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    shawnallenhamilton posted:
    My girlfriends mother is experiencing short-term memory loss, no control over hand movements, excessive sleeping , cannot remember how to write, and severe headaches. Any idea what this may be?
    georgiagail responded:
    What does her physician say regarding this matter?

    shawnallenhamilton replied to georgiagail's response:
    she wont go see anyone because she doesnt have insurance. i personally think whatevers wrong is affecting her decision making too...
    georgiagail replied to shawnallenhamilton's response:
    You cannot expect an internet forum to provide an accurate diagnosis. These symptoms sound serious. Your girlfriends mother needs an accurate workup by a medical professional. I'd suggest a neurologist.

    shawnallenhamilton replied to georgiagail's response:
    I'm not looking for an accurate diagnosis. I was just looking for suggestions.
    georgiagail replied to shawnallenhamilton's response:
    OK...Stroke...TIA....Brain tumor.....Blood clot in the brain.....blockage in the arteries in the neck leading the the brain.....Parkinsons.....Serious enough to get looked into medically?

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