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  • Posted By: cestevens1
  • December 2, 2007
  • 03:37 AM

I work very long days and hours and am experiencing some speech problems. I am a music teacher. In rehearsal, I will give instructions for what measure we're starting at and I will be looking at the number, but say another one. I will go to correct myself, and still say the wrong number. Sometimes I am not even aware that I say the wrong number.
Every day I experience the issue of mixing words together accidentally. It is like my brain can't choose which word is correct, so it says both. Sometimes when I talk, the words come out slurred or not pronounced correctly.
I know that I am tired often, but wanted you opinion on whether this is related to a neurological problem or just over-working. As an adult, I remember mixing words together, but it has gotten worse lately.
Please let me know if you think I should make an appointment with my doctor.
Thank you.

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  • I wouldn't be too worried. I've had slurring before when stressed out. The number thing could be a neuro problem, yes, but if you aren't getting migraines/numbness/pain I highly doubt you've anything to worry about. If you do, I'd see a doc. I'd definately find a way to relax tho :) If you're only 30 and stressing yourself out THAT bad, you're really stressing out! And drink plenty of water!
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • December 2, 2007
    • 08:52 AM
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  • Thanks honey...as a teacher, I usually sleep for all of July and August in recouperation... :)
    cestevens1 2 Replies
    • December 3, 2007
    • 01:03 AM
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  • If these symptoms continue to bother you, I'd go see a doctor. I had similar symptoms including speech problems and fatigue (plus a lot of other things though) and I turned out to have something called Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. There could be a lot of other diseases that explain your symptoms, however. This is just one possiblityBest Wishes!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2007
    • 00:10 AM
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  • Thanks, Elke!
    cestevens1 2 Replies
    • December 4, 2007
    • 03:32 AM
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