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Lack of concentration, weak memory, dizziness. Kindly advise

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SInce few day i feel lack of concentration & also has experienced weeker memory. There is surprising sense of dizziness all the day long & i feel helpless to sort it out (even sleep doesn't help), however i could sleep comfortably but dont feel fresh after getting up (even after hours of sleep). And thus there is a problem in concentrating on things also. I feel the problem is in left back part of my brain. Kindly advice
Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in Mental Health
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 10 hours later
Thanks for your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

In your query you mentioned following symptoms:
-Poor concentration
-Week memory
-Ideas of helplessness
-Poor sleep quality

Considering all these complaints, I would like to consider multiple possibilities in following hierarchy in your case:
•     Excessive Stress: Start morning walk, fruits in diet and breathing exercise
•     Anxiety disorder: need to be rule out and treated by after detail interview by psychiatrist
•     Vitamin deficiency: Get serum B12 level. Start multi vitamins as they are easily available.
•     Side effect of substance use: stop if present
•     Thyroid related problem: get thyroid hormonal assay done
•     Neurological problem (least possibility): get MRI brain
•     Combination of above causes

Final message to you: Do not worry about symptoms, follow above advice, stop substance use if any and take multi vitamins.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
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