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What causes anxiety, depression and abdominal issues in a 53 year old woman?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: My wife is having some issues she is 53 meapausal and twitching and jerking (muscle spasms?) she has had issues with anxiety, and depression and is taking medicine for it. She has been having quite a bit of abdominal issues, and when she has to go to the bathroom it comes on fast. Her sense of smell, hearing and touch is off the chart. She has a major memory problem. She has over the last few months been having problems remembering what common everyday words are, like banana, bread, coke ect I think she is getting lost in conversation because if you use a common word she doesnt know what it means and therefore doesnt know what is going on. Now that I am used to it I can usually see it when she misses the meaning of noun and that makes it pretty hard to stay in a conversation. I think when she starts talking she hears words she doesnt understand and heads to her room. Since I dont have insurance I cant get her to a DR too easily. Thanks for your advice in advance XXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

This symptoms are highly, highly concerning. I would visit an emergency room immediately. At her age, memory loss, muscle jerks, sensory hypersensitivity, and inability to understand words are symptoms of potentially a very serious and even deadly neurological problem, such as stroke, seizure, dementia, or Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. Visit a doctor immediately.

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Follow up: Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (19 hours later)
I have looked and many options as to what her symptoms are. It loos to me like she has 4 major potential things all going on at once. I do not by any means think I have a clue. But is it possible for a person to experience all this at once?
Severe depression
Major difficulties with menapause
Severe Anxiety
Agorapobia
Long term problems with REM sleep

and: If i use you for this type of do you have an ability to prescribe medication of any type?

also I am not going to take her to a doctor until I have a clue what we are looking at. The trip to the Dr would probably and worry would probably enough to kill her. I don't have insurance. thank you for your time XXXX



Ambulance just left. I called 911 I will get back to you later. cat
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Followup

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It is possible for a person to experience all those things at once. These are all possibilities for her, including the things I mentioned above. Unfortunately, no doctor can prescribe online, as prescribing requires an in-person exam. And this is what your wife needs more than anything else. We cannot have an idea of what we are looking at until a doctor examines her. Again, I recommend visiting an emergency room immediately.

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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (25 minutes later)
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Followup

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I'm glad to hear that. You're doing the right thing and the best thing for her health. I hope everything turns out okay.

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What causes anxiety, depression and abdominal issues in a 53 year old woman?

Brief Answer: Consultation Detailed Answer: Hello, and thanks for your question. This symptoms are highly, highly concerning. I would visit an emergency room immediately. At her age, memory loss, muscle jerks, sensory hypersensitivity, and inability to understand words are symptoms of potentially a very serious and even deadly neurological problem, such as stroke, seizure, dementia, or Creutzfeld-Jakob disease. Visit a doctor immediately. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.