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Doctor insights on: Why My Mind Is So Slow In Morning

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Help! need to know if there's a mental issue or slowness that can cause a speech impediment, such as not being able to form words?

More info needed: That is a very general question. It depends on many factors, including the age and overall health of the patient, the nature of the symptoms, medications being taken, and many others. However, it is safe to say that the development of such a symptom where it previously did not exist warrants an evaluation with a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

What are these symptoms of? Lethargy, slowness, grim outlook

Dysthymia: And if it's really grim, depression. Before your self-diagnose mental illness, there are some entities to rule out, including medication effect, hypothyroidism, and porphyria. ...Read more

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Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Is slowness or sluggishness thyroid or depression?

Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read more

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What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

What causes an elderly gentleman to show slowness of gait, bent over stature, confusion?

Most often.: Parkinson's disease. But to be certain you should have him examined by a neurologist. A common finding is what is known as resting tremor, also called "pill rolling" tremor because the patients appear to be rolling a pill between thier thumbs and index fingers at rest, but when they reach for something, often the tremor disappears. There are other causes that any good general neurologist can ID. ...Read more

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Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Can slowness/difficulty in reading come from lack of detailed reading (looking at headings, titles, skimming/not reading content often) or dyslexia?

Either!: Skill and speed at reading certainly depends on practice! Every improves with practice, even with learning disorders. However if you have a learning disorder, see a specialist to find out what kind, then you can be given effective methods to make learning easier. When trying to read faster, pick a subject that you like! It is often easier to get more enjoyment from non-fiction/jokes first ...Read more

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Can the use of Lexapro (escitalopram) (15mg) affect cognitive functioning and cause mental slowness?

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

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Can a food allergy cause mental slowness/confusion? I have new food allergies (IgE testing) and trying to make sense of it all. Thanks!

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

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On 100mcg of Levothyroxine but still feel sluggish, anxious, mental slowness, and lack of motivation. Possible other underlying issues?

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

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Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Not feeling depressed but doctor put me on abulify for unbearable fatigue and "slowness" shes not sure itsmood or my uctd, how would abulify help?

Get another opinion: Abilify (aripiprazole) is used to treat bipolar disorder and schizophrenia as well as an adjunct to antidepressant meds. It is not a drug to treat fatigue per se unless the doctor is fairly certain that the fatigue is due to major uncontrolled depression. ...Read more

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Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Parkinson. Slowness movement, beginning state. 2 guide fr 2 doctors: 1st: sifrol 250; 2nd: trivastal 50mg, lioresal (baclofen) 10mg, artane 2mg. Which one better?

Critique: Trivastal, a newer Dopamine agonist, is not available in the usa, but might be a choice. Sifrol, pramipexole, is likely your safest and best starting drug. There is no role for lioresal, (baclofen) and Artane is literally "poison" and is not used in the usa. Choose the doc who recommended sifrol. ...Read more

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I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

I m 21 year old having headaches nausea heaviness in eyes slowness in hand feet movement fatigue shortness in breath panic condition racing heart ????

Anxiety: You have symptoms of Anxiety /panic disorder. You should see your physician for a trial of some prescription anxiolytics or a referral to psych if this is a chronic problem, affecting your overall well being. in the meantime, learn some relaxation techniques to feel better! ...Read more

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My mind is always so slow in the morning. How can I make myself alert and awake?

My mind is always so slow in the morning. How can I make myself alert and awake?

Depends on reason: Many find caffeine helps, but morning exercise is healthier. It is important to find a correctable reason for morning fatigue, such as not enough sleep or poor quality of sleep. If you wake up from a deep stage of sleep, the mind can be slow for hours. Avoiding caffeine after noon, avoiding evening alcohol, avoiding naps in the day, & sleeping in a quiet, dark room, are some ways to improve sleep. ...Read more

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Recently I get woken up at night or wake up in the morning with a pounding heart. I can feel it through my body and in my head slows after 10mins?

