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The front left of my brain is numb and has been for quite

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Hi, the front left of my brain is numb and has been for quite some time. I can’t seem to absorb any information and there is short term memory loss. I am currently on Vortioxetine and modafnil with occasional use of Valium.
Assistant: Do you keep personal medical records to help track this?
Customer: Kind of.
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: There has been a history of baseline anxiety. My psychiatrist tried both escitalopram and Pregabalin previously but I am now off them
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
To clarify the nimbleness, it is like the ‘executive function’ or decision making power of the brain is numb. There is no response to any external stimuli. I can still speak and write.
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

How old are you?

M/F?

How long has this been going on?

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
35 male
No other medications
It has been going on and off for some years but much more pronounced after a panic attack/chronic anxiety in august last year.
I have been unemployed for 13 months which was the driver of the anxiety
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 7 months ago.

It sounds like you have spent quite some time trying to get to the bottom of what is going on. I am sure that your previous doctors have thought of, and ruled out, all of the common and easily treatable conditions that could be causing your issues. Would you say this is a correct statement?

At this point I think the best thing for you to do would be to gather up copies of all your medical records and travel to a large University Teaching hospital. At an institution like that you could be evaluated and treated by a team of sub-specialists who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields. The best thing about these large teaching hospitals is that consultations are available with Professors and leaders in their field by just walking a few steps down the hall.

In the USA the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is an excellent example of just such a place as this. That being said there are many excellent teaching hospitals all across the World and I am sure that there is one near you in Kuwait.

Does this make sense to you?

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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS