Speech issues and passing out

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Just today and yesterday I’ve been having an issue getting words out of my mouth. I mean I can barely move my tongue and my words come out as gibberish. Feels like my tongue is literally twisting. Also my vision has blacked out and I’ve fallen because of it. It’s like a low blood sugar situation, but my blood sugar and glucose are fine. Thanks for the help!

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    Have you seen the movie "Unrest?" In it, the filmmaker who has ME/CFS, is shown experiencing the speech problems you mention. It happens after she has gone beyond her energy limit. Also, areas of vision blacking out are one of the symptoms of ME/CFS.

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    Hi.. like already said if in doubt get to a doctor and have things checked.  Second the word thing is pretty common with CFS.. its said that it causes low grade inflammation in the brain and depending on where in the brain it occurs will depend on what symptoms you get. Speech issues are common.. often mumbling, word finding etc.. i also have have times when i look like i have had a mild stroke... This is caused by a type of migraine that effects CFS/ME sufferers.

    As for the blacking out.. once you have been checked out by a doctor and if they find nothing wrong you need to look down the road of POTS.. look it up.. alot of people with ME have it , but it often goes un diagnosed as there is even less known about it than ME. it causes the symptoms you mention.  You can often start suffering with it out of nowhere , can be brought on by an ME flare or a viral infection of some kind

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      I’ve never thought abt POTS, could be that too! I think it’s a combo of Lupus and CFS. Wouldn’t be surprised if POTS was there too. Thanks
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      Funny you should mention lupus as my doctor thought i had that too. After all tests it was ruled out. Turned out to be Menopuse rolleyes mixed in with CFS and POTS.. Hope you get some answers smile
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      My doctor also thought I had Lupus. After specific bloodwork done, he concluded I didn't have it. But I think the two illnesses have certain similarities.

       

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