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Lisa
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

I am a 35 yo female, no history of head injuries, migraines, epilepsy, or CVA, started having word finding probs (tip of tongue) 6 months ago, then began saying the wrong word out loud (e.g. I’m hot) even though saying the correct word in my head (e.g. I’m cold), then becoming more vague in speech (the thing on the table, that thing next to the shoes), and now recently started to slur speech occasionally.
It has come on gradually, increasing in scope and frequency. No headaches, tremors, weakness, or other memory probs that I am aware of.
PCP scheduled neuropsych testing - 2 months from now, but I am concerned about waiting that long. Is there anything I can do in the meantime? Are there causes of aphasia other than injuries and CVAs in younger adults? It seems the dementias would be rare at my age and I can’t imagine what else might be going on that would cause such specific symtpoms?

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Kristine Lundgren
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

Dear Liz,
I sense your concern and I’m glad to hear that you’ve spoken to your PCP about your speech and language difficulties. Does your PCP know that you will need to wait 2 months before you have a neuropsychological assessment? If not, perhaps your physician can try to schedule an earlier appointment with a different neuropsychologist. You might also try calling the neuropsychologist’s office and ask to be put on a waiting list. If there is a cancelation, this may be one way for you to be seen by the neuropsychologist at an earlier time. Have you been seen by a neurologist as well? If not, you might ask your PCP if this is an appropriate referral for you.
Best of luck to you.
Kristine Lundgren

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Bill Scheeler
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2021-04-26 00:03:56

I had a stroke i had Aphasia I brought a dictonary its called FLIP DICTIONARY its a great help

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