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Is Gabapentin (neurotin) effective on tic and appropriate for long term therapy? Could it cause mental confusion?

Is Gabapentin (neurotin) effective on tic and appropriate for long term therapy? Could it cause mental confusion?

Better question!: You've got a better question this time about gabapentin and tic disorders. When you say "Tic" do you mean Tic doloreaux, do you mean Tic disorder such as Tourette's Syndrome, or something else? If you're talking about the former then, gabapentin in not all that effective for most people. It's even worse for Tourette's. Gabapentin can cause some people to become very confused...others not so much ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Mental Confusion (Definition)

Being bewildered or unclear in your mind, such as in delirium, where there's altered level ...Read more


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Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Does hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Generally - No: Hormone blockade (hb) can cause many problems but they tend to be time related. The longer on hb the more the problems. Hb often makes pre-existing problem worse or accelerates some problems. Hb itself rarely causes "confusion", more often it can cause depression, fatigue, and emotional changes. Only older men on hb for a very long time tend to have true cognitive dysfunction. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy for males suffering prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Can hormone therapy for males suffering prostate cancer cause mental confusion?

Yes, rarely: For the most part, the hormone blockade would not cause confusion. The hormone blockers can make any pre-existing condition gradual worse but they are also reversible. That said, after giving this therapy to >1000 men, only once have i seen someone with pre-existing mental disease have serious rapid worsening. This was fixed by stopping the hormone blockers. ...Read more

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A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, (sertraline) and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

A week ago i took 3500mg of zoloft, (sertraline) and didn't seek treatment. I still have dizziness, skin tingling, confusion, sore muscles. Damage?

Get treatment: If that's not a typo, the fact that you took an overdose indicates that something is seriously wrong. The fact that you didn't immediately seek medical attention also indicates that something is very wrong. If it was a suicide attempt, you need to be under the care of a mental health professional now. If you haven't already, see a psychologist or psychiatrist and get treatment. ...Read more

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If I told my doctor that I'm having a feeling of anxiety and confusion with Concerta will he stop the treatment or try another type like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

If I told my doctor that I'm having a feeling of anxiety and confusion with Concerta will he stop the treatment or try another type like adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Only he knows that: Definitely do tell him - those are not okay side effects to suffer. The next step is one that you and he need to discuss together w/ answers to all your questions and planning for possibilities in advance. If you really need a medication, I expect it will be offered. Then you decide if you want to try it. Best! ...Read more

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Pulsating feeling in left ear after 2or3 suctions for wax blockage,cause?also ,can an ear infection for 4 months with treatment cause slight confusion

Pulsating feeling in left ear after 2or3 suctions for wax blockage,cause?also ,can an ear infection for 4 months with treatment cause slight confusion

Reexam: Have your ear canal and eardrum examined to look for any trauma. An ear infection by itself will not cause confusion unless there is extension to the brain. All the best. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week. Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

What are the symptoms and treatment for neuroendocrine tumors in the lung? After testing for four months, i was diagnosed with graves disease last week.  Tachycardia that averages 144, tremors, confusion/forgetfullness, weight loss, blurry vision, goiter,

Neuroendocrine tumor: Symptoms are of two manners. First is the tumor mass itself tends to cause pulmonary symptoms whereas the hormones released by the tumor can cause symptoms including diarrhea, flushing, and wheezing, may occur when the tumors produce excess amounts of serotonin. ...Read more

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Please can I have info on cervical erosion. I never got any kind if treatment when i was told I have it. Confused? Is there a way to heal it on my own

Please can I have info on cervical erosion. I never got any kind if treatment when i was told I have it. Confused? Is there a way to heal it on my own

Outdated term: In the us, this term isn't used, as it doesn't have a specific definition or cause.In other parts of the world, it's been used to describe a red appearance of the cervix, which may be caused by infection, stds, or may be normal.See a gyno now, and ask if there's any abnormal appearance, and get tested for stds if needed. Then use condoms in the future if you may be at risk for stds. ...Read more

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Please tell me is there any cure or treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma and please guide me i am confused about it?

Please tell me is there any cure or treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma and please guide me i  am confused about it?

Depends: Depends on how advanced it is, my friend. Early hcc may be treated successfully, maybe even cured, with surgery but therapy for more advanced ones is directed mostly to shrink and control the cancer rather than curing it. It also depends on how healthy the patient is in general. Idealy should be managed in a multidisciplinary setting (surgeons, transplant specialists, gi, and medical oncologist). ...Read more

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Very confused . Today doctors said I have pleuritis instead ? How can they say that based off just symptoms ? Is it fatal ? Gave me no treatment .

Instead of what?: It sounds like you asked a previous question. The questions are not kept in a thread here. I am sorry, but I don't know what you are referring to. Any sort of "itis" is inflammation. It should not be fatal unless there is way more going on than that. If you are concerned that what you have could be fatal, you should let your doctor know about your concern. I do hope they can put you at ease. ...Read more

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When starting treatment on a ssri for depression and generalized anxiety , does it sometimes make you feel worse, confused, lightheaded, ect..?

When starting treatment on a ssri for depression and generalized anxiety , does it sometimes make you feel worse, confused, lightheaded, ect..?

Sometimes: It typically takes 2-3 weeks for the meds to start to wiprk--during that interval your depression & anxiety sx may worsen--so hang in there & see if you meds will start helping. ...Read more

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I'm confused aftr readng!.Have thyroid nodules.Ws on synthroid (thyroxine).10 yrs later, diff.Dr took off syn. Ok for no treatment w/nodules dr.Rarely ultrasnds?

I'm confused aftr readng!.Have thyroid nodules.Ws on synthroid (thyroxine).10 yrs later, diff.Dr took off syn. Ok for no treatment w/nodules dr.Rarely ultrasnds?

Evolving knowledge: In the past it is not uncommon for people with thyroid nodules to be started on levothyroxine supplementation. The logic was high dose thyroxine would keep the nodule from growing. Studies have failed to prove this and most endocrinologists gave up the practice of prescribing levothyroxine suppression for thyroid nodules. Most thyroid nodules are benign(>95%) , long history is reassuring in ur cas. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm so sick of this mental confusion?

See details: Have the issue evaluated. There be an underlying medical issue causing this problem. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mental confusion?

What is the definition or description of: mental confusion?

Mental Confusion: Being bewildered or unclear in your mind, such as in delirium, where there's altered level of consciousness & orientation. ...Read more

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Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Why does hypoglycemia cause mental confusion in diabetes?

Brain cells stop: Most cells can use several sources for energy needs; brain cells can only use glucose. When there is not enough glucose in the fluid around the brain, the brain cells lack the energy to function normally and so stop working properly, and confusion results. ...Read more

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Has anyone had mental confusion while on tarceva (erlotinib)?

Has anyone had mental confusion while on tarceva (erlotinib)?

Uncommon but yes: Reported to occur in about 0.5% of cases, so that it is uncommon. In lung cancer patients there are several other things to consider first before this medication. ...Read more

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Can tarceva (erlotinib) cause someone to have mental confusion?

Can tarceva (erlotinib) cause someone to have mental confusion?

Yes but uncommon: The best way to find out would be to stop the tarceva (erlotinib). The complicated thing is that patients who are on tarceva (erlotinib) often have other reasons they can be confused, so this person needs to have a workup! tell them to call their doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

Confusion = bewilderment. Term is ...Read more