Why do I experience brain fog only during the day?

Q. What causes urine leakage and brain fog on and off?

Answered by
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 25, 2021 and last reviewed on: Apr 28, 2021

Hello doctor,

I am 20 years old and have been having several issues lately that have really been bothering me. The first one started back in September. I started leaking urine. This issue is still going on and has not stopped. I went and saw a doctor, and they gave me some antibiotics and thought it might be an infection. Two complete doses of antibiotics later, nothing helped me to this day that is still going on. Small amounts of urine seem to keep leaking out, and it gets worse when I walk around. Lately, I have been finding that I have been experiencing a good amount of brain fog. There are times that I seem to have great trouble concentrating on certain things and times that I even have seemingly had trouble finding the words to say in social situations. The brain fog seems to come and go, and usually, it gets a lot better around nighttime. However, the urine leakage is throughout the entire day. I went to the doctor and wrote me an order for a CT (computed tomography) scan and said that I could get one if I really thought I needed it. He also told me that CT scans do produce a risk of radiation. I wanted a second opinion. Do you think it would be a good idea to get that scan, even with the radiation risk?



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I passed carefully through your question and would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which is a more accurate test compared to the CT scan and does not impose the risk of radiation. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels and vitamin B12 plasma levels for possible deficiency. In the meantime, I would recommend taking Solifenacin 5 mg daily for urine leakage. You should discuss with your doctor the above test and treatment options.

Thank you doctor,

I will definitely talk to my doctor about that. I have one more question. If it was some kind of neurological disorder, why would my symptoms of confusion and trouble in social settings seem to get better at night?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

This fact is not typical of multiple sclerosis or any other neurological disorders. So, I think that it could also be a psychological issue (anxiety or stress). Anyway, before coming to this conclusion, I would recommend performing the above-mentioned tests.

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