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In the past month or so I have found myself saying out loud

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Hello, in the past month or so I have found myself saying out loud involuntary words, such as snippets of things said to me (or I have said to others) earlier. Sometimes it is random words which come from nowhere and not ones that have been said to me; there are no swear words used. I am in generally good health but have a few extra headaches than normal, but not intense.
I find it concerning that I have no control over this and would like to understand what could be causing it. Thanks.
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

Do you have any other medical problems?

Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?

Do you have symptoms like numbness or weakness in any part of your body?

Is the headache associated with vomiting at times?

Does your headache ever wake you up from your sleep?

Which part of your head actually hurts?

Please let me know.

Kindest regards

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
I have long-term IBS and take loperamide for that. I have no vomiting with headaches, usually it is front of head where the pain is.
I have had some numbness in my upper lip but not for a few weeks. I am not woken up at night by headaches.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 12 months ago.

Sorry for the late response.

I think that with the symptoms you are having, I would certainly evaluate this further with blood tests and scans of the brain as well to consider the following conditions:

  1. Vitamin B12 deficiency
  2. Hypothyroidism.
  3. Small brain infarcts (mini strokes) -- for which you will need MRI of your brain.

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Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Many thanks for your help. I will put rating in now. Thanks.