Recently I get woken up at night or wake up in the morning with a pounding heart. I can feel it through my body and in my head slows after 10mins?

See comments : In an otherwise healthy 31 year old person a pounding or racing heart lasting several minutes usually doesn't signify a serious underlying heart disorder. For various reasons it's not uncommon in young adults.Occasionally it can be triggered by fatigue, stress or caffeine. However if it occurs frequently or is associated with other symptoms then you must see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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In the morning every thing i heard only in my mind it got louder and faster than what i actually heard i was getting really annoyinng what do i have?

In the morning every thing i heard only in my mind it got louder and faster   than what i actually heard i was getting really annoyinng what do i have?

?neurologic: This may not necessarily be an ear problem,but it could be an auditory phenomenon emanating from the brain. If this symptom persists an otoneurologist May be best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Does feeling anxious and unhappy feeling can cause heavy chest when waking up in the morning?i also sometimes like i lost my mind. Pls help me what to

Does feeling anxious and unhappy feeling can cause heavy chest when waking up in the morning?i also sometimes like i lost my mind. Pls help me what to

Anxiety can cause: Chest tightness & severe anxiety can cause ppl to feel like they might be "going crazy" -- these sxs most often occur in a form of acute anxiety called a panic attack, and may be accompanied by shortness if breath, dizziness, palpitations & other physical/emotional sxs. It sounds like you should ring ur doc ASAP, who can rule out other med cause 4 ur chest sxs, & begin 2 treat ur anxiety! Be well! ...Read more

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Hi, i just need some advice to put my mind at ease. Since saturday morning I have been experiencing random itching sensations, with no rash or spots ?

Hi, i just need some advice to put my mind at ease. Since saturday morning I have been experiencing random itching sensations, with no rash or spots ?

Itching: Have you changed detergents, soaps or have you been wearing new unwashed clothes? If the answers are negative and the itching continues consult your internist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having issues getting out of bed (fatigue in the morning), constant drowsy feeling, head pressure, and random words appear in my mind?

Lately I've been having issues getting out of bed (fatigue in the morning), constant drowsy feeling, head pressure, and random words appear in my mind?

This is not typical: for a simple headache problem. To constantly feel drowsy and AM fatigue is a little unusual; I'm not sure what the "random words" mean! This might be a sleep disorder with symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation, a low grade viral infection, or something actually going on in the brain--seizure disorder, tumor?? This needs evaluation; make an appointment with your doctor or Neurologist today! ...Read more

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I have morning erections when i sleep.But unable to maintain erected penis while sex.I know this is related to mind.How to oveecome I have been trying?

I have morning erections when i sleep.But unable to maintain erected penis while sex.I know this is related to mind.How to oveecome I have been trying?

Relax: Stop trying. Talk to your partner about it. Try to just have fun even if you don't get hard enough for penetration. It'll probably come back before you know it. If a month or two go by and it's no better, go see your doctor about it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I noticed faint brown blood when wiping this morning.Keeping in mind i am 7 days late today.Is this spotting because of pregnancy? Or a period ?

I noticed faint brown blood when wiping this morning.Keeping in mind i am 7 days late today.Is this spotting because of pregnancy? Or a period ?

Brown = blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Self induced sleep paralysis/lucid dream where the body sleeps but the mind doesn't leaving me still refreshed in the morning is it this harmful?

Self induced sleep paralysis/lucid dream where the body sleeps but the mind doesn't leaving me still refreshed in the morning  is it this harmful?

Induced paralysis?: You can not self induce 'sleep paralysis' . This term mean you wake up and your mind is up but you can not move your body. This happens when state of 'wake' elements are mixed with state of 'rem' elements. It is not very uncommon but not frequent and you can see it in severe sleep deprivation, severe sleep architecture abnormality like in sleep apnea or in organic brain issues like narcolepsy. ...Read more

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