HomeAnswersNeurologyheadacheI am experiencing lightheadedness and tiredness because my brain processes information slowly. What should I do?

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Answered by

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 15, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 21, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I always feel lightheaded and tired because my brain processes information so slowly. I also feel like my brain is dehydrated despite drinking adequate water. What illness is bothering my brain right now?

Please help.

Answered by Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I would want to know more information about your issue:

  1. When did you first start experiencing headaches?

  2. In which parts of your head do you feel the headache?

  3. Is this a headache of the heavy, throbbing, stretching, exploding, shooting, electric current-like, or other variety?

  4. Is it severe, moderate, or mild?

  5. Is the headache episodic or ongoing?

  6. How long does an episode of a headache with episodic pain last (from the moment it starts to the point at which it is fully relieved without medicine)?

  7. How often did these headache attacks occur in the past and present? How frequently per week?

  8. Do you experience nausea or the want to vomit, eye-watering, eye redness, or nasal congestion while experiencing a headache?

  9. How are you feeling today?

  10. What about your sleep?

  11. How clearly can you see?

  12. Have you identified any possible headache triggers?

  13. Do you experience hearing loss or ear discharge?

  14. What medications have you used in the past and at what dosages?

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

Investigations to be done

I suggest you do the following test: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) Brain T3 (triidothyronine), T4 (thyroxine), TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) Serum vitamin B12 Serum vitamin D3

Regarding follow up

Revert with above mentioned information for better understanding and judgement.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Hitesh Kumar
Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurology

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