Depression causes neurological problems

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Avatar n tn Hi there. Causes of dizziness need to be looked for. These are low or high blood pressure, anemia, heart attack, arrhythmias, strokes, headaches, migraines, dehydration and blood electrolyte changes. Certain medicines like anti hypertensives, pain killers, anti depressants, etc. Consult a neurologist for assessment of these symptoms since these could mean multiple sclerosis or an impending stroke.
Avatar n tn Hi there. There could be various causes for the burning sensation in the arm, wrists, hands and feet including neuromuscular and inflammatory conditions, infections, and diseases affecting blood flow to the these parts. Diseases like diabetes, peripheral neuropathy associated with it can damage one or more nerves causing pain, numbness and burning sensation.
Avatar m tn I also have oral herpes and wonder if it can be from that. These neurological symptoms can be from so many different things and I am hoping someone can offer me advice or guidance. Has anyone experienced something similar?
Avatar m tn Benign fasciculation syndrome, which I will abbreviate as BFS, is a condition in which there are involuntary twitches of various muscle groups, most commonly the legs but also the face, arms, eyes, and tongue. If the diagnosis is confirmed and other causes are excluded, it can be safely said that the likelihood of progression or occurrence of a serious neurologic condition is low. When BFS is present but not particularly bothersome or disabling, treatment is not necessary.
Avatar n tn KAEL, I hope that we can support each other while going through this tough time. Please stay in touch and post comments ... First of all I want to answer your questions. 1 - My fasiculations do not get worse when touched or stimulated. 2 - Generally, my fasiculations do not get worse at night. However, I guess I notice them more because I am in bed in a relaxed position.
Avatar m tn (3) If symptoms migrate (move from one place to the other) and are intermittent, causes might include seizures, migraine disorder or metabolic problems such as low calcium. (4) Dizziness is nonspecific and can mean many different things to different people. Some causes are related to the inner ear (such as BPPV). However, some can be due to systemic processes such as thyroid problems, low blood pressure, dehydration, autonomic dysfunction, cardiac problems, and anemia.
Avatar n tn Are neurological symptoms (tingling in hands, feet, arms, legs, sunburned feeling on skin even though skin is not burned, etc.) common after pregnancy? Mine started at 7 weeks post partum and have lasted approx. 5 weeks to date. I have experienced postpartum anxiety/some depression. Anti-depressants (Klonopin and Celexa) have helped alleviate some of these symptoms, but not completely.
Avatar m tn Also, since your symptoms migrate (move from one place to the other) and are intermittent, causes might include seizures, migraine disorder or metabolic problems such as low calcium. Have you had an EEG to look for any epileptic abnormalities? Lastly, these symptoms may reflect emotional/psychiatric problems related to stress (what is called somatization disorder).
Avatar n tn I started developing strange neuro problems approx 1 yr ago. First, it started with numbness/tingling in my 4/5 fingers L hand, esp after raising them over my head, scrubing my back, washing hair in shower. Ortho and neuro tests(cervical xrays, mri, brachial mri, EMG/NCS--all neg) PT has not helped and now trigger point injections are not successful though the numbness seems to have abated, tingling remains.
Avatar n tn Hi, I began having neurological problems in Sept. `02, about 2 weeks having my daughter.I post on here often, also as Andrea`s_mommy. She was 9 pds 7 oz. I had an epidural and she was my first child. I had her vaginally. I have had tingling, numbness, and twitching along w/ intermittent eye pain, and one episode of visual disturbance. All my tests, including MRI`s have been normal up to this point. I still have some mild symptoms, and no diagnosis.
1949803 tn?1324474099 My anxiety relating to these symptoms has been centred around convincing myself I have a degenerative neurological disorder of which I show many signs. My docs have repeatedly told me with their experience and after performing several cognitive tests that it is not neurological, but anxiety related. However my GP has sent me for an MRI on my brain, party for peace of mind, and party to be 100% sure.
Avatar f tn One thing the neuro said about anti-d's and depression is that the three problems with them are (1) not being diagnosed with depression / anxiety at an early stage; (2) being prescribed the wrong one; and (3) most importantly, coming off them too soon. So I wont rush anything, will give it a good year until the symptoms are well and truly gone and then talk to my doc. Yeah I dont know if my appointment with the phychologist tomorrow is going to help me.
1760652 tn?1313065993 If I’m in the wrong place advise me on where I should be? My question is could B12 /Iron deficiency be causing all my neurological problems? I have been to hell and back over the last 12 months, test after test after test but still no answer! My Aunt had MS so they eliminated that one first. For the last 6 years I have been experiencing symptoms that I have just ignored and put down to being tired all the time from work! As time has gone on symptoms have got worse. Here is just a few!
Avatar n tn · I suffer a lot of stiffness in the back of my neck, usually accompanied by aching in the back of the head. · Any fast movement – running or fairground rides etc. causes extreme balance problems – feel very dizzy, and often nauseous. Travelling by car often causes nausea, when it never used to. · Constantly tired, even after a good nights sleep. · Difficulty concentrating. · I experience involuntary twitching of muscles, mainly in the thighs and upper arms.
