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Confusion, Memory Loss, and Altered Alertness - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A head injury: Go to the topic Head Injury, Age 4 and Older.
  • Cold temperature exposure: Go to the topic Cold Temperature Exposure.
  • A headache: Go to the topic Headaches.
  • Heat exposure: Go to the topic Heat-Related Illness.
  • Seizure: Go to the topic Seizures.
  • Symptom of poisoning: Go to the topic Poisoning.

Have you had a recent episode of confusion, decreased alertness, or extreme sleepiness?

Have you fainted (temporary loss of consciousness)?

Do you think that your symptoms may be caused by alcohol or drugs?

Do you think that your symptoms may be caused by a medicine?

Are you having problems with memory, judgment, or problem solving?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: January 07, 2013
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