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Understanding Your Symptoms

  • Neurological conditions can involve confronting a variety of frustrating symptoms that affect our most basic functions. The following is a list of some common symptoms linked to neurological conditions. If you are concerned about one or more of these symptoms, be sure to call your doctor.

    • Bladder problems (frequent urination, urgency) 
    • Breathing problems 
    • Choking or gasping during sleep 
    • Concussion 
    • Confusion, disorientation 
    • Depression 
    • Excessive daytime sleepiness 
    • Fainting, loss of consciousness / blackouts 
    • Fatigue 
    • Hallucinations 
    • Headache (severe, unusual, recurring) 
    • Impaired coordination 
    • Insomnia 
    • Loss of facial expression 
    • Loss of speech 
    • Loud snoring 
    • Memory loss 
    • Muscle stiffness or rigid limbs 
    • Muscle stiffness or spasms 
    • Muscle weakness 
    • Narcolepsy 
    • Nausea 
    • Numbness, pain 
    • Poor posture and balance 
    • Restless legs syndrome 
    • Seizures / physical convulsions 
    • Short-term memory and concentration issues 
    • Sleep apnea 
    • Sleep deprivation 
    • Slow or awkward gait 
    • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg (usually occurring on one side of the body) 
    • Sudden onset of confusion, difficulty swallowing, difficulty speaking or understanding what others are saying 
    • Sudden vision impairment, blurry, dimming, or no vision in one or both eyes 
    • Sudden dizziness, falling, or loss of balance, vertigo 
    • Temperature sensitivity 
    • Tingling sensations 
    • Tremors 
    • Vomiting 

    Note the following when symptoms present themselves:

    • Duration - how long symptom lasts
    • Location of symptom
    • Onset - gradual build or sudden attack
    • Recurrence - how frequent do symptoms occur, do they occur at the same time each day
    • Relief found in
    • Severity of pain or symptom
    • Triggers

    THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the internet / web. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

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