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What exactly is it that I have?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 20, 2006
  • 11:41 AM

Hi there, I am trying to define a symptom I am having. I call it light headed, but it seems I may be wrong. The feeling is like my brain is foggy. I don't need to fall over, I don't see spots and nothing spins. It is uncomfortable and stops me from concentrating on things for long periods.

I have been getting this on an off since november last year. I have seen the DR twice, the first time he shrugged, the second time he said it is because I am studying in bed. Anyway, any help appreciated,
~ Sianiss

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  • I have the exact same problem right now actually.I forget things randomly or get distracted easily (more than usual :) ), I can't concentrate, I'm clumsier than usual and I find it harder to type or write correctly.Like the above post, any help appreciated :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2006
    • 01:54 PM
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  • Sianiss and Chris,Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, only someone who has done a lot of research trying to find out what is wrong with me. Only a doctor can make a diagnosis.To Sianiss - Vertigo is defined as: The sensation of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around an individual (objective vertigo) or as if the individual were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). This is what most people mean when they are light headed or dizzy.It sounds as what you are describing is cognitive dysfunction otherwise known as "brain fog". Does this sound like what you are dealing with: become forgetful, lose their train of thought, forget words or mix them up, a state of confusion or lack of clarity. http://www.drlwilson.com/articles/brain_fog.htm is a decent site for covering the major causes of Brain Fog.Chris -In response to the "I find it harder to type or write correctly" - this may only be part of the brain fog thing, but it could be more. There is a condition called Aphasia which is a language disorder. I know this one because I have it. There are several types of aphasia - some have only minor symptoms others severe. My version of Aphasia is this: Significant difficulty in the retrieval of words, I write sentences that are missing words, my spelling abilities are impaired, I write or say one word when I am thinking another, and my ability to pronounce words correctly is impaired.Best wishes to both of you.Shaelyn
    SilkDragon 5 Replies
    • October 17, 2006
    • 09:50 AM
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  • Hi there, I am trying to define a symptom I am having. I call it light headed, but it seems I may be wrong. The feeling is like my brain is foggy. I don't need to fall over, I don't see spots and nothing spins. It is uncomfortable and stops me from concentrating on things for long periods. I have been getting this on an off since november last year. I have seen the DR twice, the first time he shrugged, the second time he said it is because I am studying in bed. Anyway, any help appreciated,~ Sianiss Sianiss, have you had your blood pressure checked? Maybe you have low blood pressure, what are your eating habits?
    horsecrazy1 8 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 04:54 PM
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  • I've been having that same thing for 8 years. All tests have been negative, no diagnoses yet.Do you have any other symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 25, 2006
    • 07:12 PM
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