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Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Is it normal for medicine to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

What medicine?: It is not at all normal for medicine to cause slurry speech and difficulty talking..Unless it is a sedative, anesthetic, narcotic or other centrally acting medication. Some medications, if not taken as directed may interact or change drug availability, with other medications or alcohol to cause the patient unexpected side effects. Call the prescribing doctor for advise or go to your nearest er. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Language Impairment (Definition)

Language impairment is a clinical finding in which a person's ability to communicate is not at the level expected for someone of his age, leading to difficulty in speaking, ...Read more


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All over numbness(different sensation) on&off 1 y.a.now daily.new speech difficulty, headache, difficulty staying asleep?

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 more

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My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

Speech difficulty: Your wife should be seen by her doctor or a neurologist to evaluate this problem. There are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for seroquel (quetiapine) to cause slurry speech, difficulty talking?

Possibly : Seroquel (quetiapine) could cause those symptoms but you would usually expect the dose might be too high or had interacted with another medication. It can cause involuntary motor movements which if they involved the mouth could affect speech. If those symptoms are sudden in onset a more serious cause like stroke needs to be considered and needs to be evaluated immediately in an er. If not the call provider. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have aura migraines with speech difficulty(speaking gibberish) and tingling hands before the migraine so infrequently(once a decade)?

Is it normal to have aura migraines with speech difficulty(speaking gibberish) and tingling hands before the migraine so infrequently(once a decade)?

"Normal"?: Depends on your definition of "normal." Strictly speaking, migraines aren't "normal." Are there migraineurs who have very infrequent auras such as you describe? Yes. If you're one of them, count yourself lucky. Better seldom than frequent. ...Read more

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Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing? Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Can a cervical herniated disc in the neck cause slurred speech, difficulty talking, and swallowing?  Sometimes choking on thin liquids?

Evaluation needed: Swallowing problems are most commonly related to neurological disease. The most common reason for these symptoms would be a stroke in the brain stem but other reasons need to be investigated for an appropriate treatment plan to be set. ...Read more

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Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Can speech/language impairment be greatly improved/reversed?

Specific language : impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be improved?

Yes: Many people can be aided by a speech/language pathologist, who can evaluate and help to improve speech patterns, enunciation and oral communication in general. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

Can you tell me if speech/language impairment is a disability that can be greatly improved/reversed?

This depends: On the source. Speech therapy can do wonders in improvement, but it mostly depends on the source of the disability. The outcome will be different from different pathologies, like between congenital malformations verse, traumatic brain injuries, it just depends and should be seen as a case to case prognosis. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor
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Speech Difficulty (Definition)

Speech difficulty may be associated with brain or ...Read more