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Why would a person with hypernatremia be confused and disoriented?

Why would a person with hypernatremia be confused and disoriented?

Brain is messed up: Hypernatremia and hyponatremia may lead to delirium or confusion, . Due to indirect effects on the central nervous system. Severe deficits of the serum sodium level cause the brain to shrink or swell and the nerve cells of the brain do not handle this insult well. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Why might I be getting foggy, confused, & in an almost disoriented state at times when tapering my prednisone dose below 6 mg? Been on almost 1 yr.

Why might I be getting foggy, confused, & in an almost disoriented state at times when tapering my prednisone dose below 6 mg? Been on almost 1 yr.

Adrenal insuff: Hi, how long have you been on Prednisone? What is the average dose you were taking in last year? You might have a condition called 2/2 Adrenal insufficiency due to suppression of Adrenal glad due to chronic use of Prednison. you might need slower and longer tapering. Talk to an Endocrine doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Was eating and suddenly felt so confused,disoriented, dizzy,nauseous, and felt ardenaline just rushed through body for seconds/ medium stress in life ?

Was eating and suddenly felt so confused,disoriented, dizzy,nauseous, and felt ardenaline just rushed through body for seconds/ medium stress in life
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Rush: Sounds like a hypoglycemic reaction. Although you were eating sometime the Insulin surge associated with eating can drop your sugar. This can depend on what you eat too. The low sugar causes your adrenalin to surge. Could be other possibilities, but that would be one of my first ideas to explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have bad seasonal allergies, I am taking Claritin, (loratadine) are seasonal allergies supposed to make me feel out of touch, disoriented and confused?

I have bad seasonal allergies, I am taking Claritin, (loratadine) are seasonal allergies supposed to make me feel out of touch, disoriented and confused?

They can: Symptoms generally involve any combination of itchy nose/eyes/ears, sneezing, congestion, drainage, headache/sinus pressure, and possibly dizziness/fogginess/sense of disorientation. Claritin (loratadine) is a new-generation antihistamine, but may still have sedative effect as well (but with improvement of any of the other allergy symptoms that may be present). Of course this depends on allergy severity. ...Read more

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When i nap i wake up confused and disoriented? Does this point to alzheimer's or dementia. I rarely nap because of this awful feeling.

When i nap i wake up confused and disoriented? Does this point to alzheimer's or dementia. I rarely nap because of this awful feeling.

Why daytime naps?: It is highly unlikely that someone your age would develop alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia. Some people have moments of disorientation when they wake up. At your age if the reason that you are taking naps is because of daytime tiredness you might check that out with your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad cold but also has grey skin, feels disoriented and confused, stumbling, exhaustion, trouble breathing. Not eating and dehydrated.

Bad cold but also has grey skin, feels disoriented and confused, stumbling, exhaustion, trouble breathing. Not eating and dehydrated.

Seek med attention: Whoever you are speaking of, with those symptoms as described, should seek immediate medical attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling dizzy, disoriented, confused, nauseous, constantly tired, & I have had a headache for the past few days & now I am losing tracks of time.

ER/neurology: Report to your local ER to see if a complete neurological workup yields any information about any conditions that need care immediately. Should this prove negative, get a referral for a complete neuropsychological test battery to determine overall cognitive/brain functioning. ...Read more

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Patient coughs, fever, malaise, chills. He's been desoriented, confused for several weeks. History of seizures and eyes reported. Cd4 count 50/mm3.?

Patient coughs, fever, malaise, chills. He's been desoriented, confused for several weeks. History of  seizures and eyes reported. Cd4 count 50/mm3.?

Infection possible: This patient needs to see his physician asap because he could be infected. Is he hiv+? Again please see physician urgently. ...Read more