the frontal or temporal lobe. Neuro imaging (ct, MRI -preferable) may be needed to check out this possibilty. Alpha blockers (e.G Flomax =tamsulosin) typically cause dizziness, impotence, nasal congestion but not neurological symptoms. ...Read more
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