Brain focus problems or troubled concentration can occur due to tiredness, anxiety, stress, depression, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, hunger, certain medications, endocrinal disorders, head injury, aging, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, learning disabilities, delirium, sleep disorders, etc. Difficulty concentrating can be due to intrusive thoughts, difficulty staying awake, inattentiveness, overactivity, and impulsiveness.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 42 year old married male. I have two daughters and a son. I have a good job and works as a manager in the engineering sector. During the past two years, I noticed myself with down health. One night, I suffered dizziness in my head and felt cold in my limbs. I almost lose conscio... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully reviewed your health issues and want to add that, this actually is a painful situation for a person like you. The fainting episode destabilized your whole rhythm of normal, healthy life and it is difficult for you to concentrate. It is none of your f... Read Full »
I have severe brain fog despite taking medications. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have had left index fingertip numbness with partial sensation loss for two months, and it developed suddenly. After one week, I had numbness on the left side of my head (around the temple) and the face behind the eardrum. I also had the first episode of inter... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I saw your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and the findings suggest small repeated strokes. Therefore, I recommend starting the tablet Piracetam 1200 mg tw... Read Full »
I have a low functioning thyroid which my doctor is unable to regulate. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been searching for answers for over three years. The past two years, my quality of life on a scale of 1 to 10, has been a 2. I am grasping at anything to find the answers. My doctors have not helped. I was diagnosed 15 years ago with fibro/CFIDS, and very low thyroid, which they... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post. I will try to address each point one by one. You have been labeled as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). It is a diagram of exclusion, and there are no effective meds except sometimes treatment with antivirals have been seen effective. Howeve... Read Full »
My intrusive thoughts and focusing problem rebounded again after a few days of medication. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, After the last consultation, I took the prescription recommended by you. I also had the thyroid test, and it was all fine. I was able to have a good sleep. And my efficiency of working increased a bit. But now, again, I am having intrusive thoughts, and there is always something going ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and the problems encountered by you while discontinuing the medication. At the same time, I am happy to know that you are doing well in many domains with little medication and no problematic side effects other than a possible unusual smile. As... Read Full »
How to tackle my recent breakup?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old engineering student. Life has been good to me for all these years. Eight months ago I met a girl, and since I met her, I have not spent a day without talking to her, and it was a long distance relationship. Now, I was very inexperienced when it comes to love as it requ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iciniq.com. I have read the details you provided, and I can understand your concern. It is good that you have improved yourself and are doing fine now. Your primary concern is that you are not able to forget the past and this is bothering you. You are just 20, and you have your wh... Read Full »
How to improve my 2 months old baby's health condition?
Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 2 months old. He is suffering from omphalitis, which appeared after 24 hours of birth. He had artificial respiration thrice. He was in the ICU for one month. Also, he had a kidney function disorder and blood breaks. He went through blood and blood platelet transfusion. After di... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that he had a lung infection called as pneumonia, which led to an infection in the blood, low oxygen in the blood and low blood pressure. Because of this there is decreased blood supply to brain and brain damage leading to cerebral atrophy. His initial reports ... Read Full »
I am hearing music in my head. What to do?
Query: Before you get bored with my lengthy question – the end is ‘I had a stroke’; no one can tell me if this is related. About 5 months ago I started hearing music in my head (I’m almost 70 and this has never happened); it started as just music, not even a particular song but mo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello! Welcome on icliniq! I read carefully your question and would explain that the music could be related to a temporal lobe dysfunction, probably due to low blood flow in this area. You should know that chronic narrowing of blood vessels in the brain (due to atherosclerosis) can lead to brai... Read Full »
Does concentration problem with forgetfulness in an 11-year-old kid indicate ADHD?
Query: Hello doctor, My 11-year-old daughter hardly focuses and is easily carried away. She has forgetfulness also. She is smart, but this has been inhibited by talking too much and playing all the time. I have searched online and she happens to be exhibiting all ADHD symptoms. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is pretty common and it usually self remits by the age of 15 to 16 years. So you might need to give her medicines until that time so that her academic performance does not suffer. You can start off with basic medicines ... Read Full »
Can I consult a psychiatrist for my memory loss?
Query: Hi doctor, I feel like I am in a constant brain fog state. I have terrible social anxiety as I cannot remember anything to talk about. This has kept me from truly pursuing anything. I do not want to look stupid. In school, I usually zone out and often forget the names of people who I already met. So... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, a psychiatrist can help with memory loss. First of all considering your age, the memory loss you have is not due to organic causes. But, most likely due to poor focus and concentration, which in turn due to social anxiety and depression. Brain fog like state and s... Read Full »
Can alcohol consumption result in drowsiness, confusion, and anxiety?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from severe brain fog, confusion, and forgetfulness for the last two months. Almost to the point where I thought I might have had a stroke, Alzheimer's, or liver failure. I now believe that it may be down to the fact that I drink about 10 pints of beer once per week... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It will not be appropriate to tell you without proper examination what exactly you might have. But yes, frequent alcohol drinkers may suffer from vitamin deficiencies (B1, B12, B6), which leads to neurological manifestation and serious consequences in the long term.Most of ... Read Full »