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If you have had a negative CT and MRI that did not show stroke, that is excellent
There are other causes for slurry speech, like elevated ammonia, sepsis, low sodium- but this would have been uncovered during your lab work
That being said, another cause for this is BELL'S PALSY
Particularly since it was so sudden
Now people usually give steroids and sometimes antivirals (thought to be sometimes viral)
But most people will spontaneously improve within 3 weeis.
I would ask your doctor for a course of steroids.
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Hi again. The hospital advised that it is not Bells Palsy as only the inside of my mouth is affected and there are no outward signs at all.
so, the slurring makes me feel physically sick due to a feeling of gagging. The slurring changes during speech, second by second so that I sound and feel normal for a few words and then get so bad I have trouble getting the words out. A friend I sound like you do when have the needle at the dentists. Any idea? Kind regards, Steve
Wow! So much choice.
I didn't have an EMG - just an ECG.
Looks like I need to go back to my Doctor again.
Thanks for your help