Avatar n tn leg weakness, Joint pain, Pain in the left side of the throat, face and ear (muscles have seemingly gotten weaker accompanied by hoarseness) (ENT at Vandy said I had mild dysphonia) (Some problems with choking on liquids, and it seems to be getting worse), Muscle pain, Sleep Apnea (Diagnosed at Vanderbilt Sleep Clinic), Muscle twitching, Dizziness, Significant muscle tightness in my left abdomen and ribcage, Nausea, Numbness in extremities, Arms going numb while sleeping, Clouded thinking, Shor
Avatar f tn and, frankly I'm sick and tired of people walking around suggesting that depression and anxiety causes these sort of symptoms; I think it's the **other way around**
Avatar m tn My question is, is it likely that I have a constellation of symptoms that are born from stress, diet change, lack of exercise, and insomnia, or is there more likely a neurological cause? I assume I should see another doctor and get a neurological exam. However, I have been to the doctor so much in the last 6 months that I no longer trust my judgment on if I should see one or not. My PCP and psychiatrist seemed to think there is nothing seriously wrong.
Avatar n tn He is going to do an emg on me in 2wks. Is there anything that causes twitching in the abdomen like tumor/vessel related? I am so scared and nervous. It feels as if I have a baby kicking in my stomach and it never goes away. I have also been really hot lately(throughout entire winter!) with low grade fever 99.1 when I see my PCP. I also feel like I produce alot of saliva. I pretty much don't see living past 30years old with whatever this mystery diagnosis is.
Avatar m tn He asked me a question I couldn't answer. He said I don't have hep-c yet I have liver problems. How do people with hep-c know their liver problems stem from the virus and not past alcohol use?
Avatar n tn The common medical problems encountered are muscle joint pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and neurological problems. It is important to rule out any other precipitating causes of depression in your friend like any serious illness, trauma, conflict, use of any medications or drug abuse. A complete evaluation is necessary for confirming the root cause of depression in your friend. He should be seen by a primary care physician. He may further refer him to a dentist of needed.
Avatar n tn •Psychoactive drugs or stimulants, including certain medications, herbs, caffeine, cocaine, ephedrine, amphetamines, methylphenidate, MDMA, methamphetamine and modafinil •Hormone shifts such as those that precede menstruation and those during menopause •Life problems like fear, stress, anxiety, emotional or mental tension, work problems, financial stress, unsatisfactory sex life •Mental disorders such as clinical depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, general anxiety disorder •Disturb
Avatar f tn BACKGROUND which may contribute to my symptoms: - I am 25/female - Smoker - Heavy caffeine drinker (3 cups/day) - Had a concussion with complete loss of consciousness/vomiting/CT scan when I was between 10-11 years old - I have been a vegetarian since July 2010 - Started taking a multivitamin only a few weeks ago.
Avatar f tn MS also causes depression and anxiety is two ways. First is in the brain itself. The lesions in the brain or inflammation cause the emotions to be affected. Second the stress of being diagnosed, going on a DMD, etc. Cause stress. The stress leads to anxiety and depression. I went to seminar from the MS Society on this last week. I had depression my whole life. In 2009 I was finally diagnosed with MS. I had neurological problems my whole life they just did not know it was MS.
1547952 tn?1293911381 It also effects the gray matter of the brain and can cause a wide range emotional problems. Some short circuiting in the brain. MS can mess up your sleep which also causes emotional problems. I was thought to be Bipolar for 30 years. Now that they figured I have had MS that long they now say it is the MS. My sleep was messed up which caused most of my depression and mood swings. I still take a mood stabilizer to help. I can't take antidepressants but many with MS do.
Avatar n tn This sounds to me like a depersonalization disorder this is a disorder in which a sufferer is affected by persistent feelings of depersonalization or derealization.. The most common causes of the disorder are severe stress, depression and panic, marijuana and hallucinogen ingestion. Since your MRI, blood work, and vision tests were all normal then that rules out any neurological or other physical disorders that could cause these symptoms.
209591 tn?1267418314 I am 27 and have been experiencing Neurological symptoms for a little over three years now. I started seeing a Neurologist three years ago, actually today, and he has been NO GOOD. MATTER OF FACT JUST A YEAR AGO HE STARTED TREATING THE MIGRAINES HE KNEW I HAD, FROM DAY ONE. My first symptoms were numbness and tingling in my extremities that appeared in my left leg, but slowly spread to the rest of my body.
Avatar m tn A problem with either of these could lead to burning and tingling. There are many many causes to this group of disorders called "neuropathies". They include but are not limited to most commonly diabetes, vitamin deficiencies, autoimmune disorders such as lupus or a disease called Sjogren's, certain types of neoplasm, and certain toxins (such as lead).
209591 tn?1267418314 Hi, I am a 25 year old that worked in an area school that was full of mold and mildew...I stayed sick from several bouts of sinus infections, bronchitis, pneumonitis and so on...I have since been experiencing many symptoms that possibly have Neurological & Rheumatic causes...Could this be the cause of some of my issues? I have Fibromyalgia, Neuropathy, Myoclonus, Hypermobility Syndrome and many other things...I am scheduled to see a Neurologist at Emory U on January 12th...