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271 Possible Causes for Confusion, Hypersomnia, Weight Gain

  • Myxedema

    Symptoms: Hypothyroidism signs of myxedema includes fatigue and unexplained weight gain.[symptoma.com] I have seen stuff about coma, death and brain damage from myxedema and now I am confused and wondering if I should be calling emergency...?![healthunlocked.com] A 56-year-old woman, who had not received medical care for 30 years, presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening fatigue and confusion.[nejm.org]

  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome

    Kleine-Levin syndrome and menstrual-related hypersomnia are rare idiopathic sleep disorders occurring primarily in adolescence.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The episodic disorder was characterised by excessive sleep, voracious appetite, irritability, confusion and electro-encephalographic changes. Remission was spontaneous.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] If you experience increased hunger and overeat during episodes, you may be more likely to experience weight gain.[healthline.com]

  • Endogenous Depression

    Anticholinergic effects, weight gain and orthostatic hypotension were more frequent in the clomipramine group. No biological treatment-related changes were observed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] “A patient who has psychomotor retardation, hypersomnia, and gaining weight is scored as having identical symptoms as another who is agitated, sleeping badly, and has weight[theatlantic.com] The generalized exanthem of the secondary stage is often confused with a drug eruption. The systemic involvement may also resemble other diseases.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Heavy drinking can hinder the body from burning fat, leading to more weight gain.[redeyechicago.com] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Increases in your blood pressure can also be caused by weight gain from excessive drinking 3.[drinkaware.co.uk]

  • Narcolepsy-Cataplexy Syndrome

    Idiopathic hypersomnia without cataplexy or REM sleep abnormalities may represent a third phenotype, although most cases of idiopathic hypersomnia are probably unrelated to[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The disorder is sometimes confused with insomnia due to its characteristic disturbed night-time sleep and with epilepsy because of unexplained sudden falls caused by cataplexy[stanfordhealthcare.org] Other, non specific, clinical signs include hypnagogic hallucinations, sleep paralysis, insomnia, hypnopompic hallucinations and weight gain.[orpha.net]

  • Epilepsy

    Cessation of VPA administration led to reduced weight gain and restored menstruation.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] He did indicate episodic confusion pointing towards possibility of more occurrences.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] gain (n 2) SV discontinuations (n 2): weight gain and depression (n 1), unsteadiness (n 1) Czapinski 1997a “Exclusions” due to adverse events or no efficacy 4 Proportion[dx.doi.org]

  • Atypical Depression

    […] increased appetite (comfort eating), often with significant weight gain.[drsharma.ca] OBJECTIVE: In this study, we used a strict definition of hypersomnia and tested if the association between overeating-hypersomnia remained positive and significant.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] But is this only confusing the picture?[knowledgeisnecessity.blogspot.com]

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    gain swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs purple patches on skin joint pain confusion nervousness crossed eyes difficulty speaking shaking hands that you cannot[nlm.nih.gov] In this review we describe conditions that may be confused with MS because they can present as lesions disseminated in time, space, or both.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The weight gain was a symptom of his reliance on the oral steroid Prednisone, which, at the time, he says, was his only defence against the asthma that left him constantly[theguardian.com]

  • Encephalitis

    Migraine - Cluster - Vascular - Tension Amaurosis fugax - Foville's syndrome - Millard-Gubler syndrome - Lateral medullary syndrome - متلازمة وبر اضطراب النوم : Insomnia - Hypersomnia[marefa.org] Changes in behavior such as confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty waking up may also occur.[web.archive.org] Other symptoms include: sudden fever, headache, vomiting, heightened sensitivity to light, stiff neck and back, confusion and impaired judgment, drowsiness, weak muscles,[ninds.nih.gov]

  • Barbiturate Overdose

    Whenever she gained weight, she focused on trying to lose weight. Whenever she canceled an event, she'd play a long engagement of concerts to make up for it.[biography.com] Red, thickened, or scaly skin Skin rash or hives Sores, ulcers, or white spots in mouth Sore throat Fever Swelling of eyelids, face, or lips Wheezing or tightness in chest Confusion[blog.palmpartners.com] Overdose Symptoms Common symptoms of a barbiturate overdose include heavily garbled speech, agitation, severe mental confusion or disorientation, partial or total loss of[drugaddictiontreatment.com]

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